PHOENIX — Asking for donations during economic recession is never easy, so Stuart Weatherman, owner of Arizona-based Diamond Auto Glass, has developed a creative solution for any giving campaign: “Diamond Auto Glass Cares.” His program seeks to provide organizations—charities, nonprofits, school teams, school groups, special interest groups — with cost-free, attainable means to accomplish that very feat. Implementing a web program he personally designed, Stuart can provide any group with their own ready-made, fully customizable website, one with which they can simultaneously promote their cause while gaining funding.
How it works: Each site contains a link to the Diamond Auto Glass’s 24/7 call center, and for each auto glass replacement ordered through that link, his company pledges to donate $25 to the referring party. The sites allow for total administrative control, including real-time updates of how many sales—and subsequently donations—the page has accrued. At the end of each month, Diamond Auto Glass will immediately issue its owner a check for the amount earned.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital is an early participant of the initiative. After a few brief questions on the easy-to-use signup page, their free-of-charge website, www.diamondautoglassaz.com/pch/, was generated within the next business day, its potential for fundraising limitless. Of course, “Diamond Auto Glass Cares” is not limited to conventional nonprofits, but rather any group of like-minded people looking to collect money for any worthwhile cause. As damaged windshields present a danger to drivers and pedestrians everywhere, “Cares” proves to be a viable solution for both raising these much-needed funds and providing safe driving conditions throughout Arizona.
Stuart Weatherman has owned and operated Diamond Auto Glass in the greater Phoenix area for over twenty-five years. His company is well-known for running a lengthy television campaign promoting Omaha Steaks. He also founded “Safety Checkers,” a program that has provided countless free carseat safety checks statewide.