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All Apple Autos Locations are Toys for Tots Drop-off Locations

Toys for Tots

Apple Autos is proud to support Toys for Tots  by providing drop off points at all Apple Autos locations in Apple Valley, Shakopee and Northfield.  Toys for Tots is a charitable program of the U.S. Marine Corps. We’ll be collecting toys that the Marines will distribute to families in need. Our employees are already bringing in toys to get the ball rolling.

In 1995, the Secretary of Defense approved Toys for Tots as an official activity of the U. S. Marine Corps and an official mission of the Marine Corps Reserve. Since its inception the Toys for Tots program has distributed over 512 million toys to over 237 million less fortunate children.

This is a great organization to support. Their mission is simple and has an immeasurable effect on kids during the Christmas season. Since  2005, the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance reported that Marine Toys for Tots Foundation has met all 20 of its standards and been designated as an accredited charity.

Please join us in making Christmas a little better for kids in our community.

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Fire and Ice Gala 2016

The 2016 Fire and Ice Gala was a great success and we were proud to play a small part. Apple Autos presented the Grand Prize, a deluxe shopping experience, that helped to raise funds that will further the mission of 360 Communities. 360 Communities mission states that: In the spirit of caring for our neighbors, 360 Communities provides hope and support to people by engaging communities to prevent violenceensure school success and promote long-term self-sufficiency.

The shopping experience included the use of a 2017 Lincoln MKZ, a suite at the W Hotel, dinner at Manny’s and a $1000 Visa gift card all valued at $2000.

Kelly Gulbrandson from Apple Autos presented the Grand Prize to the lucky winner.

For more information on 360 communities go to: https://www.360communities.org/

 

 

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When You Buy a Car a Kid Gets a Bike

Wheels for Wheels is an Apple Autos promotion that supports  Free Bikes for Kids (FB4K.org). For every new car Apple Autos sells in November we’ll donate the funds necessary to acquire and recondition a bike to be given away. We’re committed to providing $10,000 so that lots of kids can have a bike this holiday season.

In 2008 Free Bikes for Kids gave away 300 bikes, in 2015 – 5000 bikes, this year – who knows. In the last eight years over 30,000 bikes have rolled through and FB4K is not done yet—their sights are set on other locations throughout the US and the world.

Free Bikes 4 Kidz is a non-profit organization geared toward helping all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need. The public donates gently used bikes, FB4K organizes thousands of volunteers to clean and refurbish them, and then  give them away to kids in need.

 

Watch the videos below or click here to learn more about Free Bikes for Kids. 

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Apple Autos is a Sponsor of Fire and Ice 2016

Fire & Ice is the Premier South of the River Gala and benefits 360 Communities. Join us on November 18th for an evening of giving and making a difference. Listen to the stories of hope that this organization inspires.

Apple Autos is providing a luxury evening to help raise funds for 360 Communities’ mission. Some lucky couple will enjoy a luxurious experience that includes the use of a new Lincoln MKX, a suite at the W Hotel, a gourmet dinner and a $1000 holiday shopping spree. The entire package is valued at $2000.

The event will be emceed by Dave Oswald and entertainment will be by Sister.

360 Communities is one of the most important organizations with which Apple Autos partners. They are active primarily in Dakota and focus on violence prevention, school success and self-sufficiency . Learn more at 360 Communities.

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Thanks to all the Families for attending Trunk or Treat

It was great to see all the kids and their families for Trunk or Treat at our 5 stores last night. The costumes were inspired and from the looks on their faces everyone had fun. We gave out thousands of treats to hundreds of visitors.  Trunk or Treat has become a tradition at Apple Autos. This year we added a 5th store, Apple Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, to our Trunk or Treat lineup. We are happy to be able to provide a fun, safe halloween destination for the community. Thanks to everyone for turning out for this event. And, thanks to all the Apple Autos team members who made it a great day for all the ghosts and goblins who visited us.

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Apple Autos is a Sponsor of Girls on the Run 5K

Apple Autos is pleased to support the upcoming Girls on the Run 5K on November 12th, 2016. This is a non-competitive 5k celebration of our 10-week, 20-lesson Girls on the Run season at more than 70 schools across the Twin Cities!
Here is the schedule.
7:30 a.m.: Same day registration opens ($40), coaches arrive

7:45 a.m.: Girls, parents, running buddies and sparkle runners arrive and enjoy pre-race festivities like face-painting, music, “happy hair”, pictures our NEW! Dream Team hall of 10 inspirational leaders from the community who have unique careers for women and more!

8:45 a.m.: Group welcome and warm-up

9:00 a.m.: 5k begins! NEW! This year, to provide all participants a fun and safe run we will be starting the race in waves!

Click to register.

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Rotary Club Car Giveaway-the winner from Winner

Saturday, the Apple Valley Rotary Club in cooperation with Apple Ford Lincoln Apple Valley raffled off a 2016 Ford Focus. The winner was Jody Calhoon from, you guessed it, Winner, South Dakota. Jodi has been a long time supporter of Apple Valley Rotary and this year it paid off.

The 2016 Ford Focus raffle held at Apple Ford Lincoln Apple Valley raised over $37,000.

Proceeds from the raffle fund important Rotary projects including:  College scholarships for Apple Valley High School students, Christmas gifts for military families, donations to 360 Communities, the Jamaica Dental Project, providing dictionaries for every 3rd grader in district 196, and more.

Congratulations to all the Rotarians and the local businesses who sponsored this important fund raiser.

 

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Thank-You Jeep Fans

We had a great time at the 3rd Annual Jeep Show for Epilepsy. The weather was beautiful and the turnout was great. As the Twin Cities newest Jeep dealer it fun for us to get involved with the community. Thanks for the warm welcome we received from many of you. Plus, it was all for a good cause: to raise money for Epilepsy research and treatment. We’ll be back next year for sure. In the meantime check out our Jeep specials.

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3rd Annual Jeep Show for Epilepsy-October 8th

We’re looking forward to our first year as a sponsor of the Jeep Show for Epilepsy. Jeep fans, we hope to see you there to help support this great cause and to talk about all things Jeep. We’ll have 5 Jeep Wranglers at the show plus the ultimate tow vehicle, a Ram 1500 Rebel.

Note: due to flooding the location has changed. The address of the new location is: 1607 Hartwell Dr, Carver, MN 55315

 

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October 8th-Donate a Kids Bike to Free Bikes for Kids

We are proud to be a sponsor again this year of FB4K.org. Free Bikes for Kids has supplied over 30,000 bikes to kids for free. You can help by donating a kids bike at Metro area Allina Health locations today between 9:00 AM  and 1:00 PM.

Here is a map to the drop-off locations. http://fb4k.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Allina-Collection-Sites-Map-REVISED.pdf

 

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