Our Commitment to Our Community
Supporting the needs of our community is a priority for the Sierra Car Care team, in both our professional and personal lives. We believe deeply that we have a responsibility to give back to our community and that doing so strengthens us as individuals.
Gas for Goodness
In the early 1990’s, Steve and Laurie launched the Gas for Goodness program with the help of the National Automobile Museum. In order to assist in providing awareness and exposure for local non-profits, Sierra Car Care and Tire Centers are proud to adopt a different organization or charity each month through the program. Every Wednesday, we donate one cent for each gallon of gas sold from each of our three service stations to the chosen organization. We feature the selected cause on our social media with photos/videos along with information about the charity. In 2019, Sierra Car Care and Tire Centers donated over $12,000 to local charities.
To be eligible for our program, the organization must serve the local community and provide copy, photos and video of the work they do in the community. If you are a charity or would like to nominate a charity for us to consider for Charity of the Month, please submit your suggestion using this form. Please include the name of the charity, address and phone, and a paragraph on who the charity supports and we will present it to our crew. We would love your ideas and your suggestions!
Great Full Gardens, in partnership with Root Ed opened their newly installed modular greenhouse at Wooster High School. The installation was made possible with the money raised by Sierra Car Care’s Gas for Goodness program and fundraising efforts by Great Full Gardens, Wooster High School and Modular Greenhouses. Wooster High School is the 2nd Washoe County School District school to receive a greenhouse from Root Ed and Great Full Gardens and the 5th greenhouse to be installed in the community. Built by the local company Modular Greenhouse, the 8 x 24’ state of the art greenhouse is specifically engineered to withstand high winds up to 130 mph in the northern Nevada area. The installation began on July 12th, 2022, with a ribbon cutting ceremony taking place on September 13th, 2022.
RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – No doubt about it, there’s pain at the pump.
But at Sierra Car Care they are trying to make the best out of the situation. Since 1990 the company has donated one cent of every gallon sold at their stations to local charities.
It’s called Gas for Goodness. And so far, more than 300 non-profits have benefitted.
“A lot of charities that we get to know of other ones and they tell them about it,” says Robert Wolter manager of the Sierra Car Care on West Plumb Lane. “And that’s how we get a new charity,” he says.
Wolter admits the program is not widely known, however. As a matter of fact, Sierra Car Care has gone back to prior recipients to give a repeat donation.
Ashley Greenhalgh says Farmily Organic Farms received a $1,000 dollar check from the program. The group says you might be surprised what happens when kids work in soil.
“The garden is a perfect environment for children to learn social-emotional skills such as teamwork goal setting problem-solving. empathy, and learning life-long habits,” says Greenhalgh.
Greenhalgh says the money will go to a pizza oven so kids can better understand the farm-to-table concept. Gas for Goodness makes sure the non-profit is local, and that the money will stay local.
The funds collected on all Wednesday sales are matched by Fleet Solutions.
The recipients’ names are posted at the stations to let people know about the organizations.
Asked if such a program helps the price of gas go down a little better?
“Not at all,” says Sam Garner. “But I mean at least there is something that a high price goes to at some point.”
We are proud to sponsor and help support the following local organizations: