The 2023 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

The 2023 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 2023 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.


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.

How is Michael's Subaru of Bellevue dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

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.

Homeward Pet Adoption Center

Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park

Stevenson Elementary School

Forgotten Children's Fund, Youth Eastside Services

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Cancer Cartel

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

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

"The Best Thing for the Inside of a Kid is the Outside of a Horse" - Dale N

“Am I really riding a horse?” a severely visually impaired girl named “Aimee,” asked. “Yes you are,” I replied. “Not only are you riding him, but you are sitting perfectly straight and tall in the saddle. You look like a real cowgirl.” She smiled and answered, “it’s just like I imagined it would be.” Making dreams come true is what we do at the Forgotten Children’s Fund M-Bar-C Ranch located on Whidbey Island, Washington. Our Day of Western Fun Program is specifically designed to give kids with special needs and those facing daily challenges the opportunity to put aside their disabilities and forget their troubles for the day. They ride horses, many for the very first time, dress up in costume, play in our kid-sized Cowboy Town, take a tractor pulled wagon ride and even groom our miniature horse “Charlie Brown.” The Ranch is all volunteer run and relies on donations, grants and fundraising to continue our mission. From mid-May through September, we host around 20 organizations. Groups from the Down Syndrome Community, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Compass Health, Boys & Girls Clubs, Military dependents, Life Skills classes from local schools and parent to parent support groups of children with special needs all come out to the Ranch to experience an extraordinary and memorable day. Our program is completely free of charge to our visitors. Thanks to Michael’s Subaru of Bellevue for supporting our cause with your ongoing support. Over the years, we have been able to provide countless memorable days and fulfill the dreams of thousands of kids like “Aimee” and hope to continue to do so for years to come. You have made a positive impact on our organization. After all, the best thing for the inside of a kid is the outside of a horse!

Forgotten Childrens Fund M-Bar-C Ranch
"The Best Thing for the Inside of a Kid is the Outside of a Horse"

Supporting Girl Scout - Schelie R

We're so appreciative of the support we receive yearly from Michael's Subaru of Bellevue. The contribution not only helps send the Girl Scouts on adventures, but gives them the ability to give back to our community and our troops. Thank you Michael's Subaru of Bellevue for supporting my daughter and her Girl Scout Troop!!

Supporting Girl Scout

Girl Scout Cookies - Audrey G

This was my troop’s last year in Girl Scouts, and we had a goal of selling 1,500 boxes. Michael’s Subaru helped us to reach our goal by buying a total of ninety-six boxes of cookies! With this money we are planning to go to Silverwood Theme Park for our last time together as well as donate to some of our favorite charities such as Fred Hutchinson’s, Seattle Humane, Make a Wish, and Mary’s place. Thank you so much Michael’s Subaru!

Girl Scout Troop 41066
Girl Scout Cookies

Homeward Pet Adoption Center - Julia H

Through our partnership with Michael’s Subaru, we facilitated 127 adoptions during the month of October. Because of this partnership, Homeward Pet Adoption Center and Michael’s Subaru helped 127 animals find their perfect, loving home. Thanks to Michael’s Subaru’s Donation Drive we were also able to provide food, toys, and other pet essentials to our shelter animals, and our partner shelters all over the state. Animals like Lobo, a 16-year-old, fully blind German shepherd/husky mix, found his forever home. Thank you, Michael’s Subaru, for your long-time commitment to helping homeless animals and Homeward Pet Adoption Center!

Homeward Pet Adoption Center
Homeward Pet Adoption Center

Michael's Subaru of Bellevue Gives Back! - Addie N

On Thursday, June 16, Michael’s Subaru of Bellevue in partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Pacific Northwest Region, had the incredible pleasure of delivering 80 blankets to Swedish Hospital – Issaquah. Accompanying these blankets were cards filled with comforting words from employees and customers. Since its inception, Swedish Issaquah has committed to providing quality health care services in a compassionate way that supports the patient and their family in a well-rounded approach. Both Michael’s Subaru of Bellevue and The LLS Pacific Northwest are honored to have supported an institution such as Swedish – a thought leader in their respective field.

Michael's Subaru of Bellevue Gives Back!

