Cottman’s Coloring Book Reaches Boys & Girls Clubs Around The Country

Auto Care and Transmission Repair Brand Donates Proprietary Coloring Books to Boys & Girls Clubs

April 04, 2017 // Franchising.com // HORSHAM, Pa. – Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care has long prided itself on the brand’s impact on the communities it serves, often going above and beyond in the realm of transmission repair and auto care with distinctly honest, transparent customer experiences.

But Cottman’s community involvement goes beyond its services – last fall, Cottman released a coloring book for children starring the Cottman Man, the lovable character who has been in TV commercials, hosted his own blog and appeared in a series of animated online shorts. Cottman previously donated the book to over 40 children’s hospitals across the country over the holidays last year. Now the brand has committed itself to donating these coloring books to Boys & Girls Clubs across America.

Cottman selected more than 40 Boys & Girls Clubs from coast to coast located near existing Cottman centers to donate the coloring books. From there, the Clubs across the country will donate thousands of coloring books to hundreds of nearby Club locations.

“We saw the great work Boys & Girls Clubs are doing in communities around the country and thought the Cottman Man Coloring Book would be another great resource to teach kids about the automotive world,” said Derik Beck vice president of digital marketing. “The Clubs work to teach children different life skills, so we thought this would be the perfect add-on to harness their creativity and pique their interest in a fun way.”

A continued thanks is in order to the team at Advance Auto Parts for partnering with Cottman to have subsidized the costs for the printing of the coloring books. “Advance Auto Parts has been supporting our communities for 85 years and we are happy to continue our partnership with Cottman to print the coloring books for Boys & Girls Club,” said Scott Krinsky, Advance’s Director of Strategic Accounts. “We are happy to see how this program has continued to expand and impact the lives of so many people.”

The coloring books will be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs in the following cities:

Philadelphia, PA, Feasterville, PA
Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia
 
New Castle, DE
Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware

Trenton, NJ
Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County
 
Maple Shade,  NJ
Boys & Girls Club of Camden County

Gladstone, MO, Kansas City, MO, Independence, MO and Shawnee, KS
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas

Cincinnati, OH
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati

New Orleans, LA, Gretna, LA, Kenner, LA, La Place, LA, and Boutte, LA
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana

Louisville, KY
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Kentuckiana
Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana

Columbia, SC
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands

Jacksonville, FL
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida

Flint, MI
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint

Norfolk, VA
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia

Denver, CO and Wheat Ridge, CO
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver                                                                                                              

Brandon, FL
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay

Fern Park, FL
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida

Marietta, GA
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta

Des Moines, IA
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa

Waldorf, MD
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland

Grand Rapids, MI
Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids

St. Peters, MO
Boys & Girls Clubs St. Charles County

Woodbury Heights, NJ
Boys & Girls Clubs of Gloucester County

Stroudsburg, PA
Boys & Girls Club of Easton

Vancouver, WA
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington

Richmond, VA
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond

The Woodlands, TX
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston

Manassas, VA
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manassas

Austin, TX, Cedar Park, TX and Round Rock, TX
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin

Emmaus, PA
Boys & Girls Club of Allentown

Spartanburg, SC and Greenville, SC
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate

Lancaster, PA
Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster

Lansdale, PA
North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club

West Mifflin, PA
Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania

Wilkes - Barre, PA
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Beaverton, OR
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland

Durham, NC
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Durham and Orange Counties

Charlotte, NC and South Charlotte, NC
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte

Greensboro, NC
Salvation Army - Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro

Raleigh, NC
Boys & Girls Clubs of Raleigh 

Wilmington, NC
Brigade Boys & Girls Club

Racine, WI
Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha

Winston - Salem, NC
Ken Carlson’s Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a non-profit national organization that provides after-school programs kids and teens. Boys & Girls Clubs provide a safe, enriching environment for children who would otherwise be left at home alone. The Clubs allow kids to grow and learn skills in leadership, education, life skills, the arts, sports and fitness and more. They help identify kids who may be experiencing crises at home and develop their character.

For more information - or to download an electronic version of the coloring book that you can print yourself - visit the https://www.cottman.com/cottman-man-coloring-book/.

About Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care

With locations across the U.S., Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care is a transmission and auto repair brand that services almost any make or model vehicle, foreign or domestic.  Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care centers specialize in complete transmission service, brakes, suspension, air conditioning service and much more. Cottman’s headquarters is based in Horsham, Pennsylvania.  For more information, please visit www.Cottman.com and www.TheCottmanManBlog.com.

About Advance Auto Parts

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. is a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. As of December 31, 2016, Advance operated 5,062 stores and 127 WORLDPAC branches and employed 74,000 Team Members in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company also serves approximately 1,250 independently owned Carquest branded stores across these locations in addition to Mexico and the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, British Virgin Islands and Pacific Islands. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found on the Company's website at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.

Contact:

Gillian Losh
All Points Public Relations
(847) 897-7493
glosh@allpointspr.com

SOURCE Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care

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