At Auto Clinic of Maryland we know that being a part of the Finksbury and Catonsville communities is about much more than providing excellent auto repair services for our customers - it's about doing our part to make a difference when it matters most. From supporting our local heroes to helping to provide those in need with transportation - and everything in between - you can rest assured that Auto Clinic of Maryland is here to make an impact.
Brakes for Badges
We know how hard our local heroes work to make our streets and neighborhoods safer and we want to give back and do our part to help them. We’re celebrating the work of out first responders by giving free brake pads away with any brake repair or brake service! On top of that 10% of the labor from any brake repair gets donated to our first responders in Catonsville, Maryland.Visit Website
Vehicles for Change
A nonprofit organization, VFC receives 99 percent of its car donations from the public. We repair cars that meet our quality standards and award them for as little as $950 to eligible families, who are referred to us by social service agencies. Since 1999, VFC has awarded 6,200 cars to low-income families, changing the lives of more than 22,000 people. Our 2011 study found that 75 percent of VFC recipients got better jobs and/or boosted their earnings an average of $7,000 within the first year.Visit Website
The Children’s Home
Established in 1863, The Children’s Home (TCH) in Catonsville, Maryland, is a residential care facility that provides both long- and short-term services to youth 13 to 21 years of age who have experienced abuse, neglect, violence, abandonment, and/or are in need of supervised care. Located less than a mile from Baltimore City, TCH provides services to children of every race, creed, color, and religion. We provide therapeutic programs where children feel secure, loved and have a sense of belonging. The Home’s programs and activities provide an opportunity for the children to attend public schools, develop self-esteem, and experience trusting relationships with peers and adults. Our programs focus on enhancing each child’s ability to function successfully in society with attention to accountability and community safety.Visit Website
Mike Rowe Works Foundation
We’re on a mission to help close the skills gap by challenging the stigmas and stereotypes that discourage people from pursuing the millions of available jobs. We’re redefining the definition of a good education and a good job, because we don’t think a four-year degree is the best path for the most people. We want people to understand the impact of skilled labor on their lives, and we’re convinced that the solution has to start with a new appreciation for hard work. Each year, we give away a modest pile of money through the Work Ethic Scholarship Program to help people get trained for skilled jobs that are in demand. We’ve proven that opportunities in the trades aren’t alternatives to viable careers – they are viable careers.Visit Website
Warm Feet for Warriors
Believe it or not, one of the items that is most requested from service members and veterans is socks! Just think how nice a brand new pair of socks feel when you slip your feet in… Soldiers’ Angels wants to help keep the toes of our troops and veterans feeling toasty, and you can help! Start a sock collection drive & send us NEW socks in all colors and sizes in their original packaging. We will distribute the socks to veterans in VA Hospitals and include in our care packages to deployed. The collection dates will run from February 15 – May 31st.
Send your socks to:
2700 NE Loop 410, Suite 310
San Antonio, Texas 78217