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, such as Meals on Wheels, ASPCA, USO, and Susan G Komen. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well.
Subaru and Kearny Mesa 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.
Over the years Kearny Mesa Subaru has dedicated time and money to supporting seniors across the county. Last years Share the Love was successful as ever even though we were still in the middle of the pandemic. They have consistently been there for us to ensure we have the best experience every year ensuring the Share the Love Event. We love Kearny Mesa Subaru and can't wait for this year and the years to come!
On June 6, in partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Kearny Mesa Subaru donated 80 plush blankets to Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla. Here are a few words from Tim Collins, Scripps Green Hospital/LLS BOT Member, about how donation items like these blankets support the patients and hospital. “In a lot of different ways, one, it is a token that people on the outside are thinking about them, caring about them and supporting their journey. Two, it’s a nice soft feeling for people who are undergoing a lot of pain and sometimes having that soft comfortable velvety feeling on their face or on their skin makes their day. Gifts like this really help our patients and are uplifting. It could be a very bad day and a delivery of a blanket can just make their day and help them along their journey.” Scripps Green Hospital is known for the first liver transplant program in San Diego as well as one of the first stem cell transplant facilities in the nation. Kearny Mesa Subaru is one of the many Subaru retailers nationwide participating in the Subaru Loves to Care program. This program has allowed Subaru retailers across the U.S. to donate over 230,000 blankets and 31,000 arts and crafts kits, along with care, hope, and information about cancer support available through the LLS.
This past year, Kearny Mesa Subaru had selected San Diego Humane Society as our charity for our Share the Love event. Last week we were able to come to their beautiful new facility in San Diego, present the check, and tour the Project Wildlife building as well as the Behavioral Center! We loved seeing the happy animals, learning about their incredible care regimes and meeting all the amazing staff. Our team at Kearny Mesa Subaru can't wait to partner again for Share the Love and host our adoption events this year in conjunction with the San Diego Humane Society!
During the month of April, Subaru retailers across the country celebrate Subaru Loves the Earth and work hard to make our world a more sustainable place to live. To kick start the month, Kearny Mesa Subaru partnered with Grossmont Middle College High School’s Key Club to participate in a street clean up and were able to collect multiple bags of trash. If you are as passionate about preserving our environment as we are, please feel free to stop by our dealership to dispose of your hard-to-recycle waste (coffee cups, lids and straws, snack bag wrappers) in one of our green zero waste boxes. All waste collected gets recycled and made into products such as park benches, picnic tables, and playground materials.
"Last month Kearny Mesa Subaru had the joy attending the Kiwanis of Fletcher Hills 1st Annual Bike Rodeo. We were able to participate in the massive success of the Bike Rodeo, which focused on educating local children on the importance of bike safety. Bikes, helmets, and other bike accessories were raffled off during the event. Children and parents alike rode through an obstacle course and watched a demonstration on the importance of traffic signals, and safe bike riding practices. Kearny Mesa Subaru was thrilled to have been able to support and participate in such a successful and informative event hosted by the Kiwanis of Fletcher Hills. We wholeheartedly look forward to supporting next year's Bike Rodeo!"
Kearny Mesa Subaru in San Diego has been a consistent partner with Meals on Wheels San Diego for over 10 years. Every year, they go above and beyond to serve seniors across San Diego. Over the past two years, we have not been able to gather in person for our usual food truck event and yet Subaru still puts in just as much care and effort into trying to raise as much as they can for our clients. The team is always responsive, respectful, and helpful. Our partnership means the world to us and our seniors. We couldn't ask for a better team. THANK YOU Kearny Mesa Subaru for being the best partners we could ask for. Can't wait to Share the Love with you many years to come.
