Sheehy Cares for the Community

Sheehy Auto Stores has been proudly serving the communities of our many locations since 1966. Sheehy has given back to multiple not for profits in Washington D.C., Baltimore, Richmond and surrounding areas. Scroll down to learn about organizations we have donated to recently and some that we have donated to in the past. There are many organizations that we are involved with annually and we encourage you to get involved as well! The more we all give back, the better the communities we live will be.

2019 community involvement: 

2019 National Walking Day at Springfield Town Center

This year’s National Walking Day at Springfield Town Center was a huge success! We had so much fun exploring the mall and all the heart healthy stations along the mile-long path. Heart health is so important to ensure a long and enjoyable life and it can be hard to remember to get up and move during the day which is why we love National Walking Day! Not only are we moving and getting a good workout in, we’re also learning about the many different ways to improve our overall health and wellbeing. 

Some of our favorite stations were the healthy eating and healthy well being stations where we learned how to snack healthily, rethink our drink choices and cope with the stress in our lives. These stations opened our eyes to how much sugar really is in the different drinks we consume and how to switch to healthier options. We also channeled our inner Michael Scott and learned how to perform hands only CPR, so we can help others to keep “Stayin’ Alive”. While it may feel silly, singing Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees really is the best way to make sure that you’re doing the compressions at the right cadence. Click here to learn more about hands only CPR and how you can make a difference in someone’s life by learning how to do it. 

National Walking Day Dealership Champions:

Since not all our stores could come out to Springfield Town Center and join us in walking around the mall we set up the Sheehy Step Challenge! This way we could ensure that all our employees were also taking steps towards healthier lifestyles. While all our stores had a great performance, Sheehy Toyota of Fredericksburg came out on top with 109,676 steps! That’s about 51 miles walked by the Sheehy Toyota of Fredericksburg team! We were blown away by everyone’s performance and are happy to announce that as a company we walked 656,006 steps on Wednesday April 3rd in honor National Walking Day. 

We had so much fun during this year’s National Walking Day and want to thank everyone at the American Heart Association for opening our eyes to the importance of heart health and helping us reach our heart healthy goals. We’re so excited for next year’s National Walking Day and are even more excited for the AHA’s Greater Washington Heart Walk at the National Mall in Washington D.C!

Step Up with Sheehy For National Walking Day

Take a step in the right direction with us on Wednesday April 3rd for National Walking Day.

Sheehy Cares National Walking Day Event

National Walking Day is right around the corner and we’re so excited for this day of movement and physical activity. This year we’ll be celebrating National Walking Day by walking and learning heart healthy tips from the American Heart Association at Springfield Town Center and with our annual Sheehy Step Challenge!

There are tons of fun activities planned at Springfield Town Center including a selfie station with Heart Man, CPR demonstrations, healthy eating and well-being stations, a smoothie station and tons of great prizes and giveaways. Not only will we be learning easy ways to be heart healthy and incorporate healthy foods and activities into our lives, but we’ll also be walking a mile through the mall with American Heart Association volunteers and survivors of strokes and heart attacks. This fantastic event will be going on from 9:30AM-12PM on Wednesday April 3rd at Springfield Town Center and is completely FREE! There’s no better way to learn how to incorporate healthy activities and foods into your life than this National Walking Day event and we’d love to see our loyal customers and members of our community at Springfield Town Center.

Since not all of our stores are located close to Springfield Town Center, they can’t participate in the free and fun event on Wednesday. So, to ensure that all our stores and all our employees are moving and getting heart healthy we’ve created our Sheehy Step Challenge! All 22 of our stores will compete all day on Wednesday April 3rd to see which store can rack up the most steps in a day. The winner of this step challenge will win bragging rights and a gift basket from the American Heart Association full of heart healthy treats. Last year Sheehy Nissan of Glen Burnie won our Sheehy Step Challenge and we’re so excited to see who will come out victorious this year.

What is National Walking Day?

National Walking Day is a day devoted to getting up and moving and doing any kind of physical activity. Whether you walk, run, play a basketball, tennis, baseball or any other sport you’ll be participating in National Walking Day! Communities, individuals, schools, and businesses across the United States will be taking part in National Walking Day this year in an effort to improve their overall health. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men, women and children in the United States. Additionally, there are studies that state sitting too much or not participating in physical activities can lead to cardiovascular disease or stroke. The best way to combat cardiovascular diseases is to simply get up and move! So this year, we’re challenging all our loyal customers and members of our communities to take 10 minutes out of your day on Wednesday April 3rd to simply take a walk.

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2018 Community Involvement:

Sheehy Auto Stores' Annual Giving Campaign 2018

We currently have 22 different dealerships in the Sheehy Auto Stores group, located in many counties and cities across Maryland, the Washington D.C. region and Virginia. Each of these dealerships has a special connection to their local community and are constantly fundraising, sponsoring and collecting donations for the underserved people in their communities.

