Basil Ford Community Involvement


Basil Ford is committed to more than just providing high-quality vehicles to drivers in the Buffalo area. From creating our own programs to supporting local organizations and institutions, Basil Ford aims to give back to our communities. Learn more about our community involvement in the Cheektowaga area, and then get in touch for more information.


Vehicles for Vets

In 2019, we here at Basil Ford hosted our fifth annual Vehicles for Vets in conjunction with the Veterans One-Stop Center of WNY. We invite the Lancaster-area community to nominate veterans to win a new car, narrow down the field to 10 finalists, and one walks away with a new car. Plus, we donate a percentage of every vehicle sold between Memorial Day and Labor Day to VOSC. To date, we have raised over $250,000 and given away five vehicles and nine leases to local veterans.

Toys For Tots

Each holiday season, Basil Ford partners with the Marines, Toys for Tots, and 211 to collect and donate toys for disadvantaged children. We began this initiative in 2004, and have since collected more than 50,000 toys to brighten the holidays for our community.

Care Packages

Yet another form of community involvement for Basil Ford is our partnership with Blue Star Mothers, through which we collect items for care packages to send overseas to local active military members. We are proud to say that we have sent more than 100 care packages!

Matt Urban Hope House

Basil Ford is actively involved with Matt Urban Hope House, a trauma-informed care homeless shelter for women and children. The shelter aims to rapidly rehouse guests into permanent housing, and aftercare services are provided once housing is secured. Basil Ford employees contributed by stocking the shelter's essential goods pantry with 9-months worth of supplies, all of which are everyday items not covered by food stamps.

Additional Community Involvement

In what other ways is Basil Ford involved with the community? Below are a few examples of additional community involvement by Basil Ford:

  • Title Sponsor of Port of Call Buffalo, an event that brings in historic tall sailing ships for the community to tour
  • Salvation Army's Pack a Backpack, which contributes school supplies to children in the Salvation Army's programs, day camp, and shelter
  • Title sponsor of Buffalo Motorama, the largest indoor custom car and bike show in the area
  • Cans for Cars, donating over 8,000 meals to Feed More WNY
  • Gift delivery to children at the Oishei Children's Hospital in partnership with naval officers from the U.S.S. Little Rock
  • Seasonal collection of new and gently used clothes for local shelters

Basil Ford Community Events

Basil Ford also hosts our own range of community-oriented events for residents in and around Depew, such as:

  • Drive 4 UR Community, raising $2,300 for Buffalo Olmstead School 64 via test drives at the dealership
  • Free Trunk or Treat event
  • Cars & Coffee to benefit Oishei Children's Hospital
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Bald for Bucks

Connect with Basil Ford Today!

Join Basil Ford in our community involvement efforts today! Our team is happy to provide more information on our involvement, and we always invite you to participate with us!