It all began in 1985 when David Wilson originated and became the major sponsor of the ‘Round Orange Race, a 5K/10K run that eventually raised over $250,000 for Orangewood Children’s Foundation.
Since that time numerous worthwhile organizations have benefitted from David’s generosity: The Boy Scouts, Chapman University, Olivecrest, Schoolpower, the University of Northern Iowa (David’s alma mater) and the Horatio Alger Association – just to mention a few.
Following David’s example, for over 25 years the associates of the Wilson Automotive Group have opened their hearts, their wallets and their schedules to the communities that have made them successful. Our employees donate hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars each year to those in need: From children’s charities to homeless shelters to soldiers serving their country far from home.
The holidays seem to enhance the spirit of giving at our stores; and this year is no exception. Following is just a sampling of the projects and causes our employees have supported throughout 2011.