Oshawa, Ontario — Get your hands on the last seventh-generation Corvette or one of the first eighth-generation Corvette Stingray–because now you can by helping a cause doing so.
General Motors of Canada and Chevrolet have donated one of the last seventh generation corvettes and the first eighth-generation all-new, mid-engine Corvette Stingray to the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation for an auction to raise funds for ‘Sharon Kids.’
Sharon, a former GM Oshawa employee who tragically passed away after a heroic battle with cancer in April 2020, began ‘Sharon’s Kids’ more than 51 years ago after encouraging coworkers to skip the office Christmas exchange and instead adopt a local family through the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation. It started with a young, single mother and her nine-month-old child, who received Christmas gifts and food hamper from Sharon and her colleagues, and it grew exponentially–gaining General Motors’ employee engagement every year to aid local families during the holiday season.
To this day, the tradition continues through ‘Sharon’s Kids’ with the continuing support of General Motors.
“We are beyond thrilled that GM is continuing to support ‘Sharon’s Kids’ with this donation,” said Leslie McLean, manager of signature programs at Durham Children’s Aid Foundation. “GM’s assistance continues to give much-needed support to Durham’s most vulnerable children and youth.”
“At GM Canada, we’re proud to support the communities in which we live and work and that’s why we’re donating the last 7th Generation and first 8th Generation Chevrolet Corvettes built for Canada to the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation in honor of ‘Sharon’s Kids’, a charity that’s been part of our history for over fifty years,” said Scott Bell, president, and managing director for GM Canada. “Sharon Clark touched the lives of everyone she met and was admired for her dedication and passion in giving back to our communities.”
Online bidding began on October 21 and will continue to October 28 at www.chevrolet.ca/CorvettesForKids.