Kool kiddie cars and Carstar Elmhurst teams up to raise


General Manager Bob Pirtle added, “ The real payoff for me is watching all the families walking through our town and enjoying the cars.”

Peter DiCianni former president of ECAF brought the opportunity to CARSTAR Elmhurst in 2003. “Guy is a personal friend of mine and I know first hand the type of high quality work his company delivers”, DiCianni said, “It continues to be a great partnership for ECAF and the Kool Kiddie Cars.”

CARSTAR Elmhurst and Avondale

Guy and Phil Maniscalo owners of CARSTAR Avondale in Chicago opened the CARSTAR Elmhurst body shop in December of 2000. They are very active in the Elmhurst community. They have been in the collision business for over 30 years, and they offer a full line of collision repair services. They maintain an average CSI of 98% and work with all major insurance companies. They are both graduates of Elmhurst College and are proud to have a business in the same city that prepared them for their futures in business. For more information please visit their website at www.carstar.com/elmhurst.


The Elmhurst Children’s Assistance Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 1993.  Our mission is to assist families with children in our community where a family member is facing a life threatening or disabling condition.