Thanks to Subaru, Apollo the puppy spent the holidays in a new home! Our friends at Kearny Mesa Subaru hosted San Diego Humane Society for the Share the Love Holiday Pet Event in December with dog adoptions and free holiday photos, microchips and ID tags. The promise of love came to Apollo and his new family that day. Apollo was born in the shelter just eight weeks earlier. His mom gave birth to four puppies two days after she was rescued by our Humane Law Enforcement team as a stray. We kept this canine family together in a foster home long enough for the puppies to grow strong. With his two different colored eyes and soft, squishy brown fur, Apollo was the biggest of the litter — a pro at eating and playing! Our medical team gave him vaccinations to keep him healthy and once he was 8 weeks old, Apollo was neutered and ready for adoption. Because of our partnership with Subaru, a family adopted sweet Apollo. His dad works at Subaru and came on his day off to the Share the Love event. They had their first family photo with Apollo and their other dog before bringing their new puppy home in time for the holidays. Thanks to Subaru’s Love Promise in our community, we are connecting more families with pets who need homes.
This year we had the privilege of hosting a food drive with the San Diego Food Bank from 11/15 to 12/22. We wanted to partner with the San Diego Food Bank in particular because tens of thousands of low-income families rely on the Food Bank to put food on the table. Of the 350,000 people the Food Bank serves monthly, 39,000 are low-income military personnel and their dependents; 12,400 are fixed-income seniors; 91,000 live at or near poverty; and 3,300 are elementary schoolchildren. During the duration of the food drive, we were able to collect 2 bins full of donated food. If you or someone you know is interested in donating food, the Food Bank’s most needed items are: canned chicken and tuna, dry & canned beans, cereal, rice, nuts and seeds, peanut butter, canned soup, canned & dried fruit, canned vegetables, powdered milk and infant formula.
For National Make a Dog's Day, Kearny Mesa Subaru welcomed a very deserving underdog named Bronco. Subaru of America does amazing work helping pets at San Diego Humane Society find new homes — and Bronco is no exception! This sweet senior pit bull first arrived at our shelter in May of 2020 when his owner was working overseas and couldn’t keep him. Bronco is so friendly with people, he easily charmed all of our staff and volunteers with his love of pets, walks and treats. Our medical team found Bronco has a heart murmur, enlarged heart, skin allergies and dental disease. They started him on treatments, including medications and special baths, to make him more comfortable. They also spoke with potential adopters about the care he would continue to need. While in the shelter, our animal care team and volunteers kept Bronco entertained with both play time and lots of cuddles. He was also the special guest on many outings in the community, because of how much he loves people. Bronco developed separation anxiety in one home, where he became destructive when left alone, so our staff was ready with insights to set up Bronco for success in his next home. This 11-year-old needed a loving family ready to keep him healthy as he ages and help him learn to stay calm and happy during alone time. His trip to Kearny Mesa Subaru definitely made Bronco’s day, because he loves car rides and going on adventures. And the best part is that he was adopted soon after returning to the shelter! Thank you for making Bronco’s day by helping his new family find him. By giving animals like Bronco a second chance, Subaru is giving the promise of love to deserving pets. Thank you for helping Bronco get home just in time for the holidays!
On November 19th, Kearny Mesa Subaru delivered 80 blankets and 96 hygiene kits to the San Diego (Neil Good) Day Center. Our dealership was happy to participate in helping support those who are currently experiencing homelessness and look forward to partnering with the Day Center again in the near future. If you or someone you may know would also like to take the initiative to show support to the San Diego Day Center, they could always use donation items such as hygiene kits, undergarments, socks and belts.
