Community Wholesale Tire was founded in St. Louis, Missouri in 1935. The family owned and operated business, while always sensitive to the community and societal needs, made more formalized charitable giving a corporate goal about a decade ago. The Berra family, who owns the company, established the Berra Family Charitable Foundation in 2017. While Community continues to support ongoing community and customer charitable responsibilities, it now makes the BFCF it’s outlet for continued, planned, and organized giving. Over the years, Community Wholesale Tire and the Berra Family Charitable Foundation have donated nearly $2,000,000 to various charitable causes. For more information about the Berra Family Charitable Foundation and the organizations it supports, please visit www.berrafamilyfoundation.org.
Some of the projects funded by the foundation are:
Boys Hope Girls Hope
An international organization committed to breaking the cycle of poverty through a residential program, which provides a value-centered, family-style home focusing on educational, moral, and spiritual development.
St. Louis University High School
A Catholic, Jesuit college-preparatory school for young men. The school provides a challenging academic program to students based on their ability to succeed, rather than their economic circumstances.
Queen of Peace Center
A family-centered behavioral healthcare provider for women with addiction, their children, and families.
St. Patrick Center
Missouri’s largest provider of homeless services. St. Patrick Center provides job skills to homeless individuals, enabling them to gain employment and get their lives back on track.
A Jesuit Middle School whose mission is to serve boys who have potential for college, but who are in danger of failing to achieve that potential due of poverty, residence in distressed neighborhoods, and/or other social factors.
St. Joseph’s Academy
A private, Catholic high school for young women. The school’s mission is to “provide Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our Community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world.
Humane Society of Missouri
An organization that provides a safe and caring haven to animals in need.
St. Louis Fisher House
Provides free lodging to veterans and military families who are receiving treatment at military medical centers.
The leading health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
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