To say Kendall Auto Group of Eugene has been in a giving mood when it comes to ShelterCare is an understatement. First, the company partnered with Subaru of America as part of Subaru’s “Share the Love” campaign. Between Nov. 21, 2013 and Jan. 2, 2014, Kendall Subaru donated $250 to one of six charities on behalf of each customer who purchased a new vehicle. Each customer was able to select their desired charity, and ShelterCare was the only local nonprofit in the list. Then, on Dec. 17, ShelterCare learned they were the recipient of Kendall’s “12 Days of Caring” charity lease giveaway event. As the contest winner, ShelterCare now has a two-year lease of a 2014 Subaru Outback, paid for by Kendall. The new vehicle is a timely answer for ShelterCare's new Homeless Medical Respite program, and will allow the community health worker to transport program residents to medical appointments. "We were not sure how we were going to provide transportation," says program manager Deb Holloway. "And now Kendall Subaru has solved the problem."
“Kendall Auto Group believes in giving back to the community that helps support it,” said Chelsey Lee, Kendall’s community relations specialist. “Kendall’s commitment can be seen through the sponsorship of numerous local agency events in addition to the programs it has pioneered, such as ‘Drive for Education’ and the ‘$30,000 Community Giving Program.’” Kendall sells and services new and used vehicles, and has a full service collision center and rent-a-car service. However, cars are just a portion of their story. “Kendall is dedicated to helping children and their families who are in need in our community,” Lee said. “Partnering with ShelterCare was a natural fit because we believe that ShelterCare provides vital services tochildren and families facing homelessness.”