At Patriot Subaru in Saco, Maine, we believe that the season of giving shouldn't just be during the holidays. That's why we created our 12 Weeks of Giving campaign, an initiative that supports local charities and community non-profits in our area. To help channel our giving, we have partnered with the United Way of York County and United Way of Greater Portland to identify programs and initiatives that support healthy communities and bright futures.  After all, we are only as strong as the community we serve.

How does it work? During the first week of every month in 2021, we will be giving back to a different local organization. We will donate $25 from the price of every car we sell during the donation week. We will double the donation if the purchaser lives in the zip code where the organization is located.

Patriot teamed with the United Way of York County and United Way of Greater Portland who work year-round to improve people's lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. We saw how they unite individuals and organizations around a shared vision, working to improve the education, financial stability, and health for all citizens.  They embody the Patriot Mission Statement: "To Serve", and we are proud that they have joined us on this initiative.

Our March Charity: Kids First Center, Scarborough

For the week of March 1st-6th, we will focus attention on the Scarborough based "Kids First Center". The Center is committed to helping children during the challenging time of separation or divorce of their parents. The program also assists parents with skills they need to raise healthy and well-adjusted children during this transitional time.

Kids First Center is committed to keeping children out of the middle. It can be challenging to raise children together while living apart, especially if communication between adults is not productive. Sometimes, children are caught in the crossfire. Through its educational programing and outreach efforts, Kids First reinforces positive co-parenting communication skills and supports parents' efforts to raise healthy, happy, and well-adjusted children. Kids can participate in support groups online, and professionals working with families in transition can access educational opportunities throughout the year.

Previous Month's Charitable Partners

Our January Charity: Westbrook Families Feeding Families

In January, we helped contribute to the amazing work done by Westbrook Families Feeding Families. Their goal is to help feed local families the food they need in order to stay healthy, active, and engaged with our community. What started in a member of the organization's garage is now rapidly growing to help families in Maine. This non-profit serves about 30 families a week with 60-80 bags of non-perishable groceries.

We are excited to announce that we were able to donate $1,475 to this incredible organization through your Subaru purchases. Every single dollar went directly toward purchasing more food for those in need. At Patriot Subaru, our mission is to be people who serve people. The 12 Weeks of Giving initiative is helping us do just that.

Our February Charity: Cooking For Community

Our February partner, Cooking for Community Maine, received a check for $1050. Volunteer Operations Coordinator Ian Malin pictured on the right, visited Patriot to receive the donation from David Shoemaker, our General Sales Manager. C4C formed in response to Covid in May of 2020. Their aim is to raise money to buy food - much of it local, then compensating local restaurants to prepare meals for those in need. Not only is it feeding people who may be homeless or out of work, it is helping to keep restaurants and their staff working, as well as giving farmers a place to sell their goods - all levels that were hit hard by the pandemic. From May -Dec 2020, it resulted in 75,000 distributed meals. Amazing work - thank you C4C, and to all of the sponsors, farmers, restaurant personnel and volunteers that made it work!