Spencer Auto Repair in Mesa recently started up a school program that benefits K-12 schools in Mesa and Gilbert.
Their School Acceleration Program donates $1 for every car that comes into their shop each month to a local school in their shop locations in Mesa, San Tan Valley and Florence.
“We’ve always been really passionate about being involved in the community,” said Brittney Spencer, owner of Spencer Auto Repair. “We decided schools affect the most people in the community, because the kids we bring up in our school systems are going to be the kids working for us, the kids that are the leaders in our community…schools give us the most opportunity to have an impact in the actual communities that we serve directly.”
Spencer said every month she posts a list of schools in the area to Spencer Auto Repair’s Facebook page, and ask people to vote throughout the month for their school, and the school that receives the most votes at the end of the month receives the donations.
“I feel like it’s kind of our duty as a small business to be able to give back to the community, all of our employees live in these areas, they have children that go to those schools, so I do feel like it helps us build deeper relationships with our customers,” Spencer said.
In addition, Spencer said the School Acceleration Program helps Spencer Auto Repair build relationships with the people they serve in their community and the customers get to know them on a personal level beyond servicing their cars. “It really does create conversations with our customers.”
Spencer said the program also helps her learn about the great people in the community, such as a program director at a school who received donations, who teaches the students to be leaders, and have courtesy and integrity and honesty, which Spencer says, “are kind of all the core values of our company; we believe in being honest and treating our customers like they are our family because we all live in the same community.”
As for the future of the school program, Spencer said she hopes more schools will participate, in addition, she said the more vehicles they can bring into the shop, the bigger the donations can be that will benefit the schools, as well as increasing awareness of the program to expand their reach.
She said they would like more business owners to get involved and other companies to partner with Spencer Auto Repair and learn about the program.
To learn more about Spencer Auto Repair, visit SpencerAutoRepair.com.
– Mesa resident Alyssa Tufts is a freelance writer for MyNewsMesa.com.