TBC Corporation®, the parent company to automotive maintenance and tire centers Tire Kingdom® Service Centers and NTB Tire & Service Centers®, announced that NAPA AUTO PARTS, a leading auto parts retailer and auto service provider, will support Aligned in Hope™, a partnership TBC created with Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) in 2020.
During the month of October, NAPA will support Aligned in Hope with a donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities, headquartered in Chicago. NAPA is part of the Genuine Parts Company, a global distributor of automotive and industrial parts.
“As part of our overall commitment to community service, we are honored to Align in Hope with RMHC, NTB and Tire Kingdom to make a difference in a child and family’s life,” said Kevin Herron, President U.S. Automotive, Genuine Parts Company. “The NAPA AUTO PARTS family is eager to support RMHC in their quest to ease the burden of families with ill or injured children in their time of need.”
Ronald McDonald House Charities programs are located near top children’s hospitals, allowing parents who are far from home to stay close to their hospitalized child and benefit from the comforts of home. The organization provides more than 1.4 million overnight stays each year, helping families save more than $443 million in out-of-pocket expenses, including lodging and meals. Aligned in Hope provides support to RMHC and its network of local Chapters through the following efforts:
- After leaving the hospital, RMHC families receive a special membership card offering lifetime discounts on tires and maintenance services at any Tire Kingdom and NTB Tire & Service Center in the United States.
- Tire Kingdom and NTB Tire & Service Centers provide discounted services for Ronald McDonald House shuttle vehicles used to transport families.
- TBC Associates at more than 600 Tire Kingdom and NTB Service Centers throughout 18 states have the opportunity to support local RMHC Chapters, further reinforcing the team’s commitment to making a difference in the lives of RMHC families.
“We welcome NAPA Auto Parts to the Aligned in Hope family. NAPA’s generosity will allow us to provide support and resources to more families during their child’s medical journey,” says Kelly Dolan, President and CEO, RMHC.
An integral part of TBC and all business units spanning retail, franchise, wholesale, distribution, ecommerce and corporate shared services is corporate social responsibility (CSR). In fact, one of the company’s core values focuses on it — leave everything better. TBC Corporation has initiatives that are driven by the company as well as initiatives that are Associate-driven, all communicated to associates via a formalized program called TBC Driven To Give (#TBCDrivenToGive).
“At TBC giving back is a great part of what we do. We support a broad spectrum of initiatives and organizations throughout the year that enrich the lives of the people who live and work in our communities. We couldn’t make that happen without the support of corporate partners like NAPA Auto Parts. Working together we continue to leave everything better,” said Brian Maciak, EVP, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer of TBC Corporation.
More than 90 years ago, the National Automotive Parts Association ("NAPA") was created to meet America’s growing need for an effective auto parts distribution system. Today, 91% of do-it-yourself customers recognize the NAPA brand name. We have over 6,000 NAPA AUTO PARTS Stores nationwide serving all 50 states with a unique inventory control system that helps you find the exact part that you need.