Pictured: Gerald Auto President and Dealer Principal, Doug Gerald, GM of Gerald Subaru Naperville, Donna Lawler, Amy VanPolen of Bridge Communities & Chad Seifert, Subaru District Sales Manager.
Gerald Subaru presented a check to Bridge Communities
as a result of being the local charitable
organization working in coordination with Gerald Subaru, for the Subaru "Share The Love Event."
Subaru's "Share the Love" event donates $250 to one of five charities, with the choice
being made by the buyer. Over the first five years of the event, Subaru and local retailers
have made a real impact in their communities, donating $25 million to a range of national charities.
Gerald Subaru is proud to donate to Bridge Communities, a non-profit organization committed to
transforming the lives of homeless families in DuPage County. Bridge Communities partners with
talented and resourceful individuals in the community to mentor families and move them
towards self-sufficiency and success.
Pictured (from left to right): Neil Gerald, owner and dealer principal of Gerald Nissan Subaru Kia Hyundai; Vicky Joseph, founder of Families Helping Families; John Webb, chairman of Chicago Automobile Trade Association; David Sloan, president of Chicago Automobile Trade Association. The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) and Gerald Nissan Subaru Kia Hyundai presented a check to charitable organization Families Helping Families for $1,500 as part of the CATA's Chicagoland Dealers Care program.
The Chicagoland Dealers Care program helps to deliver additional financial support and advocacy to local charitable organizations already put forth by Chicagoland new-car dealers. Gerald Nissan Subaru Kia Hyundai has been a longtime financial supporter of Families Helping Families, a grassroots neighborhood organization with the sole focus of helping homeless families in DuPage County, and even donated two vehicles to the organization last year.
"The support from Gerald Nissan Subaru Kia Hyundai and the Chicagoland Dealers Care program is critical in helping fund our programs that provide apartments and supportive services to homeless families while they work to reclaim their lives," said Vicky Joseph, founder of Families Helping Families.