The 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 Modesto Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

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

Kate's Rescue for Animals
Love Modesto, La Loma Native Plant Garden
Somerset Middle School, Howard Training Center
The Center for Human Services, Modesto Symphony , Interfaith Ministries of Greater Modesto
The Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus, Sutter Health Memorial Medical Center

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Love Promise Stories from Modesto Subaru

Subaru and Modesto 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

Modesto On Ice Presented by Modesto Subaru  –  Andrea M

Back in 2014, we came up with an idea that raised eyebrows. Having an ice rink here in California’s Central Valley, where we’re not exactly known for our sub-freezing temperatures. Part of our inspiration came from our own three daughters and a desire to provide a place where people of all ages in our community could have a safe, fun place to gather. Our dream was to create a destination where everyone could come and have fun throughout the winter season – even if they weren’t skaters. We knew it could be a place for birthday parties, company team building activities, family get-togethers, and memorable dates. We also knew our vision couldn't become a reality without the help of sponsors! We approached Modesto Subaru in June 2015 and Chris Godden and his team were wholeheartedly on board from the beginning. In fall of 2015 Modesto Subaru officially signed on as the Title Sponsor of Modesto On Ice, and what an amazing partnership it has been! Without the commitment and investment in our community from Modesto Subaru, the rink wouldn't have been possible. Four seasons later, Modesto On Ice has become a go-to-destination, a place for field trips, family outings, date nights, and company gatherings. Skaters and spectators line up for fun, for steaming loaded hot chocolate, for music, special events and more. As we prepare for our 5th season, we at Modesto On Ice reflect back over the countless, lasting memories that have been made at the rink and we are so grateful to Modesto Subaru for their continued investment in our community and for helping to make possible a crazy dream of a rink in the Central Valley where people of all ages could gather for safe, family fun. Cheers to 5 Years! Jerome & Andrea Murray


MODESTO SUBARU SHARES THE LOVE AT MODESTO SYMPHONY  –  Erin N

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra is proud to partner with Modesto Subaru as we work to fulfill a common mission – making a positive impact on our community and the lives of its people. Over our 88 year history, the Modesto Symphony has aimed to enrich lives and enhance our community’s vitality through music. Our ability to fulfill our mission is due in large part to support from local businesses such as Modesto Subaru. Through our partnership, Modesto Subaru sponsors Picnic at the Pops, our annual outdoor concert held on the grounds of the E. & J. Gallo Winery. Picnic at the Pops attracts nearly 4,000 people from throughout the region for an afternoon of music, food and family fun in a picnic environment. Before the concert, you’ll see patrons greeting recognizable faces across the crowd and it’s a great reminder that this truly is a community event. This year on September 7th, the Modesto Symphony will take the stage with The Classical Mystery Tour to perform a tribute to The Beatles featuring all of your favorite hits. Picnic at the Pops not only entertains, but attracts and exposes new people to the Modesto Symphony and the many education programs we offer including our Youth Orchestras and Choruses. For many, Picnic at the Pops is an introduction to an orchestral concert and we are committed to making it accessible to all and to keep music education viable to our community. We extend our gratitude to Modesto Subaru for sharing our values – in their unwavering dedication to improve the world and lives of its people.


Four Legged Friends Get Love at Modesto Subaru  –  Julia S

Clearly Modesto Subaru believes in the power of good work! They demonstrated their commitment to giving back to the community by hosting an event and raising donations for our local dog rescue, Kate's Rescue. We work hard to help at risk pets and place them in new forever homes. Last November, Modesto Subaru hosted an adoption event for us at their dealership. Cute doggies were the highlight of the event, but the Taco Truck was a close runner up. Modesto Subaru encouraged the community to donate much needed pet supplies, and to our immense gratitude, presented us with a $5,000 check. Modesto Subaru, like Kate’s Rescue, believes in working hard to make a positive impact on our community. The donated funds and supplies allowed us to help even more at risk animals. Modesto Subaru...we feel the love! We couldn't be prouder that you are also past adopters through the rescue and are fantastic and dedicated pet owners. What better way to Share the Love!


