Idealease CARES in Action at Peterson Idealease

North Barrington, IL

One way we demonstrate our Core Value of Stability is by regularly giving back to the communities where we do business.  Idealease CARES helps to shine a light on the collective community service, charitable causes and the contributions of Idealease locations across North America. Idealease CARES sets us apart from our competitors because we are integral parts of the communities where we live and work. Let’s shine our light on some great work done recently by the fine folks at Peterson Idealease in California.

Thanksgiving week Peterson employees ran a raffle program in partnership with a local food bank and a community church under the “Peterson in the Community” banner.  To encourage employee cash donations, Peterson employees purchased raffle prizes including a $100 Visa gift card, dinner at local restaurant, a Starbucks gift card, and a cinema package. Then the raffle tickets were sold to employees for $10 a piece with a net of $4,478 which was used to purchase 273 turkeys and 265 pumpkin pies for families in need. Peterson has been running their Thanksgiving program for more than five years and participation grows every year.  Employees shop for the turkeys and pies and deliver it to a local church where a few employees help with distribution to families who need food support.

And that’s not all.  This year Peterson is hosting 10 holiday employee parties territory-wide. Each employee is encouraged to donate a new unwrapped toy for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Peterson hopes to collect more than 500 toys from their events. The dealership also partnered with the Red Cross to raise $2,515 which helped purchased clean-up kits, blankets and basic necessities for the recent fire victims in Lake County. This  contribution was matched by  Duane Doyle, Peterson’s CEO.

In 2014, Peterson in the Community supported:

  • DUBLIN HERITAGE GARDENSvolunteer efforts in constructing 3 raised planting beds
  • AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE35 pints of blood donated which saved 105 lives
  • NOVATO FIRE FOUNDATION – monetary donation
  • GREENHILL BARK IN THE PARK (equipment donation) – Oregon
  • STEPPING STONES GROWTH CENTERvolunteer efforts with their playground project
  • DELANCY STREET FOUNDATION – monetary donation
  • SAN LEANDRO EDUCATION FOUNDATION (equipment donation) – Cresco
  • OREGON FOOD BANK’S COMMUNITY FARM PROJECT (equipment donation) – Cat Rental Store
  • OREGON JUNIOR LIVESTOCK EXPO – monetary donation
  • CAMP HOPE OF SW WASHINGTON – monetary donation
  • SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CUREvolunteer event at both the San Leandro & Portland locations
  • ALAMEDA COUNTY FOOD BANK DRIVE765 lbs of food donated by Peterson folks
  • CREEKSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH – San Leandro High School Homeless Student Project – monetary donation
  • THANKSGIVING TURKEY DONATIONS 200 turkeys/135 pies donated to needy families from Peterson folks
  • HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE250 toys collected benefitting Building Futures with Women & Children and the Davis Resource Center

Throughout the year, we will recognize Idealease locations and their employees for their community service and support of charitable causes by publicizing that involvement in social, electronic and print media. In addition, Idealease might send a video production crew to film community support events that we expect to have large impact and wide public appeal. These videos will be used at our 2016 Annual Meeting to highlight our collective efforts.

About Peterson Idealease

Peterson Trucks started operating in June 2011 when Peterson Holding Company—the Caterpillar equipment and engine dealer for Northern California, western Oregon, and southern Washington—replaced Bayshore International as the Bay Area's authorized International Truck dealer. With decades of experience in on-highway truck repair and maintenance, Peterson already had the infrastructure to assume the role a commercial vehicle dealership. Combining its technical expertise and unparalleled customer service with International’s quality products and time-tested customer programs, Peterson Trucks now offers all the services of a world-class truck dealer.
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About Idealease, Inc.

For companies across North America, Idealease offers a safe, cost-effective and efficient alternative to commercial truck ownership through our comprehensive truck leasing, truck rental and dedicated maintenance solutions. Idealease is the leader in comprehensive safety and compliance seminars for private fleets. We are the industry experts at seamlessly transitioning businesses from truck ownership to full service leasing. Idealease is a fully integrated transportation solutions provider that delivers expertise, responsiveness and stability to the truck transportation industry.  The Idealease distribution network is affiliated with International® Truck dealerships in more than 430 community-based locations. We support a fleet of more than 45,000 trucks, tractors and trailers with the most proficient, manufacturer-certified technicians, a vast parts inventory and the latest diagnostic equipment. Idealease employs the most seasoned and tenured truck leasing and rental professionals who have the expertise to create transportation solutions that can help reduce the risk and costs associated with commercial truck operations and fleet management.  Additional information is available at