We are fortunate to live in such a great community and love to do our part in supporting it. At Kalispell Toyota we want to go above simply writing checks to our local organizations, we want to be actively involved. By being present at events we get to meet the organizers who make such a difference in the Kalispell and surrounding area, along with the individuals and families who live here. Below are some of the events we have attended along with the organizations we have supported in the past.
For over a decade the Kalispell Automotive Group has done a vehicle raffle giveaway at the crosstown basketball game between Flathead and Glacier High School. When you purchase a $10.00 raffle ticket, you have the chance to win a new Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger,Volkswagen Tiguan or a $30,000.00 vehicle credit to the new vehicle of your choice. This event was initiated so we could raise as much money as possible for ALL of our local Flathead Valley schools. Participating schools can sign up and sell $10.00 raffle ticket throughout the year. The schools selling tickets get to keep 100% of the proceeds of their ticket sales. Likewise the Kalispell Automotive Group sells tickets throughout the year at select events and at all 3 of our dealership locations. The proceeds from the raffle tickets sold by the Kalispell Automotive Group is then evenly distributed to all the schools who participated throughout the year.
The Kalispell Automotive Group wanted to do something special to give back to our community that does so much for us. In November 2022 we decided organize our first annual 30 Days of Giving. For everyday in November we gave $1,000 to a organization, non-profit or club. Groups were nominated by the community vis our dealership facebook pages then voted on by our employees each week. We enjoyed supporting and learning about so many groups that make such a difference in our local community of Kalispell.
For the entire month of August, every vehicle that is sold from Kalispell Toyota, Ford and Volkswagen, the Kalispell Auto Group will donate $50 towards the Backpack Program. This program is to help keep local children fed in the Flathead Valley. Children in need are sent home with a bag of food discreetly for the weekend so they can have a meal while they are out of school. Each child is sent home with enough food for breakfast, lunch and a snack for each day they are not at school. In 2022 the Kalispell Auto Group donated $20,000 to this amazing program. Help us in keeping our local children of the Flathead Valley happy, not hungry. Learn more.
Break out the cowboy boots and hats and join us for this thrilling family fun event! Watch as the bravest cowboys go up against the toughest bulls in a man conquers beast bull riding showdown. The Kalispell Auto Group is the title sponsor for this popular rodeo, located at the Northwest Montana Fairgrounds. Because we have nothing of greater value than our people, we provide rodeo tickets to any and all employees interested in attending this event. We hope to see you next year and don’t forget to stop by our booth to say hello and grab some free goodies!
Every year in October for every car that is sold at Kalispell Toyota, Kalispell Ford and Kalispell Volkswagen we will donate a pair of winter boots. The Toasty Tootsies boot drive was established by the Kalispell Auto Group to provide winter boots to children in need in Kalispell and the surrounding area of the Flathead Valley. In 2022 we reached out to local schools in the area to see how many boots were needed and delivered the appropriate sizes directly to schools. All of the remaining boots were then donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Kalispell and Columbia Falls and to the Heart Locker near downtown Kalispell. We would like to say thank you to Sportsmans Ski Haus and Army Navy of Kalispell for providing boots for us to purchase.
We are proud to support our local Marines with their Toys for Tots Drive. From mid November until mid December we accept donations of new, unwrapped toys at all of our dealership locations (Kalispell Toyota, Volkswagen, and Ford.) Employees of the Kalispell Auto Group can also donate a portion of their paycheck which is matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000. The money raised allows for the purchase of even more toys! Help us make the Holiday Season a little brighter for our local children. Learn more.