Anchor Subaru raises $50,000 for Crossroads

Anchor Subaru raises $50,000 for Crossroads

At Monday’s check presentation are, from left, Brian Benoit, vice president of Anchor Auto Group; Laura Calenda, chief marketing and philanthropy officer there, Karen Santilli, president and CEO of Crossroads Rhode Island; and Kate Mason, district sales representative for Subaru of New England.

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Anchor Subaru on Monday presented Crossroads Rhode Island with a check for $50,000 to help combat homelessness in the Ocean State as part of Subaru’s annual Share the Love event.

As part of its 13th annual fundraising event, Subaru donated $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased between Nov. 19, 2020 and Jan. 4, 2021 to its customers’ choice of four participating national charities and two retailer-specific hometown charities. Anchor Subaru and its customers selected Crossroads as their local charitable partner in 2020.

“People love Subaru because they want to know they and their loved ones are safe and secure on the road. At Anchor Subaru, we believe that everyone deserves to feel safe and secure at home too,” said Brian Benoit, owner of Anchor Auto Group. “This year our loyal community of customers are thrilled to ‘Share the Love’ with Crossroads Rhode Island and the people they serve.”

“This has been a challenging year for too many people in Rhode Island. Anchor Subaru is a family business that cares about the wellbeing of all Rhode Islanders,” said Karen Santilli, president and CEO of Crossroads Rhode Island. “On behalf of the entire Crossroads family, I want to thank Anchor Subaru and its customers for their generous support.”

The Benoit Family has been servicing and selling vehicles in northern Rhode Island for more than 30 years. They say they employ more than 100 people in their Subaru and Nissan facilities in North Smithfield and maintain a commitment to staying actively engaged in the Rhode Island community.