What is the Subaru Love Promise?

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

The Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment

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

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

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

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

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

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

Subaru Loves Pets

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Subaru Loves the Earth

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Subaru Loves Learning

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Subaru Loves to Help

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Subaru Loves to Care

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Pets

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

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

Environment

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

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

Education

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

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

Community

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

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

Health

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

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

How is Austin Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

At Austin Subaru, our Love Promise to the Austin area can be seen in the many contributions we've made to children's health, the arts, animal well-being, and more. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of the Austin community, but to serve it as well. "We are all About Austin!"

Austin Pets Alive!, Paddle for Puppies, Dog Day Afternoon, Wagathon Walkathon
Meals On Wheels

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Love Promise Stories from Austin Subaru

Paddle for Puppies 2017  –  Austin Subaru T

Paddle for Puppies 2017

Austin Subaru held its 6th annual Paddle for Puppies event, benefiting Austin Pets Alive! at Rowing Dock. We are thrilled to have once again raised over $20k for APA!'s Parvo Puppy ICU. To view photos of the event, and to keep up with news of our next event, go to https://www.facebook.com/PaddleForPuppies/


Puppy Mill Awareness Day 2017  –  Courtney L

Puppy Mill Awareness Day 2017

Austin Subaru was a returning sponsor for the 8th Annual Puppy Mill Awareness Day event. Puppy Mill Awareness Day is a day dedicated to celebrating the lives of dogs who have survived a horrible experience and those people and organizations that dedicate their time, energy, and resources to reducing abuse and neglect that is associated with the commercialization of dog breeding. Making people aware that Puppy Mills do exist in all shapes and sizes and the awful things that happen to these animals as a result of their existence. PMADTX brings together Central Texas Rescue Groups and supporting organizations in an event setting open to the public to help educate as well as assist people in their search for that wonderful addition to their family. Funds raised go to organizations taking in dogs directly affected from puppy mills for their vet support and care throughout the state of Texas.


Cat-tails and Cocktails for Street Cat Rescue  –  Donna P

Cat-tails and Cocktails for Street Cat Rescue

Austin Subaru returned as a sponsor for Street Cat Rescue's annual fundraiser at the Caswell House on October 26, 2017. Street Cat Rescue's Mission: - Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) of stray and feral cats in the Austin,TX area. - Adoptions of socialized cats and kittens from feral cats. - Providing help for sick and injured cats and helping people keep their pets. - Educating/training the public on TNR and the importance of spaying/neutering pets. - Providing a sanctuary for many hard to adopt cats including Leukemia positive cats.


Subaru Loves Pets Adoption Event  –  Mary H

Subaru Loves Pets Adoption Event

As part of the Subaru Loves Pets campaign, Austin Subaru held an adoption event with Austin Pets Alive! in an effort to help provide some relief for the organization and make some space in their shelters after the influx of dogs displaced by Hurricane Harvey. APA! had several adoptable dogs on site, and two sweet pups were adopted at this event. Check out our video from the day here: https://youtu.be/YysgGVlNkDM


Tailwaggers, benefiting Austin Pets Alive!  –  Mary H

Tailwaggers, benefiting Austin Pets Alive!

Austin Subaru donated $20,000 as the presenting sponsor for the Tailwaggers non-gala neo-gala benefiting Austin Pets Alive! Tailwaggers was an elegant, casual cocktail and dinner party held at Umlauf Sculpture Garden. The goal was for guests to enjoy the company of friends while raising funds for shelter pets in a fun, no pressure environment which combines art, nature, diverse music, amazing food, and the best craft cocktails in Austin!


2017 Clean Sweep - Keep Austin Beautiful  –  Nicole N

2017 Clean Sweep - Keep Austin Beautiful

Austin Subaru was a sponsor for Keep Austin Beautiful's 2017 Clean Sweep on April 8. Each April, Keep Austin Beautiful hosts Clean Sweep, a county-wide service day spanning 130+ sites in 31 zip codes throughout Austin and Travis County. The cleanup and project day results in over 26 tons of trash removed by 4,000 plus volunteers who contribute 8,700 combined service hours. Austin Subaru also created a team of volunteers to participate during the clean up.


St. David's Cancer Center Visit  –  Jessye P

St. David's Cancer Center Visit

On June 29th, Brent Baker, general manager of Austin Subaru, and some of his team delivered blankets, messages of hope and arts and craft kits to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center’s Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. Brent, having lost someone close to him to blood cancer feels strongly about this campaign to spread love, hope and warmth to patients fighting cancer. The hospital staff and patients were all incredibly grateful and excited to receive the blankets for the second year in a row. The delivery team was able to interact and deliver directly to two blood cancer patients who were there receiving treatment. Jennie Crow (pictured on the far left) received a blanket last year while her son was in the hospital post-transplant for leukemia. Her son is doing great now, but the gesture meant so much to them that she came back this year to help pass them out to current patients. One nurse also talked about how comforting these have been for their patients—some who show up for an hour-long appointment, but are unexpectedly admitted for the night or weekend, with nothing with them. Receiving a soft, warm blanket and message of hope makes the situation more bearable.


