The 2020 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

The 2020 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 2020 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.

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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 North Park Subaru at Dominion 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.

Kendall County Animal Shelter

Government Canyon State Natural Area

Sul Ross Middle School

FairWay for Warriors

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society & Kronkosky Place , Rainbow Senior Center at Kronkosky Place

Did North Park Subaru at Dominion 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 North Park Subaru at Dominion

Subaru and North Park Subaru at Dominion 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

Tour de Boerne 2020 - Olivia W

Tour de Boerne is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to giving back to those in the Boerne community who are in need. This year, Tour de Boerne plans to support the following organizations: Boerne YMCA, Hill Country Boys and Girls Club, Blessings in a Backpack, Coats for Kids (thru Hill Country Daily Bread). North Park Subaru Dominion was able to provide six Subaru's for the day of event that included bike racks to help the riders. We also donated $2,500 for the cause. We look forward to our future support with Tour de Boerne! #TDB2020

North Park Subaru Dominion
Tour de Boerne 2020

Fairways for Warriors - Olivia W

This year we have partnered with Fairways for Warriors, a Veterans charity organization. North Park Subaru Dominion was a hole sponsor on the golf course for this year’s Texas 7th Annual Golf Tournament. It was truly a pleasure meeting all of the Veterans that have served our country and the stories they told were incredible. We look forward to supporting this great cause with Fairways for Warriors in the near feature! Go support our Veterans!

North Park Subaru Dominion
Fairways for Warriors

Share the Love: Meals on Wheels - Olivia W

This year we partnered with Meals on Wheels of San Antonio and Rainbow Senior Center at Kronkosky Place for the Holiday season. We delivered Meals to the seniors throughout Kendall county and met the most wonderful individuals. Because of the "Share the Love Event" the funds that were given will go a long way to help provide meals for the home bound members through the Kendall County Meals on Wheels program. A big thanks to all of our North Park Subaru customers for your support and thank you for the "Share the Love Event". Warm Wishes. Letter from Rainbow Senior Center at Kronkosky: "Dear North Park Subaru Dominion, thank you for supporting our Meals on Wheels Kendall County Program and sharing the love! We are so grateful and humbled to be one of your hometown charities. You truly make the difference - together we serve more than just a meal. Rainbow Senior Center at Kronkosky"

North Park Subaru Dominion
Share the Love: Meals on Wheels

Government Canyon 2019 Recharge Run - Olivia W

This year was the 6th annual Government Canyon Recharge Run. We thoroughly enjoy this event and being able to partner with Government Canyon, REI and many more to raise funds for the park. The Recharge Run has raised over $22K for trail maintenance, building, repair and equipment for the Government Canyon and $9000 in this years Recharge Run!

North Park Subaru at Dominion
Government Canyon 2019 Recharge Run

Subaru Loves Pets - Olivia W

For this years Subaru Loves Pets Event we were able to donate toys, supplies, and food to Kendall County Animal Shelter. Thank you to Subaru and our North Park Customers for donating items for us to deliver to these adorable animals. Kendall County Animal Shelter is working with other shelter facilities and rescue groups in the surrounding areas to help lower the number of animals euthanized and to raise the number of adoption. Go find your new friend at Kendall County Animal Shelter located in Boerne, Texas!

North Park Subaru Dominion
Subaru Loves Pets

2019 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Olivia W

Since 2015, we’ve partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate blanks, arts & crafts kits, and messages of hope to patients at cancer treatment centers. This year will be our second year teaming up with Texas Oncology to give our support. Every June our team here at North Park Subaru Dominion deliver the blanks and arts & crafts kits to the patients and it is truly a blessing to hear all of the stories from the patients. LLS is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer. Compared to other blood cancer nonprofits, LLS is the largest funder of cutting-edge research to advance cures. They have invested nearly $1.3 billion in research. We love this opportunity to get involved; spreading hope, love, and warmth to those fighting cancer.

