One of my favorite car companies, Subaru of America, is bringing back its annual Share the Love event in 2018.
2018 Subaru Share The Love
This will be the 11th year for the annual event that coincides with the holiday season. It kicks off November 15th, 2018 and runs through January 2nd, 2019.
During this time period, Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased at more than 628 participating Subaru retailers nationwide.
Buyers can pick which one of four national charities they’d like the money to go to: the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Make-A-Wish, Meals on Wheels America and National Park Foundation.
Subaru dealers can get in on the action, too. Once again, they’ll be able to add a local hometown charity for their customers to support.
1. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
A leading voice for animals for over 150 years, the ASPCA® provides life-saving protection and care to animals in need. Whether it’s rescuing animals from abuse and neglect, introducing and enforcing more humane legislation, or supporting animal shelters across the country, the ASPCA helps animals live better lives. Through the ASPCA, the Subaru Share the Love event has had a significant impact on the rescue, transport, and adoption of more than 50,000 animals across the country.
Research shows when children diagnosed with a critical illness are granted their one true wish, it gives them renewed strength and energy to keep fighting. Their families and entire communities come together. The impact from just one wish has the power to transform the lives of everyone involved. Through Make-A-Wish, the Subaru Share the Love event has granted the wishes of more than 1,800 kids with life-threatening medical conditions.
3. Meals on Wheels America
Meals on Wheels America provides leadership to local, community-based programs dedicated to fighting hunger and isolation among our nation’s homebound seniors. Through Meals on Wheels America, the Subaru Share the Love event has helped deliver nearly two million meals to America’s seniors.
4. National Park Foundation
The National Park Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, enriches America’s national parks and programs, safeguarding our heritage, and inspiring generations of national park enthusiasts. Through the National Park Foundation, the Subaru Share the Love event has provided funding for critical programs and projects in more than 100 national parks and helped increase public awareness and engagement across our National Park System.
No Donation Cap
This will be the third consecutive year that there will be no cap placed on the total amount Subaru of America to its Share the Love donates to its charitable partners. This year, Subaru hopes to exceed a grand total of $140 million donated since Share the Love event started in 2007.
Photo Credit: Subaru