We believe giving back to the community is an essential part of our daily service to the people of Gulfport, MS, and surrounding areas. Your local Hyundai dealership in Mississippi is dedicated to building a foundation of service for residents and businesses, and that is why we proudly sponsor and support any event that advocates for the growth of Gulfport. Our friendly team at Allen Hyundai is here to help the good works of our family, friends, and community as we make Gulfport a better place for everyone.


 

The caring staff at Allen Hyundai is proud to partner again with CASA of Harrison County as our official sponsored charity. Now through the end of 2020, we will be contributing to our local CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) chapter a portion of profits from all vehicles sold, and we invite you to support the efforts of this outstanding charity. CASA of Harrison County volunteers are advocates who support neglected and abused children in Harrison County, Mississippi. The children served are among the most vulnerable within our area. CASA of Harrison County received its first case in January 2011 and has since advocated for nearly 2,000 children in Harrison County. Your local Hyundai dealership sponsored the ribbon cutting for the CASA of Harrison County's Resource Center on Saturday, Nov. 26. Allen Hyundai owner Scott Allen worked the grill at the ceremony to cook up his famous smoked barbecue for lunch. 


 

Local residents enjoyed more tasty food during the Harrison Central High School band pulled pork sandwich fundraiser on the grounds of your local Hyundai dealership on Friday, Dec, 6. Band members served sandwiches, washed cars, and performed their spectacular routines at our dealership. From our entire team at Allen Hyundai, we thank the community for supporting the Harrison Central High School band.



In October, we enjoyed two fantastic days hosting mini-wall climbers at Allen Hyundai for a chance to win entry into the fifth annual Hang Out with Habitat. We invited citizens to compete on our mini climbing wall from Oct. 8 and 9. The two fastest climbers won an entry in the Hang Out with Habitat. Third place received a $50 off service coupon, and all participants received a 10% off service coupon.


As you can see, the dedicated team at Allen Hyundai is here to serve the community and help make it a better place. We thank all residents for supporting our past events, and we look forward to continuing our support in the coming year and beyond. If you would like to learn how you can take part in the partnerships between Allen Hyundai and the Gulfport and surrounding communities, contact us by clicking below. In the meantime, check out many of the previous community events hosted and organized by your local Hyundai dealership in Mississippi.

 

 

The staff at Allen Hyundai is happy to announce our recent partnership with CASA of Harrison County. Allen Hyundai chose to assist two families over the course of the holiday season, letting them have the Christmas that any family would want. Allen Hyundai could not let a family go without celebrating Christmas this season so we were thrilled to step in and help. For several years now, Harrison County has had the largest number of child abuse and neglect victims and CASA is working to change that.



There are currently 900 children in CPS protective custody just in Harrison County. This is why Allen Hyundai is so proud to say that more than 1,600 children have been helped by CASA since the group's first case back in 2011. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, who have been appointed by Harrison County Youth Court Judges to advocate for the well-being and safety of local children. It is always the goal of CASA to reunite the children with their parents or family, and if that is not possible, then they will work to find a permanent foster family for the child. We couldn't wait to help CASA of Harrison County and get these families the Christmas that everyone deserves.



Allen Hyundai was recently invited to help those affected by Hurricane Michael, and made the trip to Panama City and Mexico Beach, Florida to do so. Our team helped feed first responders and deliver donated items alongside a team of Mississippi Gulf Coast Police Officers and firefighters. Allen Hyundai Owner Scott Allen and Community Outreach Manager Jourdan Hartshorn cooked meals for local first responders from the coast in the name of the One Coast Hurricane Relief Initiative.



Our team partnered with a variety of institutions to help bring relief to the area including the Gulfport Fire Department, Gulfport Police Department, City of Gulfport, Mayor's Office of Biloxi, Police Department, City of Biloxi, Biloxi Fire Department, Biloxi Police Department, and the Harrison County Sheriff's Office. Allen Hyundai wants to thank our local Walmart, Whataburger, and everyone who donated to this great cause. We also want to thank the Harrison County Sheriff's' office for inviting us to help out.




"Breast cancer affects everyone - it doesn't matter if you're a man or a woman. That's why I'm stepping up to fight breast cancer with all I have." - Allen Hyundai Employee, Jourdan Hartshorn


Allen Hyundai, your car dealership in Gulfport MS, has a long history of helping our community every chance that we get. We are proud to say that this October, we will be supporting Real Men Wear Pink of Gulf Coast, MS in an effort to raise funds in the name of breast cancer awareness and breast cancer research. Our own employee, Jourdan Hartshorn, is heading up this campaign in our dealership and is thrilled to help those suffering from breast cancer.  


Join us at Real Men Wear Pink of Gulf Coast MS or support us by making a donation. Your donations help the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking breast cancer research, prevention, treatment and crucial patient care programs. Stay tuned for updates on our fundraising efforts. We are so excited to have you on this journey with us in our first year of raising funds to fight breast cancer here at Allen Hyundai, your Gulfport car dealership!




