Charlotte, North Carolina -- February 9, 2017 -- The Driven Brands Charitable Foundation (DBCF) raised more than $650,000 in 2016 and its fundraising efforts have now surpassed more than $1.5 million since it was established in 2012. Driven Brands is probably best known in the Canadian collision repair industry as the company that owns CARSTAR. The company owns a large number of other automotive franchises, including Take 5 Oil Change, Maaco, Meineke Car Care Centers, Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops, Econo Lube N’ Tune, Pro Oil, Drive N Style and 1-800-Radiator & A/C.
DBCF raised the funds at various national conventions of the brands listed above, and during several events throughout the year including golf tournaments, collection drives, charitable walks, silent auctions and most importantly, in-store promotions.
A statement from Driven Brands says DBCF, working in conjunction with over 2,500 Driven Brand franchisees, vendor partners, customers and employees, looks to not only change the lives of children and families in need but to support local community initiatives in the neighborhoods its businesses serve across Canada and the US.
“We continue to benefit from our vendor partners, franchisees and employees’ support, awareness and commitment,” said Noah Pollack, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Driven Brands. “As we grow all of our brands, and expand into new markets and new segments, the Foundation remains a constant focus and source of cohesion and pride.”
DBCF supports several organizations like the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals including the Levine Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, Boston Children’s Hospital, Cystic Fibrosis Canada and other local charities like Snug Hugs for Kids.
The Foundation also receives a tremendous amount of support from its vendor partners and customers, including the Round It Forward program that rounds up customer purchases to the nearest dollar and in-shop collection boxes.
For more information on the Driven Brands Charitable Foundation or to make a donation please visit http://www.drivenbrandscharitablefoundation.org.