Monthly Archives: May 2012
We have just announced our best tire sale of the year! Buy 3 and Get 1 Free on ALL Goodyear and Dunlop tires in stock! In addition, you could save up to another $160 on select Goodyear and Dunlop tires by mail in rebate. You don’t want to miss this one!
If you plan on doing any road trips during this holiday weekend, stop by any of our locations and let us provide a free tire inspection and air pressure check. The sale ends on 5/31 so hurry and make your appointment while supplies last!
Today’s guest blog comes from Janet Baird, of Helping Hands for the Plymouth Animal Shelter.
Being an animal lover all of my life, I decided to volunteer at the local animal shelter. I promised my husband that I would not bring anything home, until this little black pug showed up… How could I resist? And it all went uphill from there…
I began volunteering every Tuesday morning, taking care of the cleaning, and felt really good about what I was doing. I was providing a clean environment for the animals, giving them love and affection while making sure that they had food, fresh litter and a nice warm bed.
About a year later, a new volunteer showed up, and we became great friends as well as co-workers. A little while after that, another woman showed up and we became the three musketeers on Tuesday mornings. We started putting our heads together to see how we could improve the shelter. We wanted to do more in addition to the cleaning.
We soon realized that many abandoned pets needed a lot of medical care, more than the budget could stretch. That’s when we organized the Helping Hands for the Plymouth Animal Shelter, Inc. Our goal is to raise funds for the medical care that is so desperately needed by the homeless animals in our community.
Founded in 2008, we are very proud of our accomplishments thus far. One day, a four month old puppy came into the shelter with a broken leg. We decided to have a yard sale to raise money for the puppy’s medical costs, and ended up raising $902! Since then, we’ve held an annual yard sale, canned in front of supermarkets, and held fundraisers at local restaurants to generate funds for new dog kennels and medical expenses.
Not only do we raise money for the shelter and it’s animals, but we educate the community as well. We give talks in schools to educate the children on the importance of spaying and neutering their animals, as well ways to take care of their pets in a responsible way. Additionally, we visit senior housing, assist at Job Fairs, local dog walks, and other community events.
A few years ago one of our volunteers, Kathryn Ieada, started her own non-profit group called Papa’s Pet Project in memory of her dad. Through a partnership with the Plymouth PetSmart, Papa’s Pets Project works to help homeless animals find new homes. Papa’s Pet Project, Helping Hands and the Plymouth Animal Shelter all work together in rescuing and helping homeless animals in our town: Animals come into the shelter, Helping hands gets them medically up to date, and Papa’s Pets takes them up the adoption center. We make the perfect trifecta!
Volunteers are such an important part of our organization; we rely solely on them. Any rescue group needs many volunteers, money and extra help in order to sustain their services. We are looking for foster families, monetary donations, clerical help and donations, some of which you may not even think of! Every shelter needs towels and blankets, cleaning supplies, cat good and dog food, litter, flea treatments, laundry and dish detergent, as well as small paper plates.
If you can find it in your heart to help in any way possible, we would very much appreciate it.
We thank you, and our furry friends thank you too!
Monetary donations can be made to Helping Hands for the P.A.S, Inc. PO Box 1042, Plymouth, MA 02362
This past Saturday May 12, our Fall River location held a customer appreciation event for all of its loyal customers. It was a beautiful day to hang out and have some fun in the sun with family and friends with so much going on.
The Niagara Neighborhood Association, which is a local group in Fall River, put on an excellent car wash for anyone that was in the area. The radio station Fun 107 was also on site playing music and handing out prizes! Don’t forget everyone’s favorite, Big League Brian, who was in attendance to provide entertainment for all who stopped by.
The event was a fun way to give back to all of YOU loyal customers that make Sullivan Tire a success. Below are some pictures from the day’s festivities.
On Sunday, May 6, thousands of walkers will cross Brockton to battle cancer in the 13th annual Champions Fighting Cancer Walk. The event benefits cancer programs and services at Signature Healthcare as well as the Chrystine M. Sullivan Memorial Foundation and its community partners. It is one of the largest charity events in the Metro South area, repeatedly drawing thousands of area residents.
“As the walk continues to grow, and we are thankful for the strong community support and our partnership with the Chrystine M. Sullivan Foundation year after year,” said Jeff Miller, Signature Healthcare VP of Philanthropy. “This annual event, along with the celebration at the finish line creates a strong bond between our organization and the community we serve. It is an inspiring event for all involved – those who walk and those who donate time and resources to make the event possible.”
The 4.5-mile walk begins — rain or shine — at Brockton High School and finishes at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital. A half-way water stop at the Central Branch YMCA continues this year, underscoring Signature Healthcare’s partnership with the Old Colony YMCA on health and wellness programs. Those unable to walk the full route can participate in a shorter 1.5-mile walk that begins at City Hall. At the walk finish line, Signature Healthcare will be hosting a health fair for the community.
The Walk is completely staffed and organized by volunteers, reducing administrative costs and allowing more funds to be funneled back into the fight against cancer on a local level. For the second year, the Fire & Iron Firefighters Motorcycle Club, Station 144 will be hosting the Champions Ride for Pediatrics, a motorcycle ride benefiting the Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital Pediatric Department .
Below are some pictures from previous walks; Click here for more information, or to participate in this year’s walk.
Don’t miss the Jordan Rich Variety Show at Massasoit Community College, Saturday, May 5th at 7:00 PM, sponsored by Sullivan Tire and Auto Service. Paul Sullivan will join the cast on stage in a hilarious comedy bit, and the show will feature celebrity guest performers Jordan Rich, Laurie Kirby, Rod Fritz, noted jazz singer Amanda Carr, Dan Kenney (former musical director for Britney Spears) and comedian Riley Matthews performing alongside a plethora of Massasoit students, faculty, and staff.
Acts include singing, dancing, comedy, martial arts, and a tribute to classic radio. Tickets are $16, $14 students/seniors, and $12 per person for groups of 10 or more. To order tickets call 508-427-1234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proceeds will benefit scholarships for students in the areas of radio, television, and theater at Massasoit Community College. Come on out to the show and see the premier of a new singing, dancing Sullivan Tire commercial!