Sommer’s Subaru ‘Shares the Love’ with Mel’s Charities

Sommer’s Subaru presents a check from the Share the Love Event to Mel’s Charities. From left to right: Mark Schrieber, District Sales Manager, Subaru of America; John Scudder Sommer’s Subaru Sales Manager; Mary Kay Baumann, Secretary for Mel’s Charities; Ross Rintelman, Board Member and Ambassador for Mel’s Charities; Ed Trygstad, President, Mel’s Charities; Tom Stanton, Executive Director, Mel’s Charities; Grant Sommer, Operations Manager; Andy Petersen, Ambassador for Mel’s Charities; and Dick Phalen, former president and director for Mel’s Charities.

Mequon, WI— Every year Sommer’s Subaru, Mequon, designates a local charity as part of Subaru’s Share the Love® Event. The dealership selected Mel’s Charities, Inc. as the 2023-24 Hometown Charity recipient. From November 16, 2023, until January 2, 2024, Sommer’s and Subaru contributed a total of $325 to Mel’s Charities for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased.

Grant Sommer commented, “We’ve known about the great work Mel’s Charities has done throughout Ozaukee County over the years, so we were very pleased to designate them as the Hometown Charity in the Share the Love Event. This latest event raised $46,550 for Mel’s, a new record.  It really shows the impact Mel’s Charities has on our community.”

“We have been blessed through the years to have great partnerships with local businesses, such as Sommer’s Subaru, who share our goal to impact lives in Ozaukee County,” said Tom “Mel” Stanton, Executive Director of Mel’s Charities. “We’d also like to thank all the Sommer’s customers who selected us during this event.”

Since 1999, Mel’s Charities’ mission has been to provide “Great Times for Great Causes,” supporting non-profit organizations in Ozaukee County, strongly emphasizing individuals with disabilities, memorials, and community impact. The goal has always been to help others while having fun. Mel’s Charities is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.