Adhering to social distancing and masking guidelines, (l-r) Five Star Subaru manager Tony Hooman, owner Tony Pack, and GRACE CEO Shonda Schaefer celebrate a successful “Share the Love” campaign.

Stormy weather and a global pandemic did nothing to squelch the enthusiasm and generosity of the folks at Sam Pack’s Five Star Subaru of Grapevine last Saturday.

A parade of brand new Subaru Foresters, Outbacks, Ascents, Crosstreks, and Legacys pulled into the sheltered safety of the dealership’s huge maintenance facility and out stepped members of the GRACE Board of Directors, GRACE leadership staff, and other honored guests.

Adhering to all CDC guidelines the group greeted owner Tony Pack, dealership manager Tony Hooman, community relations coordinator Dee Boyette, and other Subaru dignitaries.

The occasion: GRACE and Five Star Subaru were celebrating another very successful “Share the Love” campaign season.

Over the last 11 years, Subaru of America has donated more than $145 million to charities through “Share the Love”. More than 1,170 hometown charities across the country are selected to be part of the campaign. GRACE was honored to be the local hometown charity for the second year in a row.


GRACE Director of Administration Melissa Simpkins (l) and Director of Resale Operations Jennifer Rawls raise the Sam Pack’s Five Star Subaru banner in thanks for their generous support.

Hometown charities are nominated by each dealership and must pass a rigorous vetting process to become a “Share the Love” beneficiary. The campaign, scheduled over the holiday season, donates $250 for every new car sold. Customers can choose between four national organizations and the local charity.

Living by the motto, “When you share the love, you change lives”, Subaru is hoping to top $170 million this year, proving there’s no limit to the amount of love we can all share.