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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We're lucky we live in such an awesome community. It has so much to offer. So we do what we can to support the community we love. We want to be involved. Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits.
Subaru and Subaru of Rochester 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.
Since the inception of Dogs Downtown in 2015, Subaru of Rochester has been a presenting partner, so it’s no wonder they love pets! Dogs Downtown is a fun community event for all, and we couldn’t do without the unwavering support of Subaru. The team at Subaru, especially Savanna and Eric, were a joy to work with leading up to and during the event. As much as Subaru loves pets, we equally love working with Subaru for Dogs Downtown!
Subaru of Rochester continues to show up to support the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, MN. On Monday, August 29, Subaru of Rochester participated in the 44th Annual Swing Your Birdie Golf Classic. By sponsoring the golfer gift, and hosting a team, Subaru of Rochester helped us raise more than $70,000 to support children and families. Longstanding partnerships like this make it possible for the Ronald McDonald House to continue to be here for families who are traveling away from home for urgent medical care for their ill child. Subaru of Rochester employees are leaders in our community of philanthropic supporters.
Subaru of Rochester was a proud partner of the very first Young Life Golf Tournament. Young Life is a non-profit that is passionate about helping students along their faith journey. Some students that have been impacted shared at the tournament what it means to be apart of Young Life.
As part of its ongoing support of the local community, Subaru of Rochester has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester to further the Subaru Loves Learning initiative and promote healthy learning. Subaru of Rochester donated 10 bicycles to students of the Boys and Girls Club for making the summer program a priority and investing in their education. The Boys and Girls Club of Rochester provides a safe and positive environment for students to recognize their potential to excel while having fun. “We are so appreciative of Subaru's contribution to the Boys and Girls Club,” said Andrea Chapman, Director of Resource Development. “One of our program pillars is a healthy lifestyle, so this goes a long way in helping our kids get around and get some exercise on beautiful days like today.” This was a team effort by Subaru. Technicians, service manager and director of parts assisted with putting the bicycles together while product specialists helped load and delivery bicycles to the students. Subaru of Rochester and the Boys and Girls Club have been community partners for over 10 years. “Our community partners mean the world to us, and we are so appreciative of support like that from Subaru and others in our community who prioritize kids all throughout the year especially now as they’re heading back to school,” said Chapman.
Subaru of Rochester once again partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Upper Plains Region in June to bring gifts to the patients of the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester as part of the Subaru Loves to Care national partnership. Always supporting their local community, Subaru staff rolled up in their vehicles bearing beautiful blankets, craft kits, and messages of hope written by their showroom guests and Subaru staff members. “The whole idea is to show that it takes a village to take care of our patients, right?” said Shannon Blake, the LLS Regional Advancement Director. “From the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, to the Ronald McDonald House who houses them, to Mayo Clinic down the road if they’re receiving care, and then Subaru to provide the hope and warmth.” A young patient, Carter, and his family who have been staying at Ronald McDonald House for months to receive medical care accepted a blanket on behalf of the many other families staying at RMDH this summer. This celebratory moment marked his second to last day before he could finally return home as well! Angela Christensen, Ronald McDonald House Development Officer, expressed gratitude to Subaru of Rochester on behalf of their patients and families saying, “Families here are loving the blankets and craft kits! Thank you to all for making this great donation and partnership possible!” LLS is honored to play a role in such a great community event, as it truly does take a village to care for cancer patients.
I reached out to the Subaru of Rochester team to see if they would be interested in being one of the top sponsors for the Rochester Boys and Girls Club charity golf event. We had some hesitation from other local businesses due to this being a first ever event. Todd and his team immediately committed financially. In addition to the financial contribution they had a group of employees at one of the designated holes volunteering time to help the event run smoothly. We could not be more thrilled to have them and hope they will participate again next year.
On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, Subaru of Rochester and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, MN Chapter brought love to the families currently staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, MN. Carter and his father accepted blankets and craft kits alongside messages of hope written by Subaru customers and employees. The blankets, craft kits and kind messages bring moments of joy to Ronald McDonald House families. The joint efforts of Subaru of Rochester and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society introduce Ronald McDonald House families to Rochester’s caring community that exists outside of Rochester’s prominent medical field. It is through donations like these that Ronald McDonald House families feel cared for and loved. We are so grateful for the generosity of Subaru of Rochester and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Our annual Petwalk is our second largest fundraiser of the year for Paws and Claws Humane Society. The Petwalk is a wonderful way to bring pets and pet lovers together, to help raise money for our cause! Being a non-profit, we receive no government funding, and rely solely on donations, and support from our community and local businesses, like Subaru. Subaru has been a wonderful supporter over the years, and we were so happy to have them as one of our Platinum Sponsors at this year's event! With all of our sponsors, donors, and supporters collecting pledges, our 2022 Petwalk raised over $40,000! We can't thank everyone enough!
As statistics increase, the fight against addiction can seem almost hopeless at times. With recent factors such as Covid, isolation and an influx of illegal substances coming into our nation, addiction rates and overdoses have reached an all-time high. Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Rochester Center has been pivotal in helping those suffering from chemical dependency. With the generous gifts and support from Subaru of Rochester, we are helping to save lives, see families restored and clients transform into positive, productive members of the Rochester community. Thank you Subaru for your continued support in helping us to win this battle!!!
Every spring our team gets together to clean our community and make it a Litter Bit Better, filling many bags of trash from the pond and ditches near Subaru of Rochester. One of our staff even found a plastic bag that had been used in a bird's nest! This is your friendly reminder to make sure your trash makes it in the trash and not our environment.
Members from the Subaru of Rochester team had the opportunity to share with high school students from St. Charles, MN about the opportunities available in the automotive industry as part of a career fair. 9th through 12th graders were able to ask questions about the different positions in a dealership as they consider their options after graduation.
Due to Covid-19 we found ourselves in a national blood shortage. When the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center was allowed to go out into the community again to host mobile blood drives, Subaru of Rochester was one of the first businesses to open their doors and roll up their sleeves. All of the blood that we collect is used locally to help save lives! Thank you Subaru of Rochester!
The sales staff at Subaru of Rochester took ringing the bells this holiday season for the Salvation Army. The money raised throughout the holiday season is distributed to feeding the hungry, shelters for the homeless and Christmas gifts for children. All donations to the red kettles stay local - making an impact in our Rochester, MN community!
