Montgomery County Students Trades Foundation Seeks Car Donations

by MCS Staff

Per MCPS: The Montgomery County Students Automotive Trades Foundation (ATF) is looking for car donations. Donations will help more than 400 high school students learn how to evaluate, repair and restore used cars. ATF is a nonprofit that fosters automotive education by offering students hands-on instruction in maintenance, repair, sales and marketing.

The ATF accepts donations year-round between 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Monday through Friday at Damascus, Gaithersburg and Seneca Valley high schools, at Thomas Edison High School of Technology and at the Shady Grove Bus Depot. Donations may be tax deductible.

MCPS students engage in a hands-on curriculum to refurbish used cars. As part of the automotive program, students sell the cars at three sales throughout the school year. This year’s sales are coming up:

  • Saturday, Dec. 10, 9–11 a.m., Gaithersburg High School, 101 Education Blvd., Gaithersburg
  • Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, 9–11 a.m., Damascus High School, 25921 Ridge Road, Damascus
  • Saturday, May 6, 2023, 9–11 a.m., Thomas Edison High School of Technology, 12501 Dalewood Dr., Silver Spring

More information is available here and here. For questions about the automotive program, contact Kelly Johnson at 240-740-2051. To schedule car donations, contact Michael Snyder at 240-740-2047.

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