The 2020 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 2020 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.

The 2020 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

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.

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 over $28 million to the ASPCA and through Subaru Loves Pets has helped support the rescue, transport, adoption and well-being of over 230,000 animals across the country. 

Environment

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

Since 2018, Subaru has partnered with TerraCycle.  Participating Subaru retailers collect hard-to-recycle trash that was headed to local landfills. We collect approximately 2 tons of this hard-to-recycle trash monthly, which will be converted to furnishings and other usable items and donated locally.

Education

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

Since 2015 Subaru, in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement Science, donated over 277,600 award-winning science books.  In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and Adoptaclassroom.org we supported teachers and students with donations of S400,000 in gift cards and school supplies. 

Community

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

In 2020, Subaru and its retailers made a donation to Feeding America to provide 50 million meals to help feed people in need during the COVID-19 crisis,* making meals available at 199 local food banks across the country.
*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks. 

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.

Since 2016, Subaru and its retailers have partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate over 167,000 blankets and 21,500 arts & crafts kits and reached nearly 150,000 patients in more than 780 hospitals nationwide. 

How is Douglass Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

AT DOUGLASS SUBARU, WE BELIEVE IN SOMETHING MORE. WE BELIEVE IN BEING A POSITIVE FORCE IN SOMETHING BIGGER. WE BELIEVE IN HELPING OUR COMMUNITY. NOT JUST BY OUR DONATIONS, BUT BY OUR ACTIONS. WE BELIEVE IN SETTING AN EXAMPLE FOR OTHERS TO FOLLOW. WE BELIEVE THE RELATIONSHIPS WE BUILD SHOULD LAST A LIFETIME. WE WILL STRIVE TO ENSURE THAT LOVE IS FELT NOT JUST BY OUR CUSTOMERS, BUT BY ALL. WE DO THIS BECAUSE WE FEEL IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

HUMANE SOCIETY OF CENTRAL TEXAS, FUZZY FRIENDS RESCUE
LAKE WACO GOLF, TERRACYCLE
CENTRAL TEXAS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR, PARKDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LIVE OAK CLASSICAL SCHOOL, WACO MONTESSORI SCHOOL
MEALS ON WHEELS WACO, MISSION WACO- MISSION WORLD, INC.
BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE BONE MARROW PROGRAM, CARTER BLOODCARE, SUSAN G KOMEN MORE THAN PINK WALK
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Love Promise Stories from Douglass Subaru

Subaru and Douglass 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

Central Texas Food Bank  –  Tara S

I want to say a huge THANK YOU for your participation in the Subaru + Feeding America partnership. Because of you, we’ll be able to create over 163,000 meals for Central Texans. COVID makes your support more important than ever! Since the onset of COVID-19, the Food Bank has distributed nearly 1.2 million pounds of pre-packaged product at our drive-thru mass distributions. We chatted with Joe Garcia, a first time recipient of food assistance at a recent distribution. After his wife was furloughed, they have had to cut back to keep food on the table for themselves and their energetic five year old son. “I’ve known about the Austin’s Food Bank,” Garcia explains. “I never really thought about it…I took it for granted, because I never needed anything like this; like what we need right now.” The face of hunger has grown to look like more and more of our neighbors. Your gifts allow us to continue to serve community members like Joe and his family when they need us most. “It makes me grateful and it makes me happy that I don’t have worry about how am I going to put food on the table. It just helps out.” We are so grateful for Subaru’s support and we hope to continue this partnership in the future!


Douglass Subaru Delivers on Love Promise  –  Rachel S

As a Douglass Subaru customer, I have always appreciated their excellent service. Recently I personally witnessed how the company truly walks its talk and how it delivers on the Subaru Love Promise. Working for a nonprofit that has benefited from the company’s generosity and involvement, I can truly say that Douglass Subaru is committed not just to serving its customers well but also to helping others and having a positive impact on its community. In 2019, Douglass Subaru proved to be a wonderful supporter of Meals on Wheels Waco, sponsoring our Sunday Brunch in the spring, volunteering to deliver meals to homebound seniors, and choosing us as their hometown charity for the Share the Love Event. Douglass Subaru’s generosity allows us to serve more seniors in our community. But aside from the financial support, what truly stands out is the company’s wonderful team. It was a pleasure interacting with them, starting with the owner Levi Douglass. Special shout out to Garry Ely and Brendt Brendemuehl for making sure that our joint efforts relating to the Share the Love Event were all a success. They jumped right into the project with enthusiasm, ready with and open to ideas, taking the initiative to order promotional materials, generously providing us with Chewbaru toys to share with our seniors and pet food donors, and readily posting/sharing posts on social media about Share the Love. They also participated in our 39th Annual Apple Tree Bazaar where they displayed two brand new vehicles at the venue for two days and joined us during the VIP Night where Garry Ely talked to the audience about the Share the Love Event and Subaru’s commitment to giving back to the community. We appreciate the fact that Douglass Subaru treated Meals on Wheels Waco as a partner, working with us every step of the way. Thank you, Douglass Subaru!


Parkdale Elementary (Waco ISD)  –  Wendy M

“I am so excited! I finally have a real Science library with books the kids want to read!” was the response of our Science teacher, as we were gifted with class sets of current Science books courtesy of Subaru’s Love of Learning Program and our local dealership-Douglass Subaru. The books were handpicked by our campus Science guru during the Summer Break but when they were delivered in early October it was an early Christmas gift. The Assistant Principal Wendy Moulds met the Douglass Subaru representatives with all smiles and open arms, as she knew this would make the difference between the hohum Science texts of last year to students reading near interactive content, as the photos and illustrations brought the words to life. What a great addition to both our library and especially to our Science classes. The reading level is varied to cover beyond our 5th grade students with the engagement level being high, as they are written with kids in mind. From boogers to soil to a zoology text, these books have covered the gamut to give our students an upper hand in Science and in themselves. These sources will open worlds to our kids including possible career options! Options and knowledge given to us by Douglass Subaru’s generous donation to our school. One can hear many a “WOW” plus see students getting the very most of this award as botany was explained in the most interesting hands on way plus a group of younger students were turning each page with anticipation as they learned about global animals. One student is contemplating the use of the text to develop her Spring Science Fair entry. This is what learning is all about-kids taking the lead with educators providing sources and elaboration to make the learning a true journey of discovery far beyond the classroom and into the world via these concise and clear books on the various sciences. New, engaging and up to date reading material provided to supplement the textbooks, as is Subaru’s goal with its Love of Learning Program. Parkdale students have reaped a great window into STEM Science with reading about so many topics but always in a kid centered theme. Parkdale is grateful to Subaru’s commitment to students nationwide but especially to us in Waco, Texas! Our local Subaru dealer is Douglass, their promise to the community is further shown crystal clear with their philanthropy to Parkdale’s students. They have given books but more importantly a world of opportunity. Huge thanks to Brent Brendemuehl and his team for choosing Parkdale as their school for the 2019-2020 award!


Miracle Match Marathon 2019  –  Nancy G

What a wonderful weekend of running for an incredible cause, BE THE MATCH! Douglass Subaru's support of our event made it all possible- 1500 participants from the ages of 3 to 83 realized their goals as they crossed the finish line of the best race courses in Texas. Subaru vehicles were there to see them off at the start and see them cross that all-important finish line! Douglass personnel, including Brent Brendemuehl, worked the entire weekend helping to support the event. The personalized race bibs with the Douglass logo are true collector's items for our volunteers. We are so grateful for your support! Nancy Goodnight Debbie Mabry