Community Outreach

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

On Sunday, March 5th, Island Auto Group participated in the Richmond County St. Patrick’s Day Parade! The Island Auto Group Street Team, along with Island employees, family and friends, all came out to show their St. Patrick’s Day spirit!! With the Island Auto Group Street Team Van, a St. Patrick’s Day float and a DJ, everyone at the event had a blast! The Island Auto Group Street Team passed out fun giveaways, which the parade goers were thrilled to receive! Island Auto Group is committed to giving back to the community and supporting local organizations. Look out for Island Auto Group and the Island Street Team at future community events!

Christmas House Supports Children’s Cancer Center

Every year, Joe DiMartino transforms his home into a spectacular winter wonderland display. This winter wonderland collects donations for the Lights for Life Foundation, which donates all of the proceeds to the Staten Island University Hospital Children’s Cancer Center. Island Auto Group supported Lights for Life with a $2,500 donation and are committed to giving back to the local community and its organizations that are making a difference!

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Toys For Tots Drive

During the month of December, Island Auto Group partnered with the NYPD and Toys for Tots, to collect toys for underprivileged children on Staten Island. Both Island Auto Group and the NYPD combined their forces to spread the holiday spirit. With a surprise visit by Santa, the children were excited to see him and choose a gift of their choice. Island Auto Group wanted to share some holiday cheer and bring a smile to a child’s face. With the NYPD and Toys for Tots, Island Auto Group was able to accomplish their goal and bring joy to the children of Staten Island!

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NY Cares Coat Drive

During the months of November & December, Island Auto Group is participating in the 28th Annual Coat Drive to “Keep a New Yorker Warm This Winter”, hosted by New York Cares. Island Auto Group is supporting this great cause by collecting & donating coats from their employees, customers and the community. Every year, thousands of people struggle during the harsh winter months to keep warm so please visit any of Island’s dealerships to make a kind donation. Help give the gift of warmth this winter by joining Island Auto Group in their mission to make a real difference!

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Island Auto Group Food Drive

During the months of October and November, Island Auto Group partnered with the Salvation Army for a food drive for the upcoming holiday season. Island Auto Group believes in the well being of the community, which is why their priority is working together with various individuals, charities and organizations to make a real difference. This company-wide initiative will support the local Staten Island community. Island Auto Group is committed, through support and service, to actively improve the greater community!

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Breast Cancer Awareness

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, on Thursday October 27th, Island Auto Group was presented with a plaque at the Comprehensive Breast Center at Staten Island University Hospital. Island Auto Group donated $25,000 to help build the center where patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer will receive the upmost quality care. Island Auto Group will always strive to give back to the local Staten Island community and help support those in need!

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Staten Island CYO Scoreboard Donation

On Monday October 24th, Island Auto Group donated an interactive scoreboard to the the Staten Island CYO Basketball League. Island Auto Group has donated a scoring table at both of the CYO locations at St. Teresa’s and Sacred Heart Church. The Staten Island CYO Basketball League is a youth basketball league on the Island with a variety of age groups. Island Auto Group is determined to always giving back to the community & supporting the youth of Staten Island!

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122nd Precinct Community Council Donation

On Sunday September 25th, Island Auto Group held a special ceremony, prior to the 1st Annual Softball Game at the 1st Annual Family Picnic, presenting the 122nd Precinct Community Council with a $10,000 donation. The donation will help aid future community outreach programs on Staten Island. Island Auto Group has partnered up with the 122nd Precinct Community Council for food drives, toy drives and other various community outreach programs. Island Auto Group and the 122nd Precinct Community Council will continue to work together to help better the greater community!

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Italian Festival & Car Show

On Saturday and Sunday September 24th & 25th, Island Auto Group sponsored and participated in the Italian Festival and Car Show at Casa Belvedere. Island Auto Group showcased various Fiat models and passed out promotional items. It was a fun filled weekend with great food, music and more. Island Auto Group always strives to get involved with the local community and attend events like these. Look out for the Island Auto Group Street Team at future events in the community!

