During this season of giving, several Midas International L.L.C. franchisees around the country have been supporting their local charities and collecting donations from the public.
Here are a few of the most recent Midas charity activities:
- Jim Glaser, owner of Midas of Grafton in Grafton, Wis., hosted a food collection event Nov. 29 and invited children and their families to visit Santa while the dealership was "repairing" his sleigh for the Big Night.
As a COVID-19 precaution, families stayed in their vehicles and were asked to write each child's name on a half-sheet piece of paper to discretely show Santa. The sleigh was wired with a microphone and speaker so Santa could talk to each child from a socially safe distance of about 10 feet.
The dealership asked guests to donate non-perishable food to benefit the local charity, Family Sharing of Ozaukee. Midas of Grafton also asked guests to consider a monetary donation. For the first 100 donations of $20, Midas handed out certificates for one free conventional oil change with a tire rotation.
- Adam Ford, owner of two Midas locations in St. Petersburg, Fla., is raising funds to help the local Young family who adopted four children and foster five more. The children range in age from 2 to 12 years old. Among the family's needs is a reliable vehicle that would fit such a large family.
Mr. Ford obtained a 12-seat van and refurbished it for the family. The dealership planned to donate the van to the Youngs in the beginning of December and asked the community for donations of gift cards and monetary gifts to fill the van with Christmas gifts for the family.