The contribution from FinishMaster provides crucial support for the foundation and its ability to support high school and college collision programs, instructors and students nationwide and help connect graduates with employers.
Over the past three years, BSRO has donated $3.8 million to Boys & Girls Clubs of America to help improve the lives of Club kids and teens nationwide through its Driving Great Futures initiative.
The total number of 2017 box top submissions increased by 58 percent over 2016.
The funds were raised during the company’s 10th annual Season of Wishes Campaign, which took place during the 2017 holiday season at its 56 stores located in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
BPI has partnered with the United Way for more than a decade and during that time has donated in excess of $1.3 million.
Since 1986, the University of the Aftermarket Foundation has funded millions of dollars of scholarships, grants, research and ongoing educational programs to help develop a strong, knowledgeable automotive aftermarket workforce.
Since first partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign in 2012, Federated Auto Parts, with the help of its members, customers and vendors, has raised nearly $2 million for the campaign. In 2017, Federated has already raised more than $315,000.
“Our hearts go out to the people who are suffering through the utter devastation caused by these catastrophic hurricanes,” said Dave Nichols, president of Remy Power Products. “We made this donation to the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation to show our support for fellow industry members who may have lost their homes, belongings and businesses, as they begin the rebuilding process.”
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The foundation has partnered with parent company Driven Brands’ retail automotive brands, including CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, Maaco, Meineke Car Care Centers, Take 5 Oil Change and 1-800 Radiator & AC, to help raise funds.
According to Lisa Ferguson, chair of the Greater Philadelphia-area I-CAR committee, the bulk of this year’s funds will go to support the Hodgson Vo-Tech Auto Body program with smaller amounts going to other schools in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
“I’m amazed by the support we’ve received,” said Corey Bartlett, president and CEO of APH. “Surpassing this year’s goal of $150,000 speaks volumes about the generosity of our industry. Every dollar raised will go a long way toward advancing WACOSA’s mission. Simply put, we couldn’t be more proud of our supplier partners.”
The money was raised in conjunction with the Mazda Road to Indy at the May 11-13 Grand Prix of Indianapolis.