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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.
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.
Subaru and our retailers are committed to protecting and preserving the Earth, not just by our words, but also by our actions.
Since 2018, as part of the Subaru Loves the Earth initiative, Subaru and retailers across the country have partnered with TerraCycle® and have collected over 7 million pieces of hard-to-recycle trash from their communities. Items such as snack bag wrappers, coffee cups, or used cabin air filters from service areas have been diverted from landfills and given a second life by TerraCycle when it is converted into durable furniture and other usable items.
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 369,000 award-winning science books. In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and Adoptaclassroom.org we supported teachers and students with donations of $400,000 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.
We at Albany Subaru are dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service to all of its customers, and to creating a warm and welcoming environment that fosters a sense of community. In addition, we are committed to supporting a wide range of local charities and organizations, including those that focus on environmental conservation, education, and health and wellness. Through our ongoing efforts, Albany Subaru is working to create a better future for all, and to build a more sustainable and compassionate world.
Subaru and Albany 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.
We want to express our sincere appreciation to Albany Subaru for their recent donation of socks to the Berkeley Food & Housing Project. Your contribution will make a significant difference in the lives of our homeless and low-income community members by providing warmth and comfort during the cold winter months. We are grateful for your support and commitment to our organization's mission of helping those in need in our community. Thank you once again for your kindness and generosity.
Albany Subaru was proud to support the Lunar New Year celebration hosted by the Solano Avenue Association. As a company that values diversity and inclusivity, we were thrilled to be associated with the Solano Avenue Association who hosts events that promote cultural awareness and appreciation. The Lunar New Year celebration brought together members of our community to celebrate and learn about the traditions of this important holiday. It was a joyous occasion that allowed us to experience the vibrant culture and heritage of the Lunar New Year. We look forward to future opportunities to partner with the Solano Avenue Association and other organizations in our community to continue celebrating and learning about diverse cultures and traditions.
At Albany Subaru, we are proud to be an ongoing sponsor of the Blue Glove Crew, a community-based volunteer organization that works tirelessly to keep the streets and parks of Albany clean. As a company that is committed to environmental sustainability, we are honored to support the efforts of the Blue Glove Crew, whose mission aligns with our own. Through our sponsorship, we provide the Blue Glove Crew with a vehicle to transport volunteers and supplies to clean-up sites and also provide financial support for the organization's ongoing efforts. Our partnership with the Blue Glove Crew is a testament to our shared dedication to preserving and protecting the environment in the Albany community. We look forward to continuing our support of this vital organization and the important work they do.
On October 9, 2022, Albany Subaru hosted the 8th annual Subaru Loves Pets Pet Adoption Event. In addition to being a fantastic partner in our event, Albany Subaru has always allowed our puppies and kittens to take over the showroom for the day. Over 10 cats and dogs found their permanent homes from the event despite the ongoing pandemic! We have always enjoyed working with Albany Subaru, and we're extremely pleased with the outcome from this year. Looking forward to our next event!
Albany Subaru has always been an excellent partner and sponsor of the annual Solano Stroll street fair, which takes place in September. This event is a great opportunity for Albany Subaru to connect with the local community and showcase their latest models while also supporting a great cause. Visitors were able to explore the latest Subaru models, speak with knowledgeable staff, and learn about the latest features and technology that Subaru offers. Additionally, the dealership will have a booth where the visitors can learn more about the dealership's community engagement. It's a great opportunity to enjoy a day out with the family while also supporting a great cause and learning more about the dealership.
Albany Subaru is proud to participate in adopting a classroom at Fred T Korematsu Middle School. As part of our commitment to support education and the local community, we have chosen to partner with AdoptAClassroom.org to provide the necessary funding to purchase school supplies and resources for the teachers and students at the school. We believe that all students deserve an equal and fair opportunity at a quality education and we want to do our part in helping to make a difference in the lives of these students. Throughout the school year, our team will be working with the school to support the classroom and help make a positive impact on the students' learning experience. We are excited to be a part of this initiative and look forward to making a difference at Fred T Korematsu Middle School.
Albany Subaru is proud to partner with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley. As part of this partnership, we made donations to LLS and delivered blankets and Message of Hope cards to cancer patients at the medical center, to provide comfort during their treatment. Additionally, we provided arts & crafts kits to the hospital that were distributed to children, to provide a fun and creative outlet for them during their stay. We understand that cancer can be a difficult and challenging journey for patients and their families, and we wanted to do our part to support and uplift them.
