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2023 Cars for a Cause, a San Diego NAPA Auto Care BDG Tradition

The San Diego NAPA Auto Care Business Development Group (BDG) made Christmas 2023 one to remember for Deanna Fuentas and family.

On December 17, Deanna and her family was presented with a refurbished 2005 Toyota Sienna during a presentation televised on KUSI’s Good Morning San Diego.

Cars for a Cause, made possible by the BDG’s NAPA AutoCare Centers, has been a tradition for more than a dozen years.

Car For a Cause Nomination

Between October 1st and November 30th, 2023, participants could nominate a deserving family, friend,neighbor, or anyone they personally know who deserves a little help with a used vehicle in great condition. The Official “CAR FOR A CAUSE” nomination form could be completed at any participating NAPA AutoCare SoCal location or on the BDG website

Between October 1 and November 30, 2023, more than 200 applications were submitted. All the nominations are read and reviewed by a selected Car for a Cause BDG team. Once a recipient is selected, NAPA Wholesale Manager John Hartman, who heads the San Diego BDG, speaks to the individuals who nominated the chosen recipient before contacting that individual.

Nicole Martinez, a great friend of Deanna and her family submitted the 2023 Car for A Cause nomination on-line. Deanna and her family are very thankful. We presented the vehicle and keys during the KUSI Good Morning San Diego broadcast along with cash to spend on her own family Christmas.

Cars for a Cause Made Possible by Generosity of NAPA Auto Care BDG Members

The annual Car for a Cause vehicle giveaway program is made possible by the generosity of the NAPA Auto Care BDG members.

Deanna Fuentes Car for A Cause 2023 Winner at KUSI TV 12-17-2023 | John's Automotive Care
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🚗 Celebrating a Record-Breaking Year at Our 23rd Annual Toy Drive! 🎁

Dear Members of Our Amazing Community

We are thrilled to share some heartwarming news with all of you! Thanks to your unwavering spirit of giving, our 23rd annual toy drive has surpassed all expectations, receiving a staggering 500+ toys. This remarkable achievement not only sets a new record for us but also brings joy to countless children in our community.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Touching Lives, One Toy at a Time

Each doll, game, and action figure collected represents a radiant smile on a child's face. Your invaluable contributions have brought happiness to so many children this holiday season, underscoring the incredible power of our community and the pure joy of giving.

🙏 Our Gratitude Knows No Bounds

To everyone who played a part in this heartwarming success story, whether by donating toys or spreading the word about our drive, we extend our deepest gratitude. Your kindness and generosity have been the driving force behind this year's outstanding achievement.

🔜 Looking Forward

As we set our sights on the future, we are excited about the opportunities to continue serving and giving back to our wonderful community. Be sure to stay tuned for upcoming updates and community events from John's Automotive Care.

Once again, a heartfelt thank you. It is because of incredible supporters like you that we can make such a significant impact. Here's to a fantastic year ahead, filled with continued giving and caring.

With warm regards and immense gratitude,

Our Team at John's Automotive Care

P.S. Remember to follow all of our locations on Facebook to stay updated on the latest news and upcoming community events! 🌟

JAC San Diego

JAC El Cajon

JAC La Mesa

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A Veteran's Road to Independence: The Heartwarming Impact of Community Involvement

At John's Automotive Care, our community involvement goes beyond automotive services; it's about creating meaningful impacts in the lives of those around us. Today, we share the inspiring story of LH, a retired Army veteran, who has bravely served our nation.

LH's journey post-retirement was fraught with challenges. However, his resilience led him to San Diego, where he found a temporary haven in Warrior Village. His need for reliable transportation was evident, especially with a vehicle that had seen better days.

When the chance to donate a van arose, we knew it was an opportunity to make a real difference. The van, coming from the family of MCPO Robert E. Dennin, another veteran who served our country with distinction, was the perfect fit for LH.

LH's reaction to receiving the van was nothing short of overwhelming gratitude. This vehicle has not only eased his transportation woes but has also been a crucial tool in his recovery and reintegration journey.

This story is a testament to the power of community support and the difference we can make when we come together. It's a reminder of our ongoing commitment to those who have served our country and the impact of thoughtful, compassionate actions.

We invite you to read more about LH's story and join us in our efforts to support our veterans and community members in need.

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John's Community Page

At John's Automotive Care, we are a proud supporter of the San Diego community. Our team of auto mechanics try their best to ensure the San Diego roads are safe and secure by providing high quality auto repair. But we actively give back in other ways, too. John Eppstein, the owner of John's Automotive Care, follows the “pay it forward” approach, and he attributes his ongoing success to this mindset. Our auto repair shop supports and aids the following organizations throughout the San Diego region:

Boys & Girls Club “Cars for Kids” Fundraiser!

