Grappone Automotive Group has been proud to be a part of the Bow community since 1924. Throughout that time, we’ve supported a variety of non-profit organizations with a focus on children & families, animals, land preservation, healthcare, arts, leadership, and many more. Today we’re proud to announce a contribution of $2,500 to the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), which will also receive a matching grant from Toyota.
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America’s Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. The donation money will be used to support their conservation advocacy and research, youth programming, and the work associated with maintaining 1,800 miles of trails. “We are committed to providing youth with formative outdoor learning experiences that increase their understanding of the natural world and their outdoor skills while connecting them to the beauty of the outdoor landscape,” said Andrea Muller, North Country Youth Education Director at AMC.
Amanda Grappone Osmer personifies the great outdoors, which influenced the connection with AMC and their Youth Education Programs. Osmer shares her thoughts for supporting the organization, “The more people you expose to nature, the more people will appreciate their surroundings during crisis, in turn lending positive and constructive ways to overcome hardships.”
With every Toyota Match donation, Osmer also includes a gift, “The Soul of Money”, written by Lynne Twist. “I feel this book relates to the non-profit sector because it encourages the act of examining our personal relationships with money, both in abundance and scarcity, which reveals powerful insights into our lives,” says Osmer.
In 2017, Grappone Automotive Group has also contributed $2,500 to Bethany Christian Services, Manchester Community Health Center, and Laconia Area Community Land Trust. These important groups will be able to carry out their missions for protecting the environment and helping children in serious need. These organizations will also receive matching grants from Toyota.
The Toyota Dealer Match Program enables our contribution to go farther. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed nearly $800 million to non-profit organizations, and has always been guided by a strong belief in serving the communities where we do business. If you’d like to learn more, please visit http://www.toyota.com/about/philanthropy/.
To learn more about Grappone’s support for non-profit partners across the state visit https://www.grappone.com/community/.