Here at the Conicelli family of dealership, we believe it’s part of our responsibility to give back to the community that supports us. One of the charities we work with is Laurel House, an organization that is working to stop domestic violence and which helps victims of abuse in Montgomery County get to safety. We believe this is an incredibly important cause, which is why in addition to our donation, we recently participated in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes aims to get men involved in women’s rights, and asks people of all backgrounds to take a stand against domestic violence.
Part of our participation in this program involved getting additional exposure for Laurel House by hosting the Traveling Shoe. Members of our staff came out to meet the giant red shoe with Laurel House’s website address printed on it, and it was displayed at our dealership in a show of solidarity. Check out the pictures of our team with the shoe below, and feel free to talk to us about our work with Laurel House. You can also learn more about their work at laurel-house.org, where you can sign up to volunteer, learn about warning signs of abuse and more.
And remember, there is always help if you find yourself in an abusive situation, so you can reach out to Laurel House at any time for assistance!
Here at our Hyundai dealership near Philadelphia, PA, we believe that one of the most important parts of what we do is taking advantage of our ability to give back to the community. We’ve worked with a variety of charities in the past, such as Hogs & Honeys and Looking Out for Kids, and this time we’re proud to be bringing the American Red Cross into the fold. On Friday, February 19, 2016, we’ll be hosting a blood drive at the Conicelli Autoplex. This is a wonderful chance for both our staff and the community at large to come together and help provide a much-needed service to local hospitals, as donated blood is always in demand.
You can schedule an appointment to give blood at Conicelli right here. The drive will be running from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm on the second floor of Conicelli Hyundai, which is located at 1208 Ridge Pike in Conshohocken, PA. Whether you’re dropping by anyway to check out our inventory or you just want to make a quick trip for a good cause, we’ll be happy to see you!
Here are some fun facts about donated blood, courtesy of the American Red Cross:
- Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
- The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.
- The blood type most often requested by hospitals is type O.
- Although an estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood at any given time, less than 10% of that eligible population actually does so each year.
- Donating blood is a safe process. A sterile needle is used only once for each donor and then discarded.
- The average adult has about 10 pints of blood in his body. Roughly 1 pint is given during a donation.
- Donors can give either whole blood or specific blood components only. The process of donating specific blood components – red cells, plasma or platelets – is called apheresis.
- One donation can help save the lives of up to three people.
- If you began donating blood at age 17 and donated every 56 days until you reached 76, you would have donated 48 gallons of blood, potentially helping save more than 1,000 lives!
March is drawing near, and all over this great country of ours that means one huge thing — college basketball! The annual NCAA tournament is drawing close, and for Nissan fans that could mean something very exciting, especially for those near our Nissan dealership in Conshohocken, PA. Nissan recently teamed up with the NCAA and more than 100 schools for a sponsorship that will result in scholarships, tutoring programs, utility upgrades and more. It’s truly an amazing thing for the athletes and the schools, and we’re proud to offer a brand that does such incredible work!
To celebrate the kickoff of this landmark deal, Nissan has announced an incredible new sweepstakes that will get college-hoops fans closer than ever to the sport they love — the #NissanUltimateAccess contest! For those in the Conshohocken area, that means a chance to get VIP access at a Penn State basketball game in late February or early March.
“Nissan’s marketing strategy is about leveraging cultural moments, like the passion that fans have for college basketball each spring,” says Jeremy Tucker, vice president, Marketing Communications and Media, Nissan North America. “We wanted to take this moment to go big again and showcase the unprecedented access that our College 100 program is just beginning to deliver to our fans, and fans of college sports. There is much more to come.”
To enter, you can visit our Nissan dealership near Philadelphia, or enter online at this URL. There are a myriad of other schools participating, too, so if your alma mater is a bit further away, don’t despair! Check out this link for a complete list of participating schools, entry URLs, and prize dates. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that one of the amazing customers we serve gets to win, so let us know if you do!
The Conicelli family was honored Thursday for a generous contribution they made to Looking Out for Kids, an initiative by The Eye Institute of Salus University that helps provide vision care services and eyeglasses to uninsured and underinsured children in Philadelphia and its neighboring communities.
The ninth annual Looking Out for Kids appreciation dinner for donors took place on April 10 at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, PA. Among the attendees were Donna McNally and Lori Hammond, and their brother, Dom Conicelli, Jr., with his wife, Karen, who presented Looking Out for Kids with a $5,000 donation in 2014. The Conicelli siblings, who operate car dealerships in Conshohocken and Springfield, were honored for their generous contribution and spirit of community.
On Wednesday, February 11, 2015, Conicelli Autoplex will be hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross at our Hyundai dealership in Conshohocken, conveniently located at 1208 W. Ridge Pike, from 12 pm to 5 pm.
Donating blood is a very simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others. Conicelli Autoplex is pleased to host this drive, and we hope you’ll be able to come out, donate and help with this ongoing program. The actual donation only takes about 15 minutes, and then there will be a short recovery period afterward.
To mark her Eagleville custom window covering company’s 10th year of operation, Distinctive Designs owner Lea Tran decided to give back to the community by throwing a party with all proceeds donated to Laurel House. Tran says the goal of the event is to “open the blinds to end domestic violence.”
Continuing a tradition going back several years, the Conicelli dealerships held a Holiday Cash Contest that wrapped up in mid-December, just before the holiday season.
Dom Conicelli, Jr. of Conicelli Autoplex was pleased to present a $500 check to Gloria Domino of Jeffersonville, PA — just in time for her to finish purchasing those holiday gifts! How did Ms. Domino win? She simply placed an “I Spy Mr. Nice Guy” magnet on her car. We spotted it and entered her into the grand prize drawing.