Since 2013, Continental has proudly sponsored the annual St. Jude Country Cares radio-thon aired on Anchorage’s KBEAR 104.1. Each January, KBRJ’s on air team goes live for two days sharing the message and mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital of Finding Cures. This year, the Anchorage community along with KBRJ raised $83,000 over the course of two days! Because the majority of St. Jude funding comes from individual contributors, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most – saving children’s lives regardless of their financial situation. St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world and freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use the knowledge to save thousands more children. Over the past 22 years, Alaskan’s have contributed over 1.9 Million dollars to support the research and families of children that have been diagnosed with cancer.
Since 2015, Continental Subaru has partnered with Anchorage’s Salvation Army in ‘adopting’ families that need a hand up during the Christmas holiday. This year, Continental provided for two large families that were identified through various community outreach professionals (schools; counselors; churches; medical professionals) that needed some extra care this season. Adopt-a-Family is a holiday program facilitated by The Salvation Army that pairs up families in need with a sponsor to ‘adopt’ that family. It is a unique program for families who have experienced a devastating tragedy or crisis during the past year. Through the Adopt-A-Family program, Continental became a sponsor of two families that are experiencing severe economic, emotional, or physical crisis. We help by purchasing new winter gear; clothing, toys, household items, and food or grocery store certificates. In some instances, families request a special ‘wish’. In addition to clothing, gifts and food, Continental provided a set of studded snow tires and our good friends and local partner, Mattress Ranch provided five twin size beds, sheets and pillows to our families. Adopting families thru the Salvation Army is just another example of how Continental Subaru Shares the Love with our Anchorage community.
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, and in keeping with its commitment to support local communities nationwide, Subaru of America, has donated two Meals on Wheels delivery vehicles – to two Senior Centers in Alaska;
the Kenai Senior Center and the Homer Senior Centers. With these two new Subaru Outbacks, both senior centers will be able to deliver nearly 30,000 meals to Alaskan seniors. Subaru of America has supported the national Meals on Wheels network since 2008 through the Subaru Share the Love philanthropic event – contributing more than $12M to Meals on Wheels America. Subaru’s annual Share the Love program started November 17th and will continue to run thru January 2nd. Continental Subaru of Anchorage, actively participates in the Share the Love campaign and has donated over $125,000 to local Alaskan non-profit organizations since 2014.
When Subaru created the Share the Love Event ten years ago, the goal was very simple: Join forces with our retailers, our customers, and our amazing charity partners to put a little love in the hearts of those in need.
This year, when you get a new Subaru from November 16 through January 2, we will donate $250 to your choice from four national charities: Meals on Wheels, the ASPCA®, Make-A-Wish®, the National Park Foundation or Priceless Alaska.
Since Subaru created Share the Love in 2008, Subaru and its retailers have donated over $115 million, giving countless people plenty to sing about.
What about the impact right here in Anchorage?
Since 2014, over $110,000 has gone to local organizations geared to help people in need. Eva Foundation, Clare House, Charlie Elder House, and Newborns in Need have received funds to assist in delivering on their core mission. In addition, local chapters of Meals on Wheels providing meal delivery and check-in service have received cash donations and vehicles through the national program. Denali National Park has also benefitted with Subaru donations and a waste reduction partnership as a result of Share The Love donations from here in Alaska and around the United States.
For 2017, Continental Subaru is proud to select Priceless Alaska as our hometown charity for the Share The Love program.
Anchorage has seen an increase in violent crime sweeping the area. The surprising connection is the increase in crimes related to human trafficking. Directly related to drug trade, child pornography and many other crimes—human traffickers prey on our children by using coercion, force, and fear to manipulate them into despicable acts. Many times they are lost for years. When victims of human trafficking are found, they are often shattered emotionally and physically broken. Victims need support and assistance to reconnect with families, with humanity. It’s a difficult task that many agencies do not fully understand or are capable of delivering. Priceless Alaska bridges the gap by providing a mentor and connecting victims with the resources needed to heal.
Priceless Alaska has served over 80 victims and works with local and national law en
The Subaru Share the Love Event. So much more than just getting a great car, it’s a community of people helping others.