Auto Shop Donation Keeps Kids’ Buses Rolling
September 25, 2012 8:00 am - Potomac Local News
Transportation is a vital component to the daily operations of all three of the Boys & Girls Clubs’ branches in Prince William County. The gentleman who is solely responsible for keeping their buses on the road goes by simply two letters: “ST.”
Sidney “ST” Billingsley is the owner and operator of Steve’s Auto Repair in Woodbridge. The Prince William / Manassas Boys and Girls Clubs first met Billingsley at a meeting of the Woodbridge Rotary Club.
He has a great passion for the youth of Prince William County and he has shown that passion by making contributions to the Boys & Girls Clubs’ 23rd Annual Steak “N” Stake Dinner in May, and to their Send-a-Kid-to-Camp campaign.
This spring Billingsley upgraded his lifts at his auto shop so that his mechanics could work on commercial grade vehicles; as a result he was able to provide service to the clubs’ buses.
Billingsley has become a committed partner and donor to the Boys & Girls Clubs. This past summer he provided a free fleet assessment for the clubs’ buses which helped them develop a long term maintenance schedule. As part of the partnership, he is providing oil changes and other low cost regular maintenance items free of charge. He and his staff are also very flexible and work around the Boys and Girls Clubs’ program schedules and assist the Clubs by picking up and dropping off the buses when service is needed.
Billingsley is also diligently working with his business partners to donate up to $10,000 of in-kind repairs and maintenance through parts and services from now through 2013. For the Prince William County / Manassas Boys & Girls Clubs Billingsley is truly the bus whisperer, keeping their busses on the road and allowing them to provide their services to the youth who need them most.