Charities & Community Involvement

Larry H. Miller American Toyota Albuquerque Gives Back 

At Larry H. Miller American Toyota, we feel it is so important to be part of our community and to find ways to give back. 
Since 1996, American Toyota along with Larry H.Miller Charities has contributed more than $600,000 to local organizations. It is so rewarding to know that we can make a difference in our local Albuquerque community, and we are very grateful to our employees and customers who make it possible to donate to qualified nonprofit organizations. We care about the community in which we do business!

To learn more about LHM Charities, or how to apply for a grant, please contact Michelle Aragon at (866) 638-5290, or complete the provided form and we will reach out to you. 
LHM 8th Annual Gold Classic 2019Larry H. Miller Dealerships Raises $450,000 During 8th Annual Golf Classic
The funds raised at the 2019 Golf Classic will be distributed to charities in the seven states where Larry H. Miller Dealerships does business and will focus on programs that serve women and children with an emphasis on health and education," said Jay Francis, executive vice president, corporate affairs & Miller Family Philanthropy. "These funds alone will help more than 60 nonprofit organizations, and when you add in employee and business contributions, we will contribute to nearly 100 charitable groups.

Larry H. Miller Dealerships Sells Its Two Millionth Car

Larry H. Miller Dealerships reached a milestone on Monday, January 28, 2019, when it sold its two millionth vehicle. Customers Don and Janine Edwards purchased a 2019 Honda Pilot at Larry H. Miller Honda Murray, marking a company milestone nearly 40 years in the making. "In 1979 when we bought our first dealership, Larry and I could not have imagined selling 2,000,000 cars, but today we are celebrating that milestone," said Gail Miller. "We are grateful for the growth and success of our company and recognize the hard work and dedication of our employees and the continued support from our customers and the communities where we do business."

 Paws and Stripes and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention New Mexico-
Larry H. Miller Charities presented $20,000 total to Paws and Stripes and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention New Mexico on Wednesday, June 27 which is also National PTSD Awareness Day. Paws and Stripes provides service dogs to military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and brain injuries through integrating service dog training and education with mental health support. The service is provided at no cost to the veteran, with all training and veteran/dog matches achieved solely through donations. In 2017, the average veteran in the Paws and Stripes program experienced a 31.7 percent overall reduction in day-to-day PTSD/TBI symptoms. According to the National Center for PTSD, this is considered a 'clinically significant change,' meaning that the results have a significantly 'real, genuine, palpable, and noticeable effect on daily life.'' 

