Step One Automotive Group presented significant donation checks to two local charities on Monday, May 8, 2023. The recipients were Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) Sheriff’s Star Charity and Healing Hoof Steps Equine Assisted Mental Health Counseling and Therapeutic Riding.
The donations were part of Subaru’s nationwide “Share the Love” initiative. Step One Automotive Group and Subaru Fort Walton Beach had announced these organizations as the hometown beneficiaries for the 2022 edition of the event, which ran from November 17, 2022, to January 3, 2023.
- During this period, every customer who purchased or leased a new Subaru was given the opportunity to designate a $250 donation from Subaru of America, Inc. to either the OCSO Sheriff’s Star Charity, Healing Hoof Steps, or one of four national charities.
Sarah Cagle, the Store Director of Subaru Fort Walton Beach, expressed her enthusiasm about the initiative and the local charities involved. “We are so excited to be able to include two such wonderful charities in Share the Love this year,” said Cagle. “We are proud to call them partners and help support all the good works they do.”
The check presentation ceremony took place at the Subaru Fort Walton Beach dealership, with representatives from both charities in attendance. Healing Hoof Steps received a check for $11,581.00, while the OCSO Sheriff’s Star Charity was awarded a donation of $11,212.00.
- Healing Hoof Steps offers equine-assisted mental health counseling and therapeutic riding, providing an invaluable service to those in need.
- The OCSO Sheriff’s Star Charity provides support to Okaloosa County residents who have experienced hardships, making both charities critical pillars in the local community.
For those interested in learning more about Step One Automotive Group and its ongoing community outreach efforts, visit their website at https://www.steponeautomotive.com.