The 2020 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 2020 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.

The 2020 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

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.

Subaru Loves Pets

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Subaru Loves the Earth

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Subaru Loves Learning

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Subaru Loves to Help

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Subaru Loves to Care

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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. 


Loving the environment means more than loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it.

Since 2018, Subaru has partnered with TerraCycle.  Participating Subaru retailers collect hard-to-recycle trash that was headed to local landfills. We collect approximately 2 tons of this hard-to-recycle trash monthly, which will be converted to furnishings and other usable items and donated locally.


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 277,600 award-winning science books.  In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and we supported teachers and students with donations of S400,000 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. 

How is Frank 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.

Chula Vista Animal Care Facility
San Diego Zoo
Olivewood Elementary
Big Brother Big Sisters, Jackie Robinson YMCA, Meals on Wheels, San Diego Symphony, Make A Wish
Rady Children's Hospital, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's San Diego / Hawaii C
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Love Promise Stories from Frank Subaru

Subaru and Frank 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

Time for a clean change  –  Marianela C

We’re proud to have Frank Subaru sponsor our Miracle Babies Diaper Distribution event that took place right here in their backyard at the National City Library. Registrants were able to swing by and pick up 2 packs of diapers for their little ones and if you happened to bring your kiddos along, they were met with special guests cosplayers from the SciFi Coalition who joined in on the fun! A record-breaking 501 families were able to participate and enjoy some new diapers.

6 Humble Happy Kids  –  Estee E

This month we were able to furnish a home with the help of Frank Subaru for a family with 6 sweet children leaving homelessness. We loaded up a Subaru Ascent and dropped 30+ boxes to the family! During COVID this family was watching TV on the floor with no furniture. They we’re so excited to receive the furniture and have a comfortable home. The father works for Alpha Project and was grateful for the furniture donations and household goods. The children were super excited for new toys!.Thank you again Frank Subaru for your incredible support for our mission!

Blanket San Diego Launch  –  Bob D

Comfort. It’s a word used to describe a feeling. Particularly, a word used to describe a physical feeling. Often overlooked in our own homes, in our own rooms, what brings us comfort? And what more which item is that, that we’re able to help disperse to those in need and homeless on the street and to those who rely on shelters for basic necessities. The answer can be a cozy, warm and loving one: Blankets! That’s why Frank Subaru teamed up with Sackcloth & Ashes, a blanket company that shares similar core values, that has community involvement at the center of its core. We’re helping deliver more than a blanket to the San Diego Rescue Mission, we’re helping deliver comfort to those who are in a more challenging position. Frank Subaru x Sackcloth & Ashes: Blanket San Diego is all part of the grand scheme to help blanket 1 million homeless people in the United States. It’s a lofty goal but we believe by being part of this movement, we can, as a business help out in our local backyard and help fulfill the needs of local shelters whose main goal and objective are to help the homeless. We continue to look into creative ways to giving back to the community and are hopeful that our patrons can take pride in knowing their continued support with Frank, is a token towards positively affecting the local San Diego community as a whole.

Wow! Service way above anything we expected!  –  Bonnie S

One month ago, we received a call from Frank Subaru in National City, CA (San Diego County) that the Subaru Forester we have been looking for was in stock. Although this dealership is a bit of a drive for us, we were impressed with the way they 'kept us in the loop' after our initial contact inquiring about a specific model and color. On arriving at the dealership we were warmly welcomed by our salesman and the buying process was handled smoothly and efficiently, We had a test-drive, and our salesman pointed out the many 'high-tech' features of the Forester and how to use them. Everyone we met at the dealership was friendly and helpful. But the action that absolutely floored us was when we were preparing to leave. We had driven our car to the dealershp, and as my husband doesn't drive anymore, we asked if it would be possible to leave the car somewhere overnight and return the next day with another driver. To our amazement, our salesman spoke with his manager and he and another employee returned our car to our home (about 30 miles away -- dealing with rush-hour traffic)! We consider this going way above and beyond! Additionally, we plan to take advantage of the dealerships' Love Encore Program which will give us a personalized "crash course" to familiarize is with the more advanced technical capabilities of our Forester. This is ideal, as our last vehicle is almost twenty years old, and a lot has improved! All in all, we could not be happier with the Subaru Forester and the Frank Subaru family!

