We are proud to support the local community! We rely on you for our business, so we want to give something back. That’s why we donate to several worthy local foundations because we believe in investing in the future of people across British Columbia.
Pay It Forward Campaign
In December 2017 John and Trina Kot wanted to try a different approach to their traditional way of donating around the Christmas season and launched their first “Pay it Forward” Campaign. A campaign that allows for employee involvement. “Pay it Forward” provides $500 to each employee to donate to a cause or charity of their choice! Kot Auto Group believes it is important to support the local community and they want to share as well as inspire their employees to do the same. With Kot Auto Groups dealers all over B.C, this means nearly $60,000 donated to various charities that are near and dear to our employees. Some of these causes and charities have been very impactful to the employees and what has truly inspired John and Trina Kot, to continue the campaign for future years.
KOT Coat Drive
November 2019 the team at Kot Auto Group came together and wanted to launch a campaign that was based around effort and time rather than a monetary donation. There is simplicity in opening one’s wallet to help the community but the true value comes from donating your time. From the request of the employees, Kot Auto Group launched their first “Kot Coat Drive”. Each dealership collected coats for the entire month of November. Employees ransacked their closets and asked friends and family members for donations. They even had a response from customers who brought coats in when they came in to purchase or have a service done on their vehicles. With all dealerships participating in this campaign they were able to donate 451 coats to the local Salvation Army in year one of this campaign!
In 2014 Kelowna Hyundai, along with Buy Direct Truck Centre, donated $100,000 to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation for the new Heart & Surgical Centre.
As one of the two tertiary interior Health referral hospitals, KGH offers high-level, specialized medical care such as 24-hour emergency and trauma services, diagnostic and paramedical services, and ambulatory and outpatient clinics.
With the cardiac outpatient unit seeing more than 63,000 people a year, the new Heart & Surgical Centre is expected to increase the amount of space for outpatient services by over four times, and greatly increase the quality of care these patients.
Okanagan College Foundation
With four campuses and 10 different learning locations across the Southern Interior, the Okanagan College Foundations supports students as they become Canada’s future business leaders, entrepreneurs, health professionals, tradespeople, and other workers.
We support this institution through donations and encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to explore the power of education. By giving back to the Okanagan College Foundation, we hope to create a better future for all British Columbians.