On October 23rd, Kearny Mesa Subaru attended Fletcher Hills and La Mesa Kiwanis Club's Halloween fundraiser, Twilight Terror Tasting. Kiwanis is the largest adult community service organization in the world whose motto is, ''Serving the Children of the World.'' Today, they stand with more than 550,000 members from K-Kids to Key Club to Kiwanis and many ages in between in 80 countries and geographic areas. Each community has different needs, and Kiwanis empowers members to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children, such as fighting hunger, improving literacy and offering guidance. Kiwanis clubs host nearly 150,000 service projects each year. La Mesa and Fletcher Hills Kiwanis clubs will be using the money raised at their event to support their local youth service leadership programs, provide scholarships for students at local schools and so much more! The fundraiser could not have been more of a success and Kearny Mesa Subaru was grateful to be a part of it. Because we wanted to help these Kiwanis Clubs better serve their communities and the youth, we donated $1000 towards the event. We also wanted to take the time to show our support by attending the event as well. In attendance were Francisco Quijas, Abe Ojeda, Victoria Garcia and Olivia Mercado. We can't wait to participate in next year's event! If you or someone you know might be interested in joining Kiwanis please check out Fletcher Hills or La Mesa Kiwanis club websites listed below. Fletcher Hills: https://k10071.site.kiwanis.org/ La Mesa: https://k02353.site.kiwanis.org/
For the last 10 years, Kearny Mesa Subaru has supported and honored Meals on Wheels San Diego County in more ways than one. Our partnership is something we have cherished and enjoyed and we are very grateful for the opportunity to continue our relationship in years to come. Not only does Kearny Mesa Subaru honor us as a hometown charity, they work with our team to put on an incredible event each year. As many of us know, events have been non-existent over the last two years, which included out annual event we hold with Subaru in 2020. The team over at Kearny Mesa Subaru didn't let this obstacle stop them from supporting our seniors across San Diego County. Through all of the hard time we all had to face over the last year, seeing the support that came from our community and Subaru made it all worth it. Their support and the support from San Diego residents, we were able to reach the seniors who needed us most over the last 2 years. With a 47% increase in our services needed during COVID-19, it's supporters like Subaru that make it possible. Thank you so much from everyone here at Meals on Wheels San Diego County.
Thanks to Subaru’s support of San Diego Humane Society, animals like Cora know the promise of love — both in the shelter and when they are adopted! Cora, a beautiful Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, was brought to our Oceanside Campus by her previous owner, who was moving and could no longer keep her. When we got to know Cora, we could see she had plenty of love to go around, but needed some help managing her impulse control and reactivity to other dogs. Managing these behaviors would be the key to setting her up for success in a new home — so our trainers developed an individualized training plan and they, along with our animal care staff, worked with Cora daily. To further her training with a change in scenery, Cora entered our Behavior Center before she went to a special foster home where she could receive ongoing care. Because Cora is extremely treat-oriented and intelligent, our positive reinforcement approach made an incredible difference. Day after day, Cora improved. She showed calmer behaviors and more positive reactions to other animals. After more than six months in our care, she was finally ready to find a new family. We counseled potential adopters about Cora’s needs — including the importance of games of fetch and stuffed Kongs — as well as their needs for patience and consistency with her positive reinforcement training. With time and patience, we found a loving home for Cora. Overcoming behavioral challenges, like Cora’s, take time. It’s the support from friends like Subaru that makes their transformations possible — and gives deserving dogs like Cora a second chance.
Thanks to Subaru, Thor is in a new home this holiday season! We celebrated the second annual National Make a Dog's Day by promoting this 8-year-old underdog on social media, alongside our partners at Subaru and Kearny Mesa Subaru. Thor is a love bug with good looks, a sweet disposition and a very floppy tongue! In fact, we ended up calling him the Tongue Out Tuesday master. He was one of our harder-to adopt shelter dogs, especially because Thor doesn’t get along with most other dogs. He had been in our care for a couple of months and, through our partnership with Subaru, his adopter and her daughter saw him online and fell in love. Thor’s new family had lived with pit bulls before and knew they can be fantastic family companions. Thor had lived well with young children before and he is a cuddly coach potato. Thanks to Subaru for helping us ensure that Thor can live his best life with this new family!
