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Empower Camden

To be a good neighbor, you must get to know your neighbor

Subaru has long been dedicated to making a positive impact on local communities. In our hometown of Camden alone, we have donated more than $4 million since 2016. Our involvement with this special community is 30 years strong and growing through each of our community partner relationships. We have taken a very intentional approach to our involvement in Camden by working with Camden nonprofits and community organizations to understand the unique challenges and opportunities our neighbors face. This strategy has taught us to be creative in how we marry needs with our empowerment goals.

Empowering Our Camden Neighbors

The Subaru Share the Love Garden
The Subaru Share the Love Garden began in 2009. After reading an article about how farmers near our corporate headquarters in southern New Jersey were planting a row of crops to donate to those in need, we asked, “Why couldn’t we do something similar?” It started with a small garden on the grounds of our headquarters and has grown to include eight raised beds producing, on average, 600 pounds of produce annually. The garden is planted, maintained, and harvested by employees and all of the produce is donated to a local soup kitchen to help feed our neighbors in need. Over its 10-year lifespan, we have donated about 6,500 pounds of produce.



Empowering the Power to Explore, Learn, and Earn

Keeping Camden Green with TerraCycle

Subaru and its retailers have partnered with TerraCycle to collect millions of pieces of so-called “unrecyclable” waste. TerraCycle turns this raw material into furnishings such as picnic tables which we donate to a Camden park. Subaru also supports the development of the Zero-Landfill Ambassador Program – both in the Camden School District and across the country. This program engages kids K–12 in reducing landfill waste in their area through solutions like composting, reduction of single-use plastics through canned water, and more.