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Subaru Loves Pets
Subaru Loves the Earth
Subaru Loves Learning
Subaru Loves to Help
Subaru Loves to Care
Whether they live in our homes or in the wild, Subaru is committed to keeping all animals safe and healthy.
Loving the environment means more than loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it.
It’s our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.
In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.
We should all have a chance to lead a healthy life. We’re aiming to give as many people that chance as we can.
Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well. We operate our dealership by the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Our goal is to operate a fun, successful dealership that makes a difference in the lives of our co-workers, customers and community.
First time car buying can be a scary experience. You don’t understand all the words that are being thrown around, and you have no idea if you are getting a good deal or not. Subaru of Wichita is dedicated to helping dispel those fears in students one class at a time. Trinity Academy once again reached out to Subaru of Wichita to help teach students about the process of buying a car and what to watch out for. As these students are on their way to purchasing their first vehicle before college, Subaru of Wichita understands it’s important their first car be one that can last. While the sale may not be from Subaru of Wichita, they believe that the students getting the right jumpstart to their life is far more important. They set aside their morning on two different days to help the students shop around with created scenarios so they can understand how credit and money down plays into car buying. Then after searching for the car to match their scenario, the students spent time asking questions about the process as a whole. The people at Subaru of Wichita walked them through everything, and even gave them some tips to make sure they got the very best car for their situation. It’s refreshing to see a dealership that has a heart for helping, not just selling. Thank you Subaru of Wichita!
Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience centered on God’s love for people with special needs ages 14 and older. On the night of February 10, 2017, 375 churches from around the world hosted Night to Shine for 75,000 honored guests through the support of 150,000 volunteers! The accounting office from Subaru of Wichita partnered with Aviator Church to host this event in Derby, Kansas. This is the second year that Aviator has hosted this special event and the amazing thing is that we doubled the number of guests that attended. One of the touching stories that came out of the night was about an Uncle of one of the guests that drove from Kansas City to see his niece walk down the red carpet. This is something that he never thought he would see. It was very emotional for the family as well as the volunteers especially after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. We helped out first by checking in the guests and volunteers and matching them up with their buddies for the night. As the evening went on the time came for us to pass out the crowns and tiaras so all of the guests could be crowned Kings and Queens. Lastly, as the evening came to an end we handed out “SWAG BAGS” to the guests as they were leaving. The bags contained, among other mementos, a picture frame for their prom photo to remember their “Night to Shine.”
Subaru’s love promise is about doing right by the communities in which we live and work. One of those communities that often get overlooked is the homeless. The Student Organization of Social Workers dedicates much of their free time to handing out food and clothing donations to the homeless. Often times, these items are paid for by the students themselves. Last year they held “A Night Under the Stars” where the students spent 24 hours with the homeless. They feed them; give them haircuts, and cold weather gear. Then at the end of the day they spend the night on the streets in order to raise awareness and teach the students just how difficult it is to be homeless in the freezing winters of Kansas. Subaru of Wichita came alongside this year and really helped step it up. Subaru of Wichita secured an indoor venue for the students to cook hot meals for the homeless, and even got a local salon to bring their stylists to cut even more hair! The biggest impact was all the donations Subaru of Wichita raised. With over 75 pairs of shoes, 200 jackets/long sleeved shirts, 300 toothbrushes, and 75 pairs of pants, Subaru of Wichita helped really bring warmth to the homeless. They stayed out all night with the students and helped distribute clothing until the wee hours of the morning. Their dedication to really bringing impactful change to the community is evident in not just their words, but also in their actions.
Christmas is a time for giving, and nobody understands that better than Subaru of Wichita with their Christmas project, 12 Days of Christmas. On December 7th, they allowed anyone to nominate families in need of a Christmas blessing. Taking the nominations, they picked the 12 they felt really needed the blessing the most. The chosen recipients included families who had children with special needs, a father who recently lost his wife, and a crisis center that housed nine families on the run from abusers. Then, starting on December 13th, they would surprise the individual with gifts. These gifts included a car, a refrigerator for a sick child’s medicine, and food for needy families. Each gift brought with it words of encouragement and compassion from the dealership. They highlighted the individuals on Facebook, and encouraged others to encourage the recipients in the comments. The workers at Subaru of Wichita personally donated over and over to bring even more help to the families. Many recipients couldn’t afford food for their family, and without Subaru of Wichita’s help many kids would have been hungry for Christmas. For 12 days straight Subaru of Wichita focused on helping families, and connecting them with support systems to better their situation. Subaru is about love, and Subaru of Wichita has opened their hearts and shown true love to the people of Wichita.
