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 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 Twin City 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.

Vermont FoodBank
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Love Promise Stories from Twin City Subaru

Subaru and Twin City 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

Walk For Children  –  Ed B

My name is Ed Bride and I am the Deputy Director of Prevent Child Abuse Vermont. I have a 2018 Outback ( our 3rd Subaru). There is a lot of room in the Outback. As I travel around Vermont for our WALKS FOR CHILDREN, I find I can carry just about everything we need in my Outback! Not only is it roomy, by it rides nice and has great gas mileage. Our WALKS this year raised over $66,000!!!! Thank you Twin City Subaru for being a sponsor of our WALKS FOR CHILDREN!


Central Vermont Humane loves Twin City!  –  Laurie G

At Central Vermont Humane Society, we go the extra mile for animals every day. We are so grateful that Dave, Cara and everyone at Twin City Subaru regularly go the extra mile for CVHS. Since 2016, they have been a Top Dog sponsor of our Walk for Animals, our biggest event of the year. In addition, their staff are so dedicated to our cause that they raise funds for our Walk on their own, resulting in Twin City Subaru being our largest local business partner overall. Beyond funding, Twin City Subaru and its partner stores regularly hold adoption events with us that are extremely successful, directly saving the lives of the animals at these events. Twin city Subaru is an enthusiastic partner and their support makes a significant impact for CVHS and our community, helping us save the lives of over 1000 animals a year.


Sharing the Love to Fight Hunger  –  Allison M

It is sometimes easy to forget how many people right here in Vermont are finding it difficult just to provide food for themselves and their families. According to feeding america.org,74,520 people in our state are struggling with hunger, and of them 18,760 are children. That equates to 1 in 8 Vermonters, with 1 in 6 being Vermont kids. Vermonters take pride in keeping alive a sense of community and Twin City Subaru is no exception to this local way of life. As part of their efforts to maintain a strong presence as a charitable organization throughout the year, they will be supporting the Vermont Foodbank for the 7th year in a row as part of the annual Subaru Share the Love Event! Starting on November 14th and continuing through January 2nd, Subaru of America Inc. and Twin City Subaru will donate up to $350 for every new Subaru sold. The end goal is to reach an even higher amount of money donated than in the previous 6 years they’ve taken part in this event! Below, you can see just how much has been raised each year since 2013: 2013/14: $17,250 2014/15: $35,639 2015/16: $25,188 ( plus additional donation of $,5,884) 2016/17: $33,139 2017/18: $43,148 2018/19: $33,361 Grand Total: $193,609 To put some of these numbers into perspective, a $350 donation from the purchase of a new Subaru would provide a family of 6 with 585 meals, feeding them for over 1.5 months! On a dealership level, it’s clear to see from the photos of last year’s event that the customer is driving off in their newcar knowing just how significant the impact of their purchase is to the local community. On a state level, there is also a significant boost given to the Vermont economy as the Vermont Foodbank continues to partner with local farmers and food hubs to purchase and distribute hundreds of thousands of pounds of fresh, local produce as part of their Vermonters Feeding Vermonters Program. The Foodbank’s partnership with Twin City makes a huge difference in the lives of Vermonters facing hunger, including people like Lisa. When Lisa, a 52-year-old veteran living in Rutland, Vermont, had a stroke, she had to stop working while she focused on rehabilitation. Without a job, Lisa struggled to afford her basic needs, like a roof over her head and food on the table. “I had looked into resources in this area just in case I became homeless.” When a VA worker referred Lisa to the Vermont Foodbank, everything changed. Thanks to supporters like Twin City Subaru, the Foodbank was there to help Lisa get signed up for 3SquaresVT, a program that provides her with money each month to purchase the food she needs. “It was a helpful bridge to keep me going and now I just went back to work part-time. I don’t have a vehicle and can’t drive right now due to the stroke. I am still developing my peripheral vision so it’s hard for me to walk to a food shelf and carry back everything I need for a month. With the [3SquaresVT] card I can just get a few items when I need them at a grocery store and carry them home.” Thanks to the Vermont Foodbank community -- including Twin City Subaru -- Lisa had a place to turn during a challenging time in her life. With your help, she can keep food on the table while she continues to recover from her stroke.


