Team Up With Your Industry Partners To Repair And Donate Vehicles

This year marks the 13-year anniversary of the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides® program which since its inception in 2007, has changed and saved thousands of lives.

Most of us take transportation for granted. But for many people, routine activities such as going to work, taking kids to school, grocery shopping and medical visits are a challenge. A catastrophic illness or unforeseen circumstances can suddenly change lives and without transportation, make it difficult to get back on the road to stability.

Through NABC Recycled Rides®, NABC™ members can play an important role to help open doors to better opportunities, employment, enriched quality of life and increased self-esteem.

NABC™ members are in a unique position to change and save lives by teaming up with collision industry colleagues to refurbish and donate vehicles to individuals and service organizations in need. This collaboration of businesses representing all facets of the collision industry – insurers, collision repairers, paint suppliers, parts vendors and others – has resulted in more than 2,500 vehicles valued at $36 million donated in local communities across the country. Average value of gifted vehicles is $14,000.

How You Can Make A Difference
In addition to helping make a difference in someone’s life, your company’s participation in NABC Recycled Rides® also provides many other intangible benefits. NABC Recycled Rides® helps build local community goodwill and brand your company in local markets. And within your own company, it creates rewarding experiences, excitement and pride for your team.

How NABC Recycled Rides® Works

  • Participation in NABC Recycled Rides® is open to all members
  • Members-only NABC Recycled Rides® kit with step-by-step timeline and instructions on how to plan and implement a successful event
  • How to source vehicles, parts and materials and supporting vendors
  • Access to 1-800 Charity Cars, which generously donates their expertise to help NABC™ members by coordinating and managing all inspection and preliminary titling information for shops and recipients
  • Sample list of national charities eager to participate and help identify worthy recipients
  • Sample press kit for local media exposure with templates to personalize included
  • Participation certificate from the National Auto Body Council®
  • Presentation kit (additional $110 + shipping) which includes the large, reusable trademark green NABC Recycled Rides® bow, license plate, key fob, window cling and a branding banner

Click below to get started Changing and Saving Lives Every Day in your community.

GEICO has been involved with the NABC Recycled Rides® program for over a decade, and a lot of great relationships have been built over the years. During that time, we have seen that our involvement in the program extends beyond helping individual families in need. The vehicles that we donate to the program are not only changing the lives of those who receive the vehicles, but are also impacting communities. Those who have been nominated by various non-profits to receive vehicles are often already paying it forward by volunteering in the their communities, and now they can do even more with their vehicles. It humbles me to be a part of this great program, and I’m ecstatic that GEICO is on pace to donate 200 cars this year.

Troy Penry, AVP of Auto Damage

"The partnership of matching families that have a refurbished future with these amazing vehicles that have been refurbished by local body shops is one of the best programs we have ever engaged in at Family Promise of Las Vegas. More than 80 Las Vegas families have benefited from this partnership since 2009 - There are no words to describe how life changing the NABC Recycled Rides® program is to our families."

Terry Ruth Lindemann Executive Director, Family Promise of Las Vegas