Children can often feel as though they have no choice in what they are going to grow up to be. In many first generation families, children have no idea how to achieve their dreams. We are so thankful to Subaru of Wichita for coming out to Jardine STEM and Career Exploration Academy to talk to the kids about their futures. Adam and Noah shared their stories of how they came to work for Subaru, to highlight to the kids that success in life isn’t a straight path. They talked about going after their passions in life and not letting anyone lead them astray. The people of Subaru of Wichita talked to five different classes, and in each one they shared to the kids how they can truly become what they want to be. A lot of the kids have been told they have certain barriers that will stop them, and Subaru of Wichita talked about how those barriers can be broken down. It was amazing to hear those guys really open up to the kids. The kids were able to ask questions about all the jobs at the dealership, and even questions about interviewing for their first jobs. What started as a talk about marketing, turned into a talk about true success in life through happiness. Subaru of Wichita has really shown a dedication to the children of this school, and you can see the effects on the kids. It’s one thing to talk about helping the next generation, but Subaru of Wichita steps up to truly set an example for these kids.
Actions speak louder than any words. For the entire month of September, Subaru of Wichita took up the challenge to make everyday better for someone. They began using the hashtag #LoveChallengeICT, and with this hashtag they encouraged the spread of love throughout their community. It started with a simple act. Subaru of Wichita reached out to the Kansas Humane Society to thank them for all they do, upon arriving they asked the Kansas Humane Society who they feel does amazing work for this community. Subaru of Wichita then went to that organization and the pattern kept going every day for the entire month of September. Each day, Subaru of Wichita employees would load up on donuts, flowers, candy, and more. The employees would then deliver the gifts of love to the community leaders and every day heroes. Along with gifts, the employees would encourage those they visited, and challenge them to continue on the kindness by making someone else’s day. As well as bouncing from business to business and individual to individual through word of mouth, Subaru of Wichita also monitored Twitter for people asking for help or sharing their needs. They would then try to meet as many of those as they could. All month long they showered the community with love, and challenged others to do so. In doing this they proved once again to the community that this was a business dedicated to the enrichment and development of their local community.
Buying a car for the first time is extremely scary. Walking onto the dealership, a new buyer can feel lost and confused at all the “car talk” being thrown at them. Nothing prepares you for the experience. There are so many decisions to make, and they can affect you for a long time. I reached out to Subaru of Wichita to ask them to help me teach my students about buying a car. I knew it was one thing to read about it in a book, it was another to actually be at the dealership experiencing it. On October 12-13, Subaru of Wichita welcomed us with open arms. I had given the students specific scenarios, and Subaru of Wichita helped facilitate those. The students walked around the lot looking at cars, while the people of Subaru of Wichita talked to them and answered questions as if the students were actual customers. Then, once inside, they broke the car buying process down for the students and demystified it. They taught the students what to watch out for, what to ask, and more importantly how to prepare. It’s not often you find a dealership willing to teach people so much about car buying. Subaru of Wichita says that education is important, and proved those words.
In the wee hours of the morning, the men and women from Subaru of Wichita gathered under the lights to talk about the game plan. They had come out to Jardine Middle School to help us with Attendance Awareness Month. They greeted each student with a high five and words of encouragement as they entered the school. They stood there, all morning long, encouraging children until all of the students had entered the building and the school bell rang. Not only did the children receive encouragement, but the adults did as well. The members of Subaru of Wichita stood out by the road with donuts to give to the parents to thank them. After the bell rang, they went to every room to celebrate and give candy to the kids. It was such a blessing to see their enthusiasm and to help show the kids the importance of coming to school on time. We had reached out to Subaru of Wichita to help us in some way to show the children that attendance was important. They really stepped up to the plate. Each child in our school was affected by Subaru of Wichita, and the parents were as well. Thank you so much Subaru of Wichita for your continuous endeavor to help our education systems in Wichita.
