The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

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

We're honored to receive the 2022 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes elite Subaru retailers who provide an exceptional customer experience at every interaction with Subaru. These retailers have also demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in their local communities in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.


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.

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

Did Gillman Subaru Southwest go above and beyond, provide exceptional service, or support causes that are important to you? We'd love to hear about it.

Love Promise Stories from Gillman Subaru Southwest

Subaru and Gillman Subaru Southwest 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

Subaru Loves Pets – Friends For Life Shelter - Jennifer H

Nami had four hours to live when Friends For Life pulled her from a county shelter's kill list. This gentle, sweet girl laid quietly in the back seat of the car as the team drove her back to the Friends For Life shelter. While we don't know Nami's history, we do know that her future will be filled with love and joy. We can help her write that next chapter. When Nami first came in, we took photos for her online adoption profile. But the photos we had didn't really capture the sweet, trusting gaze that Nami had or the gentle way she'd request pets by bumping your hand. Our partners at Gillman Subaru Southwest were holding a 'Barktober Fest' event at their location. They invited members of the community to bring their pups out, and us to come and join the festivities. We knew there would be kids and dogs there, so Nami was the perfect choice to come represent Friends For Life. Nami loves to meet other dogs, but even that that doesn't compare to how much she loves kids. In her foster home, each morning, Nami goes to check and see if the kids living with her are awake. If they are, she gives them excited kisses as a 'Good morning!' If they're still asleep, she'll curl up next to them until they start their day. It was kismet that the Gillman Subaru Southwest team had invited a pet photographer out, and he was providing free portraits to visitors. With the photographers help, we were able to get Nami photos that really capture who she is - photos that help people make a connection with her so that she can find that perfect forever home. We know it's out there. More information:

Friends For Life Animal Shelter
Subaru Loves Pets – Friends For Life Shelter

The Turning Point Center & Gillman Subaru - The Turning Point C

The Turning Point Center is an independent, non-profit organization that offers food, shelter, and other rehabilitative services to meet the physical and emotional needs of a neglected group of individuals in our Houston community. Thanks to the Subaru Loves to Help initiative, Gillman Subaru Southwest so kindly donated 80 Blankets of Hope to the Turning Point Center and our residents in preparation for the upcoming winter season. We cannot thank Gillman Subaru enough for their constant generosity and support of the Turning Point Center.

The Turning Point Center & Gillman Subaru

Gillman Subaru Barktoberfest - Friends F

October 22nd is National Make A Dog’s Day. To celebrate, Gillman Subaru Southwest hosted their first ever Barktoberfest. Friends for Life was invited to come out with our Mobile Adoption Van and bring a few friendly dogs who were searching for a new home.Gillman Subaru provided the community with free food, a pumpkin patch photo booth, free pet grooming, awesome Subaru pet giveaways and, most importantly, the opportunity to play with our dogs in need of a forever home. We are so thankful Gillman Subaru is involved in the Houston pet community and continues to support Friends For Life not just during Subaru Loves Pets month, but all year long. We can’t wait for Barktoberfest 2022.

Gillman Subaru Barktoberfest

Subaru Share the Love - Leigh M

We are truly honored to work with Gillman Subaru Houston Southwest on this successful program and greatly appreciate all of the efforts of your extraordinary team! The generous campaign donations received will allow for the continued care and activation of the 10-mile stretch of the bayou that flows from Shepherd Drive, through the heart of downtown into the East End, and onto the Port of Houston Turning Basin. With committed friends like you lending a hand, our non-profit organization maintains green spaces including Buffalo Bayou Park, develops hike and bike trails, plans for new parks, and removes trash and debris from the waterway. BBP also engages tens of thousands of visitors each year through unique tours, public art, volunteer activities, and wide-ranging programs and events including the annual Regatta. Thank you once again for partnering with us, and we look forward to continuing our transformational work with Buffalo Bayou with you and Gillman Subaru.

Subaru Share the Love

Gillman provides blankets during historic storm - Isha D

The week of February 15th, Houston had a storm of the century. Days without electricity or water with temperatures below freezing for multiple days. As part of the Subaru Loves to Care Initiative, Gillman Subaru Houston presented blankets to the residents of The Turning Point Center. The center houses 70 residences with the goal of providing a variety of supportive services to help return the homeless elderly to society. The blankets provided an extra layer of warmth for everyone during this major storm in our community.

