Community Involvement

revised image for recycled rides

Car Crafters Joins Farmers Insurance

To Donate Two Refurbished Vehicles to Two Deserving Albuquerque Recipients in

Need of Reliable Transportation

Car Presentation to Recipients Set for August 13 at the Family Promise ABQ in Albuquerque, NM  

On Thursday, August 13, two deserving Albuquerque residents will experience a life-changing event – the presentation of a vehicle to provide them independence and the ability to work and take care of their families – thanks to Car Crafters and car donor Farmers Insurance along with the National Auto Body Council™ Recycled Rides® program.

The presentation will be held at the Family Promise of Albuquerque at 7834 Tennyson St NE, 87122.

WHO:               NABC™ Recycled Rides® program, along with partners:

  • Vehicle donors Farmers Insurance
  • Collision repair partners Car Crafters
  • Deserving recipient selected by Family Promise of Albuquerque

WHAT:             Car Crafters and Farmers will present vehicles to deserving individuals:

  • Karina Cruz will be receiving a Ford Focus
  • Aisi Farikafrii will be receiving a Honda Fit

NABC™ Recycled Rides® is a unique program in which businesses representing all facets of the collision repair industry team up to repair and donate vehicles to individuals and families in need of reliable transportation. Since the inception of the NABC™ Recycled Rides® program in 2007, members of the National Auto Body Council™ have donated more than 2,200 vehicles valued at more than $36 million. NABC™ Recycled Rides® for Schools provides technical students the opportunity to experience giving back to their community with a vehicle they have helped to repair.

Additional partners in the NABC™ Recycled Rides® presentation include:

1-800 Charity Cars

WHERE:            Family Promise of ABQ:    7834 Tennyson St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122

WHEN:             2PM

Media Opportunities: Media members will have an opportunity to cover the unveiling of the cars and presentation to the recipients, as well as interview the recipients and representatives from the insurance partners and the collision repair partners.


The National Auto Body Council™ is the premier organization of collision industry partners dedicated to strategic networking opportunities that positively change lives in the communities we serve. The collaborative membership of the National Auto Body Council™ has gifted more than 2,100 vehicles, provided extrication opportunities for over 1,000 First Responders and contributed to thousands of distracted driving pledges in communities through NABC™ Recycled Rides®, NABC™ First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) and the NABC™ Distracted Driving Initiative.

Recent Events:

Cleveland High School DECA and Joseph Garcia

CarCrafters_CommunityLogo6 CarCrafters_CommunityLogo4

Car Crafters recently helped support the Cleveland High School DECA program by providing a “scholarship” for one of their students. Joseph Garcia was looking to raise funds for his DECA National Trip that he will be going on with his peers. Joseph placed in the regional DECA competition and was given the opportunity to attend nationals. However, Joseph was looking for ways to raise money to go on the trip. We were able to come up with a project for Joseph to help him pay his dues. Joseph worked with our Director of Marketing to design digital billboards for an upcoming car show. Joseph showed great dedication and work ethic and helped come up with some great designs. We would like to thank Joseph for helping us promote our show and we wish him the best of luck on his journey to Nationals!


New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame


Car Crafters is a proud supporter of the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame. The New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame honors the best of the best in New Mexico athletics each year. The Hall of Fame Banquet is taking place on Sunday, April 3. This year’s athletes being inducted are: Carla Garrett, Ray Birmingham, Sam Lacey, Luc Longley, Eric Roanhaus, Marv Sanders, Henry Tafoya, and Flo Valdez. In addition to the inductees, the ceremony also honors current achievements in high school, college, and professional sports in New Mexico. Holly Holm is one of the recipients for one of this year’s awards. Car Crafters is honored to support all of the talented athletes who have given so much to the New Mexico sports scene and community. Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees!

505 Cycling (The Adoption Exchange Classic)


Car Crafters is a proud supporter of the Adoption Exchange Classic bicycle race that is taking place on April 2. This event, which is put on by 505 Cycling, is a fundraiser for the Adoption Exchange.

Roadrunner Quarter Midgets of Albuquerque New Mexico


The Roadrunner Quarter Midgets of New Mexico were in need of some support to pay their electrical bills at their facility. We gladly helped them out. Racing/Auto Sports are close to our hearts as that is how our President, Jim Guthrie, got his start. We are proud to sponsor the RRQM for their upcoming season! If you go out to any of their races, make sure and look for our logo stickered on their cars!

New Mexico Jr. Racquetball

Car Crafters is a proud supporter of New Mexico Jr. Racquetball. Car Crafters recently sponsored a Racquetball tournament at Riverside Sports and Wellness that benefitted NM Jr. Racquetball.


Cleveland High School Academics

Car Crafters recently donated an entire classroom’s worth of tablets to Cleveland High School.


Albuquerque Christian School

Car Crafters is a proud supporter of the Albuquerque Christian School. We recently supported their Auction dinner by donating gift certificates for their auction. We have long supported this wonderful school and are proud of their commitment and passion for their student’s education.

CarCrafter_LogoBanner (1)