There are a lot of things that drive a business, multiple moving parts that are each required to keep all systems running smoothly. It’s the same with a car. And while taking care of maintenance issues and making repairs can seem like an inconvenience and sometimes a costly headache, that headache can be lessened when part of the proceeds are being driven toward a greater good, benefiting charitable organizations that truly make a difference.
Over the past year, Gateway Tire and Service Center in Clarksville has been doing just that, taking part in a program called Gateway Gives Back, which works with area organizations to raise money for their causes. “We give three dollars from each oil change we do on every Tuesday of each month,” explain Gateway Tires managers Larry Fulks and Steve May. Each month, the partnering organization changes, providing the opportunity to generate much-needed funds to some very deserving recipients. Most recently, Gateway Gives Back funneled their efforts to the USO, greasing the wheels of an institution that fuels the morale of military service members all over the world. It’s an oil change that’s making a change—in more ways than you’d imagine.