Kelley Automotive Group will again partner with Backpacks of Hope to help provide extra comfort to homeless people in the area during the winter season. Kelley employees and the public are encouraged to donate essential items to fill at 1,000 backpacks that will be distributed to the needy.
Items needed are gloves, rain ponchos, backpacks, blankets, hand/feet warmers, deodorant, toothpaste, razors, lotion, soap/body wash, 2-in-1/3-in-1 shampoo, flashlights and nonperishable food items. It is requested that items be new/unused and full-size.
Donations can be dropped off at these Kelley Automotive dealerships before Friday, December 7:
- Tom Kelley Buick GMC, 633 Avenue of Autos, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
- Tom Kelley Cadillac, 811 Avenue of Autos, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
- Tom Kelley Volvo Cars, 860 Avenue of Autos, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
- Kelley Chevrolet, 5220 Value Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46808
- Tom Kelley Chevrolet Buick, 1313 S. 13th St., Decatur, IN 46733
- Tom Kelley Ford, 1341 S. 13th St., Decatur, IN 46733
- Tom Kelley Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep, 1311 S. 13th St., Decatur, IN 46733
- BMW of Fort Wayne, 929 Avenue of Autos, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
Volunteers are needed to help fill backpacks at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 14, at Tom Kelley Buick GMC, 811 Avenue of Autos, Fort Wayne. The backpacks will be distributed 5:30-8 p.m. that day to the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission. Monetary donations, which are tax-deductible, are also greatly appreciated; mail checks to Backpacks of Hope, 10305 Dawson’s Creek Blvd., Ste. F, Fort Wayne, IN 46825.
To volunteer or for more info, call Maureen Clausen at 260-434-4710.