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 over $28 million to the ASPCA and through Subaru Loves Pets has helped support the rescue, transport, adoption and well-being of over 230,000 animals across the country. 

Environment

Loving the environment means more than loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it.

Since 2018, Subaru has partnered with TerraCycle.  Participating Subaru retailers collect hard-to-recycle trash that was headed to local landfills. We collect approximately 2 tons of this hard-to-recycle trash monthly, which will be converted to furnishings and other usable items and donated locally.

Education

It’s our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.

Since 2015 Subaru, in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement Science, donated over 277,600 award-winning science books.  In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and Adoptaclassroom.org we supported teachers and students with donations of S400,000 in gift cards and school supplies. 

Community

In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.

In 2020, Subaru and its retailers made a donation to Feeding America to provide 50 million meals to help feed people in need during the COVID-19 crisis,* making meals available at 199 local food banks across the country.
*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks. 

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.

Since 2016, Subaru and its retailers have partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate over 167,000 blankets and 21,500 arts & crafts kits and reached nearly 150,000 patients in more than 780 hospitals nationwide. 

How is Subaru of Santa Fe 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.

Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society
Santa Fe Conservation Trust
Adaptive Sports Program New Mexico
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Love Promise Stories from Subaru of Santa Fe

Subaru and Subaru of Santa Fe 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

Duke Comes Home thanks to Subaru of Santa Fe!  –  Chuck D

After the passing of one of our dogs we needed to find a new companion for our older dog. Thanks to Subaru of Santa Fe's support of a Pet of the Week with the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society we found Duke! After having been returned to the shelter several times for problems in those homes but not with him he was a nervous wreck. My wife and I knew we needed to give this energetic pup a real shot at a Furever home! He settled in, was great with our older dog, and is amazing when playing with the smaller dogs in our neighborhood and our son. Beyond that he turned out to be the most amazing trail dog we've ever had! Thanks again for making his adoption possible for us Subaru of Santa Fe! - Chuck & Courtney


Subaru of Santa Fe Loves to Help  –  Stephanie S

Roadrunner’s mission is simple: to help end hunger in New Mexico. And, in very basic terms, Subaru of Santa Fe's donation of $20,810.00 will make it possible for Roadrunner to continue to provide critically needed food to hungry New Mexicans. As with food banks across the country, Roadrunner is seeing unprecedented demand not only from people living with food insecurity every day, but also from families that are newly in need. Roadrunner has had to adapt its procedures for distributing food almost overnight. Where most of its distributions had evolved to be mobile, client-choice distributions, (in fact, Roadrunner led the nation in the number of these types of ‘farmers-market style’ distributions), the organization now must utilize boxes to package food in a way that limits contact and protects clients, volunteers, and staff. In addition to adjusting its distribution methods, Roadrunner served as a resource for its entire statewide feeding network, developing materials and answering questions for partner agencies, so they could continue to stay open. At one point during the pandemic, 23.5 percent of Roadrunner’s partners across the state were closed due to aging volunteer populations, lack of funding, and fear. Roadrunner had to pick up the slack resulting from these closures to help close the food gaps in multiple communities. For 40 years, Roadrunner has distributed food through a statewide network including four smaller food banks, 500 partner agencies such as food pantries and soup kitchens, and direct service programing. Hunger is in every county in New Mexico, and the need is great - one in six New Mexicans are at risk of hunger, and the situation for our children is much worse – it’s one in four. Thanks in part to this gift though, many New Mexicans will be able to get the food that they need. Thank you again for your support of Roadrunner Food Bank, especially now! Stephanie Santillanes Corporate Engagement Officer https://www.rrfb.org/


