The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2022 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 2022 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.

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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 Burlington 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.

Chittenden County Humane Society

Vermont Green Up Day

Drive for Excellence

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont

JRW ALS Golf Classic

Did Burlington Subaru 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 Burlington Subaru

Subaru and Burlington 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

Continuing to Support the Fight Against ALS - Theresa W

Burlington Subaru has been a corporate sponsor for the annual Jeremy R. Williams ALS Golf Classic since it was first started four years ago by Jeremy’s family. “Our son Jeremy fought a battle with ALS starting in 2013 and lost that battle at the age of 39 in September of 2015. Jeremy showed everyone he came in contact with the true meaning of strength and humility. He brought out the best in family, friends, neighbors, and our community! And of course, that smile of his!!! Currently, there is no cure for this awful disease and that’s why every year the Williams Family continues his fight by helping to raise awareness through fundraising for the ALS Association by hosting the Jeremy R. Williams ALS Golf Classic.” ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. ALS usually strikes people between the ages of 40 and 70, and approximately 20,000 people in the U.S. have the disease at any given time. Although there is not yet a cure or treatment that halts ALS, scientists funded through a global research program have made significant progress in understanding what causes ALS. But their work is not done and that’s why Burlington Subaru continues to support the Williams Family and the Jeremy R. Williams ALS Golf Classic in their efforts to raise funds and awareness to fight this horrible disease. Words cannot adequately express how much the support of Burlington Subaru has meant to be able to make this tournament an annual event! This year's tournament raised over $26,000 which all gets donated to the ALS Northern New England Chapter. Thank you Burlington Subaru! Sincerely, The Williams Family

Jeremy R. Williams ALS Golf Classic
Continuing to Support the Fight Against ALS

Thank You from the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington - Kylie d

Thank you to Burlington Subaru for their generous support of the Club and our Summer Camp Program. Because of their generosity and the success of our Bids for Kids Auction, we were able to extend our Summer Camp by an entire extra week this year! Providing a safe space for kids to have fun throughout the summer months, especially this past year, makes a big impact in the lives of the families we serve. We are so proud to have served more than 100 kids this past summer during such a challenging time for so many community members. We are deeply grateful to Burlington Subaru for helping us to serve our community in such a meaningful way.

Thank You from the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington

Subaru Loves to Help - Cara G

As part of the 2021 Subaru Loves to Help campaign Burlington Subaru chose to partner with COTS. The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) advocates for long-term solutions to end homelessness and provides emergency shelter, services, and long-term housing for Vermonters who are experiencing homelessness or are marginally housed. The donation of blankets was delivered at the perfect time just as local temperatures started to drop. COTS is a wonderful organization and we look forward to partnering with them again in 2022.

COTS (The Committee on Temporary Shelter)
Subaru Loves to Help

Supporting Life Long Learning - Cara G

The Ethan Allen Homestead Museum is dedicated to preserving the story of Ethan Allen, as well as his impact on the founding of Vermont and the creation of the United States. Its mission is to preserve the site and educate the public about the world of the original inhabitants, the Abenakis, the later European settlers, and the natural and cultivated landscape they called home. The Ethan Allen Homestead Museum offers several different educational opportunities to community members including field trips, courses on history and the natural environment, classroom visits from a living historian visit, and their highly successful monthly lecture series that is sponsored by Burlington Subaru. These lectures feature speakers that present on a variety of topics and are offered to members of the public at no cost with help from Burlington Subaru and other sponsors. Learning should be a lifelong endeavor and Burlington Subaru supports the work that The Ethan Allen Homestead Museum to help educate our community.

The Ethan Allen Homestead Museum
Supporting Life Long Learning

October Adoption Support - Diana H

The Humane Society of Chittenden County is incredibly grateful to our friends at Burlington Subaru for once again donating $100 for every dog & cat adopted during the month of October (up to $3,100). Throughout the month, we celebrated 149 adoptions! Thank you Burlington Subaru for your continued support and helping our organization care for more than 1,200 animals and their families each year. Together, we will continue to advocate for those in need and serve our community well into the future!

October Adoption Support

Neighbors Helping Neighbors - Marcy L

"People are longing for a sense of familiarity. Our monthly delivery provides people something to look forward to, a regular smile during uncertain times," said Nasse Salhi, Feeding Chittenden's Home Delivery Coordinator. Salhi, who has coordinated the Home Delivery program for over five years, works with older adults and people with disabilities. We recently spoke with Marcy, who loves to prepare nutritious food for her neighbors, and her chicken soup is a favorite: “I can never make enough, ever!” The food Marcy prepares comes from Feeding Chittenden’s Home Delivery program. Marcy works hard to share what she can. “We help each other. It’s the best we can do, especially right now– people are struggling just to pay the rent,” she said. “It’s really important that we share with each other.” Everyone should have access to the nourishing food they need, and with the support of Subaru's Share the Love campaign, Feeding Chittenden has been able to increase food access to folks like Marcy, who are facing hunger.

