The 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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.

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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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. 


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

Since 2018, Subaru has partnered with TerraCycle.  Participating Subaru retailers collect hard-to-recycle trash that was headed to local landfills. We collect approximately 2 tons of this hard-to-recycle trash monthly, which will be converted to furnishings and other usable items and donated locally.


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 277,600 award-winning science books.  In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and we supported teachers and students with donations of S400,000 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. 

How is New Motors Subaru 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.

The Anna Shelter, The Humane Society
St. Martin Center
Children's Miracle Network, United Way
Autism Society
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Love Promise Stories from New Motors Subaru

Subaru and New Motors 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

New Motors Cares: Comforting Cancer Patients  –  Breanna S

For the second straight year, New Motors Subaru partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) on their month-long “Subaru Loves to Care” campaign. Throughout June, customers and employees at New Motors Subaru were encouraged to write uplifting messages for cancer patients. The dealership collected these “care cards” to distribute at Saint Vincent Hospital on June 19 along with a donation of 80 blankets and 50 arts & crafts kits. Allen Yingling, General Manager of New Motors Subaru, took the time to personally hand out the gifts to patients in the infusion center. The patients were excited to receive their blankets, commenting on how much they liked them and saying that they picked the right day to be there. This was the first year that New Motors Subaru donated arts & crafts kits, and they were a big hit with all of the patients on-site that day, and even the family members and friends who had joined their loved ones at treatment. Many patients planned to utilize the art supplies to help pass the time during their infusions, while others planned to save the kits for when their children or grandchildren accompanied them to treatment. One patient, John, was exceptionally impressed and very grateful that New Motors Subaru would provide gifts like these for patients like him. The blankets and arts & crafts kits that weren’t distributed by Allen that morning will be kept in the infusion center for future patients. Allen’s visit was truly a bright spot during treatment for so many of the people at Saint Vincent that day. LLS is sincerely appreciative of New Motors Subaru’s ongoing partnership on this wonderful program, which provides hope for so many cancer patients in our region. Thank you, New Motors Subaru, for your incredible generosity!

Autism Society NWPA is thankful  –  Tish B

Our heartfelt thanks go to New Motors Subaru and Share the Love | Subaru of America. Autism Society NWPA is a parent/member organization that provides support for individuals and families living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism is a developmental disorder of neurological origin that affects, often severely, a person’s ability to communication and socially interact with others. Autism Society NWPA relies 100% on fundraising dollars to meet our mission goals and support the local community. We are in the trenches with our families providing support, referral, mentors, education, and most importantly a community of understanding. Autism Society NWPA has successfully created monthly social and sensory outings for families. The funds are also used to provide local grants, scholarships, host conferences/educational seminars, Building Connections | LEGO Social Club, Friends & Pals Teen Club with social and transition programming and provide information about autism through presentations and printed material. Choosing the Autism Society NWPA as the Share the Love charity enables us to continue supporting and providing services for individuals and families living with an autism spectrum disorder. In 2018, we expanded our Friends & Pals Teen Social Club and added a transition program (Bridge to Success) for ages 13 -21. The teen club provides an opportunity for friendship, conversation, and FUN! Teenagers need more independent social skills once they leave school for college or the job market. Our group gives teens on the autism spectrum an opportunity to utilize their social skills and practice them in a comfortable environment. Teen Social Club meet monthly for dinner, building friendship, and interactive activities. Our teen Bridge to Success program recognizes persons diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have a lot to offer in the work environment but may need some guidance along the way to build interpersonal skills and confidence. Many people may be gifted in certain areas such as technology and long-term memory, but struggle with tasks such as "small talk" or managing stress levels. These are not skills that are developed overnight, using PowerPoint Presentations, Lesson Plans, Videos, Role Playing and real-life scenarios, there are opportunities to practice and apply the skills needed for successful transition. A focus on a person's strengths will empower and motivate. The goal of Bridge to Success is to help build on the skills and help our teens live safely, happily, competently, and independently as adults. The Share the Love opportunity with New Motors has provided us with funding to continue to expand our monthly and weekly Teen Club offerings. This relationship is invaluable to our organization in supporting our teen population and helping them succeed throughout their lifespan.

