Watertown, CT (PRWEB) March 30, 2015
President Robert J. Alvine, Premier Subaru Watertown, presented Lisa LaBonte, Director of Meals on Wheels for New Opportunities, Inc., with a check for $15,606 this afternoon in the dealership’s showroom in Watertown. The donation represented the proceeds from the seventh annual “Share the Love” event, in which anyone that purchased or leased a new Subaru could make a $250 donation to one of four national charities – ASPCA, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Meals on Wheels Association of America, the National Park Foundation – or a fifth local charity for their customers to support. Premier Subaru Watertown selected New Opportunities, Inc. Meals on Wheels as their “hometown charity” for the 2014 campaign.
“We couldn’t be happier with the support given to us by Premier Subaru Watertown. We were thrilled when Bob first contacted us about the possibility of participating. Our organization relies heavily on the generosity of those in our community. And a donation of this size will go a long way in helping those in need throughout the region,” said Ms. LaBonte.
“New Opportunities is just the type of local organization that we love to partner with and provide support for during the Subaru “Share the Love” Campaign. Lisa and her people do such a great job providing a hand up to the community in need,” commented Mr. Alvine. “I’d also be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge all of the customers who bought or leased a new Subaru during the campaign, and designated New Opportunities Meals on Wheels as the charity of choice for their donation.”
“Share the Love” ran from Nov. 20, 2014 to Jan. 2, 2015 and was expected to donate up to $15 million over the course of the campaign nationwide. In the last six years, Subaru of America has donated over $35 million to different charities.
New Opportunities, Inc. is a community action agency that serves 27 towns in the Greater Waterbury area, including Meriden, Torrington, Danbury, and Thomaston. More than 70,000 individuals benefit from these programs on an annual basis. Programs include Child Welfare and Family Services, Education and Support Services, Energy Assistance/Weatherization, Services for the Elderly, AIDS/HIV Prevention, and more.
Premier Subaru Watertown is located at 795 Straits Turnpike, Watertown, CT 06795 and 150 North Main Street, Branford, CT 06405, right on Route 63, just two miles off of Exit 17 off I-84. Premier Subaru Watertown is a Better Business Bureau accredited dealership which has been involved in a number of philanthropic organizations including the American Cancer Society, the Compassion Club, Jane Doe No More, and the Watertown Chamber of Commerce. Premier Subaru Watertown is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the last Sunday of the month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about Premier Subaru Watertown, you can visit us online or call directly at 1(866) 726-3419.