The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2022 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 2022 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.

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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.

How is Green 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.

Friends of Sang Co A.C.

Lincoln Memorial Gardens

SPARC, St Patricks School

Central IL Red Cross, Coats for Kids

March of Dimes, St Jude , Catholic Charities

Did Green Subaru go above and beyond, provide exceptional service, or support causes that are important to you? We'd love to hear about it.

Love Promise Stories from Green Subaru

Subaru and Green 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

Bagheera & Scarlett, Bonded Sibling Kittens - Kim H

Bagheera and Scarlett arrived at Sangamon County Animal Control on August 26, 2021, with several other siblings, when their owner surrendered all of them. Thankfully, we were able to keep them all in a community room together, so they could play and snuggle with their siblings. All the kittens were black, around 5 or 6 months old, and at varying degrees on the friendliness scale. A few were extremely timid and needed a lot of love from our volunteers before they learned to trust humans and relax in their new environment. Scarlett was one who needed a lot of patience and TLC before she came out of her shell. Bagheera was more outgoing, but it was obvious from day one that they were closely bonded. Bagheera and Scarlett were the final two of their family to get adopted. One by one, they watched their siblings be selected while they were overlooked. By the arrival of their gotcha day 132 days later, on January 5, 2022, they had become even more tightly bonded. What a miracle that they are now together in their forever home! That’s what Green Subaru’s donations provide for so many SCAC animals – miracles. Friends of Sangamon County Animal Control discounts all kittens adopted from SCAC so that their adoption fees are more affordable. Meow Mobile provides funds to discount bonded pairs. So, together we were able to help these beautiful sweethearts be adopted together. On behalf of Bagheera and Scarlett, and so many other animals who have been touched by your generosity, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. - Kim Haller, Meow Mobile Volunteer & Board Member

Friends of Sangamon County Animal Control
Bagheera & Scarlett, Bonded Sibling Kittens

Subaru Loves Pets-Friends of Sangamon County AC - Kathy O

Duke came to us as an older stray dog. At his initial veterinary exam, we were heartbroken to learn that he was also heartworm positive. In our experience, it is difficult to adopt out an older pet, and even more difficult to find a forever family who is willing and able to care for a larger, older dog with heartworms. Don't worry! After spending time with Duke, we KNEW he would make a wonderful and loyal pet for the right person and we were committed to do whatever it took to find him his forever home. In partnership with another organization that helps place older dogs, we soon found a wonderful gentleman who had previously adopted an older dog. Unfortunately, his dog had passed over the rainbow bridge about six months before. Just like us, as soon as this kind gentleman met Duke, it was love at first sight and he was excited to make Duke his new best friend. As a result of our continued partnership with Green Subaru in Springfield, Illinois, our rescue was able to assist in the cost of treatments for Duke. Just look at Duke's happy face and excited eyes! He knew that he had found his amazing forever home with a wonderful gentleman. We can't thank Green Subaru enough for their continued support of our efforts to find loving forever homes for these wonderful pets. Without the support of Green Subaru, affording heartworm treatment would be out of our reach. Instead, we were in a position to eliminate all obstacles to Duke's adoption. Although he came to us as on older dog (strike one), a larger dog (strike two) and heartworm positive (strike three), we hit a HOME RUN with Duke and his new family.

Friends of Sangamon County Animal Control
Subaru Loves Pets-Friends of Sangamon County AC

Tootsie’s Rescue Story - Mary V

Overbred, starved and left on the street to die. That was Tootsie’s story before a team of caring people wrote a new chapter that helped her heal and changed her life. Tootsie’s rescue story began when an Animal Control Officer received a call about a dead dog on the side of the road. The officer arrived at the scene and found Tootsie clinging to life so she was taken to Sangamon County Animal Control. Once at SCAC Tootsie was in the hands of more caring people. From her favorite kennel attendant who fed her blueberry yogurt to the Friends of SCAC volunteers who offered comfort and showed her there are kind people who can be trusted to the loving foster family who opened their hearts and their home and made her part of their family. It DOES take a team to write a good rescue story and Friends of Sangamon County Animal Control is grateful for our rescue teammates at Green Subaru. For years they have been a part of many rescue stories. Mike Bossman and his team of Subaru Sales Professionals have selected Friends of Sangamon County Animal Control as the Hometown Charity for the Share the Love Event and in just the last four years have donated $48,400 to help save the lives of pets at Sangamon County Animal Control. We cannot express the depth of our gratitude. We could not do the work we do without the kind hearts at Green Subaru! Tootsie has found her forever family and is living the good life. Her new mom tells us ‘Tootsie is a silly, playful and smart girl who loves snuggling on the couch as much as she loves hiking in the woods. She’s very happy to be at our side whatever we are doing! We feel very lucky to be able to give her the forever home she so deserves, full of love and adventure.’ Thank you Green Subaru for being part of our mission to save the homeless pets at Sangamon County Animal Control. Your kindness and generosity is a gift to the pets and the people who love them.