Rose Breaks a Family History of Addiction - Lidia H

Youth Eastside Services (YES) has had the honor of participating in Michael’s of Subaru Bellevue “Love” event for the past five years. We were elated to learn that this year our young clients received $8,634 to help support them in their recovery! This donation will allow YES to provide mental health and substance use services to children and youth who would not be able to afford services otherwise. This includes youth like Rose who was just two years old when she was left in the care of her grandmother because her own mother suffered from ongoing drug addiction. Using drugs and alcohol to cope with her feelings of abandonment, Rose said enough is enough when her mother died as a result of her own addiction when Rose was in high school. Thanks to generous donations like that of Michael’s Subaru of Bellevue, Rose was able to find the support she couldn’t afford. Rose began seeing a YES co-occurring disorder counselor, who treated both her substance use and mental health challenges. She also found additional support from her peers as they worked together through their challenges during YES’ 16-week Dialectical Behavioral Therapy group. Last year, Rose celebrated three years sober. Today she finds joy spending time helping her grandmother, taking care of her pets, and creating vibrant artwork.

Youth Eastside Services
Rose Breaks a Family History of Addiction

Deserving kids get a day to saddle up - Douglas M

The M-C Ranch started over 40 years ago on Whidbey Island by the founders of the Forgotten Children’s Fund. Our volunteers host groups of deserving kids who face unique physical and mental challenges in the real world, at no cost. It’s a day at the Ranch where they can play pretend, but also prove to themselves that they can saddle up with the best of them. For most children, it will be their first time riding a horse, an experience they and their families will always remember. A typical day at the Ranch begins with the kids being sworn in as “Official Deputies” of the M-C Ranch, and a visit to the costume room where they select garb that includes anything from Superheroes to Roy Rogers. Our volunteers will supervise all of their activities which will include time in our crafts room, a wagon ride, usually with a singing cowboy, and the highlight of their day, the opportunity to ride a horse. Many of our guests have never seen a horse in person and the realization they’re on the back of one can be transformative. The visit will conclude with a hot cowboy lunch for the tired and excited kids. Our continued relationship with with Michael’s Subaru and Subaru’s “Share the Love” program has enabled the M-C Ranch to continually improve the cowboy experience for our guests. We wish to formally thank Michael’s Subaru on behalf of the thousands of deserving kids that we have served for their ongoing support.

Forgotten Children’s Fund
Deserving kids get a day to saddle up

Marley's Journey Through Homeward Pet - Abbie L

In early September, a shepherd mix named Marley came to us in need of a home. Upon intake, we quickly discovered that she had deep puncture wounds all over her back legs, back end, face, and ears. Our clinic team quickly got to work caring for her mysterious injuries, noting that something terrible had likely happened to this sweet pup. After some time to heal, she was cleared for adoption and ready for her new family to find her and fall in love! She didn’t receive any interest right away, and slowly became more and more stressed during her stay at the shelter. She became very uncomfortable with handling and even more fearful of men, barking and growling at staff and volunteers who she used to trust. We needed to find her a home… fast. Thanks to our partnership with Subaru Loves Pets and the events we partnered on, we knew we could spread the word about Marley, getting more eyes on her so she could find her perfect match as soon as possible. And thankfully, on October 23rd, just short of two months with us, Marley walked out of our doors with her new family.

Marley's Journey Through Homeward Pet

Give to Grow Auction/Bridge Disability Ministries - Sigrid L

Thank You Michael’s Subaru for Helping Bridge Disability Ministries raise over $330,000! The “love” was obvious as people were bidding on the items / services they desired. Thanks to Michael’s Subaru, Zena’s car will get a new lease on life with the complete auto detailing donated. Zena said, “My car will look better than me, I better book a spa day too!” Thank you, Michael’s Subaru – Auto Group

Bridge Disability Ministries
Give to Grow Auction/Bridge Disability Ministries


Michael’s Subaru’s continued sponsorship allows Seattle University student athletes to achieve their dream of playing Division 1 athletics while receiving a world class education. Through fundraising efforts such as the O’Brien Open, SU Athletics is able to provide critical support such as academic counseling, athletic training, nutrition and mental wellness counseling, and more. Our student athletes graduate at the top of their classes and embody the values of a strong Jesuit education. Following a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Seattle U Men's Basketball's annual O'Brien Open golf tournament returned this year to an energized crowd. The event, in its 18th year, drew in more than 130 participants to the Golf Club at Redmond Ridge to enjoy golf, dinner, a live auction, and opportunities to meet the RedHawks’ coaching staff and players. In total, the program raised more than $100,000, and ranked among the most successful tournaments to date. The event highlighted an incredible opportunity at Hole #2. A golfer that achieved a hole-in-one was eligible to win a 2022 Subaru Crosstrek, presented by Michael’s Subaru.