Zeigler Auto Group Hosts 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Canned Food Drive Competition For Local Charities In The Community


 
Zeigler Hosts 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Canned Food Drive For Local Charities In The Community

Zeigler's third annual Ugly Sweater Canned Food Drive, which started November 15, will run through December 18, 2021 in benefit of local charities in the community. The Kalamazoo-based dealer announced that all of its stores will be participating in the food drive with donations going to each store's choice of local organization. Last year, Mercedes-Benz of Hoffman Estates took home the big win with an impressive 5,000 items collected, with the entire dealer group collecting a grand total of 13,500 items overall. 

Kalamazoo, Michigan (November 29, 2021) - Zeigler's 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Canned Food Drive is now underway across all Zeigler dealerships in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. The dealership group invites the community to come out and support the food drive which will be in benefit of local food banks in the area.

"Our annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Food Drive competition has become a tradition that all of our dealerships look forward to. It's great friendly competition among the stores that benefits the community," said Aaron Zeigler, president and owner of Zeigler Automotive Group.

Each dealership will determine where donations go, generally choosing a local food bank in the area. The dealership with the most donations gets to show off by wearing an ugly sweater during a party the following week. 

Last year, Mercedes-Benz of Hoffman Estates took home the big win with an impressive 5,000 items collected, with the entire dealer group collecting a grand total of 13,500 items overall. 

(Mercedes-Benz of Hoffman Estates won the competition in 2020)
The first year the competition was held in 2019, the group donated a total of 5,000 cans to local food shelters in Michigan, Indiana and Illinois with Zeigler Ford of Elkhart earning the top spot by bringing in a total of 737 cans. 

For a full list of drop off locations click here.


 
About Zeigler Automotive Group

Zeigler Automotive Group is one of the largest privately-owned dealer groups in the U.S. with 78 franchises across 35 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. Vehicle brands represented include all of the domestic and the majority of the imported manufacturers.

 

Besides its extensive automotive portfolio, the organization owns and operates Zeigler Motorsports, an 85,000-square-foot motorsports dealership and action park, offering 19 different powersports brands, plus its own onsite restaurant: Trak Houz Bar & Grill. Additionally, Zeigler Motorsports houses the Elevate Leadership & Team Building Academy, an executive training company.

 

The Kalamazoo-based dealer group also owns and operates Zeigler Pre-Owned of Chicago, a Carquest Auto Parts store, three Byrider franchises, three finance companies, several insurance firms, and a leasing firm.

 

Founded in 1975, the organization employs over 2,300 people, ranking among the top 1% of automotive dealers in the nation with estimated annual sales of $2.2 billion for 2022. The family-owned and operated company is well known for its commitment to both customer service and employee satisfaction. Zeigler is regularly recognized as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation, also earning similar accolades in Chicago and Michigan.