Wayne Pitman Ford Has Been Busy in Guelph

Did you know... Canadians are the 4th most charitable group in the world? We give whole-heartedly to charities inside Canada and to organizations around the world. Over the month of October, Wayne Pitman Ford has been busy with some charities in our wonderful Royal City and we wanted to share some of these great causes with you! We support them whole heartedly, and we hope that you will consider doing the same.

WE Scare Hunger + The Guelph Food Bank

This past week, we partnered with WE Scare Hunger and the Guelph Food Bank to collected food in one of our F-150 trucks before the Guelph Storm game.

All told, we managed to collect 832 lbs of food, along with $614.70 in cash donations. Once we use the cash, that total up to 3,051.07 lbs of food collected! That puts the GFB well on their way to completing their Thanksgiving goal of 90,000 lbs of food collected.

Established in 1989, the Guelph Food Bank is a powerful force for good in our Royal City. If you'd like to support them, please click here.

Guelph Humane Society Pet Microchip Clinic

Did you know that lost but microchipped dogs were returned to their owner 52.2% of the time? Compare that to only 21.9% of the time when they're not microchipped. The difference for cats is even more obvious! Without microchips, cats are reunited with their owners only 1.8% of the time, whereas microchipped cats find their way back home 38.5% of the time. (Lord et al, JAVMA, July 15, 2009)

We ran our second microchip clinic with the Guelph Humane Society, and the turn out was great! Lots of cute furry friends sniffing around the dealership! Our board room was turned into a make shift vet's office for safe and clean microchipping, and our show room was empty of cars or truck, but full of pets, free food and treat samples and a little play area.

Follow us on Facebook if you'd like to be made aware of the next time we run one of these events.

CIBC's Run for the Cure

The horrifying fact that 1 in 8 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer should be motivation to get involved with Run for the Cure. Every year we take pride in fundraising for and participating in the run, which raises money for the Canadian Cancer Society. It runs a variety of support services for women with breast cancer while seeking to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease.This year, over 82,000 Canadians participated in cities across the country, and Guelph was no different.

Tracey Hanley, on of our Finance Service Managers, beat breast cancer, and she is very passionate about this cause. She managed to raise over $1000 for her run! Way to go Tracey!