Subaru of America and Lambs Farm Plant a New Set of Skills in Non-Profit Participants
New partnership added to automaker’s list of charitable efforts during Subaru Loves to Care Month
Subaru of America, Inc. today announced support of Lambs Farm, a premier non-profit organization whose mission is helping people with developmental disabilities lead productive, happy lives. The support is part of the Subaru Loves to Care initiative and Subaru funded the development of Lambs Farm’s first-ever sustainable garden, located outside of the organization’s Magnolia Cafe & Bakery, providing a “farm-to-table” experience with the restaurant as well as to provide healthy produce to the participants.
In addition to building the sustainable garden, team members from Subaru of America collaborated with the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners to install the garden and provide Lambs Farm participants the training needed for its proper maintenance. This training will also provide participants with a new set of skills that they can utilize in the growing garden or take with them to jobs in the surrounding community.
“Proper nutrition and exercise are important to the health of the Lambs Farm participants, so when we found out that they didn’t have a sustainable garden on-site, we knew that we could make a meaningful impact to this great cause,” said Jason Leopold, Zone Retailer Marketing Manager, Subaru of America, Inc. “The Subaru Loves to Care initiative is all about supporting organizations that are committed to helping our local communities and making the world a better place. It is our vision to show love and respect to all people, and working with Lambs Farm allows us to do that in a meaningful way.”
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