Leigh Insurance Agency of St Augustine Blog
If your trying to decide on a charity or cause to donate your time or money too, it can be a daunting task! There are so many organizations in our county that are set up to deliver assistance to a multitude of people that are in need and ALL of them are equally important. I have always believed that if each individual in our society who has the ability to give or the extra time to be of service and help another that may have a need, we should make ourselves available to do that. All of us working together is what makes the wheels turn towards all our tomorrows!
At Leigh Insurance Agency, we are fortunate that it is our job to invest in our customers protection through meeting their insurance needs AND we each have a desire to make a difference in our community by supporting other organizations that are helping folks in need!
I want to talk about an immediate need in our community that our work family here in the office will be supporting with hopes that you also will consider contributing to. INK (Investing In Kids) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1994 and their focus is on our schools teachers and students. They provide funding opportunities to enhance public education by recognizing and inspiring teachers and students. I quoted directly from their Facebook page because after reading their bio, I could not have described what they do any better than this! You can research them on Facebook and after scrolling only a short time, you will see firsthand that this group is in action to be a strong support to our schools. Why is this so important? I will give you a perspective from the years that I spent raising my own (4) children – I was a single mother for a period during their childhood and my budget was planned to the penny. As each new school year approached, I vividly remember the panic that would come over me as I desperately tried to figure out a way to provide each of them the materials (not to mention clothing and shoes) so that they would be ready for their first day of school. I did not have the luxury of a job that allowed me to set aside a few dollars here and there so that when this time came upon me, I’d have it, so needless to say, I am not embarrassed to admit that I had to search out organizations that could help me! As I reflect back on those years, I am thankful that there were people there for me that I could call that would give me a hand. It’s in that spirit that I recognize the need for the Investing In Kids group and understand that countless families and teachers will benefit from the work that they are doing to provide resources that will give them the teaching and learning tools they need to be successful.
Our children are our future and in my humble opinion, it is an honor to invest in their future and their hope for a brighter tomorrow!
Let me give you a few links that will provide you with a plethora of great information about who they are, what they do and what they are doing right now that you can be a part of!
You can check them out on their website at https://ink-stjohns.org/
I remember my Dad always telling me that a clean car ran better! It was one of those things that stuck in my head along with "change the oil every 3,000 miles and that car will run till the doors fall off!" He bought my first car for me when I was 16, a 1964 Rambler. Now, many of you may be thinking what in the world is a Rambler, but others will know exactly what I am talking about! It was a 16-year-old car, faded and didn't even run, but it was sentimental to him because it was manufactured in the year of my birth. He completely refurbished this car and when he was finished, it looked brand new! So, off I went, having been taught by a great man how to properly take care of it. Well, the one thing I did most often was wash my car! Three and four times a week as a matter of fact. So, long story short, I believe he was right; as long as my car was sparkling clean, I felt like it was still "brand new" and was convinced it also ran better!
I gave you my background in car care 101 to introduce a new car wash in the St. Augustine area that I cannot stop talking about! Hopefully, I have set the stage so that you have a full understanding how important a good car wash is to me. The name of this car wash is Datil Wash (just like the pepper). We paid them a visit last week and I was completely impressed with the operation! This is a full-service car wash that offers packages from a full detail to a quick shine. If you’re like me and you want to keep your ride shiny and clean on a regular basis, you can choose one of their monthly packages which are very affordable. If you are a business with a fleet of vehicles or would like to include your family on a package, they have DISCOUNTED memberships! As I walked around checking out each area of the car wash, I was greeted by huge smiles from the staff..........Now, I don't know about you but this is a defining factor for me when I choose a service to give my business too! As I stood at the exit that rolls out the finished vehicle for the final touches, I had already made up my mind that Datil Wash would be getting my business every week!
To end this story, I have owned several cars throughout my life but never forgot the maintenance tips that my Dad gave me when I was 16 years old and have always searched out local car washes to keep my ride clean! I’d like to encourage you to pay a visit to Datil Wash at 145 Movie Street, next door to the Epic Theater for an awesome detail and car wash.
Also, if you give our office a call for an insurance quote and mention this blog, you will receive a FREE Spicy car wash, compliments of Leigh Insurance Agency!
Cyndi Morrell - Marketing Manager at Leigh Insurance Agency St. Augustine, Florida
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