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On Thursday, April 19th, Island Toyota presented a check to Michael’s Cause, a local non-profit charity that funds research and provides support in the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. In March, Island Toyota began a Facebook campaign for every “Like” they received on Island Toyota’s Facebook, they made a donation to Michael’s Cause. Island Toyota, along with Island Auto Group, is dedicated to Staten Island charities and people.
Staten Island Advance Cookbook Recipe Contest
On Sunday, April 8th, Island Auto Group sponsored the 45th annual Staten Island Advance Cookbook Recipe Contest. The Street Team Van greeted the Staten Island food community that gathered together at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bloomfield to mingle and taste varieties of dishes both traditional and modern. Music was provided by Music Unlimited featuring DJ Frankie Finesse with Island Auto Group’s very own, Frank Rao of Island Kia and Lee Morgan of Island Volkswagen. In a room where calories did not count, 28 finalists put their best aprons on and presented their winning recipes to a panel of judges. Island Auto Group was there to greet and hand out “Swag-Bags” upon entry to all spectators including one-hundred lucky blue ticket holders who were later invited to participate in judging the Taste-Off where the final two put their skills to the test. Island Auto Group strives to give back to the community and support local organizations in every way they can. Be sure to look out for Island Auto Group and the Island Auto Group Street Team at all future events!
54th annual Richmond County St. Patrick’s Day Parade
On Sunday, March 4th, Island Auto Group participated in the 54th annual Richmond County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Island Auto Group team, along with Island Auto Group employees, family and friends, all came out with Irish spirit to show their support. Bringing plenty of St. Patrick’s Day spirit to the thousands of local Irish, and those Irish for the day, was the Island Auto Group Street Team van, a St. Patrick’s Day float, and a DJ. Island Auto Group is always committed and strives to give back to the community and support local organizations in any way possible. Be sure to come say Hi to the Island Auto Group and the Island Auto Group Street Team at future community events!
The Joseph Maffeo Foundation
On January 23rd, Island Toyota presented a check to the Joseph Maffeo Foundation’s initiative to build the new neonatal intensive care unit at Staten Island University Hospital. In December, Island Toyota began a campaign for every “like” they received on FaceBook, they would donate $2 to the foundation. The Joseph Maffeo Foundation is run in memorial of a local firefighter who lost high life in 9/11, a cause so close to many Staten Islanders hearts. Island Auto Group is committed to the people and charities of Staten Island!
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
On Sunday, March 5th, Island Auto Group participated in the Richmond County St. Patrick’s Day Parade! The Island Auto Group Street Team, along with Island employees, family and friends, all came out to show their St. Patrick’s Day spirit!! With the Island Auto Group Street Team Van, a St. Patrick’s Day float and a DJ, everyone at the event had a blast! The Island Auto Group Street Team passed out fun giveaways, which the parade goers were thrilled to receive! Island Auto Group is committed to giving back to the community and supporting local organizations. Look out for Island Auto Group and the Island Street Team at future community events!
Christmas House Supports Children’s Cancer Center
Every year, Joe DiMartino transforms his home into a spectacular winter wonderland display. This winter wonderland collects donations for the Lights for Life Foundation, which donates all of the proceeds to the Staten Island University Hospital Children’s Cancer Center. Island Auto Group supported Lights for Life with a $2,500 donation and are committed to giving back to the local community and its organizations that are making a difference!
Toys For Tots Drive
During the month of December, Island Auto Group partnered with the NYPD and Toys for Tots, to collect toys for underprivileged children on Staten Island. Both Island Auto Group and the NYPD combined their forces to spread the holiday spirit. With a surprise visit by Santa, the children were excited to see him and choose a gift of their choice. Island Auto Group wanted to share some holiday cheer and bring a smile to a child’s face. With the NYPD and Toys for Tots, Island Auto Group was able to accomplish their goal and bring joy to the children of Staten Island!
NY Cares Coat Drive
During the months of November & December, Island Auto Group is participating in the 28th Annual Coat Drive to “Keep a New Yorker Warm This Winter”, hosted by New York Cares. Island Auto Group is supporting this great cause by collecting & donating coats from their employees, customers and the community. Every year, thousands of people struggle during the harsh winter months to keep warm so please visit any of Island’s dealerships to make a kind donation. Help give the gift of warmth this winter by joining Island Auto Group in their mission to make a real difference!
Island Auto Group Food Drive
During the months of October and November, Island Auto Group partnered with the Salvation Army for a food drive for the upcoming holiday season. Island Auto Group believes in the well being of the community, which is why their priority is working together with various individuals, charities and organizations to make a real difference. This company-wide initiative will support the local Staten Island community. Island Auto Group is committed, through support and service, to actively improve the greater community!
Breast Cancer Awareness
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, on Thursday October 27th, Island Auto Group was presented with a plaque at the Comprehensive Breast Center at Staten Island University Hospital. Island Auto Group donated $25,000 to help build the center where patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer will receive the upmost quality care. Island Auto Group will always strive to give back to the local Staten Island community and help support those in need!
Staten Island CYO Scoreboard Donation
On Monday October 24th, Island Auto Group donated an interactive scoreboard to the the Staten Island CYO Basketball League. Island Auto Group has donated a scoring table at both of the CYO locations at St. Teresa’s and Sacred Heart Church. The Staten Island CYO Basketball League is a youth basketball league on the Island with a variety of age groups. Island Auto Group is determined to always giving back to the community & supporting the youth of Staten Island!
122nd Precinct Community Council Donation
On Sunday September 25th, Island Auto Group held a special ceremony, prior to the 1st Annual Softball Game at the 1st Annual Family Picnic, presenting the 122nd Precinct Community Council with a $10,000 donation. The donation will help aid future community outreach programs on Staten Island. Island Auto Group has partnered up with the 122nd Precinct Community Council for food drives, toy drives and other various community outreach programs. Island Auto Group and the 122nd Precinct Community Council will continue to work together to help better the greater community!
Italian Festival & Car Show
On Saturday and Sunday September 24th & 25th, Island Auto Group sponsored and participated in the Italian Festival and Car Show at Casa Belvedere. Island Auto Group showcased various Fiat models and passed out promotional items. It was a fun filled weekend with great food, music and more. Island Auto Group always strives to get involved with the local community and attend events like these. Look out for the Island Auto Group Street Team at future events in the community!
Back to School
On Wednesday, August 17th, Island Auto Group partnered with the NYPD to donate and distribute school supplies for underprivileged children on Staten Island. Island Auto Group and the NYPD combined their forces to get the children ready and excited to go back to school. The children were all thrilled to receive backpacks filled with school supplies to start their new school year off with. Island Auto Group was able to accomplish their goal to support the children of Staten Island!