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Subaru Shares the Love with Serve Denton

Subaru Shares the Love with Serve Denton

This is the second year in a row for Huffines Subaru Corinth to choose Serve Denton as the local charity of choice for their 2017 “Share the Love” campaign!

This means from November 17, 2017, to January 2, 2018, customers can choose to support one of four charities (three national or one local) with their purchase. Subaru will then donate $250 to that charity for each Subaru vehicle sold or leased at Huffines Subaru Corinth.

Subaru Shares the Love with Serve Denton

This Christmas season, Huffines Subaru Denton chose Serve Denton as the local charity of choice for their 2016 “Share the Love” campaign! From November 17, 2016, to January 3, 2017, Subaru will donate $250 to Serve Denton for each Subaru vehicle sold or leased at Huffines Subaru Denton located at 5150 S I-35 Exit 461, Denton, TX 76210. 15272259_1157198051038775_201977206220257453_o

More Ways Subaru Will Support

 

Huffines Subaru Denton has been a supporter of Serve Denton since 2015. Along with generously contributing financially to Serve Denton, Subaru management and employees will be volunteering at the January Denton Mobile Pantry, a free monthly food pantry with Tarrant Area Food Bank and the Denton Hunger Coalition that takes place in the Serve Denton parking lot!

Their employees will also be partnering with experts from Texas Woman’s University to build a professionally designed butterfly garden at The Wheeler House, a Serve Denton project. The Wheeler House is a transitional housing facility for moms and kids in a housing crisis managed by Giving Hope, Inc. and an affordable health clinic managed by Health Services of North Texas. Subaru’s experts will help make The Wheeler House a zero landfill facility by developing a variety of practices that will be taught to the families.

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More Ways You Can Support

 

Aside from purchasing or leasing a car from Subaru, another way you can get involved in the “Share the Love” campaign is by downloading Subaru’s recording of, “Put a Little Love in Your Heart.” This song was recorded by an amazing cast of people whose lives have been positively affected by this yearly event. All profits from this song will go toward Subaru’s national charity partners whose mission is to provide services to those in need.

 

We are so grateful to have been chosen as Subaru’s charity of choice and are looking forward to the many ways they will help us make an impact on the city of Denton! Since "Share the Love"’s inception in 2008, Subaru and its retailers have donated almost $90 million towards organizations that provide services for those in need. The “Share the Love” campaign is more than just purchasing a car; it’s about making a positive impact in the world and in local neighborhoods.

For more information about the ‘Share the Love” campaign, email co-founding board member Priscilla Sanders at psand66@gmail.com.

The World Seemed Right That Day

There are just some people in life that amaze you. The people who are given nothing and are thankful for everything. The people who care for their families so selflessly without much concern for themselves. The ones who keep fighting even when life seems to be against them. One of the moms who moved out of The Wheeler House this last month is one of those people for us.

Background

Giving Hope, Inc. works primarily with the families at The Wheeler House. We help run the facility and occasionally get the joy of interacting with the families. When this family moved to Texas, they had little to nothing. The truck that they had was repossessed because they were late on their payment due to lack of resources. Not only was their vehicle taken from them, but the Christmas gifts they had been given were in the back of the car.

As you can imagine, this was devastating to this family.

They moved here hoping for a fresh start and new opportunities. They eventually found that here in North Texas. During their stay at The Wheeler House, Giving Hope, Inc. worked with the mom to help her find a job, childcare and other necessary resources the family needed. This family found hope, understanding and love from these staff members at Giving Hope, Inc. After staying at The Wheeler House for six months, they were able to move into a place of their own. They rejoiced as they sat around their first dining room table to have a meal.

The Barrier 

There was still one major barrier for this family – their lack of transportation. To take her kids to childcare, to go to work, to get groceries, this mom had to take all of her kids with her on a bus or walk if it was close enough. She did this without complaining, doing whatever she needed to do to take care of her family.

The Gift

This last week, one of our donors contacted us to let us know they wanted to donate their car to us. This was perfect timing. We knew right away where that car was meant to go. On Saturday, July 23, the Serve Denton staff pulled the car up to the family’s home. She thought we were coming over to bring her some paperwork, little did she know what was waiting for her!

As she walked outside, she tried to figure out what was happening. Right when she turned the corner, she saw the black car by the curb, and she burst into tears! It was one of those times where the world seemed to be right, even just for a moment. She cried as she sat in the driver’s seat, leaning her head against the wheel and thanking God for this gift.

She said the first trip her family was going to make was to church the next morning.

A Way of Life Changed

This family’s way of life will change because of the generosity of one person, who gave to Serve Denton, and allowed us the blessing of giving this gift to a family in need.

This helps lighten the load for Giving Hope Inc. because they had been having to help with a lot of transportation during these past months when a bus route wasn’t an option. This allows them to be freed up to help other clients.

This was the fruit of collaboration between agencies and the generosity of the Denton community.