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How Steve’s Auto Repair supports the community

In Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Club, Community Involvement, Pinewood Derby, The Salvation Army by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire believes in giving back to the community.

Over the years, we have partnered with many organizations. This work includes sponsoring events and even cleaning up litter on the side of the road for Keep Prince William Beautiful’s (KPWB) Adopt-A-Spot program.

The business also supports local non-profits on a regular basis.

Scouting, The Salvation Army, and the Prince William County/Manassas Boys & Girls Clubs are among them.

Our support of scouting

We first began to support scouting by sponsoring the Pinewood Derby a few years ago.

It was through these events that we realized the kids and their families didn’t have the space and tools needed to build cars.

This led us to start offering Pinewood Derby workshops each year. We purchased equipment and began opening the shop on the weekend.

“It’s really been a pleasure having them there,” Steve’s Auto Repair Owner Scott Whitling said. “It’s great to see the reactions they have when they’re completing their cars.”

You can read about and see a video of our most recent workshop by checking out this article we wrote.

How we help The Salvation Army

Steve’s Auto Repair is also a supporter of The Salvation Army, which seeks to help the less fortunate. 

In addition to running a food pantry, the non-profit provides funding for gas and electricity so people can have heat during the winter.

It also offers various programs, including the Out of Poverty program.

“For many, many years The Salvation Army has been helping people,” Whitling explained. “It’s one of the good non-profits here in Prince William County that’s consistent all the way through.”  

In addition to volunteering at the warehouse, we have also sponsored its Angel Tree program and assisted with the Fill The Truck program. 

We also maintain the organization’s vehicles to help keep them on the road.

Assisting the Boys & Girls Club

For many years, we have been working with the Boys & Girls Club, which serves youth in the community.

This non-profit offers before and after school activities and various programs. 

“The kids are able to have different experiences – whether it’s sports, academic programs or STEM-related classes – that a lot of kids don’t get,” Whitling said.

It’s also affordable and if a family can’t pay for the club membership, none of the kids are turned away.  

We work on the buses and perform oil changes and inspections at no cost.

Funding What’s Up Prince William

Steve’s Auto Repair also helps fund What’s Up Prince William (WUPW.news). 

The media site provides free coverage and event promotion for local non-profits, including the scouts, The Salvation Army, and the Boys & Girls Club.

“It’s an organization that’s very important to the community, and that’s why it’s important to us,” Whitling explained.

Located at 2603 Hanco Center Drive in Woodbridge, Steve’s Auto Repair provides various services. They include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics. It’s also an authorized Goodyear tire dealer.

You can read more about Steve’s Auto Repair and what we do in an article we published recently.

Supporting kids in our community for the holidays through Salvation Army

In Community Involvement, The Salvation Army by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

It’s the holiday season, and Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is excited to participate again in this year’s gift giving programs for the Salvation Army.

“One of the organizations that we do like supporting throughout the year, but especially at this time of year, is the Salvation Army,” said Steve’s Auto owner ST Billingsley.

Billingsley put together stockings full of small gifts for children, which the Salvation Army will provide to children from five to twelve years old.

“Another program which is very good is, and is still a very big need right now, is the Angel Tree. The kids there are already vetted through the Salvation Army – they’re definitely kids and families in need in Prince William County,” said Billingsley.

For the Angel Tree program, the Salvation Army collects holiday gift requests from children in need, and places them on anonymous tags, that donors can pick up and use to fulfill the requests.

In 2016, the Salvation Army helped more than 6,000 families – roughly 14,000 children – in Washington, D.C. Metro area with the Angel Tree Program.

According to Billingsley, individuals can pick up the gift tags at Potomac Mills Mall and the Manassas Mall.

Check out Steve’s previous participation in Angel Tree here.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire gears up for this year’s ‘Fill a Truck’

In Community Involvement, The Salvation Army by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

‘Fill a Truck’ fundraiserThe Prince William Salvation Army is hosting their ‘Fill a Truck’ fundraiser this year, and Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire will be on site to help.

As longtime supporters of the Salvation Army and ‘Fill a Truck’ we will have staff on site collecting toy donations in Woodbridge on Saturday, December 5.

The goal of the fundraiser is to gather toys for children in need in Prince William County. The Salvation Army will have trucks available for loading donations from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all five of the Prince William County Walmart locations.

Donating a toy or gift to ‘Fill a Truck’ is easy and rewarding, and the Salvation Army, together with local partners like Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire have been able to provide clothing and gifts to more than 1,000 children.

Girl in a Mechanic World: Steve’s Auto Repair Christmas tree

In Community Involvement, Girl in a Mechanics World, The Salvation Army by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

treeThere is always Christmas spirit here at the shop. Even when we are in the month of July they play Holiday music. But now that we are in the month of December and only a week away it’s a bit more normal when I hear “It’s Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas”. We even have our first ever Steve’s Auto Repair Christmas tree. The main reason for the tree was to make it become an Angel tree for the Salvation Army. It was so exciting when we actually started receiving gifts for the kids and for the kids that didn’t get picked ST (owner) and his wife went out and bought everything on the kid’s wish list so that no one was gift less. I even got in it I picked a 3 year old boy because I always wanted a boy and I figured it was the closest I was ever going to get.

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So, on December 11th ST packed up all the presents in the shuttle van and delivered them. I can’t even imagine how excited the kids will be when they receive their gifts. Also we are getting a bunch of Christmas cards and everyone’s attitudes are completely different. We have had customers bring us all types of goodies. So I guess for my New Year’s resolution is to lose everything I’ve gained with these sweets.

Steve’s Auto & Tire Joins Local Charities to Hand Out Food to Needy Families

In B-Thrifty, Community Involvement, The Salvation Army by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

On February 28th, Steve’s AFooduto and Tire joined B-Thrifty Super Thrift Store, The Salvation Army, Old Bridge Methodist Church, and the Capital Area Food Bank volunteers to hand out food to 100s of needy Prince William families. As the food bank truck arrived at 11:00 am there were plenty of eager volunteers ready to help unload. Families expressed their gratitude and we were happy to be a part of helping out those less fortunate in our community.