The timing could not have been better for CASA of Madison County to receive some good news from Subaru of America and Landers McLarty Subaru. Last year, CASA of Madison County was selected as Landers McLarty Subaru’s “Hometown Charity” for Subaru of America’s Share the Love Event. During the months of November and January, customers who purchased or leased a new Subaru vehicle selected from a list of charities to receive a $250 donation from Subaru of America, CASA of Madison County was one of those options.
Landers McLarty Subaru also hosted a community wide wheelchair ramp build and coordinated a needs drive that focused on food insecurity among seniors. During the needs drive customers were encouraged to bring in items like food storage containers, paper products, and cleaning supplies. Those collected items were able to help dozens of clients in the month of March as CASA prepared isolation kits for their most vulnerable clients.
This past Friday, CASA received a special delivery from Landers McLarty Subaru. Ann Anderson, CASA’s Executive Director, was excited to receive a check in the amount of $34,889.33 presented by Frank Williams of Landers McLarty Subaru. “Typically we like to present these checks with a little more celebration and community involvement, but in the current climate and in respecting the guidelines of social distancing, we knew it might be a while before that could happen. It wasn’t something that could wait; CASA needed these funds to keep delivering their mission. We all could use some good news right now!”
At the culmination of this year, Subaru of America and its retailers hope to exceed a grand total of $170 million donated since the creation of the Share the Love event to celebrate the twelfth anniversary of the event. The success of this event is the result of a hard working dealership with great sales people and great staff making sure the customers know about the opportunity to help support worthy causes, like CASA of Madison County.
These funds will help CASA of Madison County’s mission to enable the aging and home bound to live at home safely, independently, and with dignity. Our mission is made possible through our Aging in Place program that provides services such as installing wheelchair ramps, grab bars, handrails, transportation to medical appointments, and durable medical equipment.
Ms. Anderson explained that CASA is open and working to provide services to their clients. “Currently, our staff is working hard to reach our clients, checking in with them and determining needs at this time. Our volunteers are continuing to make deliveries of basic items to keep our clients at home and safe. A year ago, when this process started, we never could have imagined how much these funds would mean to our organization!”