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.

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Community

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

In 2020, Subaru and its retailers made a donation to Feeding America to provide 50 million meals to help feed people in need during the COVID-19 crisis,* making meals available at 199 local food banks across the country.

*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.

Community

Environment

Subaru and our retailers are committed to protecting and preserving the Earth, not just by our words, but also by our actions.

More than 13 million pieces of hard-to-recycle waste collected and recycled through TerraCycle®.

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Health

Subaru believes we all should have a chance to lead a healthy life. That's why Subaru and its retailers, like us, partner with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) and their local hospital or cancer treatment center to give warm blankets and encouraging messages of hope, written by retailers and Subaru customers in their stores, to support patients facing cancer. Through our partnership with LLS, we've supported nearly 350,000 cancer patients nationwide. We're proud to be LLS's largest automotive donor.

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Education

Subaru and its retailers, like us, are continuing our support of education and high-needs schools in our communities through Subaru Loves Learning(R) by providing teachers across the country with funding to purchase the school supplies and resources they know are needed to help students thrive in the classroom. Through our partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org, Subaru and its retailers will have supported more than 470,000 students nationwide and are proud to be their largest corporate supporter.

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Pets

Subaru believes all pets deserve a loving home. That's why Subaru and its retailers, like us, partner with a local animal shelter every October to provide direct financial assistance and host adoption events to help animals find loving homes. Through our partnership with local and national organizations, we have donated over $51 million, which has supported the adoption, rescue, transport, and health of over 420,000 animals. We're proud to be the largest corporate donor to the ASPCA.

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The Subaru Share the Love® Event

Subaru and its retailers believe in giving back to our communities. That's why for every new vehicle sold or leased during the Subaru Share the Love event, Subaru and its retailers, like us, makes a donation to national charities that our owners care about and to over 2,100 local charities where Subaru owners live and work.

Now, after 15 years, Subaru and our retailers have donated over $256 million to charity all to give back and to make the world a better place.

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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.

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  • Depaul Daybreak
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  • Navicent Health|Peyton Anderson Cancer Center

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.

Inspired by Our “Share the Love Partner” – Depaul USA Daybreak

The Subaru Love Promise “We Love to Care” came to life in Macon Georgia recently. Our Share the Love Partner, Depaul USA Daybreak manages the Daybreak Day Resource Center to provide support services and a warm, welcome refuge to those affected by homelessness in Macon, GA. Michael Meminger and his wife Wendy recently were inspired to go above and beyond to support the Daybreak ministry’s efforts here in Macon. Michael Meminger is a sales professional at the Subaru of Macon dealership. Michael’s wife Wendy felt the Lord lay on her heart to support Daybreak’s efforts to provide food and drink to the homeless here in the Macon area. Michael willingly followed the Lord’s prompting as well and helped prepare 100 meals. Wendy cooked fried chicken, pork chops, macaroni and cheese and collard greens. They boxed the food up into 100 containers along with dozens of bottles of water and fruit juice boxes. Michael and Wendy set out on a recent Sunday afternoon with the food and drinks looking for someone that needed help. It was a very hot summer day in central Georgia with temperatures in the high 90s along with very high humidity. At first they did not see anyone and even found themselves arguing about what to do and where to go. Finally, they saw a man on a bicycle who looked like he may need some help so Michael pulled up next to him and asked if he was hungry. The man said he was and gladly received the food and water. When the man saw all the food Wendy and Michael had prepared the man asked if they would wait right there because he knew of other folks camping nearby in the woods under the bridge near the river who were hungry and thirsty and needed help as well. Michael described a heartbreaking sight as dozens of people men and women many with small children emerging from the woods. Michael said everyone was so grateful and “the children looked like little angels, so innocent and pure.” He and Wendy were overwhelmed, not only by the need that was there, but also the grateful spirit everyone had as they received the blessing. Some of the folks asked to take extra meals and drink to others they knew who were not present or had physical issues which prevented them from climbing up the bank along the river to reach their vehicle. Michael said the overwhelming feeling of joy he felt was like nothing he had ever experienced before. Like the administration and volunteers at Depaul USA Daybreak, Michael and his wife live out the belief that “we all should live our lives to serve others and humanity in general. That’s the true purpose of living on this side of heaven. Serving others brings true joy, happiness, and peace!”

