Matthews Tire Donates $5,250 to Child Care Resource and Referral of the Fox Valley

Published Tuesday, June 12, 2018
by Trevor Rezner

Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Executive Director Judith Olson recently accepted a $5,250 donation from Matthews Tire. The money was raised during the Matthews Tire semi-annual Oil Change for the Better event held May 14-19, 2018 at all six locations. Matthews Tire tallied all regular priced oil changes performed throughout the week and pledged to donate $10 from each oil change to Child Care Resource and Referral of the Fox Valley.

 

“We are very thankful for the support from Matthews Tire through their Oil Change for the Better event,” said Child Care Resource and Referral Executive Director Judith Olson. “The funds raised will allow us to subsidize training for over 200 early child care teachers in our local communities.”       

 

CCR&R provides professional development training to child care teachers on a variety of topics, allowing them to enhance their knowledge in working with young children. “Research shows that 90% of a child’s potential is determined by age five, which means early educators play a significant role in young children’s development.” adds Olson. “The quality of early education depends on the skills of the adults who care for young children and the relationships they form. CCR&R strives to assist these early child care teachers with opportunities that will help them guide children toward success in the future.”

 

Oil Change for the Better is a semi-annual, weeklong charity event held by Matthews Tire. This May’s Oil Change for the Better was Matthews Tire’s 12th fundraising event in seven years. Matthews Tire has raised over $35,000 for various local non-profits including Fox Valley Humane Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Salvation Army, Disabled American Veterans Transportation Program, Catalpa Health’s Race for a Reason, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Golden House, Old Glory Honor Flight, Saving Paws Animal Rescue, Walleyes for Kids, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night walk, and Child Care Resource and Referral of the Fox Valley.

 

Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) is a non-profit organization serving Northeast Wisconsin (Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Manitowoc, Outagamie, Sheboygan, Waupaca and Winnebago counties) for over 30 years. CCR&R provides families, child care providers, employers and the community with services that improve the quality and accessibility of early childhood education and care.

 

Matthews Tire is a locally owned tire and automotive service provider with locations in Appleton–East and West, Green Bay, Menasha, Fond du Lac and Waupaca. The last Oil Change for the Better event was held last September and raised $4,960 for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s annual Light the Night walk in Appleton. For more information, visit matthewstire.com.

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