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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 Victory 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.

Did Victory 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 Victory Subaru

Subaru and Victory 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

Victory Subaru hosts child safety seat checks - Jen S

SOMERSET, N.J. — In honor of service to our community and protecting the most innocent among us, children, Victory Subaru united with the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Child Safety Seat Installation Unit to conduct child safety seat checks of vehicles. Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The first-ever event of its kind at the dealership took place on October 30. Grandparents and parents were invited to stop by Victory Subaru for this special service event open to all and free of charge. Certified technicians inspected child car seats to see if they were properly installed, demonstrated correct procedures before parents and guardians and taught them proper installation steps concurrently. Members of Somerset Sheriff’s Office Child Safety Seat Installation Unit were also available for five hours on October 30 to answer any questions from the public while conducting the child car seat safety checks. The Service Center at Victory Subaru let customers know throughout the day that the Somerset Sheriff’s Office Child Safety Seat Installation Unit was on-site conducting the complimentary safety checks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 325 children under the age of five were protected from suffering fatal injuries in 2017 thanks to being properly restrained in either child safety or booster seats. However, across America, nearly 100 children die each year in car crashes because they are not properly restrained. Due to the importance of providing this free service to the community, Victory Subaru shall hold this event again with the members of Somerset Sheriff’s Office Child Safety Seat Installation Unit in August ahead of the 2022-23 academic school year. Victory Subaru extends specials thanks to Sales Consultant Maria Mandas for connecting the dealership with the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office to launch this important new endeavor in service to our community. Our sales team truly cares about the families driving little ones on the roadways and their safety means everything to us. As part of our Love Promise commitment, we truly love to care. We are excited to continue growing this new partnership with the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office now and in the near future. Together we can make a difference! #LovePromise #SubaruLovesToCare #SomersetCommunity

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Victory Subaru hosts child safety seat checks

Subaru Loves Learning supports soldiers’ children - Jen S

SOMERSET, N.J. — For the past several years, Victory Subaru has supported the education of children who are members of military families through Operation Homefront. In September, Victory Subaru traveled to Veterans of Foreign Wars Clark-Moetz Post No. 2319 in Milltown to present all-new school supplies and made a $500 monetary charitable donation. Celebrating the moment was Michele Chevalier on behalf of Victory Subaru and VFW Commander Bob Kolesar Jr. Each August during a month-long Subaru Loves Learning charitable event at the dealership, Victory Subaru collects school supplies from the community in support of the VFW’s backpack annual drive. The supplies are used to fill bookbags for the youth of military families ahead of the new school year. Victory Subaru thanks everyone in the community who kindly donated all-new essential school supplies for this charitable effort. Employees of the dealership also contributed donations. Like the Subaru Loves Learning campaign this past August, in 2020 as well as in previous past years, the Victory Subaru team was able to donate several boxes full of all-new educational supplies — including 25 bookbags — to Milltown-North Brunswick VFW Clark-Moetz Post 2319 plus presented the organization with a cash donation of $500. Victory Subaru is proud to support New Jersey's military children, veterans and their families. Education is key for all children and we are dedicated to continue supporting the families supported by the VFW Post #2319 in Milltown to further this effort now and in the future. "Thank you very much,” said Bob Kolesar Jr., commander of Post No. 2319 Clark-Moetz. “This is going to do a lot to assist our Brigadier Backpack program,” the commander continued, “and help our soldiers’ children go back to school properly.” Learn more: www.VictorySubaru.com. #SubaruLovesToCare #SubaruLovesLearning #SubaruLovePromise

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Subaru Loves Learning supports soldiers’ children