If you've paid any attention to the news lately, you'll know that drug and alcohol addiction has been plaguing our community. In fact, in 2020 over 1,000 MN residents lost their lives to overdose, not to mention the countless more who struggle with addiction each day. At MN Adult & Teen Challenge, our mission is to help these men, women, and teens find freedom from addiction. Our Rochester campus opened in 2014 with a 100 bed treatment facility for men. In 2017, we opened a 74 bed women's facility. Within our walls, our clients find life transformation and are able to return to our communities as productive members of society. Subaru of Rochester helps this change happen by supporting us every year as one of our corporate sponsors for our Gala. This support helps us to cover the costs of putting on this event, which is our largest fundraiser of the year. Without this Gala, we would not be able to do what we do. Thank you Subaru for helping us to save lives!!!
Paws and Claws has been a part of this community for 42 years. During this time there have been different challenges as well as opportunities for growth. We have been so blessed to have such wonderful community support, not only from adopters and volunteers, but also from businesses like Subaru. Subaru’s support for shelter pets and adoption is so welcome, even more so in the trying times that COVID has brought upon all of us. Paws and Claws relies solely on donations and community support, as we receive no government funding. The donations from Subaru to Paws and Claws have been so helpful, and the adorable New Pet Parent Kits also put smiles on many adopters’ faces (not to mention the dogs!)! Support from businesses like Subaru help Paws and Claws to continue to grow, and continue to help animals in need, even during challenging times.
Franklin Elementary has been incredibly fortunate to receive a $5,000 Subaru Loves Learning donation. This donation has directly benefitted the students in our school community. Through these funds, ten teachers each received $500 to purchase classroom resources to better support our students' learning and educational needs. When our school staff first found out about this generous donation, they were overwhelmed by the amount of this support and generosity. Every day our teachers work to meet the educational needs of our students. Having the additional resources provided by this donation has been incredibly helpful for our classrooms. We are especially grateful to Subaru of Rochester for thinking of our school community for this generous donation. This donation has had a profound impact on the students within our school community. In gratitude, Sam Pearson Franklin Elementary & Montessori at Franklin Principal
Rochester FC started in 2018 with a mission to provide local athletes an opportunity to play high level soccer and get college and professional exposure. Thankfully to Subaru of Rochester's support we have been able to continue doing what we love. Subaru has supported us these last 4 years and we are very thankful to Todd and the Subaru team. We appreciate all the work and charity Subaru does for our community as well, you have made a big impact.
Subaru was great to work with on our chopped local event. An event that was a celebration after Covid. We were able to raise $10,000 to local restaurants thanks to Subaru's help. We hope to work with them moving forward.
We are so thankful to Subaru of Rochester for being one of our title sponsors for our Power of Produce (POP) Program this summer! POP is a farmers market incentive program for children ages 4 to 12. Each week, children receive a $2 token to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables. POP engages children at the market and empowers them to make healthful food choices, and has been demonstrated to help in building healthy, prospering communities. We aim to create a social norm around farmers market shopping and promote an equitable space for all community members, benefiting families, our local economy, and southeastern Minnesota farmers. With the support of local businesses, community partners, dedicated volunteers, and private donors, last season we offered POP at the market for 14 weeks and reached over 400 children! In addition to promoting healthy choices, POP provides an excellent opportunity for our community partners to interact with families each week. We loved having Subaru come out and join us at the market and share that Subaru love with our customers. We could not have done this program without the generosity of Subaru of Rochester! Thank you!!
Subaru has been such a big part of Med City Freeze football. We are a 9 man amateur football team located here in Rochester, MN. Subaru has been a team sponsor many years, and we are truly appreciative of them.
For the 4th year in a row, Subaru of Rochester has supported the 43rd Annual Swing Your Birdie Golf Classic. As a golfer gift sponsor, Subaru of Rochester inspires community members to join them in supporting families who travel to Rochester to receive lifesaving medical care for their child. This partnership has had an immeasurable impact on the House and those who call it home. Employees at Subaru bring warmth, comfort and love to families at the Ronald McDonald House. With the support of Subaru of Rochester, the 43rd Annual Swing Your Birdie Golf Classic raised nearly $70,000 for children and families.
Next Chapter Ministries of Rochester, MN would like to extend our sincere gratitude for the generous donation from Subaru of Rochester. We are a non-profit organization that has provided support to the Rochester community for over 20 years. It is only through the generosity of others who believe in the work we do that this has been possible. We were recently blessed with a generous donation which helped cover part of the expenses for our annual fundraising dinner. This donation allowed for the donations we received to immediately and directly impact the men, women and teens in this community who are impacted by the cycles of incarceration. Thank you Subaru for believing in and supporting the mission of Next Chapter!
Subaru of Rochester teamed up with the Rochester Football Club to participate in RNeighbors' Litter Bit Better Event to clean up trash in our community. Together they filled numerous bags of trash from nearby ditches. This not only helps our community look cleaner, but protects the local wildlife!
The Ronald McDonald House serves families who travel great distances to receive lifesaving medical care for their child. The Subaru Share the Love Promotion makes it more feasible for families to be away from home. Every car sold, every time Subaru staff advocate for our Ronald McDonald House has a tremendous impact on the families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House. Staff at Subaru of Rochester and Subaru drivers take away the burden of worrying where they will sleep or what they will eat while their child fights for their life. The Share the Love Promotion makes it possible for families to focus on the health and well being of their child. Subaru of Rochester makes it possible for families to build positive memories during some of the most difficult days of their lives.
Subaru of Rochester team members took the Polar Plunge in Foster-Arend Park on Saturday, March 20 in support of Special Olympics Minnesota. The team managed to raise $2,364 which will help provide year-round training and services to over 8,100 athletes across the state. “I want to do my part in raising as much money as possible for these incredible kids and what they are going through, because it takes more heart than what I have. All I’m doing is jumping in a frozen lake,” said James Albien, organizer of Subaru of Rochester’s team. “It’s not about us, it’s about the kids.” The Rochester Polar Plunge had 481 plungers who raised a total of $167,948 for Special Olympics Minnesota.
