The annual Subaru “Share the Love” Event certainly lives up to its name. This year’s event raised nearly $96,000 for the Center for Medically Fragile Children at Providence Child Center.
During “Share the Love,” Subaru of America and its retailers donate $250 to national and hometown charities for each new vehicle purchased or leased from November to January.
For the fifth year, Carr Subaru Beaverton chose Bill’s Kids Fund at the Center for Medically Fragile Children as its local charity. With this year’s check for $95,899, Carr’s total contribution to the center climbed to more than $500,000.
The donated funds support round-the-clock care for the center’s patients – babies, children and young people who have profound disabilities and complex medical needs.
The Bill’s Kids Fund is named in honor of Bill Schonely, a board member at Providence Child Center best known as Mr. Rip City for his three decades as the play-by-play announcer for the Portland Trail Blazers.
“At Carr Subaru, we believe in being a positive force in the communities where we live and work,” said Michael Parks, Carr Subaru digital director. “Caring for children in our community will foster a better tomorrow. Providence cares for more children in the state than any other health care system, and it is a privilege to give back and support the children cared for by Providence Child Center.”
“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."
"Caring for children in our community will foster a better tomorrow."