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.
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.
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.
Subaru and our retailers are committed to protecting and preserving the Earth, not just by our words, but also by our actions.
Since 2018, as part of the Subaru Loves the Earth initiative, Subaru and retailers across the country have partnered with TerraCycle® and have collected over 7 million pieces of hard-to-recycle trash from their communities. Items such as snack bag wrappers, coffee cups, or used cabin air filters from service areas have been diverted from landfills and given a second life by TerraCycle when it is converted into durable furniture and other usable items.
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 369,000 award-winning science books. In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and Adoptaclassroom.org we supported teachers and students with donations of $400,000 in gift cards and school supplies.
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.
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.
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.
Subaru and Motor Mile 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.
Motor Mile Subaru teamed up with Auburn Elementary School for the Subaru Loves Learning Event! Subaru and its retailers are celebrating Subaru Loves Learning by providing teachers across the country with flexible funding to purchase the school supplies and resources they need to help their students thrive in the classroom! Over 92% of classrooms have students whose families cannot afford to purchase any school supplies for their children, often requiring teachers to purchase resources using their own money. We are very excited to help our local elementary school fund their classrooms with the supplies they need!
Motor Mile Subaru was able to donate over $6,700 to Friends of Calfee Park! Friends of Calfee Park donates money for the youth in our area. We are super happy to be able to donate this amount of money to better the community and youth activities!
Motor Mile Subaru employees spent their day cleaning up trash in their hometown! They take pride in caring for their community in many different ways and are so glad to be part of Subaru Loves the Earth and continue to do the best we can to help keep the Earth clean! Motor Mile Subaru also has their employees and customers recycling any chance they can get while at work and home!
Peg Leg Andy was brought into the Animal Care and Adoption Center by Officer Baker in response to a report from a rural section of the community of an injured cat struggling to walk. The family that found him had put him in box to keep him safe until she arrived. When she opened the box she found a thin, scared, pitiful cat, with one sunken eye, and an apparent injury to one of his legs. Upon examination by the vet it was discovered that sweet little Andy had serious damage to his right eye, and an old femoral fracture with serious nerve damage in his left hind leg. This type of damage if left untreated can cause further suffering later in life, and it was recommended he have both the leg and the eye removed. He was so gentle and tolerant throughout his exams, recovery and daily care, that he soon became a shelter favorite. But no one loved him more than the animal control officer who had first seen him huddled in the bottom of a box. She visited with him every day, and when a foster was need to help him recover, she eagerly volunteered! It didn’t take long before he was running the house. Dogs, cats and people catered to his every whim. He fit in so well, that Officer Baker came in and officially adopted him. He enjoys playing with his kitty brother and snuggling on the couch with his dog friends. While he may not be able to climb the cat tower, he has no trouble getting up on the bed for extra cuddles. Andy has definitely not let his missing parts prevent him from living his best life! Thank you Subaru for supporting “underdogs” like Andy!
Motor Mile Subaru partnered with the Women's Resource Center to donate over 75 blankets to them. The shelter helps battered women and children that need shelter during tough times in their life. Motor Mile Subaru was very glad that they could help those in the community who need it.
Motor Mile Subaru's Loves to Learn event decided to adopt a classroom at Eastern Montgomery Elementary School. Subaru understands the importance of helping local schools with resources needed for their classroom. They were able to purchase supplies and books for the children to take home. We understand the need for money to help with expenses for the classrooms and we know that this event did just that! We love supporting our community and the local schools in the area!
Motor Mile Subaru was recognized for the many years of participating in the Toys for Tots drive for local children in need. Shelor has donated thousands of toys to unfortunate children in our community. We continue to partner with this amazing organization and collect toys throughout the year to make the drive a successful. Being able to help in our community is Shelor's #1 priority!
Motor Mile Subaru strives to help in any way possible in the community. One way we like to show appreciation is to deliver gifts to employees of our local schools who go above and beyond their call of duty. Educating our children to be the best they can be is very important! Congratulations to all our successful leaders and thank you for showing love to all the students in your school!
Motor Mile Subaru focused on helping our local shelter find loving homes for homeless cats and dogs! For every cat or dog that was adopted at Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center the month of October, Subaru donated $100 to the shelter…. up to $3,100! They were able to have over 131 adoptions, earning the full $3,100!
In the month of November, as part of Subaru Loves to Help and in recognition of National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, Motor Mile Subaru and other Subaru retailers will be donating 50,000 blankets to nearly 600 local homeless shelters across the country to help the youth and all those that are homeless. We are happy to partner with New River Community Action and donate the blankets to our local homeless shelter “To Our House”. We are very thankful to provide some comfort to our local homeless men, women and children.
