Big O Tires, one of North America’s largest retail tire and automotive service franchisors, has announced 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 more than 28,000 school trips.
To date, Big O Tires has donated more than $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 more than 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.”