The 2020 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 2020 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.

The 2020 Subaru Love Promise 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.

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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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. 


Loving the environment means more than loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it.

Since 2018, Subaru has partnered with TerraCycle.  Participating Subaru retailers collect hard-to-recycle trash that was headed to local landfills. We collect approximately 2 tons of this hard-to-recycle trash monthly, which will be converted to furnishings and other usable items and donated locally.


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 277,600 award-winning science books.  In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and we supported teachers and students with donations of S400,000 in gift cards and school supplies. 


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. 


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. 

How is Budd Baer 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.

Washington Area Humane Society
Trinity School Programs, Washington School Programs
Local Library, Local Childen's Sports Program
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Love Promise Stories from Budd Baer Subaru

Subaru and Budd Baer 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

Budd Baer Warms Hearts at UPMC - Washington  –  Breanna S

Budd Baer Subaru and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) recently teamed up to spread love, hope and warmth to cancer patients and their families. During the month of June, customers at Budd Baer Subaru were invited to write personalized messages of hope for cancer patients, which were distributed at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center - Washington on June 28. Along with these encouraging notes, the dealership generously donated 80 new blankets and 30 arts & crafts kits to the cancer center. Shawna Griese, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center - Washington Senior Practice Manager, said that the facility was thankful to be chosen for the program again this year, as they always look forward to the visit and appreciate Budd Baer’s amazing annual donation. Bryan Baer, General Manager, and Greg Cron, General Sales Manager, personally handed blankets out to men and women receiving treatment and spoke with both the patients and the dedicated medical professionals who care for them. Tammi Hanak, an LLS volunteer with a personal connection to the cause, joined the delivery as an LLS ambassador. She took the time to get to know each and every patient in the room. One of the patients was particularly touched by the thoughtfulness of the arts & crafts kit because her grandchildren sometimes come with her to treatment. She loved that they can create something together during the visit. She also reminisced about her first car, a Subaru BRAT, and said that she and her husband will always support Subaru because they were able to put more than 180,000 miles on the BRAT over the course of nine years. While Bryan, Greg and Tammi handed out dozens of blankets to patients, Shawna made sure to save enough to distribute throughout the year. “We usually hold on to a few in case we have a patient in for treatment on their birthday, or someone’s having a particularly difficult day,” said Shawna. She added that the doctors love to go back to the storage room where the blankets, arts & crafts kits, and care cards are kept and “shop” for patients when they need a pick-me-up. LLS is grateful to Budd Baer Subaru’s management, staff and customers for giving their time and resources so generously to cancer patients at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and throughout the Washington community. Thank you for supporting our mission to cure blood cancers and to improve the lives of patients and their families.

Budd Baer Subaru supports libraries!  –  Jessica M

Mark Baer and the entire team at Budd Baer Subaru in Washington, PA deserve a great big thanks for their work to help educate the children of Washington County. Through the Share the Love event, their generous donation has helped the libraries provide books and other materials for the over 6,414 children that participated in the Summer Reading Program. The donations continued to support learning throughout the year, as different kids discovered the resources on visits to their library. The donation even allowed every child in the County access to a website that has scientific articles as well as videos that they can use to help them with school projects. Budd Baer Subaru is our learning champion!

Merakey Allegheny Valley School in Coraopolis, PA  –  Ashley M

Budd Baer Subaru in conjunction with the Pittsburgh area Subaru retailers and Subaru of America a $1,000 donation was presented to the Merakey Allegheny Valley School in Coraopolis, PAThe donation was presented to Dorothy Hunter Gordon, Executive Director for the School during the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association’s sponsorship night. Dorothy said she is pleased to have (Fill in your dealership’s name), the Pittsburgh area retailers, and Subaru of America partner with the school. Merakey Allegheny Valley School (Merakey AVS) is a non-profit organization which provides homes and a full range of services to individuals with all levels of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The majority of the more than 800 individuals in our care are diagnosed with severe or profound IDD. In addition, most of the people we serve have multiple physical disabilities, extensive medical complications and may require supports for challenging behaviors. Merakey AVS operates facilities in nine Pennsylvania counties: Allegheny, Beaver, Bucks, Butler, Dauphin, Lebanon, Mercer, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

