AAA Carolinas Awards Money to Local Charities
AAA Carolinas awarded six local charities through its “Care Fleet program” in a special ceremony at the organization’s headquarters Friday, April 26.
AAA raised $78,000 in 2018 to divide among the charities and check presentations were held in front of a fleet of six one-of-a-kind painted tow trucks honoring each charity. AAA Carolinas started the “Cares” program five years ago as a way for employees to give back to the community by paying $1 to wear jeans on Fridays as part of its “Casual for a Cause” program. The company then matches the total.
Each charity is represented on one of AAA Carolinas tow trucks to help raise awareness and spread the organization’s important message. Whenever that tow truck completes a tow, a portion of the proceeds also go to the charity.
AAA Carolinas currently partners with the six charities below.
- Special Olympics North Carolina
- American Cancer Society; Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
- Harvest Center
- Paralyzed Veterans of America
- Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
AAA treated representatives of each charity to a special luncheon prior to the check presentation.