The 2018 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 2018 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.

The 2018 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

What is the Subaru Love Promise?

The Subaru Love Promise is just that. A promise. It is a promise to do right by our community by partnering with nonprofit education, health, community, environment, and animal organizations - to set Subaru apart through our deeds and the deeds of our partners. To be unlike any other car company by doing what is right and good, just for the sake of doing it.

The Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment

We believe in being a positive force in something bigger. And it all starts right here in our community. Not just by our donations, but by our actions.

That's why we stay true to our Love Promise Community Commitment by partnering with a wide variety of community nonprofits and charities.

Every year, we join hands with our owners in the "Share the Love" event, giving back to our community-a community that's given so much to us.

So, every day, we strive to ensure our love is felt not just by our customers, but by all in our community. We do this because we feel it is the right thing to do.

We are proud to participate in the Love Promise Community Commitment. We're grateful, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve and support the causes and passions that are closest to our hearts, right here in our neighborhood.

All of the organizations we support have one thing in common: the unwavering dedication to improve the world and the lives of ­its people.

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 close to $14 million to the ASPCA and helped support nearly 1,000 pet adoption events, resulting in more than 11,500 adoptions to date.


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

Over a decade ago, Subaru became the first U.S. auto manufacturer to become zero-landfill, and now, in collaboration with the National Park Service and the National Parks Conservation Association, Subaru is leveraging that same environmental expertise to help the National Parks reach zero-landfill too.


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

Total donations to teachers: $92,233
Over 200 teachers adopted
More than 15,000 students impacts


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

Subaru and Meals on Wheels America worked together to make volunteering easier, by launching a tool called the Meals on Wheels Online Volunteer Drive.


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

Subaru has donated more than $4.5 million dollars to
Make A Wish, helping to grant 610 wishes in the U.S.

How is Mid-Hudson Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

At Mid-Hudson Subaru, our Love Promise to the Mid-Hudson Valley area can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and nonprofits. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of the Mid-Hudson Valley community, but to serve it as well.

Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary
Arlington High, Garden Club
Oak Grove Elementary School, Arlington Band Booster
Coat Drive, Sparrow's Nest Charity, Grace Smith House
WMC Health, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, Dining Out for Life

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Love Promise Stories from Mid-Hudson Subaru

A Day at the Fair with Mid-Hudson Subaru  –  Heather C

A Day at the Fair with Mid-Hudson Subaru

Mid-Hudson Subaru has had a long relationship with Grace Smith House, a local Hudson Valley organization that provides shelter and apartments, advocacy, counseling and education in support of victims of domestic violence. In 2015 Mid-Hudson Subaru presented the Grace Smith House with a $43,000 check as part of the Subaru Share the Love annual event. Over three years a total of $125,000 was raised by Mid-Hudson Subaru and our wonderful customers. "All of us at the Grace Smith House are deeply appreciative of Peter Maher and the team at Mid-Hudson Subaru for their continued support and friendship,” said Michele Pollock-Rich, Executive Director. “Their commitment to Grace Smith House and the victims of domestic violence we serve is both heartwarming and humbling." This year, when asked how we can best serve the children at Grace Smith House Kim Dangerfield, Director of Children's Services decided to go straight to the children and ask what they wanted most. The answer was unanimous: “We want to go to the Dutchess County Fair!” It’s not always obvious how a fun day out at a special event, that would otherwise be a challenge for these families to attend, can go a long way to help the children and their moms who are currently living in the shelter as survivors of domestic violence, feel like themselves for a day. It’s important to have a day away from the usual stresses and concerns of day-to-day life. These families often leave everything behind and head out in the night to get out of danger. We were thrilled to be able to create this experience for them as part of the Subaru Loves to Help promise. On August 22nd Mid-Hudson Subaru hosted 27 children and 14 moms at the Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck, NY. We gave everyone a bright blue custom t-shirt with “A Day at the Fair with Mid-Hudson Subaru” printed on the back. Unlike most event t-shirts, we printed on the back so that we may photograph the children without putting their identity and safety at any risk. With tickets, wristbands and lunch money in hand everyone headed into the Fair. We later caught the bigger kids, and two staff members from GSH, enjoying ride after ride, multiple times. They were all having a blast. “Wristbands are definitely the most fun way to do the Fair!” said Kayla, a 14-year-old girl. We asked the little kids what their favorite thing was at the Fair and heard “the toys”, “the rides”, “cows and llamas” and “lemonade”. One three-year-old boy, who had never been on any fair rides before, exclaimed “the monster truck crusher”, clearly his favorite Kiddie Land ride. As the hot and sunny Wednesday came to a close we surprised everyone with neon green striped Subaru bags full of goodies including coloring books, playing cards, toy cars, and stickers. There were 30 tired, sweaty, happy little faces boarding the rented school buses at the end of our special Day at the Fair, some with cotton candy in their sticky hands. We had a great time getting to know these awesome families and we’ve heard they all had a great time and really loved the chance to go to the fair. “We are so grateful for all you've done to give our clients this experience. I heard rave reviews about the whole day!” wrote Kim Dangerfield. Fun summer memories were made just in time to head back to school! Grace Smith House has been an open door for victims of domestic violence since 1981. Please help support this great organization at

