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 Gillman Subaru Southwest dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well.

Greyhound Pets of America Houston Chapter
Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Subaru Love Promise Heart

Love Promise Stories from Gillman Subaru Southwest

Gillman Subaru SW and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society  –  Charley T

Gillman Subaru SW and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Eliel and Gillman Subaru Southwest have been wonderful partners with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. For the 2nd year in a row they have donated blankets to Methodist Hospital and this year have also included craft kits for kids. Thank you!


Subaru and NWF Loves the Earth  –  Tony T

Subaru and NWF Loves the Earth

Our garden makeover looks great at our school, thank you Subaru!


Gillman Delivers Blankets of Warmth  –  Ashlee V

Gillman Delivers Blankets of Warmth

Gillman Subaru Houston and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society literally brought warmth and hope to hundreds of patients fighting cancer at The Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston. The project is an extension of Subaru's Love Promise designed to help communities come together to make an incredible impact. Gillman Subaru partnered with the local chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to deliver blankets, arts and craft kits and messages of hope to patients undergoing treatment at the Methodist hospital. Throughout June, visitors to Gillman Subaru were given the opportunity to share personalized, hand-written messages of hope which were delivered to local cancer patients along with blankets, to provide comfort and warmth while they receive treatment at The Methodist Hospital Cancer Center in the Texas Medical Center. Those who wrote a message of hope received a Subaru and LLS awareness bracelet, to help spread awareness of LLS and Subaru of America’s goal to provide hope and care, one gesture at a time. Pictured are Representatives from the Houston Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Houston Methodist Cancer Center along with Gillman Employees: Eliel Ramirez, General Manager, Wally Mendez, Service Manager and Stacey Gillman President.


45th Annual Buffalo Bayou Regatta  –  Trudi S

45th Annual Buffalo Bayou Regatta

Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s 45th annual regatta, sponsored by Gillman Subaru, serves as the perfect way to raise money to preserve our city’s namesake and help enhance its beauty while also providing for a wild and wet time.The Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta, one of the five largest events of its kind in the country, took place on on a rainy March 11th. The Buffalo Bayou Regatta is a 15 mi. USCA Sanctioned race along Buffalo Bayou. At the end of the race participants enjoyed live music, awards ceremony, and had the opportunity to check out the latest in Subaru offerings!


Gillman Subaru supports the 2017 Aids Walk!  –  Melody P

Gillman Subaru supports the 2017 Aids Walk!

Gillman Subaru was again a proud sponsor of the 2017 Aids Walk Houston on March 5th in downtown Houston. It was an extremely rainy and wet Sunday, but the loyal supporters of Aids Foundation Houston came out in force! Over 1,200 people are newly infected with HIV in the Houston community but every single walker has their own story behind their decision to walk. Each and every person knows that their support helps support local AIDS service organizations that provide life-saving services to thousands of people within our community. Aids Foundation Houston is proud to be aligned with Gillman Subaru and their support of our community.


Gillman Subaru supports Houston SPCA  –  Brian L

Gillman Subaru supports Houston SPCA

On Saturday, December 3, 2016, over 1,000 pet lovers, runners, joggers, and dog walkers fetched their sneakers, a furry friend and joined the Houston SPCA for the 2016 iWalk for Animals at Memorial Park. This year’s iWalk, sponsored by Gillman Subaru, featured a 5K Canine Caper and a 1K Pup Strut, amazing demonstrations, pet contests and more!


Gillman Subaru sponsors the SCPA iWalk  –  Stacy F

Gillman Subaru sponsors the SCPA iWalk

I am writing to express my profound gratitude for the Gillman Subaru commitment of $10,000 supporting the Houston SPCA’s 2016 iWalk for Animals. We were heartbroken by the rain, but thrilled that you were able to join us that day in Memorial Park as our Bandanna Sponsor. The bandannas were fantastic! We were also thrilled that participants were able to receive Subaru tennis balls, Frisbees and toys. My dog loves his Subaru tennis ball. We are so thankful for your kindness and generosity! The event was an overall success with 598 registered participants raising over $325,000 to support our lifesaving programs and services. Your gift will touch far more animals and people than you can imagine through our comprehensive array of animal adoption, shelter, rescue, humane education, foster care and other programs. We are a high-impact organization providing services to more than 50,000 animals each year, including dogs and cats, horses and farm animals, native wildlife and exotic species. Your commitment helps us investigate over 7,000 cases of cruelty and abuse each year and keeps our 24-hour injured animal rescue ambulances on the road every day of the year.