GREAT EXPECTATIONS FOR HEALTH, WELL-BEING - Jen S

SOMERSET, N.J. — Every person deserves love. Love brings safety, hope, strength and bravery — well-being, peace, security and health. Yet in America, more than 12 million people suffer domestic violence from an intimate partner each year. And during the pandemic shutdown of 2020 with the majority of states across the nation enacting stay-at-home orders, many people were trapped at home with intimate partners who inflicted violence on them. In 2020, the Center for Great Expectations (CGE) served over 1,000 individuals across seven different counties in New Jersey. The nonprofit, based in Somerset, operates six unique programs — its continuum of care — that are in place to support clients at various stages of their lives. During the statewide pandemic shutdown last spring, Victory Subaru drove a fully loaded Outback, filled with all-new essential supplies, plus arts and crafts for families and toys for children, to The Center for Great Expectations in Somerset, New Jersey. Items included brand-new packages of baby wipes and diapers, cases of distilled water, dish soap, laundry detergent and containers of hair conditioner and body wash. The donation also included coloring books, markers, colored pencils and an assortment of games, among other goodies for youngsters to enjoy. “You all helped, and continue to help, shape me into a better person, a better mother, a better human being. I couldn’t have done any of it without CGE,” said a New Jerseyan in a testimonial earlier this year. “Hands down I owe my life to CGE and the wonderful people there. They helped me do a complete 180 turn in a direction where living is actually possible.” For the second consecutive year, Victory Subaru named The Center for Great Expectations as the dealership’s Hometown Charity for the annual SUBARU SHARE THE LOVE EVENT — underway now through January 3, 2022. “Victory Subaru is reaffirming our commitment to this community by pledging continual charitable support to help our neighbors and friends at The Center for Great Expectations where victims in recovery can heal from the trauma of domestic violence in New Jersey,” said Brandon Baker, owner of Victory Subaru in Somerset, New Jersey. Dedicated to helping our community thrive, especially by supporting the health and well-being of society’s most vulnerable individuals and families, Victory Subaru is grateful for the opportunity to continue partnership with a local nonprofit dedicated to the recovery of domestic abuse victims. "Victims of domestic abuse are not alone thanks to the good work of this incredible local charity, which helps women and children across the entire state," Mr. Baker said. The Center for Great Expectations, founded in 1998, provides expecting mothers, facing homelessness in order to flee domestic violence, with a safe place to live so that they may complete a healthy pregnancy. The center offers adolescent and adult services including outpatient treatment and permanent supportive housing. “Being a good neighbor tasks us all with the opportunity to support one another while championing the work of local advocates helping families in need," Mr. Baker said. "The Love Promise is our commitment to always support our community by supporting the people around us working to create a better world through acts of compassion.“It’s amazing to work with such a fantastic organization as Victory Subaru,” said Tim Cummings, chief operations officer at The Center for Great Expectations. “Having a close relationship with such a dynamic partner is incredibly significant to our work and mission. It really does take a village and this partnership highlights the importance and significance of robust community relationships," he said. “Subaru’s generosity has helped us create a safe space and path for clients, equipping them with the tools and resources required to lead healthy and productive lives free of the generational cycle of abuse and neglect,” Mr. Cummings stated. “Individuals that come to the center seeking support bring with them extensive trauma histories and are often in their early stages of recovery,” Mr. Cummings said. “It is amazing to witness the transformation and growth that can occur when engaged in a supportive and therapeutic setting." Victory Subaru has supported The Center for Great Expectations steadily during the last seven years. The nonprofit was selected as the dealership’s Hometown Charity in 2014 and 2020. On May 17, Victory Subaru presented charitable donations to two hometown nonprofits including $13,538 to the Center for Great Expectations.This autumn, Victory Subaru donated all-new Halloween customs to the children who are supported by The Center of Great Expectations as their parents recover from trauma. “Doing the most good possible in the local community wouldn't be possible,” Mr. Baker noted, “without the support of Victory Subaru’s wonderful community-conscientious customers."

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS FOR HEALTH, WELL-BEING

MAKE A DOG’S DAY: SARGE FINDS HIS FUR-EVER HOME - Jen S

SOMERSET, N.J. — This October, Victory Subaru partnered with Somerset Regional Animal Shelter for Subaru Loves Pet, a month-long charitable event. As a result, 102 shelter animals were adopted within 31 days, breaking the shelter’s previous adoption monthly record for 2021. For every dog and cat adopted at the shelter in October, the dealership, in conjunction with Subaru of America, donated $100 per pet to Somerset Regional Animal Shelter to help ensure more shelter animals were adopted this holiday season. “By partnering with Subaru the increased promotion and social media presence not only brought in much needed funds, but resulted in a whopping 102 adoptions,” said Rose Tropeano of Somerset Regional Animal Shelter in Bridgewater, New Jersey. This marked one of the biggest adoption months on record in 2021 for the shelter, she said. Heartwarmingly, long-time shelter dog Sarge found his fur-ever home during Subaru Loves Pets charitable event in October. “Sarge came to our shelter from an overcrowded shelter in South Carolina where he didn't have much hope of finding a forever home. He was brought to New Jersey to increase his chances of finding a new best friend,” Ms. Tropeano said. “Subaru took Sarge's story to heart and wholeheartedly promoted him during the event through their Facebook and Instagram pages. Then the day came and his forever family found him and brought him home,” Ms. Tropeano said. “Victory Subaru did #MakeADogsDay.” She added, “We are ever grateful for their generosity in partnering with us.” Thanks to the community’s support, the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter found fur-ever homes for 102 animals in October. In addition to Sarge, these adoptions included fur-ever homes for Tasha, Ace and Benji among 98 other lucky pups and kitties. At the end of the month-long Subaru Loves Pets charitable campaign, Victory Subaru presented a supply donation to Somerset Regional Animal Shelter. Michele Chevaliere of Victory Subaru presented the donated supplies, including food, treats and toys for dogs and cats, to Brian Bradshaw, the shelter’s manager. Animals in shelters are just as loving, snuggly, and devoted as other animals — all they need is a chance to prove they belong with a fur-ever family of their own. Victory Subaru extends heartfelt thanks to everyone in our community who participated in the Subaru Loves Pets month-long initiative to help 102 last-to-be-adopted pets — like Sarge — finally find loving homes. Together we can make a difference! www.victorysubaru.com #LovePromise #MakeADogsDay #SubaruLovesPets

