CARSTAR Partners with NABC Recycled Rides™ Program and Farmers Insurance to Donate Refurbished Vehicles to Kansas City Charities and a Deserving Student in Need of Reliable Transportation

CHARLOTTE (March 5, 2019) – On Thursday, March 7, two Kansas City charities and one deserving local college student will experience a life-changing event – the presentation of vehicles to provide the student independence and the ability to attend class and allow the charities to support their constituents – thanks to the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides™ program, Farmers Insurance and CARSTAR, along with two other collision repair facilities. The presentation will be held at Farmers Insurance office in Olathe, KS.  
 
WHO:  NABC Recycled Rides™ program, along with partners:
• Farmers Insurance, which donated the vehicles
• CARSTAR Cunningham Auto & Collision, which handled the repairs on two of the vehicles
• Recipients Veterans Community Project (VCP), Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City and Carolyn Wing, a student nominated by the Olathe Public Schools Foundation
 
WHAT:  NABC and Farmers, along with the repair partners, will present four vehicles to deserving organizations and one individual:
Veterans Community Project in Kansas City, MO will receive two vehicles, a 2010 Ford Fusion repaired by CARSTAR Cunningham Auto & Collision and a 2016 Chevy repaired by local Wichita, KS repair facility.

CARSTAR Cunningham Auto & Collision also refurbished a 2016 Ford Fiesta for a deserving Pittsburg State student – Carolyn Wing -- who was nominated by the Olathe Public Schools Foundation.

The Boys & Girls Club of Kansas City will receive a 2008 Jeep Liberty repaired by a local Kansas City repair facility.

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 Recycled Rides™ program in 2007, members of the National Auto Body Council have donated more than 2,000 vehicles valued at more than $36 million.
                        
Contributing partners on the program are:
Andy's Tow                    Auto Tow & Recovery     Auto Zone
Blue Springs Ford          3M                                Copart
800 Charity Cars           ColorVision                    Howard PDC
Alloy Wheel                  KC Bumper Services       Keystone
PPG                              Safelite                         Van Chevrolet Service Dept   
    
WHERE:  Farmers Insurance office
              16850 W.119th St, Olathe, KS
 
WHEN:  Thursday, March 7, at 2 p.m. CT
 
Media Opportunities: Media members will have an opportunity to cover the unveiling of the cars and presentation to the recipients, as well as interview the recipients and representatives from NABC, Farmers Insurance and CARSTAR, among others.
 
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 2,000 vehicles, provided extrication opportunities for over 1,000 First Responders and contributed to thousands of distracted driving pledges in communities through NABC Recycled Rides™, First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) and the Distracted Driving Initiative.  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.
 
About CARSTAR
CARSTAR is North America’s largest network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities with more than 600 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. Celebrating its 30thanniversary this year, CARSTAR has maintained its commitment to give back to the communities it serves through a variety of fundraising initiatives, including raising over $3 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and has made fighting cystic fibrosis its cause, North American wide. For more information visit www.carstar.comand www.carstar.caand follow on Facebook, twitter and LinkedIn. CARSTAR is actively seeking new franchise partners and interested parties should contact 844-906-9764.
 

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