Community Tire Donates Cars to Single Mothers at ProShred Arizona

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Ebony Parker and Dianera Pena couldn’t hold back tears when they put the keys in their free cars for the first time during Community Tire Pro’s car donation event on November 13. The vehicles were donated by Community Tire Pro Customers Pat Deangelis and Rena Ellis. Parker received a 2008 Chevy Equinox and Pena received a 2002 Chevy Cavalier. The cars were presented to the two women at Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair’s Metro location at 2751 West North Lane and was in conjunction with PROShred Arizona’s charity document shredding event.

Parker and Pena are both single mothers and enrollees for the Helping Hands for Single Moms Program. Both were in need of a new car to help them while they raised their kids and complete their degrees.

Helping Hands is a program that provides financial assistance for single moms while they attend college.

Parker was in shock as she stepped into her car for the first time.

“Is this really for me?” Parker asked with tears in her eyes. “It is a beautiful car and this is going to help me and my family so much.”

Pena said this car would be a boon for her and her family as she tries to complete her degree to become a social worker.

Community Tire Pros Owner Howard Fleischmann said he was excited to hold this event and help an organization such a Helping Hands for Single Moms.

“It is such a great feeling for our team and our donating customers to help these two well-deserving mothers get around while they finish school,” Fleischmann said. “It is always an honor to work with Helping Hands to do good things for the community.”

The day also featured a charity document-shredding event sponsored by PROShred Arizona. Attendees of the shred event could securely dispose of four bankers boxes of documents for a donation of $5. All donations went to the Community Tire Salsa Garden.

The garden is dedicated to serving its local community with free seasonal fruits and vegetables. Food from the garden is donated to the Joshua Tree Feeding Program. They are a local nonprofit feeding homeless and terminal HIV homebound patients.

PROShred Arizona’s Director of Marketing Patty Caradonna said the Community Tire Garden shred event is a great cause to support in 2021.

“Food has been hard to come by for many families this last year so helping food banks such as Joshua Tree through the Community Tire Salsa Garden is more important than ever,” Caradonna said. “We are always happy to work with our friends at Community Tire Pros to improve our community.”

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