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MAKE A DOG’S DAY: SARGE FINDS HIS FUR-EVER HOME

Victory Subaru Supports Bridgewater Shelter - Rose T

During the month of October, Somerset Regional Animal Shelter was lucky enough to be chosen as the animal shelter to participate in the Subaru Loves Pets month long promotion. By partnering with Subaru the increased promotion and social media presence not only brought in much needed funds, but resulted in a whopping 102 adoptions! One of the biggest adoption months on record this year. We also saw long time shelter dog Sarge find his forever home. Sarge came to our shelter from an over crowded facility in South Carolina where he didn't have much hope of finding a forever home. He was brought to NJ to increase his chances of finding a new best friend. Subaru took Sarge's story to heart and wholeheartedly promoted him during the event through their Facebook and Instagram pages. Then the day came and his forever family found him and brought him home... Victory Subaru did #makeadogsday. We are ever grateful for their generosity in partnering with us on this promotion. Rose T Somerset Regional Animal Shelter Bridgewater, NJ.

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Victory Subaru Supports Bridgewater Shelter

Victory Subaru Love Promise - Jen S

Victory Subaru presented charitable donations to two hometown nonprofits — The Center for Great Expectations of Somerset and Steps-Together of Hillsborough — on Monday. The donations totaled $18,502.Victory Subaru is proud and grateful for the opportunity to support these wonderful local charities! This past holiday season, during the 13th Subaru Share The Love event from Nov. 19 until January 4, customers buying a vehicle at Victory Subaru had the option to donate up to $250 to support our two #hometown nonprofits. During the 13th annual Subaru SHARE THE LOVE event at Victory, customers, in addition to supporting hometown charities, could donate to several national organizations with missions ranging from working to help animals to advocating for the protection of forests and wildlife at cherished parks and national landmarks to feeding the hungry. The select national organizations featured in the 13th annual Subaru SHARE THE LOVE event include: ASPCA, Make-A-Wish, Meals on Wheels and the National Park Foundation. And this spring on Monday, thanks to your support, Victory Subaru donated $13,538 to The Center for Great Expectations and $5,044 to Steps Together. As part of our Love Promise commitment, we believe in helping our community. Together we can empower local nonprofits — like Great Expectations and Steps Together — whose missions help build a stronger, more compassionate community here at home for all. Learn more about our hometown charities: https://www.steps-together.org & https://www.cge-nj.org. For more on Victory Subaru and our Love Promise commitment, call 732-846-7222 or visit www.victorysubaru.com. #LovePromise

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Subaru Saves The Dog - Rosemary

Jersey Girls Animal Rescue is a local, foster based, nonprofit rescue that helps get abused, neglected & abandoned puppies & dogs into a healthy & happy future! We support many Southern rescues & have partnered up with vets in that area to help us get the care these dogs need until they are transported up to our New Jersey foster homes... and ultimately adopted!! With that in mind, it takes so many volunteers, love & money to help save just one dog. Our rescue commits to giving each dog a clean bill of health before going to their forever homes. This includes vet visits for (but not limited to) neuter, spay, skin conditions (mange), worms, infections, vaccines (rabies), blood work, heart worm treatment, flea & tick preventive & screening for any underlying illnesses. We also provide food, treats, toys, crates, collars & leashes for all our dogs and foster families. We truly take each dog's journey as a gift and try to set them up for a successful second chance! It takes so many kind & generous people to help us and support our mission... enter Victory Subaru of Somerset!!!! This opportunity to connect with your organization has helped us pull so many dogs out of a horrific hoarding situation in Mississippi. Without your contribution & generosity in saving the lives of these dogs, we couldn't have pulled them from this life they were destined to live. Also, having such an amazing corporation like Victory Subaru support us and the dogs we save makes us feel like there is hope!!! Without hope... there isn't much to keep our rescue going & knowing that you are an activist for us makes this line of work so much rewarding and manageable!! The Victory Subaru Loves Pets initiative changes so many lives and we are extremely grateful to be a part of your community. We have attached three photos of only three of the dogs you helped save!!! We have so many more photos plus two videos of their actual rescue but wanted to share the faces of these pups... who as of this October... found their forever homes!!! With a grateful heart... JGAR XOXO

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Delivering Warmth - MIchelle E

Employees of Victory Subaru delivered blankets and care cards to Steeplechase Cancer Center on July 19th and truly spread the warmth. Employees had the opportunity to hand deliver blankets to some patients and it is without doubt that this donation was greatly appreciated by not only the patients but the hospital as well. It is often times the donations and notes/thoughts from "strangers" that mean the most to patients during their treatment.

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Delivering Warmth

Thank you Victory Subaru! - Deirdre B

“We are so grateful to Victory Subaru in Somerset, NJ for donating 80 blankets, craft kits and care cards to our cancer patients. They took the time to personally deliver blankets to patients in our infusion suite and our inpatient pavilion. Their generosity will bring comfort and hope to so many during a very challenging time in their lives.” – Deirdre Blaus, director, Steeplechase Cancer Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

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Subaru and NWF Love the Earth! - David F

A big thank you to Subaru and the Baker family for their generously helping the earth!

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Subaru and NWF Love the Earth!