The Crozat Family Foundation was born from a long-standing tradition of helping those in need of assistance in our community. As G&C Founder, Gene Crozat, has said more than a few hundred times, “it is our responsibility to help our fellow men.” What started as a ‘Car-A-Month Giveaway’ on various local radio stations has grown into a foundation that provides support to the individuals and families we meet through the car giveaway.
We hope to help the recipients get back on the road of life, giving a reliable ride and additional support to those who have fallen upon misfortune or endured catastrophic, unforeseen events. We strive to help create success where failure may have seemed inevitable.
To learn more about the Car-A-Month Giveaway, visit the Crozat Family Foundation Website.
G&C Auto Body and its team members have partnered with the Redwood Empire Food Bank since 2015. Several times a year, G&C volunteers gather at the food bank to help put together food boxes for seniors or pack produce for families suffering from hunger.
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It all began 20 years ago as a knee-jerk reaction to a bad experience with a parking meter maid, but today it has been lauded as a successful social experiment while evolving into a highly effective viral marketing endeavor. The G & C Meter Beaters are a Santa Rosa, California, based creation of Gene Crozat, the owner of G & C Auto Body, with seven locations in the Northern Bay Area, with an eighth opening in June.
During the 10 days right before Christmas, the G & C Meter Beaters save drivers from getting parking penalties by feeding their meters before the City of Santa Rosa’s parking enforcement officers are able to nail them with a $33 parking ticket. It’s a program that Crozat began when he was upset over what he felt was an unfair parking ticket he received two decades ago.
Fantasyland came to Sonoma County this week when 27 kids with less than Disney-esque family stories dressed as princesses, Jedi masters, Little Mermaids, pirates and the like boarded a bus for the happiest place on Earth.
Many of the children had never been to the Magic Kingdom in Anaheim before. And some are so accustomed to adults’ unkept promises that until the coach pulled up to Sonoma County Children’s Village, they couldn’t quite trust that this dream of a spring-break expedition would really happen.
Of the youngsters who board the bus, 24 live at Children’s Village, created from the ground up as a place where kids in foster care can live in a loving, stable place and not worry about being separated from their siblings.