During the summer, we here at Kearny Mesa Subaru conducted an Unsung Hero’s contest, where local residents could nominate an individual that they believe has gone above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic. The winner would receive a FREE 3-year lease on a brand new 2020 Subaru Impreza! We had over 300 entries, making the winner a difficult decision to make. However, one nominee really stood out to us! We received a touching nomination for Susan Working by her colleague Beth that touched our hearts. Susan has worked at Grossmont College here in San Diego for 20 years educating students in their math department. This past year Susan has gone above and beyond to help students and her colleagues with the challenge of the transition to distance learning. We are sure many can relate that distant or virtual learning has been a struggle for students, parents, and teachers alike. Susan’s effort in making it a smooth transition has been greatly appreciated by the students and her colleagues at Grossmont College. Susan’s commitment to her students and colleagues is just the kind of love we value here at Kearny Mesa Subaru, and this is why we decided it was time to share the love with Susan by making her the winner of our Unsung Hero’s contest. On September 2, 2020 we got to meet Susan, her husband, and Beth who nominated her for the contest, and see the impact with our own eyes that this has for Susan! She was beyond stoked walking up and starting up her new car! She deserves this, and we are very happy to have been able to share this moment with her. It is moments like this, that we here at Kearny Mesa Subaru love to do… give back to the community and to those that unselfishly go out of their way to help others in our community. We know she is loving her New Impreza and we are thankful to have this opportunity to meet her and wish the best for Susan, her husband, and her colleague Beth.
On June 24, 2019, Kearny Mesa Subaru delivered 80 blankets to Scripps La Jolla at Torrey Pines. The hospital staff was overjoyed to receive the items and shared how excited their patients would be to receive them. They knew one of their patients in particular, Marissa, would benefit from the warmth and love, hand-delivered by Teresa Daughty, David McCracken and the whole team from Subaru Kearny Mesa. Marissa was in the hospital being treated for Leukemia and was very appreciative for the visit. A college student, who had been dragged away from her college experience, the team quickly lifted her spirits and talked about their own college experiences – lots of laughter and in the brief time the Subaru team had to listen to Marissa’s story, the magic of the Subaru and LLS partnership unfolded. Marissa thanked her guests for making time out of their busy day to bring her warmth during her hardest days.
On June 25, 2018, the Kearny Mesa Subaru delivered 80 blankets and 25 art kits to Scripps La Jolla. The hospital staff was overjoyed to receive the items and shared how excited their patients would be to receive them. They knew one of their patients in particular, Connie, would benefit from the warmth and love hand-delivered by Teresa Daughty and David McCracken from Subaru. Connie was in the hospital recovering from bronchitis and awaiting her body to be healthy enough for a stem cell transplant. Last year, Connie was diagnosed with MDS. And this isn’t Connie’s first battle with cancer. Knowing this, the Subaru team suited up to enter the isolation unit. What everyone was unaware of at this time, was that Connie has also been a longtime LLS supporter – over 20 years to be exact, even before her first bout with cancer. Her involvement spans multiple Team in Training events including the Solvang Century Ride, America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride, the Yellowstone Half Marathon, and the Nike Women’s Marathon, to name a few. In the brief time the Subaru team had to listen to Connie’s story, the magic of the Subaru and LLS partnership unfolded. Through tears, Connie thanked her guests for making time out of their busy day to bring her warmth during her hardest days. At the same time, Connie’s commitment to LLS and fighting blood cancer was a true inspiration for Teresa and Dave. Since the delivery, Connie has returned home, and is receiving full-time care for MDS transitioned AML. She made sure to bring her Subaru blanket with her for the next part of her journey.
