July 2, 2020

Jeff Schmitt Auto Group Donates $10,000 to Help Homeless Animals

By: The Humane Society of Greater Dayton

Today, Jay Schmitt, President of Jeff Schmitt Auto Group, stopped by the Humane Society of Greater Dayton with a $10,000 donation to support the organization’s efforts in helping the animals in the Miami Valley. 

“As someone who personally has adopted two wonderful cats from the Humane Society of Greater Dayton I have witnessed first-hand the impact this organization has on the people and pets in our community,” said Schmitt. “It is always such an honor to work with them on this campaign. Thanks to the support of our community who came out to test drive cars at our seven dealerships we are proud to provide this donation to further the Humane Society of Greater Dayton’s mission and lifesaving work.” 

Through February and March, Jeff Schmitt Auto Group held their You Drive, They Thrive campaign. This 2-month-long campaign gave people an opportunity to go into any of Jeff Schmitt Auto Group’s 7 dealerships and test drive a car. For each car that was test driven, they would donate $50 to the animals at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. If a person purchased a car and financed it through Ally, they would donate an additional $50 to the animals at our shelter. Thanks to everyone who supported this campaign, Jeff Schmitt Auto Group raised $10,000 to help the animals at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. 

“Jeff Schmitt Auto Group has always been a committed partner and advocate for the animals,” said Brian Weltge, President and CEO of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. “As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization we rely solely on donations to fund all of our programs and services, so working with Jeff Schmitt Auto Group again for this campaign is helping to provide medical care, nourishing food and ultimately forever homes to so many homeless animals in the Miami Valley. We are grateful for their continued dedication and commitment in helping animals in need.”


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