The 2020 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

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

We're honored to receive the 2020 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes Subaru retailers who are making the world a better place while demonstrating an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in local communities. These efforts are focused in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

The 2020 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

What is the Subaru Love Promise?

Subaru and our retailers believe in making the world a better place and the Subaru Love Promise is our vision of respecting all people. This is our commitment to show love and respect to our customers and to work to make a positive impact in the world.

Subaru Loves Pets

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Subaru Loves the Earth

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Subaru Loves Learning

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Subaru Loves to Help

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Subaru Loves to Care

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Whether they live in our homes or in the wild, Subaru is committed to keeping all animals safe and healthy.

A partner since 2008, Subaru has donated over $28 million to the ASPCA and through Subaru Loves Pets has helped support the rescue, transport, adoption and well-being of over 230,000 animals across the country. 


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

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


It’s our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.

Since 2015 Subaru, in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement Science, donated over 277,600 award-winning science books.  In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and we supported teachers and students with donations of S400,000 in gift cards and school supplies. 


In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.

In 2020, Subaru and its retailers made a donation to Feeding America to provide 50 million meals to help feed people in need during the COVID-19 crisis,* making meals available at 199 local food banks across the country.
*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks. 


We should all have a chance to lead a healthy life. We’re aiming to give as many people that chance as we can.

Since 2016, Subaru and its retailers have partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate over 167,000 blankets and 21,500 arts & crafts kits and reached nearly 150,000 patients in more than 780 hospitals nationwide. 

How is Cypress Coast 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.

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Love Promise Stories from Cypress Coast Subaru

Subaru and Cypress Coast 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

Charlie's Story  –  Lidia W

Cypress Coast Subaru, Thank you for sponsoring our 2020 Share the Love Pet Telethon and virtual Wag n’ Walk events. Your support allows us to continue our mission during these crucial times. Our mission at the SPCA Monterey County is all about making animals well. When our work does more than that, we have a classic win-win situation. When Charlie came into our care with his littermates, it was immediately obvious something was wrong with him. While the other puppies rolled, played, and jumped, Charlie stayed back, his right front leg twisted and hanging limply. Charlie’s brothers and sisters were spayed, neutered and adopted quickly while Charlie underwent intricate surgery and weeks of care thanks to your compassionate support. “None of the bones from Charlie’s shoulder to his paw formed properly,” said Dr. Elneda Conners, SPCA Chief of Veterinary Staff. “He was unable to use or bear any weight on his leg, which stayed tucked up against his body. We didn’t know how those bones would grow as he aged, so we made the humane decision to amputate.” SPCA veterinarians performed the surgery, and by the next day, Charlie was acting like a fun-loving, silly puppy. Although Charlie was ready for rough and tumble play, his body needed time to recover and a busy shelter isn’t always the best option. Puppies thrive on early socialization, training, and care, so we asked our Ruff Start trainers to take him in during his recovery. The SPCA’s Ruff Start program pairs shelter dogs with inmates at Salinas Valley State Prison, where puppies like Charlie receive specialized training and care 24 hours a day. Carefully screened inmates receive so much more. “I’ve been locked up since I was 16,” says Charlie’s trainer Joshua. “I never had my own family. I never was in the role as a father. Ruff Start surprisingly shed a light on that for me: the responsibilities, the time, all that is needed and makes a family.” Joshua worked one-on-one with Charlie, giving him love and care. He potty trained Charlie, which proved to be quite a challenge, and taught Charlie to sit, stay, and heel. He also trained Charlie to roll over, which can be tricky with only three legs. This talent proved important, as it’s what delighted and charmed his adopter’s five-year-old daughter. “My father volunteers at the prison,” says Charlie’s adopter, Eddie Atilano. “He met Charlie there and told us how perfect Charlie was. Now Charlie sleeps in our bed. He loves his toys and runs up and down the stairs - he has no idea he doesn’t have four legs.” “It’s so great that the SPCA is helping the inmate community and bringing smiles to faces. Everyone at the prison keeps asking about Charlie, and my dad brings them pictures. You can tell they all care. We’re really thankful we found a dog who makes our family complete.” We are thankful as well. We’re thankful for our dedicated partners at Salinas Valley State prison. We’re thankful someone opened their home and heart to Charlie. And, we’re thankful for supporters like you, Cypress Coast Subaru, who make our special medical care and behavioral attention possible. We don’t have just a few dogs who need this special care. We often have more dogs and cats, horses, and small domestic animals with special needs that come into our care. The SPCA Monterey County is among a shrinking number of animal shelters across the country that doesn’t turn animals away and willingly accepts the most needy ones, knowing they will require weeks, even months of specialized work to be made whole again. We are only able to do this because of your support. When you think of how your Subaru Share the Love event helps our nonprofit organization, please think of Charlie’s care and full recovery. Think of the joy he’s given his new family, the pride felt by his trainer, and the comfort and love he’s feeling in his new home. Please also think of all the other shelter animals you have helped and the happiness and comfort you have brought with your generous donation. Thank you for enabling us to do this hard, life-saving work! SPCA Monterey County Team

