The Auto Doctor Hand Up Project 2017-02-28T20:41:52+00:00

Tha Auto And Tire Doctor is proud of our history of giving back to the Truckee and Tahoe communities.  In the past, we have given away a vehicle to a deserving community member or family around Christmas. In 2017 and beyond, we want to expand upon that giving! For the first three quarters of the year, we will be holding nominations and voting for The Auto Doctor $1000 Hand Up. In the final quarter of the year, we will hold nominations for The Auto Doctor Vehicle Hand Up, as in previous years.

This year, we will be accepting nominations for local (Truckee/Tahoe) non-profits and charitable organizations and awarding $1000 to one of your winning nominees each quarter! Here is how it works:


  • Nominee must be a Truckee or Tahoe non-profit or other charitable organization
  • You may nominate multiple organizations, but cannot nominate the same organization more than once
  • Multiple individuals may nominate the same organization (This may help in the case that we receive too many nominations and cannot send all to voting)
  • Previous winners may not be re-nominated for a year

Important Dates:

  • Feb 28: Nominations are open! Nominations will remain open always, but only nominees entered before the deadline will be up for voting in the next quarter. Nominations entered after a deadline apply towards the quarter after the current one.
  • March 26th: Deadline for Q2 nominations.
  • April 1-June 30: Q2 voting is open. If we receive more than 25 distinct organizations, we will choose the top 25 most-nominated organizations or those with the best causes, chosen at our discretion. Voting rules will be posted on the voting page on April 1st.
  • June 26th: Deadline for Q3 nominations.
  • June 30: The organization with the most Q2 votes receives The Auto Doctor $1000 Hand Up!
  • July 1-September 30: Q3 voting is open.
  • September 30: The organization with the most Q3 votes receives The Auto Doctor $1000 Hand Up!
  • October (TBD): The Auto Doctor Vehicle Hand Up is prepared in our shop.
  • November (TBD): Nominations for Vehicle Hand Up will open (no voting, winner chosen by determined need).
  • Late December: Vehicle Hand Up Winner is chosen!
  • December 26: Deadline for 2018 Q1 nominations.
  • Jan 1, 2018: Q1 voting is open.

Nominate an Organization for The Auto Doctor $1000 Hand Up

Quarter 2 nominations currently open

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