Photography by Lara Blair


We’re so grateful to Jeff and Mercedes-Benz of Wilsonville for helping us make connections with new shelter partners and for funding the transfer of animals in need to Pixie!

As the owner of Mercedes-Benz of Wilsonville in Oregon, and Epic Ford in Everett, WA, Jeff Swickard has put giving back at the forefront of his businesses.

In 2016, Mercedes-Benz of Wilsonville donated over $116,000 to nonprofits, with giving in 2015 and 2014 totaling $140,000 and $90,000, respectively.

While his businesses regularly support a variety of causes, including arts, local veterans, children’s cancer, and other charitable organizations, Jeff’s personal passion is in supporting animal welfare organizations, including the Pixie Project.

In fact, for each car sold, Mercedes-Benz of Wilsonville donates $100 to either the Pixie Project or Oregon Dog Rescue. In December 2016, that meant a $14,000 donation to the Pixie Project to help find homes for animals!

Jeff was inspired to get involved with animal welfare in 2005, after welcoming a rescue dog into his family. That experience compelled him to help other animals like her.

He is passionate about supporting organizations that help animals most in need, including those at high-risk of euthanasia and animals impacted by medical needs, breed discrimination, behavioral problems, and other disadvantages.

“I’m drawn to the Pixie Project,” he says, ”because of their commitment to helping animals that might not otherwise be adopted, like those from overcrowded rural shelters, as well as the vital veterinary care services they provide to low-income pet owners.”

As a donor, Jeff is motivated by the the millions of animals still in our shelters. “We are committed to championing the organizations that are dedicated to saving animals’ lives and helping them find permanent homes,” he says.







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