Thursday, 19 August 2021 09:51

Walser Donates $100K to Nonprofits with ‘Shop for a Cause’ Event


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A campaign by Walser Automotive Group is driving more than $100,000 to nonprofits in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan and Wichita, KS regions.

The campaign, "Shop for a Cause," donated $25 for every new and pre-owned vehicle sold in June.


Before getting the keys to their new car, Walser customers could choose from a menu of local nonprofits to support. Walser, which operates dealerships in Minnesota and Kansas, preselected local organizations in those states for the 2021 Shop For a Cause event.


The benefiting nonprofits of Shop for a Cause cover a wide range of social services, including support for veterans, mental health services, LGBTQ+ and homeless youth, wealth-building initiatives in BIPOC communities, teachers and rescue animals.


“We’re excited to expand Walser’s scope of giving with Shop For a Cause. This event allows Walser Automotive Group to further support community groups that are typically outside the mission of the Walser Foundation,” said Nancy Warner, director of the Walser Foundation.


Walser Automotive Group commits 5% of all pre-tax earnings to the Walser Foundation, which annually funds hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants and sponsorships. The Walser Foundation primarily focuses grants on education and workforce development nonprofits.


“Shop For a Cause was incredibly well received by our customers. People are genuinely excited to learn about these organizations and give back, especially in this time of heightened need,” Warner said.


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