Doing Good Difference 

One of our greatest rewards for being upfront and honest with our customers, and for striving to be the best in the business at serving our customers, is just how well that has been received. Our valued customers have become advocates for us. They continue to return to us, and trust us with their friends and family members. They have put us in a great position, one where we are priviliged to be able to give back to our community. We strive to make connections with organizations that are Doing Good in our communities. We partner with them to make a Difference in the future of our community and our fellow citizens. What we do here at Rochester Motor Cars goes far beyond just selling a car, truck or service and tires. It's the platform that allows us to help make our community a better place to be. We are fortunate to have a staff that rallies around this goal. They truly want to be remembered for more than just being someone working at some car dealership. They truly care about their communties, and want to make a Difference. 

Here are some of our Doing Good partners in Rochester MN and the surrounding communities:

 

 

Channel One Reginal Food Bank Rochester, MN

http://www.channel-one.org/ 

Channel One Regional Food Bank and Food Shelf, a certified member of Feeding America, is a non-profit organization that serves the mission to work in partnership with others to help feed people in need. Channel One is a proud member of Hunger Solutions Minnesota, a partner of the United Way of Olmsted County, and a proud founding member of Hunger-Free Minnesota. Today, Channel One Regional Food Bank serves seniors, individuals with physical or mental-health disabilities, working families and individuals, people in times of crisis due to job loss, medical problems or personal disaster, and food shelves, programs and agencies in 14 counties. These counties include Faribault, Waseca, Rice, Goodhue, Wabasha, Steele, Dodge, Olmsted, Freeborn, Mower, Fillmore, Winona, Houston, and La Crosse County in Wisconsin.

 

Salvation Army Rochester, MN

http://salvationarmynorth.org/community/rochester/ 

The Rochester Salvation Army assists residents of Olmsted County with a wide range of programs, including food, housing and health services. Help is provided to anyone in need without discrimination. In addition, Salvation Army officers lead worship services every Sunday.

 

March of Dimes

http://www.marchofdimes.org/minnesota/

Every year in the United States, nearly half a million babies are born too soon, 7,000 of them right here in Minnesota. With your help, we work to improve the health of babies and support families if something does go wrong.

 

 

PossAbilities of Southern MN

http://www.possabilities.org/ 

PossAbilities is a non-profit agency serving children and adults with disabilities through a variety of pivotal programs. We help people find and keep jobs, integrate into community activities and contribute through volunteerism.

 

Rochester Area Family Y

http://www.rochfamy.org/ 

The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. That’s because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.

 

 

Ronald McDonald House Rochester, MN

http://rmhmn.org/

The Ronald McDonald House is a “home away from home” for families who must travel hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles to seek medical treatment for their children. The House provides shelter and support to families facing difficult days and long nights. Families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House share their stories and gain new insights as they meet children and parents with similar concerns. The House is a place to share hopes and dreams. 

 

Seasons Hospice Rochester, MN

http://seasonshospice.org/

Seasons Hospice is a community based, non-profit organization in Rochester, MN. We provide specialized care to people living with terminal illness while giving support to their loved ones. We have been caring for residents of southeastern Minnesota for fifteen years with our home hospice services and residential hospice facility. 

 

 

Toys for Tots SE MN

https://www.facebook.com/Semntoysfortots

The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

 

United Way of Olmstead County

http://www.uwolmsted.org/

United Way of Olmsted County unites people and resources to improve lives in the community with a focus on educationincomehealth, and basic needs – the building blocks for a good quality of life. We do this by convening the community to address key issues, collaborating to achieve a measurable impact, and connecting human and financial resources to achieve our mission.

 

 

Join the Journey

http://www.jointhejourney.us/

Pink Ribbon Mentors are volunteer survivors who provide emotional and informational support to patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

 

Red Cross Emergency Relief

http://www.redcross.org/mn/rochester

The chapter is headquartered in Rochester, with a branch office in Owatonna and pre-positioned disaster supplies and volunteer resources located throughout the 4-county area. In addition to responding to single-family emergencies, the chapter has responded to several major disasters over the years, including floods in 1978 (Rochester and surrounding areas), 2007 (Rushford and surrounding areas), and 2010 (Owatonna and surrounding areas).

 

 

Walk to End Alzheimer's

http://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=5204&pg=entry

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

 

Paws and Claws Humane Society

http://www.pawsandclaws.org/wpweb/

The Paws & Claws Mission is to:

* Promote and provide humane protection and shelter for abandoned or lost companion animals.
* Seek adoptive homes for companion animals under our protective care.
* Provide public education regarding the societal problem of animal overpopulation.
* Promote the principles of responsible companion animal care.
* Advocate the spaying and neutering of all companion animals.

 

Boys & Girls Club of Rochester

http://www.bgclubroch.org/

Our mission is to empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring community members.

 

Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch Rochester MN

http://www.ironwoodsprings.com/

Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch is a Christian Camp located in southern Minnesota serving over 24,000 people per year. Our purpose is to provide an atmosphere and opportunity for adults and children to get to know themselves, others and God better. We strive to do this through our lives, words, and activities by conducting ourselves in a manner pleasing to God. Ironwood Springs has been a non-profit organization since 1976.

 

Camp Victory Ministries

http://www.campvictory.com/

Camp Victory is a non-denominational Christian camp and retreat center in SE Minnesota. Located on 200 acres of forested, rolling hills and the beautiful Zumbro River.  Camp Victory offers a peaceful, natural setting for retreats, conferences, business meetings, summer camp for kids and summer day camp options.   - See more at: http://www.campvictory.com/index.php/about-us#sthash.xgwTRwA9.dpuf

 

 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

http://www.minnesotafca.org/rochester-youth-sports

To present to athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.

 

Special Olympics Polar Plunge

http://www.plungemn.org/location/rochester

The Polar Bear Plunge — presented by Minnesota law enforcement as part of the year-round Law Enforcement Torch Run® events to benefit Special Olympics — is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics athletes by jumping into frigid Minnesota waters. It consists of 16 different events that take place across Minnesota during the coldest months of the year. From January through March, our Plunge crew will be traveling around the state to 16 different communities with one goal in mind: raise funds for Special Olympics Minnesota!

 

St. Baldricks Foundation

http://www.stbaldricks.org/

St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events began as a challenge between businessmen and have grown from one event in 2000 to over 1,300 events in 2013, raising critical funds for childhood cancer research. Events take place in pubs, restaurants, schools, churches, parks, malls, military bases, firehouses and any other place you can imagine.