On August 6th 2012, Subaru of America Facebook fans will be the ones to select two charities that will be part of the 2012 ‘Share the Love’ sales event. Over the past four years, Subaru has donated over 20 million dollars to charitable organizations through the ‘Share the Love’ sales event. This year, the annual event is expected to deliver 5 million dollars in donations to two fan-selected charities which are part of a select group of five charitable organizations. Voting starts on August 6th and goes till August 26th and fans have the option of voting daily.
“‘Share the Love’ has always been about giving back to our communities in which we live and work,” said Subaru Director of Marketing Communications, Alan Bethke. “Subaru ‘Share the Love’ charitable partners have always reflected the values and ideals of our owners. Empowering our digital demographic via Facebook is a natural extension for Share the Love.”
For every new vehicle sold or leased from November 21st through to January 2nd, the ‘Share the Love’ sales event sees that $250 is donated to the cause up to $250,000. The two charities selected by Subaru of America’s Facebook fans will join the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Make-A-Wish®, and Meals on Wheels Association of America®.
Facebook fans will be able to vote for one of the following charitable organizations:
- Alzheimer’s Association®: The Alzheimer’s Association works to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research and to provide and enhance care and support for all affected.
- American Forests: American Forests protects and restores forests, which create habitat for wildlife, clean our air and water and preserve the health of our planet for the benefit of all.
- First Book: First Book provides new, high-quality books to kids in need, helping them to succeed in school and in life.
- Leave No Trace: Leave No Trace educates Americans of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly to ensure the long-term health of our parks, trails and waterways.
- Special Olympics: Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for people with intellectual disabilities, unleashing the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport everyday around the world.
- USO: The USO is a private, nonprofit organization that provides critical support to forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.
“We created the ‘Share the Love’ event to celebrate our owners and their passion for volunteerism and community involvement. And our charity partners continue to make the event better and better each year,” said Brian Johnson, national advertising manager, Subaru of America, Inc.
Fans can cast their ballots at the Share the Love Facebook page.
B Corps is a new type of corporation that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. The Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles (SBCLA) invites you to an evening of discussion on how to forge a successful B Corps. The event will feature:
- Networking opportunities with highly-experienced B Corps executives
- Informative panel discussions with experts on the process and benefits of B Corps
- Showcase of B Corps products and services
- Raffle drawing for exciting prizes
The event takes place between 7:00-9:00 pm on Wednesday, October 10th 2012 at Lexus Santa Monica located at 1501 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404.
Please RSVP here.
SBC Board Members
Steve Glenn-(Chair,) Laura Berland-Shane, Rob Kramer,
Lee Wallach, Becki Kammerling, Carrie Norton
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Lexus Santa Monica
1501 Santa Monica Blvd.,
Santa Monica, CA 90404
LAcarGUY joined forces with the Tree Musketeers for the 25th annual Arbor Day celebration in El Segundo on May 10, 2012. Arbor Day (from the Latin arbor, meaning tree) is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. It originated in Nebraska City, Nebraska, United States. The first Arbor Day was held on April 10, 1872, and an estimated 1 million trees were planted that day.
We planted over 170 trees. Planting trees is the simplest way for you to make a meaningful impact in the environmental movement. Each tree planted generates crucial clean oxygen, serve as noise and pollution buffers, provide beautification and so much more.
LACarGuy’s Mike Sullivan Unveils Open-Access “Level 2” Electric Vehicle Charging Stations During Fisker Karma Preview Event
LAcarGuy to be the First Automotive Dealership in the U.S. to Have Charging Stations for the New Plug-in Hybrid & Battery Electric Vehicles
LOS ANGELES – June 30, 2010 – Mike Sullivan, president of LAcarGuy, announced the installation of “Level 2” SAE J-1772 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations during a preview event for the upcoming Fisker Karma car ,the world’s first luxury hybrid plug-in electric vehicle with zero emissions.
Beginning this summer, anyone with a plug-in and hybrid vehicle will be able to drive up to an LAcarGuy dealership: Toyota Hollywood, Toyota Santa Monica, Fisker Santa Monica and Lexus Santa Monica and get charged.
LAcarGuy will be the first automotive dealer in the U.S. to offer the “Level 2” SAE J-1772, the new industry standard for electric chargers. The “Level 2” chargers are compatible with all electric hybrid and plug-in vehicles. The number one hybrid dealer in the country has taken on the initiative to make adopting a greener lifestyle easier for Los Angeles residents.
“LAcarGuy is proud to be the first U.S. automotive dealership to offer the only industry-approved electric charging stations on the market,” said President of LAcarGuy, Mike Sullivan. “This is yet another step for us to support the community with sustainable options. It’s our commitment to ensuring that our daily driving habits contribute to a healthier planet.”
Winning the coveted Stevie Award for the “Most Innovative Company of the Year” from The 2010 American Business Awards program, the Fisker Karma is the first eco-chic sports car developed in eco-friendly facilities.
Driven by their mission to reduce America’s dependency on foreign oil and lower emissions, the Fisker features all carefully sourced environmentally sound materials like wood trim from ‘non-living’ trees, EcoGlass derived from recyclable sand, and soft-hand textiles composed of 100-percent bamboo viscose.
LAcarGuy’s Fisker Santa Monica will be the only automotive retailer to carry the Fisker Karma in Los Angeles.
About LAcarGuy: As the number one hybrid dealer in the country, Mike Sullivan’s LAcarGuy houses 10 automotive dealerships throughout greater Los Angeles with a commitment to the environment and a cleaner America. A fixture in the Los Angeles community since Mike’s father, “Sully” opened his first dealership in 1964, Mike serves on the Regional Board of Directors for Global Green and on the Advisory Board for the Environmental Media Association. Practicing what he preaches, Mike’s home is completely off-the-grid with 100-percent solar power and a seventh electric car charger that has been installed in his garage. He was honored as “Man of the Year” by the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Organization in 2009 and was Richmond Family Center’s 2009 “King of Hearts.” Today, he is committed to making a difference for our planet with “green teams” implemented at each of his dealerships and the “Driving Green” incentive program, which donates $100 of every car sold to a green charity of the driver’s choice.