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Congratulations to Subaru of Jacksonville, FL, The 2017 Love Promise Retailer of the Year. Read More.
We created the Subaru Love Promise because we believe in making the world a better place. It is our vision to show love and respect to all people.
That's why we build fuel-efficient vehicles in eco-friendly plants. That's why, over the past 20 years, we've donated more than $120 million to causes we all care about, and our employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours. And our Subaru Love Promise vision is why we've signed commitments to our customers and our communities.
We do this because we believe it is important to do our part in making a positive impact in the world. And, throughout the country, our retailers are doing the same. We do this because we feel it is the right thing to do.
It’s our aim to spread the Love Promise as far as possible. That’s why we work with a diverse range of organizations. Many of them fall under one of these areas of focus.
Whether they live in our homes or in the wild, Subaru is committed to keeping all animals safe and healthy.Who We Support
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA) is the first animal welfare organization in North America, and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach, and animal health services.
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.
National Wildlife Federation is a voice for wildlife, dedicated to protecting wildlife and habitat and inspiring the future generation of conservationists.
A 2008–2009 Subaru “Share the Love” partner, the National Wildlife Federation used the money donated to support its efforts to safeguard places for wildlife and connect people with nature.
Loving the environment means more than loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it.Who We Support
The National Park Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, enriches America’s national parks and programs.
Thanks to funds contributed by Subaru through the Share the Love Event, over 90 national parks are receiving critical support to preserve important historical sites that tell the story of our nation, protect threatened species and habitat, and conduct outreach and education programs in local communities.
The National Wildlife Federation is the largest wildlife conservation and education non-profit organization in the U.S., and is dedicated to uniting all Americans to ensure that wildlife thrives in a rapidly changing world. Subaru is proud to partner with the National Wildlife Federation and supports their mission. As part of our Subaru Loves the Earth initiative during the month of April, participating Subaru retailers are also partnering with the National Wildlife Federation to donate materials to build a Certified Wildlife Habitat® at schools across the country, inspiring thousands of students to value preservation as much as we do. Visit a participating retailer to pick up a free seeded card and learn more about how #SubaruLovestheEarth.
Leave No Trace is a national organization that protects the outdoors by teaching people how to enjoy it responsibly. Since 1999, Subaru has been the official vehicle of this organization and a proud partner, working together to create the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program. This program enables teams of educators to drive across the country providing education and outreach to better educate participants and to help sustain our natural resources.
Additionally, Subaru and Leave No Trace have identified eight areas facing the threat of irreversible environmental damage. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers work with volunteers, nonprofit organizations and government agencies to reduce the impact of recreational activities in these endangered areas.
Autonomous organization outside of the park service which works to preserve the national parks. Has a relationship with the NPS, but works more directly with the parks, their superintendents and their local communities. “Boots on the ground”. The organization in charge of the Zero-Landfill Project who will be working directly with Subaru, the pilot parks and concessioners. In charge of tracking, reporting out on progress and creating the scalable implementation plan.
It’s our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.Who We Support
Teach For America works to find, train, and support individuals who are committed to educational equity to teach in high-need classrooms across the country. Through this experience, they become lifelong leaders in efforts to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education.
With the support of Subaru during the 2013 “Share the Love” event, Teach For America was able to recruit, select, train, and provide ongoing support for more than 11,000 teachers and 32,000 alumni in 48 urban and rural regions across the country.
The Garden State Discovery Museum is one of New Jersey’s most popular cultural attractions and South Jersey’s largest children’s museum. The Garden State Discovery Museum provides multifaceted learning opportunities for infants, children, and their favorite caregivers.
Subaru of America directly supports the Subaru Center for Learning, Subaru Green Gardens Initiative, Subaru Butterfly Garden, Subaru Science Shop Exhibit, and the Subaru Garage.
The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program is designed to inspire and engage America’s next generation of scientists and engineers. It is accomplished by providing each participating community with their own very real Space Program.
Subaru’s support of the program has impacted 3,100 students in seven different Subaru of America communities.
The New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences promotes the understanding, appreciation, and protection of aquatic life and habitats through research, education, and youth development programs.
Subaru has been a long-time partner, helping to provide science training, personal and life-skill workshops, and 21st-century work skills. These provide economic support and a sense of self-confidence and competence.
Subaru Healthy Sprouts program, awarding materials to create school gardens. Funded by a generous grant from the Subaru of America Foundation, Inc., nine schools in southern New Jersey will be selected to receive technical assistance, horticultural and garden education consultation, and $1,000 in materials and funding to lay the foundation for their garden program.
Learn more at www.garden.org.
Kingsway Learning Center is a private, nonprofit special education school devoted to the academic and therapeutic needs of children with multiple learning and developmental disabilities.
Subaru has contributed to the needs of the school since 1989.
With more than 138,000 members and 275 affiliated societies, AAAS serves as an authoritative source for information on the latest developments in science.
Through a partnership with Subaru, the “Subaru Loves Learning” book-donation program was created to provide donated science books to local schools and libraries.
Learn more at AAAS.org.
In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.Who We Support
The Perkins Center for the Arts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to excellence in the arts. The center provides a variety of creative opportunities for people of all ages at every level of artistic development throughout Southern New Jersey.
The Subaru of America Foundation helps support two of its community-based efforts: the creation of a permanent rain garden, and learning centers in Camden and Burlington Counties of New Jersey.
Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity.
