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It’s always a good feeling to give back, and last night at the Morrie’s Heritage Car Connection Dojo we did something a little unconventional. Several Morrie’s employees came together to pack 100 backpacks with care for PAB’S PACKS, a local non-profit that has a very unique mission.
Their mission is to deliver backpacks full of comfort items to teens with chronic illnesses that spend a lot of time in the hospital. “PAB” is for Pia and Abbie, the founders and Chief Inspiration Officers of PAB’S PACKS. PAB’S was created after both Pia and Abbie (long time friends) spent time in the hospital dealing with their own battles with chronic illnesses. During their time in the hospital they both felt the need to help other teens in some way after their long stays and frequent visits to the hospital.
Each pack is filled with a items that are meant to give the teens some comfort and to let them know someone is thinking about them. A comfortable blanket, stress ball in the shape of a heart, Pabby the Penguin (their stuffed mascot), chap stick, a notebook, a pre-stamped postcard, and our favorite – a personalized note to the teen. Each personalized card is signed with “We got your back” to let teens know they are not alone in their circumstances.
Morrie’s and PAB’S PACKS will be hand delivering the backpacks tomorrow at Children’s Hospital in St. Paul. Morrie’s is excited to be partnering with PAB’S PACKS and we look forward to helping pack and distribute more backpacks in the future!
Visit pabspacks.org to learn more.
Tis the season to give back to those in your community and this year we’ve teamed up with Mazda to do just that. Now through January 2nd 2014 for every test drive we will donate an hour of our time to a local worthy cause. But that’s not all! When you buy or lease a new Mazda, we will donate $100 to one of the select charity organizations:
Giving back is an important part of how we do business here at Morrie’s, that is why we created the Buy Happy giving program. This program gives us the opportunity to give back to local organizations through volunteering, donating, spreading awareness and much more. When Mazda customers purchase a new vehicle they will choose from the above organizations to donate to. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the American Red Cross, American Heart Association and Mazda Foundation are the four national charities chosen by Mazda and United Health Care Children’s Foundation has been chosen by us as our local charity.
For more information about United Health Care Children’s Foundation head over to their website. Make sure to check the official website of Mazda Drive 4 Good often to see how many service hours have been pledged and how much money has been donated!
Stop by one either Morrie’s Minnetonka Mazda or Morrie’s Chippewa Valley Mazda today to test-drive or purchase a vehicle and give back to one of these great organizations.