We love how connected all our stores are to their local communities and people, and are always supportive of their charitable initiatives to their neighborhoods. One of our favorite charitable initiatives of the year is our Annual Giving Campaign. As a part of the Annual Giving Campaign, each of our Sheehy Auto Stores dealerships chooses a non-profit or charity in their community to give a donation to. This year we collectively donated $135,000 to 19 different charities in the Washington D.C., Baltimore and Richmond areas!

“Sheehy Auto Stores is pleased to continue our annual end of the year giving campaign that supports a variety of community causes,” said Vince Sheehy, President of Sheehy Auto Stores. “Our employees and family of dealerships do much throughout the year in donating time and money for many charities in the areas we serve, and we are proud to support these on-going efforts.”

Richmond Area

In the Richmond, Virginia market, $22,500 was distributed to:

  • ACES ($3,750) 
  • Circles Ashland ($3,750) 
  • Mercy Mall of Virginia ($15,000)
Washington D.C. Area

In the Washington, D.C. area, $55,000 was donated to charities including:

  • Ecumenical Community Helping Others ($5,000) 
  • Fauquier F.I.S.H. ($5,000) 
  • Gaithersburg HELP ($7,500) 
  • Good Shepherd Catholic Church ($5,000) 
  • The Good Shepherd Housing ($7,500) 
  • The Lamb Center ($2,500) 
  • Ronald McDonald House Charites of Greater Washington, DC ($5,000) 
  • Smashing Walnuts Foundation ($5,000) 
  • The. St. Lucy Project/Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington ($7,500) 
  • United Communities Against Poverty ($5,000)
Baltimore Area

Non-profit organizations in Baltimore, Maryland that received $57,500 included:

  • The Arnold House ($5,000) 
  • Arundel House of Hope ($5,000) 
  • Charles County Children’s Aid Society ($5,000) 
  • The McArdle School for Early Autism Intervention ($7,500) 
  • Mosaic Community Services ($5,000) 
  • Naval Academy Athletic Association ($30,000)

You’re going to Disney!! Sheehy Toyota Spreads Some Disney Magic

Lt. Col. Tony Lindh and his wife Christina have a combined 23 years of active service and are the proud parents on 5-year old Penelope and 4-year old Tripp! Between the two of them they’ve been deployed three times and once even together which they say brought them even closer. While those deployments were tough, nothing is as hard as what they’re going through now. Last year they were blindsided when Tripp was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

The lives of the whole family drastically changed with this diagnosis but that didn’t stop Lt. Col. Tony and Christina Lindh from doing whatever they could to spend time together as a family. When Tripp wasn’t undergoing treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, they constantly worked to give both Tripp and Penelope amazing experiences. A lot of these experiences come through the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore. They’ve been able to meet Miss America 2018 and attend a Nationals Game where they even got to meet some of their favorite players! Through it all Lt. Col. Tony and Christina have been so strong. We’re in awe of how positive they continue to be and how hard they work to give both their children amazing experiences together.

We’re also so happy that the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore is able to provide the Lindh family these amazing experiences and wanted to do our part to help not only the Lindh family, but the USO as well. Which is why Sheehy Toyota of Fredericksburg and Sheehy Toyota of Stafford came together (with the help of the WUSA Impact team) to surprise the Lindh family with a trip to Disney world! And they didn’t stop there, they also donated $30,000 to the USO’s Salute the Troops Orlando program in honor of the Lindh family. With this donation, now a plane full of military families dealing with life threatening illnesses will get the chance to go to Disney World next year! Scroll down to see the surprise in action and see some behind the scenes photos.

WUSA Impact Military Disney Surprise
WUSA Impact Military Family Surprise
WUSA Impact-Military Disney Surprise
Toys for tots

Sheehy Auto Stores' Annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive

The holiday season is upon us and at Sheehy Auto Stores, that means that it's time for our annual Toys for Tots toy drive! From November 19th to December 10th all 24 of our stores will be collecting new and unwrapped toys as a part of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. All of these toys will be distributed to kids in all our communities whose families can't afford holiday gifts. Make sure to stop by one of our 24 locations to help support families in need this holiday season!

Sheehy Steps Up at the AHA Greater Washington Heart Walk!

Every year, the American Heart Association puts together the Greater Washington Heart Walk to promote heart health and to get people moving. This year the walk was held on Saturday November 3rd and had tons of different events centered around promoting heart health including a 1 and 3 mile walk, a Zumba class, a dog costume contest, kids activities and more! 

