Carr Subaru in Beaverton “Shares the Love” with Medically Fragile Children

April 19, 2017

Providence’s most fragile children received some love from Carr Subaru and Subaru of America - $96,939 worth of love. The donation is the result of Subaru’s recent Share the Love event, when Subaru donated $250 for every new vehicle purchased or leased to certain local charities, including the Bill’s Kids Fund at Providence 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.

Since 2014, Subaru’s Share the Love event has donated more than $275,000 to support the round-the-clock care provided at Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children for young people with profound disabilities and complex medical needs.  

“We are very proud to be involved with the Bills Kids Fund at Providence Child Center,” said Ben Bradshaw, Carr Auto Group general manager. “It has been an honor and privilege to work with the great team at Providence Child Center, to benefit medically fragile children.” 

“We are so grateful to the staff and customers at Carr Subaru and Subaru of America,” said JoAnn Vance, executive director, Children’s Developmental Health, Providence Health & Services. “Their commitment to society’s most fragile kids is truly inspiring and touching.” 

The Carr Subaru donation represents one of the largest in the country made by Subaru to a local charity through the Share the Love event. Nationally, Subaru and participating dealers gave more than $23.4 million to charities through their 2016-2017 campaign.