Subaru of Macon Spreads Hope, Love, & Warmth to Blood Cancer Patients

Subaru of Macon partners with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to deliver blankets and 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. LLS is proud to partner with Subaru of Macon to spread hope, love and warmth to those fighting cancer, across the country and right here in our community. A huge thank you to Jim Waters and his team for supporting LLS’s mission to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

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All About Animals - Running with the Dogs

Subaru of Macon is a long-time supporter of All About Animals which is an organization that is dedicated to rescuing homeless and unwanted animals. Jim Waters and Chris from Subaru of Macon participated in the All About Animals Rescue Run, a benefit event held annually to raise money for their charity. We enjoyed getting to meet dozens of supporters and passing out Solterra dog toys to many of our excited four-footed friends. It was a rainy morning, but the rain did not dampen the spirits of all of the participants. All About Animals is a non-profit 501(c)3 tax exempt NO-KILL dog and cat rescue and placement organization based here in Macon, Georgia. Their goal is to eliminate euthanasia by spaying or neutering. In addition to being available at our booth, Jim and Chris participated in the race. Jim walked and Chris ran the race with his nephew and niece. What a great way to spend a Saturday morning supporting the All About Animals organization and meeting and catching up with friends of animals in need.

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Subaru of Macon Supports The Methodist Home During Their Dinner and a Show Fundraiser

Subaru of Macon sponsored a table and made personal donations to support the work of The Methodist Home for Children and Youth during their Dinner and a Show fundraiser. We all enjoyed a great show performed by a Beach Boys tribute band and a wonderful barbeque meal as well. The Methodist Home provides security, stability, and embraces at risk children and youth in the foster care system through extensive support services at their beautiful campus here in Macon. The Methodist Home provides a safe environment, food, clothing, medical, educational and emotional support services, foster and adoption services and more all under the umbrella of the Methodist Church. Subaru of Macon is honored to partner with The Methodist Home!

Subaru of Macon Team Members Join Daybreak at Their "Sleep Out" Event

Several members of the Subaru of Macon team joined Sister Theresa, City Director for the Depaul / Daybreak ministry to the homeless here in the Macon area, for their annual “Sleep Out” event. The “Sleep Out” event was held to raise money for Daybreak to support their mission in assisting the homeless in the area in a variety of ways. To raise awareness of their struggles, Daybreak replicated for one night the difficulties the homeless experience on the streets at night. Subaru of Macon has supported Daybreak in many ways over the years through our “Share the Love” and “Fill the Subaru” donations, along with various volunteer activities and participation in their “Sleep Out.” We are proud to say that we have helped Daybreak make a difference with people less fortunate than us here in the Macon area.

All About Animals Rescue Macon Subaru Adoption Event

I am the volunteer and event coordinator for All About Animals Rescue in Macon, Georgia. We have been partnering with Subaru of Macon for many years now. Not only do we participate in the October Subaru Loves Pets month but Subaru of Macon also participates in our annual road race. The staff is also so helpful. I mainly work with Jim Waters but have worked with a few others over the years. This year's adoption event was on October 21st. For the first time, we incorporated our kitties into this event. We were encouraged to invite other businesses that work with us to come join the fun. Some of them did. We had several potential adopters see all of our advertisement for the event and let us know that they would be coming to hopefully finalize their adoptions. From the time we got there, we had a great setup and tons of help from Subaru of Macon. We also had one person who was already there waiting to adopt a cat! This event was a great time. We did have quite a few people come out to visit with our furbabies! We had a total of 3 dogs and 2 cats that went to their new homes from the event! Thank you so much for Subaru's continued support of our rescue and love for animals!

