Driven Brands Collision Group Celebrates $5 Million Milestone in Cystic Fibrosis Fundraising
Franchisees, vendor partners and industry leaders help advance cystic fibrosis research, advocacy, and care through its support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis Canada
HAMILTON, ON (January 24, 2024) – The Driven Brands collision group, consisting of Abra, CARSTAR US, CARSTAR Canada, and Fix Auto USA, announced its monumental North American milestone of raising over $5 million for cystic fibrosis research, care, and advocacy.
CARSTAR began fundraising for cystic fibrosis (CF) in Canada over 25 years ago, when a franchise partner’s granddaughter was diagnosed with CF. Since then, the initiative has spread to the larger collision group where owners have embraced the cause and have accelerated their commitment to raising valuable funds to support CF. Whether it is through hosting a car wash, golf tournament, participating in a charity walk, holding a garage sale, or providing a simple donation, every initiative large and small has helped this industry leading group raise $5 million for its cystic fibrosis partners.
“There are many things that are unique to this network of owners, but their selflessness and willingness to give back is always what comes to mind,” said Sabrina Thring, brand president, collision, Driven Brands. “Every year, the support is amplified, and new creative fundraising initiatives are brought to the network. I am so proud of the dedication that we have seen for over 25 years from our collision group.”
“Our partners play a pivotal role in helping us advance our mission, and we at Cystic Fibrosis Canada are immensely grateful for CARSTAR’s more than 25-year partnership,” said Carly Schur, Chief Development Officer, Cystic Fibrosis Canada. “From car washes to ball hockey and golf tournaments, gala events, silent auctions and more, CARSTAR has been a truly dedicated supporter of Canadians living with cystic fibrosis. This support matters now more than ever, as we continue to drive incredible change for Canadians living with cystic fibrosis.”
To honour the $5M milestone, the US collision network sponsored ten families to donate holiday gifts to help ease the stress on the parents during the holiday season. In total, over $3,000 in toys, clothing, and household needs were donated. In Canada, CARSTAR is donating $5,000 to Cystic Fibrosis Canada to commemorate the iconic achievement.
“As we hit this next milestone in our support of cystic fibrosis, our network is even more committed to continue reaching more,” continued Thring. “Knowing this group, we will hit another milestone in no time!”
About Driven Brands
Driven Brands™, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is the largest automotive services company in North America, providing a range of consumer and commercial automotive needs, including paint, collision, glass, vehicle repair, oil change, maintenance and car wash. Driven Brands is the parent company of some of North America’s leading automotive service businesses including Take 5 Oil Change®, Take 5 Car Wash®, Meineke Car Care Centers®, Maaco®, 1-800-Radiator & A/C®, Auto Glass Now®, and CARSTAR®.
Driven Brands has more than 4,900 locations across 14 countries, and services over 70 million vehicles annually. Driven Brands’ network generates approximately $2.2 billion in annual revenue from more than $6.1 billion in system-wide sales.