AACF Launches Champion Donor Program

The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) has launched an elite donor partner program with its AACF Champion initiative.

AACF Champions are generous, big-hearted aftermarket brands and individuals that have committed to supporting aftermarket families with a donation of $25,000 or more,” said Joel Ayres, AACF executive director. “And, we simply can’t thank them enough.

“AACF Champions help us maintain emergency funding,” Ayres continued. “This vital funding helps put the tough times in the rearview mirror for aftermarket employees that face catastrophic illness, injury, accident, or disaster that insurance or savings doesn’t cover.”

Current AACF Champion partners include SEMA, Auto Care Association, AASA/MEMA, The Group (Pronto/Federated), Standard Motor Products, and Don Smith.

“The industry has been good to me for 60 years, and I wanted to give back to help others in need-no better way than supporting AACF,” said Smith, PWA founder and SEMA Hall of Fame member.

Recent comments from people in the automotive aftermarket who have received assistance from AACF in a time of need:

“I can’t explain how grateful we are for AACF’s quick response to our situation. You really have no idea how much this means to us.”

Another person said: “We are blown away by the generosity of the foundation. We can’t thank them enough for reaching out to us in our time of need.”

Contact Ayres for more information at 916-628-0271.

To apply for AACF help, visit

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