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Automotive Parts Headquarters raises $305,000 for adults with disabilities

Funds will go toward supporting WACOSA and its day programs for more than 650 adults with disabilities in central Minnesota

St. Cloud, Minn.—APH’s annual fundraiser for adults with disabilities was recently held and all donations were once again matched by both APH and the Bartlett family, pushing this year’s amount to $305,000 and nine-year grand total to $1.5 million.

The money raised will go toward supporting WACOSA and its day programs that provide meaningful work for more than 650 adults with disabilities in central Minnesota.

To celebrate and recognize the many supplier partners who supported this year’s fundraiser, John and Nancy Bartlett hosted a cocktail reception and lobster dinner at their home. The get-together culminated with a check presented to Steve Howard, executive director of WACOSA.

“The impact of this amazing donation, led yearly by the Bartlett family and APH, changes lives in so many wonderful and productive ways,” said Howard. “No matter the barrier an individual may have, the gift of these dollars to WACOSA provides the customized structural, physical and very personal support people need to help each achieve their personal goals and objectives one dream at a time.”

Corey Bartlett, president and CEO of APH, aded, “I am once again amazed by the support we’ve received, especially during another challenging year. Every dollar raised will go a long way toward advancing WACOSA’s mission. Simply put, we couldn’t be more proud of and thankful for our supplier partners.”

The annual fundraiser is co-chaired by Jay Knopick, Action Sales + Marketing; Mark Hoffman, East Penn Manufacturing; John Oster, Tall Sales; Pat Ryan, NorthPro Representatives; Gary Stumm, WIX Filters; and Brad Johnson, N.A. Williams.

About Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc.

Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc. (APH) is a third-generation family-owned aftermarket auto parts distributor and store group based in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. APH was established in 1920 as National Bushing & Parts Company and today supports a network of 265 Auto Value parts stores, as well as five BENCO Equipment locations, throughout the Midwest. The company employs more than 1,800 team members. For more information, visit

About Auto Value Parts Stores

APH is part of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, one of the largest auto parts distribution networks in the world. With more than 50 shareholders selling automotive products through over 140 distribution centers, 2,300 parts stores, and 3,500 certified service centers across North America, Auto Value delivers nearly 1.9 million quality replacement auto parts and accessories, as well as value-added services, to the automotive aftermarket. Visit for more information.

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