Frank Subaru Loves Pets  –  Monica S

To good paws! Puppies of all shapes, sizes, age and tails enjoyed a fun visit to Orange Park in Chula Vista, CA. on Sunday September 29, 2019. That's because pups were able to enjoy some complimentary official Subaru dog toys AND dog tags on the house. Owners were extremely happy that their pups were all taken well care of as they received rabies shots and microchipping courtesy of Chula Vista Animal Care Facility. We had an awesome time getting to meet everyone and learn all your awesome names! Some highlights of the names were Bhodi, Naki & Laika.

SD Big's & Little's at the Bayside Summer Nights  –  Monica S

Giving back and getting out into the community working hand in hand with our neighbors is what Frank Subaru is all about.That’s why, with the help of Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, we were able to help some Big & Little Matches enjoy a spirited symphony by the breezy bay! We donated a chalet at the Bayside Summer Nights Concert Series with the San Diego Symphony to Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County and we believe that the littles and bigs alike, had a wonderful time.We feel it is important to help kids who might not otherwise get to experience all different types of music get out there and enjoy a professional and musical night unlike any other!”I wasn’t sure how interested she (her Little) would be but she absolutely loved it,” said Kelly Jensen, a Big (mentor) and Director of Site-Based Programs. “She’s a very creative soul who plays the piano and guitar so she could definitely appreciate watching all the musicians.”Bringing a welcomed and experience was key.“I’ve been out talking to some of the Little’s and they’ve never experienced something like this,” said an elated Lorie Zapf, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego. “It was their first symphony!”Frank Subaru is proud to be a committed leader in the San Diego community on behalf of our patrons. We look forward to supporting many more Share the Love themed projects in the very near future!

Subaru A Lot to Love Event Customer Appreciation  –  Monica S

There was A Lot to Love at Frank Subaru! During the Subaru A Lot to Love Event Customer appreciation event, Frank Subaru brought the Wonderful Wizard of Pawz to our dog friendly dealership for a good ol' bathing.Guests were able to get their pup bathed on the house with a special announcement with sign ups. Pups were able to wait and hangout inside Frank Subaru Dog Park. Some pups even ended up getting new dog tags with our complimentary dog tag machine maker inside - located conveniently next to the dog snacks.We're super happy to have provided such an awesome service on site and it all goes back to thanking our community, including our shaggy friends in dogs!

Subaru Loves to Care - LLS  –  Kathlene S

With a loaded cart, Monica Salem and Elise Joseph went door to door at Rady Children’s Hospital delivering warmth, well wishes and some pretty cool sunglasses to patients. Cristian, a toddler and leukemia patient, was having breakfast when the group stopped by. Shy at first, but as mom opened up the art and craft kit, his attention quickly turned from his pancakes to what was in the box. He took each item out, showed it to us and tried to open every package of paint, crayons and pens. By the end, there was a little purple paint on his pancakes! This could have been a scene at any home, but the reality is that Cristian is being treated for cancer and is at his home away from home, a hospital room. The delivery of a blanket and arts and craft kit make a big deal to these families. Cristian’s mom was thankful to have something new to distract and keep him engaged. Thank you to Frank Subaru, Monica and Elise; this is the 4th year that Subaru Loves to Care has come to Rady Children’s Hospital in partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

