Driven By Kindness


Among our guiding principles at Ruge's Automotive is our commitment to paying it forward. Through sponsorships, donations, and volunteerism, it's our goal to make life happier, healthier, and hopefully a little easier for our neighbors and friends in the Hudson Valley region and beyond!

Through our longtime involvement with area nonprofits and community-based programs, we've realized that there are SO MANY people doing SO MUCH good - every day, all year long! So, we've decided it's time to create a platform to publicly acknowledge those great people. 

We're doing this through our #DrivenbyKindness campaign. 

Here's how it works:

1. Email to submit your #DrivenbyKindness story and photo...or submit a story about someone you know or admire! *Note: Please be sure to include a .JPEG photo.
2. Watch our social media channels to see if yours is selected as a featured post (we will choose two submissions to highlight each month)
3. If your post goes live, share to inspire your friends and family using hashtag #DrivenbyKindness.

Everyone is welcome to participate: our staff, vendors, community members, customers. If you've got a story to share, we want to hear it so that we can potentially use it to inspire others! #DrivenbyKindness
10/19 Porchfest
Ruge's Automotive announced that fundraising for Families for Astor which took place there during Rhinebeck's Porchfest event has resulted in proceeds of over $4,000. The funds were secured through a donation of $250 per vehicle sold by Ruge's, a lemonade stand, and an auction coordinated by Ruge's and Families for Astor. Proceeds will support renovation projects at the Astor Home for Children.
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