At Brantford Volkswagen, their motto is, “Everyone needs a good dealer.” And in Brant Food For Thought’s opinion, new Dealer Principal, Stacey Polyschuk, certainly fits that description. Polyschuk bought the Brantford dealership back in January of 2018. Upon discovering that the dealership’s annual Charity Car Show had taken a two-year sabbatical, she and the staff decided it was time to resurrect the event and make a difference in their community.
Through a simple internet search, Stacey discovered Brant Food For Thought and set her staff to organizing the event. When asked by Brant Food For Thought program Director, Gisèle Budgell, why she chose this charity, her answer was clear. “When searching for local charities to tie in with the car show, I knew that I wanted to support children and I understand how important good nutrition is to their well-being. I also asked my staff to name some charities that resonated with them. Being a mother of two young children, it breaks my heart when I see children going without.”
Jeff Bucci and Chris Beveridge, both in Sales and Leasing at Brantford Volkswagen and having had experience with past events, took the lead in planning the September Charity Car Show. The event boasted an impressive display of new and vintage Volkswagen vehicles, People’s Choice Wards for best air-cooled and water-cooled vehicles, kids fun raffles, a barbecue, giveaways and door prizes. People young and old milled about under beautiful sunny skies, as tunes belted from the disc jockey’s gazebo. Follow the link to see a quick gallery of photos.
The event raised a grand total of $1,500 in support of Brant Food For Thought and Brant SPCA, with the proceeds split equally between the two charities. “The Brant Food For Thought staff was so helpful,” remarked Polyschuk. “We really appreciated the extra hands at the event.”
Brant Food For Thought would like to express a sincere thank you to Stacey Polyschuk and her family, the Brantford Volkswagen staff and all the attendees for their generous support.