The 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 close to $14 million to the ASPCA and helped support nearly 1,000 pet adoption events, resulting in more than 11,500 adoptions to date.

Environment

Loving the environment means more than loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it.

Over a decade ago, Subaru became the first U.S. auto manufacturer to become zero-landfill, and now, in collaboration with the National Park Service and the National Parks Conservation Association, Subaru is leveraging that same environmental expertise to help the National Parks reach zero-landfill too.

Education

It’s our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.

Total donations to teachers: $92,233
Over 200 teachers adopted
More than 15,000 students impacts

Community

In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.

Subaru and Meals on Wheels America worked together to make volunteering easier, by launching a tool called the Meals on Wheels Online Volunteer Drive.

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.

Subaru has donated more than $4.5 million dollars to
Make A Wish, helping to grant 610 wishes in the U.S.

How is Subaru of Moon Township 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.

Animal Friends of Pittsburgh
Moon Area School District
Moon Area School District
Moon Area School District
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

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Love Promise Stories from Subaru of Moon Township

Subaru and Subaru of Moon Township 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

Subaru Loves Learning - Moon Area School District  –  Jonathan B

Subaru of America (SOA) has several annual charity initiatives, one of which is Subaru Loves Learning. For the past few years, Subaru of Moon Township has partnered with the Moon Area School District to provide support and supplies for the students across the district. This year, SOA and Subaru of Moon Township provided 150 books as a donation to the J.A. Allard Elementary School's library. We are proud to be partnered with a great local school system such as the Moon Area Schools. Below is a link to their website with some more information regarding the event. https://www.moonarea.net/Allard/News/subaru-donates-150-books-to-masd-elementary-libraries#sthash.jZdDQcw8.q2bSkuvo.dpbs


2019 LLS Light the Night Walk  –  Jonathan B

Every year, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society hosts the Light the Night Walk in cities across the nation. These walks are designed to raise funds for cancer research and patient support services. Below is an excerpt from their website: "The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. LLS is making cures happen by providing patient support services, advocating for lifesaving treatments and pioneering the most promising cancer research anywhere. And it's all happening now. Not someday, but today. Each year friends, families and coworkers form teams to raise money in support of our mission." This year, Subaru of North America (SOA) partnered with local Subaru retailers as a corporate sponsor for this event. For three days leading up to the event, SOA drove a 2020 Subaru Outback to each Pittsburgh regional Subaru dealership where employees and customers signed the vehicle and wrote messages of hope to current cancer patients and cancer survivors. Together with individual donors and team donors, the event raised $633,982 for the LLS to further their mission. Subaru of Moon Township is grateful to have had the opportunity to support an amazing cause, impacting lives across the country. To get involved in your local Light the Night Walk, go to www.lightthenight.org to learn more. Thank you to everyone who participated to make this event one to be remembered.


Sending Love to Children’s Hospital  –  Breanna S

Subaru of Moon Township recently partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Western PA & WV Chapter to deliver warm blankets, messages of hope, and craft kits to cancer patients at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC for the fourth straight year. Sales Consultants Ralph Batykefer and Bryan Bonham personally delivered the donation of 80 blankets and 30 arts and craft kits to Kathi Exler from Children’s Hospital. Kathi and the team at Children’s will hand these gifts out to kids receiving both inpatient and outpatient chemotherapy treatment, as well as those in the Radiation Oncology Department. Kathi thanked Ralph and Bryan on behalf of everyone at the dealership for thinking of their patients once again. The arts and craft kits are always a big hit with the kids, and even in the middle of summer, they can always use blankets because patients tend to get cold during treatment. LLS is grateful to Subaru of Moon Township for making this wonderful program possible! Many thanks to everyone at Subaru of Moon Township and Children’s Hospital for their help, and for supporting LLS’s mission to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.


Alzheimer's Association Golf Outing  –  Peter M

I co-host a small charity golf outing for the past six years with a friend of mine. We've been raising money to donate to the Alzheimer's Association for the past few years and have had success in growing each year. The most effective way for us to raise money is through a Tee Sponsor program, where a local business donates money to the charity and in return has a sign in a tee box on the day of the event. After purchasing a vehicle from Day Apollo Subaru and returning again to purchase another one because of the good experience I had, I reached out to the staff asking if they would be willing to make a donation and be a part of our golf outing. Within ten minutes I received a response letting me know that they would be happy to contribute, and by the next day they had sent their contribution. With the help of Day Apollo Subaru and our other 36 Tee Sponsors, we were able to raise $10,000 making this our most successful year by far! It's so nice to have a car dealer that you can trust, and it means even more that they will support you in other ways without hesitation.


Make-A-Wish Thank You to Day Apollo Subaru  –  Stephanie K P

On behalf of Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, we thank Day Apollo Subaru for making us a Hometown Charity raising $24,537.00, to help grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses. We are so appreciative to the associates at Day Apollo Subaru for their efforts, dedication, and support to the children we serve. Best wishes, Make-A-Wish Staff


Sales Team Volunteers with Meals on Wheels  –  Maureen B

This December, the Day Apollo Subaru sales team volunteered with West Hills Meals on Wheels. Giving back to the community and having fun doing it!


