Subaru and Subaru Owners "Share the Love" for Fifth Consecutive Year
- Participating charities are anticipated to receive a collective $5 million
in donations from Subaru this year
- Total "Share the Love" donations expected to reach $25 million
CHERRY HILL, N.J., Nov. 20, 2012
CHERRY HILL, N.J., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Subaru of America will kick
off its fifth-annual "Share the Love" event on Nov. 21. During the "Share the
Love" event, Subaru will donate $250 to the owners' choice of five charities
for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from Nov. 21, 2012 through Jan. 2,
2013. Over the last four years, Subaru has donated nearly $20 million to
charitable organizations through the "Share the Love" sales event.
(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121120/PH16795 )
"'Share the Love' is a truly unique event that brings together Subaru owners,
their philanthropic spirit, and five amazing charitable partners," said Dean
Evans, Subaru chief marketing officer.
For the second year in row, Subaru enlisted its Facebook fans to select the
final "Share the Love" charitable partners. The Alzheimer's Association® and
the USO earned the most Facebook votes. Those two charities join the ASPCA®
(The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), Make-A-Wish®
and Meals On Wheels Association of America® to round out the 2012 roster.
This year's event is expected to deliver $5 million in donations to the five
"We know how much Subaru owners care about the community and we can't think of
a better way to close out the year," added Evans.
2012 Subaru "Share the Love" Charitable Participants
oAlzheimer's Association^®: the leading, global voluntary health
organization in Alzheimer's care and support, and the largest private,
nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research. Its mission is to eliminate
Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and
enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of
dementia through the promotion of brain health.
oThe ASPCA^® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals^®): is the first animal welfare organization in North America and
works to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals.
The ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community
outreach and animal health services.
oMake-A-Wish^®: grants the wishes of children with life-threatening
medical conditions. A wish-come-true can be a powerful, life-changing
event that makes life better for wish kids, strengthens their families,
and brings communities together.
oMeals On Wheels Association of America^®: provides national leadership to
end senior hunger, supporting local Meals On Wheels programs that
collectively serve over one million nutritious meals each day to seniors
oUSO: a private, nonprofit organization that provides morale boosting
programs and services as well as critical support to troops serving in
combat, military families, wounded, ill and injured troops and their
caregivers and families of the fallen.
For more information on the Subaru "Share the Love" event or to find a Subaru
dealer visit www.subaru.com.
oWatch the new Subaru Share the Love video:
oFollow Subaru on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/subaruofamerica
oJoin the Dialog: http://www.twitter.com/subaru_usa #sharethelove
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries
Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and
distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories
through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru
boasts the most fuel efficient line-up of all-wheel drive products sold in the
market today based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy
standards. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production
plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile
production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National
Wildlife Federation. For additional information, visit www.subaru.com.
Contact: Michael McHale
Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc.
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