9th Annual Fore the Children Golf Tournament  –  Austin T

9th Annual Fore the Children Golf Tournament

Austin Subaru was a returning sponsor for Austin Children's Shelter's annual golf tournament fundraiser on September 26, 2016. Austin Subaru is proud to support ACS’s vision to be the safety net for abused and neglected children in Central Texas, and their work to make a lasting difference in the lives of our community’s most vulnerable children.


2016 Paddle for Puppies benefiting APA!  –  Austin S

2016 Paddle for Puppies benefiting APA!

Austin Subaru held its 5th annual Paddle for Puppies event, benefiting Austin Pets Alive! at Rowing Dock. We are thrilled that this event raised over $20k for APA!'s Parvo Puppy ICU. To view photos of the event, and to keep up with news of our next event, go to https://www.facebook.com/PaddleForPuppies/


Anchors Away - JNFuture  –  Austin S

Anchors Away - JNFuture

Austin Subaru was a returning sponsor for JNFuture's fundraising event on September 25, 2016. JNFuture is the gateway for the next generation to Jewish National Fund (JNF). JNFuture engages and energizes young leaders who are committed to environmentalism and community development in Israel. JNFuture members support and connect to JNF's mission through speakers, special events and trips to Israel. http://www.jnf.org/jnfuture/


Amigos en Azul 2016 Golf Tournament  –  Austin S

Amigos en Azul 2016 Golf Tournament

Austin Subaru was a returning sponsor for the annual Amigos en Azul golf tournament. Amigos en Azul is a police organization dedicated to instilling professionalism in its members and to developing and maintaining trust between police and the Hispanic community.


Puppy Mill Awareness Day 2016  –  Austin S

Puppy Mill Awareness Day 2016

Austin Subaru was a proud returning sponsor for PMADTX's Puppy Mill Awareness Day event on September 25, 2016. PMADTX is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization located in Austin, Texas, that is dedicated to driving awareness of Puppy Mills and the related abuse as well as raising monies to assist in providing resources and care that these animals so desperately need. Funds raised from the event went to organizations taking in dogs directly affected from puppy mills for their vet support and care throughout the state of Texas.


National Pit Bull Awareness Day  –  Austin S

National Pit Bull Awareness Day

Austin Subaru joined Love-A-Bull as a sponsor for its 8th Annual National Pit Bull Awareness Day Festival at Rosewood Park in Austin, TX. Love-A-Bull was organized to educate and to advocate on behalf of the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier (all breeds commonly referred to as “pit bulls”) and pit bull mixes.The mission of Love-A-Bull is to promote responsible guardianship and improve the image and lives of pit bull type dogs through community support, education, advocacy, and rescue. Love-A-Bull regularly hosts fun activities, but its main goal is to promote advocacy and education.


GAHCC's 2016 Golf Classic  –  Austin S

GAHCC's 2016 Golf Classic

Austin Subaru was the returning title sponsor for Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's annual golf tournament. Established in 1973, the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's (GAHCC) primary goal is to continue the advancement and progression of a strong and stable economic culture for Hispanic businesses. The Chamber strives to reach these goals by developing business and management skills and bridging access to financial capital and maintaining our cultural values and integrity.


Cat-tails and Cocktails - Street Cat Rescue  –  Austin S

Cat-tails and Cocktails - Street Cat Rescue

Austin Subaru was a sponsor for Cat-tails and Cocktails on October 28, 2016. This event celebrated the 10-year anniversary of Street Cat Rescue's service to the community and served as a fundraiser. Street Cat Rescue is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that serves the community through Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) of stray and feral cats in the Austin and surrounding areas, adoptions of socialized cats and kittens from feral cats, providing help for sick and injured cats, and helping people keep their pets. They also do work to educate the public on TNR and the importance of spaying and neutering pets.


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society South Central Texas  –  Austin S

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society South Central Texas

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was selected as the official charity partner for Subaru of America, Inc. Love Promise campaign in June. With this campaign, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society South Central Texas Chapter and Austin Subaru distributed blankets, bracelets, and care cards to oncology patients at St. David's as a symbol of hope.


