Operation 100 returns to Penticton Nissan for a second year of giving back, this year with a donation of $ 5,200 to Dragonfly Pond Family Society.
Last June, Penticton Nissan’s John Kot wanted to help those struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so he founded Operation 100. Over the month of June, $100 per car sold from the dealership went to the local food bank, and the goal is to sell 100 cars over 30 days.
After the success of last year’s fundraiser, the Kot group decided to bring back the fundraiser for a second year, but this time they would donate to the Dragonfly Pond Family Society. This is a local charity that provides support to families with children with disabilities.
“Having the employees of Penticton Nissan make the decision about what cause to donate to allows them to be part of making a difference. It is our privilege to give back and we hope to inspire our team and members of the community to do so as well,’ said John Kot, president of Penticton Nissan.
This year Penticton Nissan nearly met their goal, with 52 vehicles sold and $5,200 donated.
The employees of Penticton Nissan are no stranger to giving back. In 2019, they came together and in collaboration with the Kot Auto Group launched the first annual Kot Coat Drive. The dealership collected coats from employees, customers and communities members and by the end of the month of November, donated 451 coats to to Salvation Army.