The Subaru Love Promise is just that. A promise. It is a promise to do right by our community by partnering with nonprofit education, health, community, environment, and animal organizations - to set Subaru apart through our deeds and the deeds of our partners. To be unlike any other car company by doing what is right and good, just for the sake of doing it.
The Love Promise starts with Subaru of America
We at Subaru of America stay true to the Love Promise by partnering with a wide variety of nonprofits and charities. In addition to these partnerships, every year Subaru, our owners, and our retailers join hands in the "Share the Love" event, giving back to charities across the country. Over the past 20 years, Subaru of America has donated over 50 million dollars to causes we care about, and logged over 28,000 volunteer hours.
All of the organizations we support have one thing in common: the unwavering dedication to improve the world and the lives of its people.
The charities' varying focuses and passions include:
Subaru Loves Pets
Subaru Loves the Earth
Subaru Loves Learning
Subaru Loves to Help
Subaru Loves to Care
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.
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.
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
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.
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 toMake A Wish, helping to grant 610 wishes in the U.S.
How is Carter Subaru Shoreline dedicated locally to the Love Promise?
Carter Subaru is proud to support and sponsor many of our great local organizations and non-profits. From the environment and music to education and athletics, everyone at Carter Subaru is committed to investing in our future... and our children's future.
Fido Fest, Pasado's Safe Haven, Woodland Park Zoo Wildwise
Mountains to Sound Greenway, Brown Bear Car Wash
Shorewood High School, Ballard High School, Shoreline Community College
Pike Place Market Foundation, Tree House for Foster Kids, Seattle Storm, Zoo Tunes, GSBA
Love. It's the only thing you make more of by giving it away. So when Subaru had their annual Share The Love Event and donated $250 to your choice of six charities when you purchased or leased a new Subaru, Carter Subaru picked two hometown charities that are close to our hearts: King County Search and Rescue, and Tree House. King County Search and Rescue is one of the largest search and rescue organizations in the country and also one of the busiest. On average, they respond to a mission every three days. In 2015, they had about 125 missions, volunteered almost 19,000 mission hours, and drove over 180,000 miles in their personal vehicles, not including training missions. They are proudly 100% volunteer and provide their search and rescue services at no cost to the citizens of King County and upon request to other counties in Washington. Tree House provides kids in foster care with the academic and other essential supports they equally deserve to help them graduate high school. Treehouse envisions and strives to create a world where every child that has experienced a crisis of parenting has the opportunities and support they need to pursue their dreams and become productive members of our community. Children in foster care live in an uncertain world, and the stability that most children take for granted is not guaranteed to foster kids. Check out our sing-along video on the right.
Supporting Foster Kids With KIRO's HOLIDAY MAGIC –
KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, Carter Subaru and Treehouse, a nonprofit organization addressing the essential education and enrichment needs of kids in foster care, raised over $502,000 for local foster children during the 28th Annual Holiday Magic Fundraiser on December 14, 2016. The Holiday Magic program helps foster kids by raising money to provide each child in the program with one significant holiday gift along with support for programs and services throughout the year. For the fifth consecutive year, Holiday Magic exceeded half a million dollars in donations and cash during the 12-hour fundraiser. “Thanks to your generosity, thousands of kids across Washington State will feel the love and support of our community and enjoy a magical holiday!” said Treehouse CEO Janis Avery. Founded in 1988, Treehouse helps over 7,000 kids in foster care each year through programs that help them succeed in school, fulfill key material needs, and provide important childhood experiences every child deserves. Treehouse is also one of Carter Subaru’s Share The Love Event hometown charities in which they received over $43,000 in 2016. Photo: Jennifer Moran, Carter Subaru Excecutive Manager on air during the fundraiser.
