Advance Auto Parts Store Opening Features Donation to Local Schools

March 4, 2024
A gift card donation of $1,000 was given by Advance to two high school automotive programs in Illinois.

During the ribbon-cutting ceremony at an Advance Auto Parts store in Skokie, Illinois, local schools’ automotive programs received $1000 in donations from the store, according to a recent press release.

As part of the ceremony, the Advance team at 5226 Touhy Avenue presented Niles Township High School District officials with a gift card donation of  $1000 to supply automotive programs with equipment and tools.

The gift will be split between the automotive programs at Niles North and Niles West High School, with each classroom receiving $500 worth of equipment from Advance Auto Parts.

Each school’s automotive program features instruction in basic automotive repair skills for vehicles running on gasoline, electric, and alternative fuels. The two-course program teaches students about engine performance and repair, steering and suspension, fuel and brake systems, transmission, and more.

“Our team in Skokie is thrilled to celebrate the opening of our new store with this donation to the automotive programs at Niles Township High School District,” said Randi Goodfriend, Advance's district manager. “We hope that this gift enhances the curriculum and instruction of these programs while encouraging students to pursue a career in the automotive industry.”

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