The 2022 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 2022 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.

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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 over $28 million to the ASPCA and through Subaru Loves Pets has helped support the rescue, transport, adoption, and well-being of over 230,000 animals across the country.

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Environment

Subaru and our retailers are committed to protecting and preserving the Earth, not just by our words, but also by our actions.

Since 2018, as part of the Subaru Loves the Earth initiative, Subaru and retailers across the country have partnered with TerraCycle® and have collected over 7 million pieces of hard-to-recycle trash from their communities. Items such as snack bag wrappers, coffee cups, or used cabin air filters from service areas have been diverted from landfills and given a second life by TerraCycle when it is converted into durable furniture and other usable items.

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Education

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

Since 2015 Subaru, in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement Science, donated over 369,000 award-winning science books. In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and Adoptaclassroom.org we supported teachers and students with donations of $400,000 in gift cards and school supplies.

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Community

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

In 2020, Subaru and its retailers made a donation to Feeding America to provide 50 million meals to help feed people in need during the COVID-19 crisis,* making meals available at 199 local food banks across the country.

*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.

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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.

Since 2016, Subaru and its retailers have partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate over 167,000 blankets and 21,500 arts & crafts kits and reached nearly 150,000 patients in more than 780 hospitals nationwide.

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How is Germain Subaru of Columbus dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Subaru and Germain Subaru of Columbus 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. Our current Love Promise Commitments include partners such as RescuedOhio, Prarie Oaks Metro Parks, Habitat for Humanity, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Mid Ohio Food Bank, The Open Shelter, and Pelotonia. We are searching for new partners and ways that we may uphold The Subaru Love Promise. If you have an organization or cause that needs assistance, please feel free to email bfornash@germain.com for more information.

  • RescuedOhio
  • Mid Ohio Food Bank|Habitat for Humanity|The Open Shelter
  • Finland Elementary School
  • Prarie Oaks Metro Park
  • The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center|Nationwide Children's Hospital

Love Promise Stories from Germain Subaru of Columbus

Subaru and Germain Subaru of Columbus 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.

Germain Subaru at WAG! Festival 2022!

On Saturday August 27th, Germain Subaru of Columbus once again partnered with our friends at the WAG! Fest to share the LOVE with our fellow pet lovers! We also entered some awesome dog owners into a giveaway for a THULE® Travel Kennel and some awesome Subaru dog swag! We had over 22,000+ owners and 12,000+ furry friends show up on Saturday! We are more than happy to continue providing support for the “Water Bark” Beach for our canine companions to dive into Metro Parks’ lakes! We cannot thank WAG! Fest enough for allowing Drevan and Kaden the time to enjoy some fun in the Sun with fantastic owners and their long and short-haired, tail-wagging friends!

Westfall Soccer Club

The Westfall Soccer Club is extremely grateful and thankful to Germain Subaru for their platinum donation. With this we are able to provide uniforms, protective gear, concessions, and most importantly a safe and fun activity for our kids.

Fate led me here!

I got my car towed here because my transmission went up 6 hrs into moving across the country! I may have hit 600 out of 2400 miles. Another dealer flushed my transmission a month prior. I thought it was something that needed to be done since I was driving across the country. When my car was towed there a little after hours, Kirk immediately began to assist with trying to see if he could find out what was going on to reduce the worry. My car would not go into drive.. I was told that the folks at that dealership should’ve advised me that if it wasn’t required, I didn’t need it done. I ended up having to stay at a hotel. The next day, which was a Thursday , I got back to Subaru and they inform me that it’s my transmission. I practically died on the inside. I called the previous Subaru dealer and they didn’t even have the correct mileage of my car & refused any assistance. I called Subaru customer care and opened a claim! That takes 48 hours & I still had 30 hours left of driving with a Forester FULL of my things. I asked Kirk to refer me to a sales person so I could see about getting a new car! He did & I’m so grateful he sent Val. My girl Valeriya was super AMAZING! She was attentive, patient, empathetic, understanding & truly a pleasure to work with. We shared a few jokes & she kept me in good spirits. I was having SUCH a day & it was extremely nice to have such a positive aura around me during that time. I’m almost sure I would’ve been in there boo hoo crying if she wasn’t there, it was that bad! She didn’t rush me or try to force anything on me. She wasn't pushy and made sure to ask about specifics I wanted. She respected my requests and provided me with honest information. I’ll always remember her & I might even come back across the country to her for my Ascent!! The whole team really, really worked with me & they were amazing & friendly. Even under these circumstances, this was truly the best dealer experience I’ve ever had! Fate truly had to have led me there. I ended up leaving the dealership with a 2020 Subaru Forester, premium, under 20k miles. The safety features on this bad boy are very impressive by the way. I used to have a 2017 Subaru Forester, touring. That was my favorite car to date! Make sure you come here for your Subaru needs! Oh and get you a Subaru if you’re thinking about it! I hope you guys really know what you did for me yesterday! Thanks again!

