Sunshine Foundation

7 Years of Support from Tire Take Back

Monday, June 20, 2016

The 7th annual Tire Take Back campaign has officially come to a close. The community fundraiser led by the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) in partnership with the Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) and with the support of Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), tire collectors, haulers and processors, called for tires to be recycled across the province, donating collection allowances associated with each passenger, light truck, and agricultural tire to The Sunshine Foundation of Canada.

Close to 60 tire collectors and haulers across the province participated in the program, many of whom engaged their community with special bbq celebrations. Sunshine would like to thank these locations for going above and beyond to make the Tire Take Back program a success: 

  • A&L Auto Recyclers – Lakeshore
  • Early’s Auto Parts – Alliston
  • Erin Auto Recyclers – Erin
  • McGregor Auto Parts – St. Thomas
  • P&G Auto Sales – North Bay
  • Thunder Bay Auto Parts – Thunder Bay

“OARA Members thoroughly enjoy this time of year when they can help clean up the countryside and help kids get their dream.” says Steve Fletcher, OARA Executive Director.

Photos from the celebrations can be found on the Sunshine Facebook Page.

Since 2010, the Tire Take Back program has raised close to $1 million to make dreams come true for Sunshine kids in addition to providing a platform to promote recycling. “Responsibly recycling tires is the name of the game for us,” confirmed Claudia Hawkins, Director of Programs and Education for OTS. “So when something as simple as recycling your tires can positively impact the lives of children living with severe disabilities and life-threatening illnesses, we are more than happy to lend our support.”

 The full tally of the total number of tires recycled across the province will be announced in ceremony in September, to be held at the location of the collector who has the highest donation amount.