Big O Tires Supports Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Project

Apr 21, 2016 | Member News

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – April 21, 2016 – Family-owned and locally operated Big O Tires continues its extensive history of support for the community through its $2,000 donation to Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity.

“We are honored to support Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity and especially its current Women Build project,” said Owner Jim Lautzenheiser. “Knowing that we are a small part of a new home for the Swift Family is humbling. I’m looking forward to being out on the build site this summer.”

The $2,000 donation will help fund Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build project, which unites women in the community to uphold Habitat’s mission of providing affordable and safe housing for families that are struggling financially. The 2016 Women Build project will benefit the Swift family, which marks the fifth Women Build Home in Fort Collins.

“It is because of the generosity of our community that we are able to create new lifestyles for families such as the Swifts,” said Kristin Candella, Executive Director for Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity. “Big O’s donation truly promotes our goal to offer a hand up instead of a hand out.”

About Big O Tires:
Established in 1962, Big O Tires has evolved into one of North America’s largest retail franchisors providing customers with a broad range of automotive services in addition to quality tires, wheels and accessories. The three locations in Fort Collins are locally owned and reflect the company’s ongoing commitment to put customers first and maintain a grassroots approach to connecting with the community. Learn more about Big O Tires at

About Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity
Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in the Fort Collins area and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. The Women Build program brings together women from all walks of life to take a stand for safe, affordable housing and also offers the opportunity for local women to become empowered by learning construction skills. Learn more at