Auto Repair Arizona Gives Back
We are about more than just fixing cars. All our ARA shops are proud to be involved in supporting their communities along with local charities . Here are some recent charities we're proud to have supported.
CBS 5 Paul Horton’s Pay It Forward Car Wash
We were happy to be a part of CBS 5, Paul Horton’s Pay It Forward Car Wash again this year. Even with all the rain during this week long event, Paul was able to raise over $200,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Arizona.
Along with our donation, our shop owners helped each day during the car wash by offering free fluid and tire checks to everyone who came through.
We thank everyone who came out to support this great event and we are already planning to be a partner again next year.
Provision Project – Helping Women Battling Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the enemy at the Provision Project. Every member of their board has been affected by breast cancer, either directly or through a close family member. It is an insidious, devastating disease. Breast cancer changes you. It changes your body. It changes your emotions. It changes your family. It changes your friends. It changes your finances. It changes your life.
We are united against this common enemy because we have seen what the pressures of breast cancer do to the decision-making process of a woman in the middle of a fight for her life.
We are proud to be donating a portion of our October proceeds to Provision Project to help women in our community who are currently battling breast cancer.
We want to help makes sure the choice between treatment or taking care of bills for her family is not one she has to make!
Thank you for your business and for your support of our community efforts. Our shop is also happy to accept any donations you may want to give on behalf of the Provision Project.
For more information on Provision Project, visit their website - http://www.provisionproject.org.
Mother's Day Car Giveaway
Our ARA shop owners have helped to select a mother who has been nominated by Eve’s Place to be awarded our annual Mother’s Day Gift.
This year our shop owners got together to fix up a company vehicle from a local business that was no longer being used. The Buick Century was given personal attention to make sure its running beautifully front to back. Along with the award of the new car, our mom has been given a full year of maintenance and service to her help get back on her feet and keep her running smoothly on the road.
Our 2015 recipient is Erika! We could not have selected a more grateful mother. The smile on her face and excitement in her “happy dance” said it all.
Thank you to Eve’s Place for partnering with us to help a mom who is truly doing all she can to make a better life for her son and for herself. We are honored to be a part of your great work in our community.
Eve’s Place Inc., founded in April 2004, is a non-profit organization in the West Valley of Maricopa County. For over 10 years, Eve’s Place has provided innovative and empowerment based programs to victims of domestic violence. Currently, Eve’s Place provides transitional housing to victims who are ready for their own residence based on their budget and needs.
Eve’s Place has introduced Mobile Advocacy to victims in 10 communities in the West Valley. This new program brings services to victims in their own community. Advocates have all the necessary resources to provide individual and group support in a location that is convenient to the victim. This alleviates the number one barrier in accessing services for victims, transportation.
Eve’s Place also offers a Youth Program providing education, information and supportive services to youth and teens about domestic and teen dating abuse.
Eve’s Place is able to provide services to any victim of domestic abuse regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, income, etc. All services provided by Eve’s Place are free to victims of domestic abuse. Their support services can be financial as well as emotional. No victim has been turned away from the mobile program since its inception.
You can find more information about the great work being done at Eve’s Place at http://safetyatevesplace.org/.
Raffle for Charity
Our ARA shops attend the Cruise On Central Car Show in April and wanted to use the opportunity to help a local charity by raffling off a toolbox donated by NAPA.
We are happy to present the Spina Bifida Association of Arizona with a check for $430. This association works hard for Arizona families affected by Spina Bifida. Our shop owners are proud to help spread the awareness and support for such a great charity.
Brakes for Breasts
Thank you for helping us continue to fight breast cancer
We want to thank all our Auto Repair Arizona shops and their customers for participating in Brakes For Breasts. This year we were able to donate over $4,800 to Dr. Vincent Tuohy with the Cleveland Clinic. We are proud to support Dr. Touhy’s continued research to create a vaccine to prevent breast cancer. We look forward to an even bigger donation next year.
St Mary's Food Bank Alliance
Thank you for helping us feed those in need!
We were proud to deliver over 500 lbs. of food to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. Thanks to all of you who supported our Auto Repair Arizona shops and their efforts to feed those in community! See the St Mary's Food Bank website.