Subaru of Rochester has been a tremendous supporter of our local Meals on Wheels. Each December, staff from Subaru of Rochester personally deliver meals. Additionally, Subaru has welcomed Family Service Rochester into their wonderful showroom. We have been invited to have information tables about Meals on Wheels and how to volunteer. Subaru of Rochester also hosted our first "Casual Gala" fundraiser supporting Meals on Wheels. Thank you for being committed partners and invested in our community!
The staff at Subaru of Rochester came out to Channel One to help pack boxes for mobile pantries in SE Minnesota. We're so thankful to partner with them to help fight for insecurity in our community. Thank you for all you do in the community! David Steenhoek [email protected]
The staff at the Subaru Rochester, MN location recently volunteered at Channel One (safely social distancing) and packed over 470 pounds of cereal before 10am! It is so awesome to see how just a few people can get together and make a huge difference for those in our community.
November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month and here in Minnesota, the start of the cold season. Thanks to the Subaru Loves to Help promise, 80 blankets were delivered and then distributed through Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota, a shelter right here in Rochester. Thank you, Subaru of Rochester for providing extra warmth and positivity this holiday season. We appreciate the support!
We are lucky to have companies like Subaru in our community. The support they have provided for us and many other businesses in our community is amazing and we appreciate it very much. Thank you to all of the Subaru family for continuing to provide for our community. Thank you for helping us run activities. Thank you for bringing awareness to nonprofits like ours. A special thank you to Todd Penz! Todd is a caring and giving person. He is a role model for many of us. Thank you Subaru of Rochester! -RFC Family
Subaru of Rochester makes it possible for the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester to be there for children and families when they need it most. Thanks to the Share the Love event, families traveling to Rochester for their children’s medical care have a place to stay, nutritious meals and are loved and supported while far from home. The team at Subaru of Rochester embodies the mission of the Ronald McDonald House and shares it with their customers during the holiday season. What a special gift to know you’ll make a difference for families when purchasing a new Subaru! Thank you friends at Subaru of Rochester for making tough days brighter for the kids at the Ronald McDonald House!
The Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, MN is proud to partner with Subaru of Rochester. The support of Subaru and their employees provides countless nights of restful sleep for families who are traveling to Rochester for medical care for their child. At the 42nd Annual Swing Your Birdie Golf Classic, Subaru's support continues to shine. As a sponsor of the Golfer Gift, Subaru of Rochester provides a souvenir for our golfers while inspiring them to learn more about the mission of the Ronald McDonald House. Each year, Subaru of Rochester invites our local community to join them in supporting children and families at the Ronald McDonald House.
Subaru of Rochester has been a supporter of Paws and Claws Humane Society for many years; always thinking of ways to help the animals in our care. This past year, with the COVID-19 pandemic, Subaru of Rochester reached out about donating money for each pet adopted during the month of October, as a part of their “Subaru Loves Pets” campaign. As a non-profit, Paws and Claws runs solely on donations, we don’t receive any government funding. Even during these difficult times, Subaru of Rochester was willing to help out however they could. We truly appreciate the continued support! Thank you Subaru of Rochester, for helping Paws and Claws continue to help and take in animals in need, so that they can find their forever families!
I recently bought a 2019 CrossTrek. Didn't know I was looking for a new car but when at the dealership with my son, I saw "her" across the parking lot and fell in love! Chad Bjorkman was the salesperson who assisted me as I made decisions and ultimately decided to purchase. He was professional, courteous, flexible and caring. I'm sure it wasn't easy to teach me how to use the cool technology in the car but he was never impatient with me.I learned later that he came in on his day off when I picked up the car to ensure that all went well for me. He spent a long time getting the car set up, cleaned and then with me learning the bells & whistles. MUCH APPRECIATED, CHAD - YOU ROCK! Also, I live in northern MN and often go across the bridge into Ft. Francis Ontario Canada to shop. Last week I went there and when returning I was held up by the US Customs/Border Patrol Agent - not because I was in trouble, but because she wanted to talk all about my new CrossTrek and how much I liked it and she was thinking of buying one. Fortunate to say my trips back and forth always have been uneventful but this one definitely the most FUN! Way to go Subaru!!!!
We are so grateful to our good-natured friends at Subaru and their dedication to community investment through the Love Promise Community Commitment. Since 1972, Friends of Quarry Hill has remained steadfast in the belief that connecting kids to nature by providing experiences outdoors is critical to developing healthy, happy adults inspired by and deeply connected with the natural world. Now, more than ever, we must reach out in to homes, schools, and childcare centers to provide access so that all youth experience fresh air and fresh perspective. Access to programs that inspire youth, guide families and provide resources for caregivers and teachers is critical to returning childhood to the outdoors. This is where Subaru stepped up to help. Subaru’s sponsorship of Quarry Hill Nature Center’s annual Run Wild 5k Trail Run and Wild Child Dash was a great boost – the proceeds and sponsorships from this annual race benefit the Nature Center’s scholarship fund. This fund supports access to summer camp scholarships, reduced fees for school groups, and grant dollars for collaborative efforts toward new programming all with the goal of making the outdoors a bigger part of their everyday lives. Thanks again for the good-natured support!
In July, the Boys & Girls Club of Rochester put out the call- the call for dodgeballs. We are an afterschool program serving children K-12 in the heart of Rochester. Our mission, to empower all young people, especially those who need us most, is sometimes complicated by the kinds of things that effect all non-profits. We depend on contributions and donations from the community to serve the roughly 1,400 youth, 91% of which qualify for free or reduced lunches, that pass annual through our doors. Which is where the heroes at Subaru of Rochester come in. When they heard our call for dodgeballs, our most popular gym-time game besides basketball, on social media, they immediately responded with a video of their own. A video describing a month-long promotion to raise the funds to purchase dodgeballs. And purchase dodgeballs they did! The Boys & Girls Club of Rochester received four MASSIVE bags of dodgeballs, enough to see us through the long winter months ahead, as well as spring. This morning as Todd and his crew came down to Club to visit. They bravely faced our group of excited youngsters, eager to get their hands on the new dodgeballs and brought a smile to everyone’s face. We are so grateful for our friends at Subaru of Rochester and we cannot wait to see them again! They’re always welcome back to Club for a rematch!
