OARA donates $25000 to ThinkFirst

Toronto Ontario–January 25 2011–The Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) presented ThinkFirst Canada with a cheque for $ 25000 earlier today at the ThinkFirst Canada office at 750 Dundas Street West Toronto Ontario.

This donation was issued by Michael Maio from Boston Auto Wreckers Toronto Ontario on OARA’s behalf.

ThinkFirst is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of brain and spinal cord injuries. Celebrating over seventeen years in operation ThinkFirst has been heightening public awareness through education since its inception in 1992 when it was founded by renowned neurosurgeon Dr Charles Tator. Tator was on hand at the ceremony to accept the cheque on ThinkFirst’s behalf.

“The reason that I chose ThinkFirst Canada is because as an Auto Recycler I see a lot of wrecked cars and trucks” said Michael Maio co-owner of Boston Auto Wreckers in Toronto. “I am always concerned about the people who were in those vehicles. I am happy to have found ThinkFirst and to have the opportunity to support them as they work to prevent against brain and spinal cord injuries for children and youth at play through their great community outreach education programs.” Boston Auto Wreckers has been doing business in the Toronto area since the early 1970’s. “Working with a great association like OARA and a program like Retire Your Ride has given us the opportunity to give something back to the community.”

OARA donates over 60 per cent of the revenues they receive from members for vehicles acquired through the Retire Your Ride vehicle recycling program. Those proceeds go to a wide variety of charities throughout the province. To date OARA has donated over $1 million to over 50 different charities across the province.


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