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Local Subaru Dealerships Share the Love in a Big Way

  • Peg Wheble, Make-A-Wish Regional Director (third from left) with Bertera Subaru general manager Shawn Sullivan (far right), West Springfield mayor William Reichelt (center), and members of the Bertera team. Photo courtesy of Bertera Subaru.

  • Shawn Sullivan, general manager of Bertera Subaru of West Springfield (back row, second from left) with members of the Bertera team. Photo courtesy of Bertera Subaru.

  • Wish recipient Cameron, 8, with Subaru of Wakefield managing partner Sal Barbagallo.

  • Wish recipient Cameron, 8, with Subaru of Wakefield managing partner Sal Barbagallo and team members.

  • Left to right: Make-A-Wish CEO Charlotte Beattie, board chair Jay Mattie, and Subaru of Wakefield general manager Sal Barbagallo.

During the 2017 Share the Love event, Subaru of America, Inc. donated $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased to the customer’s choice of one of four participating national charities, including Make-A-Wish. 

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island was thrilled to partner with local dealers Bertera Subaru of West Springfield and Subaru of Wakefield as part of the Subaru Share the Love event to help grant even more life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses. Both of these dealers chose Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island as their “Hometown Charity of Choice," which provided customers with the opportunity to designate their $250 donation to their local Make-A-Wish organization.

Bertera Subaru of West Springfield has selected our organization as its Hometown Charity for four years in a row, and the dealership generated over $64,000 this year alone for wishes - bringing its four-year total raised to over $227,000!

This year, we were thrilled that  Subaru of Wakefield also selected us as its Hometown Charity and raised an impressive $40,000+!

“Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island and our wish families are sincerely grateful for the support of Bertera Subaru of West Springfield and Subaru of Wakefield,” said Charlotte Beattie, CEO of Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island. “This year alone, they have raised enough to grant eight transformational wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses.”

That's a lot of love! Thank you, Bertera Subaru of West Springfield and Subaru of Wakefield!

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We salute Subaru of America, Inc. for donating over $16.3 million to support Make-A-Wish nationwide through the Share the Love event over the past seven years. To learn more about Subaru, the annual Share the Love Event and the Love Promise philanthropic platform, please visit subaru.com/love-promise

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island
One Bulfinch Place, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 367-9474
Back Line (617) 367-0739
Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, West Springfield Office
181 Park Avenue
Suite 12
West Springfield, MA 01089
(413) 733-9474

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Providence Office
20 Hemingway Drive
East Providence, RI 02915
(401) 781-9474