We have the best students and faculty of any school in the UNIVERSE (at least we think so). Here at Jardine’s STEM and Career Explorations, our theme is centered on the importance to prepare competitive citizens for the technology-rich, innovative, and global careers that 21st century learners will experience as adults. Students have the opportunity to receive strong foundation knowledge in the four interrelated domains of STEM literacy: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. We are a Title One School with 89% of our students falling into the poverty level category, so attendance can falter for many reasons. We hoped to find a creative way to encourage attendance and excellence this year. Because of their reputation for community service, we reached out to Subaru of Wichita and there wasn't even a seconds' hesitation to help. On September 20th, they showed up with donuts for around 100 parents who drop off their kids at our schools and thanked them and reminded them about the importance of timeliness and involvement in their kids' educational lives. They high-fived and cheered on the students as they walked in. They then walked to EACH room and shared laughs while they delivered candy and happiness to over 550 students. Then they left candy for our support staff! They also donated the buckets they had brought everything in! I couldn't have imagined this morning going any better for the students, faculty, staff or anyone else involved. Thanks Subaru!!!
The Riverside neighborhood in Wichita is a vital part of the city's historic core. Residents and surrounding neighbors come to Riverside for a variety of events, attractions and activities. Our neighborhood is full of entrepreneurial energy, excitement and Subaru drivers! There are many other areas of the city that Subaru could have chosen for a contribution, but they generously funded a storage shed for a community garden we are creating. Subaru bought and ordered the shed and sent a work crew to build it. This crew, along with Riverside neighborhood volunteers, spent a morning doing what would have taken the garden organizers many days of work and over $1500. Finances aside, we are amazed and grateful for Subaru of Wichita's kindness and generosity. They went COMPLETELY out of their way to invest in this small part of our city. Now we have the beginning of a beautiful community garden where residents can build relationships, grow flowers and vegetables and make our earth just a little bit better. And we have a long-term relationship with Subaru--a company committed to investing in our community. We are looking forward to the growth of our garden with on-going support from Subaru. Thank you, Subaru of Wichita!
On August 11th, 2016, Subaru of Wichita provided our more than 400 support staff and new teachers with breakfast, their first apple (a kind and heartwarming gesture) and thank you cards for each of the new teachers entering the USD 259 School District. With warm smiles and lots of encouragement, they politely served and congratulated our 2016-2017 new teacher hires. Not only was this unexpected, but it was unprecedented. The gift of a hot meal was appreciated by new and current faculty alike. Subaru has gone above and beyond in our community, supporting many educational and learning endeavors here locally and nationally. USD 259 has loved and will continue to love the support given by Subaru of Wichita and the team there. Thank you for the food, the gesture and most importantly for the "thanks". Many of these teachers are on an exciting and brand new adventure. Knowing there is a caring company locally that will support them in their undertakings is a breath of fresh air.
A HUGE thank you to Scott Pitman, Dusty Rhodes and everyone at Subaru of Wichita for their truly miraculous, last-minute assistance toward a project that TheCRWN and Brotherhood Preschool had been working on for months. Due to unforeseen circumstances, a donor and support sponsor had backed out of helping out on an event put on in Downtown Wichita called Sole Purpose. Sole Purpose is an annual event where shoe aficionados gather to buy, sell or trade shoes and enhance the community at the same time. Subaru of Wichita came to the rescue and offered financial backing to allow the event to continue and raise money and awareness for Brotherhood Preschool. TheCRWN (promoter of the event), because of a generous gift from Subaru of Wichita, made a donation to Brotherhood Preschool that will allow the low-cost, inner-city preschool to set up a scholarship fund on behalf of late co-founder, Gloria Stuart. Gloria's legacy was one of love and service. Known to most as Nanny or Mother Stuart, Gloria embodied the nurturing caretaker you would hope to leave your children with when dropping them off at Preschool. One to not settle for mediocrity, she left an impact on anyone she came in contact with. She inspired many business and community leaders in over 40 years of education, and her legacy will continue thanks to the generous support and contributions made by the team at Subaru of Wichita.
