TOLEDO, Ohio — Employees and family members of Shrader Tire & Oil volunteered Saturday to build a playhouse for a local family.
Partnering with the Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity, Shrader Tire & Oil employees designed, painted and built the 4-foot wide, 5-foot-long playhouse that was then donated to a Toledo family for their three children, ages 2-6.
The community project is part of Shrader Tire & Oil celebrating its 75 years in business in 2023. One of the company’s Core Values is Community Involvement.
Shrader Tire & Oil employees chose a barnyard theme for the playhouse, painting both inside and outside of the structure, using bright colors and amazing designs. While Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity team leaders supervised, the team painted the structure, put up the four walls, created window borders and applied shingles to the roof. Using a big red barn as the theme, the playhouse included a bright blue sky, horses, cows, pigs, and sheep.
A family of five came to Shrader Tire & Oil headquarters on Sylvania Ave. in Toledo to view the finished project and take it home with them.
It was an amazing opportunity for Shrader Tire & Oil to contribute to Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity.
Shrader Tire & Oil was founded in 1948 and has been located on Sylvania Ave. for most of the past 75 years. There are also 18 other locations in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana, including multiple fleet stores, two Michelin retread plants and a bulk oil facility.