The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our customers, our community, and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes elite Subaru retailers who provide an exceptional customer experience at every interaction with Subaru. These retailers have also demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in their local communities in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and 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.

The Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment

We believe in being a positive force in something bigger. And it all starts right here in our community. Not just by our donations, but by our actions.

That's why we stay true to our Love Promise Community Commitment by partnering with a wide variety of community nonprofits and charities.

Every year, we join hands with our owners in the "Share the Love" event, giving back to our community-a community that's given so much to us.

So, every day, we strive to ensure our love is felt not just by our customers, but by all in our community. We do this because we feel it is the right thing to do.

We are proud to participate in the Love Promise Community Commitment. We're grateful, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve and support the causes and passions that are closest to our hearts, right here in our neighborhood.

All of the organizations we support have one thing in common: the unwavering dedication to improve the world and the lives of ­its people.

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 Grand Forks 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.

Humane Society
Meals on Wheels
Make-A-Wish

Did Grand Forks Subaru go above and beyond, provide exceptional service, or support causes that are important to you? We'd love to hear about it.

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Love Promise Stories from Grand Forks Subaru

Subaru and Grand Forks 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

Grand Forks Subaru Walks for Suicide Awareness  –  AFSP C

This is our 3rd year in a row supporting our local "Out of the Darkness Campus Walk" with UND and AFSP. It is a topic that affects us dearly. We are elated to be a part of erasing the stigma and bringing hope to light. We will continue to support and advocate that "Hope Walks Here".


Feeding America with Grand Forks Subaru  –  Grand Forks S

As part of the Subaru Love Promise: Subaru Loves to Help/Care, Subaru of America donated 100mil meals on behalf of it's retailers to Feeding America!! We were shocked to learn that 1 in 4 children may face hunger, and at Grand Forks Subaru we wanted to help do our part to lower this number. In addition to the gracious efforts from SOA, we hosted our own food drive on our showroom floor. All items were donated to our local Northlands Rescue Mission. We were astonished at how much was donated! We have such a great community and are proud to step in and do our part.


Share The Love Donation: Giving Hearts Day 2021  –  Travis C

Giving Hearts Day 2021 was more fun than imagined! At Grand Forks Subaru the whole community got involved. A "guess how many heart shaped balloons" game was held and the winner got to choose a local organization for Grand Forks Subaru to donate their jeans money to. Hospice of The Red River Valley was chosen and could not have been more appreciative and thankful! So thankful, they brought over a handmade heart from one of their patients. It is proudly on display (check it out next time you're in). American Heroes Outdoors and a local CVIC were also proud recipients of a Giving Hearts Day donation. Both organizations are something held very dear to many hearts and the hope for a continued friendship is expected!


Share The Love Donation  –  The Sunshine Home G

Grand Forks Subaru chose The Sunshine Home again as their local Organization for their wonderful Share The Love Donation. This donation helps the families and patients of so many people in our community. THANK YOU!


Support Local  –  Paul M

Grand Forks Subaru started a monthly program that hosts a local business and their products they sell. YouBetcha Ice Cream CO. was the first! It was a fun, unique way to not only support another local business, but to interact with the community and spread the word! We look forward to another fun day! Thank You


Journey Home Animal Rescue - Virtual 5K Dog Walk  –  Alysia M

Grand Forks Subaru partnered with Journey Home Animal Rescue and hosted a virtual 5K Dog Walk. The participation we had from the Grand Forks community was amazing! With most social activities being limited due to COVID, it has been difficult for many in the community to show their support and for our rescue to host events. This virtual dog walk was a great way to involve the community as well as raise awareness and funds for the rescue animals. 100% of all profits go directly to saving animals in the greater Grand Forks area and ensuring they are healthy and have a loving forever home. Many animals found their forever homes in October and we are so grateful. Thank you Grand Forks Subaru and all who participated in this event!


Winter Warmth in Grand Forks  –  Matthew C

Renee from Grand Forks Subaru reached out to Northlands Rescue Mission in November. She informed us that Subaru had some blankets they'd like to donate. We were more than happy to accept these blankets, knowing that many of the individuals and families we serve could put them to good use. Renee asked about the possibility of getting a virtual walkthrough of the Mission, and funnily enough we had filmed a virtual tour just days earlier for one of our events. It was so great to hear about the Subaru staff's interest in what we did at the Mission. That made it feel like they really cared about helping others and that their "Love Promise" meant more to them than just good publicity. They truly want to make a positive impact on others in the community. We received 80 blankets from Subaru and have since been distributing them to community members in need. Many of them are going to individuals and families as part of our weekly food box distribution. We have a social worker here who works exclusively with families close to homelessness, and some blankets have been set aside for her to give out. If we have extra blankets, we may even bring some to Emerado and Larimore during our upcoming "Mobile Food Pantry" in those locations. Recipients have been grateful to receive a warm, quality blanket. As it gets colder, we know there are people right here in Grand Forks who cannot afford a nice blanket or a new jacket. Now, many of those people will be a little warmer and a little safer this winter. Thank you, Subaru, for helping us help others!


