This year, once again, Star Motors is proud to be a part of the U.S. Marine Corps Annual Toys for Tots OC Campaign. Help us spread the message of hope to needy youngsters in our community.
Through its donations, the Marine Corps Reserve and Toys for Tots have provided toys to millions of children since 1947.
Between now and December 20th, drop off new, unwrapped toys to Star Motors.
Please join with Star Motors to support this worthy charity and put a HUGE SMILE on a child’s face!
Toys for Tots OC is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which donates toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The program was founded in 1947 by reservist Major William L. Hendricks.
As of 2013, the Toys for Tots Program and Foundation have collected and distributed nearly six hundred million toys.
A multiple award-winning, family-owned and operated small business, Star Motors recently joined with over 60 automotive shops across America to raise money for preventative research and put the Brakes on Breast Cancer with Free Brake month.
The Brakes For Breasts Free Brake Month fundraiser was different from many breast cancer fundraising campaigns which ran during October because funds raised by these independently owned auto repair shops went directly to the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund in order to fund research of a vaccine that could lead to a cure for breast cancer, not just treatments for the disease.
In other words 100% of the proceeds went directly to the Cleveland Clinic and zero percent of these donated profits were lost to any type of marketing and administrative fees. Program founder, Leigh Anne Best, felt it important to create a program where the participating shops could raise money for an organization working on a breast cancer vaccine cure, allowing each shop (and its customers) to see the direct impact of all funds raised.
This year marked the third year for the Free Brake Month Breaks For Breasts fundraiser. It was launched in 2011 by two women, Leigh Anne Best of Mighty Auto Pro in Medina, OH and Laura Frank of Royal Car Care & Tire Center in Brunswick, OH. Of the past two years fundraising successes and this year’s enrollment jump, Leigh Anne Best announced at
the start …
“The third time is a charm! Our first year (2010), we raised $10k with 5 shops. In 2012 we asked our fellow independently-owned auto repair shop owners across the country to join our mission and we tripled participation while raising $33,000k. This year, we are 50 shops strong and have set a goal of $50K with 100% of their proceeds going to the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund.
Dedicated to premier service, customer education, and building community, Star Motors’ motto is: “Quality, Integrity, Value”. Star Motors is a multiple award-winning auto repair facility, including the OC Register’s People’s Choice for Best Auto Repair 4 years in a row.