Wednesday, 19 August 2020 18:06

Jim Ellis Automotive Group to Give Portion of Labor Day Sales to Get PPE to Atlanta-Area Schools

Written by Auto Remarketing staff


Jim Ellis Automotive Group understands school supplies do not include just bookbags, paper and writing utensils nowadays.

In response to the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) available to teachers and students in the Atlanta area, Jim Ellis announced on Aug. 18 the dealer group will be donating a portion of every sale of all new or pre-owned vehicles to Atlanta Beats Covid (ABC) during its upcoming Labor Day sales event.


The event will take place from Aug. 31 through Sept. 7, and all 18 Jim Ellis family-owned and operated dealerships will participate.


“As we enter a new school year in the midst of a pandemic, teachers and educational staff are having to navigate unchartered territories,” the Jim Ellis Automotive Group said in a news release. “Teachers are currently going into their schools to plan curriculum, setup their classrooms and meet with other staff members, all in a potentially vulnerable environment.


“Unfortunately, many schools are not able to provide educators or students with face shields, masks or other PPE. Many schools and teachers also encounter difficulties getting their hands on PPE due to a nationwide shortage and shipping delays,” the group continued.


ABC is an ad-hoc group of volunteer makers, engineers, fabricators, seamsters and other Southeast industry experts that was founded to address the huge PPE shortage facing our medical workers and has now expanded to help our educators during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Since March, ABC has provided more than 28,000 pieces of PPE to the Atlanta community, and 2,357 face shields to area schools since July.

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