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IT's That Time of Year Again! Gary Barbera's Coats for Kids Is Back for the Annual Gary Barbera's Coats for Kids in Collaboration with State Representative Jared Solomon

Via: ReleaseWire

Updated 11:44 AM CDT, Mon, October 28,2019

Philadelphia, PA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 10/28/2019 -- Event: Gary Barbera's Coats for Kids Distribution
School: J. Hampton Moore Elementary School (in the Gym)
Location: 6900 Summerdale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111
Date: Friday, October 25, 2019
Time: 12PM – 1PM

Gary Barbera's Coats for Kids kicked off its annual distribution with a commitment of over 1,000 warm winter coats for Philadelphia Children to help meet the growing needs.

Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard and their BarberaCares Programs kicked off their annual Gary Barbera's Coats for Kids Distribution. Next stop, J. Hampton Moore Elementary School. The School Brand is represented by the hashtag, #BeMoore. New warm winter coats to children who need them helps them #BeMoore! The BarberaCares Program is delighted to provide volunteer hours and have already purchased over 1,000 warm winter coats to distribute to local Philadelphia School District grade schools as thoughtfully chosen by the office of PA State Representative Jared Solomon.

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 for a child while providing warmth and self-confidence to children who need it in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas.

One out of six 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. 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."

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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