HADLEY — Steve Lewis Subaru donated $30,500 to Whole Children in May from the 2020 Subaru of America Share the Love Event, which ran from Nov. 19, 2020 to Jan. 4, 2021. The annual event allows Subaru retailers the opportunity to select charities operating in their community to be included in a list of organizations that new owners can select from to receive a $250 donation from Subaru of America Inc.
“We are proud to support Whole Children as our hometown organization that received the Subaru Share the Love Event donation this year,” said Steve Lewis, owner and president of Steve Lewis Subaru, who presented the check to Whole Children. “While Whole Children is our neighbor in Hadley, they provide vital services to children and teens with disabilities throughout the Valley, as well as resources and support to their families.”
Whole Children, a program of Pathlight, offers a wide range of afterschool, weekend, and vacation enrichment programs for children of all ages and abilities, particularly those with special needs. Classes include gymnastics, art, martial arts, dance, music, social skills, yoga, sports, and theatre.
During the Share the Love Event, information about Whole Children was available in the Steve Lewis Subaru showroom, and portraits of Whole Children students from the Portraits of Pathlight project were on display.
Receiving the check was Whole Children Director Maggie Rice and her son, Cade Holden, who were one of the founding families of the program in 2004.
“We are deeply grateful to Steve Lewis Subaru for choosing Whole Children as their local organization for the Share the Love event this year,” said Rice. “Their generous donation helps us provide a wide range of inclusive programming for children and teens. Our classes help build social and recreational skills, as well as provide support and community for the students and their families. And, of course, they are a lot of fun.”