The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2021 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 2021 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 Hassett Subaru 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.

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Did Hassett Subaru 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 Hassett Subaru

Subaru and Hassett Subaru 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

Hassett Saved My Day - Monica B

I was driving down Sunrise Highway when my engine died. One of the salespeople from Hassett saw me as I was trying to push the car off to the side of the road. He helped me push the car. He also helped me get a tow and gave me a ride to their showroom which was about a mile down the road. We both wore masks and I sat in the back seat of his Forester. I fell in love with his car. It had so much more room than my Ford. With that said, I just want to say thank you to Hassett Subaru and Anthony for everything. I ended buying a new Forester and I couldn't be happier. It's not every day that you see such acts of kindness. Thank you again for making me feel like part of your Subaru family.

Hassett Saved My Day

CAMRY the BEAGLE: Once a Las - Denise M

How did a rescued Southern Beagle named after a Toyota find her second, loving home because she attended an adoption event at a Long Island Subaru dealership? In 2017, CAMRY, a sweet, somewhat chunky Beagle first came to Last Hope in Wantagh from a crowded Kentucky shelter. She tested positive for deadly heartworm, so Last Hope placed her in foster care with a with a lovely, older couple during her heartworm treatment and recovery. Once CAMRY was heartworm-free and able to be spayed, the couple officially adopted her. Last Hope calls this a "foster-to-adopt" home. CAMRY thrived as the cherished pet of this couple for the next three years. In the summer of 2020, family members informed Last Hope the original adopters were no longer able to care for CAMRY because of their own declining health, so Last Hope took CAMRY back to our Dog Adoption Center to re-home her. CAMRY was still delightful, good with kids and other dogs but now about nine- years- old. Yes, once a Last Hope dog; always a Last Hope dog. However, Last Hope takes many discarded Beagles from our Southern transport shelter partners. CAMRY would now be in competition with younger Beagles when prospective adopters visited Last Hope. It could take her longer to find her a new family. Around the same time, former volunteers from Hempstead Town Shelter next door were moving to Last Hope because the town shelter hadn't taken any volunteers back after the Covid shutdown. Karina, a longtime Hempstead Shelter volunteer, had just started at Last Hope. She was instantly attracted to CAMRY and became her walking buddy. Despite years of experience with homeless dogs, Karina was particularly touched by this sweet Beagle because of the special way she would return to her kennel. CAMRY would pause at the open door, put her head down in a defeated way and slowly trudge inside. This broke Karina's heart. She knew CAMRY had been returned from her home under sad circumstances, and she longed for the poor Beagle to be re-adopted. Instead, Karina saw new Beagles arrive at Last Hope placed quickly while older CAMRY lingered. Karina set a mental deadline for CAMRY's adoption before she took matters into her own hands. She watched as CAMRY attended an adoption event at a Merrick Chamber of Commerce Pop-up Market and returned without anyone interested in her. A week or so later CAMRY was scheduled to attend the October Make a Dog's Day event at Hassett Subaru in Wantagh. Karina vowed that if CAMRY returned from the Subaru dealership without adoption interest, she would bring CAMRY home. And Karina kept her love's promise to CAMRY. Via Last Hope, Karina and her husband Eric introduced the Beagle to their four senior dogs-Molly a 10-year-old Puggle; Jade a 10.5-year-old Frenchie mix; Macy an 11-year-old Bulldog mix and Wrinkles a 12-year-old Sharpei mix who had been their Hempstead Town Shelter pandemic foster, turned adopted dog. CAMRY was the baby of the bunch at nine or so. CAMRY shed her Toyota name and was re-christened LOLA (as in the old song "Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets"). Karina felt the name CAMRY had been confusing because no one, including the vet, ever knew if this pretty Beagle was a boy or a girl. LOLA fits in perfectly with her new family. Love's promise embraces her. She adores her canine siblings and the feeling is mutual. You will often see LOLA dressed in a pretty sweater or outfit while lounging or posing with her new pack. After all, she is the pampered baby now. How many nine-year-old, heartworm-survivor Beagles can brag about that? Written by Joanne Anderson, Last Hope outreach coordinator jvsabu@aol.com, 631-671-2588

 CAMRY the BEAGLE: Once a Las

Thank you ... to drive again gives me back family - Maike S

I'm most grateful to Mr. Zergebel and Hassett Subaru. When my family life became very challenging, you showed us kindness and a better tomorrow. My husband had to home care his mom in Maine. She needs care 24/7 and a nursing home was not an option. He relies on our car "Monte" (Montero) every day. I stayed in NY for work commitments, as a Wedding Photographer. It is now more than 6 month ago, I haven't seen my husband and work is slim and mostly out of town. I was desperately looking for a used car I could afford. And then one day I get a call back from the Hassett Subaru Dealership, "we just got in the perfect car for you ... a 2006 Subaru Forester ", I was stunned even being remembered. Mr. Zergebel found the perfect match and made sure the car was in great condition. All that generosity plus many complementary services, I was feeling blessed and absolutely happy. I was in no time back on the road. "Forest" is a beauty. To drive again gives me back family and a direction to succeed. Manager Marc Zergebel took care of us and Hassett Subaru made our lives better.

