Charlotte, NC (March 27, 2018) -AAA Carolinas held a luncheon at its headquarters in Charlotte on Thursday, March 22 to honor the charities it supports through its “Care Fleet program.” Six charities were awarded a check for $13,000 – bringing the total raised in 2017 to $78,000.
The Make-a-Wish Foundation, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Special Olympics, ROHR Rockstars, Harvest Center of Charlotte and The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer were awarded the money raised by AAA in 2017. The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation is the newest member of AAA Carolinas’ Care Fleet and will receive money next year. All of these charities have their own customized painted tow truck which provides Emergency Roadside Assistance to AAA members throughout the Charlotte area.
“We are honored to partner with such wonderful organizations to help them in their mission,” said Dave Parsons President and CEO of AAA Carolinas. “We have a responsibility to give back to the communities we serve and it was great to see our employees step up to raise money for these special charities.”
The money raised came from a one dollar donation for every tow up to $5,000 per charity, along with proceeds raised by Casual for a Cause, a program in which AAA employees donate money to participate in a casual dress code on Fridays.
Representatives from each charity along with several members of AAA HQ staff attended the luncheon catered by Jim n Nick’s Bar-B-Q.
AAA Carolinas, an affiliate of the American Automobile Association, is a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 2.1 million members and the public with travel, automobile and insurance services while being an advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.