Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc. (APH), in partnership with almost 50 manufacturers’ representatives, hosted its seventh annual chili cook-off.
Donations were matched by both APH and the Bartlett family, pushing this year’s grand
total to $168,000.
A check was presented in a recent ceremony to Steve Howard, Executive Director of
WACOSA, a nonprofit day program for adults with disabilities in central Minnesota.
WACOSA provides meaningful work for more than 600 people and connects that
workforce to local businesses.
“On behalf of all of us at WACOSA, we are incredibly honored to be the annual recipient
of this incredible donation,” commented Howard. “This effort, led yearly by the Bartlett
family and APH, provides us with the resources to assist hundreds of individuals with
barriers in their lives to make future dreams reality. APH, the Bartlett family and these
amazing suppliers make up a powerful team, of which we are excited to be a part. Our
successes, and the successes of those we serve, are their successes.”
“I’m amazed by the support we’ve received,” sai Corey Bartlett, president and CEO of
APH. “Surpassing this year’s goal of $150,000 speaks volumes about the generosity of
our industry. Every dollar raised will go a long way towards advancing WACOSA’s
mission. Simply put, we couldn’t be more proud of our supplier partners.”