Thank you ... to drive again gives me back family

FCA Proud Beneficiary of Share the Love Event - Lindsey M

FCA, Mineola non-profit agency, is proud to partner with Subaru on the Share the Love Event. Hassett Subaru of Wantagh, NY chose FCA as the Hometown Charity and beneficiary for this year’s campaign. This collaboration is an exciting opportunity for both Subaru and FCA. The Hassett Subaru team recently attended the Fall Harvest Celebration Event, FCA’s largest annual fundraiser, on November 21, 2019 at the Engineers County Club in Roslyn Harbor, NY where they donated over 200 gift bags for attendees and put a beautiful new Subaru on display for the night to highlight the partnership. To be able to include Subaru in this special event meant a lot to FCA. All funds raised through the Share the Love Event will go to benefit the many FCA programs and services assisting Long Island’s most vulnerable children, seniors, families and communities. FCA assists over 30,000 Long Islanders a year within their five divisions including Addiction Prevention, Treatment & Recovery, Family Education & Support, Mental Health & Wellness, Residential Services and Senior & Adult Services. FCA believes in the potential of Long Island - a place where no child, senior, family or community is left to struggle alone with barriers to health care, education, employment or economic prosperity.

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FCA Proud Beneficiary of Share the Love Event

HASSETT RAISES MORE THAN $45,000! - Laurie B

Hassett Subaru has done it again – showing Subaru Loves Pets by raising a whopping $45,225 for Pet Peeves, “the voice for L.I. pets” to be used to aid animals in need on Long Island. The check presentation was made at Pet Peeves’ 17th Annual Unleash the Love! Luncheon, the annual fundraiser of the animal advocacy group Pet Peeves, Inc. was a resounding success. Pet Peeves, is a not-for profit, umbrella organization that provides financial support to local organizations that aid animals in need. The money will be distributed in the form of grants to Long Island animal shelters, pet rescue groups, humane education programs and pet therapy programs. “We are beyond grateful to our friends at Hassett Subaru for their generous and ongoing support,” said Janine Dion, the founder and president of Pet Peeves. “The animals may be unable to ask for help, but we see Pet Peeves as the voice of Long Island pets in need. Thanks so much to Hassett who has, for the third consecutive year, heard that plea for help and responded with this amazing support. We look forward to continuing to work together and are pleased to know we have friends who care so much and can partner with us to make a big difference.”

Pet Peeves
HASSETT RAISES MORE THAN $45,000!

Hassett Subaru and LLS bring hope and warmth - Carol P

Hassett Subaru joined the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to deliver blankets, arts and crafts kit to children with cancer being treated at The Cancer Center for Kids at NYU Winthrop. Doctors and nurses came by to accept the donations, bursting with excitement to share them with her patients. The representatives from Hassett Subaru shared that they were honored to support the patients being treated there.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Hassett Subaru and LLS bring hope and warmth

Thank You Hassett Subaru from LLS - Jaime L

Hasset Subaru joined the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to deliver blankets, craft kits, tote bags and messages of hope from their customers to patients being treated in the Infusion Center at NYU Winthrop Hospital. Matt Fusco from Hasset Subaru met with the clinical nursing staff along with hospital administrators at the outpatient treatment center. The hospital staff shared how comforting it is for the patients they treat to receive such a beautiful gift and were so thrilled to begin giving them to patients that very day. They stated how wonderful it is to be able to give patients such a comforting gift. Most patients are at the treatment center for several hours at a time, and often they are coming in daily for long treatments. They are often feeling cold while receiving their medication and are truly grateful for this donation.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Thank You Hassett Subaru from LLS