New Motors Drives Donations for Wishes  –  Francesca D

Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia would like to thank New Motors Subaru for helping to create life-changing wishes for local children diagnosed with critical illnesses. For every vehicle sold during the month of May, New Motors Subaru donated $25 to Make-A-Wish. General Manager Allen Yingling is passionate about Subaru’s mission to give back to the communities that it serves. He has taken this challenge to heart, inspiring New Motors employees to work together towards a common goal. Together, they reached a new milestone for the month of May, selling 85 cars and donating more than $2,000 help grant wishes. In addition to this fundraiser, Subaru has a long-standing partnership with Make-A-Wish through the national Share the Love campaign. Every year during the campaign, Subaru dealerships all over the country donate $250 for every vehicle purchased or leased. Last year, the Share the Love campaign raised a total of $3.6 million for Make-A-Wish chapters across the country. Wishes have the power to transform the lives of sick children, giving them the opportunity to experience life beyond illness. None of it would be possible without the dedication and kindness of people in our local communities like Erie. Make-A-Wish is grateful for the generous efforts of New Motors Subaru.

New Motors Warms Hearts at St. Vincent  –  Breanna S

New Motors Subaru and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) recently teamed up to spread love, hope, and warmth to cancer patients and their families in the Erie area. During the month of June, customers at New Motors Subaru were invited to write personalized messages of hope for cancer patients, which were distributed at Saint Vincent Hospital on June 28. Along with these encouraging notes, the dealership generously donated hundreds of tote bags and 80 new blankets to the hospital’s Cancer Center. To patients receiving chemotherapy, air-conditioned treatment facilities can feel incredibly cold, and many hospitals rely on donations of quilts, afghans, and other blankets to keep their patients warm and comfortable. “The patients are always very cold, and these blankets will mean a lot to them, both keeping them warm, and the security of knowing that someone else cares,” said Julie Space, RN, OCN. New Motors was driven to participate in the program because cancer, and blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma in particular, is a cause to which their employees feel very connected. Recently, three team members’ lives were impacted by cancer diagnoses – either their own or a friend or family member’s. New Motors’ staff saw first-hand that investments in new treatments and cures are making a difference. One of the patients they know received a poor prognosis when he was diagnosed, but because of recent developments in treatments and medicine, he’s actually doing very well and is hopeful for the future. LLS is grateful to New Motors Subaru’s management, staff and customers for giving their time and resources so generously to cancer patients at Saint Vincent and throughout the Erie community. Pictured, left to right (all staff of Saint Vincent Hospital, except where noted) - front row: Jim Vollant (General Manager, New Motors Subaru), Mary Beth Kroemer, Julie Space, Amy Goodpaster, and Lauren DiMaria (Fundraising Campaign Director, LLS). Middle row: Vicki Soriano, Lisa Allgeier, Amanda McCafferty, Chrissie Simmons, Kelsey Mack, and Joann Wolf. Back row: Darlene Thompson and Melissa Whipple.

Make-A-Wish Softball Tournament  –  Jessica D

This memorial softball tournament is held to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This Foundation grants the wishes of children living with life-threatening medical conditions. This was the 34th annual tournament. New Motors sponsored a team and we really appreciate all their support.

Pets On The Bay  –  Del F

The goal of this event is to promote responsible pet ownership and compassionate caring for all animals, through education and hands-on activities. We want the community to learn about the various animal rescue organizations. We want to help promote local pet businesses, service providers and introduce new pet products. New Motors was the main sponsor for the event!

Ruck The Bay  –  Kelly W

New Motors participated in the 3rd annual "Ruck The Bay" that took place at Presque Isle State Park. This event is a 15K military-style ruck march/walk to honor our local fallen heroes and to end veteran homelessness. Each participant carried a backpack full of supplies that were donated at the end as well!

