The 2020 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2020 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 2020 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 Cityside 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.

MSPCA, Northeast Animal Shelter

Waltham Fields Community Farm, Gore Place Society

Foundation For Belmont Education

Dan Scharfman Memorial 5K race, Waltham Mills Artist Studios, Museum of Fine Arts - Art in Bloom

Fenway Health Iniative, M.O.M.'s Run for Cancer

Did Cityside 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 Cityside Subaru

Subaru and Cityside 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

The Foundation for Belmont Education - Nathan W

THIS YEAR, SUBARU’S SHARE THE LOVE PROGRAM BROUGHT IN $37,997 FOR THE FBE! This is Cityside Subaru’s biggest check awarded to date, and the FBE can’t thank them enough for valuing education in Belmont and making a tremendous difference in the Belmont Public Schools. Christa Bauge, FBE President describes the incredibly generous donation, “This wonderful contribution comes at a significant time for the FBE and our town’s public schools, as we all navigate through the current pandemic. Cityside Subaru is truly helping to make a difference in our community.” For the sixth year, Cityside Subaru selected the FBE as their local non-profit organization to benefit from the nation-wide Subaru Share the Love program. This is Subaru of America’s 12th year running this campaign, and they are on track to bring their total donations to over $170 million to national and local charities. Congratulations Subaru! Cityside Subaru is one of the FBE’s Investors in Education – businesses that donate more than $5,000 annually to the Foundation. In addition to their contributions through the Share the Love program, they serve as the primary sponsor of the FBE’s Apple Run (formerly the Dan Scharfman Memorial Run), and beginning in 2017, provided a pace car, driven by Cityside Subaru GM, Rick White, to lead the runners. We are so grateful for their unwavering support, especially while current funding sources are interrupted. “Cityside Subaru has been an incredible supporter of the Foundation for Belmont Education. Since their first gift in 2013, they have donated more than $200,000 to the FBE which has directly enriched the education of all students in the Belmont public schools. We are very grateful for their generous support and investment in our students’ educations,” said Martha Brown, FBE VP Fundraising.

The Foundation for Belmont Education
The Foundation for Belmont Education

Lunchtime at Springwell's Beech Street Center - Nathan W

Many seniors are struggling to stay independent and healthy. One in four seniors lives alone in isolation and one in seven seniors might not know from where their next meal is coming. To help alleviate these challenges, Springwell provides nutritious meals, friendly visits, and safety checks to the seniors in Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Watertown, Wellesley, and Weston. This vital support keeps seniors in their own homes, where they want to be. CitySide Subaru of Belmont supports Springwell in their efforts to serve older adults in our community. Nathan White, General Manager of CitySide Subaru notes that "in our conversations with our customers, we often hear stories from people who could benefit from Springwell's services. At Cityside Subaru, we are proud to be a part of such a strong community, and happy to support Springwell as our local Meals on Wheels partner for the Share the Love Event during this extraordinary year." Springwell provides over 800 meals daily and has safely continued delivering meals throughout the COVID pandemic. White joined the Springwell staff at the Belmont distribution site to lend a hand loading meals in cars for delivery and to hand out meals and greet seniors who participate in the "grab and go" meals program that is currently offered instead of community dining due to COVID precautions.

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Lunchtime at Springwell's Beech Street Center

Northeast Animal Shelter Adoption Event - Jamie G

CitySide Subaru has always been a great partner to Northeast Animal Shelter, and 2020 was no different! In support of National Make a Dog's Day, CitySide Subaru sponsored $100 towards each of the first 20 adoptions, helping Northeast Animal Shelter place even more pets in loving, forever homes. Among these pets, we were able to place many of our last-to-be-adopted animals, affectionately known as our Unfurgettable Friends, who have more specific needs out of a home, which usually leads to them being overlooked. Thanks to CitySide Subaru, many of them found homes in time for the holidays! To take it one step further, leading up to the event, CitySide Subaru was kind enough to share photos of our adoptable pets on their social media channels, helping to bring awareness to our cause, and help them get adopted! Thank you so much CitySide!

Northeast Animal Shelter
Northeast Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Amazing Science Books for our Students! - Janice D

Cityside Subaru in Belmont is an amazing partner of the Belmont Public Schools! This year they donated 150 science books to our elementary classrooms through the Subaru Loves Learning Program. Thank you to Nathan White and Meagan Taylor from Cityside Subaru for selecting us as the recipients of this donation. Thanks to Subaru for their partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) that has an annual Prize for Excellence in Science Books. We love the prize-winning books that they donated to our classrooms.This is the third year that Cityside Subaru has generously donated books to the Belmont Public Schools. In 2017 they donated books to the high school science program and in 2018 to the middle school science program. The books were delivered to excited learners in kindergarten, grade 3, and grade 4.The picture is a group of kindergartens enjoying the new books with our wonderful partners from Cityside Subaru, Nathan White and Meagan Taylor.

Amazing Science Books for our Students!

Cityside Subaru Donation Drive for NEAS - Jamie G

Cityside Subaru hosted a donation drive for Northeast Animal Shelter, collecting blankets, pet food, treats, supplies and new adopter packages. Thank you Cityside Subaru!

