Cape May County Department of Health
“On behalf of the Cape May County Health Department and those residents who appreciate Kindle Ford Auto Plaza’s community efforts, I would like to thank you for your continued support for the drive-through flu clinic. The selfless efforts by your staff and the use of your facility on October 2nd made this year’s clinic a huge success.”
—Kevin Thomas, M.A. Health Officer, Public Health Coordinator Cape May County Department of Health
The Kindle Auto Plaza team has gone above and beyond the call of duty for Cape May County, especially the Veterans in our community. The Kindle family has always been willing to lend a helping hand, participate in our events, and provide financial support for our initiatives. We are so thankful for their commitment to serving our local community!
-Johnnie Walker Sr.
Sr. Vice Commander
DAV Chapter 44
Kindle Community Challenge Profile: Lower Cape May Regional High School
With the support of Kindle Auto Plaza, the Lower Cape May Regional Education Foundation has established programs to help students become better prepared for the world of work.
Our “Change a Life Over Lunch” program brings high school and middle schools students together with community mentors experienced in the career of their interest. The foundation provides lunch, and in-service training for school staff who in turn train mentors for the program. More than thirty community mentors have participated impacting more than 100 students to date. A new “Alumni Network” provides opportunities for rising seniors to network with successful alumni via a web based portal as they transition to college and/or a career. The foundation has built a web portal so that secure, supervised communication can occur. Moving forward we see expanded opportunities for students through curriculum based school/business partnerships, training and education programs for parents, and stronger partnership with employers. For more information see http://www.lcmredfound.com/
– Chris Kobik, Superintendent of the Lower Cape May Regional School District.
Kindle Community Challenge Profile: Wildwood Catholic High School
Bill Kindle was honored by Ford Motor Company a one of the biggest philanthropists in its worldwide network and Wildwood Catholic High School knows that first hand. The Kindle Auto Plaza’s generosity has made a difference in the lives of many WCHS students through Kindle’s Honest Neighbors Campaign (not limited to). The funds donated were used for scholarships to assist students in need of financial assistance. Bill and Steven Kindle have hearts of gold and their dedication to life in Cape May County is incredible and it far surpasses any other company that I know. They are a true example of giving back and are leaders in “successful giving programs.”
– Carole Von Savage Pantalone, Wildwood Catholic High School.
Kindle Community Challenge Profile: Wetlands Institute
It’s a powerful mission. Our friends at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor exist to help people make a stronger, more personal connection between preserving wetlands and coastal ecosystems and their own quality of life.
From an exciting offering of summer nature classes and vibrant, hands-on learning experiences, the Institute invites a generation of explorers to chart a path to conservation and environmental stewardship.
Kindle Auto Plaza is a proud supporter of the visionary work of the Wetlands Institute. Visit their website to meet the people and mission of this important community organization.
Kindle Community Challenge Profile: The Boy Scouts
Scouting is so much more than learning to survive in the wilds of New Jersey. It’s more than pledging an oath or experience the camaraderie of motivated peers. The Boy Scouts are preparing a generation of young leaders to lives by ageless values and an unimpeachable standard personal conduct.
The people of Kindle have always been strong supporters of area scouting. The Baysea District Southern New Jersey Council of the Boy Scouts of America provides the Scouting experience to over 500 active registered youth in 11 Cub Scout Packs, 13 Boy Scout Troops, 2 Venturing Crews, and 6 Explorer Posts in Cape May County.
In 2011, Bill Kindle, was honored with the troop’s “Distinguished Citizen of the Year” by the New Jersey State Legislature. This year the Kindle “Community Challenge” looks to all great organizations like the BSA, that are building communities of character.