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.

The Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment

We believe in being a positive force in something bigger. And it all starts right here in our community. Not just by our donations, but by our actions.

That's why we stay true to our Love Promise Community Commitment by partnering with a wide variety of community nonprofits and charities.

Every year, we join hands with our owners in the "Share the Love" event, giving back to our community-a community that's given so much to us.

So, every day, we strive to ensure our love is felt not just by our customers, but by all in our community. We do this because we feel it is the right thing to do.

We are proud to participate in the Love Promise Community Commitment. We're grateful, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve and support the causes and passions that are closest to our hearts, right here in our neighborhood.

All of the organizations we support have one thing in common: the unwavering dedication to improve the world and the lives of ­its people.

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 close to $14 million to the ASPCA and helped support nearly 1,000 pet adoption events, resulting in more than 11,500 adoptions to date.


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

Over a decade ago, Subaru became the first U.S. auto manufacturer to become zero-landfill, and now, in collaboration with the National Park Service and the National Parks Conservation Association, Subaru is leveraging that same environmental expertise to help the National Parks reach zero-landfill too.


It’s our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.

Total donations to teachers: $92,233
Over 200 teachers adopted
More than 15,000 students impacts


In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.

Subaru and Meals on Wheels America worked together to make volunteering easier, by launching a tool called the Meals on Wheels Online Volunteer Drive.


We should all have a chance to lead a healthy life. We’re aiming to give as many people that chance as we can.

Subaru has donated more than $4.5 million dollars to
Make A Wish, helping to grant 610 wishes in the U.S.

How is Tom Wood 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. Indy Humane Society will be our Hometown Charity for Share The Love this Year!

Spay and Neuter Services of Indiana, Indy Humane Society
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
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Love Promise Stories from Tom Wood Subaru

Sharing the Love of Pets with the Community.......  –  Shannon C

Sharing the Love of Pets with the Community.......

On October 14th, we had our big Pet Adoption event at Tom Wood Subaru. This is the second time Indy Humane has had the opportunity to partner with Tom Wood Subaru in an adoption and micro-chipping event . We love working with Tom Wood, they are very supportive of the work that we do and really want to help their community in any way they can. They provided pet adoption kits for all of our animals that were adopted on the day of the event, filled with toys, treats, and food! We are looking forward to many more events with Tom Wood Subaru! Kristen McGuire Director of Customer Experience Humane Society of Indianapolis

Tom Wood Memorial Golf Outing  –  Shannon C

Tom Wood Memorial Golf Outing

We had another successful day at the annual Tom Wood Golf Outing this year! Tom Wood Subaru, along with all of our dealerships, the American Cancer Society and numerous area businesses participated in this great event to raise money for cancer!! Yearly, we have a silent auction, where so many businesses donate great items for employees & customers alike to bid on. Money was also collected from the teams for things such as markers, bogeys and eagles, as well as portions of team costs going to fight cancer. Many area restaurants came out and volunteered for the day's event to take care of all the great businesses and employees! Overall, the Tom Wood Auto Group raised over $40,000 for the American Cancer Society in remembrance of our dear owner; Tom Wood, who also lost his life to cancer. We would love to thank the American Cancer Society, the Tom Wood Auto Group, and all of the area businesses, for all you do to fight this horrible disease!

Kick Off To Summer Safety Event  –  Shannon C

Kick Off To Summer Safety Event

Tom Wood Subaru, along with St. Vincent Hospital, held their “Kick off to Summer Safety Event” on June 10th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This was a great event that featured sponsors such as; Peyton Manning’s Children’s Hospital, YMCA, Chaucie’s Place, the Indiana State Department of Health, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, as well as other participants!!! The main focus of our event was the “Drive now/Text Later” message, hoping to change the attitudes and behaviors of Indiana high school and college students, by showing them driving simulators and how incredibly dangerous and deadly this can be! The Indiana State Department of Health was on hand to show the community how to properly install car seats, as well as other great information. The American Heart Association was available to instruct the public on “hands only CPR”. Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. There was also great information given on Safe Sleep, Fall Prevention, Human Trafficking, and so much more, provided by all of our great organizations. Throughout the day, customers were offered free multi-point safety inspections on their vehicles, were offered free refreshments, as well as lunch provided by the Which-Wich food truck. This was a very successful event, and was greatly received by all of the community! Thank you to Tom Wood Subaru and all of the great organizations, who so generously came out and made this such a huge success!!!