Farmgrass Fest 2016  –  Austin S

Farmgrass Fest 2016

Austin Subaru sponsored Farmgrass Fest on May 14-15, 2016. Farmgrass is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that raises critical, emergency medical funds for Central Texas farmers to keep them happy, healthy and growing year-round. Last year, Farmgrass was able to triple its fundraising from its inaugural year, and granted $5,000 to a farming family struggling to cover costs while battling cancer. The team at Farmgrass is a wonderful group of local bluegrass musicians who work every day to ensure that the farmers they love have access to critical medical funds. Farmgrass Fest is a two-day, fun-filled event full of bluegrass music, great food and good times with awesome people.


Dining Out for Life - AIDS Services of Austin  –  Austin S

Dining Out for Life - AIDS Services of Austin

Austin Subaru was a sponsor of Dining Out for Life on May 17, 2016. Dining Out For Life is a citywide event where restaurants pledge to give a portion of their proceeds for one day to AIDS Services of Austin. ASA's mission is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS. Their vision is an empowered community committed to healthier lives, free from stigma, for people affected by HIV and AIDS.


Austin Pets Alive! Share the Love Event Check  –  Austin T

Austin Pets Alive! Share the Love Event Check

We chose Austin Pets Alive! as our hometown charity once again for our 2015 Share the Love Event in December. We presented them a check at the end of the event for $10,888!


LULAC 5th Annual Golf Tournament  –  LULAC A

LULAC 5th Annual Golf Tournament

Austin Subaru was the Title Sponsor for the Austin chapter of League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)'s 5th Annual Golf Tournament. LULAC is a non-profit organization which provides scholarships for area high school students and various other charities. Their mission is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.


Austin Child Guidance Center - Trivia Night!  –  Austin Child Guidance Center A

Austin Child Guidance Center - Trivia Night!

Austin Subaru was the Premier Sponsor of Trivia Night on May 3, 2016. The event was held in honor of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and benefited the Austin Child Guidance Center. Austin Child Guidance Center is dedicated to improving children's mental health and serves over 3,000 children and family members regardless of their financial standing. The funds generated from Trivia Night allow Austin Child Guidance Center to continue their important work in the community.


Meals on Wheels Meal Delivery - January 7th, 2016  –  Meals on Wheels and More T

Meals on Wheels Meal Delivery - January 7th, 2016

On Thursday, January 7th, Austin Subaru delivered for Meals on Wheels as a part of Subaru's Share the Love campaign. Austin Subaru employees delivered meals and smiles on 4 routes to 28 home-bound older adults in East Austin.


My Pit Bull is My Superhero!  –  Lindsey L

My Pit Bull is My Superhero!

Austin Subaru donated $500 as a sponsor of Love-A-Bull's month-long online campaign, "My Pit Bull is My Superhero!" The campaign was in honor of National Pit Bull Awareness Day, and all proceeds helped the organization achieve its ongoing mission of improving the image and the lives of pit bulls through community support, education, advocacy, and rescue.


2015 Tricks & Treats Gala Benefiting APA!  –  Elizabeth F

2015 Tricks & Treats Gala Benefiting APA!

On October 25, 2015, Austin Subaru donated $15,000 as the Presenting Sponsor of APA!'s Third Annual Tricks and Treats Gala. The Halloween-themed, black-tie fundraiser featured dinner, cocktails, and a silent and live auction, with all proceeds benefiting APA!


2015 Snout by Snoutwest Dog Festival  –  Austin T

2015 Snout by Snoutwest Dog Festival

Austin Subaru was a sponsor for this year's Snout By Snoutwest, an annual event which brings together families and their dogs for a day of fun and education. The beneficiary of the proceeds went to Hounds for Heroes, which provides service dogs for veterans who suffer from PTSD, anxiety, and/or depression.


GAHCC Foundation Golf Classic 2012 - 2015  –  Austin S

GAHCC Foundation Golf Classic 2012 - 2015

Austin Subaru has been a sponsor of the GAHCC Foundation Golf Classic from 2012 - 2015. In 2012 and 2013, we donated $7,500, and 2013 - 2015, we donated $8,500. GAHCC Foundation is a non-profit focusing on education advocacy, eliminating the achievement gap, providing scholarships for Hispanic students in the greater Austin area, and promoting workforce development with an educated workforce.


Pedal for Puppies 2010 - 2011  –  Austin S

Pedal for Puppies 2010 - 2011

Pedal for Puppies is an urban charity bike ride that occurred on November 13th, 2010 and October 29, 2011 and benefitted Austin Pets Alive! In 2010, we raised $8,500 and in 2011, we raised $10,492! Highlight and right-click the following links for videos of both events: https://vimeo.com/32209165 https://vimeo.com/19043642


Dogtoberfest 2011  –  APA! T

Dogtoberfest 2011

Austin Subaru participated in Dogtoberfest on October 22, 2011 by donating a booth to Austin Pets Alive! The event benefited local dog rescue organizations, and APA! was able to use their booth to set up an area with dogs available for adoption.


