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At Hank Graff Chevrolet, we are proud to be a part of the Durand community. Without the support of community members in the area, we would not be the dealership we are today. It is because of you that we continue to see success and have been able to serve Durand for almost 16 years!
To thank our community for their continued support and business, we work hard to remain active and supportive throughout the community. Although it is only a small token of our appreciation, we always take great joy out of giving back and seeking new opportunities to help.
On this page, you’ll find a few activities and organizations that we are currently involved with. However, we are always looking for new ways to help. If you know of an organization or group that could use the assistance of Hank Graff Chevrolet, please feel free to contact us. We can be reached directly at (989) 288-2657.
National Breast Cancer Foundation Supporter | Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Shiawassee County
The National Breast Cancer Foundation is a great organization that we are always honored to support. This past October, we were proud sponsors of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
In addition to our support, we painted a Chevy Tracker bright pink and named it the “Breast in Show”. We encouraged community members to sign it and leave their mark. This turned out to be quite emotional for all involved, as so many members of the community have been or know of someone that has been affected by breast cancer.
Our entire dealership joined in on the cause with our sales team donating $50 for every car sold, and our service team donating $1 for every service order processed. By the end of the event, we were proud to have donated a large sum of money to the organization and look forward to participating again this year.
For more information on the National Breast Cancer Foundation, visit www.nationalbreastcancer.org.
Durand and Swartz Creek Area Schools | Title Sponsor
Our children’s education is very important, which is why we always try to be involved with the schools in our area. We are proud to sponsor a variety of events at the Durand and Swartz Creek Area Schools. This includes purchasing scoreboards, donating money to the various sports teams, etc.
We enjoy assisting our educational systems and look forward to continuing to support them.
Annual Durand Railroad Days Festival | Beer and Wine Tasting Tent Sponsor
Since we are located in Durand, we always enjoy sponsoring events and charities in the area. The Annual Durand Railroad Days Festival is no exception.
For the past few years, we have been proud sponsors of the annual Wine and Beer Tasting Tent. This event usually takes place on a weekend in May and is held at the Clock Tower on Main St. We always enjoy helping out and getting to know community members at the fun event.
Additionally, we always encourage community members to have a designated driver at the event. If anyone is drinking, we strongly encourage him or her to find a ride or even offer to locate one for them! This ensures everyone has a great time while also remaining safe.
Toys for Tots Foundation | Annual Campaign in Durand
When the holidays roll around, many children go without toys and presents – at Hank Graff Chevrolet, we do what we can to make sure this doesn’t happen. That’s why every year we participate in the Toys for Tots toy drive by asking members of the community to help us fill up a Chevy with goods for children in the community. In recent years, the community has blown us away with their generosity and caused the Chevy truck to overflow.
Additionally, we also are lucky to be a stop on Santa’s long journey around the world. Every year Santa stops by to take pictures with the kids and generally entertain our small community. We look forward to repeating this event again this year and can’t wait to see what the community of Durand comes up with.
Wednesday Night Live | Live Music Event in Downtown Durand
The summer months in Durand, MI are always fun and full of excitement – especially with the weekly Wednesday Night Live events! This free concert series takes place annually and is always a fun time for the entire family. In addition to free music, there is also food, entertainment, and more!
At Hank Graff Chevrolet, we are always excited to help out with this event. We are proud sponsors and look forward to the start of summer so this free concert series can start up once again.
Genesee County 4-H Program | Sponsor
Graff Durand is proud to support the youth involved in our local Michigan 4-H program on their quest to gain skills and lessons that last a lifetime! It's proven that kids and young adults ages 5-19 who participate in 4-H earn better grades, are more likely to attend to college, will less likely use drugs, cigarettes, or alcohol, and are more apt to give back to our communities. We applaud these youth who have taken the opportunity to impact their future!
Learn more about our local Michigan 4-H program: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/topic/info/4_h
Memorial Day Parade Bike Contest
The Durand, MI Memorial Day Parade Bike Decorating Contest is a festive opportunity for area children to show their patriotic pride by decorating their bicycles in red, white, and blue for the chance to win exciting prizes. Each bike is judged based on creativity, tributes to our Veterans of the Armed Services, and unique use of red, white, and blue. There is nothing more patriotic than seeing a town come together to celebrate our country, and Graff Durand is proud to sponsor our children's involvement in the Memorial Day Parade!
Jackie Leone Memorial Car Show & Rally
With our own affinity for vehicles in general (not to mention Corvettes!) Graff Durand couldn't be more proud to sponsor the local Jackie Leone Memorial Car Show & Rally for the members of the Shiawassee Corvette Club. Having generations of Corvettes on the lot is truly a sight to see! We're honored to be able to be involved with the amazing members of the Shiawassee Corvette Club.
Durand Public Schools Back Pack Program
For the second year in a row, Chip Watt, Graff Chevrolet Durand General Manager, presented a donation of $1500 to the Durand Public Schools Back Pack Program! We are so happy to be able to support this program which sends food home for students in need over the weekends.
Toys for Tots in Durand, MI
During the 2016 holiday season, the Graff Durand team collected $379 in donations to support Toys For Tots. Chelsea Geyer and Brynn Corwin of the Business Development Center, put the donations to good use by purchasing an assortment of great toys to help all local children have a great Christmas. Graff Durand is proud to support Toys For Tots every year as a way of giving back to our community.