A day of giving with Humble Design  –  Estee A

Designing with love, and re-purpose in mind. That’s what Humble Design is all about and Frank Subaru could not have been more enthusiastic about the opportunity to help furnish a local family’s newly acquired home. It wasn’t just any family being helped though, it was a family that needed a lending hand. A family transitioning from homelessness and living on the streets, to becoming acquainted with and fully situated in their new home.With San Diego’s dire need and expansive homeless population, there’s more to the situation than just getting people off the streets. There’s the transitional period of when a family actually does enter a program and is assisted with a new home. This transition can be overwhelming in itself as it’s a time when families are regaining their dignity and coping with the stigma that homelessness might have dealt during whatever situation a family had just gone through.Enter Humble Design, a non-profit that helps cater to this transitional need by not only providing the home with re-purposed items but by entirely furnishing a home from room to room all with donated items. While it was great to have provided the man and woman power needed to haul items in and out the home, the true heroes here might have the designers of Humble Design. Designers created personalized artworks with the families interests and hobbies in mind!It felt good to get in on the team action and to continue helping the city.“It brings me so much joy knowing that my grandfather, Frank’s, legacy of giving back and kindness continues even after his passing over a year ago,” said Monica Salem, the granddaughter of the Late Frank Fornaca and Marketing Director of Frank Subaru.It is a legacy that is passed down from dedication toward a family business, one that preaches and practices empathy and hard work in the community from the top down. Frank’s son, President of Frank Subaru, Ron Fornaca summed up the end result and atmosphere between the collaboration with Humble Design.“It’s wonderful to see a family so happy after all the work we put in and you know what? It’s just exciting for us and we’re happy to do that.”Frank Subaru was a proud sponsor and elated to help Humble Design wrap up home it’s #40th home.

Frank Subaru loves the Earth  –  Rachelle C

Wheels turned wild & fun with the Frank Subaru Team as they celebrated Subaru Loves the Earth at the World-Famous San Diego Zoo in April! You couldn’t miss their onsite booth when guest arrived inside the Zoo as one of their top sellers, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek in Sunshine Orange was in full display. As a Certified Eco-Friendly Subaru Retailer in San Diego, Frank Subaru made it their mission to help spread the word on the importance of recycling. Because Loving the Earth means preserving it, Team Frank brought out their TerraCycle containers for guests to fill with their empty wrapper and cups. Loving the earth didn’t stop there. Guests were treated to awesome prizes and giveaways. Team Frank Subaru handed out sunglasses to keep guests protected from the sun, cute themed animal backpacks for the kids, and had a safari themed photo opportunity. Since Frank Subaru Loves the Earth, they brought along wildflower seed cards to help promote and regrow flowers that not only butterflies love, but also bees to help pollinate the earth! Plus a few really lucky guests won passes to the San Diego Zoo.It was a butterfly’s dream come true with family fun for all who spent the weekend at the San Diego Zoo.

Frank Subaru Shares the love with hometown charity  –  Tanya E

The holidays at Frank Subaru are all about sharing our love with our community. From November 15. 2018 to January 2, 2019, our Share the Love event raised $64,788 for Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. It was a total heartfelt effort from the San Diego Subaru customers who purchased from us – another 64,788 reasons why we say thank you for choosing Frank Subaru! Because of you, more kids in San Diego will receive top-tier advanced health care from Rady Children’s, where state-of-the-art equipment is drawing top physicians and saving lives. “We are in the initial phases of construction at Rady Children’s of the first pediatric image-guided intervention center, which is really going to be a state-of-the-art portion of the Heart Institute that will allow patients like Izzy and others to have procedures and imaging testing done that is safer and more accurate,” said Christopher Davis, PhD, MD, director of Rady Children’s Cardiopulmonary Exercise Laboratory and Cardiac Outpatient Clinic. The new center will provide 3-D real-time imaging that allows for radiation-free procedures to be conducted even as the heart beats. These procedures include better ways to fix holes in small hearts and repair heart valves as well as connecting blood vessels. And donations go further than providing new equipment and procedures; from upgrades to family lounges to supporting the staff who cares for the whole child and the whole family, the love is shared. “We are so honored at Rady Children’s Hospital to be the recipient of your generosity for the past three years,” said Carol Damon-Scherer, vice president of philanthropy. “The Subaru Share the Love Event is a wonderful opportunity for Frank Subaru to bring the community together and give them the opportunity to support healthier futures. Thank you for creating such a unique opportunity.” President Ron Fornaca shared sentiments about his father Frank’s legacy and confidently place directly with the dealership. “It is an honor to be able to support your organization and I know that Frank Fornaca, my father, would be so proud. He founded this company on the idea that no matter what, you must always take care of your community and work to make the world a better place. His values and the values of our business perfectly align with those of Subaru of America. Together, we have made a positive impact on our community.”Thank you, San Diego, for making us the recipient of the Subaru Love Promise Customer & Community Commitment Award for the second year in a row!

