The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2021 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 2021 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.

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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.

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. We are proud to partner with Miracle Place this year as our local charity of choice.

Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana

TerraCycle

Edison School for the Arts

St. Vincent Hospital

Peyton Manning Children's Hospital

Did Tom Wood Subaru go above and beyond, provide exceptional service, or support causes that are important to you? We'd love to hear about it.

Love Promise Stories from Tom Wood Subaru

Subaru and Tom Wood 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

Sweet Cards from Edison Elementary....... - Shannon C

Tying in with our story below about Edison School of the Arts and how we supported them this year, through the "Subaru Loves Learning" initiative, we wanted to share these with you. The sweet children there created these beautiful cards for our staff! So awesome! The power of words is that a life can be launched with as little as a single phrase, an uplifting word or an act of kindness. Think of the power we wield and the impact we can make if we become more intentional about encouraging our children. Our words are often the very things that help create future dreams. And sometimes those dreams are to be just like us. Thank you so much to all of the children for your sweet, sweet cards and thank you to Principal; Amy Berns for sending these along to make our day! Our staff would like to thank you & all of the teachers for everything you do for the children in our community! We sure do appreciate these!

Edison School of the Arts
Sweet Cards from Edison Elementary.......

Adopting a Teacher! - Shannon C

During the month of August, we celebrated "Subaru Loves Learning". Our chosen school to celebrate with this year was Edison School of the Arts. Through this initiative, we worked with AdoptAClassRoom.org donating $500 each to 10 different teachers throughout this elementary school. This helped with school supplies, furniture and so much more! This year alone, Subaru will adopt over 4,700 classrooms that will impact more than 114,000 students in need. Did you know that 96% of teachers purchase many school supplies from their own pocket, spending around $750 a year, so their students don't do without! What a blessing they are - so Subaru wanted to give back to these amazing teachers! You can join the cause and help a school in need by donating books, backpacks, supplies or you can check out https://www.adoptaclassroom.org/ to find out more ways you can help! Through this site, the teachers create a fundraising page or apply for a grant. Those that would like to donate can give to a specific classroom, school or fund. Teachers can then immediately order the supplies they need for their students. And the great thing is, those that donate get updates about how you have made an impact on these teachers and their students! Principal; Amy Berns shared some great pictures of a 3rd grade classroom and one of the items they have purchased so far with these funds. Pictured are the children enjoying their new "wiggle seats", which allows them to have some mobility and helps with fidgeting. Amy also shared how the teachers are super excited to purchase more supplies with these funds and that they will be sharing more photos with us over the next few months! Super exciting! So if you are a teacher in need or someone who would like to help these teachers, please join us in this great cause!!! At Tom Wood Subaru, we believe that all children deserve an excellent education to help them achieve their dreams!

Edison School of the Arts
Adopting a Teacher!

Love Them For Life Pet Adoption Event - Shannon C

On October 2nd, we held our "Love Them For Life" pet adoption event right here at Tom Wood Subaru! It was a great day with 12 organizations in attendance! There were 8 furry friends who found new homes and more rescues & adoptions to report soon! Despite the weather it was a nice turn out, with free lunch, lots of give-a-ways and so much more! We had chickens, bunnies, cats, dogs, mice, rats, you name it, it may have been here! Thank you to every organization who came out and a HUGE thank you to Rhi Johns & Cheri Storms from Pet Friendly Services for bringing out all of the organizations, helping them get spay/neuter services and all of the wonderful things you do!

Pet Friendly Services
Love Them For Life Pet Adoption Event

MULTIPLYING GOOD - Shannon C

We are very proud to sponsor “Multiplying Good” in Indiana, which unleashes potential in youth, through service and partners with organizations and corporations, to recognize excellence in service. In Indiana, Multiplying Good works in 32 schools to help youth identify what they are passionate about and build the skills needed to do something about it. During the 2020-2021 year, students worked on issues ranging from social justice, racial justice, civic engagement, mental health, homelessness, hunger, the environment and combating the effects of COVID-19. Each year, one team is selected, based on their impact as the regional winning team. Their story is an example of what youth in SIA achieve and how they grow. Over the course of the year there have been 21 SIA teams, they have completed 123 projects with 391 youth participating. They served 4,462 hours, engaged 5,016 volunteers and they have impacted 16,873 individual lives! How awesome is that! They recently held a pickleball tournament, which raised $25,361 in cash and $13,018 in-kind donations. Because of this, 101 middle & high school students will be able to participate in “Students in Action” (in Indiana) for free. We are so proud of these kids and so impressed by what they have done for our community! Thank you from everyone here at Tom Wood Subaru for being such an inspiration to our youth!

