How can a luxury and classic car show serve the public good? By charging a $20 entrance fee and donating all monies to St. Matthew’s House, a local homeless shelter.
Dimmitt Automotive Group was proud to represent McLaren with a beautiful line of ultra-luxury vehicles presented to the public at the exciting Cars on 5th event held in Naples, Florida.
The 14th annual Cars on 5th event started a new tradition this year. In previous years, the show was open to the public to browse the lineups of ultra-luxury and classic cars free of charge. But the City of Naples was having a hard time controlling the flow of traffic. The event was so popular that it overcrowded the area.
The organizers and the city didn’t want to cancel the event, which had raised over $1.1 million for various charities and was wildly popular with the public. So, in order to improve the event by lessening the crowds and doing even more good for the community, the organizers decided to initiate an entrance fee, a first in the event’s history. They and the city agreed that all money collected from the entrance fee would go to the featured charity, St. Matthew’s House.
But the entrance fee wasn’t meant to keep the less fortunate from enjoying the event. St. Matthew’s House was given complimentary tickets for those who were unable to afford the charge or who had large families to pay for.
St. Matthew’s House has a history of over 30 years of service to their local community. They work to fight hunger, homelessness, addiction, and poverty. With job assistance programs, grocery distribution, and an army of over 2,700 volunteers, St. Matthew’s House has become an indispensable part of bettering their local community.