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 Competition Subaru of Smithtown 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.

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Love Promise Stories from Competition Subaru of Smithtown

Kent Animal Shelter loves Competition Subaru!  –  Kimberly R

Kent Animal Shelter loves Competition Subaru!

Each year Competition Subaru of Smithtown chooses an animal shelter to feature in their "Subaru Loves Pets" campaign, wherein donations are collected to help support a local animal shelter. For the past two years Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton, NY has been chosen to be the recipient of these donations. This year the campaign focused on collecting donations for the dogs and cats in our care, including dogs that have been rescued from "high kill" shelters located in the hurricane ravaged regions in Texas and Puerto Rico. The dogs are flown up from these areas, then brought to Kent where they receive medical attention, including getting spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. All of this is done in preparation for them to begin a new chapter in their lives in a new home with a loving family. Kent Animal Shelter is a not for profit animal shelter (501c3). We will be celebrating our 50th anniversary next year! We are a temporary home for nearly 100 cats and 35 dogs, all awaiting a new beginning. We love them all as if they were our own. None of this would be possible without the support of our community, including all of the wonderful staff at Competition Subaru. Lisa Sessa, the General Sales Manager, organized this year's campaign, and couldn't have been nicer! If you're in the market for a new car, head on over to Competition Subaru today! We are looking forward to collaborating with Lisa and her staff next year!


Gotta' keep em' clean  –  john b

Gotta' keep em' clean

In the Fall of 2016, while getting the oil changed on my 2014 WRX at Competition Subaru of St. James, NY, I was approached by a salesman who introduced himself as Tim McCrum. During a pleasant discussion about the cars in my household, I was made aware that given the current Lease offers from Subaru, he could get my Wife Susan into a 2016 Crosstrek(which she loved since their release in 2013) for the same monthly payment as her current 2010 Mazda 3. A few days later, a visit to the dealership was in order for a test drive. Needless to say Susan was in love and after Tim's help, along with that of Dina in finance, the deal was done. Later that month, we took delivery of a beautiful 2016 Dark Gray Metallic Premium model which made us a happy two Subaru family. What may seem odd to some and normal to others, is just how enjoyable we both find washing and caring for our Subaru's. Weather permitting, an afternoon washing away Long Island grime with our trusty Foam Cannon is never a bad day spent. Funny how a car so easy to get dirty in a multitude of terrains, can be so important to keep clean! I summed this up pretty well on Instagram with my caption of the attached photo, "If you don't do this after a car wash....Your'e driving the wrong car"! Sincerely (a proud Subaru Ambassador), John Brass @shutupandsh1ft Sayville, NY


Competition Subaru Loves Learning  –  Karen P

Competition Subaru Loves Learning

The William Floyd High School Career & Technical Education Department would like to thank Competition Subaru of Smithtown for their continued support to our Automotive Program. Two years ago, we had just a few vehicles for students to work on and now our facilities are full! Vincent Moscardino has been an outstanding mentor, allowing students to intern and learn more about the field. He has been a dedicated member of our Industry Advisory Board reviewing curriculum, ensuring that we are in line with the current industry trends. He has been a guest lecturer and evaluator for student certification exams. The Subaru partnership strengthens our program and provides excellent opportunities for our students. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to our school district!?


EXPRESSING MY APPRECIATION AND THANKS  –  JAMES D T

EXPRESSING MY APPRECIATION AND THANKS

I have leased several vehicles from this company without incident up to this point. With my most recent lease with Competition there was some complications with the financial institution that I had my last lease with. Competition and it's staff went above and beyond to rectify the problem exceeding my expectations. I am writing to express my appreciation and thanks for the excellent service I received from the staff at Competition Subaru. All of my experiences with Competition Subaru have been informative, courteous and effective and as a direct result, have earned a loyal customer for life.


Subaru and NWF Loves the Earth  –  James D

Subaru and NWF Loves the Earth

This is the first year of our school's garden club. As a new club we have no budget and supplies were limited. I was excited when I got an e-mail from my principal about the garden offer from Subaru. I mentioned it to the kids in the club and we sent in our application. Several months later Subaru informed us that we were a recipient of a mini wildlife habitat. The pants came in the mail along with a gift card from Competition Subaru to purchase additional plants and supplies. About a week later I received a call from, Lisa Sessa, at Competition Subaru that they would like to visit our garden. We agreed upon a time and when Competition Subaru came to visit they brought our club some wonderful supplies. They came through with gardening tools, a bird bath, bird feeders and two bird houses. Their generosity was well above what I had expected and this helped our club get its feet off the ground. Thank you Competition Subaru.


Sharing the Love with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society  –  Sara L

Sharing the Love with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Competition Subaru of Smithtown join the Long Island Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to deliver blankets, craft kits and messages of hope to patients at the Stony Brook Cancer Center and Stony Brook Children’s. Lisa Sessa, Sales Manager, along with district Manager Triscia, heard firsthand from Childlife specialists and staff about the impact of these deliveries. They spoke about how often times they have limited number of supplies of items, like the craft kits, because pediatric patients immune systems are so sensitive and need to be protected, so they are unable to have the children share supplies. Sessa commented, "At Competition Subaru, we are thrilled to be making such a positive impact on the children and patients being served on Long Island." She shared the outpouring of messages that were written by customers.


