Founding Partner, Isaac Johnson. Owner-operator of auto repair shop. Navy Veteran.
Founding Partner, Denise Johnson, Office Mgr., former Spec. Ed. teacher & advocate.
Volunteer Board of Advisors
Audrey Blust, teacher, daughter of WWII Vet.
Public Benefit Corporation defines the legal structure of this business. This model is chosen by social entrepreneurs who are both profit and mission motivated. They envision a business with a multi-bottom line: Profit, People, Planet. They are striving to put a new face on the traditional models of success and prosperity, with products and services that are designed to do good in the community-- as pledged in their Articles of Incorporation, and as shown by their business activities.
This is why US Automotive Gives Back, Inc. was founded: To run a profitable, practical advertising business catering to auto repair small-business needs, while enhancing all others in the automotive industry who choose to advertise. Success will mean profit; butsignificance will come from using the power of business to fuel a positive social impact. Our donation of 100% of net profits will be that fuel!
This advertising expense is also a win-win accounting concept. As an advertiser, your payments are fully tax deductible expenses. Yet a good portion will be donated to the cause for injured veterans, and that will enhance your company's image.
With your participation as an auto repair services subscriber, an automotive business advertiser--or as a supporter who spreads the word to potential advertisers--we can begin to help more injured veterans and their families to rebuild their American Dream.
Bob Woodruff, DAV
The Woodruff Foundation
Appoint a board to monitor activities for profit and mission fulfillment*
File articles of incorporation
Earn a profit
Pay employees fairly
Record all expenses
File tax returns
Twenty-three states have passed legislation for benefit corporations, and more are in the process. States vary in their regulations, but a stronger emphasis on transparency and accountability is standard. There are no tax advantages for benefit corporations.
The B-LAB Corporation is a non-profit organization in Wayne, PA, that provides a system of standards for performance and accountability for benefit corporations to follow. It begins with a self-assessment. Becoming eligible for a B-LAB assessment is part of our business plan.
Ike & Denise Johnson
Founders and Business Owners
US Automotive Gives Back, Inc.
Exton, PA 19341
What makes our business innovative?
A Public Benefit Corporation for advertising-- with the transparency needed to earn your trust.
The automotive industry as a whole earns over four trillion dollars in sales annually! This is a competitive and dynamic industry that spends billions on advertising and marketing every year, all of which are legitimate tax deductions. You can increase those deductions by advertising in the US Automotive Gives Back directory to improve your company's bottom line-- while also meeting an urgent social need in a business way.
Now that's a great "Return on Investment!"
This is a win-win-win opportunity for all advertisers, consumers and, of course, our injured veterans.
The challenges facing injured and disabled veterans are well documented. Medicine, technology and rapid response time have increased the survival rates for troops with devastating physical injuries; but not without prolonged pain and suffering. The trauma to their bodies cannot be compared to everyday accidents of civilian life. Many veterans are living the "war after the war" -- from Post Traumatic Distress (Disorder) and Traumatic Brain Injury --the "invisible injuries"--which are epidemic among soldiers who fought in heavy combat situations or near explosive devices and mortar shelling. Thousands of disabled vets from Vietnam Era forward are lost--homeless or unemployed--and need to be reclaimed by society.
Transition from military to civilian can feel abrupt and disorienting for the all-volunteer service men and women. Unemployment for this group is the highest in the nation. Taxes and donations cannot increase fast enough to meet their current and projected needs. It has been said that Injured Veterans now need a committed, comprehensive and compassionate response from the private sector, the business sector and the government sector. (Think emergency triage!) The automotive industry can step up to this challenge with gratitude and pride. This is the time for us all to say in unison to the veterans--
"Now we have Your back!"
We're turning ads for automotive businesses into aid for injured veterans.