Cypress Coast Subaru – Caring for the Community!  –  Teresa V

Maria Rodriquez visited the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (C.H.O.M.P) Montage Health's Mobile Clinic at the Dennis the Menace Park in Monterey for a care visit and was surprised when she was presented a gift of a blue and white checkered blanket wrapped in a bright red bow. The Mobile Clinic is accessible to all – reaching homeless individuals and students who otherwise may not have access to health care services. Cypress Coast Subaru and the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (SVMB LLS) teamed up to deliver blankets and arts and crafts kits to patients and families at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP). The C.H.O.M.P. Montage Health leadership and care team expressed appreciation to Subaru and LLS. The Cypress Coast Subaru team underscored how important Subaru feels about giving back to the local community. We would like to express our thanks to Cypress Coast Subaru for stepping up again, to bring warmth and love, to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula Montage Health in their quest to help their community.

Kona's Story  –  Lidia W

Thank you Cypress Coast Subaru for supporting The SPCA for Monterey County during the 2018 Subaru Share the Love Event. Your donation of $9,466.67 will continue to help care for more than 10,000 animals in need, not just dogs and cats, but horses, wildlife, exotics, and more; we appreciate it! Your support gave Kona the lifesaving medical care she needed and the ultimate happy ending of a loving home where she can spend her golden years. Our Humane Investigations Officers found Kona after receiving a tip from a concerned neighbor. Kona, a senior retriever mix, was living in the yard of a home in King City with no access to food or water. She’d been neglected for so long; you could see every bone in her weak body. Because of the severity of her neglect, officers immediately brought her back to the SPCA for Monterey County. Our veterinary exam showed that this sweet girl was nearly 20 pounds underweight, infested with fleas, and suffering from muscle wasting and pressure sores. She was placed on a specialized refeeding plan so she could gradually gain weight. She spent more than three months recovering under the compassionate care of our staff and volunteers. We were so happy as she returned to health and began to show energy and playfulness. With your help, she found the love, care, and second chance she deserves. Kona found a loving home with Rachel who saw her smiling face on our website. Rachel recently shared that every day Kona gets her morning walk, eats breakfast with her and her roommates and later goes to the dog park where she loves to chase her ball and meet other dogs and people. “Kona is the happiest dog ever now,” says Rachel. “She is my best buddy, my 60-pound lap dog. Every day I wake up I tell her ‘You are the best and I love you so much!’”Your generous support saves lives! Thank you Cypress Coast Subaru for making a difference for animals like Kona in our community.

Sharing The Love for our Furry Friends  –  Rachel U

This year Cypress Coast Subaru and their customers raised $3,245.22 to help The SPCA for Monterey County. It's all about bring the community together helping our furry friends on the Central Coast. Thank you!! WOOF WOOF

Cypress Coast Subaru says "WOOF WOOF" WE LOVE PETS  –  dana h

During the entire month of October Cypress Coast Subaru is having a Pet Supply Drive for the SPCA of Monterey County. Please bring the following items to the store and help us, help our loving pets thrive. - Toys for dogs and cats - Treats for dogs and cats - Blankets (new or gently used) - Towels (new or gently used) All supplies are welcome and appreciated. Lets do this together!!


Cypress Coast Subaru and their customers are proud to have helped build hope by delivering warm blankets and offering hope cards to those affected by Leukemia. By partnering up with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society we all hope Someday is Today!


Cypress Coat Subaru is proud to help University Park Elementary School enhance their science efforts in partnership with AAAS. We look forward to delivering award winning science books to expand the young minds of the future. Come in during the month of August and donate a free book in your name or a loved one and be apart of teaching our kids the world of science.

