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HRADA Supports Hampton Roads

A Driving Force In Community Service.

It would be difficult to find an industry that does more for our community than HRADA. The scope and range of contributions touch virtually every person who lives here and vastly improves the quality of life for us all. Auto dealers and their employees help more non-profit groups than any other single industry in Hampton Roads.

Most people think of money when they hear the word “contributions.” And while HRADA members surely do dedicate much needed financial resources to charity and civic needs, auto dealers and their employees make substantial contributions through giving their own time and expertise.

Dozens of civic and charity organizations benefit from our industry’s tireless commitment to making our community the best place to live in America. As successful business leader HRADA members bring vital skills to these volunteer groups, including the ability to organize, raise funds, market and manage. The next time you’re at a charity or civic event, don’t be surprised to see the support of one or more HRADA dealer members.

Some Of The Organizations Benefiting From HRADA Members’ Participation.

  • United Way
  • U.S. Navy
  • Partners in Education
  • Teacher of the Year
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters
  • SPCA
  • Rescue Squads
  • Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters
  • Boy Scouts
  • Girl Scouts
  • Operation Smile
  • The Chrysler Museum
  • USO
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • The Diabetes Institute
  • Back Bay Restoration
  • Old Dominion University
  • Tidewater Community College
  • Norfolk State University
  • Hampton University
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Sugar Plum Bakery
  • Little League
  • Cancer Society
  • Kids Voting Virginia
  • Jaycees
  • Churches
  • Public Radio
  • Virginia Zoological Society
  • Norfolk Botanical Gardens
  • United Jewish Federation
  • Norfolk Armed Forces Memorial
  • Virginia Opera
  • Virginia Beach Neptune Festival
  • Hampton Bay Days
  • Chesapeake Jubilee
  • Harborfest
  • Suffolk Peanut Festival
  • Virginia Marine Science Museum
  • Nauticus
  • Air and Space Museum

Youth Automotive Training Program

A Driving Force In Career Education

In 1985, HRADA began its Youth Automotive Training Program (YATP) as the association’s official charitable activity. YATP supports area students enrolled in automotive technology programs and automotive technical schools with tuition assistance.

YATP students must demonstrate financial need, have a clean police and driving record, pass manual dexterity tests, and maintain a “C” average in all classes during the program.