The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2021 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 2021 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.


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.

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

Did Saint J Subaru go above and beyond, provide exceptional service, or support causes that are important to you? We'd love to hear about it.

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

Feeding the Community - August K

The Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA) team would like to express their gratitude to St. Johnsbury’s Subaru for their high level of community commitment. At their recent spring food drive, they collected over 400 pounds of food which was generously donated to the NEKCA food shelf and distributed to community members in need during this challenging time. The food provided essential support for families who need it the most and we could not serve the community without such dedicated partners. Thank You!-The NEKCA Team

Northeast Kingdom Community Action
Feeding the Community

Fur Friend Adoption - Made Possible By St J Subaru - Helen M

The two tabby babies of mother cat Valentina had shown a special fondness for each other early on, and found a happy home together with Melissa’s family of four humans and two felines in Barnet, VT. The whole family did a fantastic job in carefully introducing the kittens to their two adult Main Coon cats. Thank you to everyone at Saint J Subaru and Kingdom Animal Shelter for the team effort to make stories like these possible Melissa wrote on December 2nd: “Henry and Luna have developed quite the personalities! They have both claimed their spot in the family. Luna tends to instigate her brother and likes to play with him. She also is a climber! We believe this is because of her extra toes that she is so good at it! Henry was the first one to approach the big cats and has no fear for much of anything. He is a love and snuggles right up at night. They are both very vocal and kind of sing a song to us when it is time for them to eat, or if they want to be picked up. They greet me at the door every day when I get home. We could not be happier or more in love with these two new additions to our family. Thank you for bringing some love and joy to our lives during this trying time by allowing us to take them home and love them!"

Fur Friend Adoption - Made Possible By St J Subaru

NEKCA, COVID-19 & Community Needs - Jenna O

The mission of Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA) is to empower all generations of the Northeast Kingdom to grow, prosper and thrive. Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA) is an anti-poverty agency. Believing in each individual’s potential for positive growth and change, NEKCA is committed to empowering those who seek assistance to improve the quality of their lives. We provide direct program activities, referrals, advocacy and education in a non-judgmental manner to the people of the communities in the Northeast Kingdom. NEKCA is a leading organization in the NEK addressing poverty through education, community collaborations, and community action. Through the pandemic, NEKCA has never shut down. Our staff are essential employees and continue to provide supports throughout the NEK. Services include food, emergency housing, assistance with utilities, childcare referrals and subsidies, virtual and COVID-19 safe play groups. NEKCA is considered a leading agency for addressing homelessness. In mid-April, 126 people experiencing homelessness were staying at four properties in the Northeast Kingdom. Currently, there are 99 adults and 18 children. Prior to March 16th, Northeast Kingdom Community Action, in partnership with Northeast Kingdom Human Services, operated a 10 bed, congregate setting, seasonal shelter. An increase in people needing housing came as a result of the State dropping eligibility requirements to obtain emergency shelter. NEKCA, with the support of many community partners, continues to support people in need of safe, affordable, permanent housing. Homelessness is a circumstance that has to do with many factors that exceed housing. Homelessness is about community, security, equity and access. The pandemic has cast a light on one area in the NEK that needs serious attention. Now is the time to acknowledge that we have a problem and must work together to generate solutions and opportunities. Community action work is fluid, challenging and rewarding. Everyday we continue to learn something new or meet someone who influences our work. We are fortunate to be selected by Subaru as their local organization for the “Share The Love” campaign. Additional funding will directly benefit those who need the most. Our work is valuable and important. As Nelson Mandela said "As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest". The NEKCA family consists of hard-working, dedicated community members who are passionate stewards of the Northeast Kingdom.

Northeast Kingdom Community Action
NEKCA, COVID-19 & Community Needs

Green Up Vermont - Our Favorite Every YEAR!!! - Town of St Johnsbury V

When COVID-19 showed its ugly face in Vermont in March, it looked like there was a chance that Green Up Vermont was in danger of not happening at Saint J Subaru. After some careful planning, and implementation of the safety procedures it was a huge success! Subaru provided the bags, as usual, and there were dozens of volunteers that helped to clean up our community. Members of Saint J Subaru were driving up and down the streets of St Johnsbury and neighboring towns, picking up bags, tires, and other trash and recyclables to bring back to the store, while the rest of the team was at the store greeting community members bringing bags in from the area. Truly a great example of how even when times are tough, the community can still come together, albeit socially distanced, for a good cause. Thank you Subaru and Saint J Subaru!

Green Up Vermont - Our Favorite Every YEAR!!!

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.

Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
Donation Of 80 Blankets From Saint J Subaru

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.

Caledonia Home Health and Hospice
Subaru Share The Love

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.

Share the Love recipient story (Umbrella)

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 !!

Keeping Mother Nature BEAUTIFUL !!!

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.

Saint J Subaru Loves Learning

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!

Helping Other People Every Day
Backpacks for H.O.P.E.

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!

Relay for Life
Saint J Subaru Partners with Caledonia County Relay For Life

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.

Green Up Vermont
Saint J Subaru works with Green Up Vermont

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!

Kingdom Animal Shelter
Kingdom Animal Shelter partners with Saint J Subaru

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.

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