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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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 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. 

Environment

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.

Education

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 Adoptaclassroom.org we supported teachers and students with donations of S400,000 in gift cards and school supplies. 

Community

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. 

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.

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 Lancaster County 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.

ASPCA, Pet Pantry of Lancaster County
Lancaster Catholic High School
CASA, ETown MTB
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Love Promise Stories from Lancaster County Motors Subaru

Subaru and Lancaster County 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

Fall in Love at The Pet Pantry of Lancaster  –  Kate K

I am a lifelong animal lover and pet mom, my family has been volunteering for a number of years at the Pet Pantry of Lancaster. We love working directly with the animals whether they are in rescue or fostering kittens or puppies in our home. For over a year now I have taken on a more active role working part time planning community events. I enjoy having the opportunity to go out in public and educate on the various programs Pet Pantry offers such as our food handout, spay and neuter programs and of course our rescue/adoption program. This year has certainly been challenging, what most people may not be aware of is that during Covid-19 we were not able to offer spay and neuter surgeries as these were not deemed lifesaving procedures. This created a perfect storm for an even more demanding "kitten season" than usual. Our phones never stopped ringing with callers asking for help with kittens they were finding, often in need of medical attention. The Subaru Loves Pets grant and our partnership with Lancaster County Motors has been a lifeline to so many homeless kittens and cats. During the month of October Pet Pantry was able to discount our adoption fees by $25. This helped find 63 new homes for some very grateful fur babies! This was not the first time Lancaster County Motors has supported us, in the past they have had very successful food and supply drives as well as a pet costume parade. Rescues rely heavily on local support from individuals as well as businesses. There has been so many beautiful adoption pictures and stories from this campaign. One adoption in particular tugged at my heart and that is the story of Stitch. Stitch came into our rescue with a severely injured right leg, left ear and tail. Our rescue veterinarian felt that these injuries were consistent to when kittens or cats are found in car engines. Unfortunately, Stitch's leg and tail could not be repaired and needed to be amputated, his left ear would remain deformed. He spent many weeks with our veterinarian in her home recovering before being healthy enough to be put up for adoption. I have included the story of how Stitch came to be adopted by a lovely couple who have given Stitch a loving and happy new home. "We decided on our 5th wedding anniversary that we wanted to go visit cats in the local animal shelters. After going to several shelters and being told we couldn't visit due to COVID19, we did some research and stumbled across The Pet Pantry. We weren't necessarily planning on adopting another cat (we had three others!) but we read about Stitch online and knew we had to meet him. We called the Pet Pantry and we're allowed to come in! When we got there, we were taken to the cat room, but didn't see Stitch. We asked about him, and we fell in love instantly! Not only is he cute as a button, but he is so sweet, loving, and spunky! Stitch has 3 legs, but he certainly doesn't act like it! He runs all over the house, up and down the stairs with ease, and leaps up and down off the bed and couch. He loves sitting on the back of the couch and looking out the window. We call him our "Security Stitch". Stitch also likes to chase around his big (cat) sisters, Baila (16 years old), Jessie Cow (13 years old), and Missy (5 years old). He loves playing with toys and we often find his toy basket spilled over and toys all over the house. He enjoys chasing our feet under the blankets! Stitch warms our hearts more than we could ever explain. He is our "little man", our "security Stitch", and "Little Butt, King of the little butts". He completes our family and brings us so much joy. We are forever grateful for The Pet Pantry for taking him in, performing his surgeries, and allowing us to adopt our baby boy." Many, Many thanks to the team at Lancaster County Motors Subaru for choosing to support The Pet Pantry of Lancaster with the "fall in love" campaign.


Making Clubs Count  –  Anne B

Lancaster Catholic High School's Recycling Club had a great kick-off by reading "Trash Revolution Breaking the Waste Cycle." Students are now collecting recycling twice a month. The two collects are paper and plastic. The Environmental Club was inspired by reading "Dig In! 12 Easy Gardening Projects using Kitchen Scraps." Students are looking forward to growing plants from sprouts, roots and tops. Current plants growing are pineapples, sweet potatoes, celery and avocados. We received both of these books through the Subaru Loves Learning! Thank you Lancaster County Motors Subaru!


