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Gillman Auto Group Partners with NBC’s Today Show “Lend a Hand Charity”

June 15, 2011


The Gillman Automotive Group through their “Gillman Care’s Program partnered with NBC’s Today Show “Lend a Hand Charity” to surprise a local Houston charity, Casa de Esperanza – De Los Ninos – The House of Hope for Children. As a part of their in-kind donation, Gillman Auto Group will help further support Casa de Esperanza and its endeavor to care for children by providing them with a Chrysler Town and Country van.

The Today Show aired live today from the Houston based charity neighborhood. "Lend a Hand" is a series on the NBC Today Show where Al Roker travels to 5 cities in 5 days helping out 5 charities. Today’s sponsors, including Gillman Automotive Group, generously donated a total of  $2.7 million in goods to Casa de Esperanza. 

Active in multiple philanthropic causes, Stacey Gillman Wimbish, President of Gillman Auto Group, was enthusiastic about making this donation. “Gillman Auto Group is excited by this opportunity to support Casa de Esperanza and provide them with a vehicle that will enable them to further their dedication to children in need,” said Wimbish.
Al Roker and NBC’s Today Show took over Houston on June 15th as part of the 10th Annual “Lend a Hand Charity” event in hopes of providing Casa de Esperanza with the means to grow their outstanding organization. “It is and honor and a privilege for Gillman Auto Group to represent the local Houston business community in something that makes such an impact on bettering the lives of these children,” noted Patrick York, Gillman Auto Group Chief Operating Officer.

About Gillman
The Gillman Automotive Group is a highly successful 70-year old Houston based chain of family owned and operated automobile dealerships serving the Houston, San Antonio and Rio Grande Valley Markets.  For more information visit

About Casa De Esparanza
Casa de Esperanza de los Niños—the House of Hope for Children—is a safe place for children in crisis due to abuse, neglect or the effects of HIV. Casa de Esperanza provides residential, medical and psychological care according to the needs of each child.


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