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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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.

How is Yark Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Yark Automotive Group is committed to being an good corporate citizen by creating lasting partnerships with organizations dedicated to uplifting the community in which we live. We are proud to be a part of the Subaru Love Promise.

Planned Pethood, 4 Paws Sake
Toledo Botanical Gardens
St. Pats School
Toledo Symphony
Alzheimer's Assoc. N.W. Ohio

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Love Promise Stories from Yark Subaru

Subaru and the LLS Deliver Warmth and Smiles  –  Julie C

Subaru and the LLS Deliver Warmth and Smiles

Emily Yark and Lindsay Orr were so caring as they delivered warm blankets, children's craft kits and care cards to cancer patients and their families at Toledo Hospital. They interacted with patients, family members, doctors, nurses and other hospital staff members with care and concern and were joined by Julie Champa of the Toledo Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We are so grateful for our national partnership with Subaru and for the local staff at YARK Subaru!


Subaru and NWF Loves the Earth  –  Jana S

Subaru and NWF Loves the Earth

We were so happy to take part in the Subaru Loves the Earth campaign. Subaru donated the plants and some equipment to help plant them. The kids at West Side Montessori had an amazing time learning and planting and added to their rain garden.


Yark Subaru Hosts Pet Adoption Event with LC4  –  Gabby V

Yark Subaru Hosts Pet Adoption Event with LC4

We were extremely grateful and appreciative for the opportunity to display a few of our adoptable dogs at the Yark Subaru Adoption Event. As the municipal shelter in Lucas County, there is often times a stigma or reputation for our department to be very "rough", so when we are given the chance to showcase our great adoptable dogs and interact with members of the community, it does wonders for both our dogs, staff, volunteers, and department as a whole. Since we operate in a shelter, our dogs are normally seen in kennels. This setting is extremely stressful for dogs, so they react differently when they are in a kennel and do not always have the opportunity to show their wonderful, loving personalities. Being able to bring some dogs to Yark Subaru is a tremendously important way for our dogs to socialize outside of the shelter and meet new people. It allows the dogs to relax, decompress, and simply enjoy the company of humans. "Pit bull type dogs" are often judged based on their appearance and reputation so to see a family smiling from ear to ear and enjoying the dog for who they are on the inside. Each dog is an individual and being able to showcase their true colors in a friendly, welcoming setting can truly be life changing for these shelter dogs. We are so thankful for Yark Subaru hosting these adoption events and allowing us to share our story and help find our dogs a loving, forever home.


Yark Subaru Donates Blankets to Sick Children  –  Kate S

Yark Subaru Donates Blankets to Sick Children

On behalf of our patients and their families, please know how your Subaru gifted blankets provided not only comfort but a home-like atmosphere to promote normalcy. The blue hues, the fabric was striking, so beautiful and wrapped in ribbons. Our hospitalized children and teens were very touched. It was a sensory treat but also a statement of community support and generosity Thank you Yark Subaru.


Yark Subaru Supports Reynolds Elementary  –  Bill H

Yark Subaru Supports Reynolds Elementary

The staff and students at Reynolds Elementary are thrilled that Yark sponsored us for the Subaru Loves Learning event. The school supplies that were donated go along way to support our students who struggle to provide all the items they need for school and also helps relieve some of the burden from our teachers who often donate their own supplies to support their classrooms. These supplies have already been put to use in our clubs for art projects and crafts. Community partners like Yark and Subaru and the donations you have supplied help further our students' education, engage them in their classes and brighten their days. For this, we are so thankful!


The Maumee Valley Wheelmen Thank Yark Subaru!  –  Nick M

The Maumee Valley Wheelmen Thank Yark Subaru!

Yark Subaru was one of the first business to step up and sponsor the Maumee Valley Wheelmen this season. With Yark Subaru's support, the Wheelmen were able to bring back a competitive race team to the Northwest Ohio area. The 2016 season was a great success for the team and included multiple podium appearances in road, mountain, gravel, cyclo-cross, and even fat-bike races. We also could not have hosted the annual Sylvania Cycling Classic without Yark Subaru's support. This race brought racers and fans across the region together for a full day of racing in downtown Sylvania. The event enjoyed the largest turnout in its 6-year history! Again, the Maumee Valley Wheelmen would like to thank Yark Subaru for their support to the club and local community. We couldn't have done it without you! Respectfully yours, Nick Mossing.


Yark Subaru Hosts Adoption Event with LC4  –  Laura S

Yark Subaru Hosts Adoption Event with LC4

Community support is extremely crucial to helping homeless dogs here at Lucas County Canine Care & Control. On October 24th, Yark Subaru opened up it's showroom and invited us to bring adoptable dogs. Customers were able to meet these furry friends, consider adoption, and learn about how they too could help local dogs, thanks to the generosity of Yark Subaru. At the end of month, collected dog-related items were donated to the shelter. These donated goods certainly made the day for the dogs as they were able to enjoy blankets, toys and treats. This partnership and support, is what community is all about; working together to make a difference.


