Subaru is now matching donations for the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2018, including Carson City’s Florence Phillips.
Subaru will match donations up to $50,000 for each of the Top 10 CNN Heroes. As of Friday afternoon, Phillips, founder and director of the ESL In Home Program of Northern Nevada, has received $25,559 in donations.
Phillips was one of 10 Heroes of the Year honored by CNN recently during CNN’s Heroes All-Star Tribute broadcast. As one of the 10 finalists, Phillips received $10,000. Dr. Ricardo Pun-Chong was named the 2018 CNN Hero of the Year for his efforts to provide free housing, meals and support for sick children and their families while they undergo treatment. Pun-Chong’s program received $100,000 plus marketing assistance.
The ESL In-Home Program is a nonp-profit, volunteer organization that provides one-on-one English tutoring in the student’s home at no cost through the help of volunteer tutors. The program provides low-income immigrants with personalized ESL classes and other educational language and cultural skills programs. Since 2004, the group has tutored more than 5,000 immigrants and helped more than 300 of them become U.S. citizens.
Donations will be accepted through Jan. 2. To donate visit https://go.crowdrise.com/top-10-heroes.