Here at Kearny Mesa Subaru, our General Manager and the rest of our team are sincerely dedicated to sharing the love here in our local community and seeking out as many ways we can help. This month we are excited to share another favorite of ours! The FACE Foundation, which was established in 2006 with the goal of preventing “economic euthanasia,” FACE, provides financial grants for San Diego pet owners who are unable to afford the cost of emergency veterinary care. Thus, saving the lives of pets and helping families hold onto their beloved pets as long as possible. They proudly work with over 130 Veterinary Hospitals in San Deigo to make this dream a reality. This past April 29, 2018 was their 8th Annual silent auction called Bags & Baubles. We were delighted to sponsor this event again this year, and donate $1000 to their cause. This fun silent auction is a bit different as they auction off “gently loved” Designer and Vegan handbags, as well as jewelry, sunglasses, and gorgeous accessories, as well as impressive men’s gear. This event is a great way to spend an afternoon with friends and family all while helping those families with pets that desperately need financial help with their emergency vet bills. If you think, you may be interested in volunteering or attending next year’s event or looking for ways to help throughout the year or to even apply for assistance, check out their website at https://face4pets.org/. We are looking forward to next year's event and hope to see many of our local residents there as well.
Our general manager, Dave McCracken was honored to have been invited to the Canine Companions for Independence Graduation earlier this month! These dogs have been in training for over two years to assist people with disabilities with tasks such as opening doors, operating light switches, and retrieving dropped objects.These highly trained Labradors are provided at no cost to the individual in need of such a wonderful companion. We look forward to many more years of being apart of such a fantastic cause. We are honored to be able to support and congratulate these amazing canine companions!
Kearny Mesa Subaru has recently been turned on to Canine Companions for Independence. This non-profit organization enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing them with highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. At no cost to the individual, they are provided trained Labradors that the organization has raised and trained since puppies. After researching about the lives that are significantly impacted by having such a companion, we could not pass up the opportunity to help in any way we can and were fortunate enough to become a sponsor for their DogFest Walk n/ Roll held at Liberty Station in San Diego this past October. This event is held to raise awareness and fundraising for the organization. We are pleased to say it was a great honor to participate in the event! It was amazing to meet many of the individuals who are paired with the labrador companions and see how it positively affects their everyday lives. The organization and their dedication to providing disabled individuals truly touched our hearts and we are happy to report Canine Companions for Independence raised just over $170,000 to aid in the care and training of these friendly companions. We now plan to remain a sponsor and can’t wait for next years DogFest! If you or anyone you know may be interested in finding out how to donate, volunteer, or know anyone who may benefit from having a companion such as these highly trained labradors, check out their website at www.cci.org.
Here at Kearny Mesa Subaru, we are committed to the Subaru Love Promise. Our team is humbly grateful to have an 8-year relationship with the San Diego Humane Society. They reached out to us in 2009 to partner up for a Pet Adoption; subsequent events, donations, and volunteer programs have ensued. The Dealership employees have continued to be involved monthly and assist in helping San Diego’s homeless pet population receive medical care and a loving home. We hope our participation in promoting awareness to our local community will also manifest itself with other San Diegans thru volunteer work, donations, or adoptions. We want to thank the San Diego Humane Society for allowing us the opportunity to get involved and stay involved. Please check out our Love Promise video with the Humane Society to see all the animals who benefit from the care and involment.by our staff.
Kimbrough Elementary students are very grateful to have participated in the National Wild Life Federation/ Subaru grant. We planted native plants and plants that attracted butterflies (milkweed plant) that we were able to see the Monarch butterfly cycle. In our main garden we planted strawberries, herbs, corn, and cucumbers. Once again thank you for choosing our school!
San Diego Humane Society is grateful for the amazing partnership we have developed over the last seven years with Kearny Mesa Subaru. Not only have they raised more than $50,000 participating in the Share the Love campaign, with more than 30,000 during this past Share the Love campaign they have helped us find homes for many animals. Gracie, pictured here, was featured during our check presentation and received some TV time, in-house at Kearny Mesa Subaru, shared on Kearny Mesa Subaru social media and more! After 6 months in our care, we are happy to say she was recently adopted due to the hard work of everyone. Donations like this helped Gracie recover from surgery and chronic ear infections, as well as some serious skin issues. Thank you Kearny Mesa Subaru and your customer’s for all you do to aid in helping us care for all these loving animals and finding them loving homes.
