November 15 - December 15, 2021: Our Annual Toy Drive in association with McMaster Children's Hospital
We are thrilled to say the 2021 Toy Drive was a huge success! Our team came together to raise over $1,000 in toys for McMaster Children's hospital, as a company we made a $10,000 contribution, and we were surprised with an enormous donation by Alton Village Public School nearby in Burlington (photos shown below). 40 classes with over 1,000 students were involved, and it took them only a week to raise hundreds of toys! Thank you all so much for your contributions, we can't wait to do this again next year.
Thank You For Our Most Successful Toy Drive Ever!
In December 2020 Car Nation Canada came together with the support of our generous customers to help donate over thousands of dollars worth of toys and cash contributions for the sick children of McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation. On behalf of Car Nation Canada we would like to thank you all for your support!
Car Nation Canada is a proud supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society.
A $25.00 contribution will be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in support of the breast cancer cause from each car sold. The campaign to support this drive is on until October 31st, 2020. It's easy, when you visit one of our stores and buy a car we'll donate from that sale towards the breast cancer cause. Read more about it here!
YOU HELPED US FIGHT HUNGER with our Thanksgiving Food Drive! A huge thank you to all of our customers and staff who contributed loads of food to help out those who rely on The Burlington Food Bank! Happy Thanksgiving!
Wear Red for Canadian Women's Heart Health Centre
On February 13th, All Car Nation Canada dealerships participated in the CWHHC's Wear Red campaign to raise awareness for heart disease in women.
As part of this campaign all dealerships brought out their best red attire and posted to social media using the #HerHeartMatters.
You can find out more about how we participated by clicking here to view the blog post
2019 McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation Toy Drive
On behalf of Car Nation Canada we would like to thank you all for your generous support!Click here to watch our video
2018 McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation Toy Drive
We would like to thank McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation for giving us this wonderful opportunity!
Scare Away Hunger for the Eva Rothwell Centre, Hamilton
We are very happy to announce that we have been successful in our drive to scare away hunger initiative with Eva Rothwell Centre and would like to thank all our participating dealerships, staff and customers in supporting this cause. Eva Rothwell's THE EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY program supports thousands of people in Hamilton who do not have the financial opportunity to purchase nutritional food for their families.
We are a proud supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Car Nation Canada had a great time supporting and sponsoring the cause with #InsideRide. We would like to thank all the volunteers for not only participating, but also finishing in third place in the indoor cycling challenge. The money raised supports pediatric oncology initiatives at
McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation. We are glad that the event helped in raising approx.$22,000.
Car Nation Canada Toy Drive event in support of McMaster Children's Hospital
We are happy to inform that we had a successful Toy Drive event.
The amount of toys that we received through this event was unbelievable and heartwarming.
We would like to personally thank all our customers and our staff for such a generous donation and making it possible for us to bring cheer to the kids and their families during the holiday season.
We would like to thank McMaster Children's Hospital for giving us this wonderful opportunity!
2017 Coat Drive for the Eva Rothwell Centre, Hamilton
Car Nation Canada Coat Drive event had been a great success. We really were able to spread the warmth this holiday season. The donation for winter clothing that we received was overwhelming and we are happy to have them on time for families in need. Thank you Eva Rothwell Centre for providing this opportunity to support and make a difference in the community.
About Eva Rothwell Centre, they strive to provide the resources and support needed for the betterment of the lives of our community members, as well as the skills and tools required for academic and professional success. Located in the heart of the Hamilton's North End, they are the one-stop-shop for community members in need of support and the necessary resources to lift themselves out of poverty. With their positive intervention and support, we are able to help create a better tomorrow for the children and families in our community.
Car Nation Canada Wear it Pink campaign in support of Canadian Cancer Society
From the period of October 10- November 15, Car Nation Canada committed to $25 per sale of every car from the 7 Car Nation Canada dealerships. We are happy to announce that we are able to achieve our fund raising goal of $5,000. The contribution made will be going towards Canadian Cancer Society in support of breast cancer research and other important work. We would like to thank everyone for the incredible support.
Inside Ride Event is presented by the Coast to Coast Against Cancer foundation and is Canada's first indoor cycling challenge and fundraising event dedicated to raising money in support of children with cancer and their families. Car Nation Canada has been supporting this initiative for more than 3 years now and continues to do that. Car Nation Canada showed their support by volunteering and sponsoring this noble cause. The money raised supports pediatric oncology initiatives at McMaster Children's Hospital. We are glad that the event helped in raising $20,000
Unique Chrysler Hosts Charity Car Wash To Raise Funds For Local Burlington Girl
When you belong to a community, you should be there to support and help others in your community. That's what we believe at Unique Chrysler. This past Saturday, Unique Chrysler hosted a charity car wash to support Maddie, a local 4-year old girl who was born with Cystic Fibrosis and was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. It is difficult to go through this at any age, and Maddie is courageously battling at such a young age. Unique Chrysler raised over $700 to support Maddie and her family.
