Carbone Subaru of Utica and Troy Share The Love with The Kelberman Center

Over the last 11 years, through the Share the Love Event, Subaru of America and its retailers have donated more than $140 million to national charities and over 1,170 hometown charities. The program originally began supporting national charities, but expanded its reach to include local organizations near and dear to the hearts of the communities they serve. For the Carbone Subaru stores in Utica and Troy, that has meant a lot to The Kelberman Center.

Carbone’s ties to the Kelberman Center go back to before the organization didn’t even exist. Starting out as part of United Cerebral Palsy, the Center now stands as one of the premier facilities dedicated to the advancement of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and provides state-of-the-art programs and services for children and adults with ASD and their families.

This year, the two Carbone stores combined to donate more than $20,000 in support of The Center’s mission. Executive Director Dr. Rob Myers was on hand to receive the donation.

“I’m overwhelmed by the generosity Carbone Auto Group and the Carbone Family has shown our organization throughout the years,” said Myers. “I can honestly say that The Kelberman Center would not have come into existence without them.”

“I also want to extend a special thank you to all of the employees at both Subaru stores,” Myers continued. “You helped share our mission with each of your customersto make this donation possible.”

The afternoon celebration began with a bevvy of Utica delicacies, including Symeon’s chicken and rice, Tony’s pizza, and cannolis from Cafe CaNole. Carbone Subaru of Utica’s own Ricky Z entertained the guests with some tunes on the piano.

“We are so pleased to continue to make The Kelberman Center our Hometown Charity,” said Zuccaro.  “The services they provide bring people in from all over the state to get the support they need an exemplifies the spirit of Subaru’s Share The Love program.”

Kevin Hoagland, General Manager of Carbone Subaru of Troy, shared in that sentiment.

“Even in the Albany area, The Kelberman Center has a strong reputation for the amazing work they do for people with ASD and their families. I just can’t say enough about how proud we all are to be able to support their efforts.”

To learn more about The Kelberman Center, visit kelbermancenter.org.