Premier Subaru Watertown Cares - Our Community Involvement

AT PREMIER SUBARU, WE CARE ABOUT THE COMMUNITIES IN WHICH WE SERVE

Premier Subaru Watertown has a history of giving back to the communities in which we serve. Since 2000, the ownership of Premier Subaru Watertown has had a strong commitment to "give back" to the community and ensure that we "pay it forward".  This financial commitment has ranked us among the highest in charitable contributions in our peer group.  We are proud of this commitment and will continue to do what we can to support the communities in which we serve.

 

HAVING A BLAST FOR A CAUSE

Quassy Amusement & Water Park, Middlebury, Conn., presented a spectacular 3-D Fireworks display on July 4, 2016, with special viewing glasses for the nighttime event sold for only $1. Proceeds from the glasses sale benefited Healthy Eyes Alliance, and on July 20, Quassy presented a check for $1,000 to the organization. Accepting on behalf of Healthy Eyes Alliance was Naomi Hayner, program manager, with Quassy's George Frantzis II presenting. 

Healthy Eyes Alliance's goal is to put an end to preventable and treatable blindness through early detection, free access to vision care (eye exams, glasses, surgery-if necessary) and public education. It operates in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, with this donation being targeted to Connecticut. Presenting partners in the fireworks spectacular were Premier Subaru of Watertown, Price Chopper supermarkets, TD Bank and Pepsi. Media partners were Voices newspaper and WTNH Channel 8. (Photo courtesy of Quassy)

  

 

 


PREMIER SUBARU WATERTOWN PRESENTS A CHECK FOR $15,606 TO NEW OPPORTUNITIES AS THE "HOMETOWN CHARITY" IN THE 2014 "SHARE THE LOVE" CAMPAIGN

Watertown, CT, March 24, 2015 - President Robert J. Alvine, Premier Subaru Watertown, presented Lisa LaBonte, Director of Meals on Wheels for New Opportunities, Inc., with a check for $15,606 this afternoon in the dealership's showroom in Watertown. The donation represented the proceeds from the seventh annual "Share the Love" event, in which anyone that purchased or leased a new Subaru could make a $250 donation to one of four national charities - ASPCA, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Meals on Wheels Association of America, the National Park Foundation - or a fifth local charity for their customers to support. Premier Subaru Watertown selected New Opportunities, Inc. Meals on Wheels as their "hometown charity" for the 2014 campaign.

"We couldn't be happier with the support given to us by Premier Subaru Watertown. We were thrilled when Bob first contacted us about the possibility of participating. Our organization relies heavily on the generosity of those in our community. And a donation of this size will go a long way in helping those in need throughout the region," said Ms. LaBonte.

"New Opportunities is just the type of local organization that we love to partner with and provide support for during the Subaru "Share the Love" Campaign. Lisa and her people do such a great job providing a hand up to the community in need," commented Mr. Alvine. "I'd also be remiss if I didn't acknowledge all of the customers who bought or leased a new Subaru during the campaign, and designated New Opportunities Meals on Wheels as the charity of choice for their donation."

"Share the Love" ran from Nov. 20, 2014 to Jan. 2, 2015 and was expected to donate up to $15 million over the course of the campaign nationwide. In the last six years, Subaru of America has donated over $35 million to different charities.

New Opportunities, Inc. is a community action agency that serves 27 towns in the Greater Waterbury area, including Meriden, Torrington, Danbury, and Thomaston. More than 70,000 individuals benefit from these programs on an annual basis. Programs include Child Welfare and Family Services, Education and Support Services, Energy Assistance/Weatherization, Services for the Elderly, AIDS/HIV Prevention, and more.


Premier Subaru Watertown was recently featured in the January 2015 New Opportunities Inc. Senior Nutrition Services Newsletter!

 

 

NEW OPPORTUNITIES, INC MEALS ON WHEELS WILL TEAM UP WITH PREMIER SUBARU IN WATERTOWN TO "SHARE THE LOVE" WITH AREA SENIORS IN NEED

 

WHO:               In celebration of the seventh annual Subaru "Share the Love" event, Premier Subaru of Watertown will be hosting a "Stuff the Trunk" event where Premier will be accepting new holiday gifts for homebound seniors who are recipients of Meals on Wheels. Gift suggestions include blankets, throws, slippers, warm socks, gloves, postage stamps, pharmacy gift cards. Approximately 15% of New Opportunities'650 Meals on Wheels recipients are alone and without family during the holidays.

 

 

WHAT:              As part of a national partnership with the Meals On Wheels Association of America, Subaru will donate $250 to the purchaser's choice of participating charity - one of which is Meals On Wheels - for every new vehicle sold or leased from November 20, 2014, through January 2, 2015. By the end of this, the seventh "Share the Love" event, Subaru will have donated $50 million to charity - including the delivery of one million meals to seniors in need. For more information, visit www.subaru.com/share.com. 