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Subaru of Macon and All About Animals Adoption Event

On Saturday October 21st Subaru of Macon partnered with All About Animals Rescue for an adoption event for many of the dogs and cats in their care. The adoption event was in coordination with the nationwide Subaru Loves Pets® initiative where Subaru of America along with hundreds of local Subaru retailers, including Subaru of Macon, collectively have donated millions of dollars to help dogs and cats across the country find their “furever homes.” The All About Animals crew arrived during the cool morning hours of a spectacular fall day. With the assistance of members of the Subaru team they muscled out cage after cage for the animals, tables and chairs, and other supplies out of their vehicles packed to the brim for the event. Our combined promotional efforts throughout the month proved to be very effective. Channel 13 WMAZ showed up record the event and showed the spot 4 times over the weekend. Dozens of people stopped by to get to know the dogs and cats. At the end of the day 3 dogs and 3 cats were adopted on the spot and several people made appointments to visit the All About Animals facility to adopt even more! By all accounts the event was a great success for the animals that were adopted and for exposure of the wonderful work done by the All About Animals Rescue folks.

An Evening of Hope

Subaru of Macon represented the Jackson Automotive Group at The Methodist Home for Children and Youth during their Evening of Hope fundraising event. Jackson Automotive was a major sponsor of the event and as a result had a table reserved that evening. Subaru employees Matt, Michael, Bryant, and Jim were accompanied by their wives for an inspirational evening and a wonderful meal. The Methodist Home has been here for 150 years to assist “at risk” children and youth with safe housing, meals, health care, and many other physical and emotional care services in a beautiful campus setting. During the evening we were served during dinner by many of the youth residing at The Home and met several more who were highlighted for their special achievements in spite of their sometimes very difficult backgrounds. Vicki Lawrence, of The Carol Burnett Show fame, was the keynote speaker. Vicki related to the audience many of the ups and downs she has experienced throughout her career by telling funny stories, along with admitting several difficulties along the way, and threw in a little of her famously hilarious “Momma” character from the Carol Burnett Show as well. Finally, we were inspired by a young man who had risen above a very difficult childhood which included 28 different foster care placements. He gave The Methodist Home credit for helping him find stability and unconditional love for the first time in his life. Today he is married with 2 daughters and is a successful Detective in a West Georgia Sheriff’s department. This young man is one of literally hundreds of miracle stories of children and youth who have found solid grounding, support, and love at The Methodist Home. We were certainly proud to represent Jackson Automotive and Subaru of Macon and offer support to this wonderful organization!

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All About Animals Rescue Run

Subaru of Macon is a long time supporter of All About Animals, an organization that is dedicated to rescuing homeless and unwanted animals. They are a non-profit 501(c)3 tax exempt NO-KILL dog and cat rescue and placement organization based here in Macon, Georgia. Their goal is to eliminate euthanasia by spaying or neutering. Jim Waters and Randy from Subaru of Macon participated in the All About Animals Rescue Run, a benefit event held annually to raise money for their charity. We enjoyed getting to meet dozens of supporters and passing out dog toys and bandanas to many of our excited four footed friends. In addition to being available at our booth Jim and Randy participated in the race. Jim walked and Randy ran the race winning in his age group in the 5K! What a great way to spend a Saturday morning supporting the All About Animals organization and meeting and catching up with friends of animals in need.

