Gerald Subaru makes donation to Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry
As part of their ongoing support of local communities, Subaru of America Inc. and Gerald Subaru of Naperville presented a check recently for $48,726 to Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry.
The charity was selected by Gerald Subaru, 2379 Aurora Ave., as its "Hometown Charity" of choice for Subaru's Share the Love program.
From Nov. 17 to Jan. 3, customers who purchased or leased a new Subaru vehicle were able to select from a list of charities to receive a donation of $250 from Subaru of America.
This year for the first time, there was no cap on the total donation from Subaru of America to its Share the Love charitable partners. By the end of this year's event, Subaru projected to reach a total of nearly $94 million donated since the creation of Share the Love.
This year's ninth-annual Share the Love event also continued its contribution to four national charities, including the ASPCA, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Meals on Wheels America and the National Park Foundation. In addition, each Subaru retailer selected a hometown charity from their local community to support, adding more than 660 local causes to the Share the Love campaign.
Select local retailers also participated in the hometown charity donation matching program totaling $1.3 million which, paired with Subaru of America's existing contribution, culminated in a donation grand total of $24.8 million to national and local charities.
The check for $48,726 was presented to the food pantry's Marilyn Weisner by Gerald Subaru's Doug Gerald, dealer principal and CEO, and general manager Alec McKean on March 23.