We'll donate $1 from every purchase of a LF16035 oil filter sold now through December 31, 2016 to the Art•2•Heart program.
Geno's Garage and the Turbo Diesel Register (TDR) try to give back to the community each year through a year-end community service project. We've helped several organizations over the years – Make A Wish Foundation, Richard M. Campbell Veterans Hospital, St. Jude's Children's Research Center, American Hospice Foundation, Armor 4 Troops Foundation, Wounded Warriors – just to name a few. But a very small organization touched our hearts this year. TDR Writers, John and Polly Holmes, have tried for years to get us to visit the Art•2•Heart program in Kerrville, Texas. But other priorities always got in the way. This summer we finally took a trip to Kerrville to see what John and Polly's hype was all about. And we were amazed at what we saw.
For the past thirteen years Art•2•Heart has been building a reputation in Kerrville and the surrounding communities for helping at-risk youth. Serving the economically disadvantaged in the Kerr and Kendall county areas, their mission is to help young people understand their potential and become positive leaders.
One of their points of pride is watching young people they have worked with develop and apply the principles of positive choices in their everyday lives. An example of this is their alumni students who are now attending various universities around Texas. Many of these students come back to mentor other kids in their spare time.
The true gem of this organization is its founder, Lorraine LeMon. She is passionate about teaching these kids that their situation does not define them. She conveys powerful messages about overcoming challenges. It is truly an amazing experience to see how she teaches these kids to turn life's stumbling blocks into stepping stones for a brighter future. In two short hours with Lorraine, we were truly optimistic about the youth of America.
To support Lorraine's work, we've decided to provide Art•2•Heart $1 for every oil filter sold from now through December 31, 2016. It is a remarkable program with a truly inspirational leader.
Thank you for your support of this worthwhile project.
And we wish you all a wonderful holiday season. We hope Santa is really good to each of you!
Robin Patton and the Geno's Garage Staff