How do I select the charity or charities I want to receive the donation?
You can make your charity selection by clicking on the "Select Your Charities" link above. You will be asked to provide your name, contact information, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), and charity selection(s). Subaru will then make the donation on your behalf. Visit www.subaru.com/share to learn more about the program and participating charities.
What if I want to split the donation (i.e., select more than one charity) or vote more than once?
Each customer who has purchased or leased a new Subaru (2016 or 2017) can either allocate the $250 donation to one charity or split it among any number of participating charities. Only one donation (of $250) is made per vehicle sale or lease. If any portion of the donation is designated to the participating retailer hometown charity, then the additional retailer donation amounts will apply.
How long do I have to make the charity selection?
While we encourage customers to make their charity selection at the retailer at the time of purchase, selections will be accepted through January 31, 2017.
I bought a car, but forgot to submit my charity selection. Where does my money go?
For those who do not make their charity selection by January 31, 2017, Subaru will distribute the donation equally among any participating Hometown Charities.
How will I know that the donation was made?
You will receive a "thank you" letter from Subaru and the charities that received your donation once all of the submissions have been processed. Customers who do not make their charity selection by January 31, 2016, will receive a letter from Subaru thanking them for their purchase.
By what date will Subaru make the donations to each charity? How much money is expected to be donated?
Subaru will make the donation to each charity by March 1, 2017. During last year's Share the Love Event, Subaru donated $15 million and plans to donate $15 million or more again this year. In this, our ninth year, the total donated by Subaru and its retailers will reach over $80
Do I get a tax credit for this donation?
Because the donation is being made by Subaru to each of the participating charities, donations are not tax-deductible to purchasers.
Why do some retailers have four charity options and others have more charity options?
This year, Subaru of America offered the retailer community an optional opportunity to select up to two charities, local to their community, to join the four national charities in the Share the Love Event. While some retailers are participating in this option, others chose to participate solely with the four national charities.
*Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from November 19, 2015, through January 2, 2016, to four national charities designated by the purchaser or lessee. Pre-approved Hometown Charities may be selected for donation depending on retailer participation. Certain participating retailers will make an additional donation to the Hometown Charities selected. Purchasers/lessees must make their charity designations by January 31, 2016. The four national charities will receive a guaranteed minimum donation of $250,000 each. See your local Subaru retailer for details or visit subaru.com/share. All donations made by Subaru of America, Inc.