Sadie’s Subaru of Macon Love Promise Story

Sadie the Bassadore (a mix between a Basset Hound and a Labrador) encountered the Subaru Love Promise in Macon, Georgia. Jim Waters, an employee at Subaru of Macon, recounts how Sadie sought out his family when she needed help. “My daughter found Sadie trying to dig into our picket fenced area in front of our house. My daughter opened the gate for Sadie and she eagerly bounded into the yard, obviously in some distress, looking for help.” Sadie had a red collar, but no tag to help identify her or where she may have come from. This is where the Subaru Love Promise went into action. It is not uncommon for my family to take in lost dogs. We usually can find their owners and have them returned through the diligence of my wife and two daughters. Occasionally we end up adopting a dog who needs a forever home. In Sadie’s case we posted signs around the neighborhood and my daughters solicitated help through social media. Since it was the Subaru Loves Pets promotion time I called the local newspaper and arranged for them to meet Sadie and me at the Subaru of Macon retailer to help find her home. We also took Sadie to our veterinarian who scanned her for a chip. She had an ID chip, but it was not registered. The vet gave us the chip’s serial number and the phone numbers for the 5 chip manufacturers to call to see if they could help track down where the chip was sold. All of our efforts soon came together to find Sadie’s owners. Sadie’s plight got her story on the front page our local newspaper. My wife Liz began calling the ID chip companies our vet had given her and finally the last one she called recognized the serial number. They gave Liz the name and number of the vet in North Carolina that bought the chip. Liz called the vet with the serial number and they said they would look at their records to see if they could identify who had the chip implanted in Sadie. A young lady, also in North Carolina who saw the social media posts, contacted one of my daughters and said she thought she babysat for the family that owned Sadie. We were getting close to finding Sadie’s family! During the newspaper interview and photoshoot Sadie was the star of the day walking around the retailer welcoming everyone she met along the way. We could have made Sadie our Subaru mascot for the retailer. The newspaper article brought a lot of supportive response. No one claimed to know who Sadie’s owners were, but a lot of folks said would adopt her. The young lady who saw Sadie’s story through social media reached out to my daughter. She said that she was sure that she had done babysitting for the family that owned Sadie. The young lady did say though that the family had two Bassadores, Sadie and Sarge. Sadie had a red collar and Sarge had a blue collar. The vet’s office called my wife Liz and said they had identified the owners of Sadie and gave them our phone number to call. The woman called and after she saw the picture confirmed that Sadie was their dog. That’s when we heard the whole story. The family evacuated their home on a military base in North Carolina in the face of a hurricane. The husband was deployed so his wife had to pack up 5 kids, including a new born, and Sadie and Sarge and head to Georgia to her in-law’s home. The storm ended up damaging their home so they could not return until it was repaired. Her father-in-law was allergic to the dogs so the woman had to foster them out until their home was repaired. Along the way we wanted to encourage the family so we sent them videos of Sadie charging through the house with our other dogs and playing with them in the yard. One day the woman asked if we could keep Sadie since Sadie seemed so happy and that she was overwhelmed with everything going on in her life. So we decided to keep Sadie and become her new family and our other three rescue dogs her new friends. We are happy to report that the Subaru Love Promise came full circle for Sadie!

Subaru of Macon & All About Animals Rescue

The relationship we have with Subaru of Macon is vital to us supporting our mission of helping the homeless animals of our community. The adoption event we hold every October at Subaru of Macon is always so well prepared for us when we get there. Everyone is always so helpful and attentive. Subaru of Macon also is a sponsor of our annual rescue run which is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year. We can not express how grateful we are for this partnership. It is wonderful to have other businesses in the area that love animals as much as we do and Subaru/Subaru of Macon is certainly one of those!

Best Car Buying Experience

Easily the best car buying experience I have ever had. Everyone was professional, courteous and helpful. A true pleasure to deal with. Very open and honest. Especially Clayton Roberson. He provided a great deal of helpful information and facilitated my purchase more than anyone ever has. No one treated me with stereotypical "car salesman" behavior; actually quite the opposite. I was treated very well. Truly a pleasure to receive full customer service and be treated so kindly. This dealership and its personnel are to be commended with the highest recognition available. They are truly setting the standard that others should aspire to by not only other dealerships but other businesses as well. This dealership is run like a small family business that has the highest regard for its clients. I've experienced nothing but the highest level of care from every single associate with which I have interacted and that is easily more than five people at the dealership. I truly cannot say enough positive things about them or my buying experience.

Pet adoption

Subaru had its Annual Subaru Loves Pets Event on 10/22/2022. We had All About Animals bring some friends over that were full of energy and ready for adoption. We had a great turn out for this event with three appointments the week of 10/24/2022 for possible adoptions. Thank you again to all who participated in this event and your continued support!

My best experience buying a car ever!

