Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota Community Involvement

Dan Hect Community

Here at Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota, we know that you want to feel good about where you purchase a vehicle from. You want to ensure your hard-earned money is going to a local business that cares about the community just as deeply as you do, which is why you should shop at our Chevy and Toyota dealership in Effingham. Our involvement in the community includes everything from schools and charities to county fairs and more, as our Effingham County Chevy dealer wants to make a positive impact wherever possible.

Read about the Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota community partners below to discover all the ways in which we strive to better the lives of those around us. Our team is here to offer any additional details you need, so don't hesitate to reach out today!


United Way of Effingham County & County Fair

We kicked off the United Way of Effingham County's 2021-2022 campaign with a $4,700 donation. We're also proud to support Effingham County Fair week and local 4-H projects. We also sponsor fun events like the Effingham County Fair Youth Livestock Auction!


Trade & Skills Day 2022

We enjoyed the opportunity to introduce the young men and women in our community to the automotive industry and the job opportunities available to them during Trade & Skills Day 2022!


"Cram the Car" with HSHS Home Care & Hospice Illinois

We partnered with HSHS Home Care & Hospice Illinois to "CRAM THE CAR" with 440 pounds of food for the Catholic Charities food pantry. We also collected $660 in cash donations in recognition of National Canned Food Month!

Community Blood Drive

Every March and September, we host a Community Blood Drive. Thank you to all our employees and everyone in the community who participated!

Effingham Girl Scouts & Hometown Heroes

Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota is proud to support Effingham Girl Scout Troop #2138 and the HometownHeroes program. This is a great way to thank essential workers for their sacrifices!


UNIT 40 Education Scholarship

The UNIT 40 Education Foundation scholarship program makes significant investments in young people in our area. Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota is more than proud to donate a yearly scholarship. This year's Dan Hecht Business Scholarship recipient is Emily Zhao!


Effingham Catholic Charities

We helped raise money for Effingham Catholic Charities "PACK THE BUS" event through a "COIN DRIVE." With this, we were able to donate money toward school supplies for the Ramblin' Rose Bus. The Dan Hecht Toyota "Thirst Responders" also had a blast at the Catholic Charities Bartending Event!

2022 Little Miss -- People's Choice at the 2022 Greenup Fall Festival

We were more than happy to sponsor Charlee Carlen, daughter of our service technician Clint Carlen, who was crowned the 2022 Little Miss -- People's Choice at the 2022 Greenup Fall Festival.

Effingham High School

Members from Dan Hecht Chevrolet Toyota visited Mrs. Delk's Adult Living class at Effingham High School, sharing information about basic car repairs, maintenance and driving safety.


2022-2023 Effingham County CEO

The 2022-2023 Effingham County CEO class visited our dealership, and we were more than happy to host this group of inquisitive young entrepreneurs. Quotes from satisfied students include:

"The visit to Dan Hecht was my favorite. I didn’t know all the small things it took to successfully run a dealership. Jim was so kind and gave us valuable business and life information."

"We also got to tour Dan Hecht this week and it was also fascinating to learn how they ran such a successful business. Jim Hecht was a very approachable person, and I enjoyed learning from him. I really liked how family oriented the company is and how it still continues to be that way."


CASA of Effingham County

We are a proud sponsor of CASA of Effingham County, whose mission is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. We believe all children deserve to thrive in a safe, permanent and loving home.