TBC Corp., the parent company of automotive maintenance and tire centers Tire Kingdom Service Centers and NTB Tire & Service Centers, announced today that Valvoline will once again support Aligned in Hope, a partnership TBC created with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in 2020.
During the month of September 2021, Valvoline will make a donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Bluegrass in Lexington, Kentucky. The company first supported the Aligned in Hope campaign in October 2020.
“At Valvoline, three V’s drive our culture—values, vow and vision. Through hands-on service, focused giving and the continuous pursuit of innovative and sustainable solutions, we are driven to build stronger communities that have a more promising future,” said Sam Mitchell, CEO of Valvoline. “We are honored to partner for a second year in a row with TBC Corp. support of RMHC of the Bluegrass in its mission to create, find and support programs that directly improve the well-being of families. This is something incredibly meaningful to Valvoline every day.”
Ronald McDonald House Charities are located near top children’s hospitals, allowing parents who are far from home to stay close to their hospitalized child and benefit from the comforts of home without incurring lodging and food costs—more than 1.4 million overnight stays each year, helping families save more than $443 million in out-of-pocket expenses including lodging and meals. Aligned in Hope provides support to RMHC and its local Chapters through the following efforts:
After leaving the hospital, RMHC families receive a special membership card offering lifetime discounts on tires and maintenance services at any Tire Kingdom and NTB Tire & Service Center in the United States. Tire Kingdom and NTB Tire & Service Centers provide discounted services for Ronald McDonald House shuttle vehicles used to transport families. TBC Associates at more than 600 Tire Kingdom and NTB Service Centers have the opportunity to support local RMHC Chapters, further reinforcing the team’s commitment to making a difference in the lives of RMHC families.
“We are grateful for the continued partnership between Valvoline, TBC Corp., NTB Tire & Service Centers and Tire Kingdom to help families with ill or injured children as they navigate uncharted territory,” said Nate Graham, executive director of RMHC of the Bluegrass.
An integral part of TBC and all business units spanning retail, franchise, wholesale, distribution, ecommerce and corporate shared services is corporate social responsibility (CSR). In fact, one of the company’s core values focuses on it — leave everything better. TBC Corporation has initiatives that are driven by the company as well as initiatives that are Associate-driven, all communicated to associates via a formalized program called TBC Driven To Give (#TBCDrivenToGive).
“Our commitment to our neighbors remains steadfast. Our Associates have a wonderful tradition of giving back and TBC Corporation recognizes the importance of supporting the communities in which we live and work. We’re extremely fortunate to have Valvoline join us for a second year in supporting the families of RMHC Bluegrass,” said Brian Maciak, EVP, general counsel and chief compliance officer of TBC Corp. “Together we are Aligned in Hope and we are excited about the opportunity to continue supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities.”