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?

The Subaru Love Promise is just that. A promise. It is a promise to do right by our community by partnering with nonprofit education, health, community, environment, and animal organizations - to set Subaru apart through our deeds and the deeds of our partners. To be unlike any other car company by doing what is right and good, just for the sake of doing it.

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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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. 


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.


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 we supported teachers and students with donations of S400,000 in gift cards and school supplies. 


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. 


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 Rafferty 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.

Mainline Animal Rescue
Partners in Outreach
Cuddle My Kids, CARing for Kids
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Love Promise Stories from Rafferty Subaru

Subaru and Rafferty 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

Rafferty Subaru Caring for the Local Community  –  Agnes B

As the president of the local Highland Park Kirklyn Association we are always looking for businesses to partner with us to help our neighbors in needs. In November Rafferty Subaru has worked with our group to get coats to children in need. Rafferty also donated books for the children which uplifted the children to own their own story books. In December Rafferty Subaru employees created a toy drive where children who were then treated to a brunch with Santa. Each child received the toy of their choice plus a warm meal, games and face painting. As a neighborhood civic group donors are so important and Rafferty Subaru is one business we can count on. Bob Rafferty. Kevin and Bobby Rafferty are always ready to help out those in need. In addition to these events for children, Rafferty has helped our group reach out to homeless veterans by donating items to fill backpacks with items such as shampoo, tissues and other personal items.

Rafferty Subaru Loves to Care (7/8/19)  –  Kyrsten K

On July 8th the LLS Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter and Rafferty Subaru had the pleasure of delivering 80 blankets and 50 arts & craft kits to Paoli Hospital as part of the Subaru Loves To Care program. These comforting gifts were accompanied by personalized messages of hope written by the customers and staff of Rafferty Subaru. This incredible act of generosity was warmly received by the Paoli Hospital staff who were thrilled to distribute these comforting gifts to their patients. Many thanks to everyone at Rafferty Subaru and Paoli Hospital not only for a memorable day, but for supporting LLS’s mission to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Bringing Hope Home HOPE Mobile  –  Karen K

Bringing Hope Home is a non-profit organization that provides Unexpected Amazingness to Families battling cancer through financial and emotional support. Through our Light of Hope Family Grant Program, we directly pay household bills to ensure our Families are able to stay in their homes, with a roof over their heads, utilities on, phones working, and food on the table. We are proud to have Rafferty Subaru as our HOPE Mobile sponsor. As part of the Subaru Loves to Care Program, our new HOPE mobile helps us transport gifts for our Families during the Bringing Hope Home’s Adopt-A-Family Program over the holidays, is on-site during our community events to reflect our combined partnership and brand, as well as driving down the road! Thank you to the Rafferty Family and Rafferty Subaru Dealership for your support and being a part of HOPE Nation!

Providence Animal Center partners with Rafferty Su  –  Joseph M

Rafferty Subaru is proud to support Providence AnimalCenter as one of their charities during the “Share The Love” event during the 2018 holiday season from November 15, 2018, to January 2, 2019. To kick-off the “Share The Love” event at Rafferty, the dealership wanted to promote awareness of homeless and abandoned animals by hosting an adoption event for Providence at their dealership on November 17, 2018. Raffertydonated all adoption fees for the animals adopted on the 17th. During the Share The Love, customers who purchase a new Subaru have the choice of donating to one of the national charities and one of the local area charities selected by Rafferty Subaru. The Rafferty Dealership and family truly believes that when ‘we share love, we all win.’ That is why Rafferty has participated annually in “Share The Love” events over the past 10 years. The Subaru dealership won the 2018 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award and is nationally recognized for their dedication to customers, their community, and to the Subaru Love Promise. As a participating retailer, Rafferty helped donate more than $118 million to charity, with customers choosing between four national foundations and two local foundations. For the past three years, Rafferty chose Providence Animal Center as one of their local charities to donate. Subaru of America is targeting to bring that total to over $140 million, proving there’s no limit to the amount of love we can all share, and Rafferty right there with them. About Rafferty Subaru Dealership: Founded in 1977, Rafferty Subaru is proud to serve Philadelphia with quality Subaru vehicles. Rafferty Subaru is a dealership in Newtown Square, PA that believes in personalized and courteous service for all of our customers. Our professional staff assists customers from all over 2 of 2 the region including those in Newtown Square, Wilmington, and Limerick, PA. We know that customers are seeking a dealership that provides a full range of services and inventory along with a friendly staff that will listen to a client's needs and does their best in assisting. We strive for excellence. Come in and let us show you what we can do for you! Visit our or contact us at 888-914-8767.About The Providence Animal Center: At Providence Animal Center, we offer life-affirming rescue, medical care, treatment, protection and placement of companion animals that forever uphold the critical importance of the human-animal bond. We have an unwavering commitment to this mission and will always strive to deliver the most optimal, advanced care to our animal friends – and their owners. Simply put, Providence Animal Center is Lifesaving. Adoption. Wellness. Community.

