Patriot Subaru of Saco presented a check for $40,000 to Preble Street, a Portland-based social service nonprofit, as part of "Share the Love," an annual charitable benefit sponsored by Subaru of America. The presentation was made at Preble Street on Friday, March 20th.
Between November 20, 2014, and January 2, 2015, Subaru donated $250 to a worthy cause for every customer that bought or leased a new Subaru. The 2014-15 event marked the seventh year of "Share the Love," which generated $15 million charitable donations nationally this holiday season, and more than $50 million since its inception in 2007.
Customers had the opportunity to choose between one of four national charities-ASPCA, Make-A-Wish, Meals on Wheels America, and the National Park Foundation-or a local charity. Each participating dealership chose its own local charity-more than 600 local charities overall-to benefit from the event. This year, Patriot Subaru selected Preble Street to be its local recipient.
"Patriot Subaru is very happy that we were able to deliver this money to Preble Street through the ‘Share the Love’ program, knowing that it will go to great use in our community. We appreciate all the work Preble Street is involved in, and enjoyed partnering with them during this campaign," said Patriot Subaru owner and president Adam Arens. "It was also apparent that our choice of working with Preble Street was appreciated by our customers, as 160 of them chose the local charity over a fine set of national organizations."
With 14 programs throughout the state of Maine, Preble Street is the hub of services in northern New England’s largest urban area, providing round-the-clock programs 365 days a year to meet urgent needs, advocate for change, empower people, and create solutions for homelessness, hunger, and poverty.
Patriot Subaru of Saco is the largest Subaru dealership in Maine, and is locally owned and operated. Patriot Subaru has been engaged with a wide variety of community programs since it opened in 2003, with annual donations exceeding $100,000, as well as hundreds of volunteer hours.
For more information, visit Patriot Subaru, Route One in Saco.