Media Alert: Full Circle Service Center chooses a winner for its ‘Help for Holidays’ campaign

November 15, 2016

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Full Circle Service Center chooses the winner for its Help for the Holidays Campaign

What: Full Circle Service Center, a subsidiary of Vehicles for Change has chosen its winner for the Help for the Holidays campaign. The winner was chosen from several applicants and nominees who sent their stories telling why they needed auto repair assistance. Bonita Johnson was chosen to receive $500 in auto repairs.

Johnson is a single mother who formerly worked as a teacher’s aide before severely injuring her back on the job. After a series of surgeries, she can no longer work.  Johnson will be awarded with her 500 gift certificate on Wednesday, November 16th between 9am-9:30am.

Who: Full Circle Service Center, a subsidiary of Vehicles for Change (VFC), houses a prison reentry internship program that trains VFC’s Center for Automotive Career interns for ASE certification, while providing technical and soft skills, job readiness and job placement. Utilizing a social enterprise model, the funds from the public auto repair shop benefit the mission of VFC, which awards donated cars to working low-income families.

Why: Full Circle Service Center staff and interns often see the great need of those who depend on their cars but cannot afford to make the necessary auto repairs. Priding themselves on their slogan ‘service with a heart,’ the Help for the Holidays campaign is just one of the ways that Full Circle Service Center is giving back to the community it serves.

When: Full Circle Service Center will award its Help for the Holidays winner, Bonita Johnson, with a certificate for $500 in auto repairs on Wednesday between 9am-9:30am

Where: Full Circle Service Center, 4111 Washington Blvd, Halethorpe, MD. 21227

Media Contact: For media inquiries, contact Full Circle Service Center’s Marketing and Facilities Manager, Monica Johnson, at 410.242.0732 or

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