John's Automotive Care is proud to be part of the Boys & Girls Club program called “Cars for Kids”. John Eppstein, owner of John's Automotive Care has a personal connection with the Boys & Girls Club organization, having grown up within the program and has made this cause, that is so dear to him, one of his company's charitable endeavors. The “Cars for Kids” program provides funds to keep the doors open and the cost lower than $50 per kid per year. If you are interested in donating any of your old vehicles to benefit the Boy's and Girls Club or want to make a monetary contribution, please call our store and talk to John for more information or contact The Boy's and Girls Club and speak with Lesa.

The Boys and Girls Club of America strives to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Giving them a safe place to play, connect and grow. From after school programs to meals, activities and teaching leadership fundamentals, the Boys and Girls Club of America has been around for over 100 years and continues to make a difference in the community.

Ronald McDonald House Pop Tab Collection!

Ronald McDonald House has a fun way to teach children about Philanthropy and John's Automotive Care is proud to be a part of it!! It all starts with the tabs on soda cans. Simply snap off the tabs on your soda cans and collect them and bring them in to John's Automotive Care and we'll take them in and get them weighed. The recycling center will then cut a check to Ronald McDonald House! It's really simple! Think that this won't amount to much? Think again. Ronald McDonald House raises over $30,000/year with this program.

Ronald McDonald House has a long standing commitment to keep families together during some of the hardest times families can face. When a child is faced with serious medical issues, Ronald McDonald house provides families with a place to stay, understanding that some of the best medicine is keeping the family unit together during the darkest and hardest of times. RMDH is proud to have supported families for over 35 years.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of East County Support

Since 1961, the Boys & Girls Clubs of East County have served our community youngsters proudly. In the years ahead, we are committed to giving more young people a full and fair chance to lead meaningful, productive lives. The tradition, with your help, will continue to provide “The Positive Place for Kids.”

John's Annual Toy Drive

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Since 2001, John's Automotive Care has reached out to our loyal customers for the opportunity to give back to the community. Please join our Toy Drive and bring a new, unwrapped toy into our shop. This helps provide toys for hundreds of children who may be going without anything for Christmas.



Now Through December 12th

Bring in any unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more and receive a $25 certificate good towards your next service!

Van Donation - Becky's House Domestic Violence Program

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In 2010, John's Automotive Care was pleased to be involved in giving assistance to this worthy cause by donating a van to the charity, and on to a needing family for assistance in recovery.

The Becky's House ® Domestic Violence Program supports the individual's journey from victim to survivor to achiever. The program includes a 30-day domestic violence emergency shelter and two 18-month transitional living programs for victims of domestic violence and their families.

Van Donation - HOMEFRONT San Diego

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As traditional San Diegan's, we've all recognize how hard our military families work to serve our great nation. But that service is hard not only for the enlisted, but also for the families of enlisted personnel as well. Things such as automotive breakdown, and repair occurs to us all.

John's Automotive's staff is ecstatic to be involved with the local HomeFront San Deigo organization. This local organization is involved in helping to bridge the gaps when our military families are in need.

Homefront San Diego is a non-profit organization partnered with our 501(c)3 partner The Navy League of San Diego . Their mission is simple, “To provide a hand up to the military families in their time of need.”

Season's Greetings From John's Automotive Care

As a valued customer of John's Automotive Care, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for putting your trust in us to maintain your vehicle(s). Bring this letter in with you on your next visit and receive $10 off your next service


You can turn your discount into $25 off your next service simply by supporting our 20th Annual Toy Drive by bringing in an unwrapped toy or gift certificate from a department or grocery store with a value of $10 or more by December 14th.

At John's We Believe No Child Should Be Without A Toy At Christmas...

Each year we hold this Toy Drive to help the children from the Boys and Girls Clubs of East County. Last year our customers helped with almost 400 gifts. This year we are working hard to surpass 500 gifts.

We all remember what it was like to open that special gift on Christmas day. Help pass that feeling along to a deserving local child.

Please tell your friends, family, and co-workers how they can help to bring some happiness into a deserving child’s life this holiday season.

Wishing You and Your Family A Safe and Special Holiday Season!
John, Bryan, Justin, Dawn, Benjamin, Jeff K, Laurie, Ardath, Raquel, Jason, Tony, Ben, Raymundo, Frank, Josh, Nathan, Jeff, Brian S, Jay, Mike, Jim, David, Dylan, Gabby & Arron!

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