Meals on Wheels Waterbury, Vt NQID parade  –  Philip W

The Waterbury Area Senior Citizen Assoc attended the Not Quite Independence Day parade on June the 27th in Waterbury, Vt. We had 2 of our members riding and acknowledging the crowd of more than 3500 people. The Subaru of America Meals on Wheels 50th anniversary Outback was well received. The senior center handed out over 2500 cookies as an appreciation for all the support that the surrounding towns have given to better the lives of our senior citizens who live alone that we serve 5 days a week as part of the Meals of America home meal delivery system. We have a dedicated staff of volunteers who go beyond just delivering a meal, they also do little things for the seniors who are not able to do themselves. Like shovel a walkway, bring in the mail, remove or install A/C window unit, take the trash container to the curb and other things as asked. We serve six surrounding towns with 200 miles a day split up into 5 routes. The Subaru of America Outback so graciously donated helps us to meet our commitment to serve and promote our mission.


Mother's Day Brunch Volunteer giving a ride home  –  Karol S

On Mother’s Day May 13, 2018 the Waterbury Area Senior Center held a Mother’s Day Brunch in our community. The brunch was used as a fundraiser for the Waterbury Area Senior Center to raise money for our Meals on Wheels program.The Brunch was from 8:00am – 1:00pm. The menu included: French Toast Casserole, Pancakes, Spinach & Bacon Quiche, Chipped Beef & Gravy over biscuits, Home Fries, Bacon, Sausage, Muffins, Coffeecakes, Cinnamon Rolls, Blueberry & Raspberry Scones, Chocolate Croissants, Strawberry Croissants, Shrimp Cocktail, Butternut Squash Soup, Fresh Fruit, Yogurt Parfaits, Cookies, Cupcakes, Coffee, Tea and Juice. All proceeds benefit our Meals on Wheels and the Waterbury Area Senior Center.We served 100 people. One in particular lives locally and walked to the Center for Brunch. Sidnia has no children, but wanted to honor her own mother by coming to our Brunch. The weather was cool when she came arrived, but by noon time the sun was shining and the temperature had risen. She was tired, well fed, and so one of our regular Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers gave her a ride home.Sidnia was thrilled to be getting a ride home in brand new car. She was happy to have supported the Meals on Wheels program by having brunch today. Sidnia was once a recipient of Meals on Wheels many years ago. She now lives in a community home that serves meals daily, but loves to come to the Waterbury Area Senior Center once a week for lunch on the bus. Without the support of Subaru of America, we never would have been able to give Sidnia a ride in a brand new car. We hope that we are able to give more rides to Seniors around town on our Meal Routes to see their friends. We also hope to be able to occasionally pick up a Meals on Wheels client and bring them to our Center to have a Meal with old and new friends. They will be able to see where there meal is made and we can show them how Subaru of America supports the Waterbury Area Senior Center and the Meals they receive.


Thank you Subaru of America!  –  Karol S

Richard White one of our trusty volunteer drivers from the Waterbury Area Senior Center, prepares to start his 49.4 mile route from Waterbury to the towns of Moretown and Middlesex. He drives this route 5 days a week and stops to see 18 different clients. Richard spends the majority of his route driving dirt roads to reach our clients. Richard’s route has the most dirt roads and serves the most rural areas. One of his first stops is up a very steep incline of dirt roads 1 mile from the main road that is paved. “With the use of the brand new Subaru, I am more confident I will make it to all my stops, the car works great on the dirt roads,” says Richard White. Thank you Subaru of America for helping us reach more Meals on Wheels clients each day. Your gracious generosity is helping our volunteers reach some of the most vulnerable seniors living in our area. On average each month, Richard drives 528 miles to deliver meals. The donated 2018 Subaru Outback will enable him serve up to 15 more seniors and serve 300 more meals each month in a safe reliable car.