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Subaru is dedicated to supporting organizations that help neighbors and community members in need.
Meals on Wheels operates in virtually every community in America through a network of more than 5,000 independently run local programs. Each program's services and operations are committed to supporting their senior neighbors to live healthier and more nourished lives in their own homes.
Giving back has always been part of the Subaru culture, and so to mark its 50th year in the U.S., Subaru of America donated 50 specially wrapped 2018 Outback vehicles to Meals on Wheels programs across the country for the delivery of meals to seniors in need.
Over the past ten years of annual Share the Love® Events, and during our month-long Subaru Loves to Help initiative in June 2015, Subaru and our retailers have helped Meals on Wheels America deliver nearly two million meals to homebound seniors.
The Subaru commitment to the Ready 365 Platinum Program enables the Red Cross to activate immediately and provide lifesaving aid across the United States, regardless of cost. In addition to providing shelter, food and care when disasters strike, the investment Subaru has made supports activities in advance of disasters, including training volunteers, securing shelter locations, stocking warehouses with relief supplies and maintaining disaster-relief vehicles.
Subaru of America provides ongoing support to the American Red Cross which this year alone has allowed the organization to serve more than 1,539,139 meals and snacks to people affected by disasters, launched more than 15 large-scale relief operations across the country and abroad and opened 365 new shelters.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation's largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, making meaningful, monitored matches to provide children facing adversity with one-to-one mentoring that changes their lives for the better, forever.
As a 2010 Subaru Share the Love Event partner, Big Brothers Big Sisters received $676,754 in donations. These funds helped Big Brothers Big Sisters improve the lives of the nearly 600,000 children, guardians, and volunteers they serve annually.
Boys and Girls Club of America strives to help all young people, especially those who need support most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens by providing safe places during out-of-school time.
Subaru supported Boys and Girls Clubs during the 2008–2009 Share the Love Event and helped raise the capacity of the clubs to serve more kids more often.
Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit whose mission is to help families break the cycle of poverty and build long-term financial security.
A three-time Subaru Share the Love Event partner, Habitat for Humanity received more than $3.1 million from 2008 to 2010. This funding supported Habitat for Humanity’s Global Impact Fund, strengthening families and communities through house construction, rehabilitation, and preservation.
The USO lifts the spirits of America's troops and military families, and is the only private nonprofit organization that serves the men and women in the U.S. military and their families throughout their service.
As a 2012 Subaru Share the Love partner, USO received over $670,000 in donations, which supported programming for those who need the USO most — military families and families of the fallen, wounded, or injured.
Together with our vendor partners, Subaru of America, Inc. donated countless plants, furniture and furnishings from our 2018 National Business Conference to worthy local organizations here in the Delaware Valley as part of our Subaru Loves to Help initiative. These donations will benefit those supported by the Ronald McDonald House of Camden, Habitat for Humanity, and the Covenant House, charities which neighbor our new corporate Headquarters in Camden, NJ.
The Greeley Transitional House is the only homeless shelter in Greeley, Colo., offering emergency and transitional shelter, case management and follow-up programs for homeless families. The shelter can accommodate up to 12 separate families in its condo-style facility, and has an on-site office that supports residents in their job searches and educational goals. Over its 32 years of service, the shelter has helped close to 2,000 families.
Together with our vendor partners, we donated over $150,000 of new furniture and furnishings from our 2017 National Business Conference. These donations will outfit the new homes of Greeley Transitional House families, giving them the fresh start that they deserve.
Military Warriors Support Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity founded by retired Lt. Gen. Leroy Sisco in 2007. Their mission is to provide support and programs that facilitate a smooth and successful transition for our nation’s combat-wounded heroes and Gold Star families. This is a very fragile time for these heroes and their families, and it can be difficult for many. Their programs focus on housing and homeownership and employment, as well as recreational activities and transportation assistance.
Subaru is proud to supply Military Warriors Support Foundation with payment-free vehicles that are awarded to combat-wounded veterans and to unmarried Gold Star spouses whose loved ones were killed in action. Click the following video to learn more.
Subaru is the sponsor of the Subaru Choice Food Pantry at the Kroc Center in Camden, N.J. Kroc Center is the first-choice food pantry in Southern New Jersey, helping people live healthier lives by making healthier, self-sustaining food decisions.
With Subaru supporting the organization, they have been able to distribute more than 24,271 pounds of food locally, equating to 17,226 meals.
