Connected to Our Communities
CarMax is committed to the enrichment and healthy future of the communities where our Associates live and work.
The CarMax Foundation provides a way for Associates to give back to the communities in which we live and work through contributions and service projects. Find out more at foundation.carmax.com.
For organizations based in the Richmond, VA area, we accept sponsorship requests online online from September 1 - October 15. We support opportunities that make our hometown of Richmond, VA a better place to live and work.
When disasters occur in the communities where CarMax associates live and work, they often seek ways to provide support. In response to their efforts, CarMax has pledged support to the American Red Cross as a Disaster Responder Member. Disaster Responder partners provide advance funding for disaster relief, ensuring the Red Cross can expediently aid those affected. CarMax associates also routinely organize blood drives and are empowered to volunteer with the Red Cross through The CarMax Foundation’s Volunteer Team Builder program.
Children’s Healthy Living
CarMax is built on a culture of integrity, teamwork, and taking care of each other. "It's only natural that our culture of caring for others would include an interest in the issue of children's healthy living," says Mac Stuckey, president of The CarMax Foundation and CarMax's Vice President, Deputy General Counsel.
With the primary goal of getting kids moving and playing, The CarMax Foundation recently wrapped up its initial $4.1 million commitment to KaBOOM! by bringing play to more than 100,000 kids in 27 communities.
KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that all kids get a childhood filled with the balance and active play needed to thrive. The Foundation's multimillion-dollar partnership with KaBOOM! supports that organization's vision of a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America.
Exceeding the partnership's goal, more than 30 playgrounds were built in areas identified as "Play Deserts"—neighborhoods that have lots of kids but not enough places to play. The playgrounds themselves were designed by children and built by volunteers from local partners and thousands of CarMax associates.
CarMax's Military Commitment
Many CarMax associates have asked what CarMax can do to support those who have risked their lives to serve our country. CarMax is proud to announce a new commitment to provide community support and career opportunities to military members and their families.
In an effort to support the community, CarMax is partnering with Hiring Our Heroes and The Mission Continues. Hiring Our Heroes is a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and helps veterans, service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities. The Mission Continues is a nonprofit organization that empowers veterans to find new missions through community service.
The CarMax Foundation is KaBOOM!’s first military partner, helping to bring play to military families. Many of the 2.6 million veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have served multiple deployments, survived injury and now cope with mental and physical challenges. Similarly, the stress of deployment causes emotional or behavioral issues in more than half of the children of deployed veterans. CarMax associates are excited to help by providing more opportunities for play, including the gift of Imagination Playgrounds and Rigamajigs, and dream playgrounds for veterans and their families.
2015 UCI Bike Race
Hosted in Richmond, VA this past September, the UCI Road World Championships is cycling's pinnacle nine-day international event, featuring 12 championship bicycle races. CarMax was a proud founding sponsor of this unique event and the title sponsor of the CarMax KidZone at the event’s expo.
Staffed by CarMax associates and volunteers, the KidZone included Strider balance bike rides, art projects provided by the Children’s Museum of Richmond, and an Imagination Playground. As part of The Foundation’s national partnership with KaBOOM!, the Imagination Playground is being donated to Communities In Schools of Richmond to benefit students and community partners.
CarMax is a proud sponsor of the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k, which brings together thousands of runners for a family-friendly event in CarMax’s hometown of Richmond, Virginia! CarMax is sponsoring the Drive to the Finish fan zone, located at Stuart Circle. This official CarMax Fan Zone provides a great place for fans, CarMax associates, and their families to cheer on race participants and have fun. We hope to see you there!