“Share the Love” for Our National Parks
As you explore your national parks, you might neglect to notice some of their most important features—the roads that travel through them. Roads shape how we view our parks and tow a careful line between preservation and public enjoyment. Think of some of the most iconic national park drives such as the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park or even the Pacific Coast Highway winding past parks like Redwood National and State Parks and Point Reyes National Seashore.
With more than 400 national parks across the country, including natural, cultural, and historical treasures, there are endless opportunities to explore and discover your own unique connections to these special places. We think one of the best ways to discover our national parks is on a good old-fashioned road trip. If you don’t believe us check out our blog post on 4 Ultimate National Park Road Trips.
In the past, around this time of year, we’ve encouraged the community to share their favorite national park road trip memories. That’s because for the past three holiday seasons the National Park Foundation has been honored to participate in Subaru of America’s annual Share the Love event.
Through our participation – thanks to national park supporters like you! – Subaru has provided over $4 million in critical funding for programs and projects in more than 100 national parks and helped increase public awareness and engagement across our National Park System.
Our relationship with Subaru feels like a natural fit – after all, both Subaru and America’s national parks inspire adventure and exploration! They also share our commitment to connecting people to national parks, and supporting communities and treasured places across the country.
This year’s Share the Love takes place from November 17, 2016 through January 3, 2017, and during this time when you lease or purchase any new vehicle and select the National Park Foundation as your charity of choice, Subaru will donate $250 to the Foundation on your behalf*.
This year Subaru has also created a special Share the Love version of the song, “Put a Little Love in Your Heart.” For each song downloaded, all Subaru profits will be donated to the four national charity partners, including National Park Foundation, providing an opportunity for all consumers to participate in Share the Love and support our national parks**! By the end of this year’s event Subaru hopes to exceed a grand total of nearly $90 million donated to charity since the creation of Share the Love.
At the National Park Foundation, we’re thankful to Subaru for their support and we’re thankful to you, too. Your generosity and commitment helps make everything we do possible! We know our friends at Subaru are just as fond of the all-American road trip as we are and we hope to see you soon in a national park!
*Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from November 17, 2016, through January 3, 2017, 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, 2017. 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.
**Subaru of America, Inc. will donate 100% of its profits from each download purchased from iTunes or Google Play™ (at least $.60 per download) from November 17, 2016 through January 3, 2017 to the four national charities, ASPCA®, Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America, Meals On Wheels Association of America®, and the National Park Foundation (profits to be evenly distributed between the four charities).