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 St. Cloud Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

We here at St. Cloud Subaru have taken great pride in our community from day one. We believe in being more than a Subaru retailer. We believe in being part of our community. In setting an example. In building lifelong relationships. And in ensuring the love is felt not just by our customers, but by all. Not because it's good for business. Because it's the right thing to do. Along side of Subaru, St Cloud Subaru is proud to sponsor a local recycle program. In the past year, we have provided numerous recycle containers around the local community. We maintain these containers and have seen great support for our efforts. Look for our containers at many local parks. It is important for us all to do our part in keeping our planet green! St Cloud Subaru is also a proud sponsor of the St Cloud State University Athletic Program. Look for our displays at many SCSU Home sporting events including one of our cars on the ice at every home Husky Hockey game! "Subaru The Safest Car On Ice!" St Cloud Subaru also sponsors many other local activities and events such as the Big Brother & Big Sisters, the Annual Apple Duathlon and Earth Day Marathon. Look for more events in the near future, as we are always looking for new ways to help our community in any way we can!

Tri-County Humane Society
St Cloud Subaru Park Recycling, Waite Park Recycle Project, St Cloud Parks Recycle Project, SCSU Recycle Project
Big Brother Big Sister, Boys and Girls Club
Apple Duathlon, Earth Day 5k Corp Challenges, SCSU Youth Football Camps
March of Dimes GlowbabyGlow 5k
 Subaru Love Promise Heart

Love Promise Stories from St. Cloud Subaru

Subaru and St. Cloud 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

Spreading warmth & hope alongside LLS  –  Shannon B

For the fourth year in a row, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and St. Cloud Subaru had the pleasure of delivering blankets to Coborn Cancer Center as part of the Subaru Loves to Care program. These comforting gifts were accompanied by personalized messages of hope written by the customers and staff of St. Cloud Subaru. We had two special guests join us for this blanket donation. LLS volunteer Sarah Larson and Coborn Cancer Center patient Shannon Backes accepted blankets on behalf of LLS and Coborn in honor of other blood cancer patients and survivors. Sarah’s daughter, Kayleen, lost her battle to AML at a very young age. Ever since her passing, the family has become passionately involved in curing childhood cancer so that no one has to endure what they have. They've supported LLS's Beat AML Initiative and now the brand new LLS Children's Initiative. Shannon is a patient at Coborn Cancer Center current battling AML. She is thankful to be a part of such a generous event at the hospital she receives care from. This incredible act of generosity was warmly received by the Coborn Cancer Center staff who were thrilled to distribute these comforting gifts to their patients. Many thanks to St. Cloud Subaru and Coborn Cancer Center not only for a memorable day, but for supporting LLS’s mission to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families, such as Sarah and Shannon.

St. Cloud Subaru feeds hungry kids!  –  Aimee M

On Thursday, May 16th at 4 p.m., Boys & Girls Club board, staff and youth gathered at St. Cloud Subaru to accept a check for $8,123.00 to support the Boys & Girls Club’s meal program, which more served 112,000 meals to youth in 2018. Through St. Cloud Subaru’s “Share the Love” event, the dealership donated $250 from each new car sold from mid-November 2018 through January 1, 2019.This is the fifth consecutive year that St. Cloud Subaru has donated its “Share the Love” proceeds to the Boys & Girls Club. In total, St. Cloud Subaru has donated more than $178,000.00. St. Cloud Subaru CEO Scott Bement says the dealership loves to give back to the community and it’s great to see the money put to good use each year.“We are proud to partner with the Boys & Girls Club through the Share the Love program,” said Bement. “They really care about every one of the kids they serve. It feels good for us to know that this money is going to help kids be successful.” “We are eternally grateful for St. Cloud Subaru’s support of the Boys & Girls Club,” said Deb Nebosis, Director of Resource Development. “This funding will help provide basic needs for the young people of this community.”

Subaru keeps kids warm!  –  Aimee M

Thanks to St. Cloud Subaru for keeping Boys & Girls Club kids warm on these bitter cold days with St. Cloud Subaru stocking caps! St. Cloud Subaru donated about 50 for Roosevelt Club kids. Thanks for sharing the love, Subaru! Aimee Minnerath

A Subaru Love Promise For Art & Nature & Community  –  Jenny K

St. Cloud Subaru understands the need for great outdoor experiences for families in our community. Thanks to their Subaru Love Promise 800+ intrepid MN explorers came out on a chilly Sunday afternoon to experience “Collegeville Colors: Where art and nature invite you for a walk;” All our faithful volunteers, artists, musicians and friends provided a memorable day for families on the trails; And the Abbey Arboretum forest and trails, cared for by Saint John's Abbey, provided a colorful palette painted for you by nature. St. Cloud Subaru sponsorship made it possible to host this event FREE and inclusive of people from all walks of life. We do what we do at Outdoor U with, for, and because of YOU.

