Jiffy Lube announced it will donate $1.1 million to the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement, raised through the company’s Maintenance Partners for Life campaign. In its third year, the campaign raised funds through customer donations at participating Jiffy Lube service centers across the nation.
Donations raised during the six-week campaign surpassed $1 million for the third consecutive year. Including this year's contributions, Jiffy Lube has donated more than $3.4 million through the campaign.
"I know firsthand how devastating the effects can be as two of my family members have suffered from heart disease," said Bill Shockley of Shockley Management Inc., a Jiffy Lube franchise in Maryland. "This campaign means a lot to me because it allows us to educate our customers about heart disease prevention, while also raising funds to support research and initiatives to help fight the disease."
More than 1,700 Jiffy Lube service centers participated in the campaign. In return for a $3 donation, customers received a Maintenance Partners for Life booklet containing more than $100 in savings.
"With so many organizations and charities for consumers to contribute to, we are thrilled the Jiffy Lube Maintenance Partners for Life campaign continues to spread awareness and raise funds for heart disease," said Neil Meltzer, American Heart Association board chairman. "This campaign continues to make such a strong impact on helping to eradicate this devastating disease, and for that we are grateful."
Jiffy Lube’s top three fundraisers in terms of percentage of vehicles serviced were store No. 1270 in Arroyo Grande, Calif., owned by Sean Porcher of PCJL Inc.; Jiffy Lube store No. 2623 located in Pasco, Wash., also owned by Porcher of TCFL Group; and store No. 2354 in Sacramento, Calif., owned by Don Fowler of Broadbase Inc.