How we help
Supporting the world that supports us
We are dedicated to being a socially responsible, globally-minded company. Since we first opened in 1956, we have always been involved with charitable causes through financial donations and countless volunteer hours spent with groups and organizations in need. Our social responsibility programs focus on two main areas: supporting the communities in which we operate and reducing our impact on the environment.
We support communities:
We help our communities, and each of our stores are able to support local charities of their choosing. Here are two of the charities we proudly support at Fountain Tire Place:
Communities matter to us. That’s why we support United Ways Centraide in their mission to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another. They bring together the local community to identify needs and create solutions. From prevention to crisis intervention, United Way helps individuals and families every step of the way. For more information, visit unitedway.ca/english.
Fountain Tire Place – Junior Achievement
We want to help inspire the young to dream big and reach their potential. That’s why we’ve partnered with Junior Achievement, the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students in financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Our founder Bill Fountain was inducted into the JA Hall of Fame in 2010 to serve as a reminder of great business leadership and help better prepare leaders of tomorrow. For more information on Junior Achievement, visit jacan.org.
We support the environment:
We make it a priority to reduce our environmental impact. Here’s how we help:
We collect an environmental fee every time we sell new tires. These funds go to provincial tire recycling boards to use in the collection, transportation and recycling of old tires. These tires live their second life as anything from patio “pavers” and alternate fuels to livestock feeders, vehicle ramps and playground swings.
When the tread wears down on your tires, we can replace just the tread and not the whole tire. This process saves over 1.8 billion litres of oil every year that would otherwise be used in the manufacturing of new tires.
Disposal of Fluids
We collect and remove oils and solvents used by automotive service providers that could be harmful to the environment, and then we safely recycle or dispose of them.
We encourage stores to send emails rather than mail invoices to avoid unnecessary printing.