Hope Blanket Delivery to Methodist Cancer Center  –  Gillman S

Hope Blanket Delivery to Methodist Cancer Center

June was officially “Subaru Loves to Care” month and Gillman Subaru Southwest focus was on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society partnership. A display box was placed in the dealership showroom where customers could write a message of hope to those fighting cancer. Gillman Subaru staff delivered the messages of hope along with “hope blankets” to the Houston Methodist Cancer Center medical team.


GPA receives donation!  –  Arden T

GPA receives donation!

Greyhound Pets of America is a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding responsible loving homes for Greyhounds, to acquaint the public with the desirability of Greyhounds as pets, and to inform them of the availability of Greyhounds for adoption. I’m pleased to announce that through the Share the Love program, Gillman Subaru South raised $7,188.72 for the Greyhound Pets of America. Accepting the check on behalf of the Greyhound Pets of America is Arden Tucker, President and Jeff Tucker, Volunteer. Also pictured, Patrick York, COO Gillman Automotive Group.


Buffalo Bayou Partnership Receives Donation  –  Trudi S

Buffalo Bayou Partnership Receives Donation

Subaru South selected the Buffalo Bayou Partnership to be a beneficiary of the Subaru Share the Love Program. Buffalo Bayou Partnership is responsible for revitalizing and transforming Buffalo Bayou. Our projects have included footpaths, trail lighting water features and new pedestrian bridges along the Buffalo Bayou and Buffalo Bayou Park. I’m pleased to announce that through the Share the Love program, Gillman Subaru South raised $7,591.77 for the Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Accepting the check on behalf of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership is ANNE OLSON, President. Pictured with Stacey Gillman Wimbish, President Gillman Automotive Group and Patrick York, COO Gillman Automotive Group.


Subaru Loves the Greyhounds!  –  Arden T

Subaru Loves the Greyhounds!

Greyhound Pets of America-Houston (GPAH) is a group of dedicated and passionate volunteers who work tirelessly to fulfill the mission of finding responsible and loving homes for retired racing greyhounds, educating the public on the suitability and availability of greyhounds as pets, and acquainting them about how this beautiful and noble breed makes an excellent and loving pet. Last year, GPAH partnered with Subaru and Gillman Subaru Southwest (GSS). GSS has been amazing in providing us support by allowing us to show off our greyhounds on its showroom floor and by helping us advertise our mission. When GPAH was chosen by GSS as one of its 2015 Subaru Share the Love charities, we were very humbled. The support and enthusiasm shown by Eliel Ramirez and all the employees at GSS have been wonderful! GPAH will continue to find homes for these wonderful hounds, in part because of Subaru's undying commitment to helping animals. GSS and Subaru are terrific partners, and GPAH could not be more proud to be part of their community. The kindness and generosity we've been shown has been fabulous!


Gillman walks with thousands to end AIDS  –  Melody P

Gillman walks with thousands to end AIDS

On Sunday, March 8, 2016, Gillman Subaru and over 10,000 Houstonians walked to end HIV/AIDS within our lifetime. Over thirty-eight corporate teams, including Gillman Subaru North and Gillman Subaru Houston filled Sam Houston park in Downtown Houston then were led by Mayor Sylvester Turner down Allen Parkway to the finish line. As one of AIDS Walk Houston's event sponsors, Gillman's contribution gave eleven local AIDS Service Organizations a platform to raise awareness and funds to help end the disease. Donations will provide housing, medical access, mental health care, food, education and testing in Houston. AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. and all of AIDS Walk Houston's benefiting agencies appreciate the support of Gillman's passionate employees!


