Ontarians Turn Old Tires Into New Dreams

7th Annual OARA Tire Take Back event in support of Sunshine
Sunshine Foundation

Ontarians Turn Old Tires Into New Dreams

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Ontario Residents Can Turn Old Tires into New Dreams in Seventh Annual Tire Take Back Event

On May 24th, the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) will launch the 7th annual Tire Take Back event, inviting all Ontarians to recycle their used tires for free to support of The Sunshine Foundation of Canada. In partnership with the Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) and with the support of Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), tire collectors, haulers and processors across the province will donate collection allowances associated with each passenger, light truck, and agricultural tire dropped off between May 24th and June 4th, effectively turning old tires into new dreams for children living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.

With close to 60 participating tire collectors and haulers across the province, the funds raised from the 7th annual Tire Take Back event are expected to cross the $1 million dollar threshold of total funds raised for Sunshine since the program started in 2010.

“The funds raised from the annual Tire Take Back event have life changing impact on the lives of so many Canadian children. We are deeply grateful to be the charity beneficiary of this province wide community initiative and to see the generosity of citizens from communities all across Ontario translate into the most cherished dreams of Sunshine children. To our dedicated partners OARA, OTS and OFA, the many caring tire collectors, haulers, and processors who ensure the success of the program year after year, and to each and every individual and business choosing to donate old tires to make new dreams come true – thank you.” - Nancy Sutherland, CEO of The Sunshine Foundation of Canada

Community tire collection fundraisers will be taking place at various locations across the province. Locations in St. Thomas, North Bay, Thunder Bay, and Alliston will be holding community BBQ’s to help celebrate the tire collection event. A full list of participating locations can be found at www.rethinktires.ca/tiretakeback.

Media details available by downloading the OARA TTB 2016 Media Release.