We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our customers, our community, and the Subaru Love Promise.
We're honored to receive the 2022 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes elite Subaru retailers who provide an exceptional customer experience at every interaction with Subaru. These retailers have also demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in their local communities in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.
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.
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.
Subaru and our retailers are committed to protecting and preserving the Earth, not just by our words, but also by our actions.
Since 2018, as part of the Subaru Loves the Earth initiative, Subaru and retailers across the country have partnered with TerraCycle® and have collected over 7 million pieces of hard-to-recycle trash from their communities. Items such as snack bag wrappers, coffee cups, or used cabin air filters from service areas have been diverted from landfills and given a second life by TerraCycle when it is converted into durable furniture and other usable items.
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 369,000 award-winning science books. In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and Adoptaclassroom.org we supported teachers and students with donations of $400,000 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.
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.
Subaru and Uftring 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.
This summer, the Illinois CancerCare Peoria Clinic received 80 blankets for their patients provided by the Uftring Subaru team and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Illinois Region Chapter. These comforting gifts were also accompanied by personalized messages of hope cards written by customers and staff of Uftring. We hope these blankets warm the bodies and hearts of Illinois CancerCare’s patients and provide hope for a brighter future. Many thanks to everyone at Uftring Subaru for your continued support of LLS and our mission and to the cancer support team at Illinois CancerCare for all that you do for your patients.
Thank you to Uftring Subaru for supporting the adoption of dogs during the 2021 Make A Dogs Day Event. The Peoria Humane Society received a $3,170 donation and an additional $1.000 in pet food donations for a grand total of $4,170 in support. This generous gift allowed us to feed dogs and cats who would otherwise go hungry and adopt dogs into loving families who would otherwise be homeless in our community. One special little dog named Tater Tot found his forever home, thanks in part to the support of our friends at Uftring Subaru. Abandoned and injured, Tater Tot came into our local animal shelter with a shattered leg and broken tail. Struggling to walk and in pain, he needed surgery. Thanks to the generousity of community partners like Urtring Subaru, we are happy to say Tater Tot, now know as Doctor Bones, is enjoying running and playing with his family's 3 dogs and 2 cats. THANK YOU Uftring Subaru - couldn’t do what we do without you!
Paws Giving Independence is an all volunteer organization located in Peoria, Il. We train service dogs for children and adults at a variety of ability levels. We train dogs mainly for wheelchair/mobility and medical response as well as facility dogs for local schools and centers. We know our families have medical bills and expenses related to their disabilities so we place our dogs free of charge. Since we are all volunteers we don't have to pay salaries, but we do need to cover the expenses of the dogs in training, vet costs, special bracing harnesses, flea and heartworm medication, leashes, training collars, vests, food, and other equipment needed for training and placement. Uftring Subaru came to us at a time when it was difficult to cover those costs. We were a small organization, just starting out and not sure if we could move forward. They have donated almost $60,000 to our organization over the years which has allowed us to train and place more dogs knowing we had those funds available. We have been able to help recipients who have Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson Disease, MS, Muscular Dystrophy, spinal chord injuries and those with other mobility issues. Recently we have placed dogs with two young women who lost a leg due to their cancer and their dogs are helping them gain their independence back. We are working with families whose children have seizures and their dogs are being trained to help them during a seizure and to alert the parents when a seizure is happening giving them a sense of comfort that the dog is there to help. One of our Subaru named dogs, Ru, started working with his recipient last night, a high school student who needs help with medical response. They will train together for several months before placement. We have placed facility dogs with counselors and special education teachers in many local schools and they work throughout the schools to help their students in many ways. Facility dogs can be used as a calming factor when anxiety arises, they are used in physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy to make it more enjoyable and they can help motivate the hesitant child. They have helped students who have gone through trauma. We are also currently working to place our first courthouse dog to help victims and witnesses to crimes feel more comfortable both when giving their statements and while testifying in court. Mr. Uftring and the entire staff has gone out of their way to not only help us monetarily, but they have welcomed us to the Uftring family and they help to spread the word about our mission enabling us to find new recipients and volunteers. Our dogs were even in an Uftring commercial a few years ago. If Uftring had not reached out to help us 8 years ago I don't if we would have been able to get things going and keep things going. Even as an all volunteer organization there are a lot of expenses related to training these dogs. Knowing we would get this donation helped us to bring in more dogs to train so we could help more people. Fundraising has been difficult during the pandemic and they even sent us additional funds last year just because they knew non profits were struggling. They do so much not only to help PGI, but they help so many charities throughout our area. They are known for their generosity. They truly care about our community. We are so grateful to Uftring Subaru for their continued support. Thank you Uftring Subaru!!!
On 9/21/21 a good Samaritan called PCAPS Animal Control to pick up an adorable, injured puppy. Animal Control Officer Mallow responded and picked up the happiest most wiggly puppy that later came to be known as Tater Tot. Despite the fact that Tater Tot was full of life, he was clearly injured. His right rear leg just barely touched the ground with one toe as he walked, and his tail was clearly broken. Who knows what Tater Tot had endured before Officer Mallow arrived? He never let it slow him down; Tater Tot was full of life! Officer Mallow scooped up the puppy and quickly brought him to the shelter where he sought medical attention for a shattered hip and broken tail. The Peoria Humane Society helped PCAPS with the expenses of Tater Tot’s care, and after some x-rays and some pain medication, it wasn't long before Tater Tot was recovering from surgery (to remove the head of the femur) and ready for a new home. Tater Tot's personality was so exceptional that a Technician from the Veterinarian's office where Tater Tot was treated, just couldn't resist adopting him. On 10/30/21 Tater Tot was adopted! His new family couldn't be happier. Tater Tot, now known as "Doctor Bones", is doing well and enjoys running and playing with his family's 3 dogs and 2 cats. Thanks to the support of our community partners, like Subaru, the Peoria Humane Society and PCAPS are able to make a difference for animals in need.
Paws Giving Independence rescues dogs from local shelters and trains them to be service dogs to assist people in need while providing support to encourage independence. Paws Giving Independence is run completely on public donations. We are unique because our service dogs are placed free of charge and we currently have no paid staff. Paws Giving Independence was chosen as the local charity during the Subaru Share the Love event. The $6500 donated to PGI by Uftring Automall and Subaru of America, Inc., Uftring Ambassador Initiative and their customers will help us save more dogs and get more dogs placed with their wonderful recipients. When we go to the dealership we always feel like we are visiting family. The entire team is so welcoming and it is fun to be with them. You can hear everyone laughing in the background, it is like visiting old friends. They don't just give us a check, they also care about what we do and want to meet our dogs and recipients. Thank you to all of you for choosing us again this year!