Kendall’s ‘12 Days of Caring’ is a holiday event designed to give back to the markets we serve through a variety of outreach activities centered around our customers, the community, and our employees. Each year, we spend 12 days focusing on our Kendall Cares mission, giving back to local-non-profit organizations, and showing appreciation for our customers and employees.
Day One – Subaru Share the Love Event
We are proud to have selected Bread Line, Inc. as our hometown charity for the 2021 Subaru Share the Love Event!
Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of a national or our hometown charity, Bread Line, Inc., for every new vehicle bought or leased at our dealership now through January 3, 2022! Kendall Subaru of Fairbanks will donate an additional $50 to Bread Line, Inc. for vehicles leased or sold during the same period. Stop by today!
Day Two – Christmas Comes to Kenai Parade
Kendall Ford of Kenai participated in the annual Christmas Comes to Kenai Parade hosted by the Kenai Chamber of Commerce. Every year local businesses create elaborate floats with lights and Christmas decorations for the parade. This year Kendall staff designed an awesome float pulled and powered by the all new 2021 Powerboost F-150!
Day Three – Volunteering at Covenant House Alaska
Covenant House Alaska serves youth experiencing homelessness. During the holidays, community members purchase gifts directly from Covenant House’s online gift registry for the youth. Kendall staff volunteered for a gift drop off shift to help unload packages from donors and then label them appropriately to coordinate with the youth wish list. Click on the following link to learn more and view the online wish list to purchase a gift today – https://bit.ly/3DKa1rY.
Day Four – Operation Tactical Stocking Drop
Ford Anchorage sponsored Operation Tactical Stocking Drop for the 3rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron on JBER. One hundred tactical stockings were purchased and stuffed with restaurant gift cards, Kendall swag, hygiene products, and snacks. A big shoutout goes to the service member volunteers and USO AK for donating stocking stuffers and allowing us to the USO Center to assemble the stockings.
Day Five – Kendall Fairbanks Helps Feed the Hungry
Kendall Toyota of Fairbanks is proud to support Bread Line, Inc. with a donation of $5,000! Funds will support the organization’s work to feed the hungry and affirm the lives of Fairbanks, Alaska’s most vulnerable neighbors.
Day Six – Soldotna Christmas in the Park
Kendall Dodge of Soldotna proudly sponsored this year’s Soldotna Christmas in the Park. Festivities included photos with Santa, reindeer, caroling, Christmas tree lighting, and a firework show! A big shoutout goes to the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce for hosting such an amazing event and spreading some holiday cheer.
Day Seven – Gifts for the Children’s Hospital
Supplies provided to pediatric patients at Children’s Hospital at Providence are heavily dependent on donations during the holidays. Audi Anchorage gladly donated two large totes full of toys, books, craft kits, and blankets for pediatric patients. To learn more about the Children’s Hospital wish list and how you can help, follow this link – https://bit.ly/30apWlC.
Day Eight – Gifts for Covenant House Alaska Youth
Lexus of Alaska proudly sponsored $2,500 worth of Christmas gifts for all 25 young adults in Covenant House Alaska’s transitional living program, Rights of Passage. This 25-bed program offers dorm-style living where youth learn essential life skills that help them live independently. This program is a critical starting point for at-risk youth for achieving long-term stability and ending the cycle of homelessness.
Day Nine – Private Movie Screening for VOA AK Youth
VOA Alaska is a non-profit organization that provides mental, emotional and behavioral well-being services and support to youth and their families. The organization manages the Adolescent Residential Center for Help (ARCH) treatment program for youth diagnosed with substance use disorder and/or mental health disorders. At ARCH, a major focus consists of supporting youth in identifying replacement activities such as music, sports, sober parties, outdoor activities, and group outings. Audi Anchorage is proud to have sponsored a private movie outing with snacks for ARCH program youth.
Day Ten – Arctic Warrior Wishes
The Armed Services YMCA Arctic Warrior Wishes program matches service members or military families with community members who want to grant holiday wishes and make impactful connections with military families. Service members and their families submit wishes and Wish Grantors pick which wishes they will grant. Audi Anchorage jumped at the opportunity to grant the wish of a military family new to Alaska in need of camping gear to fully enjoy the Alaskan outdoors this summer.
Day Eleven – Stockings for Service Members
Kendall Toyota of Fairbanks proudly sponsored USO AK’s holiday stockings for service members at Eielson Air Force Base and Fort Wainwright! USO AK and Kendall staff worked together to assemble the stockings at the dealership. Stockings will be delivered directly to service members living in the barracks.
Day Twelve – Special Olympics Alaska Polar Plunge
Kendall Lexus of Alaska is a proud supporter of Special Olympics Alaska and sponsored this year’s Polar Plunge event. The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics Alaska athletes by gathering pledges and plunging into the icy water of Goose Lake. Shoutout to our very own Adela Elle, Kate Wheeler, and Teresa Campbell for representing Kendall and taking the plunge! This year’s event raised over $300,000 to support Special Olympics Alaska athletes!