Philadelphia, PA- For over three decades the Barbera Family has proudly been a caring partner in the community. In 2018, Gary Barbera expanded his “Barbera Cares Program” and has helped to support over a dozen charities and community initiatives. From partnering with Adopt A Highway to supporting Volunteers of America, he has been a vital part of his community. Earlier this year, Barbera also partnered with Pennsylvania State Representative Jared Solomon to implement his “Don’t Text & Drive” initiative in Philadelphia.
In early August, the “Don’t Text and Drive” public service awareness campaign was launched on local media in a first effort to begin the transformation of Roosevelt Boulevard. As the word continues to spread, the campaign is beginning to transform Roosevelt Boulevard. Both Barbera and Solomon support Vision Zero, which is a strategy that Philadelphia has taken on to end texting and driving.
Since 2002, Barbera has been an instrumental part of Pennsylvania’s Sponsor A Highway program. Gary Barbera has proudly partnered with Adopt A Highway® since inception and is still the largest “Adopter” in the Tri-state area. Barbera is committed to keeping Pennsylvania’s highways clean and beautiful.
Barbera wrapped up 2018 with a generous donation to sponsor 2nd & 15th Police Districts Annual Holiday Party for Underprivileged School Children. The holiday party gave underprivileged children in the Philadelphia area a chance to have fun and enjoy the holiday season. The kids enjoyed a magic show, lunch, along with door prizes and bike giveaways for the kids.
Barbera was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia and has seen the community flourish over the years. His program is focused on the local community and 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.”
To learn more about the Barbera Cares Program, please visit https://www.garybarberacares.org/