PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Interstate Batteries Inc. is joining forces with TBC Corp. to provide backing for TBC's "Aligned in Hope" fund-raising initiative that supports Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).
The Dallas-based battery marketing and distribution company will support Aligned in Hope with a donation of undisclosed value, the companies disclosed.
Interstate — which has been a supply partner for TBC's retail businesses since 2013 — also is offering a $20 rebate off MT- and MTP-brand batteries purchased from a participating NTB Tire & Service Center or Tire Kingdom location from July 1 through Aug. 31. TBC operates 408 NTB stores in 17 states and 207 Tire Kingdom outlets in Florida.
"At Interstate Batteries, we are committed to enriching lives in the communities we serve. We are honored to build upon this commitment and join our long-time partner TBC in supporting Aligned in Hope," Tyler Reeves, chief commercial officer, Interstate Batteries, said.
"The mission of RMHC – to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families – is something we believe will make a positive impact on lives now and in the future."
RMCH President and CEO Sheila Musolino thanked Interstate Batteries for its generosity and TBC "for their continued support of the Aligned in Hope campaign.
"Together, we are making a tremendous impact on the lives of families and their children as they fight to overcome medical hardships."
TBC launched Aligned in Hope in January, saying at the time that the philanthropic effort "affords us the opportunity to give back to RMHC families while doing what we do best, fixing cars, in our ultimate quest and firm belief in our ability and moral obligation to leave everything better — a TBC Corp. core value."
RMHC helps families with ill or injured children stay together, and close to the medical care their child needs at leading hospitals worldwide. Aligned in Hope provides support to RMHC and its local chapters through the following efforts:
• After leaving the hospital, RMHC families receive a special membership card offering lifetime discounts on tires and maintenance services at any Tire Kingdom and NTB Tire & Service Center in the U.S.
• Tire Kingdom and NTB stores provide discounted services for Ronald McDonald House shuttle vehicles used to transport families.
• Tire Kingdom and NTB provide discounted products used on the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, which provide access to medical, dental and health care resources in communities where children need it most.
• Tire Kingdom and NTB employees have the opportunity to support local RMHC Chapters, further reinforcing the team's commitment to making a difference in the lives of RMHC families.