Fountain Tire tire technician Kris Zubot is one of many working on a 2008 Pontiac that manager Brandon Colvin, in foreground, gave away to a local family in need Christmas 2017. (Morning Star file photo)

Fountain Tire Vernon wheels in holiday car giveaway

Second annual giveaway underway now

Vernon’s Fountain Tire is looking to give back in the way that they know best: wheels.

Fountain Tire’s second annual Christmas Car Giveaway is now underway. A vehicle has been donated and the company is partnering with local businesses to get it in tip top shape.

“We know that everyone needs a little help sometimes and an opportunity like this could be life changing. It could mean travelling that few extra kilometres for a steady job, getting your kids to school without relying on city transportation or others for rides, being able to retrieve groceries without taking a taxi or city bus, a reliable car to make it to appointments or being able to travel to visit family and friends,” a spokesperson said.

Related: Vernon auto service gearing up to help families in need

Beyond the wheels, or more accurately above them, the trunk will be filled with canned goods, unwrapped toys, gift cards and anything that the community is able to donate to the lucky winner or family. A wrapped box will be placed in the showroom to accept donations.

“The idea is to help a family that’s having a tough time because they’ve got a terrible vehicle. I know how hard it can be to have an unreliable car when the kids have to get to school and people need to get to work — you can’t afford a new car, so you try to fix the old one and it ends up costing more in the long run. You can never get ahead — so we’re thinking this could really be a life changer for someone,” Brandon Colvin, manager, said in a past interview with The Morning Star.

Anyone wishing to nominate a recipient or make their case for themselves is asked to send their submission to The giveaway is open to all community members of Vernon and surrounding areas.


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