The 2020 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 2020 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.

The 2020 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

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.

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 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. 

Environment

Loving the environment means more than loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it.

Since 2018, Subaru has partnered with TerraCycle.  Participating Subaru retailers collect hard-to-recycle trash that was headed to local landfills. We collect approximately 2 tons of this hard-to-recycle trash monthly, which will be converted to furnishings and other usable items and donated locally.

Education

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 277,600 award-winning science books.  In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and Adoptaclassroom.org we supported teachers and students with donations of S400,000 in gift cards and school supplies. 

Community

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. 

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.

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. 

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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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

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.


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.”


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.


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.


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?


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!


Humanity, Compassion...Yes, It Exists!  –  Lisa D

A few years ago, I was given an opportunity to have the job I´ve always wanted. That meant taking a big pay cut. My husband and I discussed ¨the move¨ and we thought, ¨Well, the car is paid off, so go for it!¨As a result, the quality of my life was much improved. Recently, though, my Outback needed a new transmission. I freaked out. Then, I cried. I thought, ¨What are we going to do? Hassett had the answer. Are you ready? You´re NOT going to believe this...they put in a new transmission...AT NO COST!Not even the labor. So, the next time you think about badmouthing dealerships, think about the generosity, kindness, and compassion Hassett Subaru showed me and my husband. Hassett, we are eternally grateful to you. Thanks for helping me keep my dream. Sincerely, Lisa D.


Pet Peeves  –  Janine D

Thank you from Pet Peeves On behalf of the Board of Directors of Pet Peeves, “The Voice of Long Island Pets”, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Hassett Subaru for their generous donation. The funds will helpgive much needed support to the animals in need on Long Island, as well as programs that support Humane Education initiatives and Pet Therapy programs, pairing military veterans with trained service dogs. We are proud to be a chosen partner of Hassett Subaru and honored to share in their “Love Promise” to do right byour Long Island community. Your spirit of Corporate Compassion is truly valued –thank you for helping us speak outin a louder voice for the animals –and, if we may, extend a big “Woof” of gratitude on their behalf!


Loving My Crosstrek and Hassett Subaru  –  Renee B

I purchased a Crosstrek from Hassett Subaru a few months ago and it was the best decision I ever made. It's the first Subaru I have owned and I can't believe the amazing level of customer service that I have received. I was reading about Subaru's Love Promise and I felt compelled to share my story. I attended an event for Pet Peeves where I saw Hassett Subaru make a very generous donation. They were truly giving back to the community of pet lovers which is not something that happens every day. It was at that moment that I decided to go road test a car since my lease was coming up. The sales person listened to my needs, answered my questions, and helped me figure out what vehicle would best suit me. There was no pressure. I rolled out of the dealership in my new blue Crosstrek and I have been smiling ever since.


Thank you from Winthrop  –  Leanna C

On behalf of Winthrop-University Hospital and its Cancer Institute, we can't thank Hasset Subaru and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society enough for their generous donation of beautiful blankets and notes for our patients. As we graciously accepted these beautiful gifts in our newly appointed Infusion Center recently, a patient who was receiving treatment looked on and remarked, "That's so nice of them to think of the patients." We couldn’t agree more. In a world that can sometimes be dark and cold, the warmth and kindness of Hasset Subaru and the Nassau County Chapter of the LLS shines bright. We know that our patients will be deeply touched by your acts of kindness and thank you once again for selecting Winthrop as a recipient of your generosity.


Hassett Subaru and Long Island LLS  –  Jamie G

LLS Light The Night Walk staff met with the staff of Winthrop University Hospital Infusion Center in Mineola. The facility itself was beautiful as it is a place separate from the main hospital where patients come in to receive their chemotherapy. The infusion rooms were filled with patients when we arrived, so we knew that the blankets and care cards from Hassett Subaru in Wantagh would go to good use. While meeting with the staff, a patient asked what was going on. She was thrilled to hear that Subaru was doing such philanthropic work as she was a proud Subaru owner herself. The hospital staff was beyond thrilled to receive the blankets and so thankful for Subaru’s generosity. They said they hope to partner with Subaru and LLS and in the future. Later that day, one of the staff members sent us an incredible photo of a patient who received the blanket. It was shared that this patient went home that same day and the blanket put such a smile on her face. It is so heartwarming to hear a story like this and we cannot thank Subaru enough for that.


Hassett Subaru supports Pet Peeves  –  Matt F

Pet Peeves is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization that raises funds, and creates awareness, for the work of numerous local animal shelters and rescue groups in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Hassett Subaru is proud to be a sponsor and supporter of their mission on behalf of homeless and abused animals. Matt Fusco, Subaru Sales Manager spoke about the ongoing commitment of this popular car-maker. "Everyone at Subaru of America stays true to the Love Promise by partnering with a wide variety of nonprofits and charities. In addition to these partnerships, every year Subaru owners, and retailers join hands in the "Share the Love" event, giving back to charities across the country. Over the past 20 years, Subaru of America has donated over 50 million dollars to causes we care about, and logged over 28,000 volunteer hours.” Lou Evans, General Sales Manager at Hassett, chimed in, "All of the organizations we support have one thing in common: the unwavering dedication to improve the world and the lives of its people." The check of nearly $37,000 that was presented to the Pet Peeves organization will certainly go a long way to improving the lives of the homeless and abused animals that this dedicated non-profit supports.