On June 12, 2013, Progressive Insurance hosted the first Keys to Progress® vehicle giveaway event, a singular day that changed the lives of 59 veterans and their families across the country. They have collectively donated more than 300 vehicles to deserving veterans and veteran organizations through this annual event. On November 10, 2016, they're holding the 4th annual Keys to Progress event, with the goal of giving away another 100+ vehicles to needy veterans and their families.
During this one-day event held at Progressive Service Centers across the United States, Progressive – together with network auto-body shops, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, national salvage companies, the National Auto Body Council (NABC) and several military and charity organizations – presents the refurbished vehicles to the recipients during a special giveaway ceremony held during the week of Veterans Day.
Progressive representatives partner with salvage companies and NABC member auto-body shops to identify and repair vehicles for this cause. They also work with military and charity organizations to find deserving veterans in need of a vehicle and gather their stories. Vehicles are donated to recipients through 1-800-Charity-Cars.
As a company, they see the need in our communities to provide support to military men and women who may be facing tough circumstances in life – from difficult personal and family health needs, to excessive rent burdens, unemployment and even homelessness. One of Progressive’s Core Values is the Golden Rule. Keys to Progress is a great way to put that into action, extending the principle to people who have given so much for their country.
To apply, visit the nearest Progressive Service Center by August 19:
- Rutherford, NJ
290 Veterans Blvd.
Rutherford, NJ 07070
- South Plainfield, NJ
152 West Street
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
- Milford, CT
302 Woodmont Rd
Milford, CT 06460