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CARSTAR Quakertown donates car to local woman as part of NABC Recycled Rides

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 07:00
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Kristin’s goal was to make sure her son could attend kindergarten and begin his educational journey.  But that journey was hard without reliable transportation.  It also made it hard for Kristin to work and provide for her family of three.

CARSTAR Quakertown, one of four CARSTAR locations owned by the Legacy Autobody Group, answered National Auto Body Council’s request to help through the NABC’s Recycled Rides program.  It joined with Geico, which donated a vehicle for restoration, to help Kristin and her family begin their journey.

Recently, CARSTAR Quakertown presented the restored vehicle to Kristin and her family, who were selected by Keystone Opportunity Center, a Family Promise affiliate, at the location on 943 Rockhill Road, Quakertown, PA 18951.  (The car presentation is shown at right – photo courtesy of Melinda Rizzo and Bucks County Herald).

“Having a car is definitely a plus,” said Kristin.  “I just started working full-time at Walmart. Getting the kids to the babysitter and to doctor’s appointments has been hard on public transportation with all three of them. The car will definitely be a help.”

“We’ve been members of this community for years, and now as part of the CARSTAR family, we want to continue our commitment to giving back to help those in need,” said Eric Horvath, co-owner, CARSTAR Quakertown and Legacy Autobody Group.  “We appreciate the support of Geico and our local partners to make this Recycled Ride possible.  And we’re delighted to be able to present it to Kristin and her family and help them improve their lives through reliable transportation.”

About NABC Recycled Rides:  Recycled Rides® is a nationwide community service project whereby members of NABC repair and donate recycled vehicles to families and service organizations. Recycled Rides recruits collision repairers, insurers, paint suppliers, parts vendors and others to contribute in their own, yet synergistic ways.  CARSTAR stores have participated in the program since it began and this year it expects a dozen deliveries by CARSTAR locations.

About Family Promise: Our mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence.  We recognize that poverty is a multifaceted problem that requires a multifaceted response. We respond by integrating educational outreach, smart programming, effective policies, and the hands-on work of thousands of volunteers. We provide food, shelter, and support services for homeless families. We provide advice and advocacy for at-risk families to prevent their becoming homeless. And we educate people about poverty and the means to combat it.

About CARSTAR:  CARSTAR -- a part of the Driven Brands, Inc. family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands -- is North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities with more than 550 locations in 33 states and 10 Canadian provinces. CARSTAR in the U.S. and CARSTAR in Canada deliver national scale, consistently high-quality vehicle repairs, repeatable outcomes and the industry’s highest customer satisfaction ratings; all repairs are backed by a national warranty and service guarantee. Through a variety of fundraising initiatives, CARSTAR, its franchisees, partners and employees have raised over $3 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and has made fighting cystic fibrosis its cause, North American wide. For more information visit www.carstar.com and www.carstar.ca and follow us on Facebook and twitter. CARSTAR is actively seeking new franchisees. Interested parties should contact 844-906-9764.

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