Carter Subaru Spreads the Love & Warmth –
At Carter Subaru, we believe that everyone should have a chance to lead a healthy life, which is why we are proud to partner with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and the Floyd and Delores Jones Cancer Institute at Virginia Mason. In July 2016, Carter Subaru spread a little bit of love and warmth by delivering 120 chenille blankets and messages of hope to cancer patients at Virginia Mason. As the world's largest health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services, LLS's mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Virginia Mason leads the way in cancer care in the Puget Sound area and has survival rates among the best in the nation at every stage. With no cancer being "typical", Virginia Mason designs and develops a unique course of treatment for each patient with an experienced multidisciplinary team of physicians and healthcare professionals who are skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of leukemia and lymphoma. Photo (left to right): Robbi Bishop, Administrative Director Cancer Institute; Jennifer Moran, Executive Director Carter Subaru; David M. Aboulafia, MD Section Head Hematology and Oncology; Alison Green, RN Oncology Nursing & Infusion Services; Josh Buren, Corporate Development Director LLS WA Chapter
It's all about Bruce –
I just wanted to share with you an experience I had at my last oil change at Carter Subaru in Shoreline. Forgive me for the personal details, but I just want to impart how much the excellent service I received from Betty meant to me. My mom just spent 35 days in the hospital, and is now in rehab. I had just finished 3 months of driving between Seattle and Mount Vernon for my job (~100 miles/day) and desperately needed to get my oil changed before I had to drive to Longview for a friend's bridal shower. Fast forward to earlier this month: my dog Bruce and I stopped on our way to visit my mom to get my oil changed (with no appointment) and Betty was my service advisor. She told me it would probably take around 2 hours and that she was very sorry, but she would try to get us out of there as soon as possible. She then promptly came around the corner to give my dog a biscuit and some treats. When my car was ready (approximately 1.5 hours), she told me that she had my wiper blades replaced free of charge and that I was ready to roll. Then, to add on to this excellent experience at the service center, I received a thank you card in the mail yesterday from Betty, complete with a sticker of a dog titled "Bruce"! In short, I am just so impressed with Betty. She had no idea that I had such a challenging few months and was just being kind - but it meant far more than she knew. We will be back! Thank you to Betty and the rest of the Carter Subaru crew!
The Butterfly Heroes at Carter Subaru –
Unfortunately the monarch butterfly population in the United States has declined by more than 90 percent in recent years, so Carter Subaru is helping out! Throughout April, Carter Subaru is partnering with the National Wildlife Foundation for the Butterfly Heroes Program. This program's goal is to bring awareness to the declining population and connect our community of gardeners and kids, families and schools alike to help the monarchs and other pollinators. Creating monarch and pollinator habitat is a wonderful opportunity for observing one of nature's most miraculous occurrences. The unique transformation the monarch butterfly undergoes during its life cycle from egg, caterpillar (larva) and chrysalis to the delicate yet resilient butterfly is wonderfully intriguing for students and teachers alike. Stop in to Carter Subaru to learn more about the program and pick up some complimentary milkweed seeds to do your part at home!
Dedicated to the Legacy of Northwest Art –
Cascadia Art Museum is the first museum dedicated to NW art from the late 19th century through the 1960s, defined by the waters that flow from the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. With six galleries and a multi-purpose education room the 11,000 square foot museum is part of the adaptive re-use of one of Edmonds' most iconic, mid-Modern century buildings. Their Inaugural Exhibition supported by Carter Subaru introduces viewers to a prolific body of works produced by significant regional artists active from 1900 and leading up to the formation of the group in 1939 and through the 1960s.
Using Music to Break the Silence –
Sexual and domestic violence is a silent issue, and the Angel Band Project is working to break the silence and inspire people to engage with this issue through the transformative power of music. Carter Subaru is proud to support the Angel Band Project in their hope to provide healing for survivors and foster a society that's not only willing to listen, but ready to change. Music therapy has the power to heal - it reaches in and grabs you in a place that words alone could never touch. Music also has the power to break through and engage people in a way that's easier for them to listen, and hopefully, begin to understand.
Showcasing the amazing habitats of Washington –
The Woodland Park Zoo's Wild Wise program offers King County students in grades 4-7 a high-impact multimedia indoor presentation and a hands-on inquiry based outdoor exploration. Designed to hone their observation and investigation skills as they study and spend time in Washington habitats, this practical education program showcases the amazing habitats of Washington and the animals which call them home. The program also focuses on skills used by professional biologists and naturalists to learn how to identify and recognize native flora and fauna. In addition, students will see what people are doing to protect our environment right here in Washington, and what they can do to help.
Carter Subaru Loves the Earth –
As part of our Subaru Love Promise, Carter Subaru actively pledges to actively preserve the environment. During April our stores collected unwanted electronic waste customers had dropped off. By responsibly recycling this E-Waste, we helped prevent toxic compounds from entering our soil and waterways. In April we also planted another 800+ trees in the Mountains to Sound Greenway to offset our carbon footprint. Thank you, our customers, for joining us in our effort of protecting our precious environment and helping us all to be on the road to carbon neutral.
Improving Public Education –
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At Carter Subaru we understand that our children are our future leaders. The League of Education Voters is the only Washington-based organization working to improve public education from early learning through higher education. They shape the debate, build powerful coalitions, and grow the grassroots to achieve meaningful reform and ample, equitable, and stable resources for education.
Their advocacy agenda supports our vision that every Washington student has access to a public education that provides the opportunity for success. And their legislative agenda proposes a vision for public education that guarantees that every Washington student has the opportunity for a high-quality education from early learning through the first two years of college.
