For twenty years, Pete Gutska has operated his collision repair services business, first as Pete’s Auto Body and since 2000 as Pete’s CARSTAR, always located in South Windsor and since October, 2012 at a new expanded location on Route 5.
On Dec. 20, the 6 Connecticut CARSTAR owners will present an oversized symbolic check to Alicia Flynn, Foodshare’s VP and chief development officer at Collision Automotive CARSTAR, 50 Village Street, East Hartford. Contributions currently total over $5000 and are still being accepted.
Pete’s CARSTAR, along with five other Connecticut CARSTAR locations, have partnered with Foodshare to fill local food pantries. The six Connecticut CARSTAR locations are asking people to help reach a total goal of 2000 lbs (1 ton) of non-perishable food. In addition to collecting food donations, the CARSTAR locations have donated and received cash contributions from their affiliated vendors of over $5000.
Food donations collected by Pete’s CARSTAR will benefit the local Community Solutions Inc. South Windsor Youth Safe Home. Donations are being accepted through Dec. 20 at Pete’s CARSTAR 459 John Fitch Blvd South Windsor.
The South Windsor Safe Home is a Connecticut Department of Children and Families licensed and funded safe home that provides residential services to children between the ages of three and 12. Services are directed toward children and sibling groups who are experiencing an initial placement from their home due to allegations of abuse, neglect or abandonment. http://www.csi-online.org/youthservices/southwindsorsafehome.html
Foodshare is the heart of greater Hartford’s fight against hunger, bringing together individuals and organizations to create effective solutions to end hunger in all 42 towns of Hartford and Tolland counties. Foodshare’s mission is to engage the greater Hartford community for the purpose of distributing food and increasing self-sufficiency, by working closely with other local partners—individuals, businesses, schools, faith groups and government agencies.