Over the past six years, Caliber Collision has joined forces with the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides™ program to refurbish and donate vehicles to individuals and families struggling with lack of transportation.
To date, Caliber has gifted over 300 vehicles to veterans, active duty service members, First Responders and others in need of reliable transportation. It’s one way we live our Purpose – Restoring the Rhythm of Your Life.®
We team up with our insurance partners who donate salvage or theft recovery vehicles. Caliber teammates volunteer their personal time and skills to restore the vehicle to its pre-accident condition. The Caliber team also engages its industry partners to donate parts, materials, and services for the car, as well as local businesses who contribute gifts, certificates, toys and other items to “stuff the trunk” for the recipient.
Caliber Collision partners with nonprofit organizations whose role is to nominate and vet candidates who meet the criteria for a Recycled Rides vehicle:
• Must be financially challenged
• Does not currently own a reliable working vehicle
• Must be able to obtain and maintain vehicle insurance
• Must have a current, valid driver’s license and safe driving record
• Finalists must consent to background checks
Vehicles for Recycled Rides are typically between 3-6 years old with less than 75,000 miles. The vehicles selected are usually average-size family vehicles, four-door sedans. The program objective is to provide reliable, affordable transportation.
When keys to the vehicle are presented, our goal is for the recipient to drive off with his or her new car. Caliber works with 1-800 Charity Cars, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, to register and title the vehicle in the recipient’s name. Caliber will have already taken care of all necessary documentation and registration fees. There is no cost to the recipient of the participating nonprofit partner. The recipient will then be responsible for any registration, taxes and fees in subsequent years.