Kearny Mesa Subaru really knows how to Share the Love and they do so from the bottom of their hearts! Everyone from the General Manager, to the Service Manager, the Sales Team, the Finance Team and all the Support Staff, really give their all in supporting Meals on Wheels’ efforts in making an impact in the community during the Share the Love nationwide campaign. On December 7th, 2016, they hosted a Food Truck challenge which brought approximately 400 hungry people to the dealership to enjoy gastronomical delights and vote for their favorite offering. Local celebrity judges also awarded the “Best Food Truck” trophy. The dealership helped to secure media coverage from radio and television stations and staff worked hard to clear the lot of cars, set up the event and even clean up afterward. Employees went on routes to meet local seniors and delivered meals with a hug and a smile. And, the Sales Team ensured that everyone knew how to vote for their favorite charity after a new car was leased or purchased. These efforts culminated in funds that will provide over 6,000 meals for local homebound seniors! Kearny Mesa Subaru has taken the time to understand the importance of keeping a homebound senior independent and safe in their own home, where they wish to be. They reflect what a “community partner” is all about; one that truly makes a difference. We thank each and every one of their employees for their caring and commitment to San Diego seniors in need.
From humble beginnings in 1960 with a few women deciding to deliver meals to their elderly neighbors, to serving nearly a half a million meals throughout the entire county today, Meals on Wheels is devoted to the health, safety and well-being of San Diego seniors. It is the only agency providing meals 7 days a week, including holidays. Additionally, they cover the entire county, including delivery into the over 3,049 square miles of rural and unincorporated areas. Distributing home-delivered meals and safety checks could not be accomplished without the help of their large and caring volunteer workforce who deliver meals with a hug and a smile and ensure our local home-bound seniors are well. This is why for the past 6 years, we here at Kearny Mesa Subaru are dedicated to helping this fantastic charity by hosting a Meals on Wheels Food Truck Event to bring awareness to the needs of our elderly. During this event, our employees partner up with Meals on Wheels volunteers to help deliver meals to our local elderly residents. Also, during this event, many local food trucks set up on our lot to serve their delicious food. Each truck donates a portion of the proceeds to Meal on Wheels. A huge thank you to each local food truck vendor for supporting Meals on Wheels and believing hunger is unacceptable! Without them, this event would not be a reality each year, and due to their help, this event was nationally recognized in the past which lead to a $25,000 award to Meals on Wheels.
For the 6th year in a row, we have teamed up with one of our favorite local charities, The San Diego Humane Society, to host our Annual Share the love Pet adoption event to help some of the pups there find their way into a loving new home. This event has always been a great way for us to get to know our local families and their pups as well by offering free micro-chipping, names tags, and holiday photos. We sincerely love helping this local charity. Being able to aid in the local community helping as well has been an incredible blessing to us here at Kearny Mesa Subaru. See, here at Kearny Mesa Subaru, we have a passion for helping this great charity. We even work monthly with them to sponsor and promote one dog located there. We continue to sponsor each dog until they are finally adopted. So much fun to get to know these dogs. We realize not everyone can provide a home for a sheltered dog but even if you can’t give a dog a good home right now, there are other ways you can help. You can volunteer at the shelter, or you can donate funds to help aid in caring for these pups. However, if you are looking to give a dog a good home this holiday season, please check with the San Diego Humane Society before going anywhere else. They have pups of all ages and sizes. Each one of these dogs are in need of a safe, loving, and compassionate home. You can check them out at their website at http://www.sdhumane.org/ or by stopping by one of their locations.
