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Subaru of Wakefield to Host Pack the Outback®Toy Drive


December 13, 2017

Subaru of Wakefield to Host Pack the Outback

“Share the Love” Event to Benefit Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts
Rhode Island on December 16

[Wakefield, Mass.] (Dec. 16, 2017) – On Saturday, December 16, Subaru of Wakefield is teaming up with Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island to host a Pack the Outback® toy drive in support of the tenth annual Subaru “Share the Love” event.  The event gives Subaru lovers the chance to bring the life-changing benefits of a wish come true for children with critical illnesses.

Bring a new, unwrapped toy, gift card, or travel-related item to
Subaru of Wakefield and help bring joy to our wish children:

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Subaru of Wakefield
618 North Avenue, Wakefield, MA 01880
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Stop by between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. to meet local wish children - including Grace (age 9) of Peabody, MA who wished to go on a Disney cruise - and celebrate wishes!

During the 2017 Subaru “Share the Love” event, Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from Nov. 16, 2017 until Jan. 2, 2018 to participating charities selected by the purchaser, including Make-A-Wish America.  Over the past eight years, the annual holiday campaign has raised $94 million for benefiting charities. Last year alone, Subaru donated more than $3.5 million to Make-A-Wish.

For more information about the “Share the Love” Event, please visit To learn more about Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island and to find out how to help grant life-changing wishes this winter, visit

About Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island grants wishes for children between the ages of 2½ and 18 years of age with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. For a child with a life-threatening illness, a wish fulfilled provides profound joy and lasting hope to keep fighting and dreaming for the future. In its 30-year history, the organization has granted more than 8,000 wishes for children in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

About Subaru of America
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru boasts the most fuel efficient line-up of all-wheel drive products sold in the market today based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy standards. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information, visit

MEDIA CONTACT:  Jordan Salvatoriello,, 617-733-6725

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Press Contact

Lauren Cotter
Director, Wish Program
One Bulfinch Place, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA  02114

Phone : (617) 367-9474
Fax : (617) 367-1059

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island
One Bulfinch Place, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 367-9474
Back Line (617) 367-0739
Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, West Springfield Office
181 Park Avenue
Suite 12
West Springfield, MA 01089
(413) 733-9474

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Providence Office
20 Hemingway Drive
East Providence, RI 02915
(401) 781-9474