Subaru of Glendale recently chose Hoover High School as its hometown charity, making this the first time any Subaru dealership has partnered with a local high school.
The collaboration between the dealership and high school will raise money for scholarships that will be offered to seniors going off to pursue a four-year university or college education.
“We are excited to announce our partnership with Subaru of Glendale [which] has chosen Hoover as its hometown charity for the ‘Share the Love’ program,” said Hoover High School Principal Jeremy Spurley. “Through this partnership, Subaru will be donating proceeds to Hoover for the use of providing senior scholarships.”
Hoover and Subaru of Glendale are equally thrilled to team up.
“Partnering with a local high school was a must for us, to be able to help 10-plus students with scholarships and help them on their education journey was important to me and my management staff,” said general manager Jobe Atashi, Subaru of Glendale. “If you are looking to buy a car, please come support your local students from Hoover High School at Subaru of Glendale.”
This partnership comes as Subaru of America Inc.’s announces that their annual Subaru Share the Love event will return in 2023 for its 16th consecutive year.
For every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased from Nov. 16 through Jan. 2, Subaru will donate $250 to the purchaser’s choice of charities or the hometown charity.
“Each year, our Subaru community comes together for the Subaru Share the Love Event, collectively supporting causes that make an incredible impact on both a national and local scale,” said Jeff Walters, president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America Inc. “This event is at the heart of what makes us ‘More Than a Car Company.’”
“Our customers inspire us, and we are excited to offer them another chance to give back to the causes that are closest to their hearts heading into this holiday season,” he added.
Spurley said he is proud that Hoover was chosen by Subaru and is grateful to Hoover High counselor Olga Iraheta, who has been the driving force behind the school becoming Subaru’s hometown charity.
“I want to thank Ms. Iraheta, 12th grade counselor, for her hard work in building this partnership,” Spurley said. “Her commitment to ensuring our students have the opportunity to attend the college of their choice is second to none.”
First published in the November 18 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.