The 2019 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

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

We're honored to receive the 2019 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes Subaru retailers who are making the world a better place while demonstrating an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in local communities. These efforts are focused in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

The 2019 Subaru Love Promise 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.

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Love Promise Stories from Fox Subaru

Subaru and Fox Subaru 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

A Partnership Fueled by Adventure!  –  Scott T

In 2009 a new style of bike riding was starting to take hold across Michigan and the Mid West…gravel road riding! It was born out of two desires; get away from traffic which pushed cyclists away from city streets and out into the rural less traveled dirt roads and the will to explore new areas and turn a ride into an adventure. Out of these types of rides spawned The Barry Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race. In the race’s inaugural year in 2009, 268 racers toed the start line at Yankee Springs State Game Area and rolled through the gravel, seasonal, and back country roads of Barry County. That very first year a partnership was forged between Fox Subaru and the event, as both had a shared vision of taking people away from their daily rut and to explore places that are only limited by your imagination. Fast forward eleven years and that partnership with Fox Subaru has continued every year and that small little gravel road race turned into the largest gravel road race in the world! For 2020, The Barry Roubaix will have nearly 4,000 gravel racers from around the world! The start, finish and after-party all take place in Hastings, MI. As you can imagine, much has changed as the race and gravel cycling has evolved over the years, but one thing has remained the same, the partnership that “shares the love” of adventure. In 2015 The Barry Roubaix and Fox Subaru expanded their partnership and teamed up on the Founders Fall Fondo benefit ride. Our shared love for animals and bikes spawned an annual Fall ride benefiting the Barry County Animal Shelter which has raised over $10,000 for the animals of Barry County. The Barry Roubaix can’t thank Fox Subaru enough for a partnership and friendship that continues to fuel adventures and give back to the local communities in West Michigan.


Supporting BISSELL Pet Foundation's Work  –  Bri O

Fox Subaru helped sponsor the 2019 BISSELL Blocktail Party, BISSELL Pet Foundation's annual fundraiser that raises lifesaving dollars for homeless pets. Shelters and rescues across the country are overcrowded and BPF aims to support pets in need of a forever home. With the funds raised at Blocktail, BPF was able to continue awarding grants its partner network of 4,700 organizations. In addition, funding from Blocktail enables BPF to continue to host Empty the Shelters adoption events, a program that has found homes for over 27,000 pets thus far. Thank you for helping end pet homelessness, one pet at a time!


Fox Subaru brings hope to cancer patients  –  Jamie R

On Thursday, July 11, 2018,the West Michigan Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Fox Subaru had the pleasure of delivering 80 blankets to Spectrum’s Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion 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 Fox Subaru.This incredible act of generosity was warmly received by the Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion staff who were thrilled to distribute these comforting gifts to their patients and to Suzanne who is currently fighting cancer at Spectrum. Many thanks to everyone at Fox Subaru and Spectrum’s Lemmen-Holt Cancer Pavilion not only for a memorable day, but for supporting LLS’ mission to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.


Bark In The Dark with HSWM  –  Alexis S

Thank you for choosing to support the Humane Society of West Michigan's Bark In The Dark event! We truly appreciate the continued support from Fox Subaru. The Humane Society of West Michigan was able to adopt out over 4,000 animals last year, all of that made possible by generous donors like you! Thank you for the sponsorship, partnership and support! -Alexis S.


Fox Subaru's Loves Promise Program  –  Max D

Thanks to the Subaru Cares campaign, Max, a cancer patient who is receiving treatment at Spectrum Health was given a beautiful blanket from LLS and Fox Subaru of Grand Rapids. As we know and found out today, cancer touches everyone, including Subaru employees pictured here. One of them is a 2 year survivor of Myeloma and the other one lost her father and his grandfather to multiple myeloma just last fall. Along with the blankets, the local Fox Subaru employees and customers wrote notes of encouragement left in the library to brighten the day of the patients This heartfelt gift to cancer patients reminds them that we care, we work hard every day to find cures and raise funds to help offset the cost of cancer. Without the help of our communities getting involved, we could not support the lifesaving research that will put an end to these terrible diseases. Max was touched by the generous gift from LLS and Subaru, and we were shown what a true fighter Max and other cancer patients are every day in their battle to win.


Collaborating to feed seniors with a Subaru!  –  Douglas D

What does a great collaboration look like? Right here! Benzie Area Christian Neighbors (BACN) and Benzie Senior Resources working together to get our most vulnerable senior population nourishment.Hunger affects people of all ages, and sadly, older Americans are often a forgotten population. The Senior Food Program strives to improve the quality of life for seniors with limited resources in our community by providing highly nutritious, fresh, senior friendly foods. The program provides bi monthly supplemental groceries that fit the needs of a senior household. BACN provides the bags and the food and Benzie Senior Resources delivers them. Since November 2017 when Benzie Senior Resources acquired and took delivery of the 2018 Outback from Subaru of America’s 50 Cars for 50 Years Program; the Outback has been driven just over 5,000 miles. Its mission has been delivery meals Monday through Friday on a route in Benzie County. Other important duties of the Subaru Outback has been the distribution of Holiday Christmas Bags and the BACN Senior Food Bags. Meals on Wheels America was a partner with Subaru of America to provide the opportunity for Meals on Wheels Programs such as Benzie Senior Resources to apply for 1 of the 50 2018 Subaru Outback vehicles.


Drive and Ride For Our Parks  –  Kate M

Fox Subaru teamed up with Bill and Paul's Sports Haus and Grand Rapids Bicycle Co to fundraise for Kent County Parks Foundation early this summer. Fox Subaru took the time to bring Subaru's out to Bill and Paul's Sports Haus for locals to test drive. Every time someone test drove a car or a bike donations were made to KCPF towards the expansions of our local parks. A total of $620 was donate to the Parks Foundation from all three organizations. We are so grateful Fox Subaru went out of their way to donate to the Kent County Parks Foundation.


Fox Subaru Supports Kids' Food Basket  –  Ashley D

For the past two years, Kids’ Food Basket has had the opportunity to partner with Fox Subaru. Through their Share the Love program, they have generously gifted over $52,000 to the attack on childhood hunger right here in West Michigan. Their gifts have been utilized during our annual Feast for Kids event the last two years as a Fund-a-Need Match to increase the amount of donations during the evening from event attendees. Kids’ Food Basket is a 100% charitably funded organization that relies on the generosity of partners such as Fox Subaru to ensure that 7,500 children in West Michigan receive a nutritious, ready-to-eat evening meal each weeknight through our Sack Supper program.


Humane Society of West Michigan #SubaruLovesPets  –  Brooke H

Since 2014 Fox Subaru has donated $12,500 to support Humane Society of West Michigan's annual fundraising events including Paws, Claws & Corks and Bark in the Dark. These events raise awareness in the community for Humane Society of West Michigan's mission to promote the humane treatment and responsible care of animals in West Michigan through education, example, placement and protection. Fox Subaru has also donated an additional $8,000+ to support Humane Society of West Michigan through their "Share the Love" program. As a 100% donor funded organization the generous financial support of community minded businesses, such as Fox Subaru, makes it possible for over 4,000 homeless pets to receive the medical care, housing, love, and help that they need to find their forever homes each year. Every animal that arrives at HSWM receives a medical & behavioral evaluation, vaccinations, a microchip, and is spayed or neutered. Without the continued financial support of Fox Subaru and our community HSWM simply wouldn't be able to offer comprehensive care to so many animals in need. Thank you Fox Subaru for caring for animals in our community!


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