Jiffy Lube's So Cal Regional Co-Op Partners with Covenant House California to Raise Funds for Thanksgiving Feast for Homeless Youth
Community invited to “buy” a meal for $2.50; Jiffy Lube to match donations
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jiffy Lube's Southern California Regional Cooperative Association announced today that it will partner with Covenant House California, an organization that serves homeless youth by providing critically needed services, such as food and shelter, medical care, employment/ educational training, and crisis intervention.
“Our goal is to provide these kids with the tools and resources needed to get them on the right road to becoming self-sufficient and productive members of our community.”
Southern California residents are encouraged to visit participating Jiffy Lube locations, between November 1 – 19, to purchase a “Thanksgiving meal” for only $2.50 (Service is not required to participate.) Avid supporters of Covenant House California for several years, Jiffy Lube will match donations up to the sum of $10,000.
“Jiffy Lube of Southern California takes pride in giving back to the community, and we applaud Covenant House California for all it does to transform the lives of at-risk homeless youth in our community," said Rob Curry, president of Jiffy Lube’s Southern California Regional Cooperative Association. “Throughout the year, we enjoy supporting special events for these kids, and the smiles we see make it all worthwhile.”
“Thanks to the generosity of companies like Jiffy Lube, we are able to help abused and neglected youth who have nowhere to go and no one to turn to,” said George Lozano, Executive Director of Covenant House California. “Our goal is to provide these kids with the tools and resources needed to get them on the right road to becoming self-sufficient and productive members of our community.”
The money collected will fund a Thanksgiving feast for Covenant House California residents and other homeless youth, on November 22, at its Los Angeles site. Jiffy Lube managers and board members will attend the event to help serve food and support the cause. Remaining funds will go to Covenant House California to cover future meals for the thousands of hungry youth they serve throughout the year.
For more information on Jiffy Lube’s support of other charitable organizations, please visit http://www.jiffylubesocal.com/community.php
About Covenant House California
Covenant House California is a non-profit, multi-service agency that has been saving the lives of homeless youth in Los Angeles and the Bay Area since 1988. Since its inception, CHC has impacted more than 160,000 homeless youth. Each year CHC serves approximately 9,000 youth, many of whom have run away from physical or sexual abuse, no longer qualify for foster care, or are trying to leave former lives of gangs violence. CHC provides them with a safe environment, food and shelter, educational support, employment skills and, most importantly, a chance to lead independent lives of dignity. For more information on Covenant House California, visit to www.covenanthousecalifornia.org.
About Jiffy Lube’s Southern California Regional Cooperative Association
With 123 locations, Jiffy Lube’s Southern California Regional Cooperative Association (www.jiffylubesocal.com) is the largest co-op in the Jiffy Lube franchise system. Jiffy Lube technicians are professionally trained to deliver an outstanding customer experience. Jiffy Lube Los Angeles is committed to providing exceptional preventive vehicle maintenance services, including the Jiffy Lube Signature Service® Oil Change, inspections & emissions, A/C, electrical system, tire rotation, air filtration, engine, transmission, cooling system , fuel system, and windshield services.
About Jiffy Lube®
Jiffy Lube International Inc. (“Jiffy Lube”), with more than 2,000 franchised service centers in North America, serves approximately 24 million customers each year. Jiffy Lube pioneered the fast oil change industry in 1979 by establishing the first drive-through service bay, providing customers with fast, professional service for their vehicles. Headquartered in Houston, Jiffy Lube is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Shell Oil Company. Visit www.JiffyLube.com to learn more about Jiffy Lube and vehicle care.
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