Stuff For Students Fundraiser 2017

We know you’ve been waiting all year and we’re excited to announce that the 16th annual “Stuff for Students” school supplies drive has arrived! Larry H. Miller Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram on 104th is joining forces again with our fellow Larry H. Miller Dealerships, Denver’s 9NEWS, and the Volunteers of America (VOA) Colorado Branch for one of our biggest fundraisers of 2017. We’re excited to collect donations throughout August for students ages pre-k through high school.

“We want Colorado students to start the school year off right and with the tools necessary for them to succeed,” said Ray Reilly, senior vice president of operations at Larry H. Miller Dealerships. “Giving back in the communities where we do business has always been a guiding principle of Larry H. Miller Dealerships, and we’re excited to continue our support of the ‘Stuff for Students’ campaign for a third year.”

This month, with the help of our awesome customers, we’ll be stuffing a vehicle in our showroom with much-needed supplies, including backpacks, pencil boxes, highlighters, scissors, binders, book covers, calculators, lunch bags, and much more. Our dealership is also happily accepting monetary donations, made online through the VOA http://www.voacolorado.org/news_and_events/stuff-for-students. Anything helps!

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School supplies pricing continues to skyrocket and we’re proud to participate in this annual fundraiser to help families who are unable to provide for their students. Parents can easily spend up to $900 per child in high school and we recognize what a financial burden this is.

Currently, 23 percent of the 743,255 students in the counties served by the VOA are living in poverty, higher than the state average of 14.7 percent. Colorado school districts have also identified nearly 25,000 students statewide who are experiencing homelessness. All donations collected throughout the month will go to help these students and aid them in achieving their goals.

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Photo by: Larry H. Miller Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 104th

“There’s still a concerning number of children living in poverty in Colorado and school funding is not sufficient enough to help with other needs like school supplies,” said Bradley Gulley, director of volunteer programs at Volunteers of America Colorado Branch. “Thanks to donations from Larry H. Miller Dealerships and their customers, we will be able to provide more students with the school supplies they need to be successful in the classroom. These contributions will make a real difference in the communities we serve.”

Since this incredible fundraiser began in 2015, our team and customers of Larry H. Miller Dealerships have donated more than $26,000 in school supplies to local students. It’s an honor to be participating for yet another year and we hope you come join in on the fun with us.

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