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 Make a Difference


Whoever you are and Where ever you are from, the one bond we can all share is compassion. Firkins Automotive Group has been making a difference in Manatee and Sarasota Counties for over 65 years because we CARE. The Owners and Employees have a common desire to help our community where ever we can. With donations to local groups, schools, and organizations.


FIRKINS CARES: Compassion, Commitment, and Community

Help us Make a Difference by joining us in local charitable events and programs.

Have a cause or Need a Donation? We may be able to help you with that. Contact us via this site to submit your request for our assistance.

The Firkins Family has a very fervent passion for helping others and shows this with their years of benefaction to many local schools including the Historic Manatee High School. Because of the passion and work ethic of Robert Firkins he was selected to receive the “Outstanding Alumnus Award” from Manatee High School at the Class of 2012 graduation ceremony.

During his speech at the graduation he told to the class of 2012 to go do great things and accomplish their goals, but to never forget where they came from. He stressed the importance of giving back to the community who made you who you are. These ideals are the vision of the Firkins’ family.

In the heart of Manatee and Sarasota Counties, Firkins Automotive Group stands as a testament to over 65 years of unwavering commitment to the community. Our belief is simple – compassion binds us all, regardless of who we are or where we come from. From the passionate vision of our founders to the relentless drive of our employees, the core of our mission has always been to give back and make a difference in the communities that molded us.

Bob Firkins, our esteemed owner, recently exemplified this spirit by being honored with the prestigious 2023 LECOM Leadership Award at the celebrated Bradenton Area River Regatta Gala. Recognized for exceptional leadership and substantial contributions to the community, this award mirrors Firkins' dedication not just to the automotive industry but to the entire Bradenton community. In his own words, Firkins expressed gratitude stating, "I am humbled and honored to receive the LECOM Leadership Award. I've always emphasized the significance of community contributions, and I'm eternally grateful for every opportunity to manifest this belief."

The Firkins family, historically rooted in this community, has consistently prioritized benefaction. Their generous donations have reached out to many, notably the historic Manatee High School. It was here, during the Class of 2012 graduation ceremony, that Robert Firkins left an indelible mark with his speech. He inspired the youth to achieve greatness, emphasizing the vital role of their roots and the importance of reciprocating to the community that shaped their identity.

Join Us in Making a Difference

Our legacy extends beyond business. With contributions to various local groups, schools, and organizations, we strive to enrich our community. We invite you to be a part of our mission. Engage with us in local charitable events, help us uplift those in need, and let’s collectively make a difference.

If you champion a cause or require a donation, do not hesitate to reach out. We're here, ready and willing to assist.

Thank you for letting us serve you, and remember: At Firkins, we don't just care – we act.

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