A family run business since 1999, Garston Motors understands the importance of giving back to your community. Each year, Garston runs multiple charitable efforts to support both our local community and beyond. We are proud to report that in the last 3 years we have raised $143,025 to support local charities and not for profits!! Below are just a few of our recent supporting efforts!
Recent Support Efforts
On November 08 2018, Garston Motors was pleased to donate the amount of $5,600 to help the fundraising brunch for Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region, Anselma House and Haven House.
On November 02 2018, Garston Motors donated $13,000 to Big Brothers Big Sister of Canada, a nonprofit organization that makes a meaningful difference in the lives of at-risk youth through their well known and highly respected mentoring programs.
On May 17 2018, Garston Motors was proud to have donated $1,000 to Covenant House Toronto, Canada's largest agency serving at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth. They change lives by providing 24/7 crisis shelter and transitional housing on-site and in the community, along with comprehensive services, including education, counselling, health care, employment assistance, job training and aftercare.
On May 13 2018, Garston Motors was pleased to donate the amount of 3,000 to help the fundraising brunch for Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region, Anselma House and Haven House.
Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region operates two emergency shelters for abused women and their children
Garston Motors is glad to be gold sponsor of Argus on the event "A Night of Wine & Roses" to take place Friday, February 23rd, 2018. Our dealership is proud to be donating the amount of $8,160 to help with its 'Youth Homelessness Prevention Program'.
In September of 2017, Garston Motors Partnered up for another donation to KidsAbility Centre for Child Development! Based out of Waterloo, KidsAbility has locations all across our local region working with Special Needs children.
In July of 2017, Garston Motors was proud to do a dual sponsorship for two local charities - Morningstar Family Ministries and Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region! Both organizations work hard to support the local community, helping women and children in need. In the month of July, each charity received $5,000 to support their admirable efforts.
In December 2016, Lebada brothers Heesh and Andy spoke with Doctors Without Borders and learned that with all the turmoil going on a Syria, one of the Doctors Without Borders camps had been viciously attacked! Heartsick, the brothers were happy to donate $20,000 to support these doctors risking their lives for the good of others.
For November 2016, Garston Motors proudly donated $5,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities!!! As the Red Shoe Society was running an event to help support Ronald McDonald House, we also provided entertainment in the form of a magic show to make the event that much more special!
This is how we celebrate staff birthdays!!
For Heesh's birthday, he decided to joint donate to Kids Ability of Waterloo!! Kids Ability offers direct therapy services, education and pediatric care for children in the area with special needs.
As part of our summer 2016 outreach program, Garston Motors donated $5,000 to the Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region! They are currently building a new shelter to offer families in need a safe space when needed.
For the month of May, Garston Motors was proud to donate $10,000 to the Make-a-Wish Southwestern Ontario division to run the Rope for Hope event in Waterloo Region. In doing so, we were able to make a child's wish come true!!! We received an amazing email from the family we were able to help, including photos of their amazing trip:
To the owners and staff of Garston Motors:
We want to personally thank you for sponsoring Delia's Wish Trip to Give Kids The World and Disney World, Florida.We had a fantastic time visiting all of the parks and attractions.As well, Delia had a private meet and greet with her favorite princess, Elsa (from Frozen).There wasn't a day that went by where our six kids didn't have smiles on their faces.
It was great to personally meet some of you at the Rope for Hope Event in Waterloo.Thanks for all that you do for the community.Your financial support makes a difference in the lives of so many.It has definitely impacted our lives and we are so appreciative that words cannot express how grateful we truly are.
We are attaching a few of our favorite photos of our trip.Enjoy and please feel free to post on your website.
The Fischer Family ~ Delia, Gary, Laurie, Gregory, Chloee, Alexander, Bradley and Kyle
For the month of March 2016, Garston Motors and our customers raised $6,600 for the Morningstar Family Ministries of Canada!! Their mission is to enrich the lives of children locally and in less fortunate countries with hope, strength and joy.
Heesh Lebada of Garston Motors was proud to present our SIX THOUSAND dollar cheque to a Make-A-Wish Foundation representative on December 10, 2015. We hope to make at least a few extra dreams come true this year! Thank you to all who helped make this possible, especially the Make-a-Wish foundation for their excellent work!!!
For the month of May 2015, Garston Motors and our customers donated a portion of the proceeds of every sale to Reach One, Touch One Ministries (ROTOM). For the last 12 years, ROTOM has been providing support to families in Uganda affected by HIV/AIDS, and is currently providing support to over 700 elderly persons and 300 children in 27 villages of Uganda. Garston Motors proudly handed over a $6,400 cheque to ROTOM in the photo above.
Over the months of August and September 2014, Garston Motors and our customers successfully raised $9,500 for the Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region! Thank you to all who helped us support this local charity!
Thank you, GARSTON!
Your gift to the Huntington Society of Canada in 2014 has had a big impact on families.
In the last 12 months, you have helped achieve so much. Thanks to your partnership in funding innovative research, clinical trials for ISIS-HTTRX (a drug which has the potential to reduce, partly reverse, and even prevent the symptoms of Huntington disease) are expected to begin in 2015!
Your support has also allowed us to expand our Family Services program. We are thrilled to be reaching more people than ever through these initiatives. Your generosity is changing the landscape of HD care across our country.
Maximizes the quality of life of people living with HD by funding our Resource Centre Directors to deliver services
Helps to further research to slow and prevent HD
Enables others to understand the disease
Thank you for the power of your gift.
Proud Supporters of Kid's Help Phone!
Garston Motors is proud to announce their newest supporting effort - Kid's Help Phone! This 25 year old organization is a great supporter of children and teens across Canada, and Garston Motors is proud to be a part of their efforts to make this world a supporting and stable place for people of all ages.
JUST DONATED $500 TO TIM HORTON'S CAMP DAY!!! THANKS TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS FOR HELPING US HAVE THE ABILITY TO GIVE BACK WHAT WE CAN!
Morningstar Family Ministry
Garston Motors is very proud to say that between customer donations and sales we have raised $9,000 dollars to help the Morningstar Family Ministry in their effort to improve the quality of life for the children of Ghana. Dr.Carmen is an amazing human being and we are just happy to be a small part of Her efforts. Hopefully our next fund raising event will be even better!! Thank you to all our loyal customers, we couldn't have done it with out you.
Garston Motors would like to let all people that joined in this noble effort that funds donated are being used! This is so exciting to see. If you read below you will see the update from Williams who is the local Director of the organization who oversees the project for us.
" I just want to give you updates on the construction of the Clinic.
By Gods grace of we had finished the whole blocks setting of the main building.
The carpenters just started working on the roofing of the building this morning. I hope by the close of next week we will get the roofing done.
As soon as they finished the roofing we will work on the plastering of the walls and the floor.
Thank you for your prayers towards this work.
The foster children are all doing fine by his grace. The change of environment had done a lot in the life of these children and we are beginning to see changes in the life of these children."