Friends of the Children to Receive $10,000 Donation from Subaru
At 4 p.m. on May 3, 2016, Subaru of America will make a $10,000 donation to Klamath Basin Friends of the Children.
The Klamath Basin chapter of Friends of the Children has been providing invaluable assistance for at-risk youths for over 16 years. They target children who are born into poverty, finding themselves at greater risk of dropping out of school, developing substance-abuse issues, becoming incarcerated, or becoming parents as teenagers. To prevent those things from happening, a salaried, professional mentor - or "Friend" - is provided from kindergarten through graduation.
Ultimately, the figures speak for themselves, demonstrating just how dramatic the effect of the Friends of the Children program has been:
* 83% of their participants have graduated high school, in spite of the fact that 60% have parents who did not.
* 93% of their participants have avoided the juvenile justice system, even though 50% have parents who have been incarcerated during their lives.
* 98% have avoided early parenting, though 85% were born to a teen parent.
This is just the type of program that is regularly supported by Subaru's Share the Love Foundation. Their program is only in its eighth year, but it has already donated over $65 million to charitable causes across the United States. These include such notable charities as the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Meals on Wheels America, and the National Park Foundation.
The program is also dedicated to offering much-needed donations and support to local charities, and the team over at Klamath Falls Subaru feel that the Friends of the Children program is a deserving choice.
When Klamath Basin Friends of the Children is presented with the $10,000 donation, refreshments and snacks will be served during the event, and any Malin and Keno-area residents who would like to hear more about how Friends of the Children provides assistance for local youths are encouraged to attend.
More information is available by contacting Klamath Falls Subaru online, at 541-883-7701, or by visiting the showroom at 2751 Washburn Way in Klamath Falls, OR.