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.
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.
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.
Subaru and our retailers are committed to protecting and preserving the Earth, not just by our words, but also by our actions.
Since 2018, as part of the Subaru Loves the Earth initiative, Subaru and retailers across the country have partnered with TerraCycle® and have collected over 7 million pieces of hard-to-recycle trash from their communities. Items such as snack bag wrappers, coffee cups, or used cabin air filters from service areas have been diverted from landfills and given a second life by TerraCycle when it is converted into durable furniture and other usable items.
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 369,000 award-winning science books. In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and Adoptaclassroom.org we supported teachers and students with donations of $400,000 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.
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.
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.
Walser Subaru St. Paul ran the annual Shop For A Cause campaign in June, a fundraiser benefiting non-profits covering a wide range of social services including; homelessness, addiction recovery and mental health, assistance dogs, youth art/design and protecting/preserving Minnesota's wildlife habitat, clean water, outdoor experiences and scenic beauty for generations to come. Before getting the keys to their new car, customers could choose from a menu of local non-profits to support: Avivo, Juxtaposition Arts, Helping Paws or Minnesota Land Trust. Walser Subaru St. Paul was able to raise a total of $3,925 to aid the various non-profits in our communities. Walser Auto Group as a whole generated $94,000 to benefit local non-profits. Thank you to everyone that bought a vehicle/donated during Shop For A Cause to support these organizations! Shop For A Cause continues to be one of our customers and employees favorite themes throughout the year. We’re proud to make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work.
In the spring of 2022, Walser Subaru St. Paul partnered with Mn Adult and Teen Challenge to raise $75,000 at their annual Gala. Friends of MnTC bought raffle tickets for a chance to win a new Subaru Crosstrek that would be given away at the end of the evening on May 20th. 750 tickets were sold and every dollar stays in Minnesota to help men, women and teens find freedom from addiction. Many who struggle with addiction, have no resources to get long-term support, but at MnTC we offer a 12 month residential program at little to no cost for those who need it. These funds will help over 45 people change their lives for good.
Our organization, Every Third Saturday, or ETS for short, would like to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone at Walser Subaru. ETS supports veterans and their families by supporting, connecting, and empowering them to create a better future. Kaci Luth originally contacted us about participating in the Share the Love event at the Burnsville dealership and we gladly accepted! As this was our first-time being part of the event, we didn't know what to expect, and we were blown away by the friendliness exhibited by everyone at the dealership. It was fantastic to have the opportunity to come in on a Saturday morning and give the sales team an idea of what we do and why we do it. ETS serves over 1,200 veterans each year and we value opportunities to let people know about the needs of the veteran’s community. The response was tremendous and resulted in ETS receiving a donation over $15,000! The donation will go a long way in helping ETS maintain available funds for emergency assistance grants. We have already spent 65% of our annual funds budgeted for emergency financial support and we are not yet through half of the year. The funds are already being used to meet the needs of vets and their families. As we speak, ETS is currently paying the cost of a hotel for a veteran, his wife, and three grandchildren, who are in Fargo, ND making arrangements to bring their son, Vander, home for burial. Vander was an active-duty Marine who was killed last week by a drunk driver while home on leave. The family did not have the financial ability to pay to stay for a week and feed their now fatherless grand kids. Additionally, ETS is paying for the cost of a veteran named Clayton to pack up his belongings and move them to Houston, TX. Unfortunately, Clayton was recently informed he has terminal cancer, and his desire is to return to Texas to be close to family in his final weeks. Due to his being on a fixed income, Clayton did not have the money to hire movers and rent a truck to complete the move. In both instances, the financial support is enabling veterans and their families to concentrate on their difficult life circumstances without the worry of financial burdens. It is because of the generosity and dedication of everyone at Walser Subaru in Burnsville that ETS is able to meet these needs and will continue to have the ability to meet these types of needs in the future. Whether it be an unforeseen life emergency, a terminal diagnosis, auto repairs, a hotel stay to prevent homelessness, or diapers for the children of a veteran who cannot afford the skyrocketing cost, ETS will be there, and we are humbled and grateful to call Walser Subaru a true partner and look forward to working together again soon.
At Guiding Star Wakota we see so many women and their families in need of love, support, and encouragement. Clients come through our doors in need of diapers and wipes, and to their surprise, find out about our many opportunities we offer here at Guiding Star Wakota. We offer everything from pregnancy tests, parenting and budgeting classes to life coaching. There is nothing better than seeing a family light up when they find hope in a situation in which they once felt hopeless or helpless. We had a client come in feeling downhearted and dejected. There was so much going on in her life and she just kept saying "I'm here for positivity.” Our staff watched as our life coach was able to walk through her past, offer her encouragement and find that positive spirit she was looking for. After life coaching and a pep talk with our business coach, that same client left so inspired, that she ran home to work on her business. It was such a gift to see her come back the next week for our client-led art therapy class. She was so excited about the many things she has been working on since her life and business coaching. With your phenomenal donation through the Share the Love event, we are able to help so many more women and their families, in the Twin Cities and the surrounding suburbs.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!