Since Sheehy Auto Stores are a sponsor of the American Heart Association, we had a photo booth station set up where people could take their fun memories of the heart walk home with them. This year’s event was a huge success as the American Heart Association raised $2.3 million dollars in support of the AHA Greater Washington Heart Walk! We are so thrilled that the AHA was able to raise that much money to support their cause of reducing the number of deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Click here to see all the photos from the Sheehy photo both and click here to see all GIFs from the Sheehy photo booth at the AHA Greater Washington Heart Walk.

Watch the video below to see all the fun we had at the AHA Greater Washington Heart Walk!

Fall Harvest Food Drive

Richmond, VA: 

Sheehy Ford Lincoln of Richmond  

10601 Midlothian Turnpike

Richmond, VA 23235

Sheehy Ford of Ashland  

11450 Washington Highway

Ashland, VA 23005

Annapolis/Baltimore, MD:

Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis  

121 Ferguson Road

Annapolis, MD 21409

Sheehy INFINITI of Annapolis  

123 Ferguson Road

Annapolis, MD 21409

Sheehy Nissan of Glen Burnie  

7232 Ritchie Highway

Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Sheehy Nissan of White Marsh  

8115 Bel Air Road

Nottingham, MD 21236 

Washington, D.C.: 

Sheehy Ford Lincoln of Gaithersburg 

 901 North Frederick Avenue

Gaithersburg, MD 20979

Sheehy Nissan of Waldorf  

2950 Crain Highway

Waldorf, MD 20601

Sheehy Hyundai of Waldorf  

2910 Crain Highway

Waldorf, MD 20601

Sheehy Volkswagen of Springfield  

6601 Backlick Road

Springfield, VA 22150

Sheehy Ford of Springfield  

 6727 Loisdale Road

Springfield, VA 22150

Sheehy Subaru of Springfield  

6571 Backlick Road

Springfield, VA 22150

Sheehy Nissan of Manassas  

 9010 Liberia Avenue

Manassas, VA 20110

Sheehy Ford of Warrenton  

6443 Lee Highway

Warrenton, VA 20187

Sheehy Honda of Alexandria  

2434 Richmond Highway

Alexandria, VA 22306

Sheehy Ford of Marlow Heights  

 5000 Auth Road

Marlow Heights, MD 20746

Sheehy INFINITI of Chantilly  

4145 Auto Park Circle

Chantilly, VA 20151

Sheehy INFINITI of Tysons  

8527 Leesburg Pike

Vienna, VA 22182

Sheehy Toyota of Stafford  

95 Garrisonville Road

Stafford, VA 22554

Sheehy Toyota of Fredericksburg  

3507 Jefferson Davis Highway

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Sheehy Used Auto Outlet Manassas  

9018 Centreville Rd.

Manassas, VA 20110

Patriot Harley-Davidson  

9739 Fairfax Boulevard

Fairfax, VA 22031 

Watch the video on the right to learn more about our annual Fall Harvest Food Drive efforts from last year!

Climbing for a Cause with Sheehy Toyota of Fredericksburg

On September 28th, 2018 a Climbing for ROMP team of 14 amputees and 8 non-amputees attempted to climb to the top of Ecuador’s Cotopaxi Mountain! The 19,347-foot mountain is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world and is located south of Quito, Ecuador. While most of the amputees were from the United States, 4 of them were from Ecuador. We’re incredibly happy to announce that this elite ROMP team successfully had 19 of the 22 people reach the top of the mountain!

ROMP (Range of Motion Project) is a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide amputees in underserved populations with the opportunity to enhance their mobility by providing them with the highest quality prosthetic care possible. ROMP believes that amputees aren’t disabled because of a missing limb but by a missing prosthetic and go above and beyond to provide as many amputees with limbs as possible. Whether it’s refurbishing old components, buying new prosthesis or even inventing new components ROMP does whatever it takes to get their patients whatever they need.

Our Sheehy Toyota of Fredericksburg store are huge supporters of ROMP and their Climbing for ROMP program. They’re constantly working to help this program and this year their $2,500 donation to ROMP enabled 5 people to get high quality prosthetic care! Click here to learn even more about the amazing Climbing for ROMP journey and to see more photos of the event.

Pre-climb photo of the Climbing for ROMP team
Climbing for ROMP Team Mountain Photo

Get Healthy with Sheehy!

At Sheehy we are thrilled to once again be partnering up with the American Heart Association for our annual Sheehy 8000 Sales Race! Throughout the 50 days of the Sheehy 8000, not only are we focused on selling 8,000 vehicles we are also focused on promoting heart health and staying healthy ourselves. To help us accomplish this, we will be having in store heart healthy events!

These events will be centered around healthy eating, working out, the importance of heart health and more! Each of our stores will have at least 1 demonstration throughout the Sheehy 8000 and representatives from the American Heart Association will be there to facilitate all the activities. All of these events are open to anyone who wants to join us. Scroll down to find Sheehy 8000 Heart Healthy events near you!

