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Subaru Loves Pets
Subaru Loves the Earth
Subaru Loves Learning
Subaru Loves to Help
Subaru Loves to Care
Whether they live in our homes or in the wild, Subaru is committed to keeping all animals safe and healthy.
Loving the environment means more than loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it.
It’s our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.
In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.
We should all have a chance to lead a healthy life. We’re aiming to give as many people that chance as we can.
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.
It was Catober fest here at Subaru of Puyallup! In honor of October being Subaru Loves Pets Month, we immediately got involved with a local nonprofit, South County Cats. Their mission is to reduce homelessness, overpopulation, and euthanasia for all the felines in the area! Over 2.7 million animals are euthanized each year, 1.4 million of them being cats. Decreasing these devastating statistics begins with spay and neuter services for all animals. South County Cats has spayed over 10,000 cats, and fosters 100’s of cats per year! Two of many reasons why we are honored to donate $1,500 to an organization consisting of only volunteers with a passion for change. Whether they live in our homes, or on the streets, every animal is important at Subaru of Puyallup. Pets are not only our forever friend; they are a part of our family.
2016 --- For the months of July and August we ran a social media campaign, collected cash donations from employees and customers, and “Filled the Forester” with various school supplies to donate to Life Center’s “Back to School Backpack Giveaway.” Over the last six years, they have served 16,800 young people in the South Puget Sound by providing them with backpacks loaded with school supplies! We joined the cause for the 3rd year in a row, and were able to donate 802 items, and over $1,500 in cash, totaling over $2,500 in donations! At this year’s event 3,500 families were served and backpacks full of school supplies were given out to children in need across the Tacoma, and Bethel public school districts. But the event didn’t stop there, hundreds of free dental checkups were given, free haircuts, free Chick-Fill-A, and over 1,000 free family photos! We strive to build a community where our children are educated, and providing them adequate supplies are the building blocks for success. We are extremely thankful for our partnership with Life Center of Tacoma, helping children in our community one back pack at a time.
During the month of June, Subaru of Puyallup partnered with Relay For Life Puyallup. We had a Pancake Feed, $5 Jean Fridays and we also placed coin jars around the dealership to help collect spare change. Through our Facebook campaign we raised $1,570, bringing the total donation from Harnish Auto Family up to $3,700!
During the month of May, Subaru of Puyallup partnered with West Sound YFC. West Sound YFC is a nonprofit serving high-risk youth on the Kitsap Peninsula. Our programs strive to mentor and provide guidance to youth through holistic and relational outreach. Through Subaru of Puyallup's Facebook campaign, they were able to donate $2,500!
During the month of March, Subaru of Puyallup partnered with Life Center Tacoma to help donate to the Late Night program. Late Night at Life Center is a safe alternative to help keep youth off the streets. On the first Friday of every month, grades 6 through 12 can come to Life Center Church Tacoma for food, games, and karaoke. We also provide free haircuts, a clothing closet, and mentorship. Through Subaru of Puyallup's Facebook page, they were able to donate $1,390 to Late Night!
For the month of April, Subaru of Puyallup partnered with the National Wildlife Foundation for the Butterfly heroes Program. Butterfly Heroes seeks to bring awareness to the declining population of monarch butterflies, and encourages our community to do their part in helping sustain the monarchs habitat. During April, we displayed a butterfly habitat at our dealership. We provided informational packets and seed kits for our customers to grow their own butterfly habitat at home! At the end of the month, Subaru of Puyallup donated the butterfly habitat to Zeiger Elementary School, where they will display and use the habitat to teach students about the importance of being a Butterfly Hero!
Subaru of Puyallup took a stand against family homelessness when they presented Helping Hand House with a $25,000 donation. This $25,000 donation will increase our ability to serve even more families in East Pierce County commented Interim Executive Director Kevin Bates. Subaru demonstrated the care they have for the community with this generous gift. This donation helps provide families with a home, children with stability, and reignites hope in all. Everyone at Helping Hand House and the families we serve are sincerely grateful for Subaru of Puyallup's continuous generosity. Subaru is truly community driven.
