The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2021 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 2021 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 Patrick Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Patrick Motors 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.

Worcester Animal Rescue League, Second Chance Animal Services

Raptor Tales Rescue of Shrewsbury, Arbor Day Foundation

Tantasqua Education Foundation

Veterans Inc, Worcester County Food Bank, Girls, Inc., Charlton Food Pantry

Jewish Healthcare Center, Why Me & Sherry's House, UMass Memorial Medical Center

Did Patrick 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 Patrick Subaru

Subaru and Patrick 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

Stacy: An Underdog Story - Patrick S

When Stacy was put up for adoption at the age of 10 last July, there wasn't much hope. Stacy was in need of an ACL surgery, something that's not cheap. More often than not, a senior pup with medical needs will stay in a shelter for a long period of time. Fortunately for Stacy, she ended up at the right shelter: the Worcester Animal Rescue League. Patrick Subaru hadn't featured an adoptable dog of the month since February 2020, with the pandemic complicating our normally scheduled visits. We called up WARL Executive Director Kristin Mullins in July, knowing that people needed some good news, and a cute face, in their lives. "I have just the dog," said Kristin. "She's just the sweetest thing." And Stacy visited our showroom. Within hours of posting the July Dog of the Month, WARL received an inquiry from a sweet couple who had lost a black lab just a year and a half prior, but were interested in fostering Stacy to help her through her knee surgery. That was short lived, and Stacy had found her forever home by October. Stacy, a senior pup whose odds were stacked against her, now enjoys hiking, underwater treadmill therapy, naps, toys, and everything an underdog could ever dream of. And that's why Patrick Subaru is naming her our very first Underdog of the Year. We were proud to honor Stacy with her own crown, sash, Subaru toy, and certificate (and many treats). Our staff was happy to see her back in the showroom, and doing so well. "The reality of adopting a senior pup is that we don't get to have her for quite as long," said Kim, Stacy's adopted mom. "This award and these photos will stay with us forever, and it really means so much." Congratulations to this lucky pop, and thanks to the Worcester Animal Rescue League for finding her a perfect forever home.

Worcester Animal Rescue League
Stacy: An Underdog Story

"Start With Hello" Event - Patrick S

Patrick Subaru was happy to support Tantasqua Regional Junior High School with their "Start With Hello" event, which is an effort to help all students feel included and to raise awareness concerning young people who feel left out, alone or invisible— all provided by the Sandy Hook Promise campaign. Students gathered outside to enjoy free Whoopie Pies, interactive games (like our Subaru connect four and a Subaru frisbee ross), and even got a visit from our friends at Canine Companion. Thanks to all who participated for this amazing cause!

Start With Hello
"Start With Hello" Event

Patrick Subaru is Thankful for Educators - Patrick S

We have so much to thank educators for. Throughout the month of August, Patrick Subaru customers and employees wrote thank you notes to the teachers of Worcester East Middle School, in addition to making a donation to provide resources for the school. "I really want to thank Patrick Subaru for this donation," said Principal Kareem Tatum of Worcester East Middle School. "This will allow us to buy meaningful resources to enhance the learning experience of our faculty and staff here at Worcester East Middle School. This was a wonderful surprise, and we thank you for your generosity and your support of our school and community. Thank you very much."

Worcester East Middle School
Patrick Subaru is Thankful for Educators

300 Mile Run to Fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - Michelle B

300 miles. 7 days. One fight to find a cure. Jim Raffone and his team set off from our front steps as they make their way to New Jersey from our location in Shrewsbury. They will be stopping at various Subaru retailers along their journey for a purpose: to raise awareness and funding research to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder to affect children around the world. Duchenne is a devastating muscle disease in children. Historically, most boys who have it do not survive beyond their mid-20s. Those who do will be wheelchair-bound by age 12 and experience social isolation. The simplest of tasks become difficult and in the later stages, heart and breathing muscles begin to fail. Nearly to 20,000 boys are living with the disease in the United States alone, and over 300,000 worldwide. The disorder knows no cultural, economic or social boundaries. And despite being the most common, there is no cure. Jim’s son, Jamsey, is also fighting this disease. Our General Manager Todd presented the team with a donation on behalf of Patrick Subaru to kick off this amazing feat, and our sales staff cheered and set off confetti to commemorate the beginning of their 300 mile run. After all, some cheers and positivity go a long way!

