CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 2, 2023) – Recently, a deserving Raleigh-area recipient experienced a life-changing event – the presentation of a vehicle to provide them independence and the ability to work and take care of his family – thanks to the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides® program along with car donor GEICO, repair partner CARSTAR Autobody of Cleveland and supporter Enterprise.
The presentation was held at CARSTAR Autobody of Cleveland, owned by Jason Zander, Kevin Zander and Billy Clifton. GEICO donated a 2018 Ford Focus, which was refurbished by the CARSTAR team. Enterprise provided additional support for the family.
The recipient, Joshua Manning, was nominated by Tom Bets of Christian Fellowship Home. Christian Fellowship Home is dedicated to transforming and guiding the community.
The presentation of the Ford Focus will improve the Manning family’s quality of life and will allow Manning and his wife to get their three children to school on time and help ease the challenges both parents face commuting to their jobs.
“I appreciate everyone involved with this event,” said Manning. “I am so thankful to receive the support. My wife and daughters will be thrilled with the spaciousness of the vehicle.”
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 3,000 vehicles valued at some $42 million.
Additional partners in the NABC Recycled Rides® presentation included 1-800 Charity Cars and NAPA Auto Part.
About The National Auto Body Council®
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 3,000 vehicles, provided extrication opportunities for over 5,000 First Responders and is helping educate students and adult drivers in communities around the country through NABC Recycled Rides®, NABC First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) and the NABC® Drive Out Distraction program. That effort equates to a 4:1 ROI in dollar value delivered from NABC® membership dollars. The National Auto Body Council® is changing the paradigm of how the collision industry works and is viewed. For more information, visit www.NationalautoBodyCouncil.org.
CARSTAR is North America’s largest franchise network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities with more than 700 locations in 35 states and 10 Canadian provinces. A part of the Driven Brands family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands, CARSTAR delivers national scale, premier vehicle repairs, repeatable outcomes and the industry’s highest customer satisfaction ratings. CARSTAR has maintained its commitment to give back to the communities it serves through a variety of fundraising initiatives, including raising over $4 million for cystic fibrosis research, care and advocacy across North America. CARSTAR is actively seeking new franchise partners and interested parties should contact 844-906-9764 or visit CARSTARfranchise.com.
About Driven Brands
Driven Brands™, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is the largest automotive services company in North America, providing a range of consumer and commercial automotive needs, including paint, collision, glass, vehicle repair, oil change, maintenance and car wash. Driven Brands is the parent company of some of North America’s leading automotive service businesses including Take 5 Oil Change®, Take 5 Car Wash®, Meineke Car Care Centers®, Maaco®, 1-800-Radiator & A/C®, Auto Glass Now®, and CARSTAR®. Driven Brands has more than 4,800 locations across 15 countries, and services over 50 million vehicles annually. Driven Brands’ network generates approximately $2 billion in annual revenue from more than $5.6 billion in system-wide sales.