DALLAS — With a grand opening of new construction and remolding updates made on the Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway dealership, Atkinson Toyota of Dallas donated $30,000 to six local chambers of commerce, that included Duncanville, DeSoto, Cedar Hill, Dallas, Lancaster, and of course, Waxahachie.

“We are deeply invested in the communities in which our employees work and live,” Expressed Paul Atkinson of Atkinson Toyota. “And that can be seen through the financial donations and our dealership upgrades.”

With the freshly renovated facility, the celebration received remarks from Javier Quiros, Presidents of PMG, and proclamations from Dwaine Caraway, Mayor Pro-Team of the City of Dallas, and Curtistene McCowan, Mayor of the City of DeSoto.

Among local dignitaries and community leaders in attendance, an Atkinson Toyota press release stated that the donated efforts towards the six chambers was meant to further invest in the neighborhoods of the South Dallas community.

Being the only chamber represented from Ellis County, the Waxahachie Chamber received $5,000 on Friday, August 25, to empower its home.

“For the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce, we’re going to split the money between two nonprofits,” explained Sandy King, Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce’s CFO and director of member engagement. “And that will be between the Waxahachie Project who is developing a leadership program and multiplying leaders in Waxahachie.”

“And we’re also giving to the Miracle League of Ellis County who’s building a ballpark right behind our facilities. So we’re going to split the check and give them $2,500 each because we want to make a bigger impact within our community,” she included.

As the event ended with pictures and thankful hearts, King goes on to note the importance of giving back.

“The communities cannot run without people who will give to and donate to the community, like Atkinson Toyota did today, and keep feeding that process back,” King explained. “We see at the Chamber, for the businesses that grow and multiply, they are the businesses that invest in the communities.”

“For the businesses that don’t flourish, they are typically the ones that don’t get involved and don’t become chamber oriented or community-oriented, so this is really two-fold,” she added.

“We benefit when the community benefits, and community is what we’re all about,” King concluded.

To connect with the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce, visit waxahachiechamber.com, or call (972)-937-2390.

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Chelsea Groomer, @ChelseaGroomer

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