Eugene, Ore.-based Delta Kits announced that for the month of December, the company will be donating 50 percent of all windshield repair and headlight restoration service profits to the Eugene Mission. For the year, the company has donated more than $25,000 to charity.
The Eugene Mission is a homeless shelter providing meals, safe shelter, clothing and social services to more than 600 men, women and children in LaneCounty. The last week of December, 100 percent of all service profits will be donated, according to officials.
“Every year we try to find new ways to get people involved in the joy of giving without it costing them anything out of their own pockets,” says Brent Deines, president of Delta Kits. “In the past we have raised money for charities in a number of different ways, typically involving price incentives for our product customers, but this year we decided to try something involving our service customers.”
In 2013, Delta Kits has donated more than $25,000 to a variety of charities, including non-profit organizations like Living Water and LIFE Outreach that provide food, clean water and medical care to those in need. Delta Kits also contributed to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, the local chapter of the Ronald McDonald House and the Eugene Mission.
Most recently, a windshield repair system was donated in connection with non-profit organization Kuswera, to give an individual the opportunity to become a business owner.
In addition, to support Hayian relief efforts, Delta Kits contributed to MAP International, a global health organization that is preparing and shipping medical supplies to the storm-ravaged areas of the Philippines.
“When I started working for Delta Kits in 1994, one of the first things I learned was the importance of sharing the company’s good fortune with others,” says Deines. “Giving money to a worthy cause is far more rewarding than spending it.”