The 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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.

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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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 over $28 million to the ASPCA and through Subaru Loves Pets has helped support the rescue, transport, adoption and well-being of over 230,000 animals across the country. 


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

Since 2018, Subaru has partnered with TerraCycle.  Participating Subaru retailers collect hard-to-recycle trash that was headed to local landfills. We collect approximately 2 tons of this hard-to-recycle trash monthly, which will be converted to furnishings and other usable items and donated locally.


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

Since 2015 Subaru, in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement Science, donated over 277,600 award-winning science books.  In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and we supported teachers and students with donations of S400,000 in gift cards and school supplies. 


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. 


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

Since 2016, Subaru and its retailers have partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate over 167,000 blankets and 21,500 arts & crafts kits and reached nearly 150,000 patients in more than 780 hospitals nationwide. 

How is Saint J Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in the community events we sponsor! Saint J Subaru LOVES supporting our local community. Most recently we sponsored Relay for Life, NEMBAfest, 3 local Little Leagues, NEK Youth Services and a racing team to just name a few! We are SO grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well.

Kingdom Animal Shelter
Green Up Day Vermont
Backpacks for HOPE
St Johnsbury Food Shelf
American Cancer Society Relay for Life
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Love Promise Stories from Saint J Subaru

Subaru and Saint J 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

Donation Of 80 Blankets From Saint J Subaru  –  Kathryn M

Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) received a donation of 80 blankets from Saint J Subaru, which partnered with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) as part of Subaru Loves to Care, on Wednesday, July 31,2019. "Blankets are so comforting: said Intensive Care Unit Nursing Director Laura Sophrin. "Patients who receive them appreciate their warmth. They also appreciate the kindness of their community. "This is the fourth consecutive year that Subaru has partnered with LLS. Nationwide, LLS and Subaru have delivered more than 43,000 blankets total. Also delivered with the blankets were messages of hope written by Subaru customers and staff. LLS is the largest nonprofit dedicated to combating blood cancers. Their mission, which is supported by nearly $1.3 billion in research, is to improve the quality of life of patients and their families by searching for the cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma.

Subaru Share The Love  –  Treny B

Thank you to St J Subaru and Subaru of America, Inc. for supporting Caledonia Home Health Care & Hospice (CHHC) for the 2019 Subaru Share the Love event. CHHC received a $16,910 donation which allowed us to purchase 50 brand new Apple iPads for our team of paraprofessionals who provide services to clients in their homes. This enhanced technology will allow paraprofessionals to communicate directly with nurses, therapists, and social workers to relay important care information and changes immediately from the home. This will be a dramatic improvement over the current telephone system that does not allow for communication with paraprofessional staff. Real-time communication of client needs is very important in the home care environment where our staff are in many locations throughout the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont every day, rather than in a central office. Janet Locke, LNA is pictured using an iPad to communicate a patient's care during a recent visit to a client's home. This generous donation from St J Subaru allows us to be more proactive in meeting the needs of our clients and we are very grateful for their support.

Share the Love recipient story (Umbrella)  –  Amanda C

Umbrella was so very honored to be the recipient of the Subaru’s Share the Love campaign. The unrestricted support allowed us to pilot a new initiative which engaged youth in a more in depth way that we previously have had the opportunity to do. Each year, Umbrella provides prevention education to approximately 2,000 youth in the Northeast Kingdom. Topics we cover include body safety, healthy relationships, and how they can be a positive influence in their communities by being an active bystander— someone unwilling to tolerate harmful actions or words related to violence. According to the Center for Disease and Control, a key strategy to preventing sexual violence— in addition to education— is to strengthen economic supports for women and families and leadership opportunities for girls. This past summer, with Subaru’s support we launched a Youth Empowerment Initiative that had the goal of empowering young women to learn leadership skills, become peer educators on healthy relationships, experience financial independence, and learn positive work skills. One of the youth working with us, Emma, shared about what the opportunity gave her - “It’s preparing me for the workplace and the professionalism around it. It’s a different feel than any other job a teen might have. I have gained a level of knowledge and confidence…” Emma and her peers gained real work experience while participating in and leading prevention efforts with other young people. They were also engaged with Umbrella’s start-up social enterprise, Dolcetti Gelato, which is offering them the opportunity to develop skills in marketing and artisanal product sales. Combined, our prevention efforts are aimed towards building a community where abuse cannot flourish. This is not an easy task but one that is central to creating the kind of place where all people can thrive free from abuse. We would like to convey our deepest appreciation for this important support from Subaru.