Donation to Special Olympics
CLNkids & Special Olympics New Mexico-
Larry H. Miller Charities presented an $10,000 grant to support Special Olympics New Mexico with their year-round Summer Games sports training and athletic competition program for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. In addition to the donation, employees from Larry H. Miller Toyota Albuquerque and Larry H. Miller American Toyota volunteered their time on May 18-19 to help with event set-up and to escort participants and their families to the field during the 2018 Summer Games."Special Olympics New Mexico is excited to partner once again with Larry H. Miller Dealerships to expand our collective focus of health and education to our women and children athletes through the joy of sport," said Oscar Solis, spokesperson, Special Olympics New Mexico. (Featured in the photo from left to right; Brian Sweeney, GM ALH; Michelle Aragon, NM Charity Subcommittee Chair; Idamay Romero, NM Subcommittee Member; Cherish Chavez, American Toyota BDC and Volunteer at Special Olympics Summer Games; Officer Brittany Mahnesmith, Rio Rancho Police Department; Cameron Gares, American Toyota BDC and Volunteer at Special Olympics Summer Games; Alex Correa, Summer Olympic Athlete Gold Winner of the Pentathlon.
Children's Cancer Fund of New Mexico-
Larry H. Miller Charities presented an $10,000 grant to help construct and furnish Erin's Place, a facility designed to provide a home-like atmosphere for those children and families who live outside the pediatric hospice area and who choose for their child to remain in Albuquerque to receive care. (Featured in the photo from left: JR Malouff -General Manager, American Toyota, Emma - Children's  Cancer Survivor, Diana Trujeque -Executive Director, Children's Cancer Fund of NM, Michelle Aragon - LHM Charities Subcommittee Chair, NM Region.)
Christina Kent Early Childhood Center-
Larry H. Miller Charities presented a $5,000 grant was to provide help to upgrade the Teddy Classroom. Christina Kent (CK) is a private, non-profit childcare and education program founded by Christina Kent and the Woman's Club of Albuquerque in 1919.  The mission of Christina Kent Early Childhood Center (CKECC) is to serve the children of economically diverse working families with quality childcare, early education, and nutritional services in a safe and nurturing environment. (Present from left to right: JR Malouff- General LHM American Toyota, Volunteer at Christina Early Childhood Center, Michelle Aragon - LHM Charities Subcommittee Chair, NM Region, Allison Hendricks Smith - Director, Christina Kent Early Childhood Center.)
Explora Science Museum-
July 2015 - Larry H. Miller American Toyota along with Larry H Miller Charities and Toyota Motor Sales, USA provided two organizations in Albuquerque with a $10,000 grant in July. The $10,000 grant presented to Explora Science Museum will benefit their Youth Intern Program which helps provide 30 high school students multi-year internships where they learn to become skilled science educators, prepare for college and career success, and light sparks of STEM excitement across our community. (Present from Larry H. Miller were JR Malouff and Michelle Aragon. Also pictured are interns from the Explora Program, Matt Kokofske - Development Manager Explora, Kristin Leigh - Deputy Director Explora.)
Crossroads for Women-
Larry H. Miller Charities presented Crossroads for Women with a $7,000 donation to help implement a summer program, which will run for six weeks and host approximately 15 women and 30 children. "This program gives children, who have been homeless or transitioned in and out of relatives homes or state custody, the opportunity to bond with their mothers who also participate in the program," said KC Quirk, executive director of Crossroads for Women. 'In addition, it will enable them the opportunity to form new relationships with other children who have faced similar life experiences."(Present from Larry H. Miller were Alex Peters, Ernie Riach, JR Malouff, and Felipe Torrez)
Youth Development Inc. (YDI)-
Larry H. Miller American Toyota along with Larry H Miller Charities and Toyota Motor Sales, USA provided two organizations in Albuquerque with a $10,000 grant in 2015. The $10,000 grant presented to YDI (Youth Development Inc.)  will assist with their computer clubhouse which is designed to give youth ages 8-18 access to computer technology. The Clubhouse is the only one in New Mexico. Adult and peer mentors work with each individual to explore ideas, nurture their talent, and build self esteem through the use of technology. (Present from Larry H. Miller were JR Malouff and Michelle Aragon. Also pictured are kids from the Computer Clubhouse YDI, Concha Cordova - VP of YDI, and Jeanette Salgado-Computer Clubhouse Director.)
Children's Grief Center-
