On Wednesday, May 16th, Quirk Subaru in Bangor in collaboration with Subaru of America, donated $34,500 to the funding of the Hope House Health and Living Center in Bangor. This year represents the largest donation Quirk Subaru has donated in the history of Subaru's Share The Love program here in Bangor. In addtion to our "Share The Love" program, our employees, customers,  local Bangor area citizens and Hope House PCHC staff donated many thousands of dollars worth of winter jackets, hats, gloves/mittens, sweaters, pants and more through our "Fill The Forester" program. It was the honor and privilege of Quirk Subaru staff to deliver these items directly to the residents of the Hope House.

 This result could not have been accomplished without the support of our customers and we greatly appreciate their business.


When Did The Share The Love Event Occur?
From November 16, 2017 and January 2, 2018, Subaru of America and Quirk Subaru pledged to donate $300 for every new Subaru purchased or leased to PCHC’s Hope House and Living Center in support of those facing homeless, food insecurity, and mental health and substance abuse issues in the greater Bangor region.   

In addition, Quirk Subaru hosted a “Fill the Forester” event, where customers and community members donated warm clothing items for guests, patients, and tenants of the Hope House.   

Notable Quotes
Lori Dwyer, PCHC President and CEO, stated, “PCHC’s Hope House Health and Living Center was honored to be Subaru America and Quirk Subaru’s hometown charity as part of the 2017 Share the Love Campaign. PCHC is so proud to partner with Quirk Subaru to serve our community, positively impacting the lives of our friends and neighbors.  Because of the generosity of Quirk Subaru and their loyal customers, the Hope House will be able to provide a warm bed, a hot meal, necessary medical and mental health care, and substance abuse disorder treatment to the many facing housing, food, and healthcare insecurities in the greater Bangor region. Quirk Subaru, and the entire Quirk family, are leaders in the community that make our work possible – we could not do what we do without loyal supporters like them.”   

 "Love. It's What Makes a Subaru, a Subaru — and at Quirk Subaru, we want to Share the Love with everyone in our community. We are pleased to support the mission of PCHC’s Hope House Health and Living Center and to help their guests, patients, and tenants access the resources they need to lead productive and healthy lives," said Jim Quirk, General Manager, Quirk Subaru.    

About Hope House Health and Living Center The Hope House Health and Living Center,

The center is located at 179-181 Corporate Drive in Bangor, includes three distinct services for homeless and peri-homeless individuals in our community, all under one roof: 

  • Hope House Health Center
  • Hope House Shelter
  • Hope House Transitional Housing. 

The Hope House Health Center hosts a number of support groups and provides an integrated medical model of care, including access to medical care, psychiatric care, and case management services. 

The Hope House Shelter is a 66 person emergency homeless shelter, the 2nd largest shelter in the state of Maine. In addition to housing and on-site health care services, 3 meals per day are provided with assistance from various community groups. 

The Hope House Transitional Housing Program encourages healthy living and assists people in moving toward self-sufficiency and successful independent living. Transitional Housing is short-term, up to 24 months, and works to help tenants overcome barriers to successful, permanent housing in the community.

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