The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2022 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 2022 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.

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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 Walser Subaru St. Paul dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

We believe that our role as a Subaru Retailer is to make a difference in our community and with each customer. Our company's Core Values are directly aligned with the Subaru Love Promise. - Do The Right Thing - Lead by Example - Display Positive Energy - Be Open Minded At our location you will be treated with honesty, empathy, appreciation, respect and professionalism. We look forward to earning your trust and assisting you now and in the future.

Animal Ark

Save the Boundary Waters

Chelsea Heights Elementary

Guiding Light Wakota

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Did Walser Subaru St. Paul 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 Walser Subaru St. Paul

Subaru and Walser Subaru St. Paul 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

Showing Some Love for Youth - Christina W

The dreary days days of February were a bit brighter thanks to the generosity and kindness of our friends at Walser Subaru St. Paul who put together "Show Some Love" kits personalized for youth participants in programs at The Bridge. Crafted with love just in time for Valentines Day, the kits included journals, pens, coloring books, chocolate/candy, and a personal note to remind youth today and everyday they are loved.

The Bridge for Youth
Showing Some Love for Youth

In-Store Volunteer Event - Ben W

February 2021, Walser Subaru St. Paul participated in an in-store volunteer event. Walser Subaru St. Paul contributed to the approximately 150 telehealth kits decorated and filled, made 40 Chewelry necklaces for Fraser. As an Auto Group we assembled personal hygiene kits and snack kits for The Link, Love One Another and Simpson Housing Services, and we assembled 900 snack kits with personalized notes for MATTER. The team at Walser Subaru St. Paul had a blast making these telehealth kits/necklaces/etc for those in need and felt great making a difference in our communities!

In-Store Volunteer Event

Drive To End Hunger - Ben W

Walser Subaru St. Paul partnered with Second Harvest Heartland, the Midwest's largest Hunger Relief organization, in a Drive To End Hunger during the month of October. Customers, Employees, Family and Friends were encouraged to bring in non-perishable food items to help feed those in need during the Holidays. To make an even bigger impact - For every pound of food collected, $1 was donated to support those in need! $1 donated to Second Harvest Heartland helps provide 3 meals to families in need. Walser Subaru St. Paul helped contribute to the total of 8,571 lbs (and $8,571 donated, which equals 25,713 meals!) collected across Minnesota Walser stores!

Drive To End Hunger

Shop For A Cause - Ben W

June 2021, Walser Subaru St. Paul ran the annual Shop For A Cause campaign, a fundraiser benefiting nonprofits covering a wide range of social services, including support for veterans, mental health services, LGBTQ+ youth, wealth-building initiatives in BIPOC communities, teachers, and rescue animals. Before getting the keys to their new car, customers could choose from a menu of local nonprofits to support: Every Third Saturday, Nexus Community Partners, People Incorporated, The Bridge For Youth, Project Teacher, Rise Up For Youth, and Beauties & Beasts. Walser Subaru St. Paul was able to raise a total of $4,425 to aid the various non-profits in our communities. Thank you to everyone that bought a vehicle/donated during Shop For a Cause to support these organizations! Shop For a Cause was incredibly well received by our customers. People are genuinely excited to learn about these organizations and give back, especially in this time of heightened need. Covid-19 has profoundly impacted nonprofits and communities. The unpredictability of canceled or virtual fundraising events, loss of sponsors, and overall staffing issues have created concern in the nonprofit sector. We’re proud to make this impact at a key time in the communities where we live and work.

The Bridge for Youth
Shop For A Cause

Broken dog in a Crate - Janet W

Otto embodied the type of worst-case scenario Animal Ark sees all-too-often. But his case was so severe it shocked even us. This English/French bulldog mix was found abandoned in a crate along I-94 in Minneapolis. A Good Samaritan found Otto and brought him to our shelter. Abandonment is cruel under any circumstances, but when combined with Otto’s obvious physical and emotional neglect, even our seasoned staff wept in sadness and anger. Otto was in horrible physical condition. He was severely dehydrated, peeing blood, and suffered from Lyme disease. What’s more, Otto had just one functional eye and exhibited aggression toward cats, dogs and small children. Otto found three separate homes but was returned each time due to his aggression issues. Just about the time we resigned ourselves to Otto being a full-time, forever resident of our shelter, a woman dropped by the shelter to meet him. There’s a certain breed of pet owner in the world that seeks challenging cases like Otto’s. This second Good Samaritan in Otto’s life welcomed him into her home and gave him just the right mix of love, patience and discipline. Otto is well on his way to becoming a stellar canine. For Otto, the fourth time was a charm. He is happy, healthy and increasingly well-behaved in his forever home. Many shelters would have chosen euthanasia for Otto due to his physical and behavioral challenges. Not Animal Ark: We gave him the medical care, patience and TLC he needed ‘til he found his forever home. Subaru’s gift to our shelter allows us to focus on Otto’s needs without adding the worry of financial constraints. We are proud to partner with Walser Subaru St Paul in this event and in future events when COVID no longer keeps us apart. Thank you from Animal Ark and all the future Otto’s we can save!

Animal Ark
Broken dog in a Crate