Rafferty Subaru Loves to Care Paoli Hospital!  –  Jenn P

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) of Eastern PA and Rafferty Subaru of Newtown Square, PA joined together on July 12, 2018 to share love, comfort and warmth through blankets for cancer treatment patients at Paoli Hospital in Paoli, PA. For Bob Rafferty, Rafferty Subaru General Manager, Subaru’s Love to Care mission was personal, as his sister is a blood cancer survivor. Both of them along with LLS staff and Paoli Hospital personnel shared the joy of helping cancer treatment patients. The Subaru blankets were given to Paoli Hospital personnel, who will distribute them out to patients.

PACT for Animals  –  Judi G

PACT for Animals is a 501(c) 3. PACT Volunteers step up to offer long-term temporary foster care from a month to as long as two years at no charge. Foster care is available to our brave men and women going on active deployment and families with serious medical emergencies requiring long-term hospital care. PACT is there when there is no other choice other than surrender to a shelter. From newborns to seniors, PACT for Animals is there to keep their companions out of harm's way until the emergency has past and they can be reunited with their beloved "kids". The advancement of the human/animal bond, which is PACT's mission, creates extended families at almost every PACT reunion when these families are able to be reunited, two legged and four legged. There is never a dry eye at these reunions. Buzz Miller, learned that many soldiers were forced to surrender their pets to area shelters, before leaving on deployment from Major General John Gronski. Many in his command were leaving for dangerous areas around the world volunteering to serve their Country. Sadly, no animal welfare group was available on a volunteer basis to offer foster care for their "best friends", when all avenues for foster care had fallen through right before reporting for duty. Soldiers who volunteer to serve in the Armed Forces should not be faced with collateral damage as a trade off in service to our Country. PACT was founded to offer safe havens. PACT for Animals offers long term temporary foster care for families that find out, in their eleventh hour that all avenues for foster care have fallen through with their only choice, surrender to a shelter never to see them again. PACT volunteers open their hearts and their homes to companion pets to keep them out of harm’s way until they can be reunited with their families. The emotional value of pledging to foster companion pets for families, who are desperate to keep them out of harm’s way until they can be reunited, is priceless. Visit PACT’s website: or PACT for Animals on YouTube to watch some reunions and see how you can volunteer in a variety of ways or foster. When choosing a vehicle to pick up and drop off companion pets, Buzz Miller, founder of PACT for Animals' only choice was purchasing a Subaru from Rafferty Subaru in Newtown Square, PA because of a donation earmarked to PACT for a new vehicle to transport animals.

Rafferty Subaru & Paolo Hospital Loves To Care  –  Monique R

Rafferty Subaru of Newtown Square, PA along with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) of Eastern PA delivered blankets to Paoli Hospital in Paoli, PA on July 12, 2017. As part of the Subaru Loves to Care Program, the blankets will be given to cancer patients in treatment at Paoli Hospital to bring them warmth, hope and light into their day. Paoli Hospital was very happy to receive the Subaru Blankets every year and said that LLS is a wonderful organization. The 80 blankets were received by hospital personnel and will be given to the patients by the hospital. Thank you Rafferty Subaru, Paoli Hospital and to LLS for helping bring light into a cancer patient’s day!

Subaru Loves Dogs!  –  Kevin T

We're Extremely excited to announce that our video, Driving shelters dogs in cars was featured on an episode of the nationally televised program. We teamed up with our friends at 6 ABC to give the lovable pups from Providence Animal Center and Main Line Animal Rescue, who are waiting to find their forever homes, a day to remember. We have been teaming up with Main Line Animal Rescue for almost half a Decade and have helped save a countless amount of animals including Kevin Rafferty own dog Matty that has been with him for almost a year now! As Our Love Promise to our Local Shelter we have also had adoption animals here in the Showroom to be Adopted from time to time. Dogs loves a nice car ride, which is why we at Rafferty Subaru decided it would be fun to take some of the area local shelter dogs on a chauffeured trip around town in a brand new Outback. Mosby, Daisy, Meggie and few other friends enjoyed a day out on the town in style with the wind in the hair. Don't forget to check out our heartwarming series Driving Shelter Dogs in cars on right this Minute! The reason why we thought it was necessary to air this is to create awareness for our fury little/big friends to reach as many people as they all deserve to be in a "Fur"ever home. Here at Rafferty Subaru its no customer leave unhappy and no dogs left without a Forever home.

