Chicago Automobile Trade Association

Collision school seeks donated scrap parts

November 6, 2015
The Collision Repair Education Foundation, a federal 501c3 charity based in Hoffman Estates, supports high school/college collision repair school programs, students, and instructors. The organization is asking for dealer support by donating any scrap parts (fenders, bumper covers, hoods, doors and the like) to benefit Chicago area collision school programs.
Arlington Heights Ford has donated more than $100,000 in parts over the past several years through this program, and the parts have been distributed to several Chicago area collision school programs. Please consider joining Arlington Heights Ford in donating parts that collision students can practice on at their schools.
Through generous supporters around the country, the Education Foundation has provided more than $40 million in monetary and in-kind product donations to collision school programs, and helps ensure that the students receive the best technical education possible and are ready upon graduation for entry-level employment.
Dealerships that are interested in donating (tax-deductible) parts to collision school programs should contact Brandon Eckenrode, the Education Foundation’s director of development, at (847) 463-5244 or
For additional information about the Education Foundation, visit


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