We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Albany Subaru, who has decided to donate their Subaru Share the Love funds to the nurses at Stanford Cancer Center's Infusion Center ITA, which cares for stage III & IV cancer patients. Despite the ongoing pandemic, they were able to raise nearly $62,000 for the nurses, who will use the funds for educational opportunities, wellness seminars, and team building exercises.
We are really excited to continue to partner with Albany Subaru who chooses to donate their Subaru Share the Love funds to the nurses at the Infusion Center at Stanford Cancer Center ITA that cares for stage III & IV cancer patients. Despite the ongoing pandemic, they were able to raise almost $90K to the nurses who are able to use the funds to pursue educational opportunities, wellness seminars and team building exercises.
Albany Subaru recently donated 60 blankets and a case of sanitizing wipes to the Berkeley Food and Housing Project who provides emergency food and shelter, transitional housing, rapid rehousing and permanent supportive housing with support services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
On October 20th 2019, at the 5th annual Subaru Loves Pets Pet Adoption Event at Albany Subaru. Albany Subaru has always been great partner in the event, and have been really accommodating in allowing us to have puppies and kittens all over their showroom for the day. On the day of the event, we had customers waiting over an hour before the event even started, and we ended up finding homes for over 20 cats and dogs! Partnering with Albany Subaru has always been great! And we are more than excited with this year's results! Very much looking forward to our next event!
On October 20th Albany Subaru had its annual free pet adoption day in concert with our shelter, Animal Refuge Response. Animal Refuge Response is a no kill shelter, committed to finding loving homes for 100% of its animals. On this Saturday at the dealership, over a dozen prospective parents were lined up in front of our dealership waiting for us to open. 30 minutes after opening, 6 pets were adopted and we ended the day finding homes for 17 dogs and 3 cats, 20 in all! In addition, Albany Subaru donated over $10,000.00 to our shelter partner for needed supplies and medical treatments for their animals in need. Blythe, the shelter founder called later and told us she was able to home an additional 6 pets through follow up, great news! For your enjoyment , we have included a picture of a particularly happy new pet parent. The little girl pictured was one of the early visitors to our store---she picked out her puppy but had to go home to get permission from her mother---3 hours later we see her running down the sidewalk and into the showroom, and, her puppy was there waiting for her, tail a wagging! If you missed this year's event , never fear, we will be back next year and who knows....maybe we go for 35+ adoptions in 2020!
On Tuesday, August 13, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society campaign manager Greg Bedard joined several staff members from Alta Bates, including Luanne Ridgley, to begin the distribution of blankets to patients suffering from cancer at Alta Bates in Berkeley, California. Dozens of blankets have now been made available for patients by Albany Subaru, which has partnered with LLS and its East Bay Light The Night campaign as part of the Subaru “loves to care” program. Staff escorted Mr. Bedard around the oncology wing of the hospital and shared some of their experiences working at one of the largest hospitals in the Bay Area. Alta Bates will make the stylish blue and white blankets available to patients as needed during the summer and fall. East Bay Light The Night is held annually in Walnut Creek at Civic Park. This year’s event will commence on the evening of Saturday, October 12, with registration at 5:00 p.m. and the event ceremony, including “Circle of Survivors”, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Approximately 2,500 members of the East Bay community will show their support for those who have struggled with blood cancer, culminating in a walk with lanterns around downtown Walnut Creek. For more information about the walk, please go to: https://www.lightthenight.org/events/east-bay
On July 26th, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Greater Bay Area Chapter partnered with Albany Subaru to deliver blankets, arts and craft kits, and dozens of message of hope cards written by the customers of Albany Subaru to Alta Bates. The display in the Albany Subaru lobby was impressive, and was one of the best displays of the blankets and cards seen by the LLS team. The display was located by the front door, making it easily accessible for customers to see and write their message of hope cards. Jason, the contact at Albany Subaru, clearly put a lot of care and effort into the display and partnership with LLS. He also shared other ways that the dealership is involved in the community, showcasing their commitment to giving back. Upon arrival at Alta Bates, the LLS team was greeted by Bev and other doctors, nurses, and staff members. They were thrilled to receive the generous donation from Albany Subaru again, especially since last year the blankets were quickly distributed among patients. Albany Subaru's generosity and community involvement is greatly appreciated by the LLS and Alta Bates.