Subaru retailers and Meals on Wheels America have worked together since 2008. Over the length of the partnership, Subaru of America has provided Meals on Wheels America with the funding to support the delivery of nearly 1 million meals.
Habitat for Humanity is a global Christian nonprofit whose vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. A three-time Subaru “Share the Love” partner, Habitat received more than $3.1 million from 2008–2010. This funding supported Habitat’s Global Impact Fund, strengthening families and communities through house construction, rehabilitation, and preservation.
The partnership fueled Habitat’s growth from serving 55,459 families in 2008 to more than 67,000 families worldwide in 2010, driving Habitat closer to its 2018 goal to serve 1 million people annually.
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 strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
As a Subaru “Share the Love” partner in 2010, Big Brothers Big Sisters received $676,754 in donations. These funds allowed Big Brother Big Sisters to improve the measurement of impact to the nearly 600,000 children, guardians, and volunteers they serve annually.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America strives to enable all young people, especially those who need support most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The organization provides safe places during out-of-school time for the nearly 4 million youth it serves annually.
Subaru of America supported Boys & Girls Clubs during the 2008–2009 “Share the Love” event and helped raise the capacity of the clubs to serve more kids, more often.
The USO lifts the spirits of America's troops and military families, and is the only private, nonprofit organization that serves these men and women in the U.S. military and their families throughout their service, from the moment they join, through their deployments, and as they transition back to their communities.
The 2012 “Share the Love” event supported programs and services for those who need the USO most: forward-deployed troops; military families; families of the fallen; wounded, ill and injured; and troops in transition.
Subaru is the sponsor of the Subaru Choice Food Pantry at the Kroc Center in Camden, NJ. Kroc Center is the first choice food pantry in Southern New Jersey, helping people live healthier lives by making healthier, self-sustaining food choices.
Subaru employees have volunteered at this senior residential community for the past two years, during our annual Subaru Legacy Days.
The Food Bank of South Jersey exists to provide an immediate solution to the urgent problem of hunger by providing food to needy people, teaching them to eat nutritiously, and helping them to find sustainable ways to improve their lives.
Since 1986, Subaru of America and its employees have helped support the food bank through product and financial donations, employee volunteerism, and donations from the Subaru “Share the Love” Garden and Drive Out Hunger food drive.
New Visions is a day service center that provides shelter and warmth to Camden’s homeless community. It is the only center in Camden that serves men as well as women and children (during nonschool hours).
The shelter provides breakfast, lunch, shower facilities, laundry facilities, a food pantry, a clothing closet, mail services, and assistance to guests in their employment search. Since 2009, Subaru has donated a part of the Subaru “Share the Love” Garden harvest and time to help serve meals, along with clothing.
Philabundance has a simple belief that no man, woman, or child should go hungry. They are able to address hunger through direct-service programs and a network of 500 member agencies, as well as contribute to a broad spectrum of social services through food cupboards, emergency kitchens, shelters, daycare and senior centers, and beyond. A multi-year partner, Subaru and its employees routinely volunteer at the food bank and provide food donations.
This corporate-wide employee-driven food drive provides much needed donations for local food banks when school is getting out for the summer, 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.
Two gardens — one at the Subaru corporate headquarters in Cherry Hill, NJ, and the other at the Subaru Western Region office in Denver, CO — provide fresh produce to local food banks and pantries. Nearly 4,000 pounds of produce has been donated to help feed those in need.
We should all have a chance to lead a healthy life. We’re aiming to give as many people that chance as we can.Who We Support
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children, and kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses. Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes.
Make-A-Wish has been a proud Subaru “Share the Love” partner since 2011. Since that time, Subaru has donated more than $4.5 million dollars, helping to grant 610 wishes in the U.S.
Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities — with 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries and millions more volunteers and supporters.
Subaru partnered with Special Olympics during the 2011 Subaru “Share the Love” event and donated a total of $613,536 in support of the organization.
The Alzheimer’s Association leads the global research effort to end Alzheimer’s disease while providing education and support to the millions who face dementia every day. T
he Alzheimer’s Association was a Subaru “Share the Love” event partner in 2012 and will use the funds raised to advance research while providing care and support to families in communities nationwide.
Dining Out For Life (DOFL) is an annual fundraising event involving more than 3,000 restaurants donating a portion of their proceeds from one special day of dining to support AIDS Service Organizations in their local communities.
As a sponsor for the past eight years, Subaru has helped Dining Out For Life raise funds to provide care, prevention, education, testing, counseling, and other essential HIV/AIDS services in the cities where funds were raised. Last year alone, more than $4.2 million was raised to support the cause.
Whether working with customers or supporting their community, Phil Porter and his dedicated team believe success lies in one simple belief: Difficult or not, do the right thing.
It’s this conviction that led them to donate more than 400 volunteer hours, fund and build six homes for those in need through Beaches Habitat for Humanity, and what inspired Phil to personally support Wolfson Children’s Hospital for over five years–helping hundreds of ill or critically injured kids annually.
People like Phil and his team are who inspired this award in the first place. In recognition of their extraordinary commitment to giving back to their community, it is our honor to name Subaru of Jacksonville the 2017 Subaru Love Promise Retailer of the Year.
Subaru and our retailers 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 the most inspiring stories from hundreds of Subaru retailers across the country who strive to support our collective commitment and feature them here.
I believe in being more than a Subaru retailer.
I believe in being part of my community.
In setting an example.
In building lifelong relationships.
And in ensuring the love is felt not just by the customers,
but by all.
Not because it's good for business.
Because it's the right thing to do.