Rent-n-Roll L.L.C., a franchisor of rent-to-own wheel and tire stores, has donated $15,000 to the Tampa chapter of the House of Hope, a group that helps children from troubled homes.
President Larry Sutton said he became familiar with the charity when a friend invited him to a dinner to introduce the local chapter. Mr. Sutton has since made the group Rent-n-Roll's national charity.
``This organization is what giving back is all about,'' Mr. Sutton said in a statement. ``They are giving young people a chance to succeed who would have surely been lost to their circumstances had they not been exposed to House of Hope....The (group) has a place for them to live and teaches them about self responsibility and the opportunities that exist for everyone that will apply themselves and live the right way.''