Frank Subaru Grants Wish of a Lifetime for Teen  –  Christine R

Frank Subaru went above and beyond recently to grant the wish of an Escondido teen battling a life-threatening liver disorder. Ayden, a car enthusiast, knew if he could have one wish it would be to have a car makeover for his 2013 Subaru BRZ. Although Make-A-Wish® San Diego has granted over 4,300 wishes since 1983 for local kids, car makeovers are an extremely unique wish to grant. But when Make-A-Wish San Diego reached out to Frank Subaru, their team didn’t hesitate on granting Ayden’s car makeover wish! Granting wishes for kids with critical illnesses can be powerful medicine. Ayden was diagnosed with the end-stage liver disorder at age 16, causing him to miss most of his junior year in high school. “It's pretty exciting to see his dream come true because he made a wish and it happened. He spent so many years is not well and not complaining and being a great sport about it,” said his mother Mindy Fullerton. “It's wonderful to see something good happen for him.” Frank Subaru teamed up with Glenn’s Auto Body Shop and Subaru America to make Ayden’s car makeover wish a reality. Together they donated over $10,000 worth of cosmetic upgrades to soup up his Subaru making it look and feel brand new. “Wow! It looks completely different. It’s not even the same car anymore,” said Ayden. Even the reveal of his car makeover exceeded the teen’s expectations. Ayden, friends, and family all joined the Revamp Specialist Team at Frank Subaru for the official unveiling of his car. Adding to the excitement, San Diego Subies car club joined the reveal to help provide tips and tricks on his new upgrades, along with San Diego Subaru Ambassadors who gifted him with plenty of Subaru swag to go along with his new ride. Wishes provide kids hope when they need it most, and research shows they have effects on children’s overall well-being and health outcomes. “I can't thank everyone enough. It turned out amazing,” said Ayden. “Whenever I’m in the car, it’s going to obviously remind me and be a better experience."

Frank Subaru Loves Pets  –  Mandy M

Frank Subaru Loves Pets! Frank Subaru, along with Subaru USA and the ASPCA, made a huge impact for animals in the San Diego South Bay during Subaru Loves Pets Month (Oct. 18). Thanks to a Subaru/ASPCA grant the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility was able to host a free spay/neuter clinic for pet owners at the Frank Subaru in National City. We drove our mobile surgical unit there and performed vital spay/neuter services to 6 cats and 13 dogs. Frank Subaru made personalized ID tags for all these animals that day too. We also held an adoption event at Frank Subaru where 5 lucky dogs found their forever homes. All of the animals in the spay/neuter clinic and adoption event received rabies vaccinations, microchips, and dog licenses if needed. But the commitment kept going all month with free microchip Wednesdays thanks to an additional donation from Frank Subaru. Throughout the month we chipped 18 cats and 106 dogs to help lost animals get reunited with their owners faster. Our animal shelter greatly appreciates the support during Subaru Loves Pets month, and year-round from Frank Subaru. We have a wonderful partnership with Frank Subaru and are appreciative to have such a caring corporate neighbor.

