Red Auto Protection sponsors second charity of the summer

Corporate Social Responsibility / Monday, July 14th, 2014

Kansas City-based company partners up with VolunteerMark again to revitalize volunteer operations for High Aspirations.

Written by: Brent Lager, [email protected]

One wasn’t enough for Red Auto Protection CEO Elijah Norton. After donating a $1,000 scholarship to the Shepherd’s Center of KC Central in early June, the vehicle protection company founder quickly realized he wanted to do more for the Kansas City community. So he did.

Thanks again to the generosity of Norton and his Red Auto Protection company, VolunteerMark is proud to announce its second corporate social responsibility scholarship of the summer. This $1,000 donation went to High Aspirations, an urban Kansas City-based nonprofit organization that strives to help young African American men improve the quality of their lives socially, emotionally, academically and spiritually.

“As a believer in hard work, education, and dedication, High Aspirations is making a major impact on the world,” Norton said. “I felt that by helping them, I not only have the opportunity to give back to the community, but also contribute to a cause RED Auto Protection and I firmly support.”

With the scholarship, High Aspirations will be able to utilize VolunteerMark’s volunteer management software for free over the next 12 months. The software’s scheduling, communications and reporting tools will enable the nonprofit to more effectively and efficiently operate its volunteer-based programs.

“This scholarship will help High Aspirations build stronger Kansas City neighborhoods in a more efficient way,” High Aspirations President and Founder Henry Wash said. “In like manner, it also shares our mission with our new partners and allows them to participate at a maximum level.”

Similar to its other corporate social responsibility scholarship, Red Auto Protection and VolunteerMark have also agreed to develop a continuing partnership with High Aspirations to better help the organization with its overall mission. Volunteer opportunities, media campaigns and online outreach are just a few of the ways the trio hopes to work together and improve the lives of Kansas City’s youth.

Eventually, VolunteerMark hopes that partnerships like these will lead to an improved future — the more businesses that take up the community involvement crusade, the better American society will ultimately be. To find out how a company can get involved in the corporate social responsibility program, contact Brent Lager at [email protected].

“This scholarship is just another example of quality organizations coming together to enrich their local communities,” VolunteerMark CEO Andrew Stanley said. “With the generosity and leadership shown by Red Auto Protection, plus the vision and commitment by High Aspirations, it’s partnerships like these that will shape the future of our city.”

RED Auto Protection prides itself on offering the highest quality vehicle protection plans at affordable prices. Originally founded in Overland Park, Kan., the company now has multiple locations across the nation and handles thousands of accounts yearly.

High Aspirations’ vision is to be a recognized resource in the Kansas Cityurban core for developing personal and life skills in African-American young men, thus enabling them to live socially productive lives.

“VolunteerMark is a brilliant program that I feel will help nonprofit organizations such as High Aspirations automate monotonous back-end processes,” Norton said. “It allows their staff and volunteers to focus on the most important thing — helping others succeed. Because of that, this is a great partnership.”