Mark Christopher And Colonies Partners Donate Spark 2016 to underprivileged family

Mark Christopher Auto CenterColonies Partners and Larson O'Brien joined to support the donations of two 2017 Chevrolet Spark. The cars were given to underprivileged families chosen by organizers as part of the Colonies Holiday Miracles event in December at the Colonies Crossroads Shopping Center.

The families were given the cars at the annual Colonies Holiday Miracles event Dec. 10. 

With an EPA-estimated 38 MPG highway, the 2016 Chevrolet Spark is a fuel-efficient car that can navigate everything from the narrowest streets to largest business ventures. The high mileage doesn’t sacrifice personal space, with 27.2 cu. ft. of cargo space along with added legroom.

““This event began to help financially struggling families and make a difference, and this donation is the perfect example of that ideal,” said Jeff Burum, co-managing partner of Colonies Partners, which owns the shopping center and co-sponsors the event. 

“As long time Inland Empire business owners and residents, we believe in giving back to the community,” said Chris Leggio, President of Mark Christopher Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC and Mountain View Chevrolet. “Colonies Holiday Miracles is one of our favorite events because it creates a special holiday memory for children most in need.”

The Colonies Holiday Miracles is an annual event for children selected based on need and referred by Hope Through Housing, House of Ruth, OPARC, Children’s Fund, Children’s Hope, House of Ruth, Upland Housing Authority, Pacific Lifeline, and Foothill Family Shelter. Since 2007, Holiday Miracles has served nearly 2,000 underprivileged children and their families.

The day includes a shopping spree at Dicks, Kohl’s and Target with all families provided with a turkey dinner and all of the fixings. Local service organizations, High School Key Clubs and members of the Upland police and fire departments as well other safety personnel from the region volunteer at the event, making Miracles the largest day of giving of its kind in the region.

Major sponsors this year include Colonies Partners, Pacific Development Group, Frontier Communities, Mountain View Chevrolet in Upland, Kohl’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Target, Albertsons and Home Depot.

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