AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) - With a little more than a month until the end of summer vacation, most parents may not yet have school supplies on the brain.
A handful of area auto shops are making sure your back to school shopping does not cost you a dime.
Most people normally go to the mechanic for a tune-up or a car issue, not for dropping off pencils and notebooks.
Starting today, you can help pay it forward by donating brand new school supplies.
We all know they are not cheap, especially for a family with multiple kids in school, and many teachers can attest to dipping into their own pockets to provide supplies for their students.
The Amarillo and Dumas NAPA Auto Care Business Development Group understand the burden. That is why they launched this school supply drive.
The group is made up of eight locally owned auto repair shops wanting to make a difference.
"Automotive shops have kind of a bad rep, I think statistically, we're like number two underneath dentists in terms of places you would hate to visit," said Panhandle Eurotech VP of Sales and Delivery, Desirae Lumpkin. "So we want to give back to the community, kind of do donation services as we can to help people in need."
She said these donations will be dispersed at various schools in Amarillo and Dumas.
If you bring three or more items on their school supply list, the folks at Panhandle Eurotech will take $10 off your next service.
The other participating auto shops have other incentives, unique to their businesses
The back to school drive runs until August 10.
Donations can be made at any of the following locations:
- A & G Auto Repair: 1324 S Dumas Ave Dumas, TX 79029
- Cornelsen Automotive Repair Service: 7607 Canyon Dr. Amarillo, TX 79110
- Jackson's Auto Service: 215 S Bowie St Amarillo, TX 79106
- Panhandle Eurotech: 5562 Bluebird St. #100 Amarillo, TX 79109
- S & S Transmissions: 1001 N Pierce St Amarillo, TX 79107
- Scottie's Transmission: 4040 Canyon Dr. Amarillo, TX 79109
- Shorty's Bear Safety Services Inc. : 2801 S Osage St Amarillo, TX 79103
- Young’s Automotive: 6640 Canyon Dr. Amarillo, TX 79109
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