General Motors Canada donated the last C7 Corvette and the first C8 Corvette for a charity auction. That auction and the giving surrounding it managed to bring in more than $400,000. The money will go to Durham Children’s Aid Foundation in honor of GM of Canada employee Sharon Clark and the charity she started called Sharon’s Kids.
The C7 Corvette was a Torch Red Grand Sport with a white stripe and it sold for $181,500. The C8 Corvette was a Sebring Orange Stingray coupe. It brought in $181,000. You’re likely doing the math now and realizing that’s only $362,500. Additional donations poured in from other supporters and the total for the charitable giving came to over $400,000, according to Corvette Blogger.
“Thank you to everyone who came together in the spirit of giving and congratulations to the winner who now owns a piece of Canadian history,” said Scott Bell, GM Canada president and managing director. “GM Canada and our community have supported Durham Children’s Aid for over 50 years, and I am so proud that we are honoring Sharon’s legacy to make the holidays a little brighter for children that need it most in the Durham Region.”
The funds will go directly to programming for the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation. They will help buy Christmas gifts for needy kids as well as other services.