The Auto Center Bargain Lot, a Village Automotive Group company, continues to "give back" to the community with contributions to local and national charities, volunteer efforts with our employees and through our Foundation. Click here for more information.
Toys For Tots
During each holiday season, Auto Center Bargain Lot gives back! We are a Toys for Tots drop location and encourage our customers to bring in unwrapped gifts for children in need. We have collected toys for the program since 2005.
Helping The Homeless
The Wellness Committee at Village Automotive Group invited Allan Law, also known as, The Sandwich Man, to speak to the employees of Village Automotive Group. Like most who hear his selfless mission of consistently bringing food and showing compassion to over 1,500 people in Minneapolis every day, Auto Center Bargain Lot was inspired. To help support Allan's efforts, we will be collecting coins for bus tokens and new socks to donate for the homeless.
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Hennepin County: Wellness By Design Award
Village Automotive Group has been presented the Platinum and Green award from Wellness by Design on June 25th. This award recognizes our Wellness program and environmental efforts as an employer in the community out of 200 Hennepin County employers.
Wellness by Design was set up to reward Hennepin County employers for programs that promote healthy behaviors and environments in their work places along with working to reduce chronic diseases and associated healthcare costs. This year, Wellness by Design added the Green award which takes into consideration factors that include work place recycling, water conservation and energy saving practices.
Village Automotive Group launched its wellness program, "Drive to a Healthier You" in 2010 which has experienced significant results such as single digit premium renewals; improved lifestyle changes such as reduced blood pressures; weight loss and increases in smoking cessation. This program has also created a heightened awareness for at least 3 employees whose lives would have been significantly impacted with life-threatening conditions had this program not existed. This is the second Platinum award for Village Automotive Group.