Bill Dodge Auto Group Community Involvement

As a Family owned Maine Company, giving back to the communities we serve is an integral part of our business. Each year we get involved with many charity events, sponsorships, and try to give back as much as possible. Each year we sponsor or get involved with over 50 different charities and local organizations that do good things for our community. In recent years we have been supporters of the Easter Seals of Maine Veterans Program, Camp Sunshine, Christmas is for Kids, Salvation Army, Big Brothers Big Sisters, March of Dimes, No Kid Hungry, and the Boy Scouts of Maine to name a few. We also take pride in supporting our local schools, sports teams, Police and Firemen.

Here are some photos that highlight some of our community involvement.

2019 Events

Maine Children's Cancer Program

During the month of July, the Bill Dodge Auto Group donated $100 from every vehicle sold to the Maine Children's Cancer Program towards their mission to Strike Out Cancer in Kids! The grand total donated was $40,200 which will go to help families that have children battling cancer. A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this happen!



WPOR 101.9 Concert at the Beach

We had a lot of fun at the annual WPOR 101.9 Concert at the Beach presented by Bill Dodge Nissan. It was a great show with amazing talent!



Great Falls Balloon Festival

Otto enjoyed walking in the parade for the Great Falls Balloon Festival again this year!



Classic Car Show

Otto was invited to the first annual Classic Car Show at The Woods at Canco! Otto got to check out some amazing classic cars and hang out with some of the wonderful attendees!



Bill Dodge Auto Group hosted the “Make 12 Hours Count Radio Thon Maine” with the Easterseals Maine's Veterans Count Maine again this year. The event raised over $63,000 to help veterans right here in Maine!



Bill Dodge Cadillac was proud to have a display at the 50th Annual Portland Home Show and sign customers up for a 24-hour test drive! Otto the Moose also stopped by to join in the fun.



Hire A Vet Campaign recognized the Bill Dodge Auto Group with leading the automotive segment of participating employers by hiring 17 Veterans in 2018.



The Old Orchard Beach Little League Snack Shack was unfortunately destroyed by a fire started by a lightning strike. The Bill Dodge Auto Group donated funds needed to complete the rebuild and we're beyond humbled that they named the snack shack after us!



Otto enjoyed attending the May Day Festival Parade in Kennebunk.



Some of Bill Dodge's amazing employees donated their time to help the United Way of Greater Portland with their 2019 Dirty Hands & Big Hearts Day of Action. Some helped clean up the grounds at a Portland school while others volunteered to read to students at a Westbrook School.

Otto had a blast hanging out with this friends at the 25th Annual Bike Rodeo & Family Safety Day hosted by the Rotary Club of Brunswick.



A local business is surprised with two dozen delicious donuts from Tony's Donut Shop on Fridays! Check out our Facebook page to nominate a business.



Otto was invited back to the Cape Elizabeth Family Fun Day where he was spotted enjoying himself in the parade as well as meeting new friends!



The Windham Summerfest was another hit for Otto this year! He was able to enjoy the sun while walking the streets of Windham in the parade.

Otto was honored to throw out the first pitch at the Portland Sea Dogs game for Brunswick Community Night!

One of Otto's favorite summer activites is to go to the Yarmouth Clam Festival! Once again, he had a TON of fun this year especially walking in the parade.

Since July is National Ice Cream Month what better way for Otto to celebate then to attend the Ice Cream Social at The Woods at Canco to benefit Camp Sunshine! The Bill Dodge Auto Group sponsored the dunk tank which was a big contributer to raising over $1,300 for Camp Sunshine, which helps support children with life threatening illnesses.

Otto the Moose enjoyed a hitting the ski slopes for Mascot Day at Lost ValleyHere is Otto with some of the other mascots that were in attendance.


Otto was very excited to be invited to STRIVE Rocks 2019! This event raised a record breaking $111,269 which will go to assisting local teens and young adults with developmental disabilities in utilizing resources within their community.

2018 Events

Bill Dodge Auto Group employees pooled together $950 to help spread Christmas cheer to a Salvation Army family and senior citizen.



Otto enjoyed an amazing night at WPOR’s sold out 2018 Jingle Jam concert featuring Chris Lane, Lindsay Ell, and Carlton Anderson.



Bill Dodge Auto Group hosted the annual oil change charity event to help raise money for children in Maine. With a record breaking year, they donated over $27,000 to WPOR’s Christmas is For Kids charity.



After hearing that the Biddeford Food Pantry wouldn't have enough turkeys for families this Thanksgiving, Bill Dodge Nissan surprised them with 25 turkeys!





The 6th Annual Bill Dodge Fall Festival was so much fun! Thank you to everyone who came out to participate in all of the fun!


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Bill Dodge GMC Business Elite was once again on display at the147th Annual Cumberland Fair It's always an exciting and fun week for us at the fair!




Otto always looks forward to this event and helping senior citizens connect with businesses and resources within the community.


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Otto was lucky enough to attend WPOR’s 9th Annual Concert at the Beach where he was able to sneak a pic with one of his favorite Country Music performers, Cam.


