Local Auto Dealers Support South Florida Community
Posted on Nov 6th 2012 12:59 PM
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The South Florida Automobile Dealers Association is an advocate of philanthropy, benefitting various organizations since the Miami International Auto Show opened in 1971.
For more than 40 years, the South Florida Automobile Dealers Association has donated more than $7 million to numerous charities that include Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida, Habitat for Humanity, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami's School of Medicine, the Boys and Girls Clubs in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, Sheridan House, Easter Seals, and others.
We are proud and excited to see that the great dedication and commitment from our dealers has made prospering charitable organizations a part of our group's history, said Richard Baker, president of the dealers group. Charitable giving in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties remains a primary focus of our Association.
This year, the auto show will again donate $15,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida, bringing the total during the years to more than $250,000. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Ronald McDonald House® (RMH) is a temporary "home-away from home®" for families to find rest, support and time away from realities of the hospital procedures and routines. The Miami House opened its doors in 1981 and is located on the campus of the University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital.
This year, we are pleased to offer our support to the Miami Children's Hospital with an opening night fund-raiser that will benefit that important medical facility.
The South Florida Auto-Truck Dealers Association began in 1933 and originally was formed to share marketing opportunities and control costs. Today, the Association comprises more than 190 dealerships in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties making it larger than some state-wide auto dealer groups.