The holiday season is just as much a time of giving as it is one of receiving.

Since their founding, ADESA auctions in North America have made it an annual habit to give back and raise money for local charities in their communities. In doing so, our auction locations have become shining examples of philanthropy and altruism in the regions they serve.

To help spread this good cheer, I wanted to spotlight a select few of the generous contributions our auctions have made—both big and small—around the 2018 holiday season.

ADESA Auctions Support the T.J. Martell Foundation

To kick off the holiday season, a group of ADESA auctions spent two months participating in a large fundraising campaign for the T.J. Martell Foundation, a charity that supports and funds cancer research.

The campaign was a partnership between ADESA and Chase in honor of Chase’s National Auction Manager Joe Rodi, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this year. In total, the auctions collectively raised more than $40,000 through local efforts.

ADESA Canada King Street Office

ADESA Canada King Street office collected gloves, hats, sleeping bags, blankets and winter jackets, as well as donations to use for food, for the Yonge Street Mission, which helps people in need in Toronto.

ADESA Canada also supported the Toronto Firefighters Toy Drive again this year, collecting donations of toys and raising money at other events to buy more toys.

ADESA Cincinnati/Dayton

As part of their Game Day Give Back event, ADESA Cincinnati/Dayton collected more than $600 in donations for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. This fundraising campaign was a joint effort with Santander Consumer USA/Chrysler Capital.

ADESA Des Moines

ADESA Des Moines kicked off the holiday season with its annual Ugly Sweater Contest, which raised $500 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

ADESA Edmonton

ADESA Edmonton collected 1,000 pounds of food from dealer customers and employees for the local Leduc & District Food Bank.

ADESA Mesa Office

The ADESA office in Mesa, Arizona, held its fifth annual My First Wheels bicycle donation drive, collecting 220 new or gently used bikes for the kids at nearby Luke Air Force Base. The team has donated over 1,100 bikes over the course of five years.

ADESA Montreal

ADESA Montreal employees spread holiday cheer by collecting food, toys and clothing for families in need. The front office also collected its favorite recipes into a cookbook, sold copies of it and donated the proceeds for the cause.

ADESA New Jersey

After ADESA New Jersey’s annual turkey giveaway at the auction, Jerry Roschwalb, from dealer partner Atlantic Auto Group, donated the leftovers to both a local church food bank and the Somerset County Food Bank.

The auction team then collected non-perishable food and non-food items—as well as cash donations—for the local Food Bank Network ahead of the holiday season. Dozens of generous employees and customers contributed to the cause.

The auction also sold tailgate lunches to raise $300 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital at the Santander Consumer USA/Chrysler Capital Game Day Give Back event.

ADESA Orlando

Five donated vehicles were auctioned off at a special charity sale to raise money for New Hope for Kids, an organization that supports children and families and grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in Central Florida. The auction raised over $17,000.

ADESA Shreveport

ADESA Shreveport teamed up with the local Greenwood Police Department, gathering enough toys to help 10 families enjoy a brighter holiday.

ADESA Tulsa

ADESA Tulsa joined America’s Car-Mart for Operation Santa, accepting toy donations from employees and dealers for St. Francis and St. John’s Children’s Hospitals.

ADESA Washington DC

The team at ADESA Washington DC collected hundreds of toys to help support Toys for Tots.

ADESA Winnipeg

ADESA Winnipeg raised $25,000 for United Way Winnipeg in just one month, thanks to generous donations from customers and through fun activities for employees.

Thank you to these generous auctions for all they do to support their local communities during the holiday seasons and throughout the year.

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ADESA Orlando poses during their special charity sale benefitting New Hope for Kids

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ADESA Washington D.C. presents their collected gifts to Toys for Tots

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ADESA Canada poses while helping the Toronto Firefighters Toy Drive

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ADESA Montreal poses with their collection of donated items