Northeast Animal Shelter
Cityside Subaru Donation Drive for NEAS

Cityside Supports a Community That Loves Learning - Stacey C

The Boston skyline shines brightly on a community that values education - Belmont, Massachusetts. To support the stellar quality of education and educators in the town, the Foundation for Belmont Education (FBE) partners with businesses who share the same goal: to enrich the quality of education for each and every student that walks through the Belmont Public Schools. Belmont could not have found a better community supporter than CitySide Subaru. Since partnering with the FBE in 2011 as an Investor in Education, CitySide has found a way to enhance every FBE event and fundraising effort. Whether driving a newly released Subaru as the pace car at the Dan Scharfman Memorial run and having a team of employees takes part in the run, to showcasing Subaru Loves Learning materials at the FBE Spelling Bee, where more than 800 spellers from kindergarten to sixth grade show off their spelling prowess (how about V-E-H-I-C-L-E or A-U-T-O-M-O-B-I-L-E?), to the always amazing Share the Love program, CitySide Subaru goes above and beyond with their focus on elevating the Belmont Public Schools. Thanks to generous support from CitySide Subaru, the FBE has been able to support grants for programs in every grade in every school in the District. From leadership development programs and 3D printers at Belmont High School, to coding programs at Chenery Middle School, to enrichment programs at the four elementary schools, CitySide’s support of the FBE has impacted every student in every grade. “Our partnership with CitySide Subaru is amazing. The care they put into determining how best to support the FBE and the Belmont Public Schools is tremendous. CitySide’s owner, Rick White, staffed the Spelling Bee booth and spent hours chatting with children and parents about the Subaru Loves Learning science books that were given to Chenery Middle School. The spellers loved the pencils and other fun gifts that were handed out, but it was the parents that recognized how fortunate the community is to have businesses that truly help make a difference in the schools,” said Stacey Conroy, VP of Fundraising for the FBE. It’s partnerships like those between the Foundation for Belmont Education and CitySide Subaru that show just how important and invaluable community partnerships are in ensuring a school’s success. Together, the FBE and CitySide make a difference in the Belmont Public Schools.

Foundation for Belmont Education
Cityside Supports a Community That Loves Learning

CitySide Subaru Sponsors Pet Adoption Day - Jamie G

Earlier this month CitySide Subaru of Belmont, MA partnered with Northeast Animal Shelter, located in Salem, MA for a donation drive and adoption event for the second consecutive year. CitySide Subaru set up the drive in their showroom and collected pet food, beds, toys, treats and kennel supplies, from customers and employees alike, throughout the end of October and early November for NEAS. CitySide wrapped up the donation drive by sponsoring an adoption event on November 3rd in which they raffled off prizes to adopters including reduced adoption rates, pet store gift cards and pet supplies to name a few. Made possible by a grant from the ASPCA and Subaru USA, Northeast Animal Shelter and CitySide Subaru were able to help many animals find forever homes.

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CitySide Subaru Sponsors Pet Adoption Day

Making a Difference in Belmont Public Schools - Stacey C

The town of Belmont, Massachusetts is known for its stellar schools and a community commitment to enriching these schools. Nowhere is this exemplified more than with the partnership between the Foundation for Belmont Education (FBE) and CitySide Subaru. The Foundation for Belmont Education works with residents and businesses to raise private funds that are used to enrich and expand educational opportunities provided by the Belmont Public Schools. CitySide became one of the FBE’s Investors in Education in 2011 and has established innovative, inventive, and far-reaching ways to support the Foundation for Belmont Education and thereby enriching the quality of education for every student in the Belmont Public Schools. As the Platinum Sponsor of the FBE’s annual Dan Scharfman Memorial Run, an event that raises money to support innovative teaching practices and professional development opportunities for Belmont’s teachers, CitySide has gone above and beyond in many ways. CitySide not only sponsors the Run, they also graciously allow the FBE to set-up shop in their dealership to hand-out bibs to runners. The owner of the dealership, Rick White, goes above and beyond with helping, even creating and printing extra signage to make the often chaotic process run as smoothly as possible. In 2017, CitySide once again stepped up their involvement with the Run and provided a pace car to lead the more than 800 runners through the course. Not to be outdone by other FBE sponsors, CitySide put together a complete team to run the Scharfman Memorial Run – and finished with great times! The FBE was honored to be chosen as CitySide Subaru’s first local charity for the Share the Love Program. The more than $45,000 raised through this Program has allowed the FBE to support grants for programs in every grade in every school in the District. From robotics kits at Belmont High School, to a new audio library at Chenery Middle School, to an outdoor garden at one of Belmont’s elementary schools, CitySide’s support of the FBE has impacted every student in every grade. As an Investor in Education, CitySide Subaru supports a myriad of programs through the FBE, from the Annual Spelling Bee, where kindergarteners through 5th graders go on stage and spell everything from C-A-R to C-A-R-B-O-R-A-T-O-R, to our Annual Fundraiser, where community members come out to an evening of fine food, dancing, and an extremely successful auction. What makes Cityside unique among the FBE’s sponsors is their commitment to Belmont’s schools even when the FBE is not directly involved. They actively solicit ideas for how they can leverage their support to affect the largest numbers of students. Their participation in the Subaru Loves Learning event, deeply illustrated how dedicated they are to supporting Belmont’s schools and their flexibility in finding additional ways to contribute. “Our partnership with CitySide Subaru is incredible. Rick and his staff are extremely easy to work with and take all our suggestions about how to support our Foundation and the Belmont Public Schools and run with them,” said Stacey Conroy, VP of Fundraising for the FBE. It’s partnerships like those between the Foundation for Belmont Education and CitySide Subaru that show just how effective and important community partnerships are in ensuring a school’s success. Together, the FBE and CitySide truly make an important difference in the Belmont Public Schools.

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Making a Difference in Belmont Public Schools

Loves Learning Book Donation - Meagan T

On October 26, 2017 Cityside Subaru and Subaru of America presented to Belmont High School over 150 Science Books and resource materials for students and faculty. The books and resources were donated during the national Subaru Loves Learning initiative in conjunction with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The donation will assist in nurturing students’ interest in exploring science, researching careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The faculty, staff, and students are grateful to Cityside Subaru for their generous donation.

Loves Learning Book Donation