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December 15, 2010's Certified Female Friendly® Blog Carnival - December Edition

CFFSealGeneric Our Certified Female Friendly® locations continue to give generously through the holiday season, and in this month's Blog Carnival, the bells are definitely all a-jingle. Toys for Tots drives abound, pet adoption drives warm hearts with cold noses, food drives help provide for empty tables, and there's even some Green on the trees this winter - always a welcome sight.  Our CFF locations continue to inspire us, and we hope they inspire you too.  Here's just some of the great things they're doing this December.

Shockley Shockley Honda of Frederick, MD is once again proud to partner up together with the US Marine Corps for the Annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive!!  The goal is to collect new, unwrapped toys during November and December, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community.  Shockley Honda along with the Frederick County Animal Control also hosted a pet adoption drive on Saturday, December 11, 2010.

Jeffs Jeff's Total Performance of Green Valley, AZ is also a Toys For Tots center, where you can bring in a new, unwrapped toy and receive an oil change for $14.95*.  They're also doing a Green Valley Food Drive - just bring in at least five non-perishable food items, and in return receive top quality brake pads or brake shoes for only the cost of  the labor (and any other brake work needed).  Go green with reusable bags that zip into a little packet for easily fitting into a handbag or glove box. Cost is $5.00 with $1.00 going to SAHUARITA HIGH SCHOOL.

 Asplundh Asplundh Buick-GMC of Manahawkin, NJ joins the Toys for Tots brigade; their goal is to fill up the entire bed of a pick-up truck with toys, which will be donated to local kids.  Click here to visit the facebook page for their event

Hepner Hepner Tire & Auto of Woodstock, VA is also teaming up with the United States Marine Corp. and collecting Toys For Tots! We will be taking donations thru December 22. Come help Pamela Foltz, Angela Miley, Steve "Fish" Crawford and the United States Marine Corp. in the SPIRIT of GIVING to make a child's Christmas Specail!  Hepner Tire & Auto is also still collecting food for the Shenandoah County Food Banks for the holiday season if you would like to make a donation.

Communitytire Community Tire & Auto Specialists, with 5 Locations in Phoenix, Glendale, and Cottonwood, AZ is supporting the Lost Our Home Pet Foundation.  Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, they rescue, foster, heal, adopt and advocate for dogs or cats who have been abandoned or left behind due to foreclosure or eviction.: Community Tire is also selling Holiday & New Year Rebate cards - with discount deals good through the end of January. 

Jeffreys Jeffrey's Automotive Repair of Watauga, TX is a participating Toys For Tots location as well.  Donated gifts appropriate for ages 0-12 years, and the Marines will be hand delivering toys to children in their community.  Bring 2 unwrapped toys and receive $10 off any service now, or take a $10 off coupon for future service! Help us help others this holiday season!


Newhope New Hope Auto & Truck of Clearwater, FL got into the spirit as owner Hope Peterson presented a Free Women & Teen Car Care Clinic on December 4th, at the Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurant in Clearwater, Florida.  A Clinic designed to educate attendees on the facts and myths about vehicle repairs and maintenance.  Partnering with local businesses for great information, great food and great give-aways!

 JJAuto J & J Automotive Services of Manassas, VA is offering a oil change and a chance to help a child this Holiday season. Bring in a new unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program at J&J Automotive Services, located at 10404 Central Park Drive, Manassas VA 20110, and receive a certificate for a free oil change.



Countrytire At Country Tire and Auto Care Centers, with locations in Blair, Nebraska and Atlantic, Glenwood and Shenandoah, IA, all 4 Country Tire stores are joining in support of Toys for Tots this holiday season.  Stop by and visit any of their stores to donate unwrapped toys for children and see why Country Tire is known as the one-stop shop for all their customer's needs.

At Gatto's Tires of Brevard County, FL it is better to give than to receive, the man once said, so Gatto's is celebrating the season by putting the adage to the test. We've wrapped up some of our great services and put them under the metaphorical tree where they await your gleeful unwrapping.

Jonlancaster Jon Lancaster Toyota Scion of Madison, WI held a "Plug-In Prius Prototype Preview" event this month.  The vehicle was on display throughout the day starting at 10:00am. This was a fascinating sneak peak at the future evolution of the Prius.  Guests had an opportunity to sign up for and win “Plugged-in” Prizes.

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