Over the past eight years, OARA has helped to raise more than $1.1 million for The Sunshine Foundation of Canada.

By CAR staff

Toronto, Ontario -- May 9, 2018 -- The OARA Tire Take Back event is a tire recycling blitz, which runs May 22 to June 22. The event is being put on by the organization's members with the support of registered tire haulers and processors. Tire Take Back both supports the environmental disposal of tires across the province, and raises funds for The Sunshine Foundation of Canada.

Long-time supporters of the charity, which works to make the dreams of kids living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses a reality, OARA members donate the collection fees that they would normally receive for hauling tires. Haulers are also donating a portion of their fees.

While the average fee for a normal car or small truck tire will generate just $0.88, OARA members have not let that prevent them from generating an immense amount for the foundation. In the past eight years, the event has raised an astonishing $1,115,921 from 510,285 tires. The goal for this year is set at $54,000.

For more information, please visit sunshine.ca/events/oara-tire-take-back-2018.

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