Subaru Loves Pets  –  Leslie R

Journey Home Animal Rescue was fortunate to be selected as the recipient for Subaru Loves Pets program in Grand Forks, ND. We had the wonderful opportunity to have pets available for adoption at Grand Forks Subaru, gain community exposure and raise awareness. Subaru was gracious in their donation of items to the pets we have waiting for adoptive homes. The entire experience was great and we look forward to teaming up again and making a difference in our community. Thank you Subaru! From all with Journey Home Animal Rescue


Thankful for Subaru's Love Promise  –  Kelli T

On October 16th, 2019 Lewis & Clark received 150 books to support our elementary science curriculum! Grand Forks Subaru, the American Association for the Advancement of Science & the 2019 Subaru Loves Learning Program, have collaborated to provide our students with top notch literature that will be a great addition to our classroom libraries. Thank you, Grand Forks Subaru!!


A Touching Donation to Altru Health  –  Shannon B

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota Chapter and Grand Forks Subaru had the pleasure of delivering 80 blankets to Altru Health System as part of the Subaru Loves to Care program on July 10, 2019. These comforting gifts were accompanied by personalized messages of hope written by the customers and staff of Grand Forks Subaru throughout the month of June. Local blood cancer survivor Lyle Puffe joined them at this special event, accepting a blanket on behalf of LLS and Altru Health System, where he receives wonderful care from his nurse team there. He was thankful to be a part of such a generous event in the city he calls home.This incredible act of generosity was warmly received by the Altru Health Systems staff who were thrilled to distribute these comforting gifts to their patients. Many thanks to Grand Forks Subaru and Altru Health System not only for a memorable day together, but for supporting LLS’s mission to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.


Subaru Loves to Care Event - Lyle Puffe  –  Abby B

For the second year in a row, Grand Forks Subaru and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society delivered blankets, messages of hope and arts and craft kits to cancer patients and their families at Altru Cancer Center to help keep patients warm as they continue their fight against cancer. Lyle Puffe accepted a blanket on behalf of LLS and other cancer patients being treated at Altru Cancer Center.


Subaru Loves Learning  –  LoRia N

Tuesday, we received a wonderful phone call informing us Valley Middle School was chosen to receive a donation of 150 prize-winning books to support our science curriculum! This call was from Grand Forks Subaru in conjunction with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)! Their goal is to encourage continued growth in learning through reading in our schools. What a great surprise and an awesome example of businesses within our community supporting education! A BIG Thank You to Grand Forks Subaru & AAAS for this donation! LoRia Novak, Media Specialist Valley Middle School Grand Forks


Grand Forks Subaru "Loves to Care" Event  –  Hudson T

Subaru partnered with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help show they “Love to Care”. Bags with blankets and messages of hope, and craft boxes will be passed out to patients and their families facing these diseases. Altru Cancer Center was more than happy to help us spread love and hope to ONE VERY SPECIAL BOY (“epic” as he would say)!! We had the absolute pleasure of spending time with Hudson Tanabe, who was diagnosed with Acute-Lymphoblastic Leukemia in March 2017. Look at that smile! How can he not brighten your day! From all of us at Grand Forks Subaru, keep on smiling Hudson! Your courage and strength are truly an inspiration!


#SubaruLovesToCare with LLS + Altru Health  –  Celeste L

For the third year in a row, Grand Forks Subaru, Subaru of America, and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society have teamed up for the Subaru Loves to Care initiative, a cause that spreads hope, love and warmth to those fighting cancer through gestures of caring. On Friday, June 15, 2018, Matt Bredemeier represented Subaru at Altru Health System and brought 80 blankets, along with arts and crafts kits and cards of hope to patients. One such patient was Hudson Tanabe, a five year old who was diagnosed with b-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2017. Hudson is just over a year into treatment and has been able to maintain somewhat of a“normal” life. He finished preschool at Sacred Heart this spring, and he will attend kindergarten at Holy Family - St. Mary’s School in the fall. Hudson was surrounded by family as he accepted the blanket from Subaru’s Matt Bredemeier with a huge smile on his face. The Tanabe family is grateful for all the support and love they have received, saying, “We have been truly blessed by our family, friends, and this Grand Forks community. We have been loved, fed, prayed for, embraced, emotionally supported, given gifts, and helped with our other boys in order continue to help Hudson heal.” The Subaru Loves to Care Event is just another reminder to the Tanabe family of how compassionate and supportive their community has been.


Addressing Senior Hunger Locally  –  Becky C

The enthusiasm Matt Bredemeier and his team at Grand Forks Subaru have for supporting our local Meals on Wheels program is so genuine. The Grand Forks Senior Center Meals on Wheels program has partnered with Grand Forks Subaru through the"Share the Love" event and March for Meals program for the past three years. The employees chauffeur our regular volunteers in brand new Subaru vehicles to deliver meals multiple times a year. They are also willing to get into the holiday spirit, wearing Santa hats and singing carols to deliver meals and goodies plates in December. This always puts a smile on our clients faces! Matt is quick to remind me that he has no problem finding employees to volunteer with Meals on Wheels because other employees have had such a great experience. When our regular Meals on Wheels volunteers won a statewide group volunteer award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Grand Forks Subaru readily provided a vehicle to transport the honorees to the award banquet an hour away. Whenever we reach out to Grand Forks Subaru, we're always greeted with a smile and a willingness to do whatever they can to help support this critical program for our community. In 2014, Grand Forks Subaru sponsored the local Meals on Wheels chapter as a Hometown Charity for the Subaru "Share the Love" event because they truly believe in keeping dollars local. We appreciate how Grand Forks Subaru embraces the Subaru Love Promise in our community.