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Friday, 02 December 2011 23:44

Service King Donates A Recycled Ride to Houston Family

Service King Collision Repair Centers donated a Recycled Ride vehicle to a Houston-area family that was selected by AVANCE, a non-profit, community-based organization offering comprehensive early childhood education/parenting and family support services.

Andreana Felix, recipient of the Recycled Ride, has endured many struggles as a single mother of four young children. She walks her children to and from school daily, which includes transporting her young son’s asthma machine that he must utilize constantly. She also takes two buses just to get to work. This vehicle will provide Andreana the ability to have ample transportation to get back and forth to work as well as getting her children to and from school.

Felix would like to continue her education and having this reliable vehicle will allow her to fulfill that dream. Still throughout her hardships, she continues to stress the importance of education to her children & participates in several of the parent/child development programs that AVANCE has to offer in order to be the best provider, mentor and role model that she can possibly be.

Service King and AVANCE presented the repaired Dodge Stratus on Thursday, December 1st to Felix and her children at Service King’s Galleria location. “We were also able to give Andreana the gift of perfect vision by providing her with eye glasses that she now proudly adorns, which enabled her to get her driver’s license,” said Shyllo DeLaCruz, Regional Business Development Manager for Service King’s Houston Market.

“We also gave each of her four children a Toys R Us gift card, which they used today and marked their first trip ever to a toy store. We could not have chosen a more deserving recipient for this vehicle and we’re so proud at what we as a team were able to accomplish in making this family’s Christmas, as well as future, a little brighter this holiday season.”

“We’d like to thank our teammates for donating their time to repairing this vehicle, as well as our many vendors for supplying parts, in addition to Progressive Insurance who donated the vehicle,” said Cathy Bonner, President of Service King. “Without them, reaching this exciting moment would not have been possible.”

Service King Collision Repair Centers was founded 35 years ago by Owner and CEO, Eddie Lennox with one location in Dallas, Texas. Now, with 23 Dallas-Fort Worth locations, 11 Houston locations, 8 San Antonio locations, and 5 Austin locations, Service King is the largest employee-owned collision repair center in the United States.

AVANCE unlocks America's potential by enhancing parenting skills, promoting family literacy and providing early childhood development programs. The AVANCE program nurtures the optimal development of children by focusing on their educational success, and fostering the personal and economic success of their families. AVANCE’s strength is in working with the whole family. By working with the parents, teaching parenting skills, preparing them to get involved with their children’s education and by supporting the parents’ educational pursuits, the children will have a higher rate of success. For more information visit

The National Auto Body Council is a not-for-profit organization committed to the goal of improving the image of all dedicated professionals in the collision repair industry. NABC headquarters is located at 9404 Ashking Drive, Mechanicsville, VA 23116. For more information on the Recycled Rides program, call (804) 427-6982 or visit

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