“Bare Necessities” Fundraiser for Family Nurturing Center


Giving just feels better than receiving. We truly believe in that sentiment, and the Butler Family of Dealerships, along with Radio Medford’s NOW 93.7, 105.1 the WOLF, 880 KCMX AM, and ESPN Radio 580 AM and 96.1 FM the BULL are partnering for the Bare Necessities holiday promotion to benefit the Family Nurturing Center in Medford. Our goal is to help children between the ages of 0 and 6 years old who are less fortunate than others.

“When children come to us, they often need the bare necessities that many others take for granted,” stated Lisa O’Connor, Executive Director of Family Nurturing Center. “This wonderful creative holiday fundraiser is exactly what we need to serve those less fortunate in our community. I couldn’t be more excited.” The Bare Necessities fundraiser will run from now through Wednesday, December 23rd.

The Family Nurturing Center, which opened its first center in Jackson County in 2006, has grown from a small operation serving two toddlers and their families to an organization that has supported more than 1,000 children. Our goal for this fundraiser is simple: do what we can to help one of the most incredible resources in the Rogue Valley prevent the abuse and neglect of young children.

The Butler dealerships in Ashland and Medford will be participating by encouraging their staff, families and friends to help by providing an item from the “Holiday Wish List.” The radio stations will be encouraging the public to drop off donations at Butler Ford, Acura, Hyundai or Kia. The wish list items are not extravagant or spendy, but play essential roles in the health, safety, and happiness of young children growing up in difficult circumstances.

Please join us in giving back to those who stand to gain the most from generosity at this giving time of year: underprivileged children. There are few ventures we engage in as a company that we believe in as deeply as this one, and with your help, we hope to make a very real difference this holiday season.

The Bare Necessities Wish List includes:
Booster Seats

Car Seats

Cooking Supplies (Crock Pots, Griddles, Pots and Pans)

Gift Cards (Target, Walmart, Fred Meyer)

Pull-Up Diapers


Baby Formula (Similac or Enfamil)

Baby-Proofing Supplies

Children’s Underwear 2T-6X

Children’s Socks

Boy’s Clothing 3T and Up

Boy’s Shoes (ages 2-5)

Twin Bedding and New Pillows

Baby Dolls


Construction Paper


Water-based Markers

Lice Shampoo, Spray, Combs


We thank you for your generosity, all of our radio partners for theirs, and hope that we can team up to make this the best holiday season ever for some local families.





Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving - used 2013Whether you’re a relative, a friend, a customer – or all three – we hope you know how much we appreciate you.  Thank you for being in our lives.  Have a beautiful holiday season!
~ All of us at Butler Auto Group

Giving Thanks

Norman Vincent Peale promoted “The Power of Positive Thinking”.   “The Secret” prompted us to consider the Law of Attraction.  Oprah reminded us, as had many before her, that what we focus on expands.  And, now, many of us are keeping “gratitude journals” to keep our attention placed squarely on the positive.  For whatever reason – whether to bring more riches into our life, or to remind us how good we already have it – many of us are honing the art of giving thanks.  So, we asked some of our co-workers this Thanksgiving what, aside from their friends and family, they’re most thankful for.  Topping the list:  Family, and all of YOU: our friends, co-workers and customers!  Here’s the rest of the list:

“Adventures!”                                    “Today.”                                    “My health.”
Kayla                                              ~ Rex                                           ~ John

“Freedom to make                  “A well-organized                     “Old Glory.  We have
choices because                          keyboard.  I’m                             a country where
there are a lot of                          always trying                                  our flag flies
places where people                   to find keys!”                                       freely.”
don’t have that                                ~ Rocky                                           ~ Rich
~ Warren

“The option of                                 “Wakin’ up                            “Good health.  I live
either Dutch Bros.                           every day                                in a free country.
or Human Bean                              and breathin’.”                  I have a roof over my head,
coffee right                                      ~ Randy                                  and I’m employed.”
across the                                                                                              ~ Michael
~ Mike

We’d love to hear what you’re thankful for…  And if you like the thought of giving thanks more often, visit http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/tips_for_keeping_a_gratitude_journal for some ideas for starting your own “gratitude journal”.  Have a beautiful, warm, loving, and safe Thanksgiving!