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Precision Auto Care’s partnership with Vehicles for Change

"...The basic needs were obvious enough: Vehicles for Change had cars that needed repairs. Precision fixed cars. Could they be mutually beneficial to one another? Building upon that mutual benefit is the key to making any successful corporate-nonprofit partnership really work, Schwartz says. When meeting with a for-profit entity, “I always look for ‘What can I do for you?’” he says. By going beyond the standard request for a big check and focusing instead on ways the nonprofit can boost a company’s business, groups like Vehicles for Change are more likely to win over companies that are more interested in a robust, long-term relationship than in a one-time donation..." (an excerpt from the Washington Business Journal, May 13-19, 2011 issue) Learn more

Michael & Son Services gives back

"...The company’s most intensive efforts are for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and for good reason: Mansour’s mother succumbed to breast cancer in 2007. Mansour said he hopes to ramp up efforts to assist the organization, routing company trucks to shopping centers across the region to raise funds and support by selling coffee and doughnuts and signing up passers-by for the annual races. “It’s not just about signing off on a check,” Mansour says. “Money is great, but if you just hold on to it, what good is it?” (an excerpt from the Washington Business Journal, May 13-19, 2011 issue) Learn more