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

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

200 Books Donated to Girls, Inc. of Worcester - Michelle B

The Patrick Motor Group collected over 200 books to donate to Girls, Inc. of Worcester appropriate for girls ages 5-18. Girls, Inc. of Worcester encourages girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold, and Patrick Subaru is proud to have worked with this deserving charity for the 2021 Subaru Share the Love Event.

Girls, Inc. of Worcester
200 Books Donated to Girls, Inc. of Worcester

Supporting the Tantasqua Education Foundation 5K - Michelle B

Patrick Subaru was a proud medal sponsor for the Tantasqua Education Foundation "Trot With Ted" 5K and 10K fun run. The proceeds benefit the Tantasqua School District, which includes the towns of Brimfield, Brookfield, Holland, Sturbridge and Wales, grades K-12.

Tantasqua Education Foundation
Supporting the Tantasqua Education Foundation 5K

Blanket Donation for People Without Homes - Michelle B

More than 500,000 Americans experience homelessness each night. Patrick Subaru is proud to have donated 80 new fleece and weather-resistant blankets to the Interfaith Hospitality Network in an effort to support people without homes in the Worcester community. As part of the Subaru Love Promise, the Subaru Loves to Help campaign strives to help those in need.

Interfaith Hospitality Network
Blanket Donation for People Without Homes

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