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Gardening Day at North Park Subaru Dominion - Olivia W

This past Saturday we had the opportunity to invite Open T.R.A.I.L. Ranch and their students to help plant flowers for our new flower bed dedicated to Open T.R.A.I.L. Ranch. Everyone had a blast and being able to get involved with their students was a blessing!

North Park Subaru Dominion
Gardening Day at North Park Subaru Dominion

Open T.R.A.I.L Ranch Subaru Barn - Olivia W

Through the efforts of Subaru, North Park Subaru at Dominion, and our customers, during Subarus Share the Love Event we were able to donate to Open T.R.A.I.L. Ranch. $9,750 came from North Park Subaru Dominion and $41,796 from Subaru, a grand total of $51,546. It was a blessing to see that proceeds from the previous two Share the Love Events went toward their New Subaru barn. To see their progress is amazing and It is such an honor to be a part of something that means everything to someone else. Kate Vasquez is the founder of Open T.R.A.I.L l Ranch and she had a dream in mind and set out for it. In 2012 she graduated from Texas A&M college majoring in psychology and minoring in special education, she then continued her education in sign language. Shortly after she started Open T.R.A.I.L Ranch, a Therapeutic Riding Center located in Boerne, Texas for those with developmental and physical needs of all kinds. They provide equine assisted activities and therapies to children and adults with physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges. Most of their horses are also adopted and rescues. Both specialties aid Kate in helping different types of children and adults with special needs. She’s known since early on that she wanted to combine her love of horses with her desire to help those with special needs.

North Park Subaru Dominion
Open T.R.A.I.L Ranch Subaru Barn

Fest of Tails 2019 - Olivia W

March 16th, 2019, we joined Texas Public Radio for the 13th annual celebration of Fest of Tails at McAllister Park. This year we were able to donate $2,500 to the San Antonio Parks Foundation and pass out Subaru dog toys. This is always a fun event for us and we love seeing all the dogs that come out. The event by San Antonio Parks Foundation brings awareness of how important it is to have active parks and recreation programs for the public use and enjoyment.

North Park Subaru Dominion
Fest of Tails 2019

UTSA Diploma Dash 5K - Olivia W

On February 23rd, 2019 we were the Pace Setter sponsor for UTSA's Diploma Dash 5K once again. The Diploma Dash 5K run is to create scholarships for current students. UTSA is our backyard college and we will continue to support them in any way we can. We love getting involved with our community especially to help further education and this was also a very fun event to be a part of. GO UTSA!!!

North Park Subaru Dominion
UTSA Diploma Dash 5K

Wish Granted for 16-year-old fighting cancer - Olivia W

This past Saturday, December 15th, we had the opportunity to meet Jaylah Martinez, a talented 16-year-old high school student that was diagnosed with stage four cancer in August. Her one wish was to present her art in an art gallery and thanks to Make-A-Wish and Subaru, her first art gallery will be opening in Los Angeles in the coming weeks. Her spirits are high and she said she looks forward to inspiring others to achieve their goals through her powerful message.

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Subaru Loves Pets - Olivia W

October 26th, 2018, we delivered pet toys, pet supplies, and animal food to Hill Country Animal League in Boerne, Tx. A big thanks to all of our Subaru Customers that helped donated most of these supplies. We love giving back to our community and when we can involve our customers it is even more of a blessing.

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Subaru Loves Pets

Subaru Loves Learning - Olivia W

In an effort to make a positive impact on education of our local community, North Park Subaru Dominion supported The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) by donating award-winning science books to Sul Ross Middle School as part of a larger Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) initiative this month called Subaru Loves Learning. The Subaru Loves Learning initiative reflects SOA’s desire to improve the education and the lives of those in the local communities where we live and work. Throughout the month, both SOA and local retailers across the country have shown their commitment to education in a variety of ways – all part of the larger Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment effort dedicated to making a positive impact in the world in which we live and work.

