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Giving Back this Holiday Season

Giving Back this Holiday Season

 

It’s important to remember that the Holiday season is about so much more than shopping for gifts and sipping on peppermint mochas. This time of year, the team at 171 Nissan likes to make an effort to remember those less fortunate who don’t have the same luxuries as us. During the Holiday season, it’s more important than ever to give back to children, veterans, and others who may be in need. Here are some ideas on giving back this Holiday.

Donate to a Cause

There are tons of reputable charities all over the country who can use your funds for a good cause. One option near 171 Nissan is CASA of West Central Louisiana. Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children are a group of community volunteers who work to find safe, loving, permanent solutions to children who are victims of abuse and neglect. Your donation this time of year could help a child have a special, memorable Holiday season.

Volunteer

If you don’t have money to give, you may instead have time, and volunteering can be just as meaningful and helpful to those in need. Local food pantries, such as God’s Food Box in DeRidder, Louisiana, are always looking for people to help serve those in need, especially during this time of year.

Take Part in the Season of Giving at the Food Bank in Alexandria

Take Part in the Season of Giving at the Food Bank in Alexandria

As the end of 2017 rapidly approaches, so begins the season of giving. Every year around the holidays, people come together and give back to their communities, donate to their favorite charities, and help out their loved ones. There are plenty of ways to give back, and while we at 171 Nissan celebrate all forms of giving, we want to share some information about a food bank that lies close to home and that you can donate to.

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana truly represents the spirit of giving. Located right here in Alexandria, the Food Bank of Central Louisiana relies upon the support of private donations in order to serve the community and help families in need. As a result, the Food Bank is able to serve over 22,400 people every month. With a mere $1 donation, the Food Bank can provide five meals to families, and the donation of canned goods furthers their mission of serving the hungry of Central Louisiana. In 2016 alone, they distributed over 6.9 million pounds of food to those in our community who are in need of food assistance.

There are three main ways to take part in the season of giving and help out the Food Bank of Central Louisiana: monetary donations, donating food (canned goods and other nonperishable food products, as well as fresh produce), and donating your time by volunteering at the food bank. For more information about how you can help, visit https://www.fbcenla.org/.

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Volunteer During the Holidays at Deridder Food Pantries

DeRidder Food Pantries

The holiday season is the perfect time to give back to the community. That’s why we’ve written a post on local food pantries, listing some of the great organizations that work to help those in need in the area. There are many Deridder food pantries that can use donations and volunteers this time of year, so volunteer your time today.

According to FoodPantries.org, one of the top food pantries in the area is God’s Food Box. Collecting and distributing food for those in need is this organization’s main goal. You can help by giving time, money, or food. Contact Boca Helping Hands if you would like to volunteer here over the holidays.

The Beauregard Community Action Association also provides support in the Deridder area. This location is for low-income families and individuals, providing USDA commodities, Medicaid, emergency shelter, community housing development, and more. Open from 8am to 4pm, you can call for more information.

Located a short drive away, the Vernon Community Action Council also helps those in need in the area. This non-profit social service agency can help low-income families, the homeless, the crisis-stricken, and more. Providing emergency assistance, crisis intervention, clothing, food, medical transport, and budget management among other things, the Vernon Community Action Council is glad to take donations and support.  For more information, feel free to reach out to us at 171 Nissan! We would be glad to help!

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Nissan and Habitat for Humanity Campaign: Giving Back

Nissan and Habitat for Humanity

Nissan is working harder than ever to partner with Habitat for Humanity, an organization that creates affordable housing for those in need. Nissan has pledged millions of dollars to the organization over the years in order to help those in the community, and it has also recently renewed a specific campaign in the Nashville area.

According to Nissan, the brand recently launched the House the Media Built campaign by drawing over 50 prominent journalists from around the globe in order to cover a new story on a house being built in Nashville. In addition to donating funds over the years, the Nissan brand has also managed to donate vehicles and volunteer, helping to build over 71 homes across the US in the past decade.

“Nissan began its relationship with Habitat for Humanity more than a decade ago with a donation of $1 million, 50 TITAN trucks and an abundance of employee volunteer time following Hurricane Katrina,” said Dan Bedore, director, Nissan Division Communications. “This relationship goes to the heart of our values, not only as a corporate citizen, but as neighbors in the communities in which we live, work and serve.”

The Nissan and Habitat for Humanity partnership is stronger than ever. The organization has managed to build more than 770 homes in the greater Nashville area, many of which were paid for in part by funds from Nissan. This is just one more way the company is giving back. Find out more about how 171 Nissan is helping to give back as well!

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Nissan Becomes Official Automotive Partner of Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project

Nissan has partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) over the past few years for various events and projects. Now, the Japanese carmaker is proud to announce it is the official automotive partner for the non-profit organization dedicated to providing for the needs of injured service members.

As the official partner, Nissan will deepen its relationship with Wounded Warrior Project to include the addition of dealership-level sponsorship.

“Nissan and Nissan dealers are proud to be helping support our nation’s heroes by raising awareness and support through local promotions and events, as well as continuing our efforts at the national level,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president of Sales, Marketing & Operations, for Nissan North America, Inc. Diaz further states that “it’s Nissan’s way of honoring the service to those who sacrifice so much for all of us, including their devoted family members.”

Past sponsorships of the organization include “Project Titan” and Nissan’s $1 million donation to WWP and Habitat for Humanity.

Stay tuned for more details about our individual fundraising and activities to support WWP and raise awareness of the unique needs of veterans when they come home.  Tell us at 171 Nissan what you think of Nissan’s involvement with the Wounded Warrior Project!

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