Over the last seven years, Ontarians have helped raise an astonishing $1,060,306 through the collection of 458,185 tires as part of our annual Tire Take Back events. The annual event, organized by Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) and Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS), in association with Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), helps support the work of The Sunshine Foundation of Canada.
The Sunshine Foundation of Canada makes dreams come true for children living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses. During this year’s 8TH Annual OARA Tire Take Back event, from May 23- June 4, 2017, Ontario residents can drop off their used tires, free of charge, at participating Auto Recyclers across the province. Every single tire dropped off generates a donation to The Sunshine Foundation of Canada!
Through the donation of all tire collection fees, children within Sunshine’s Ontario network live out once-in-a-lifetime experiences that may otherwise not have been possible, like meeting their heroes, taking dream vacations, or for one special boy, interacting with dolphins in the wild.
So save your old tires and help make dreams come true.
About The Sunshine Foundation of Canada
Sunshine is a national Canadian charity impacting the lives of children living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses by making their dreams come true. Sunshine’s Dream Programs give the children they serve the opportunity to experience freedom from their daily regimens and challenges by having their dreams transformed into reality, impacting them with a sense of independence, confidence, and empowerment that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Since its inception in 1987, Sunshine has fulfilled more than 8,000 dreams for children across Canada and coordinated over 60 Sunshine DreamLifts to Disney. For more information, visit www.sunshine.ca or follow The Sunshine Foundation on Twitter at @SunshineFound.
The Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association represents 125 professional auto recyclers across Ontario who recover and recycle end-of-life vehicles for their parts reuse and materials recycling. For more information, visit www.oara.com.About OFA
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is the largest general farm organization in Ontario, representing 36,000 farm families across the province. As a dynamic farmer-led organization based in Guelph, OFA works to represent and champion the interests of Ontario farmers through government relations, farm policy recommendations, research, lobby efforts, community representation, media relations and more. OFA is the leading advocate for Ontario’s farmers and is Ontario’s voice of the farmer. For more information, visit www.ofa.on.ca