SOUTH OGDEN -- After raising funds for Weber School District elementary teachers and students, Young Subaru on Monday presented the Weber School Foundation with a check for $12,345.
Young Subaru, at 3920 Riverdale Road in South Ogden, raised the money as part of its "Share the Love" event Dec. 1, which featured a coloring contest and a pet adoption.
The Weber School Foundation will give the money to schools in proportion to how many contest entries each school submitted, said Weber School Foundation Executive Director Chris Zimmerman.
The money will allow teachers to buy much-needed classroom supplies that often don't fit into school budgets.
"Most people don't understand that, in order to have classroom supplies teachers need to do extra activities, they end up spending their own money," Zimmerman said. "This is some help they need to spend less of their own money."
For each family that turned in a submission to the coloring contest, Young Subaru donated $5 to the Weber School Foundation.
Young Subaru General Manager Mike Capron said he received submissions from nearly 2,500 families.
Zimmerman said West Haven Elementary had the most submissions with 200.
"To have the participation we did from the Weber School District was phenomenal," Capron said.
Zimmerman said support from local businesses such as Young Subaru is crucial for the success of Weber School Foundation, a nonprofit organization that donates money to Weber School District.
The foundation raised roughly $1 million in donations last year, Zimmerman said.
Young Subaru's pet adoption found homes for more than 100 dogs and cats from local humane societies, Capron said. People from around the community even brought in their own pets to play with the animals being adopted.
"We were a little worried that our building would never recover. It was that crazy," Capron said. "Dogs and cats don't mix very well in that quantity. It was a neat event."