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.

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Love Promise Stories from Ken Fowler Subaru

Blankets for local cancer patients  –  Fran I

Blankets for local cancer patients

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Greater Bay Area Chapter was honored to partner with Ken Fowler Subaru to spread warmth and hope in the local community by delivering 40 blankets and 10 arts & crafts kits for cancer patients at the Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County. At the delivery, we met with the center's executive director, Karen. Karen was extremely grateful to receive these generous gifts from Subaru for a second time and was happy to report how much patients enjoyed the blankets that Subaru had donated last year. As we were talking, one of the Ken Fowler employees, Jorge, shared that he has been personally affected by blood cancers - his two-year-old grandson is a leukemia patient. It was truly incredible to have Jorge as part of this delivery, giving back to others, while he and his family are going through a difficult struggle of their own. Then, on the way back to our cars, we ran into one of the center's patient navigators, Jill. She explained that that they could not do what they do without the support of local friends and businesses like Ken Fowler. Jill said, "When we are able to give these gifts to our patients, they really feel embraced by the community around them." We are so grateful to Ken Fowler Subaru for caring about cancer patients! Thank you!


Books Offered to River Oak Charter School!  –  Keith A

Books Offered to River Oak Charter School!

Fowler Auto Center was delighted to deliver five boxes of brand-new award-winning books to River Oak Charter School in support of the Subaru Love Learning program. The books cover all kinds of interests, from Mars to raising chickens and the world of microbes. It's been great working with the lovely folks at River Oak and we hope to find other reasons in the future to help support each other in this community we love.


Soft and Fluffy Blankets for Cancer Resource Ctr!  –  Keith A

Soft and Fluffy Blankets for Cancer Resource Ctr!

It's real easy to get jaded about the sincerity of corporations, but when it comes to authentically caring about the world around them, Subaru definitely puts its money where its mouth is. Through Subaru and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Fowler Auto Center has chosen to work with the Cancer Resource Center of Mendocino County to help with Subaru's "Love to Care" program. For us, it's a no-brainer. No organization in Lake and Mendocino County does so much to support cancer patients in these areas like CRC of Mendocino County. So yesterday, Fowler Auto Center delivered a dozen boxes of super cozy blankets to the lovely and talented Sara O'Donnel, Executive Director of CRC of Mendocino County, who will be distributing them to cancer patients. We hope they provide real comfort. Fowler will definitely be working with CRC in the future. Thanks for all you do!


Fowler Introduces Pet a Palooza!  –  Keith A

Fowler Introduces Pet a Palooza!

Helping control Mendocino County's pet population and ensuring their well-being is a huge job, and it wouldn't get done without an incredible amount of work and dedication from many volunteers. We were delighted to partner with Subaru to offer Anderson Valley Animal Rescue nearly $4,000 for their great work in adopting and rescuing cats from around the area. Our Pet a Palooza event featured many cats and dogs who now have an even better chance of being adopted. We plan on doing it again soon, and hope our community will come out to make the event even bigger and more successful next time!


Butterflies are Happening!  –  Keith A

Butterflies are Happening!

It didn't take long! We already found a luna moth!


Butterflies Are NOT Free  –  Keith A

Butterflies Are NOT Free

Nearly a billion Monarch butterflies have vanished since 1990 and that should worry everyone. Not only are butterflies pollinators, they are indicators of the health of any ecosystem, so their disappearance can mean real trouble. That's why Fowler Auto Center is happy to work with Subaru to give away the same kind of seeds that will grow into the plants butterflies use to thrive. We invite all our friends and neighbors to come out and get their free packets so we can all do our part and keep our skies beautiful. We invite you to swing by, check out our display, and take a few milkweed seeds with you (the butterflies love the milkweed!). If you participate in the "Butterfly Hero" program, your family will be entered to win a trip to Disneyland!


The Community Helps Fowler Clean up E-Waste  –  Tina N

The Community Helps Fowler Clean up E-Waste

It seems like the only thing happening faster than new electronic gadgets coming out is the accumulation of old gadgets being rendered useless! Those piles of old screens, printers, computers, and cell phones are only growing in size. And the bad news is that these piles of e-waste are chock full of chemicals that can take a toll on the environment. So when Subaru decided to show their love for the earth with a program designed to curb e-waste, Fowler Auto Center was right there with them. We set out a box and took in quite a bit of stuff! More than even we expected. Just goes to show that those old gadget piles aren't going anywhere on their own, and it's up to all of us to keep the e-waste going in the right direction. Thanks, Subaru!


Happier Mendocino County Pets!  –  Keith A

Happier Mendocino County Pets!

On Monday, April, 13, 2015 Cheryl Schrader, Director and Board President, along with Laura Mares, Charlene Zanella, and Bobby LaMalfa of Anderson Valley Animal Rescue (AVAR) received a check for $8,139 from Fowler Auto Center and Subaru of America for their work in keeping the Mendocino County pet population healthy and happy. AVAR started in 2000 as a small group of caring individuals working to spay and neuter a large local population stray cats. Since their founding and through the dedication of AVAR's volunteers, the intake rate of 3,000 cats at Animal Control has steadily dwindled down to 800 per year. Now AVAR is mostly working in the Ukiah and Hopland areas. About 20 volunteers provide foster homes while also humanely trapping and feeding local populations of strays which are then offered to the public through the kindness of Mendocino Farm Supply and Rainbow Ag. However, such work comes with countless volunteer hours and a price tag. With expenses like paying for the spaying/neutering and feeding of strays, AVAR is in constant need of donations from the public. "We're delighted to help out such a deserving organization," says Jeff Fowler, manager of Fowler Auto Center. AVAR has done a great job helping manage the local pet population and we're just happy to team up with Subaru to help."


Perfect Customer Service  –  Kathy F

Perfect Customer Service

My family lives in a remote mountain community, where I teach full time at the two-room schoolhouse. My husband just had shoulder surgery and couldn't drive our stick-shift, which was aging from life on steep dirt roads anyway. We found a seemingly perfect replacement in the Subaru Crosstrek at a dealership an hour from home. All wheel drive, automatic and good mileage, it met our driving needs well. It was last year's model and a good bargain, but we didn't want to make a hasty decision. As we compared other vehicles, nothing stood out as much as that first test drive. But we waited too long and the Crosstrek sold. Meanwhile, our current car needed to go into the shop, I had an out-of-town seminar to attend and obligation to carpool students. With a quick internet search, we found the identical Crosstrek at Ken Fowler's Subaru, in Ukiah. However, getting there would mean five hours of driving, and neither of us could take a day off. Fortunately, the salesperson I spoke with, Johnny Leon, was willing to drive the car up to us with a tandem driver to bring him back. We were able to conduct the whole transaction over the phone and email, and my husband got to drive our new Subaru home on his birthday. Johnny made a the process entirely stress-free for us: I think he would have stopped to pick up groceries for me if I'd asked!


Ken Fowler Subaru supports Anderson Valley Animal Rescue  –  Cheryl S

Ken Fowler Subaru supports Anderson Valley Animal Rescue

Ken Fowler Subaru is dedicated to caring for and improving the lives of animals in their community with the support of Anderson Valley Animal Rescue.