Community Involvement

 
Here at Allen Hyundai, your Gulfport car dealership, we always believe in doing our part to give back to the community of Gulfport, MS. A community is an important foundation for residents and businesses alike, and that is why we are proud to perform any service or sponsor any event we can to promote the growth of Gulfport. We also encourage all of our customers to participate in the events we sponsor or contact us about the work we do for the wonderful Gulfport 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.