Just want give praises to Subaru of Macon, Ga. I recently had a wonderful experience of buying a car and had some technical issues that were immediately taken care of with VIP treatment. I was issued a loaner within 15 minutes, and out the door. Once my car was ready, I was contacted with no cost to me. I am truly amazed on how well organized this dealership operates. I want to give a special thanks to Subaru Product Specialist, Mike Meminger who made the process seamless and I will be returning in the future with family, and friends for all vehicle purchases.

Empathy for our customers

Dear Manager, Today I brought my 2015 Outback in for repair. The electric window was not working and several lights on the dash board had been flashing. Mr. Jamie Meeks greeted me and quickly checked the windows and greased the tracks, thereby correcting the problem quickly and efficiently. I wanted to thank you and your department for giving me a quick fix to what I felt would be an expensive problem. And he did so without charge. I love my Subaru and I expect to shop with you all again when I decide to trade. Sincerely, Patrick Roche

SUBARU THANKS TEACHERS

Subaru of Macon donates $5,000 and supplies to Dames Ferry Elementary School. The students and teachers wrote several letters of gratitude for our commitment to them and the local education system. Each teacher received $500 for their class.

All About Animals Rescue Ellie Mae

Ellie Mae had been a resident of All About Animals Rescue for way too many years! Ellie Mae is a black lab bulldog mix. As years have gone by, she has mellowed out more and more. All she longed for was someone to give her a chance. Well one of our volunteers that has been volunteering regularly for some time had really taken to Ellie Mae. Ellie Mae adored him too! Well with the Subaru October Adoption event going on he decided to go ahead and adopt her! Ellie Mae at 10 years old got her chance and her forever home! Thank you Subaru for your part in her story!

Love Spreads Faster When We Work Together

The power of love and caring is that it supersedes many of the challenges of life. Here at Depual USA Daybreak, we were inspired in the midst of COVID-19 because Subaru of Macon continued commitment to their “Share the Love” campaign. While other organizations turned inward, you partnered with your customers to focus outward. “Share the Love” went on to assist Daybreak in reaching out to our brothers and sisters who are homeless. With your support we continued to assist our participants to meet their needs in the midst a pandemic. Basic necessities like showers, food, laundry, medical care, computer access, and case management were provided. We are proud that we had no serious COVID-19 cases. Even in the midst of the pandemic, “Share the Love” provided $24,715! WOW. Your love for the community is unstoppable! Over 4 years this love has provided Depaul USA Daybreak with $98,841. With your support in 2020 Daybreak provided 18,649 visits to 1,572 people. Our clinic adapted to provide masks, hand sanitizer, COVID-19 tests and vaccines. Case managers provided 1,817 visits for 797 people. Your support helped us serve many people including Ellistine Booze: In the midst of COVID-19, Ellistine rejoiced, when after months of working with Daybreak Case managers, Kim Stanley and Tamika Johnson, she was approved for SSI and Section 8. Simultaneously, a Dempsey Apartment opened up, and Ms. Donna wanted to donate her mother’s furniture to someone in need. Kim and Tamika worked hand-in-hand with Ellistine to put these puzzle piece together. No more nights in unsafe housing with no running water. What is like at the age of 61 to finally have safe housing? Ellistine writes: “I am blessed. God (Allah) is good, and I am a sheep in the Lord’s flock. He controls, tends to, and leads me. So, for me, God is good all the time. I began with no income yet here I am with stable income and permanent housing. I’ve been wondering when I was going to feel totally comfortable and confident. I’m not there yet, but when I get there the timing will be right. Right now, I am prayerful and blessed. I’m sure that overtime I’ll get stronger in the Word and with the Lord and then I will begin to walk with confidence, ready and able to fulfill my duties. All in all, I am blessed to have loyal family members and good friends. Sister Theresa and Kimberly Stanley of Daybreak, Mrs. Grace, and her daughter were truly a Godsend from above, just as Jesus is.” Daybreak thanks Subaru of Macon for partnering with us to “Share the Love.”