#SubaruLovesToCare with LLS + Coborn  –  Celeste L

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, as part of the national Subaru Loves to Care program, St. Cloud Subaru worked with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to deliver blankets and cards of hope to patients at Coborn Cancer Center. Cole Sand, as well as several employees of the St. Cloud Dealership, came to represent Subaru. They lit up the room when they brought in the gifts and patients expressed nothing but gratitude for the support and gestures of warmth. Their positive attitudes and huge smiles were contagious and had everyone involved happy. Jeremy Pallister, a patient at Coborn, accepted the delivery on behalf of St. Cloud patients. He was more than grateful to accept the blanket and was delighted to see the work that Subaru is doing for cancer patients. The amount of support that Subaru has shown through their commitment to have a positive impact on communities was overwhelming and Jeremy said the event was very inspiring. Thank you, St. Cloud Subaru!

The Earth Day Run Fundraiser-St. Cloud Subaru 5K  –  Evin H

The 19th Annual Earth Day Run was held at SCSU on April 20-21. The Earth Day Run has become a staple of the running community in MN. This event allows us to showcase our incredible community in order to promote health and wellness to all generations in the St. Cloud and surrounding area. St. Cloud Subaru graciously partnered with our event as the title sponsor for our 5K race and truly brought their A game in order to impact all the participants and bystanders. Along with supporting 2000 runners in the St. Cloud Subaru 5K, St. Cloud Subaru assisted in our health and fitness expo which allowed us to create incredibly fun and engaging activities for youth and families, offer unique and creative outlets for healthy eating and exercise, and ultimately raise funds for the Feeling Good MN program. The Feeling Good MN program is able to take the funds raised at the Earth Day Run and reinvest in our community to support programs, initiatives, and policies that will help make the healthy choice the easy choice. Thank you, St. Cloud Subaru for being an easy-to-work-with partner that helps us put on the most incredible running event weekend celebration in Central MN! As well, thank you for supporting our Feeling Good MN programs to help us grow into a healthier community! Central MN is lucky to have such a great community partner.

St. Cloud Subaru feeds Boys & Girls Club kids!  –  Aimee M

Thank you, St. Cloud Subaru, for sharing the love with Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota in a BIG way! On April 25, 2018, Boys & Girls Club youth, staff and board members accepted a check for $50,830 to support our meal program! In 2017, Boys & Girls Club served 126,000 meals to kids at our three Clubs year round, and 11 KIDSTOP sites during the summer months. The need continues to grow each year, as food insecurity rises in our community.This is the fourth consecutive year that St. Cloud Subaru has donated its “Share the Love” proceeds to the Boys & Girls Club. In total, St. Cloud Subaru has donated more than $170,000.00. We are eternally grateful for St. Cloud Subaru’s support of the Boys & Girls Club,” said Deb Nebosis, Director of Resource Development. “This funding will help provide basic needs for the young people of this community.”

Subaru Loves Learning  –  Anna W

Subaru donated 150 science based books to our library at Kennedy Community School. Students in grades PK-8 now have access to additional titles and texts that help them deepen their learning and explore science. Thank you Subaru!

Where art and nature invite you for a walk.  –  Jenny K

Imagine hiking through the forest, surrounded by the beautiful fall colors just starting to pop. From over the hill you hear sounds of guitar music, or around the next bend you stumble upon a community painting asking you to add your inspiration. At our annual Collegeville Colors festival in the Saint John's Abbey Arboretum, we take the most inviting time to go for a hike and make it even better with arts, crafts, live music, and nature activities all along the trail. This year St. Cloud Subaru sponsored the fall festival and even joined the festivities with a demo campsite for visitors to explore. While the weather was not very cooperative this year, the event still brought hundreds of people in our community together- for nature, for art, for outdoor family fun (rain or shine!). And that's a Subaru Love Promise.

#SubaruLovesToCare w/ LLS + Coborn Cancer Center  –  Shannon B

In June 2017, Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) spread love, hope and warmth to cancer patients and their families in communities across the country. Customers visiting St. Cloud Subaru were given the chance to write personalized messages of hope to patients in their local community. Those care cards were then handed out alongside a donated blanket to provide comfort and warmth to patients being treated at Children's Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota. Local survivor, Neil, was present to accept the blankets on behalf of blood cancer patients like himself. On New Year’s Eve 2015, Neil started chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma at Coborn Cancer Center. “The next day, I felt like a freight train had hit my body. Every bone in my body hurt,” Neil remembers. But today, after a long few years with two sessions of six rounds of chemo each, he says he’s feeling fabulous and keeping the cancer at bay. He’s incredibly thankful for his care team and Dr. Lemma at who got him here. Neil said, “I think this is a fabulous deal what Subaru is doing, giving these blankets out to patients who need them. When I first came to Coborn they gifted me a blanket and I still have it. I use it often, and I really appreciated a warm blanket during chemo. It acts kind of like a security blanket. You bring it home and feel some comfort, and think about all the wonderful people at the cancer center who are helping you get through this.” Thank you, St. Cloud Subaru!