20 th Annual Sheehy

Richmond Stores

Sheehy Ford of Ashland: Tuesday May 29th, 11:30 AM-2:00 PM

  • Rethink Your Drink
  • Hands Only CPR Training Demonstration

Sheehy Ford of Richmond: Tuesday May 24th 11:30 AM-2:00 PM

  • Rethink Your Drink
  • Hands Only CPR Training Demonstration

Maryland Stores

Sheehy Ford of Gaithersburg: Tuesday May 15th 12:00PM - 3:00PM

  • Rethink Your Drink
  • Hands Only CPR

Sheehy Ford of Marlow Heights: Friday June 15th 1:00PM - 4:00PM

  • Rethink Your Drink
  • Hands Only CPR

Sheehy Nissan of Glen Burnie: Friday June 9th 1:00PM - 4:00PM

  • Hands Only CPR Demonstration

Sheehy Nissan of White Marsh: Thursdsay June 14th 1:00PM - 4:00PM

  • Heart Healthy Trivia/Plinko Game

Sheehy Nissan of Waldorf: Tuesday June 5th 1:00PM - 3:00PM

  • Heart Healthy Trivia/Plinko Game

Sheehy Hyundai of Waldorf: Tuesday June 5th 1:00PM - 3:00PM

  • Heart Healthy Trivia/Plinko Game

Sheehy INFINITI of Annapolis: Friday May 28th 2:30PM - 4:00PM

  • Heart Heathly Fitness Demo

Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis: Friday May 18th 1:00PM - 2:30PM

  • Heart Healthy Fitness Demo

Northern Virginia Stores

Sheehy Toyota of Fredericksburg: Friday May 18th 10:00AM

  • Hands Only CPR Training

Sheehy Toyota of Stafford: Friday May 18th 12:00PM

  • Hands Only CPR Training

Sheehy Ford of Springfield: Friday May 25th 1:00PM - 4:00PM

  • Heart Healthy Trivia
  • Hands Only CPR Demos

Sheehy Ford of Warrenton: Wednesday June 13th 11:00AM - 2:00PM

  • Heart Healthy Trivia
  • Hands Only CPR Demos

Sheehy Honda: Thursday May 24th 11:00AM - 2:00PM

  • Heart Healthy Trivia
  • Hands Only CPR Demos

Sheehy INFINITI of Chantilly: Monday June 11th 11:00AM - 2:00PM

  • Heart Healthy Trivia
  • Hands Only CPR Demos

Sheehy INFINITI of Tysons: Thursday May 17th 11:00AM - 2:00PM

  • Heart Healthy Trivia
  • Hands Only CPR Demos  

Sheehy Nissan of Manassas: Thursday June 7th 12:00PM - 3:00PM

  • Hands Only CPR Demos 
  • Sugar Sweet Beverage Game  

Sheehy Subaru of Springfield: Friday May 25th 2:00PM - 4:00PM

  • Heart Healthy Trivia
  • Hands Only CPR Demos  

Sheehy Volkswagen of Springfield: Thursday June 14th 1:00PM - 2:00PM

  • Heart Healthy Trivia
  • Hands Only CPR Demos

2017 Community Involvement 

Sheehy Toyota of Fredericksburg Helps their Community

At Sheehy, we love our communities and especially love giving back and supporting the people in our many areas. Without our communities and all our loyal customers, we would not be as successful as we are. So, when Sheehy Toyota of Fredericksburg heard that Stafford Junction, a non-profit that serves over 200 underprivileged children and families in our community, was in need of a new van they jumped on the opportunity to help!

Stafford Junction:

Stafford Junction is small non-profit that started off as an after-school tutoring program for at-risk youth and has quickly morphed into a support system for whole families throughout the Fredericksburg and Stafford areas. Not only do they provide after-school care and tutoring, they also help families get supplemental food help, nutrition coaching and transportation services.

They drive kids, adults and families to doctors’ appointments, after school activities like basketball, baseball and wrestling and even help get people with no cars to church on Sundays! Stafford Junction’s bus was their lifeline that enabled them to help families throughout the area. Unfortunately, it died over the summer leaving Stafford Junction and over 200 families in the community without access to food, school, after school care and so much more.

Freshman football player at Stafford High School, Neycer Vasquez, was a part of Stafford Junction’s tutoring program and went from having academic problems to being an academic role model for his little sister. And his mother Beatriz, relied on Stafford Junction to drive her to doctors’ appointments after she was diagnosed with cancer. Stafford Junction is truly an amazing organization.