Subaru of Rochester's support of the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, MN continues to outshine that of many. Time and time again, we see employees of Subaru of Rochester engaging with our mission and supporting families as they face some of the most difficult days of their lives. At the 41st Annual Swing Your Birdie Golf Classic Subaru of Rochester provided vital support to the Ronald McDonald House. Sponsoring the Golfer Gift, Subaru of Rochester not only provided a fun souvenir for our golfers but inspired countless community members to learn more about the mission of the Ronald McDonald House and join them in supporting families with ill children. We are so grateful for our partnership with Subaru of Rochester.
*Watch the video to the very end! :) Subaru of Rochester is taking the month of August to focus on a community that we have not met in person. Our neighbors from nearly 9,000 miles away in Tengaru, Tanzania are doing great things to help young people get an education, but they need additional resources to grow and continue changing lives. Simply Love International is a non-profit that raises support for the Global Orphanage in Tengaru. That orphanage currently houses 19 young people and provides them with a home, a loving community, and a good education to help them grow and develop into active members of their community. The kids at Global Orphanage are full of life and smiles, and they absolutely love to sing! Subaru of Rochester is committing $50 from every vehicle sold to help fund school tuition costs for the children at Global Orphanage through the work of Simply Love International. On January 6th, 2020, Erin Rae of SLI will be visiting Tengaru and the orphanage to deliver these funds, spend time with the children, and take photos of what's going on so supporters can see their impact, and so potential supporters can see for themselves why we support this cause. Thank you to Simply Love International and Subaru of Rochester for getting involved with the Global Orphanage, and thank you to the Subaru community in Rochester for all your help that makes this sponsorship possible!
It was a dream of ours to provide competitive soccer and give our local soccer athletes an opportunity to play at a national level. The support from our community has been amazing and we would not be able to do what we do without our sponsors. We are very thankful for Subaru of Rochester for being our main sponsor this year. Giving an opportunity to our local athletes is very important to our team and just like Subaru of Rochester, we believe in our community and helping. We want to give our players an opportunity to showcase their talents at the next level and hopefully earn some college scholarships. Our team had a successful year in 2019 with a record of 10-1-1 on the field. Thank you Subaru of Rochester for all you have done for our team and for our community! -Rochester FC Family Rochester Football Club is a soccer club in Rochester MN that provides competitive soccer for boys U-10 through U-16 and at the semi-pro level.
The Bamber Valley Elementary School PTA is grateful for the support of businesses like Subaru of Rochester. Thanks to your support of our Fun Run, all of the more than 850 students at Bamber Valley Elementary were able to have a free shirt for the event. It was not only a fun event, but also one that emphasized healthy exercise while raising funds for the PTA to help fund field trips, classroom materials, and more. Thank you for your support!
Subaru of Rochester and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, MN Chapter spread love, hope and warmth to both blood cancer patients and families currently staying at The Ronald McDonald House of Rochester on June 13. Subaru customers and employees wrote messages of hope as well as lots of funny jokes and pictures to cheer up pediatric patients. Those care cards were then handed out alongside donated blankets to provide comfort to patients staying at Ronald McDonald House. We had two Super Star guests who joined us for this blanket donation! Three-year-old Josiah and his family have been staying at Ronald McDonald for two months while he undergoes treatment for neutropenia. Josiah was joined by Nathan Herber, a local Rochester four-year-old currently battling lymphoma. His parents and brothers were thankful to be a part of such a generous event in the city they call home. While Nathan and Josiah high-fived each other and checked out their new blankets and craft kits from Subaru, the adults all chatted about how resilient and joyful these little boys are regardless of circumstances. We are so thankful for the generosity of Subaru of Rochester and grateful to The Ronald McDonald House as they provide hospitality services to so many pediatric blood cancer patients. But the real heroes of the day: Josiah and Nathan.
The team of Subaru of Rochester is dedicated to our community. They illustrated that in a huge way to those who need them most at Boys & Girls Club of Rochester with a recent donation to support the work that Boys & Girls Club of Rochester does every day for nearly 1400 kids in our community. "The love that Subaru of Rochester shared with our kids will make a significant impact in the general operations this summer," stated Director of Resource Development, Becca Stiles-Nogosek. "Summer is the busiest time of the year for us and this is when we need resources more than ever. We continue to be blown away by the incredible support that the Subaru team and their customers offer to us year after year. This gift will cover the full cost of operating club for nearly 2 weeks this summer. Thank you doesn't begin to express our gratitude, but it will have to do for now." Sincerest thanks to Subaru and all their customers who 'Shared the Love' this season!
Paws and Claws and myself are so grateful for the support of our wonderful community. We could not save as many lives as we are able to, without the generous donations we receive from the public and businesses like Subaru of Rochester. I thank you on behalf of all of us here at PCHS, and we hope to continue this outstanding partnership.
Subaru of Rochester made the generous donation of a 3 year 30 thousand mile lease to Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge as one of the featured items in our auction. We are grateful for their support for this ministry.
On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, as part of the National Subaru Loves to Care program, Subaru of Rochester worked with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to deliver blankets, cards of hope, and arts and crafts kits to patients at Ronald McDonald House in Rochester, Minnesota. Todd Penz and Josh Winkler, as well as several other employees of Subaru of Rochester, came to represent Subaru. They lit up the room when they brought in thegifts and were excited with the opportunity to hand them out to patients at the hospital. The delivery went smoothly and the Subaru team was able to greet many patients who were grateful for the support and blankets. Todd and Josh were nothing but smiles and their positive attitudes were contagious. Getting to meet with young patients who were undergoing treatment was especially moving and just made it that much clearer how meaningful these acts of kindness are. Patients were touched by Subaru’s show of support and commitment to the cause. It was a special day that made a difference and they look forward to doing it again next year. Thank you, Subaru of Rochester!
Subaru of Rochester is an annual sponsor of the Paws and Claws pet walk. On May 5th we enjoyed meeting everyone's pets and giving away bandannas and toys. Thanks to all of the people who came by our booth and visited with us, it was a wonderful time. Subaru Loves Pets!
The Subaru of Rochester team attended the FCA "Night of the Champions" Banquet in Rochester on April 22nd. It was a beautiful night of giving back to the community and hearing more about FCA's vision for athletes.
Nearly four years ago I very unexpectedly became a single mom. My daughters are now 8 and 11. My 11 year old, Linnea, has a neuromuscular disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. It's similar to ALS, but it affects kids. Because of her extreme muscle weakness, she uses a power wheelchair and requires assistance with most activities of daily living. I have been working very hard these last several years to get Linnea all of the equipment and resources to support her needs. I am so humbled by Subaru of Rochester and the Penz family generosity. When I called you a while back I never intended for you guys to purchase a handicap van but just wanted some better ideas and wisdom from someone I knew in the car business.But went way above and beyond. I am so thankful to you and my life will forever be better with this burden off my shoulders. May God really bless you for this tremendous gift!
Thank you for all your work and time planning such a wonderful dinner for the children and families at the Ronald McDonald House! The families appreciated the meal and the warm smiles from the employees. It was so nice to see the Subaru team there serving and wanted to share how truly grateful we are for your caring generosity. We couldn’t do what we do without special friends like Clements Subaru and it is truly hearts like yours that make this house a home!
Everyone had mud on them, smiles on their faces, and phrases of “Can’t wait to do this again next year!” filling the air at Muddy Warrior Run! Clements Subaru is a valuable partner and we are grateful for your support! We were able to donate $5,000.00 to DAV of Minnesota to help disabled veterans in our community connect to the resources they need. Muddy Warrior Run had 600 participants and is 100% supported & facilitated by local volunteers, including military personnel and a local law enforcement dive team. It provides a great way for families and groups to come together to overcome fear and accomplish something together while benefitting those who have served our country. Thank you so much for all that you do to help make this event a success every year!
Thank you to our Presenting Partner Clements Subaru for continuing to support this event for the third year in a row. Dogs Downtown creates an inviting and engaging downtown environment for pet owners and dog lovers alike. There were over 20 businesses and activities on site along with doggy sWAG, goodies, and socializing for people and their canine companions. More than 8,000 people and their dogs came! Thank you for helping put on this successful event! We value our partnership with Clements Subaru and hope to have the opportunity to work with you again next year.
We lost a hard-fought game in the semi-final round of the playoffs. It was a tough way to end the season. Even though we fell short of our goal, we became closer as a team and as a family. We will bounce back next season! Thanks to all the fans who showed up and supported us. It really means a lot! THANK YOU to our sponsors – and our presenting partner, Clements Subaru! Everything this community has done for us is a huge blessing in making this organization what it is today! Med-City Freeze is a full contact 9-man semipro football team based out of Rochester, MN - a member of the Southern Plains Football League. #freezeup
Pridefest gives up a chance to get together as a community, meet friends, develop relationships and enjoy great entertainment. The Gay/Lesbian Community Services of Southeastern Minnesota (GLCS) held its first Pride event in 1988. As we’ve grown, it has moved to Soldiers Field. It was a huge success because of the volunteers that did all the event planning; the sponsors who helped fund the events; the vendors and performers who spent their time providing information and entertainment; and to those who attended. All are needed to make it a success. We were honored Clements Subaru was our premier sponsor. Thank you for showing your support for the LGBTQA community!!
After 35 years, Rochesterfest continues to be successful because of the great community support of partners like Clements Subaru. Thank you so much for your major sponsorship of the Grand Parade again. The parade was moved to Saturday afternoon and the community loved it. They came earlier and stayed longer. They enjoyed southern Minnesota's biggest parade with more than 100 units! Rochesterfest is committed to promoting and celebrating the city of Rochester and southeast Minnesota annually by connecting people through a variety of wholesome, entertaining community events. It was indeed - "35 Years of Summer Fun!" My heartfelt thanks.
Heartfelt thanks for "lifting up" the Locks of Compassion initiative in Rochester. In many parts of the world "love locks" attached to bridges and even metal trees have expressed uniting one to another. The "Locks of Compassion" project re-creates that symbolic expression of unity. Residents and visitors - many seeking healthcare assistance - are embracing this wonderful initiative and expressing their gratitude for the unique opportunity to unite their lock of compassion with so many others. Decorated locks express compassion for a child in need, a homebound senior, a family member, a visitor to our community; many are in honor of a loved one. Your sponsorship helps create new beginnings for refugee children. The display will be gifted to our great city and moved to a permanent location. When people visit Peace Plaza this summer to both create and view various expressions of compassion on decorated locks - the hope it inspires will begin to ripple … because of you!
OMC Regional Foundation's annual amateur 9-wicket croquet tournament was held at Somerby Golf Club on a summer Sunday afternoon. It was a day for fun and a little friendly competition, and to raise funds for the expansion and facility improvements of the emergency medicine services at Olmsted Medical Center. Thank you to all players and volunteers who attended and helped to make Croquet Field Day! a huge success! A special thank you to sponsors who stepped forward. Clements is very generous to the greater Rochester community. As the local community-based healthcare organization, OMC appreciates all this support from local businesses.
In June 2017, Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) spread love, hope and warmth to cancer patients and their families in communities across the country. In Rochester, customers visiting Clements Subaru were given the chance to write personalized messages of hope to patients in their local community. Those care cards were then handed out alongside donated blankets to provide comfort and warmth to patients living at Ronald McDonald House of Rochester. A young family living at the Ronald McDonald House at the time was able to accept a blanket on the House's behalf and local blood cancer survivor, Steve Altchuler, accepted one on behalf of LLS. In July 2015, Steve was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). He was on a watch and wait protocol at Mayo Clinic first, and then had to begin chemotherapy in February 2016. Steve and his family have been wonderful supporters of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and he was honored to accept a blanket from Clements Subaru on behalf of LLS and the children who receive a wonderful home-away-from-home at the Ronald McDonald House – Rochester, MN. We are so thankful for the generosity of Clements Subaru, and very grateful for The Ronald McDonald House as they provide hospitality services to so many pediatric blood cancer patients.
Here’s a pix from a planting session at Bamber with Daisy (Girl Scout) Troop 47868. We'll keep working on the garden. What a great initiative – Subaru and Clements Subaru supporting the National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat. And thank you for choosing Bamber Valley Elementary School. This Wildlife Habitat is a hands-on way in which our students, teachers, parents and administrators can make a difference in helping to restore native habitats, one garden (or schoolyard) at a time. There has been a movement to bring school gardens back into the forefront after years of neglect. Thanks to you and Subaru for this wonderful support of schools, kids and our environment. It is so important.
