October 4, 2018 – Since 2009, the annual Tire Take Back event organized by the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) has been raising funds in support of the Sunshine Foundation of Canada.
This year marked the ninth annual Tire Take Back and Ontarians recycled a total of 9,617 used tires, raising $14,142 in support of Sunshine. To celebrate this success, members from OARA, tire haulers and Sunshine gathered at Erin Auto Recyclers in Erin, Ontario, the recycler with the highest number of tires collected across the province. In celebration of their efforts, an official cheque was presented to Sunshine. The facility collected 4,990 tires and raised $4,391.
“OARA Members put in a tremendous amount of work collecting tires, keeping our environment clean and helping make lives a little brighter for children by supporting a wonderful charity,”said Steve Fletcher, Executive Director of OARA. “ Our membership rallies around this initiative each year and we are proud to be making a positive impact on the lives of children across the province.”
Since the genesis of Tire Take Back, Ontarians have collected 519,902 used tires, resulting in a total of $1,131,117 in donations to Sunshine, and effectively providing hundreds of life-changing dream experiences for children living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.