Harr In The Community

The Harr Motor Group regularly supports organizations that help those in need, both in Worcester and around the world.  It is one of our core beliefs that it is vital to give back to our community, and to help make the world a better place.  At Harr, we understand we can’t repair the whole world, but are determined to help the parts we can.

Below is a sample of the many organizations that are or have been supported by the Harr Family:

UMass Medical Cancer Walk:  As a prime sponsor of the walk, we help the University of Massachusetts’ world class Cancer Center of Excellence conduct cutting edge research on new ways to combat this dreaded disease.  Harr provides a lead gift, and many on our team participate in the walk.  In addition, Harr donates a portion of our sales and service revenue to the walk.  It is our goal to raise $50,000 for UMass this year.

Worcester Technical High School:  With 1,400 students, this is the largest of the seven high schools in Worcester.  It was built with a unique combination of city, state, and private funds, and was ranked the #1 Public School Education Facility in the Nation by School Planning and Management magazine.  We are proud to sponsor The Harr Automotive Technology Center, which is helping train the next generation of technicians for our industry.

Tenacity:  Tenacity is an innovative program that combines athletics and literacy for underserved youth in Worcester and Boston.  Each summer, Tenacity serves over 5,000 kids at neighborhood sites, providing tennis and structured reading sessions designed to keep children’s minds and bodies active while preparing them for school in the fall.  Harr is proud to have sponsored the Worcester program for several years.

United Way of Central Massachusetts:  Since its founding more than 90 years ago, United Way of Central Massachusetts has made a commitment to improving the lives of people in our community.  They connect people to resources that address the most critical human needs, and create measurable results.

Harr donates a substantial annual corporate gift, and many members of the Harr Team also support United Way as well through our company campaign.  Harr consistently has one of the top 10 corporate campaigns in the city.  The Harr team also participates every year in the United Way Day of Caring .

Massachusetts General Hospital:  Ranked the #1 hospital in the country by US News and World Report, MGH is known around the world as a leading place for research and patient care.  We are proud to have funded The Patty Ribakoff Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and several other projects.

International Efforts: The Corky Ribakoff Centers for Women’s and Children’s Health in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, through which all the children of Ukraine now receive regular vaccinations and more than 10,000 women a year receive treatment has been funded by Harr.  Additionally, we helped provide medical care in Haiti after the earthquake and Japan after the tsunami; and, in Rwanda, we were a founding funder of Agahazo-Shalom, a youth village for orphans of the genocide.  Closer to home, we support the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

We are grateful to all our customers, whose support makes our support of these organizations possible.

To have the Harr Motor Group partner with your organization, fill out the Harr Community Care application form now!