Frank Subaru Back to School Bash  –  Elise J

Teaming up for the greater good of the community is always a fun way to tackle a challenge! With back to school bash coming up, we understood it could be a struggle for some kids to obtain supplies and new clothes for school. That’s why we were lucky enough to team up with none other than Little Tommy Sablan, 94.1 STAR and Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego to surprise 2 very well deserving kids Cheyanne and Riley with a back to school spree! So you know we had to do it big with the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent as the passenger vehicle! We loaded up, Grandma, Big Brother Bob, Big Sister Danica and Little's Riley and Cheyanne on the way to their surprise visit. They got hooked up with new school gear, clothes, worked out with Othentik Gym, and had breakfast with Trevor – Grossmont Centers. It was such a cool experience to have the whole team at Grossmont Center Mall on board for the surprise to give these kids. We feel it's great when the community comes together like this and we couldn't have been happier to team up with such awesome partners! Frank Subaru Loves Learning & it’s our promise to the local community to continue doing good works.

10th Annual Phil’s BIG BBQ at the BALL PARK  –  Elise J

Not even the stifling heater thrown by San Diego’s weather could keep attendees from enjoying the 10th Annual Phil’s BIG BBQ at the BALL PARK! It was a record-breaking day in what Big Brothers and Big Sisters of San Diego County are calling their most successful Phil’s BBQ fundraising event yet! Frank Subaru has been involved with this incredible event for 4 years and, as always, it was a memorable experience for the Bigs, Littles and sponsors alike. This year, we filled up the 2019 Subaru Ascent with animal plushies, Subaru swag, and so many games! The All-New Ascent is there for you under any condition. The Big and Little matches loved playing our bean bag toss games which yielded them instant prizes! We also brought in a special guest, Bluetiful the Clown, for face-painting fun. But the festivities didn’t stop there! The Bigs and Littles also enjoyed live music, snow-cones, inflatable activity zones and, of course, Phil’s BBQ and a Padres game to follow at Petco Park. With 2,500 attendees and 730 Bigs and Littles, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County was able to raise a record-breaking $115,000 to benefit their military mentoring program, Operation Bigs! Now that’s what we call a grand slam! It was a complete team effort and we’re proud to have been able to help our local community at the youth level through mentorship. It’s all part of our continued effort to live out our Love Promise to our community every day: Something we’ve been practicing since the inception of our Frank Subaru dealership.

Bayside Summer Nights with Bigs & Littles  –  Elise J

When it comes to giving back at Frank Subaru, we believe in getting out into the community and working hand in hand with our neighbors. That’s why, with the help of Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, we were able to help some Big Little Matches enjoy a spirited symphony by the breezy bay! We donated a chalet at the Bayside Summer Nights Concert Series with the San Diego Symphony to Big Brothers and Big Sisters and we believe that the littles and bigs alike, had a wonderful time. We feel it is important to help these kids experience all different types of music and enjoy a musical night unlike any other! “Between the amazing performers, kids fair, awesome seats and catered meal – we couldn’t have enjoyed ourselves more!” said Big Sister Liz Herlihy. “Thank you so very much for donating these tickets to BBBS! It means a lot to be able to introduce my Little to something she’s never done before!” The kids also were able to take a hands-on approach while there as well. “Matches really enjoyed the community activities before the concert started. They had face painting and tried out different instruments. The chalet was a special experience, the food was great and it was a really nice way to experience the symphony. I was pleasantly surprised to see how into the music some of the Littles were,” said a BBBS Staff.” It’s all about sharing the Love at Frank Subaru!

Subaru and LLS Love to Care  –  Heather J

For the third consecutive year, Frank Subaru partnered with LLS to bring warmth and love to pediatric patients facing a cancer diagnosis. On June 27th, Monica Salem and Elise Joseph delivered 80 blankets and 50 craft kits to Rady Children’s Hospital. Subaru also brought stacks of personal notes of hope and encouragement, handwritten and drawn by both customers and staff. The hospital representative shared how meaningful these small gestures are to the patients. Each time a child visits the clinic for chemotherapy, they get to pick out a gift from the hospital toy chest. These cards will be a meaningful addition to their experience. Thank you for spreading the love and warmth, Frank Subaru!

