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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 Love Promise starts with Subaru of America

We at Subaru of America stay true to the Love Promise by partnering with a wide variety of nonprofits and charities. In addition to these partnerships, every year Subaru, our owners, and our retailers join hands in the "Share the Love" event, giving back to charities across the country. Over the past 20 years, Subaru of America has donated over 50 million dollars to causes we care about, and logged over 28,000 volunteer hours.

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

The charities' varying focuses and passions include:

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 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.


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.


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


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.


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 Stanley Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

What is love? Love is taking care of and supporting the communities we live and work in. Love is contributing to the people and places that make living in this community worthwhile. Love is lending a helping hand to non-profit organizations, schools, hospitals, and our neighbors in need. Stanley Subaru has made it part of our mission statement to contribute and support the communities that support us. The Subaru Love Promise is about neighbors helping neighbors, sharing the love throughout our communities, and following through on our commitment to support the people who support us. Stanley Subaru promises to continue and expand our efforts within Eastern Maine and continue to surprise and delight our guests. We make this promise to our community, our employees, and to you--our loyal guests. Thank you.

SPCA of Hancock County
Acadia National Park, Friends of Acadia, Ellsworth Garden Club
Teacher Appreciation Month, George Stevens Academy, Blue Hill Consolidated School, Ellsworth High School
The Grand Auditorium, Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, Emmaus Center Homeless Shelter, Opera House Arts, Ellsworth Noontime Rotary
Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Hospice of Hancock County

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Love Promise Stories from Stanley Subaru

Cabin Fever Dance to support the SPCA  –  Diana d

Cabin Fever Dance to support the SPCA

Stanley Subaru was one of the sponsors the SPCA of Hancock County's Cabin Fever Dance, a winter fundraiser of food, fun, and dancing to raise money to support operations at the no-kill shelter in Down East Maine. It was great fun with live music and a lively dance floor. We want to thank everyone who came out and made the evening such a success.

Donations directly to cancer patient care  –  Patricia P

Donations directly to cancer patient care

In October, Stanley Subaru ran a program where they would donate $10 to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital patients' cancer care for every test drive taken. All told, Stanley Subaru donated over $2000 to get local cancer patients the care they need this year! Stanley Subaru's owner, Mark Politte, even came to the hospital to hand out crab-shaped cookies to the staff and patients of the Mary Dow Center and Breast Health Clinic! "I can't tell you how much people appreciate the Center being here, and we couldn't do it without community support like this," said Chris Osterbauer (the man making the surprised face in the photo). Stanley Subaru's support of the hospital and the Mary Dow Center is much appreciated.

Thank you from Down East Hospice Volunteers  –  Linda G

Thank you from Down East Hospice Volunteers

Dear Mr. Patterson King: I want to thank you personally for the very generous donation of your time and technical talents in support of our 25th Anniversary 10K/5K benefit race. Your many hours of help with Facebook and Pay Pal and more was invaluable. We are lucky, indeed, to have businesses near and far so willing to help us in this effort. The work you did with our two 'tech experts' helped us find new ways to meet expenses and make this important fundraiser a success. It is especially meaningful because our volunteers don't cover Hancock County, although we come close. These efforts are especially important to people with terminal illness and their families in rural areas such as Washington County. As you no doubt are aware, there are fewer agencies, nursing homes and other support systems found here than are found in more densely populated areas. Our volunteers are there to provide free supportive services thanks to the generosity of you and Stanley Subaru. Again, thank you so much for your help. Sincerely, Linda L. Gralenski, Volunteer

LUNAFEST raises money for women's healthcare  –  Abbie S

LUNAFEST raises money for women's healthcare

LUNAFEST, the fundraising and heartwarming film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women and men together in their communities, was hosted by Mabel Wadsworth Women's Health Center's Lunaluvs at the Alamo Theater in Bucksport on April 6. It's a great event that supports female filmmakers, women's stories and experiences, as well as women in our community. It is one of my favorite events. says Abbie Strout, Mabel Wadsworth's Director of Education and Community Engagement. This year Mabel Wadsworth raised about $3,000 to support programs such as the Gaining Access Project which reduces fees for uninsured clients. Mabel Wadsworth will be able to help people get healthcare who otherwise might have been unable to afford it thanks to the success of LUNAFEST. Stanley Subaru provided their photo booth to give all the participants fun mementos of the festival. The booth was such a hit, Mabel Wadsworth and Stanley Subaru started planning their next event together right away.

The Winter Boot Bash is a hit with help from Stanl  –  Michele M

The Winter Boot Bash is a hit with help from Stanl

"Everything we do at "Camp Beech Cliff" is to get people connected with nature, each other and their best selves," says Debra Deal, Camp Beech Cliff Executive Director. The Acadia Winter Festival was a celebration of winter in Acadia National Park and surrounding communities and culminated in Camp Beech Cliff's Winter Boot Bash, a benefit dance to raise funds for camp programs. There were fine appetizers at tasting stations, raffles, and a silent auction for guests to peruse. Everything was donated by area restaurants and businesses. "Business sponsors made it possible for the ice sculptures and bar. Stanley Subaru even brought a photo booth! We are indebted to so many local businesses and guests whose generosity will give kids big smiles and life changing moments at camp." The camp is known for fun, innovative and quality Summer Camp programs that serve over 800 campers each year; their Acadia Leadership Institute team building and leadership programs with Hancock County School students; and year-round recreational community programs for all ages. Stanley Subaru's Spencer Patterson King says, "We are so grateful to be a part of such a supportive and active community. We are really excited about ways, like the photo booth at the Winter Boot Bash, we can help these wonderful organizations share their mission."

