A northwest auto repair shop is finding cars, fixing them and giving them to needy single-parent Calgarians, and one of the owners says everyone gets a little something out of it.
“The idea came to me when a friend of mine came into the shop,” Justin Knibbe of Knibbe Automotive Repair told CBC News.
“Her husband had left her with three very young children. She came in to get her van fixed. It needed some brake work.”
But then something interesting happened.
“Some of the employees said, ‘I want to take care of this for her,’ and they gave their own money to fix this vehicle for a friend of mine that they barely knew because they saw the situation she was in.”
So they made it a project.
Sometimes an existing customer will sell the shop a car at a great deal. Mechanics will work on their own time in the evenings to get it …