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Back to School

On Wednesday, August 17th, Island Auto Group partnered with the NYPD to donate and distribute school supplies for underprivileged children on Staten Island. Island Auto Group and the NYPD combined their forces to get the children ready and excited to go back to school. The children were all thrilled to receive backpacks filled with school supplies to start their new school year off with. Island Auto Group was able to accomplish their goal to support the children of Staten Island!

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Richard Willis Basketball Tournament

On Saturday and Sunday August 13th and 14th, Island Auto Group helped sponsor the Richard Willis Memorial Foundation 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. The tournament was held at the College of Staten Island where children of all ages got together to play and help raise donations for a great cause. The Richard Willis Memorial Foundation helps raise money for educational scholarships for the children in the Staten Island community. Island Auto Group always strive to help support the youth on Staten Island!

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4th OF JULY PARADE

On Monday, July 4th, Island Auto Group participated in the 106th Annual Travis Fourth of July Parade. Residents from across Staten Island came out to enjoy the parade and show their red, white & blue spirit. The Island Auto Group Street Team participated in the parade to greet the spectators. It was a great event that brought the community together for the July 4th Holiday Weekend. Island Auto Group continues to strive to be involved with the Staten Island community!

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ISLAND AUTO GROUP BLOOD DRIVE

On Thursday June 23rd, Island Auto Group hosted a Blood Drive at Island Kia with the Staten Island University Hospital. Island Auto Group partnered up with SIUH to give back to the Staten Island community. Employees from Island came out to support the community by donating blood. The Blood Drive had an amazing turnout and was a great success. Island Auto Group is committed to continuously providing support to the Staten Island community!

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DADS & DONUTS

On Friday June 3rd, Island Auto Group employees and the Island Auto Group Street Team attended Stapleton Elementary School’s “Donuts & Dads” day. It was a great opportunity for the children and their dad’s to celebrate National Donut Day. The students and their dads were greeted by Island Auto Group as they were coming into school. Island Auto Group employees and the Street Team passed out drawstring bags to the students filled with notebooks, pencils and water bottles. Island Auto Group continues to be devoted to the Staten Island community and show great support!

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MEMORIAL DAY RUN

On Monday May 30th, Island Auto Group sponsored and participated in the Staten Island Advance Memorial Day Run. The Memorial Day Run was held at the South Beach Boardwalk. Both Island Auto Group employees and the Island Auto Group Street Team attended the race to greet both the runners and the spectators. The Street Team also distributed out promotional items at the finish line. It was a great event that brought the community together for the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend. Island Auto Group continues to strive to be apart of the Staten Island community!

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March for Babies Walk

On Sunday May 1st, Island Auto Group participated in the March for Babies Walk at the College of Staten Island. Island Auto Group was this year’s Presenting Sponsor at the Walk, which was hosted by the March of Dimes. Island Auto Group donated and raised over $30,000 for the March of Dimes! The Island Street Team and Island Auto Group employees passed out tote bags filled with fun promotional items to the Walk attendees. Island Auto Group is committed to providing support to Staten Island and being apart of the community. As always, Island Auto Group is dedicated to giving back to the local community and its organizations and charities that are making a difference!

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March for Babies Kick-Off

On Thursday April 14th, Island Auto Group hosted a Kick-Off Event for the March for Babies Walk at Island Hyundai. The March for Babies Walk, hosted by the March of Dimes, will be on Sunday May 1st at the College of Staten Island. Island Auto Group is this year’s Presenting Sponsor. The Kick-Off event sparked the excitement leading up to the walk and encouraged employees to show their Island Auto Group spirit! Island Auto Group is dedicated to giving back to the local community and its organizations and charities that are making a difference!

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Subaru Share the Love

On Thursday, April 7th, Island Subaru and Subaru of America, Inc. donated $38,257 in support of Staten Island University Hospital’s Children’s Cancer Center. Through Subaru of America’s “Share the Love” event, for every new car that was purchased between November 19th through January 1st, Subaru of America donated $250. Island Subaru donated an additional $100 per car. The combined donation will support the cancer program and help fund medical research to fight pediatric cancer. Along with SIUH and Subaru of America, Island Auto Group is dedicated to always giving back to the community of Staten Island!

