Part-Time Summer Drive

Parts Donation Contest Part-Time Summer Drive presented by Carolina’s Collision Association & Collision Repair Education Foundation

Carolina’s Collision Association and Collision Repair Education Foundation Present “Part-Time Summer Drive”. Both organizations recognize the industry’s need for properly trained entry-level staff and this collaboration is meant to ensure the NC and SC high school/college collision programs receive the support they need for their 2020/2021 academic year.

A goal to secure $250,000 in product and in-kind donations over the summer has been set for the Carolinas and we invite you to join us in helping the future professionals of the Industry.

CCA has put together a contest that allows shops to compete against each other with the same common goal of donating as many parts or supplies to schools as possible for the start of the 2020 academic year. Your donations are tax-deductible through CCA & CREF.

  • Rules: All entries will be made through the CCA Website. All entries must be completely filled out to qualify. Donation receipts will be provided by CREF. Winners will be announced October 1 and recognized at the 2021 Carolina’s Educational Collision Conference.
  • Contest Dates:  May 15th, 2020 through August 21st, 2020.

Donation items include:


Bumper Covers, Fenders, Door Skins, Plastic Panels, Deck Lids, Hoods, Doors, Quarter Panels, Aluminum Parts, Roof Skins, Whole Car Donations (for whole car donations please contact [email protected] separately in addition to this contest submission form)


Hand tools, Consumables, Equipment


Prizes for eight shops with the most donations (per point system):

  • NC & SC Large Member Shop / NC & SC Small Member Shop (4 winners)
    • CREF will pay for shop logo on all students uniforms (your choice of school)
    • Glass Award
    • CCA will buy lunch for shop
    • Winners will be announced by press
  • NC & SC Large Non-Member Shop / NC & SC Small Non-Member Shop (4 winners) 
    • Glass Award
    • Winners will be announced by press
    • 50% Membership to CCA one time discount

Large shops for this contest are classified as:

  • Large shop is over 5 techs
  • Small shop is 5 techs or less

Logistics: Parts are to be held onto until CCA/CREF make arrangement with shop/schools.  

Parts must be repairable/usable to be eligible for contest/donation.

Note to donor(s): The Collision Repair Education Foundation gratefully acknowledges your in-kind contribution. The following information pertaining to your in-kind contribution is being provided for your convenience and does not constitute legal advice on behalf of CREF or it’s employees.

The Value of any item, regardless of the amount, is used for internal gift reporting only – CREF is unable to include the estimated value on a donor receipt or acknowledgment. It is the responsibility of the donor to substantiate the fair market value for their own tax purposes.

You are strongly encouraged to consult with your tax advisor and refer to the relevant IRS publications for either individual, business, or corporate tax law and policy.

CREF will be sending a form of acknowledgment to be signed after the contest.