How We Give Back
Giving back is in our DNA. At America’s Car-Mart, we’re passionate about rolling up our sleeves and making a difference. We’re driven to not only help our customers with reliable transportation but also to help make our communities better.
Our culture of compassion extends from caring for each other to caring for the people who live and work in our communities. We strive to achieve our company’s vision to improve the communities we serve through various initiatives throughout the year. We conduct food drives, toy drives, fund-raisers, relief efforts and other local activities. At Car-Mart, it’s more than selling vehicles, it’s about taking care of people.
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Driving Away Cancer
We support Breast Cancer Awareness Month through our Drive Away Cancer promotion every October. Our Car-Mart dealerships promote this initiative through various local activities. We also proudly present monetary donations in each of our four regions to American Cancer Society. We simply want to do our part to raise awareness and help support the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.
We’re always excited about October. It’s our Drive Away Cancer campaign. And we want to show our support for everyone affected by breast cancer.
“Car-Mart has sponsored our event for a long time. They do it out of their passion in honor of Bill Fleeman and for cancer patients today. To have that culture of philanthropy and to support families for years and years is a great legacy. Car-Mart does a lot to support families in northwest Arkansas, and they do so at a significant level.”
– Gay Prescott, Vice President of Development at Hope Cancer Resources
Delivering Cheer to Children with our Holiday Toy Drive
We love our Holiday Toy Drive! Every November, in the true spirit of giving, America’s Car-Mart unites to make Christmas special for children in the hospital during the holiday season. In 2021, for the 13th consecutive year, Car-Mart conducted its Holiday Toy Drive and collected over 21,000 toys for delivery to 25 area children’s hospitals and other local organizations. Associates, customers and vendors showed their generosity with toys and gift cards.
The more toys the merrier! Our Car-Mart Corporate Office team come out in big numbers to deliver toys to Arkansas Children’s Northwest Hospital. For these associates and all Car-Mart associates, it’s no child in the hospital without a toy!
“In 2020, our hospital collected over $300,000 in toys and donations. It gets bigger and better every year. America’s Car-Mart has been the biggest toy donor in the last two years. It’s incredible to see the support from the company and its customers. It’s so amazing to see everyone is rallying around these kids.”
– Rebecca Neely, Arkansas Children’s Foundation
Honoring Our Heroes
We’re here for our military veterans and first responders. We are committed to supporting the men and women who serve and have served our country. With grateful hearts, we salute our veterans and honor their sacrifices. It’s an honor to give back to the people who allow us to do the things we enjoy every single day.
We have partnered with several veterans and first-responder organizations, including Hope for Heroes Foundation, an organization focused on supporting both disabled veterans and first responders.
We are honored to support our friends at Hope for Heroes Foundation and a special 911 event at Ulster County Fair, New Paltz, N.Y. We want to help those who have sacrificed so much for us.
“We can’t grow without the support of companies like Car-Mart.”
– Mitch Serlin, Hope for Heroes Foundation
Helping our Neighbors
We strive to be a good neighbor and make a positive impact in our communities. Throughout our 40+ years in business, we have never wavered from our company’s vision – “To be America’s best auto sales and finance company in the eyes of our associates and customers while improving the communities we serve.”
It takes a village, and as part of our grand opening festivities at America’s Car-Mart of Norman, Okla., we donated $1,000 to the United Way of Norman, which works to improve lives and provide valuable services to the Norman community.
It was smiles all around as we honored our first responders in McAlester, Okla. We served up lunch to pay tribute to our heroes and all they do for the McAlester community.
It’s a blessing to give back. As part of our grand opening festivities at America’s Car-Mart of El Reno, Okla., we provided a supply of food and other necessities to Blessing Baskets, El Reno. Blessing Baskets works to eliminate hunger and provides food to those in need in our community.
As we continue to grow and expand, we will continue to find meaningful ways to give back and be an advocate and champion for our communities. It’s all about our vision of making our communities better places – one customer at a time.