SUBARU SUPPORTS SCHOOL STUDENTS IN NEED WITH LAUNCH OF SUBARU LOVES LEARNING MONTH
Through the AdoptAClassroom.org partnership, automakers and retailers have helped More than 300,000 students nationwide
CAMDEN, NJ, August 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Subaru of America, Inc. today announced that in support of its belief that all students deserve an equal and fair opportunity for a quality education, the automaker will dedicate the month of August to help reduce the inequity that exists in classrooms when students lack the necessary learning resources. Since 2016, Subaru of America has focused on helping students and schools through its Subaru Loves Learning initiative. By partnering with AdoptAClassroom.org for a second year, Subaru will help provide teachers across the country with flexible funding to purchase the school supplies and resources they need to help all students thrive in the classroom in as part of its Subaru Loves Learning initiative.
“Across the country, students are preparing for a new school year, but not all students have the same opportunities as their classmates to get the most out of their education,” said Thomas J. DollPresident and CEO, Subaru of America, Inc. “Together with our dealers, we help all students get the resources they need to grow and succeed in the classroom and in their future.”
According to AdoptAClassroom.org, more than 92% of classrooms have students whose families cannot afford school supplies for their children. Many teachers fill the void by spending their own money, on average up to $750 each year, to equip their classes and students.
Throughout August, Subaru and more than 600 participating retailers will work with AdoptAClassroom.org to adopt classrooms in their communities, helping teachers and schools purchase the tools and materials they need for their students. The automaker focuses its commitment on schools and students who need the most support, prioritizing schools defined as having high needs.*
To help even more students during Subaru Loves Learning Month, Subaru of America will also be offering online giveaways at AdoptAClassroom.org dollar-for-dollar, up to $350,000 in total August 1-31, 2022. AdoptAClassroom.org will distribute all donations equitably through this fundraiser to help teachers in underprivileged schools nationwide. To make a donation, go to https://subaruloveslearning.org/helpusdomore.
As the largest company supporting AdoptAClassroom.org, Subaru and its retailers will have supported more than 300,000 students nationwide to get the resources their classes need to succeed.
“We are thrilled to team up with Subaru this year to continue our shared mission of creating an equitable learning experience for children nationwide,” said Anne Pifer, executive director of AdoptAClassroom.org. “Every student deserves a chance to thrive in the classroom, and thanks to our work with Subaru, many more students will have that chance this school year.”
For more information on Subaru Loves Learning and to learn more about Subaru-supported partners, visit http://www.subaru.com/learning. To learn more about AdoptAClassroom.org, visit www.adoptaclassroom.org.
*High Need is defined as a school that has a school-wide Title I program and/or a school where 40% of the student body qualifies for the free or reduced price lunch program
AdoptAClassroom.org believes that every child deserves the tools and materials they need to learn and succeed in school. The national, tech-based nonprofit connects donors and sponsors with K-12 teachers and schools to help equip more classrooms and students with school supplies. Since 1998, AdoptAClassroom.org has collected $57 million and supported more than 5.8 million students across the United States. For more information or to donate, please visit www.adoptaclassroom.org.
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Based in a zero landfill office in Camden, New Jerseythe company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers across United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in landfill-free factories and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only automobile manufacturing plant in the United States to be designated a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Promise of Love, 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 and the SOA Foundation have donated more than $270 million to causes close to the heart of the Subaru family, and its employees have accumulated nearly 78,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes in doing our part to have a positive impact in the world, because it’s the right thing to do. For more information, visit media.subaru.com. follow us on Facebook, Twitterand instagram.
Corporate Communications Manager
Corporate communication specialist
Account Director, AdoptAClassroom.org
SOURCE Subaru of America, Inc.