Subaru Loves Pets
Subaru Loves the Earth
Subaru Loves Learning
Subaru Loves to Help
Subaru Loves to Care
Whether they live in our homes or in the wild, Subaru is committed to keeping all animals safe and healthy.
Loving the environment means more than loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it.
It’s our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.
In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.
We should all have a chance to lead a healthy life. We’re aiming to give as many people that chance as we can.
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.
We partnered with Rady Children's Hospital during their Week of Giving Keep Kids Safe Day on January 26 aty Kohl's. Rady's Safety Technicians provided car seat installation tips! We were more than happy to lend over our Subaru Outback and Subaru Forester models to help with the demonstrations. Customers at Kohl’s learned that every single car seat is different and should have their instructions followed intently with each unique instruction booklet provided by the manufacturer. Locals had appointments and had their kid’s child seats properly installed while receiving tips and tricks from the technicians. We at Frank Subaru believe safety events like these combined with a 5-Star Government Safety rating provides our kiddos the best shot of being safe. We know helping to ensure current and future generations of drivers is important to the overall community in the long run. It was a great experience overall especially as a parent dealing with California’s ever changing laws to enhance children’s protection within vehicles! We look forward to continue spreading the word that such helpful safety programs exist. Frank Subaru Loves to Care!
Subaru Loves to Learn - that’s why, with the help of our Frank community, we were able to fund a donation of 250 books toward a local school in need. We chose National City’s very own, Olivewood Elementary to give these AAAS/Subaru Award Winning Book selections which included genres ranging from science, to fiction. What stands out about Olivewood Elementary is that a lot of their kids are bilingual. I don’t know about you but knowing and mastering one language alone can be a challenge, let alone learning to write out multiple languages! We’re hopeful that the addition of these books helps strengthen their analytical skills. We believe in helping out at the local level and combining that ethos with helping the youth directly which we know in the long run helps our society as a whole. With all physical books seemingly transitioning onto tablets, smartphones etc. we think it’s cool that the kids are able to get their own individual hands on some physical books! We’re also pretty proud of the fact that these 250 books will not benefit only one classroom, but multiple classrooms and reaching many children throughout the school. “It is always wonderful to have the support of the community for our National City students,” said Olivewood Elementary Principal Beverly Hayes. “Our students are terrific youngsters. Any donation of any educational background tool helps students and staff to feel that the National City community values them and their needs."
Working toward a cure for cancer takes a lot of work. Fortunately for Mark & Sherrie Rosenberger, their 1998 Subaru Outback Limited has been up to the challenge. In fact, 100,000+ miles have supported LLS. They began their involvement with LLS in 2000. Since then, ZOR (the name they affectionately gave their Subaru) has been involved in the support and participation of 20+ Team in Training events and a handful of Light the Night events. They are self-proclaimed "cancer fundraising advocates," personally raising $50,000+ for LLS. "We've driven to thousands of training days, carted runners and cyclists off the course, taken 2 people to the hospital, hauled a ton of people and gear to various events and always seem to have a bike or 2 on the roof rack," shared Sherrie. In 2005, Mark faced and defeated a cancer diagnosis and in 2010 Sherrie's mom, Lee, was diagnosed with a form of leukemia (CML). They spent countless miles in their Subaru driving to various doctors' appointments around San Diego. Their son, Mikael, is a 2 time Subaru owner (Impreza to now a WRX) and has volunteered for LLS events while being a cheerleader for mom and dad. It takes a large, dependable team to pull off the fundraising, training and reaching the finish line of any event. Their Subaru has been a critical member of their team. They love their ZOR. And after 200,000 miles with half of that dedicated to finding a cure for cancer- that's a lot of love.
