The 2018 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our customers, our community, and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2018 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes elite Subaru retailers who provide an exceptional customer experience at every interaction with Subaru. These retailers have also demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in their local communities in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

The 2018 Subaru Love Promise Customer and 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.

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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Pets

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.

Environment

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.

Education

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

Community

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.

Health

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. Chaucie's Place will be our Hometown Charity for Share The Love this Year!

Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana, ASPCA
TerraCycle
Allisonville Elementary
St. Vincent Hospital
Peyton Manning Children's Hospital

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Love Promise Stories from Tom Wood Subaru

Subaru Loves Learning - Allisonville Elementary  –  Shannon C

Subaru Loves Learning - Allisonville Elementary

Throughout the month of September, we collected backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils, and rulers from our employees and the community. We received 150 books from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The AAAS, celebrates outstanding science writing and illustrations for children and young adults.On 9/27/18, we delivered a diverse array of award-winning science books, with a personal label & bookmark to Allisonville Elementary. Subaru’s goal was to engage with students K - 12.I met with principal Mike Pomerenke and many of the children, who were excited to find out more about what their school would be receiving. Pictured here are Principal Pomerenke, several of the lovely children and Operations Support Specialist; Shannon Cook. The children were excited and eager to receive their new educational items!Once again, through the generosity of Subaru, those at Tom Wood and our great customers, we have successfully completed yet another year of our Subaru Loves Learning Campaign!!! Have a great 2018-2019 school year everyone!


The Miracle Place Story  –  Shannon C

The Miracle Place Story

Once upon a time, there were 2 wonderful Sisters of Providence; Sister Rita Ann Wade, and Sister Barbara McClelland. These Sisters had a dream…..to establish a wonderful facility for those in need, to give them a place to go, provide meals, fellowship and a compassionate heart, to show that someone does care. In 2000, Sister Rita Ann Wade, and Sister Barbara McClelland witnessed this dream turn into reality……..when they established “Miracle Place”!! The Sisters rented and renovated the non-profit’s first building on the east side of Indianapolis, with the efforts of several generous people in the community. As part of their mission, the Sisters crossed cultural boundaries to serve and love their neighbors. In 2010, the property directly across the street from Miracle Place was sadly burned to the ground by an arsonist. Through the generosity of a single donor, they were able to purchase the lot and construct a “pocket park”, installing a playground and a garden to help feed the children and the community. The park is considered “a little area of peace and serenity” in the neighborhood. In the spring of 2016, Miracle Place completed the construction of a new community center, to better serve the neighborhood. Miracle Place helps anyone seeking comfort, companionship, and hope! Having grown up with the Sisters, and being familiar with the story of Miracle Place, Scott Reckley; General Manager of Tom Wood Subaru, along with his employees, decided to reach out to the youth at Miracle Place and treat them to a day of fun and caring. They purchased tickets for an Indians Baseball game at Victory Field and partnered with their rental company; Sixt Rent A Car, and Tom Wood Nissan, who were both gracious enough to loan them 4 large passenger vans. So off they went……11 employees, family members, and friends, heading down to Papa John’s, who blessed them with a great deal on their pizzas for all of the wonderful children! They arrived at Miracle Place with their hearts full, and were thrilled when they saw the joy on the children’s faces! The Sisters and wonderful volunteers provided the remaining needs, so they all sat down to enjoy a meal and fellowship! When lunch was over, they loaded the vans and off they went to Victory Field! The children gazed in awe, as they pulled into the field, beaming with joy because, for many, this was the first time they had ever seen a baseball game! It was a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky and they couldn’t have asked for better seats. It just so happened that it was “PJ Masks" day at the game, so many of the children were thrilled to meet the characters out on the field! After the 5th inning, they passed out vouchers to each of the children to enjoy a snack and refreshment during the game. The children carefully watched in awe, as the balls soared into the stands, hoping to catch one for themselves. “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” rang out above, and they all stood together, swaying back and forth and singing out loud with the children…….oh how they had so much fun!! When the game came to a close, they took everyone safely back to Miracle Place, thanking them for touching their hearts on this special day. When inquiring on the following day two of the adults shared; “They hoped their children would be able to go to another game because they absolutely loved it!!" When the children were asked, what their favorite memories of the day were, they declared; “Standing to cheer as a group”, “Singing Take Me out to the Ball Game”, and “Free food”. Other children chimed in saying, “They were happy to be able to learn more about baseball!” and they loved the day because “it was the first time we’d ever seen a baseball game!” Many just don’t realize how much they are blessed, until they see so many others who are less fortunate and may not even know where their next meal is coming from.


Changing lives one wish at a time.................  –  Haley L

Changing lives one wish at a time.................