Sharing a love of Lancaster's history  –  Robin S

At LancasterHistory, education is at the heart of our mission. We serve the community, not only by preserving Lancaster’s historic treasures, but by making sure that everyone—especially Lancaster’s schoolchildren—have the opportunity to learn from the past. As a sponsor of our annual Valentine’s Gala, Lancaster County Motors Subaru has shown the love for this community’s history, and for our work to make sure that every child in Lancaster County has the opportunity to have an authentic, hands-on experience as they learn about the people, places, and events that make their hometown unique. They've also ensured that we have the tools to teach kids what it means to be a strong citizen--we engage them in age-appropriate civics lessons about American democracy. There is nothing better in our daily work than hearing a child say, “oh cool!” when they come face to face with an artifact from the American Revolution, a two hundred-year-old document, or a toy that someone played with generations before they were born. Thanks to Lancaster County Motors Subaru, kids across Lancaster County are having “oh cool” moments at our museum every day. We’re so grateful to Lancaster County Motors Subaru for sharing the love with LancasterHistory and with so many important causes in our community!


Why We Deliver Blankets in the Summer  –  Valerie S

It was at least 90 degrees on June 27th. Marsha and I drove just about an hour from our chapter office to Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute. She was blasting the air condition in her car but it was still hot. Uncomfortable hot. When we arrived at the cancer center, the parking lot was jammed full with cars. It was hard to decipher how to get from one lot to the other without getting back on the road. We found a spot, parked and retrieved the hand carts out of the trunk and then slowly moved across the macadam inferno, trying not to sweat even more than we already were, as if that were even possible. When we reached the entrance, Eric Shellhamer from Lancaster County Motors Subaru, popped out of the door bringing with him a cool breeze. We greeted each other and entered the building. Once inside the building we had the opportunity to chat a little bit more. Eric told about his love for biking and talked about how awesome it would be to hold a fundraising bike event. I had the opportunity to tell him a little bit about Team-In-Training. He told us he is a cancer survivor. He also shared that a friend of had been diagnosed recently too. While we didn’t get to deliver blankets to patients, it was very obvious that Eric choose to take part in this delivery because cancer has touched his life and those around him and he wanted to help spread hope and love to others facing it too. Annie, our contact with Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, joined us and Eric showed her the blankets, arts and craft kits and cards of hope. She was very grateful on behalf of the patients who would be receiving them. One thing that seems to be key with the deliveries are the cards of hope. Subaru customers so kindly take a minute of their time to write an uplifting message to let patients know they are not alone. They don’t know who will receive the message and might not realize it when they are writing them, but that note could make all the world of difference in someone’s day. I found meaning in this experience that changed my perspective. Next time you find yourself complaining about a summer heat wave try to remember that there is a Dad somewhere trying to explain Lymphoma to his 10 year old child, a teenager who is devastated and wondering what they did to deserve a disease that they did not ask for and a mother sitting in a hospital room having just undergone chemotherapy, wrapped up in a Subaru/LLS blanket freezing and wishing that she could enjoy the summer.


Empowering CASA to Help Children  –  Melissa L

Thank you to Lancaster County Motors Subaru for supporting CASA of Lancaster for the 3rd time during the 2018 Subaru Share the Love Event! CASA of Lancaster received over $27,000 which will go directly back into the Lancaster County community by helping the children in foster care. Children like Katie, an 18-year-old former foster child, who is now flourishing thanks to the CASA program. Katie was a victim of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse… and no one believed her. Katie was in foster care for over two years and was finally able to leave the system thanks in part to her CASA Volunteer. Thank you LCM Subaru for empowering CASA to help more children like Katie!


Lancaster County Motors Subaru Shares the Love  –  Victoria B

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Central PA Chapter was proud to partner with Lancaster County Motors Subaru during Subaru Loves to Care month to provide support to patients fighting cancer. Lancaster County Motors Subaru staff delivered the beautiful blankets to the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute at Lancaster General Health. Thank you, Lancaster County Motors Subaru, for bringing warmth, love and hope to patients in our communities through Subaru Loves to Care!


