St. Louis, MO – December 21, 2020 – On December 21st Boys Hope Girls Hope St. Louis was given the gift of reliability at Ranken Technical College in St. Louis, MO. The presentation of a Jeep Compass will provide transportation for the scholars organization serves – thanks to the Ranken Technical College Collision Repair Program and car donor All State Insurance along with the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides® for Schools program.
“It’s a blessing that we’re able to help Boys Hope Girls Hope out,” said Ranken President Don Pohl. “With this vehicle, we were able to take it and turn it into something useful. I can assure it is safe and reliable.”
Boys Hope Girls Hope St. Louis is one of 16 affiliates across the United States and Latin America, Boys Hope Girls Hope St. Louis helps academically motivated middle and high school students rise above disadvantaged backgrounds and become successful in college and beyond. Their goal is to graduate young people who are physically, emotionally, and academically prepared for post-secondary education and a productive life, breaking the cycle of poverty.
“We will be transporting 10-to-18-year old’s to soccer practice, choir, tutoring and everything in between,” said Cassandra Sissom, Executive Director of Boys Hope Girls Hope St. Louis. “We help get the kids in our care into post-secondary education. One of those options could be Ranken Technical College. Our goal is to get them into a career that helps break systemic cycles of poverty.”
NABC Recycled Rides® is a unique program in which businesses representing all facets of the collision repair industry team up to repair and donate vehicles to individuals and families in need of reliable transportation. Since the inception of the NABC Recycled Rides® program in 2007, members of the National Auto Body Council® have donated more than 2,500 vehicles valued at more than $36 million.
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The National Auto Body Council®, celebrating its’ 25th anniversary in 2020, is the premier organization of collision industry partners dedicated to strategic networking opportunities that positively change lives in the communities we serve. The collaborative membership of the National Auto Body Council® has gifted more than 2,500 vehicles, provided extrication opportunities for more than 3,800 First Responders and contributed to thousands of distracted driving pledges in communities through NABC Recycled Rides®, NABC First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) and the NABC Distracted Driving Initiative™. That effort equates to a 4:1 ROI in dollar value delivered from NABC™ membership dollars. The National Auto Body Council® is changing the paradigm of how the collision industry works and is viewed. For more information, visit www.NationalautoBodyCouncil.org.