Nucar Cares

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At Nucar CDJR St Albans, our commitment goes beyond providing top-notch vehicles; it’s about nurturing the community that drives us. The Nucar Cares program embodies this spirit, channeling our passion for making a meaningful impact in Vermont and beyond. Through this initiative, we’ve forged strong connections with local organizations, ensuring our efforts contribute to a greater cause. From supporting individuals facing health challenges to celebrating the vibrant culture of our region, Nucar Cares is at the forefront of community engagement and support. Here are some of the great organizations the Nucar Cares program works within Vermont and beyond, showcasing the breadth of our commitment and the diverse ways we strive to make a difference.


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Franklin County Animal Rescue

Franklin County Animal Rescue (FCAR) is dedicated to promoting the health, welfare, and humane treatment of animals in Northwestern Vermont. This non-profit organization, originally known as Franklin County Humane Society, has been serving the community for over 50 years. In 2015, the name was changed to better reflect its mission of providing temporary shelter and finding permanent, loving homes for homeless cats and dogs.

FCAR operates solely on the generosity of caring individuals, as it receives no government funding. The shelter relies on donations and volunteer efforts to ensure it can continue to care for and rehome animals in need. Through community support, FCAR provides essential services, including medical care, rehabilitation, and adoption programs, making a significant impact on the lives of countless animals and families.


Nucar at Maple Parade

Vermont Maple Festival

The Vermont Maple Festival is a cherished annual event held in St. Albans, Vermont, celebrating the first harvest of the year—maple syrup. Taking place over the last weekend in April, this three-day festival offers a delightful mix of exhibits, demonstrations, entertainment, and a craft show, all dedicated to the wonders of maple syrup.

Attendees can enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast at St. Albans City School on Saturday and Sunday mornings, participate in the festive parade, and explore the antique show. The festival also features the exciting crowning of the Maple King and Maple Queen. For those interested in the maple syrup production process, sugarhouse tours provide a firsthand look at how this iconic Vermont product is made.

The Vermont Maple Festival is not just an event; it’s a celebration of community, tradition, and the sweet flavors of Vermont. Join us in St. Albans to experience the rich heritage and vibrant spirit of this beloved spring tradition.


Jim Bashaw Fund Donation

Jim Bashaw Fund at the Northwestern Medical Center

In the heart of our community, the Jim Bashaw Fund at the Northwestern Medical Center stands as a beacon of hope and support. Established in memory of Jim Bashaw, a revered teacher, guidance counselor, and coach, this fund embodies his spirit of compassion by providing vital financial assistance to residents of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties facing catastrophic illness. Whether battling cancer or any other devastating diagnosis, the fund ensures that the burden is not carried alone.

Thanks to the annual generosity of Nucar Cares, a significant portion of vehicle sales every October contributes to this life-changing initiative. In 2022, our collective effort allowed us to donate $13,500, continuing a tradition of support that saw a heartfelt contribution of $12,100 in 2023. These donations bolster the fund’s capacity to aid our neighbors in their time of greatest need, honoring Jim Bashaw’s legacy of kindness and community service.

The Jim Bashaw Fund is more than a financial resource; it’s a testament to the strength found in unity and the profound impact of collective action. By supporting this fund, we not only assist those grappling with illness but also weave a stronger, more compassionate fabric for our community. Join us in making a difference, as every contribution brings light to those in need.


Franklin County Field Days Booth

Franklin County Field Days – Highgate, VT

As the sun graces the horizon, Franklin County Field bursts to life, beckoning locals and travelers alike to savor the four most unforgettable days of summer. This annual extravaganza invites everyone to relish the bounties of Vermont’s agriculture, partake in thrilling track events, indulge in amusement rides, and savor a delectable array of culinary delights. A day spent at Franklin County Field Days guarantees an experience that caters to every individual’s tastes and preferences.

With boundless enthusiasm, our devoted Nucar team in Vermont eagerly joins the festivities at Franklin County Field Days year after year. Their unwavering commitment to this cherished event reflects their passion for engaging with the community, celebrating the region’s heritage, and fostering a sense of togetherness that transcends boundaries. At Franklin County Field Days, the spirit of joy and camaraderie takes center stage, and Nucar is thrilled to be an integral part of this memorable celebration.