The 2018 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our customers, our community, and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2018 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes elite Subaru retailers who provide an exceptional customer experience at every interaction with Subaru. These retailers have also demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in their local communities in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

The 2018 Subaru Love Promise Customer and 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.

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 Jim Burke Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well.

Shelby County Humane Society
Bagley Junior High School
Children's of Alabama

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Love Promise Stories from Jim Burke Subaru

Subaru Delivers Nutrition with a Smile  –  Trish H

Subaru Delivers Nutrition with a Smile

On August 2nd, the Meals on Wheels of Central Alabama’s Subaru Outback delivered goodness in the form of non-perishable food to community seniors. The Meals on Wheels Outback went to Birmingham’s New Pilgrim Baptist Church to pick up food donated by the church to share with seniors in Birmingham’s West End area.Candice Harris, staff member of United Way of Central Alabama and volunteer with Meals on Wheels said, “Over the weekend, the church’s youth group had a crowd of more than 50 kids working together to sort and package bags of food for community seniors. The kids gave to a great cause and had fun doing it.”Thanks to the giving spirit of New Pilgrim Baptist Church, as well as Subaru, the pantries of seniors in Birmingham’s West End are a little fuller today.


Hot WHEELS for Meals on Wheels volunteer meetings!  –  Trish H

Hot WHEELS for Meals on Wheels volunteer meetings!

Here she goes again…United Way of Central Alabama's Meals on Wheels volunteer coordinator Maleia Tortorigi is off and running in the Meals on Wheels Subaru Outback to catch up with volunteers across Jefferson County, Alabama. Through more than 10 volunteer-appreciation events, she is meeting 100+ volunteers, many of whom have been delivering meals to homebound elderly citizens for years. She also loves meeting NEW volunteers in her new Subaru, and giving them test rides to deliver meals in the WHEELS that power our program!


Birmingham's Mayor Delivers  –  Meals on Wheels of Central A L

Birmingham's Mayor Delivers

United Way of Central Alabama's Meals on Wheels program provides more than just a nutritious meal to homebound seniors in Jefferson County—the dedicated volunteers also use the daily visits to make sure critical needs of seniors are met. The network of over 500 volunteers grew last fall when the newly-elected Mayor of Birmingham Randall Woodfin (pictured above in the purple shirt) donated his time to the Meals on Wheels program, doing his part to ensure that seniors in his city are being looked after. The day began at United Way of Central Alabama when CEO and President Drew Langloh met with Mayor Woodfin to kickstart an action-packed week of service ahead of the mayor’s inauguration. “I thought it was important that we start all of our inaugural activities in the space of community service,” began Woodfin. “What better way to do that than to stand here and support not just United Way, but also Meals on Wheels.” After securing the hot meals and loading up a newly-donated Subaru Outback, one of 50 donated nationwide through the Subaru “Love Promise” Initiative, Woodfin and Langloh set off on their delivery route through the Norwood and Fountain Heights communities. The Mayor had the opportunity to listen directly to the concerns of these seniors, visiting with clients and providing contact that most homebound seniors wouldn’t see otherwise. Research shows that 1 in 6 seniors in Alabama struggle with hunger. With more than 21,000 homebound seniors in Jefferson County alone, the need for Meals on Wheels is greater than ever. Seniors participating in the program keep their independence and are able to stay in their homes, on top of combating hunger. United Way’s Meals on Wheels serves more than 187,000 meals a year, with a current waiting list of 1700. The more volunteer drivers the program gets, the more seniors they are able to serve. “This donation means we’re able to ramp up delivery and more efficiently get hot meals to those who truly need them most,” said Langloh. “We’re so grateful that Subaru chose our program to receive a vehicle, and even more excited to put it to work.”


Malachi Wilkerson Middle School  –  Davida J

Malachi Wilkerson Middle School

Malachi Wilkerson Middle School is proud to be the 1st Birmingham City School to be the recipient of the Jim Burke Subaru Loves Learning Initiative Grant. The criteria is on a nomination basis, so hats off to the person that nominated us to receive these resources for our students. Today, we were presented with 150 6th - 9th grade Science related literature titles that will serve as a continuous and innovative way to bring Science alive in our school. A big thank you to Ms. Kayleigh Cruse and representative for delivering our books today. A special shout out to our Science Teachers: Ms. Shannon Parker, Dr. Jason Dunning, and Mrs. Lissa Blankenship.