Mid-Hudson Subaru Provides School Supplies  –  Kim D

Mid-Hudson Subaru Provides School Supplies

A mother of 3 adolescents dealing with domestic violence recently found out that her last twenty dollars were stolen from her. This was the only money she had left to get her kids their school supplies. She was devastated. The children were planning to make do with broken binders and used supplies. Thanks to Mid-Hudson Subaru's generosity, we were able to give this family new school supplies to start the year. The mother was moved to tears and was so grateful for the support and generosity that Mid-Hudson Subaru showed to her.

Subaru sends families to the fair!  –  Kim D

Subaru sends families to the fair!

In August 2018, Mid-Hudson Subaru sent 14 parents and their 27 children to the county fair. Mid-Hudson Subaru made the event extra special, providing not only entrance into the fair but also transportation, ride tickets, food and specially made t-shirts for everyone to wear! Many of the families involved in our programs have never been able to attend a community event like this. One family had never been to the fair before and was amazed at how big it was and how much there was to do! The parent rode her first fair ride ever! Seeing her giggling and waving to her kids really shows that we all have a little kid inside of us! Another parent and child were very appreciative of the opportunity to attend the fair. She told staff that their summer had been so hectic and overwhelming that the fair was a fun getaway and a break from everyday life. A parent and child that had just entered our program and were able to go to the fair. The daughter was so excited to see all of the animals and talked about them and made animal sounds to everyone for days after!

Love Promise Delivery  –  Daniela H

Love Promise Delivery

On June 19th, Mid-Hudson Subaru and I delivered 80 warm blankets, 12 craft kids and cards of hope to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. This delivery was one that was very touching to me. Meredith Buono, Marketing and Community Relations Manager gave me a warm welcome. She was extremely touched with the donation and grateful for what we were doing and honored we chose them as the hospital. Meredith gave myself and the staff of Mid-Hudson Subaru a tour of the hospital. This by far was one of the best hospitals I have ever been in. This is obviously a children’s hospital and they created an environment where children feel comfortable in. This is the only hospital named after a child. Maria was a 13 year old who sadly passed away from rabies in 1995 and she made a special wish as part of a school project, “for the health and well-being of all the children in the world.” Hospitals at that time was not a huge aspect in patients life; now Maria Fareri Children’s hospital is a place where the parents do not feel like patients but they are a part of their children’s journey and helping the staff care for their children as well. The hospital has “neighborhoods” instead of wings. The neighborhoods consist of: Athletics, Arts, Heroes, Flight, Literature, Theatre, and Sailing. They are awesome for the patients; Each neighborhood is designed as the title given to it. Thank you so much Mid-Hudson Subaru!

Mid-Hudson Subaru's dedication to local heroes  –  Marc C

Mid-Hudson Subaru's dedication to local heroes

Peter Maher and the staff at Mid-Hudson Subaru have gone above and beyond to help local veterans here in the Hudson Valley. During the Share The Love initiative, Mid-Hudson Subaru worked tirelessly, raising over $60,000 for the Hudson Valley Hero Project, which is then given directly to local veterans in need. Because of their efforts, the Hero Project's programs will be fully funded, without worry of having to say no to any veteran who truly needs service. There are many veterans who have already seen the benefit from Peter and his staff's effort, from home town troops deployed overseas to struggling veterans right here in our community, although one veteran sticks out in my mind when thinking about that donation so far. Recently, a very kind and humble gentleman approached the Hero Project for assistance. He was struggling to keep food on the table and a roof over his family's head, while battling cancer at such a young age. He is currently in the hospital at St. Peter's dealing with a radiation injury in his brain from the continuous chemo treatment, which is now causing stroke like symptoms. This veteran is now learning how to walk again, and his wife is his full time care taker as well as caring for their two children, so they are both unable to work at the moment. Because of Mid-Hudson Subaru's donation, the Hudson Valley Hero Project is able to pay off their unpaid medical expenses, mortgage costs and other small expenses to assist them in their time of need.

