Tires And Treads Combines Cars and Philanthropy

The Tires and Treads project began four years ago at Woodrow Wilson School as a way of donating shoes and other items of clothing that faculty and staff could give to students in need. The event takes place at Keewahdin Elementary this Wednesday, August 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Fran Morris, President and Founder of Tires and Treads, said the group organizers pick a school each year and then collect clothing items for the school from October to January. Items are delivered to the school in August and made available for faculty and staff to give to students throughout the school years.  Morris said, other than at home, much of a student’s time is spent at school, so teachers and staff will have great insight into a student’s needs. She said the idea to combine cars with giving away shoes to students in need came to her a few years back. They plan to have several classic and other unique cars at the event on Wednesday. Several different organizations will be in attendance such as local law enforcement, first responders, and partner charity groups.