Gingerbread Village is an annual community event for the Assistance League of Wichita (ALW). ALW is a nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to addressing specific needs of the Wichita community through philanthropic programs. This event is open to the public and runs from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon a few weeks before Thanksgiving. Each person (children and adults) who attends creates his/her own gingerbread house with supplies furnished by the ALW. The proceeds from Gingerbread Village help us support our philanthropic programs: Operation School Bell (provides new clothing to students in need), Scholarships to graduating seniors, Sexual Assault Victim Support Program (gives clothing and necessary items to victims of sexual assault), and Bear Hugs (where new teddy bears are provided to sexually abused children for comfort during examination by nurses). Needless to say, it takes a monumental amount of volunteer hours to host a successful event like Gingerbread Village. Volunteers do everything from setting up boxes of supplies, making frosting, helping with the design and construction process for many families, and cleaning up. We are grateful to Subaru of Wichita for the many tireless volunteers and the hours and dedication they gave us at our 2015 event. Without them, we would not have been able to see over 3,500 gingerbread houses going out the door in the hands of smiling children and happy adults.
On behalf of the Trinity Academy Cheer Team, I would like to thank Subaru of Wichita for donating a car to our annual Car Bash to help our cheer team to pay for summer camp, uniforms, and expenses throughout the school year. This is a tradition for our team each year as part of the Trinity Academy Heritage Days. This year we had a tailgate night for all to attend prior to the kickoff of the Friday night football game. Trinity organizations and teams each have fun activities and different items to sell to raise money for their group. The cheerleaders supply sledgehammers, axes, and various other “weapons” for students and fans to bash the car. It’s always a fun event for all! Subaru of Wichita went above and beyond to make sure the car was emptied of fluids and delivered on time for our event. Benny Bowden even came the night of the Car Bash to take pictures and make sure the car was hauled off afterwards. Trinity Academy stands for Truth, Faith, and Character. Thank you Subaru of Wichita and Benny Bowden for showing what it means to serve. You helped make this year’s event one of our best!
A meeting between Subaru of Wichita and the Assistance League of Wichita to discuss the possibility of backpack donations resulted in an incredible partnership between these mission-minded entities. The Assistance League was overwhelmed when Subaru of Wichita chose us as the local recipient of the “Share the Love” campaign in 2015. We were humbled by the energy the sales people put into the campaign and their words encouraging contributions to our philanthropic programs. Our organization is unique in that we are all volunteers, no paid staff. One hundred percent of donations goes to our philanthropic programs. Because of Subaru’s support we are able to continue our work in the following: Operation School Bell (provides new clothing to Wichita students in need), Scholarships to Wichita area graduating seniors, Sexual Assault Victim Support Program (gives clothing and necessary items to victims of sexual assault), and Bear Hugs where new teddy bears are provided to sexually abused children for comfort during examination by nurses. Subaru of Wichita can be proud of the investment it has made to meet these needs that are not addressed by any other organizations locally. We’ve seen an increase in need in several of our programs and Subaru’s financial contribution will allow us to continue to serve those needs. We view the presentation of the “Share the Love” campaign check as a kick-off for a long-term relationship in serving the Wichita community.
Jardine’s STEM and Career Explorations theme is centered on the national importance to prepare competitive citizens for the technology-rich, innovative, and global careers that 21st century learners will experience as adults. Students have the opportunity to receive strong foundational knowledge in the four interrelated domains of STEM literacy: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.Developing STEM practices provides students with meaningful opportunities to conduct investigations, gather/use information, consider societal issues, and solve problems using critical thinking and technology as tools. Subaru of Wichita helped us by purchasing headsets which will allow our students to interact locally, nationally, and globally. We would like to say Thank You to Scott Pitman and Subaru of Wichita for the generous donation of headsets and the opportunity to work with your company in the future.