Subaru Loves Learning Book Drive August 1 - 31  –  Danielle S

Join us in our Subaru Loves Learning initiative during the month of August! We are partnering with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in donating science books to Paxon Hollow Middle School and Marple Newtown High School in the Marple Newtown School District. All of the books that will be donated have been recognized by AAAS as some of the best science books in their field. Contact us to learn more information.

Subaru Loves the Earth - E-Waste Event  –  Danielle S

We would like to thank our customers for participating in our E Waste Recycling event during the month of April. With your help, we were able to prevent 12,497 lbs of carbon emissions from polluting the atmosphere. This is equivalent to saving 479 trees, 2,125 gallons of gasoline, 18,117 plastic bottles, and 83,334 aluminum cans. Thank you for helping strengthen the Subaru Love Promise!

April 1-30, 2015 - E-Waste Recycling Event  –  Molly M

Throughout the month of April, we are hosting an E-Waste Recycling Event in our store to collect unwanted electronics. We've arranged to work with a company who will responsibly collect, re-purpose, and recycle your electronic waste . Help us protect our environment. Just show up with your E-Waste and we'll do the rest! The first 50 customers who contribute will receive a complementary environmental badge of ownership. We will accept: LCD Monitors, Cell Phones, Laptops, Tablets, CRT's up to 40 inches, Video Games/Consoles, Fax Machines, DVD/VCR Players, Printers, Computer Peripherals, Switches/Routers, Cords and Wires.

Rafferty Subaru supports MLAR  –  Nicole S

Rafferty Subaru has worked with MLAR for the last 3 years to place animals. MLAR brings in their animals, cats and dogs to the dealership. There are ones that are available for adoption as well as ones that have already been rescued. The animals spend the day in the showroom while the volunteers give information to staff and customers about the adoption process and information about how else a person can help; such as donations of food, blankets and money. This pass November when MLAR came to visit it was a dreary, rainy Saturday morning. The dogs and cats helped bring in sunshine and fun. There is nothing better than holding a puppy that is so excited to be loved. There was face licking and kisses and barks and meows filling the air. Animal Planet sent us doggie flashlights and collapsible water bowls, as well as magnets and doggie liter bags to give away. It was a time for old friends that had meet at previous events to get together and share stories of the amazing things their dogs and cats do. (which they all said how much the animals love Subaru).

Rafferty Subaru Hosts An Event With "Main Line Animal Rescue"  –  Mackenzie E

It was a dreary Saturday morning on November 1st. Luckily inside Rafferty Subaru it was warm and there was a fun event. Mainline Animal Rescue brought cats and dogs to visit. They came hoping to find a new "fur"ever home to go to. It was wonderful seeing all the animals and having the customers get to pet and play with them. Customers brought in their rescue dogs to visit us too! For a little history about MLAR please click the link: We here at Rafferty love spending time with all the animals and the wonderful volunteers. Don't forget to check their websites for all the adorable adoptable animals. See you next time!!

Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation  –  Jessica P

Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation is a charity to works with local PA auto dealers to secure new winter coats for children in the Delaware Valley. During the month of September, for every vehicle that was sold at Rafferty Subaru a new winter was donated. The program has been in effect since 2008 and has donated a total of 177,858 coats. This year the grand total was 37,606. Rafferty was instrumental in donating 175 of those coats, which went to the Partners in Outreach charity. During the month, Rafferty's showroom becomes covered in little "Bobby's and Cindy's". These are the children that were behind the forming of the foundation. Each customer who buys a vehicle signs one of the "Bobby's or Cindy's" to hang in the showroom. The customers found this a wonderful addition to their purchase of the new vehicle! Next year we are hoping to increase the number so more children will recieve coats to help keep them warm and have a new piece of clothing that they can be proud of!

Rafferty Subaru Participates in Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation  –  Maryanne P

Partners in Outreach is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide compassion in moments of need; recognizing opportunities, and inspiring both those who give and those who receive. They work to bring together people that need help with people that are able to give help. Sometimes it is as simple as a book, or as wonderful as a new Easter outfit. Rafferty Subaru is part of Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation. During the month of September for every car we sell we donate a new winter coat. We were able to donate 175 winter coats this year to Partners in Outreach so that they are able to donate them throughout Chester County PA. 175 children will be able to focus more on their education because they are not going to be worried about being cold.