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ARA pledges $50,000 part donation to collision school programs

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Sept. 21, 2011—The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) recently announced the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) will donate $50,000 worth of parts through the CREF to secondary and post-secondary collision school programs across the country.

The donation is meant to allow students to practice collision repair work on current model vehicles, according to the CREF. The 71 schools that applied for the CREF’s 2011 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grant will have the first opportunity to receive the donated parts.

“In speaking with school instructors across the country, one of the most highly requested items for their collision programs are current model vehicle parts for their students to work on,” said Scott Kruger, executive director of the CREF. “Automotive Recyclers Association’s pledge of working with their members and donating at least $50,000 in parts over the next year will greatly assist these collision programs and the students’ repair education.”

“This is a win-win for both foundations; educating students in collision repair on the value of green recycled parts and assisting schools nationwide in need of financial assistance to improve their programs. These collision repair students are our future customers,” said Ginny Whelan, managing director of the ARA Educational Foundation. 

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