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Team Up With Your Industry Partners To Repair And Donate Vehicles

In 2022, the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides program marked a major milestone — the presentation of our 3,000 vehicle to someone in need. This year marks the 17-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 3,000 vehicles valued at $42 million donated in local communities across the country. The average value of gifted vehicles is $18,000.

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 and includes:
    • Members-only NABC Recycled Rides® kit with step-by-step timeline and instructions on how to plan and implement a successful event
    • guidance on 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
    • Presentation kit (additional $110 + shipping) which includes the large, reusable trademark green NABC Recycled Rides® bow, license plate, key fob, window cling and a congratulations banner

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

Dear NABC, Agile for Patriots, Npower, Allstate, and Texas Collision Center, I am writing to extend my deepest gratitude for the incredible donation and restoration of my beautiful 2021 Chevy Blazer. Your generosity has profoundly impacted my life and the opportunities available to me. This vehicle will serve a vital role in my pursuit of career advancement and community involvement. With the Chevy Blazer, I will be able to attend career fairs, secure internships, and engage in volunteer work more efficiently. It will also allow me to mentor others by providing reliable transportation for meetings and events where I can share my experiences and support others in their professional journeys. Thank you for making this possible and for your continued support of individuals striving to better their lives and the lives of others. Your contributions do not go unnoticed, and I am deeply grateful for the opportunities this vehicle will open up for me. I really enjoyed speaking with all of you and my heart is overflowing! With heartfelt appreciation,

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.

"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."