As part of the national 2015 Subaru Share the Love program, Continental Subaru has chosen Clare House and Charlie Elder House as their “hometown charity” to participate in this year’s holiday event.
From Nov. 19, 2015 to Jan. 2, 2016, customers who purchase or lease a new Subaru vehicle can select from a list of charities to receive a donation of $250 from Subaru of America. Last year, Subaru of America, Inc. donated $15 million to participating charities nationwide. SOA has selected four national charities: ASPCA, Make-A-Wish, Meals on Wheels Association of America and National Park Foundation.
In addition to the four national charities selected by Subaru of America, Continental Subaru has elected to add two “hometown” charities; the Clare House and Charlie Elder House - both organizations of Anchorage’s Catholic Social Services.
Clare House provides temporary, emergency 24-hour shelter for women with children and expectant mothers over 18. Residents receive daily meals and referrals for child care, substance abuse and mental health, affordable permanent housing, employment and continuing educational opportunities. Case management services are an integral part of the program to help women in their transition from homelessness to independent living.
Charlie Elder House provides housing for homeless, teenage boys. At Charlie Elder House, boys learn to live independently, achieve academic success, maintain positive relationships, and contribute to the community. Charlie Elder House provides a therapeutic environment, case management services and counseling services in cooperation with AK Child & Family.
Last March, Continental Subaru presented a total of $48,091 to the 2014 Share the Love recipient’s; the Eva Foundation and the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage.