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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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 Eastside 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.

The Mountaineers, National Park Foundation
YMCA , Gonzaga University, St. Benedicts School, Teach for America
MTAA Youth Baseball, Meals on Wheels, Make a Wish
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Hope Heart Institute, Community Cancer Fund
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Love Promise Stories from Eastside Subaru

Subaru and Eastside 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

Eastside Subaru loves to Care for Cancer Patients  –  Katie J

Eastside Subaru is a wonderful partner in the fight against blood cancer and giving back. On July 12, 2019, they showed their dedication to the mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of ending blood cancer and improving the quality of life of patients and their families with a special delivery. They hand delivered 80 warm blankets to cancer patients at Halvorson Cancer Center at Evergreen Hospital to help ease the discomfort cancer treatment can cause. Thank you so much for helping LLS fulfill our mission and for caring about cancer patients in your community.

Eastside Subaru - Chuck Jones  –  Douglas R

At 60 years old I have been taken by every auto dealer trick known to man. Chuck Jones is the exception. In internet sales, he responded to a price inquiry that was $4400 below rebate. I thought that this was the classic bait and switch tactic. I went into the dealer for a test drive after the offer had expired. I didn’t have to fill out a bunch of forms (really a tactic to get sales data on me), just take the car out by myself and go. After the test drive, I told Chuck what I wanted to buy. He told me the price was $4000 under invoice. I showed him the offer and he took it to his manager. Chuck didn’t make me cool my heels in the room for 30 minutes (another tactic), but was right back and honored the offer. Great sales experience. Fast, fair, and honest. The dealer could offer a lot less than invoice and make more money, but they don’t. The usual car dealer tactic is to separate you from as much of your money as they can, but not Eastside.

Eastside Subaru Bloodworks Blood Drive  –  Karen C

Eastside Subaru is dedicated to serving our community. One of the ways we do this is by hosting a blood drive for employees and customers! We want to thank you, blood donors and supporters, for your combined efforts in saving lives. Here are a few results from the Eastside Subaru Blood Drive hosted on October 3, 2018. Units Collected: 9 registered to give & 7 units were collected Potential Lives Saved: 21 First Time Donors: We welcomed 6 new donors for this event. We hope you become regular blood donors for years to come!! Dedicated Donors: The top donor gave blood for the 107th time. Special thanks to all who donated, to Ken Pletcher for coordinating the details, and to Eastside Subaru for hosting us. The gift you give is needed by so many each and every day. You help ensure that our regional hospitals have the necessary blood supply for patients!

Eastside Subaru Supports Local Cancer Patients  –  Anne G

Matt Waitman and Hussein Patwa from Eastside Subaru arrived at Evergreen Hospital on Friday, July 28th, with a bounty of patient blankets and a huge box full of craft kits for kids who visit loved ones fighting cancer at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland. Receiving this great gift were Evergreen Foundation staff member Meg Powers and Executive Director Kae Peterson who explained how useful these blankets are to cancer patients as they undergo chemotherapy treatment. They told the group that they delighted in distributing 50 blankets last year and are even more pleased to be distributing the 80 blankets just donated by Eastside Subaru, as well as the craft kits that kids enjoy while visiting family. Kae noted that patients liked their blankets so much last year that she often sees returning patients bring those blankets along with them for outpatient appointments and inpatient stays. LLS Executive Director Anne Gillingham joined the group to thank both organizations for their support of blood cancer patients in the local community.

NWF and Subaru Loves the Earth  –  Susan R

It also shows where we put the bird houses, toad house, sign bird feeders and butterfly bath. There children released our classroom butterfly’s directly onto the bath on the last day of school. I will send updates as the garden grows and when the children return in the fall. We use our garden to enhance all areas of our curriculum so we are honored to have received all these wonderful garden enhancements from Subaru.

Subaru Loves Pets  –  Kim G

Come help us donate pet food and supplies to the local Humane Society here at Eastside Subaru!

Let us donate a book on your behalf!  –  Kirkland S

Let us donate a book your behalf ! Visit our showroom at Eastside Subaru during the month of August to help us donate books from our partner AAAS to local schools and learn how you can support them as well.

Subaru Loves to Care!  –  Josh B

Here at Eastside Subaru, we love to help people! This is why we partnered with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to provide blankets to patients in need!

Doing our part to save the butterflies  –  Eastside S

Did you know the monarch population in the United States has declined by more than 90 percent in recent years? For the month of April, Eastside Subaru is partnering with the National Wildlife Foundation for the Butterfly Heroes Program. Butterfly Heroes seeks to bring awareness to the declining population and connect our community of gardeners and kids, families, and schools alike to help the monarchs and other pollinators. Creating monarch and pollinator habitat is a wonderful opportunity for observing one of nature's most miraculous occurrences. The unique transformation the monarch butterfly undergoes during its lifecycle from egg, caterpillar (larva), chrysalis to the delicate yet resilient butterfly is wonderfully intriguing for students and teachers alike. Eastside Subaru will have a butterfly habitat planter on site and be giving away seed kits. Stop in and check it out. We also encourage you to be a butterfly hero and grow your own butterfly habitat at home. It's a great activity for the kids or grandkids.

Young Presidents Organization Subaru Event  –  Jeff J

Eastside Subaru recently hosted an event for the families of the local chapter of Young Presidents Organization. Founded in 1950, YPO today provides 23,000 peers and their families in more than 130 countries with access to unique educational and networking experiences designed to support their business, community and personal leadership. Members of this organization are business leaders around our community. The event was held to educate young people on the day to day business of the dealership. Upon arrival, each participant was given a technician uniform as well as safety glasses to enhance the experience. They learned how to do basic maintenance from an oil change, to changing a flat tire, as well as the economics of the business. The event lasted half a day and was finished with lunch and Subaru goodie bags. The event brought in over 50 people!

Pet Food Donation Event  –  Paul U

We were able to help Homeward Pet Adoption Center in Woodinville with supplies donated by our customers, family, and friends!

Westhill School  –  Judith B

Westhill is a suburban school with an ever growing urban population. Our classroom is a 4/5 multiage with a wide range of learning abilities and as well as social economic circumstances. Since the needs of our students will be as diverse as the population, we require a wide range of materials to meet these. Technology is critical to their learning and having a variety of different resources will support us in building a strong foundation. E-readers such as I-Pads and Kindles will allow us to vary the levels as well as the interests of our readers. In addition, the students will be able to write responses on these devices. Additional materials including books that are focused on nonfiction as well as fiction will support studies in Science and STEM. Also, working together on a project using technology builds community and allows more students to access their strengths to support overall the group learning. Your generous donation supports our classroom in building a library using technology to meet various reading and writing levels and abilities We will challenge our students to be critical thinkers about their reading and to express this thinking in writing to share with others. Reading and writing are foundational. We can only begin to thank you for this outstanding opportunity and hope that you will come and visit us to see the excitement and enthusiasm of our students as they use these materials to grow.

Wiper Blade malfunctioning  –  Teresa M

We were in rush hour traffic and being in Seattle, it was raining pretty hard that morning and our windshield wipers stopped working. We called one Subaru dealership and they said they could not help us until 2 days later and rain was to continue for at least 5 more days. We called Eastside Subaru and they came to our rescue. They immediately said you have to come in... they gave us a rental car and had our car fixed in a couple of days. We will now only go to Eastside Subaru for their excellent service both technically and with their customers. They will get our business from now on.

E-Waste Event  –  Matt W

This event was great for our community in disposing of unwanted Electronic Devices. It was amazing how many people were able to take advantage of this program!