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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.
At Subaru of Jacksonville, our Love Promise to the Jacksonville area can be seen in our partnerships with local nonprofits and charities. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of the Jacksonville community, but to serve it as well.
Subaru of Jacksonville sponsored our local Family Ties Campaign to bring awareness to breast cancer and recognize the impact men in our community have in the fight against breast cancer. The entire dealership got behind the initiative wearing pink ties in support of breast cancer awareness and sponsoring a series of stories that aired during the month of October on the local NBC and ABC networks. One of our stories was about Cami and her husband Taylor. These newlyweds had just come back from their wedding when Cami got diagnosed with breast cancer. Taylor, Cami’s guardian angel is the one who found the lump. For the past five months they have been enduring surgeries and chemotherapy. Taylor has been working two jobs to keep the family going. It's obvious that they are each others rock and they are such a positive and inspiring couple. We have so many amazing men in our community who show their support everyday and help women battling breast cancer continue this fight. Phil Porter the owner of Subaru of Jacksonville is also one of these men. Phil and the team at Subaru of Jacksonville donated $5,000 to Cami and Taylor so they can continue their fight. They were overwhelmed with the help and support. The team at First Coast News is proud to partner with Phil and Subaru of Jacksonville on such a rewarding project that is truly making a difference in our community.
Beaches Habitat is forever grateful to Subaru of Jacksonville for its generous sponsorship of three homes in its Ocean Gate community. On Thursday, June 23rd, Subaru of Jacksonville CEO Phil Porter presented a check for $157,500 to Beaches Habitat Board Chairwoman, Janet Wylie. On behalf of the affiliate, Wylie expressed deep gratitude and commended the company for its strong commitment to give back to the community. "This generous financial support is changing the lives of three deserving families who will greatly benefit from the assistance of Mr. Porter and Subaru of Jacksonville," added Wylie. In addition to the monetary contributions to the Ocean Gate community, Subaru of Jacksonville employees will also volunteer more than 200 hours of their time to help build the homes in the community. The new homeowners could not thank Mr. Porter and the Subaru team enough and expressed their deep gratitude for this very generous gift and tremendous support. Subaru of Jacksonville is furthering Beaches Habitat's mission to eliminate substandard housing in the Jacksonville Beaches community. Beaches Habitat is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing. The affiliate works in partnership with local families and volunteers to help build simple and decent homes for qualified families in need. Beaches Habitat also offers college scholarships, after school tutoring and rewards for academic excellence for their partner families.
Subaru of Jacksonville supported Earth Day Jacksonville on April 23, 2016. Earth Day Jacksonville provided a fun-filled day for the whole family with earth-friendly companies. The event was a free, local festival to learn about conservation, reducing energy and water use, preventing pollution and how to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Subaru of Jacksonville also sponsored the SOJAX Mini-Grant. The DePaul School of NE Florida is building a butterfly garden at Castaway Island Preserve. Subaru of Jacksonville presented Joshua Davis with the mini-grant at the Earth Day festival.
As a testament to Subarus mission of keeping all animals safe and healthy, Subaru of Jacksonville was once again a Pawtner of the National Canine Cancer Foundation Bark and Bowl. Presenting sponsor of the Inaugural Jacksonville Bark and Bowl and a partner all 3 years, the annual Bark and Bowl has raised close to $100,000 in support of the NCCF mission of education, outreach and research. We cannot do this event without the help and support of Subaru, their partnership means that 100% of team donations benefit our mission and not event costs. As a result of the positive relationship we have aligned with Subaru in 4 other Bark and Bowl markets! Led by several associates of Subaru of Jacksonville, 32 teams fill up Bowl America each January- Glow-balls, laser lights, hosted by our friends from 99.9 Gator, team photos on the Pink Carpet, doggy bag stuffed with exclusive Bark and Bowl tee shirt and treats for you and your pup, contests & raffles. It has been a pleasure working with Kim and the team, thank you. Did you know 1 in 3 dogs will get Cancer? Did you know canine treatments and cures benefit people? Thanks to Subarus continued commitment to animals, you will!
Throughout the year, business and community leaders go behind bars for the Muscular Dystrophy Associations Lock-Up Fundraisers. The apprehended are arrested by volunteers and transported to jail. While being incarcerated jailbirds will have their mug-shot taken and sentenced behind bars for approximately one hour to raise bail money. This bail money goes towards services for local families fighting muscle disease. Lock-Up after Lock-Up, Subaru of Jacksonville has generously volunteered to provide drivers and cars to assist with the transportation. We cannot thank them enough as a successful Lock-Up would not be possible without them!
Join us in our Subaru Loves Learning initiative during the month of August! We are partnering with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in donating science books to Atlantic Beach Elementary. All of the books that will be donated have been recognized by AAAS as some of the best science books in their field. Contact us to learn more information.
As part of the Subaru Love Promise, Subaru of Jacksonville collected unwanted electronics free of charge during our April "E-Waste Recycling Event"Â. Throughout the month we invited customers to drop off old TVs, unwanted computers and other discarded electronics to be recycled. Service customers and new & used car prospective customers were very impressed with the proactive actions taken by our brand, and dealership, in taking recycling one step further. Programs like the "E-Waste Recycling Event"Â further solidifies the hands-on role that Subaru has taken to help safeguard our Earth. Subaru of Jacksonville thanks our customers, and the Subaru Brand, for helping us to take the charge in protecting our environment. We greatly appreciate your support!
