Sunshine Foundation

6th Annual OARA Tire Take Back 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015
On Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Rock City Auto Supplies Ltd., the Ontario Auto Recyclers Association (OARA) along with program partner Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS), announced the total tires collected and funds raised from the 6th Annual Tire Take Back program and presented a cheque to The Sunshine Foundation of Canada for $115,876.

From June 1st to June 6th, Ontarians dropped off used tires at 50 collectors locations across the province, plus special tire pickups at 8 other locations. This six-day tire recycling blitz is led by OARA, its members, OTS, supported by the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, and made possible by the unwavering commitment of registered tire collectors, haulers and processors. The proceeds from each recycled tire helps to fulfill dreams for Ontario children living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses. Thursday’s big announcement will reveal this year’s incredible success, recognize the top three collection sites and celebrate the generosity of the program’s supporter base from organizing partners to collectors and haulers to individuals donating their tires.

“Ontario’s continued commitment to responsibly recycling their used tires and enthusiasm for the Tire Take Back program never ceases to amaze me,” says Andrew Horsman, Executive Director of OTS. “We are thankful that together we are able to fulfill so many dreams through The Sunshine Foundation and responsibly recycle Ontario’s tires along the way.

“The dedication and spirit of our participating collectors and haulers in support of The Sunshine Foundation of Canada is always remarkable,” says Steve Fletcher, Executive Director of OARA. “We started the Tire Take Back event because we and our members believe in the work The Sunshine Foundation does. We’re proud to work together with great partners to bring awareness to responsible tire recycling.”

“We are deeply grateful to be the charity partner supporting this dedicated partnership of OARA, OTS and new supporter OFA. 2015 has been another outstanding year of tire collection with tire currency providing vital funds for Sunshine’s Dreams for Kids programs,” says Nancy Sutherland, Chief Executive Officer of The Sunshine Foundation of Canada. “The Annual Tire Take Back recycling program gives donors the opportunity to see new dreams come true from their old tires. Children living with severe disabilities or life threatening illnesses can dream big knowing communities across Ontario have come together to support their most cherished dreams. On behalf of our staff and volunteers, thank you OARA, OTS, OFA and each collector, hauler and processor for making this year such a resounding success.”

See attached PDF for more details. Tire Take Back Media Release 2015