Our Community, In Focus –
In our continued pledge to support LGBT, Carter Subaru is proud to sponsor the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. Held annually in October since 1996, the Film Festival has grown into the largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, gaining industry and audience recognition for showcasing the latest and greatest in queer film, from major motion picture premieres to emerging talent. An important venue in the Seattle film scene, and the social event of the season, the festival provides unique opportunities for visiting and local filmmakers to engage and entertain over 10,000 attendees.
Empowering Homeless Women –
A proud new partner of Carter Subaru, we're proud to help support Mary's Place, a local Seattle organization that empowers homeless women, children and families to reclaim their lives by providing shelter, nourishment, resources, healing and hope in a safe community. A leading voice in the community, Mary's Place empowers women to reclaim their lives by offering community, acceptance, hope and dignity. Their work keeps struggling families together and provides practical tools and resources that help women find housing and employment.
Supporting the Seattle Men's & Women's Chorus –
The Seattle Men's Chorus is the largest gay men's chorus in the world with over 350 singing members, and Seattle Women's Chorus has quickly grown to over 300 singers. In addition to supporting the choruses all year long, Carter Subaru is especially proud to be a key partner in the choruses annual Holiday Raffle, where for $5 you can buy a ticket with the hopes of winning a brand new Subaru. With Carter Subaru's support, the work of the Choruses rolls forward touching lives, building acceptance, and empowering all citizens to claim their full and equal rights.
See Concerts. Save Animals! –
ZooTunes presented by Carter Subaru is one of Seattle's premiere concert venues that helps support the Zoo and all the wonderful animals they care for. A Seattle summer tradition celebrating more than 30 years, it's the place to enjoy live music performances from today's top talent in jazz, blues, folk and bluegrass performing against one of Seattle's most beautiful outdoor backdrops: Woodland Park Zoo's picturesque North Meadow.
Creating a road to hope & possibility –
Carter Subaru is proud to have supported Tree House over the last few years by selecting them as our preferred local partner for Subaru's annual "Share The Love Event". Our partnership has resulted in thousands of dollars donated to keep kids in foster care on track to graduate from high school and achieve their dreams. Because of Carter Subaru, Tree House was able to serve more than 7,000 kids in foster care last year in the Seattle area, providing education coaching and support, access to extracurricular activities and summer camps, and the clothes and school supplies they need to fit in and succeed at school. Together, Carter Subaru and Tree House are creating a road to hope and possibility for youth in foster care.
Stormin' Seattle –
As long time partners of Seattle's two-time WNBA Champions, Carter Subaru supports many Seattle Storm programs, including their "Go Green" initiative. By sharing environmental values, together we're committed to reduce our collective environmental footprint. For example, if you carpool to a Storm game in a Subaru, you'll park free in the Carter Subaru Garage. In addition, we have our exciting 3's for Trees program - for every 3-pointer our Storm players get, Carter Subaru will plant a tree in the Mountains to Sound Greenway. So far we've planted over 1,500 trees!
Riders supporting Riders –
Carter Subaru has supported the Stinky Spoke Ride since they got started several years ago. This fun and muddy 18.6 mile uphill bike ride is always on the worst weather day of the year in January... and that's where you get the Stinky part from. Carter Subaru is proud to sponsor Stinky Spoke because they in turn benefit Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center which brings equine-assisted therapies to children and adults with disabilities.
Seattle's GSBA Scholarship Fund –
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Carter Subaru realizes that today's students are tomorrow's leaders, and is committed to supporting our community's future leaders by providing resources to outstanding LGBT students. We are proud to support Seattle's GSBA Scholarship Fund that benefits undergraduate students who exhibit leadership potential, demonstrate strong academic abilities, and who are actively involved in school and community organizations.
Carter Subaru Helps Children in Need –
Carter Subaru, in partnership with the Seattle Seahawks & KIRO Radio are committed to investing in our future and our children's future by supporting many of our local charities. Every month a different charity is chosen, from Camp Korey that helps children living with serious and life-altering medical conditions, to Forterra, the largest conservation and community building organization dedicated solely to the Northwest.
Carter Subaru Supports Mountains to Sound Greenway –
Native trees are critical to the health of the Pacific Northwest. Trees improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gases, shade creeks and streams cooling water for threatened salmon, reduce erosion and filter pollutants, improving water quality, and providing important wildlife habitat.
Since 2008, Carter Subaru has planted over 100,000 native trees and shrubs in the Mountains to Sound Greenway, the scenic byway along the I-90 corridor stretching from Seattle over Snoqualmie Pass into Central Washington.
Carter Subaru is literally "Planting a Forest... One Test Drive at a time!" Here's how it works: Test-drive any Subaru at Carter, and Carter will plant one tree in your name. When you buy a Subaru, Carter will plant three more trees. By doing this we're helping reduce your carbon footprint even further, so together we're all "On the Road to Carbon Neutral".
Highlight and right click the following link to view our Love Promise in action: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RHoR9jisnzA