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Tottenville High School Solar Car

On Wednesday, April 6th, Island Auto Group presented the Tottenville High School Solar Car Team with a check for $8,500. Island Auto Group is sponsoring the Solar Pirates Solar Car Team, who will be participating in this year’s annual Solar Car Challenge. The Solar Car Challenge is a week-long cross-country race from Texas to Minnesota. The team is the only school representing New York State in the national competition. Being apart of the local community is something that Island Auto Group continuously strives to achieve. Island Auto Group is determined to always giving back, especially to the local students of Staten Island!

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Staten Island Board Of Realtors Trade Show

On Thursday, March 24th, Island Auto Group sponsored the Annual Staten Island Board of Realtors Agent Day & Trade Show at the Hilton Garden Inn. Real Estate Agents from all across Staten Island, the other boroughs and New Jersey attended the event. The Island Auto Group Street Team provided trade show attendees general information regarding Island Auto Group and tote bags filled with promotional items. The trade show was a great and beneficial opportunity for Island Auto Group to speak directly to the members of the community. Island Auto Group is determined to be involved with the community and be a part of many different types of events! Look out for the Island Auto Group Street Team at future community events!

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St. Peter’s Boys High School International Night

On Saturday, March 12th, Island Auto Group supported the St. Peter’s Boys High School by providing a Fiat for their International Night. Students from the various heritage clubs showcased their culture for the night. Each club showcased their culture sharing their traditions about their heritage. This year the Italian Club showcased a Fiat to represent Italy. The Island Street Team was there greeting guests and showing everyone what Island is all about! It was an exciting night filled with great food and fun! Island Auto Group enjoys being a part of the community and getting involved with local events that bring everyone together!

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March of Dimes Kick-Off

On Saturday, March 12th, Island Auto Group supported the St. Peter’s Boys High School by providing a Fiat for their International Night. Students from the various heritage clubs showcased their culture for the night. Each club showcased their culture sharing their traditions about their heritage. This year the Italian Club showcased a Fiat to represent Italy. The Island Street Team was there greeting guests and showing everyone what Island is all about! It was an exciting night filled with great food and fun! Island Auto Group enjoys being a part of the community and getting involved with local events that bring everyone together!

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Staten Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade

On Sunday, March 6th, Island Auto Group participated in the Richmond County St. Patrick’s Day Parade! The Island Auto Group Street Team, along with Island Auto Group employees, family and friends all came out to show their Island Auto Group support and St. Patrick’s Day spirit! With the Island Auto Group Street Team Van, a St. Patrick’s Day float and a DJ, everyone at the event had a blast! The Island Auto Group Street Team passed out hats and frisbees, which the parade goers were thrilled to receive! We received positive feedback from the parade goers recognizing all that Island has done for the community! Island Auto Group is committed to giving back to the community and supporting local organizations, such as the Richmond County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. Look out for Island Auto Group and the Island Street Team at future community events!

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Richmond University Medical Center Donation

On Tuesday, February 23rd, Island Auto Group and Toyota Motor Sales each donated a check for $10,000 in an effort to help Richmond University Medical Center build their new emergency care unit. The combined donation of $20,000 will help the department’s patient care capacity and patient flow, as well as maximize clinic efficiency while enhancing patient comfort. Toyota Motor Sales supports local charities, and matches donations made by local Toyota stores in their communities. Island Auto Group, along with the Richmond University Medical Center and Toyota Motor Sales are all determined to do what they can to improve the greater Staten Island community. Island Auto Group is committed to creating lifelong customers through transparent vehicle pricing and exceptional automotive service. Additionally, Island is committed to supporting the greater Staten Island community; it’s people, charities & community services!

