Tools for Schools


In August of each year VW Medicine Hat and Southland KIA mount a huge drive to collect schools supplies for children in the community whose families don’t have the means to provide for them.  All collections are provided to the United Way to distribute to the community together with a matching donation from the Southland Dealerships.

In 2018 we were the United Way’s largest corporate supporter and donated approximately 800 backpacks full of school supplies valued at approximately $75 each to fill the need in the community.

Anticipating an even greater demand in 2019 we will be launching our biggest drive so far and have expanded our campaign by partnering with the MYKids program and several local radio stations to spread the word throughout the community.


How YOU can Help:

Your donation of $50 will supply a backpack stuffed with school supplies to be given to a local child in need to prepare them for the upcoming school year!

You can donate in person at VW Medicine Hat, or by phone by calling our donation hotline:


As well we will have Kim Johnston of MY96 broadcasting LIVE from our dealership on Friday, August 16th from 12pm-6pm and August 23rd from 12pm - 6pm taking in donations to support our local community! And we welcome local businesses, professionals, politician and community members to come in and talk live on air to challenge colleagues and competitors!