Subaru Loves our Garden Club  –  James D

Subaru Loves our Garden Club

This is the first year of our school’s garden club. As a new club we have no budget and supplies were limited. I was excited when I got an e-mail from my principal about the garden offer from Subaru. I mentioned it to the kids in the club and we sent in our application. Several months later Subaru informed us that we were a recipient of a mini wildlife habitat. The pants came in the mail along with a gift card from Competition Subaru to purchase additional plants and supplies. About a week later I received a call from, Lisa Sessa, at Competition Subaru that they would like to visit our garden. We agreed upon a time and when Competition Subaru came to visit they brought our club some wonderful supplies. They came through with gardening tools, a bird bath, bird feeders and two bird houses. Their generosity was well above what I had expected and this helped our club get its feet off the ground. Thank you Competition Subaru.


Thank you from our patients and their families!  –  Jamie G

Thank you from our patients and their families!

During Subaru's June Loves to Care month, the Long Island Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) was honored with partnering up with Competition Subaru of Smithtown to provide blankets and care cards with messages of hope to patients undergoing cancer treatments at Stony Brook University Hospital. We were greeted by oncology nurses in the Transplant Center, one of the only ones in Suffolk County, who shared with us the incredible impact the blankets and care cards would have on their patients and families. This particular unit has 16 beds which are unfortunately always full and patients stay anywhere from 1 month to a year or more. Having something special like a soft blanket to help them get through this difficult time is so special and comforting. It's a small act that makes a big difference. LLS is thrilled to be working with a company as wonderful as Subaru and we hope that together we can help spread awareness of LLS and Subaru of America’s goal to provide hope and care, one gesture at a time.


Thank You from the Stony Brook Cancer Center  –  Terri Q

 Thank You from the Stony Brook Cancer Center

On behalf of the entire Stony Brook Cancer Center oncology staff, and especially for the patients, we offer you a heartfelt thank you for your generosity and compassion. Cancer touches everyone – a family member, a friend, a colleague, a neighbor. Cancer doesn’t discriminate. As patients and caregivers, we are confident that our clinical team is top notch and we will receive expert medical care. It is the journey through cancer, and the potential side effects, that are devastating. Your choice to donate a beautiful crafted, cheerful blanket to our patients was perfect! People undergoing chemotherapy, or surgery or radiation are often chilly. A cuddly, warm blanket is just what is needed to bring a smile to your face. The messages of hope are just as important. Many of our patients could use a few words of encouragement. Knowing that a community member took the time to write a few words is inspirational and gives hope to the patient. I wish I could somehow impart upon you how valuable your contribution of your time and concern is to our patients. Everyone can use an extra shot of support. You have made a huge difference in the lives of our cancer patients. On behalf of the inpatients (those who are receiving their treatment while in the hospital), our pediatric patients (our littlest warriors), and our outpatients (those who visit the cancer center for their treatments), we thank you again for taking the time to care for others.


Competition Cares  –  Vinny M

Competition Cares

As part of their ongoing Competition Cares Campaign, Competition Subaru of Smithtown in St. James is proud to give back to the community it serves. During this past holiday season, and as part of Subaru's Share the Love Event, Competition Subaru raised $77,019 in support of the John Theissen Children's Foundation, a local charity that has been providing toys and medical expense assistance to families of sick and underprivileged children in hospitals and child care facilities across Long Island, year-round since 1992. The organization also donates recreational and therapeutic equipment to these facilities as well. "This is the fifth year that Competition Subaru has been involved with the John Theissen Children's Foundation and we plan on continuing our support for years to come" said Vincent Moscardino, General Manager for Competition Subaru. Nancy Buzzetta, Owner and President of Competition Subaru added, "I am so proud of all the people at Competition Subaru who made this possible. To see all their hard work and efforts result in us being able to provide support to the John Theissen Children's Foundation is extremely rewarding." In honor of this accomplishment, Competition Subaru held a luncheon at the dealership where representatives of Subaru Distributors Corporation were also there to present the check for $77,019 to John Theissen.


John Theissen Children's Foundation  –  John T

John Theissen Children's Foundation

Dear Competition Subaru, We greatly appreciate your support to the John Theissen Children's Foundation. Thank you for contributing to our 23rd Annual Toy Drive. During the month of December, we donated over 83,000 new toys to sick and underprivileged children on Long Island. This organization is dedicated to helping sick and underprivileged children. We provide area hospitals and childcare facilities with recreations and therapeutic equipment throughout the year. In addition, we provide assistance to individual families in need. We are truly grateful for your thoughtful and generous donations. On behalf of the John Theissen Children's Foundation, we thank you. Sincerely, John Theissen Executive Director