The Crozat Family Foundation Motto
We want to give cars to people with extenuating circumstances, where something unexpected, unforeseen, and unavoidable has happened. A tragedy or health issue…not a lack of responsibility or ability to run their lives on their own accord.
We offer refurbished cars to those who have hit a pothole in the road of life.
About the Crozat Family Foundation
The Crozat Family Foundation was born from a long-standing tradition of helping those in need of assistance in our community. As G&C Founder, Gene Crozat, has said more than a few hundred times, “it is our responsibility to help our fellow men.” What started as a ‘Car-A-Month Giveaway’ on various local radio stations has grown into a foundation that provides support to the individuals and families we meet through the car giveaway. We hope to help the recipients get back on the road of life, giving a reliable ride and additional support to those who have fallen upon misfortune or endured catastrophic, unforeseen events. We strive to help create success where failure may have seemed inevitable.
If you, or someone you know is in need of a car please fill out the attached form and send it to us. Please understand that we cannot help everyone. We will consider those in need and help the ones that we can and that we believe will move towards a path of success with assistance.
The Car-A-Month program is designed to help those in need with a material benefit that helps them every day. A car helps individuals, families and the community as a whole. G&C is happy to be able to give this fantastic benefit to the community. You can join this effort, make yourself proud, and get a well deserved tax deduction by donating a car in need of minimal repairs to help with this program. Thank you to all the participants, recipients and communities for letting us be a part of the giving process.
It Takes a team.
We’ve got a great one!
The Car-A-Month program has grown by leaps and bounds. What started out as literally a car a month has grown to three or more cars per month in Sonoma County!
This has been made possible by the wonderful team members who have so generously joined us. G&C Auto Body COO, Shawn Crozat, spends many hours arranging donations of vehicles from many insurance companies.
Also, local radio stations donate air time for the giveaways, several of the G&C Auto Body shops have refurbished vehicles for the foundation, and parts and supplies vendors have donated parts and materials for the repairs!
We could not have accomplished giving away over 80 automobiles in three years without the help of our fabulous team! Many thanks to all the participants, recipients, supporters and communities for letting us make a difference in the lives of so many individuals and families!
In 2015 Pam was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, otherwise known as MG. MG is the only treatable form of MS. Pam went to 4 different neurologists and was hospitalized twice as she struggled to accept her new reality. As an avid hiker and independent woman this diagnosis created many challenges for Pam. Pam becomes physically weak in the afternoons to the point where she often has to hang on to railings or just sit down and rest, it could be something as simple as walking to tire Pam out. Pam also had to start reaching out into her community to ask for help, which was also something she wasn’t used to doing. Pam was able to borrow her daughters older BMW with a manual transmission to get to her doctor’s appointments but when Pam became too weak to drive a car with a manual transmission she was no longer able to go to all of her doctor’s appointments and often had to reschedule to a day one of her friends would be willing to take her.
Pam’s friends not only pulled together to make sure she got to the Doctor but they also nominated her to win a car from G&C Auto Body and the Crozat Family Foundation. With 16 letters of nomination from members of our community we were able to see Pam’s story thru the perspective of many which helped bring the whole picture together once we were able to meet with her. With this new car Pam will be able to attend the doctor, help care for her elderly mother who also does not have a car and help with the transportation of her granddaughter as well. We would like to say thank you to the Farmers Insurance Company for donating this beautiful 2012 Honda Civic to the Crozat Family Foundation. Thank you Recycled Rides for all the help and thank you G&C Auto body for doing all of the necessary repairs.
In 2015 Pam was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, otherwise known as MG. MG is the only treatable form of MS. Pam went to 4 different neurologists and was hospitalized twice as she struggled to accept her new reality. As an avid hiker and independent woman this...read more