General Motors Canada will donate the last C7 Corvette and first C8 Corvette models produced for the Canadian market to the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation, which will auction off the vehicles to support a special cause.
The Durham Children’s Aid Foundation will auction the vehicles off online, with all proceeds benefitting its cause ‘Sharon’s Kids,’ which was founded by Sharon Clark in 1968. Clark, a former GM employee, started the charity after she began encouraging her coworkers to adopt a local family through the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation at Christmastime, rather than hold an office gift exchange. The effort has since grown “exponentially,” GM Canada says, with employees at the automaker continuing the tradition of helping out local families during the holiday season.
Clark tragically passed away after a heroic battle with cancer in April 2020, so GM Canada decided to step up and support Sharon’s Kids to ensure her legacy of giving back to the Durham community continues even in her absence.
“We are beyond thrilled that GM is continuing to support Sharon’s Kids with this donation,” said Durham Children’s Aid Foundation program manager, Leslie McLean. “GM’s assistance continues to give much-needed support to Durham’s most vulnerable children and youth. It means so much to know that Sharon’s legacy will continue, I know it would mean the world to her.”
“Sharon Clark touched the lives of everyone she met and was admired for her dedication and passion in giving back to our communities,” added Scott Bell, president and managing director of GM Canada.
The last C7 Corvette produced for Canada is a Grand Sport Coupe (VIN: 1G1YZ2D73K5124287) finished in Torch Red. The first production C8 Corvette built for the market, meanwhile, is a Sebring Orange Coupe (VIN: 1G1Y82D4XL5000074) with the optional Z51 Performance Package.
Online bidding for the both the C7 Corvette and C8 Corvette will begin on October 21st and end on October 28th. Canadian GM fans who want to get in on the bidding action can visit Chevrolet.ca/CorvettesForKids. They can also make a donation to Sharon’s Kids to help buy gifts for an underprivileged family this Christmas by visiting this link.