Robert and Carol Grieve, owners of Nylund’s Collision Center in Englewood, Colorado are well-known for their generous charitable giving. Their support of organizations such as the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Quarters for Kids, St. Jude’s Hospital and Laura Triem hit by a LightRail train last year has established Nylund’s as a local business who genuinely cares about their community. Recently, the Grieves surprised five more area charities with their most ambitious giving campaign to date.
“We are constantly looking for creative ways to reach out and support worthy organizations,” says Robert Grieve. “And this year, we are combining two campaigns for maximum impact.”
Nylund’s Collision Center is currently defending their first place rank as Best Body Shop in the Denver A-List Competition. As a way of thanking their loyal customers and supporters for voting for them on the A-List, the Grieves have announced that they will give a donation for every vote received. And to spread the benefit, they have selected five area charities to support.
Denver based A.C.T.S. Resource Center provides food, shelter, life skills and clothing for 10,000+ homeless people every month. Brighton area American Military Family supports all members of the United States military and their families through financial assistance, recognition and emotional support during times of need. Dolls for Daughters gives away thousands of brand new toys during the holidays for girls and boys in Denver and Colorado Springs. June’s Fund is a group of volunteers dedicated to supporting clinical research for more than 1,000 patients at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. And Children’s Hospital of Colorado provides specially trained pediatric experts who see, treat and heal more children than any hospital in a seven-state region.
“We cannot thank the Grieves and Nylund’s Collision Center enough,” says Dolls for Daughters founder Jessica Bachus. When we found out that our work was selected to receive a donation as a thank you for every vote Nylund’s received on the A-List, we immediately sent out the word to those who lovingly support our mission for children.”
June’s Fund volunteer Arlene Madine said, “Every time I think Nylund’s cannot possibly do more to support the research we do… they raise the bar and blow us away again.” Madine first met the Grieves when she brought her 2001 Mazda 626 to Nylund’s to be prepared for sale – all proceeds going to support June’s Fund. Nylund’s and their vendors provided full body work, paint and repair at no charge in an effort to support the cause.
Charitable giving is as much a part of the culture at Nylund’s Collision Center as the meticulous attention to detail that won them the Best Body Shop award in 2011. “Bringing people and businesses together is what the Grieves do better than anyone I know,” says Eric Reamer, host of the nationally syndicated Experience Pros Radio Show (AM 560 KLZ weekdays 10-Noon) and member of the Board of Directors of Dolls for Daughters. “I enthusiastically encourage our listeners to vote for Nylund’s Collision Center on the Denver A-List, and by doing so, support so many wonderful charities.”
To participate in raising funds for the five mentioned charities, voting for Nylund’s can be done here. Nylund’s Collision Center will donate regardless of their rank in the A-List contest. Every vote matters, and adds to the overall donation provided by the Grieves.