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Subaru Hawai’i Donates to Local Non-Profit

January 26, 2015, 10:32 AM HST
* Updated January 29, 3:24 PM
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The Hawai’i Island Humane Society was presented with a $5,000 check Thursday from Subaru Hawai’i as a result of its Share the Love campaign. The check presentation was held at Big Island Subaru in Hilo on Thursday.

A total of $35,000 was donated during Subaru’s Share the Love campaign to six nonprofit organizations including the Hawai’i Island Humane Society, Big Brother Big Sister Hawai’i, Maui Humane Society, Hawaiian Humane Society, Kauai Humane Society, and Hawai’i Wildlife Fund.

For every new vehicle sold by Subaru Hawai’i between Nov. 1 and Dec. 3, the campaign donated $250 to an organization.

“The funds we gratefully received from Subaru Hawai’i’s Share the Love program helps Hawai’i Island Humane Society offer many pets a second chance at finding a loving home,” said Donna Whitaker, Executive Director of Hawai’i Island Humane Society. “The Share the Love donation also helps us step up efforts to educate our community on the importance of spaying and neutering their pets.”

A contest was also held where the public voted for their favorite participating nonprofit organization on the Subaru Hawai’i’s Facebook page. Maui Humane Society won the contest and was awarded with $5,000 in addition to the $5,000 already raised.

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“We are thrilled to give back to the community by supporting our local nonprofit partners,” said Glenn Inouye, Senior Vice President, Servco representing the Subaru Hawai’i Dealers. “The Facebook contest, in particular, generated lots of interest and participation from the public. It was an extremely close and exciting race right up to the very end.”

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