VIP Tires & Service, a full-service automotive repair, maintenance and tire shop with 59 locations in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont, announced recently that its Framingham, Massachusetts, store has donated $4,930 to local Framingham area schools.
The funds were raised through VIP’s Oil Changes for Education initiative, a program offering consumers $10 oil changes with 100% of the proceeds going to the local school community. A check was presented to Dr. Robert Tremblay, Framingham Superintendent of Schools, at the VIP store on Sept. 23.
“Finding a way to get involved in the local community is important to every VIP employee in Framingham,” said Store Manager Michael Escolas. “Giving back to the community is in our DNA as a company. This program has been wonderful and has allowed us to meet so many local residents. We want to thank everyone who visited us for a $10 oil change in support of our local schools and hope they will keep coming back to VIP for all their car service needs.”
During the Oil Changes for Education effort at the VIP Framingham store, nearly 500 local residents stopped in during the six-week fundraising period. To date, VIP has rolled out this unique fundraising initiative to a number of its local stores and raised more than $12,000 for local schools in the communities it serves. The most recent store to kick off the Oil Changes for Education fundraiser is the VIP Brunswick, Maine, store.
VIP opened its store in Framingham in April 2019, making it the company’s fourth store in Massachusetts. Prior to opening the location, VIP renovated the 5,000-square-foot store, adding bays, improving the customer waiting area and increasing tire storage space.
Like all other VIP Tire & Service locations, this Framingham store offers a tire shop and full-service automotive repair, everything from brake repair, preventive maintenance, muffler and exhaust repair, multi-point vehicle inspections, wheel alignments, state inspections and oil changes.