The Children's Grief Center provides support groups for young people ages 5-25 who are grieving the loss of a loved one.  Support groups meet in the evenings throughout the school year at our main campus in Albuquerque near North Valley, as well as in southern Rio Rancho.  During the summer, we offer Good Grief Day Camps for bereaved children ages 7-17 from all  over the state.  All grief support services are provided to bereaved families at no charge, for as long as they need to attend.  The Children's Grief Center receives no state or federal funding, but relies on the generosity of community members like yourself to provide these important, effective services. (Pictured from the Left with a Donation from LHM Charities: David McDowell - GM Southwest Hyundai, Jessica Daly - Children's Grief Center of NM, Michelle Aragon - Charities Sub Committee Chair, NM Region, American Toyota CRM, Jade Bock - Children's Grief Center of NM, Director, Alex Peters - GM Hyundai of Albuquerque, JR Malouff - GM American Toyota)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico-Larry H. Miller Charities presented an $8,000 grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central NM in support of their mentor 2.0 program.  This is the inaugural year for this program to take place in NM which is great to be a part of. This program has been implemented nationwide and has seen significant results with high graduation rates as well as college enrollments.  This mentoring program is mostly via email and face-to-face once a month and assists students with problem solving, motivation, time management, career exploration, interviewing, leadership, the college admission process, financial literacy and professionalism. (Featured in the photo from left: David Montemorano - GM of Larry H Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Giovianna Burrell - Mentor 2.0 Support Specialist, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central NM, Angela Reed Padilla - Chief Executive Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central NM, Matthew Ronquillo - Assistant Manager over Educational Initiative, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central NM, Michelle Aragon - Larry H Miller Charities Subcommittee Chair, NM Region, Alex Chavez - Mentor 2.0 Program Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central NM, Ernest Riach - GM of Larry H Miller Toyota Albuquerque, JR Malouff - GM of Larry H Miller American Toyota)
Eastern Hills Christian Academy-
Albuquerque Children's Christian Home provides a permanent home to youth who are in crisis. School-age children who are victims of neglect and abuse receive treatment at the facility, which is funded through private contributions from foundations, individuals and businesses. Unlike government-funded programs such as foster care, Albuquerque Children's Christian Home allows residents to stay as long as supervision and treatment are needed. Larry H. Miller Charities made a sizeable donation to this life-changing nonprofit group. Eastern Hills Christian Academy began as a preschool and kindergarten program in 1973 and grew over the years to include elementary and middle school classes. Thanks to a donation from LHM Charities, elementary-age students can now watch laboratory investigations via interactive DVDs.
Loving Thunder Therapeutic Riding-
Loving Thunder will received a $5,000 grant, which will provide 111 individual lessons, allowing 18 children to participate in a complete six-week therapeutic riding session in July, 2015. "Doing good in the community is a guiding principle for our group and we're proud to support two organizations that provide such beneficial programs," said Ray Reilly, senior vice president of operations for Larry H. Miller Dealerships. 
(Present from Larry H. Miller were Alex Peters, Ernie Riach, and JR Malouff.)
Working Classroom in Albuquerque-
(JR Malouff  - GM of American Toyota, Nan Elsasser - Founder & Director Michelle Aragon - LHM NM Chairperson)
Albuquerque Reads-
Larry H. Miller presented a check to Albuquerque Reads, a non-profit organization under the umbrella of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce that assist children with an emphasis on education and health. "Albuquerque Reads would like to thank Larry H. Miller Charities for the amazing donation towards the program. Their support is greatly appreciated by the 275+ kindergarten syudents and the 600+ volunteer tutors who make Albuquerque Reads what it is. Thank you Larry H. Miller Charities!" -Albuquerque Reads (Pictured from left to right- JR Malouff GM of LHM American Toyota, Terry Huerta, GACC; Beth Hemmerich, Director of Reads; David McDowell (back) GM of Southwest Hyundai; Michelle Aragon, Charities Sub Committee Chair, NM Region, American Toyota CRM; Bill Davidson, Intel (back); Lynn Trojahn, ACCION; Patti Malouff, American Toyota; Cynthia Bothwell, Reads Committee; Pat Dee, US Bank; Ernest Rich, GM LHM Toyota Albuquerque; Alex Peters, GM LHM Hyundai Albuquerque.)

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Larry H. Miller American Toyota Albuquerque

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About Larry H. Miller Charities
Formed in 1995, Larry H. Miller Charities is a nonprofit organization that functions as the charitable arm of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. Assistance from the foundation is directed toward groups and programs based in the communities where Miller companies conduct business. Attention purposely focuses on issues that affect women and children, with an emphasis on health and education.

Funding for Larry H. Miller Charities enables the organization to continue making an impact in the community. Generous contributions come from the general public and businesses, however the majority of the funds are generated through Larry H. Miller companies and employee contributions, including the Give Us 5 program. Employees voluntarily donate $5 per month from their paycheck to go to Larry H. Miller Charities. These contributions remain in the state where they were donated to benefit the local community. Requests should be submitted in writing to: 

  Larry H. Miller Charities
  c/o Michelle Aragon
  5995 Alameda NE
  Albuquerque, NM 87113