Gary Barbera and his BarberaCares Program have been giving back to the community for over 30 years. BarberaCares will be sponsoring the Roxborough YMCA Fundraiser on Saturday, September 21, 2019. This is a signature fundraiser that will directly impact the lives of youth, adults and families of the Roxborough YMCA at 7201 Ridge Avenue and the Northeast Family YMCA at 11088 Knights Road.
The proceeds of this event will support the YMCA financial assistance program, which helps assure that no one will ever be turned away from Y programs and services due to an inability to pay. This event will include a beer and wine tasting, silent auction, music and more on Saturday September 21, 2019. The winner of the grand prize will be chosen that evening. The grand prize is a raffle of a 2-year lease drive on a Gary Barbera Jeep Wrangler or $5,000 – winners choice.
To purchase a raffle go to www.garybarberacares.org where you will see a pop up that will take you directly to the Roxborough and Northeast YMCA’s event raffle page. The BarberaCares Program has been a supporter of the Roxborough YMCA for 30 years when Gary Barbera opened his first dealership on Ridge Avenue in Beautiful Roxborough he and his brother Gene were quick to join the Roxborough YMCA board. Our families are members.
Barbera’s on the Boulevard is located in Northeast Philadelphia close to the Northeast Family Y. Both YMCA’s are much-loved community organizations that are vital, safe, fun locations for the community to participate and interact in a healthy supportive environment.
About Gary Barbera’s on the Boulevard and His BarberaCares Programs– Proud Recipient of Prestigious Family Business Awards and Corporate Philanthropy as the Region’s Most Charitable Givers
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!