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Dec. 4 - Computers Donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Jasper County from Peacock Automotive

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

December 4, 2019 - Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Jasper County received 16 refurbished desktop computers that will be used to advance educational programs as the Club aims to empower youth to excel in school, practice good citizenship and lead healthy, productive lives. This donation was presented by Peacock Automotive.

“The Boys & Girls Clubs are so grateful for this donation. Our world is driven by technology, but it can still be costly to provide our Club members with access to the equipment necessary to develop computer skills they will need every day,” said James Dismond, area director of resource development for the Clubs.

Dismond especially looks forward to the impact the computers will have on the Clubs’ literacy program, which bridges in-person tutoring with online learning engagement to help members learn and retain improved reading abilities.

“My team with Peacock Information Technology is thrilled that we can do well by the Boys & Girls Clubs with these computers,” said John Chapman, chief technical officer for Peacock Automotive. “Although we quickly outgrow PCs in our industry, they still make great additions for any classroom, learning center or lab.”

The Dell all-in-one computers features include updated operating systems, 23-inch screens, a minimum of 4 gigabytes of RAM, built-in DVD drives, integrated Intel graphics and Ethernet ports, headphone and mic jacks, keyboards and mice.

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Nov. 20 - Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine Chosen as Local Charity to Benefit from 2019 Subaru Share the Love® Event at Peacock Subaru

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

November 20, 2019 - Peacock Subaru Hilton Head has selected Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) as its hometown charity during the 2019 Subaru Share the Love® Event taking place through Jan. 2, 2020. The local organization will be added to a list of national nonprofits that customers can select to receive a $250 donation from Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) with each vehicle purchased from the dealership.

“We are so pleased to support Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine’s mission to provide free medical care in a compassionate and professional manner to the uninsured of greater Bluffton and Jasper County,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “While medical needs are primarily funded by grants, their daily operating expenses are funded by donations. We are hopeful that through the Share the Love event, we will be able to make a big impact right at the start of the year."

The twelfth-annual Subaru Share the Love Event will also include the following four national charities:

  • The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®)
  • Make-A-Wish®
  • Meals on Wheels America
  • National Park Foundation

This is the fourth year in a row that there will be no cap on the total donation from SOA to its Subaru Share the Love Event charitable partners. At the culmination of this year, SOA and its retailers hope to exceed a grand total of $170 million donated since the creation of the Subaru Share the Love Event.

“Subaru of America, Inc. has had the immense pleasure of working with a host of national and local charities throughout the life of the Subaru Share the Love Event,” said Alan Bethke, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Subaru of America, Inc. “Now in its twelfth consecutive year, we look forward to continuing our support of the incredible causes and organizations our brand and our owners care most about and witnessing how this year’s donations will positively impact the world around us.”

To join the conversation about charitable giving, follow Subaru on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/subaruofamerica or on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/subaru_usa and search the hashtag #sharethelove.

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Nov. 7 - Peacock Automotive Opens New Multi-Million Dollar Jaguar Land Rover Dealership

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

November 7, 2019 - A grand opening celebration for the renovated Jaguar Land Rover Hilton Head dealership was held Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Area dignitaries and the public were invited to join Peacock Automotive and Jaguar Land Rover USA executives for the ribbon cutting and were able to tour the new 20,000-square-foot plus Jaguar Land Rover dealership, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies such as an area designated for customizing your vehicle. The $4 million facility also features a high-end service lounge, work stations with WiFi and a gourmet coffee bar.

At the event, guests were able to enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer and wine from SERG Catering. A special presentation featured a performance from a bagpipe band.

“This is an exciting expansion,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “The demand for the Jaguar Land Rover brand had far outgrown the existing dealership, and this new facility showcases the brand’s models that are known worldwide.”

With a name based on a look, Jaguar is a recognized luxury brand headquartered in Coventry, England. From its inception in 1935, Jaguar has been known for its sports cars and respected for the integrity of their engineering.

First designed in 1947, the Land Rover has excellent off-road capabilities while maintaining its luxurious status. The two brands were eventually joined to create Jaguar Land Rover luxury vehicles.

Chris Edenfield, previously sales manager at Jaguar Land Rover Columbia, is the new General Manager of the Jaguar Land Rover Hilton Head, located at 145 Drivers Way at Peacock Auto Mall.

For more information, visit https://www.jaguarhiltonhead.com or https://www.landroverhiltonhead.com, or call 843-208-1500.

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Nov. 18 - Donation Drive to Benefit Renegade Paws Rescue and Marine Toys For Tots Foundation at Yappy Hour “Holiday Edition”

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

November 18, 2019 - Peacock Subaru Hilton Head will host a “Yappy Hour Holiday Edition” on Thursday, Dec. 12, for local families to enjoy an evening with furry friends. Guests are invited to bring their pets to take pictures with Santa Claus. The event will also feature Christmas music and some special Christmas treats.

Dogs will be available for adoption at the event through Renegade Paws Rescue and guests are encouraged to bring a new member of the family home in time for the holidays.

Renegade Paws Rescue is a 501©(3) volunteer-based organization dedicated to providing the highest level of care for unwanted, abused or injured dogs in the Coastal Empire and surrounding areas. In support of the organization, guests are encouraged to bring a donation, such as blankets, towels, dog food and any other pet necessities.

During the Yappy Hour Holiday Edition, Peacock Subaru Hilton Head will also be collecting toys for the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation’s program. All toys should be new, unopened and unwrapped. They may be dropped off at Peacock Subaru Hilton Head any time before or during the Yappy Hour event.

“The Peacock Automotive family always strives to express our family-first values, and this is especially important during the holidays,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “We partnered with Renegade Paws Rescue and the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation because both of these organizations provide a great service."

This free event will take place from 5-7 p.m. at the Peacock Subaru Hilton Head, located at 111 Drivers Way near Bluffton. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yappy-hour-holiday-edition-tickets-78199283161

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Oct. 31 - Palmetto Goodwill Partners with Water Mission on Bahamas Relief

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

October 31, 2019 - On Wednesday, Oct. 30, Palmetto Goodwill officials presented a check to Water Mission for $15,000 to support the Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort in the Bahamas. 

Specifically, the donation will be used to purchase a Reverse Osmosis Water System and Generator from Water Mission, who will then install and help operate and maintain the system. The system will provide 1,800 gallons of safe, clean water per day to thousands of people in the Bahamas who are still without access to a consistent water supply.

When presenting the check, Palmetto Goodwill’s President & CEO Robert Smith commented, “While this check has Palmetto Goodwill’s name at the top, the revenues to pay for this system came from a Round-Up program instituted at each of our thirty-one stores. So the monies for this really come from generous Goodwill shoppers throughout our territory. I want to thank them for stepping up to help those in need down in the Bahamas.”

Water Mission President & COO George Greene IV, happily accepted the donation saying, “I too want to thank Goodwill and its shoppers. Clean, safe water is one of the most important resources for those recovering from natural disasters. With little or no freshwater sources available in the Bahamas, reverse osmosis — a specialized water treatment process that desalinates and treats saltwater — is the only viable way to provide access to safe water. This water system will save lives and have a huge impact on thousands of people still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Dorian.”

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