The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our customers, our community, and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes elite Subaru retailers who provide an exceptional customer experience at every interaction with Subaru. These retailers have also demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in their local communities 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 Hughes 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.

Athens Area Humane Society

Athens Land Trust

Athens-Clarke County Schools

Athens Community Council on Aging

The Cancer Foundation of North East Georgia

Did Hughes 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 Hughes Subaru

Subaru and Hughes 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

Books for Keeps thrives and grow with students - Marah B

Dear Hughes Subaru, Thank you. With another spring of school precautions and uncertainty, we were once again wondering how we would make our 2021 distributions a success. But thanks to you, your gifts, and your support, we were able to distribute 108,000 books to 9,437 students in FIVE Georgia counties. You are the key to the continued success of our program. This letter serves as your tax receipt for your donation of $1,000.00 which we received on 8/9/2021. We simply cannot overstate how grateful we are to you. Thanks to your gift, we gave continued to operate at full steam these past 15 months. From continuing to improve the usability of our custom e-Commerce website for students to pick their books to continue to grow and change our warehouse space to meet the needs of not only distributions but also a space for the community to come and “shop” for free books, your support allows us to adapt to the needs of our students and their families. This year, we were able to also improve the efficiency of our distributions, from 2.5 months last year for fulfillment down to just one month! We are also able to knock our small Refill the Shelves fundraising goal of raising $9,4237- one dollar for each student served this spring-out of the water! We have also just had another dream come true- we just officially purchased what will become our community bookmobile! We are preparing for a fall season full of community engagement, family literacy outreach, and the school collaborations we have so missed this past 17 months. It sends a powerful message to the students we serve that we not only have been able to survive, we have also been able to thrive and meet students where they are- wherever they may be. As is always the case, this work of literacy and educational success is community work. Thank you for being that community. Sincerely, Justin Bray Executive Director

Books for Keeps
Books for Keeps thrives and grow with students

Local elementary school receives donation - Bipul S

On behalf of everyone at AdoptAClassroom.org and Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School, we want to extend our gratitude to you and the entire team at Hughes Subaru. Your generous donation will make a meaningful difference in the lives of so many students in your community. In addition, Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School has asked us to pass along their gratitude for the impact your donation will make. This school year, more than ever before, our educators and students need support. This year alone, Subaru and its retailers will benefit more than 114,00 students and teachers with the tools they need for a successful school year.

Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School
Local elementary school receives donation

Hughes Subaru partners with local human society - Jed K

The Athens Area Humane Society, the largest affordable spay/neuter clinic and adoption center in the Athens, GA area is celebrating five years of partnership with Hughes Subaru. Since 2015, AAHS and Hughes Subaru have partnered to help homeless pets in the Athens, GA community. Donating a total of $126,959.00 to AAHS during the partnership. Donations have allowed AAHS to house, feed, care, and change the lives of roughly 2,000 pets during this time. Hughes Subaru does not just donate--hosting food drives, adoption events, and other community programs to bring people and pets together are a few ways Subaru extends a helping hand. Together, AAHS and Hughes Subaru have united over 60 pets with forever homes by hosting adoption events at the retailer alone. “Without the support of our local community, especially partners like Hughes Subaru, AAHS couldn’t do the lifesaving work we do. Working with the Hughes Subaru team is always a wonderful and uplifting experience, their commitment to support their community and its pets is genuine, and I can’t say thank you enough,” says Jed Kaylor, Program Director for AAHS. This extraordinary commitment to the community is perfectly expressed by Hughes Subaru receiving the 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes elite Subaru retailers who provide an exceptional customer experience at every interaction with Subaru. These retailers have also demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in their local communities in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets. AAHS and the pets they help couldn’t agree more. “I am passionate about animals, all kinds, but especially dogs. What a privilege as a business owner to make a tangible difference in my community through the Subaru Love Promise program. I consider this partnership to be one of my most fulfilling accomplishments.” says Apryl Hughes President for Phil Hughes Automotive Group.