Feeding Chittenden
Neighbors Helping Neighbors

HSCC Thanks Burlington Subaru - Diana H

The Humane Society of Chittenden County is incredibly grateful for Burlington Subaru’s continued support. This summer marked our return to our annual in-person Walk for the Animals & 5K Doggie Fun Run, and we were fortunate to welcome back Burlington Subaru as our loyal event sponsor. As an independent nonprofit organization, HSCC depends on the generous support from our community members and businesses like Burlington Subaru. Their generosity helps strengthen our community programs & services and enables HSCC to care for and rehome more than 1,000 animals each year. Many thanks on behalf of the entire HSCC team!

HSCC Thanks Burlington Subaru

Helping to Feed Chittenden County - Rob M

We are extremely grateful to Subaru’s Share the Love program support. Especially during this year of Covid-19, we have seen a 38% increase in new visitors who have been displaced from work and in need of help with food. We increased our delivery of meals and groceries and at one point this year we’re distributing 1400 meals a day to 14 temporary shelters throughout Chittenden county. We could not have done this work and much more deeding thousands of hungry Vermonters without the support of Burlington Subaru and the Share the Love program. We are extremely humbled and grateful for this generous and vital support. Rob Meehan, Feeding Chittenden Director

Feeding Chittenden
Helping to Feed Chittenden County

Helping the Fight Against ALS - JRW ALS G

For the 3rd year in a row, Burlington Subaru was a corporate sponsor for the Jeremy R. Williams ALS Golf Classic. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. ALS usually strikes people between the ages of 40 and 70, and approximately 20,000 people in the U.S. have the disease at any given time. Due to COVID, this year's tournament was held in limbo and eventually rescheduled to a later date and at a reduced capacity. Because of this, we felt it was more important than ever to continue with our corporate sponsorship for this event and to help fund the research that will one day lead to a cure for this horrible disease. We also had several employees step up and help with the organizing of the tournament and in maintaining a strong online presence. Although there is not yet a cure or treatment that halts ALS scientists have made significant progress in understanding what causes ALS. But their work is not done and that's why Burlington Subaru continues to support the hard work of the Williams Family via the annual Jeremy R. Williams Golf Classic to raise funds and awareness to fight this horrible disease. Amazingly, even with COVID happening this year's tournament raised over $32,000 which all gets donated to the ALS Northern New England Chapter. During such difficult times, Burlington Subaru is very proud to have helped the Williams Family make this such a success in 2020. We look forward to helping the Williams Family in the fight against ALS in 2021.

JRW ALS Golf Classic
Helping the Fight Against ALS

Local High School Students Wins New Subaru! - Hunter D

For the past 12 years, Burlington Subaru has partnered with local tv and radio stations for the annual Drive for Excellence program. Each year a deserving local high school Junior or Senior has the chance to win a brand new Subaru Impreza and is designed to inspire high school juniors and seniors to achieve commendable grades throughout the year. In recent years students also have the chance to win one of three $1,000 scholarships in addition to winning a new Subaru. Over the course of the school year, students from all over Vermont and northern New York register online and send in their report cards in the hopes of being selected as one of the 75 finalists invited to the final Grand Prize Giveaway at Burlington Subaru. At the event, finalists receive two raffle entries for each “A” and one for each “B” they have achieved, which serves as extra motivation for students to continue working hard throughout the year. For 12 years this program has run smoothly and then COVID happened. Between difficulty in collecting report cards with things being shut down, grades being changed due to state mandates at home schooling, and the expense of giving away a brand new car we had to stop and ask if the Drive for Excellence was still doable. It was decided that local students had so much taken away from them during their Junior and Senior years that Drive for Excellence would not be one of them. These students needed something to look forward to. Some adjustments were made to the rules for collecting and counting grades and the in-person gathering for the grand prize drawing was changed to a virtual drawing to comply with COVID guidelines. So at 6 pm on June 2nd, Burlington Subaru held the Drive for Excellence grand prize giveaway virtual event over Facebook Live. Hunter Dutton a senior at Montpelier High School won a brand new Subaru Impreza while Alyssa Savage and Lauryn Munson Juniors at Northeastern Clinton Central School and Autumn Parrott a Junior at Williamstown HS each received a $1,000 scholarship.

Local High School Students Wins New Subaru!