With many schools in the nation returning to a full year of in-person learning, RNR Tire Express, the national tire and custom wheel franchise, will support multiple communities across the United States by giving away free backpacks and school supplies to kids in the participating location’s communities.
Eleven RNR franchisees who own a combined 69 stores across the U.S. will give away new backpacks filled with essential school supplies including notebooks, paper and writing utensils.
Between now and Saturday, Aug. 14, customers can visit any participating RNR location and ask about receiving a free back-to-school bundle while supplies last. (Promotion varies by location; see store for complete details.)
Participating stores include:
1315 S. Missouri Ave., Clearwater
9218-9226 U.S. 19, Port Richey
8211 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa
1255 E. Fletcher Ave., Tampa
“At RNR we preach ‘serve, not service,’ and that is the philosophy we incorporate into our work with both tire sales and serving our communities. Back-to-school season can be an anxious time for parents and kids, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to help with families in need,” said Larry Sutton, founder and president of RNR Tire Express. “We’re looking forward to continuing the tradition this year of supporting families in neighboring communities, and are thankful we have the opportunity to make a positive impact in the towns where we operate.”
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This year marks the seventh consecutive year that RNR franchise partners have participated in this charitable back-to-school initiative. In each of the last three years, the participating franchisees have seen their stores’ backpack donation count increase each time.
Beginning with donating 1,000 backpacks in 2018, RNR saw an uptick of approximately 3,100 backpacks in 2019 and cleared 3,300 in 2020.
Founded in 2000 by rent-to-own veteran Larry Sutton, RNR has carved out a niche in the tire and wheel industry with its no-hassle payment options that fit each customer’s budget.
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