NABC® Members GEICO and Denville Bear and Body Service Donate a Refurbished Vehicle to Deserving Bergen County Medical Patient

The NABC Recycled Rides® Presentation Took Place Monday, March 25, in Andover, New Jersey.

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL (March 26, 2024) – A deserving Bergenfield resident has experienced a life-changing event – the presentation of a vehicle to provide him the ability to get to critical medical appointments – thanks to the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides® program along with car donor GEICO and repair partner Denville Bear and Body Service.

 “When they asked me to do this, I didn’t hesitate,” said Greg Leifken, the owner of Denville Bear. “We need to help people when we can.  Bruce Banks has been through a lot of struggles and is very deserving of the donation.”

Bruce Banks is on the list for a heart/kidney double transplant.  Until now, the trip from his home to the hospital via public transportation took three hours each way. Speaking during a dialysis treatment session shortly after driving away from the presentation in his fully refurbished 2014 Honda CRV, Banks was euphoric: “This was due to a collection of so many of my supporters.  It was overwhelming.”

Among Banks’s supporters is the Quality Insights Rental Network, the agency that nominated him for the NABC Recycled Rides® program.

NABC Recycled Rides® is a unique program in which businesses representing all facets of the collision repair industry team up to repair and donate vehicles to individuals and families in need of reliable transportation. Since the inception of the NABC Recycled Rides® program in 2007, members of the National Auto Body Council have donated more than 3,300 vehicles valued at some $47 million.

Additional partners in the NABC Recycled Rides® presentation included D&E Towing, Keystone, Enterprise and 1-800 Charity Cars.


The National Auto Body Council® is the premier organization of collision industry partners dedicated to strategic networking opportunities that positively change lives in the communities we serve. The collaborative membership of the National Auto Body Council® has gifted more than 3,300 vehicles and provided extrication opportunities for some 5,500 First Responders in communities around the country through NABC Recycled Rides®, NABC First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) and the NABC® Community Impact program. That effort equates to a 4:1 ROI in dollar value delivered from NABC® membership dollars. The NABC Changing and Saving Lives Foundation, a 501c3 organization, is committed to the goal of driving change for veterans, military members, first responders and families in need, while harnessing the power of the collective membership of the collision repair industry to positively impact communities where we live and work. As demand for NABC® programs like NABC Recycled Rides® and NABC F.R.E.E.™ grows, so do the needs for resources to manage these important programs. Being able to pursue grants, gifts and donations allows NABC to expand these programs to serve those in need and help communities where we live and work. For more information, visit