Lancaster County Motors Subaru Raises Over $15,000 for CASA
LANCASTER, PA (March 24, 2015) – Lancaster County Motors Subaru awarded CASA $15,723 as part of their Share the Love Campaign. The check was presented on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Lancaster County Motors Subaru, 5260 Main Street, East Petersburg, PA.
Share the Love is an annual program from Subaru that allows individuals purchasing cars to allocate $250 of their purchase to a charity of their choice. Individuals can chose from national or local charities. CASA of Lancaster County was honored to be chosen as the local charity for Lancaster County Motors Subaru.
Brian Bightbill, General Sales Manager at Lancaster County Motors, said he was "amazed and overwhelmed” at the amount that Subaru raised. Many purchasers came in knowing that they wanted to donate locally, and over half of the purchasers already knew about CASA. Dirk Van Maaren II, Subaru District Sales Manager, gives credit to the sales people. Mr. Van Maaren states, "When everyone knows what CASA is doing, they can educate purchasers as well.”
Executive Director, Jessica Laspino, was there along with CASA staff to accept the check. She said, "We were unbelievably thrilled when we heard the news from Lancaster County Motors Subaru. Subaru has shown that they are a company that is committed to making a hugely positive impact on their community. We cannot thank them enough.”
Mr. Van Maaren said that Subaru is trying to shine the spotlight on local stores. He says, "Local stores do a ton of work for the community. We want people to know about how Subaru is giving back.” To learn more about how Subaru gives back, visit www.subaru.com/love-promise.html.
CASA is central to fulfilling society’s most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified, compassionate adult will fight for and protect a child’s right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the security of a loving family.
To learn how you can be a part of the CASA movement to make Lancaster County a place where every child grows up in a home free of abuse and neglect, contact us at (717) 208-3280 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.casalancaster.org.
Photo Caption: CASA of Lancaster County receives the check at Lancaster County Motors Subaru. Pictured from left to right are: Garrett Herrmann, Subaru District Parts and Service Manager; Jessica Laspino, Executive Director of CASA of Lancaster County; Dirk Van Maaren II, Subaru District Sales Manager; Brian Bightbill, General Sales Manager at Lancaster County Motors.