Since opening in 2017 the Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center has hosted dozens of adoption events, finding hundreds of pets new families. By far, some of our most successful adoption events were hosted with the assistance of Shelor Subaru. This includes two free adoption weekends, during which, the Center found new adoptive homes for 36 cats, 18 dogs and 1 pig for a total of 55 animals, and leaving the center with a record low of 13 animals in its care! Shelor Subaru has also hosted multiple donation drives in which they collected hundreds of pounds of food, treats, toys and other animal care supplies. Most recently Shelor Subaru helped us with a socially distanced adoption event for National Make a Dog's Day. This event ran from October 1st through the 31st, and helped the Center adopt out 104 cats and,13 dogs into wonderful new homes. Artemis, a sweet lab mix found himself at the Center due to the busy schedules of his previous owners. His friendly nature and exuberant energy found him the perfect home in a young active couple, who were more than happy to make this Dog's Day! (photo attached) Callie-mari, a lovely older kitty, waited two weeks for the right person to come along, but when her new owner met her it was love at first sight! She is definitely living her best life!
Motor Mile Subaru donated pet food to their local shelter, Montgomery County Animal Care and Control on December 19th! Motor Mile was also able to donate food to the local food bank for our community, Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program. We are very thankful to be able to help our community during the holiday's. We know how important it is to help those in need and that is our number 1 goal!
Motor Mile Subaru gave over 100 brand new books to Eastern Montgomery Elementary School during the Subaru Loves Learning Event. Eastern Montgomery plans to add the books to their library for students to enjoy!
Giles County, VA native Heather Fields is a 44-year-old mother of 3 and grandmother of 3 (soon to be 4). She’s also a cholangiocarcinoma patient in Blacksburg. On July 10, Heather was surprised with the gift of a new blanket thanks to a partnership between Motor Mile Subaru and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). The two organizations collaborated to deliver 80 blankets to cancer patients at LewisGale Montgomery Hospital, as a part of Subaru’s Loves To Care campaign. In addition to the blanket, Heather also received a Message of Hope written by a Kelly, a complete stranger. Kelly, along with dozens of other Shelor Motor Mile customers, composed inspiring messages to comfort the Blacksburg patients. “It was a good surprise,” Heather said. “It’s really nice to know that other people are thinking about me [and that] It’s not just based on one type of cancer.” Heather found out “by the grace of God” that she had stage 3 cancer of the liver. In a heartfelt conversation with the Subaru team, she shared that after having her gallbladder removed, she still had consistent pain as if her gallbladder were still there. She was reluctant to address the pain at first because as a nursing student she thought it was phantom pain. Three years later, she sought medical advice. The tests her doctor ordered showed perfect blood work and liver enzyme levels; however, an ultrasound later revealed abnormal blood supply in her liver. Her doctor vowed not to stop until she got to root of the problem. Ultimately, a tumor near her portal vein and legions on both sides of the liver were discovered. Doctors believe the cancer developed when her gallbladder was removed 3 years prior. Melissa Epperly, Public Relations and Marketing Manager at Motor Mile, then asked, “So it was a slow growth?” “Actually, it’s an aggressive cancer,” Heather responded. She went on to share that she lost some hair and started crying when it began falling out.Melissa comforted her by saying, “We’re definitely thinking about you. Positive vibes your way.” Heather is expecting her fourth grandchild this December, and she has every intention of being there in the delivery room. She wrapped up the visit by recounting the time her doctor asked Heather if she knew what the company Amazon was almost named before it officially became Amazon? “Relentless,” which is exactly how Heather’s doctor described her fight. Just as Heather is relentless, LLS is relentless in the fight to beat cancer. Motor Mile Subaru plays a critical role in that battle by spreading not only awareness but also comfort and care in the greater Christiansburg & Blacksburg area. LLS looks forward to teaming up with Motor Mile Subaru again in the years to come.
Motor Mile Subaru were able to donate 80 blankets, along with 80 encouraging notes, to local cancer patients at Lewis Gale Montgomery Hospital on July 10th. We loved seeing all of their smiling faces and were touched by how strong they were during such a difficult time in their lives. Many patients said the chemo makes them very cold, so the blanket will be the perfect gift for them during their treatments.
Our Subaru Loves the Earth event was held for the entire month of April. We encouraged customers, employees and community partners to recycle waste streams that are commonly thought of as hard-to-recycle, including snack wrappers/bags, disposable cups and lids, and coffee and tea capsules. We are thankful for everyone who helped us save the Earth! We had a successful month at Motor Mile Subaru!
Motor Mile Subaru held the Share the Love event which lasted from November 19th, 2018 - January 2nd, 2019. There were 681 hometown charities participating in the event as well as four national charities; ASPCA®, Make-A-Wish®, Meals OnWheels® and National Park Foundation®. At the culmination of this year, Subaru hoped to exceed a grand total of $140 million in donations since the creation of Share the Love! Motor Mile Subaru added a 5th charity to their list,which was United Way of Pulaski County! When a customer bought a vehicle between November 19th - January 2nd, they were able to donate $250 to the charity of their choice! Motor Mile Subaru was able to donate over $23,000 to the charities listed above! Thank you to all of our loyal customers!
Motor Mile Subaru partnered with the local Montgomery County Humane Society during the month of October. Motor Mile Subaru was able to donate a Subaru Ascent full of food and pet supplies to the shelter. We are thankful to be able to help out our local community!