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Cat Adoption

On Saturday, December 19th, Island Auto Group held a free cat adoption with KittyKind at Island Subaru. KittyKind is a nonprofit and all-volunteer cat adoption group in New York City. Their mission is to reduce the number of abandoned or homeless cats from being mistreated or abused. With the help of KittyKind, Island Auto Group was able to find a happy home for these beautiful cats. Island Auto Group is committed to providing a helping hand to any organization or charity, people or animals alike!

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Toys For Tots

During the month of December, Island Auto Group partnered with the NYPD 122nd Precinct and Toys for Tots, to collect toys for children on Staten Island. Both Island Auto Group and the NYPD 122nd Precinct combined their forces to spread the holiday spirit. With a surprise visit by Santa, the children were excited to see him and choose a gift of their choice. Island Auto Group wanted to share some holiday cheer and bring a smile to a child’s face. With the NYPD 122nd Precinct and Toys for Tots, Island Auto Group was able to accomplish their goal and bring joy to the children of Staten Island!

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Subaru Share the Love Event

Throughout the holiday season until January 2nd, Island Auto Group is participating in Subaru of America’s “Share the Love” event, where they donate $250 to a charity for every new vehicle purchased. Along with Subaru’s contribution, Island Auto Group is donating an additional $100 to the pediatric cancer center at Staten Island University Hospital. Island Auto Group’s goal is to give back as much as they can to the children of Staten Island. Together with Staten Island University Hospital, Island Auto Group wants to make a difference in every child’s life!

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Salvation Army Food Drive

On Tuesday, November 24th the Island Auto Group “Street Team,” along with a few Island Auto employees volunteered at the Salvation Army. The volunteers helped bag and pass out groceries to local families for Thanksgiving. It was a great opportunity for the community to get together and help each other during the holiday season. The Auto Group is determined to always give back to Staten Island. Island Auto Group is committed to their community and will continue to strive to make a difference!

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Christmas House Supports Pediatric Cancer

Every year, thousands of Staten Island residents visit the spectacular Christmas display at the DiMartino’s home. The DiMartino’s transform their house into a winter wonderland for a great cause! Although the display is free to the public, donation are appreciated and support the children’s cancer center at Staten Island University Hospital. This year, Island Auto Group supported the cause with a dollar-for-dollar match up to $2,500, and was invited to see the remarkable sight that showcased the holiday spirit!??

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FDNY Vehicle Donation

On Tuesday, November 17th at Island Auto Group, a special ceremony, prior to the grand opening, was held to memorialize a van for fallen firefighter, Lt. Gordan “Matt” Ambelas. The van was donated by Island Auto Group to the “Fire Family Transport Foundation,” a non-profit organization that provides transportation to firefighters and family members to and from medical institutions. The ceremony included the presentation of colors, singing of the national anthem and bagpipe accompaniment. Island Auto Group is committed to giving back to those that serve our community. We’re thankful for their dedication and everything they do to ensure our safety! Pictured from left to right are: Staten Island Borough President, James Oddo, FDNY Chief of Department, James Leonard, partners of Island Auto Group, Ron Barron, Mike Rizzuto, Josh Aaronson, and Marcello Sciarrino.??

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March Of Dimes

On Sunday, November 15th at the Excelsior Grand in New Drop, Island Auto Group was the sponsor of the March of Dimes’ 13th Annual Precious Preemie Fashion Show, to raise awareness about premature birth. The “Island Street Team” and some Island employees greeted guests at the door and handed out goodies. The giveaways included hats & frisbees. Local children, who were born premature, were apart of the fashion show to raise awareness and to support a great cause. Look out for Island’s future involvement in local charity and community events.

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Annual Coat Drive

During November & December, Island Auto Group is participating in the 27th Annual Coat Drive to “Keep a New Yorker Warm This Winter”, hosted by New York Cares. Island Auto Group is supporting this great cause by collecting & donating coats from their employees, customers and the community. Every year, thousands of people struggle during the harsh winter months to keep warm so please visit any of Island’s dealerships to make a kind donation. Help give the gift of warmth this winter by joining Island Auto Group in their mission to make a real difference!

