Balise Subaru’s 'Share the Love' Raises $38,201 for Hasbro

April 3, 2017

For the second year in a row, Balise Subaru named Hasbro Children’s Hospital the local beneficiary of its “Share the Love” event, with its customers once again responding with an outpouring of generosity. As a result, hundreds of customers selected Hasbro Children’s Hospital as their charity of choice, generating a donation of $38,201 for the area’s leading pediatric hospital.

Throughout six weeks this past winter, Hasbro Children’s Hospital was among five charities designated as beneficiaries of Balise Subaru’s “Share the Love” event, a national effort created by Subaru of America, Inc. as a way for Subaru retailers to give back to their communities. The hospital was selected as the local beneficiary of the Balise campaign by the dealership’s staff.

“The decision to support Hasbro Children’s Hospital was an easy one for our team — the hospital is a critically important cause in Rhode Island; one that has touched not only many of our lives, but the lives of our customers as well,” said Noah Cahillane, general manager of Balise Subaru. “Giving back to the community is a priority for Balise Subaru, and we could not be more thankful to our customers who helped to make this gift possible.”

During the campaign, Subaru donated $250 for every vehicle sold or leased to the purchaser’s choice of benefitting charities. Along with Hasbro Children’s Hospital, charities included ASPCA®, Make-A-Wish®, Meals on Wheels America, and the National Park Foundation.

“The continued support of Balise Subaru and its customers represents the incredible impact that happens when people come together around a cause as important as caring for children,” said Margaret M. Van Bree, MHA, DrPH, president of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. “Words alone cannot fully express my thanks to Balise Subaru and their customers, and for the difference these funds will make for our patients and their families.”

Over the past two years, Balise Subaru’s “Shave the Love” event has raised nearly $70,000 for Hasbro Children’s Hospital, helping to support its areas of greatest need, patient care, medical equipment, and research.

Balise Subaru Share the Love
Left to right: Alex Balise McEwen, Marketing Manager, Balise Subaru; Kristen Steiner, Cause Related Marketing Officer, Hasbro Children’s Hospital; Myra Edens, RN, Administrative Director, Hasbro Children’s Hospital; Noah Cahillane, General Manager, Balise Subaru; Kenneth J. Scanzio, Jr., District Sales Manager, Subaru of New England; Margaret M. Van Bree, MHA, DrPH, President of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital; Joe Orefice, Sales Manager, Balise Subaru; Tracey Wallace, Vice President of Pediatric Services, Hasbro Children’s Hospital; Thomas Magliocchetti, Vice President, Facilities Management, Rhode Island Hospital; and Bill Peffer, President and COO, Balise Motor Sales.