North Park Subaru Dominion
Subaru Loves Learning

Open Trail Ranch - Olivia W

On behalf of Subaru of America we delivered a donation check of $42,592 to Open Trail Ranch on April 13, 2018. Open Trail Ranch is a therapeutic horsemanship center located in Boerne, Texas for those with developmental and physical needs of all kinds. What they do for our community is remarkable and we are happy to give back. With last years donation check, Open Trail Ranch was able to add on to their ranch and build more horse stables. This year they plan to add on once again to build another fully inclosed barn with a learning room for their students. We are able to make this donation because of our Subaru Customers, Subaru Dominion Staff, and our support staff, thank you! #Subiestrong "Thank you, thank you, North Park Subaru Dominion for your very kind and generous donation. We can not find the words to truly express how much this means to the center, parents, horses and most importantly the special needs individuals that benefit from our program." Open Trail Ranch

Open Trail Ranch

Fest of Tails 2018 - Olivia W

Saturday, March 17th, 2018 was the 11th annual celebration of, Fest of Tails, at McAllister Park. This year we were able to donate $2,500 to the San Antonio Parks Foundation. The event by San Antonio Parks Foundation brings awareness of how important it is to have active parks and recreation programs for the public use and enjoyment.

North Park Subaru Dominion
Fest of Tails 2018

Sharing the Love with Cancer Warriors - Jacqueline R

“This must be the best day of my life”, and definitely a day of meaning, purpose, and inspiration. On July 12, 2018, a small group from North Park Subaru at Dominion set out for what they thought was just a morning of giving back to their community, but as they would soon learn this would be so much more; an event that they would not soon forget. When Stephen Markham, Andrew Kilgore and their Subaru crew stepped through the doors of Texas Oncology armed with their donated blankets, messages of hope, pins, and arts & crafts, they were immediately greeted with amazement and gratitude from the staff of Texas Oncology. They were so touched and said, “Patients will definitely feel the warmth and love through your blankets.” Our patients watched eagerly with excitement, as an assembly line formed stocking Subaru’s Tote Bags with the blankets, craft kits and message of hope cards. Soon after, we started passing out our tote bags and we began hearing from our excited patients, including Linda Rutherford. Mrs. Rutherford was so excited to receive her gift, “This must be the best day of my life. Not only do I get to receive a gift from Subaru, but also receive my last chemo treatment!” Linda felt extremely blessed that day and expressed her love and gratitude for Subaru and their generosity. A proud owner of two North Park Subaru vehicles herself she explained how her “experience with Subaru has been nothing but amazing. This does not surprise me that they would go out of their way to bring joy, hope, and warmth to patients like me.” After speaking with some of the patients, Andrew Kilgore expressed the true meaning and significance behind his volunteering and devotion to the cause. “My mother was diagnosed with a blood cancer a few years ago, but ultimately, lost her life. Delivering blankets to patients helps me stay connected to the mission.” Andrew and his family have been participating with Light The Night for many years as Team Debbi. Because of this and our mission, North Park Subaru has happily decided to sponsor a total of $5,000 for our San Antonio Light The Night. As our North Park Subaru crew said, “San Antonio isn’t just a community, but a family. We are here to help in any way we can.”

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Sharing the Love with Cancer Warriors

Guide Dogs for the Blind - Christine B

Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) is more than an industry-leading guide dog school; it is a passionate community that serves the visually impaired. With exceptional client services and a robust network of trainers, puppy raisers, donors, and volunteers, GDB prepares highly qualified guide dogs to serve and empower individuals who are blind or have low vision from throughout the United States and Canada. All of GDB's services are provided free of charge, including veterinary care as needed, personalized training, and extensive post-graduation support. North Park Subaru is happy to have GDB as a part of our community! "On behalf of the graduates, volunteers, staff, and dogs of Guide Dogs for the Blind, we appreciate your generous gift made in support of our programs," said Christine Benninger, GDB's President and CEO. "We are very grateful for your recent donation to our puppy raising program of $2,000.00 received Friday, March 30, 2018. We acknowledge the caring, generous and visionary people, like you, who make our life-changing mission possible."

