Toronto, Ontario — Carstar’s corporate team will donate $10,000 to a Hamilton, Ontario healthcare foundation, a move it describes as “inspired by the organic generosity sprouting within the organization”
In a press release, the Carstar communications team announced it would be making a $10,000 to the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation in Hamilton, Ontario — the city that is home to its Canadian offices.
It will also make a $10,000 donation to the Atrium Health Foundation in Charlotte, North Carolina, the city where its U.S. offices are located.
“This is about celebrating all of the compassion coming out of a time that has created unprecedented challenges for our world,” said Michael Macaluso, Driven Brands’ group president and executive vice president for its collision and glass division, which includes Carstar, Maaco, Abra, Uniban and Take 5 Canada.
“It is important in times like these to recognize all of the singular individuals, raising the collective disposition in communities across North America.”
Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, Carstar has also donated more than 1,000 pieces of medical supplies donated to hospitals, more than 400 kg (1000 lbs) of food to local shelters.
In its press release, Carstar celebrated the work of several franchise shops, including Carstar Cambridge in Ontario; Carstar St. Felix-de-Valois in Quebec; and CARSTAR Hamilton Lockwood and CARSTAR Hamilton Midtown in Ontario.