Charitable Minded Philly Car Guy, Gary Barbera, and the Barbera Cares Program, is Proud to Support the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center


Gary Barbera and his Barbera Cares program is teaming up with the Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties and the Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center for their 6th Annual JFS & JCC charity event. The official vehicle of the Broad Street Run gary Barbera’s Jeep Wrangler Sahara is up for grabs for a 2 year lease.

“We’re excited to be giving away the beautiful Jeep Wrangler Sahara to one lucky winner,” explained Barbera. “I’m proud to be able to support these community centers that are making a positive impact in their community each and every day.”

The Barbera Cares program is focused on the local community and the wants and needs of the people who live in it. According to Barbera, he “found a quote from Teddy Roosevelt that sums it all up.” The quote is, “Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.”

See Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center for more details.  

To learn more about the Barbera Cares program and how they are making a difference in your community, please visit: www.garybarbera.com

About Gary Barbera’s on the Boulevard and BarberaCares – Proud Recipient of the Prestigious Family Business Awards

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 its own Philadelphia’s Credit Connection- On-Site Instant Auto Credit. Over 1,000 vehicles, including 300 Jeeps Cheap, Barbera’s Autoland 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, the J D Power certification.

The Barbera Culture is 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 precious 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 Family Owned Business Award for dual accolades—Gary Barbera’s on the Boulevard was recognized for positively impacting their communities economically and BarberaCares was recognized for their Community Service Excellence.

BarberaCares principles of Support, Enhance, and Inspire lead the way in community service, including broadcasting their “Don’t Text and Drive” campaign and “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 helping out and entertaining during parades and community clean-ups. Gary Barbera’s Autoland is also known for being 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. So, I have to ask: Is Barbera the Best? Boy I Guess!