Easterns Automotive Group has served Maryland, D.C., and Virginia for over 30 years. Beyond selling over 100,000 certified used vehicles in its 6 locations. Easterns has become a pillar of the communities it serves. From donating funds, cars, and volunteer time, Easterns Automotive is committed to helping many inspiring organizations in the DMV.
Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, MD is certified green. The students have been growing produce in the school's greenhouse since last year. "The children see that fruits and vegetables can taste delicious, especially if they've grown them from scratch," says Deborah Branch, Buck Lodge science teacher. "At the end, they actually have some food that they and their family can eat." Easterns Automotive fully supports the mission to get kids on a healthy path.
The Congressional Award Foundation is the United States Congress's official charity established in 1979. This organization strives to empower youths to achieve academic and civic goals. For various hours of volunteerism the foundation awards different levels of achievement. This instills the importance of volunteering in youths, and lets them find their passion in the community.
Passion for Learning is an organization that helps students in low income communities develop the skills they need for a technology-rich society. Through the program GRRL Tech (Girls Really, Really, Love Technology) young women learn such marketable skills as coding, and developing websites and video games in after school workshops. Easterns Automotive Group is proud to present this organization with $1500 to aid in the empowerment of our future tech leaders.
Mobile Hope of Loudoun is an organization that strives to improve the lives of homeless youths in the county. It began in 2011 when Donna Fortier was running the Mobile Health program of Inova Loudoun Hospital in the area, and noticed the issue of displaced youths. Fortier ended up leaving the hospital to found Mobile Hope in 2014. Its mission is to improve the lives of young adults age 24 and younger who are disadvantaged, precariously housed, or homeless in Loudoun County. Mobile Hope conducts up to 60 events each year to provide food, clothing, and hygiene items to more than 2,400 youths. Easterns Automotive Group has been a fixture in Loudoun County for years, and is proud to help this inspiring organization with a $2,000 donation.
The Latin American Youth Center strives to empower and educate a diverse population in D.C. The Stripes Program at the center insures that all LGBTQ teens are welcome and have a safe space to express themselves. Part of that expression includes media advocacy training that focuses on LGBTQ issues. The teens are taught to use radio broadcasting to tell their powerful stories, and how to digitally distribute the content. By finding their voices at the youth center, the teens learn to become powerful future leaders, and that they matter. Easterns Automotive Group is proud to help this organization by donating $2000.
Popular Spring Animal Sanctuary is a 400 acre non-profit refuge in Poolesville, MD that rehabilitates neglected and abused farm animals. It's also a protected habitat for wildlife. The organization strives to educate the public on farm and wildlife issues. With the help of volunteer workers and generous donations from the community, Popular Spring has been able to build new barns and fences to house its growing animal family. Easterns Automotive Group is proud to donate $2500 that will to towards supplying hay, food, and other supplies to help these animals thrive.
City Dogs Rescue is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC that has saved cats and dogs from high-kill shelters since 2011. Sadly many of the animals are just days if not hours away from being euthanized for no reason other than lack of space at the shelters. City Dogs Rescue strives to find forever homes for these loving pets. The non-profit relies on help from volunteers and generous donations to provide the animals what they need until they're adopted. Easterns Automotive Group is proud to give City Dogs Rescue $2500 to help more cats and dogs find the caring families they deserve.
Many LGBTQ youths face isolation or bullying from their peers. It's imperative that they have a safe space where they feel empowered. SMYAL (Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League) is an organization based in D.C. that has created leadership development opportunities, after-school programs, and counseling services to help these teens prosper. They also offer a coveted scholarship to graduating high school students that can be used at their discretion (for books, housing, etc). Easterns Automotive Group is proud to donate $2500 to this inspiring organization.
5000 animals make their way through the two locations of Humane Rescue Alliance every year. The organization protects animals and supports people through the adoption process. Housing these animals is no small feat and requires many resources. Easterns Automotive is a proud supporter and has donated $2500 to the organization.
Approximately 8 million children world wide live in orphanages. By 2040, The Miracle Foundation is hoping that number will be nonexistent. The non-profit organization strives to place orphans back with members or their birth family, or to keep them safe, healthy, educated, and loved until a suitable permanent family is found. The Miracle Foundation relies on help from governments, other non-profits, and donors to keep these children happy and nourished. Easterns Automotive Group proudly donated $2500. With this gift the non-profit is closer to meeting its ultimate goal.