When Scott & Michelle Pitman started their dealership in 2007, they were not just "out to make a dollar" but rather "out to make a difference."Â Early on, one of the main goals of the dealership was to "Adopt a Village" in a 3rd world country. During a trip to Haiti with the Salvation Army in 2010 (1 month before the devastating earthquake), Scott ended up in Balan (a place deemed "the poorest and driest area in all of Haiti"). After the trip, the Pitmans and others immediately started a program designed to educate, clothe, and feed children in the village of Balan. Today, the love for Balan has grown into the purchase of land, many building projects, and a large team of people to serve there. In the past 2 years, Subaru of Wichita has been THE major contributor and supporter of Walking in the Reign (a 501c3 Non-Profit founded by the Pitmans to support the work in Haiti) along with many other supporters and sponsors. During this time, Subaru of Wichita has supported WITR in opening a 10-room school that educates 400+ primary and secondary students, a kitchen and cafeteria where cooks prepare a daily meal (often the only meal students can count on), and supporting the staff of 23+ teachers, cooks, and administrators that teach and love the children of Balan. Thank you to Subaru of Wichita for going, raising support, raising awareness, and running a successful business that is committed to making a difference.
In 2006, the Wichita Police Department began a new K-9 unit. However, there were budgetary issues facing the unit including training for the unit's dogs and police officers. When Subaru of Wichita became aware of this issue, they eagerly stepped up and donated a significant amount of money to get the unit started. Since then, the relationship between the K-9 unit and Subaru has grown tremendously. After their initial donation, Subaru donated enough money to establish a K-9 tracking software program. Before the software was online, officers were required to spend hours writing out reports, but with the software, officers can rapidly type reports, give statistics, and get back to keeping the community safe. In August of 2015, Subaru supported the K-9 unit through a third grant. Subaru of Wichita has also allowed the K-9 unit complete use of their business and vehicles. On the streets, the dogs are most often used to search vehicles for narcotics. This made the Subaru lot the perfect venue to set up training scenarios. In fact, dogs, handlers, and teams come from all over Kansas to use Subaru of Wichita's lot for training in addition to K-9 demonstrations to educate the community on the work that these dogs and officers do. Subaru truly provides the K-9 unit with a training facility like none other. Subaru of Wichita's partnership with the K-9 unit is helping make Wichita a safer community through educating citizens, building relationships, and supporting the K-9 unit.
I would like to thank Subaru of Wichita for donating their time and resources to "A Night to Shine" a prom for individuals that have special needs. The Tim Tebow Foundation and Aviator Church partnered together to hold the event and it was a HUGE success, due in part to Subaru of Wichita. I began talking about the event with coworkers at Subaru of Wichita and before I knew it we had collected several gowns to donate and almost the entire accounting office had volunteered to work the event. To top it off, I had e-mailed the dealership's owner (Scott Pitman), asking if we could leave early for the event. He responded that, of course, we could take off early and also asked me to let him know if there was anything the dealership could do to help out. 10 days before the event I got a call saying one of the larger sponsors backed out. They gave me a list of items they needed just in case Subaru of Wichita would be able to help with some of it. I emailed Mr. Pitman again, informing him of the need. I couldn't believe it when I got an email back saying that he would gladly cover the cost of ALL the items and then some. I feel so blessed to have the people at Subaru of Wichita in my life. They are willing to work together all day and volunteer together all night. The night of the event went off without a hitch and everyone I spoke to said they would be back again next year! We couldn't have done it without Subaru of Wichita and their wonderful people!
It was late July and as usual we were spread thin between getting our classrooms ready, preparing lessons, meeting with staff, and getting our heads in the gameÂ but lets not forget, we were busy spending money. We were buying crayons, markers, notebooks, pencils, border, storage bins, erasers, paper, and any other supplies you can think of. Not only were we spread thin physically, but we were definitely feeling it financially. As teachers, we love seeing our children grow in the classroom, but learning cant happen when we dont have the proper tools. It was at this time that we all received a beautiful gift. A gift of support. A gift of hope. A gift of love. A gift of possibilities. The gift is providing us with the ability to financially provide for our students in our classroom. It is allowing us to go above and beyond what we would be capable of any other year. It is not only providing us with supplies, it is instilling the importance of community and the gift of giving among our staff and students. For this, we want to send a huge thanks to Benny and Subaru of Wichita for lighting that spark in teachers. Thank you for all you have done and all you continue to do. I hope you see that your gift will forever impact the teachers and students here at Cessna Elementary!
