When it comes to buying a car, there are many factors to consider. For me, I want to buy from a car company that delivers high quality, safe, reliable, economical, fuel efficient, and eco-friendly cars. That’s not too much to ask, is it? Well how about a car company that does all that plus gives back to the community? Many car companies can’t deliver this, but Subaru can! Over and above their sales of excellent vehicles, they have just donated $4.6 million to charities through their second annual “Share the Love” promotion!

A few months ago when I went in search of a Ft. Myers Legacy from Subaru, I was excited when my Naples car dealer told me how my purchase would help out the community through the “Share the Love” event. He explained that the event was running from November 21, 2009 through January 4, 2010 and that Subaru would donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased. I was really impressed by this because a car company that gives back to the community is one that I know I can trust!!

I was even more delighted when he explained that I got to choose which charity would receive the money from my purchase of a Ft. Myers Legacy. The worthy organizations to choose from were the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Habitat for Humanity International, Meals on Wheels Association of America, the National Wildlife Federation, and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. I chose the Boys & Girls Clubs of America because I think it is important that kids have a safe place to learn, play, and socialize, but I know the other four charities are just as worthy. In fact, a man who was also buying a car when I was there told me how much Meals on Wheels has helped his elderly parents so he chose to send his money there.

Subaru really got it right when they started “Share the Love” and I am proud that I was able to help them present substantial checks to each of these organizations and truly make a difference. To find out when their next charity event is, stop in and talk to the friendly folks at the premier Naples car dealer, O’Brien Ft. Myers Subaru, today!