Carr Subaru Beaverton "Shares the love" with Medically Fragile Children

April 12, 2016

Providence’s most fragile patients received some love from Carr Subaru Beaverton and Subaru of American - $105,822 worth of love.

Subaru’s “Share the Love” event was held over the winter months, from mid-November to January 2. During that time, Subaru donated $250 for every new vehicle purchased or leased to certain charities. 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 Child Center Foundation board member Bill Schonely, who also is known as Mr. Rip City for his three decades as the play-by-play announcer for the Portland Trail Blazers.

The $105,822 Share the Love donation will support the round-the-clock care provided at the center for young people with profound disabilities and complex medical needs.

“We are very privileged to continue to grow our relationship with Providence Child Center, and look forward to helping in our future endeavors,” said Larry Sperling, Carr Auto Group digital marketing director.

“We are so grateful to our friends at Carr Subaru, Subaru of America and their customers for their incredible generosity to help us meet the needs of the special families we serve,” said JoAnn Vance, Executive Director, Children’s Developmental Health, Providence Health & Services – Oregon Region.

The Carr Subaru Beaverton donation represents the largest contribution in the country made by Subaru to a local charity through the Share the Love event. Nationally, Subaru and participating dealers gave $65 million to charities through the event.