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ADVANCE FOUNDATION

COMMUNITY DONATION PROGRAM In 2021, a team member-led gifting program was introduced under the sponsorship of our foundation. With gifts ranging from $1,500 to $7,500 each, team members are invited to submit organizations for consideration. The only requirement is that the team member have some affiliation with the recommended nonprofit, whether it be as a volunteer, donor, recipient of services or board member. Once the requests are submitted, a panel of team members evaluates each request, scoring it using specific criteria. Recipients then are chosen and assigned a donation amount. In 2021, 31 organizations received gifts, totaling nearly $78,000. Our colleagues in Canada run a similar program where team members are invited to recommend nonprofits that receive gifts to support various projects. A total of nearly $85,000 CAD was gifted through this program in 2021.

• Roanoke First Church of the Nazarene Food Pantry (VA) • Clearfield-Jefferson Suicide Prevention Team (PA) • Guitarists for Good (NC) • Passage Home (NC)

• Hemophilia of SC (SC) • Cancer Awareness Network for Children (AL) • Rocky Mountain Automotive Teachers Society (CO) • Anchored in Faith (VA) • Kelly’s Dream (MD) • Kid’s Discovery Factory (IN) • Anchored In Faith Together (VA) • Blue Ridge Mountains Council, Boy Scouts of America (VA) • Clarion Fire & Hose Co. No. 1 (PA) • Georgia Pro Players (NFLPA Atlanta Chapter – 2022 Professional Athletes’ Foundation) (GA) • Gibralter the Remnant Church (NC) • JDRF – Triangle and Eastern (NC) • North Carolina Opera (NC) • Veterans Northeast Outreach Center (MA) • Pretty Ponytails (NC)

COMMUNITY DONATION PROGRAM SUPPORTS MEANINGFUL MATCHES Ronnie Harrell, operations manager in DC 16 in Thompson, GA, has mentored his “little brother” Jarvis for the two years that he has been a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta. The former professional football player has always been community-minded and when the Advance Auto Parts Foundation’s Community Donation Program was introduced, he knew he wanted to find support for an organization that has meant so much to him personally. Last summer, Ronnie’s request for funding was granted and he presented a $2,000 gift to the program. “This gift will help support another Big Brother/ Little Brother match. My match has lasted for two years with no end in sight, and I know this gift will multiply in value many times over.”

• A Step in The Right Direction (OH) • Post Oak Education & Charitable Foundation (VA) • Ruta Community Service Inc. (PA) • A Place at the Table (NC) • Inez Volunteer Fire Department (KY) • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (GA) • Operation Homefront (NC) • Marine Corps League, Detachment 1149 (TX)

• Haven House Services (NC) • Project Healing Waters (VA) • Hope Distributed (VA) • SoroptimistRaleigh (NC)

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