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.

The Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment

We believe in being a positive force in something bigger. And it all starts right here in our community. Not just by our donations, but by our actions.

That's why we stay true to our Love Promise Community Commitment by partnering with a wide variety of community nonprofits and charities.

Every year, we join hands with our owners in the "Share the Love" event, giving back to our community-a community that's given so much to us.

So, every day, we strive to ensure our love is felt not just by our customers, but by all in our community. We do this because we feel it is the right thing to do.

We are proud to participate in the Love Promise Community Commitment. We're grateful, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve and support the causes and passions that are closest to our hearts, right here in our neighborhood.

All of the organizations we support have one thing in common: the unwavering dedication to improve the world and the lives of ­its people.

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Subaru Loves the Earth

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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 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.

Environment

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.

Education

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

Community

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.

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.

Subaru has donated more than $4.5 million dollars to
Make A Wish, helping to grant 610 wishes in the U.S.

How is Darrell Waltrip 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.

Williamson Co. Animal Shelter, Nashville Humane Association, Happy Tales Humane Society
Harpeth River Watershed, Williamson County Parks and Re
Williamson Co. Schools, High Hopes Inclusive Pre-Schoo, College Grove Recreation, Franklin Lions Club
Fisher House, Habitat for Humanity, Franklin Tomorrow, Challenged Athletes Foundation, VSA Tennessee
Vanderbilt LifeFlight, St. Jude Children's Hospitals, Mercy Health Services, Foundation Fighting Blindness, Williamson Medical Center

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Love Promise Stories from Darrell Waltrip Subaru

LOCAL TEEN INSPIRES WITH ADVOCACY WORK  –  Molly H

LOCAL TEEN INSPIRES WITH ADVOCACY WORK

At the tender age of 7 Christian Kissinger convinced his mother to take on a position that led to her starting a statewide branch of VSA International, an organization dedicated to providing opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in and express themselves through the arts and arts education. And over the years he has helped VSA Tennessee in multiple ways, from meeting with the legislators in Washington, D.C. lobbying for the cause, to performing for children with disabilities to help inspire them to reach their goals.


Forester Fun  –  Dan H

Forester Fun

We rolled into DW Subaru early Saturday morning and we were first met by Wayne Marshall. We test drove several vehicles and talked about every model, every option, and every variation of anything that could be talked about. Wayne endured all our questions, some repeatedly, with a gracious smile and positive attitude. Tracey and I left the dealership to grab some lunch and talk about our options. We came back Saturday afternoon and ask Wayne more, yes, more questions. Wanting to give the process more thought, Tracey and I left the dealership without a purchase, again, Wayne still smiling and still as courteous as before. I called Wayne back Saturday evening to let him know what we had decided on a Subaru Forester Limited in blue. DW Subaru didn't have the car in stock, but made arrangements to secure the vehicle from another dealership. We were able to purchase our new vehicle Tuesday evening. Wayne took the time to introduce us to the service department managers, he also review all the options and how everything worked with Tracey and I, again. I get that maybe all your sales team associates are trained to this level of customer service, but Tracey and I feel blessed to have been paired with Wayne to make the purchasing of our first Subaru a positive experience. I would rate my experience with your sale associates, Wayne Marshall, a 10 out of 10 for professionalism, product knowledge, and outstanding character & patients.


Darrell Waltrip Subaru Supports Walden's Puddle  –  Lane B

Darrell Waltrip Subaru Supports Walden's Puddle

As many who have worked with or for a non-profit know, sometimes exactly what you need is the breath of fresh air a new volunteer brings. Such is the case with Walden's Puddle, a professionally staffed wildlife rehabilitation and education facility in Middle Tennessee. When Lane Brody came along it couldn't have been a better time or fit. "Lane Brody took Walden's Puddle from a financially and emotionally barren organization to what it is at the moment which is spectacular", said Emily Magid, fellow animal lover and Walden's Puddle volunteer. "She organized and invested her talents, tenacity and time getting WP into a stable and orderly business." Because of the difference Lane has made and continues to make with Walden's Puddle she is being honored as a Darrell Waltrip Automotive Hometown Hero for the month of August. As a part of Lane's Darrell Waltrip Automotive's Hometown Hero award, a $500 donation will be made in her honor. Walden's Puddle provides care and treatment to sick, injured and orphaned native Tennessee wildlife and works to not only give these animals a second chance but to foster the relationship between the people and wild animals within each community. Although they are the only professionally staffed wildlife rehabilitation and education facility in Middle Tennessee, they do not charge for services and receive no federal or state funding at this time.


