The 2019 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our customers, our community, and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2019 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes elite Subaru retailers who provide an exceptional customer experience at every interaction with Subaru. These retailers have also demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in their local communities in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

The 2019 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

What is the Subaru Love Promise?

Subaru and our retailers believe in making the world a better place and the Subaru Love Promise is our vision of respecting all people. This is our commitment to show love and respect to our customers and to work to make a positive impact in the world.

The Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment

We believe in being a positive force in something bigger. And it all starts right here in our community. Not just by our donations, but by our actions.

That's why we stay true to our Love Promise Community Commitment by partnering with a wide variety of community nonprofits and charities.

Every year, we join hands with our owners in the "Share the Love" event, giving back to our community-a community that's given so much to us.

So, every day, we strive to ensure our love is felt not just by our customers, but by all in our community. We do this because we feel it is the right thing to do.

We are proud to participate in the Love Promise Community Commitment. We're grateful, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve and support the causes and passions that are closest to our hearts, right here in our neighborhood.

All of the organizations we support have one thing in common: the unwavering dedication to improve the world and the lives of ­its people.

Subaru Loves Pets

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Subaru Loves the Earth

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Subaru Loves Learning

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Subaru Loves to Help

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Subaru Loves to Care

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Pets

Whether they live in our homes or in the wild, Subaru is committed to keeping all animals safe and healthy.

A partner since 2008, Subaru has donated close to $14 million to the ASPCA and helped support nearly 1,000 pet adoption events, resulting in more than 11,500 adoptions to date.

Environment

Loving the environment means more than loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it.

Over a decade ago, Subaru became the first U.S. auto manufacturer to become zero-landfill, and now, in collaboration with the National Park Service and the National Parks Conservation Association, Subaru is leveraging that same environmental expertise to help the National Parks reach zero-landfill too.

Education

It’s our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.

Total donations to teachers: $92,233
Over 200 teachers adopted
More than 15,000 students impacts

Community

In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.

Subaru and Meals on Wheels America worked together to make volunteering easier, by launching a tool called the Meals on Wheels Online Volunteer Drive.

Health

We should all have a chance to lead a healthy life. We’re aiming to give as many people that chance as we can.

Subaru has donated more than $4.5 million dollars to
Make A Wish, helping to grant 610 wishes in the U.S.

How is Subaru of Macon dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well.

Macon Bibb County Animal Welfare, S.A.F.E, Reid Rescue, Maine Lab Rescue, All About Animals
Terracycle
Tattnall Square Academy, Dames Ferry Elementary
Depaul Daybreak
Jay's Hope, Navicent Health, Peyton Anderson Cancer Center

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Love Promise Stories from Subaru of Macon

Subaru and Subaru of Macon believe in making a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work. We uphold that belief through our Love Promise Community Commitment. Every month, we select inspiring stories from customers and partners from around our area who strive to support our collective commitment and feature them here

Subaru and LLS Support Cancer Patients  –  Sydney T

On June 26, 2019, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Georgia Chapter and Subaru of Macon had the pleasure of delivering 80 blankets and 30 arts & craft kits to the Peyton Anderson Cancer Center as part of the Subaru Loves to Care program. These comforting gifts were accompanied by personalized messages of hope written by the customers and staff of Subaru of Macon.This incredible act of generosity was warmly received by the Peyton Anderson Cancer Center staff who were thrilled to distribute these comforting gifts to their patients. LLS is proud to partner with Subaru to spread hope, love and warmth to those fighting cancer, across the country and right here in the Macon, Georgia community. Many thanks to everyone at Subaru of Macon and the Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, not only for a memorable day, but for supporting LLS’s mission to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.


Thankful for your support  –  Kristin W

I volunteer for All About Animals Rescue in Macon, Georgia. I handle new volunteers and special events. I cannot express how thankful I am for the relationship that we have with Subaru of Macon. We are a nonprofit and receive no government funding. Our biggest fundraiser of the year is our Annual Rescue Run. Subaru of Macon gladly came on board this year as a Presented By sponsor for this event. As if that was not enough, Emily graciously provided many items for our runner goodie bags. Not stopping there, Subaru of Macon came out to the event showcasing a new vehicle and participated in Sponsor Giveaways with gas cards and shirts. Everyone loved having them there and their table was continuously busy. Once again, I am truly grateful for the love of animals that Subaru is known for but it is awesome to see it in action. Our furbabies and volunteers at All About Animals Rescue say THANK YOU! I look forward to our continued relationship! -Kristin Wright, All About Animals Rescue