Guide Dogs for the Blind
Guide Dogs for the Blind

An unconditional life to all - Rose C

A little over 20 years ago, a woman named Tracy Frank, had a plan to save animals. She saw the need of countless animals who were being abandoned, abused, and neglected everyday. And so, SARA was born, the Society for Animal Rescue and Adoption in Seguin has saved so many lives since 1996. Every morning Tracy Frank and the people who support this cause wake up and go on to do their routine of feeding, cleaning, and maintaining this 100 acre home. SARA's mission is to save animals big and small wild or domestic, no animal is ever turned away no matter their breed or health issues. This is why the sanctuary has never had fewer than 750 animals. We focus a lot on education as most of our animals are farm and domestic pets. We maintain a cruelty free free lifestyle and promote awareness to animal welfare. SARA provides a home to animals to live out their lives being their true self. SARA wants to continue this work going because we believe its important to understand compassion for all kinds of species. Will you help SARA Sanctuary make a bigger difference?

Society for Animal Rescue and Adoption
An unconditional life to all

Subaru and NWF Loves the Earth - Robert G

The students enjoyed planting their garden!

NWF
Subaru and NWF Loves the Earth

Open T.R.A.I.L. Ranch Horses Helping Children - Kate V

What if...you were a business that wanted to make your corporate giving program more meaningful? What if...you were a recent college graduate with a dream of using horses to help those with disabilities? What if the collaboration sparked synergy that continues to positively impact the lives of many across San Antonio? This perfect scenario came to fruition when North Park Subaru at Dominion raised just over $42,000 during Subaru's "Share the Love" 2017 campaign. Open T.R.A.I.L. Ranch (which stands for Therapeutic Riding Actively Improving Lives) offers various riding programs for participants with physical, emotional, or cognitive special needs and currently serves 60 riders from San Antonio, Boerne, and surrounding areas weekly with 12 horses. The funds are going to build a new barn with additional equine stalls. Most of the ranch's horses are rescued from an abusive or neglectful situation. The rehabilitated horses give so much once they realize they are no longer in danger. A lot of the participants have a learning disability that almost makes them unable to relate to others. A horse is a mirror image which helps participants recognize and give voice to their emotions. The horse can advocate how the participant is feeling, which helps them learn how to properly socialize. North Park Subaru at Dominion has been a great partner: what they've provided will enable us to do more horse rescues and therapeutic rides, than we could have otherwise.

Open T.R.A.I.L. Ranch
Open T.R.A.I.L. Ranch Horses Helping Children

Rainbow Senior Center at Kronkosky Place - Matt S

On behalf of the Rainbow Senior Center at Kronkosky Place we would like to thank North Park Subaru at Dominion and Subaru of America for making possible the "Share the Love Event". This is the first year that the Rainbow Senior Center took part in the event. The Center sponsored a pet food drive which brought in over 700 lbs. of pet food for those Kendall County home bound seniors with pets who were in need. Because of Subaru and the "Share the Love Event" the funds that we will be receiving will go a long way to help provide meals for the home bound members through the Kendall County Meals on Wheels program. Thank you for your support and thank you for the "Share the Love Event". Warm Wishes.

Kronkosky Place
Rainbow Senior Center at Kronkosky Place

Fest of Tails - Wendy W

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, TPR Joined the San Antonio Parks Foundation for their Fest of Tails Kite Festival & Dog Fair. Located at McAllister Park this year the annual event encourages families to spend a day in the park with children's activities, hot air balloon rides, live music, arts and crafts, food vendors and a sky full of kites. Fashionable dogs competed in costume contests and strutted in the always popular Pooch Parade. During the event, TPR signed up 23 new members, of both the human and canine varieties. Big thanks to TPR sponsor North Park Subaru at Dominion for joining the fun, showing off Subaru's innovative pet-friendly models and making TPR's participation possible!

