On Saturday, Sept. 15, Dahl Automotive will host the 10th annual Lube-A-Thon fundraiser to benefit Family & Children’s Center. During the event, Dahl locations in Winona, Onalaska and La Crosse, Minnesota, will shut down their service departments for the day and offer free oil changes for a minimum $10 donation and car washes for a minimum $5 donation to Family & Children’s Center. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Over the past nine years, Dahl Automotive has raised more than $100,000 for local nonprofits through its annual Lube-A-Thon. This year the funds raised will once again support Family & Children’s Center’s child abuse prevention programs Healthy Families, Hope Academy and Stepping Stones in La Crosse, and Matty’s Place in Winona.
Through this fundraiser and other annual support from Dahl Automotive, the company is showing its dedication to Family & Children’s Center’s True Blue initiative to end child abuse in our community. The event is run completely by volunteers; including Dahl team members, Family & Children’s Center representatives and family members of both organizations. With all of the supplies donated by many generous sponsors, 100 percent of the money raised goes directly to Family & Children’s Center.
More than 100 years old, Dahl Automotive is the eighth‐oldest family‐owned Ford dealership in the nation. Dahl Automotive employs over 325 team members in the 7‐Rivers Region through nine primary entities: Dahl Hyundai Mazda Subaru, Dahl Ford Lincoln, Dahl Toyota, Dahl Chevrolet Buick GMC, Dahl Express Service and Used Car Super Center, as well as, ABRA Auto Body, Line‐X Bedliners and Accessories, Clearview Sign and the Dahl Auto Museum. Dahl Automotive is a servant led organization focusing on growing their business and impacting families and communities in a positive way.
Founded in 1881, Family & Children’s Center is a regional, not‐for‐profit agency that has helped thousands of children, adults and families enjoy better tomorrows. The center provides a continuum of services designed to strengthen families and promote individual well‐being, including child abuse/neglect prevention programs, alternative schools, community‐based counseling, community support services for people with chronic mental illness, residential treatment options and several outreach programs.
This story first appeared on winonadailynews.com