Thanks to Subaru of Wichita and Benny Bowden for making my day! Benny made the trek to my office armed with a Shop-Vac and an extension cord and vacuumed out my car after I (jokingly) suggested on their Facebook posting that someone come vacuum it out for me. Not only does Subaru of Wichita deliver incredible customer service, but they truly care about their customers and the Wichita community. I'm proud to support Subaru and, specifically, the Subaru of Wichita team, as I feel that they truly do live up to the Subaru Love Promise.
The members of Senior Services, Inc. of Wichitas staff would like to thank Subaru of Wichita for their assistance in meeting the nutrition needs of low income seniors! During the month of June 2015, the dealership organized a food drive to benefit clients of Senior Services, Inc. of Wichita. They collected enough food to fill a car! As a result of their efforts, 40 seniors received nonperishable food items that helped them stretch their limited budgets. One of these seniors was Donna who is a 24 hour caregiver for her husband. He has been disabled since 1992 when he was diagnosed with debilitating neuropathy. His health continued to decline due to Parkinson's disease. Now, Donna cares for all his needs including dressing, bathing, feeding and transferring. The food provided by the Subaru food drive certainly helped brighten her day as she was thrilled to select items that she cant usually afford. She was so impressed with the variety of food and told the staff that it was a true blessing and incredibly helpful to her.Â The local Subaru employees have truly put the Subaru Love PromiseÂ into practice to help our local community.
Subaru of Wichita employees in Wichita, Kansas literally put their wheels on the roadÂ to help the local Meals on Wheels program. Members of the Subaru team delivered one meal route each weekday for three weeks in June. At the end of their volunteer experience they had delivered over 225 meals to homebound seniors in Wichita. A program representative stated that this was a tremendous assistance to the Meals on Wheels program. Many volunteers take summer vacations which makes locating substitute drivers to deliver 900 meals each weekday a challenge. These employees stepped in to fill the void! Subaru really does stand by their commitment to help make a difference in their community.Â This was not simply a short-term effort by Subaru of Wichita. The dealership has encouraged their employees to get involved long-term by signing up to deliver meals regularly!
April was Earth Month and we wanted to celebrate at Subaru of Wichita by doing our part, so we partnered with two great organizations to host an event! Wednesday, April 22nd through Saturday the 25th, we handed out free sapling trees to celebrate Earth Day (Apr. 22) and Arbor Day (Apr. 24)! Each Colorado Blue Spruce sapling tree was individually contained in a plastic tube and came straight from the Arbor Day Foundation. Customers and Subaru of Wichita team members were encouraged to plant and grow the trees at home. Subaru of Wichita loves the earth, but we also love people. That's why we additionally partnered with an organization called Plant With Purpose to plant 300 trees in Haiti to help with reforestation efforts in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. Plant With Purpose is a nonprofit organization, which reverses deforestation and poverty around the world by transforming the lives of the rural poor. Their life-changing projects include soil conservation, community-based microfinance, reforestation efforts, and veterinary care all of which are designed to help farmers in third-world countries care for their land, provide for their families, and build a better future for their children. Subaru of Wichita is thrilled to have impacted the environment on a local level, but also in a third-world country in need.
In December of this past year, Subaru of America hosted their annual Share the Love event. This year, Subaru of Wichita chose the local organization, League 42 as the local charity for this year's event. League 42 seeks to make the world of baseball affordable for all who wish to play. In order to keep costs low for participants, the organization offers a small "per family" registration fee that provides each player with a full uniform (jersey, pants, belt and hat), a baseball glove and additional playing equipment. Subaru of Wichita presented League 42 with a check for $27,814 and had a chance to visit with a few of the organization's representatives. It was a wonderful day and a huge victory for the Wichita community! "It's an extremely generous donation that [Subaru of Wichita] has made to us," said Bob, League 42's Chairman. "We buy equipment, we have fields that we maintain, we buy bats, balls, gloves, uniforms and it's through things like this that we're able to do that." Our dealership is proud to help League 42 give inner city kids of Wichita the opportunity to play baseball!