Allen Hyundai, your Gulfport car dealership, is a proud sponsor of the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. Diabetes is one of our top health concerns In Mississippi, which is why the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi is dedicated to preventing diabetes and associated complications as well as to improving the lives of every child, every adult, and every family touched by type 1 or type 2 diabetes. They accomplish this through education, medical assistance, support, advocacy, and research. The DFM has been rated a top charity (based on financials and accountability) for four consecutive years by Charity Navigator, placing team in the top 8% of charities nationwide. Every dollar raised here STAYS here, so you know your donations will be supporting Mississippi families! This is why Allen Hyundai, your car dealership in Gulfport MS, is so proud to be a sponsor of this cause.

The DFM offers programs for children, including Camp Kandu (Mississippi's only camp for children with diabetes AND their families) and Sweet Subject School programs to educate teachers and school staff about managing the highs and lows of diabetes during the school day. They also offer a yearly Super Conference for adults with diabetes and parents of children with diabetes, where top experts from around the country come to educate these individuals on managing diabetes to avoid potential complications from the disease. Feel free to learn more about the other programs and services of the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi!


Your Gulfport car dealership, Allen Hyundai, is proud to sponsor a BBQ that benefits the Tunnels to Towers organization. The mission of this foundation is to honor the sacrifice made by Stephen Stiller, who lost his life to save the lives of others during the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. This foundation also honors the military and first responders that continue to make sacrifices day after day for our great country. 93.1% of all money made by this organization goes directly to their programs, so you never have to worry about where the money you donate goes.


The BBQ is sponsored by Allen Hyundai, your car dealership in Gulfport MS. We hope to see you there supporting those who have gave life and limb to protect our nation. There is no better way to thank our current and past military and first responders for all that they have done than supporting a fantastic organization like Tunnels to Towers. Help us honor the legacy of Stephen Stiller and all those who have given everything to protect us by joining us for this great BBQ benefiting Tunnels to Towers. We can't wait to see you there!




Allen Hyundai, your Gulfport car dealership, is a proud sponsor of the Keesler Air Force Base 81st Force Squadron's Freedom Fest. These sort of programs, special events, and promotions are important to the Air Force because they help contribute to the recruitment and retention of Air Force members. These programs are essential to the physical, cultural, social and overall well-being of all military members and their families. By hosting these kinds of events, those who live on the base can really let their hair down and have some fun.



The funds contributed by Allen Hyundai, your car dealership in Gulfport MS, help offset the cost of these Keesler Air Force Base events and enhance them overall. Allen Hyundai, your local Gulfport car dealership group, sponsors a grand total of 11 events over the course of 2018. Allen Hyundai loves to support our military in any way that we can, which is why we are so thrilled to be a sponsor of the Keesler Air Force Base 81st Force Squadron's Freedom Fest. We hope to see our military friends there!



Our team at Allen Hyundai, your car dealership in Gulfport MS, is proud to say that we are a sponsor of CLIMB CDC and the good work that its members do. A charitable non-profit organization, CLIMB CDC uses integral practical workforce training, liveable wage employment opportunities and sustainable housing solutions to foster human development and self-reliance. Some of the programs offered at its Workforce Training Institute include construction, academics, environmental workforce training and more. For even more initiatives, CLIMB CDC partners with organizations like AmeriCorps and the Conservation Corps. Its Family Enrichment Center acts as a safe space where families can participate in different services and workshops. CLIMB CDC fundraises for the local community and also raises money to support its various programs. Our staff thinks their work is amazing and we are always ready to promote it.



Here at Allen Hyundai, your Gulfport car dealership, we are happy to support the incredible efforts of CLIMB CDC in every way we can. That is why we were a co-sponsor of its annual Ports of Call food festival - where participants tasted a wide variety of foods, experienced a silent auction, enjoyed live music and more - and will be holding a BBQ at our Gulfport car dealership in May to benefit this wonderful organization. We encourage all of our customers to join us, eat some good food, donate whatever they can and raise awareness about CLIMB CDC. Contact us or stop by our dealership for more information about our upcoming BBQ being held on May 26th from 11 am to 1 pm, and be sure to visit the CLIMB CDC website to see what you can do to help expand its efforts in bettering the Mississippi community.




Among other things, the month of April is designated as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Children who suffer from those horrible situations often find themselves in foster care. That is why our team at Allen Hyundai, your local car dealership in Gulfport, MS, is proud to say that we and numerous community sponsors are hard at work creating 100 "Buddy Bags" throughout this entire month. Designed to be given to a child as soon as he or she enters a foster home, the bags have been loaded with a stuffed animal, a blanket, a coloring book, a toothbrush and toothpaste. We want to give a big thank you to Callahan's Lawn Services LLC, South Mississippi Smiles, the Biloxi Police Department, the Gulfport Police Department, Papa John's Pizza on E. Pass Rd. and Carrie Cole of Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty for partnering with us on this amazing venture and their assistance in providing some hope to these children.



We currently are asking for more items to put inside these "Buddy Bags" before April ends because these bags can bring a little bit of comfort to a child during this difficult transition. We hope to have them stuffed as fully as we can and are reaching out for pillows, small clothes and $10 Walmart gift cards. We also ask that everyone join us in helping these children however they can. You can learn more about donating items or what else you can do by contacting Jourdan Hartshorn, our community outreach manager, at communityoutreach@allenhyundai.com. For more information on Allen Hyundai's "Buddy Bags" program, check out this article or find it on Facebook. Our staff at Allen Hyundai, your local car dealership in Gulfport, MS, looks forward to working with you in giving a reason for these children to smile again.