Through the efforts of Virginia Eye Institute (VEI) and Haley GMC the Gift of Light had a record breaking year raising $28,467, surpassing the $25,000 campaign goal!!
Staff at each of the 8 VEI locations competed weekly to raise donations from their patients and collectively raised $8,037 over 4 weeks. Locations had a fundraising goal and the 30 VEI doctors pledged a match to each location reaching their goal. The tremendous success of the individual locations resulted in an additional $18,000 pledge from the VEI doctors!!!
Additionally, Haley GMC joined in as a campaign supporter for 2017 and committed $25 for every car sold in December, raising another $2,430 towards the overall total.
A huge thank you to the staff and doctors at VEI and the sales team and leadership at Haley GMC! Our community is grateful for your dedicated efforts to remove poor vision as an obstacle to classroom success!!
Haley GMC Buick General Manager, Barry Moore, has made children’s vision a top priority this season. After learning that as many as 1/3 of the students in some of our most economically and academically challenged schools need but don’t have glasses, he wanted know how he could make a difference this holiday season.
Haley GMC Buick has teamed up with our friends at Virginia Eye Institute to bring some additional support and recognition to the Conexus holiday fundraiser, Gift of Light.
Haley GMC Buick has issued coupons for a free “Pit Stop” where their team will check air pressure, alignment, and fill windshield washer fluid! Haley is donating $1 to the Gift of Light campaign for every coupon redeemed, and customers will receive a $10 service card from Haley towards their next visit! In addition to donations from the Pit Stop, Haley GMC Buick will donate $30 to the Gift of Light campaign for every car sold during the month of December!
Thanks so much to our friends at Virginia Eye Institute for helping us to grow the Gift of Light Fundraiser, and welcome aboard to our new friends at Haley GMC Buick! Together we can make a great difference this holiday season!