Subaru of Santa Fe Loves Pets  –  Murad K

Whether they live in our homes or in the wild, Subaru is committed to keeping all animals safe and healthy. It's no secret that at Subaru of Santa Fe, we love pets. Each year, approximately 7.6 million animals enter shelters, many of which are abandoned by their owners. That is why every October, we team up with local shelters and celebrate our furry friends with in-store rescue animal supply drives and various adoption and fundraising events. We want to ensure animal welfare organizations and shelters have the supplies they need to keep animals happy and healthy, increasing their chances of being adopted. Ways to Help: With your help we can make a difference in the lives of many animals. Any donation of pet food, collars, leashes, towels, blankets, grooming supplies, food & water bowls, toys, treats, and cleaning supplies can help better the lives of animals. Participating retailers will have collection boxes set up throughout October and ask you to donate, and join us in helping to keep all animals healthy. These shelters typically use this money towards medical treatments and supplies for all animals in need. Each year, we hand checks to the local animal shelter directly, but for Subaru this campaign is about much more than the money. Our primary goal is to spread awareness about these animals that are near and dear to our hearts. With the money and awareness combined, we hope that more and more pets will receive the care, attention, and treatment that they deserve. Because of business sponsors like Subaru of Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Animal Shelter can continue to help save the neglected, abandoned, and homeless animals in New Mexico! Here at Subaru of Santa Fe, we take our commitment to supporting our local animal shelter very seriously. Through your generous patronage, we are able to help the Shelter fund Adoption Events, Pets of the Week, Pat Training Classes, Microchipping Events, The Barkin’ Ball and Critter Camps! Because of business sponsors like Subaru of Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Animal Shelter can continue to help save the neglected, abandoned, and homeless animals in New Mexico! With the help of Subaru of Santa Fe of Santa Fe, we found homes for almost 3,000 animals last year through our adoption program. Thank you Subaru of Santa Fe! Murad Kirdar Public & Business Relations Officer Santa Fe Animal Shelter


Subaru of Santa Fe loves learning  –  Kate D

This year Subaru of Santa Fe teamed up with Kate Diaz and Atalaya Elementary School! We were so excited to present these great kids with some books to put in their library for all of their students to have access to. It was a great Halloween to say the least. Thanks Atalaya for all that you do for the kids.


Santa Fe Cancer Center  –  Clarie M

Joe Loewy, a long time Santa Fe retiree. Joe was diagnosed with a rare form of Lymphoma, B Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2008. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) represents 10.2 percent of all types of lymphoma expected to be diagnosed in 2018. An estimated total of 845,076 people in the United States population are living with or in remission from lymphoma. Up to 2008 Joe had 40+year career as a financial executive including, Public Accounting, Wall Street, “Big Box Retailers” and Public Housing. Joe began radiation in 2008 and chemotherapy in late 2009 and 2012. In 2012 Joe and his wife retired to Santa Fe. They built their dream house and bought two dogs and two horses and haven’t slowed down at all. While Joe still receives treatments, he has another reason to visit the Christus St.Vincent Cancer center, Joe volunteers! Joe has been the Block Captain for one if the largest neighborhood watch groups in New Mexico. He doesn’t stop there, Joe also coordinates support groups and volunteers in the Chemo room at Christus St. Vincent. On July 8th, 2019 SantaFe Subaru and LLS surprised Joe and the patients with blankets and bags! We are so proud to team up with Subaru Loves to Care, they do and with their support the patients at Christus St Vincent are wrapped in love. Thank you Subaru for helping us spread the Love!


The cat project  –  Jason B

The Cat Project Subaru of Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Animal Shelter are proud partners in the quest to give animals a better life. Here at Subaru of Santa Fe, we had a problem. Rodents were going after our cars. We used poison to control them, but that created other problems. The poisons could be passed on to the local predators like snakes, hawks, owls, and coyotes that fed on the rodents. We really didn’t like this solution, but with 100’s of thousands of dollars at stake, we had no choice. In one of our planning meetings with the Santa Fe Animal shelter, we jokingly said “what we need are some barn cats” We did not realize that this would be the genesis of providing a second chance to a number of ferocious hunters. The Santa Fe Animal shelter had a problem of their own. They had managed the incredible achievement of becoming a No Kill Shelter, meaning that less than 5% of the animals they took in would be euthanized, while accepting ALL animals, including those other No Kill Shelters refused, such as feral cats, Pit Bulls, and the like. This meant they had many cats that were not candidates for traditional adoption. That lead to the creation of the Barn Cat program. These cats are all spayed or neutered, given all necessary shots and medical care, and placed with local homes that agree to provide a safe home for them, with food, water, secure and weatherproof shelter, and medical care. The issue is there are not many homes for these cats. This was a wonderful opportunity for us to help solve both our problems by partnering with them. So we got to work creating a safe and secure space on our property that these cats could call home. We started with five cats, who patrol our lot to keep the rodent population down without the use of poison or traps. These original five have done so well that we have brought in four more, who are in the process of adjusting to their new surroundings and will join their fellow mousers soon. We no longer have any poison on the premises and we haven’t had any rodent damage on any cars since. Our Love promise is; we will continue to support the Santa Fe Animal shelter’s mission to solve pet homelessness. We will spread the story, in an effort to have other businesses create their own cat project.


