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Tire drive benefits kids with life-threatening illnesses

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Aug 09, 2014 - 10:53 AM |
 Thanks to an annual tire drive, Rock City Auto has brought in $64,527 for The Sunshine Foundation of Canada over the past three years. Supplied photo.

Thanks to an annual tire drive, Rock City Auto has brought in $64,527 for The Sunshine Foundation of Canada over the past three years. Supplied photo.

At the end of May, Sudburians dropped off 8,879 worn-out tires at Rock City Auto as part of the annual Tire Take Back event.

Those tires, in turn, brought in $23,581 for The Sunshine Foundation of Canada, granting the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.

Over the past three years, the fundraiser has brought in $64,527 for the charity.

“We are proud to be able to support the Sunshine Foundation, and very grateful to the community, our staff and our tire hauler for all the great work they do,” said Ron Cayer of Rock City Auto Supplies, in a press release.

“We couldn't do it without them.”

Sunshine Foundation Greater Sudbury chapter president Sarah Lashbrook said she's in awe of the city's support of the program.

“The funds this program raised during Tire Take Back will allow us to fulfil many, many individual dreams, including ones for kids from right here in Sudbury,” she said.

“The impact of the work they do in one week during Tire Take Back lasts for years. Every time they collected, every donation they make impacts a child's life. So, we wanted to thank them again.

“Thank you for contributing so much every year, for having such an impact on our community, and for impacting the lives of hundreds of children and families.”

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