On June 10th, a total of eleven CarMax employees hosted a fun-filled cook out for the seniors residing at our Salvation Army William Booth Towers. In celebration of CarMax Cares Month, established in 2003 to support the communities where CarMax associates live and work, they chose The Salvation Army to complete their next team building project.
The Salvation Army William Booth Towers houses over 90 elderly, handicapped and disabled residents in Atlanta.
CarMax employees went all out and gave the seniors at the William Booth Towers an unforgettable cook out filled with grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, watermelon, potato chips, baked beans, potato salad and soft drinks. They even transported their very own gas grill in order to prepare the food on site.
“The residents thoroughly enjoyed the golf, bingo, croquet and bean bag toss activities, especially when they realized prizes were involved,” explained Major Loyd Kerns, The Salvation Army William Booth Towers Corps Officer. Winners received books, personal hygiene items, movies, and gift cards to both Publix and Kroger. CarMax wrapped up this fantastic event by provideing each resident with a CarMax gift bag full of much needed personal care item.
When asked why CarMax employees choose to participate in volunteer efforts such as these, CarMax HR Specialist, Kevin Shaw explained, “Helping make a difference in someone’s life is infectious. That’s the one thing our employees love to spread around.”
Thank you so much, CarMax friends, for thinking of us, and for giving of your time and energy to make this happen.