Subaru Loves to Support Homeless Services  –  Jessica D

For the second year in a row, Daybreak, Depaul USA’s day/resource center was selected to be Subaru of Macon’s Hometown Charity for their annual “Share the Love” event. Subaru of Macon’s generous donation of $26,500 made a great impact on the daily operations of Daybreak day/resource center to end homelessness in Macon. We are blessed to have companies, like Subaru, who support the local community and show that if we “share the love” we can change lives. Every weekday in Macon, an average of 100 homeless men and women walk through the doors of Daybreak. We count on our partners to assist us in alleviating the crisis of homelessness by providing access to meals, hygiene services, technology, and case management. Thanks to Subaru’s support, those we serve are able to get the care they need in a safe and welcoming environment. Subaru of Macon’s team exceeded expectations to support Daybreak and the people we serve experiencing homelessness. Over the past few months, members of the Subaru team greeted Daybreak participants with a smile and served breakfast to our homeless brothers and sisters. Additionally, Subaru of Macon partnered with us to host “Stock the Subaru” to fill a Subaru with supplies we use every day such as laundry detergent, coffee, canned fruit, sugar, shampoo, and more. Daybreak’s largest fundraiser, the Macon Sleepout, would not have been as successful without Jimmy Jackson and his team Subaru of Macon team. Mr. Jackson served as our committee chair to share his time, expertise, and connections with us to boost publicity, attendance, and sponsorships. Thanks to his hard work, we surpassed our goal and had more people attend than ever before! Subaru’s donations of time, money, and supplies change lives. Just ask Robert. Robert would not be in his current home, happy and healthy if he did not seek out help from Daybreak. At 49 years old, Robert was homeless for many months. One day, Robert came to Daybreak to visit the free health clinic. He was short of breath and in pain. The nurse practitioner immediately arranged for him to see a cardiologist, free of charge. Robert was told he needed triple bypass heart surgery. Thankfully, his surgery was successful! However, the hospital told him he would be discharged in four days. Robert had nowhere to go. Robert was worried he would not be able to recover from his surgery in a safe environment. Daybreak staff and volunteers worked with him and partnered with the Salvation Army so he would have a place to stay. Robert was incredibly thankful. However, the Salvation Army is a 20-minute walk to Daybreak. For someone recovering from heart surgery, this would be impossible. We arranged for Robert to be picked up every morning so he could have breakfast, showers, laundry services, and respite during the day. Other participants at Daybreak would bring him lunch and keep him company. Every night, we would arrange to drive Robert back to the Salvation Army. We wanted to be sure Robert had a safe, comforting shelter day and night so he could heal. As Robert got stronger, he started volunteering for Daybreak doing small things such as folding towels for the participants. He said it was like physical therapy for him. Robert was not eligible to receive cardiac rehabilitation. Therefore, Daybreak worked with a volunteer physician and together we were able to get him into a cardiac rehab program for free. Case managers at Daybreak continued to work with Robert and the Salvation Army to apply for housing. Robert just moved into a boarding house! He also just scheduled his interview to receive supportive housing from the Macon Housing Authority. Robert is incredibly thankful for Daybreak and all of the donors who make these services possible. Robert even attended Subaru’s check presentation to express his thanks.


My Subaru of Macon Story  –  Kay G

As a longtime supporter of Daybreak, a day resource center for the homeless, I was delighted when Subaru of Macon chose Daybreak as it local charity for its "Share the Love" campaign in 2017. Not only did Subaru of Macon commit to make a donation for new cars sold or leased during that time but this dealership asked to be involved with Daybreak on a more direct level by encouraging employees to volunteer there and collecting items needed by Daybreak in providing the services it offers to Macon's most vulnerable citizens. Subaru of Macon believed in the importance of giving back to the community in which it did business and that made me feel really good about its corporate mentality.Sometime in 2018, I began thinking about purchasing a new car. I was especially interested in having a car with more safety features that the one I was driving. Quite frankly, before its involvement with Daybreak, Subaru had not really been on my radar screen and I probably would not have even considered buying one. It was only after experiencing the connection between Subaru of Macon and Daybreak, and especially after their partnership was renewed for 2018, that I thought seriously about Subaru as an option. This was in large part because I was so favorably impressed with the corporate culture that demonstrated its appreciation of the importance of trying to make the community in which you live and work a better place.Shortly before Christmas, I did in fact purchase an Outback. Since it was in the midst of the "Gift of Love" campaign, Daybreak got a donation, Subaru of Macon made a sale, and I am delighted with my very safe, new car.