Subaru and NWF Love the Earth!  –  Sonya S

Subaru and NWF Love the Earth!

Our students love to plant flowers and veggies! We harvest the veggies and eat them for lunch. We also go out and bird watch so we love our bird feeders. We added our toad house to Toad village out near our pond. Thank you so much for helping us become a better wildlife habitat and making learning so much fun!

Subaru Loves to Care w/Leukemia & Lymphoma Society  –  Alison S

Subaru Loves to Care w/Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Delivering beautiful dark blue blankets, cute arts & crafts kits, and touching and personal cards to patients undergoing cancer treatment at IU Simon Cancer Center was a wonderful finale of this year’s Subaru Loves to Care program with Tom Wood Subaru and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. LLS donor Megan Schultz Abeln and volunteer Michael Impicciche, both of whom have lost dear family members to blood cancers, helped unload and transport all of the Subaru Loves to Care cargo inside to the Cancer Resource Center. There we met Kerry Winkleman, shift coordinator for hematology/oncology at IU Simon, and Nicole Wasik-Ware, oncology nurse at IU Simon. Nicole is a survivor of childhood leukemia and brings another level of support and compassion to her patients, who know that she has experienced what they are undergoing. Thank you to Tom Wood Subaru for literally bringing warmth to cancer patients at IU Simon with these blankets, and for bringing love and care through cards and craft kits! We are honored to partner with you to bring light to a time that can be full of darkness.

In Her Honor...  –  Tom C

In Her Honor...

We have another great story for Earth Day 2017! Below is an email we received from our customer; Tom Cooper. Tom attended the Subaru Plant Tour with us on April 21st and received a tree at the end of the tour. I thought this was a great story: Dear Shannon, I have been keeping the tree you gave me in water. I was not sure where I was going to plant it, and then a long time church member passed away suddenly, so I planted the white pine tree in her honor on our church property. Best, Tom

Humane Society - Sharing The Love!  –  Shannon C

Humane Society - Sharing The Love!

Subaru presented a check on Monday, May 1st 2017 for $20,000 to the Humane Society of Indianapolis, through our "Share the Love" campaign. The Humane Society of Indianapolis provides vital services to animals and people alike through sheltering and adopting animals, providing positive reinforcement behavior training for adoptable animals through our behavior programs, and outreach through our community and shelter programs. Tom Wood Subaru believes in making the world a better place. That's why they build fuel-efficient vehicles in eco-friendly plants, and why over the past 20 years, we've donated more than 50 million dollars to causes we care about, including the Humane Society of Indianapolis!!!

Celebrating Earth Day - April 21st & 22nd 2017  –  Shannon C

Celebrating Earth Day - April 21st & 22nd 2017

For Earth Day, 4/22/17 we partnered with the Subaru Loves The Earth initiative by delivering a kit to Brook Park Elementary that included many items; bird feeders, soil, garden tools, trees and many more items to create their garden. As well, we participated in supporting the National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat® initiative - a hands-on way in which students, teachers, parents and administrators can make a difference in helping to restore native habitats. To learn more about Subaru and their commitment to the environment, you can visit, http://www.subaru.com/csr/environment.html We also partnered with Earth Day.org (http://www.earthday.org) by giving away nice White Pine trees to our group on the plant tour on Friday, April 21st. These trees were also given to our customers in our show room over the weekend. Through the Canopy Project, Earth Day Network works on the ground with organizations worldwide that strengthen communities through tree planting. This project has led to millions of trees being planted on six different continents. We can all help to save our great planet, one tree at a time!

Sharing the love of pets  –  Shannon C

Sharing the love of pets

The following story is about the 8-year-old daughter of our Finance Manager: Chad Adams. Samantha Adams was watching TV, when a commercial caught her eye. She watched over and over again the advertisement from the ASPCA asking for donations to help hurt animals. Samantha was so moved by this commercial, she decided she wanted to do something to help Baxter, the featured dog, and other animals like him. Samantha’s eighth birthday was right around the corner in January, so she decided to take advantage of the situation. Instead of asking her friends to bring a birthday gift, she asked for a monetary donation to help support the ASPCA. As her friends arrived at her ice skating birthday party, many expressed their appreciation of her idea. In fact, two friends were so inspired by her generosity; they have decided to replace gifts with monetary donations to their charity of choice for their birthday parties in February. Samantha was so excited about raising money for the ASPCA that she took it one step further. Any money that she received from relatives in birthday cards, she immediately placed in her ASPCA envelope. She also took money from her own piggy bank so that she could donate as well.On February 9, 2017, Samantha was very excited to make a one-time donation of $555 to the ASPCA. She can’t believe how many animals she may have helped and knows that the money went to a great cause.