Multiplying Good
MULTIPLYING GOOD

Helping The Children In Hamilton County - Shannon C

The Fishers Optimist Club was formed to help the children in Hamilton County and on Sept. 21st, they held their “Help Them Hear-n-See” Golf Classic, which raises funds for children in need of hearing aids & glasses. The birdies, pars & bogies helped to send kids to the Indiana State Police sponsored “Respect for Law” camps. It turned out to be a great event and everyone in attendance had a fun filled day of golf and fellowship! We love to sponsor this group because they do such great things like; sponsoring contests for high school students to compete for scholarships, conduct a Tri Star basketball program for elementary students, holiday dinners for families and so much more! https://www.fishersoptimistclub.org/about-us... From everyone here at Tom Wood Subaru, we would like to say, “Thank you Fishers Optimist Club for enriching our community!”

Fishers Optimist Club
Helping The Children In Hamilton County

Putting For A Cause! - Brian M

The St. Jude Men’s Club golf outing was held August 28th at Valle Vista Golf Club and the funds raised went to supplement the 2021-2022 Technology Fund at the St. Jude School, with the total being nearly $6,000.00 raised! Awesome! The St. Jude Men’s Club is a diverse group of approximately 300 men, dedicated to the betterment of their school, parish, community, and the Church. They raise money in other ways as well, such as their Monte Carlo gaming, which can be obtained by private businesses and individuals for themed parties, fundraisers, and other events. They put the "FUN" in fundraising! Also, the St. Jude Men’s Club teams up with the St. Jude Women’s Club and the Athletic Board to conduct the annual Reverse Raffle! This event is a fundraiser for all three ministries. The St. Jude Men’s Club often lends a hand to Anna’s House by preparing & serving meals to the residents of the neighborhoods of Stringtown, which is on the near west-side of Indianapolis. And they recently gathered a crew to unload over 25 pallets of donated food to help continue their mission at Anna’s House. We love to support these guys every year & would like to give them a big shout out for everything they do! Thank you!

St. Jude's Men's Club
Putting For A Cause!

A bicycle can give you a new perspective on life.. - Shannon C

Every year, we sponsor the wonderful folks at the Sundance MTB Bike Skills Clinic. Sally Marchand Collins is the founder of this great organization. Sadly, Sally lost her husband in 2001 to Leukemia but just one week later, on a brisk 26-degree day in February, Sally started training with the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society’s cycling team. Sally was determined to conquer the annual 100-mile bike ride around Lake Tahoe with her father, Normand Marchand, who was 65 years old at the time and took her husband Pete’s place on the tandem bicycle. Participating in that ride made Sally realize the bike gave her wings to live her life....minus one. The following year Sally became a coach for that same TNT team, and she remains committed to raising money until a cure for cancer is finally found. Following is a few words from Sally, about their recent Mountain Bike Skills training, that took place on August 22nd at Southwestway Park: "We had such an amazing event! We've been doing this for 15 years....inspiring women to soar with new wings! We taught all the foundational mountain bike skills to advance the women to wheel lifts, high speed cornering, bunny hops, manuals, wheelies, jumps and drops! We love giving women the key mountain bike skills to conquer everything they will encounter on the trails and it also allows them to stand stronger in life! Thank you Tom Wood Subaru for supporting our efforts!" Sally's motto: “The bicycle can give you a new perspective to life and the courage to conquer anything life throws your way. Life behind bars, is what every doctor should prescribe!” And from everyone here at Tom Wood Subaru, we thank you Sally, for all you do for the folks who attend these training sessions, all across the state. And for all you do to raise money for LLS! You are such an inspiration to so many!

Sundance MTB Skills Clinic
A bicycle can give you a new perspective on life..

How Many Critters Can You Fit Into Your Subaru? - Deanna P

Deanna Poon from "A Critter's Chance" will be joining us this year, for our Pet Adoption event on Oct. 2nd and she sent us this great story! She sadly came across an animal hoarding case and shared that they used her 2021 Subaru Outback to take animals to various foster homes!!! So glad they were able to find a good home! She was so excited over how much they were able to fit into her Subaru Outback and wanted to share the list with us: • 26 baby and 2 adult rats (front seat) • Her purse, work bag, and kids backpack (front seat) • Her child in the booster seat (back seat) • Two rabbits, each in their own carriers (back seat floorboards) • Another rabbit and a backpack (back seat) • The car emergency kit (back seat) • Four more rabbits in their own carriers (rear area) • One finch in a cage (rear area) • Another small bird in a separate cage (rear area) • And a partridge in a pear tree (ok, not really, but I bet it would have fit)! Deanna also shared, "I love my Outback for hauling critters and I can't wait for your event in October"! Wow, thanks for sharing this great story Deanna and we look forward to seeing you, as well as all of the community, at our Pet Adoption event on October 2nd!

A Critter's Chance
How Many Critters Can You Fit Into Your Subaru?