Adults with Disabilities Love Modesto Subaru!  –  Carla S

Sitting in the showroom of Modesto Subaru, I was there to purchase my 3rd Impreza from them, and happen to see advertising in the lobby reflecting the non-profits they had contributed to in our area. The first question in my mind was, "why isn't Howard Training Center included?" It didn't take me long and I was asking it out loud. That lead to an introduction to Chris Godden. Howard has been providing services to adults with disabilities for over 66 years in Modesto/Stanislaus County. 250 adults are provided the opportunity to learn job skills in landscaping, food service, janitorial and business operations. Another 125 are in day programs learning basic personal care skills. We are dedicated to working to educate and prepare our clients to become an active part of the competitive workforce competing with the non-disabled for the same jobs. Along the way we focus on providing them with life skills allowing them to live independently and being a vital member of our communities. They are extremely proud of what they learn at Howard, it all allows them more independence than they would otherwise have. Meeting with Chris resulted in a commitment for them to support our 25th Annual Crab Feed fundraiser in February 2019 as a sponsor. As you can imagine transporting 125 clients to work sites takes a lot of vehicles, which results in a lot of repair and maintenance costs. Modesto Subaru has blessed Howard Training with a commitment to complete general repairs at no cost and larger repairs at a large discount. In the first 3 months it totaled in excess of $4,000. That left management with $4,000 more to provide other services to our clients that we would otherwise not have been able to do. We have a driver who leaves our facility at 3:30 am each day and finally returns after 9 pm every night. I cannot put my staff in danger, alone on the road in a vehicle that is very likely to break down. Safe, reliable transportation for one of the most vulnerable segments of our community, that is what Modesto Subaru has given us. I cannot thank Chris and his staff enough for what they have given to our clients. While their contribution doesn't cover all the costs, as a non-profit we learn quickly that every dollar donation is vital to the continued success and growth of Howard. Where will I buy my next vehicle? Where will I tell people to buy their vehicle?Nowhere other than Modesto Subaru! Thank you more than you know.


A Benefit Concert for Victims of the Camp Fire  –  Kirstie B

On March 1, 2019 The State Theatre held a benefit concert to assist those burned out of Paradise, CA during the Camp Fire. Modesto Subaru was the signature sponsor of the event and stepped up without hesitation. That evening we drew 600+ people to a sold out concert (which included more than 20 musicians on stage) and raised $30,000.00 to assist those who lost everything in this tragic fire. Modesto Subaru is a valued and treasured community partner and we appreciate everything they did to make this event a success.


Love is in the Air  –  Denise H

Modesto Subaru is more than just a dealership; they are family! One GREAT big family of fun and dedication that makes a tremendous difference in our community. Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus is proud to be a part of this family, and we cannot thank them enough for all of their hard work, because it isn’t easy to walk in those red high heels! As our Walk a Mile in Her Shoes title sponsor, Modesto Subaru’s commitment is essential to our success. Helping to ensure Haven’s vital services continue without interruption and making sure our message is heard. Thank you Modesto Subaru for all that you do, for the LOVE and the energy your team delivers every year, we couldn’t do it without you. Modesto Subaru- you ROCK!


Environmental Partnership  –  Rhonda A

This spring Modesto Subaru helped sponsor a wonderful educational and environmental program at the La Loma Native Garden with the first annual Modesto Pollinator Festival. Subaru shared the vision of educating families about the important role pollinators have in our environment. The event brought out about 500 people. Subaru provided free flower seeds and environmental information to attendees helped fund a pollinator mural in the children's garden to educate community members about a variety of native pollinator species, as well as the purchase of several native plants for the garden. Their enthusiasm for nature was obvious by their eager involvement. Having the support from this outstanding business has brought increased attention and respect to the important role of the native garden in our community, as well as creating a partnership that models their dedication to the environment. I am so appreciative of their commitment and high standards of involvement in the community. The company's motto is well served by Modesto's Subaru employees. The pollinator festival is one more example of their contribution to making a positive impact in Modesto. Thank you to all of Modesto Subaru staff, who are so wonderful to work with. We can't wait till next year for the Second annual Modesto Pollinator Festival! Rhonda


Modesto Subaru leads with their heart  –  David R

From all of us at Interfaith Ministries and the low income community we serve....THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU...Modesto Subaru. Not only was Modesto Subaru the title sponsor for our 2nd annual signature event, Feast for the Eyes, they also funded a full month for our Free Mobile Farmer's Market!! Incredible. Then, In June of 2019, Modesto Subaru chose Interfaith Ministries for the Subaru Loves to Help campaign. For each test drive Modesto Subaru donated $$ to help our Food Pantry, and they also collected non-perishable food that we then passed on to help the community. Modesto Subaru does things the right way, for the right reasons, and they lead with their heart.


