Through the State Inspections for Our Community program, American Pride donates a significant part of the service fee to groups and organizations with important needs and missions. You won’t pay more to have your vehicle inspected at American Pride than you will at any other certified Virginia state inspection station. Instead, you walk away with both a legally inspected car and the knowledge that your money is being used to do good. (Click here to schedule a state inspection appointment)
Annual Virginia state inspections are a necessary part of vehicle ownership, but when you choose to have your car inspected at American Pride Automotive, that yearly task becomes an opportunity to help those in need. Every day we turn the ordinary into extraordinary results for people in the community.
We Did It!
We reached our objective! For July, August and September, $5.00 from every State Inspection performed was set aside for this quarter’s community: star Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg. Through our State Inspections for our Community program and the loyalty of our awesome customers we raised over $6,000.00 for this valuable asset to Hampton Roads. It was an honor to support such a terrific non-profit.
Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg
By providing care for people who are terminally ill at no cost to their families, Hospice House pursues its mission of enhancing the quality of living for individuals facing the last phases of life and supporting their caregivers. Highly trained staff works 24/7 to offer assistance with daily tasks, light meals and spiritual/moral support in the form of counseling. Hospice House has been our Community Star twice; we most recently raised $6,000 for their cause.
Beyond Boobs (Spring 2015 Community Star Beyond Boobs is a Williamsburg-based organization dedicated to education about and prevention of breast cancer in women of all ages. They “pack some punch into the pink ribbon” by going beyond awareness and providing women with action steps to best prevent breast cancer, and most importantly, teaching women with breast cancer how to live well after diagnosis. American Pride was proud to exceed our fundraising goal for the organization this spring and donate $6,912. Learn more about Beyond Boobs, here.
NATASHA House For January and February 2015, we were excited to donate a portion of every state inspection fee to NATASHA House. NATASHA stands for “New Alternative Toward a Secure Home Atmosphere” and represents NATASHA House’s mission of empowering homeless and displaced women and children. By providing for the physical, emotional and psychological needs of its families, NATASHA House offers its families a safe place to find bearings and start fresh. NATASHA House has both residential and outreach programs that offer financial literacy training, help with crafting a life plan, educational counseling, and general mentorship. After completing programs and transitioning to permanent housing, participants receive follow-up aftercare for 12 months. Learn more about NATASHA house here.
Heritage Humane Society Always strong supporters of animals in need, we were proud to donate $2,000 to Heritage Humane Society in June 2014. Heritage Humane Society provides shelter and adoption/foster services to 1,200 companion animals every year. They also offer community education about proper animal care and the importance of controlling dog and cat populations.
March of Dimes- Team Emerson Grace In April 2014 and again in August 2015, , we donated support to March of Dimes and their mission to ensure healthy, full-term pregnancies and fund research of premature births. The funds went to Team Emerson Grace for the March for Babies.
Peninsula SPCA With the support of the community, we raised $1,830 for the Peninsula SPCA in March 2013. Over the past fifty years, the Peninsula SPCA has placed more than 40,000 animals into loving forever homes.
Grove Christian Outreach Center Since the year 2000, Grove Christian Outreach Center has served people in James City County who are elderly, poor, disabled or otherwise needy. Their goal is to “treat each person with dignity and respect and show the love of Christ in assisting them with their need.” In February 2013, American Pride was proud to donate $2,160 to GCOC’s cause.
State Inspections for Kelly Imagine taking your 8 year old daughter in to see her doctor because of a stomach ache. Sounds normal so far, right? Imagine your reaction when you found out she had ovarian cancer. Kelly is the daughter of one of our great customers and in June 2012, American Pride had the privilege of donating $10 of every state inspection to Kelly and her family through the organization Connor’s Heroes.
Child Development Resources A nonprofit agency, Child Development Resources (CDR) works tirelessly to “help babies and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delays walk and talk, eat and play.” In January 2012, we donated $10 of every state inspection fee to support their incredible mission. To learn more about American Pride’s thorough approach to Virginia certified state inspections, click here. Schedule an appointment for your state inspection today.