The Swope Family of Dealerships believes strongly in being a blessing to the community that we serve. Central Kentucky is not just where we sell cars-it's our community as well, the place where we live and are putting down deep roots of love and friendship. We want to make it as strong as it can possibly be.
Supporting the United Way of Central Kentucky
A History of Community Involvement
The Swope Family has always believed in the power of individuals coming together to make a difference, and one of the organizations that reflects that same philosophy is the United Way of Central Kentucky (UWCK). The Swope dealerships have proudly supported the United Way of Central Kentucky for more than 17 years, encouraging and matching employee contributions, becoming one of its community impact leaders, and participating in many of its community outreach projects.
One of the things we love about the United Way of Central Kentucky is that the money that is raised here is invested here, in diverse projects that have an immediate impact on our community. The UWCK contributes to major organizations like the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Feeding America at the local level, as well as specific local organizations. Those projects focused on local schools and afterschool programs to support the education of those who might be at risk; advocacy programs for kids at risk of hunger, abuse, or trauma; and food banks and outreach efforts to address people in poverty.
Volunteering in the Community
We have been blessed to be a part of many of the United Way of Central Kentucky's outreach projects. One of those projects involved SpringHaven, a local domestic violence outreach center. We as a Swope family gathered and went to work, cleaning, reorganizing, and improving the storage areas. We also helped refurbish the offices at SpringHaven, painting, working on drywall, installing flooring, and giving it a good cleaning. Because federal and state funding, which is the majority of the funds the shelter operates on, cannot be used for non-resident areas, the offices had not been painted or "spruced up" in 20 years. We received donations from Lowes and Corvin's Flooring and our volunteers, along with UPS volunteers, did all the work. We were proud to make a difference, especially for an organization that gives hope and support to domestic violence survivors as they heal and begin a new life.
The Swope family has left a legacy of philanthropy, and we are proud to continue to build on that foundation of community involvement. We not only raise money, but we offer our time and effort and support as well, to make Elizabethtown the strongest community possible.