There is a lot of love with a Subaru!  –  Julie B

There IS a Lot to Love with a Subaru. Thanks to Mike Stacy and Scott Chambers at Subaru of Macon for coming with Serviceman Chris to rescue my beloved Legacy last week. Both left tires were off the ground after I had backed off our new low-curb driveway to let David Hart (AquaTech) unload pool chemicals.


Adoption Event Macon Georgia  –  Kristin W

I am a volunteer with All About Animals Rescue in Macon Georgia. I handle volunteers and special events. We had an adoption event at Subaru of Macon. I can not begin to express what an amazing team you have there! Emily coordinated everything and was such a pleasure to work with. Everything was set up so nicely when we arrived. The adoption kits and special backpack baggies that were loaded with all kinds of pet owner necessities were awesome! Our adopters love these. Our furbabies absolutely love their stuffed Subaru cars! The donations we received were so needed! We can not thank you enough for your partnership and we look forward to more events next year! - Kristin Wright


For the Love of Books!  –  Melody N

Subaru of Macon recently surprised Dames Ferry Elementary with many boxes of books and supplies! As part of our school's literacy initiative, we encourage all of our students to read daily. However, many of our students do not have books at home. Plus, teachers are always in need of more classroom books. Through Subaru's Love Promise, they graciously bought and donated the books to help support our school. In doing so, they are helping us in our commitment to the community by producing successful and productive citizens. We are so grateful to Subaru of Macon for the books and supplies, along with their continued support of the community. Thanks to this generous company, we can continue to instill in our students the love of books and learning!


“Love Changes Everything” by Sr. Theresa Sullivan,  –  Emily G

Subaru wowed Daybreak, A Project of Depaul USA by their $20,000 check, the fruits of “Share the Love.” Thank you to Subaru and to everyone who purchased a Subaru.Your “love changes everything.” I hope you enjoy your Subaru as much as our participants will appreciate the fruits of this donation.100% of this donation goes directly to providing basic necessities to our brothers and sisters who are homeless.Each year Daybreak, a Project of Depaul USA needs to raise 100% of our expenses. Think of the basics things you have each day:shower, food, laundry, medical care, technology…In 2017, Daybreak served a total of 1,522 men and women.These individuals visited Daybreak a total of 19,793 times.Daybreak also provided 19,588 meals and 11,311 hygiene services. It assisted 67 participants obtain employment and 20 attain permanent housing. An additional 21 participants moved to “better” living situations (i.e., from the streets to shelter or from a shelter into temporary housing). The Health Clinic at Daybreak, a partnership with Georgia College and State University and First Choice Primary Care Federally Qualified Health Center, saw 363 patients and provided 4,005 health services last year. Each of these services are acts of love which can “change everything.”Some of those 19,588 meals were served by Subaru employees. Daybreak is proud to be connecting with Subaru who truly has a heart for the community. In so many ways they have put their “Love Promise” into action. Our homeless brothers and sisters here at Daybreak have been touched by Subaru employees who came to serve breakfast and collected supplies we need at Daybreak.The night of our “Greater Macon Sleepout” 11 Subaru employees slept outside in solidarity with those who are homeless.General Manager, Ken Grinstead, demonstrated servant leadership; by the way he accompanied his team in setting up his tent and sleeping out. I love the song “Love Changes Everything.” I believe that we can and we do change the world through acts of love and kindness.In Macon we are blessed to have companies like Subaru who believe in the community and model how together we “share the love” and change the world.Thank you Subaru for being part of Daybreak mission and sharing your love with are participants who often feel the world’s scorn rather than love.


Subaru Delivers Warmth and Hope to Cancer Patients  –  Audrey S

On June 27, 2018 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and Subaru of Macon partnered together to deliver blankets, messages of hope, and arts and craft kits to cancer patients at the Peyton Anderson Cancer Center. Representatives from Subaru shared that some of their team members have had personal experiences with cancer in their families, and getting involved through the Subaru Loves to Care Program is very meaningful to them. They were elated to partner with LLS to help bring warmth and hope to cancer patients, as their family members have been treated at the Peyton Anderson Cancer Center. Subaru of Macon sales representative, Mr. Jim Waters, shared that he was treated at Peyton Anderson Cancer Center and that his wife is also a Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma survivor. Mr. Waters stated that it means a great deal to him personally to be able to give back and help others, as he and his wife were helped. Scott Chambers, Subaru of Macon’s General Manager, shared a few words about Subaru’s commitment to the community and why participating in this program is meaningful to them.The Peyton Anderson Cancer Center thanks Subaru of Macon and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for the 3rd consecutive year of helping bring warmth and hope to their cancer patients through the Subaru Loves to Care Program.