Everyone at Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County would like to give a BIG thank you to Frank Subaru for Sharing your Love with us. It is with great honor and privilege that we accept Frank Subaru's Love with a financial award of $22,246 which breaks a previous record of about $17,000 donated during Share the Love. Frank Subaru could not have done it without all the help and support from their loyal customers and the pristine management of spreading the word. We have had a great partnership with BBBS for over 6 years now. Our main goal has been to make an impact in South Bay [San Diego] for Littles [kids registered through the program] on the waiting list to be matched with a Big [mentor through the program], specifically Spanish speaking males,â¿ explained Monica Salem, Director of Marketing for Frank Motors and Board Member of the Year, Big Brothers Big Sisters San Diego County. Currently some of the challenges that we face at BBBS of SDC are shortages of mentors, sometimes having up to 500 kids on the waiting list to be paired with a Big. Donations like this help the kids tremendously as more money essentially means more publicity and one less kid waiting on a mentor. Although it is a record setting donation, we know that Frank Subaru's wheels will continue to churn forward for us at BBBS of SDC. Thank you, Frank Subaru, for all of your support for us over the years and for choosing us as your hometown charity during Share the Love.
90%. That's an A grade on college engineering test. It's the difference between above average and exceptional. And unfortunately, it's the percentage of monarch butterflies that have declined in recent years according to an article in Newsweek (http://www.newsweek.com/monarch-butterflies-have-declined-90-conservationists-seek-extra-protection-267094) So what's the big deal anyhow? One might ask. How does one majestic orange butterfly affect ones livelihood? For starters as one of the largest food suppliers in the world, the U.S. is highly dependent on our flying friends to spread the love, through pollination. It's not just the U.S. either, it's the whole of North America. Scientist have tracked the monarch butterfly for years and found their migration through Canada, U.S.A and Mexico to be one of the most sophisticated and extremely important travels for the wildlife, eco system and overall pollination. That's where we come in. Frank Subaru has decided to take on the project of restoring the monarch butterflies main source for habitat, the milkweed plant. Through Subaru Loves the Earth initiative we have teamed up with the National Wildlife Federation's Butterfly Heroes Program. We are spreading the knowledge of rebuilding the habitat for the monarchs. Each guest is more than welcome to grab some seeds to plant with instructions and check out our temporary indoor garden.
For years, Subaru El Cajon has proven to be a hometown dealer for the people. They have exemplified what it means to be a business leader by positively impacting the lives of those in their community who need it most. Over the past 3 years, Subaru El Cajon, together with it's loyal customers have raised more than $18,000 for Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego. These funds, along with countless toys collected throughout the holidays continue to positively impact the lives of San Diego sick and injured children.
Frank Subaru has a new MOW Mobile! MOW, short for Meals on Wheels of San Diego is one of the great programs that we love to sponsor that directly helps local senior citizens receive meals and other household necessities. With the help of BDC Manager, Robert Wind and the Client Care Department, we are proud to announce we have finally installed a system where we are able to go out and deliver in a new Subaru vehicle for Meals on Wheels every Friday Mr. Wind has been involved with Meals on Wheels San Diego since 2006 and was the San Diego Volunteer of the Year recipient. Musically savvy, Mr. Wind composed a song named, Volunteers in which he performed it live in 2014 and 2016 for a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in Chula Vista representing us here Frank Subaru. To have Mr. Wind represent us here at Frank Subaru is an honor and we appreciate his efforts toward the monthly project. Currently this route gets to 10 different homes and requires just a little over an hour to accomplish. Delivering with Meals on Wheels provides more than a meal. Mr. Wind added that sometimes the only person a senior will see during the day is their volunteer. Conversing and providing brief companionship with the seniors also makes a difference. Mr. Wind believes community service starts at the individual level and that we can all find one hour a week to give back to the community. Frank Subaru is proud to be involved with such a great organization helping our local seniors!
Winter mission complete! We are happy to have been able to serve a two for one deal this winter with Subaru Share the Love Event! We had the opportunity to help our local seniors with Meals on Wheels for Greater San Diego. We would like to thank all who helped donate to such a wonderful cause. All donated items go towards Care Packages which seniors linked to the program will receive as birthday gifts and holiday packages.Simple items we may take for granted such as tissue paper for colds, notepads, body soap and canned food among other things that the elderly so desperately need especially during the cold winter months go a long way. We'd like to give a special thank you to Brooks from Meals on Wheels of Greater San Diego for stopping by our showroom to pick up the items! We would also like to invite all Frank Subaru fans to feel free to donate some canned foods to us in the showroom anytime of the year.
