NAPA Buffalo District Shows Holiday Season Support for Kids in WNY
Wednesday October 28th – Buffalo, NY
After meeting NAPA Auto Parts Buffalo District Manager, James Nixon, at a presentation to students at Daemen College last year, the wheels were set in motion (excuse the vehicle pun!) for NAPA and Victory Sports to work together on a sports equipment collection drive. Unsurprisingly, the pandemic put a halt to those plans but we’re delighted to announce that between 9-22 November, all employees from the 18 NAPA stores in Buffalo, and customers of 6 of those stores, will be encouraged to donate any sports equipment that is in new or like-new condition for Victory Sports to distribute to families and organizations running youth sports programs across WNY.
The very nature of the NAPA Auto Parts business means this is an excellent and efficient partnership for us, as items can be brought to the individual stores by employees and customers and then transported on NAPA trucks on their nightly journeys to the Williamsville distribution center, from where Victory Sports can make one pick-up. Easy!
Employees, customers and anyone else who wants to can visit our dedicated campaign page to learn more and make a financial contribution if they don’t have sports equipment to donate. Or, we would be delighted if anyone purchased a soccer ball/basketball/play items/jump ropes or any other sporting item for us to distribute to kids in need of help accessing sports.
Of the 18 stores in greater Buffalo that will have 200+ employees participating from, the following six will have a donation barrel for customers to help too!
- 291 Michigan Ave, Buffalo
- 1298 Abbott Road, Lackawanna
- 2110 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo
- 2399 Wehrle Dr, Buffalo
- 6041 S Transit Rd, Lockport
- 2450 Military Rd, Niagara Falls
We have recently updated our donation policy due to receiving a surplus of equipment that we find very difficult to distribute to youth in WNY due to quality or safety regulations. We are working closely with NAPA to make sure we only receive items that are new or in like-new condition and less than 2-3 years old.
If your organization is interested to do something similar, or partnering with Victory Sports in any way, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Edmond, our Development & Marketing Coordinator.
NAPA Auto Parts has over 6000 stores nationwide offering more than 500,000 parts. They also partner with over 17,000 NAPA Autocare Centers (repair shops) that offer a range of services. Check out all they have to offer at www.napaonline.com