The 2018 Subaru Love Promise Customer Commitment Award

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

We're honored to receive the 2018 Subaru Love Promise Customer Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes Subaru retailers who demonstrate excellence in all areas of customer-focused performance. It highlights exceptional customer service that builds lifelong relationships with Subaru owners.

The 2018 Subaru Love Promise Customer 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.

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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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  –  Jamie O

Cabin Fever Dance

Stanley Subaru has been a friend and supporter of our non-profit animal welfare organization for years. They have donated water and auction items for various fundraisers, done work on our shelter van and partnered with us on special adoption events.Most recently, Stanley Subaru provided the SPCA with use of their fabulous photo booth at our annual Cabin Fever Dance at the Atlantic Oceanside in Bar Harbor. Everyone loves to grab a prop or two and mug for the camera. People pay $5 to have their photo taken and Stanley donates all of the proceeds to the SPCA and the animals in our care. Stanley Subaru truly believes in giving back to the community. The SPCA is lucky to be one of Stanley's community partners and we look forward to continuing this relationship for years to come.

Test Drives for the Cure  –  JoAnn B

Test Drives for the Cure

Since 1986, the Breast Clinic at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital has been offering high quality breast care service by caring professionals in a relaxed setting. The Breast Clinic is part of Downeast Maine’s largest and most comprehensive healthcare facility, ensuring our patients excellence in care. We work hard to ensure the health of our community, which is why we offer things like mammogram scholarships. We want everyone to be the healthiest they can be. Stanley Subaru's Test Drives for the Cure program rallies the community in a really meaningful way to make that happen. This year their total donations from the eight years of Test Drives for the Cure topped $15,000 making it possible for patients who otherwise couldn't afford screening to get checked when they need to. Stanley Subaru does a lot to make cancer treatment and prevention available to everyone who needs it, and it is greatly appreciated. Thank you, Stanley Subaru!

Thank You from all of us at Downeast Horizons!  –  Ashley J

Thank You from all of us at Downeast Horizons!

On behalf of Downeast Horizons, I would like to thank you again for attending our Annual Dinner to provide us your photo booth! Spencer did a great job! This is the 2nd year in a row you have done this for us and everyone loved it! We appreciate your commitment to helping children and adults with developmental disabilities participate in the community in which they live in ways that satisfy and enrich both the individual and the community. Since its inception in 1974, Downeast Horizons has delivered programs and services designed to maintain and increase an individual’s independence and community involvement. It is because of deeply committed supporters like you that Downeast Horizons is able to continue our belief that total community inclusion provides enhanced opportunities, a broader network of personal supports, and meaning to the lives of the people we assist. On behalf of the Board of Directors, our staff, and the individuals we support, thank you!

Thank You for the Gift of Warmth and Love  –  Amy H

Thank You for the Gift of Warmth and Love

For 100 years, the VNA of Cape Cod has played a vital role in caring for people on Cape Cod. People throughout the Cape know the VNA of Cape Cod has been an integral part of the healthcare landscape here for decades. It's amazing to think that this all started with a single nurse on a bicycle, delivering babies and caring for the sick in their own homes. Today they really seem to do it all, whether it is a newborn or a 102 year old patient. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was privileged to partner with Atlantic Subaru, to provide Cape Cod Healthcare and the VNA blankets and craft kits for their patients. Thank you to Gegam Sarkisian, Sam Tsimortos and the entire Atlantic Subaru for presenting Jeanne Sarnosky and the VNA with this amazing donation! Thanks to all of you for helping us make someday today with the Love Promise campaign!

Thank You for the Gift of Warmth and Love  –  Amy H

Thank You for the Gift of Warmth and Love

Jack Frost, director of philanthropy at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, MCMH,, and Jayne Wixon RB CRNI, Director of Oncology accepted over 50 blankets and 10 craft kits from Stanley Subaru for the Mary Dow Cancer Center.David Grant, sales consultant, Kyle Townsend, service administrator and Mark Politte, owner, all of Stanley Subaru were there to present the donations to Jack and Jayne, along with Rebekka Farquharson from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.The Mary Dow Center has 10,000 patient visits a year, including oncology and other infusion treatment services. Blankets are a great gift for those patients undergoing cancer treatments, offering warmth and comfort during infusion treatments that require patients to remain seated for a period of time.Thank you Stanley Subaru for providing warmth for the patients of MCMH during their battles!

