In partnership with the 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division (AAD), the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) announced it has donated more than $750,000 since 2013 to be used toward scholarships and tool grants for more than 210 military veterans and their families through the 3M Hire Our Heroes program.
Shops interested in participating in this program can acquire a 2017 Hire Our Heroes Calendar by making a $200 donation online.
In 2017, 3M AAD and CREF are marking the fifth year of the program, and continuing an innovative way for shops to get involved, both organizations will be facilitating the second annual 3M Hire Our Heroes Calendar for 2017. With the $200 donation, designated to the 3M Hire Our Heroes fund, shops not only give to a worthy cause, they will also receive the commemorative calendar which contains approximately $1,700 worth of monthly deals on 3M products. In 2016, this initiative raised $210,000 for scholarships and tool grants distributed to military veterans and their family members who are studying collision repair.
Those who make a $200 donation will be able to take advantage of exclusive free product offers on a wide array of 3M products, such as the 3M™ PPS ™ Sun Gun™ II light kit, 3M™ Power Tools, 3M™ Masking Tape, 3M™ Cubitron™ II abrasives, and other 3M™ products. This year, a bonus offer has been added: When a shop participates in all 12 months of promotional offers, they will qualify to receive a sample of new products introduced by 3M AAD in 2018. The first 500 people to make the $200 donation will also receive, in addition to the calendars, a Hire Our Heroes replica hood designed by automotive designer Chip Foose.
Each month, shops receive an email with the information they need to redeem the coupon for the free products, based on their qualifying purchases and made on one invoice.
For more information, please visit www.collisioneducationfoundation.org.