Community Outreach

  

Drive for 75

The results are in, and the 7th Annual Drive for 75 was a huge success. All teams combined raised over $104,000! Way to step on the gas, teams! For 7 years, DuPage Pads and the Autobahn Country Club have teamed up to help raise over $500,000 towards our mission to end homelessness. Thank you to all who participated to help make this fundraiser's success possible!

For more details, visit: https://dupagepads.org/category/past-events/ or to volunteer, make a donation or share a fundraising idea, please visit: https://dupagepads.org/solutions

 

Helping Hand Center

The mission of Helping Hand Center is to assist persons with disabilities to achieve their highest level of independence through quality programs and services. Continental Toyota are working with Helping Hand Center "Project Search" to hire candidates with disabilities to work within our dealership.

Community Nurse Health Center of LaGrange

Continental Toyota has been long time partners with the Community Nurse Health Center of LaGrange. They have also been sponsors of their “X-treme 10 race” at Waterfall Glen which had its final run in 2016.

Pinewood Derby Fundraiser for the Boy Scouts of America

Continental Toyota opened its doors to the community to host a Pinewood Derby Fundraiser for the Boy Scouts of America. This event was a first for the Toyota dealership, with 40 participants signed up to race. Prior to the event, participants could pick up their car kits and let their creativity do the rest for a chance to win one of the big prizes. Rental cars were also available to race for those who did not pick up a car kit.

School and Tutors on Wheels

We are a proud sponsor of School and Tutors on Wheels, we provide our employees with the space and time during the workweek to take advantage of the ESL classes in our dealership. School and Tutors on Wheels is a neighborhood based adult English literacy program that empowers adults by teaching them English literacy and valuable life skills. They break the language barrier and set people on the road to a better life through free one-on-one tutoring in suburban Cook and DuPage counties.

Illinois Masonic Children's Home

Every year we like to spread the Holiday spirit and give back to those in need. The Illinois Masonic Children’s Home provides a safe and nurturing environment for children who are unable to care for themselves due to various family or home conditions. For this reason, we have hosted the Illinois Masonic Children’s Home Christmas party at our Continental Toyota dealership for several years. It’s an evening full of fun games and a warm Holiday spirit.

The Drive for 75

7th Annual Drive for 75 Karting endurance race to benefit DuPage Pads is scheduled for Sunday, June 25th.  This event has raised over $485,000 in the past six years.  Continental Motors Dealer Principal Joel Weinberger is the founder and organizer of this annual event which is held at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet. For more information, contact Diana Miller @ dmiller@dupagepads.org.

 

La Grange Rocks 5K Run

The La Grange Rocks 5K run/walk starts and ends at LT North Practice Field, on Cossitt Avenue just east of Gilbert in La Grange. The La Grange Rocks 5K os one of the LeaderShop's annual fundraising events to support the youth of our community. The LeaderShop empowers yout to become community-minded induviduals through diverst programs that foster confidence, knowledge and leadership. La Grange Rocks 5K Registration

Driven to Care

48 vehicles donated and counting! For the 6th consecutive year, Continental Motors Group teamed up with Naperville Cares and LaGrange Pillars for their annual “Driven to Care” Event, held on December 8th at Continental Toyota in Hodgkins, IL  During this time of year, many organizations generously give back to those in need with food, gifts or monetary donations. However, Continental Motors Group again gave back to the local community they have served for more than fifty years with a contribution that lasts far beyond a season. 

USO Barbeque for the Troops

Every dollar raised will help your local USO provide services and support for the troops and their families. In Illinois, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association has been a leading BBQ partner with the USO of Illinois as they enlist their dealership members to host BBQs to raise awareness and funds for local troops and their families. Already, more than 70 dealerships representing more than 35 communities across Chicagoland will fire up the grill, offer “free” services, such as car washes, and collect donations to support the USO of Illinois. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised will support troops deployed and at home; military families; wounded, ill and injured troops as well as families of the fallen. 

Driven to Care

During this time of year, many organizations generously give back to those in need with food, gifts or monetary donations.  However, Continental Motors Group again gave back to the local community they serve for more than fifty years with a contribution that lasts far beyond a season.  For the fifth consecutive year, Continental Motors Group teamed up with Naperville Cares and LaGrange Pillars for their annual "Driven to Care" Event at their Continental Toyota dealership, in Hodgkins, IL.

Drive for 75

Race to end homelessness Drive for 75 was held at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL. The goal to raise $75,000 for DuPagePads mission. 15 karting teams competed in a 4 hour race while raising funds to end homelessness. Over $100,000 was raised. You can help too, visit DuPage Pads.

Driven to Care

Continental Motors Group, in cooperation with Naperville CARES and LaGrange Pillars held their 4th annual Driven to Care Event. Eight area residents from Cook County and DuPage County, who have been in economic strain, worsened by being without independent means of transportation, are now able to get around on their own using cars donated by Continental Motors Group. Vehicles were donated from the eight Continental Motors Group dealers.

Driven to Care – 8 Vehicles Give Away

Continental Motors Group, LaGrange Pillars and Naperville Cares held their second annual Driven to Care Event. Eight area residents from Cook County and DuPage County, who have been in economic strain, worsened by being without independent means of transportation, are now able to get around on their own using cars donated by Continental Motors Group.

Taste of Hope

The Seventh Annual Taste of Hope was held on March 14, 2013 at Abbington Banquets in Glen Ellyn. The Taste of Hope featured chefs uniting to end homelessness. Signature dishes from the area's most elite restaurants with wine pairings from Wente Vineyards. Continental Motors was proud to be the Diamond Sponsor of the event. It was truly a delicious event supporting DuPage PADS.

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation

During the month of April, Continental Motors Group participated in the 3rd annual "Test Drives for Autism" fundraiser, contributing $20 for each test drive taken. Continental Motor Group donated over $20,000 to support the Turning Pointe Autism Foundation in Naperville.

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Continental Autosports
Hinsdale, IL
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Hodgkins, IL