Yark Subaru Hosts Pet Adoption Event for LC4  –  Laura S

Yark Subaru Hosts Pet Adoption Event for LC4

Community support is extremely crucial to helping homeless dogs here at Lucas County Canine Care & Control. On October 24th, Yark Subaru opened up it's showroom and invited us to bring adoptable dogs. Customers were able to meet these furry friends, consider adoption, and learn about how they too could help local dogs, thanks to the generosity of Yark Subaru. At the end of month, collected dog-related items were donated to the shelter. These donated goods certainly made the day for the dogs as they were able to enjoy blankets, toys and treats. This partnership and support, is what community is all about; working together to make a difference.


Mountain Man Sports Partners With Yark Subaru  –  Jim W

Mountain Man Sports Partners With Yark Subaru

Over the last decade Mountain Man Sport has had a great working relationship with Yark Subaru. Cross promoting events and community service projects. Yark Subaru has sponsored the Mountain Man Sports Ski report on 4 Cumulus radio stations in the Toledo market place. Promoting the Idea of getting out and enjoying the winter weather. Other than the ski reports Yark Subaru also helps with one of our biggest events of the pre ski season. Mountain Man Sports & the Toledo Ski Club buy and sell promotion. With Yark's Help of promoting the event and the Subarus on display, it's makes the event even greater. Most of all we are really excited to be co sponsors of events with the Subaru division of Yark Auto. Subaru fits right in with the outdoor theme that Mountain Man Sports represents. Not only the focus on outdoor activities but its Love for dogs. Subaru, Being a dog focused company is what really stands out for me. Cooper a 5 year-old Yellow Labrador retriever, is now sponsored by Yark Subaru in Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Jumping. Cooper wears his Yark Subaru vest both at the events and being the greeter at Mountain Man Sports. I have personally owned Subarus since the late 70s. Almost too many to count. Last year during the Dock jumping season, my wife and I owned 3 Subarus at the same time. A 2011 Outback, A 2002 WRX and 2008 STI. We enjoyed everyone.


Cooper the Yark Subaru Dock Jumper  –  Jim W

Cooper the Yark Subaru Dock Jumper

Yark Subaru is a proud sponsor of Cooper, a 4 year old Yellow Labrador from Green Bay, Wisconsin. Cooper stared off his Dock jumping at the early age of 10 weeks, when he jumped off the dock at Boyne Mountains in Michigan Deer Lake. Since that time, Cooper has enjoyed many activities including running ahead and leading the group on mountain bike rides, sunrise runs up the ski area, and running along side me as I ski! His favorite is when we go to the Ultimate Air Dogs Dock Jumping events. During the work week Cooper can be seen greeting customers at the door of Mountain Man Sports in Toledo, Ohio with a wag and a smile. Cooper's my best friend! Cooper and our family enjoy owning Subaru's and especially traveling between Michigan and Colorado. We have owned 6 Subaru's total: 4 Outbacks, a 2002 WRX with 298,000 miles on it which I have not passed on to my son Andy in Colorado, and my own personal favorite ride is my 2008 Subaru STI. Thank you to Yark Subaru for sponsoring Cooper's favorite hobby and for helping us with our Subaru vehicles!


Yark Subaru Helps Kids of St. Patricks  –  Gerald K

Yark Subaru Helps Kids of St. Patricks

St.Patricks of Heatherdowns is a non profit organization and community support is imperative to keep our sports programs and equipment up to date. We have been able to do so much more for our kids with the help of Yark Subaru. Here are just a few ways that Yark has helped us achieve our goals to the kids of St.Pats: Donations to our yearly Festival, Painting Football helmets for our Reverse Raffle Silent auction and a main sponsor of Annual Irish Open Golf outing. Thank you Yark Subaru!


Recycling Event at Yark Subaru to Benefit PPI  –  Nikki M

Recycling Event at Yark Subaru to Benefit PPI

Yark Subaru has been a long time supporter of Planned Pethood and its mission. In an recent fundraiser, Yark Subaru hosted a recycling event for Planned Pethood. This involved people in the public bringing their unwanted electronic equipment to Yark Subaru. Equipment was donated to Planned Pethood to raise funds for our mission work. The unwanted equipment is recycled rather than taking up space in landfills; leaching heavy metals and chemicals into the soil and ground water. Through this last event we collected almost 1,000 pounds of electronics. With the help of Yark Subaru, our environment is a little better place while raising funds for an animal rescue group (another form of recycling and upcycling).


Yark Subaru's Community Partner Mobile Meals of Toledo  –  Mike T

 Yark Subaru's Community Partner Mobile Meals of Toledo

Mobile Meals of Toledo is grateful to have such a generous community partners, like Yark Subaru to help the elderly and homebound in Lucas County. In correlation with the Subaru - Share the Love initiative, a group of the employees from Yark graciously donated their time to help us deliver both food and some smiles to our clients today. Even during this hectic time of year, they were more than willing to help us without hesitation. Thank you again for everything and for helping Mobile Meals "Share the Love" this holiday season. We are looking forward to working with you again soon in the future!


