Providence’s most fragile patients just received some love from Carr Subaru Beaverton and Subaru of America – nearly $62,400 worth of love.
Subaru’s “Share the Love” event was held from November 2020 to January 2021, during which time Subaru donated $250 to charity for every new vehicle purchased or leased. Customers buying or leasing the vehicles were able to select a local charity from a number of choices.
One of the charities offered by Carr Subaru Beaverton was Bill’s Kids Fund at Providence’s Center for Medically Fragile Children. The Bill’s Kids Fund is named in honor of Providence Children's Health Foundation board member Bill Schonely, who is also known as Mr. Rip City for his three decades as the play-by-play announcer for the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Share the Love donation to the Bill’s Kids Fund at Providence will support the round-the-clock care provided at the center for young people with profound disabilities and complex medical needs. This is the seventh year Carr Subaru has chosen Providence Child Center as its local charity, bringing its total contribution close to $650,000.
“Our partnership with Providence Child Center has allowed our team at Carr Subaru to take an active role in caring for our community. Our Share the Love campaign raises important funds to improve the lives of children living with special needs and offers a unique chance to advance medical care for our region’s most vulnerable patients. We are so proud that we can help support such a worthy organization for so many years,” said Brad Preble, president, Carr Auto Group.
“The extraordinary support from Carr Subaru is an inspiration to the children, families and caregivers we serve,” said JoAnn Vance, executive director, Children’s Developmental Health, Providence Health & Services – Oregon Region. “We could not provide the optimal care for children living with special needs without partners like Carr Subaru.”