Atlanta-based automotive recycler Pull-A-Part has raised more than $33,000 in donations through its fourth annual Adopt-A-Family Program. Pull-A-Part will supply holiday gifts and assistance for 41 families in need across 12 states. All 25 of Pull-A-Part’s used auto parts retail stores exceeded their fundraising goals this year.
“The amount of support we received from the Pull-A-Part community for the Adopt-A-Family program this year was inspiring,” CEO Ross Kogon says. “Our customers, partners, and employees stepped up in a big way, making it possible for us to help more families than ever this year.”
Adopt-A-Family is a community-focused effort to help families in need during the holidays. Each Pull-A-Part store selects a family or families in their community based on nominations from team members and business partners or in response to requests from community organizations. Each store sets a fundraising goal to meet those families’ needs and raises funds through direct contributions from Pull-A-Part and donations collected from customers and other community members.
In Birmingham, Ala., Pull-A-Part is helping three families who were victims of recent floods that affected the area. In Tucson, Ariz., Pull-A-Part is supplying support for 10 different families. Other Pull-A-Part stores chose families based on requests from organizations like Soldier’s Angels, which provides assistance to military, veterans, and their families. The assistance often includes purchasing, wrapping, and delivering gifts for children of active military or veteran parents. This year, Pull-A-Part’s local stores have adopted 21 Soldier’s Angels families around the U.S.
“Our Adopt-A-Family Program is unique, empowering our local stores to identify and support families in need in the communities we serve,” Kogon says. “Adopt-A-Family is part of our ongoing commitment to helping the people, causes, or projects that make our communities stronger.”
Pull-A-Part contributed more than $7,000 in Adopt-A-Family donations to the American Red Cross to support disaster relief efforts. These donations will go directly toward helping families affected by the recent tornadoes that cut a swath across Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Photo courtesy of Pull-A-Part. Caption: Pull-A-Part workers deliver items donated through the Adopt-A-Family Program.