Subaru of Macon - Great Partners

We have been partnering with Subaru of Macon for about4 years now. We absolutely love our relationship with them. They always go above and beyond at the events we have there. This year with COVID, our rescue has definitely been hit hard financially with all of the cancellations of our fundraisers. We were so excited to see the October Event of giving $100 for every adoption in October! The team at Subaru of Macon got busy on working on advertising and social media posts to get the word out! We managed to get 36 dogs and cats adopted in October!! In those adoptions were 3 long time residents and a couple of special needs furbabies!! What a month!! We also had an adoption event at Subaru of Macon where we had one adoption and quite a few others that happened due to that event! We truly cherish our relationship with Subaru of Macon! We are so thankful for their love of animals and community! Sincerely, Kristin Wright Volunteer Coordinator/Special Events All About Animals Rescue

Share the Love is more than words!

Share the Love is more than words! Recently, for the first time, I bought my first Subaru. A fine product indeed. The traction with all wheel symmetrical drive is outstanding under normal conditions, but in a rainy situation it is superior to anything I've ever driven. Additionally, the standard safety features demonstrate the commitment Subaru has for us, the general buying public. As a bonus, the service provided by Subaru of Macon is outstanding. Further If you appreciate a hassle free buying experience go there. Now back to the theme of Share the Love. Subaru of Macon financially sponsors several local organizations, such as Daybreak for our homeless population, but also their associates volunteer their own time in helping our community. We are blessed to have them as a business organization but more importantly as a group of individual citizens who contribute to our community...thank you Subaru of Macon Gary Musolf

“Sharing the Love” goes beyond donations and money

“Share the Love,” “Fill the Subaru,” “Fill the Pantry”: these have one thing in common, that they each say how Subaru of Macon reached out and helped Depaul USA Daybreak assist the 1,946 people experiencing homelessness that walked through their doors in 2019. Take a minute and think of resources you needed this morning to face the day: for basic hygiene - soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, a toothbrush; for breakfast - cereal, fruit, coffee, napkins; for clean clothes – laundry detergent; for basic needs – toilet paper. These items are not readily available to people who live on the street, and yet the need still exists. Subaru of Macon recognized that need, and those items were included in the many donations that Subaru staff and their generous customers collected for Daybreak. On December 20, 2019, staff from Subaru of Macon drove to Daybreak with a Subaru filled with treasures. The Daybreak team smiled as Subaru employees and Daybreak participants worked together to fill the pantry with the much-needed supplies. “Sharing the Love” goes beyond donations and money. Compassion makes all the difference in the way Subaru connects with the Daybreak community. For example, at the “Share the Love” kickoff, some of the Daybreak participants accompanied the Daybreak director for the event at Subaru of Macon. One of these participants was a veteran. Some of the Subaru team started talking to him about his time in the military and sharing their service stories with each other. They made him feel welcome. They shared the camaraderie that exists between people who have served our country. I was inspired by how they treated everyone with care regardless of whether or not they were coming to buy a car, with no regard for whether or not someone had the means to be a customer. When Daybreak hears the words, “Share the Love,” the caring hearts of the people at Subaru of Macon come to mind.

All About Animals Rescue Adoption Event

This past October we had our second annual adoption event at Subaru of Macon in Macon, Georgia. As soon as we drove up, they had an awesome set up ready for us! We also had a family waiting on us to see our dogs because of the advertising they had seen about the event. Emily and the employees are always so helpful and thoughtful to what we may need for the event. They had all kinds of things for the dogs such as bandanas, treats and toys. New adopter supply kits were also stacked and ready to be handed out. It was such a great event! One of the adopters also purchased a brand new Subaru so their adoption fee was covered by Subaru of Macon! We are so thankful for this partnership that we have with Subaru of Macon! Their support of our animals in our community and Subaru's commitment to animals worldwide is phenomenal! We look forward to our planned events in 2020 with our Subaru of Macon family.

