Subaru Donates $5K to Local Humane Society

January 24, 2017, 11:21 AM HST
* Updated January 24, 11:26 AM
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Subaru Hawaii presents a $5K check to the Hawaii Island Humane Society. From L-R: Ryan Tanimoto, Dave Jimenez, Donna Whitaker, Whitney Sickels, Walter Amarino, Jeffrey LeMasters. Photo: Isabella Hughes.

Subaru Hawaiʻi presented the Hawaiʻi Island Humane Society with a check for $5,000 on Friday, January 20 as part of its Share the Love sales event.

“We love participating in Subaru Hawaii’s Share the Love campaign,” said Hawaiʻi Island Humane Society Executive Director Donna Whitaker. “The support we receive through Subaru Hawaiʻi’s Share the Love program helps us communicate our island’s pet overpopulation problem and that spay and neuter can prevent more homeless pets.”

Now in its sixth year, the Share the Love campaign donates $250 for every new car sold up to $30,000, with the total divided up evenly between six nonprofit organizations focused on learning, animals and the environment.

The campaign for 2016, which ran between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, met the $30,000 mark and benefitted the Friends of the Library of Hawaiʻi, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaiʻi, Hawaiʻi Island Humane Society, Hawaiian Humane Society, Maui Humane Society and Kauai Humane Society.


“Our nonprofit beneficiaries are integral to our community, and it gives us great joy to support their work financially and by raising awareness with our annual Share the Love sales event,” said Glenn Inouye, Servco senior vice president, representing Subaru Hawaiʻi Dealers.


In addition, a special Instagram contest called #sharethelove808 helped participants raise awareness for their favorite cause. Hawaiʻi Island resident Nelson Jacinto won the contest and took home a free GoPro.

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