Turning Point Center
Gillman provides blankets during historic storm

Major Milestones Reached Thanks to Gillman Subaru - Jessica M

Thanks to the dedication of friends like Gillman Subaru-Houston Southwest, Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP) has been successfully transforming Houston’s historic waterway for over thirty years. With the donations received from Subaru’s Share the Love event, Buffalo Bayou Partnership recently reached these major milestones: • Continued maintenance and operations of the 160-acre Buffalo Bayou Park and received the prestigious Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence 2019 Silver Medal Prize. • Presented the art installation Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern (May 2018-April 2019) that attracted over 36,000 patrons. • Exhibited the New Monuments for New Cities collaborative public art installation with the High Line Network from February to August 2019 in Buffalo Bayou Park. • Attracted over 17,000 visitors to Buffalo Bayou, in addition to thousands of recreational users, by presenting numerous events, including an annual Regatta sponsored by Gillman Subaru; pontoon boat tours; walking tours; wellness activities and programs. • Engaged 2,500 volunteers in cleanup and restoration activities. • Completed planning and design for a downtown trail linking Allen’s Landing to McKee Street and also completed planning and design with CenterPoint for a trail segment connecting downtown trails into the East End. • Continued sponsorship of the Clean & Green Program where community service workers remove litter and debris from Buffalo Bayou, its tributaries and the Port of Houston. Approximately 12 miles of the waterway were maintained and over 1,500 cubic yards of trash and debris collected. Through its efforts to revitalize and activate Houston’s most significant natural resource, Buffalo Bayou Partnership is strengthening public health, spurring economic development, preserving the environmental and cultural history of Houston for generations to come, and stimulating a true renewal of our civic commons.

Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Major Milestones Reached Thanks to Gillman Subaru

Friends for Life Partnership - Lena L

Gillman Subaru Southwest has been an incredible partner for the last two years. Between the latest #Share the Love event, and naming Friends for Life as a beneficiary of their Grand Opening Event, the team at Gillman Subaru share their love for the Houston community. We are excited to have them on-board to sponsor this weekend's Drive-Thru Clinic + pet Food Bank. The clinic provides free wellness checks, vaccinations, preventatives, testing, and food to those struggling to care for their pets. Things can feel uncertain minute to minute these days, and it's easy to get lost in all of this. We're so humbled to have a partner who helps alleviate some of the burden on families, as we get them services that help all of Houston. That's #unsheltered work. That's what is means to #BeUnsheltered.

Friends for Life
Friends for Life Partnership

Gillman Subaru Grand Opening and Pet Adoption Even - Heather M

Friends For Life participated in the Gillman Subaru Big Event Grand Opening! This event gave our organization a lot of exposure and introduced people to our no-kill shelter model in Houston designed to save animals regardless of their breed, age or condition. We had quite a few people inquire about both the adoptable dogs and cats at the event. Our animals loved playing with all of the attendees in the specially designed Subaru Loves Pets Dog Park!

Gillman Subaru Grand Opening and Pet Adoption Even

Gillman Subaru walks w/ AIDS Foundation Houston - Lauren B

On March 3rd Gillman Subaru South and thousands of Houstonians teamed up with the AIDS Foundation Houston to end HIV/AIDS. The walk was held at Sam Houston Race Park and Gillman Subaru came out to show their support. Our event raises money to support local AIDS organizations. HIV/AIDS is a global epidemic, but hope beings at the local level and Gillman Subaru proved that. Thank you to Gillman Subaru for being a cooperate sponsor and being passionate about our cause!

Gillman Subaru walks w/ AIDS Foundation Houston

Gillman gives Blanket of Hope - Houston Methodist - Julie M

Through the "Subaru Loves to Care" initiative and Subaru South's partnership with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, they dropped off "Blankets of Hope to the Houston Methodist Cancer Center. These blankets serve as a sign of encouragement to patients in the cancer center. The blankets will be donated to Houston Methodist patients in the Hematology Oncology clinic as well as other areas. Thank you Gillman Subaru!

Gillman gives Blanket of Hope - Houston Methodist