Proceeds from the event enable life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses
PHOENIX /PRNewswire/ — For the 13th consecutive year, Make-A-Wish has been selected as one of the national charity beneficiaries of the 2023 Subaru Share The Love® Event. As part of the Subaru Share The Love® Event, from Nov. 16, 2023, through Jan. 2, 2024, Subaru will donate $250* for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased to the customer’s choice of participating national charities, including Make-A-Wish.
Make-A-Wish has been a partner for the Subaru Share the Love Event since 2011, and it’s the largest automotive donor to Make-A-Wish. Since the partnership began, Subaru has donated over $32 million, helping grant over 3,300 wishes in the United States.
“For the last 13 years, Subaru has made a positive and lasting difference in the lives of wish kids and their families by making more wishes possible,” said Leslie Motter, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. “The donations made through the Subaru Share the Love Event significantly impact the lives of children in all 58 Make-A-Wish chapters and the communities they call home. We’re extremely thankful for Subaru’s partnership, generosity, and commitment to our mission.”
Subaru of America, Inc. will allow customers to bring joy back into the lives of children with critical illnesses like 9-year-old Santino. Santino has Moya Moya Disease – a rare, progressive cerebrovascular disorder caused by blocked arteries at the base of the brain. Subaru of Moon Township partnered with Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia surprised Santino with his life-changing wish to visit Adventure Island Waterpark in Florida during a beach bash at the Subaru showroom.
“Working with Make-A-Wish as a dedicated partner for the last 13 years has resulted in thousands of life-changing wishes being granted to children with critical illnesses,” said Jeff Walters, president and COO, Subaru of America, Inc. “These efforts resonate in our hearts and communities, and we’re proud to continue making a difference for Male-A-Wish families during this year’s Subaru Share the Love Event.”
Local retailers can also add up to two local hometown charities where customers could direct their support to receive an additional $50 for each vehicle. In 2022, 28 Subaru retailers chose 21 local Make-A-Wish chapters. Through the 2022 Subaru Share the Love Event, Make-A-Wish received more than $2.7 million in local and national donations.
*Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from November 16, 2023, through January 2, 2024, to four national charities designated by the purchaser or lessee. Pre-approved Hometown Charities may be selected for donation depending on retailer participation. For every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased during the campaign period, participating retailers will donate a minimum of $50 in total to their registered Hometown Charities. Subaru will donate a total of $5 to their registered Hometown Charities for every Subaru vehicle routine service visit during the campaign period. A routine visit includes customer payment of $5 or greater, or any service that includes a genuine Subaru oil filter. Purchasers/lessees must make their charity designations by January 12, 2024. 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.
Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Founded in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the #1 most trusted nonprofit operating locally in all 50 states throughout the U.S. Together with generous donors, supporters, staff and more than 24,000 volunteers across the country, Make-A-Wish delivers hope and joy to children and their families when they need it most. Make-A-Wish aims to bring the power of wishing to every child with a critical illness because wish experiences can help improve emotional and physical health. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 550,000 wishes in 50 countries worldwide; more than 360,000 wishes in the U.S. and its territories alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish America, visit wish.org.
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts, and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile manufacturing plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, 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 $300 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged nearly 88,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do. For additional information visit media.subaru.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.
SOURCE MAKE-A-WISH AMERICA
The Controversy Surrounding Guaranteed-Basic-Income in Arizona: A Republican Stance
Arizona Republicans unite against guaranteed-basic-income programs, citing concerns over socialism and unearned payments.
Arizona Republican lawmakers have taken a stand against the concept of guaranteed-basic-income programs with the recent passing of House Bill 2375. Despite the state grappling with high rates of homelessness, the Republican majority in the Arizona House of Representatives voted in unison to prohibit such programs. This decision has sparked a debate on the effectiveness and implications of such initiatives in addressing poverty and wealth disparity.
The bill’s sponsor, GOP Rep. Lupe Diaz, equated guaranteed-basic-income programs to socialism, labeling the payments as “unearned.” This perspective aligns with the broader Republican stance on welfare policies and government assistance. The legislation aims to block any scheme that provides individuals with regular cash payments without a prerequisite of work or training.
Basic-income programs have gained momentum nationwide as a potential solution to bridge the wealth gap and alleviate poverty. These initiatives offer financial support to specific demographics, often those living in poverty or near the poverty line, without imposing conditions on how the funds should be utilized. They stand in contrast to universal-basic-income programs, which distribute funds universally regardless of income levels.
The contentious nature of this bill underscores a fundamental ideological divide regarding social welfare and economic policies. While proponents view guaranteed-basic-income as a progressive step towards addressing systemic inequalities, opponents like the Arizona Republican lawmakers raise concerns about dependency, misuse of funds, and the encroachment of socialist ideologies.
As the bill progresses to the Arizona Senate, where Republicans hold a slight majority, the fate of guaranteed-basic-income programs in the state hangs in the balance. The outcome of this legislative battle will not only impact Arizona but may reverberate across the nation, shaping the discourse on poverty alleviation and social welfare policies.
The debate around guaranteed-basic-income programs reflects the broader societal conversation on economic justice and the role of the government in supporting vulnerable populations. While opinions may differ on the efficacy of such initiatives, it is imperative to critically assess their potential benefits and drawbacks in the pursuit of a more equitable society.
Source: Business Insider
Crisis in the Texas Panhandle: Battling the Devastating Wildfires
“Wildfires ravage Texas Panhandle, prompting evacuations, power outages, and a nuclear facility shutdown. Community resilience shines amid the chaos.”
A series of wildfires wreaked havoc across the Texas Panhandle early Wednesday, unleashing chaos and destruction in their wake. The Smokehouse Creek Fire, now the second-largest wildfire in Texas’s history, has left a trail of evacuations, power outages, and a temporary shutdown of a nuclear weapons facility.
Governor Greg Abbott’s declaration of disaster for 60 counties underscores the severity of the situation. The cause of these ferocious blazes remains a mystery, as they rage through sparsely populated counties characterized by vast plains, cattle ranches, and oil rigs.
In the midst of this turmoil, residents like Adrianna Hill from Borger share harrowing tales of survival. Hill’s account of the fire encircling her town paints a vivid picture of the fear and uncertainty that gripped the community. With roads closed and flames closing in, the resilience of individuals like Hill and the protective force of nature itself offer a glimmer of hope in the face of adversity.
As firefighters battle against the infernos, the weather forecast brings a ray of optimism with cooler temperatures, reduced wind, and the possibility of rain on the horizon. Yet, the immediate reality remains dire in many areas, emphasizing the urgent need for support and solidarity in the ongoing fight against these catastrophic wildfires.
In times of crisis, it is in the unity of communities, the courage of individuals, and the dedication of emergency responders that resilience shines brightest. Let us stand together in support of those affected by this disaster, offering our thoughts, prayers, and assistance as they confront this formidable challenge in the Texas Panhandle.
Source: Associated Press
Exploring the Walkability of Los Angeles: Unpacking the Rankings and Local Opinions
Exploring LA’s walkability: Rankings and local opinions reveal the city’s unique urban landscape and the ongoing quest for a more pedestrian-friendly environment.
In a recent article posted on the website “Secret Los Angeles,” the question of whether Los Angeles is a walkable city was posed, with the city being ranked as the 8th most walkable city in the U.S. This ranking might surprise those familiar with LA’s reputation for traffic congestion and car culture. However, Los Angeles boasts a variety of walkable spots, including beaches, boardwalks, shopping districts, and hiking trails.
The study that ranked Los Angeles as the 8th most walkable city in the U.S. considered factors such as points of interest, job density, and the availability of office or retail space. While the city’s extensive transit system of metro, buses, and shared scooters and bikes contributed to its high ranking, challenges like income inequality and the high cost of living dim its walkability badge.
To delve deeper into the lived reality of walkability in LA, the article gathered opinions from Angelenos. Responses varied widely, with some asserting that LA is walkable due to areas like Santa Monica and West LA, while others argued that the city’s sprawl limits its walkability compared to cities like NYC, Chicago, or SF. Some respondents highlighted the need for better sidewalks and urban planning to enhance LA’s walkability.
The blog post also references a 2023 study by the National Association of Realtors, which revealed a strong preference among Americans, especially younger generations, for neighborhoods where amenities are within walking distance. This preference underscores the importance of walkability in urban areas.
While the question of whether Los Angeles is truly a walkable city remains complex and subjective, the diverse range of opinions reflects the city’s unique urban landscape. The blog post concludes by emphasizing the opportunity for LA to improve its walkability through thoughtful urban planning and design, despite the challenges it may present.
The post closes with a list of the 20 most walkable cities in America, illustrating the varying degrees of walkability across different urban centers. Readers are encouraged to explore the methodology behind the rankings and learn more about walkable cities in America on the Smart Growth America website.
The 20 most walkable cities in America
- New York
- Washington, D.C.
- San Francisco
- Los Angeles
- Minneapolis-St. Paul
Source: Secret Los Angeles
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