Subaru/ Modesto Subaru Share the Love- Gina M  –  gina m

CHS loves Modesto Subaru!! We are beyond grateful for the partnership and support that we have received from Subaru and especially Modesto Subaru. Modesto Subaru has chosen us (now five years in a row) as their local charity for the Share the Love event. During Share the Love, anyone who bought or leased a new Subaru from November 15, 2018- January 2, 2019 was given the option to have Subaru of America donate $250 to a charity. Center for Human Services created another music video to "Give a Little Bit" in partnership with the the Modesto Subaru staff and was featured on Facebook and Youtube (you can see the video here). This year, Modesto Subaru raised over $60,800 during Share the Love. The money raised will go to provide direct support to our Pathways program, a transitional living and supportive services program for young adults experiencing homelessness. Modesto Subaru continuously embodies what it means to have a BIG HEART giving generously to us and to this community. Thank you!


HAVEN Heroes  –  Denise H

For the past several years Modesto Subaru has partnered with Haven Women's Center to bring Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to downtown Modesto. This community awareness event on the impact of sexual assault is HAVEN's largest fundraiser and it would not be the same without the support and enthusiasm that the sales team and management bring while strutting in their red high heels! As a sponsor of this event, Modesto Subaru plays an intricate part in helping us to ensure that HAVEN's services continue without interruption. It takes a team of like minded individuals to make a positive influence on the work we do. Thank you, Modesto Subaru, for standing with HAVEN, and aligning Love Promise to those we serve. We greatly appreciate all that you do!


Modesto Subaru Love Shared in Neighborhood  –  Rhonda A

Much appreciation to Modesto Subaru for supporting La Loma Neighborhood's dream of developing a native plant garden on a neglected piece of property. Their team of employees provided labor and time to plant, spread rock and mulch and whatever work needed to be done. Modesto Subaru also donated funds to help with the cost of irrigation supplies, acquiring boulders for landscape enhancement, and even a dog waste station for the neighbors to use. Their support made a huge difference in the success of the project! We are grateful for their commitment to the environment, as the native garden provides a habitat for native pollinators and showcases the value of native plants to our community. Modesto Subaru has an outstanding staff, who work hard to share their commitment to improving our community. Thank you for all your support!


Modesto Subaru Shares the Love  –  Jessica I

Our partnership with Subaru and Subaru of Modesto is one of our most valued relationships. Not only do we appreciate them as partners and donors, but we appreciate them as friends who sincerely care about our community. From November 16, 2017 to January 2, 2017, Modesto Subaru participated in Subaru of America's Share the Love Event. During Share the Love, anyone who bought or leased a new Subaru was given the option to have Subaru of America donate $250 to charity. For the fourth year in a row, Modesto Subaru selected Center for Human Services (CHS) as their local charity. CHS' marketing team produced a music video to "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" (inspired by the national campaign) that starred Subaru and CHS employees and was featured on Facebook and YouTube (you can see photos of us making the video here). We had a blast dancing and singing with the Modesto Subaru staff! This year, Modesto Subaru raised close to $61,000 during Share the Love and we are so grateful. The money raised helped support Pathways, CHS' transitional living program for homeless young adults. The transitional living shelter housed 28 young people throughout the year. During their time with us they received job readiness training and support, life skills classes, mentoring, counseling, and more. This was made possible, in large part, due to the support of this event. We cannot thank Modesto Subaru enough for their continued generosity, friendship, and passion for improving our community.


Subaru Loves Modesto  –  Jeff P

Love Modesto and Modesto Subaru have teamed up to benefit the community. We are excited to to have Modesto Subaru as part of our team and involvement in a year long partnership starting on April 21st. We are looking forward to the partnership this year with Modesto Subaru heading up many amazing projects such as the La Loma Native Plant Garden, Beautify Home for a Senior Citizen in Need and the Dry Creek Clean Up. To show their support Modesto Subaru has wrapped a Subaru Outback for us to take out to our community events. We are collecting signatures on the vehicle and with each signature Modesto Subaru with donate $1 back to the Love Modesto cause. #SubaruLovesModesto


Subaru and NWF Loves the Garden  –  Heather F

Students watering the garden.