CentraCare Earth Day Run  –  Evin H

The CentraCare Earth Day Run weekend celebration could not be what it is today without the support of St. Cloud Subaru! Being the Title sponsor for the St. Cloud Subaru 5k race, St. Cloud Subaru delivers and inspires time and time again. Their generous donations, commitment, and customer care are next level. St Cloud Subaru is always challenging to think about our footprints and where we are investing our time and energy, which is incredible for a car dealership to go to these lengths. We are honored every year to be able to work with a company whose values help us maker greener decisions and impact this community in a variety amazing ways. Thank you St. Cloud Subaru! With your help, we were are able to raise over $70,000 for the BLEND programming to fight against child hood obesity. Let's keep going! :)

Apple Duathlon and Kids Apple  –  Kari C

Sartell Apple Duathlon is excited once again to partner with Subaru in support of this event. For the past 6 years, St. Cloud Subaru's support has helped keep the kids' race affordable and contributes to our shared goal of creating a healthy community. Revered as the oldest multi-sport event in Minnesota, this race promotes healthy sport activity within the local and broader community for both beginners and nationally-ranked duathletes. Thank you, St. Cloud Subaru.

Timberwolves  –  Elizabeth R

I'm Brandonlee and I belong to Big Brothers & Sisters in St. Cloud. I had a chance to go to The Timberwolves game Friday night against the Mavericks. My tickets came from Subaru and they were the best seats ever. I got to see things so up close it was like I could touch players. I and my mom went to the game. I play traveling basketball for big lake and it's my favorite sport. Some of my teammates were at the game and with my snap chat I shared my videos with them and the rest of my teammates. I can't thank you enough for the donated ticket to me. I had a blast. Thank you, Brandonlee

Boys & Girls Club's Academic Success Programs  –  Aimee M

Subaru is committed to supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota’s academic success programs. Every day, more than 1,500 young people participate in programs and services provided by Boys & Girls Club at 15 KIDSTOP sites and 3 Club facilities. Hundreds of youth rely on our staff for help with homework, reading and literacy support, and career development opportunities. Recently a youth reported that tutoring from Boys & Girls Club staff and volunteers helped her pass a math class that she thought she would fail. Thank you, Subaru, for your love promise to help our community’s young people achieve success in school!

Jacob  –  Shannon O

Hi there I just wanted to write in about Jacob. He is a part of the Big Brother Big Sister program and he was assigned to be a big brother to my son Mason. I have only met Jacob a couple of times but during those couple of times he has been nothing but super nice and a real gentleman. My son Mason couldn't be any happier than he has been since he's been spending time with Jacob. My son will come home from school the days he meets with Jacob and is super excited to tell me about the time he spent with Jacob. He has definitely brought my son up from a sad place to a very happy place. I just can't thank him enough for what he has done for Mason. He has really shown Mason that there is so much fun and happiness in life.

Changing the World, Little by Little  –  Shannon G

St. Cloud Subaru has been a generous sponsor of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota for 5 years. This year, they donated $10,000 to our mentoring program. St. Cloud Subaru's partnership helps us match kids in our community with carefully-screened mentors that change their lives for the better, forever. In addition to providing financial support to our program, the team at St. Cloud Subaru participates in our annual fundraisers and volunteers at agency events. Thank you to our friends at St. Cloud Subaru for making a BIG difference in our program and the community!

Amazing Timberwolves Game experience!  –  Nancy V

We had a great night at the Timberwolves game! Thanks to St. Cloud Subaru for giving Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota the tickets! The seats were amazing!!!

Let's go for a ride!!!  –  Heidi H

I purchased my Subaru Outback a few weeks ago and absolutely love it!!! So does our dog "Bode" who loves going for car rides!! Thanks Scott Spanier and Tommy Patton for showing me all about the car.

Apple Duathlon  –  Adam K

Subaru has been sharing the love with the Apple Duathlon for 5+ years. The annual run-bike-run event takes place in Sartell Minnesota and promotes healthy sports activity within the local community for amateur adults and children who compete alongside nationally-ranked duathletes. St. Cloud Subaru's support helps us keep our kids' race affordable and contributes to our shared goal of creating a healthy community. Thanks St. Cloud Subaru!

Changing the World Little by Little  –  Shari W

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota and St. Cloud Subaru recently entered into a partnership in a combined mission to support the youth of our community. St. Cloud Subaru has become an Agency Sponsor and has supported our fundraising events for the last 3+ years. St. Cloud Subaru has committed to providing ongoing support to Big Brothers Big Sisters. This partnership will help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota carry out their mission to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Subaru is helping Boys & Girls Club feed the kids!  –  Mark S

Thank you to all our friends at St. Cloud Subaru for helping the Boys & Girls Club feed an evening meal to the hungry kids who attend the Club. Subaru recently donated over $12,000 for the Club's Meal Program. That means the Boys & Girls Club can serve an additional 8,232 meal this year. When Subaru talks about sharing the love...they mean it. A lot of kids in the St. Cloud Area won't go to bed hungry tonight because Subaru cared enough to help us feed the kids! Thank you Subaru! Mark Sakry Exec Director