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The National Auto Body Council (NABC) announced that this year’s Recycled Rides program is up and running, with a goal of 150 vehicle donations for this November. The community awareness program allows shops, suppliers and insurers to collaborate to restore vehicles to donate to families or organizations in need of reliable transportation.
The organization is looking for shops who’d like to participate in this year’s giveaway event.
“The initiative allows shops to showcase their talents to help those less fortunate in their own communities,” said NABC Marketing Committee Co-Chair Liz Stein of FIX Auto. “Plus, it’s a chance for all facets of the industry to come together and draw positive attention to themselves.”
Since its inception in 2008, Recycled Rides participation has grown steadily, NABC says. This year, the organization hopes to make 150 simultaneous vehicle donations the Monday before Thanksgiving, with 90 vehicles already promised for the effort.
“Whether you be an independent repairer, a dealership shop, a multiple shop organization or a consolidator, this program is open for participation by all repairers,” Stein said. “Our goal is to pair a vehicle with every repairer that wants to participate. A number of vocational/technical schools have expressed their interest in taking part, which his certainly an exciting new development.”
Visit the Recycled Rides Web site to learn more
To participate, fill out an application form