The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

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.

How is Milford 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 Milford 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 Milford Subaru

Subaru and Milford 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

Supplies for Ukraine - Ed A

Milford Subaru was able to collect medical supplies and other needs for Ukrainian people in need.

Supplies for Ukraine

Making a Big Difference for Small Nonprofit - Elaina B

We are incredibly fortunate to be partnered with Milford Subaru and Subaru of New England. Through Subaru's ๐’๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‹๐จ๐ฏ๐ž program, for every Subaru that sold from November 1 to December 31 2021, Subaru of America made a $250 donation to various charities. ๐’๐ฎ๐›๐š๐ซ๐ฎ ๐Œ๐ข๐ฅ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐š๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐ $๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ,๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐š๐ง๐ข๐ณ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง! As a nonprofit that is completely community supported, we cannot express how much this program means to us. Thank you to Subaru of New England and Milford Subaru especially for, for partnering with us, for caring about animals, and for contributing resources that facilitate the work we are so passionate about. Thank you to ๐ƒ๐š๐ง ๐„๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฅ๐ž and ๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž ๐‡๐จ๐จ๐ ๐ž๐ง๐๐จ๐จ๐ซ๐ง from Subaru of New England for coming to meet us (and Molly!) at Milford Subaru and thank you to ๐’๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ž ๐Š๐š๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ง and ๐‰๐ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ซ for selecting us as recipients of this generous program.

Making a Big Difference for Small Nonprofit

It Gets Cold in New England - June L

It gets cold in New England in winter. New Hampshire is the ninth-coldest state in the United States, and in January, the coldest month, temperatures range from -4ยฐF to 15ยฐF. For people experiencing homelessness, winter can be a misery. The Subaru blankets came at an opportune time. They were perfect for people who were living outside, or in tents, or in their cars: one side of the blanket is waterproof, so people out on the street can put that waterproof side above them like a makeshift tent if itโ€™s raining or snowing, or beneath them to stay dry if the ground is damp. We were particularly happy to receive the blankets as a donation, not tied to a particular grant, restricted --- we could give them to anyone who needed them. First, we went out to people who we knew would need them: people living in the nooks and crannies of Nashua, trying to stay safe without shelter. One of the first people we gave a blanket to was Kenny. Kennyโ€™s a man in his 60โ€™s, partially blind, who had built a cabin behind the Pheasant Lane Mall above the river. He had done all the work himself, including digging a foundation. The cabin was in a beautiful spot, reminding us of summer camp. But it was winter. And with his vision problems we were worried that Kenny could tumble into the Merrimack river. We gave him a blanket, and after making that contact, he was burned out of his cabin by someone who was jealous of his home. Fortunately, we were able to find a space for him in Safe Haven. Then we went out to Exit 8 by the Nashua Park and Ride. There were people living in their cars and people living outside, in tents. We gave blankets out there. One family that we met had been living there for over a year. Fortunately, we were able to find them a more stable place to live. We handed out blankets to a family living in a tent on a dirt parking lot off Pine Street. Those blankets made a big difference in their comfort level, and it was nice to be able to give each person in the family a blanket. Then there was Molly. She was living in a small camper over at Wal-Mart. We met her while we were distributing blankets. She had been living in a trailer, but got evicted, and then she disappeared from her camper. We were really worried about Molly, and kept leaving notes for her. Eventually she reappeared, and we got her some propane for the camper. Sheโ€™s now living in her camper at a proper campground, and we know sheโ€™s warm. Remember being tucked in at bedtime? Your mom would pull up the blanket and tuck you in. You'd would snuggle down, feeling safe and secure. Remember? You knew that your parents cared about you. We canโ€™t tuck our clients in, but with Subaruโ€™s help, we can show them we care.

Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter
It Gets Cold in New England

Warming the Winter - June L

It gets cold in New England in winter. New Hampshire is the ninth-coldest state in the United States, and in January, the coldest month, temperatures range from -4ยฐF to 15ยฐF. For people experiencing homelessness, winter can be a misery. The Subaru blankets came at an opportune time. Theyโ€™re perfect for people who were living outside, or in tents, or in their cars: one side of the blanket is waterproof, so people out on the street can put that waterproof side above them like a makeshift tent if itโ€™s raining or snowing, or beneath them to stay dry if the ground is damp. We were particularly happy to receive the blankets as a donation, not tied to a particular grant, restricted --- we could give them to anyone who needed them. First, we went out to people who we knew would need them: people living in the nooks and crannies of Nashua, trying to stay safe without shelter.One of the first people we gave a blanket to was Kenny. Kennyโ€™s a man in his 60โ€™s, partially blind, who had built a cabin behind the Pheasant Lane Mall above the river. He had done all the work himself, including digging a foundation. The cabin was in a beautiful spot, reminding us of summer camp. But it was winter. And with his vision problems, we were worried that he could tumble into the Merrimack river. We gave him a blanket, and after making that contact, he was burned out of his cabin by someone who was jealous of his home. Fortunately, we were able to find a space for him in Safe Haven. We went out to Exit 8 by the Nashua Park and Ride. There were people living in their cars and people living outside, in tents. We gave blankets out there. One family that we met had been living there for over a year. Fortunately, we were able to find them a more stable place to live. We gave blankets to a family living in a tent on a dirt parking lot off Pine Street. Those blankets made a big difference in their comfort level, and it was nice to be able to give every person in the family a blanket. Then there was Molly. She was living in a small camper over at Wal-Mart. We met her while we were distributing blankets. She had been living in a trailer, but got evicted, and then she disappeared from her camper. We were really worried about Molly, and kept leaving notes for her. Eventually she reappeared, and we got her some propane for the camper. Sheโ€™s now living in her camper at a proper campground, and we know sheโ€™s warm. Remember being tucked in at bedtime? Your mom would pull up the blanket and you would snuggle in, feeling safe and secure? You knew that your parents cared about you. We canโ€™t tuck our clients in, but with Subaruโ€™s help, we can show them we care.

Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter
Warming the Winter

Goofy - Elaina B

Goofy, a 6 month old foxhound mix puppy came to us in a transport from an overcrowded shelter in Lubbock, Texas. When Lubbock Animal Services found him he was infected with parvovirus, a potentially fatal disease. He was underweight and things looked touch and go for Goofy in the beginning. They provided him with excellent medical and supportive care as well as a loving foster home and he was able to pull through. As he began to thrive physically, the shelter in Lubbock was reaching capacity. Fortunately, the Humane Society for Greater Nashua was able to bring Goofy up to New Hampshire in a transport. After being quarantined, evaluated and issued a Health Certificate Goofy was very quickly adopted by a lovely woman named Charlene who will shower him with love and attention. Thank you Subaru, for supporting the work we do and facilitating transports like this that literally save lives.

Humane Society for Greater Nashua
Goofy

Boris Love Promise Story - HSFN - John C

Boris came to us in January of this year as a stray. Being a stray in January must have been rough for Boris, but you wouldnโ€™t know it. From the beginning he had a love for people and would get attached very quickly to the volunteers and staff. Boris has a special place in my heart because he was here for much of the time I was a volunteer and I spent a lot of time with him. Sometimes we would play fetch in the training room, but his favorite was to sit out on the lawn on a sunny day and just enjoy the quiet and watch the birds. You could tell he appreciated the break from the noise of the other dogs inside. He would almost always fall asleep. Because he had a few health concerns, separation anxiety, and because heโ€™s a pitbull, he was a hard sell. He was adopted and heartbreakingly returned three times. They didnโ€™t see what we saw. However, after four months with us, he was adopted by a lovely couple and we were all so happy for him. Then they reluctantly returned him to us because he was difficult for them to manage. So Boris was back with us and though I enjoyed spending time with him again, I wondered if he would have the happy ending we knew he so deserved. Well, I am happy to tell you that he did! The couple that last brought him back to the shelter returned a month later, in July. They had made alterations to their home to better accommodate Boris. They only hoped he would still be here when they were done. Now Boris is living his BEST life and if you look at the pictures, thereโ€™s no denying it. Thank you, Subaru, for partnering with us, for caring about animals, and for contributing resources that facilitate the work we are so passionate about. Elaina Bedio Director of Community Engagement Humane Society for Greater Nashua

Humane Society for Greater Nashua
Boris Love Promise Story - HSFN

Subaru Loves To Help Feed New Hampshire Families - Carolyn M

When the pandemic first began Subaru and their local retailers, like Milford Subaru, took action to support Feeding America and member food banks nationwide responding to the COVID-19 crisis. In their continued commitment to support people affected by the pandemic, Subaru of America, Inc. and their local retailers have committed to providing an additional 100 million meals to Feeding America. Our sincere thanks to Milford Subaru and all of the Subaru's retailers here in the Granite State for their local efforts to support the NH Food Bank and our communities experiencing hunger. No one should have to worry about where their next meal is coming from and thanks to Subaruโ€™s generous support, we can help ease that burden during this difficult time.

