VFC’s partnership with Precision Auto Care was recognized by the Washington Business Journal and area business leaders at the 2011 Corporate Philanthropy Awards. Vehicles For Change and Precision, which owns and operates 26 Precision Tune Auto Care centers, received the MassMutual Citizenship Award for the most productive private-public partnership.
By providing repair services at a substantial discount, Precision has saved VFC more than $20,000 over the past three years. The company educates customers about VFC, leading to more than 10 car donations a year. Precision was also a major underwriter of VFC’s Art Van program last summer.
The partnership generates community goodwill and exposure for Precision Tune. President and CEO Robert Falconi says it has helped attract $50,000 to $100,000 worth of business to the centers.
“Amazing things can happen when businesses and nonprofits team up. The awards are significant. It is one of those scenarios where one plus one equals four,” said VFC’s Marty Schwartz.
See a video about the partnership