Premier Subaru Presents a Check For $53,552 to Camp Rising Sun for the 2017 “Share The Love" Campaign, resulting in a total of more than $200,000 over the last 4 years.

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Robert J. Alvine, President, Premier Subaru, presented Shaun Heffernan, Director, Camp Rising Sun, with a check for $53,552 this morning in the dealership’s showroom in Branford. 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.

“I am honored to participate with such an organization. An organization that brings smiles to brave children and their families,” remarked Mr. Alvine. “We are duly proud to have raised this money and deeply thank our customers and employees.”

Robert J. Alvine, President, Premier Subaru, presented Shaun Heffernan, Director, Camp Rising Sun, with a check for $53,552 this morning in the dealership’s showroom in Branford. 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 selected Camp Rising Sun as their “hometown charity” for the 2017 campaign for the fourth year in a row. Total contributions from Premier Subaru to Camp Rising Sun exceed $200,000 over the last four years.

“Thanks to Bob Alvine and the entire Premier Subaru Team, we will be able to provide an awesome summer camp experience to even more kids with cancer,” said Mr. Heffernan. “Being a small volunteer organization without a national sponsor, fundraising is always a challenge. Bob and his team’s hard work will help put smiles on the faces of our campers this summer.”

“I am honored to participate with such an organization. An organization that brings smiles to brave children and their families,” remarked Mr. Alvine. “We are duly proud to have raised this money and deeply thank our customers and employees.”

“Share the Love” ran from November 16, 2017 to Jan. 2, 2018 and was expected to donate up to $25 million over the course of the campaign nationwide. In the last ten years, Subaru of America has donated over $115 million to different charities. In 2013, Subaru of America gave retailers the option to add a local charity. Premier Subaru has built upon that, being, one of the very few in the country that also matches the dollars raised through Subaru of America.

Camp Rising Sun was designed to provide a safe nurturing environment to children ages 5 through 17 who have been diagnosed with cancer. Camp Week takes place at Camp Jewell YMCA in Colebrook, CT. A number of “Senior Campers” have become “Leaders in Training” to help with the younger campers and plan activities. Camp Rising Sun has been around since 1983 and has grown to over 100 campers! The dollars provided by Premier Subaru, under the most recent Share the Love program, will support more than 40 campers this year.

Premier Subaru is located at 150 North Main Street, Branford, CT 06405, right on Route 1, easy access off of Exit 54 off I-95. Premier Subaru is a Subaru Stellar Care Performer 10 years running, plus they have been A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau since 2001. Premier has also been involved in a number of philanthropic organizations including The Branford Jazz on the Green series, Toys for Tots, Jane Doe No More, and the American Cancer Society. Premier Subaru 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 Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about Premier Subaru, you can visit us online or call directly at 1(800) 411-4551.

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