Subaru Share The Love Portland Saco Maine


During the Share The Love Event,  Subaru donates $250 to charity for every new Subaru sold. The customer selects from four national and a local charity to be the recipient. Since the inception in 2008, Subaru has donated $94 million dollars.

THE PATRIOT SUBARU SHARE THE LOVE EVENT HAS RAISED $161,958
FOR LOCAL SOUTHERN MAINE CHARITIES SINCE 2013.  THANK YOU SUBARU!

2017-2018 Patriot Subaru will again team up with STRIVE and Camp Sunshine as our local hometown charities!
Patriot Subaru will add $50 to the charitable donation each time a customer selects one of the hometown charities!  Total of $300!

Events:
Saturday Nov 18th -  STRIVE Bar-B-Que at Patriot Subaru  11am-1:30pm
Free to all. We ask that everyone donates a canned good or two that will go to the Saco Food Pantry. Join us for delicious burgers and dogs, while meeting and talking with the folks from STRIVE.

Saturday Dec 9th - Camp Sunshine Chili-Fest. 11am-1pm. The best chili you've ever had, prepared with love by Camp Sunshine.

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2016-2017  Patriot Partners:
STRIVE, South Portland, ME and Camp Sunshine, Casco, ME

  
Patriot Subaru was proud to team up with two wonderful organizations that help our community.
• STRIVE - dedicated to helping young people ages 11-24 with developmental disabilities.
• Camp Sunshine - a retreat for kids with life threatening illnesses and their families.

  
THE RESULTS: Patriot Subaru Share The Love Event raised $27,000 for STRIVE  (L) and $44,000 for Camp Sunshine(R)!   A combined total of $71,000!

November 19th, 2016:  "Drive and STRIVE BBQ" at Patriot Subaru was great! The Red Cross collected 20 pints of life-saving blood, and then volunteers from STRIVE served over 200 people burgers and dogs from the BBQ! 
  

December 3, 2016: Camp Sunshine "Be The Match" Bone Marrow Registry and Chili Cook-Off!  Great day!  Camp volunteers served up bowl after bowl of delicious chili prepared by the Sunshine chefs to associates, customer, and friends.  We had 7 people go through the Bone Marrow Donation application process, with swab test, and many more interested. It's a life saver!
  



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2015-2016  Patriot Partners: Preble Street, Portland, ME
 

Nothing like a November BBQ! Perfect timing this year, sunny and just right. Customers and friends enjoyed our great BBQ abilities. Manning the spatula is Melanie McKean from Preble St, ready to serve a hungry crowd. Preble Street, a Portland-based organization that works to create solutions for homelessness, hunger, and poverty. By the end of the Event, many customers had placed their $250 Subaru donation on Preble, resulting in a check for $45,000!

This brings Patriot's two year total donation via Subaru to Preble Street to an impressive $87,000!  What impact does that money have? Preble Street's buying power can turn those dollars into approximately 609,000 pounds of food, primarily staples such as milk, pasta, cereal, sugar, coffee, ground beef, and pancake mix for its soup kitchens and food pantry. Donations also cover overhead costs, such as facilities and equipment, and social work staff who work to help people move beyond poverty.


In addition, over the two seasons working with Preble Street, Patriot set aside a Forester in the showroom, and through social media channels asked folks to drop off a canned or boxed food good.  We did this for five weeks each time, adding up to nearly 1000 extra pounds of food goods.

 

What's our secret to success?  Juggling!  Patriot Subaru Service Manager Glen Reed #00, went toe-to-toe with Preble Street's Executive Director, Mark Swann.  It was amazing! 


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2014-2015  Patriot Partners: Preble Street, Portland, ME
    

Pancake Breakfast with Preble Street!  We served up a great meal for customers, friends, and store associates. At the same time, we passed out information about the Preble Street services and programs, which carried through the duration of the Share The Love Event.  Patriot associates were very proud to deliver a check in the amount of $40,000 to Preble Street, augmented with an additional bonus of $2000 the following month.

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2013-2014  Patriot Partners: ALS Northern New England 
 

2013-2014 was the first year that Subaru established the policy of adding a local charity to the group of national charities designated for Share The Love.

Patriot reached out to the  ALS Association Northern New England Chapter to be our first Share The Love charitable partner. Each partner must first apply to Subaru for approval, to meet the high standards of this program. 
The ALS Association works with people with Lou Gehrig's Disease,  and their families through services and programs in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

As you can see, we love a good BBQ, and the folks from ALS had big crowd the whole time. Customers and friends of ALS who had heard about the event came in to provide great support, as well as making donations to the program. 


At the end of the Share The Love Event, a check for $5958.20 was presented to the ALS Northern New England Chapter. Pictured here: Patriot Subaru General Manager, Brian Beattie, ALS Chapter Director, Amy Kuzma, ALS Care Services Coordinator, Nell Davis, ALS Fundraising and Community Relations Manager, Amy Coyne and Subaru of New England/ District Sales Manager, Bill Bergeon.