Gary Barbera's Coats for Kids Kicks off It's Annual Distribution with a Commitment of over 1,000 Warm Winter Coats for Philadelphia Children

Winter is coming AGAIN and AGAIN! Gary Barbera's Coats for Kids kicks off it's annual distribution with a commitment of over 1,000 warm winter coats for Philadelphia children to help meet the growing need…the BarberaCares Bear will be there!


Philadelphia, PA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 10/22/2019 --Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard and their BarberaCares Programs have geared up to kick off their Annual Gary Barbera's Coats for Kids Distribution and they are delighted to provide volunteer hours at local Philadelphia School District grade schools chosen by PA State Representative Jared Solomon and have already purchased over 1,000 warm winter coats.

The Gary Barbera's Coats for Kids is the highlight of their holiday BarberaCares Programs for the surrounding communities. The mission of Gary Barbera's Coats for Kids is to once again distribute as many new winter coats as possible to keep up with the ever growing need. It's more than a coat, it's hope and concern that provides warmth and self-confidence to children who need it in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas.

1 out of 6 children in Pennsylvania live in poverty and warm winter coats are a necessity not a luxury. This community integration is important to the BarberaCares Program to assist their community by gifts in action. It's more than just a donation that is near and dear to the Barbera family and employee's hearts. For families that are financially struggling, new coats are not easy to come by. Other necessities such as housing, medical care, utilities, and food take precedence over brand new clothing. Gary Barbera remarks, "It's a privilege for BarberaCares to be able to come to the schools, meet the families and help the children pick out the coat they want. The gratitude and smiles on their faces is heart-melting."

At this time of release Gary Barbera's Coats for Kids will be at certain locations such as the Roxborough YMCA,
J. Hampton Moore Elementary,
Carnell Elementary
Solis-Cohen Elementary

Dates and times could be subject to change so please check out the website for any substitutions.

For Additional information about the office of State Representative Jared G. Solomon

About Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard and His BarberaCares Programs
Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard proudly celebrates their 30th anniversary since swinging open the doors showcasing Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, Jeep and CPOV vehicles collaborating with it's own Philadelphia's Credit Connection- On-Site Instant Auto Credit. Over 1000 Vehicles including 300 Jeeps Cheap at one location. Barbera's on the Boulevard is recognized by FCA as Philadelphia's #1 volume dealer in both new and pre-owned vehicles for decades. Getting their start as a Dodge dealer has propelled them to be the #1 Dodge Dealer in 6 states, PA, NJ, DE MD, VA, and WV since the start while receiving Chrysler's highest accolade J D Power certification.

The Barbera Culture, rooted in the belief that Business Comes Where it is Invited and Stays where it is Well Treated. The Barbera organization hires hospitality and trains talent instilling within every single employee the philosophy of guest hospitality, consistent service, and gratefulness for the client's most precious gift of their valuable time. Their proudest moments are when they are welcoming back families who have purchased 9-10 cars and who send their friends and family. The biggest compliment is the wonderful thoughtful gift of a referral of family and friends.

The Barbera family credits their parents with instilling the Barbera Culture of Hospitality, Family Values and Work Ethic. Their mother Rita Barbera known to all as "Lovely Rita" was kind, socially conscience, and valued family and hardwork. Their father, Eugene Barbera planted the automotive seed through his business, Palm Auto, a carwash, gas station, auto repair and body shop center located in Fishtown before it bloomed into the sprawling area it is today. The Barbera family would work for their father as children inspired by their father's work ethic and client satisfaction standards. Their dad said, "Hard work never hurt anyone but Aggravation sure will kill you."

Honored to be recognized with the prestigious Family Owned Business award for dual accolades; Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard for positively impacting their communities economically and BarberaCares for Community Service Excellence. On the heels of this crowning achievement Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard is recognized alongside industry icons 6ABC, QVC, and Comcast NBCUniversal for Corporate Philanthropy as the region's most charitable givers.

BarberaCares principles of Support, Enhance, and Inspire lead the way in community service including broadcasting their Don't Text and Drive Campaign- Keep the Boulevard Safe message to everyone, especially the young. Proud to be the inaugural partner of Governor Edward G. Rendell's Adopt-A-Highway state wide clean up initiative from the ground up, 1000's of Turkey and Winter Coat hand deliveries to underserved sections of the city such as Strawberry Mansion, massively leading the way in Solar Recycling Cans around the city. Support of Philadelphia's finest including P.A.L , honoring Veterans for their service and sacrifice. Of course 1000's of individuals, children, families, youth groups, churches and synagogues have been added to the list of those being assisted by BarberaCares over the 3 decades.

Their Philly famous mascot – the Barbera Bear can be seen lending a paw and entertaining during parades and community clean-ups. Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard is also known for where the Stars buy their Cars! It all began with Jim McMahon and Doug Pederson as a young Quarterback in the 90's with many, many stars in between and after. Now it's Coach Doug Pederson and he's been driving Barbera for decades! Now it's your turn. I would be remiss if I didn't ask you.... Is Barbera the Best... Boy I Guess!

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