Palm Beach Gardens, FL – December 14, 2021 – Big O Tires®, one of North America's largest retail tire and automotive service franchisors with over 460 stores in 25 states, is pleased to announce a new partnership with DonorsChoose to give back to public schools. DonorsChoose is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to make it easy for anyone to help a teacher in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education.
Since 2000, DonorsChoose has assisted in funding more than 2 million projects supporting public school teachers and students from every corner of America, spanning every subject and grade level. Teachers request the resources their students need to thrive which equates to something different for every classroom with an average cost of only $538 for a fully funded program. With 86% of public school teachers nationwide posting requests for classroom resources, projects and experiences, DonorsChoose has been able to deliver 7.68 million books, 1.98 million art supplies and fund over 28,000 school trips.
To date, Big O Tires has donated over $63,000, equating to 222 funded projects, 209 schools served and 221 teachers supported. Through this alliance, they will continue to work together to provide classroom resources for teachers, ultimately inspiring students love of learning.
"Providing resources to keep kids learning is vital,” said Shantaa Foster, Senior Community Partnerships Manager, DonorsChoose. “We are delighted to partner with Big O Tires to support public school classrooms and help empower students with tools and experiences needed for a great education.”
For over 60 years, Big O Tires franchisees have supported their local and national communities with legendary service and with the establishment of the Big O Big Hearts Program they also support causes to strengthen and improve their neighborhoods. This formalized program is an integral part of The Team You Trust solidifying their promise to not only work hard every day to gain trust, but a promise to champion causes to support the community.
“We’re extremely excited about the opportunity to make an impact through our partnership with DonorsChoose while living out our Big Hearts promise to make a lasting impact in our communities,” said Al Urban, Vice President of Marketing for Big O Tires. “It’s our hope that the funds provided by each franchisee will not only bring learning to life, but will also build meaningful relationships within our communities for years to come.”
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ABOUT BIG O TIRES
Big O Tires, LLC has over 460 company and franchisee-owned stores primarily located in the Western and Midwestern United States. It is a subsidiary of TBC Corporation. For more information, visit BigOTires.com.
ABOUT TBC CORPORATION
For 65 years, TBC Corporation (TBC), one of North America’s largest marketers of automotive replacement tires through a multi-channel strategy, has been a tire company ahead of the curve. Through worldwide operations spanning wholesale, retail, and franchise, TBC provides customers top tier brands and automotive maintenance and repair services with the underlying mission to exceed customer expectations. TBC serves wholesale customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico through TBC Brands, National Tire Wholesale (NTW), TBC International, and TBC de Mexico. Additionally, TBC responds to the needs of consumers in search of total car care at more than 600 company-operated tire and automotive service centers under the brands Tire Kingdom® Service Centers and NTB® Tire & Service Centers. TBC, through a subsidiary, also owns the Big O Tires® and Midas® franchise systems.
DonorsChoose is the leading way to give to public schools. Since 2000, more than 5 million people and partners have contributed over $1 billion to support 2 million teacher requests for classroom resources and experiences. As the most trusted crowdfunding platform for teachers, donors, and district administrators alike, DonorsChoose vets each request, ships the funded resources directly to the classroom, and provides thank yous and reporting to donors and school leaders. Charity Navigator and GuideStar have awarded DonorsChoose, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, their highest ratings for transparency and accountability. For more information, visit www.donorschoose.org.