Last week, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh received $5,416.50 from Subaru of America, Inc. for cars sold at Kenny Ross Subaru during the “Share the Love” campaign that took place from Thanksgiving to December 31, 2013.
BBBS of Greater Pittsburgh was the North Huntingdon dealership’s designated local charity for the campaign that also named five national charities to receive $250, donated by Subaru of America, Inc. for each car sold. Customers purchasing a Subaru at Kenny Ross Subaru were able to select one of the six charities to receive the award.
“We are thankful for the generosity of Kenny Ross Automotive Group and its customers. This is more than enough money to support five matches for a year,” said Jan Glick, CEO of BBBS of Greater Pittsburgh.
In 1965, Kenny Ross, owner of Kenny Ross Automotive Group, lead a group of local business leaders who brought the Big Brothers organization and its community-based mentoring model to the Pittsburgh area and surrounding suburbs.
Today, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The agency’s evidence-based programs empower these children to achieve educational success, avoid risky behaviors, set higher aspirations, and develop greater confidence and better relationships.
BBBS of Greater Pittsburgh serves about 1,200 children annually in Allegheny, Greene and Washington counties and has earned national recognition for program quality and organizational excellence.