The 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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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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. 


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.


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 we supported teachers and students with donations of S400,000 in gift cards and school supplies. 


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. 


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

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

Hockey for Hope  –  Bill G

We finally got to see the Hope, Inc. adaptive equipment in real action! The Hockey for Hope Event was a blast. The kids (and parents!) played their hearts out thanks to the adaptive sports equipment that Hope, Inc. provides. If not for the sleds, these kinds/young adults couldn't experience the joy of hockey. It is truly a humbling experience to see it all come together. The amount of time, effort, materials, and patience that is required to make this dream happen is outstanding. We can't thank Hope, Inc., the kids, and the parents enough for letting us be a part of it all. #morethanacarcompany

Cleaning Up The City  –  RENEE B

At Grand Forks Subaru, we take loving the earth very seriously. We had the pleasure of spending the morning helping our wonderful city do a bit of clean up. The satisfaction that comes with giving back is inexplicable. We are so proud to work for a company that holds the same values as we do. #grandforkssubarulovestheearth #morethanacarcompany #subarulovestheearth .

Subaru Share The Love  –  Bill G

We had the pleasure of presenting the 2021/2022 Share The Love check to our wonderful new friends, Hope, Inc. The joy, excitement, smiles, and true gratitude we received from the families and staff is why we do what we do. It's what makes us #morethanacarcompany. Thank you to Hope, Inc and all the families that came out over the last few months to shed some light on how adaptive sports equipment works and how crucial it is for those who need it. It's amazing to see the wonders it does for those who use them. Thank You. Thank you from the bottom of our HEARTs.

A dealership that plays together, stays together!  –  GRAND FORKS S

The comradery at Grand Forks Subaru is indescribable. From celebrating "national have fun at work day" with a game of bags, ladder golf, music, and a pizza party, to hosting quarterly employee appreciation nights out! It really helps keep the positive vibes going so that it shines through our interactions with our customers. We can't thank our owner and staff enough! #morethanacarcompany #workfamily

Celebrating Greatness  –  RENEE B

From 15yr anniversary's to employee of the week, we love to celebrate our employees! They are the glue to making it all work. Here's what some of our customers are saying about the employees shown: “I had an excellent experience with Brent! This was the first time I have bought a car from Grand Forks Subaru Kia. I have always gone other places, but after my experience here, I will never go anywhere else. I also loved the hot chocolate bar and the customer lounge – comfortable and inviting.” “He was very pleasant to work with”, “He helped with my situation and explained what was going on with my car where I could understand it”, “Justin was very easy to talk to.” Dave is always friendly to everyone he encounters. Whether he’s dropping off/picking up customers, running parts, hand smashing all our cans for recycling, or simply saying “good morning”, he’s sure one of a kind. “Kevin treated us like we were his only customer. He was extremely helpful in ordering the options we wanted, and explaining how things worked. Kevin is an outstanding salesman and gives great service after the sale.” Another customer said, “Kevin was quick in helping and excellent at communicating. He took his time to show me all of the stuff on my car.” We had such a good experience with Grand Forks Subaru we decided to go back and get a second vehicle from them. Kevin was a pleasure to work with. He was straight forward and honest with information which we appreciated. Our first Subaru, first new car, first time leasing.” “Nick provided excellent customer service, and helped me when I was in a hurry and in a bind. Nick was friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable in what he was doing. I could tell he was a great mechanic!” “Professional. Courteous. Explained everything I needed to know. Easy to work with. Welcoming. Accommodating.” This is why we are #morethanacarcompany. Our love and respect for each other shines throughout the building and the customers get to see it, giving them the experience we promise them.

Celebrating Women  –  RENEE B

Grand Forks Subaru cares for all humankind, but today marks a day for women. It is International Women's Day and we couldn't be happier to have some of the best working under our roof! THANK YOU to the amazing women (employees AND customers) who show up every day and make Grand Forks Subaru #morethanacarcompany. Flower credit goes to our Comptroller/Office Manager: Angie Swehla. Thank you so much for the flowers!

We "Hope" you Share the Love  –  Kelly B

HOPE, Inc. Adaptive Sports & Recreation could not have been more thrilled to be chosen as the Hometown Charity for the Share the Love event by Grand Forks Subaru! HOPE, Inc. offers adapted sports and recreation programs for children and adults with mobility challenges. At HOPE we work each day to ensure individuals with mobility challenges have every opportunity to be involved, play sports, form friendships, and thrive! We are so grateful for the support of Grand Forks Subaru and the Share the Love event as it provides the support to offer our life changing adapted programs to families in our community! We could not ask for a better partner than Grand Forks Subaru – their enthusiasm and giving heart cannot go unnoticed and we are excited for Grand Forks Subaru to get more and more acquainted with the HOPE family and how much of a blast adapted sports can be!

Subaru Loves to Care  –  Matthew C

The Subaru Loves to Care blanket donation couldn't have happened at a better time! This week is Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week. In Grand Forks, ND alone, over 500 individuals are homeless. Bringing awareness to these issues has never been more important. The blankets, socks, toiletries, and other daily necessary goods collected from Grand Forks Subaru and their customers are greatly appreciated and will certainly have use! Thank you for another successful #subarulovestocare #morethanacarcompany

Grand Forks Subaru and United Way  –  Heather N

How much do you know about your community? Do you know the percentage of homeless families in your city? Do you know how many kids go hungry or without proper clothing? United Way of Grand Forks/East Grand Forks & Area has made it their mission to inform their local community about these issues and the importance of filling those gaps. They have transformed some old programs while adding new ones. Hosting an Event to collect items for the "Backpack Program" and "Kidz Closet" is just the beginning of Grand Forks Subaru's involvement!