Jim Burke Subaru Loves To Care for UAB Patients  –  Kate S

Jim Burke Subaru Loves To Care for UAB Patients

For the second year, Jim Burke Subaru has been showing how Subaru “Loves To Care” by delivering blankets to patients being treated for cancer at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC). During the month of June, visitors to Jim Burke were able to fill out cards with words of inspiration to accompany the blankets. In addition, Jim Burke delivered art kits for children at the hospitals to help entertain them during these difficult days. On June 22, 2017, Skip Luck and Kayleigh Cruise of Jim Burke Subaru partnered with Kate Siqueira of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to deliver these care packages to a representative of the UAB Young Supporters Board, Callen Clyce, to be distributed to their patients. When asked why Jim Burke participates in this event, Kayleigh described the unfortunate trend of employees whose lives have been touched by cancer which is why their store was excited to be able to share some comfort with the patients at UAB as we all work together towards finding a cure for blood cancers. Photo from left: Kayleigh Cruise, Skip Luck, Callen Clyce, Kate Siqueira


More Than Just Pet Adoptions  –  Cassidy S

More Than Just Pet Adoptions

We all feel great when dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens get adopted. But our mission goes well beyond that, and because of the support from Jim Burke Subaru and Subaru of America, we are able to accomplish more than just pet adoptions. Through collaboration with local vets, trainers, and other local businesses, our Pet Retention Program keeps pets in their homes while keeping the shelter population down. Here at SHS, we've seen that a lot of pet owners are at the end of their rope when they come to surrender their animal. These owners love their pets, but financial barriers keep them from being able to afford medical care, behavioral training and assistance, or simply a dog house or fence to protect the pets they love so dearly. This program, due in part to the generous support from Jim Burke Subaru and Subaru of America, allows us to assist these families with these financial burdens in order for them to keep their pet. Take Daisy for example. (pictured) Her life before adoption amounted to fending for herself and living alone in the wild. Having a home and a family was a huge adjustment, and she needed specialized training that her new dad just couldn't afford. Through our Pet Retention Program, we were able to assist her new dad in training costs, all without having Daisy returned to the shelter. She is now the happy dog she was always meant to be! Thank you Subaru for your generous support of SHS and all that we do TOGETHER to save pets in our community.


Bringing Warmth and Hope  –  Kayleigh C

Bringing Warmth and Hope

On behalf of all of us at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), including millions of dedicated volunteers nationwide, we thank you and all your colleagues at Jim Burke Subaru for participating in the inaugural Subaru Love to Care Program with LLS. Your support means a great deal to us, in our efforts to fund more research to find cures for cancer, and improve the quality of life for blood cancer patients and their families. Additionally, your support and enthusiasm for the work of our local LLS Chapter creates a winning partnership in the community, and a powerful team supporting cancer patients! We are honored to work with you to bring comfort, support, and warmth to cancer patients during what is most likely the most difficult time in their lives. Someday Is Today, Louis J. DeGennaro, PhD President & Chief Executive Officer


Jim Burke Subaru partners with Bagley Junior High  –  Angela S

Jim Burke Subaru partners with Bagley Junior High

November 19, 2015 The faculty and staff of Bagley Junior High School wish to express our sincere gratitude to Jim Burke Subaru and Kayleigh Cruse, Internet Marketing Assistant, for the science school books donated through the Subaru Loves Learning program. In an ever-changing world, we strive to give our students the tools they need to be successful towards the goal of becoming college and career ready. This generous donation of science school books will enhance our student's learning, and will help to inspire them to want to learn more. As one of the smaller communities in the Jefferson County and Birmingham, AL area, we appreciate the kindness of Jim Burke Subaru and their support for the education of our students. Sincerely, Phil Ackerman, Principal Angela Strickland, Assistant Principal Pamela Barnes, Registrar


Subaru Loves Learning Book Drive - August 1 - 31  –  Danielle S

Subaru Loves Learning Book Drive - August 1 - 31

Join us in our Subaru Loves Learning initiative during the month of August! We are partnering with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in donating science books to Bagley Junior High School in Jefferson County school district. All of the books that will be donated have been recognized by AAAS as some of the best science books in their field. Contact us to learn more information.


Subaru Loves the Earth - E-Waste Event  –  Danielle S

Subaru Loves the Earth - E-Waste Event

We would like to thank our customers for participating in our E Waste Recycling event during the month of April. With your help, we were able to prevent 2,090 lbs of carbon emissions from polluting the atmosphere. This is equivalent to saving 81 trees, 356 gallons of gasoline, 3,030 plastic bottles, and 13,936 aluminum cans. Thank you for helping strengthen the Subaru Love Promise!


April 1-30, 2015 E-Waste Recycling Event  –  Molly M

April 1-30, 2015 E-Waste Recycling Event

Throughout the month of April, we are hosting an E-Waste Recycling Event in our store to collect unwanted electronics. We've arranged to work with a company who will responsibly collect, re-purpose, and recycle your electronic waste. Help us protect our environment. Just show up with your E-Waste and we'll do the rest! The first 50 customers who contribute will receive a complementary environmental badge of ownership. We will accept: LCD Monitors, Cell Phones, Laptops, Tablets, CRTs up to 40 inches, Video Games/Consoles, Fax Machines, DVD/VCR Players, Printers, Computer Peripherals, Switches/Routers, Cords and Wires.


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