Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa (left) receives a $5,000 donation from the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association handed to him by John Symes, owner of Symes Automotive Group and a member of the Association's board of directors.
Pasadena, CA - The Pasadena-headquartered charity Hillsides has received a $5,000 donation from the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association. John Symes, owner of Symes Automotive Group and a member of the Association's board of directors, presented the check to Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa at the Symes Toyota dealership.
Hillsides is one of four charities to receive a portion of $20,000. The Association is the official sponsor of the Los Angeles International Auto Show. The money is a returned fee the Association received for being the sponsor that board members are then able to distribute to charities within the community.
"Car dealers are very involved in their communities as far as giving back," said Symes. "We enjoy doing this to help out."
The other three charities benefitting are Green House Children's Fund, Pasadena Education Foundation, and San Gabriel Boys Scouts.
"We are so thankful that the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association has recognized all the good work Hillsides is doing in the community by selecting us as one of the four recipients," said Costa. "Hillsides has been helping vulnerable children, youth, and families for over 100 years, and it is through generous donations such as this that we are able to continue to create lasting change for the more than 7,500 individuals we serve each year."
[About the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association: Founded in 1907, the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association is committed to serving the communities of greater Los Angeles by promoting professionalism within the retail automotive industry. For more information, please visit http://www.glancda.org/.]
[About Hillsides: Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of children, youth, and their families in need throughout Los Angeles County. For more information, please visit www.hillsides.org.]