Nucar Cares

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At Nucar Toyota of North Kingstown, we believe in more than just selling cars; we’re deeply committed to the communities we serve, both locally and beyond. Through the Nucar Cares program, we’re proud to foster partnerships with organizations that make a real difference, from protecting natural treasures to supporting our brave service members. It’s about giving back, creating positive impacts, and building stronger communities together. Our involvement with programs like the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Operation Airborne for Vets illustrates our commitment to these values. By supporting these causes, we extend our reach far beyond the showroom, contributing to a better world for everyone. Here are some of the great organizations the Nucar Cares program works within New England and beyond, demonstrating our dedication to community, conservation, and camaraderie.

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Buckle Up For Life (BUFL)

Buckle Up for Life (BUFL) is a national child passenger safety education program created by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Toyota. The program’s mission is to empower families to travel safely by educating caregivers about the importance of proper car seat installation and usage. With only one in four child car seats properly installed in the U.S., BUFL addresses a critical safety issue that can prevent countless injuries and deaths.

BUFL is unique as the only national program of its kind, combining the expertise of Toyota safety engineers and medical professionals from Cincinnati Children’s. The program partners with local organizations across the country to provide one-on-one education to parents, grandparents, and caregivers. By collaborating with community leaders and churches, BUFL effectively reaches at-risk communities, making car seat safety information more accessible.

The program’s impact is significant, with success stories like increasing booster seat use by 15% among elementary students in Bexar County, Texas, and improving car seat knowledge among Latino/Hispanic youth by 90% in Carmichael, California. By empowering community members to prioritize passenger safety, BUFL continues to make strides towards its vision of eliminating motor vehicle-related injuries and deaths among children.

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Bike MS: Ride the Rhode 2024

Bike MS: Ride the Rhode 2024 is a captivating two-day cycling event that embodies the spirit of community and commitment towards creating a world free of multiple sclerosis (MS). Set against the scenic backdrop of Southern Rhode Island, the ride offers participants a unique opportunity to experience the picturesque ocean views, serene tree-lined backroads, and the exhilarating camaraderie of fellow cyclists. This event is more than just a bike ride; it’s a journey filled with support, enthusiasm, and a shared goal.

Participants of all skill levels are welcomed to join the ride, which is thoughtfully supported with rest stops, snacks, mechanical support, and gear vehicles, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for everyone. The post-ride festivities further the sense of community and celebration, making Ride the Rhode a truly memorable experience.

As the largest fundraising cycling series in the world, Bike MS supports the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in its relentless efforts to empower people affected by MS. Through the collective efforts of nearly 50,000 cyclists and over 5,000 teams annually, Bike MS not only raises critical funds for research and support services but also fosters a strong community united in the fight against MS. Join us at Ride the Rhode to pedal closer to a world free of MS, one stroke at a time.

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Coventry Parks and Recreation

Coventry Parks and Recreation plays a vital role in enriching the lives of Coventry, RI residents, fostering community spirit through a wide range of sports, fitness, and educational programs. Catering to all ages, the department offers adult sports leagues in basketball and volleyball, youth sports initiatives, and innovative middle school STEM programs, ensuring that every community member finds something to engage with. For the youngest residents, there are preschool activities designed to encourage early development and social interaction.

Adult fitness enthusiasts can choose from an array of classes, including Advanced HIIT, Basic Yoga, Circuit Training, Mobility and Movement, and Zumba, promoting health and wellness across the community. Beyond programs, Coventry Parks and Recreation manages several parks and recreational facilities, including Briar Point Beach for summer outings, Central Coventry Park for family gatherings, and the Lefebvre Community Center as a hub for community events and activities. These well-maintained spaces provide serene retreats and recreational opportunities, from the tranquil picnic areas at Colonial Acres Park to the games at Greenway Sports Field, ensuring Coventry remains a vibrant place to live, learn, and play.