On Friday, 7/20/18 we sponsored the Make-A-Wish "Polo At Sunset" event, held at Hickory Hall Polo Club in Whitestown, IN. Make-a-Wish is such a great foundation and helps to bring life changing wishes to children in the community, by giving those with critical illnesses renewed energy and strength. It brings families closer together and unites communities! At 6:00 pm the polo match promptly began!!! Having never attended a polo match before, we were all excited to attend! During half time, at 7:00 pm, they had an airplane candy drop for all of the children! During the event there was a silent auction and face painting to raise money, as well as a Gymboree station to entertain the children! The evening concluded at 8:00 pm with a lantern release to celebrate all of the wish kids! We were proud to sponsor and participate in this event and help to grant more wishes to the children in our great community! You can read more about the Make-A-Wish foundation and donate at: http://wish.org.


Sharing blankets & craft kits with young patients  –  Alison S

Sharing blankets & craft kits with young patients

Shannon from Tom Wood Subaru is a dynamo. She is passionately committed to the partnerships that Tom Wood Subaru invests in, sharing her enthusiasm with their community outreach efforts with her cheerful attitude. “I am thrilled to be a part of this!” Shannon told me. In June visited Tom Wood Subaru’s showroom, met Shannon and General Manager Scott Reckley and were impressed by their display of blankets, arts & crafts kits, and messages of hope for young cancer patients served by Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent. Shannon was committed to making sure staff and customers completed all messages of hope for their young friends facing cancer, saying that she wanted to make sure every patient receiving a blanket would get a personal message to go with it. She lived up to her word – this week Shannon, Scott, and their colleagues Jerry and Josh came to Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital loaded with blankets, tote bags, craft kits, and stacks of messages from Subaru Loves to Care. They handed out several gifts to families on their way out, and then Amy, a child life specialist at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, led us through the clinic. Outside each patient room we paused, sanitized our hands, then Scott, Shannon, Jerry, and Josh greeted patients and shared their gifts. One young patient, Ellie, carefully opened up her arts & crafts kit and named each item as she removed it from the kit. “Wow!” she said once she’d emptied the kit, “thank you for this!” Her mom smiled as she told us how much Ellie loved art materials and would be busy with these shortly. Thanks to Tom Wood Subaru for your generosity to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and patients like Ellie at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital!


Share The Love  –  Shannon C

Share The Love

Chaucie’s Place was our chosen charity for our “Share the Love” campaign this year. Chaucie’s Place is a child advocacy organization that focuses on the prevention of child sexual abuse and youth suicide. They educate both children and adults through prevention and educational programs. On Thursday, May 24th, we proudly presented Olivia Cloer; Director of Development at Chaucie’s Place, with a check for $12,000! We at Tom Wood Subaru are thrilled to be a part of this great community and help out great organizations such as Chaucie’s Place, to help change the lives of others. Thank you Olivia, Chaucie’s Place and all those who participated in our special day!


Miracle Ride For A Cure  –  Shannon C

Miracle Ride For A Cure

The Tom Wood Auto Group participated in the Miracle Ride June 2 – 3rd. The Miracle Ride Foundation, Inc. is made up of more than 250 volunteers who are motorcycle enthusiasts from many different backgrounds. They share a great passion for keeping children healthy. They believe that helping to fund Riley Hospital for Children is the best way to demonstrate that shared belief. Riley is the only hospital in Indiana dedicated to providing comprehensive care to seriously ill and critically injured children. Many of the services provided by the hospital are outside the typical revenue stream and must be funded exclusively by donations. By directing the revenues raised by the Miracle Ride to Riley Hospital, participants in the event can be certain that their money is going to a cause with statewide reach that assists all children with a wide range of illnesses and injuries.Thank you to all of the participants in this wonderful event! We here at the Tom Wood Auto Group will work daily to help children and our wonderful community! You can find out more about this great organization and those who sponsored at: https://www.miracleride.net/miracle_ride/


Tom Wood Subaru Loves To Care  –  Shannon C

Tom Wood Subaru Loves To Care

We should all have a chance to lead a healthy life. We’re aiming to give as many people that chance. Together, Subaru, our retailers and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will again spread hope, love and warmth by donating and delivering blankets and messages of hope cards to cancer patients, being treated at hospitals across the country. We will also donate art & crafts kits that hospitals can distribute to children undergoing treatment or to adult patients for art therapy. The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is to cure Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and Myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. This year we will be working with the fine folks at the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. We will be donating all of the blankets, messages of hope and art & craft kits, July 11th to all of these special people. Let’s all help to make a difference in these children’s lives!!!


Biking Can Set You Free!!!!  –  Shannon C

Biking Can Set You Free!!!!