Another Big Night on Ice event is in the books! It was the 13th annual event and together with Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, San Diego Chargers, Sahara Taste of the Middle East, Sycuan Casino, Jack in the Box Chocolate Overload Cakes, BBSECO, Will Leu Photography and the whole team of Fantasy On Ice,the matches were a happy bunch. This time of year in particular is a special time for the kids, which is why Frank Subaru is proud to be Sharing the Love for Subaru of America. Bigs and Littles received an Official Frank Subaru & Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County beanie and hot cocoa to beat out the brisk weather! Waiting to help get the kids warmed up were the electric San Diego Chargers, along with Santa and Mrs. Clause for an official photograph together. Kids enjoyed a huge inflatable tunnel that they were able to run and race through. Many matches entered the Fashionable Big Ugly Christmas Sweater contest where the most unique sweater outfit took home some prizes! After, Bigs and Littles came to our booth to Spin the Subie Wheel. Both Bigs and Littles were able to take home Holiday themed prizes and stopped to strike a pose for a photo op to keep as a lasting memory. When kids were done spinning the wheel, they enjoyed the main event, Ice Skating! San Diego Chargers Donald Butler and Nick Dzunbar, to name a few, were out on the skating rink with the Bigs and Littles. The community at Liberty Station was electrified with holiday spirit!
Frank Subaru was the main sponsor for the Party for Charlotte's House that took place on October 2nd. 800 people gathered at the Bahia Resort in San Diego to raise money for the Charlotte Medical Center at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Even some of the adorable adoptable dogs at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society joined the guest list! In addition to the event sponsorship, Frank Subaru donated $3895 to the Humane Society. The Charlotte Medical Center, once built, will provide routine and specialized medical help to animals county-wide. Frank Subaru is proud to be a part of such an incredible event for a great cause.
"A new home is the best home" was the mindset for pets in San Diego shelters last weekend. With Clear the Shelters, that motto became a reality for up to 776 pets in San Diego alone, and according to NBC, nearly 20,000 pets nationwide found new homes. We partnered up with NBC7 San Diego and the San Diego Humane Society as part of the larger NBC nationally operated project, Clear the Shelters, in hopes of a fantastic turn out; and we could not have been happier with the results! As a dog friendly dealership, we could not miss the opportunity to be part of such a wonderful event. Families arrived early and often at the San Diego Humane Society. We set up at the Gaines St. location where patrons were given official Frank Subaru swag for their newly adopted pets by spinning our world famous, "Frank Subaru, Every Spin is a Win" wheel. Items included light up key chains, custom clean up doggy bags, pens, doggy rope chew toys, fan favorites portable doggy bowls (which we ran out of since they were so popular) and of course we brought our pet I.D. tag making machine! Fortunately, some people asked for multiple I.D. tags, which for us was a good thing since that meant we knew pets were not only going to a new home, but to new playmates and pals! Hightlight and right click the following link to see how we helped Clear the Shelters here: https://youtu.be/pSSKN70W9Rs
In July 2015, Frank Subaru joined their San Diego community at the San Diego High School baseball field to volunteer at Operation Stand Down 2015 with the Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD). Throughout these three days, participants were assigned to tents where they stayed the night, ate delicious food, received new clothes and had access to showers. Each tent had tent leaders who assisted the participants in accessing the many services available like: medical care, dental care, haircuts, counseling and message therapy (just to name a few). There was even a tent where the San Diego Humane Society gave rest and recovery to the many homeless dogs and cats that typically accompany the participants. On Friday, July 17th, Ron Fornaca, Frank Subaru General Manager, and his daughter, Elise Fornaca, Frank Subaru Digital Marketing Manager, joined thousands of volunteers on the field to assist in Stand Down. While there, Ron and Elise worked on the Water Committee, where they delivered jugs of water to all of the tents, including tents where the participants stayed with their tent leaders during the three days. Frank Subaru participates because they strongly believe in what VVSD stands for. Frank Subaru is proud to have donated the PAPA Tent, which gave thirty men a place to rest and recover. It was their experience as volunteers that was truly life changing.