Sharing the joy of racing............ - Shannon C

On Friday, August 27th some of the crew from Tom Wood Subaru headed out for another adventure. We are always trying to think of ways we can bring love & excitement to the children and volunteers of Miracle Place. So this time, we decided to take them to a race out at the Indianapolis Speedrome! Many of the children, parents and volunteers had never been to a race before, so they were all super excited! First stop.....Papa John's to pick up the pizza! We scurried along through the east side of Indianapolis, eagerly awaiting our dinner with the children. When we arrived, many were there to greet us and helped carry in the pizza and sodas! Sister Barbara always blesses us by saying grace and then we all enjoyed dinner together! One of our staff: Tony Birsfield recently moved and had saved a whole box of children's books, to donate to the library at Miracle Place, in which Sister Barbara was so grateful for! Dinner was done, so now........off to the races!!! We loaded up in the vans provided by our own Sixt Rent a Car and off we went with laughter & lots of conversation along the way! Our DFO; Bill Demaree provided us with the tickets and they had a nice section in the bleachers ready for us! As always, our wonderful GM; Scott Reckley provided the gang with even more refreshments at the race; including soft drinks & popcorn! You should have seen the kids as they cheered......oh my, the joy on their faces! At the beginning of each race, they would all agree on which number they thought was going to win. Then one appointed child would walk through the stands, shouting out with joy; "Number 1, Number 1", making sure we all knew which car to cheer for! Oh and what a blessing the weather turned out to be! It was sooo hot that day and we feared we would all melt out in the bleachers but up in the top of the stands, with the shade coming in, we had such a nice breeze and we all stayed so comfortable throughout the race! Races included Junior Faskarts, Legends, Factory and Figure 8 races – now these are really exciting! Everyone enjoyed themselves and around 9:00 pm, we wrapped up the evening, loading into the vans, while the children & volunteers shared how much fun they had and telling stories about the night! Therese Reckley; one of the volunteers at Miracle Place, shared photos with us later and told of how everyone had such a great time! Well, then we accomplished our goal, right!?! As long as we have blessed the lives of others, we could not ask for any more! Miracle Place is such a blessing that provides love & support for the children in their community. Sister Rita & Sister Barbara have been such a blessing to us all! We would like to give a big shout out to everyone who volunteered and thank you to Phil Spink for loaning us the vans! Thank you Bill Demaree for gathering the tickets and section for our event and thank you to our GM; Scott Reckley, for always coming up with the great adventures to take these kids to! Thank you Tony Birsfield for the book donation and to all of the Tom Wood Subaru staff, who helped us make the event possible! We love you all and it turned out to be another wonderful event!

Miracle Place
Sharing the joy of racing............

How has Riley Hospital impacted your life? - Shannon C

In our last story, I shared the details about Miracle Ride - which raises money for Riley Children's Hospital. We promised the follow up story regarding the children who won the STACYC electric bikes and here it is! Tom Wood Powersports of Indianapolis, asked the community to share their stories, regarding Riley hospital and how it had affected their lives. The top 20 stories were chosen and each one of these children received a STACYC Electric Bike - valued at $850!!! I learned that the “Big Ride”, which takes place during the Miracle Ride event, is when all of the riders actually drive past Riley Hospital to see the children!!! The Riley children know they are coming and anxiously await outside, in their red wagons & wheelchairs…so excited to see the motorcycles as they pass by! Many of the children, who are too sick to come outside, stand with eager faces pressed against the window…..just waiting for all of the bikers to drive by and wave. Bill Kingery shared, "We like to remind every rider; Look up at every window as you pass by, so the children can see your smiling faces." Boy that sure pulls at your heart strings, doesn't it! Well….the time came for the drawing & each of the winners were presented with their new electronic bikes on Saturday, August 28th, at Tom Wood Subaru! Each child was also given a sticker page - either blue or pink - to customize their brand new bike!!!! Then Bill Kingery, his crew, as well as those from Tom Wood Powersports & Subaru, showed each child how to ride their new bike! You can check out all of the cool bikes from STACYC here: https://stacyc.com/ Be sure to check out this great video, presented by Bill Kingery from Miracle Ride and Eric Nyberg from Tom Wood Powersports, which details the events that helped Riley hospital: https://www.facebook.com/tomwoodpowersportsindy/videos/340981934327067 Also be sure to check out all of the great "Riley" stories submitted by the children and their families, regarding how Riley impacted their lives (be sure to have your tissues ready): https://m.facebook.com/events/1159041354593128 Thank you so much to all of you who participated in the Miracle Ride, to all the staff from the Tom Wood Automotive Group - who sponsored & participated in this great event and to STACYC bikes! And especially, thank you to all of the doctors, nurses, and those who donate to Riley hospital!! You make such a difference in these children's lives and we love you all!

Riley Children's Hospital
How has Riley Hospital impacted your life?