Community Involvement

Over the past several years, we have prided ourselves on being active in the communities that we serve. We have a strong belief in giving back – providing not just cash donations to local charities but services that represent our business to those in need.

Services

Recycled Rides

We are a member of the Recycled Rides Program which is a nationwide, non-profit project, organized by the National Auto Body Council. Every year Gates Collision Centers repairs and donates a vehicle to a family in need, chosen by a local community organization.

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Youth Apprenticeship

Program gives students valuable knowledge of the working world. Through it, the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce recruits students from local schools and partners them with local businesses willing to employ them in a paid temp position. A curriculum has to be followed and students have to achieve and document various experiences related to the specified field.

American Family Children's Hospital

In support of child safety, Gates Collision Centers donated a car seat for training demos to help teach families with newborns how to properly install a car seat in their vehicle.

Local Chamber of Commerce Member

Chambers of Commerce serve to protect local businesses and industries along with serving the community as a whole.

Donations

Blessings in a Backpack

Is a national non-profit which sends non-perishable food items home with low-income students for the weekend. Operating in 583 schools in 45 states, including Windsor Elementary School in DeForest, this program helps bridge the gap between the free and reduced-price meals students get during the school week and the weekend.

Boy Scouts of America - Mohawk District

Helps young men develop character, respect, and responsibility, and introduces nature skills.

March of Dimes

Helps mothers through the complications of pregnancy and researches the threats that can hinder a healthy pregnancy.

Ronald McDonald House

Provides a “home away from home” for families whose children are undergoing treatment at Madison area health care facilities. The House allows families to stay together during a very difficult time.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Helps men and women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and funds research for a cure.

United Way of Dane County

Provides volunteer support for locals. Focuses on the areas of education, health, and safety.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Money helps fund tests and research to help cure juvenile diabetes.

Rita’s Ride and Jodi Lou Lung Cancer Foundation

Is an annual motorcycle ride held in honor of Rita Crook with all proceeds going to the UW Carbone Cancer Center. Rita’s Ride also partners with Jodi Lou Lung Cancer Foundation to help raise money and awareness for lung cancer research.