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A new initiative between Kmart Tyre & Auto Service and Kids Under Cover will see abandoned cars sold in a bid to tackle youth homelessness.

Approximately 20-30 vehicles are abandoned annually at Kmart Tyre & Auto Service stores around Australia. The program will see these cars collected by Kinds Under Cover and sold to the market, with all proceeds going directly back into helping kids in need.

In a further sign of good will, for every car that is collected from one of their stores, Kmart Tyre & Auto Service will also make a $300 donation.

The partnership between Kids Under Cover and Kmart Tyre & Auto Service was formed at the Australasian Fleet Management Association Conference in Melbourne earlier this year. Already the cooperation has seen mutual benefits to both organisations.

“Talking with Kmart Tyre & Auto Service about the Donate Your Car® program highlighted the challenge they face when dealing with vehicles left abandoned by owners. We were happy to offer a solution!” the organisation said.

“Thank you, Kmart Tyre & Auto Service, we look forward to growing this partnership during the years ahead.”

The program is also currently open to businesses and the general public. Do you have an unused car in your fleet that you would be willing to donate?

Bianca Richards and Kerry Butcher from Kids Under Cover with Adam Pay and George Gebran from Kmart Tyre & Auto Service

For more information about the Donate Your Car® program, can click here.