Each Month Kearny Mesa Subaru partners with the San Diego Humane society to sponsor a dog that is in need of a good home and family to love. We continue to sponsor and publicize each dog on our social media sites and webpages, as well as, in our showroom until they are adopted. We are passionate about helping these doggies find the perfect companion(s) to spend their lives with. We just love it when they come in for their photo shoot here at the dealership, as it gives us the chance to interact with each of the dogs. This month we would like to introduce you to Lacy who has been at the Humane Society now for a whopping 600 days. She is a bit shy at first but if you give her the time to warm up to you, she brightens right up. She knows a long list of tricks and loves a walk around Balboa Park. To learn more about making her part of your family click here or copy and past >> http://ow.ly/r0OQ305IncI. The Humane Society has a great number of programs and events for families and their pets. Including their PAWS program which helps local San Diego residents keep their beloved pets when times get tough. San Diego Humane Society is hands down one of the best places to donate or volunteer your extra time to. We urge you from the bottom of our hearts if you are looking to give a dog a good home to please check out the San Diego Humane Society. You can check them out at http://www.sdhumane.org/ to see a full list of programs, events, and adoption opportunities.
Michael Levinsky is a local San Diego resident and business owner of Paws for a Cause. Michael has been battling cancer for several years now being diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). His business connects cancer patients, like himself, to with those who are looking to help and pay to have their dogs walked. Michael learned during treatment that dogs do not transmit germs in the same way humans do, nor do most diseases cross between species. So, given this fact mixed with his entrepreneur past, this gave Michael a wonderful idea to start a business that would benefit cancer patients, like himself, to get out and earn an income to help pay medical expenses. Michael came to a point where he realized he needed a new vehicle. He had been looking into a few models Subaru has to offer and reached out to our General Manager David McCracken. Mr. McCracken jumped at the chance to help Michael. Kearny Mesa Subaru along with Subaru of American felt it was crucial to help Michael get into the Crosstrek he wanted that is so important to his business success. We appreciate that Michael reached out to us and we wanted to ensure ensure he had a safe, reliable, and comfortable vehicle for him, his employees, and his clients. If you reside in the San Diego area and looking for a dog walker all while contributing to a good cause by helping local cancer patients, please contact Michael. You can check out his website at http://pawsinthecity.info/ or by calling (858) 583-5389.
The MEYROW Foundation is dedicated to creating programs that improve the lives of those individuals living with Parkinson's and their caregivers. They are committed to enhancing awareness among the younger population and building a fund to financially aid individuals and families living with Parkinson’s. The ultimate long-term goal is to build a Parkinson’s Wellness Center. On May 19th 2016 MEYROW Foundation held The Play for Parkinson’s 7th annual golf tournament at Madera’s Golf Club in Poway, California. The tournament, held since 2009, brings together like-minded individuals who share the MEYROW vision. Kearny Mesa Subaru is a proud supporter of the MEYROW Foundation's vision and hope that we can help bring awareness to the struggles those who live with Parkinson's face as well as the caretakers and family members of those affected by Parkinson's disease. Here at Kearny Mesa Subaru we are fortunate to have an employer which shares the desire to support the MEYROW cause. We hope, with our support, many more individuals will come together to support the MEYROW Foundation. You can check out their website at http://themeyrowfoundation.org/ to see what you can do to help.
This was our first opportunity to participate in the national Share the Love campaign and we were so fortunate to have received more than $21,000 in donations from Subaru thanks to their customers and dedicated staff. To showcase our partnership and offer fun activities for their customers, we conducted a holiday adoption event that included adoptions, microchip clinic, and a holiday photo shoot. Thank you to everyone who participated. These opportunities not only help animals in our care, but animals in need all across San Diego County!