Texas Public Radio
Fest of Tails

Make A Wish - Sarah C

Make A Wish appreciates North Park Subaru at Dominion's dedication to our mission and the seriously ill children we serve. The toys from your toy drive have brought smiles to many children. We look forward to working with you again.

Make-A-Wish
Make A Wish

Coming Back a Hero - Jacqueline R

Aida was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on October 8, 2013. She started treatment on October 9th. At that time she was unable to finish kindergarten and was home-bound educated by her teacher during after-hours. We are happy to report that she was again allowed to attend school full time and finished first grade on target with her other classmates. It was projected that Aida will finish her treatment in June 2016; however, Aida fought hard enough to finish her chemo pill two months early! When Aida learned that Subaru partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and asked to meet Subaru dealers, she immediately said YES. She and her twin sister, Kalli enjoy supporting LLS. Little did the dealers know, Aida was not only meeting them, but coming back to Methodist Blood Cancer Center as a Hero. After learning about her story, Subaru dealers were inspired and happy to know their generosity was well appreciated. Aida enjoys all the things that any 7-year-old girl does. She attends gymnastics, while her sister plays soccer and is sure not to miss any of her sister’s soccer games. She plays outside, loves to ride her scooter, go to the park, and play with her sister. She loves the beach and the ocean and enjoys painting arts and crafts. Aida and Kalli, will continue to raise awareness and support for The Leukemia Lymphoma Society and Subaru.

Coming Back a Hero

Friends of Government Canyon - Stephen M

North Park Subaru at Dominion partnered with Friends of Government Canyon and raised $4,100 dollars for the organization to support the daily efforts to promote public awareness, education of conservation and preservation, volunteerism, and non-degredational recreational usage of the rich and ecologically diverse landscape of Government Canyon State Natural Area. Both the Dealership and the Organization look forward to collaborating again.

Friends of Government Canyon
Friends of Government Canyon

Riverside Nature Center, Kerrville Texas - Stephen M

North Park Subaru at Dominion presented a check to the Riverside Nature Center of Kerrville for $11,850. The money was raised as a part of the dealership's "Share the Love" campaign, which ran from November to January. During that time, any buyer could designate $250 of their purchase of a new Subaru to be donated to the nature center. The event was such a success that Subaru of America Inc., made an additional donation to the campaign. Becky Etzler, executive director of the nature center, went on to say "The funds will support our daily efforts to increase community awareness of our precious natural resources. They (North Park Subaru at Dominion) are very community minded and wishes to take an active part in promoting environmental concerns." Etzler also said she hopes this is the start of a long-lasting relationship with the dealership.

Riverside Nature Center
Riverside Nature Center, Kerrville Texas

Lone Star Guide Dog Raisers San Antonio - Stephen M

Lone Star Guide Dog Raisers/ Guide Dogs for the Blind wanted to take the time to convey our thanks to North Park Subaru for your generous support of our Lone Star Guide Dog Raisers Puppy Fiesta 2016. Thanks to you, our event was a huge success. We were able to host over 200 raisers and guests, along with more than 80 puppies in training. The training that we received over the weekend was invaluable in helping the raisers prepare their puppies to become successful working guides. We look forward to more opportunities to work with you in reaching the community regarding Guide Dogs for the Blind and the service it provides for the visually impaired.

