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 Atlantic 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.

ASPCA

Bourne Conservation Trust

Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Bourne High School, Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School

Cape Cod Canal Region, Sandwich 375, Falmouth Classic Car Club

A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation

Did Atlantic 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 Atlantic Subaru

Subaru and Atlantic 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

Atlantic is MORE THAN PINK! - Melissa M

The MORE THAN PINK Walk is Komen’s signature fundraising event. It’s a day where we can put aside everything else in our lives and share our stories, our laughter, and our tears to raise money that saves lives while we celebrate survivors, those living with breast cancer, and honor loved ones lost. Team Atlantic Subaru WALKED WITH US and fundraised to support our mission. We're committed to finding the cures. Imagine the impact we can make towards ending breast cancer when we come together as ONE to fund research, increase access to care, support our community, and commit to action. Together, ONE more action by each of us can support Komen's comprehensive 360-degree approach to fighting this disease across all fronts and supporting millions of people in the U.S. and in countries worldwide. Advocating for patients, driving research breakthroughs, improving access to high-quality care, offering direct patient support and empowering people with trustworthy information. That's the power of ONE. The Susan G. Komen® Breast Care Helpline provides information about breast health, breast cancer, local and national resources, and information about clinical trials. Call 1-877-465-6636 or email helpline@komen.org. Thank you to our friends at Atlantic Subaru for fundraising and supporting Susan G. Komen’s mission of ending breast cancer forever!!

Susan G. Komen
Atlantic is MORE THAN PINK!

I Beg you - Robin H

Today I was contacted by Representative Steven Xiarhos who made a visit to A Baby Center (the Cape Cod and Islands Diaper Bank), I am the Director my name is Robin Hayward. We were so excited to receive 25 turkeys from Atlantic Subaru in Bourne, Massachusetts. We were delighted as another organization had donated all of the Thanksgiving fixings the day before. Every family that came in today were offered these beautiful turkeys for their family. At the end of the day we had a few turkeys left. I called around to a few partner nonprofit programs to see if they needed turkeys. I was directed to Jeni Wheeler at the Family Table Collaborative who was cooking for 1200 over the next few days. I loaded up 79lbs of Turkey plus one extra into my car and delivered the turkeys to Jeni. They were so grateful she will make sure individuals and families all over the Cape will have a delicious Turkey dinner. Then I headed home. I was coming up to a light and I noticed a young woman begging with a sign that read “No food, No gas, No money, No help” I waved her to my car and opened my car door in the middle of traffic. She came to the door with a trusting smile. I said I do not have any money but I do have a Turkey dinner. We both giggled as she tried to lift the 20lb Turkey out of my car. It took all of her strength. I passed her a bag of food to go with her Turkey and watched her walk away with a big smile. She waved at me as I went by and the light changed to green. I cried all the way home. I love when people work together, and do not judge but just offer help and offer hope. Thank you Atlantic Subaru in Bourne. Thank you Gegam and Lanni. Thank you for bringing us together!

A Baby Center
I Beg you

Kitten evacuated from Florida hurricane finds a new family in Massachusetts - Heather R

When Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida in late September 2022, the powerful category 4 storm left behind devastation across the state. Thousands of people were impacted, and in turn pets were left homeless, too. The MSPCA-Angell, the country’s second oldest animal welfare organization, reached out to animal shelters across the state of Florida to offer assistance. The southern shelters were already at max capacity prior to the deadly storm, and shelter staff expected that number to increase with animals displaced by the storm that were unable to be reunited with their owners despite all efforts, or surrendered by people who had lost everything and could no longer care for their pets. In collaboration with several humane organizations, the MSPCA-Angell relocated dozens of cats from affected Florida shelters to New England to find new homes. Many of the cats arrived at our MSPCA-Cape Cod adoption center, where they underwent a mandatory 48-hour quarantine and then received necessary medical care prior to adoption. Thanks to our good friends at Atlantic Subaru in Bourne, MA, we were able to host a pop-up adoption event to find homes for dozens of these cats in a single weekend. Once word spread about the special event, potential adopters began to reach out, enabling many of the cats to find homes even before the event. One of the cats adopted through the event was four month old Angel, who arrived just a week after the hurricane had hit. Soon after her arrival at the MSPCA-Cape Cod, Angel was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection that required medical attention. Fortunately, Angel recovered just in time to meet her new adoptive family at our adoption event sponsored by Atlantic Subaru! We recently received a lovely update from Angel’s new family, who wrote, “ My husband and I are beyond happy that we made the appointment last Saturday and found this little girl. We immediately loved her and she is the sweetest kitty. She is cute, super playful and snuggly. She has settled in very nicely in our home. Thank you to all the nice people at the MSPCA and for all you do! We are very grateful.” We’re grateful to the nice people at Atlantic Subaru too, who helped us find homes for so many of these cats who had traveled thousands of miles to get a chance at a new life. In fact, the event was so successful that we made room for yet another transport of cats within a day of the adoption event, enabling us to help even more cats in need. Hats off to Atlantic Subaru, and to all of the wonderful adoptive families who have opened their hearts and homes to new pets this month!

