CARSTAR, Collision Specialists East and Cars 4 Christmas Give Gift of Transportation

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


OVERLAND PARK, KS -- Cars 4 Christmas kicked off the holiday season on Nov. 24th by helping a local family from Witchita, KS. with the gift of transportation. 

Aubree Alexander nominated her father, Russ Bender, for the Cars 4 Christmas gift. Russ and wife Tonya recently adopted four young grandchildren and the need for transportation fit for six was high. Cars 4 Christmas and CARSTAR, Collision Specialist East were there to help.

"When we put all four of the kids in the car seats in the Taurus, there wasn't really enough room for one of us adults so anytime we wanted to go anywhere as a family, I had to jump on my motorcycle and follow them. Now we can all go in the van and everyone will have their own designated seat and seat belt," said Russ Bender. 

“This lifted a financial burden from making a car payment when we need to be buying groceries, lots of laundry detergent, carpet shampoo and diapers," said Tonya Bender. 

Cars 4 Christmas is a not for profit that provides free basic transportation to less fortunate individuals. They provide about 350 vehicles every year and have been in the Wichita area for 6 years with the Cars 4 Christmas and Cars 4 Heroes program.  

To nominate a person or donate cars see

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts is the largest group of branded collision repair facilities in North America with over 400 locally owned and operated locations in 31 states and 10 Canadian provinces. CARSTAR is committed to providing consistent quality services to our customers and insurance partners and has repaired more than 2.5 million vehicles since it was founded in 1989. Our technicians and front office staff receive ongoing training to ensure they are qualified to work on any vehicle. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority as we consistently lead the industry in customer satisfaction ratings.



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