On April 27, 2022 – Subaru of America representatives presented two checks to two Anchorage non-profit organizations totaling $27,400 – as part of the nationwide Subaru Share’s the Love program.
From November 18, 2021 thru January 3, 2022 – customers who had purchased a new Subaru vehicle could select from a list of four national charities ASPCA; Meals on Wheels; Make-A-Wish and National Parks Foundation – OR a local non-profit organization to receive a $250 donation from Subaru of America.
“We ask our Continental work family to nominate a local charity to support each year – and since 2014, we’ve been able to provide over $320,000 to various Anchorage charities”, said Marten Martensen – co-owner of Continental Auto Group.
The entire staff at Continental Auto Group have an opportunity each spring to nominate and vote for an Anchorage non-profit. For 2021, our charitable partners were The Pediatric Resource Center and Katie’s Handprint.
The Pediatric Resource Center received $5,800; and Katie’s Handprint received $21,600 from Subaru of America.
On May 5th, Continental Subaru presented a check from Subaru of America to Hospice of Anchorage, 2020’s Subaru Share the Love recipient, for $21,362. The funds provided by Subaru of America will be used to continue aiding our community members with resources that support the transition from life through death and cope with loss and grief. Thank you to Ivan, Amanda and Kim for nominating Hospice of Anchorage for the 2020 Subaru Share the Love initiative!
Alaska’s Stone Soup Group has been chosen as this year’s local Subaru Share the Love recipient.
The event allows local dealerships within the Continental Auto Group to choose a hometown charity. Since 2014, more than $250,000 have been donated locally to charities such as Alaska Children’s Trust, Clare House and the Abused Women’s Aid In Crisis (AWAIC), according to a release.
Stone Soup Group provides information, support, training and resources to help Alaskan families and caregivers provide the best possible care for children with special needs.
“We are very proud to be able to support our community in a truly meaningful way,” wrote Derek Adolf, co-principal owner of Continental Auto Group in a prepared statement.
This year’s Share the Love donation turned out to be one of the largest given to a local nonprofit in the last six years. Megan Kelley, the communications and outreach manager for Stone Soup Group, says when the nonprofit heard it was selected, she and her team started doing their homework.
“We had seen what past charities had received, and we were kind of budgeting for that,” Kelley said.
Wednesday, via a virtual ceremony, the Stone Soup Group was presented with more than $15,000 more than the $30,000 target they were planning for. Continental Subaru supplied a check for $42,494 and Credit Union 1 kicked in an additional $5,000, raising the total amount to $47,494.
“This will really help right now during this time, because we still need to reach out to families,” Kelley said. “It can help with our assisted technology, our technology to reach out to them and have our navigators be able to communicate with families, which is really, really important during this time.”
Kelley says they are also looking for someone in its Bethel-Kotzebue region to be a parent navigator. This is someone who helps families get the services they need. More information on the Stone Soup Group is available here.