Anastasia Burish, Chrysler Sales Manager
Anastasia Burish helps raise money and create awareness for the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin. The local Chapter in the Chippewa Valley provided her with a gift bag when her daughter was born. Anastasia knew in advance that her daughter had DS and someone at the her Clinic contacted DSAW to let them know. In the gift bag there was a lot of information on resources and agencies as well as a book about rasing a child with DS and a onesie with the footprint logo on it.
This has been the fifth year that Anastasia has participated in the walk at Irvine Park and she has been able to raise $200-$1,000 each year with the help of generous employees at Eau Claire Auto Group as well as Mike Keil, Owner at Eau Claire Auto Group.
The Walk totals around $30,000 each year and is the main funding for DSAW. For more information on DSAW, please visit: https://www.dsaw.org/chippewa-valley/
Doug Burrows, (1952-2020)
Eau Claire Automotive Group lost an employee and friend January, 2020. Doug was with Eau Claire Auto Group for over 21 years and was a very passionate volunteer in our Community. He always enjoyed helping others out and putting a smile on their face. Burrows stayed busy by delivering Meals on Wheels in the Eau Claire County. Meals on Wheels of Eau Claire County is a program that provides hot meals to those in need Monday-Friday during lunch time. Burrows was with Meals on Wheels for over 12 years. In Doug's free time, he also volunteered at The Community Table in Eau Claire. Burrows served food for those in need for over five years. Burrows also supported the United Cerebral Palsy of West Central Wisconsin. For over five years, Doug was a VIP member for UCP. The VIP members provide support and help raise money for children and adults with disabilities, as well as their families in UCP program.
Doug has certain left behind several legacies and touched many lives. We will never forget him here at Eau Claire Automotive Group.
Ryan Rachick, Finance Manager & Real Life Academy
Ryan Rachick and many of ECAG's sales representatives volunteer at the Real Life Academy events. The Real Life program is a great way to teach students money management skills. Students are randomly given a life status, one month's salary, and a checkbook to pay their bills.
Eau Claire Auto Group's station helps the students purchase a vehicle and find the right payment plan for their budget. It's a really fun learning experience for the students and the ECAG staff! Ryan Rachick has been volunteering and recruiting ECAG staff for the Real Life Academy events for over four years.
For more information on Real Life Academy, please visit: http://www.eauclairechamber.org/real-life-academy.html
Eau Claire Automotive Group & the Mehara Shrine Club
Eau Claire Auto Group is a proud supporter of the Mehara Shrine Club in Eau Claire, WI. Mehara Shrine Club is a non-profit organization to help children in need. The Mehara Shrine Club helps organize a benefit for children to have a "fun filled day at the circus." Once you become a Children's sponsor, you can help by purchasing circus tickets for children. If you would like more information on how to become a sponsor you can visit: http://meharashriners.org/ or please call 715-835-1501.