I am overwhelmed by the support, encouragement and energy from our community through our, first ever, Innovationology event. Connections were made, innovations were discovered, and games were played! What an amazing time to see adults learning through hands-on, playful experiences. And...this is just the beginning. Creating a space where families and youth, in our community, can connect to innovate and create, is something that we must continue to foster. We can only do this with your shared passion. Thanks to your support, we were able to raise more than $33,000 that will go directly to support the mission of the Minnesota Children's Museum Rochester of Sparking Learning through Play!
I would like to again thank you for your great partnership during the Subaru Share the Love Event. Because of this partnership, our local Meals on Wheels program received a donation of $7,472.22! This wonderful donation makes a significant impact in the Meals on Wheels program and will provide nearly 3,700 meals! We deliver more than just meals. With each hot, nutritious meal our volunteers are also delivering daily contact, warm greetings and kindness. Meals are provided to anyone in need, regardless of their ability to pay. Recipients pay what they can afford and donations like yours help cover the rest. Thank you.
Thank you so very much for being a loyal sponsor for the Paws and Claws Pet Walk. We raised $23,000! Your support means so much to us and makes all the difference in the world for the animals in our care. The Walk is one of our biggest fundraising events. Our volunteerbased shelter receives no government funding, and we rely on fundraisers like the Pet Walk to survive. We cannot thank our supporters enough. This is a fun, family event where you can bring your best friends of the furry kind. It’s always fun to see the many sizes, shapes, and breeds of dogs who show up.
The final results are in! Over 18,400 pounds of litter was collected by A Litter Bit Better! volunteers during this year's event. That is a total of over 9.22 tons! Approximately 3,250 volunteers picked up 241 sites that covered many locations around Rochester. Neighborhoods were beautified, citizens gave back to their community, and all of that waste was prevented from polluting our land and water. Approximately 131 tons of litter has been collected in Rochester over the past 11 years through this program. Special thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors for making this program possible for the last eleven years!
Thank you so much for hosting such a great event. Your team does a great job and we sincerely appreciate your continued support. Business After Hours is one of the Chamber's longest running and most successful networking events with approximately 200 people in attendance. This free monthly event offers hundreds of local Chamber members a chance to network and develop new business contacts, while experiencing unique atmospheres offered by different monthly hosts. Everyone enjoyed seeing your brand-new dealership. We wish Clements Subaru continued success.
Our brand-new state-of-the-art dealership opened on time and on budget. Imagine that! The ribbon cutting ceremony was less than six months after our groundbreaking. We're so excited to show folks our new standard of service excellence. Rochester Area Chamber Ambassadors came to stand with us. We invited lots of others to our ribbon cutting; the architect, builder, all the vendors, business leaders, media, and of course, our new neighbors. We enjoyed delicious food and sent everyone home with a gift. This new dealership may be five times bigger, but our goal is the same - helping you find the right vehicle at the right price to best fit your needs and budget. Welcome to Clements!
Subaru Loves Learning. That's why they partnered with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Through this initiative, Clements Subaru was able to donate outstanding science books with the goal of engaging young learners in the world of science and inspire them to want to learn more. We chose Riverside Central Elementary School here in Rochester, and boy, are we glad we did. It's an impressive school led by a forward-thinking leadership team. We found Riverside to be a place where students could learn, create, and think big. Enjoy the books. We can’t wait to visit Riverside again!
Thank you for your generous support of the Boys & Girls Club of Rochester Heroes Breakfast and for sharing your personal story. You are recognized as one of our Corporate Heroes. Your support helps us provide experiences that enable today's young people to conquer tomorrow's challenges, provide effective programs, welcome and inspire more children who need our guidance each day, allow all kids to dream big and give them the opportunities to achieve them, and allow us to plan more effectively for more than a single year. As Coach Reeve stated regarding leading a team, "As you go, we go", and we are so impressed with the examples you set as community leaders!
Ever wondered what it would be like to win a brand new car? Becky from Byron did just that! Hundreds and hundreds of entries and phone calls...and on Saturday, it came down to 25 people holding 25 Golden Tickets, ready to drive away with a two year lease of a brand-new Subaru Outback. What a fun day…everyone (and I mean everyone) piled into the new location, and we ate, we listened to a great band, and then, at noon...one by one, each contestant tried their luck…and with only ten people to go, Becky was speechless! Truly. The crowd went wild with cheers and screams and hollers! It was awesome. Thanks for partnering with Y-105FM on this fun giveaway to promote the opening of your brand-new beautiful dealership.
They gathered their girlfriends and came for a day of shopping, entertainment and FUN! The Rochester Women's Fall Expo, back for its 20th year, was another success. This free expo attracted thousands of people. It featured more than 100 vendors sharing a wide range of products and services. Women learned about local businesses and met New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking. They loved the addition of the Clements Subaru Stage - with fashion shows, a how-to make-up session and live music. Townsquare Media of Rochester was proud to have partnered with Clements Subaru, an amazing organization, in saluting the entire community at the Women's Fall Expo. We certainly shared the love all around.
Thank you Clements Subaru for your Gold Paw sponsorship and for coming to our Fall Auction. You are definitely dog tested and dog approved. Our cats are pretty happy with you too. The auction featured more than 300 silent items and 30 live items, helping Paws and Claws Humane Society raise a record $41,000 for the animals in our care! Our Fall Auction is known for its wonderful themed baskets that offer something for everyone. This auction did not disappoint. We thank Clements Subaru for your sponsorship. You are what makes this event and organization so great!
At Townsquare Media, we believe that the backbone of America lies within its communities. We're proud to serve local high schools right in Rochester's backyard, and bring some cheer to pump up football season in Minnesota. We're also proud to establish community loyalty and presence within our area, which in turns grows our brand. Clements Subaru is all about spreading the love! The Subaru Love Promise is just that - a promise to do right by our community by partnering with nonprofit education, health, community, environment, and animal organizations. Together, with these values in common, Townsquare Media and Clements Subaru chose to share the love with local high schools during football season. Making them the stars at Football Fridays for seven weeks! Thanks for your partnership.
Find your inner warrior! That's the theme of Muddy Warrior Run, the Ultimate 5K Obstacle Mud Run in Rochester. It was successful, because it's a wonderful community get-together that promotes physical activity and fun. Getting everyone together to laugh and have a good time and doing so with the purpose of helping others has always been our goal. We donated some of the proceeds to Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota. The DAV's mission is to build better lives for Minnesota veterans and their families. We're proud to help such a great organization. Was it easy? Nope. Worth it? Absolutely. We're grateful to all the military service members who volunteered, and give thanks to Clements Subaru for being our corporate sponsor. Let’s do it again next year.
