The 2018 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our customers, our community, and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2018 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes elite Subaru retailers who provide an exceptional customer experience at every interaction with Subaru. These retailers have also demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in their local communities in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

The 2018 Subaru Love Promise Customer and 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.

The Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment

We believe in being a positive force in something bigger. And it all starts right here in our community. Not just by our donations, but by our actions.

That's why we stay true to our Love Promise Community Commitment by partnering with a wide variety of community nonprofits and charities.

Every year, we join hands with our owners in the "Share the Love" event, giving back to our community-a community that's given so much to us.

So, every day, we strive to ensure our love is felt not just by our customers, but by all in our community. We do this because we feel it is the right thing to do.

We are proud to participate in the Love Promise Community Commitment. We're grateful, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve and support the causes and passions that are closest to our hearts, right here in our neighborhood.

All of the organizations we support have one thing in common: the unwavering dedication to improve the world and the lives of ­its people.

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 close to $14 million to the ASPCA and helped support nearly 1,000 pet adoption events, resulting in more than 11,500 adoptions to date.

Environment

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

Over a decade ago, Subaru became the first U.S. auto manufacturer to become zero-landfill, and now, in collaboration with the National Park Service and the National Parks Conservation Association, Subaru is leveraging that same environmental expertise to help the National Parks reach zero-landfill too.

Education

It’s our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.

Total donations to teachers: $92,233
Over 200 teachers adopted
More than 15,000 students impacts

Community

In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.

Subaru and Meals on Wheels America worked together to make volunteering easier, by launching a tool called the Meals on Wheels Online Volunteer Drive.

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.

Subaru has donated more than $4.5 million dollars to
Make A Wish, helping to grant 610 wishes in the U.S.

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

Rafferty Subaru Loves to Care Paoli Hospital!  –  Jenn P

Rafferty Subaru Loves to Care Paoli Hospital!

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

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: PACTforAnimals.org 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 & Paolo Hospital Loves To Care

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

Subaru Loves Dogs!

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! http://www.rightthisminute.com/video/rtmtv-shelter-dogs-star-heartwarming-car-commercial 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

Subaru Loves Learning Book Drive August 1 - 31

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

Subaru Loves the Earth - E-Waste Event

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

April 1-30, 2015 - E-Waste Recycling Event

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 supports MLAR

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

 Rafferty Subaru Hosts An Event With

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: http://www.mainlinerescue.com/about 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

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

Rafferty Subaru Participates in Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation

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.


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