Annually between mid-Nov and New Years, Subaru donates $250 to charity for every new Subaru sold. The customer selects from four national and one local charity to be the recipient. Since the inception in 2008, Subaru has donated $90 million dollars. Local dealerships choose their local charity, amounting to over 600 local charities nationally.
Over the past three years, Patriot Subaru of North Attleboro has been able to donate $72,702 to local charities through this amazing Share The Love Event! Here's a summary of our partnerships to date.
2016-2017 Patriot Subaru North Attleboro Partners: RIFB
Rhode Island Community Food Bank
Patriot Subaru Share The Love Donation: $30,000
The Rhode Island Community Food Bank visited Patriot Subaru serving delicious samples of recipes used in the nutritional education program. The Community Kitchen Culinary Job Training program is a unique service in addition to the Bank's core work of distributing food to people in need.
Patriot Subaru proudly presented a check for $30,000 to RIFB, which will enable them to provide 90,000 meals to those in need. Great job everyone! Patriot augmented Share The Love by adding $50 to every customer who selected the RIFB to Subaru's donation of $250, for a total of $300 per customer. It adds up!
2015-2016 Patriot Subaru North Attleboro Partners: S.A.D.D
"Students Against Destructive Decisions"
Patriot Subaru Share The Love Donation: $20,000
In our second year, Patriot Subaru of North Attleboro teamed up with SADD, whose mission is to empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them throughout their daily lives. Founded in 1981 in Marlborough, MA, SADD is now a national organization with chapters in all 50 states.
SADD hosted a special program at the store, testing customers and associates with a set of "Fatal Vision" goggles that simulates impaired driving. In addition, the participating students shared tips for parents as well as teens for better ways to communicate with each other. This included the Parent-Teen "Contract For Life", and how it can help set guidelines.
When the Event concluded, Patriot was able to present a 2015-2016 Share The Love check for $20,000 to SADD. The presentation was attended by store associates, SADD executives, North Attleboro High School students, and Subaru of New England regional managers.
Dawn Teixeira, SADD's National President and CEO was delighted with the support. "The opportunity to be a part of the Subaru Share The Love Event has been one more great way to help us raise awareness in the community, and to support the students who make the SADD program a success." said Teixeira. Patriot Subaru owner and president Adam Arens noted, "We thank our customers who had a choice of many fine national charities, and opted to select our local organization. It speaks to the appreciation people around here have for the programs SADD provides."
In the pic featuring six people, we have on the left Ken Scanzio, Subaru of New England District Manager, an alumnus of North Attleboro High School. joined by five current students from the North Attleboro HS - S.A.A.D. chapter, Brian Kleczkowski, Kyle Johnson,Taylor O'Brien, Isabelle Renzi, and Gabby Pothier.
On a related note, sales associate Maceo Johnson teamed up with the SADD chapter at Bishop Feehan High, to present programs on distracted driving. Patriot purchased "vision-impaired goggles" for the school, that simulate the effects of buzzed or impaired driving to teach students the danger. Read more about it in Love Promise.
For additional information on the 2015-2016 SADD program, see our original Event Page.