Jim Ellis Automotive Group Raises $35,000 for Atlanta Beats Covid

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Proceeds of the Jim Ellis Labor Day Sales Event provides personal protective equipment to teachers and special needs students throughout the year.

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“Our hope with this donation is that together, we can really support Atlanta Beats Covid with their efforts to purchase more materials so they can continue making supplies that our community, particularly our teachers and educators, desperately need.”

Jim Ellis Automotive Group held its group-wide Labor Day Sales Event from August 31 to September 7, where a portion of the proceeds from all new and pre-owned vehicles sold was raised for Atlanta Beats Covid (ABC). With all 18 Jim Ellis family-owned and operated dealerships participating in the holiday promotion, the company announced a collective donation of $35,000 to ABC. The donation supports ABC’s mission of providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to teachers and special needs students in Atlanta communities.

Following the donation presentation on September 9th, ABC has manufactured and distributed 19,268 PPE items to Centennial High School, River Eves Elementary, Esther Jackson Elementary, Woodstock Elementary, Mountain Road Elementary, Chamblee Middle School, and Teasley Middle School. Categories and quantity of items donated to the schools are as follows: 3,870 face shields, 3,072 bottles of hand sanitizer, 10,634 masks and 1,692 sanitizing wipes.

“We are humbled to make this donation to Atlanta Beats Covid and thank them for their fabulous work on helping those in our community have face shields and face masks that will help keep them safe during this challenging time,” said Jimmy Ellis, president of Jim Ellis Automotive Group. “Our hope with this donation is that together, we can really support Atlanta Beats Covid with their efforts to purchase more materials so they can continue making supplies that our community, particularly our teachers and educators, desperately need.”

It is not uncommon that schools or districts do not provide educators or students with face shields, masks and other items deemed essential for a potentially vulnerable environment. Along with that, educators and staff may encounter difficulties getting their hands on PPE for themselves due to a nationwide shortage and shipping delays.

ABC says the Jim Ellis Automotive Group donation will continue to help support ABC with fulfilling the PPE requests from principals and administrators.

About Atlanta Beats Covid
We are an ad-hoc group of volunteer makers, engineers, fabricators, seamsters, and other Southeast industry experts that are working to provide our hard-working healthcare providers and other vital members of our community with the necessary PPE that they need to stay safe while battling COVID-19. For more information about ABC, request PPE, or to donate, please visit our website: https://atlantabeatscovid.com/

About Jim Ellis Automotive Group
Jim Ellis Automotive Group has been serving the Atlanta area since 1971, starting with Volkswagen as the flagship brand. The group has expanded to 14 brands and 18 dealerships covering Atlanta, Buford, Kennesaw, Marietta and McDonough. Visit them online at http://www.jimellis.com.

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