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.

The 2020 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

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.

Subaru Loves Pets

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Subaru Loves the Earth

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Subaru Loves Learning

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Subaru Loves to Help

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Subaru Loves to Care

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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 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. 

Environment

Loving the environment means more than loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it.

Since 2018, Subaru has partnered with TerraCycle.  Participating Subaru retailers collect hard-to-recycle trash that was headed to local landfills. We collect approximately 2 tons of this hard-to-recycle trash monthly, which will be converted to furnishings and other usable items and donated locally.

Education

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 277,600 award-winning science books.  In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and Adoptaclassroom.org we supported teachers and students with donations of S400,000 in gift cards and school supplies. 

Community

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. 

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.

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. 

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
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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

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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.