Donation to Merakey Allegheny Valley School  –  Dorothy G

Day Apollo Subaru in conjunction with the Pittsburgh area Subaru retailers and Subaru of America made a $1,000 donation presented to the Merakey Allegheny Valley School in Coraopolis, PA. The donation was presented to Dorothy Hunter Gordon, Executive Director for the School during the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association’s sponsorship night. Dorothy said she is pleased to have Day Apollo Subaru, the Pittsburgh area retailers, and Subaru of America partner with the school. Merakey Allegheny Valley School (Merakey AVS) is a non-profit organization which provides homes and a full range of services to individuals with all levels of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The majority of the more than 800 individuals in our care are diagnosed with severe or profound IDD. In addition, most of the people we serve have multiple physical disabilities, extensive medical complications and may require supports for challenging behaviors. Merakey AVS operates facilities in nine Pennsylvania counties: Allegheny, Beaver, Bucks, Butler, Dauphin, Lebanon, Mercer, Montgomery, and Philadelphia. In the photo left to right: Allegheny Valley School Ambassador Tony, School Volunteer Rita Christner, Executive Director Dorothy Hunter Gordon, Subaru of America Jim Hoffman, Allegheny Valley School Ambassador Liz, School Volunteer Ray Christner.


Red Cross Blood Drive  –  Rachel B

We worked alongside the Red Cross to hold a Blood Drive at our dealership. With all the hurricanes and other issues, our country is facing there is a shortage of needed donors and the blood supply is running low. We had the pleasure of working with Rachel Bennett from the Red Cross in setting up this event which turned out to be a huge success. I spoke with the nurses on the coach and they stated to me that the response we received and the number of donors that came out was a surprise to them. We had 40 registered people to donate and the nurses were having a hard time keeping up with the people. To make the event even more fun we asked the help of the Girl Scouts to help pass out gift cards to people that donated. We were very clear to our staff and to the customers that came for the event that the purpose of this was to help with our community. It was not a sales event. We want to make this an annual event and the representatives at the Red Cross are excited to come back.


Day Apollo Delivers Hope to Kids With Cancer  –  Breanna S

Day Apollo Subaru swooped into Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on July 13th to save the day. Partnering with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the dealership provided a surprise for the young patients bravely battling cancer. Brandon Denk from Day Apollo not only brought brand-new tote bags, arts, and crafts kits, and blankets for Children’s patients, but also took the time to deliver these gifts one-on-one and spent time getting to know the cancer-fighting kids. One of the little boys he sat down with had a superhero shirt on, and the two started talking about their favorite superheroes. The patient loves Captain America and thinks it’s cool that Captain America can use his shield to protect himself and throw it at bad guys to keep them away. Brandon told the little boy that his treatment is like Captain America’s shield: it’s a weapon against the bad cancer cells but keeps the rest of him safe. “You’re a superhero, too,” said Brandon as the little boy beamed and hugged his new blanket to his chest. LLS is so grateful to Day Apollo Subaru, Subaru of America, and their customers for making this inspirational (and fun!) day possible not only for this little boy but also for the dozens of other patients who will benefit from the generosity of this gift. This day was a reminder that families who are fighting cancer are never truly alone when they have the support of others around them. Thank you, Day Apollo Subaru, for using your powers for good and caring for your community.


Day Apollo Subaru & Make-A-Wish Foundation  –  Walter W

This year, Day Apollo Subaru has selected the Greater Pennsylvania & West Virginia as their Share the Love Hometown charity for 2018. I could not be happier with that choice, because I am an employee at Day Apollo Subaru, and have had a personal experience with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Our son Brent M. Winschell was diagnosed with Down Syndrome with a wide range of developmental delays and physical disabilities caused by a genetic disorder also known as chromosome 21. This condition cannot be cured. He was on a heart monitor and oxygen tank for the first six months of his life. He was in the hospital for two weeks and then was transferred to TIC (Transitional Infant Care) in Oakland, PA where he stayed another month before we could bring him home. Brent still has health issues to this day but with medications, Doctor visits and most of them are manageable. When Brent was seven years old we applied to Make-A-Wish Foundation for Brent to become a possible candidate for their program. Our request was granted, and Brent became a Make-A-Wish child. At seven years old and with his problems with oral communications, my wife Linda and I thought Brent would love Disney World because he loves theme parks, the characters, rides and the food. Make-A-Wish granted our family’s wish on Brent’s behalf to Disney World. We stayed at “Give Kids the World” its own gated community in our own single-family home. Every morning there was a gift left at the front door for all our kids. They also had the mayor (also a character) that upon request would come every and any evening to read Brent a bed time story. There were so many rides, games, a restaurant, a couple of pools and an Ice cream parlor within the community of Give Kids the World. We could have stayed there every day and Brent would have loved it. Of course, we then go to Disney World and once again the red carpet was rolled out. We all were wearing t-shirts that said Make-A-Wish on it and a badge “Give Kids the World”. The employees at Disney are trained to give Brent and our family all the attention that anyone could ever ask for. The sincere service and kindness was truly remarkable. Make-A-Wish is an unbelievable charity organization with such a wonderful cause that truly changes the life of the child and family. We are so thankful and appreciative for the kindness of people that contribute to such a great cause, and happy that Day Apollo Subaru is partnering with them to help more people in our area.


DAY APOLLO SHARES THE LOVE with ANIMAL FRIENDS!  –  Heather D

Day Apollo Subaru raised over $11,000 for their local charity, ANIMAL FRIENDS of PITTSBURGH during the 2017 Share The Love Event! This money goes a long way to get pets adopted and provide shelter & food to pets in need!


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