Out of a place of deep gratitude, Glenshaw Auto Service is passionate about giving back to our communities. Actively volunteering time and resources, our team’s involvement in various organizations has resulted in recognition as ATI’s 2023 Humanitarian of the Year. We are extremely proud of our team and the sincerity with which they serve others.
To learn more about the efforts we are involved in, read the highlights below!
North Hills Cares
In 2023, we joined North Hills Cares in their efforts to meet the needs of local families. They aim to "[Initiate] creative and timely solutions to help families and children in need while developing strategies and partnerships that lead to cost-effective and sustainable community programs." Recently, we began helping them with their annual “Fill the Sleigh” holiday food drive.
Volunteering at Hosanna Industries, Inc.
For several years, we have volunteered with Hosanna Industries as a team and on an individual basis. Helping those in need of home maintenance, we have installed roofs, re-sided a home, and more. In addition to this, Glenshaw Auto Service is a proud sponsor of the organization’s events and is regularly involved in their Christmas gift drive.
Help For Haley
Our team is like a family, so when one of our members is struggling we all desire to help. When 26-year-old Haley Cavlovich, the sister of one of our technicians, experienced a medical emergency, we knew we needed to take action.
Rallying together to help raise much-needed funds for her family, our team planned and carried out “Help for Haley” in July 2020. This fundraising event brought together dozens of local businesses and hundreds of community members to help raise more than $7,000. These funds went towards Haley’s recovery and day-to-day, including the purchase of a chair lift, portable toilet, bed alarm, bed, and a variety of other items that would help provide a level of normalcy to Haley’s life.
Brakes for Breasts
Glenshaw Auto Service has been deeply involved with Brakes for Breasts since 2019. Joining other independent auto repair shops during October, we provide customers with free brake pads while the customer only pays for the labor and any other parts. The shop then donates 10% of the final cost to the Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund.
Contributing time and money to the program, we have raised a total of $19,200 and have provided 454 vehicles with free brake pads as of 2023!
MHY Family Services Holiday Drive
Glenshaw Auto Service has partnered with MHY Family Services (formerly Mars Home and Youth Foundation) for several of their holiday drives. While our involvement began in 2019, our most recent efforts were in 2022. During the two weeks leading up to Christmas, we raised $800 worth of gift cards, personal care items, and funds for the organization! Thanks to our generous customers and community members, we were able to help provide a warmer and brighter holiday season for underserved children and teenagers.
AW Beattie Career Center
Glenshaw Auto Service is always looking for ways to give back to those who helped give us our start. Not only is our owner, Sam Concelman, a 1983 A.W. Beattie graduate but so are many of our technicians and apprentices!
Involved in several ways, Sam Concelman serves on the organization’s Advisory Board. Our team also participates annually in a Training Co-Op with students to help prepare them for their first employment. Receiving an Award of Distinction in 2019, Sam was recognized for his efforts in preparing students to be future contributing members of the community!
Next Step Auto Initiative
Founded in 2019 by our very own Sam and Lori Concelman, the goal of this organization is to help provide reliable transportation to those in the Pittsburgh area. Focusing on individuals in need, we accept vehicle donations from the public and other organizations and get them ready for the road. Our team does this by servicing the vehicle and having it undergo Pennsylvania’s state inspection.
Qualified candidates of this program must agree to certain stipulations, such as carrying valid auto insurance and keeping up to date with the vehicle’s scheduled maintenance. The first vehicle to be awarded through this program went to a local full-time student and his girlfriend in 2019.
Cars and Carbernet
Originally called, “Cars, Cupcakes, and Cabernet,” we held our most recent educational workshop in May 2023. The goal of this event (and our series of workshops) was to share our passion for car care by equipping individuals with knowledge they might not otherwise possess. In exchange for attendance, guests were able to enjoy free wine and grow a practical skill set in a relaxed setting.