Great Minds Grow at DFE

Subaru of Macon visited Dames Ferry Elementary in Gray, GA in October and donated well over 100 science books to the school! As part of the Subaru Loves Learning initiative, the dealership provided engaging and up-to-date science texts for DFE's students. All the books they provided have been winners/or finalists of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru SB & F Prize for Excellence in Science Books. Dames Ferry Elementary prides itself in being a school that focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), so the books were divided among grade levels to use in conjunction with their standards and long-term STEM projects, like composting, chickens, gardening, hydroponics, bees, and weather. In addition to the books, Subaru of Macon also donated a $1,000 e-gift card to Staples! This gift card will be used to purchase much needed supplies for students and classrooms. Dames Ferry Elementary appreciates Subaru of Macon's commitment to our students, our school, and our community. Because of Subaru of Macon's dedication and generosity, great minds can continue to grow and thrive here! Thank you, Subaru of Macon!

Make a Dog’s Day

Subaru is proud to establish the first-ever National Make A Dog’s Day October 22nd. As part of Subaru Loves Pets month, we’re inviting all dog lovers to do something extra special for their furry best friends. Plus, Subaru will be focusing our efforts on helping the hardest-to-adopt shelter Dogs –those with special needs-find homes. Get ready to fall in love withThe Underdogs. #MakeADogsDay Meet Gabi! Gabi has been at the Humane Society of NWGA (Northwest Georgia) for seven years. If you asked the volunteers to pick their favorite animal at the shelter, Gabi would win hands down. She does not do well with dogs or cats so must be the only animal in an adult only family. She loves people and will bond very quickly to you. Gabi would make someone a great companion. She is waiting patiently for her forever home. If you have room in your heart and your home for this sweet girl then please fill out an adoption application, highlight and right click this link: https://hsnwga.org/adoption/application-for-adoption/?fbclid=IwAR2Ie18p6U3ryKi-niIuIZFTd-waD98xrySl7IJmiRBXE239WP7dpODubiU #MakeADogsDay #SubaruLovesPets #TheUnderdogs

Dealership Extraordinaire!

At 77 years, one might imagine that I have purchased several autos over the years--Chevy, Ford, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Cadillac, Toyota, Honda, Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth, and finally a Subaru. Sadly, every single time I made a purchase, I felt like I had been taken advantage of by dishonest people, that is until I purchased my Subaru Outback from Jackson Automotive Subaru in Macon, GA. Sadly, during my last visit to a Toyota dealership, to look at the new Avalon, the GM was so rude to me that I promised never to purchase another auto from that dealership, as long as he worked there. However, at Jackson Automotive, the experience was quite different. From the salesperson to the General Manager, I never once felt uneasy, or pressured; in fact, I was confident that I was finally dealing with honest people at an automobile dealership. Of this I am certain, other dealerships could learn much from Jackson Automotive. Scott, the GM, really impressed me with his friendliness, openness, candor, and helpfulness. To be sure, he is a very valuable asset to this dealership. Jim, the guy who educated me concerning the car (a first time experience for me!) did a masterful job. I honestly think he knows more about a Subaru than the engineers who designed it. And, I should add, I think he was born for this job! This part of the experience was the proverbial "icing on the cake!" Finally, I just returned from my first trip (about 500 miles) in my new Subaru Outback and can honestly report that it drives like a dream. The various safety features literally take the stress out of driving. As I was driving, I tried to decide which feature I liked the most but the truth is I like them all! So, I am not only a fan of this Subaru dealership, but also a fan of Subaru!

Subaru and LLS Support Cancer Patients

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.

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Thankful for your support

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

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Subaru Loves to Support Homeless Services

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

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!

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.

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Adoption Event Macon Georgia

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

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For the Love of Books!

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,

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.

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Subaru Delivers Warmth and Hope to Cancer Patients

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.

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“Love Changes Everything” by Sr. Theresa Sullivan

“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.

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Subaru loves safe shelter

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.

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Subaru Loves to Care for Cancer Patients

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

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.

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Furever After Rescue & All About Animals

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

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

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Subaru and Jay's HOPE

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.

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Subaru Loves Learning Book Drive August 1 - 31

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

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!

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Jay's HOPE

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

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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