Thank you to Albany Subaru for teaming up with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Greater Bay Area Chapter to help cancer patients! On July 26, LLS and Subaru staff met up at the Alta Bates Comprehensive Cancer Center in Berkeley to deliver 80 blankets, 10 arts & craft kits, and dozens of amazing messages of hope for patients going through treatment at the center. At the delivery, we were greeted by over a dozen excited nurses, social workers, and hospital staff – they were thrilled to be receiving these wonderful items! The nurses were especially touched by the many thoughtful messages of hope written by Albany Subaru customers, and the art kits were brought to the social work unit to help patients as they go through the emotional struggles of cancer treatment. We are so grateful to Albany Subaru for caring about cancer patients in the local community!
As part of the Subaru Love Promise - Subaru Loves the Earth Event, Albany Subaru partnered with the National Wildlife Foundation for the Butterfly Heroes Program to raise awareness and education on the declining population of the monarch butterflies. Creating a monarch and pollinator habitat is a wonderful opportunity for observing one of nature’s most miraculous occurrences and the planter displayed on the showroom, that also happens to be a Certified Wildlife Habitat, connects our community of gardeners and kids, families, and schools alike to help the monarchs and other pollinators. The planter will be donated to Ocean View Elementary School after the event. Witnessing the unique transformation of the monarch butterfly is wonderfully intriguing for students and teachers alike.
On behalf of the Albany High School Mountain Biking Team, I would like to express my deep appreciation for the partnership with Albany Subaru. Each year, the dealership partners with our team to raise money at the Solano Avenue Stroll event. The dealership organizes a fundraiser through various giveaways and a raffle for a $200 fuel card, which draws a large number of attendees and generates a significant amount of support for the team. This year, the partnership was particularly successful, with the team raising a total of $1,500 thanks to Albany Subaru's efforts. The dealership's consistent support for the team is truly admirable and deeply appreciated. Their participation in the Solano Avenue Stroll each year is a fantastic opportunity to show their support for a local school team. The fundraising efforts that they undertake every year, such as the one they did this year, make a real difference to the team and we are extremely grateful for Albany Subaru's continued support. They have been a valuable partner and we look forward to many more successful collaborations in the future.
As the organizer of the Solano Avenue Stroll, I have to say that having Albany Subaru as a part of our event is truly a pleasure. Every year, they bring their entire vehicle lineup for attendees to check out, and they also go above and beyond by organizing a fundraiser for the Albany High School Mountain Biking Team. The raffles and giveaways they host are always a hit with attendees, and it is wonderful to see the community come together to support a local school team. On top of that, the sight of a 2016 Subaru Forester participating in the parade is always a crowd pleaser. I couldn't be happier to have Albany Subaru as a valued participant of our event and I would like to express my gratitude for their commitment to the community.
Albany Subaru continues its support of the ASPCA and Animal Refugee Response and their mission to help animals that are in the direst circumstances. With a strict "no kill" policy, Animal Refugee Response works feverishly to place dogs, cats, puppies and kittens into loving forever homes. Albany Subaru is proud to offer opportunities to spread awareness of responsible pet parenthood; provide much-needed shelter supplies and hold adoption events at the dealership. During the Subaru Loves Pets event at Albany Subaru on October 9, 2022, Albany Subaru customers and prospective pet adopters shared the love of Animal Refugee Response's mission through the successful adoption of three dogs. To learn more about Animal Refugee Response or to make a donation, visit https://animalrefugee.org.
For the month of October, Albany Subaru donated $150 for every new Subaru sold to Animal Refugee Response, a local no-kill animal shelter, and owner John Nakamura presented the $10,000 check along with a Subaru Outback full of pet food and supplies!
Albany Subaru partnered with Animal Refugee Response, a local no-kill animal shelter, and organized a pet adoption day at the dealership. It was a very successful event - a total of 18 cats and dogs were adopted and found loving homes through the event.
As part of the Subaru Love Promise - Subaru Loves Learning initiative, Albany Subaru has gifted Ms. Sprenger and Mr. Pederson at Ocean View Elementary School $500 each to purchase various school supplies for the children.
