As we reflect on 2023, we are so grateful to be a part of such a great industry with such giving supporters. Through the help of our valuable partners, we have been able to give back thousands of dollars to high school automotive, diesel, and CTE programs.

WrenchWay provides $1,000 giveaways where we randomly select a winner who participated in polls on WrenchWay Shop Talk. The winner keeps $500 and the remaining $500 goes to a high school auto/diesel/CTE program of their choice.

High schools throughout the country have utilized the donation funds from WrenchWay to enhance their programs by investing in new shop uniforms, tools, and more!

Some of the 2023 Recipients

Stevenson High School – Sterling Heights, MI

The auto program at Stevenson High School was able to purchase uniforms for the entire CTE class with their donation money. These uniforms are more than just shirts—they have helped the students gain recognition and build confidence as technicians.

“The uniforms have bonded the class together because now they are a part of a team, and they realize they are all working towards similar goals in the automotive field. Plus, wearing the shirts also makes them feel like professional techs.”

Jason Hoover, CTE Auto Teacher, Stevenson High School

Cedar Shoals High School – Athens, GA

High school automotive students in shop

Cedar Shoals’ auto program purchased the parts and supplies needed to repair a 2001 Ford Focus for a member of their community who was facing hard times. Their program loves to give back when able, and it was a very moving experience for the class.

“When the owner of the vehicle came to pick up her car, she was so happy she started crying. My whole class was very moved by her emotions as she told us she had already landed a new job as a secretary because her car was working. We were glad to use the money for such a worthy cause. Thank you!”

Dave Darden, Auto Tech Teacher, Cedar Shoals High School

Don Tyson School of Innovation – Springdale, AR

High school class tshirts for diesel program

To look more like a team during shop visits and when welcoming visitors, Don Tyson School of Innovation used their donation to purchase t-shirts for the class.

Page High School – Page, AZ

High school students with donations received

The auto program at Page High School in Arizona applied the donation money to purchase a variety of tools and equipment for the shop class. This includes an AUTEL TPMS programmer, two pressure washers, and a wheel balancer adapter plate set. The students have enjoyed utilizing this new equipment, and instructors, Chris Green and Charles Sharp, have enjoyed introducing it to the students.

Effingham College & Career Academy – Rincon, GA

Auto high school students in classroom

Matthew Turner, Director of Automotive at Effingham College and Career Academy, utilized the WrenchWay donation to enhance their program’s testing abilities. This support has not only allowed their students to gain hands-on experience, but has also created a lasting impact.

“The enhanced testing capabilities have allowed our students to gain hands-on experience with state-of-the-art tools and technologies, better preparing them for their future careers in the automotive industry. Your commitment to supporting educational programs like ours is invaluable, and we are incredibly grateful for your partnership.”

Matthew Turner, Director of Automotive, Effingham College & Career Academy

Spring Lake Park High School – Spring Lake Park, MN

High school students with tools purchased from donation money

New tools were purchased for Spring Lake Park High School’s Intro to Trades course, where many students in the area start their careers in the auto industry. Additionally, Spring Lake has experienced an increase in enrollment following the donation.

“We used the $500 donation to help gain more tools to be used in our Introduction to the Trades course. We have increased our student numbers and have had more students gain access to auto industry jobs and post-secondary training. We truly appreciate your support of the Spring Lake Park Schools.”

Eric Van Brocklin, Career Pathways Lead, Spring Lake Park High School

Seattle Public Schools – Seattle, WA

The auto tech program at Seattle Public Schools used the donation money to purchase additional tool kits, which has increased hands-on project time for their students.

“Thanks again for your donation to our auto tech program. I am happy to share that we used the donation to buy additional tool kits so that more students could work on hands-on projects at the same time. This reduced wait time for shared tools and increased hands-on learning time. Thank you so much for all your support of our program!”

Karina Luboff, Career Pathway and Internship Coordinator, Seattle Public Schools

Forsyth Central High School – Cumming, GA

High school student with electrical board

“We spent the donation on supplies to make more electrical stations – resistors, relays, bulbs, wire, and other electrical supplies. Thank you for supporting our program!”

Leah Bavirsha, Automotive Instructor, Forsyth Central High School

Roseburg High School – Roseburg, OR

High school electrical training supplies

The auto club at Roseburg High School was able to enhance their electrical training supplies to better prepare their students for the growing demand in automotive technology. The students thoroughly enjoyed the new wiring boards and had fun building them. These supplies wouldn’t have been possible without the donation money.

SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288 – Shakopee, MN

One of our latest donation recipients, SouthWest Metro, is still eagerly awaiting their donation, but has plans for the funds once they arrive.

“I plan to spend the $500 donation on tools for the students to use during their shop exercises. Thank you again for the generous gift!”

David DuVal, Automotive Teacher, SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288

Salem County High School – Woodstown, NJ

Variety of automotive tools purchase by high school shop

The auto collision program at Salem County High School was able to purchase a die grinder kit, hose clamp pliers, welding masks, and more with the donation they received from WrenchWay.