The Food Bank of South Jersey provides food to those in need, teaches them about nutritious eating, and helps them find sustainable ways to improve their lives.
Since 1986, Subaru and its employees have helped support the Food Bank of South Jersey through regular volunteerism annually and by providing 50,000 meals to the Food Bank through the Subaru Share the Love Garden harvests and annual Drive Out Hunger food drive.
New Visions is a day service center that provides shelter and warmth to the Camden, N.J., homeless community. It is the only center in Camden that serves men as well as women and children (during non-school hours).
Since 2009, Subaru has donated a part of the Subaru Share the Love Garden harvest, as well as conducted employee volunteer events that helped serve meals and collect and organize clothing for the homeless.
Philabundance has a simple belief that no man, woman, or child should go hungry. It addresses hunger through direct-service programs and a network of 500 member agencies, while also contributing to a broad spectrum of social services through food cupboards, emergency kitchens, shelters, and more.
As a multi-year partner, Subaru and its employees routinely volunteer at the food bank and provide donations that have amounted to 1.8 million pounds of food to date.
This company-wide employee-driven food drive provides much-needed donations for local food banks, helping to fill the gap for food-insecure families. The food drive has provided more than 353,000 meals to food banks and pantries across the United States.
FoodCorps is part of AmericCorps, which engages more than 80,000 Americans in service each year. FoodCorps was founded in 2010, with the first class of 50 members entering the field in 2011.
A small portion of FoodCorps funding comes from AmeriCorps, with the rest coming from foundations, corporate sponsorships, and individual donors. The organization depends on partners such as Subaru to ensure more children with limited resources are receiving food education and are gaining access to healthier food in school meals.
Subaru of America provided monetary, in-kind and volunteer support to Center For Family Services to make Operation Backpack 2016 a success and to send students in the Camden community to school feeling confident and inspired to learn. Center For Family Services gratefully received a $4,000 gift from Subaru to support the purchase of reading totes and picture books for our Head Start preschool students and to provide additional back-to-school resources for the young people we serve. Subaru employees volunteered for the sorting of school supplies and filling of backpacks for students in our community. Through this meaningful volunteer support, Center For Family Services was able to distribute thousands of backpacks in less than three days. This success would not have been possible without the time and dedication from Subaru of America employees. Thank you to Subaru of America for making it possible for hundreds of students to be prepared to read, learn and enjoy themselves this school year!
Thanks significantly to the Subaru of America Foundation, these Philadelphia public school students recently launched 12-foot wooden rowboats they had built and painted this winter at their own schools, working with a local educational non-profit initiative (Philadelphia Waterborne -- philadelphiawaterborne.org). Ten such boats, involving over 60 students, were launched over the past month onto the Schscrumuylkill River at Bartram's Garden in southwest Philadelphia. These boats have joined a fleet of over 30 such student-built boats at the Garden, where they have become part of a free community boating program offered all summer long (see bartramsgarden.org for details). Most of these students do not swim, nor had they previously been out on a small boat on the rivers of their own city. Their pride, and their wonder, as they overcame their fears and went out onto the water, was palpable, as was that of their parents. And their sense of accomplishment, as they see their work product in use by the broader community, is transforming. Thank you, Subaru!
Northern Illinois Food Bank provided 62.5 million meals in FY2016, thanks to the generosity of food donors, fund donors and volunteers. The organization serves 13 northern Illinois counties, where 1 in 10 residents, including 1 in 5 children, faces a risk of hunger. Some of those donors and volunteers include the Subaru company and its employees. A group of 63 Itasca, Illinois employees volunteered at Northern Illinois Food Bank in July 2016. The group spent three hours sorting and packing food in the West Suburban Center warehouse. Some worked on frozen chili, others on repacking fresh potatoes, and the rest worked in the bulk room to repack cereal. In all, the group's work made 17,951 meals ready for distribution through feeding programs served by Northern Illinois Food Bank. Subaru of America Foundation supports Northern Illinois Food Bank's Backpack Program in DuPage County. The BackPack program distributes food-filled backpacks to students facing a risk of hunger. The nutritious food helps ensure that students have enough to eat over the weekend so they return to school Monday ready to learn. One grateful family reported that the BackPack Program "helps my family because a lot of times I'm on a very tight budget and go some days with no food and this program helps with those days." Northern Illinois Food Bank is grateful for Subaru's contributions. For more information about Northern Illinois Food Bank, visit SolveHungerToday.org.