Unique Chrysler will also be at the Mad for Maddie Fundraiser & Block Party on July 8, and we encourage anyone in the Burlington area to come out for entertainment, refreshments, raffles and to support a member of your community.
Car Nation Canada Unveils 20 New Transport Cars at McMaster Children's Hospital
(Hamilton, ON) - The Paletta family and Jennifer Laughton, VP Development, unveil the 20 new transport cars at McMaster Children's Hospital.
Last week, Rick and Michelle Paletta joined Jennifer Laughton, VP of Development, and unveiled 20 brand new hospital transport cars at McMaster Children's Hospital. These transport cars are highly coveted by hospital guests, as it makes movement within the hospital much easier for parents with very sick children. These transport cars were purchased with the $19,200 that was donated by the Paletta family and Car Nation Canada.
As soon as the cars were unveiled, they were put to use right away. To go along with the transport cars, there will also be a new staging area for all unused cars beside the elevators, allowing families to easily find and use them. This will eliminate the need to search around the hospital for unused cars.
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Car Nation Canada Shares The Toys To Spread The Joy At McMaster Children's Hospital
(Hamilton, ON) - The Paletta family and Jennifer Laughton, VP Development, McMaster Children's Hospital thank the community for your support in our holiday toy drive
When hospitals come to mind we often think of saddness, dread, and stress. However, Jennifer Laughton assures us that McMaster Children's Hospital is one of the happiness places around. It's filled with hope, faith, happiness and support from the families that are going through similar experiences.
The 1,000,000 square feet facilities is home to some of the greatest medical minds, innovation, and procedure techniques. It is also the busiest pediatric hospitalin the area, just second to SickKid. It houses 165 medical bedsand approximately 50,000 emergency visit annually providing care from newborns up to age 18! Although, these numbers may sound daunting, the hospital is highly specialized making McMaster Children's Hospital the primary provider of tertiary health care services for children in Hamilton and the surrounding region.
There are so many great things happening within the walls of the hospitals but the real brave souls are the ones lying in the beds. Many patients will not be able to go home to their families orenjoy family dinners because they are undergoing various treatments. But, that does not mean they have to miss out on the spirit of Christmas! Santa will still be making a stop at McMaster Children's Hospital with all his toys.
This year Car Nation Canada delivered a truckload of toys to the hospital. These toys will be sorted and delivered to the children and their siblings on Christmas Eve in time for Christmas morning. When the children wake up, they will be surprised with gifts under their beds! We would like to thank the community for the toys which will help make the healing process for these children a little bit easier. As we learned, these are not toys of play but to the children they are a part of their healing experience.
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Team Unique Chrysler Spreading Extra Cheer and Thanks To Our Heroes At The Burlington Fire Department
(Burlington, ON)- Some of the staff at Unique Chrysler took a field trip to thank our service men and women at the Burlington Fire Department
You don't have to have super powers to be a hero. Just take the team at the Burlington Fire Department; they are the unsung heroes in our community. With Christmas just around the corner, some of the serving men have to spend Christmas and the holidays away from their families to keep the community safe. The team here at Unique Chrysler want to thank everyone at the Burlington Fire Department for their commitment, dedication, and efforts to keeping us and our families sound and secure.
With turkeys in tow, some of the staff at Unique Chrysler headed down to the fire department to donate to the service men for their communal dinner. The Burlington Fire Department has been collecting for the Burlington Food Bank for the past few months. Instead of taking the turkeys for the fire department, the men and women will be donating the turkeys to the Burlington Food Bank. Thank you to the Burlington Food Bank for providing families with healthy, fresh, and nutritious food so that holiday dinners can be enjoyed during this festive season!
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Car Nation Canada Donates Funding To McMaster University For Breast Cancer Research
(Juravinksi Hospital - Hamilton, ON) Donation efforts will go towards innovative breast cancer research at McMaster University with Dr. Mark Levine
Share A Toy, Spread the Joy: Car Nation Canada Holiday Toy Drive to Benefit McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation
(HAMILTON,ON) Annual Toy Drive for MacKids. PHOTO CRED:McMaster Children's Hospital
The Holidays are about giving back and what other way to give back then to McMaster Children's Hospital? They are the leading medical institution specializing in pediatric medicine, located in Hamilton, ON. Often times, we see miracles happen in their rooms but it's not always all fun and smiles. Which is why this year, Car Nation Canada wants to make the holidays for these children a little brighter and fuller. There is nothing more touching and rewarding than to see a child's face light up with pure happiness. What better way to make them smile? Toys, of course! And lots of it!
