Franchise Solutions’ client, Ziebart International Corporation, has chosen Journey 4 A Cure (J4AC) as its 2016 charitable partner to help increase awareness about childhood cancer and enhance the lives of children fighting the battle with cancer.
In doing so, Ziebart will work with their U.S. franchised and company-owned locations, as well as the headquarters’ employees, to promote the nonprofit’s mission of increasing funding and awareness for childhood cancer research. There is a tremendous need for more research, cures and treatments as 46 children a day are diagnosed with cancer.
- In-store donations at point-of-sale
- Ongoing awareness campaigns via their website and social media to promote online giving
- Multiple events during Childhood Cancer Awareness month in September
“As we continue to reintroduce our brand to new franchise owners, new markets and new customers, we want to make sure they all understand the culture of our company,” says Thomas E. Wolfe, President and CEO of Ziebart International Corporation. “In all of our local communities, we look toward ensuring that all children live a healthy, quality, happy life. We are proud to be partnering with J4AC to help in the fight to end childhood cancer.”
A Little Ziebart History
Ziebart was founded in 1959 by Kurt Ziebart, a German auto mechanic who developed a process to stop corrosion and opened the first Ziebart store in Detroit, Michigan. Ziebart began franchising in 1963 and offers:
- Automotive detailing
- Window tinting
- Paint protection film
- Fabric and rust protection
- Spray-on bed liner
- Glass repair
- Scratch repair
- Vehicle accessories
Today, Ziebart is the worldwide leader in vehicle appearance and protection services and has grown to an international network including approximately 400 licensed locations in 33 countries with over 800 service centers worldwide.
Ziebart is ranked on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 500 Franchisors and has been listed on Success Magazine’s Franchise Gold 100 for four years.