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Subaru Hawaii again out to ‘Share the Love’


Subaru Hawaii has announced the return of its “Share the Love” sales event where it will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, 2012 to a group of local non-profits: Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii, Hawaii Wildlife Fund, Oahu SPCA, SPCA Maui and Hawaii Island Humane Society.

In addition to buying a Subaru during the promotional period, the public is encouraged to vote for their favorite participating non-profit organization through Subaru Hawaii’s Facebook page at

At the end of the sales event period, Subaru Hawaii will award the organization with the most “likes” an additional $5,000.

“We are delighted to partner with both our new and returning non-profits for this year’s Share the Love sales event,” said Glenn Inouye, senior vice president, Servco representing the Subaru Hawaii Dealers. “This promotion is a win-win for our Subaru owners, customers and our local communities.”

In addition to its monetary donation, the Subaru Dealers of Hawaii invite the public across three islands to attend “Share the Love” day 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 1.

Dealerships statewide will be hosting engaging events open to the public on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii, Hawaii Wildlife Fund, Oahu SPCA, SPCA Maui and Hawaii Island Humane Society.

The Oahu SCPA, SPCA Maui and Hawaii Island Humane Society will have dogs and kittens looking for loving homes. A $25 Petco gift card is included with every adoption and adoption fees are free for current Subaru owners or for those that purchase a vehicle during the event.

The public is encouraged “Share the Love” and stop and by to donate pet care supplies such as bleach, cat litter, dish soap, paper towels, trash bags, old linens (towels, blankets and sheets), pet food and/or treats.

Hawaii Wildlife Fund will have information about their wildlife adoptions program. The public is invited to “Share the Love” and contribute to the recovery of native marine life.

A 8.5 x 11 frameable certificate and turtle friendly reusable bag is included with the adoption of a sea turtle, monk seal, whale or dolphin.

Big Brothers Big Sisters will have information about how to become a trained volunteer (“Big”) to provide one-on-one mentoring that is professionally supported by a case manager.

The public is invited to “Share the Love” and positively change the life of keiki with the invaluable gift of friendship that has positive impact for youth in areas of academics, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes, high school graduation rates, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or career readiness.

The events are open to the public and will take place at:

* Servco Subaru Waialae in Kaimuki on Oahu
* Island Subaru in Kahului on Maui
* Kona Subaru in Kailua-Kona
* Hilo Subaru in Hilo on the Big Island

Subaru Hawaii sells vehicles across a network of five dealership locations statewide – Big Island Subaru – Hilo and Kona; Island Subaru in Kahului; and Servco Subaru – Mapunapuna and Waialae.

Subaru is the only automotive manufacturer to receive the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Picks for all models for the past three years. All Subaru products are built in zero-landfill production plants where 100 percent of waste is recycled or turned into electricity. For additional information on Subaru Hawaii, visit

The mission of the Oahu SPCA is to reduce euthanasia of Oahu’s homeless, abandoned, abused and neglected animals as the largest animal shelter in Hawaii based on a “no-kill” philosophy. We believe that every healthy, treatable animal will find a forever home. Learn more at or call 808-754-1519.

The mission of SPCA Maui is to create a “no more homeless pets” Maui and stop the killing of companion animals as a means of population control. The immediate vision of the SPCA
Maui is to provide spay/neuter education and services to all pet lovers in a convenient and affordable manner.

The long-term vision includes a Mobile Spay/Neuter Unit and establishing a new, state of the art animal sanctuary to assist the community when re-homing is necessary and providing a lifelong home when that is not possible. Learn more at or call 808-280-0738.

The mission of the Hawaii Island Humane Society is to promote respect for all animals, prevent cruelty to animals, eliminate pet overpopulation, and enhance the bond between humans and animals. HIHS holds a contract with the County of Hawaii to enforce certain animal-related laws and it offers 24-hour service for injured animals and other animal emergencies, humane education classes, low-cost spay and neuter services, lost and found assistance, micro-chipping and more. Learn more at or call 808-329-1175.

Hawaii Wildlife Fund (HWF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Hawaii’s native wildlife through research, education and conservation. HWF’s team are educators, conservationists, researchers, naturalists, communities, volunteers and donors devoted to the preservation of Hawaii’s fragile marine ecosystem and inhabitants. Learn more at or call 808-280-8124.

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Hawaii has partnered with guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community to pair children (“Littles”) with carefully screened and trained volunteer mentors (“Bigs”). A unique service of BBBS is that each one of these mentoring relationships is monitored and professionally supported by a case manager focused on creating a healthy bond between the individuals. Learn more at or call 808-695-4571.

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