JAR of Hope
300 Mile Run to Fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Planting Trees with Girls, Inc. of Worcester - Patrick S

Patrick Subaru was honored to work with the girls of Girls, Inc. of Worcester to plant a tree for every car sold during Earth Day weekend. The trees, crape myrtles, were purchased through the Arbor Day Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that plants a tree in our national forests for every tree purchased. Crape myrtles are excellent for bee pollination, and produce beautiful purple flowers that the girls will get to enjoy year after year. The trees were planted along the edges of the organization's property in Worcester, as well as at their camp location nearby. Mike Berkowicz (Patrick Subaru Product Specialist) volunteered to help on his day off. "I'm proud to represent both the Subaru brand and the Patrick family. I'm excited for what this means for our community, and I'm looking forward to continuing our involvement with organizations like Girls, Inc. of Worcester." One of the girls who helped us dig and plant these trees said after all was done, "I can watch this tree I planted grow as I get old." We can't wait to watch both the trees and these amazing girls grow through the years. Thank you very much to the staff and volunteers of Girls, Inc. of Worcester, as well as the customers of Patrick Subaru's Earth Day sales event, for making this amazing moment possible.

Girls, Inc. of Worcester
Planting Trees with Girls, Inc. of Worcester

"Fill the Forester" Food Donation - Patrick S

The staff and customers of Patrick Subaru came together this March of 2021 in the "Fill the Forester" event, giving food donations to our neighbors at the Charlton Chip-In Food Pantry. In the spring, a lot of pantries see a shortage of food donations due to people being overly generous during the holiday season, and donating consistently throughout the year. Together, we were able to Fill a Forester and make a difference in our community.

Charlton Chip-In Food Pantry
"Fill the Forester" Food Donation

Tantasqua Blanket Donation - Patrick S

Patrick Subaru was thrilled to partner with the Tantasqua Student Council in their generous and heartfelt blanket donation last week. The students hand-tied each blanket and donated them to both Why Me & Sherry's House (a resident and services organization for families battling childhood cancer) and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Patrick Subaru was honored to have funded the donation and love watching our younger generations exhibit compassion, selflessness, and community involvement. Thank you to the Tantasqua Student Council for leading by example! Pictured: wife and daughter of Patrick Subaru General Manager Todd Stalker leading the donation initiative and dropping off blankets at Why Me & Sherry's House.

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Tantasqua Blanket Donation

Patrick Subaru Cares for Local Health Care Worker - Michelle B

UMass Memorial Medical Center has been through an awful lot in the past year. Every day, their staff members clock in to work and stand on the front lines of a global pandemic, and that dedication does not go unnoticed. On February 17th, Random Acts of Kindness Day, Patrick Subaru wanted to give them a small reminder of how awesome and appreciated our local medical staff are. Our team hand-delivered (with masks!) 250 roses to the emergency room staff as a thank you for making the lives of so many people better. Thank you to all of the medical workers who have been through it all in the past year. Patrick Subaru appreciates you!

Patrick Subaru
 Patrick Subaru Cares for Local Health Care Worker

Commitment To Community - emily a

I've recently had the pleasure of visiting the showroom of Patrick Subaru in Shrewsbury. In addition to the welcoming response when we entered, I couldn't help but notice the banners and photos recognizing community partners. I immediately had a feeling of familiarity and connection even though we had never visited before. The banners highlighting local non for profits shows a recognition of the importance of giving back and allowed for a quick connection to those around us. Furthermore, their Pet Stop station underscores the importance of recognizing that pets are family. What makes up "family" can mean different things to different people. Patrick Subaru's attention to detail with their partnerships with local small businesses in addition to their fundraising efforts highlights their commitment to family, which in turn makes up our community. We look forward to a long working relationship with the Patrick Subaru. Thank you for all you do.

Quite Fetching Barkery & Pet Boutique
Commitment To Community

Patrick Subaru goes above and beyond - Lindsay D

We are so thankful for Patrick Subaru's commitment to the community and of course the pets within it. Their support and recognition of our work is helping us to change the lives of so many pets. We are grateful to be partnered with them this year and look forward to how many more pets we will be able to help because of them and their commitment. They have been a pleasure to work with and their enthusiasm in helping the community is simply amazing. They take the time to understand the organization and its needs and offer to help with what is needed most. Keep up the great work Patrick Subaru and Subaru as a whole. What you are doing is make the community better for all!! Thank You

Second Chance Animal Services
Patrick Subaru goes above and beyond