Giving Back to Our Community

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Ice Bucket Challenge

To help raise awareness and join in the for ALS Strike Out, the V&F Auto Service and Auto Parts teams participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge, as well as made a donation to the ALS Foundation. Our owner, Frank Palange, made sure to have his bucket loader on the premise to make it especially worth seeing!

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Hoof for a Roof

V&F teamed up with the Bilingual Veterans Outreach Centers of Mass Inc. for their first Hoof for a Roof 5K event. The Hoof for a Roof event helped raise funds to assist in rehabilitating a home in Springfield that will soon house 10 of our homeless veterans. During the promotion of Cars for Freedom, people had the opportunity to nominate a veteran for the chance to win a car.

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Youth Sports

At V&F Auto, we believe that investing in our youth is an investment in the future. One of the ways we like to get involved with the youth in our community is through sponsorships of youth sports. We actively sponsor a local Parks & Recreation team as well as many sports teams from West Springfield and Agawam.

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Keep Education Rolling

V&F Auto established a program known as Keep Education Rolling. This program has been in place for the past 10 years. We are always looking for ways to give back to the community and this directly helps the town we are located in. We have donated over $3,000 to help purchase items such as computers for Agawam Public Schools and instruments for the High School band.

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Paint the Town Purple

V&F received the first place prize for Relay for Life’s Paint the Town Purple. Relay for Life is an American Cancer Society event that takes place all over the country. Relay raises money to help fight the battle of cancer that so many people are affected by. Paint the Town Purple allowed us to show our support for the fight against cancer.

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Toys for Tots

The V&F team coincides with the Toys for Tots goal – they help the Marines collect toys in order for them to deliver a shiny new toy at Christmas to needy youngsters. V&F does their part as well by purchasing numerous bicycles and toys to add to the collection of gifts to be distributed to the needy.

V&F Auto believes in giving back to our local community and has supported many organizations over the years, including:

Organizations Donated to/Volunteered With

*Awards won

  • *AAA President’s Award (Twice)
  • AAA’s Battery Roundup for Earth Day
  • Agawam Fire Department Gift Fund (CO detectors for senior citizens in Agawam) -Over $3,000.00 given to the Agawam Public School System
  • Agawam High School Band purchased of a mellophone
  • Agawam High School Basketball Team
  • Agawam High School Yearbook Sponsor
  • Agawam Junior Women’s Club
  • Agawam Lions Club
  • Agawam Little League & West Springfield High School Year Book
  • Agawam Parish Association
  • Agawam Rotary Concert on the Common
  • Agawam Senior Center
  • Agawam St. Patrick’s Day Committee
  • American Cancer Society & Relay for Life
  • American Red Cross
  • Baystate Health Foundation
  • Baystate VNA Hospice
  • *Beautification Award, Adding park benches and landscaped area at curbside of our business Agawam (Twice)
  • *Better Business Bureau A + rating
  • Chamber of Commerce Golf Sponsor and volunteer raise monies for education scholarships
  • Children’s Miracle Network
  • Food Fest West Chamber of Commerce Sponsor
  • Friends of Agawam Library
  • Georgia B. Maloni Memorial Scholarship fund
  • GMAS Cheerleader Sponsor
  • Griffin’s Friends
  • Jimmy Fund
  • Kathy Cormier Benefit
  • Keep Education Rolling Program, donate portion of consumer bill to the Agawam School system
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Local Newspapers to Schools
  • Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative
  • March of Dimes Golf Sponsor
  • Melha Shrine
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Operation Santa – West Springfield Park and Recreation Use of company vehicle and employees to Deliver Gifts
  • Rays of Hope
  • Recipient of Chamber of Commerce Super 60 Award
  • Rosie Robotic monetary donation for the Agawam High School
  • Scleroderma Foundation
  • Soupy for Loopy Foundation: monetary donations and volunteer at annual golf tournament (Cancer foundation For Childhood Neuroblastoma)
  • Special Olympics for over 10 years
  • Sponsor and donation of usage of truck of Ms. Massachusetts in Agawam’s Centennial Parade
  • St. Jude Children’s Hospital
  • Stanley Park
  • State of Massachusetts Friends of Education Award
  • Tatham Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • The Fisher Home
  • Toys for Tots Bike Challenge (8 bikes purchased)
  • Triple AAA Car Care Fair Sponsor
  • UMASS Worcester Development Fund
  • West Springfield Gridiron Parents
  • West Springfield High School Football Souvenir Book
  • West Springfield High School Soccer Souvenir Book
  • West Springfield Park and Recreational Team Sponsor
  • West Springfield Rotary Club
  • West Springfield Suburban Youth Football Program
  • Work Opportunity Center

Civic Associations

  • Town of West Springfield Planning Board
  • Business to Town Relations Committee, Chairman
  • CarQuest Jobber Council Member
  • Chamber of Commerce West of the River, Board Member
  • Lower Pioneer Valley Education Collaborative Advisory Committee Member

Automotive Associations

  • AWANE – Automotive Wholesalers Association of New England
  • Tech-Net
  • Elite Business Solutions
  • AAA – American Automobile Association (AAA Approved Auto Repair Center)
  • IATN – International Automotive Technicians Network
  • NFIB – National Federation Independent Business
  • ATI – Automotive Training Institute

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