Subaru Loves Education!!!  –  Shannon C

Subaru Loves Education!!!

Through our Subaru Loves Learning initiative, we are working toward making the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible by donating over 300 classroom supply kits and impacting over 8,000 students in our local communities. Since 2015, Subaru and our retailers have donated over $90,000 to AdoptAClassroom.org, which impacts over 200 schools across the country. Shannon Cook – Operations Support Specialist at Tom Wood Subaru is seen here donating supplies to Allisonville Elementary in Indianapolis, pictured with Principal - Mike Pomerenke and Assistant Principal - Kelly Zibton. These supplies will aide in helping to educate over 800 children! At Subaru, we know the deepest learning happens when students have the tools they need to inspire new ways of thinking and seeing the world.

Tom Wood Golf Outing/Relay For Life  –  Shannon C

Tom Wood Golf Outing/Relay For Life

The Tom Wood Memorial Golf Outing was held on June 23rd to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Many businesses were involved in this great event! The golf scramble included food, beverages, contests and a silent auction. The Relay For Life was held on Saturday, June 25th and included lots of fun for the kids, karaoke, corn hole, a Jell-O eating contest and much more. Between both great events, around $40,000 was raised to help find a cure for this horrible disease! "The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all." - Relay for Life.

Where Love Meets Hope  –  Shannon C

Where Love Meets Hope

In the month of June we showed our support for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by hanging messages of hope in the showroom, as well as awareness bracelets worn to help raise awareness for finding a cure for blood cancers. The messages of hope as well as blankets were taken to those fighting cancer in our community.

ASPCA Check Presentation  –  Humane Society o

ASPCA Check Presentation

Subaru presented the check from "Share the Love" on Tuesday, 4/27/16 to the Humane Society of Indianapolis. Photo (L to R): Nick Radivan, Indy Humane Jeremy Vanandel, Indy Humane Nic Youngman, SOA Josh Pettee, GM Tom Wood Subaru Subaru believes in making the world a better place. That's why they build fuel-efficient vehicles in eco-friendly plants, and why, over the past 20 years, we've donated more than 50 million dollars to causes we all care about, including the Humane Society of Indianapolis

Earth Day - Recycle Your Old Electronics  –  Shannon C

Earth Day - Recycle Your Old Electronics

Our "Bring In Your Old Electronics" event for Earth Day was a hit!! We filled all 5 gaylords - overflowing!!! I would estimate that we had over 50 patrons come through with their donations. We partnered with Recycle Force who then takes the electronic waste and other recyclables provided deconstructs these items, recycles the materials and disposes of the waste safely and cleanly. We handed out close to 100 Buttonbush trees, one to each patron that donated, as well as employees, to help with the Earth Day movement of replenishing our lovely planet! Trees play such an important role in our environment. We were extremely happy with how the event turned out!!

Subaru Supports IndyHumane's Mutt Strut  –  Jeremy V

Subaru Supports IndyHumane's Mutt Strut

The Humane Society of Indianapolis is delighted to have the support of Subaru and our local Subaru dealers. For the past two years, Subaru has been one of our closest partners for our largest annual fundraising event, Mutt Strut, and has helped us bring together more than 7,000 people and their pets to raise more than $600,000 since joining us as a sponsor. Without partners like Subaru, we wouldn't be able to support the thousands of homeless and unwanted pets that find themselves at IndyHumane each year. We're so grateful for their support, and look forward to many more years of amazing partnerships and lives saved.

Indy Humane  –  Josh P

Indy Humane

Tom Wood Subaru is dedicated to serving the local community as a supporter of the Humane Society of Indianapolis. Over the last two years Tom Wood Subaru has selected this great organization as their local partner during the Share the Love Event and provided over $20,000 to help this local Humane Society organization. Last year Tom Wood donated the funds to support a local dog park in the Clay Terrace Mall allowing customers to exercise their dogs in a safe fenced in area. The Subaru Love Promise goes far beyond financial support at Tom Wood, as a number of the employees have donated their time and homes to foster animals in need. The Humane Society of Indianapolis provides much needed care and services to all Dogs and Cats in Indy including, lost and found services, emergency vet care, spay and neuter services, pet behavior programs, dog parks, micro chipping and more.