Albany Subaru donated a total of $20,000 to The Wong Family Fund at the Stanford University Cancer Center benefiting nurses in the infusion treatment area. The total amount raised came from $150 per new Subaru sold at Albany Subaru for the month of March, as well as a dollar-per-dollar match from owner John Nakamura. The creator of the fund is Kevin Wong, childhood best friend of John, who passed away recently from cancer. The fund was set up to allow nurses to further their education in the field they choose to pursue.
This would mark the third year of Albany Subaru's participation in the Arts & Green Festival in Albany. The event was hosted at Albany High School just blocks away from the dealership. The day was packed with various performances, booths & vendors, food trucks and activities for kids, making it the perfect family event. Albany Subaru had their latest 2015 XV Crosstrek Hybrid Limited on display along with an E-Waste Collection box as part of the recycling event, bringing awareness to the importance of properly disposing and recycling of old electronics and devices.
Albany Subaru was one of the participants at the Peralta Community College District's 9th annual EcoFest Sustainability Festival at Laney College in Oakland. The focus this year is on sustainability & the environment, and this would mark the second year of Albany Subaru's participation. They showcased the environmentally friendly Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid - the most fuel efficient All-wheel Drive Hybrid Crossover on the market. Students were very excited to learn that you could have a vehicle that's both very capable and environmentally responsible.
For the Subaru Loves the Earth E-Waste Recycling Event, Albany Subaru placed a collection box in the showroom to collect old electronics like TVs, computers & monitors. The event was publicized through social media and word-of-mouth and we were able to collect a full box of E-Waste which could have ended up in a landfill and polluting the environment. Albany Subaru is a strong supporter of proper disposal of waste as seen by the various recycling, compost and waste bins throughout the dealership.
Albany Subaru selected Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) as their hometown charity in the Share the Love program and raised almost $25,000. On top of that, Albany Subaru donated an additional $10,000 which made the total contribution $35,000! We were honored to be chosen as Albany Subaru's local charity this past December and are extremely grateful for their hard work and generosity!
Owner of Albany Subaru John Nakamura, Albany Chamber Citizen of the Year, received a Certificate of Recognition from the California Legislature Assembly in honor of his exemplary Practice of Citizenship and Service to the Community through various charitable events and donations.
The annual Solano Avenue Stroll is one of the largest one day family oriented local street fair in the area, which attracts over 200,000 people that raises funds for the Solano Avenue Business Association. Albany Subaru's participation helps promote local merchants and small businesses, as well as raising funds for our partners like the Albany High School Mountain Bike Team and the Albany Senior Center.
Albany Subaru encourages their customers to plant a tree as part of Subaru's Love Spring Event, as a tree is planted for every new Subaru sold during the promotional period.
We are happy to have partnered with Albany Subaru for our annual fundraiser at the Solano Avenue Stroll since 2007.Thank you for your continued support! We look forward to many years to come!
We are very proud that Albany Subaru has selected us as one of their hometown charities for the Subaru Share the Love Event! The launch party was fantastic and we hope to reach our fundraising goal of $20,000!
Kevin Wong was struck with cancer in 2009. Despite his diagnosis, Kevin continued to work as the general manager of a nearby Subaru dealership. Well loved by his customers and staff, he barely missed a day of work. After five years of multiple operations, extensive treatment and slow and painful recoveries, Kevin's cancer unfortunately did not go into remission. When he knew the end was near, Kevin hoped to accomplish one more thing - show his appreciation for the nurses at the Infusion Center at Stanford Cancer Center ITA. These nurses primarily care for Stage 3 and Stage 4 patients through the roughest part of their treatments. A shining light for these patients, forever present through the darkest days, a constant comfort and giver of encouragement. For these nurses, everyday is hard, but they always answer the bell. The Wong Family Foundation at Stanford Health Care was formed, where 100% of the funds benefit the nurses to pursue educational opportunities, wellness seminars and team building exercises. In short, a fund to thank these special nurses for their dedication and care. Albany Subaru has chosen them as our local charity since the beginning of the Hometown Charity program, and have continued to support them with a dollar for dollar match with Subaru of America resulting in a donation of $500 for each new Subaru sold during the annual Share The Love Event. We feel it's a small thank you for these great health care professionals, courtesy of Kevin Wong. Last year, we were able to raise over $120,000 for these nurses that were with Kevin till the very end. Help us help them this year and enjoy your new Subaru!
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