Niagara on the Lake Ontario--July 22 2010--OARA and Liberty Tire Recycling Canada wrapped up their Tire Collection Days Wednesday by presenting a cheque for $64608.96 to the Sunshine Foundation of Canada.
Members of the recycling community Liberty Tire Recycling the Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) and the Sunshine Foundation were all present for the event at Caughill Auto Wreckers.
Also on hand was Damion Tremblay-Mackay who has a better understanding than most of how much the donation will help. Earlier this year the Sunshine Foundation granted Damion's wish to dance with Cinderella. The foundation took care of virtually every aspect of the trip for Damion and his family down to the smallest details.
"I guess you don't realize how special the donation is until you meet someone like Damion" said Kim Craitor MPP Niagara Falls as he congratulated the organizations on the fund raiser. Craitor had spent a good deal of time with Damion looking through a photo album from the trip.
The foundations estimates that the money raised will be able to finance about 10 wishes like Damion's.
"It's kids like Damion who make it easy to raise money for us" said OARA executive director Steve Fletcher told the crowd.
The Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) coordinated the two-day collection event in which OARA and its members along with Liberty Tire Recycling Canada collected over 32000 tires province-wide for charity.
Take a look at some of the photos from the day:
To learn more about the Sunshine Foundation visit sunshine.ca.