Modesto Subaru Shares the Love  –  Kate T

From November 17, 2016 to January 3, 2017 Modesto Subaru participated in Subaru of America's Share the Love Event. During Share the Love, anyone who bought or leased a new Subaru was given the option to have Subaru of America donate $250 to charity. For the third year in a row, Modesto Subaru selected Center for Human Services (CHS) as their local charity. This year, Modesto Subaru also provided a wrapped car for the event which we drove around the county collecting signatures from community members and friends of CHS. This year, Modesto Subaru raised over $55,000 during Share the Love and we are so grateful. This donation will make a real impact in the lives of youth and families in our community. In addition to the money they raised for CHS through Share the Love, Modesto Subaru donated $2500 for the signatures collected on the car. We cannot say thank you enough to Modesto Subaru for their continued support, generous spirit and passion for improving our community.


beyond the promise  –  James L

2013 Forester; 56K miles; oil consumption issue. Modesto Subaru handled the entire experience with class. From explanation; "testing"; replacing short block; handing me a 2017 Outback loaner for the duration. All with courtesy and a smile. Amazing service (I've been driving 40 miles for 4 years for oil changes etc and don't regret a minute of it). Modesto Subaru Service Department "models" great service and recovery!


Subaru Shares the Love  –  Kate T

For the second year in a row Modesto Subaru participated in Subaru of America's Share the Love event. Anyone who purchased or leased a new Subaru during the campaign was given the option to have Subaru of America donate $250 to charity. Center for Human Services (CHS) was Modesto Subaru's hometown charity once again and we couldn't be more grateful. Because of the commitment from their sales staff and General Manager, they recently presented us with a check for over $50,000. This is far and above what they did last year. Over $40,000 was raised by Modesto Subaru and because they performed so well, Subaru of America added another $10,000. For us, funds like these are critical. Often, the grants and contracts that make our work possible fall short of fully being able to meet our internal needs and the needs of youth and families we serve. These funds will immediately impact the lives of youth and families throughout Modesto and Stanislaus County through our 2 shelters, prevention and education programs, mental health counseling, drug and alcohol treatment programs, and family resource centers. This partnership remains strong. The love and commitment we feel from Modesto Subaru is mutual. Subaru clearly understands the importance of corporate philanthropy and everyone who works there gives back in some way. To all of you, thank you for sharing the love. The lives of many youth and families will be changed because of you and your generous customers.


The Butterfly Heroes at Modesto Subaru! - Modesto  –  Reggie W

The Monarch butterfly is a familiar favorite of many of our childhoods. Unfortunately, the decline in milkweed plants that are the only natural home for Monarch larvae has caused the Monarch population to plummet by over 90% in recent years. To help raise awareness to this issue, Modesto Subaru has partnered with the National Wildlife Federation for the Butterfly Heroes program as part of our Subaru Loves the Earth initiative during the month of April. Want to learn more about how you can join us in our effort? Stop by our store to get information on the Butterfly Heroes program and pick up a pack of seeds to start your own butterfly habitat.


E-Waste Recyling Event  –  Brooke I

Modesto Subaru held an E-Waste recycling event with all of their employees and customers. It was hugely successful and we were able to collect many old items for recycling. It generated a great response and support from our Subaru customer base.


Subaru Shares the Love  –  Kate T

In late 2014-early 2015, Modesto Subaru participated in Subaru of America's Share the Love event. Anyone who purchased or leased a new Subaru during the campaign was given the option to have Subaru of America donate $250 to charity. Center for Human Services (CHS) was Modesto Subaru's hometown charity and we couldn't be more grateful. Because of their efforts they recently presented our local nonprofit a check for $18,973. For us, funds like these are critical. Often, the grants and contracts that make our work possible fall short of fully being able to meet our internal needs and the needs of people living in our community. This nearly $19,000 will immediately impact the lives of youth and families throughout Modesto and Stanislaus County through our 2 shelters, prevention and education programs, mental health counseling, drug and alcohol treatment programs, and family resource centers. This partnership is strong. The love and commitment we feel from Modesto Subaru is mutual. The Subaru brand is lived by this dealership and the people who work there and it shows in their commitment to our community and to CHS. Subaru, thank you for sharing the love. A difference in the lives of youth and families will be made because of you and your generous customers.


Modesto Subaru Brightens the Day with Subedoo.  –  Reggie W

Modesto Subaru would like to introduce you to Subedoo. Subedoo is our LOVE-able mascot, and client-friendly helper. Not only does Subedoo welcome each of our clients to our hometown dealership, he also ventures out to various charity events to help Share the Love! Subedoo is part of our family and he has become almost a celebrity in our community. He lives in both our Sales and Service Departments, so we welcome you to come by and see him soon. Subedoo LOVES Subaru clients and LOVES to make folks smile!


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