Local business owner Ken Mattson of Len’s Automotive honored local families with a special event on Nov. 5.
Family Service Day–Keeping Cars Kickin’ is a national program designed to help automotive businesses share their expertise and give back to the community. During the company’s first service day event, the shop owner and employees gave up their day off and were closed to the public to provide general auto maintenance and car-care education at no charge to local families in need. Families were referred by Attain Housing, an agency that helps homeless and at-risk families with children in King County to become self-sufficient. Mattson and his team plan to host their second event in May 2017 as part of Family Service Day’s semi-annual National Day of Service.