The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2022 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 2022 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

Helping Our Neighbors Battling Homelessness: Patrick Motor Group Donates Winter Clothing - Michelle B

Massachusetts winters are cold, harsh and relentless - which is why the Patrick Motor Group employees decided to donate enough winter clothing to fill a Subaru Outback. Working with You, Inc., a local behavioral health and education agency serving at-risk children, adolescents and families, the Patrick Motor Group employees were able to donate clothing that will help keep families warm this winter. The drive is continuing through the holiday season, with multiple drop-offs made to keep the clothing coming in in to those who need it in a timely manner. "Many of the people who this organization services are refugees who came to this country with the clothes they have on their back," said Marketing Director Michelle Bourget. "Our staff was more than happy to donate items towards a greater cause, and to help these families out in a meaningful way." The Patrick Motor Group and Patrick Subaru are so grateful to have employees who are kind, generous and thoughtful - and are willing to be "More Than A Retailer."

You Inc.
Helping Our Neighbors Battling Homelessness: Patrick Motor Group Donates Winter Clothing

Yogi: Underdog of the Year Award - Michelle B

For some shelter pets, finding the right home can be difficult, which is why Patrick Subaru began the Underdog of the Year award last year - to highlight these Underdogs that have or had the odds stacked against them. We're proud to announce that the official 2022 Patrick Subaru Underdog of the Year is Yogi! Worcester Animal Rescue League Executive Director Kristin Mullins (pictured) gave us a helping paw by helping us select the perfect candidate for this recognition. With love in her eyes, she told us Yogi's story. "Yogi’s previous home life wasn’t an easy one, but you would never know if from his wonderful temperament," she said. "He's so friendly and so gentle. He has a long road ahead, and we're thankful to have fosters that will help him along his journey; he'll find the right home soon. He's just a love bug." Yogi received his own crown, sash, certificate, Bark Chewbaru toy, and tons of treats during his visit to our retailer. The staff loved him, and all expressed surprised remarks that Yogi hadn't yet found his forever home. Though he is working on healing his front leg, he gets around easily with a wagging tail and smile on his face. We hope that presenting him with this award will help him shine a bit more and find a home that will give him all the love (and treats) he deserves.

Worcester Animal Rescue League
Yogi: Underdog of the Year Award

Patrick Subaru Partners with Worcester East Middle to Donate School Supplies - Michelle B

"Teaching is the greatest act of optimism." - Colleen Wilcox Did you know that on average, teachers spend $750 of their own money for classroom supplies? Patrick Subaru is proud to support the teachers of Worcester East Middle by donating classroom supplies for six classrooms and thank-you notes to their staff, plus bins of sanitizing wipes to keep their classrooms clean. Our team donated the supplies as the teachers were preparing for their first day of the school year. "We've all been positively impacted by an educator at some point in our lives," said General Manager Todd Stalker. "We're proud to be supporting Worcester East Middle, a school right in our backyard, as they start their school year." We wish the staff and students of WEMS a very safe, healthy and happy school year!

Worcester East Middle School
Patrick Subaru Partners with Worcester East Middle to Donate School Supplies

Making a Difference at a Local Pediatric Cancer Wing: Patrick Subaru Donates Blankets & More - Michelle B

The Patrick Subaru team took a field trip up the street to local UMass Memorial Medical Hospital to drop off blankets, arts & crafts kits, and Messages of Hope for the brave patients of the pediatric cancer wing. "Moments like these are part of the reason I'm so proud to represent both Subaru and the Patrick name," said Patrick Subaru General Manager Todd Stalker. "The folks at UMass were not only incredibly genuine, but were adamant that these donations would truly make a difference brighten the day of the children battling cancer. You don't hear that every day." Thank you to all of our customers and employees who took the time to write Messages of Hope for the kids to read! Visit our website to learn more about our commitment to our community.

UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center
Making a Difference at a Local Pediatric Cancer Wing: Patrick Subaru Donates Blankets & More

Patrick Subaru is Supporting a Local Farm by Donating Vegetables to Children's Cancer Home - Michelle B

For non-profit organizations who operate with a food pantry, it can be tough to receive perishable food items as donations, as they quickly go bad. This summer, we were looking to support both a local farm and a local organization through donations. The team at Patrick Subaru had this wonderful idea: through local Many Hands Organic Farm's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, we're able to donate fresh, in-season vegetables every week to Why Me & Sherry's House in Worcester. This way, the volunteers and families that work at Why Me & Sherry's House, a non-profit for families experiencing childhood cancer, can enjoy complimentary, local vegetables without having to step out the door. "We absolutely love Why Me & Sherry's House here at Patrick Subaru," said General Manager Todd Stalker (pictured). "We've worked with them on multiple occasions through our annual Share the Love Event, and we always try to be mindful of ways that we can contribute to their organization, because what they do is so important for families experiencing childhood cancer. We encourage anyone who's looking for a place to help out or donate, to start by looking at Why Me." We believe in being More Than a Retailer - and events like this, even though small, make our jobs worth it.

