Portland, Oregon limousine company, JMI Limousine, helped raise a record breaking $23,744 for the 2013 Spring Mountain Elementary “Hawk-A-Thon” fundraiser. How’d they do it?
JMI Limousine has proudly sponsored the Spring Mountain Elementary “Hawk-A-Thon” fundraiser for two consecutive years, in collaboration with Total Market Exposure. The annual Hawk-A-Thon is the largest fundraiser of the year for Spring Mountain Elementary programs. In 2012, when the limousine lunch ride was first offered as the top prize, the motivated children raised over $19,500 and 20 children enjoyed a luxurious limousine lunch ride with their principal.
After seeing such great success, this year JMI Limousine stepped up and offered to donate the Zebra Limousine as 1st prize for the limo lunch ride. Inspired by zebra stripes, the children rallied together and broke the record once again! The 2013 Spring Mountain Elementary Hawk-A-Thon raised a record breaking $23,744 and over 35 children received the top prize. The large number of children was no problem for JMI as they sent additional vehicles, including the most luxurious party bus in town! The students at Spring Mountain Elementary celebrated their victory in style and will continue to enjoy the school programs they love throughout the year thanks to support from community leaders like JMI Limousine.
It’s no wonder that people everywhere love JMI’s luxurious fleet of vehicles. The Zebra Limousine is a Chrysler 300 and features a custom zebra print wrap. The luxurious interior boasts color changing fiber-optic lights on the ceiling, a privacy divider and accent lighting that illuminates the crystal glasses. The Zebra Limousine safely holds 8-10 passengers comfortably.
If you have a larger group, you may want to consider the luxury party buses. With large flat screen TVs, premium stereos, and a larger capacity of 14 to 40 people, party buses can safely transport your group without sacrificing comfort or amenities, making it easy to see why the children at Spring Mountain Elementary worked so hard for the prize. JMI Limousine is already looking forward to next year’s Hawk-A-Thon and will continue to provide the safest and most luxurious limousines and party buses in Portland, Oregon.
As President of the Oregon Livery Association and founders of the “Look Before You Book” campaign, safety is a top priority at JMI Limousine. In fact, JMI was the first Portland based limo company to install safety alarms inside their fleet of luxury party bus. The alarm goes off anytime someone opens or unlatches the emergency exit windows. A light flashes and a loud buzzer sounds, alerting the driver to slow down and stop safely.
The Look Before You Book campaign was initiated to help generate limousine safety awareness. JMI believes that customers should know whether or not a limousine company is properly licensed and what that means. In order to legally pick up passengers within Portland, the transportation company must be licensed with the City Of Portland, vehicles must pass safety inspections, are required to carry minimum of $1,000,000 in general liability insurance and a minimum of $500,000 in auto liability insurance, plus all drivers must pass DMV and criminal background checks before providing services. Despite the safety regulations, 11 limousines and party buses were busted in one night for not being properly licensed during a recent sweep in Downtown Portland earlier this year. Each of the vehicles pulled over was packed with kids headed to prom, and no one onboard knew the vehicle was operating illegally. The Look Before You Book campaign from JMI has been a huge success and the community response has been very positive.
Since 1994, JMI Limousine has been providing luxury transportation, without ever being in an accident. This locally owned and operated limousine company does more than just transport people, they’ve been working behind the scenes in our community for years. Local Portland area schools and charities enjoy working with them because of their perfect safety record and their five star customer service. JMI Limousine has also been a proud sponsor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) for 7 consecutive years as the exclusive provider of luxury limousines for the MDA Lock-Up fundraisers in Portland. The MDA Lock-Up “arrests” local business owners and community leaders for having a “big heart” and the “bail money” proceeds go towards people with neuromuscular diseases. MDA Lock-Ups are just one more way JMI is doing their part to help those in need.
From local Portland area elementary schools to national charities, JMI Limousine continues to go above and beyond to strengthen the Portland community. JMI would like to remind you to “Look Before You Book”!
By Johnny Meeke