When you see a Butterfly many of us stop and admire its beauty. There is something breathtakingly beautiful about them that make you stop to admire it. But, what if we no longer had the chance to gaze upon its beauty? Well, that could become a reality as the population of the Monarch Butterfly has substantially decreased in the past two decades here in Northern America. Subaru as part of our Subaru Loves the Earth initiative for the month of April has teamed up with the National Wildlife Federation to help save the Monarch Butterfly population. We here at Kearny Mesa Subaru jumped at the chance become Butterfly Heroes. We have teamed up with Ms. Stewart's Transitional Kindergarten class at Ocean Beach Elementary to educate our young and their families about the Monarch Butterfly and how they can help save these precious pollinators. Ms. Stewart's class during the month of April learned about the life cycle of the butterfly and have their own habitats to study how a caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly. Therefore, her class is more than happy to also become Butterfly Heroes. Ms. Stewart has also offered to take our Certified Wildlife Habitat that we have taken care of to continue to educate her students about how they can help. Please, stop by our showroom to get your kit and see how you can become a Butterfly Hero so our future generations can admire one of the planets most beautiful pollinators!
Here at Kearny Mesa Subaru we take pride in our community and want to help out in any way possible. This is why we are happy to be a part of the Love the Earth E-Waste Recycling program. Here we believe in more than just being a Subaru retailer; we believe in being an active participant in doing what is right for our community and our environment. Not because it is good for business, but because it simply is the right thing to do. Throughout the month of April we are able to collect quite a bit of electronics that will now be recycled at All Green Electronic Recycling center rather than winding up in a landfill. Everything from old television sets to used batteries and energy efficient light bulbs was collected in an attempt to increase awareness and encourage our employees and the local community to recycle their old electronics. Little do people know, even those greeting cards that play music have an electronic circuit board. These electronic circuit boards are e-waste and should not be thrown away in the trash. If you ever question whether you can or cannot recycle certain items, we encourage you to contact any local e-waste recycling center for answers. It is our hope through programs like these we can raise awareness and help give back and improve the community and world in which we live in.
Kearny Mesa Subaru has been hosting an annual adoption event for the last five years! Not only has this partnership found homes for many dogs and kittens, it has brought more awareness about the importance of adoption. Including San Diego Humane Society in various advertising mediums to promote the event reminds the public how many animals are looking for homes. This partnership has expanded to include the Animal Admirer program, where Kearny Mesa Subaru sponsors an animal working various promotional efforts to share the animal's story to help find he/she a loving home.
Sometimes you are fortunate, and sometimes you are INCREDIBLY fortunate. That is how Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc. (MOWGSD) feels about their relationship with Kearny Mesa Subaru. Every year, during the months of November and December, Subaru America allows customers to give back $250 to 5 nationwide charities as part of their Share the Love Campaign. Dealerships may also select local charities to receive funds from their regional foundation based upon customer selection. This year, the Kearny Mesa Dealership chose MOWGSD as their charity of choice! Customers who wished to keep funds in their local area were allowed to select MOWGSD. This resulted in a check for $11,481 or 3,280 meals for San Diego seniors! For the last four years, Dave McCracken, General Manager/VP, and his team of stellar employees, have given their ALL to help MOWGSD tell the story of need that exists to provide nutritious meals and socialization for seniors in San Diego. They clear their entire front car lot to make room for 10-15 food trucks and the 400-500 patrons who come to vote for their favorite menu. The day is complete with celebrity chefs judging senior-friendly entree selections; quite a gastronomic spectacle covered by the press and TV stations alike. It is amazing that the dealership, one of the largest in the country, puts their philanthropy before the number of cars that could be sold. They are truly committed to making a difference in their community.
Kearny Mesa Subaru embraced Subaru's Share the Love campaign by volunteering with Meals-on-Wheels San Diego. Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc. is committed to reducing the isolation experienced by so many elderly. Meals are delivered to seniors homes by volunteers. 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. Every year for the last 4 years Kearny Mesa Subaru has been hosting The Annual Subaru Share the Love Food Truck Event, raising thousands of dollars for the local Meals on Wheels chapter. The last three Share the Love Food Truck Events drew large crowds, over 400 people, at Kearny Mesa Subaru and have supported Meals-on-Wheels in raising over $40,000. Kearny Mesa Subaru is committed to volunteering and giving to many local charities throughout San Diego it is our privilege and honor to do so.