Subaru Loves Pets Month  –  Arielle T

Grand Forks Subaru partnered with Circle of Friends Animal Shelter for the month of October to help highlight our Underdogs. We started and ended October with helping two major Underdogs. The first was a dog who was a sweet boxer who knew how to steal your heart! He was our first Underdog, because even though he was a sweet boy and didn't have a shy bone in his body, he was a bigger dog, very strong, and was always excited for the next adventure. He had been adopted and returned 4 times due to his excitement and his strength. The first week of October, he got adopted and is living a wonderful life in his new home. The last Underdog of October was a dog named Clem. Clem was a gentle dog who enjoyed spending his days getting belly rubs and meeting new people. Although he was a kind and handsome boy, he had a bilateral entropion - a condition where his eyelids curled inwards instead of outwards. This deterred adopters from adopting as medical issues can be concerning, especially after adoption. Clem met a wonderful family with children and found his forever home. After getting his surgery done, he was excited and relieved for his eye repair and relieved to have a forever home. Aside from these two amazing dogs, the Subaru Loves Pets month helped us put a spotlight on a lot of our Underdogs and we cannot thank them enough. Not only did it help us highlight our pets, but Subaru also helped us double our adoption rates for the month of October! Along with that, we had hundreds of people stopping out at our Adoption Center, and attending events - both adult and children. This helps us educate our community youth about animals. Thank you, Grand Forks Subaru, from all of us at Circle of Friends to help highlight our pets and get them home!

Grand Forks Subaru in the Community  –  GRAND FORKS S

Grand Forks Subaru is proud to be a part of the community by working with different organizations within it. From hosting an event with the police department for "National Coffee With a Cop Day" to underwriting, sponsoring, and helping organize events with the ND Museum of Art. The NDMOA has a few annual events that we are always exited to support: Concerts on The Coulee and Rocking The Runway. Both events help raise money and awareness of arts within the community and help keep the museum thriving. It is important for us to get to know the people of the city (and those who protect it!) on levels outside of buying a car. We like immersing ourselves into the eclectic groove this town has to offer. #morethanacarcompany #supportlocal #grandforkssubarucares

Subaru Loves Learning  –  Winship Elementary G

This year Subaru partnered with to give schools the tools and options to choose what they needed for their classrooms. And let me tell ya, Winship Elementary could not have been more excited and appreciative! Their smiles could light up the sky. It's important that Subaru and Adopt a Classroom understand that schools have different needs. For the classrooms to be able to decide what works best for that particular classroom was a wonderful gift. Thank you so much!

Race Against Poverty  –  Carly T

This year Grand Forks Subaru participated in its first United Way "trike wars", race against poverty. We could not have had more fun!! United Way is dedicated to helping end poverty and they did so by creating a fun way to help. This unique event gives local businesses the chance to form a team of 4 trike racers to relay race against each other. In addition to the donations each business gives, the United Way returns the favor by handing out prizes for 1st place, best costumes, and best team name! Raising awareness and helping our community has never been more fun!

Subaru Share the Love  –  Darin B

Every year Subaru helps "share the love" by giving to 4 National and 1 local organization. The 2020-2021 local recipient was the DAV. Being able to continue to provide help to our community is monumental. This could not be possible without the help of our wonderful city and it's amazing people. With the Subaru Share the Love donation from Grand Forks Subaru, the DAV is able to continue to support the veterans, their families, and spread hope!

Grand Forks Subaru Cares: More than a dealership  –  RENEE B

At Grand Forks Subaru, we are not just a dealership, we're a family. And this family loves being out in the community in every way possible. From farmers markets, to hosting fun events for our customers, to attending other local charity events, to office parties! We even get a little more personal with our "Stick it to Cancer" board in our customer lounge. This lets customers know we care about them outside of purchasing a car or stopping in for service. Our strong bond as a family lets us form strong bonds with our customers and community! Hope to see you at our next event!

Subaru Loves to Care  –  Jennifer S

Subaru of America, Inc. continued its longtime partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for the sixth consecutive year to send love, hope and warmth to patients battling cancer during Subaru Loves to Care month in June. As part of the partnership, Grand Forks Subaru and a record 606 participating Subaru retailers nationwide supported more than 40,000 blood cancer patients by mailing blankets and messages of hope, handwritten with love and care by Subaru retailers and customers, directly to patients’ homes. Visitors to Grand Forks Subaru retailers were given the opportunity to write personalized messages of support to cancer patients in their local communities. Our local LLS Upper Plains Region couldn’t be more thankful for Grand Forks Subaru coming alongside our patients in such a tangible and comforting way during cancer treatment! Survivor Kaleb and his family says it best below: Subaru Partners— Thank you all for the support you have given to our son, Kaleb, who was diagnosed with AML in January of 2020. Our family has received help through the LLS Travel Assistance program and the Urgent Need program. These two have helped out our family tremendously. Not only for travel cost, but not having the burden to worry about other costs associated with having a child in the hospital for six months and ongoing appointments after that for follow-up. Your support and generosity is appreciated more than you will ever know. We are so blessed to have organizations like yours to help families like us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Dave, Cassandra, Kaleb, and Alayna

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.