At Ally, we believe it’s important to give back. That’s why each November we celebrate Giving Back Month – Ally’s annual giving event when we further amplify our year-round spirit of giving and organize volunteer events across the country.

Each year, our associates show true spirit and commitment in all of our communities, and we applaud their generosity and efforts by matching their contributions.  Last November, we collectively volunteered more than 2,100 hours and donated more than half a million dollars. And our efforts continue throughout the year, with events such as a co-sponsorship of the pre-game tailgate for the AutoNation Cure Bowl, and our support of Junior Achievement during Financial Literacy Month each April.

“Whether we are teaching financial basics to young people or addressing more urgent needs through food banks and homeless shelters, we’re demonstrating the true spirit and commitment of being an ally in our communities,” said Gina Proia, Ally chief communications officer and head of corporate citizenship. “The commitment by our associates to improve our communities and give back is a reflection of our leading culture.”

This Giving Back Month, we’re encouraging everyone to join us in supporting their community and share stories of their volunteerism.  Please share your story in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter using #AllyGivingBack and follow our efforts at @Ally.