Gillman Supports Buffalo Bayou Regatta  –  Trudi S

Gillman Supports Buffalo Bayou Regatta

A record number of participants over 800 in 2016 paddled in the Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta, presented by Gillman Subaru. This spring event has been a Houston tradition for 44 years and has grown to become Texas' largest canoe and kayak race. Special thanks to Gillman Subaru for being our presenting sponsor for three years in a row! This year was exceptional with Gillman providing numerous volunteers for the Subaru launch crew at the start of the race, as well as 22 employees and family members participating in the race itself. At the finish line festivities, paddlers were greeted with live zydeco music, a rock climbing wall and a relaxing massage after paddling the 15-mile stretch of Buffalo Bayou. With Gillman Subaru's support, Buffalo Bayou Partnership continues its mission to revitalize, maintain and activate Buffalo Bayou Houston's most significant natural resource!


Youth Soccer Team and FFPS Soccer Tournament  –  Gillman S

Youth Soccer Team and FFPS Soccer Tournament

Gillman Subaru in South Houston team sponsored another team composed of young, talented soccer players and a highly competitive FFPS Soccer Tournament. The kids were rarin to go and ready to win when they hit the field. The folks at Gillman Subaru in South Houston truly shared their love in assisting these dedicated players and supporting one of the top soccer leagues in the nation.


Gillman Supports Community Pet Vaccinations  –  Eva M

Gillman Supports Community Pet Vaccinations

I recently began doing the Hotline for Lone Star's Fixing Montgomery County which offers discounted spay and neuter services as well as vaccinations. I receive many calls and all are very grateful for these services. One particular call came recently which I would like to share. I received a call from a young mother of two with a husband who is very ill. She is the only wage earner in the family. She wanted her dog spayed. I called her back. Two days later she returned the call apologizing because her husband was back in the hospital. With all on her plate, I am humbled and in awe that she has her dog's welfare on her mind as well. It gives me pause to be so very thankful that the monies raised through events, such as those at Subaru, we are able to help people who want these services for their pets. It makes a great difference in their lives, their pet's lives, and to the community as a whole and I am grateful to be a small part of it. Thank you!


KTRK Pick Your Pet  –  Kely G

KTRK Pick Your Pet

Gillman Subaru with General Managers, Eleil Ramirez and Yeong Won, supported the first annual Pick Your Pet Houston city-wide pet adoption at KTRK ABC13 supporting the Houston SPCA on Wednesday, 3/23/16. There is a need to help animals find their forever homes. March 23rd was also National Puppy Day, so what better day to hold the drive to find puppies a new home. Eleil and Yeong were at KTRK ABC 13 during the drive encouraging viewers to come out and adopt a pet. Both of the puppies they were holding on air were adopted as a direct result of their support. The black puppy Yeong is holding in the photo went to a family with a little girl who has Autism. She loved the puppy so much. It was touching to see the love of a puppy and a little girl. The tan puppy Eliel is holding (sister to the black one) went to a Houston Fire Fighter. He has two kids and plans to take her to the fire station as she grows to be a large dog. He saw her on TV and headed over to adopt her. When he arrived another man was holding her who also saw her on TV and headed over. The fire fighter waited patiently and as soon as she was free, he adopted her immediately. The two men exchanged information. The first man plans to watch her grow on Facebook and visit the puppy at the Fire station. In one day, 25 animals found homes! The SPCA was thrilled! Typically on a weekend they may adopt out four animals. This was made possible due to the support Gillman Subaru provided. Thank you!


Gillman Subaru Southwest Hosts "The Big Event"  –  Gillman S

Gillman Subaru Southwest Hosts

Once a year, Gillman Subaru Southwest holds its (now tradition) BIG EVENT. We invite all of our customers, family, friends, neighbors, and partners from both the manufacturer side and the lending side to attend. The Big Event is not only a car show, but a FREE family event with tons of activities for all ages! We provide lunch, a chance to meet the Subaru RallyCross Drivers and an amazing car show, along with lots of free gifts and prizes!