July 17, 2015 Kaitlyn Grosse, Marketing Coordinator for Harnish Automotive Family Subaru of Puyallup contacted me and asked if Exodus Housing would be interested in participating as a local non-profit for the 2015 Share the Love event. She explained how the program worked and said the sales representatives and staff of Subaru of Puyallup would do all of the work and Exodus Housing would receive funding based on the number of customers choosing Exodus when buying a new car. Subaru of Puyallup has a wonderful reputation for supporting local causes, so naturally I agreed to participate. Based on what Kaitlyn told me, I estimated we would receive from $10,000 to $15,000 and we were so excited. We actually received $29,000, and the board and staff members who attended the check presentation could not stop smiling and laughing in knowing how much this funding would help the families we serve. Client Story: Having help through my saddest and hardest time after losing my housing because of domestic violence. I felt like I didn’t have anyone or anywhere to turn to because of fear. Exodus Housing not only helped me and the kids get a home, they also helped us get back on our feet. Exodus helped us gain back our happiness and hopes for a better future. My kids and I are truly happy. My case manager is one of the sweetest, fun, enthusiastic and knowledgeable people I have ever met. She is always on point and knows what to say to help me through my hard times. Thank You!
Every month, the office staff at Subaru of Puyallup walk a section of the Puyallup River Walk. They keep the trail clean of trash and debris and inform the Adopt-A-Trail Program of any vandalism. The Puyallup River is an important part of the Puyallup community. Many residents use the river for swimming and fishing. The trails attract runners, families, and pets all throughout the year. Currently, the Puyallup River is home to a large homeless population, making clean-up a larger priority. Our office staff has taken it upon themselves to clean-up the trails by adopting a section, and make this community gathering place safe and clean for residents to enjoy.
Subaru of Puyallup partnered with the Village Keepers of Tacoma to raise money for their mission to feed young people of our community. Village Keepers is a non-profit organization that believes in collective responsibility, nurturing, providing, protecting, teaching, and loving each other. They demonstrate this through meal programs, along with other community based programs aimed at assisting at risk youth and young adults experiencing homelessness with basic needs. For the month of January, Subaru of Puyallup created a Facebook campaign to raise money for this organization. For each share of our Village Keepers post, and for each new "like" to our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account, we would donate $10 towards the organization. We were absolutely blown away by the support we received from followers. Our post received 387 shares and we received 204 new social media followers. We were able to present the organization with a check for $5,710! Village Keepers told us that this donation would fund their entire summer program! Subaru of Puyallup is also setting up volunteering opportunities for our employees to help feed these teens and young adults with the Village Keepers. Our dealership encourages our staff members to volunteer their time to give back to the community. We pay our employees while they volunteer their time so that they do not lose their income or their time. Subaru of Puyallup proudly supports the efforts and mission of the Village Keepers of Tacoma!
For the month of December, Subaru of Puyallup hosted a food drive to benefit the Puyallup Food Bank. Our mission was to collect as many items as possible so we could help feed the community. We offered $10 off of service appointments if customers brought in items and we also MATCHED each donation! We received 160 items from customers and with the donation from Subaru of Puyallup, we were able to donate a grand total of 260 lbs. of food! We also made a post on our Facebook account; for each share of our post about the food drive, and for each new "like" to our page, we would donate $10 towards the food bank! We raised a total of $540 and donated 260lbs. of food for the Puyallup Food Bank. We couldn't have done it without the help of our customers, staff, and the community. Thank you for helping us give back.
For the month of October, Subaru of Puyallup partnered with the Metro Animal Services to raise money for their shelter. Through our Facebook account, we asked our customers to "share" our post, and for each share, we would donate $10 to the Metro Animal Services. By the end of the month, we received 74 shares for a total of $740 to be donated! Each day, we posted information about the shelter, adoptable pets, videos, and events the MAS was hosting to raise awareness for their services.
For the months of July and August, we hosted a back to school supply drive that we called "Fill the Forester." We put a Subaru Forester in our show room and asked customers and employees to help us fill it with school supplies that will go to children in our community. We made a Facebook post that for each share of the Fill the Forester post, we will donate $10 towards purchasing more supplies! We received 77 shares- $770 for more school supplies! With the help of our community, we were able to Fill our Forester. We donated all the supplies to the Life Center Church of Tacoma. Where they hosted a backpack drive the following weekend. Life Center stuffs 5,000 back packs to be given away at four different locations. They also provide haircuts, mini-physicals, and a fun day for children. Subaru of Puyallup is grateful to have partnered with Life Center of Tacoma to help children in our community.