Gary's DWA Hometown Hero Awards The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation  –  Rachel S

Gary's DWA Hometown Hero Awards The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Out of the tragedy of losing a child, Gary Bennett and his wife Sharon have remained committed to finding a cure for and supporting those with Cystic Fibrosis, the disease that took his daughters life. Autumn Bennett was the light of her parents' lives. At the age of one she was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. "She was given a life expectancy of 15 years", said Autumn's Father, Gary. "We were determined to make every year we had with her as great as possible." In honor of Gary's work to fight CF and commitment to finding a cure he is being honored as a Darrell Waltrip Automotive Hometown Hero. "During her countless hours that she spent at Vanderbilt Hospital, he was known to her as "Daddy" of course, but to all her friends, he was the "Milkshake Man." They all waited to see him arrive with the pails of ice cream to start his routine of nightly milkshake making!! A tradition, I believe he would continue today if HIPPA insurance laws would permit him to do so." "I have just never felt this was anything out of the ordinary just the right thing to do as I absolutely admire these children for what they endure without complaints, shared Gary. As a part of Gary's DWA Hometown Hero award, a $500 donation will be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of all of those like Autumn who have fought and continue to fight for a cure.


Honors Best Buddies As A Hometown Hero  –  Anne B

Honors Best Buddies As A Hometown Hero

Every month Darrell Waltrip Automotive honors locals for the differences they make in the community. April 2014 Darrell Waltrip Automotive's Hometown Hero is volunteer Becky Haynes Shafer from Best Buddies. Best Buddies mission is to create opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Best Buddies host events, provides job coaching, creates friendships, and helps find socialization and leadership opportunities for the buddies who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. They do this in hopes that the buddies will become more independent and included in the community. Becky's work in Best Buddies is being honored by Darrell Waltrip Automotive by a $500 donation to Best Buddies in her honor. There was also a trophy and check presentation that took place on Wednesday, April 16th at Darrell Waltrip Honda. For more information about DW's Hometown Heroes please visit DarrellWaltrip.com/heroes For more information about Best Buddies Tennessee please visit http://www.bestbuddiestennessee.org


Hosting The Drive Away Hunger Challenge for GraceWorks Pantry  –  S. R

 Hosting The Drive Away Hunger Challenge for GraceWorks Pantry

Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group annually hosts The Drive Away Hunger Challenge for the nine public high schools in Williamson County. Franklin High School took the winning prize for the highest total number of pounds and Middle College High School for the most pounds of food per student. There were over 19,730 pounds of food collected between nine schools, over 11,000 students that went to the GraceWorks pantry. Each school had various ways of fund raising to collect the food. Franklin High came up with creative ideas such as competing for their principals to get a pie in the face, who could collect the most cans and a dodge ball tournament. The principals of the nine schools even volunteered at GraceWorks to help process the donated food and clothing. This year Franklin High School and Middle College High School were presented with a check for $1,250 from Darrell Waltrip Automovie. For more information about The Drive Away Hunger Challenge please visit DarrellWaltrip.com/HungerChallenge For more information about GraceWorks please visit www.graceworksministries.net


Ronald McDonald House Charities  –  Liz P

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Every month, Darrell Waltrip Automotive honors locals for the differences they make in the community. Darrell Waltrip Automotive's Hometown Hero for June 2014 is the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville. The RMHC provides a place for families to go when they have a critically-ill child that is receiving care in hospitals around the Nashville area. The RMHC has a 32-bedroom house that families can stay at, a home away from home. In addition to the RMHC house, there is a family room in Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt that allows families to relax while a child is being treated. The family room provides the families of the children a meal and place to relax, but still be close to the child. Darrell Waltrip Automotive is honoring the RMHC by underwriting the cost of a month of supplies for the family room as part of their award. For more information about DWA's Hometown Heroes, please visit DarrellWaltrip.com/heroes For more information about the RMHC, please visit www.rmhcnashville.com


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