Cypress Coast Subaru LOVES the Earth  –  Dana h

Cypress Coast Subaru knows the importance of taking care of our environment and part of that is teaching our children the joy of creating a wildlife habitat. We have partnered up with the National Wildlife Federation and Del Rey Woods Elementary School to provide a learning/teaching moment by donating a habitat tool kit to plant their own habitat. Growth is the key to a healthy future!

2016 Share The Love - SPCA for Monterey County  –  Dana H

Cypress Coast Subaru in partnership with The SPCA for Monterey County raised $3,925.18 to help our furry friends! We thank our local community for supporting our Hometown Charity making 2016 Share the Love a huge success!


This year Cypress Coast Subaru and their customers are sharing the love to help The SPCA for Monterey County. For every new Subaru purchased Subaru will donate $250 to the SPCA. Nov. 17th to Jan 3rd. WOOF WOOF


Reading is the key to opening the young mind and creating an opportunity to thrive and navigate many new places and ideas. Cypress Coast Subaru and our customers are actively assisting in the importance of reading by partnering up with AAAS and donating books to our local schools. Together we will help the children and schools of our community grow with the gift of learning.


Cypress Coast Subaru is proud to have helped build hope along with their customers by delivering warm blankets and offering hope cards to those affected by Leukemia. By partnering up with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society we all hope Someday is Today!


WE LOVE THE EARTH Surfrider Foundation, Monterey Chapter and Cypress Coast Subaru come together for a fun beach clean up and lunch to celebrate EARTH DAY 2016! Come join the fun and the love of our local beaches. Together we can make a difference! Del Monte Beach, end of Tioga, April 24th around 10am. See you then!


Another fabulous effort from our local customers coming together to raise money for The Salvation Army Monterey Peninsula Corp.chosen as our Hometown Charity. The Share the Love Event held at the dealership during the 2015 holiday season raised $2,424! Cypress Coast Subaru thanks you and is honored to help our community.....working together we hold hands to help others! Pictured right Lieutenant Paul Swain of the Salvation Army and Cypress Coast Subaru GM Mark Erickson.

Subaru Loves Pets - Pet Supply Drive SPCAMC  –  Beth B

During the entire month of October Cypress Coast Subaru is having a Pet Supply Drive for the SPCA of Monterey County. Please bring the following items to the store and help us, help our loving pets thrive. - Toys for dogs and cats - Treats for dogs and cats - Aluminum cans (for recycling) - Blankets (new or gently used) - Towels (new or gently used) All supplies are welcome and appreciated.

WE HONOR  –  Candance I

Our mission, to honor those who have served the cause of Freedom by providing the funds for the perpetual upkeep, maintenance and enhancements for the Central Coast Veterans Cemetery. With the help of Cypress Coast Subaru Love Promise we all move closer to our goal, honoring those who served.


Cypress Coast Subaru Loves the Earth by bring together our local community in the effort to eRecycle. The E-Waste Recycling Event helped our customers properly dispose of their electronic waste! Just another great way to love the earth we live on with each other.


The Monterey Off Road Cycling Association (MORCA) appreciates the generous donation from Cypress Coast Subaru in support of our efforts in trail access and advocacy, maintenance and building, and promoting access for all trail users. Our event "Take a Kid Mounting Biking Day" was a great day for all ages! Thanks for helping with the growth of our youth!

Subaru Loves The Salvation Army  –  Lloyd G

Lieutenant Paul Swain receives a donation from General Manager Mark Erickson of Cypress Coast Subaru. The $5,000 is a result of the Subaru "Share the Love" program. The special campaign allowed Subaru dealers to choose a Hometown Charity which each new Subaru owner can send $250 donation. The generous donation will benefit many in our local area who are hungry and homeless. homeless

Helping the Homeless  –  Lloyd Lee G

The Salvation Army's Good Samaratin Center serves the Monterey Peninsula homeless and needy population. Open weekdays, clients can enjoy breakfast, a hot lunch, shower, laundry facilities, phone and computer services AT NO COST. Under priveleged families also receive a food box matching the size of their family each month. We love to give love.

The SPCA for Monterey County hosts pet adoption at Cypress Coast Subaru  –  Beth B

Cypress Coast Subaru was proud to team up with The SPCA for Monterey County for our Subaru LOVE a Pet Adoption Drive. It brought the community together highlighting the local animals available for adoption. Cypress Coast Subaru and The SPCA for Monterey Co. teamed up to give a 50% discount on all adoptions. Many tails wagged and smiles were abundant.