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 Ramsey 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.

Youth Emergency Shelter YESS, Food Bank of Iowa
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Love Promise Stories from Ramsey Subaru

Subaru and Ramsey 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

Down Town Winter Fest Lighted Parade  –  Mary C

We joined our annual Christmas Parade with the Subaru. We opened up the back hatch and fully decorated it with FROZEN . Inside you would have found two children. One was dressed as Olaf and one as Elsia. They tossed Reindeer snacks to the parade watchers.

Stuff the Subaru with snacks for Seniors  –  Mary C

Oct 24 & 25 we hosted a Stuff the Subaru for Halloween snacks for seniors .from 12-2. This was a awesome event. Lots of goodies showed up in the back of the Subaru! We had volunteers stuff the sacks. Staff delivered them along with meals. The staff also got into it; wearing masks for the seniors enjoyment.

Ramsey Delivers Hope to Patients at Valley  –  Stacy K

On Tuesday, June 18th, representatives from Ramsey Subaru in Paramus, NJ delivered hope and warmth to patients at Valley-Mt. Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care. The delivery was received by Oncology Social Worker, Suzanne Kaufman and another Infusion Suite staff member who expressed their gratitude to the Subaru representatives for their partnership. This is the first year that Valley- Mt. Sinai has received this generous donation for their patients and can’t wait to give the blankets to patients who come for their treatment or follow-up visits.

Subaru Exceeds All Expectations in Des Moines  –  Maren B

On June 24, 2019, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Iowa Chapter and Ramsey Subaru had the pleasure of delivering blankets and arts & craft kits to Blank Children’s Hospital and John Stoddard Cancer Center as part of the Subaru Loves To Care program. These comforting gifts were accompanied by personalized messages of hope written by the customers and staff of Ramsey Subaru.This incredible act of generosity was warmly received by the Blank Children’s Hospital and John Stoddard Cancer Center staff who were thrilled to distribute these comforting gifts to their patients. We were able to coordinate the drop off for John Stoddard Cancer Center and Blank Children’s Hospital on the same day. It was truly amazing to see how many staff from both hospitals were able to come down to receive the donation and take a picture. We were also joined by our 2019 Girl of the Year Aila, who was diagnosed with B-Cell ALL Leukemia in July of 2018 when she was just three-years-old. Aila is currently being treated at Blank Children’s Hospital, where she has been receiving chemotherapy on a weekly basis. Her high-risk treatment plan has involved several blood transfusions, multiple sedations for bone marrow biopsies, lumbar punctures, countless pokes, pills, and tears than any three-year-old should ever have to endure. On her third round of Pegaspargase chemotherapy, she went into anaphylactic shock and was hospitalized in the PICU for several days. This changed the course of her original treatment plan and she is currently receiving Erwinia, an alternative to chemo, which requires six times as many infusions. Aila received a blanket last year during one of her treatments so being able to have her there for the donation was a humbling experience. Also, many of the child life staff that came down for the drop off were Aila’s nurse and case workers or had interacted with her on a personal level. LLS is proud to partner with Subaru to spread hope, love and warmth to those fighting cancer, across the country and right here in the Des Moines, Iowa community.Many thanks to everyone at Ramsey Subaru, Blank Children’s Hospital, and John Stoddard Cancer Center, not only for a memorable day, but for supporting LLS’s mission to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Subaru Loves to Care Partnership with LLS  –  Keena R

On July 11, 2018, LLS staff and Ramsey Subaru staff delivered blankets, care cards and craft kits to John Stoddard Cancer Center and the Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. We arrived at John Stoddard Cancer Center first, and we were greeted by two nurse navigators and the development director of the cancer center. The nurse reiterated how much the patients love the blankets, and how it brightens their day. Tom, Ramsey Subaru’s President, shared how his favorite part is the notes he gets throughout the year from survivors and families sharing how grateful they are to have the blankets. After finishing the delivery of 40 blankets to John Stoddard, the LLS and Subaru staff headed over to Blank Children’s Hospital where we met with a Child Life Specialist as well as two of our Honored Heroes, Gracie and Hudson. Both Gracie and Hudson, have been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, and have reached their maintenance phases of treatment. They were so excited to receive their art & craft kit and to be a part of the delivery that both planned to head home and color a Thank You picture for the staff at Ramsey and all that they do!

Administrators in North West Missouri  –  Mary C

Meals on Wheels Putnam County traveled to Chillicothe Mo. for a quarterly Administrators meeting. I drove the car to tell our stories to the NWMO Administrators .I taught a session on the importance of being affiliated with Organization that support our mission. I spoke directly about our affiliation with Meals on Wheels America and the Partnership with Subaru in the Share the Love Promise. Thee picture represents a 1/3 of the Administrators in North West Missouri .