Keeping Mother Nature BEAUTIFUL !!!  –  Kari D

Green Up Day Vermont is an event like no other. Vermonters are unbelievably passionate about cleaning up the earth and keeping our state BEAUTIFUL !! Saint J Subaru takes so much pride in being an official drop off location for our local communities. We start the day by offering coffee and donuts to community members that are out volunteering their time to this amazing cause. After hours of hard work, we invite all volunteers back to the dealership to enjoy an appreciation BBQ, just our way to say thank you. This year we saw more than 150 volunteers who together collected more than 400 bags of trash along with 75+ tires, 5 mattresses, and so many other miscellaneous items. We are so proud of our community members and can't wait for Green Up Vermont 2019 !!

Saint J Subaru Loves Learning  –  Kari D

Saint J Subaru LOVES participating in the "Subaru Loves Learning" campaign. We feel a child's education along with a passion for reading is so important to their future. This campaign allows us to play a small role in keeping that passion thriving. We divided our books into 11 stacks this year to be distributed to nine of our local elementary schools and two local libraries. We invited each librarian to a juice and cookie reception at the dealership so we could personally thank each of them for all they do for the children. This was a very special event for our community, with many thanks to the dealership for our continued support of our local schools. We can't wait to participate again in 2019.

Backpacks for H.O.P.E.  –  Karla D

On Friday, March 11th employees from Saint J Subaru brought 100 backpacks and hundreds of pounds of food to H.O.P.E. in Lyndonville to benefit their Backpacks for HOPE program. In a post on February 5, HOPE posted a short message on Facebook. It red, “Good morning all! We are very short on backpacks if any of you have some old ones you'd like to donate we would be very grateful! Thank you!” Saint J Subaru saw the post and reacted quickly, purchasing 100 backpacks,working with employees, local business to help restock their shelves. Saint J Subaru also donated more than $300 toward the purchase of food, in addition to the donations from its customers and employees. Helping Other People Every Day (HOPE) is a “Goodwill” type of thrift store Located in Lyndonville, Vermont. They are also an emergency food shelf and pack up at least 50 book bags a week to send home with children who may not have enough food over the weekend. The contribution greatly helped with not only the backpack shortage but made a big impact on the food supply!

Saint J Subaru Partners with Caledonia County Relay For Life  –  Danielle W

We were an executive sponsor for Caledonia County Relay For Life. We raised $3400.00. We hosted a kickball tournament to help 'Kick Cancers Butt'. Each team donated $100 to play and we had 8 teams. We also had 'dress down' days at the dealership where employees could donate to Relay to wear jeans. We also had a by-donation car wash at the dealership. We worked really hard to support our local Relay for Life and we can't wait to do even better next year!

Saint J Subaru works with Green Up Vermont  –  Dennis G

Saint J Subaru was the official drop off/pick up location for Caledonia County Green Up Vermont. We hosted a free volunteer BBQ at our dealership, where we provided food and drinks to all those involved. We also helped clean up our local community. We worked closely with the organization leader for our area to make sure the event was a huge success! We look forward to next year.

Kingdom Animal Shelter partners with Saint J Subaru  –  Helen M

We have partnered with the Kingdom Animal Shelter for the last 4 years during the "Share the Love" event! We had them at the dealership, selling homemade baked goods, raffling off a quilt, dog nail trimmings and taking pictures of guests/customers pets with "Santa Paws" for a donation. They raised a good amount of money on their own but we wanted to add to the total, so we decided to do a Facebook promotion to raise some extra money for them. We raised $297 and presented them with a check before the end of the day!

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium receives funding thanks to Saint J Subaru's "Share the Love" event  –  Anna R

Saint J Subaru participated in the 'Share the Love' event in 2013 and partnered with our local charity named the Fairbanks Museum. Every time a car was sold during the event customers could pick a charity and many local customers picked the Fairbanks Museum. We were so pleased with the outcome, as we raised $5,937.41. The Museum was SO grateful and we could not have been more proud to support a local non-profit. We established a wonderful relationship with the museum and we look forward to working with them in the future.