Honda Village Donates $5K to Boys & Girls Club
Thanks to Honda Village and 1,000 Facebook members, the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton can fund more art classes, staff, pay bills and continue to make a difference in hundreds of kids' lives.
"It's a tough time for all non-profits," said David Sellers, the executive director of the Newton Boys & Girls Club. "Every little bit makes a difference."
For the last month, Honda Village agreed to donate $5 to the Newton Boys & Girls Club for every "like" the car dealer received on its Facebook page. One thousand "likes" later, the Newton club was presented with a check for $5,000.
Sellers said the $5,000 could find the club's art supplies for a full year, pay an employee, or cover electricity costs for one month.
Not only did current club families help out, many former members reached out during the campaign and liked the car dealer's page, Sellers said.
"If you spend some time here as a kid, it stays with you," Sellers said.
Honda Village General Manager Carl Pasquarosa stopped by the club Tuesday to present the larger-than-life check from the dealership and its owner, Raymond Ciccolo.
Pasquarosa said the dealership did the same campaign in December with the West Suburban YMCA and hopes to continue similar fundraisers for other local charities.