ANNIVERSARY

August is Signal Garage’s Free Brakes Food Drive Conducted at the West St Paul shop.

In an effort to give back to our community, Signal Garage of West St. Paul started Free Brakes Food program eight years ago. We call our program ‘Free Brakes for Food.’ Every summer we collect food and school supplies for two local agencies. Neighbors in South St. Paul and Neighborhood House in Saint Paul. Our customers bring in a full bag of non-perishable food to donate and Signal Garage replaces their brake pads or shoes for free. Really! It took a few years to build up the momentum, but by 2008, we were able to give away over $3,000 in parts and labor to our clients, and in return we collected over one ton of food.

2009

Our goal was to collect 1.5 tons of food. Thanks to our community, we collected over 3.5 tons (7,000 pounds) and hundreds of dollars worth of school supplies. In return, we gave away over $24,000 in parts and labor to our generous clients! In order to achieve all of this and because the demand was so high, we extended our food drive until the end of September.

2010

Our goal was 10,000 pounds and even though we didn’t reach it, it was our privilege to collect 8,253 pounds (a little over 5 tons) of food, and $1,486 in school supplies. Once again we extended our food drive through the end of September. We performed 308 brake inspections. We installed 188 free brake pads and/or shoes. The total cash discounts came to $28,316.52.

2011

Our goal was once again 10,000 pounds. We collected 5,573 pounds of food and $2,876 in school supplies. We extended our food drive through the end of September. We gave away over $26,618.84 in parts and labor to our generous clients! In order to achieve all of this, we performed 246 brake inspections and installed 189 brake pads and/or shoes.

2012

Our goal was once again 10,000 pounds. We collected 6,138 pounds of food and $2,187 in school supplies. We extended our food drive through the end of September. We gave away over $26,841.22 in parts and labor to our generous clients! In order to achieve all of this, we performed 369 brake inspections and installed 179 brake pads and/or shoes.

2013

We can be very persistent… in 2013 our goal was once again 10,000 pounds. We collected 7,212 pounds of food and $3,106 in school supplies.¬†We gave away over $23,900 in parts and labor to our generous clients! In order to achieve all of this, we performed¬†331 brake inspections and installed 138 brake pads and/or shoes.

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