Holiday Heroes 2018Jan 9th, 2019
Hercules once said… “A true hero is not measured by the size of our strength, but the strength of our hearts.”
Our NewRoads Community Crew gives back with Holiday Heroes!
It was an incredible day of giving back and having fun at the NewRoads Automotive Group. All five of our dealerships joined forces with York Regional Police for the 6th year supporting the Holiday Heroes Food and Toy Drive.
This year, marks the 22nd time the Holiday Heroes Campaign has been able to change the lives of families who have come into hard times. Each year York Regional Police ask individuals, businesses, community groups and schools to partner with them to help support these families in need. This year’s campaign ran from November 15 to December 14, 2018 and 100% of the donations go directly to support families from our community who are in need.
Once again all the proceeds will go to the families and individuals registered with the Salvation Army and Victim Services of York Region. To date the program has raised more than $1 million in monetary donations, new toys, new children’s clothing and food.
It was an extra special day where we could honour and celebrate Noel Croxon and Deryck Gilpins 50th Anniversary in the Automotive Business, surrounded by family, staff, and Newmarket Mayor John Taylor.
“I love to see the people who started here many years ago and who are still with us,” said Noel Croxon, who turned 90 on Christmas Day.
From a two-car showroom in 1968 to a seven-dealership strong automotive group today headquartered in Newmarket, Croxon and his long time business partner, Deryck Gilpin, have plenty to celebrate.
Deputy Police Chief Thomas Carrique, honoured Noel by sharing a memory of the two of them working together with the Rotary Club thirty years ago.
The celebration ended with a wonderful pot luck lunch.
From all of us at the NewRoads Automotive Group we would like to thank you for participating in the Holiday Heroes Food and Toy Drive. I BIG Thank you to Deputy Police Chief Thomas Carrique, Superintendent Michael Slack and the incredible York Regional Police Team for their time and support.
It is truly amazing what a can happen when police, businesses and communities work together. Said Kelly Broome
To learn more about the NewRoads Community Crew and where you might find them next visit www.newroads.ca/community