Portland, OR. Providence’s most fragile children received some love from Carr Subaru and Subaru of America – $96,939 worth of love. Matt Taylor, Renate Rader and their son Gabriel joined representatives from Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children, and Carr Subaru and Subaru of America at a special check presentation on April 10th.
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.
From Providence Child Center:
Providence Child Center provides services for children of all abilities to help them reach their full potential and includes the Center for Medically Fragile Children, the only facility in the Northwest offering skilled-nursing care for children with profound disabilities and complex medical needs; Providence Children’s Development Institute; Swindells Resource Center for children and families; and Providence Wee Care. For more information, visit www.providence.org/childcenter.