Sheehy Steps Up:

When our partners at WUSA told us about Stafford Junction’s huge loss, we knew we had to do whatever we could to help get them back up and running. With a little help from the Invisible Hand Foundation, we were able to donate two minivans filled with thousands of dollars’ worth of school supplies! Some of the supplies included pencils, pens, printers, paper, snacka and even graphing calculators that the older students desperately needed. Scroll down to watch and learn even more about this amazing donation.

Stafford Junction Group
Stafford Junction Thank You
Stafford Junction Donation In Progress

2016 Community Involvement: 

Fore Hall of fame

Sheehy Auto Stores Receives Ford Motor Company's Prestigious Award for Outstanding Performance and Community Involvement 

Each year The Ford Motor Company Top Volume Dealer Hall of Fame recognizes a very select group of Ford dealers who have been the dealer principal at a high performing dealership for 25 years or more and are known as outstanding retailers and community leaders. "We are very pleased to recognize Vince Sheehy with this prestigious award," said Mark LaNeve, Vice President - Marketing Sales & Service, Ford U.S.    

"The entire dealership team at Sheehy Auto Stores is honored to be recognized as a Ford Top Volume Hall of Fame dealer," said Vince Sheehy. "We continuously strive for excellence in delivering an outstanding dealership experience to all our customers and are committed to making a real difference in our community. We are sincerely grateful to receive this honor from Ford Motor Company."


At Sheehy Auto Stores, we care about the communities we are located in and are constantly looking for ways to give back. One of our biggest fundraisers of the year is also our biggest sales race of the year--the Sheehy 8000! As a part of our annual Sheehy 8000 sales race, we sell 8,000 cars in 50 days and raise money to donate to the American Heart Association. This year the sales contest ran from May 12th to July 5th and during the contest period we hit a record donation amount of $285,000! We also held community events including heart-healthy cooking and food demonstrations as well as CPR demonstrations. 

"This year was a milestone for us and we are grateful for the support from our customers, communities and team members that have made this campaign such a success," said Vince Sheehy, President of Sheehy Auto Stores. "We are proud to support such a great organization that does so much to educate and help prevent the risk of heart disease and stroke."

Our support of the American Heart Association extends beyond the Sheehy 8000. For the past several years, we have been a sponsor and active partner at the National Walking Day event held on the first Wednesday in April at Springfield Town Center, to promote walking and a heart-healthy lifestyle. In addition, each of our Sheehy dealerships held their own step challenges among employees that day. 

"We are so grateful to the Sheehy Auto Stores family, their partners and customers for another record-breaking year!," said Michelle Nostheide, Vice President, American Heart Association. "The funds and awareness raised during the Sheehy 8000 will go a long way in furthering our life-saving mission in our communities." Last year during our Sheehy 7000 campaign we raised $225,000 for the American Heart Association in their mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. And throughout our 50-year history we have been fundraising to better our communities and have raised more than $40 million for community non-profits.  


Come Celebrate with Sheehy Auto Stores at 106.7 the Fan's 4th Annual Fan Fest

Join us on Saturday May 6th from 12-3 PM at theNOVA Field House in Chantilly for a free kid friendly, action packed day of fun! There will be tons of games, mascots, autograph signing sessions, face painting, cheerleaders, PGA Golf Instruction, Nationals Youth Baseball Academy sessions and much more! This free event is perfect for families and kids of all ages.

 Your favorite 106.7 radio hosts will be there broadcasting the event all day! Doug Williams, Mark Rypien and Deangelo Hall will also be there signing autographs for an additional fee. All proceeds from Doug Williams and Deangelo Hall's autographs will go towards the American Heart Association and their fight to prevent cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Be sure to mark your calendars and join us on May 6th at the NOVA Field House in Chantilly for the 4th annual Fan Fest!

Click here to see photos from last years' Fan Fest! 

Sheehy Careers at Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair

Come join us at the "Hiring Our Heroes" Job Fair Wednesday, May 3rd from 10AM-1PM at The Clubs at Quantico and Crossroads Events Center at Quantico Station. 

This event is open to all military spouses, employers, and service organizations. Service members and veterans are also welcome. The hiring fair will be an opportunity for military members and their spouses to explore career opportunities from a variety of local employers, including Sheehy Auto Stores.

We at Sheehy Auto Stores are proud supporters of our military and their families, which is why we're thrilled to be a part of this great event. We will be on site to present career opportunities for all 24 of our locations, including the nearby, Sheehy Toyota of Fredericksburg, Sheehy Toyota of Stafford, Sheehy Subaru of Springfield, Sheehy Volkswagen of Springfield, Sheehy Ford of Springfield, and Sheehy Honda of Alexandria. We are constantly growing and always looking for individuals to fill an array of positions with career opportunities in everything from accounting, administration, customer service, management, sales, service, parts and more!

We encourage you to join us for the event, but can also find our current available positions and learn more about Sheehy Career opportunities at

 Click here to explore Sheehy Career Paths. 