Gather Food for Seniors  –  Mary C

Meals on Wheels Putnam County (Putnam County Senior Citizens Org) takes there 50th Anniversary Love Promise Subaru Outback to The Food Bank of Central Missouri. We traveled to Columbia Missouri where we attended a meeting for senior food boxes and the car was then loaded with food items to be used to nourish Putnam County Senior Citizens. Thank you Subaru and Meals on Wheels America for helping to feed and deliver hot nurtitious meals in our county.

Sharing the Love in a Subaru  –  Mary C

Last month our 2018 Subaru began traveling to the remote villages in Putnam County to deliver nutritious meals to the home-bound in Putnam County. These meals are delivered to seniors who live on long stretches of gravel and dirt roads,clients who are home bound and in need of our services; clients that now look forward to seeing us. In some cases we are the only one they see for days. These deliveries capture the essence of why we are here-to serve those that first served us. Special relationships are built with our home bound Meals on Wheels clients. What started as just a meal delivery has now turned into a relationship built on trust and respect The care and concern that my staff person has for her remote clients is an incredible picture of loving your fellow man.The 2018 Subaru Outback has enabled us to deliver to a lady that lives 15 miles out on with 6 of those miles being gravel and dirt. We were not able to get to her home before so she would pick up meals when she could. NOW we can see her every week! I have attached a photo of one of our Board Members helping to deliver meals. This picture was taken on one of our remote meal routes in the Subaru Outback.

Ramsey Subaru Partners with LLS  –  Keena R

On July 12, 2017, LLS executive director, Melanie Brown, and Ramsey Subaru staff delivered blankets, care cards and craft kits to John Stoddard Cancer Center and the Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. We arrived at John Stoddard Cancer Center first, and we were greeted by two nurse navigators and the director of the cancer center. The one nurse navigator was so thankful, she immediately got teary-eyed, and said, “You don’t know how much this means to our patients. It will surely brighten their day.” After finishing the delivery of 50 blankets to John Stoddard, the LLS and Subaru staff headed over to Blank Children’s Hospital where we met two of the Child Life Specialists as well as our Honored Hero and his family. Cooper, an Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Survivor, was shy at first wanting his twin brother Jaxson by his side, but that didn’t last long when the boys saw the blankets and craft kits. We took a quick picture with Cooper and his brother Jaxson, and they had to know what was in those lunchboxes. Both boys ran to the table, flipped open the kits and Cooper says with a big smile on his face, “Yes, I see some fun in my future.” Cooper’s family was so grateful to be a part of the Subaru Loves to Care delivery, and to help give back to the hospital that he has received all of his treatments. Thank You Subaru!

Ramsey Celebrates Loves to Care Month  –  Melanie B

In June 2016, Ramsey Subaru celebrated the Subaru Loves to Care month in partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Visitors to Ramsey Subaru were given the chance to share personalized messages of hope to patients in Greater Des Moines at the John Stoddard Cancer Center to be delivered alongside blankets to provide comfort and warmth as they continue their fight against cancer.

Subaru and LLS Loves to Care Program for Hannah  –  Melanie B

Cancer. In March of 2011, I was diagnosed with Stage III Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Within a week of diagnosis, I was receiving my first chemotherapy treatment. After 6 months of treatment, I was eager to continue on with my life. I graduated from ISU and began my adult life. I came across a job opportunity that I could not pass up; clinical oncology research. The impact research had on my life was irreplaceable. With my new job, I was able to trade in my first car for something I worked for and deserved. I came across Subaru. Decisions I make, aren’t off a whim, but are made with meaning and purpose. When purchasing a vehicle on my own, it was important that the vehicle would be safe, reliable and practical. All roads led to Subaru. I was not only wanting a safe car for myself, but the thought that I may still have this car when I start a family, was a key reason why I chose my Forester. The pride I had when purchasing my vehicle was immeasurable. The man who helped us at the Subaru dealership was just as concerned with making sure I made the decision that was right for me. He provided us with information and helped us work within the budget I had. Only having my Subaru for 3 ½ years, I’ve gone through moves, road trips, countless bike rides and daily rides to work. I can’t wait for the experiences and memories we will make with this Forester. When September comes, I will be driving my Subaru to my 5-year check-up and leaving cancer-free with my fiancee.

Share the Love 2015 Adoption Event  –  Robyn D

Ramsey Subaru had a successful event with our friends at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. The showroom became an adoption center for the day! We are happy to announce that 3 cats and 1 dog were adopted and numerous donations were made to help out our furry friends this season! Thanks to all Subaru customers for helping share the love. You can learn more about the ARL here:

Stuff the Subaru Food Drive  –  Sarah B

Ramsey Subaru stuffed an XV Crosstrek with non-perishable food items and donated to the Food Bank of Iowa as part of the Subaru Love Promise initiative! The Food Bank of Iowa's mission is to alleviate hunger through food distribution, partnership and education. Thank you to all of our customers for their support as we continue to leave our community a little better than when we found it. If you'd like to learn more about how you can help the Food Bank, visit their website here: