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Mid-Hudson Subaru Shares The Love With Local Domestic Violence Non-Profit

Mid-Hudson Subaru presents check to Grace Smith House.
Mid-Hudson Subaru presents check to Grace Smith House. Photo Credit: Contributed

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Grace Smith House, the domestic violence non-profit in Poughkeepsie was chosen by Mid-Hudson Subaru as this year’s recipient of the 2015-2016 Subaru Share the Love event. 

On Thursday, May 12, Mid-Hudson Subaru owner Peter Maher presented Grace Smith House’s Executive Director Michele Pollock Rich with a check for $41,458. This is the third consecutive year Mid-Hudson Subaru donated to the organization as part of the campaign. 

Sam Spagnuolo, director or Sales and Marketing at Subaru Distributors Corporation, attended the event on Thursday, and expressed his approval of this year’s Share the Love donation to the local charity of choice. 

“Peter Maher really captures the spirit of the Subaru brand: love the car, love the people, and love the causes they support," Spagnuolo said. "We are extremely proud that this is the third year in a row we can share that love with Grace Smith House.” 

Share the Love is an annual event hosted by Subaru of America to benefit local charities. For every Subaru purchased or leased from Nov. 19 to Jan. 2, the dealership donates $250 to a local charity. Over the past three years Mid-Hudson Subaru has given over $114,000 to Grace Smith House in support of victims of domestic violence. 

State Sen. Sue Serino was also in attendance at the check presentation on Thursday. “Peter Maher and his Subaru family are the most generous people, and it really is inspiring to see how much their efforts and generosity benefit their local community. We can’t thank them enough for their support of Grace Smith House and victims of domestic violence.” 

“For the third year, Peter and his team at Mid-Hudson Subaru have shown themselves to be truly committed to the fight against domestic violence,” remarked Michele Pollock Rich, the executive director of Grace Smith House. “Their support allows Grace Smith House to continue providing critical services to our community. They are true allies in the fight against domestic violence, and a perfect example of how individuals, business, and non-profits can all come together to provide vital services to our community.”

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