Click here to explore Sheehy Auto Stores Employee Benefits

IMPORTANT BASE ACCESS INFO: In order to gain access to the event you will need to provide a valid form of photo identification at the gate.  

See how our 50th year in business went!

Our 50th year in business was a record year in so many ways!


American Heart Association and Sheehy Auto Stores Spread Message of Fitness and Fun 

Our 50th year in business was a record year in so many ways!  LACE UP AND GO ON APRIL 5 FOR NATIONAL WALKING DAY American Heart Association and Sheehy Auto Stores Spread Message of Fitness and Fun

National Walking Day is Wednesday, April 5, and for the second year in a row Sheehy Auto Stores and the American Heart Association are teaming up to help encourage people to lace up and walk! They will be hosting a prize-filled walking course at the Springfield Town Center from 10:30 a.m. -- 1 p.m. on April 5th. The event is free for every and anyone to participate and will begin at the Grand Court entrance near the Starbucks (6500 Springfield Center Drive, Springfield Virginia).

Cardiovascular disease and strokes are the No. 1 and No. 5 top killers in the nation, yet studies have suggested that moderate physical activity can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by lowering blood pressure, increasing HDL or "good" cholesterol and controlling weight. For this reason, the American Heart Association recommends that adults participate in at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity, 75 minutes of vigorous intensity physical activity or a combination of both each week. Walking is one of the easiest and most popular ways to get your recommended physical activity in. Statistics even show that people stick to walking plans more than other forms of physical activity.

Sheehy Auto Stores has been committed to promoting walking and heart health awareness in the community for years. "We are proud to once again support the American Heart Association as a partner of this important event," said Vince Sheehy, President of Sheehy Auto Stores. "It is great to be involved with a cause that takes steps to teach the community how to prevent heart disease and stroke." Not only is Sheehy Auto taking steps to help better the health and welfare of their community, they are also taking steps to improve the health of their employees, by providing them all with pedometers. These pedometers will help employees who can't be at the walk track their steps, and the store that racks up the most steps will win a heart healthy lunch from the American Heart Association!

In addition to the walking course, the American Heart Association will have several education stations that feature learning the lifesaving skill, Hands-Only CPR; a Simple Cooking with Heart demo to exhibit that healthy cooking is both easy and inexpensive; a What's in my Vending Machine exhibit to teach people what healthy options are available on the go, and more. Stores at the Springfield Town Center will participate with gift cards, prize baskets and other raffle items. And the ever-popular Sheehy Storm Tracker will be on site live streaming the whole event! All walkers across the region are encouraged to share their walking selfies on Twitter and Instagram, using #WalkingDayDC, and tagging @HeartofGWR on Twitter. To get more information about National Walking Day, more hearth healthy tips and to register for your free toolkit go to  


 Sheehy Auto Stores donated more than $376,000 to charities throughout Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland and Richmond, Virginia in 2016 as part of the company's giving initiatives that also included sponsorships, in-store events, and holiday food and toy drives.

Sheehy's annual sales campaign, the Sheehy 7000, raised $225,000 for the American Heart Association and included several community outreach initiatives such as speakers, giveaways, CPR training and event sponsorships. Internally, Sheehy team members participated in Lunch & Learn events where they benefited from healthy cooking demonstrations, CPR training and other heart healthy tips.

Throughout the year, Sheehy dealerships support various charities, schools and organizations through sponsorships and hosting numerous events such as Drive 4 UR School events whereby money is donated to a partner school for each test drive completed, pet adoption days and Ride of the Patriots. In December, Sheehy wrapped up successful holiday donation drives, collecting more than 700 pounds of food to benefit Feeding America and hundreds of toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

Sheehy Auto Stores ended the year with donations of $161,000 distributed among 23 charities throughout the communities they serve in Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Richmond, Virginia. The donations are part of Sheehy's Annual Giving Program whereby each dealership partners with local non-profit organizations.

Sheehy Nissan of Subaru with the Bethany House representatives

Sheehy Subaru of Springfield with the Bethany House Representatives

Sheehy Nissan Manassas with the SERVE Representatives

Sheehy Nissan Manassas with the SERVE Representatives


FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA (January 10, 2017) -- Sheehy Auto Stores has announced donations of $161,000 among 23 charities throughout the communities they serve in Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Richmond, Virginia. The donations are part of Sheehy's Annual Giving Program whereby each dealership partners with local non-profit organizations.

"Our employees and family of dealerships do much throughout the year in donating time and money for a variety of charities," said Vince Sheehy, President of Sheehy Auto Stores. "We are grateful for our success and pleased to continue our annual end of the year giving campaign that supports a wide array of causes throughout the Maryland, DC and Virginia areas."

