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 Long 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.

No Mutts Left Behind, Inc., Community Cat Connection, Second Chance Animals, Sophie's Mission, Big Hair Animal Rescue, YGRR, and more!

Adopt A Highway Litter Removal Service of America, TerraCycle Zero Waste Program, The Last Green Valley, and more!

Webster Public Schools, Dudley-Charlton Education Foundation, Webster Education Foundation, Shepherd Hill Music Assoc., and more!

Webster Dudley Food Share Inc., Boys & Girls Club of Webster Dudley, Fresh Start Furniture Bank, New Hope, Inc., Veterans Inc., Audio Journal, and more!

MS Challenge Walk , Deary Memorial Cancer Fund, The Cancer Center at Harrington, Tri-Valley Nutrition Program, Pan-Mass Challenge, LOF Adaptive Skiers, and more!

Did Long 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 Long Subaru

Subaru and Long 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

Veterans Day Parade - Mike C

Long Subaru was proud and privileged to take part in the 17th annual Veterans Day Parade in Webster, MA on November 11, 2022 as the parade lead vehicle. This year's Grand Marshall was Specialist E-4 Randy P. Snow, Army-Vietnam Veteran. The event saw military veterans and supporters parade down the main streets of Dudley and Webster starting at the Dudley Town Hall and ending at Webster’s Town Hall, the home of numerous memorials to the armed forces. A brief ceremonial tribute to our local veterans who paid the supreme sacrifice for their country in WW II was held at each location with a three-shot volley honoring armed servicemen and women.

Veterans Day Parade

Dixie feels the Suburu Love! - Kera F

Our pups at No Mutts Left Behind, Inc. always feel the love with Long Suburu and their annual Love a Pet event! Our pups are treated like royalty with all of their staff, who come to visit and take them for quick walks all during the event. One of our cattle dog puppies, Dixie, found her forever home at the event with a previously approved adopter. She was given free Suburu and Bark swag to go home with too! We appreciate all the help Sara and her staff at Long Suburu do for us with planning events and donation drives. Dixie is one special girl!

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Dixie feels the Suburu Love!

Long Subaru's 12th annual Love-A-Pet Event - Sara B

Long Subaru’s 12th annual Love-A-Pet event was the highlight of Subaru Loves Pets month. Attended by seven animal shelters as well as many local animal related services and business, the annual event drew pet lovers in from all over for a fun day of celebration. Most popular were the giveaways including Subaru BARK toys, tennis balls and homemade dog treats from local business Taco Puppy Productions. Eight dogs and cats from Community Cat Connection, Second Chance Animal Services and No Mutts Left Behind, Inc. were adopted during the event. Additional applications to adopt were filled out and we’re looking forward to hearing more success stories in the near future. The day’s weather was gorgeous and joined with the visiting pups and their owners made for an exciting and enjoyable day. Emma’s Acres Alpacas, one of the event’s signature vendors, was onsite with three of their alpacas showcasing their local farms products and entertaining the guests. The Cutest Pet Contest with over twenty entries was judged by Bob Ramstrom, Long Subaru Service Advisor. The winners, one each for small and large breeds received a custom curated gift basket full of assorted Subaru Gear, dog treats, and toys donated by our local PetSmart. Lunch was provided by the dealership and donations collected in the amount of $186 went to the end of day drawing winner No Mutts Left Behind, Inc.

Long Subaru's 12th annual Love-A-Pet Event

Long Subaru Loves to Care 2022 - Stephen G

It is always a privilege to deliver all the beautiful Messages of Hope from our customers and co-workers to The Cancer Center at Harrington Hospital. Cards were available throughout the month of June to personalize with an encouraging message both in the Long Subaru customer lounge and digitally. “We are honored to have had many personal experiences shared with us by those who visited to fill out the cards,” revealed Scott Barry, Retailer Principal. “It shows how much these heartfelt thoughts and donations join our community together.” In addition, an online form was made available for those who were unable to make it into the store during the project. “Our online social media friends were quick to join us in sending messages,” said Stephen Gonier, Service Coordinator. “It was a lot of fun to make sure we kept up with their submissions and sent a photo back of the card we created for them.” The cards were then packaged along with a cozy blanket donation for patients currently undergoing treatment. Long Subaru is happy to help spread love, warmth and hope as part of our ongoing partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Subaru of America, Inc.