Athens Area Humane Society
Hughes Subaru partners with local human society

Celebrating National Nurses Day - Marah B

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the past year has been the most challenging time for nurses in many generations. The support of people and businesses in our community has been – and continues to be – a ray of sunshine that helps our front-line caregivers face the tremendous emotional and physical challenges of the pandemic. We are so appreciative of Hughes Subaru for providing 250 delicious Chick-fil-A lunches with bottled water from Sam’s Club for the entire weekday nursing staff of our Athens hospital on May 6, National Nurses Day. Their generosity lifted a lot of spirits that day, and let our nurses know how much they are loved and appreciated by the community.

St. Mary’s Health Care System
Celebrating National Nurses Day

Subaru Loves Pets Adoption Event - Jed K

Each year Hughes Subaru and AAHS have partnered to find loving, permanent homes for homeless pets in our community. Our 2020 Subaru Loves Pets Event was a huge success finding homes for 10 pets in just the first hour! On top of this success, Subaru showed even more love by donating an additional $100 per pet adopted during the entire month of October, helping to raise over $3,000 for the animals! Due to the pandemic, many shelters have had to quickly adjust their operations to continue to fund life-saving efforts, the support of our local Hughes Subaru cannot be understated. We cannot say thank you enough, but most importantly, our pets thank you.

Subaru Loves Pets Adoption Event

Hughes Subaru Host Pet Adoption Event - Cronweld L

Hughes Subaru hosted a pet adoption event for the Athens Area Humane Society. AAHS brought puppies to our store and the turnout was great. Every single puppy was adopted and given a loving forever home. "As an AAHS employee, it is so encouraging to my philanthropic spirit to see Hughes Subaru lend a helping hand to a cause that means so much to the Athens community. What's more, those genuine moments when a person falls in love with a pet and that pet goes home in the arms of a new family member... those moments in time were made possible with Hughes Subaru and you can't put a dollar amount on that. Not to mention the staff--from the marketing department to the floor staff helping us the day of the event. They were all so accommodating and happy to see us! Having that kind of work culture made it so easy to collaborate." - Cronweld Leon Marketing & Communications Director Athens Area Humane Society

Athens Area Humane Society
Hughes Subaru Host Pet Adoption Event

Hughes Subaru Sponsors Humane Society ChickenQ - Cronweld L

Athens Area Humane Society hosted a chickenQ event, selling tickets for a meal. The money made from the tickets sold was put directly back into the animal shelter, to provide the animals with an even more comforting stay while they wait to find their forever home. Hughes Subaru was honored to sponsor this event, buying the food provided for the event. People were able to drive through and pick up their meal, all while donating to a great cause.

Athens Area Humane Society
Hughes Subaru Sponsors Humane Society ChickenQ

Blankets Donated to Athens Area Homeless Shelter - Cory S

"All our families will be warm and cozy in these high-quality blankets donated by community partners at Athens Subaru! Thank you for thinking of your neighbors experiencing homelessness as the colder months roll in. We are grateful!" - Athens Area Homeless Shelter

Athens Area Homeless Shelter
Blankets Donated to Athens Area Homeless Shelter

Hughes Subaru Partnered with ACCA in Turkeypalooza - Andie B

Hughes Subaru partnered with Athens Community Council on Aging to help provide 323 turkeys, which totaled 1350 meals to local seniors. Hughes Subaru alone proudly donated over 200 cans and matched ACCA's $2,000 in Turkeypalooza donations.

Athens Community Council on Aging
Hughes Subaru Partnered with ACCA in Turkeypalooza

Hughes Subaru Sponsors Community Book Fair - Leigh D

This sponsorship by Hughes Subaru directly sponsors families' opportunities to shop the first-ever Books for Keeps Community Book Fair, filling up their home bookshelves for free, and allowing Books for Keeps to provide service to families that need it. And there are a lot of families that need it right now! This event takes the place of the annual BFK Book Sale, taking the roughly 40,000 donated used books that would have been sold in a normal year, and making these books available on a free or pay-what-you-can basis. The event is open to individuals looking for books for personal reading, to support their children's at-home learning, to fill a Little Free Library, and more. This sponsorship also supports BFK's main program, Stop Summer Slide, a school-based book give-away that provides students with 12 books each, giving away more than 100,000 books annually to support summer reading opportunities.

Books for Keeps
Hughes Subaru Sponsors Community Book Fair