HASSETT SUBARU JOINS PET LOVERS ACROSS LONG ISLAND - Liz M

Every Spring, animal-rescue advocates, gather to raise a toast, and their voices, in recognition of the selfless, year-round efforts of non-profit rescue organizations, and animal shelters who provide care, hope, and forever homes to the abandoned, abused, and helpless creatures of Long Island— desperate animals who crave only a small morsel of TLC from loving, local families. On April 27th, the annual “Unleash the Love” charitable event was celebrated at the Crest Hollow Country Club, and, as usual, the emotional response produced some smiles, a few tears, and more importantly, plenty of generosity, and support, for the volunteers whose tireless efforts are making a difference in the lives of rescued animals… and the pet-lovers who choose to open their hearts, and share their homes. Of course, the team from Hassett Subaru was on hand to “share the love”, in support of their charitable partner… Pet Peeves— “the voice of L.I. Pets,” and a long-time, non-profit, umbrella organization that raises funds, and awareness, for Long Island’s struggling animal shelters and rescue groups. On behalf of Hassett, Sales Manager, Matt Fusco graciously presented a very large check to the organization in the amount of $40,177— the largest donation in more than three years! General Manager Marc Zergebel, addressed attendees— sharing the dealership’s appreciation, and respect, for the exceptional work of Pet Peeves, their volunteers, and the dedication of founder Janine Dion. He succinctly summed up the mission of Subaru’s “Love Promise”, and how Hassett applies that charitable mission throughout the year. “Like Subaru, we believe in making the world a better place. Our support of Pet Peeves and all of our charities is our way of showing love and respect for our customers, as we strive to make a positive impact in the world. Hassett is not just about selling cars, but how we can give back to the community we serve… in meaningful ways.” In addition to the Zergebel family, and Mr. Fusco, the Hassett Subaru team was represented by Service Director Bob Spalletta, and Tricia Reisig, Subaru District Sales Manager. Each year, Hassett Subaru generously supports a number of charitable causes that benefit from our “Share the Love” Event that runs from November 19th to January 2nd. On behalf of Pet Peeves, and the needy animals they continue to save and protect, Hassett extends a personal “thank you” to the loyal customers who’ve made Hassett Subaru their dealership of choice. For every car that was sold during the “Share-the-Love” Event, $300 was donated directly to one of five charities. That impact continually resounds… throughout the community and beyond. There’s no better way to lend a helping hand… than by treating yourself to the best ride ever… in a fabulous, new Subaru. What’s not to love about that?


Hassett Joins Pet Lovers Across Long Island! - Liz M

Every Spring, animal-rescue advocates, gather to raise a toast, and their voices, in recognition of the selfless, year-round efforts of non-profit rescue organizations, and animal shelters who provide care, hope, and forever homes to the abandoned, abused, and helpless creatures of Long Island— desperate animals who crave only a small morsel of TLC from loving, local families.On April 27th, the annual “Unleash the Love” charitable event was celebrated at the Crest Hollow Country Club, and, as usual, the emotional response produced some smiles, a few tears, and more important, plenty of generosity, and support, for the volunteers whose tireless efforts are making a difference in the lives of rescued animals… and the pet-lovers who choose to open their hearts, and share their homes. Of course, the team from Hassett Subaru was on hand to “share the love”, in support of their charitable partner… Pet Peeves— “the voice of L.I. Pets,” and a long-time, non-profit, umbrella organization that raises funds, and awareness, for Long Island’s struggling animal shelters and rescue groups. On behalf of Hassett, Sales Manager, Matt Fusco graciously presented a very large check to the organization in the amount of $40,177— the largest donation in more than three years!General Manager Marc Zergebel, addressed attendees— sharing the dealership’s appreciation, and respect, for the exceptional work of Pet Peeves, their volunteers, and the dedication of founder Janine Dion. He succinctly summed up the mission of Subaru’s “Love Promise”, and how Hassett applies that charitable mission throughout the year. “Like Subaru, we believe in making the world a better place. Our support of Pet Peeves, and all of our charities, is our way of showing love and respect to our customers, as we strive to make a positive impact in the world. Hassett is not just about selling cars, but how we can give back to the community we serve… in meaningful ways.” In addition to the Zergebel family, and Mr. Fusco, the Hassett Subaru team was represented by Service Director Bob Spalletta, and Tricia Reisig, Subaru District Sales Manager.Each year, Hassett Subaru generously supports a number of charitable causes that benefit from our “Share the Love” Event that runs from November 19th to January 2nd. On behalf of Pet Peeves, and the needy animals they continue to save and protect, Hassett extends a personal “thank you” to the loyal customers who’ve made Hassett Subaru their dealership of choice. For every car that was sold during the “Share-the-Love” Event, $300 was donated directly to one of five charities. That impact continually resounds… throughout the community and beyond. There’s no better way to lend a helping hand… than by treating yourself to the best ride ever… in a fabulous, new Subaru. What’s not to love about that?

Pet Peeves

Subaru Donation Keeping Patients Warm - Jaime L

Thank you to Hassett Subaru who joined the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in visiting NYU Winthrop Hospital to donate 80 blankets and 10 arts and crafts kits to oncology patients being treated at the hospital. In addition, the patients will be receiving care cards with messages of hope from Subaru employees and customers. The physicians and nursing staff at Winthrop were thrilled to receive such a wonderful and generous donation. They explained how patients often are in the hospital for extended periods of time and readmitted throughout the course of their treatment and will really appreciate a nice warm blanket they can have with them during their hospital stay and at home. The arts and crafts kits will also be used as supplies for a support group the staff in the hospital is starting. Thank you Hassett Subaru!

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Subaru Donation Keeping Patients Warm