Maaco Franchisee’s Assemble and Donate 150 Thanksgiving Meals to Military Families
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Maaco Franchisee’s Assemble and Donate 150 Thanksgiving Meals to Military Families

150 Food Baskets, Turkeys and Special Messages go to Families Through Operation Homefront

November 27, 2019 // // CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting, made sure that local military families and veterans had the food they need for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. During the 2019 National Convention in Boca Raton, FL, Maaco franchisee’s - many of whom are veterans -- took time out to package 150 foodbaskets, containing all the ingredients needed for a great Thanksgiving dinner. Through a partnership with Operation Homefront, those baskets -- along with a Thanksgiving turkey -- were donated to active-duty military families and veterans in the Ft. Lauderdale area. The baskets were filled and decorated with heartwarming messages thanking the recipients for their service and wishing them a Happy Thanksgiving.

“At our Maaco Convention, we were proud to work together with our Maaco franchisees to assemble Thanksgiving gift baskets for military families in the Ft. Lauderdale area,” said Colonel Bob Benjamin (ret) and President of Maaco. “Through the contributions of our vendor partners, our corporate team and our franchisees, we were able to contribute all of the items for these baskets and deliver them with a turkey, too, so these military families can enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together.”

“It’s been an honor to serve my country for more than 30 years as a soldier and officer in the U.S. Army, and now I’m proud to lead Maaco in giving back to active-duty military members and veterans both locally and nationally,’ added Benjamin. “Military service organizations are near and dear to my heart, so the opportunity to support Operation Homefront is tremendous. Our goal is to raise $150,000 for Operation Homefront in 2019, and we’ve made great progress toward that with our vendor partners and our franchisees.”

“Thank you to everyone from Maaco who pitched in to help provide for our soldiers during the holidays,” said Janet Chandler, 81st Regional Division Family Readiness Support. “These beautiful Thanksgiving baskets will be going to our soldiers and their families and we want to say thank you so much to everyone who helped to make this happen.”

Maaco, the leader in the $38 billion automotive paint and collision industry, is a longtime supporter of our nation’s military and veterans, and offers a 75 percent reduction in franchise fees and a substantial reduction in royalty fees to veterans who are interested in becoming independent business owners as franchise partners in the Maaco family.

Maaco is actively seeking single-unit and multi-unit franchise owners to expand the brand’s footprint. For more information about franchising opportunities, visit

About Maaco

Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting, a member of the Driven Brands® portfolio, is America’s #1 Bodyshop. Maaco provides automotive paint and cosmetic repair services for nearly 500,000 drivers annually. With more than 500 independently owned and operated franchises across the United States and Canada, Maaco has restored the safety and appearance of more than 20 million vehicles over 47 years. Maaco has been named a top automotive franchise numerous times by Entrepreneur Magazine in its Annual Franchise 500 ranking. In addition to other honors, Maaco has been included on Franchise Times’ list of Top 200 franchises. For more information about Maaco, visit For more information about franchising opportunities, visit

About Driven Brands

Driven Brands™, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is the parent company of North America’s leading automotive aftermarket brands across four distinct verticals: Repair & Maintenance, housing Meineke Car Care Centers®; Paint & Collision, housing Maaco®, CARSTAR®, and ABRA®; Distribution, housing 1-800-Radiator & A/C®; and Quick Lube, housing Take 5 Oil Change®. Driven Brands has over 2,800 centers across North America, and combined; all businesses generate more than $2.8 billion in system sales and service approximately 8 million vehicles annually. For more information, visit

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