“Love Changes Everything” by Sr. Theresa Sullivan  –  Emily H

“Love Changes Everything” by Sr. Theresa Sullivan, Director of Daybreak,A Project of Depaul USA April 5, 2018 Subaru of Macon wowed Daybreak, A Project of Depaul USA by their $20,000 check, the fruits of “Share the Love.” Thank you to Subaru of Macon and to everyone who purchased a Subaru. Your “love changes everything.” I hope you enjoy your Subaru as much as our participants will appreciate the fruits of this donation. 100% of this donation goes directly to providing basic necessities to our brothers and sisters who are homeless. Each year Daybreak, a Project of Depaul USA needs to raise 100% of our expenses. Think of the basic things you have each day: shower, food, laundry, medical care, technology… In 2017, Daybreak served a total of 1,522 men and women. These individuals visited Daybreak a total of 19,793 times. Daybreak also provided 19,588 meals and 11,311 hygiene services. It assisted 67 participants obtain employment and 20 secured permanent housing. An additional 21 participants moved to “better” living situations (i.e., from the streets to shelter or from a shelter into temporary housing). The Health Clinic at Daybreak, a partnership with Georgia College and State University and First Choice Primary Care Federally Qualified Health Center, saw 363 patients and provided 4,005 health services last year. Each of these services are acts of love which can “change everything.” Some of those 19,588 meals were served by Subaru of Macon employees. Daybreak is proud to be connecting with Subaru of Macon who truly has a heart for the community. In so many ways they have put their “Love Promise” into action. Our homeless brothers and sisters here at Daybreak have been touched by Subaru of Macon employees who came to serve breakfast and collected supplies we need at Daybreak. The night of our “Greater Macon Sleepout” 11 Subaru of Macon employees slept outside in solidarity with those who are homeless. General Manager, Ken Grinstead, demonstrated servant leadership; by the way he accompanied his team in setting up his tent and sleeping out. I love the song “Love Changes Everything.” I believe that we can and we do change the world through acts of love and kindness. In Macon we are blessed to have companies like Subaru who believe in the community and model how together we “share the love” and change the world. Thank you Subaru for being part of Daybreak mission and sharing your love with our participants who often feel the world’s scorn rather than love.


Subaru loves safe shelter  –  Theresa S

On these cold winter days and yes, even on Macon’s beastly hot days, where do our homeless brothers and sisters find shelter? Subaru of Macon’s team has shared their time, talent and treasure with Daybreak, a project of Depaul USA, which is a day resource center for people experiencing homelessness. Each day at Daybreak, we count on our partners to assist us in alleviating the crisis of homelessness by providing laundry, showers, and access to computers, printers, and telephones, as well as clinic services and case management. Over the past few months, Daybreak participants were greeted by members of the Subaru team who woke up early so they could join the Daybreak team as they opened their doors at 7:30am to serve breakfast to people in Macon experiencing homelessness. In addition to that, Subaru collected and filled our pantry with supplies we use every day, including laundry detergent, coffee, canned fruit, sugar, shampoo……. At our holiday party, when Emily Hubbard placed a “Subaru and Outback" ornament on our tree, it was clear that the ornament represented what the tree was all about: a promise of love. Subaru, thank you for allowing Daybreak to benefit from “Share the Love,” a program that lives up to its name. Thank you for helping to support the over 1,200 people who come to Daybreak for shelter each year.


Subaru Loves to Care for Cancer Patients  –  Chantal R

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society â¿¿ Georgia Chapter is grateful for the opportunity to join the Subaru of Macon on June 26 to bring hope and joy to the Peyton Anderson Cancer Center at Navicent Health during Subaru Loves to Care. We were joined with Cancer Center director, Peyton Anderson, Ron Lazar, and several staff members to give patients their blankets. While we could not meet all the patient recipients for the blankets, we did have the pleasure of meeting Oslen Ware and Emmett Walker. Oslen is diagnosed with diffuse large B cell lymphoma and Emmett is diagnosed with a myeloproliferative neoplasm. Both Oslen and Emmett received care from the Georgia Chapter of LLS; Oslen has been a recipient of LLS Patient Support Services and Emmett recently received travel assistance. The Georgia Chapter is proud to have been involved with Subaru for such a noteworthy cause.


