Greenway Equipment Toy Drive

Greenway Gives Back for the Holidays

Dec 10, 2018, 11:37 AM

Here at Greenway Equipment, we take our role in the community very seriously. Our team is dedicated to supporting the people and organizations around us, and we are always looking for new ways to give back. You can see our support in our partnerships with local nonprofits, charities and other organizations- especially those supporting children and families in need. Every year, as part of our vision statement, we continue to reinvest in the communities in which we operate. That is what makes Greenway, Greenway.

Read on to learn more about some of the wonderful things Greenway Equipment has been a part of this month!

Here at Greenway, we sell John Deere equipment in an area where agriculture is the leading economy. Still, 1 in 4 local children is at risk for hunger and food insecurity. In a region known for feeding the world, these numbers are just not acceptable to us. That’s why we are long-time supporters of the Backpack Program, led by the Arkansas Foodbank, Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, and SEMO Food Bank. These food banks in Little Rock, Jonesboro and Sikeston provide more than 4600 meals for local hungry children through the backpack program every weekend.

This year, Greenway Equipment is proud to partner with these food banks to donate Jason Aldean’s personal John Deere Gator for a fundraiser. Through this fundraiser, we’re hoping to help the food banks raise proceeds for their backpack programs. Anyone can enter to win the autographed Gator by donating a minimum of $10 for a ticket. With every $10 donation, you increase your chances of winning. It costs $150 to provide a backpack of food every weekend for one child for an entire school year.

We will continue accepting entries for the Gator giveaway throughout the month and into January, wrapping up with the drawing on January 25. So, don’t miss out on your opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life and get a chance to win Jason Aldean’s autographed XUV835M John Deere Gator!

Another organization that Greenway Equipment supports this year and every year is St. Jude Children’s Hospital. For nearly 20 years, the employees of Greenway have been running the St. Jude Toy Drive to help bring smiles to the children of St. Jude for Christmas. During this time, our customers and employees come together to donate as many toys as possible for the kids to enjoy.

“All the toys and all the items that we receive from Greenway, they help,” St. Jude’s Vilma Carnahan said. “That way, we save the funds that can be utilized for the research and treatment of cancer- because that’s what we do. We’re trying to find cures, and saving lives.”

Our support for the people and communities around us don’t stop after the holidays, of course. We always welcome new ways to make a difference and put a smile on someone’s face. We have kids that come to Greenway Equipment stores in between chemotherapy treatments to look at the tractors, and seeing their smiles motivate us to do even more every day.

“It’s all about the kids,” Greenway service technician Tinker Hall said, “And if it makes one kid smile; forget what’s going on... it’s all worthwhile. Every bit of it.”

If you would like to enter to win Jason Aldean’s Gator and support our local food banks, you can do that here on our website. We will be accepting toy donations for St. Jude’s through December 14th. Thanks for being an important part of the Greenway Equipment family!

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