Offering gifts in kind is another great way to show us your support! Donating a product or service saves us money on running costs for the charity so that donations can be used where they are most needed.
Strategic Partnerships also help GWAAC achieve our mission while providing varied promotional opportunities for partner businesses through press and social media coverage across GWAAC’s wide reaching channels.
Our Strategic Partnership with Mercedes
GWAAC was formed in 2009 and Mercedes Benz of Bristol supported our vital service for many of those years.
Mercedes were keen to support our charity after one of their colleagues needed our help. Since then their continued effort over the years has helped us develop our service and be there for many more people across the region.
One example of their support lasted five years. Mercedes provided our charity with three smart cars, which saved GWAAC a huge amount of money, and played a large part in raising awareness for both brands across the region. The cars were used on a daily basis and proved to be an effective way to get both Mercedes and the charity’s branding seen by members of the public, and by the hundreds of community groups, businesses and schools we work with across the South West.
After years of ongoing support, three of their employees decided to take on the largest free standing mountain in the world in aid of us! The trio completed the challenge to reach the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro and raised much-needed funds for GWAAC in 2017, raising over £14,500.
“GWAAC are an amazing organisation to work with. They strongly believed that we should work together as equal partners and understood that they could help us build our brand as much as we could help them.”
Mike Smith, formerly of Mercedes Benz of Bristol
Mercedes also took on various challenges at the dealership such as a ‘fill the smart car with clothes’ challenge to bring in donations for our new charity shop. Their 17 bags of donations filled the smart car to the brim!