New Hampshire Food Bank
Subaru Loves To Help Feed New Hampshire Families

Keeping NH Warm - Meghan B

In a time of crisis, Milford Subaru has taken it upon themselves to help their community. Milford Subaru reached out to Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter with a large donation of blankets to be given to clients in need. NSKS's community outreach team gives out hundreds of personal care items each winter, keeping our neighbors safe. These blankets will be given to those experiencing homelessness, keeping them warm through the winter. Blankets are frequently requested as they often become dirty or wet while outside. Thank you to Milford Subaru for their amazing donation! Please know both NSKS and our clients appreciate your efforts.

Keeping NH Warm

Subaru Loves and Saves all Pets - Laurie D

Meet Willie, an adorable kitten who was saved and is thriving thanks to the generosity of our volunteers and supporters like Subaru. His mom was a feral cat and this means Willie would have grown up in a feral cat colony. These cats live outdoors, never in the warmth and safety of a home, and never trust or interact with humans. Willie was found, safely brought to us, and received needed veterinary care and vaccines. When he was old enough he was neutered for his health and well-being too. Our staff and volunteers spent countless hours with Willie over 5 full months to gain his trust and show him that people are okay. Itโ€™s a process that takes patience and time. Donations from Subaru Loves Pets helps those animals in our care at the Humane Society, like Willie, who are with us for many months because they need our protection, veterinary care and compassion for an extended time until they are ready for a new home and family. Willie was adopted by one of our amazing volunteers. The two had a special bond and trust, and Willie is thriving in his new home. He has two adult cat siblings and one laid back golden retriever to play with and learn from in his forever home too. His family says โ€œWillie has changed the atmosphere in our household. The kitten is always buzzing around, and we could not be happier to have him as part of our family!โ€ Thank you, Subaru, for all you give to support both the cats and dogs in our shelter in Nashua and nationwide to support homeless animals. Your donations save countless animal lives who can then be adopted and make families complete.

Humane Society for Greater Nashua
Subaru Loves and Saves all Pets

"Share the Love" Helps Rescued Golden Retrievers - Laurie D

The Humane Society for Greater Nashua (HSFN) is humbled to be Milford Subaruโ€™s partner for their Annual Share the Love Campaign. In the 4 years of this partnership over $105,000 has been donated to support our pets here. Itsโ€™ provided veterinary care and shelter for the 4,300+ pets that weโ€™ve adopted in four years, as well as provided a safe place for the 1,163 stray animals weโ€™ve taken in. In 2019, funds helped us in the rescue of 105 Golden Retrievers and Labrador mixes from a hoarding/breeding situation. Due to the squalid conditions, personnel from two shelters, the local PD, and the NH State Veterinarianโ€™s Office removed the dogs. They were brought to two shelters for medical care, recovery and eventually adoption. Forty-nine dogs came to our shelter in Nashua and included four pregnant moms who soon gave birth to 31 puppies! In total, we had 80 dogs from this rescue! They arrived in varying emotional states and their physical condition was unhealthy. Many had ear infections and skin issues from lying in feces and urine. None of the dogs had a name and none had ever walked on a leash. They did not know how to play and had very little socialization. Recovery and readjustment took a long time. Thanks to our donors and Share the Love funds, every dog received the specialized care (and spay/neuter surgery) needed from our veterinary team, as well as lots of work and training with our Certified Dog Trainer. They also received lots of love, compassion and fun play-time with our adoption counselors and volunteers. Now one year after the rescue, all but one of the 80 dogs have been adopted. Our team continues to work with Johnny, and we will happily love and care for him until his perfect family and home situation comes along. Johnny has some special needs. You can learn more about him on our website, www.hsfn.org/adopt/available-dogs/ Thank you Milford Subaru, Subaru owners, and Subaru of America for supporting the Share the Love Campaign and helping us give these 80 dogs a second chance at a happy and healthy life!

Humane Society for Greater Nashua
"Share the Love" Helps Rescued Golden Retrievers