Germain Supports The Open Shelter

Germain Subaru supported The Open Shelter for the 2rd consecutive year during the 2021 Subaru Loves to Help Event. Team members from Germain Subaru hand delivered 200 blankets and socks to help support the homeless and marginally-housed in Central Ohio. The Holiday Season is a particularly challenging time for Open Shelter patrons and the timing of this donation was crucial for many people in need. We enjoyed a tour of the facility and learned more about the services provided there. Thank you to The Open Shelter for allowing us to partner in providing these very important services to Central Ohio.

It's Alive!

Thanks to the entire service team at Germain Subaru. My son bought himself a 2011 WRX STI (his dream car) from a private seller. After only a month of driving, the car had bearing failure likely due to abuse by the previous owner. My son was heartbroken and even worse he was on his way to Basic Training and couldn't dedicate the time needed to fix the car himself. We are so glad that we reached out to Germain Subaru. Benny, Cody and Trevor came to the rescue with a new OEM short block, and they reassembled and installed the engine and it has been running great with no issues and no Check Engine Lights! Trevor and Cody both have a lot of experience with these limited-edition models, and we were very confident in their work. They kept us in the loop as the car was put back together even during the busy holiday season. It's good to know that there are still car dealers you can trust to do good work and take care of their customers. Thanks again for all of the hard work!

The Salvation Army Adopt A Family 2021

We are very proud of the Germain Subaru staff for their participation in The Salvation Army's Adopt A Family 2021 Program. This year we supported a hard working family with three children. The team at Germain Subaru provided $750 in gift cards, toys, shoes, clothing, household items, and accessories to ensure this family has a great Christmas. Best wishes to all Adopt A Families this Holiday Season!

Pelotonia 2021-Germain Impact

Congratulations! Germain, In 2021 you raised $112,870 with 58 participants. Thank you Germain for a legendary year! Because of your continuous hard work and dedication, we were able to have another impactful year funding innovative cancer research at the OSUCCC-James. We look forward to growing with you in 2022! https://www.pelotonia.org

A Lucky Pup Living Out His Golden Years

Stitch is a 10 year old Pitbull mix that was a shelter surrender and transferred to RESCUEDohio in September 2021. He arrived with multiple health issues including skin and ear infections, undiagnosed masses on his body, teeth that had been neglected and an enlarged testicle. An amazing foster welcomed him into their home offering a warm bed to sleep in, food to eat and all the love he needed to start his journey to healing. His senior years will definitely be his golden years; his foster fell in love with his fondness of early dinners and belly rubs and decided to give him a permanent home. Stitch is the sweetest old man who spends his days being a shadow to his new owner, chasing balls and taking long naps. Stitch’s care costs totaled $1,940.00 and we were able to cover his vet bills because of the support of Subaru and the Subaru Loves Pets campaign. The overall campaign donation of $3,100 helps us provide care to other dogs like Stitch that need more intensive medical care. RESCUEDohio is so grateful for the support we have received from Germain Subaru over the past 4 years.

Park Clean Up

On Sunday October 18th, Germain Subaru of Columbus Team members, family, and guests volunteered their time at Prairie Oaks Metro Park. The group gathered and removed approximately 140 lbs. of trash from the picturesque Darby Lakes area. Their efforts assisted in creating a better and safer experience for park visitors. Thank you so much for helping to keep our park beautiful!!!Metro Parks is appreciative of the efforts and look forward to a continued partnership with Germain Subaru.

Thank You From RESCUEDohio!

Our partnership with Germain Subaru has enabled us to place over 500 dogs into their forever homes in 2020. In this time, we have been able to take in multiple medical and emergency cases that we would otherwise not have been able to manage. With the donations from the Subaru Loves Pets and Share the love campaigns, we have been able to help puppies heal from parvovirus, treated 16 heartworm positive dogs, provided loving care for 6 hospice dogs, and prepared them all for their forever homes. Our volunteers work hard everyday to help the dogs that we bring into our group, and it is hard on all of us to see furry faces in need of help and to have to say “no”. Thanks to the support we’ve received from Germain Subaru, we have been able to say “yes” to many more dogs in need, giving them the care they need to set them up for the lives they deserve. We are so thankful for this partnership and Subaru’s dedication to homeless animals, and we can see the impact of their support every day in the form of wagging tails and puppy kisses. We even made a video to show the story of just one dog that got his Freedom Ride thanks to Subaru’s support! https://youtu.be/Pm0G44skNBc

AMAZING customer service

My husband and I arrived later than we had planned on a Monday night and only had 2 hours until closing to select a car and make a purchase. The sales member, David, never made us feel rushed and happily answered all our questions! He didn’t blink an eye when we wanted to look at multiple cars. Everyone we met was kind, welcoming, and professional! We made it through the purchase process and the team stayed late to ensure we had everything we needed. I HIGHLY recommend this dealership!!

Smooth Process!

Leo and Bennie both helped out tremendously with my first purchase of a car. I was looking for a car for college/work and Leo made sure that I understood everything about the car and was very up-front about everything! From now on I am going to recommend everyone to Germain of Subaru. I was very excited to leave the dealership in a new Legacy that I know will last me through college!

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