True to the values of the automotive aftermarket, when Eccles Auto Service in Dundas, Ont., put together its Grand Opening, it decided to make it a hammer-time fundraiser in support a local hospice.
In addition to a day of fun games and activities showcasing their new six bay garage at 123 Hatt St., Dundas, Ont., (near Hamilton, Ont.) more than 200 community supporters picked up a sledgehammer for a charity car smash in support of Margaret’ s Place Hospice being built by the St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation.
“Dundas is a community that cares. It’s a proud moment when you can bring people together for something that matters. To see, even the little ones save up their allowance money and donate it to take a swing for a great cause…what more can you ask?”, said Bruce Eccles.
“People know when they come to Eccles Auto Service, we aren’t just servicing their vehicles, we’re helping families and our community enjoy their best life.”, said owner Scott Eccles.
The Eccles Auto Service Charity Car smash raised $1545 for the Gift of Love campaign for the new hospice. With construction set to begin, St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation knows that every dollar matters.
“We’re always open to new creative ideas like Bruce and Scott’s. Once Margaret’s Place opens, our Foundation is responsible for funding a significant portion of hospice operations. Having community members who care enough to get involved will help us support more patients and families.” said Don Davidson, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation.
The event drew such a positive response that Eccles Auto Service has decided to make it an annual event.