Parts Donation Program

Parts Donation Program

Trash to Treasure   "One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.”  

MADA's Service, Parts & Collision Council is teaming up with the Collision Repair Education Foundation to implement a parts donation program - a win-win for all!

With advanced technologies and materials used in current and future vehicles, our industry requires a well-trained, skilled workforce to make repairs safely, efficiently and compliant with vehicle manufacturer standards.   Programs like collision repair bear the brunt of funding cuts in tight school budgets.   Currently, many collision program students practice on severely aged vehicles or teachers’ cars and trucks, and some instructors are forced to “dumpster dive.”  Not familiar with the term?  It describes instructors’ practice of searching the local dealerships’ trash or repair facility dumpster to find discarded parts.

Each year, dealerships scrap millions of dollars worth of parts, so why not donate them to a worthy cause?  It is a win-win situation for everyone…the schools get the parts they need, dealerships receive a tax deduction for every part donated, our dealer members are connected to schools for employee recruitment, and the industry produces a better trained workforce because students can practice repair techniques with current parts.  Your dealership is recognized for your contribution in national collision industry trade publications, and Council members also receive a press release to their local media 

Click on this link to complete the signup form 
When your dealership is enrolled, the Collision Repair Education Foundation will confirm the school’s need for parts and will get you connected with them. At the end of the school year, the Foundation provides the completed tax deduction form to your dealership. That’s it! We hope you will consider participating in this program. 

If you have any questions or prefer to register your dealership manually, please contact Mike Olson, or 651-789-2943. For more information about the Collision Repair Education Foundation, visit

If you have any questions or prefer to register your dealership manually, please contact Mike Olson, at or 651-789-2943.

Participating Schools:

Century Community College
Dakota County Technical College
Dunwoody College of Technology
Hennepin Tech College
Intermediate District 287-South Education Center Alternative
Lake Superior College
Minnesota State College Southeast Technical
**Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Minnesota West Community & Technical College
Newgate Education Center
Northland Community & Technical College
Ridgewater College
Riverland Community College
Roosevelt High School
South Central Technical College-Mankato
St. Cloud Technical College
St. Paul College