NABC Recycled Rides® Program Joined Allstate, Maaco and Meineke to Donate a Refurbished Vehicle to Deserving Tucson-area Family

The Car Presentation Took Place Thursday, March 7 in Tucson, Arizona

TUCSON, AZ (March 8, 2024) – A deserving mother from the Tucson area has experienced a life-changing event – the presentation of a vehicle to provide her the ability to take care of her family – thanks to the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides® program along with insurance partner Allstate and repair partners Maaco and Meineke Car Care.

The presentation was held at the Meineke Car Care center on East Broadway Blvd. in Tucson.

Johana Aguilar, a mother of four, was nominated as what the Child and Family Resources agency called “the perfect candidate” for the NABC Recycled Rides® program.  Two of her four children require special schooling and medical appointments, and her husband has been ill.  The only vehicle they have had has been unreliable.  This fully refurbished 2016 Jeep Compass will ease her life tremendously.

Freedom Brands owns three Maaco centers in the Phoenix and Tucson area, along with the Meineke Car Care Center in Tucson.

“We are honored to partner with NABC and Child and Family Resources to support our community in such a proud way,” said Jake Morrow, one of the owners of Freedom Brands. “Freedom Brands, Maaco and Meineke, with the support of our local vendors such as O’Reilly Auto Parts, came together and delivered a vehicle to a family that was very deserving. We look forward to working with foundations such as these to support the communities in which we live.”

The mission of the NABC® and our Changing and Saving Lives Foundation is changing and saving lives every day.

“Since the program began, the NABC Recycled Rides® program has presented more than 3,300 vehicles to people in need,” said Deborah Robinson, executive director of the National Auto Body Council®. “The entire collision industry has made this possible and we are proud work with partners Allstate and the great people at Freedom Brands to be able to present Johana Aguilar with just such a gift.”

NABC Recycled Rides® is a unique program in which businesses representing all facet s 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 include Cars for Charity, Advanced Remarketing Services, Copart and Enterprise.


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