Subaru Loves to Care in Santa Fe  –  Clarie M

Joe Loewy, a long time Santa Fe retiree. Joe was diagnosed with a rare form of Lymphoma, B Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2008. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) represents 10.2 percent of all types of lymphoma expected to be diagnosed in 2018. An estimated total of 845,076 people in the United States population are living with or in remission from lymphoma. Up to 2008, Joe had a 40+year career as a financial executive including, Public Accounting, Wall Street, “Big Box Retailers” and Public Housing. Joe began radiation in 2008 and chemotherapy in late 2009 and 2012. In 2012 Joe and his wife retired to Santa Fe. They built their dream house and bought two dogs and two horses and haven’t slowed down at all. While Joe still receives treatments, he has another reason to visit the Christus St.Vincent Cancer center, Joe volunteers! Joe has been the Block Captain for one if the largest neighborhood watch groups in New Mexico. He doesn’t stop there, Joe also coordinates support groups and volunteers in the Chemo room at Christus St. Vincent. On July 3rd, 2018 the team at Santa Fe Subaru and LLS surprised Joe and the patients with blankets and bags! We are so proud to team up with Subaru Loves to Care, they do and with their support the patients at Christus St Vincent are wrapped in love. Thank you Subaru for helping us spread the Love!


Subaru Delivers Blankets to Cancer Patients  –  Kristja F

On August 10th, Subaru delivered 80 blankets to the St. Vincent Regional Cancer Center. This was an exciting day for LLS and for Subaru. This day was much different for Deborah, who was personally given a blanket by the Subaru team. This was her first day for treatment. Deborah was unsure what to expect, but she was comforted by the thought that an organization cared enough to make sure she was warm during her first treatment. Also supporting her and other patients are the wonderful volunteers that will be handing out the blankets. Joseph is a blood cancer survivor and volunteers at St. Vincent Regional Cancer Center. After surviving blood cancer he wanted to give back. He and others are there to support those currently going through chemotherapy. He looks forward to giving out warm blankets to others.


We will be there with you, for the long haul.  –  Jason B

Subaru of Santa Fe has a long standing relationship with the Santa Fe Animal shelter. Over the years this relationship has evolved to include the entire community. In Santa Fe, our dealership is synonymous with the shelter. The SFAS is a no kill shelter that accepts all animals, from fighting dogs to iguanas, the job they do is awe inspiring, and we are honored to fight the fight with them. The shelter's main goal is to solve pet homelessness, this is a battle that takes decades of community education. Spay, neuter initiatives etc. We will be there with them to see the results.


Subaru of Santa Fe loves animals!  –  Ben S

Shelter dogs Luna and Chai joined us this morning at Subaru of Santa Fe, where Jason Bass, the car dealership's general manager and his dog Pippen, handed us a check for more than $18,000! The money was collected through Subaru Inc., during their Share the Love holiday charity drive, where Subaru Inc. donated $250 for every car bought or leased during the holidays. The customers and staff at Subaru of Santa Fe could designate which charity they wanted and many chose us! Thank you so much, Jason, and everyone who drives a Subaru and loves animals so much! The much-needed money will go to support all our wonderful programs helping homeless animals! Subaru rocks!


Subaru of Santa Fe Supports Animal Welfare  –  Evelyn V

In December 2014, Subaru of Santa Fe participated in Subaru's month long "Share the Love" event. Subaru of Santa Fe selected the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society as their local charity. The funds raised through "Share the Love" will help the Santa Fe Animal Shelter to provide food, shelter, medical treatment and other support to dozens of dogs, cats, and other homeless pets. In addition to "Share the Love", Subaru of Santa Fe held its second annual pet adoption in December 2014. This event was also co-sponsored by the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society. The shelter set up adoption tents at Subaru of Santa Fe and invited the community to visit the adoptable pets over the two day event. Santa Paws also made a special appearance at the event! Visitors were welcome to take their newly adopted or their own family pet for a holiday picture with Santa Paws. The event was a fundraiser for the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society. In addition 22 pets were adopted during this event, making it a great success. Subaru of Santa Fe feels that there is more to us than just selling and servicing cars. We feel it is our duty to give back to our community, Dogs, cats and pets are very important to our customers and our associates. The Santa Fe Animal shelter is an incredible organization, but what really makes them special is their people. They are passionate, caring, loving people, and we are honored to work together with them.