Give Your Car Some Love, Support Community Health  –  Tracey C

Give Your Car Some Love, Support Community Health

Give Your Car Some Love, and Support Community HealthThroughout the month of July, guests of Stanley Subaru’s detailing department can support Healthy Acadia’s local community health programs and improve quality of life for all by opting to have Stanley Subaru donate to one of three program areas: early childhood development, tobacco prevention and cessation, and anti-hunger/food security work. “This is an incredible example of community partnering to strengthen local community health efforts,” said Shoshona Smith, Healthy Acadia’s Development Coordinator. “We are very proud and honored to work with Stanley Subaru. Their support will truly make a difference for those impacted by these three program areas." Healthy Acadia, a community health organization serving Hancock and Washington counties, works with over 100 partners to effectively address locally-defined health priorities, including: managing and preventing chronic disease, preventing substance and tobacco use, improving health access, positive social development, building active communities, increasing food security and improving access to healthy foods, and more. As a grant and donation funded organization, Healthy Acadia depends on community support to continue and to grow these critical resources.

Stanley to the rescue… baby squirrel edition!  –  Karen J

Stanley to the rescue… baby squirrel edition!

Last month, waiting for a routine service on my Crosstrek, I learned that Krystal and Heather had just rescued two baby red squirrels from the parking lot. It was the second day they'd seen them out there, alone, not seeming to know what to do. It was hot, the black parking lot was an oven, and the little babies were baking on it, listless from heat exhaustion. Heather and Krystal brought them in, put them in a box, and gave them water, food (the Cheez-its were a big hit), and some ice to cool the box. They started to revive, though one had an injured leg. There was much oohing and ahhing from staff and customers alike! Emily called the Acadia Wildlife Foundation in Bar Harbor, who said they could take them. I live in Bar Harbor, so I volunteered to drop them off on my way home. The next day I was relieved to hear the babies made it through the night. A week later they were moved to an outside enclosure with other squirrels, and the Foundation said they would be released back into the wild sometime soon. Thanks to the great staff at Stanley for caring about our wildlife, and to the Acadia Wildlife Foundation. You can donate to support their work here:

Community Matters at Stanley Subaru  –  Nick T

 Community Matters at Stanley Subaru

Stanley Subaru celebrated their remodel with two big events: a party for all the local businesses and a special preview party for all their guests. They dedicated a quarter of their event space at the dealership to their community partners, featuring displays and representatives from a dozen organizations that focus on everything from local cancer care to arts and culture to animal welfare to healthcare and housing to conservation. Stanley employees took guests on a tour of the facility and made specific stops to talk to us at our tables. I was there for the Grand Theatre at each event, and it was a great chance to talk to people about our programming, promote upcoming events, and give away tickets. Each celebration featured huge groups of people that Stanley went out of their way to introduce to us. It was incredibly heartwarming that Stanley Subaru shared so much of the spotlight with nonprofits and charitable organizations in the area. It really speaks to the character of the people there and their commitment to their community. Thank you, Stanley Subaru!

24th Annual Chefs' Gala  –  Patricia P

24th Annual Chefs' Gala

On April 29, 2017 the greater Ellsworth area community came together to raise funds for new, three-dimensional mammographic imaging technology for the Breast Clinic at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. “I am thrilled to announce that with the success of the twenty-fourth annual Chefs’ Gala event we have met our goal for funding the purchase of this equipment,” says Jack Frost, Director of Philanthropy at the hospital. “It’s really amazing to see our community – both businesses and private citizens – come together to support healthcare in Hancock County. Every year we have seen more people get involved, from volunteering to ensure that all of the attendees have a great evening to sponsorships that help provide the decorations and entertainment.” Over 400 guests toasted the successful fundraiser and danced the night away at this year’s event, raising over $60,000. Stanley Subaru's support for the event included the photo booth sponsorship which provided guests fun keepsakes for the evening.

Cabin Fever Dance to support the SPCA  –  Diana d

Cabin Fever Dance to support the SPCA

Stanley Subaru was one of the sponsors of 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.