First, thank you for your continued support of Dogs Downtown. Without you, this event would not be possible. I am excited to share that we had an estimated 9,000 in attendance at Dogs Downtown 2016! As you may recall, last year our attendance was 3,300. We are absolutely thrilled with not only the turnout, but the positive responses we have been receiving. This event was FREE and open to all of our favorite four-legged friends and their humans! Everyone enjoyed the activities, performances, games and give a ways. Congratulations on a successful event. We value our partnership with Clements Subaru and hope to have the opportunity to work with you again next year.
Thanks so much for your sponsorship of this year's ROCHESTERFEST GRAND PARADE! The parade is one of the most popular summer traditions in the Med City. We had great weather, thousands of great spectators who had loads of fun. The generous support of great sponsors like CLEMENTS SUBARU make it possible for Rochesterfest to exist and for this annual "Celebration of a City" to continue to connect people through a variety of wholesome, entertaining community events. This year, with more than 60 different events over the nine-day celebration, it was "Fun for Everyone!" My sincerest thanks.
The first "Pop Up Play" for the Museum was welcomed by the community. All guests were able to play, socialize and innovate with us at Forager. Adults and children alike were able to experience the Power of Play. The generosity of our corporate community is vital to the success of these kinds of events. On behalf of Minnesota Children's Museum Rochester and the Event and Sponsorship Committee, thank you for Clements sponsorship of the 2016 JUMBOJenga at the Platinum level. We hope that you will continue to enjoy playful learning by utilizing the JUMBOJenga set with your staff!
It was a dream of ours to bring amateur football back to the city of Rochester and surrounding communities, and to create a safe, fun and exciting environment fans could be proud of. The community showed major support to Med-City Freeze, and at the top of the list was Clements Subaru. You supported us. You believed that we could start a new team from the ground up. The Freeze went 7-2. We outscored foes 254-95 during the regular season. Thank you for being present at the games - helping to make Mother's Day extra fun with giveaways, throwing out footballs during halftime, etc. We showed our appreciation by helping out at non-profit events, picking up litter, and we plan to do more. It was a tremendously exciting first year! We are grateful. Med-City Freeze is a full contact 9-man semipro football team based out of Rochester, MN - a member of the Southern Plains Football League.
Look at our faces. We're excited. We're proud. We're building a new eco-friendly state of the art sales and service facility! This was our groundbreaking ceremony complete with gold shovels and hard hats. It was a beautiful June day. Customers, Chamber Ambassadors, VIPs and media were on hand to celebrate with us. Our $8-million dealership is being built on a five-acre parcel of land. With construction underway, it should open in December. We'll add 20 new positions, generating more than one million dollars in new payroll. Clements Managing Partner John Wade said, "As one of the fastest growing car brands in the USA and Southern Minnesota, Subaru is experiencing its 53rd consecutive month of growth. This expansion is what we need to keep up with the service and sales demands of our customers."
The wall in our service drive boldly says, "Providing you a truly exceptional experience." That’s our goal. Not only in our service department but in all areas of Clements Subaru. We earned the coveted Subaru Stellar Care Award for 2016 and we are so proud! It's not easy to achieve. Only an elite group of Subaru retailers achieve this recognition each year. To earn it our dealership must achieve and maintain Stellar Care performance standards and objectives. The list is long and the expectations are high. We must pass continual review by our customers and meet annual objectives established by Subaru of America, Inc. in many areas. What does this mean to you? The best dealership experience possible, one that we hope will have you coming back for many years ahead. Thank you for being our customer.
Every child is born with the potential to succeed - THANK YOU for investing in that potential! You are truly leveling the playing ground for all through your investment in Boys & Girls Club. Your gifts help to provide the following powerful impact statements which come directly from the youth we serve: 86% of Club members feel a sense of belonging. 92% have fun at Club. 92% feel there is a caring adult they could turn to for help or advice. 81% feel recognized by staff and peers when they try hard or do a good job. 82% believe school is important to their future success. 94% believe they can make a difference and help people in their community. We look forward to sharing success stories with you, made possible by you. Thank you again for your support.
Thank you for once again being a sponsor for our annual Spring Fest at Oxbow Park - and also for the basket for the silent auction. We had a great day and raised a record amount for Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo. All money will be used for a future expansion and renovation of the Nature Center - long overdue. Oxbow Park was founded in 1969 and is one of Olmsted County's premier parks. There's no admission charge for the park or zoo and more than 70,000 people visit annually. Again, thank you for your generosity. It is greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much for your support. The 22nd annual Pet Walk raised a little over $20,000 this year. The Pet Walk was packed with fun activities for pets and their humans including free food and beverages, doggy bandannas, temporary tattoos, and of course, a wonderful walk in the sun. All proceeds benefited Paws and Claws Humane Society - committed to partnering with the community to shelter, protect and seek adoptive homes for abandoned or lost companion animals. Local pet-friendly businesses, like Clements Subaru, added to the event. Your guys were so much fun and I hope we can continue with this tradition in years to come. Thanks again! We couldn't do it without support from sponsors like Clements Subaru!
Check out the haul of trash that Clements Subaru bagged up, saving it from the ditch and the Zumbro River. Thanks for being out there and involved in Rochester. This was the 10th Annual Help Make Rochester a Litter Bit Better! Event. 6.58 tons of trash (burnable waste - goes to Waste to Energy Facility). 2.09 tons of metal, tires and electronic waste (to be recycled). 1.00 ton of recyclables (bottles, glass, cans, cardboard - to be recycled). TOTAL = 9.67 TONS ... 19,340 POUNDS ... Less waste collected than last year! Over 122 TONS of litter have been picked up by volunteers thru the last ten years of the event. Thanks again for Making Rochester A Litter Bit Better!