Why Me and Sherry's House
Patrick Subaru is Supporting a Local Farm by Donating Vegetables to Children's Cancer Home

Breakfast for National Teachers Day - Michelle B

In recognition of National Teachers Day, Patrick Subaru was happy to provide breakfast for the teachers of Worcester East Middle School on May 3rd.

Worcester East Middle School
Breakfast for National Teachers Day

3 Years of "Adoptable Dog of the Month" - Michelle B

This April, Patrick Subaru and the Worcester Animal Rescue League celebrated their three-year anniversary of their "Adoptable Dog of the Month" program. Every month, WARL brings an adoptable dog who may need some extra publicity to the Patrick Subaru showroom, where they're treated to professional portraits, a little fresh air from the shelter, and treats, toys and pets from the Patrick Subaru team. When it comes to adopting dogs, the younger puppies tend to be adopted much quicker, so this program especially focuses on the "underdog." This month, Patrick Subaru featured "Princess," a pitbull mix who was found as a stray and is completely deaf. She soon won the Patrick team over with her charm and big smile, and will hopefully find her forever home soon.

Worcester Animal Rescue League
3 Years of "Adoptable Dog of the Month"

Random Acts of Kindness with Veterans Inc. - Michelle B

For Random Acts of Kindness Day, the Patrick Subaru team donated clothing, blankets, coats, bottles of water, socks, tissues, pillows, shoes, hats and more to Veterans Inc. during their "New Year, New Gear" drive. Veterans Inc. is a national leader in ending homelessness among veterans. They have one of the highest rates in the nation – 85% – for transitioning veterans out of homelessness. "Prolonged separation from traditional supports such as family and close friends, highly stressful training and occupational demands, and mental or physical injuries sustained in combat, all can affect veterans’ personalities, self-esteem, and ability to function in civilian society. These personal challenges put them at greater risk for substance abuse and PTSD. Furthermore, many veterans joined the military at a young age, before acquiring skills that could be transferred to civilian jobs, putting them at high risk of joblessness and homelessness." - Veterans, Inc. The Patrick Subaru team was more than happy to chip in their time to donate these items for our Veterans right here in our community - enough to fill a Subaru Ascent!

Veterans Inc.
Random Acts of Kindness with Veterans Inc.

Valentina's Valentines - Michelle B

This Valentine's Day, Patrick Subaru was overjoyed to welcome Valentina as a guest into our showroom. Valentina is the full-time therapy dog at the UMass Memorial Pediatric Center, assisting children who are undergoing medical treatments, such as chemotherapy. Valentina's visit was in efforts to raise awareness for those children who need messages of hope and joy. Our team at Patrick Subaru was happy to write digital Valentines this week to bring a little positivity to the kids at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

Animal Assisted Therapy
Valentina's Valentines

The extra step - Kathy M

I showed up at Subaru Patrick Motors for the 9:45 am appointment with my friend's Forrester. I met with Mike and asked him to please check on the car's emissions system after putting the ski/snowboard roof rack on. The previous day the car failed the emissions test to get an inspection sticker. I was in the waiting area for almost 90 minutes. I assumed both requests were honored and completed and I received a paper from Mike stating the car passed all of the tests for emissions he ran here and that problem could be with the station doing stickers. I thanked him and left. I went to the service station, received the correct inspection sticker and went home. My friend was very pleased with the results until she looked at the roof of the car. "Where's the new roof rack?" she said. I didn't have an answer. I assumed that it had been taken care of. She got on the phone and called the Subaru place. When the person she spoke with the previous day looked into adding the info re: the emissions issue to the scheduled visit, it ended up changing the reason for the appointment altogether. The visit appeared to be scheduled for an emissions test and was no longer about the roof rack. Mike asked if the car could be brought back quickly. I was right there and agreed to return to Subaru. I did just that, pulled into the service area and was attended to immediately. I'm back in the sitting area waiting for the car to be ready. I want to make sure that Mike gets kudos for being open and available to remedy this issue. Having spent the better part of the morning at Subaru's Patrick Motors location, I can attest to the unending and steady stream of people and their vehicles that came through there today. Mike was awesome, extremely helpful and humble. He is definitely a wonderful asset at Patrick Motors. His customer service skills are exceptional and I'm very thankful that it was him I worked with today. Thank you! Kathy McGrath

The extra step