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Employee Giving

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A Culture of Giving Back

Do It Right isn't just a slogan or catchphrase. It’s our mantra, our rallying cry to make a positive impact on the world around us. Ally employees believe in the power of connecting with the communities they live and work in. It goes way beyond writing checks. They roll up their sleeves and dedicate their time and energy to making a difference.

In 2017, our employees volunteered nearly 17,000 hours with nonprofit organizations and approximately 45% of our teammates participated in giving back through donations and volunteering.

We Work Better Together

We share our employees’ passion for giving back by matching their contributions and encouraging them to volunteer – even during work hours. We offer our employees paid time off to volunteer.

In addition to donating and promoting volunteer opportunities, we devote the entire month of November to Giving Back Month.

Giving Back Month 2017 At-A-Glance

Over  175  unique volunteer and fundraising events

Nearly  6,000  volunteer hours

Over  $800,000 in donations from Ally and Ally employees

Supporting Local Schools

Helping children succeed in life starts at school. We are dedicated to financial education and proud to advance local education through donations, school supply drives and volunteerism.

Donated 3,000 new library books to the Detroit Public School District.

Provided over 1,000 students with back-to-school supplies in Charlotte, NC.

Group of children taking out items from their purple Ally backpacks

Junior Achievement

Our multi-year relationship with Junior Achievement (JA) helps promote financial education in communities stretching from North Carolina all the way to Utah. In 2017, 80 Ally volunteers delivered financial education programming to more than 2,500 students.

We are grateful for Ally’s ongoing commitment to Junior Achievement and the students it serves.” 

- Jack E. Kosakowski,
President of Junior Achievement USA.

Planet Zeee and the Money Tree

It’s never too early to teach children the fundamentals of learning, saving and growing money. The Ally-authored book, Planet Zeee and the Money Tree, takes kids on an intergalactic adventure that teaches them about financial responsibility.

An Ally employee gives a lesson to school children.
Image of Ally book titled Adventures with Money: Planet Zeee and the Money Tree
Group of children holding an Ally book with a teacher in a classroom

Since 2017, our employees as well as the dealers and community organizations we work with have helped more than 50,000 kids and families learn smart money habits with the Ally children’s book, Planet Zeee and the Money Tree.

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Stepping in During Disaster

Being part of the Ally culture means always being willing to jump in and lend a helping hand. When Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma hit in 2017, our employees stepped up in a big way to help bring relief to the victims - even using their personal boats for search and rescue missions.

$66,000  donated

By Ally and our employees to American Red Cross disaster relief

1,550  hygiene kits

Packed and shipped by Ally employees from 15 locations

Lending a Hand to Local Businesses

While Hurricane Harvey affected far more homeowners than businesses, automobile dealers were hit particularly hard. Millions of vehicles were lost in the Houston area alone.

Our teammates assisted dealerships in moving automobiles to higher ground in advance of the storm. Teams provided lunch to dealerships who were cleaning up and trying to get back in business. They even ripped wet drywall and carpets from the homes of dealership employees.