Car Donations Urgently Needed for Trades Foundation Program
The Montgomery County Students Automotive Trades Foundation (ATF) is looking for car donations. Donations will help more than 400 high school students learn how to evaluate, repair and restore used cars. ATF is a nonprofit that fosters automotive education by offering students hands-on instruction in maintenance, repair, sales and marketing.
The ATF accepts donations year-round by appointment between 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Monday through Friday at Damascus, Gaithersburg and Seneca Valley high schools, at Thomas Edison High School of Technology and at the Shady Grove Bus Depot. Donations may be tax deductible.
MCPS students engage in a hands-on curriculum to refurbish used cars. As part of the automotive program, students sell the cars at three sales throughout the school year (www.cars2purchase.org). This year’s sales are coming up:
- Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, 9–11 a.m., Damascus High School, 25921 Ridge Road, Damascus
- Saturday, May 14, 2022, 9–11 a.m., Thomas Edison High School of Technology, 12501 Dalewood Dr., Silver Spring
For questions about the automotive program, contact Kelly Johnson at 240-740-2051. To schedule car donations, contact Michael Snyder at 240-740-2050.