During the holidays a group of Dimmitt employees spent the morning working at the Salvation Army for their annual Angel Tree Program. Through this program, The Salvation Army works to ensure that every child can experience the joy of new toys and clothing at Christmas. To help make this possible for thousands of children in need, The Salvation Army calls on the community to help provide the new toys and clothing that will be distributed to families in time for the holiday.
One of our GM’s said,”It was such a great feeling being able to pack a bunch of presents into a shopping cart and help deliver it to families in need knowing that their children will be getting gifts this year!” The Dimmitt family is always looking to find programs like these to help our community grow and we can’t wait till we do it again next year.
This week Dimmitt teamed up with Quantum Leap Farm to support the Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital. Each year they host their holiday party at Quantum Leap Farm to celebrate the season and reflect on their achievements over the past year. These guests have served our country in all branches of the military and participate in Quantum’s At E.A.S.E. mental and behavioral health program. The Dimmitt employees rallied together to stuff over a 100 gift bags filled with personal items such as socks, undershirts, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste etc.. We’re delighted to celebrate with them this year and look forward to doing so every year!
Between November 20-21st the Salvation Army in conjunction with community partners and volunteers distributed over 9,000 Thanksgiving turkeys and food baskets. In all, families received over 175,000 lbs of food to enjoy this Thanksgiving. All this giving was made possible by a very generous donor who works throughout the year to compile resources and help local families in need.
At Dimmitt, we are very grateful to take part in this event which helps out our neighbors and members of our community in need. The impressive turn out from our Dimmitt Team is a true testament to the Dimmitt Cares mission and vision of supporting and serving our community. The holidays provide us all with the opportunity to not only appreciate what we have, but also to appreciate what we can give. Be it our time, our resources or our outreach, giving truly is the greatest gift.
A sellout crowd of 140 patrons―many new to ServiceSource―revived dance crazes from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s with lively, rhythmic renditions of the Stroll, Bop, Cha-Cha, Conga Line, Twist, Limbo, Calypso, Disco, YMCA, and more at Friday evening’s Dancing Through the Decades, Abilities Guild’s Annual Gala.
After cocktails, silent auction bidding, and a steak dinner at the Belleair Country Club, guests wasted no time swarming the dancefloor and struttin’ their stuff dressed as Arthur Murray, Pink Ladies, Go-go girls, hippies, and Disco Deney Terrio and dancing to the electrifying sounds of Sequel and DJ Jeff.
This Dancing Through the Decades event benefits military veterans with disabilities served by the Veterans Mall.
And the best news is it netted a record $27,000. Outstanding!
“Very gratifying to see people so passionate about your mission,” said program development executive Frank De Lucia, “that they take it upon themselves to recruit new volunteers, secure underwriting, assume responsibility for every phase of operation, and do so with utmost transparency and accountability.”
Dimmitt is very proud to sponsor such a great event that is helping the veterans and their families in our community! Please feel free to stop by the Veterans Mall or visit their website to see how you can help.
We all know Jameis Winston as a great football player who will hopefully lead our Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Superbowl! What some of you may not know about him is that he does so much for our community especially the kids of Tampa Bay. He has started his Dream Forever Foundation to impact the lives of financially disadvantaged children and youth through encouragement, opportunities, and resources to develop and achieve their dreams.
Last night Jameis Winston held the inaugural charity dinner for his Dream Forever Foundation and it was a huge success! Thousands and thousands of dollars were raised as well as the $50,000 donation from Winston. The Dimmitt Automotive group helped sponsor this great evening and amazing cause. We would like to thank Jameis Winston for continuously making huge strides for this community on and off the field!
Nineteen teams of eight fundraising superheroes each took to the streets in fully-stocked, chauffeured vehicles to complete tasks, conquer challenges and earn points toward the grand prize. While these 19 competitive groups fought hard for the bragging rights to be the winners of the third annual Amazing Raise scavenger hunt, the real winner was Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC), whose mission is to stop domestic and sexual violence in our community. One of the stops on the race was the Dimmitt Sarasota Studio! Here is the clue they were given:
“The Sarasota Studio” is where you’ll want to go… their luxury autos will be the main show. You can see inside their storefront from the BBQ joint next door, but the picture’s even sweeter from their showroom floor. It’s not too late, just get to State.
Dimmitt Automotive Group would like to thank everyone who came to the event and we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events and launches. Add us on Instagram and Facebook to stay connected and up to date on future events:
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Dimmitt Automotive Group is proud to be a participant in the 2017 Superheros On Parade Art Affair
Wednesday, July 19th, The Sarasota Studio, a Division of Dimmitt Automotive Group, hosted the unveiling of, Bentley, the custom painted Southeastern Guide Dog puppy sculpture.
Bentley was joined by other painted puppies in an event to showcase and support Southeastern Guide Dogs. Learn more about the amazing services provided here: www.GuideDogs.org.
Southeastern Guide Dogs states, ” Our guide and service dogs are true superheros, trained right here in your backyard and working across the nation.” And we couldn’t agree more. Dimmitt Automotive Group is honored to a part of this much needed and truly remarkable organization.
And, if we do say so ourselves… Bentley is adorable!