On June 8 – 10 at the Brown County State Park, the Sundance Skills Mountain Bike Clinic was held and Tom Wood Subaru was a proud sponsor of this event! We worked with the wonderful Sally Marchand Collins, who sadly lost her husband to Leukemia in 2001. It was her re-connection with the bicycle that kept her moving forward. Sally started training with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team, aiming to conquer the annual 100-mile bike ride around Lake Tahoe. Her father, Normand Marchand, took her husband’s place on the tandem bicycle and they began training together. Participating in that ride made her realize the bike gave her wings to live life minus one. The following year she became a coach for that same TNT team, and she remains committed to raising money until a cure for cancer is finally found!! Tom Wood Subaru was proud to sponsor this event and we look forward to helping with the next 2 clinics this summer! Thank you Sally and the team, for all you do to help find a cure!!!! You can read more about Sally and this great clinic right on their website at: https://sundancemtbskillsclinic.com


Share the Love with Chaucie's Place  –  Shannon C

Share the Love with Chaucie's Place

Chaucie’s Place was our chosen charity for the “Share the Love” campaign this year. Chaucie’s Place is a child advocacy organization that focuses on the prevention of child sexual abuse and youth suicide. They educate both children and adults through prevention and educational programs. On Thursday, May 24th, we proudly presented Olivia Cloer; Director of Development for Chaucie’s Place, with a check for $12,000! We at Tom Wood Subaru are thrilled to be a part of this great community and donate to great organizations such as Chaucie’s Place, to help change the lives of others. Thank you Olivia, Chaucie’s Place and all those who participated in our special day! Pictured from left to right – Josh Pettee, Jeff Wood, Scott Reckley, Olivia Cloer, Tim Stallings, Andrew Weiss


HOW TOM WOOD SUBARU HELPS SAVE THE EARTH!!  –  Shannon C

HOW TOM WOOD SUBARU HELPS SAVE THE EARTH!!

Tom Wood Subaru was Indiana’s first LEED-certified dealership driven by SIA’s example. Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) set the bar in eco-friendly car manufacturing, becoming the first zero-waste auto plant in the US. In 2016 a solar powered-EV carport was installed. Over the lifetime of the station, it is estimated it will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 200 tons and permit more than 500,000 miles of clean driving. Solar panels on top of the carport power the charging station and run fans in the service drive and shop area. Tom Wood Subaru has expanded green efforts by adding three hard-to-recycle items to its recycling program: snack wrappers, disposable coffee cups and lids, and coffee and tea capsules. The retailer is partnering with TerraCycle to make this happen; customers, employees and community members are welcome to participate. In the fall we will receive a catalog, where we can purchase the picnic tables, park benches and many more great items to donate to schools and parks in our great community!! Together, one item at a time, we will help recycle our way to a cleaner planet for our next generation! Sarah Stillfield


HELP US SAVE THE EARTH!!!!!  –  Shannon C

HELP US SAVE THE EARTH!!!!!

This year’s campaign for Earth Day is to end plastic pollution. From poisoning and injuring marine life, to littering our beaches and landscapes, clogging our waste streams and landfills, the growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of our planet! Tom Wood Subaru has made a pledge to help end plastic pollution, by providing insulated water bottles to all of our staff! We asked our employees to take the pledge and not use plastic bottles at work but instead to use the great Subaru bottles we provided. Won’t you join us and take the pledge to help save the earth? Together, we can make a difference!


Celebrating our Eco-Friendly Dealership!  –  Shannon C

Celebrating our Eco-Friendly Dealership!

In light of Earth Day, or as we like to say "month" (the whole month of April) being right around the corner, we'd like to share some great stories of how we celebrate the earth and being Eco-Friendly here at Subaru. In 2016 we installed a solar powered electric vehicle carport. The innovative solar powered EV charging station will help reduce Indianapolis’ greenhouse gas emissions by more than 200 tons and permit more than 500,000 miles of clean driving over its expected lifetime. The solar panels across the front of our dealership also run the fans in our service drive and throughout our shop. Loving the environment means working to preserve it. Subaru was the first U.S. auto manufacturer to become zero-landfill. The ways Subaru has worked with our city to replenish trees, reuse water, recycle items to donate to schools and parks, all makes this such a great company to work for!!!


Allisonville Elementary Book Donation  –  Shannon C

Allisonville Elementary Book Donation

As part of this year's "Subaru Loves Learning" initiative, Tom Wood Subaru donated books and learning materials to Allisonville Elementary to help promote 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 numerous 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. The supplies donated to Allisonville Elementary 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!


YMCA Toy Drive/ Santa Breakfast  –  Shannon C

YMCA Toy Drive/ Santa Breakfast

On Sunday December 10th, Shannon from Tom Wood Subaru, as well as many other employees from our local dealerships and members of our management team, attended the Santa breakfast. All proceeds from the breakfast were donated to our local YMCA Toy Drive. During the breakfast, we had a group of our special elves who assembled 150 bikes of all sizes, to be shared with the wonderful children in our community! During the month of December, all of our locations collected toys for the YMCA Toy Drive. Last year Subaru donated 251 toys, so we were on a mission to beat our numbers!! The Tom Wood team as a whole donated over 800 toys and including the bike sales, over $70,000!!!! Wow, how amazing!! There will be many smiling faces in our community this Christmas! This is all part of why I love this company, they do so many amazing things for our community! From all of us here at Tom Wood Subaru, to you and your family,we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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.


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