Category Archives: Philanthropy

No Shave November

You may have heard mention of No Shave November. Has a ring to it, doesn’t it? People have been ditching the razor during November for a while now, but were you aware that over the last few years No Shave November has been a means to raise money for cancer research and education?

In 2009, the Chicagoland Hill family did what it took to turn No Shave November into a non-profit organization geared towards cancer awareness and research. Having lost their father to colon cancer, the Hill children wanted to create a way to raise money to help future cancer patients. It’s now a nationally known event that gains more participants and donations every year.

The idea is simple. For 30 days, during the month of November, you say goodbye to your usual shaving and grooming routines. Let the beard or the armpit hair grow, skip the waxing or get comfortable with hairy legs. Cancer patients often lose their hair, so the goal is to embrace yours. In turn, you save money on things like razors, shaving cream or grooming appointments and can instead donate that money towards cancer research and prevention. When your coworkers or friends comment on your new look, it’s a great chance to tell them about No Shave November. Register online to create a fundraising page and to help spread the word.

To celebrate No Shave November at Bob Sight Ford, we are doing something special this month! Each week a random customer (from any department) will be chosen to win a $100 gift card! In addition, each week a customer is chosen, Bob Sight Ford will donate an additional $200 to Children’s Mercy Hospital for cancer research, on behalf of the customer. Sounds pretty great, right? Come grow with us this month and help us give back!

Bob Sight Ford - No Shave November

Going Green: How Ford Accelerated Action Day Is Making a Difference

Clean LakeFord volunteers recently rolled up their sleeves to make the world a little greener during Ford Accelerated Action Day. Every year, Ford takes some time off to give back to various communities around the country, specifically working on eco-friendly projects. In addition to volunteering, Ford also gave more than $55,000 in grants to help fund various projects.

Ford put together a massive list of projects for Accelerated Action Day, ranging from a Lake Erie cleanup to landscaping and education programs. Over 20 different non-profit organizations participated in the events, and more than 700 Ford employees volunteered. In total, 49 projects were completed.

“Protecting our natural resources is a critical part of creating a better world,” said Janet Lawson, director, Ford Volunteer Corps. “We’re building and planting in sustainable ways and the e-waste recycling drive goes a step further to keep potentially hazardous electronics out of landfills.”

Ford also put together a massive e-waste cleanup project, collecting more than 75,000 pounds of materials from old computers, cell phones, and printers. Ford is also putting together a Ford Global Caring Month in September, cleaning up the environment and starting a long month of events. In fact, more than 30,000 volunteers are set to participate in over 1,700 projects across six continents.

Ford Motor Company Fund and Drake White Team Up for a Good Cause

Ford LogoMany people might not know that Henry Ford himself was a big country music fan. That’s according to Yisel Cabrera, community relations manager of the Ford Motor Company Fund. Cabrera said that the pioneering founder was also a “believer in making the world a better place.”

It’s over a hundred years later and the Ford Motor Company Fund is teaming up with country crooner Drake White to make the world a better place specifically through the power of country music.

White is a responsible for such hits as “It Feels Good” and “Livin’ The Dream.” It’s the hope of the Ford Motor Company Fund and Derek White that his artistic prowess will help to draw people out for various good causes across the country.

On June 4th in Los Angeles, Drake White will be performing to benefit the American Red Cross. On July 2nd, he’ll be in Detroit helping bring in funds for Habitat For Humanity. Drake will also be putting on shows in Dallas and Boston.