DALLAS — Big O Tires L.L.C. donated $25,000 worth of school materials recently to an elementary school in Dallas, where the TBC Corp. subsidiary was planning to hold its annual franchisees' conference but was forced to cancel due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Big O Tires traditionally makes a charitable donation to a worthy cause in the city where it holds its annual convention. This year the franchisor selected Edward Titche Elementary School, which it described as Title 1 public school in the Dallas Independent School District, with a declared mission of providing an equitable, safe and secure learning environment in which all students gain the academic and socio-emotional skills to become successful members of our society.
The school is an accelerated campus that increases academic achievement at a faster rate to close achievement gaps by identifying student needs delivering engaging, rigorous, differentiated instruction based on data-driven analysis, TBC said.
"Thank you so much for the supplies donated to our campus. Our teachers here at Edward Titche work extremely hard to close gaps for students and additional supplies takes a huge load off of their shoulders," Jazmune Jenkins principal of Edward Titche Elementary School, said.
The $25,000 donation covered 956 bags of supplies, TBC said, which were distributed to children in grades prekindergarten through fifth along with their teachers and staff for the 2021-22 school year.
"'The Team You Trust' is more than a motto," Jim Bull, vice president and general manager of Big O Tires, said. "It's our promise to each and every community we serve to support local organizations and causes that will result in a more vibrant and healthier community."