We recently announced Jump Start, a philanthropic initiative aimed at removing the financial burden of car repair for nonprofit organizations, allowing them to deliver essential services without disruption.
Jump Start follows our recent commitment and donation of over $100,000 in free service to car owners impacted by COVID-19, either by loss of employment or acting as a frontline worker. Within the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic beginning in March 2020, RepairSmith technicians delivered 267 free services across more than 90 cities.
“Our mission is to help nonprofit partners carry out their programs and improve the lives of people in their communities. RepairSmith is passionate about alleviating the financial burden of car repair by providing organizations access to safe and reliable transportation, allowing them to continue their important work.”Joel Milne, RepairSmith, CEO
Our Jump Start initiative aims to support nonprofit organizations who are actively advancing socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic equality by providing access to food or personal care products, health and wellness resources, education, job training, family services, housing assistance, rehabilitation programs or related assistance to at-risk populations. Full program details and an online application are available at www.repairsmith.com/jumpstart.
Partner Spotlight — Project Angel Food
We launched the program with our first partner, Project Angel Food in Los Angeles. Project Angel Food delivers healthy meals to feed people impacted by serious illness, bringing comfort and hope every day.
Since its inception thirty years ago, Project Angel Food has prepared and delivered nearly 13 million meals—currently 21,000 per week—free of charge to men, women and children living with critical illnesses.
“Every year our vans travel 125,000 miles throughout LA County delivering medically tailored meals to people living with cancer, heart disease, kidney failure and HIV/AIDS. Imagine what a toll that puts on our vehicles. That’s why we are thrilled with RepairSmith’s commitment to provide all the repairs and maintenance on our vehicles up to $10,000!”Richard Ayoub, Executive Director of Project Angel Food
Their mission has always remained intact, to feed and nourish the sick, by delivering healthy nutritious meals throughout 4,400 square miles of Los Angeles County. More than 98% of Project Angel Food clients are living at or below the poverty level, and Project Angel Food is their lifeline, filling a vital need in all communities.
How To Apply
Over the next year, RepairSmith will donate $250,000 in free car repair services to organizations who meet Jump Start’s criteria. Each non-profit is eligible for up to $10,000 in free services to passenger and light duty vehicles.
Eligible organizations include those which provide at-risk populations access to essential services; food or personal care products, health and wellness resources, education, job training, family services, housing assistance, or rehabilitation programs.
Qualifying organizations that meet the following criteria can apply today:
- In need of vehicle repair or maintenance service to restore their capacity to provide programs and resources to their community.
- 501 (c) organizations in locations where RepairSmith operates (California, Nevada and Arizona).
Full program details and an online application are available at www.repairsmith.com/jumpstart.