At Lovering Volvo, Community Involvement is at the Core of Our Business
Over the past eighteen years, the Lovering Auto Group has had the opportunity to get involved with many of the NH area agencies that assist the needy and less fortunate in our communities. Many of the organizations we work with are focused on issues involving the arts, animal protection, education, health, and women’s issues. The interest and support of many of these causes has grown organically within our organization, starting with our owners, Rich and Linda Lovering, and also through our employees and loyal customers.
What’s Going on at Lovering This Month?
This past month at Lovering Auto Group, we grouped together our funds to help a previous employee, Donna Preston. She was recently diagnosed with cancer, and we wanted to help to alleviate some of the financial burden. Together, the employees of Lovering Auto Group gathered a lump sum of $1,000 plus additional donations too. If you would like to donate to Donna’s medical fund, you can do so HERE on her Go Fund Me page. Thank you for your support!
On March 1st, the American Red Cross honored its Everyday Heroes. Lovering Auto Group Employee, Dylan Cummings was presented with one of these awards. Dylan was nominated for his quick thinking in saving a man’s life when he had a heart attach just outside of our Nashua store location. Dylan sprung into action and helped to revive the man. Great job on quick thinking and for being an Everyday Hero, Dylan!
Earlier this month, Lovering Auto Group went On Tap for CASA. There were beerlympics and other various activities, with a new one starting each hour. The event was held at the New England Tap House Grille and raised money for CASA. CASA volunteers help children navigate through the process of being removed from their home and transitioning into foster care.
Lovering has a history of serving the community in many different ways. Below are some of the groups that we have been proud to support over the years:
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua – The Boys and Girls Club provides a safe place for at-risk children to get together and reach their potentials as caring, productive, and responsible citizens. Lovering Volvo began supporting the organization in 1998 and since then has given donated to help with a variety of programs, including Partners 4 Kids (Lovering Volvo is a Premier Sponsor year-round), the Youth Dinner, the Spring Fling, the Bids for Kids Auction (Premier Sponsor), the Annual Golf Tournament, and the Nashua Soup Kitchen Run for Food Race. This Spring, Rich and Linda Lovering are looking forward to the Annual Youth of the Year Dinner & Hall of Fame Celebration.
Lakes Region General Healthcare – A non-profit charitable healthcare trust that represents a range of medical providers in the area. The Lovering Auto Group is proud to have donated for the past several years to the foundation’s annual heart disease awareness fundraiser, the Red Dress Gala. This year the theme was “Gatsby Goes Red” and it looked like a scene from the 1920s!
CASA NH Fashion Show – CASA NH (Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Hampshire) is a non-profit, private organization staffed by volunteers advocating in the best interests of neglected and abused children. Rich and Linda donate to the annual fashion show fundraiser, and 2016 was no different, with their usual Runway sponsorship.
Home Health and Hospice Care – Offering trusted patient-centered services made to enhance independence and quality of life, Home Health and Hospice Care has roots going all the way back to 1883. Lovering has aided with both the Home Health and Hospice Gala Wine Dinner and Annual Golf Tournament fundraising events. This year’s golf tournament will be held April 8th, and there will be a piano artist from The Front Porch Wine Bar in Ogunquit!
Boys and Girls Club Lakes Region – In addition to their support of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua, Lovering is proud to lend their support to the Lakes Region chapter as well.
New Hampshire Women’s Foundation – Linda Lovering is a proud member of the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation. The New Hampshire Women’s Foundation’s mission is to, “…Promote opportunity and equality for women & girls in New Hampshire through research, education, philanthropy and advocacy.” Lovering Volvo served the foundation with a sponsorship to the Changing Workplaces meeting in regards to why family-friendly policies matter in 2015.
Humane Society of Greater Nashua – Committed to the protection of abandoned, neglected, abused, and unwanted animals, the Humane Society of Greater Nashua is a non-profit organization supported wholly by donations, ensuring that their temporary pets are treated with love. In addition to lending support for the Walktoberfest fundraiser in 2011 which featured a morning dog walk, pet-friendly vendors, an obstacle course, and a raffle with over 100 prizes, Rich Lovering also served on their board of directors for several years. Because they receive no aid from the government or organizations like the United Way, the Humane Society of Greater Nashua depends on support from companies like Lovering for their continued existence. In the summer of 2015, Lovering also hosted a puppy adoption day, where all of the furry guests found their new fur-ever homes!
Interlakes Summer Theatre – Providers of quality entertainment for all ages, the Interlakes Summer Theatre pairs children and teens with theatre pros to create productions of popular stage shows. They are dependent on the generosity of organizations like Lovering for equipment upgrades and general funding. This year, Linda Lovering sponsored the theater with an ad in the theater’s playbill. Here’s to a fun season!
New Hampshire Public Television – NH’s only statewide locally owned and operated TV network who works to engage minds, connect communities, and celebrate NH with entertaining programs that also educate us. Their services are commercial-free locally focused and PBS TV programs; educational resources, and a high-tech public safety communications infrastructure. Spring of 2016 Lovering is sponsoring their TV auction with a Platinum Reconditioning package.
Winnipesaukee Playhouse – A non-profit theatre troupe, the Winnipesaukee Playhouse aims to provide a challenging and fun theatrical environment for both visitors and Lakes Region residents alike. Founded in 2004, this cultural gem owes much to the generosity of donors such as Lovering. This year, Rich and Linda have donated another generous sponsorship to the group!
Hollis Cub Scouts – This year Lovering sponsored a local group of Cub Scouts. Pack 12 from Hollis, NH held their annual Pancake Breakfast and Lovering sponsored with place mat ads.
Other Community Events
From 1999 – 2009, Lovering supplied new Volvo vehicles to the driver education programs at Nashua High School and Hollis High School.
Starting in 1999, Lovering has donated Dare Cars for the Town of Hollis, NH.