Pet Adoption and Donation Drive  –  Jessica K

New Motors held an event to benefit the French Creek Animal Rescue. They had a variety of pets available to adopt and also took in all kinds of donations (food, toys, etc). They also donated $500 to the shelter! Several animals did find new homes through the event as well!

Lemonade and Cookies for a Great Cause  –  Chris S

New Motors Subaru had a lemonade and cookie stand so support the Shriners Hospitals for Children. The refreshments were free and New Motors Subaru donated for every one that was given away. Shriners Hospitals for Children has a mission to provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment; provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals; conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families. This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin, or ability of a patient or family to pay. Their vision is to become the best at transforming children’s lives by providing exceptional healthcare through innovative research, in a patient and family-centered environment.

Humane Society  –  Nicole B

New Motors donated $6500 to the Humane Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania! This non-profit organization operates the only open-access shelter in the region, meaning they do not turn away any animals brought to them!

$1000 Donation  –  Dan H

We would like to thank New Motors Subaru for their $1000 donation towards our annual cleanup. It's partners like them that help make it possible for us to maintain our precious aquatic treasure. Thank you again we hope to see you again at next years cleanup!!

Austism Society of Northwest Pennsylvania  –  Tish B

New Motors donated $9000 to the Autism Society of Northwest Pennsylvania! The goal if this organization is to improve the quality of life across the lifespan of persons on the Autism Spectrum and their families through advocacy, education, service, support and research.

Children's Miracle Network  –  Joe A

Saint Vincent Health Center hosted a Trivia Night for its employees to help raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.  New Motors Subaru matched the total donated to the 50-50 drawing in the amount of $1677!

Subaru Loves Learning Book Drive - August 1-31  –  Molly M

Join us in our Subaru Loves Learning initiative during the month of August! We are partnering with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in donating science books to a local school in Harborcreek, PA. All of the books that will be donated have been recognized by AAAS as some of the best science books in their field. Contact us to learn more information.

Subaru Loves the Earth - E-Waste Recycling Event  –  Danielle S

We would like to thank our customers for participating in our E Waste Recycling event during the month of April. With your help, we were able to prevent 16,426 lbs of carbon emissions from polluting the atmosphere. This is equivalent to saving 629 trees, 2,793 gallons of gasoline, 23,813 plastic bottles, and 109,532 aluminum cans. Thank you for helping strengthen the Subaru Love Promise!

New Motors Subaru Loves A.N.N.A!  –  Ruth T

New Motors Subaru made a HUGE donation to the A.N.N.A Shelter in Erie,PA. This outstanding donation will support the shelter in their mission to save needy and neglected animals in NW Pennsylvania. With out this support we could not provide the services to the citizens, such as; low cost spays and neuters, vaccine clinics, and adoption programs. We are so proud to partner with New Motors!!!

Free Refreshments To Help Save Animals  –  Ruth C

New Motors set up an old-fashioned lemonade stand to raise money for our local Anna Shelter. For every free lemonade and/or cookie enjoyed by their customers, they donated $5. They raised $500 in just one afternoon! We really appreciate their support and for believing in the shelter and our mission.

April 1-30, 2015- E-Waste Recycling Event  –  Molly M

Throughout the month of April, we are hosting an E-Waste Recycling Event in our store to collect unwanted electronics. We've arranged to work with a company who will responsibly collect, re-purpose, and recycle your electronic waste. Help us protect our environment. Just show up with your E-Waste and we'll do the rest! The first 50 customers who contribute will receive a complementary environmental badge of ownership. We will accept: LCD Monitors, Cell Phones, Laptops, Tablets, CRTs up to 40 inches, Video Games/Consoles, Fax Machines, DVD/VCR Players, Printers, Computer Peripherals, Switches/Routers, Cords and Wires.