He lived and loves his Subaru  –  Dustin H

My brother is a single father of three he has had his eye on a Subaru for a while. I started working here at Subaru of Macon last year which made him excited. He came down and bought his very first Subaru, a Crosstrek. He was very impressed with his car and loved driving it. Three weeks into owning his first new car he was on his way to work at 3:45 am. He was traveling on 85 south just outside of Commerce, GA when he went to pass a truck and was struck head on by a man who was running from the police. The guy was driving an Audi A4 going approximately 120 mph. My brother Kyle said he just held on as his 2016 Crosstrek spun and rolled 8 times coming to a stop about 175 feet from the point of impact. He was able to open his passenger door and crawl out of his car, he walked away with minor scraps on his legs and bruising from being tumbled around in his car. He called me later that morning to explain what happened and said he will never drive anything other than a Subaru he was thankful and that his Subaru saved his life. Kyle wanted to know how soon we could get him approved for another Subaru he just wanted a Forester this time. I spoke with my sales manager Scott Chambers letting him know what happened, he got to work on the deal right away and bent over backwards to get him into his 2017 Forester the very next day. Since this accident Kyle tells everyone they need to buy a Subaru.


Furever After Rescue & All About Animals  –  Dell S

I wanted to say thank you for letting us have our event at your location on Saturday. There were a few adoptions and we made some money for the rescues.


Subaru Loves to Care- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society  –  Emily H

Thank you and everyone at Subaru of Macon very much for your partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)! Your generous donation of care cards of hope and blankets to the blood cancer patients at Navicent Health is greatly appreciated. I can’t say enough about how much we value your commitment to the LLS mission of bettering patients’ lives and finding a cure for blood cancer. Chantel Coxhead LLS Georgia Chapter


Subaru and Jay's HOPE  –  Christie J

When 7-year-old Kaitlyn stepped out of the shower, she noticed her leg was swollen. Her mom immediately took her to the hospital in her small town. Doctors referred Kaitlyn to a hospital in Macon, nearly two hours away from her home, and they were told she has cancer. For months, she has been traveling several times a week to appointments and treatments, close to 150 miles round trip each time. Aside from the emotional toll of her diagnosis, Kaitlyn's family quickly learned they would face major financial burdens. Thanks to supporters like Subaru of Macon, the Jay's HOPE Foundation is able to offer Kaitlyn and her family gas and meal cards for their trips to treatment. This is just one of the many ways your "Share the Love" campaign is helping our families with children battling cancer. Because of your donation, we can also offer support services like: -Tutoring for children who are homebound -Monthly social events -Mortgage and utility assistance -Care packages ...and much more. On behalf of our families, we would like to thank Subaru of Macon for their continued support of the Jay's HOPE Foundation.


Subaru Loves Learning Book Drive August 1 - 31  –  Danielle S

Join us in our Subaru Loves Learning initiative during the month of August! We are partnering with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in donating science books to Tattnall Square Academy. All of the books that will be donated have been recognized by AAAS as some of the best science books in their field. Contact us to learn more information.


Subaru Loves the Earth - E-Waste Event  –  Danielle S

We would like to thank our customers for participating in our E Waste Recycling event during the month of April. With your help, we were able to prevent 2,090 lbs of carbon emissions from polluting the atmosphere. This is equivalent to saving 81 trees, 356 gallons of gasoline, 3,030 plastic bottles, and 13,936 aluminum cans. Thank you for helping strengthen the Subaru Love Promise!


Jay's HOPE  –  Christie J

We cannot thank Subaru of Macon enough for "Sharing the Love" with the Jay's HOPE Foundation. Through your donation, we will be able to continue to provide direct support to local families with children battling cancer. Your support will allow us to: -Continue to provide gas cards for kiddos to get to treatment -Offer monthly social events so our families can fellowship and build lasting bonds -Help pay mortgages and utilities for families who have had to step away from their jobs to care for their child -Send tutors to our kiddos on homebound due to their treatment And these services are just the beginning! Thank you for joining hands with us to bring light during these families darkest days....for helping us spread HOPE.


April 1-30, 2015 E-Waste Recycling Event  –  Molly M

Throughout the month of April, we are hosting an E-Waste Recycling Event in our store to collect unwanted electronics. We've arranged to work with a company who will responsibly collect, re-purpose, and recycle your electronic waste. Help us protect our environment. Just show up with your E-Waste and we'll do the rest! The first 50 customers who contribute will receive a complementary environmental badge of ownership. We will accept: LCD Monitors, Cell Phones, Laptops, Tablets, CRTs up to 40 inches, Video Games/Consoles, Fax Machines, DVD/VCR Players, Printers, Computer Peripherals, Switches/Routers, Cords and Wires.


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