In the Washington, D.C. area, $79,000 was donated to charities including:

Non-profit organizations in Baltimore, Maryland that received $47,000 included:

In the Richmond, Virginia market, $35,000 was distributed to:

heehy Volkswagen of Springfield with the Ecumenical Community Helping (ECHO) representative

Sheehy Volkswagen of Springfield with the  

Ecumenical Community Helping (ECHO) Representative

Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis with the Anne Arundel Medical Center representative

Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis with the

Anne Arundel Medical Center Representative


Sheehy Auto Stores began in 1966 as a small, suburban, family-owned Ford dealership just off the beltway. Today, we have grown to more than $1 billion in sales per year and have expanded to include import and domestic franchises in the Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Richmond metropolitan areas. This video is a collection of photos of our progress and growth. We hope you enjoy it!

sheehy & Toys for tots

Sheehy Auto Stores throughout Washington, D.C.; Richmond, Virginia; and Baltimore, Maryland areas collect new, unwrapped toys annually as part of the company's Sheehy Cares Toy Collection to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots.

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during the holidays each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

We are so grateful for all your support in helping us brighten the holidays for children during our annual Toys For Tots Toy Drive!

Sheehy 7000 Race for the American Heart Association

7000 Sales Race

Sheehy Auto Stores kicked off Sheehy 7000 with a breakfast. All stores joined the breakfast to mark the kickoff of the Sheehy 7000. We had a motivational speaker, Joe Edwards, retired fighter pilot, test pilot, and NASA astronaut (pictured bottom right with Vince Sheehy). Everyone was very excited for the annual sales race and to increase our goals for both the number of units sold and donations raised for the American Heart Association every year. Last year it was the Sheehy 6000 and our goal was to sell 6,000 cars. This year it was the Sheehy 7000 so our goal was to sell 7,000 units- we exceeded both our sales & donations goals in 2016. We are already looking forward to next year?s race! 

At the end of the event, Vince Sheehy presented to the American Heart Association with a check for $225,000! 

7000 Sales Race


Sheehy Donated Thanksgiving Meals

Sheehy Auto Stores throughout Richmond, Virginia; Baltimore, Maryland; and Washington, D.C. areas will provide meals for more than 1,300 this holiday season through the company's annual Fall Food Drive efforts and initiatives through individual dealerships. 

"We are thankful for the generosity and efforts of our community and staff in helping to make this season a little brighter for those in need this holiday season," said Vince Sheehy, president of Sheehy Auto Stores. Food was collected at each of the 22 dealerships to benefit Ashland Christian Emergency Services (ACES), the Capital Area Food Bank, Feeding America, the Oxon Hill Food Pantry, and the Southern Maryland Food Bank. In addition, Sheehy Nissan of Manassas donated 250 meals to Manassas City Public Schools and the Independence Empowerment Center and Sheehy Ford of Warrenton distributed 250 meals to the Weekend Powerpack Program, Community Touch Transitional Housing, and the Fauquier Food Bank.

Vince Sheehy interviewed on Virginia This Morning on the Sheehy 6000.

Animal welfare league of alexandria

Sheehy Ford of Springfield welcomed the community to the dealership to adopt a companion pet through the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria on March 14.

 The Animal Welfare League places more than 1,300 companion animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, iguanas and more in permanent, loving homes each year. Through adoptions, spray and neuter assistance, education and community service and outreach, the League plays a key role in promoting responsible pet care across Northern Virginia. 

Sheehy Adpot A Pet Day


Arundel House of Hope, Inc.

Sheehy Nissan of Glen Burnie annually presents a donation to Arundel House of Hope

 Arundel House of Hope, Inc. (AHOH) serves homeless men and women throughout Anne Arundel County, Maryland empowering individuals to seize opportunity for change and assisting with the integration from homelessness to independence.

Pictured on the right: Katie Peiffer, Arundel House of Hope with Mike Harrison, General Manager, Sheehy Nissan Glen Burnie. 


House of help at KINGDOM VILLAGE

Sheehy Ford of Marlow Heights recently presented a check for $5,000 to House of Help at Kingdom Village.

Kingdom Village is located in Prince George's County and houses 250 Women and children. This is a 501C-3 non-profit, faith-based shelter and certified clinical treatment facility that provides a safe and nurturing environment for battered women and their children. Women who enter the facility will have the opportunity to participate in both career and mental health counseling sessions. The donation was part of Sheehy Auto Stores' annual giving campaign whereby charities throughout Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Richmond, Virginia received a total of $100,000.

House of help at Kingdom Village


Housing and Community

Sheehy Nissan and Subaru of Springfield presented a check for $7,500 to Housing and Community Services of Northern Virginia.