This Holiday season, Car Nation Canada, a southwestern dealer group with 11 dealerships and sub-brands will be collecting toys to fill up a pick-up truck. From November 14 to Dec. 16, 2016, our dealerships will collecting toy donations. Our efforts will go directly to McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation and benefit the MacKids. How can you help brighten a child's holiday? It's as simple as visiting any one of Car Nation Canada's participating dealerships and dropping off toy donations. Remember, there is no package that is too small. Toys of all shapes, sizes and colours are welcomed! Dealerships that are collecting are listed below:
What happens if I drop off my donations after Dec. 16? Not to worry. McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation is always accepting donations any time of year. Our goal is to be able to lift a child's spirits and bring laughter into their lives just in time for the holiday season - but this is important all year around. If you can't drop off your donations at any one of our dealerships in time.
Thank you in advance and we look forward to making a child's spirits brighter!
August 22 2014 - All Car Nation Canada Dealerships took part in the ALS Ice Bucket challenge and Car Nation Canada raised over $2000 for the cause!
August 19 2014 - Northway Ford & Car Nation Canada sponsors Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Grand Erie helping to raise $20,000!
May 23rd 2014 Brantford ON - Car Nation Canada sponsors local Canadian Women's Hockey and Olympic Gold Medalist Laura Fortino is one of them! She stopped by Northway Ford Lincoln Brantford to sign some autographs for locals!
May 20 2014 Burlington, ON - Unique Chrysler had the pleasure to be a part of the Nelson High School Auto Show in support of the Carpenter Hospice!
May 1 2014 Burlington ON - Unique Chrysler sponsors local boys baseball team the Burlington Bulls
Feb 21 2014, Georgetown, ON - Georgetown Kia donates $35,000 to Georgetown Hospital Foundation!
Aug 23 2013, Burlington, Ontario - Unique Chrysler donates a cheque for $1950 after their Dog Days of Summer Sale where for every car sold on Saturday, Car Nation Canada would donate $150 to McMaster Children's Foundation.
June 15 2013 Burlington ON -For every car sold from June 14-June 16, Unique Chrysler donated $250 to the Canadian Maple Leaf Girls Under-18 Hockey Team so they can go play the best in Europe.
November 5 2012, Hamilton, Ontario - Car Nation Canada's $25,000 Giveway saw 5 lucky winners win $5,000 live on CHCH from the WarPlane Museum in Mount Hope, Ontario. Car Nation Canada employees, including Georgetown Kia staff members pose for a group photo. $10,000 was donated to SickKids Hospital as well!
July 3 2012, Georgetown, Ontario - Georgetown Kia, a Car Nation Canada Dealership represented by (right to left) Sales Managers Tome Stephenson-Wills, Rob Tasi and General Manager Tony Garofoli donate a Honda Odyssey Minivan to 'Kicks For Kids' a local youth athletic program.
June 22 2012, Toronto, Ontario- Car Nation Canada donated $3000 to SickKids Foundation after a very succesful 24 Hour Sale in May!
March 22, 2012 Toronto, Ontario - Car Nation Canada Internet Marketing Manager Ivan Sandoval presents a cheque for $25,000 to Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships Sabrina Gollnow from SickKids Foundation.
The Southwestern Ontario-based Automotive Dealership Group, which includes the brands of Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Lincoln, Nissan and Ram in cities like Brantford, Burlington, Georgetown, Mississauga, and St. Catharines, continues to be very active in the community supporting local teams and charities.
Car Nation Canada President and Founder Rick Paletta was ecstatic:
"I love kids and I love giving back to them in any way possible. I just feel that I am very lucky to be able to have the ability to do this for children in our communities."<id="ext-gen2740" style="text-align: center;"></id="ext-gen2740">
Kia of Hamilton & Georgetown Kia have been proud to support the McMaster Children's Hospital, with it's Kia Drive Change Fundraiser
About McMaster Children's Hospital
McMaster Children's Hospital is the regional academic centre for pediatric acute care, rehabilitation, developmental and mental health services.
- Leading in the provision of the best and most compassionate care in the hospital and community for children, youth, their families and those with special developmental need
- Collaborating with community partners in the coordination of care and the education of families and communities
- Advancing and sharing knowledge gained through research to improve health and health care
- Providing education in the special knowledge and skills to meet the particular needs of children, youth and families
- Advocating for the optimal health of all children and youth.
Giving Back to the Community
- Burlington Food Bank
- Easter Seals Ontario
- Erich's Cupboard
-Georgetown Hospital Foundation
-Ian Campbell Golf Tournament
- Kicks For Karate
- McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation
- McMaster University Buffett Taylor Research Chair in Cancer Research
- Niagara Falls International Marathon