MSPCA-Cape Cod
Kitten evacuated from Florida hurricane finds a new family in Massachusetts

Birthday Love! - Kevin C

As a per diem "runner" for Atlantic Subaru, I reported to work at 9AM, for a parts "drop off" in Eastham on August 2, 2022. Coincidentally, this day was my 75th birthday! Once the job was completed and while I was punching out I noticed a growing group, from various Atlantic department members, suspiciously, gathering in the main showroom. I seemed to be the focus of their assembly! Almost blocking my exit, the group all at once erupted into song, singing "Happy Birthday" to me! I was presented with a card, which was signed by most in attendance, a Birthday Cake and "well wishes" from many who were in attendance. I was flabbergasted! However I shouldn't have been as I always felt very comfortable with my ability to observationally assess situations (sizing up a room, reading body languages etc.) Additionally, I had a nothing but a wonderful feeling about ALL employees that I have worked with at Atlantic Subaru! So, while I was curious about growing group in the showroom I paid little heed" to that activity and I busied myself with leaving for the day. That is when my colleagues sprang the surprise! This "happening" was about me..."in first person"! I was totally unprepared and off guard! I was wonderfully aghast! I had a wonderful career in public education spanning 40 years! I was involved, primarily, with building and program administration. I blended that with years of some years counseling and, of course, starting with classroom teaching. In retirement from public education, I felt the strong personal need to continue to work in some capacity to keep me "centered" as it were. Consequentially, I worked with Adult Special Needs Programs in Boston and on the South Coast and in the Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation field (with nearby Gosnold Recovery programs.) When COVID hit, my Primary Care Physician and my children insisted that I get out of the substance abuse rehabilitation field...which I loved. Of course they were correct and I found myself "legless" without work and no relatively "safe job" in sight! On a suggestion from a co-worker at Gosnold, who had started some work with Atlantic, as a runner, I applied and met with Rick Tully, at Subaru and the rest is history! Knowing absolutely nothing about car sales and dealerships, I had nothing to do but learn and drive{safely}. Three plus years later, I still know very little about the car business but then again, I am not looking to start a new career...at 75 years of age!. However, I have realized a deep appreciation for the people that I have met at Atlantic Subaru. While their work acumen is tenacious, it ALWAYS is beautifully blended with empathy, understanding and professionalism for customer and colleague, alike! This, I am sure, is the product of a "top down" but humanitarian hierarchy that all employees (which I have met) exude on a daily basis. In closing and as I said at "My Birthday Party," " I love coming into work at Atlantic Subaru in the morning!" and that "Subaru slows the aging process!" Thanks for a great gig! Kevin P, Connolly

Birthday Love!

Subie The Bearded Dragon - VREJ K

Saphira was one of my best friends for the past decade of my life. Not only did I love her, but she helped me face my depression and become who I am today. I don’t know if I would still be studying biology without her. To see her go was very hard, and being able to show a softer side to my fellow employees and be met with such kindness and comfort was truly touching. I could never have expected the next morning to walk in to Atlantic Subaru, happy to be greeted by my girls, but also to have Subie the bearded dragon waiting there for me. Never in my life have I felt so well loved by a group of people outside of my own family. The amounts of joy in the air that day I believe will resonate in the hearts of all involved. Subaru says “feel the love” and I can confirm that day and my whole work experience that they meant it. My friends there have done their best to make it feel like a family, and one that I am more than proud to be a part of.