Lone Star Guide Dog Raisers San Antonio/Guide Dogs
 Lone Star Guide Dog Raisers San Antonio

Share the Love: Meals on Wheels San Antonio - Stephen M

Meals on Wheels San Antonio partnered with North Park Subaru during the 2015 Holiday season. To help keep home bound seniors warm, blanket donations were brought to North Park Subaru Locations. New blankets were collected at the dealerships, and then delivered by Meals on Wheels to seniors throughout Bexar county. In addition, North Park Subaru dealerships sent a fleet of cars and some very enthusiastic employees to deliver meals on a Share the Love Delivery day. The 2015-2016 Share the Love funds will continue to benefit local Meals on Wheels America Member organizations throughout the year through additional grant opportunities, Annual Conference scolarships and by sponsoring the Organization's annual March for Meals Campaign.

Meals on Wheels San Antonio
Share the Love: Meals on Wheels San Antonio

Butterfly Hero - Stephen M

North Park Subaru at Dominion was pleased to support the National Wildlife Federation's Butterfly Heroes Program during Subaru Loves the Earth this past April. We planted a certified wildlife habitat here at North Park Subaru at Dominion to help save our nation's Monarch Butterflies and ultimately our food supply for years to come.

North Park Subaru at Dominion
Butterfly Hero

17th Annual Fiesta Pooch Parade - Eileen G

Therapy Animals of San Antonio (TASA) thanks North Park Subaru for your support of the Fiesta Pooch Parade, which was enjoyed by more than 4,000 people last year. Your generous support over the years has allowed us to meet the ever-growing needs of animal-based healing therapy. The programs offered by Therapy Animals of San Antonio positively impact the emotional healing rate in area hospitals and nursing homes, as well as organizations like Wounded Warriors. TASA is a nonprofit group that has been bringing people and animals together since 1989. It is an all-volunteer organization primarily serving Bexar County. Volunteers, along with their pets, can become registered therapy teams that are trained by TASA. They then visit assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, children's shelters, wounded warrior centers any place where a therapy dog, cat, rabbit even a guinea pig can foster the healing human-animal connection. "Animals bring so much, said Kathy Meade, president of TASA. Research shows interaction with an animal can improve mood, help people with memory problems. It can help alleviate depression and other psychiatric problems. It can help people regain the use of limbs. Studies show the mere act of petting an animal can reduce a persons heart rate and blood pressure," she said. Each year, TASA participates in the Fiesta Pooch Parade, its only fundraiser, with all proceeds going toward the support of the various programs.

Therapy Animals of San Antonio
17th Annual Fiesta Pooch Parade

12th Annual River Clean up - Tara B

It was a great success! 403 volunteers and removed a total of 6,315 pounds of trash. The Subaru raffle items were a big hit and the volunteers gobbled up all the trail mix. Thank you again for helping sponsor the event. "Our goal with the cleanup is to raise awareness of how trash and garbage negatively impact our river which not only provides enjoyment to us but is an economic engine for the county. An added bonus is seeing coworkers, families, and friends working together and having fun while being stewards of the community," said Ray Buck, UGRA General Manager. "We have many returning volunteers and sponsors that participate in the River Clean Up year after year. I am always thrilled to see these familiar faces and impressed by their commitment to keep the Guadalupe River healthy," said Tara Bushnoe, UGRA Natural Resources Coordinator

Upper Guadalupe River Authority
12th Annual River Clean up

Subaru Loves Education: UTSA's 5K "Diploma Dash" - Anne E

North Park Subaru has partnered with the UTSA (University of Texas at San Antonio) Alumni Association for 5 years on their annual 5K "Diploma Dash": the last few years as one of their title sponsors. This event raises money for alumni programs, services and scholarships for UTSA students. We wrapped a Tangerine Orange Pearl XV CrossTrek with the event logos a few weeks before the 5K, to help promote the event and also serve as the 5K's "pace car". This year's Diploma Dash was a big success: almost 2,000 participant runners (and over 100 dogs joining them!), split up into 80 teams who raised money leading up to their 5K run. Over $150,000 for alumni association programs was raised this year: Subaru Loves Education, and North Park loves helping to promote education in our community!

UTSA Alumni Association
Subaru Loves Education: UTSA's 5K "Diploma Dash"