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Auto Connection pays it forward by donating to the community

By October 6, 2015November 3rd, 2021No Comments

Since May 2000, when The Auto Connection first opened its doors in Norfolk, Virginia, we have helped bad credit, no credit and first time buyers over 32,000 times buy a high quality used car or truck. By offering easy buy-here pay-here financing (aka in house financing) in our 5 locations. With over 750 used vehicles in stock, we match every customer with a car that fits their personal needs and we stand behind every car we sell with a 12-month extended warranty: Currently offered at no extra charge on any vehicle financed in-house. We offer rides to our dealership and approval over the phone so call us today at 888-558-1417.

Over the years, we implemented a program called “Mack Mack Gives Back.”  Mack Mack gives back is committed to community service by supporting charitable organizations that improve the quality of life for people and our animal friends.  Our company has volunteered our time and raised money for numerous foundations and are always looking for opportunities to help our community.

Last week, we are proud to announce that we donated a Cherry Red 2013 Chevrolet Impala to the Right Thinking Foundation, an organization that we felt provided a tremendous service to our community. Right Thinking Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with incarcerated individuals to prepare them for life once they are released from prison. It provides technology, training and services that connect these individuals with mentors, businesses and state agencies so they can productively use their time and be prepared for a successful return to society.  The Foundation will use this vehicle to travel to prisons to continue their efforts.

Right Thinking Foundation’s Executive Director, Steve Coplon, is a life time entrepreneur who brings his extensive business career behind the walls to share real life business experiences with returning citizens to teach them skills and provide tools that will help them face real life situations upon release.

Steve was recognized in 2008 by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce with the TowneBank Award as the Entrepreneur of the Year in Hampton Roads. He has been presenting his seminar on Personal Finance and Small Business Ownership that he shares with returning citizens to business owners for over twenty years. Throughout his career he has provided personal budgeting counseling to thousands of people. Steve, a Karate Master, has worked as a volunteer for 42 years at the YMCA of South Hampton Roads, teaching thousands of students.

On a personal note:  Steve is one of the most genuinely passionate people you could ever hope to meet, he is dedicated to his Foundation beyond comprehension. We hope this donation will help provide him with the ability to continue his vision for years to come.

For more information about Right Thinking Foundation, please visit them online at

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