Concordville Nissan-Subaru wins award for charity support
● By J. Chambless
Because of the staff's commitment to helping the Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, the Concordville Subaru dealership was selected as the first-ever winner of the national Subaru Love Promise Award.
By Steven Hoffman
Concordville Nissan-Subaru was named as the first-ever winner of the national Subaru Love Promise Award because of the support it gives to the Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children at a national Subaru dealership meeting in late May.
Peter Lustgarten, who along with Stuart Lustgarten is the dealer-owner of Concordville Nissan-Subaru, said that the dealership has been a longtime supporter of the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, contributing $168,000 over the years.
"We want to support the hospital because it supports the children of our employees, customers and everyone else in this community," said Lustgarten.
He explained how the relationship with the hospital was first formed.
“Back in 2006, we made a donation to A.I. duPont Hospital and we got to take a tour of the hospital,” Lustgarten explained. From that moment on, Lustgarten and the employees at Concordville Nissan-Subaru have been strong supporters, helping out in a variety of ways. The Concordville Nissan-Subaru selected Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for children as its local charity to support as part of Subaru’s national Share the Love program. The dealership was a supporter of a major hospital expansion project that allowed for single rooms for young patients and overnight accommodations, including a resource room, for parents.
Lustgarten explained that there are four long weekends during the year—President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day—when the dealership pledges $100 for every vehicle sold.
Also during the sale weekends, trained technicians from the hospital’s injury prevention program conduct car-seat safety checks and provide parents with information.
The dealership has also helped make it possible for the hospital to receive no-cost leases for two vehicles a Subaru Outback and Subaru Tribeca from Subaru Corporation. They are used in the hospital's community outreach and trauma injury prevention programs.
Lustgarten said that Subaru always encourages dealerships to be involved in the community, and he expects Concordville Nissan-Subaru to continue to support the work of the hospital.
“We plan to continue the relationship with the hospital,” he said. “Everybody gets excited to help out the hospital. It’s a good organization to support. They do a lot for our community.”
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