Adam & Son wants to share its social impact business model for auto repair shops across the nation
Colorado Springs, Colo.—Adam & Son, the first and only social impact auto repair shop in the U.S., has announced it has surpassed $150,000 in community support since 2020 through its three social impact programs. The organization looks to double its donations to those living in Southern Colorado in 2023/24 and wants to share this idea for auto repair shops across the nation to start their own social impact programs.
“When I was a child, I asked my father to bring our family automobile to the school so I could help my classmates understand how to safely change out a flat. Since that moment, I have been inspired to provide caring customer service and impactful programs to improve the lives of our neighbors in Colorado Springs,” said Dan Adam, founder of Adam & Son. “Now that we have formalized our social impact programs, I am hopeful auto repair shop owners and operators across the nation are inspired by our team’s efforts and create their own ways to make people’s lives safer, better, and richer. There are many ways our industry can reduce some of its negative perception by being more active in solving community challenges.”
Named a top workplace by the Colorado Springs Gazette in 2022 and Adam a graduate of the National Institute for Social Impact, Adam & Son operates its three social impact programs to provide care to residents’ vehicles while also providing funding for those in need:
- Stranded Motorist Fund—$131,685.73 in donations made since 2020. This flagship program offers recipients low or no-cost repairs and in some cases free vehicles to neighbors. The program’s primary goals are supporting safety and self-sufficiency to get to work and school for people who demonstrate a financial need.
- Trifecta—$19,610.40 donations made since 2020. This is a unique fundraising tool developed to help local organizations, charities, and clubs raise money for themselves and their causes. These organizations can sell oil change packages and retain 80 percent of the value of those as well as receive five percent in perpetuity from future repairs of their supporters.
- Pay It Forward—$2,513.08 donations made since 2020. When guests have their car serviced, and Adam & Son offers a discount, they are given the option to “pay it forward” and donate the value of their discount to the Stranded Motorist Fund. For the military and first responder discount offered, they can pay it forward as well and Adam & Son will donate the value of that to Angels of America’s Fallen, The Police Foundation of Colorado Springs, The Fire Foundation of Colorado Springs, and others to be added.
To inspire auto repair shops across the U.S. to create their own social impact initiatives to further serve their communities, Adam & Son will embark on a proactive public media campaign in 2023 by sharing information about its social impact programs via interviews and self-generated content.
For those who are interested in learning more about Adam & Son social impact programs or to receive support on starting a program of their own, contact Stacey Burns, Vice President of Social Impact and Strategy with Adam & Son: firstname.lastname@example.org