Thank you to everyone who visited Clements Subaru during the month of April. We handed out 200 milkweed seed packages so customers could pledge to help the monarch butterflies thrive and become a butterfly hero. Did you know that one out of three bites on our dinner plates is made possible by pollinators? We must protect the monarch butterfly! All of us at Clements Subaru are proud to have a National Wildlife Federation's Certified Wildlife Habitat. Stop by and check out our commitment to the environment. #SubaruLovestheEarth
Despite single digit temperatures, the Rochester Polar Plunge saw 935 people jump into the icy water and raise more than $245,000 for Special Olympics Minnesota. The Polar Plunge is part of Minnesota law enforcement's yearround Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraising schedule to benefit Special Olympics. All proceeds go to Special Olympics Minnesota and are dispersed throughout the state. Among first-time plungers were football players Marcus Sherels of the Minnesota Vikings and Tim Nela of the Rochester Freeze/Clements Subaru. The pair jumped in with members of the Rochester Flyers, a local Specials Olympics team that serves more than 250 athletes. The athletes that got to plunge and meet you at the Polar Plunge were very excited and still are. Thank you.
Wow! What a fantastic event! We continue to reach new heights because of your support. I thank you. Our staff and volunteers thank you. And the kids of Boys & Girls Club of Rochester thank you. A Chair Affair 2016 was a spectacular evening, raising $391,646 for kids! As we continue to serve youth in this community, I am filled with pride and hope - pride in all that we have already done to support kids, and hope as we embark on 2016 with such an incredible start. Your support allows hundreds of kids to have a positive outlook in life and believe in themselves to be all that they can be.
Business After Hours (BAH) is Rochester's award-winning, premier networking event held at a different Chamber of Commerce member's place of business each month. BAH, which won the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau "Known for Networking" award in 2007, brings together upwards of 250 businessmen and women for networking, door prizes, hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. Thank you so much to Clements for hosting such a great event this month. Your team does a great job, and we sincerely appreciate your continued support. Thank you again!
On behalf of Minnesota Children's Museum Rochester and this year's Great Snow Ball committee, thank you for Clements sponsorship of the 2015 Great Snow Ball. The generosity of our corporate community is vital to the success of this event. We are thankful for Clements ongoing support. It was a wonderful evening celebrating the Power of Play. We raised nearly $17,000 to support the "Play for All" program, making the Museum more accessible to everyone in the community.
Paws and Claws Humane Society has a tremendous impact on Rochester and its surrounding communities. It's a busy place. We can provide care for 125 lost or abandoned companion animals on a daily basis. That means we average about 100 pet adoptions a month! It was fun to partner with Clements Subaru. October was Subaru Loves Pets month and Clements Subaru provided us with bright orange Subaru Loves Pets drawstring bags filled with goodies. People LOVED them! Thank you so much!
Nothing brings a community together like their unwavering love for high school football, and the 2015 season promised to be a banner year for all four Rochester teams Mayo, Lourdes, Century and John Marshall High School. We teamed up with Clements Subaru for the first ever Football Fridays. It was a huge success! Each week 106.9 KROC was live at one of the games for a tailgate party. Fans turned out to show their school spirit and for fun, music and prizes. Minnesota Vikings and JM alum Marcus Sherels was even on hand signing autographs and taking pictures with fans. Clements Subaru was great to work with. We wouldnt have been able to showcase our local schools without their support. Hopefully this will become an annual partnership with Clements.
When Rochester Community and Technical College asked KSMQ Public Television to produce a documentary celebrating their Centennial Anniversary and History we accepted! To help with costs of production we looked for sponsors. Clements Subaru jumped at the opportunity to help make the story about an important part of their community possible. Clements Subaru also supports quality and excellence in their community by sponsoring local public television programs on a regular basis.
Partnering with Clements Subaru in June to Stuff the Subaru was a great experience. Not only did we gather needed items for Meals on Wheels survival kits, Clements loaned us a vehicle for the Rochesterfest Parade! Family Service Rochester looks forward to our continued work together. Earlier this year our Meals on Wheels program received a grant of $1,750. It was made possible by the Subaru Share the Love event, through which Subaru donated $250 for every new vehicle used or leased to a participating charity of the owners choice. Thank you Clements Subaru!
Bolder Options is celebrating 21 years of changing the lives of youth in Minnesota. This year's Rochester Tailgate Party was a huge success. Without donations like yours, we could not continue our mission of "teaching youth to succeed in ALL of life's races." Thank you for supporting the youth of Bolder Options.
Clements Subaru adopted my EL classroom. I cannot express enough how grateful I am on behalf of my students. It means so much for them to know that there are people out there who care about their success and want to invest in their futures. We will work everyday to become future members of society who seek to be lifelong learners. Thank you.
The Rochester Downtown Alliance (RDA) partnered with Clements Subaru on its first ever Dogs Downtown. Our vision was to create a place for pet owners and dog lovers alike to gather and enjoy family fun activities at Peace Plaza in the heart of the city. The day was a hit! Through our Eco-Counter we estimated 3,300+ people attended Dogs Downtown. That was just people and not our 4-legged friends. Activities ranged from training demonstrations, dog pampering, guest speakers and giveaways of doggy treats. It highlighted the great pet resources offered in Rochester, MN. We enjoyed the partnership and support of Clements Subaru. We heard lots of wonderful feedback and we appreciated their energy with this inaugural event.
Rochesterfest has been the citywide celebration in Rochester for 30 plus years. This nine-day celebration has something for everyone - with the Grand Parade being the highlight. A huge "thank you" to Clements Subaru for sponsoring the Rochesterfest Grand Parade. The thousands who lined the Parade route join us in saluting your great community involvement. Clements has always been a leader in supporting Rochesterfest and many other local groups.
One week every April, thousands of volunteers work together across Rochester to scour ditches, parks, waterways and boulevards to pick up tons of trash! Service groups, businesses, scout troops, schools, faith groups, and neighborhoods pitch in to make A Litter Bit Better! an annual event in the City of Rochester. This year Clements Subaru joined in and picked up litter along the West Side of the Zumbro River from 16th Street SW to 12th Street SW. Thank you all again for all of your time and hard work! More than 3,800 pounds of recycling and 27,000 pounds of trash were collected by volunteers during this year's event. That's a combined total of over 15.44 tons! Your efforts, combined with those of over 3,000 participants, resulted in yet another successful year of A Litter Bit Better!
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester received a donation of a 16-passenger van valued at $35,000 from Clements. The van will assist with the Club's transportation needs. "This level of commitment to kids is simply amazing. We are fortunate to have philanthropic leaders such as Clements in our community," says executive director Jodi Millerbernd.