SPRINGFIELD — City Tire Auto Care Centers, a third-generation, family-owned business, recently concluded a nine-month-long fund-raising campaign for Shriners Hospitals for Children – Springfield. Part of the proceeds collected from oil changes conducted from January through September at all 11 City Tire locations throughout New England — $10,647, to be exact — were donated to the hospital during the fifth annual Love to the Rescue Radiothon.
As a father himself, City Tire President Peter Greenberg felt compelled to donate to Shriners Hospitals for Children. “Miracles happen every day at the Shriners Hospital. We thank all of our customers for their patronage and appreciate their participation in such a worthwhile cause.”
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a nonprofit charity organization dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing medical care, regardless of a family’s ability to pay for services. Originally opened in 1922 and focusing on treating orthopaedic aftereffects of the polio virus, Shriners Hospitals for Children expanded to a healthcare system operating 22 locations in three countries. Today, in addition to offering patient care, Shriners Hospitals provide educational opportunities for physicians and other healthcare professionals and conduct research for the betterment of children and their families.
“It is especially gratifying to contribute to the Shriners Hospitals for Children knowing that so much of operating budget is directly spent to support the organization’s mission of patient care, research, and education,” said Greenberg. “With each oil change and each dollar donated, City Tire customers can feel satisfaction knowing that they directly made an impact in a child’s life and well-being.”