Monday, 28 December 2015 14:28

Service King, Allstate Donate Refurbished Vehicles to Two Chicago Families in Need

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Betty and Victoria during National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides event held at Service King’s Rolling Meadows repair center.

Service King Collision Repair Centers, through the volunteer efforts of its Chicago technicians and teammates, helped to brighten the holiday season in a big way for two North Chicago families on December 18.

Partnering with Allstate Insurance, Service King presented keys to two fully-refurbished vehicles to a pair of Family Promise of North Chicago guest families. The event took place inside Service King’s Rolling Meadows repair center as the families, who asked to remain anonymous, were able to drive home in a fully refurbished 2012 Ford Fusion and a 2009 Honda CRV. Vehicles included in the holiday giveaway were each donated by Allstate and fully restored by Service King certified technicians as part of the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides program.

“Service King is a family built upon the core value of serving our communities,” said Randy Jenkins, Service King Vice President of Illinois Operations. “Our team is acutely aware of the life-changing impact a vehicle can make for a family, especially in times of need. The Recycled Rides program provides our team a great avenue to give back in a meaningful way, especially in the midst of the holiday season. It’s our hope these vehicles do just that for these two wonderful families.”

The Recycled Rides programs provides an avenue for collision repair centers, insurance providers and local parts vendors to collaborate in donating and renovating vehicles for deserving families and non-profit organizations throughout the year.

“Allstate’s purpose is to be a force for good in local communities and protect people from life’s uncertainties,” said Jim Glenn, Midwest Claim Field Director with Allstate. “Recycled Rides allows us to bring good to a family in need, and we’re delighted to be a part of this effort around the country.”

Family Promise of North Chicago, which nominated both families involved in Friday’s giveaway, is dedicated to helping homeless families or families at risk of being homeless return to sustainable housing and employment through providing a stable lifestyle for them and their children.