Lancaster Co Motors Subaru Shares the Love  –  Tara R

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Central PA Chapter was proud to partner with Lancaster County Motors Subaru during Subaru Loves to Care month to provide support to patients fighting cancer. Lancaster County Motors Subaru staff delivered the beautiful blankets to the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute at LGH. Thank you to Lancaster County Motors Subaru for showing their local cancer patients that they are here to provide warmth and support!


Subaru and NWF Loves the Earth  –  N N

"Our garden is coming along nicely! I was out of the country for 3 weeks and I was happy to see how far the kids had gotten when I returned. I had the boxes put together and hauled all the dirt in for them the week before the last week of school so I was unsure how much they could accomplish,, but we are getting there! We have several families signed up to take care of the garden each week over the summer break. All of the third graders planted cabbages, which you can see and all of the pre-k, K, 1 & 2nd graders all planted the herbs that you sent us! The bigger kids planted peppers, radishes, carrots and of course tomatoes. We have the garden sign posted but the children's summer project is to name the garden. Very exciting to see this thriving and we will send more pictures as we evolve over the summer and into the fall and next year! Thank you again for helping us be successful in this project! Nicole "


LLS Donation  –  Nicole S

Stop into Lancaster County Motors Subaru this month to write messages of hope and support to those battling Leukemia and Lymphoma in the Lancaster area. We will be donating these messages and blankets to a local hospital.


We Feel The Love!  –  Joe F

At A Week Away, we finance and coordinate respite weeks for families battling a life threatening illness. The idea is to give families a break from the chaos of treatment schedules and the stress and the uncertainty associated with fighting their disease. A Week Away was founded only three short years ago and we have been very blessed by the support of our local community. When Subaru selected us to be their local beneficiary of the Share the Love campaign, we were completely thrilled to be associated with such a wonderful, nationally recognized brand. The most amazing part about being selected was the interest and sheer excitement that the staff at Lancaster County Motors Subaru expressed. Their hard work and commitment to our vision helped us to raise enough funds to send away 4 families this year! A Week Away is run entirely by volunteers, and we rely 100% on donations from our supporters; we receive no government funding or grants. Receiving such a substantial donation from Lancaster County Motors Subaru has been a huge blessing which will allow us to continue to carry out our mission. We can't thank the staff at LCM Subaru enough for their support! It has been an incredible experience working with them and we are very grateful to everyone in our community who supports us.


Subaru Share the Love Event  –  Nick S

The Subaru Share the Love Event has officially kicked off for this holiday season. Buy or lease any Subaru before January 3rd and a $250 donation will be made to the charity of your choice. This year, Lancaster County has chosen A Week Away as their hometown charity. A Week Away's mission is to coordinate and finance respite weeks for families who are battling a life threatening illness and to help them find the hope they need to continue their fight. Choose A Week Away to receive a donation from Subaru and Lancaster County Motors Subaru will donate an additional $10 for each sold and leased vehicle, up to $500 in total. The national charities that are involved this year are ASPCA, Make-A-Wish, Meals on Wheels America, and National Park Foundation. Subaru and its participating retailers will have given nearly $90 million in nine years.


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 the Hempfield School District. 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 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 11,034 lbs of carbon emissions from polluting the atmosphere. This is equivalent to saving 423 trees, 1,876 gallons of gasoline, 15,996 plastic bottles, and 73,579 aluminum cans. Thank you for helping strengthen the Subaru Love Promise!


Lancaster County Motors Subaru Lifts Up CASA  –  Jessica L

CASA of Lancaster County believes that growing up in a home free of abuse and neglect is fundamental human right. Lancaster County Motors (LCM) Subaru selected CASA as their local charity partner for the Share the Love event raising nearly $15,000 to support the work of our advocates. CASA trains Volunteer Advocates, who are court-appointed, to represent the best interest of children who have suffered abused and neglect, lifting up their voices and ultimately their lives. These funds will allows us to sustain and expand our program so we can advocate for more children in the foster care system in Lancaster. LCM Subaru's investment in our community is priceless - leveraging financial support and creating awareness. LCM supports lifts up CASA so we can lift up the voices of our community's most vulnerable youth.


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.