Friends
Tootsie’s Rescue Story

Keeping Kids Warm - Grateful C

For the 8th year, Green Subaru and Green Family Stores have stepped up to make sure kids in our community are warm this winter. I'm overwhelmed each year when I see huge piles of brand new, beautiful coats for kids who need them. The generosity of the Green Subaru customers knows no bounds. Each year customers bring in bags of brand new coats with tags. There is even one special lady (who always remains anonymous) who knits dozens of hats and scarves all year long to donate to the cause. In Springfield public schools alone there are more than 650 students considered homeless. There are far more who don't know when their next meal will come. To alleviate the stress of purchasing a proper fitting, warm coat for each family is such a blessing. Keep up the great work!

Keeping Kids Warm

Green Subaru + St John's 07-18-19 - Michelle M

On July 18, 2019, the Illinois Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Green Subaru in Springfield, Illinois had the pleasure of delivering blankets to children and nurses in the St. John’s Children’s Hospital as part of the Subaru Loves to Care program. This incredible act of generosity was warmly received by the St. John’s staff who were thrilled to deliver blankets to their patients. A nurse accompanied the LLS volunteer and two representatives from Green Subaru to ensure that all patients had the opportunity to receive a blanket. Many of the patients and their parents were very grateful and their wonderful smiles made the experience truly wonderful. One patient in particular was so excited and had a huge smile on his face! He happily posed for pictures with the Green Subaru staff and the LLS volunteer. He was so happy to have visitors that he bravely decided to take a few first steps on his ankle that was in a brace. Progress! Many thanks to everyone at Green Subaru and St. John’s Children’s Hospital, not only for a memorable day, but for supporting the LLS mission to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Green Subaru + St John's 07-18-19

Just called to say "thank you". - Becky L

"I just finished my first meal from you and I just want to call and say thank you so much! It was delicious and I appreciate it. Thank you!", said Douglas Kaiser, a participant in Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois(CAPCIL) Senior Nutrition, Meals on Wheels Program. Douglas is one of the 15 participants who are now able to receive meals on wheels due to the addition of the 2018 Subaru Outback CAPCIL received from the 50 cars for 50 years event. He truly enjoys his warm meals and warm smiles that he receives. As part of his thankfulness, he loves to draw nametags for his meal driver, Emily, and her daughter. He also draws nametags for Becky, the Nutrition Director. The nametags are so pretty and we love to display them in our office. We just hit the 6000-mile mark on deliveries for the Subaru Outback and took the vehicle in for service at our nearest Subaru retailer, Green Subaru in Springfield, Illinois. The staff was all very friendly and helpful and we are incredibly thankful for their generosity and support of our program. We plan to continue to partner with them in upcoming events that will help support our meals on wheels program.

Just called to say "thank you".

Enhancing lives - Becky L

Robert Franklin is one of the new clients that we began delivering to after we received the new Subaru Outback. "The meals are great!" says Robert, "They taste very good and the young girl that delivers is a very nice young lady!". Robert said the meals are very helpful and he is very glad to have them delivered. The Subaru Outback allows us to serve more clients because we don't have the overhead of leasing or purchasing a delivery vehicle, freeing up money that can now be used to purchase, prepare and deliver more meals to more clients. We truly feel that having the Subaru Outback is allowing us to enhance the lives of those we may not have been able to reach before. We are honored to have the Subaru and will continue to reach out to those in need of the warm meals and warm smiles.

Enhancing lives

Santa delivers the Subaru Outback - Stephen w

On Saturday, December 2, 2017 CAPCIL held their second annual Christmas Luncheon at the Lincoln Banquet Center 201 Madigan Dr. Lincoln, IL. To promote the delivery of the new Subaru Outback donation we invited a Subaru Representative, the public and the media to the "Reveal" of the vehicle. We had approximately 100 people in attendance for the reveal event and over 300 people attended the luncheon. "Santa" drove the Subaru up to the stage of the event and handed the keys over to Becky Leamon, CAPCIL Nutrition Service Director. John Franz, Subaru Director of Chicago Zone was present and spoke at the event along with a meals on wheels volunteer and client. The meal client talked about how much the program has helped him not just through the nutrition but the friendliness of the drivers has helped him feel better. After he started feeling better he was able to start volunteering at a meal congregate site, so it all came back around full circle. He is now living in a facility where congregate meals are served and is able to help deliver meals to some of the homebound individuals in his building.

CAPCIL Senior Nutrition Program
Santa delivers the Subaru Outback

Subaru Loves to Care program - Kate K

It was an honor as an LLS employee to be a part of the delivery of blankets and craft kits by Green Subaru to St. John's Children's Hospital in Springfield, IL on 7/21. St. John's is a great facility that provides services for children for miles and miles. And Green Subaru has been participating in the Loves to Care program for years. 2 great organizations!

Subaru Loves to Care program