WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People across the country will have the opportunity to support their more than 400 national parks whenever they buy or lease a new Subaru vehicle, thanks to a partnership between the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, and Subaru of America.
Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased through January 3, 2017 to participating charitable partners during its ninth annual Share the Love event. Subaru will donate $250 to the National Park Foundation when the customer selects the National Park Foundation as the charity of choice during the event period. Subaru has also released a version of "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" for streaming and download. For each download, all Subaru profits will be donated to the four national charity partners, including the National Park Foundation.
This year, for the first time throughout the life of the program, there will be no cap on the total donation from Subaru of America to its charitable partners. By the end of this year's event, Subaru hopes to exceed a grand total of nearly $90 million donated since the creation of Share the Love.
Through this annual event, Subaru has provided over $4 million in funding to the National Park Foundation for critical programs and projects in more than 100 national parks and helped increase public awareness and engagement across our National Park System.
Subaru is also supporting the National Park Foundation's efforts as a premier partner for Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque. Launched in March 2015, #FindYourPark is a public awareness and education movement to inspire people from all backgrounds to connect with, celebrate, and support America's national parks and community-based programs. Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial and setting the stage for the Service's next 100 years, #FindYourPark invites people to discover and share their own unique connections to our nation's natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history.
ABOUT SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 620 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit media.subaru.com.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America's national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts, CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history, and INSPIRE the next generation of park stewards. In 2016, commemorating the National Park Service's 100th anniversary, the Foundation launched The Centennial Campaign for America's National Parks, a $350 million comprehensive fundraising campaign to strengthen and enhance the future of these national treasures for the next hundred years. Find out more and become a part of the national park community at www.nationalparks.org.