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North Kingstown Wickford Little League

In 2018, the North Kingstown Wickford Little League emerged from the successful union of two proud organizations, fostering a unity that has since been a beacon of community spirit in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. This merger has not only enriched the local sports landscape but has also strengthened bonds among the town’s residents, sponsors, and young athletes, ensuring the legacy of North Kingstown’s baseball traditions for future generations.

With divisions ranging from T-Ball to Majors, the league offers a developmental pathway for young players to grow their skills, sportsmanship, and love for the game. Beginning with T-Ball, where the emphasis is on developing fundamental skills through drills and activities, each division progressively introduces more complex aspects of baseball. This structure ensures that by the time players reach the Majors, they have a solid foundation in the sport, coupled with a deep respect for teamwork and fair play.

At the heart of the North Kingstown Wickford Little League is a commitment to nurturing well-adjusted, strong, and happy children who will grow into good, decent, and trustworthy citizens. Through a blend of competitive play and skill development, the league embodies the ideals of honesty, loyalty, and respect, offering more than just a sports program but a vital community service that shapes the leaders of tomorrow.

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Our Nucar locations in North Kingstown, RI, were filled with excitement as they extended their support to the esteemed Chesapeake Bay Foundation, joining the vital mission to Save the Bay!

Back in 1964, a group of visionary Baltimore businessmen, deeply connected to the waters of the Chesapeake, came together during their lunch meetings to address the looming challenges facing this precious ecosystem. Their concerns ranged from the surge of boats, population growth, and residential expansion to fish kills, inadequate sewage treatment, and grimy industrial discharges.

Throughout more than five decades of unwavering dedication, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has clung to the original, seemingly simple ideas of its founders, most notably Arthur Sherwood. One, the Chesapeake necessitates a powerful voice from the private sector, mobilizing citizens of the region to prod and assist the government in tackling the consequences of the 17 million people residing within its watershed. Two, the most effective way to educate people about the Chesapeake is to have them experience it firsthand, on its waters and within its depths. CBF’s Education Program has proved transformative, enlightening over 1.5 million individuals through 17 study centers, and it continues to grow in strength with each passing day. Today, CBF boasts an impressive community, with 300,000 members and e-subscribers, and a dedicated team of approximately 200 staff members.

The history of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation stands as a testament to our collective responsibility for the bay’s challenges, but it also shines a light on our potential to be part of the solutions. United in purpose, the members, Board of Trustees, and staff of CBF eagerly look to the future with renewed determination and enthusiasm, committed to restoring the health of this magnificent natural resource, a cherished gem enriching our region and touching our lives in profound ways.

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Operation Airborne for Vets

DCD Automotive Holdings proudly sponsors “Operation Airborne for Vets,” a noble veteran-backed initiative with a mission to combat suicide and foster camaraderie and healing among our esteemed service members.

Project Sapient, recognized as the leading law enforcement and military podcast, has teamed up with veteran-focused nonprofits, 22 Mohawks and W&R Vets, to embark on a powerful weeklong campaign aimed at raising awareness about suicide within the military community. Their journey commences in Boston, MA, and culminates at the esteemed X-35 Airborne School, situated at 14968 SW 110th St., Dunnellon, FL 34432.

The formidable team behind Operation Airborne for Vets comprises veterans, military members, and representatives from Project Sapient, 22 Mohawks, and W&R Vets. Together, they set forth from Boston, MA, on a profound East Coast journey to X-35 Airborne School in Dunnellon, Florida, where ten deserving veterans will undergo five days of intensive Airborne School training. This remarkable effort serves to create awareness and raise crucial funds for initiatives dedicated to supporting military members grappling with mental health challenges.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship from DCD Automotive Group, the veteran group will traverse from Boston to Florida in a well-equipped vehicle. Along the way, they will make meaningful stops to pay homage to past and present military service members at hallowed landmarks such as Arlington National Cemetery and the Law Enforcement Memorial.

The poignant expedition concludes at the X-35 Airborne School, where the ten veterans will undergo specialized aerial training, fostering strong bonds of comradeship and addressing mental health concerns within the military community. This impactful endeavor is a testament to the unwavering commitment of all involved to protect the well-being of our brave service members.