PHOENIX — Larry H. Miller Dealerships this week announced the beneficiaries of its annual holiday giving campaign, which, according to the dealer group, will provide more than $100,000 to 11 charities across the Phoenix metroplitan area. 

The dealer group noted that all contributions from Arizona employees are allocated for use in the local community, and are primarily focused on charities that serve women and children, with an emphasis on health and education. 

The 11 charities to receive part of the $100,000 include Central Arizona Shelter Services, Southwest Center for HIV/ AIDS, Salvation Army, Southwest Division, Valley of the Sun YMCA, Every Kids Counts, Upward, Desert Mission, Ryan House, Arizona Brainfood, MentorKids USA,  and U.S. Vets.

“We hope that these gifts will contribute to the betterment of our community and that they provide hope and happiness this holiday season and beyond,” said Pat Kroneberger, senior vice president of operations at Larry H. Miller Dealerships. “Our company was founded by a man who believed in ‘doing good until there is too much good in the world,’ and these donations represent the desire to do our part in carrying out that belief.” 

The donations will be distributed through the dealership group’s charitable arm, Larry H. Miller Charities. According to the company, much of the charitable arm’s funding comes from the dealership group’s employee contribution program called Give Us 5. This program allows employees to donate $5 or more per month from their paycheck to Larry H. Miller Charities.