Did you know that Guaranty is involved with many community organizations? Along with being Friends of Boy Scouts and sponsoring a golf tournament and fund raiser, Guaranty participates in Lions Club activities such as collecting used eye glasses and hearing aids and regularly donates to United Way. We’ve been a part of this community for more than 45 years and will continue to be. And it is your continued patronage that helps us to be an effective partner in our community.
Last Year -- By the Numbers
1,200 pairs of socks collected and donated to St. Vincent de Paul
250 hand-knitted hats donated
61 Gifts donated to residents of Grandview Rehab & Speciality Care Center
1,589 lbs. of food and $1,000 in cash collected
89 pairs of eyeglasses collected and donated to Lions Club
Guaranty continues its support of St. Vincent de Paul by sponsoring an annual sock and hat drive. Along with customers and friends donating, employees have a fun and friendly competition to see which department can collect the most pairs of new socks. These are then distributed to needy adults and children who will have warmer heads and feet in the winter because of everyone's generosity.
Christmas Gifts Donated
Each year Guaranty employees purchase and wrap gifts that are donated to the residents at the Grandview Rehabilitation and Speciality Care. Just another way we provide some Christmas cheer to members in the community and let them know that someone cares.
Can Do! Food Drive
Every community has families that can use a little help in providing food for their family members. This year with the help of a live remote from KVAL, we collected 1,589 lbs. of food along with more than $1,000 in cash that was donated to Junction City Local Aid. If you have friends or family that could use some help with groceries, Junction City Local Aid is a fantastic asset to our community. Established in 1945, this organization is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. They provide monthly emergency food boxes and also assist with weekly staples like cereal and rice. You can reach them by calling 541-998-3992, or stop by their office at 265 W. 6th, across from U.S. Bank.
Activities that support our friends and neighbors happen year-round at Guaranty. Most noticeable is our bi-monthly hosting of Lane Memorial Blood Bank's "Bloodmobile". We typically have the Bloodmobile parked outside our Chevrolet showroom, located at the corner of Highway 99 (Ivy) and River Road (1st Ave). We welcome the public to come donate alongside our employees, and encourage anyone interested to sign up with Paul Furnari at 541-998-4026.
As many folks know, Guaranty is proud to support our local Boy Scouts of America. Yearly fundraisers for scouting in the Applegate Trail District involve the efforts of both the ownership and employees of Guaranty, who work to help low-income youngsters attend summer camps via fundraising efforts. Additionally, the 9,400 square foot Boy Scouts of America Oregon Trail Council facility in Eugene is named for Guaranty and the Nill family, for their special efforts in bringing a new building into fruition. Boy Scout troops in six Oregon counties are served by this office.
KVAL's telethon for the Make-A-Wish foundation was broadcast live from the Guaranty RV showroom. Employees and friends donated $200 and more than 2,436,845 unused airlines miles to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® which needs more than 2.5 billion miles, or 50,000 round-trip tickets, to grant wishes each year. Every mile donated helped wish kids and their families travel to destinations around the world. Plus, Alaska Airlines matched the miles that were donated that day.
RVs Provided for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Guaranty sent a fleet of RVs to assist the crew of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which orchestrated an extensive renovation at Salem’s Oregon School for the Deaf.
The towable & motorized RVs provided by Guaranty were used to support the staff as they worked to complete this exciting and important project. The school, celebrating its 140th anniversary, saw the creation of new dorms for their residential program and revamping of the school's basement where the school’s largest fundraiser, a haunted house dubbed “The Nightmare Factory”, has been held for 20 years.