We at Frank Subaru were extremely proud to participate in the 7th Annual Phil's BIG BBQ at the Ball Park in support of Operation Bigs, a mentoring program of Big Brothers Big Sisters ofSan Diego County. People enjoyed their steal of deal with $25 tickets that included Phil's famous "Best of Both Worlds" chicken & baby back ribs, choice of two sides, a Coca-Cola beverage, Beer Garden Access, Kid Ventures Kid Zone access, live music from Aquile from Season 4 of The Voice all while enjoying a ticket to the Padres game! We at Frank Subaru love the direct impact Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County has on our community! The relationships the kids create with their mentors last a lifetime. We couldn't be happier to support Big Brothers Big sisters of San Diego County and we hope to continue and spread the word of this fantastic mission full of positive and objective results! All proceeds benefited Big Brothers Big Sisters' Operations Bigs, military mentoring program.
We're happy that we had the opportunity to hold a food drive to support one of the most transparent and helpful community service programs through Meals on Wheels of Greater San Diego. Our goal is to invigorate the community of San Diego through the Subaru Love Promise program, which for us is more than giving back to the community, but to also build upon a positive and lengthy relationship. We've asked the Frank Subaru family to fill up a sizable box to help recipients of Meals on Wheels. "We are so grateful for the continuing support from Subaru of America and our local San Diego dealerships. We were thrilled today to see a shiny new Subaru drive up with its back storage area filled to the rim with an assortment of food and other sundries for our seniors!Ã¿ said Meals On Wheels Director of Development, Luanne Hinkle. Hinkle went on to say that the food would go into We Care packages that are delivered to seniors on their birthdays, holidays or even if they just need a pick-me-up. Meals on Wheels is the oldest and largest national organization supporting more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable Americas seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity.
Frank Subaru is proud to have raised $6560 for our hometown charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, during the Subaru "Share the Love" Program. Today, Big Brothers Big Sister of San Diego County was gifted a donation check of $6560 from the money raised from new Subaru owners from the Share the Love program in the Frank Subaru Showroom. Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County will use this donation to fund more than 4 matches for an entire year! The financial support provides Big Brothers Big Sisters with critical funding that stays right here in San Diego County - so they can develop more college grads, community leaders and entrepreneurs. Highlight and right click the following link to see more: https://youtu.be/z0YHEkXISw4
Frank Subaru embraced Subarus Share the Love campaign by volunteering with Meals-on-Wheels San Diego. Meals-on-Wheels is an organization committed to reducing the isolation experienced by so many elderly. Volunteers deliver meals to seniors homes. Frequently, the volunteer may be the only person the senior sees all day, providing human contact and a safety net, particularly for those seniors living alone. Today, Meals-on-Wheels is providing two meals a day for seniors throughout San Diego County. Every Wednesday for a month, Frank Subaru employees assisted Meals-on-Wheel volunteer, Linda, on her daily route delivering meals to five different homes in National City. The meals delivered typically consist of a hot or cold plate and a drink. As a Frank Subaru volunteer, we found that it is about more than just delivering a meal to an elderly man or woman's door; it is about establishing a relationship and becoming the face they look forward to seeing every day. With every Happy Holidays! or See you tomorrow! That you say, you can see in their eyes the happiness brought by knowing that someone truly cares. By volunteering at Meals-on-Wheels, you are not just a driver, but also a hope for so many elderly men and women. Frank Subaru is grateful to have an opportunity to work with such a wonderful organization and give back to our community.
In July 2014, Frank Subaru joined their San Diego community at the San Diego High School baseball field to volunteer at Operation Stand Down 2014 with the Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD). Throughout these three days, participants were assigned to tents where they stayed the night, ate delicious food, received new clothes and had access to showers. Each tent had tent leaders who assisted the participants in accessing the many services available like: medical care, dental care, haircuts, counseling and message therapy (just to name a few). There was even a tent where the San Diego Humane Society gave rest and recovery to the many homeless dogs and cats that typically accompany the participants. On Friday, July 18th, Ron Fornaca, Frank Subaru General Manager, and his daughter, Elise Fornaca, Frank Subaru Digital Marketing Associate, joined thousands of volunteers on the field to assist in Stand Down. While there, Ron and Elise were in charge of the volunteer tent. They worked with VVDS Volunteer Leader organizing, educating and preparing the other volunteers to help the participants through the various services available. Frank Subaru participates because they strongly believe in what VVSD stands for. Frank Subaru is proud to have donated the Bravo Tent, which gave thirty men a place to rest and recover, it was their experience as volunteers that was truly life changing.