Frank Subaru Shares the Love  –  Monica S

It’s not hard to Share the Love when there are 237,000 reasons to do so! That’s a number that reflects how many kids came to receive help at our local charity at Rady Children’s Hospital in 2017 according to Tanya Eraca, Associate Director of Philanthropy Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation. With that, Frank Subaru is proud to present 61,873 reasons help is on the way in the form of a check! Last Winter, with Subaru’s Share the Love initiative, Frank Subaru and it’s community helped raised $61,873 for the Rady Children’s Hospital Heart Institute. “We have one of the top Heart Institutes in North America, specifically for our cardiovascular surgery area” said Tanya Eraca. “Since 2015 we’ve actually done 14 heart transplants locally and last year we had more than 600 inpatients at our Heart Institute and took care of thousands of outpatients.”It’s Frank Subaru’s 2nd round at helping raise money for the Heart Institute at Rady Children’s, having raised $50,718 last year for a grand total of $112,501 raised. It’s an effort not taken lightly by Monica Fenelli Salem and the Fornaca’s. With Monica’s daughter having been a patient, she knows firsthand about the care and love the Doctors at Rady Children’s Hospital pour out onto their patients. “It’s about making the experience special, comfortable and as easy as possible for the entire family,” said Tanya Eraca.Taking pride and giving back to the community is what Frank Subaru’s foundation is all about.Tanya went on to say thanks to the communities help, Frank Subaru and Subaru – other kids will have that opportunity as well through the Heart Institute.

Breaking & Entering Christmas  –  Elise F

On December 18th, Frank Subaru volunteers put on their Santa hats and "broke in" to a house to deliver a Christmas miracle. Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County (BBBS of SDC) approached Frank Subaru about a family with four siblings (Littles) in their organization that were in need of Christmas magic. In this family there is a mom, recently diagnosed with MS, a sixteen year-old girl, a ten year-old girl and two twin eight-year old boys both Autistic. Their grandmother, who they used to live with, lost her battle with breast cancer which forced the family to move to the 2-bedroom apartment in which they now live. Santa's special "elf," the ten year-old girl's Big Sister Lex, made sure the family was out of the house so that Santa could deliver Christmas a few days early. Once Santa and his helpers arrived to the house to "break in," they deep cleaned the apartment including the kitchen, refrigerator, bathrooms and carpets. They did all of the laundry and went to the grocery store. The elves filled the cabinets with food, cleaning supplies, brand new pots and pans, plates, bowls, cups, dish and bathroom towels and so much more. Out with the old and in with the new! They replaced the old broken bunk beds the four children slept in with two brand new bunk beds, mattresses, sheets and bedding. They completed their room with a new dresser, lamp and rug. Santa and his team certainly did not forget about their mother! They brought her a brand new queen bed, mattress, dresser, night stand, lamp and bedding. Before locking up and leaving, they decorated a Christmas tree, set the table and left gifts for the family to open on Christmas morning. The helpers from Frank Subaru have remained anonymous to this family. They believe that this was a Christmas miracle brought by Santa himself. This was not done for any recognition, rather it was done to help give a young family hope for the future and believe that miracles really do happen.

Frank Subaru service  –  Steve B

We bought our first Subaru Forrester 2015 @ Frank Subaru National City Ca. Since from day 1 until today, We are impressed and more than satisfied from the services, advice from every employee especially Josh (always with an extra step for a customer).That is why, we trust them. Steve and Connie Barretto El Cajon Ca.

Big Share Thanks from your Four Legged Friends  –  MANDY M

The Chula Vista Animal Care Facility would like to give a BIG thank you to Frank Subaru for “Sharing the Love” with us. Our animal shelter greatly appreciates the donations gathered during Subaru Loves Pets month. We have had a wonderful partnership with Frank Subaru through fundraising sponsorships to adoption events. We are appreciative to have such a caring corporate neighbor. Thank you, Frank Subaru, for all of your support and for choosing us as your local animal shelter. Your donations will make an impact on the homeless animals awaiting forever homes.