Falmouth Hospital - Beth H

Thank you to Atlantic Subaru for presenting 80 blankets to the Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation today for cancer patients at the Clark Cancer Center at Falmouth Hospital. Subaru is a generous supporter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and has partnered with the nonprofit to bring love and hope in the form of warm blankets and hand-written notes of encouragement to those who are battling leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma. From left: Gegam Sarkisian, General Manager at Atlantic Subaru; Sam Tsimortos, Sales; Paul Daphnis, Sales; Kelly Garrigan, Radiation Therapist; Deborah Simon, RN; Laurie Mace, RN.

Cape Cod Healthcare
Falmouth Hospital

We’re helping enhance life on Cape Cod, thanks to you! - Kelsey E

Atlantic Subaru of Bourne really fueled up the energy and support for Seaside Le Mans – The Race for the Cape Cod Community. With the funding from the Share the Love Campaign, Seaside Le Mans will be able to distribute much needed resources across Cape Cod that will enhance cultural programming, give local kids and families access to education resources, improve pediatric mental and behavioral health programs and mindfulness classes, provide outreach opportunities for Veterans in our community, and boost conservation and environmental education right here in our towns. The donation from Atlantic Subaru was a huge kickstart, inspiring others to give and support our friends, neighbors and community.

Sea Side Le Mans
We’re helping enhance life on Cape Cod, thanks to you!

We’re doing more thanks to your support! - Gemma R

The Carriage House, homeless shelter in North Falmouth, assists up to 10 families. Sadly, families often arrive at the Shelter with very few possessions. In November last year 2021, multiple boxes of blankets, and (18 piece) Convenience toiletry kits, were delivered to the shelter, by the Atlantic Subaru Team. The Carriage House and Housing Assistance Corporation, would like to take this opportunity to express their immense gratitude for this incredible donation. These items are often forgotten, yet so important and vital for the women and children that come to live here in Shelter, while they are looking for safe and stable housing. Housing Assistance Corporation has two other homeless shelters on Cape Cod. The need for housing has become more and more prevalent on Cape Cod, we always appreciate the kindness and generosity that we receive from the community. Thank you, to the Atlantic Subaru Family.

We’re doing more thanks to your support!

Max Finds a Home - Heather R

At the age of 14, Max found himself homeless when his lifelong owner had to move to an assisted living facility where pets were not allowed. Max arrived at the MSPCA-Cape Cod in September and quickly became a favorite of staff and volunteers; his sweet affectionate nature coupled with his lively interest in his surroundings won the hearts of everyone who met him. Max had only two requirements for his new home: he wanted to be the only cat (although dogs would be entirely okay!), and he enjoyed having some time outside in a safe way, so he hoped for a home where his new family could provide him that opportunity.But as a “super senior” cat, it was challenging to find Max the right match. Senior pets are often overlooked by potential adopters, who often choose younger pets that might have more years ahead of them. Over a month passed before John and his family came in to meet Max and several other senior cats. John, who lived with his elderly parents, was looking to adopt a cat after losing their last family pet over a year and half earlier. They were ready to commit to another cat – but not just any cat! John wrote to us that he wanted to give an older cat a ‘Forever Home’. We knew then that this was Max’s big chance! Days later, Max and John met, and the rest was history.We’re grateful to John for opening his heart and his home to a senior cat, and to Atlantic Subaru for supporting adoption for homeless pets!

MSPCA-Cape Cod
Max Finds a Home

Adopt a classroom - katherine b

I'm a teacher in the Therapeutic Learning Center in the Minot Forest School in Wareham. We serve students who struggle with social emotional diagnosis. Through the Subaru Loves Learning grant, we were able to purchase much needed sensory tools for the classroom. We added wiggle cushions, bouncy bands for chairs, fidget tools and supplies for our sensory room in our new school. We purchase multicultural art supplies so that children are able to reflect the diversity in our school in their artwork. Their favorite thing that we were able to buy was Magnatiles, that they love to build with during recess. Thank you so much for supporting our learners. Katherine Byrd TLC Teacher

Minot Forest School
Adopt a classroom