The month of December was filled with giving moments in our local communities and abroad. Autobell COO Carl Howard encouraged store managers, district managers, and home office team members to do something within their local community in December as part of our commitment to Brighten the World by Helping Others Shine®.

Below are three stories of Autobell team members helping in our local communities.

A purpose driven month

On December 17, twelve team members from Western North Carolina participated in Operation Christmas Child in Boone, NC. They sorted, packaged, and shipped shoeboxes loaded with toys and gifts for children in Togo, Africa. This volunteer community event was led by the Western NC Store Manager team and District Manager Ryan Moore.

“We’re grateful to work alongside members of our local community packaging shoeboxes with holiday gifts for children in need,” stated District Manager Ryan Moore. “We look forward to discovering new opportunities that benefit our local and overseas communities for years to come.”

Mid Atlantic Community 436x442 Doughnuts

Our Mid-Atlantic district used a cloudy, rainy day in December to visit their local fire departments and treat them to doughnuts and hot coffee.

“Our first responders have a crucial job, and we are thankful they are nearby in the event of an emergency,” stated District Manager Joseph Noel. “We wanted to brighten their world by dropping off a small token of appreciation for all their hard work.”

2019 winter creek walk

Twenty-three Charlotte-based Autobell team members worked together to clean up a nearly one-mile section of Little Sugar Creek on December 18. An estimated 250 pounds of trash and debris were pulled from the creek that morning.

“This is my third time helping clean up Little Sugar Creek, and it was great to have folks from the Home Office working alongside us that morning,” stated Store #29 Operating Partner Tim O’Neal. “My team and I look forward to keeping our commitment to protecting the environment by participating in these cleanup events each year.”

Autobell COO Carl Howard said, “I want to thank our team members for taking the time to brighten the day of other communities last month, and I want to encourage our teams to continue looking for opportunities to show our Autobell brilliance in their local communities.”