Clear the Shelters  –  Elise F

San Diego, you are pawesome! Because Frank Subaru Loves all the Pets in San Diego, they sponsored NBC's Clear the Shelters, an initiative to help find new homes for cats and dogs waiting to be adopted. The San Diego Humane Society and their affiliated animal shelters waived all adoption fees and spay/neuter fees on August 19th. The ultimate goal of the event is to help as many animals as possible find their perfect match. Frank Subaru was out at the San Diego Humane Society headquarters giving away free pet swag and dog tags for all the new fur mommies and fur daddies. We were so glad to see that some pets that had been in the shelter for well over a year had found new pals and owners! All kinds of dogs, cats and bunnies came from all walks of life into this facility and many went home to companionship. NBC reports that as of August 22nd there has been a grand total of 71,153 adopted pets nationally were adopted during this event and 139,906 since 2015, the first year of Clear the Shelters! 739 of those animals found their forever homes in the San Diego community. We are so proud to have helped Clear the Shelters!

Love Promise Travels to Rady Children's Hospital  –  Elise F

In case you didn't already know, Rady Children's Hospital means a lot to the Frank Subaru team, and has been a part of the Frank Subaru Love Promise for years. We had the pleasure of stopping by to visit some friends and drop off blankets, lunch boxes filled with crafts and, bracelets, Messages of Hope written by Frank Subaru staff and customers and a $5000 donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society San Diego and Hawaii Chapter. We were lucky enough to be accompanied by 11 year old Cate Kingston, a Leukemia fighter and one of our newest heroes! Cate looks to inspire others batting cancer, helping us spread love and happiness along with our gifts. We were honored to share the Love with Cate, her mom and the other young boys and girls battling Leukemia and Lymphoma every day. It is out Love Promise to continue supporting these little warriors in every way we can!

Subaru Loves Leukemia & Lymphoma Society  –  Heather J

For the second year, Frank Subaru of National City has partnered with the San Diego Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for their June Loves to Care Month. Rady Children’s Hospital benefitted from a donation of 80 blankets and 12 craft kits that will provide support and comfort to pediatric patients fighting cancer. Pictured above is 7 year old Cate Kingston, who is currently in the maintenance phase of treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cate was honored to accept the blankets on behalf of all kids fighting cancer at Rady Children’s Hospital. “These are awesome and will make kids feel better while they are in the hospital,” said Cate. In addition to the blankets, Frank Subaru donated $5,000 to the Chapter in support of the annual Man & Woman of the Year Campaign, taking their generosity to a new level. Along with her mom, Stephanie and brother, Liam, Cate joined LLS Executive Director, Kathlene Seymour, and San Diego Board President, Rachel Peniche, to accept the check from Elise Fornaca, Digital Marketing Manager for Frank Subaru.

Subaru and NWF Love the Earth  –  Monica C

My students learn about Earth Day and things they can do to help our Earth. Thanks to Frank Subaru, they are learning to contribute to the environment by planting and taking care of their own garden. Thank you for the native plants and all the tools needed to maintain it!

Keep Kids Safe Day for Rady Children's Hosipital  –  Monica S

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!

Frank Subaru Loves Learning  –  Monica S

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."

Driving Toward a Cure - One Mile at a Time  –  Janet H

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.

A Big Share the Love Thank You from BBBS of SDC  –  Tina R

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, 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.

Frank Subaru's Butterfly Project  –  Elise F

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 ( 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.

Subaru El Cajon is a Miracle Maker  –  Ryan P

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 Adopts a Meals On Wheels Route  –  Robert W

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!

Frank Subaru Shares the Love with Meals On Wheels  –  Frank S

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.

Frank Subaru Shares the Love at Big Night On Ice  –  Elise F

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!

The Party for Charlotte's House  –  Elise F

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.

Frank Subaru Helps Clear the Shelters  –  Elise F

"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:

Frank Subaru Supports VVSD Operation Stand Down  –  Monica S

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.

Frank Subaru Supports Operation Bigs  –  Monica S

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.

Subaru Loves to Help Meals On Wheels Food Drive  –  Monica S

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!ÿ 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:

Frank Subaru Employees Volunteer With Meals-on-Wheels San Diego  –  Chequita F

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.

Operation Stand Down 2014 With Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD)  –  Tom M

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.