 

WHERE:           Premier Subaru of Watertown

                        Straits Turnpike

                        Watertown, CT 06795

                          (866) 754-0157

 

WHEN:             Help Fill the Trunk with Holiday Gifts from November 20th- December 18th, 2014

                       

VISUALS:         http://youtu.be/eoGpq6eG9zs Please help us win additional grant money by watching this video of Premier Subaru staff delivering meals to homebound senior recipients of Meals on Wheels.


Premier Subaru of Watertown continued to "Share The Love" in support of the Meals on Wheels Program of New Opportunities Inc. in October as they served as a collection point for the Waterbury Regional Chamber's Blanket Drive. The drive, which benefitted Meals on Wheels, Salvation Army, St Vincent De Paul Homeless Shelter and Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries, was spearheaded by the Chamber's YPOWR (Young Professionals) Group. In addition to donations from the public and their employees, Premier Subaru collected an abundant amount of blankets from Urology Associates in Middlebury and Thrivent Financial in Bristol.

From left to right: Lisa LaBonte; New Opportunities, Inc., Cynthia Whidbee; Urology Specialist, Julia Weston; Thrivent Financial, Courtney Ligi; Waterbury Chamber YPOWR Program Director, Muriel Mastrianni; Urology Specialist, Kerri Pacheco; Premier Subaru.




 



Premier Subaru Watertown presenting Jane Doe No More with Subaru's Share The Love Sixth Charity donation from December sales of new Subarus. Robert Bennett, District Sales Manager, Subaru of New England (Left)Robert J. Alvine, President and Dealer Principal, Premier Subaru Watertown (middle)Donna Palomba, Founder, Jane Doe No More.




THANKSGIVING IN A BOX

Published Thursday, November 28, 2013 7:07 AM EST

Roughly 150 baskets were created by the Watertown Park & Recreation and Social Services Departments, to provide local families in need with all the trimmings for a classic Thanksgiving Dinner. While these baskets were pre-ordered, there will be additional dinner and care packages created for families who did not register in advance. Many local organizations and businesses donated food items for this annual program, including Premier Subaru, who donated 100 turkeys; The Watertown Meat Center, which donated about 50 turkeys; items and baskets from Swift Middle School and local Girl Scouts groups, etc. Recreation Director Lisa Carew said that while the town always receives a decent amount of donations from individuals and businesses, this year the public showed an "outpouring of support."



New Opportunities, Inc. Meals on Wheels Partners with Premier Subaru to "Share the Love" this Holiday Season

  Subaru's "Share the Love" event helps deliver nutritious meals and compassion to Greater Waterbury seniors

Greater Waterbury Area (November 21, 2013) - New Opportunities, Inc. is proud to announce its partnership with  Premier Subaru Watertown this holiday season to help this areas Meals on Wheels Program. Premier Subaru is inviting the public to fill the trunk of a Subaru with unwrapped holiday gifts for homebound seniors receiving Meals on Wheels services in hopes to raise community awareness and participation to support local seniors in need.  This local effort is part of the Meals On Wheels Association of America's participation in the national Subaru of America, Inc. "Share the Love" event, designed as a way for Subaru dealers to give back to their local communities.  

"We provide meals to many seniors who have no family support and are often alone during the holidays."  "Last year this event with the help of the public, was able to provide about 60 seniors with a small holiday gift," said Program Director Lisa LaBonte. 

The public is asked to bring a small unwrapped gift to  Premier Subaru Watertown located on 795 Straits Turnpike in Watertown between November 25th- December 16th.  Some suggestions include gloves, socks, blanket throws, postage stamps, pharmacy gift cards, sweatshirts and slippers.  The items will be picked up after December 16th, wrapped and distributed to our most needy clients.

As a proud Subaru "Share the Love" event charitable partner, New Opportunities, Inc.'s partnership with  Premier Subaru makes Meals on Wheels eligible to earn grants of up to $35,000. This can provide an extra layer of support to help New Opportunities, Inc. which currently has a waiting list for Meals on Wheels services.

"We are honored to be part of 'Share the Love' for a sixth straight year," said Association President and CEO Ellie Hollander.  "Subaru recognizes the importance of giving back to the communities it serves. Working together, Meals On Wheels and Subaru are helping to provide more than just a meal; we're bringing warmth and compassion to so many hungry and homebound seniors who would otherwise go without."

The Subaru "Share the Love" event runs from November 21, 2013 to January 2, 2014. Subaru is donating $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased during "Share the Love" to the customer's choice of charity, including Meals On Wheels. Over the past six years, proceeds from the Subaru "Share the Love" event have provided funds to support the Meals On Wheels vision to end senior hunger. 

To obtain more information on New Opportunities, Inc. Meals on Wheels Program visit our website at www.newoppinc.org or visit us on Facebook at Facebook.com/ElderServiceCT.



November 2013 - Premier Subaru Watertown and Volvo of Watertown, both members of the Premier Automotive Group, proudly donated 50 turkeys to the Town of Watertown, CT to assist in their mission to feed 130 local families in need of support this Thanksgiving.  Premier was contacted with a plea for help after a previously committed sponsor backed out.  This created a desperate situation solved by Premier.  We thank Stop and Shop of Watertown, who helped find us the 50 turkeys on short notice.




 
 

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