The combined efforts of the Matthews Tire team and the loyal support of our communities have once again resulted in a highly successful Oil Change for the Better fundraiser. The two-week event held July 24 - 28 and July 31 - August 4, 2023, yielded a donation of $16,000 to Green Bay-based nonprofit Take ‘em Outdoors.

Matthews Tire technicians completed an incredible 946 total oil changes across all six Matthews Tire locations, with $15 from each oil change benefitting the cause. Matthews Tire presented Take ‘em Outdoors President Shad Loch with a check for $16,000.

“I’m overwhelmed with gratitude to receive these funds,” said Loch, who proudly accepted the check from Matthews Tire. “This money will go a long way to help the kids and adults we serve enjoy the fishing and hunting experiences Wisconsin is known for.”

Matthews Tire President Trevor Rezner said the decision to support Take ‘em Outdoors with this year’s fundraiser was easy. The nonprofit aligns with the company’s preferred areas of support, which include children and veterans, alongside those centered on cancer or animals. “We’re happy the event was such a success. It’s our honor to offer this donation to a small, local nonprofit that can bring joy and outdoor experiences through its unique mission.”

The Importance of Giving Back

Local businesses like Matthews Tire play a crucial role in creating healthy communities. Giving back through donations and partnerships not only helps the communities we serve but also builds strong connections. In today’s community-oriented climate, we believe giving back is vital to our lasting success.

About Take ’em Outdoors

Through their programs, Green Bay-based Take ’em Outdoors enables children with severe or terminal illnesses or combat-wounded veterans to explore the outdoors through hunting or fishing trips. The organization began in 2006 as a way to provide options to those with limited opportunities.

Parents of children diagnosed with a severe illness or handicap, or combat-wounded veterans, are encouraged to contact Take ‘em Outdoors for the chance to get children or veterans into the woods or out on the water.

About Oil Change for the Better

Oil Change for the Better is an annual charity event held by Matthews Tire. This July was the 11th annual Oil Change for the Better event. Since 2012, Matthews Tire has raised over $105,955 for various local nonprofits including Fox Valley Humane Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Salvation Army, Disabled American Veterans Transportation Program, Catalpa Health’s Race for a Reason, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Old Glory Honor Flight, Saving Paws Animal Rescue, Walleyes for Kids, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Child Care Resource & Referral, SOAR Fox Cities, WisconSibs, Breast Cancer Family Foundation, a variety of local food pantries, Wisconsin Veterans Village Association, Hand-N-Hand of Northeastern Wisconsin and Take ‘em Outdoors.

Missed Oil Change for the Better 2023?

Never fear! Our ASE-certified technicians can still perform a premier oil change at any of our six convenient locations. Schedule your appointment online now!

To donate to Take ‘em Outdoors, visit their website.