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Long Subaru Loves to Care 2022

Thank you! - Lyla M

Dear Scott & Sara, Thank you so much for placing an ad in the Cathy Taylor School of Dance recital program this year. With your generous help we are able to attend World Class Talent’s Nationals in Virginia Beach, which we will be driving to in our Subaru Forester. At Nationals I will dance in six different dances as well as attend master classes. My favorite dance is Production where I get to be Elvis and wear a wig! Your support means so much to me and all the CTSOD dancers. - Thank you, Lyla

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Long Subaru Share the Love Event - Scott B

Here at Long Subaru, we are dedicated to investing in our community and its future. Our continuing partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Webster Dudley (BGCWD) has helped maintain a state-of-the-art facility and proactive environment with activities for our youth. We are pleased to present this non-profit organization with a donation of $20,000 as part of this past year's Long Subaru Share the Love Event. The BGCWD provides opportunities for social connections with peers in a safe after school haven. Their focus on Health & Fitness programs as well as their new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) skill development center encourages all youths to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of this wonderful community in Webster, but to serve it as well. Connection, care, community and culture are crucial to growing the next future-ready generation.

Long Subaru Share the Love Event

Long Subaru Loves the Earth - Sara B

Several fantastic vendors and loads of our friends and customers helped us celebrate Earth Day 2022 with our first ever plant-based event! It was a big hit with complimentary Subaru Gear and free flats of marigolds (excellent pollinator plants, btw) locally sourced from Woodstock Farms. Focusing on our 'Subaru Loves the Earth' theme, we hosted several new vegan food vendors along with some of our favorite local businesses. With a goal of encouraging our community to try something new, as well as supporting local artistry and business, Long Subaru’s public event was a big hit. Along with available complimentary Subaru gear, we provided bee specific pollinator information from Harvey of It’s Only Chemistry. Plantiful Food Trailer’s whole food plant-based menu offered a new spin on the typical food truck with a mouth-watering selection of main dishes and free samples of their homemade granola bars. Guests loved the unique vegan offerings and the earth-friendly compostable packaging. We learned more about what our local farms have in store for us with Local 4 Life, our community-based education group. They hosted a fun gardening learning experience for kids of all ages. Speaking of farms, Dove Hill Farm came with fresh eggs, maple syrup and handcrafted products all sourced from their farmland in nearby Moosup, CT. The Last Green Valley Ranger John highlighted and informed guests of the local outdoor activities and offered away maps highlighting all that our beautiful valley has to offer. What event would be complete without the handcrafted local soaps and wildflower honey from It's Only Chemistry and alpaca wool products Emma's Acres Alpacas of Oxford, MA. Plus, we had a completely new type of plant truck onsite. Wild Roots Plant Truck mobile greenhouse for local art, gifts, and showed us how we could beautify and green the inside of our homes as well. Like No Udder of Providence, Rhode Island was here with 100% Vegan handcrafted frozen treats with gluten free options. “I think Subaru people are some of the best people,” said Karen, Like No Udder owner. “They are all so kind and fun-loving!” We have to say – she’s an expert as she pulls her mobile cart via Subaru Forester. Finally, laying down the soundtrack to it all, was Tom Hurley of The Drunken Uncles who played live onsite during the event to an appreciative crowd. Long Subaru looks forward to continuing this plant-based event in the future and creating another annual signature event for our associates and community to enjoy.

Long Subaru Loves the Earth

Supporting Daisy Troop 65-118 Webster - Carrille D

Daisy Troop #65118 visited Long Subaru’s showroom in 2020 for research toward earning their Car Badge and have been the source for spring cookie goodness ever since. Every spring Long Subaru supports the troop by purchasing cases of the best selection of Girl Scout cookies. Then the dealership delights their customers by presenting them with a complimentary box during delivery. It was fortunate that the ‘March Madness’ project started a little early this year and Long Subaru was able to cheer everyone up after a couple large snowstorms with Samoas and Thin Mints!

Supporting Daisy Troop 65-118 Webster

Love-A-Pet event - Kera F

Long Suburu has always gone above and beyond to help No Mutts Left Behind with donations and adoptions! We participate in the Love-A-Pet event yearly and it is always one of our best events for finding adopters. The preparation and help with the event itself as well as accepting donations of food, collars, leashes, treats, etc. on our behalf leading up to the event is always superior. Communication back and forth with Sara has always been consistent and timely. We appreciate all you do for us to help find the perfect homes for our adoptable dogs!

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Love-A-Pet event

Park Avenue Elementary Gift - Maryland S

Thank you so much for the extremely generous donation! At this young age, many of the children require alternative seating that allows for movement in order to attend. I am so excited to have been able to purchase wiggle stools, carpet cushions and some other sensory ‘tools’ as well as a Cricut machine that I can make different learning materials with. Again, thank you, thank you! – Maryland Sheridan, Kindergarten Teacher at Park Avenue Elementary

Park Avenue Elementary Gift