Dam That Cancer 2011  –  Austin T

Dam That Cancer 2011

On June 4th, 2011, Austin Subaru sponsored Dam That Cancer, benefiting The Flatwater Foundation. The Flatwater Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides access to mental health services for people who are affected by a cancer diagnosis.


Dog Day Afternoon 2012  –  KLBJ-FM 93.7 T

Dog Day Afternoon 2012

On April 14th, 2012 Austin Subaru made a donation of $8,650 as the presenting sponsor of KLBJ-FM 93.7's Dog Day Afternoon, which benefitted local Austin dog rescue groups.


Amigos En Azul 2015 Golf Tournament  –  Amigos En Azul T

Amigos En Azul 2015 Golf Tournament

On October 19th, Austin Subaru was the Hole-in-One sponsor for Amigos En Azul's 2015 golf tournament. Amigos En Azul is a police organization dedicated to instilling professionalism in its members and to developing and maintaining trust between police and the Hispanic community.


6th Annual Puppy Mill Awareness Day  –  Courtney L

6th Annual Puppy Mill Awareness Day

Austin Subaru sponsored the 6th Annual Puppy Mill Awareness Day event on September 27, 2015 at Scholz Garten. This free event was held to spread awareness of the abuses of the puppy mill industry and to promote adoptions through rescues and shelters and not shopping in stores for puppies. thank you all for caring and for your continued support!


Fore the Children  –  SAFE Austin T

Fore the Children

Austin Subaru sponsored the Fore the Children golf tournament for $9,500. The event was held at the Spanish Oaks Golf Club on September 28th, 2015 and was a fundraiser for Austin Children's Shelter, which is a non-profit organization that provides a safe place for victims of abuse.


Water, Wine and Wonder  –  Arielle L

Water, Wine and Wonder

We sponsored the Jewish National Fund Austin chapter's Water, Wine and Wonder event on September 20, 2015. The event supported the Jewish National Fund's Be'er Sheva River Park project in Israel.


Music for the Soul  –  Kids in a New Groove C

Music for the Soul

We sponsored Music for the Soul, an annual concert that benefited Kids in a New Groove, an Austin-based non-profit that provides free music mentorship for youth in foster care.


THLN's 5th Annual Wag the Dog Fundraiser  –  Texas Humane Legislation Netwo C

THLN's 5th Annual Wag the Dog Fundraiser

We sponsored Texas Human Legislation Network's 5th Annual Wag the Dog Fundraiser on May 30th, 2015. The event raised $4,000 total, which benefitted the promotion of humane treatment of animals through legislation, education and advocacy.


Paddle for Puppies 2015  –  Austin Pets Alive! P

Paddle for Puppies 2015

Austin Subaru's 4th Annual Paddle for Puppies on August 23rd was a huge success! $20,000 was raised for Austin Pets Alive!'s Parvo Program. Highlight and right click the following link to see our Love Promise in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc00LtGQfzE


Meals on Wheels - Fill a Forester & Meal delivery  –  Meredith M

Meals on Wheels - Fill a Forester & Meal delivery

We had the 2nd annual Fill a Forester contest to gather donations for Meals on Wheels, and then on 4/23/2015 volunteers from the dealership delivered the meal route for east Austin during the Adopt a Day sponsored by Austin Subaru.


Austin Pets Alive - Check presentation  –  Ellen J

Austin Pets Alive - Check presentation

We made Austin Pets Alive our hometown charity for Share the Love in 2014. On 4/21/2015 we presented them a check for $13,564.


Car full of food helps feed hungry seniors  –  Meals On Wheels M

Car full of food helps feed hungry seniors

Austin Subaru partnered with their local Meals On Wheels organization and was able to fill a Subaru Forester with donations of perishable items for their food drive. A local news station took notice and covered the event for a story.


Wagathon helps support animal shelter's mission  –  Austin P

Wagathon helps support animal shelter's mission

Austin Subaru has enjoyed a partnership with Austin Pets Alive for almost five years. The mission of Austin Pets Alive is to provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals. They create and host several events for the benefit of Austin Pets Alive each year. This last year, Austin Subaru hosted the 2013 Wagathon Walkathon and the 2013 Paddle for Puppies. These two events raised $21,585.00 for Austin Pets Alive, and more than 750 people participated. In addition to the two hosted events, Austin Subaru donated another $18,000.00. The partnership was even mentioned in a Huffington Post article about Austin Pets Alive published on 01/03/2014.