The 2019 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 2019 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.

The 2019 Subaru Love Promise 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 Michael's Subaru of Bellevue 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.

Homeward Pet Adoption Center
TerraCycle
Spiritridge Elementary School
Youth Eastside Services, The Forgotten Children's Fund
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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Love Promise Stories from Michael's Subaru of Bellevue

Subaru and Michael's Subaru of Bellevue 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

Sharing Love on Valentine's Day at Cypress Coffee  –  Mattie M

The team from Michael's Subaru went above and beyond for our customers at Cypress Coffee on Valentine's Day this year! We had a visit at our Eastgate location from some of the crew at Michael's Subaru during the late morning where they surprised our customers by buying their drinks, giving them gift cards and handing out Valentine's Day swag. Our customers were moved by the generosity of Michael's Subaru. This one simple random act of kindness went a long way and spread love and positivity throughout our cafe, on February 14th and beyond. We are so thankful to the team at Michael's for partnering with Cypress Coffee to be a positive influence in our community and bring joy to our customers.


Michael's Subaru and Forgotten Children's Fund  –  Kirstin K

As an employee of Michael's Subaru of Bellevue, my family and I have volunteered for The Forgotten Children’s Fund for the past 15 years. We look forward to giving back to those that are not as fortunate as many of us during the Holiday season. To know that these children and their families will be able to wake up on Christmas morning with food on the table and something to open makes our hearts smile. These families that are chosen each year are in desperate need of some help. Many families have nothing in their cupboards, no furniture or the simple necessities that we all take for granted. Each family receives a holiday meal to prepare, each child receives a bicycle and helmet as well as presents. This would not be possible without the countless hours of volunteers and donations needed in order to ensure that The Forgotten Children’s Fund is able to continue bringing a smile and comfort for those in need during the Holiday season. Donations and volunteers are absolutely vital in the success of The Forgotten Children’s Fund. Michael's proudly supports this great organization as our local Share the Love charity every year. Please consider donating to this wonderful cause. Sincerely,The Pollard Family


Best Festival Yet, Thanks to Michael's Subaru!  –  Rue K

The Perfect Push would like to extend a sincere thank you to Michael’s Subaru of Bellevue for being a sponsor for the largest Northwest FamilyFest to date! Their generous contributions were wonderfully received and helped attract over 2,000 people. The commitment to support local communities was apparent and all festival attendees loved the beautiful model car as well as the Dirtfish Rally Car raffle sponsored by Michael’s Subaru. The 2019 Northwest FamilyFest was more than we could have ever asked for and it was an honor to partner with such an upstanding, quality, local business. Together we raised over $3,000 for local charities and their donation of all the recycling containers throughout the Festival helped to ensure we represented and maintained the beauty of our home. We look forward to partnering with them any chance we get!


Michael's Subaru of Bellevue Brings Comfort  –  Katie J

On July 18, 2019 Swedish Cancer Institute in Issaquah received their favorite delivery of the year, the Subaru gifts for their patients. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) exists to find cures for blood cancers and improve the quality of life for patients and their families and we partner with Subaru across the country to bring these gifts to local cancer centers and hospitals. Mark and Lisa from Michael’s Subaru of Bellevue arrived with the many boxes of arts and crafts kits, warm blankets and messages of hope from their customers during the month of June. The messages of hope were so inspirational and many of them were written by children and tugged at all of our heart strings. We were pleased to be joined by Swedish Cancer Institute leadership including their COO, Christopher Beaudoin, MD for this special presentation. The staff at Swedish Cancer Institute and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society personally thank Michael’s Subaru of Bellevue for caring for their patients personally affected by cancer and for helping LLS fund blood cancer research to find more cures.


Youth Eastside Services  –  Madelaine T

Thank you to Michael’s Subaru of Bellevue for selecting Youth Eastside Services (YES) for the second time during the 2018 Subaru Share the Love Event. YES received a $12,811 donation which enables us to provide intensive mental health counseling, substance use and co-occurring disorder treatment, and psychiatric services to thousands of children, youth and family members, regardless of their ability to pay. Youth like Caleb, age 17, who has suffered from depression from a young age. At YES, Caleb gained life-changing skills to manage emotional, behavioral and interpersonal challenges through mental health counseling, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and YES’ free drop-in BGLAD group for youth who identify as LGBTQ+. It is through the generous support of local businesses like Michael’s Subaru of Bellevue that youth like Caleb receive the services they need to recover and lead healthy lives. And for that, we offer our deepest, heartfelt thanks.


Sharing a smile goes a long way!  –  Mark

Michael's Bellevue Subaru has been planning a pet adoption day for the local animal shelter, Seattle Humane. To help spread the word, service greeter Daniel offered to hand out fliers and share information with customers to encourage involvement within the community. Daniel went all out! He filled a table with handouts and greeted every customer with a smile and invited customers and employees alike to participate and/or donate. A couple of days before the event, I found out Daniel was not available to attend, but he wanted to make sure he did everything he could for the animals while he was here! Way to go above and beyond to share the love promise! Since Daniel loves dogs so much, I brought my pup in a few days early to hang out and greet with him for a bit. His smile made my day!


Caring For Patients at Swedish Cancer Institute  –  Katie J

On July 20th, Michael’s Subaru of Bellevue partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for the second consecutive year. They delivered blankets and arts and crafts kits to the patients and kids experiencing cancer at Swedish Cancer Institute in Issaquah. Patients will each receive a beautiful blanket and hand-written message of hope from customers at Michael’s Subaru of Bellevue as well as arts and crafts kits for kids. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society exists to find cures for cancer and improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families in Washington; and Subaru helps LLS by donating critical research dollars. Thank you again for your care and compassion for the patients at Swedish Cancer Institute; and for helping the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fund local life-saving research to beat cancer and provide programs and services for patients in Issaquah and beyond.


Michael's Subaru Delivers Care to Local Patients  –  Anne G

Michael's Subaru is a new partner to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Swedish Hospital - Issaquah, and on Thursday, July 13th, Sheree LaRue from the dealership group brought a carload of warm, high-quality blankets to the hospital where they were received enthusiastically, with open arms by Tricia Matteson, MSW, LICSW, and Amy Christian, MSN, RN, OCN who serve oncology patients including those with blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. They noted that the blankets will be put to immediate good use with patients treated at Swedish Issaquah in the weeks ahead. Pictured L to R are: Tricia Matteson, Sheree LaRue, Amy Christian and Erin Pascall, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Patient Access Manager.


Subaru and NWF Loves the Earth  –  Melinda W

At Cedar River Montessori, we go outside into our 12 acre classroom every day - rain or shine! This year, our environmental educator has been focusing on pollinator education with our students (ages 3 - grade 8). Students observed and studied our native bees, built orchard mason bee houses, and added extra flowers with different shapes to our vegetable garden to attract more of our native bees and other pollinators. Thank you to the National Wildlife Federation and Chaplin's Bellevue Subaru for helping us support our pollinators!


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