Subaru of Puyallup raised money for American Cancer Society and Relay for Life over the past 3 months. We had Pancakes Feeds, $5 jean Fridays and placed piggy banks around the dealership to collect spare change. Our employees and customers raised $1,067 which Subaru of Puyallup and the Harnish Auto Family matched for a grand total of $2,134! We presented our check at a Thank You BBQ while wearing our Harnish Heroes shirts!
Subaru of Puyallup Partnered with Forterra for the month of April to donate a portion of car sales to the preservation and maintenance of Urban Forests and Green Spaces in our community! In our showroom we had a display set up with brochures about Forterra and their mission as well as an email sign up sheet for more information on the First Annual Green Puyallup Day scheduled for later this fall. Subaru of Puyallup plans on being an active participant and sponsor for this event. We were able to donate $1000 to aid in the conservation of wild lands, working land and open spaces in our local community!
Washington's National Park Fund was selected as a local charity for Subaru of Puyallup during the Share the Love Event. Through customer purchases and subsequent donations, $17,223 were donated to WNPF. This donation will help to fund and maintain recreational areas including roads, trails, and parks, as well as improving the visitor experience.Together we are strengthening and improving our parks for all.
For the month of February 2015, Subaru of Puyallup held a food drive benefiting Puyallup Food Bank. We encouraged customers and staff to make food and monetary donations during the month. We also donated $10 of every new Subaru purchased to the Food Bank. Cash and check donations contributed $250 to the bank while Subaru of Puyallup donated $1,830.00 to benefit our local community.
In March of 2009, Leslie Mayne lost her son, Soldier Private First Class Kyle Marshall Farr, to the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury after his service in Iraq. To deal with the grief of her loss, Leslie began running. It helped, if only for a little while at first, but it gave her an idea. What if she were to start a charity in her hometown, with the proceeds to benefit returning soldiers suffering from PTSD and TBI to help those soldiers reclaim their lives? In September of 2011, the first annual "Race for a Soldier" in Gig Harbor, Washington, created a new meaning for PTSD: "Permission to Start Dreaming." A message designed to lift and encourage Soldiers who struggle after they shed their warrior clothes. The mission is to raise awareness of the effects of post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury on our soldiers, and to raise funds to support organizations that provide alternative therapies that enrich the lives of soldiers and their families in a tangible way. Since 2012, Subaru of Puyallup has been proud to sponsor this amazing event. In the first three years, the Permission to Start Dreaming events have contributed more than $97,000 to regional alternative therapy programs. Subaru of Puyallup is once again proud to support this great cause and encourage you to be a participant or volunteer to help give our soldiers Permission to Start Dreaming!
If you've watched the news in the past few years, we are sure you've heard about bullying being a problem in our schools. This goes for everywhere in America, not just locally. During the months of September and October, Subaru of Puyallup sponsors with including Colin Magnuson, Communications Coordinator at Life Center, and his team of staff members for an bullying prevention program. With every car purchase, a portion of the purchase goes to put an end to bullying. We sponsor several groups that will go to different schools in the area and host rallies to explain the impact of bullying. We want to put an end to suffering from bullying in our community. Help us put an end to bullying in our local schools! If your child is being bullied, please speak up!
If you're wondering why children's backpacks hung on the backs of sales consultants chairs during July and August of 2014, it was not because we make them bring text books to work. During these two months, Subaru of Puyallup donates a portion from every new and used car sale to school supplies for local children. We wanted to be able to bring awareness to our cause, while also serving a purpose. We strive to build a community where our children are educated, and they need supplies to do this. In 2014 his event will partner with Convoy of Hope and several local organizations to provide 3000 backpacks and supplies to the Tacoma Public Schools. Right before school begins; several people come together at 3 locations in our community to pass out the school supplies, give dental checkups, give haircuts and pass out other necessities such as groceries. Subaru of Puyallup partners with Colin Magnuson and his team of dedicated staff members from Life Center of Tacoma to help make this happen.
Every month, Subaru of Puyallup partners with Life Center of Tacoma to donate a portion of the sale from new and used car purchases to a local charity. During the months of May and June we supported sending kids from middle school, junior high, and high school to attend a local summer camp. Our customers who purchased a vehicle during these months helped send these children from our community to enjoy a camping experience of a lifetime. It costs $350 for a week-long camping trip, and this past summer (2014) we were able to send every child who wanted to go to camp. The mission of these youth camps is for children to meet great friends, learn to love and serve the people in our community. Also, this may be the only camping excursion some children will be able to go on and we are overjoyed to make their dreams come true.