At Hank Graff Chevrolet in Bay City, we are proud to be a part of the Bay City community – not only because it is a beautiful place to work and live, but also because it is filled with wonderful people who work hard to give back to the community they reside in. At our dealership, we do what we can to give back to the community that has given us so much over the course of many years. While we try to help out in as many ways as possible, we are always looking for new ways to give. To see how you can join us in being active in the community, or to ask us to support your organization, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (989) 684-4411 – together we can continue to make our community a better place to live, work and dream in!
At Graff Bay City, we proudly partner with the Saginaw Valley State University Athletic Department to provide a safe, fun, and weatherproof trick-or-treating experience for the children of the communities we live in and serve. We congratulate SVSU on receiving the NCAA Community Engagement Award of Excellence for the ‘Trunk-or-Treat’ event.
As part of our partnership with SVSU, we were honored to sponsor the Breast Cancer Survivor Recognition and reception event. During half time of the women’s basketball game, breast cancer survivors were recognized and our community joined together to help wipe out breast cancer.
The Annual Tinsel Tree Challenge is Bay City's leading holiday event supporting local education! Students, teachers, and volunteers from public and private schools throughout Bay City spread joy by decorating over 30 ornate trees in the Graff Bay City showroom to represent each of their classrooms or schools. The public is invited to share in the festivities by voting for their favorite trees, with all proceeds going directly to that school! In the inaugural year, the community came together to raise $3,000 for local education! On top of that, Tinsel Tree judges also gave their input on the best trees that earned an extra $500 for their schools!
ArtClash is a unique 3-hour art competition that gives local artists the opportunity to win cash prizes! Open to all members of the community, participants bring their visions to life right before your eyes, and then a panel evaluates each creation to select the top ten winners of cash prizes. The winning pieces are sold during a live auction immediately following the event and remaining artwork is sold at a silent auction. The best part is that the talented artists receive 50% of the sale price and the other 50% benefits Do-Art Studio & Gallery! We are proud to partner with Do-All, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides work, training, and employment support for people with developmental and other disabilities!
For over 15 years, inmates from the Saginaw Correctional Facility (SRF) have participated in a program that teaches knitting and crocheting. Over the years we have been proud to lead community yarn drives that have gathered enough materials to fund this program for years! We are also proud to support the donation of the finished yarn projects created by the. Over 1,000 sets of hats and mittens have been donated to local schools, daycares, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, and half-way houses thus far. Not only does this program benefit the inmates by teaching them a skill and giving them a chance to give back, but it has clearly helped our local community by keeping them warm.
For years Graff Bay City’s Annual Decade Dash Car Show has been the cornerstone Bay City Car Show supporting Just For Kids Maier & Association Charitable Foundation. Each year, the car show takes place in the summertime, inviting out attendees, participants, and sponsors to enjoy a day of classic and unique cars, music, on-site experiences, vehicle awards, and more – all to support the local children in our community.