Students in auto collision and auto service technology work with licensed technicians to refurbish cars for families in need. Washburn Tech was the first educational institution in the nation to participate in Recycled Rides, a National Auto Body Council program, in which students and their mentors repair donated vehicles. It’s real-world work that’s touching real lives.
Our next Recycled Rides Ride-Away is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2, on the Washburn Tech campus. The nomination period for this Ride-Away concluded on April 14. Our program will be giving away a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu donated by State Farm Insurance and a 2014 Nissan Versa donated by Lewis Collision Center.
Recipient qualifications for a vehicle through the Recycled Rides Program are:
Check-out this video about the Recycled Rides program, thanks to KTWU Channel 11 located on the Washburn University campus.
Nonprofit groups in the community encourage qualified clients or groups to apply for the program. Since Washburn Tech began participating in Recycled Rides, we've given away 14 vehicles to folks in need. It’s one more way we support our mission of delivering innovative educational and training opportunities to strengthen the communities we serve.
There are no words that can express my gratitude. I’ve been down, and I’ve made a few mistakes in my life. This is going to put me one step closer to bettering myself and getting back into school, so thank you.