Yark Subaru Partners With Alzheimer's Association  –  Nick V

 Yark Subaru Partners With Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter's relationship with the Yark Automotive Group and Yark Subaru means so much to us and the thousands of families we are privileged to serve. This partnership continues to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support, and research. Customers of Yark Subaru have learned about the programs and services we provide by the information that was available to them at the dealership. In one such case, a women drove over to our office immediately after having her car serviced! We are incredibly grateful to be the recipient of the Subaru Share the Love event. Thank you for your ongoing support!


Yark Subaru Hosts a Fundraising Event for 4 Paws Sake  –  Nora S

 Yark Subaru Hosts a Fundraising Event for 4 Paws Sake

In January 2014, Yark Subaru of Toledo, OH generously hosted a fundraising event for 4 Paws Sake in order to help Sarge, a neglected White German Shepherd raise money for a hip replacement surgery that he desperately needed. At the young age of 4 years old, Sarge was on pain medicine every day and his hip bones were almost completely disintegrated. The event was a huge success and, thanks to this partnership between Yark Subaru and 4 Paws Sake, I, as Sarge's new mom, am blessed to get to see him happy, pain free, and enjoying life to the fullest as he runs like a puppy throughout his big backyard. I am proud to feel the Subaru Love every single day of my life through the joyful spirit and healthy body of my boy, Sarge. I will be forever grateful! -Nora Solomon (Sarge's mom)


Yark Subaru Partner With 4 Paws Sake Canine Rescue of Northwest Ohio  –  Karen R

Yark Subaru Partner With 4 Paws Sake Canine Rescue of Northwest Ohio

The Subaru Love Promise has been invaluable to 4 Paws Sake Canine Rescue of Northwest Ohio and has given us the opportunity to better the lives of countless dogs in our community! One event in particular that stands out is Yark Subaru's enthusiastic offer of their showroom for us to hold a fundraiser for Sarge, a dog in our program with an expensive medical procedure ahead of him. Yark Subaru not only helped us spread the word throughout the community, but also donated funds to put us over the top of our goal allowing Sarge to receive his much needed surgery the following week and be adopted into a wonderful family once he healed. Yark Subaru has continued to rally behind the dogs of 4 Paws Sake allowing us to continue our mission of giving the dogs in our community the best second chance possible!


Yark Subaru Partner With The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc.  –  Angie B

 Yark Subaru Partner With The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc.

The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) and Yark Subaru have an excellent relationship that has only grown stronger throughout the years. Yark Subaru and WCCOA first developed a relationship in 2010 in conjunction with the Subaru "Share the Love" campaign. Since then, Yark Subaru and WCCOA partner in the month of December to help bring awareness to senior hunger in the Wood County, Ohio area. Yark Subaru offers a Subaru vehicle and representatives from the dealership to help deliver meals to older adults living in the county as part of WCCOA's holiday lunch. Yark's desire to serve the local community combined with WCCOA's mission to serve older adults has resulted in a remarkable awareness campaign of senior hunger throughout the area. WCCOA serves approximately 750 meals every Monday-Friday to older adults in Wood County. The support from Yark Subaru allows us to continue to meet the nutritional needs of the older adults we serve. The relationship between Yark Subaru and WCCOA means so much to not only all of us at WCCOA, but also to the older adults in Wood County who benefit from the partnership. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Yark for many years to come.


Yark Subaru Sponsors The Maumee Valley Wheelmen Cycling Club  –  Frank K

Yark Subaru Sponsors The Maumee Valley Wheelmen Cycling Club

The Maumee Valley Wheelmen cycling club appreciates Yark Subaru's Title sponsorship or our main event, the Sylvania Cycling Classic, for each year since its inception four years ago. We could not have conducted this event without the support of Yark Subaru. Our purpose is "to promote bicycle racing and recreational cycling in northwest Ohio". Yark Subaru's support has greatly helped us fulfill our purpose.


Yark Subaru Supports Planned Pethood Inc.  –  Nikki M

Yark Subaru Supports Planned Pethood Inc.

Yark Subaru has been integral to helping Planned Pethood stretch our limited budget, save more lives and reach the goals of our mission. Yark Subaru has been a true partner in our spay/neuter, in helping us find homes for our homeless pets, our educational outreach, marketing promotions and in our fundraising campaigns.


Yark Subaru Partners With Alzheimer's Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter  –  Nick V

Yark Subaru Partners With Alzheimer's Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter

Yark Automotive Group and Yark Subaru have been an incredible community partner of the Alzheimer's Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter. We truly appreciate the ongoing relationship we have to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support, and research. Because of Yark Automotive Group, our Chapter is able to serve thousands of families in Northwest Ohio through our Adult Day Centers, Caregiver Groups, 24/7 Helpline, Early Stage Programs, and so much more! We are honored to be the recipient of the Yark Subaru Share the Love Event and cannot thank Mr. John Yark and all the wonderful employees of the Yark Automotive Group for their support!