To celebrate “Giving Back” over this past November and December, the Don Franklin Lexington Auto Mall, in partnership with Lexington Habitat for Humanity conducted a special holiday activity: for every new car sold by the Auto Mall, Don Franklin would donate $25 to Lexington Habitat for Humanity.

The promotion exceeded expectations as the Auto Mall hit a 2017 record selling 432 new cars over the two month period and generating $10,800 for Lexington Habitat for Humanity.

In celebration of this effort, Lexington Habitat for Humanity and the Don Franklin Auto Mall will hold a ceremonial check presentation at the Auto Mall on Richmond Road at 11:00 AM, Wednesday morning on the Hyundai Service Buidling.

In attendance will be several VIPs – but more importantly, we’ll also recognize the team at Don Franklin who helped deliver this great effort for Lexington Habitat for Humanity.

On hand for the ceremony will be:

  • Rachel Childress – CEO of Lexington Habitat for Humanity
  • Eddie Thompson – General Manager of the Auto Mall
  • Nick Cundiff – Managing Partner

This event is the continuation of a great partnership between the Don Franklin Family of Dealerships and our area communities – in whom we believe in sharing and giving back.  And as this year, 2018, marks the 50th Anniversary of the Don Franklin Auto Group, we look forward to continuing this effort for this year; as well as, for many years to come.

Background on Don Franklin Family of Dealerships

In 1968 Don and Barbara Franklin bought their first dealership in the small town of Columbia, KY.  Now 50 years later, the Don Franklin Family of Dealerships continues to grow and now includes Nissan, Hyundai, and Buick/GMC at the Don Franklin Auto Mall in Lexington; as well as, the Don Franklin Hyundai and Mitsubishi stores in Nicholasville. 

While a lot has changed since 1968, the one thing that remains the same is that the Don Franklin Family of Dealerships continues to put our energy, passion, and focus on the families and communities in which we live and work.  For example, when our founder, Don Franklin, was approached by the mayor of Columbia, KY almost 50 years ago to ask for his support in helping his community grow, Don replied, “I’ll dream with you.”  From that moment on, the Don Franklin Family of Dealerships continues to put dreams into action among the many communities we serve. 

With 23 locations in our Family of Dealerships and employing well over 600 fellow Kentuckians, we are proud to offer the largest selection of new and used vehicles in Kentucky where customers can browse through over 4,500 vehicles on one easy website: 

Our size allows us to offer customers unique benefits including, if a customer finds a vehicle of ours on-line, we’ll deliver it to their local Don Franklin store free of charge.  Additionally, we offer customers our proprietary Customer Rewards program that delivers discounts and real savings through purchases at any Don Franklin store along with over 120 Kentucky businesses.

The Don Franklin Family of Dealerships works daily to serve our communities, our customers, and our families through honest service, hard work and by delivering the best experience possible.  We’ll dream with you.

About Lexington Habitat for Humanity

Lexington Habitat’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Lexington Habitat’s homebuyer program has served nearly 450 Lexington families, while Lexington Habitat’s Love Your Neighborhood Repair Program has helped more than 75 families with repairs needed to keep their homes stable.

Lexington Habitat’s Love Your Neighborhood Clean-Up projects have served thousands in our community with work in over a dozen neighborhoods and parks. Additionally, Lexington Habitat ReStore has allowed tens of thousands people to buy low cost goods while supporting our mission.

To learn more about Lexington Habitat for Humanity visit