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Grayson Subaru Names Ijams Nature Center Its Hometown Charity for 2018 Subaru Share the Love Campaign

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

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Grayson Subaru of Knoxville has selected Ijams Nature Center as its local hometown charity for Subaru of America Inc.’s (SOA’s) 2018 Share the Love event.

From Nov. 15, 2018, to Jan. 2, 2019, SOA will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased at more than 628 of its retailers nationwide to several national charities and a hometown charity chosen by each retailer.

“Grayson Subaru is proud to have Ijams Nature Center as its partner for Share the Love for a second year,” Grayson Subaru Sales Manager Randy Carter said. “We’re passionate about this community and are always looking to give back. The Share the Love event allows Subaru of America, Grayson Subaru and hundreds of other retailers nationwide to make a difference in the world, and helping Ijams is a great way to do that.”

In 2017, Grayson Subaru presented the nonprofit nature center with a check for almost $20,000— the largest amount to-date the local retailer has presented as part of a Share the Love event.

“Ijams is incredibly grateful to be selected as this year’s local hometown charity, and for partners like Grayson Subaru,” Ijams Executive Director Amber Parker said. “Our goal is to inspire others to celebrate and protect our East Tennessee ecosystems through educational, outdoor experiences, and SOA and Grayson Subaru share similar values. Working together, we all can create a brighter future for the planet.”

The 2018 event marks the third consecutive year there will be no cap placed on the total donation from SOA to its Share the Love charitable partners. At the end of this event, SOA estimates the company will exceed a grand total of $140 million donated since the Share the Love event started in 2007.

Grayson Subaru customers may choose from Ijams Nature Center or one of the following national charities: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®(ASPCA®), Make-A-Wish®, Meals on Wheels America® and National Park Foundation.

Grayson Subaru is part of Grayson Auto Group, which offers the Subaru, Hyundai, BMW and Mini brands. Grayson Auto Group is celebrating its 40th anniversary of serving customers in the Knoxville, Maryville and Sevierville area.

Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 630 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. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $120 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do.