Motor Mile Subaru donated brand new books to Christiansburg Elementary School through the Subaru Loves Learning event. Malinda Morgan, the principal at CES, was so appreciative of the donation and said the books will be put to good use at their school! Shelor has a community partnership named Growing the Future, that supports 55 local schools and helps them earn money for fields trips, uniforms, equipment, and any other needs the schools have. For more information about this program, visit our website at www.shelor.com
Melissa Epperly and her team at Motor Mile Subaru were a delight for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to work with for Subaru’s Loves to Care program. During the month of June, sales staff encouraged customers to write Messages of Hope on Care Cards. Those cards were collected and delivered along with 80 blankets to patients at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery on Thursday, July 12, 2018. Melissa was joined by two of Subaru’s newest team members, a testament to how ingrained they are in their values and mission even with “rookie” staff members. At the hospital, LLS was joined by LewisGale’s CEO and others from the nursing staff. All worked together to form an impressive display on either side of the brand new 2018 Subaru Forester. After a brief interview and coverage from the local news affiliate, all parties exchanged words of gratitude for each other’s participation in the Loves To Care program. Although it might seem like a small gesture, the cancer patients of Blacksburg and Christiansburg, VA love receiving the warmth and love which the blankets provide.
In an effort to make a positive impact on thehealth and wellness of our local community, Motor Mile Subaru supported The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by participating in the Subaru Loves to Care Event as part of a larger Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) initiative this month.Throughout June, team members from Motor Mile Subaru supported theirlocal community’s health and wellness by partnering with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Motor Mile Subaru asked customers to share personal messages of hope with those fighting cancers in the local community and provided aco-branded reusable tote bags to customers in an effort to raise awareness. Motor Mile Subaru also donated blankets to cancer patients in the local community. Over 80 messages of hope and 80 blankets were delivered to patients at Lewis Gale Hospital in Blacksburg, VA.The Subaru Loves to Care initiative reflects SOA’s corporate goals to improve the health and wellness 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 the health and wellness in a variety of ways – all part of the larger Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment effort dedicated to making a positive impact on the world.
This garden has been a fantastic opportunity for the students of CES to engage with nature and the food growing process. Thank you!
Shelor Motor Mile collected goods and supplies for the Montgomery County Friends of Animal Care and Control, Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program and the Montgomery County Humane Society in December. Many Shelor employees volunteered to collect canned goods and non-perishable food items for local families and their pets. On December 18th, two Subaru's were filled and the goods were dropped off at MCFACC, MCEAP and MCHS.
Shelor Motor Mile hosted a Toys for Tots Toy Drive. Shelor Motor Mile was able to donate a large amount of toys to help brighten children's faces this holiday season.
Join us in our Subaru Loves Learning initiative during the month of August! We are partnering with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in donating science books to Auburn Elementary School in the Montgomery County School District. All of the books that will be donated have been recognized by AAAS as some of the best science books in their field. Contact us to learn more information.
Shelor Motor Mile collected food goods for the Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program in June. Shelor employees volunteered to collect canned goods and non-perishable food items for local children that are home all day during the summer. On July 7th, two Subaru Foresters were filled and the goods were dropped off at MCEAP. The Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program was very appreciative of the large donation from Shelor Motor Mile during a time that food is needed the most in the community
We would like to thank our customers for participating in our E Waste Recycling event during the month of April. With your help, we were able to prevent 10,144 lbs of carbon emissions from polluting the atmosphere. This is equivalent to saving 389 trees, 1,725 gallons of gasoline, 14,706 plastic bottles, and 67,643 aluminum cans. Thank you for helping strengthen the Subaru Love Promise!
Motor Mile Subaru held a Loves the Earth e-Waste Recycling Event Locally for the month of April. As part of the Subaru Love Promise, Motor Mile Subaru pledged to actively preserve the environment during an e-Waste recycling event. During the month of April, Motor Mile Subaru collected more than six large boxes of unwanted electronic waste items.
Throughout the month of April, we are hosting an E-Waste Recycling Event in our store to collect unwanted electronics. We've arranged to work with a company who will responsibly collect, re-purpose, and recycle your electronic waste. Help us protect our environment. Just show up with your E-Waste and we'll do the rest! The first 50 customers who contribute will receive a complimentary environmental badge of ownership. We will accept: LCD Monitors, Cell Phones, Laptops, Tablets, CRTs up to 40 inches, Video Games/Consoles, Fax Machines, DVD/VCR Players, Printers, Computer Peripherals, Switches/Routers, Cords and Wires.
For the fourth year, Shelor Motor Mile and their community partnership have expanded and localized the national Subaru Share the Love charity event in the New River Valley. Shelor began collecting goods and supplies for the Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program and the Montgomery County Humane Society in December. Many Shelor Motor Mile employees volunteered to collect canned goods and non-perishable food items for local families and their pets. On December 17, two Subaru Foresters were filled and the goods were dropped off at both MCEAP and MCHS.