Housing and Community Services of Northern Virginia helps to combat homelessness in the community through a variety of services including housing counseling and case management, financial literacy training, emergency assistance, weekly affordable housing rental vacancy lists, community outreach and more. The donation was part of Sheehy Auto Stores' annual giving campaign whereby charities throughout Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Richmond, Virginia received a total of $100,000.

Sheehy Ford, Nissan, and Subaru of Springfield donated $10,000 to the Housing and Community Services of Northern Virginia.
The Housing & Community Services of Northern Virginia is dedicated to the less fortunate in their area keep their homes through housing counseling and case management; financial literacy training; emergency assistance; weekly affordable housing rental, community outreach and more.  

Pictured from left to right: Jose Paiz, Chairman of the Board of HCSNV, VHDA executive; Gloria Figueras, HCSNV Housing Counselor; Myriam Stella Clavijo, HCSNV Housing Counselor; Dr. Caralita Moore, HCSNV Excecutive Director; Frank McCarthy, General Manager of Sheehy Ford-Subaru of Springfield; Jill Parker Landsman, HCSNV Immediate Past Chair, NVAR Vice President, Communications & Media Relations.

Housing & Community


Ecunimenal Community Helping Others

Sheehy Volkswagen of Springfield recently presented a donation of $2,500 to the Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO).

ECHO is an all-volunteer charity giving food and financial help to people with short-term emergencies, and providing clothes and household items to people with low incomes.

The donation was part of Sheehy Auto Stores' annual giving campaign whereby charities throughout Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Richmond, Virginia received a total of $100,000.


Sheey's Annual Giving Campaign
Sheehy Helps the Hungry

Each year, Sheehy Auto Stores participates in an annual giving campaign, where each dealership donates to a local group of their choice. This year, we donated $125,000 to various groups including Good Shepherd Housing, Housing and Community Services of Northern Virginia, Arundel House of Hope, The Lamb Center, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Trails for Youth, and many more.

Pictured here from left to right: Julie Childers, Executive Director, TrailsforYouth.Org and Brandon Stanhope, General Manager, Sheehy Subaru Springfield.


The Capital Area Food Bank reached out to Northern Virginia business leaders to begin a dialogue about how to better work collaboratively to end hunger. Once businesses understood the state of hunger in the region, they were anxious to play a larger role in hunger alleviation efforts.

 In little time, many stepped up and demonstrated their corporate citizenship. Just last week, 25 super energetic employees from the Sheehy Auto Stores family of dealerships descended on the CAFB's Lorton Warehouse where they sorted over 18,000 pounds of meat in 2 hours!

 The CAFB is unwavering in when it comes to nourishing the community with nutrient-rich foods, as evidenced by the 17.5 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables distributed last year. Thus, when large quantities of meat - packed full of protein - are donated, it is critical to quickly get it to people in need.

However, the process for collecting and distributing meat is a considerable challenge. Combined with short shelf lives, meats also need to be separated by type - pork, beef, chicken, turkey, venison, lamb, fish and sides.

 With the help of volunteers like Sheehy, all 18,000 protein-packed pounds gets sorted and out into the community the very next day. Thanks Sheehy! The Capital Area Food Bank is partnering with organizations of all sizes in helping reduce hunger in the region. Contact CAFB to learn more about these emerging opportunities.

Veterans Enterprise Training & services Group

Sheehy Auto Stores recently teamed up with Veterans Enterprise Training & Services Group (VETS Group), a non-profit organization supporting U.S. Veterans and their families, to donate a car to a veteran in need. Ismail Gibson, a 14-year disabled Veteran of the US military who served in both the Marine Corps and Army National Guard, was extremely grateful for the gently used Sheehy pre-owned car presented to him courtesy of Sheehy Auto Stores.

Sheehy Ford welcomed Gibson to the dealership where the car was presented to him. While in the military, Gibson performed a wide variety of duties from logistical support to force protection, engaging in numerous combat patrols while serving in Iraq ensuring the safety of both US lead coalition personnel and Iraqi civilians. He joined The VETS Group in 2013, and completed their Security Administration program in preparation for his ultimate dream - to develop a digital magazine dedicated to Veterans Affairs. 

While Gibson continues to develop his business plan for his magazine, he is presently employed as a Security Officer for a firm in Alexandria, Virginia supporting his wife and three children.


Sheehy Nissan and Hyundai of Waldorf recently presented a check for $5,000 to the Fairy Godmother Project. Pictured from L-R are Joe Ercullani, GM of Sheehy Nissan, with Victoria Hoffman of the Fairy Godmother Project.

The mission of the Fairy Godmother Project is to ease the burden of everyday life for families in Fredericksburg and Southern Maryland who have a child in treatment for a form of pediatric cancer.

The donation was part of Sheehy Auto Stores' annual giving campaign whereby charities throughout Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Richmond, Virginia received a total of $100,000. 

The Fairy Godmother Project