OARA launches “Cat Drive” in support of Employee Scholarship program
London, Ontario — October 23, 2013 — The Ontario Auto Recyclers Association (OARA) has announced that it is once again running the “Cat Drive” fundraiser in support of the Employee Scholarship program. The Cat Drive runs until the OARA Convention and Trade Show, taking place March 28 to 30 at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel.
During the drive, OARA members are encouraged to donate catalytic converters to OARA, and John Bruner from Coreline Auto Parts will grade and sell all cats on behalf of OARA, with the money going to the OARA Employee Scholarship program. The cats will be collected at AADCO Auto Parts. OARA members can get them there through the OARA Drop Zone, direct drop off in at AADCO’s facility in Brampton or use Cardinal Couriers to ship to AADCO Auto Parts. Cardinal is waiving all shipping charges for deliveries clearly marked “OARA Cat Drive.”
The Scholarship Program also accepts cash donations from those unable to donate cats. Last year, the Cat Drive fundraiser generated a donation of over $12,000 from 39 participating OARA members. Since 2010, OARA has provided $150,000 in employee scholarships.