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Officials joined together Tuesday to celebrate a financial commitment from Northtown Subaru to the Buffalo City Mission. (Submitted photo)
Officials joined together Tuesday to celebrate a financial commitment from Northtown Subaru to the Buffalo City Mission. (Submitted photo)

Buffalo City Mission: Nearly $40,000 commitment from Northtown Subaru's 'Share the Love' campaign

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Tue, May 4th 2021 02:05 pm

Gift will support City Mission’s annual operations & support services for the poor, homeless across Western New York

The Buffalo City Mission on Tuesday announced a $38.952.38 financial commitment from Northtown Subaru, a part of Northtown Automotive Companies.

The donation comes from Northtown Subaru’s “Share the Love” campaign, where Western New York customers who bought or leased a Subaru were given the opportunity to donate $250 to the nonprofit organization of their choice. The program ran from Nov. 19, 2020, to Jan. 4.

The announcement was part of a ceremonial check presentation at the Buffalo City Mission’s new community center, the Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise. Funds from the donation will help to support rescue and restoration services for women, and moms with children at Cornerstone Manor.

“The City Mission is extraordinarily grateful to Northtown Subaru and the residents of this community,” said Aubrey Calhoun, associate executive director of the Buffalo City Mission. “In Northtown’s tremendous ‘Share the Love’ program, we recognize that people had the opportunity to select from a number of organizations. Many chose the City Mission, and for this we are humbled and thankful. To all involved in this donation, your generosity will help us in our continued work to restore and renew the lives of those who are struggling and vulnerable in this community.”

“On behalf of the Northtown Subaru family, it is our honor to give back to the City Mission,” said Joseph Hurley, general manager of Northtown Subaru. “We share the City Mission’s values of collaboration and community building to make Western New York a special place with opportunity for all.”

“Through our ‘Share the Love’ program, we are delighted that so many of our valued customers showed their commitment to help the City Mission’s work,” added Thomas Riggs, Northtown Subaru’s general sales manager and event liaison. “Today’s gift is a great demonstration of how sharing love can make an impact. I’m very proud of the support of Western New Yorkers and our Northtown Subaru associates. We couldn’t continue to have this level of success year after year without their support.”

Officially opened in March, the City Mission’s 75,000-square-foot Alfiero Center provides preventative services on the front end to decrease the percentage of homelessness year-over-year for those who are on the brink of homelessness. It delivers more complete care to individuals who already experience homelessness. Notable features include space for social service agencies, case management, mental health services, medical care, the first recuperative care unit in Buffalo, job training, education, food, clothing and more.

To learn more about the City Mission or how to get involved, visit buffalocitymission.org.

The Buffalo City Mission, founded in 1917, is a nonprofit organization providing preventative, emergency and transitional housing programs to thousands of people who are homeless and impoverished every year. The City Mission includes a Women and Children’s Shelter (Cornerstone Manor), the Men’s Community Center, and the Dick Road thrift store to serve the Western New York community. For more information, visit buffalocitymission.org or call 716-854-8181. Follow on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BuffaloCityMission and Twitter https://twitter.com/CityMission.

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