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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 Prestige 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.

Asheville Human Soceity

Riverlink

TBD

Asheville Human Society

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Salvation Army

Did Prestige 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 Prestige Subaru

Subaru and Prestige 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

Ending Homelessness in Our Community - Madeline W

Homeward Bound of WNC prevents and ends homelessness in our community with permanent housing and support. Through using the Housing First model, a national best practice, we are committed to moving people into housing as a first step, then providing supportive services to help stabilize their lives so they can stay in housing and improve their quality of life. We are so grateful to Prestige Subaru for choosing Homeward Bound as a beneficiary of the annual Share the Love Event. It costs approximately $13,000 to house one client and provide case management support for one year. Thanks to Prestige Subaru’s gift of nearly $33,000, Homeward Bound will be able to house and support three people experiencing homelessness. People like Tara, who began camping in the woods after escaping a violent relationship. Tara felt triggered by the chaos at shelters where she stayed, so she made the choice to camp outdoors, where she felt she had more control over her environment. Tara found housing on her own, but was having difficulties and at risk of becoming homeless again. After connecting with a Homeward Bound case manager, Tara has been stably housed for over a year now. Living in the safety and security of a home enabled Tara to begin counseling and she is currently taking medication to ease symptoms of PTSD and the effects of long-term trauma. She has applied for disability and is following through with appointments. While she was experiencing homelessness, Tara began "doodling" to help cope with her anxiety. Now that she has a home, Tara has begun painting and displaying her art work for guests. She is shown here holding one of her paintings. Tara said, “I am just now beginning to get out into the world again and remember that I am a valuable, worthy human being.” Tara wants people to understand that people are homeless because something happened to them, and they need help to get out of that situation. She said, “I just want to thank Homeward Bound for supporting me and believing in me, and giving me a platform to start over. It’s unprecedented and I’m forever grateful.” Homeward Bound believes that homelessness is a solvable issue, and the key to keeping people in housing is compassionate and nonjudgmental staff who embrace treating people with dignity and respect. THANK YOU to Prestige Subaru for helping us end homelessness in our community!

Ending Homelessness in Our Community

Feeding The Community's Pets - Adam C

The COVID epidemic was hard on us all. In Asheville, NC, one sign of this struggle came in the form of more requests for pet food at our 21 local human food pantries, which are supplied by Asheville Humane Society through our pet food assistance program. Our community is fortunate to have dedicated citizens willing to donate bags of food on a consistent basis, allowing our Community Solutions department to meet the needs of struggling families. After nearly a year of this program being stretched thin, Asheville Humane Society was in dire need of pet food to keep our programming going and supply our partnering human food pantries with pet food to distribute to people in their neighborhoods. Seeing our community's need, our long-time and dedicated supporters, Prestige Subaru, were quick to act! Because of their support, providing 2,400 lbs. of dog and 1,200 lbs.of cat food, pets in Buncombe County, NC went to bed with full bellies and families of Western North Carolina were able to focus their energy on making it through these difficult times! Thank you to our friends at Pretige Subaru for their many years of support!

Asheville Humane Society
Feeding The Community's Pets

A new Chance for Chance - Suzi I

I am the NC community lead for a mutual-aid organization, Pandemic of Love. The organization was started on March 14, 2020, by a woman in So Florida in response to businesses & schools shutting down because of Covid. She thought she might be able to help her neighbors by connecting those in need with those who have enough. Little did she know within weeks there would be Pandemic of Love communities set up around the world. (Now there are hundreds of teams in communities, more than 1000 volunteers) The Asheville chapter was started on March 28. In August a homeless young man registered for assistance. He had been a college student studying on scholarships when Covid hit. He suddenly found himself homeless when his dorm closed, with no family support. He drifted for a while ended up in Asheville and someone he met told him about our organization. When I read his registration, my heart broke. Soon we matched him for assistance to get food, he found a home, and a job. In early December his very old car began to have issues, he reached out to me on a day when he was stranded. We tried getting his car fixed and it just wasn't worth it. I had some donors who were willing to assist Chance in getting a better car to drive. So we began search online and locally for a used car. Everything we found was, well just terrible. After the CNN Heroes event aired-and Subaru was a major sponsor....I began to wonder if our local Subaru dealer might be able to help. So the week of Christmas I called and was connected to Anthony then Heath in used car sales. I explained to him who I was and what we were looking for. He said give him a few days. On Chris Eve Heath called and said he had a car and could offer it to us at half the cost. That the dealership would pay half of the $5000 if we could aggregate donors for the remainder. I already had that! So we set up a surprise for Chance. A few days after Christmas I told him we were meeting a guy with a car that might work. I picked him up and he thought were going to a local auto shop to meet "the guy". Instead I pulled into Prestige Subaru and told Chance I had to pick something up. I ran into the showroom to be sure everyone was ready. I went back to my car to ask Chance to come in with me, because it would take a while. When we walked in HIS new car was sitting in the showroom with a huge bow on it. I said, Chance they told me, THIS is your car!". There were tears and a lot of disbelief. This young man needed a second chance, someone to reach out a hand. With the help of Prestige and Subaru, and 7 donors, we were able to do that. Each donor who gave funds, knew what they were assisting with, and wanted to remain anonymous. Chance is able to get to work safely, and will soon start taking college classes again. We truly appreciate Subaru and the entire staff at Subaru. Who not only were willing to help this young man, but make it a very special moment for him.

A new Chance for Chance

Pablo's Story - Claire C

2020 was an exceptionally difficult year for kids and families facing critical illnesses. On top of their medical challenges, the year brought added fear, isolation and new health concerns. Through this year’s Subaru Share the Love Event, Prestige made hope possible for local children like Pablo when they needed it most. For six-year-old Pablo and his family, this past year brought devastating news: “Tu hijo tiene cancer. Your son has cancer.” Pablo’s diagnosis made him extremely sick, drained his energy, and caused him to lose hope. However, Pablo finds joy in fishing. At an early age, his dad taught him to fish, and being outdoors is something that Pablo and his entire family enjoys. For his wish, he wanted to go on a fishing trip with his family! During their wish trip, Pablo and his family safely stayed in a private mountain home in North Carolina and left their worries to roast s’mores, swim, fish, and enjoy nature. Pablo and his dad went catch-and-release fishing every day! While Pablo’s cancer journey is far from over, his wish made an impact. With gratitude, his mom shared: “His wish lifted his spirits when he needed it most, and I know it has played an important role in his recovery... You made my little boy smile and for a little while, I think we all forgot he had cancer.” Every wish granted has the power to transform not only the child’s life, but the lives of their family members, community and the supporters who make that wish possible. We saw that more than ever in 2020. Thank you to everyone who supported the Subaru Share the Love campaign and brought joy to families like Pablo’s.

Pablo's Story