Budd Baer Subaru’s 3-Peat for Cancer Patients  –  Breanna S

For the third straight year, Budd Baer Subaru partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) on their month-long “Subaru Loves to Care” campaign. On June 29, Budd Baer General Manager Bryan Baer and General Sales Manager Gregg Cron personally delivered a donation of new blankets, arts and crafts kits, and cards with uplifting messages for patients at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center – Washington. The blankets will be distributed to patients receiving chemotherapy or other medical oncology treatments. Patients often get cold during treatment – a side effect that can be caused by both their medication and the disease itself – making the blankets a source of comfort even in the middle of a warm summer. The 10 arts and crafts kits were filled with Crayola products and can be used by any children receiving treatment or who accompany their parents or family members to appointments. LLS is extremely thankful to have Budd Baer Subaru and Subaru of America as partners in our mission to cure blood cancers and to improve the lives of blood cancer patients and their families. Pictured (L-R): Bryan Baer, Courtney Hixenbaugh, Shawna Griese, Tia Anderson, and Gregg Cron.

Budd Baer Shares the Love with UPMC Washington  –  Breanna S

As soon as Mark Baer, owner of Budd Baer Subaru, walked into the city’s UPMC CancerCenter, the mood in the lobby immediately brightened. One patient, Jacqueline Barnes, quickly stood up with a smile to meet the local celebrity she recognized from commercials. Ms. Barnes, currently in remission, excitedly spoke with Ed Mialki, Budd Baer’s Product Specialist and a fellow leukemia survivor who also received his lifesaving treatments at that UPMC CancerCenter location. Budd Baer staffers Gregg Cron and Dawn Phillips joined Mr. Baer and Mr. Mialki to present the blankets. Mr. Baer took the time to go around the room to personally introduce himself and chat with patients and families, who showed their thanks with a round of applause. The treatment center’s staff was as excited for the delivery as the patients. The facility received Subaru Loves to Care blankets in 2016 and had been doling them out carefully, saving them for the patients most in need of warmth during their treatments. They were thrilled to be given 80 blankets this year so that everyone who needs one can take a blanket. When it came time to take a group photo, Mr. Mialki and Ms. Barnes were both excited to hold the “Survivor” sign. As the Budd Baer Subaru staff started toward the door, they graciously stopped to thank The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for the opportunity to partner on the Subaru Loves to Care program for a second year, and said they were honored to make an impact in their community.

LLS Donation  –  Nicole S

Subaru Loves to Care, Budd Baer delivered Cards, Arts & Craft Kits, and Blankets today to the UPMC Cancer Center-Washington,PA. Thank you to those who filled out the cards and are spreading hope to those who received them.

Smiling Faces  –  Lynlee C

There are many smiling children on Christmas morning because of the money and toy gifts given to the Canonsburg/Houston Toy Chest from Mark Baer of Budd Baer Dealership in Washington, PA. For over 20 years I have sponsored this program and never has he forgotten the less fortunate children in our area on Christmas morning. His donations range from lending trucks for people to put toy gifts in at our local 4th of July parades, to new toys, and money. He is a 'Santa Claus' to my program who serves around 120 children each year. I also see his name listed as a donor for 'Save Our Community Library' fund when the school district cut funding and the library was going to close. He donates so the people in his area have Meals-on-Wheels each day or turkey dinners on Thanksgiving. He donates and sponsors theatre productions in the schools and team sports programs in the area. If there is a 'program', you can be sure his name is listed. These are only the programs I 'see' he gives too; I am sure he gives to others also! I truly believe he goes above and beyond where a person or a profit-making business goes. Our community is a better place because of his generosity. I am proud to write this story and my family is proud to buy our vehicles from Budd Baer Dealership. Thank you for letting me share and for Subaru's Love Promise!

Subaru Loves Learning Book Drive August 1 - 31  –  Danielle S

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 the Washington School District. 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.

Subaru Loves the Earth - E-Waste Event  –  Danielle S

We would like to thank our customers for participating in our E Waste Recycling event during the month of April. With your help, we were able to prevent 8,819 lbs of carbon emissions from polluting the atmosphere. This is equivalent to saving 338 trees, 1,500 gallons of gasoline, 12,785 plastic bottles, and 58,808 aluminum cans. Thank you for helping strengthen the Subaru Love Promise!

April 1-30, 2015- E-Waste Recycling Event  –  Molly M

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 inches, Video Games/Consoles, Fax Machines, DVD/VCR Players, Printers, Computer Peripherals, Switches/Routers, Cords and Wires.