Committed To The Community

Harvard Chevrolet GMC is a community minded organization, who eagerly supports many events, causes, and organizations within Harvard and the surrounding communities. Below you can read more about the ways we've been able to support the community over the years.

Harvard Chevrolet GMC Supports Harvard Jr. Tackle & HARMONY

August 11 / September 22, 2018

Harvard Jr. Tackle, and Harvard HARMONY once again, held their annual car wash fundraisers here at Harvard Chevrolet GMC. Funds raised were to support the Youth Football program & Band program. Harvard Chevrolet GMC donated supplied for the car wash as well as a cash donation. We are proud to support all community programs that promote our youth.

Harvard Car Wash
Police Car Wash

Harvard Chevrolet GMC Supports Local Youth Baseball Leagues

Spring/Summer 2017

Harvard Chevrolet GMC continues to lend support to local Harvard Youth Baseball/Softball leagues. This year, as in previous years, the store donated over $2,000 in cash, equipment, and uniforms. There's a strong bond between the Chevrolet brand and the sport of baseball. We enjoy carrying on these traditions through support of our local organizations, which teaches new generations skills, sportsmanship, and passion for the game.

Chevy Youth Baseball

Harvard Boys League Check Presentation Left / H.E.R.S. League Harvard Chevy Team Picture Right

Pay It Forward Events

Spring/Summer 2017, Woodstock Theatre - Classic Cinemas

Have you heard of a dealership spending an afternoon buying out movie theaters so people could enjoy a movie, free of charge, just because? While the concept of paying it forward is not an original one, and we're sure we aren't the only ones to come up with this crazy event, we had a great time surprising people at the movies with a FREE ticket! So much fun in fact, we did it twice. Peoples reactions were priceless & so many cool stories came from the event. We did ask one thing of our guests, and that was to find a way to Pay It Forward in return & share the experience with us using #harvardgm

Pay It Forward

Halloween Fest 2017 Proceeds Donated To Three Local Organizations

Winter 2016

We recently delivered donations to three of our local organizations. These donations stem from a partnership and a devotion to the members of our community. Our first stop was Harvard High School's Fall Awards night (not pictured). Teamed up with the local Booster Club organization, we made a contribution that is reflective of the efforts of student athletes as well as the Marching Band. The second stop we made was to the local food pantry (pictured bottom left). This check was their portion of the proceeds from our Halloween Fest 2016. Finally, we made a visit to the Harvard Community Senior Center (pictured bottom right), they also were recipients of a portion of the proceeds from our Halloween Fest. Big thanks to the senior citizen's who willingly volunteered their time & assistance during the event.

Halloween 2017
halloween 2017
halloween 2016 Banner

We had a great turn out and have received nothing but positive feedback. We are excited about how things came together, the amount of participation from the community, and we are encouraged to continue, grow, and make this an annual tradition for years to come!

Event Statistics:
  • 8 organizations participated in Trunk or Treating. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trunk winners, voted for by the kids who went through & Trunk or Treated.
  • Approximately 200 attendees participated in the Costume Contest & Pumpkin Decorating Contest.
  • Costume Contest had 4 age groups (1-6, 7-10, 11-14, & 15+), Scariest, Cutest, and Fan Favorites were picked from each age group. Gift cards were awarded.
  • Pumpkin Decorating Contest had 3 age groups (1-6, 7-10, 11-14), best pumpkin was selected from each age group.
  • Hundreds of tickets purchased for pony rides, petting zoo visits, games played, balloon figures, and the contests.
  • 432 FREE Hot Dogs were cooked & eaten!
  • $844 raised through ticket sales. Tickets were purchased for activities and pop/water, and chips. They were $0.50 each; the highest number of tickets required for one activity was 4, most activities & concessions were 1-2 tickets.
  • All proceeds from ticket sales were donated back to the community (Harvard Education Foundation, Senior Center, and Food Pantry).
  • Over $1,000 was given away in the form or Gift Cards & Cash Prizes!
2016 Costumes

Harvard High School Band Performs!

October 18, 2016

Harvard Chevrolet GMC proudly hosted the Harvard High School Band as they performed a concert in our Service Department. The concert aimed to raise money, through donation, to purchase new band uniforms. The dealership made a donation which added to the free will donations, totaled $1,500!

High School Band

Proud Balloon Fest Sponsor

Labor Day Weekend, 2016!

Harvard hosted it's inaugural Hot Air Balloon Festival over Labor Day Weekend. We were excited for the opportunity to participate in such fresh idea for the Harvard Community, by sponsoring one of the Balloons. We raffled off the free balloon ride among the employee's. Melisa, our office manager, was the lucky winner of the Balloon Ride. She's pictured in the balloon, below.

Hot Air Balloon

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