Stanley Subaru Fills Pantries for Hungry Students  –  Carol Ann M

Stanley Subaru Fills Pantries for Hungry Students

Stanley Subaru just completed one of their most successful food drives yet! With the support of Hancock County residents, Stanley Subaru collected over 1000 pounds of food to distribute to children in need in 2015. Stanley Subaru is making efforts to do even better in 2016, having collected several hundred hundred pounds that went to local schools in early February. Stanley Subaru delivered food to Trenton Elementary School February 1st. After Steffanie Rugoski, the school's secretary, made a little room with the help from students like Shane Bonilla, they were able to fit it in the offices for distribution. Rugoski noted the staff support, saying that teachers buy food for the Trenton Elementary pantry program. The next day Stanley Subaru visited Ellsworth High School where with Stanley Subaru's help, the cabinet, shelving, and tables were brimming. Julia Montague has just started this year and she helps to organize the program at Ellsworth High. "Being a part of the food pantry makes me feel like I'm making a difference in the world. Sometimes we feel so small, like nothing we do really makes a positive impact on anyone. Being able to help my peers means so much me, because not only am I helping someone out, I'm helping out those who mean something to me and who I care deeply about."

Share the Love adoption event & open house at SPCA  –  Jamie O

Share the Love adoption event & open house at SPCA

The Share the Love ASCPA and Subaru Adoption Event and Open House at the SPCA of Hancock County took place on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The event was funded with a grant from the ASPCA. Stanley Subaru coordinated the necessities drive and filled a 2016 hyper blue Crosstrek with food, blankets, and cleaning supplies to restock the SPCA of Hancock County shelves. Subaru Ambassador Linda Eaton put together a wonderful basket (with a few bonus items from Stanley Subaru) to help with the raffle. Over $3000 was raised for the shelter, over a hundred pounds of supplies were donated, and 12 dogs and cats were adopted!

Test Drives for the Cure  –  Patricia P

Test Drives for the Cure

For every test drive in October, Stanley Subaru donated $10 to mammogram scholarships. Stanley Subaru had hundreds of test drives in 2015. Thanks to their guests, they donated over $10,000 over the last six years of Test Drives for the Cure that go directly to patient care! To celebrate a record number of test drives for the program, April Bellatty and her team at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital made some delicious, antioxidant and nutrient-rich blueberry smoothies for Stanley Subaru and the hospital to celebrate. For the cancer care teams that couldn't break away, Mark even delivered!

End Student Hunger  –  Brett L

End Student Hunger

Stanley Subaru partnered with WABI TV5 and Maine Education Association to help provide food to young Mainers in need. In one week, Stanley Subaru collected enough food to completely fill a 2015 Crosstrek. Stanley Subaru delivered several hundreds of pounds of food to local schools, like Ellsworth High School and Hancock Grammar School.

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Chef's Gala  –  Diana d

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Chef's Gala

Saturday, June 13th, Stanley Subaru hosted SPCA of Hancock County for an adoption event! Dogs and Subaru go paw in hand, and we were so excited to support the great work SPCA of Hancock County is doing. SPCA Director Diana de los Santos even waived adoption fees on approved adoption applications for this event! SPCA of Hancock County staff and volunteers were at Stanley Subaru to answer questions and help you find the right animal for your home. Stanley Subaru Communications Coordinator Spencer Patterson King, a former professional dog trainer, offered free mini dog training lessons to all new pet parents.



Stanley Subaru sponsored LUNAFEST in Bucksport on April 25th benefited the Mabel Wadsworth Women's Health Center in Maine, the the only private, not-for-profit, free-standing feminist health center in Maine and one of fewer than 20 in the United States. LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women. The program of eight films- filled with stories of reflection, hope and humor, will travel to over 150 cities and screen in front of 25,000 people. Each year, various organizations bring LUNAFESTs to their communities and raise funds for their local non-profits as well as our main beneficiary - Breast Cancer Fund. Stanley Subaru is committed to improving the lives of everyone in the community, and was proud to be a major sponsor of the event to support women's health care!

Fill a Crosstrek for Hancock County Food Drive  –  Marjorie P

Fill a Crosstrek for Hancock County Food Drive

Saturday, February 28th to Monday, March 30th, Stanley Subaru collected food for the Hancock County Food Drive. Guests were encouraged to drop off a can of food and guess how many cans it takes to fill a 2015 Crosstrek. Lorena King, who brings her vehicle in for service, donated, and guessed closest without going over. She won a free vehicle cleaning! Her efforts, the efforts of the many members of the Stanley Subaru team, and the efforts of all Stanley Subaru's guests helped make this year's food drive the most successful effort with 13,900 food items donated and $12,789 dollars raised for 12 local food banks.