Throughout the month of April, we are hosting an E-Waste Recycling Event in our store to collect unwanted electronics. We've arranged to work with a company who will responsibly collect, re-purpose, and recycle your electronic waste. Help us protect our environment. Just show up with your E-Waste and we'll do the rest! The first 50 customers who contribute will receive a complementary environmental badge of ownership. We will accept: LCD Monitors, Cell Phones, Laptops, Tablets, CRTs up to 40", Video Games/Consoles, Fax Machines, DVD/VCR Players, Printers, Computer Peripherals, Switches/Routers, Cords and Wires.
Subaru of Jacksonville partnered with the local chapter of the Labrador Retreiver Rescue of Florida (LRRoF) to host a pet adoption at the dealership. Subaru of Jacksonville, owner, Phil Porter made sure the dealership was as inviting as possible for its furry guests, providing a free lunch to any one that came by the dealership, and gifts for the adoptable dogs. LRRoF representative, Julie Pitcairn, considers the event one of the best community events the organization has ever had. Eight dogs were brought for adoption that day. Three of those dogs were adopted on the day of the event, and all of the others were adopted within a week! All of the families that adopted those eight dogs were at the Subaru of Jacksonville held event. Subaru of Jacksonville is planning on hosting another dog adoption for LRRoF in Spring, 2015. The LRRoF is a statewide not-for-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and finding permanent, new homes for Labrador Retrievers. Since 2000, LRRoF has found "furever" homes for more than 7,500 labs. All of LRRoF's Labs reside in foster homes until they find their forever home. (www.lrrof.org).
As part of 2013's Subaru "Share the Love" event, Subaru of Jacksonville paired up with a local charity called the Children's Christmas Party of Jacksonville. The donation reached $15,000. Of that total, $5,000 was in toys purchased in partnership with a local Target and then $10,000 was donated in cash to the Christmas Party. The mission of the Christmas Party is to provide toys to local children who can not afford to have a Christmas. This year, thanks to Subaru of Jacksonville's generosity, we were able to provide toys to more than 5,000 needy children. Director Diane Halverson said, "Subaru of Jacksonville's donation to the Children's Christmas party is the most exciting thing to happen in years!"
On February 18, Subaru of Jacksonville, in conjunction with the Dream Genie, surprised a local Jacksonville woman with a week of wishes. Karin Pitzel is a breast cancer survivor, mother of four, and nursing student. Subaru of Jacksonville was her major sponsor and provided her with a week of wishes that included a day at the spa, stay at a hotel on the beach, makeover, backstage concert experience, and skydiving. It was an incredible experience, and she is truly a courageous and inspirational woman.
On Sunday, February 23, Subaru of Jacksonville organized a big team of runners and walkers in honor of one of our customers, Paige Hyatt, who is fighting stage-three breast cancer. Together, these teams completed a marathon relay during the 26.2 with Donna The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer.
Hello Subaru of Jacksonville, I just wanted to let you know that we received notification of our award for our Subaru partnership activities in this year's 2012 "Share the Love" event: $10,000 for Meals on Wheels! (We were expecting something closer to $3,000 - so this is awesome!) $10,000 provides 1,667 hot, nutritious meals to frail and disabled seniors in North Florida, and you helped to make that happen. Thank you so very, very much for all of your patience and insight and partnering power. I will be sending an official thank you through the mail today, but I was excited and wanted to tell you now. Hopefully we can meet soon to see where we can partner again in the near future. Oh! Don't forget to put our October 9, 2012, Golf Classic to benefit Meals on Wheels on your calendar. It is hosted once again by Jaguar Josh Scobee and will be held at Hidden Hills Country Club. 100 percent of all proceeds go directly to purchasing, preparing and delivering meals to seniors. Thanks again for everything Subaru does to support our communities! Susan Evans
For the second year in a row, Subaru of Jacksonville hosted a "Make-a-Wish" party in conjunction with the Orlando-based Make-a-Wish Foundation. They have paired us up with local children who are part of their program, and we meet with them after their "wish" has been granted and host a party on their behalf. For 2013, we were paired with a little boy named Lucas Gonzalez and his family, including his brother, Liam, and his parents. We surprised him at Subaru of Jacksonville with all of his favorite things: pizza, the Jaguars, toys, and Jaguar gear. But the big surprise was fulfilling Lucas' wish to go to Disney! The family was given a large gift card that was good for all things Disney, including park passes, hotels, meals, etc. A great time was had by all!
Subaru of Jacksonville hosted another "Make-a-Wish" party for a little girl named Rachel, who was suffering from congestive heart disease. The foundation recently granted her wish, so Subaru of Jacksonville hosted a party for her to celebrate, including her favorite foods, dessert, Disney characters (Cinderella), and special treats for Rachel and her sisters. Owner, Phil Porter, also took her for a ride in a Subaru BRZ.
Subaru of Jacksonville sponsors the "Hale and Hearty 7K," located in the Riverside area of Jacksonville, FL. This is a 7K road race to promote health and fitness in the Jacksonville community. Given that Subaru is a green, environmentally friendly, health-conscious company, it's a great fit.
A big THANK YOU to Anderson Subaru for hosting the "Don't Lose Your Love" Microchip Clinic and to Safe Harbor Animal Hospital for microchipping the pooches! The event was a huge success! There are now 250 more animals in our community who will be able to be reunited with their owners should they go missing. It was a great day for everyone! We can't wait for the next one!