Subaru Hawaii Donates $13,000 to Two Maui Non-Profits

January 26, 2012, 10:29 AM HST · Updated January 27, 6:46 AM
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SPCA Maui Check.- (L-R) Larry Rosen (Subaru), Peter Tierney (SPCA), John Hessick (Subaru) , Whitney White (SPCA-Kneeling w/ Duke the Doberman), Sue Liscombe (SPCA), Aira Moriyasu (Subarau), Randy Desloover (SPCA), Khem Phoue (Subaru) Eric Santiago (Subaru-Holding Check), Ann Kerns (Subaru)

By Sonia Isotov

Subaru Hawaii today announced that its “Share the Love” sales event has raised $6,700 for Hawaii Wildlife Fund and $2,300 for the Socity of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Maui Chapter (SPCA).

As the winner of Subaru Hawaii’s Facebook fan favorite voting contest, Hawaii Wildlife Fund received an additional $5,000, for a grand total of $11,700. A check presentation was held at Island Subaru in Kahului this morning.

Subaru Hawaii’s Share the Love event donated $250 for every new vehicle sold by Subaru Hawaii dealers from November 1 to December 31, 2011. In total, the Share the Love event raised $25,300 for a group of great causes. In addition to Hawaii Wildlife Fund and SPCA Maui, the other three non-profits were Hawaii Literacy, the Oahu SPCA and the Hawaii Island Humane Society.

HWF Check – (Standing Rear L-R): Larry Rosen (Subaru); Khem Phoue (Subaru); Akira Moriyasu (Subarau) Megan Lamson (HWF); Angelika Hofmann (HWF); John Hessick (Subaru); Cheryl King (HWF); Hannah Bernard (HWF); Eric Santiago (Subaru) (Seated in Front L-R): Logan Rohrback (HWF); Christina Phillips (HWF); Tara Branham (HWF)

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The public also had an opportunity to vote for their favorite participating non-profit organization on Subaru Hawaii’s Facebook page. At the end of the sales event period on December 31, Hawaii Wildlife Fund received 45% of all votes and earned an additional $5,000.

“We are delighted to give back to the community by supporting our local non-profit partners,” said Glenn Inouye, Senior Vice President, Servco representing the Subaru Hawaii Dealers, in a written statement.  “The Facebook contest, in particular, was very well received by the public. It was a very close and exciting race right up to the very end.”

“Hawaii Wildlife Fund’s multiple, ongoing conservation projects will benefit from Subaru Hawaii’s generosity and the publicity of the Share the Love campaign,” said Cheryl King, Hawaii Wildlife Fund Vice President.

“Being a part of Subaru Hawaii’s Share the Love campaign has been fantastic in so many ways,” said Whitney White, SPCA Maui President. “SPCA Maui extends a mahalo nui to Subaru Hawaii for this contribution which will help us save thousands of dogs and cats from homelessness and suffering through our spay/neuter programs.”

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