Subaru and NWF Love the Earth  –  Grace P

Subaru and NWF Love the Earth

Last fall, I joined the Arlington High School factory at the same time that I became a homeowner for the first time. I have been interested in gardening for years, but between living in cities and bouncing around between apartments, I never had the opportunity to do a lot of it. Suddenly, I found myself with two gardens at once, and decided to jump right in. When I started the garden club at AHS, I found myself with a lot of willing hands, but not a lot of knowledge. We had a LOT to learn. I sought out the advice of experts while my students poured over websites and gardening magazines, looking for tips and the perfect seeds. The contributions from Subaru couldn't have come at a better time. We received funds, high quality tools, and a big box full of living plants right after the garden club members had turned over the soil and were ready get their hands dirty and beautify the campus. And how. Garden club quickly became sort of infamous, as students would leave our club with filthy shirts and arms and huge smiles on their faces. I noticed the club start to balloon, with plenty of inquiries about when we were starting in the fall! I can take pictures to try to show how the garden is adding to the aesthetics of our school. It is harder to show how the garden is adding to the richness of my students' lives, and to my own.

Peter Maher Speaks about Community  –  Peter M

Peter Maher Speaks about Community

Peter Maher, owner of Mid-Hudson Subaru, was named the Poughkeepsie Journal’s 2016 Business Person of the Year. Maher is known for his charity work and for motivating his employees to donate time to the charities close to their hearts. “You can’t live in Dutchess County and not be involved,” Maher said. Since opening his Subaru franchise in 2007, Maher has hosted an annual coat drive. He and his colleagues have donated $114,000 to Grace Smith House, a domestic violence shelter based in Poughkeepsie. "I have a passion to see our local community flourish," I want to be an example to my family, my employees, to my son and most of all to local businesses who are not so involved. They are watching me and my actions. It is vital to me that they see me respond in correlation to my beliefs and that I walk the walk." Maher dedicated much of his speech to his father, and to the incredible women in his life and work. Maher said he looks forward to being involved in the process of selecting next year’s honoree and will actively seek out female nominees. So far, only two women have been selected to receive the honor in the award’s 25-year history, he said. “There are no women standing behind me. They are all next to me. They are my equal partners…” he said. “Moving forward, I truly want to make an effort to recognize women in the workforce and award them for all of their efforts.”

Mid-Hudson Subaru Supports Drivers of all Ages!  –  Erik N

Mid-Hudson Subaru Supports Drivers of all Ages!

Mid-Hudson Subaru enjoys all types of cars, so when Mr. Noormae approached us about being a sponsor for the Winner's Circle at the Pinewood Derby, we jumped at the opportunity. Every year the Cub Scouts hold their Pinewood Derby, where the boys build and race model cars. Cub Scouts have been competing in Pinewood Derby events since 1953. Boys partner with an adult to design, carve, paint, weigh, refine and race the car. The boys not only create great derby cars, they build confidence, take pride in their skills and hard work. Awards are presented in the Winner's Circle. There are many categories that Cub Scouts can win in, but the most common are: Speed, Workmanship, Originality, and Appearance. We loved seeing the faces of the winners and were delighted to be a part of this fun legacy. Teaching boys about workmanship, healthy competition, and good sportsmanship are ideas we are happy to get behind. We also learned some fun Pinewood Derby facts: -A fast Pinewood Derby® car can reach a speed of nearly 20 miles per hour. Pretty good for a little block of wood! -If a Pinewood Derby® car racing down the track was enlarged to the size of a real automobile, it would be speeding at more than 200 miles an hour. That's fast! -Over the years, Cub Scouts have built close to 100 million Pinewood Derby® racers. That's a lot of cars!

Mid-Hudson Subaru and Grace Smith House  –  Alexander N

Mid-Hudson Subaru and Grace Smith House

My local Subaru dealer (Mid-Hudson Subaru) is very active in our community. Along with an annual coat drive etc. they have (for the second year) sponsored a drive to gather funds for Grace Smith House. Grace Smith House serves survivors of domestic abuse. It is an extremely important safe house providing shelter, counseling and advocacy for a individuals in crisis. Mid-Hudson Subaru has raised over $75,000 in the last two years to help Grace Smith House fulfill its mission. I am very proud that I drive two Subarus from a dealer who is invested in their community.

We Support Grace Smith House  –  Philip O

We Support Grace Smith House

In 2014, Mid-Hudson Subaru selected the Grace Smith House as their local charity during the Subaru "Share the Love" event. The mission of the Grace Smith House is to enable individuals and families to live free from domestic violence by providing shelter, apartments, advocacy, counseling and education. Grace Smith House raises the consciousness to the community regarding the extent, type and seriousness of domestic violence and initiates public policies in order to provide options to empower victims of domestic violence. Mid-Hudson Subaru and Subaru of America donated an astounding $30,000 to the Grace Smith House, which will help support people affected by domestic violence. This donation provides services like: a night stay at the emergency shelter for a family of four, a month of therapy for a child that has experienced trauma, a workshop for 90 youths about teen dating violence and healthy relationships or supplying the necessary food and supplies for a local family getting back on their feet in a new apartment.

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