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An incredibly inspiring friend of Otto the Moose, Destiny, started a lemonade stand to raise money for The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center. Destiny had recently underwent brain surgery and wanted to give back to the people who had helped her. Such an amazing inspiration to us all, Otto wanted to help support his friend by getting some tastey lemonade.






Otto was seen mingling at the 26th Annual Great Falls Balloon Festival Parade






Bill Dodge Hyundai attended the 164th
Topsham Fair with vehicles on display.



The Yarmouth Clam Festival Parade is one of Otto's favorites!  Thousands of locals jam the sidewalks to watch the floats, marching bands, and unique entertainers from all over Maine and New England!





Otto the Moose was spotted at the 36th Annual Moxie Festival in Lisbon, Maine!




Otto the Moose attended Kennebunk's 20th Annual May Day Festival!


Bill Dodge Hyundai is honored to be part of the Hyundai Hope on Wheels program, which raises money to fund research aimed at fighting childhood cancer.




Bill Dodge Hyundai Donut Drop surprises local businesses with two dozen delicious donuts on Fridays!



Bill Dodge Auto Group assisted the American Red Cross in saving lives by hosting a blood drive.





Otto the Moose was invited to join other local mascots for Lost Valley’s Mascot Day!




Bill Dodge Auto Group hosted the 3rd Annual “Make 12 Hours Count Radiothon Maine” with the Easterseals Maine's Veterans Count Maine raising over $50,000.




Otto the Moose attended the Westbrook Together Days for a day of fun and festivities!



2017 Events

Bill Dodge Auto Group hosts the Veterans Count Radiothon with Easterseals Maine and raises over $48,000 to benefit Maine Veterans.




Otto the Moose and other local mascots attend Lost Valley Family Fun Day.




Bill Dodge Auto Group presenting sponsor of the Great State of Maine Airshow, bringing family fun to over 55,000 people in a 2-day event.






Otto the Moose attends Cape Elizabeth's Family Fun day parade.




Bill Dodge Kia hosts American Idol Auditions and sends finalists on to the Boston Auditions for the reality singing show.




BMW of Westbrook hosted the 5th Annual Auction Gala to benefit the Boy Scouts of Amercia Pinetree Council and helped raise over $100,000 for local scouts.




Bill Dodge Auto Group hosts their annual blood drive with American Red Cross and collects almost 100 pints of blood in one day!





Food pantries! We donated over $13,000 to help our local communities.




Our Pre-owned Super Centers had a summer promo and gave away a free car!




Bill Dodge Auto Group was the Transportation Sponsor of the Maine Suitcase Party, helping to raise almost $200,000 for Camp Sunshine!




Bill Dodge Auto Group Fall Festival brings in hundreds of families for a one day fall event with free pumpkins, candy, face painting, and fun!




Bill Dodge Auto Group teamed up with WPOR 101.9 to host the annual oil change charity event to benefit Christmas is for Kids, raising $24,000!




Bill Dodge Auto Group employees donated $700 to help make Christmas a little brighter for a Salvation Army family and senior citizen.


Sponsors

Bill Dodge Auto Group has also made donations to support the following teams, organizations, and charities:

Civil Air Patrol

Cape Elizabeth High School Soccer

Westbrook High School Football

Witches Wear Pink | Coast 93.1



Maine Sheriffs' Association



Westbrook / Gorham Community Chamber of Commerce



Veterans of Foreign Wars



Westbrook Kiwanis



97.9 WJBQ Cans for a Cure



Saco River Valley Kiwanis



Hot Pursuit Car Show | Brunswick Police Benefit Association


Windham Little League Softball All Stars


Brunswick High School Boys' Lacrosse


Westbrook Food Pantry | Climb Aboard the Food Train



Gray New Gloucester Patriot Lacrosse Club



South Portland Firefighters | Checking for Charity


Almost Home Rescue



Saco Little League



Sweetser | Sold on Kids Auction



Brunswick Parks & Rec Basketball Tournament



The Heart of Hope Charitable Fund



Westbrook Little League


Special Olympics Maine


Westbrook Soccer Club


Windham Youth Football


Brunswick Youth Soccer League


Woodfords Family Services


Gorham-Windham Firefighters, Local 4095


Fight Hard 5K

Windham Police Association

Children’s Museum and Theatre



Gray New Gloucester High School Robotics Team

Portland Little League






Cancer Community Center





Westbrook Little League



Southern Maine Supernova Baseball Team



Gorham-Windham-Westbrook Police Triad

Brunswick High School Players

The Skating Club of Brunswick



Cape Elizabeth High School Boys Lacrosse


Yarmouth Little League

Maine Highland Games


Maine Children’s Cancer Program

Strive





Brunswick High School Girl's Ice Hockey 

Windham High School Basketball

Brunswick High School Boy's Basketball

Cape Elizabeth High School Girl's Basketball

Brunswick High School Players

Cape Elizabeth High School Boy’s Ice Hockey