On Dec. 1, a local family selected by AVANCE receives a donated vehicle from Service King Collision Repair Centers to help improve their daily lives. AVANCE, a non-profit, community-based organization offering comprehensive early childhood education/parenting and family support services, hosted an essay contest whereby a winner was selected to receive the vehicle based on their needs.
Andreana Felix, recipient of the Recycled Ride, has endured many struggles as a single mother of four young children. She walks her children to and from school daily, which includes transporting her young son’s asthma machine that he must utilize constantly. She also takes two buses just to get to work. This vehicle will provide Andreana the ability to have ample transportation to get back and forth to work as well as getting her children to and from school.
Andreana would like to continue her education, and having this reliable vehicle will allow her to fulfill that dream. Still throughout her hardships, she continues to stress the importance of education to her children & participates in several of the parent/child development programs that AVANCE has to offer in order to be the best provider, mentor and role model that she can possibly be.
Service King and AVANCE presented the repaired Dodge Stratus to Andreana and her children at Service King’s Galleria location.
“We were also able to give Andreana the gift of perfect vision by providing her with eye glasses that she now proudly adorns, which enabled her to get her driver’s license,” said Shyllo DeLaCruz, regional business development manager for Service King’s Houston Market. “We also gave each of her four children a Toys R Us gift card, which they used today and marked their first trip ever to a toy store. We could not have chosen a more deserving recipient for this vehicle, and we’re so proud at what we as a team were able to accomplish in making this family’s Christmas, as well as future, a little brighter this holiday season.”
“We’d like to thank our teammates for donating their time to repairing this vehicle, as well as our many vendors for supplying parts, in addition to Progressive Insurance who donated the vehicle,” said Cathy Bonner, president of Service King. “Without them, reaching this exciting moment would not have been possible.”
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