The 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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.

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 Ontario Auto Ranch 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.

Ani Care Shelter
Annex Charter School
Food Bank
Saint Alphonsus

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Love Promise Stories from Ontario Auto Ranch Subaru

Subaru and Ontario Auto Ranch 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

Subaru Loves To Care  –  Helen D

Employees of Ontario Auto Ranch Subaru delivered Messages of Hope , Warm Blankets, Totes and Children Craft Sets to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center for local Cancer Patients. As part of Subaru Loves to Care it is a pleasure for the Ontario Auto Ranch Subaru Employees to give so much back. "Subaru Loves to Care is all about improving the health of our local communities and we are proud to once again work alongside our valued partner, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, to continue supporting patients and their families battling cancer," said Alan Bethke, senior vice president of marketing at Subaru of America. "We hope that through this program, our gestures of hope will comfort and warm those who need it most."


Stamp Out Hunger  –  Helen D

Ontario Auto Ranch Subaru participated in Subaru’s Share the Love Hometown Charity program that ran November 2018 through January 2, 2019. In the 11 years of this “Share The Love” Event for Subaru of American, Inc. along with its retailers, we will have donated over $140 million dollars to participating charities. During the Share the Love event for every new vehicle purchased or leased, Subaru donates $250 to the purchaser’s choice of participating charities and Ontario Auto Ranch Subaru donated money as well. Today Ontario Auto Ranch Subaru presented a check to the Oregon Food Bank - Southeast Services in the amount of $6,405, which will provide thousands of meals for Malheur & Harney Counties. The Oregon Food Bank – Southeast Oregon Services supplies food to 34 partner agencies in Malheur and Harney Counties. The Oregon Food Bank knows that hunger starves the human spirit and that your donation will help 1 in 8 of our neighbors across Oregon, who struggle to put enough food on the table. Oregon Food Bank is effective and efficient – 93% of donations go directly to hunger-relief activities. If you would like to volunteer your time or donate money, contact Sheila Hiatt @ shiatt@oregonfoodbank.org!


Keeping Kids Safe In Vehicles  –  Helen D

The 2nd Thursday of every month volunteers, along with Ontario Auto Ranch Subaru, get together at Ontario Fire Department to check children for proper fit and installation in car seats. We are available from 4pm to 6pm, checking car seats, helping and educating families from all over the Treasure Valley on proper child safety seat practices. Car seats are all different for different stages of a child’s growth. From the infant to the toddler, every seat needs to be checked for proper installation, compatibility with the vehicle, and most importantly compatibility to the child. Not all 3-month old babies can use the same car seat, but all kids need to be buckled up properly! Misuse or incorrect installation can lead to child injury or death in a crash, even if the vehicle is at a low rate of speed. Education is a big part of what we do - talking to care givers about all the simple things they can do to keep children/passengers safe in a vehicle. Although the child safety seat check is free, we do have car seats available for purchase.It takes the volunteers and certified technicians, along with community partners willing to supply us volunteers to make this happen. Thank you to some of our partners - Ontario Police Department, Ontario Auto Ranch Subaru, Ontario Fire Department, and Grow EO/Building Healthy Families!


Subaru Loves Learning  –  Steve B

By Jessi Butterfield This August through the Subaru Loves Learning initiative, the Ontario Auto Ranch Subaru wanted to fuel the next generation of innovators by making science accessible.”This year Ontario Auto Ranch noticed Annex Charter School. Todd McCurry loves to spread the generosity of Auto Ranch throughout the community; to the small schools, like Annex Charter School, that often times don’t have the opportunities or necessities they need as a bigger school would. Going from lower income and smaller budgets to old worn-out books and outdated equipment. Ontario Auto Ranch felt honored to share the love with an outer area of their community at Annex Charter School. Matt Lunstrum, sales manager, at Ontario Auto Ranch stated, “Subaru gives back and we want to give back with them.” With 200 books given to Annex Charter, Principal Steve Bishop shared that this is the first encounter with Ontario Auto Ranch and they are more than grateful to the Auto Ranch team and Subaru. Some of us forget that things like this are a very big help to a little place like Annex. Principal Bishop expressed that the books given to them are all non-fictional, and all though fiction is fun for the imagination, these books will help the kids grow and learn in mathematics and science.


Five-Generations Share The Love  –  Kandice D

Pictured above: Ava-2, Kandice-31, Toni-55, Dianne-73, Jo-93In May 2018 our family was invited to participate in a five-generation photo opportunity at Ontario Auto Ranch Subaru. My first thought was, “How will I ever have time to make four schedules work?” I then decided to just do it and not stress over it. I hadn’t had a generation photo with my daughter, only my son … so this would be perfect. In fact, it ended up being a treasured memory and photo my family now holds close. My Great-Grandma Jo is the first generation and I am the fourth (pictured above). With 93 years from generation one to five, you can imagine the love and positive feedback we received on social media. Grandma was most thrilled she got to model beside a new Subaru. You should have seen her face light up when she got to sit inside it. Priceless. Shockingly, my grandma’s health took a turn for the worse in September and just over a week later we lost her. We are all very blessed to have had these taken. The pictures had given her great joy – her entire living room was filled with photos of kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, and great-great grandkids. That was her greatest accomplishment and she was proud of all of us. Not only did Ontario Auto Ranch Subaru take the pictures, but they made a special printed photo album for Grandma Jo, which she shared with everyone. Thank you, Ontario Auto Ranch Subaru for “sharing the love.”Kandice Dickinson


Message of hope & warm blankets  –  Olivia S

Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Receives Messages of Hope and Warm Blankets for Local Cancer Patients from Ontario Auto Ranch Subaru Ontario, Oregon – Reusable tote bags filled with warm blankets, craft kits for kids and messages of hope written by local community members have been delivered to Saint Alphonsus by employees of Ontario Auto Ranch Subaru as part of Subaru Loves to Care. "Subaru Loves to Care is all about improving the health of our local communities and we are proud to once again work alongside our valued partner, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, to continue supporting patients and their families battling cancer," said Alan Bethke, senior vice president of marketing at Subaru of America. "We hope that through this program, our gestures of hope will comfort and warm those who need it most." This is the second year that Ontario Auto Ranch Subaru has participated in this program, donating goods to local cancer patients at Saint Alphonsus. "I love watching the faces of our patients light up when they receive one of these gifts. It's the little things that can really brighten up their day and knowing that people in our community want to show their support through their messages of hope – it just gives them a lift," said Sue Lzicar, Oncology Nurse Navigator at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario.


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