Share The Love event earns $87,000 for Preble Street

SACO — Patriot Subaru of Saco presented on March 28 a check for $45,000 to Preble Street, a Portland-based social service as part of Share the Love, an annual charitable benefit sponsored by Subaru of America.

This is the second consecutive year that Patriot Subaru has designated Preble Street as its local recipient, bringing the two-year total to $87,000. Preble Street provides year-round services to create solutions for homelessness, hunger and poverty.

“We’ve chosen Preble Street for the past two Share The Love programs, because we believe in the things they do for our community.” said Patriot Subaru owner and president Adam Arens. “We thank our customers who had a choice of many fine national charities, and opted to select our local organization. It speaks well to the appreciation people around here have for the services Preble Street provides.”

Preble Street noted that these donations can purchase approximately 609,000 pounds of food.

Between mid-November and New Year’s, Subaru of America donated $250 for every customer that bought or leased a new Subaru. The 2015-16 event marked the eighth year of Share the Love, which has donated $65 million since its inception in 2007.

Customers had the opportunity to choose 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. For a second year in a row, Patriot Subaru selected Preble Street to be its local recipient.

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