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Leading The Charge

On Monday, October 26th at 7:30am, Island Auto Group employees, accompanied by the “Island Street Team”, surprised the students at PS 78 Stapleton Community School when they handed out gift bags filled with goodies and greeted the students as they walked into school. The “Island Street Team” is a group of volunteers who partake in community outreach events located all over Staten Island. This early morning treat had all the students running into school with excitement and smiles. The gift bags included notebooks, frisbees & other items to encourage the student’s to keep working hard and to have fun while doing it! This inspirational message was exactly what the Island employees wanted to convey. Every child should be excited to learn and attend school each day so Island Auto Group wanted to emphasize the importance of this and acknowledge the great job the students are doing!

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S.I. University Hospital Donation

On Friday, October 16th at 1:00pm, Island Auto Group donated a check for $25,000 to help build The Comprehensive Breast Center at Staten Island University Hospital. The Comprehensive Breast Center will be a place where people can hold onto their strength, confidence and identity while undergoing top of the line breast disease treatment. The Comprehensive Breast Center practices a multidisciplinary approach to provide patients the most promising treatment plan. The Auto Group’s business philosophy is based on two foundational principles. Island Auto Group is committed to creating lifelong customers through transparent vehicle pricing and exceptional automotive service. Additionally, Island is committed to supporting the greater Staten Island community; it’s people, charities and community services!

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Food Drive

Island Auto Group is committed, through support and service, to actively improve the greater community. Because of this vision, Island launched a food drive during September and October, where they donated to many local charities and organizations based in Staten Island. This company-wide initiative supported charities like The Salvation Army, Our Lady Of Good Counsel & Holy Rosary Church. Island believes in the well being of the community, which is why their priority is working together with various individuals, charities and organizations to make a real difference!

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Island Auto Group is committed, through support and service, to actively improve the greater community. Because of this vision, Island launched a food drive during September and October, where they donated to many local charities and organizations based in Staten Island. This company-wide initiative supported charities like The Salvation Army, Our Lady Of Good Counsel & Holy Rosary Church. Island believes in the well being of the community, which is why their priority is working together with various individuals, charities and organizations to make a real difference!

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Hyundai Hope On Wheels

Island Hyundai is committed to the fight against pediatric cancer. Our mission is to raise awareness about childhood cancer, donate life-saving research funds & celebrate the lives of children affected by this disease. Every purchase of a new Hyundai vehicle helps support this cause. This is our chance to honor all of the brave cancer fighters and inspire them with hope. Give us a hand to help find a cure!

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Movie Theater Takeover

Island Hyundai is committed to the fight against pediatric cancer. Our mission is to raise awareness about childhood cancer, donate life-saving research funds & celebrate the lives of children affected by this disease. Every purchase of a new Hyundai vehicle helps support this cause. This is our chance to honor all of the brave cancer fighters and inspire them with hope. Give us a hand to help find a cure!

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Island Auto Group proudly supports

  • St. George Theatre
  • Toys For Tots
  • March of Dimes
  • New York Cares
  • Ally Auto
  • Staten Island University Hospital
  • Sacred Heart School & Church, Staten Island
  • PS 78 Stapleton Community School, Staten Island
  • New York City Police Departments
  • “Senator Andrew Lanza” Fall Golf Classic at Richmond County Country Club, Staten Island
  • “Cops For A Cause” Golf Outing at Grand Oaks Country Club, Staten Island
  • College of Staten Island
  • The Comprehensive Breast Center
  • Hyundai Hope On Wheels
  • Subaru Share The Love
  • New York City Fire Departments
  • Fire Fighter Family Assistance Fund
  • Lifestyles For The Disabled
  • The Salvation Army
  • Our Lady Of Good Counsel
  • Holy Rosary Church
  • Tottenville High School
  • Solar Car Challenge
  • Richmond University Medical Center
  • KittyKind
  • St. Peter’s High School
  • Staten Island Academy
  • Bishop Kearney High School (in Brooklyn)
  • Staten Island Board of Realtors
  • Sacred Heart Boy Scouts
  • Local 202 Scholarship Fund