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 Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek 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.

Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)
Hope Academy for Dyslexics
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
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Love Promise Stories from Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek

Subaru and Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek 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

Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek - A True Neighbor  –  Rachel H

Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek does more than sell and service cars. In addition to fostering economic development in our community, they inspire togetherness and hospitality throughout the Diablo region. During the Christmas holidays, Meals on Wheels Diablo Region participated in Subaru’s Share the Love Campaign -- Diablo Subaru's generous donation will help MOWDR deliver meals to vulnerable seniors. They are the true definition of a good neighbor!

MOWDR Continues to Serve Seniors  –  Lauren G

In these uncertain times, the seniors we serve rely on us more now than before. The coronavirus pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges, fear, and uncertainty to everyone. For isolated seniors it has compounded issues they face on a daily basis – loneliness, anxiety and health risks. More mobile seniors have been forced to shelter in place for their own safety—left to wonder how they will get basic supplies. Along with an army of dedicated volunteers and new, temporary delivery protocols we have continued to bring isolated seniors nutritious meals and basic necessities to sustain them and keep them healthy. Through it, all our trusty super Subaru has been there—at the frontlines—making deliveries and acting as a safety ambassador to remind everyone to wear their masks. In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, a team of champions has risen up to guarantee that the comfort and care of our elderly clients continue with minimal disruption. This virus will not defeat us and we will come out of this stronger and more committed.

MOWDR Keeps Seniors Safe When the Power Goes Out  –  Lauren G

Power outages happen during storms, and have become increasingly common here in Northern California as result of wildfires. Home bound seniors find themselves particularly vulnerable when they aren’t able to store and prepare food or have access to potable water. Having an emergency kit that includes food and water supplies for at least three days is vital for those who are frail or isolated. Meals on Wheels Diablo Region (MOWDR) in partnership with Meals on Wheels Contra Costa provide over 1,000 seniors with emergency packs (e-packs) every year. The e-packs contain enough non-perishable food items for six meals. Multiple packs are delivered to homes with more than one senior occupant. MOWDR client Si S. was very grateful to receive his annual e-pack from MOW Client Support Associate, Sabrina and MOWDR Volunteer, Kerri who drove up to his house in the MOWDR Subaru. “I haven’t needed to use these yet, but I know I’ll be okay if the power goes out for a couple of days!” Just like Subaru’s commitment to protecting drivers and the ones they love; MOWDR works tirelessly to make sure that seniors like Si are safe and sound, year-round—even when the power goes out!

John Muir Medical Center Visit  –  Alexa A

On Monday, July 29, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society staff members Greg Bedard and Lauren Echsner joined six nurses, including Renata Lorenzo, to begin the distribution of blankets to patients suffering from blood cancer at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California. Dozens of blankets were made available for patients by Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek, which has partnered with LLS and its East Bay Light The Night campaign as part of the Subaru “loves to care” program.Nurses escorted LLS staff around the oncology wing of the hospital and shared some of their experiences working at one of the leading hospitals in the Bay Area. John Muir will make the stylish blue and white blankets available to patients as needed during the summer and fall.East Bay Light The Night is held annually in Walnut Creek at Civic Park. This year’s event will commence on the evening of Saturday, October 12, with registration at 5:00 p.m. and the event ceremony, including “Circle of Survivors”, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Approximately 2,500 members of the East Bay community will show their support for those who have struggled with blood cancer, culminating in a walk with lanterns around downtown Walnut Creek.For more information about the walk, please go to:

Delivering Smiles  –  Maricel K

This month, Meals on Wheels Diablo Region’s Subaru made a special visit to a pair of friends that are part of the organization’s Friendly Visitor program. At 103 years old, most of Helen’s remaining family lives outside of California, and being confined to a wheelchair makes it very difficult for her to leave the board and care home where she lives in Concord. Helen’s son, Larry, in an effort to keep her active and engaged when he was unable to be with her, started looking into companionship programs. Enter Sterling. Earlier this year, Sterling reached out to MOWDR about volunteering. When he heard about the Friendly Visitors Program, he remembers thinking, “Sign me up!” He further recalls, “I had a list of six people, and I could choose who I wanted to visit. Helen was on the list and it was magic. I didn’t know anything about her or anybody on the list, I just thought someone who is 103 has got to be pretty special. This lady has a brilliant wit!” Helen’s son, Larry, is grateful to both Sterling and MOWDR’s Friendly Visitors Program. “It’s fantastic because it’s been pretty much only me visiting. Having Sterling come has been great! I know Meals on Wheels, and I thought that’s all you did. This is a fantastic program.” When asked what she thinks about Sterling and their visits, Helen gets right to the point with the wisdom that comes with 103 years. “They bring back memories and it’s nice having someone to talk to.” We are excited to help deliver more smiles as part of our Friendly Visitors program with the help of our Subaru Outback. To learn more about volunteering for the Friendly Visitors Program, visit or call 925.954.8736.

LLS & Subaru's Hospital Blanket Delivery  –  Megan M

On June 25th, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Greater Bay Area Chapter teamed up with Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek to deliver blankets and arts & crafts kits, and message of hope cards written by caring Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek customers to John Muir Medical Center. Once we arrived at John Muir, we were able to take a tour of their incredible facilities and see first hand the great work they are doing with local patients. This is a wonderful partnership, year after year, and it is such a joy to work with Subaru to spread love, hope, and warmth to people fighting cancer. Thank you to Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek for making a difference!

Celebrating 50 Years  –  Maricel K

Meals on Wheels Diablo Region (MOWDR) celebrated their 50th Anniversary in May with a Gala at Blackhawk Museums in Danville, CA. The event highlighted the organization's accomplishments as well as their rebranding efforts and hopes for the future. One of the achievements recognized during the Gala was the award of a 2018 Outback as part of Subaru’s 50 Cars for 50 Years program. The Meals on Wheels branded Subaru was prominently displayed at the museum’s grand front entrance to greet guests as they arrived at the Gala. As part of the event’s program, David Frick, Zone Retailer Marketing Manager of Subaru of America, Inc., took to the stage to share a few highlights of our partnership, including the impact the 50 Cars for 50 Years program is making across the country by helping Meals on Wheels organizations serve an additional 53,000 meals to 3,700 people and counting. The event was a huge success for MOWDR and an excellent platform to propel our partnership forward. The Gala raised over $200,000 and will help MOWDR continue to provide life-saving services to older adults in Contra Costa County. MOWDR looks forward to an even stronger partnership with Subaru Inc. in the next 50 years to come!

March for Meals Amplified with the Help of Subaru!  –  Susannah M

Every year, Meals on Wheels Diablo Region (MOWDR) takes part in the national March for Meals campaign to bring attention to senior hunger and isolation. We raise awareness of our efforts to empower seniors through delivery of nutritious meals, friendly visits, and safety checks - because no senior should be forgotten. This year, MOWDR hosted an Intergenerational Community March on March 23 at the vibrant Todos Santos Plaza in Concord. The event united students from Queen of All Saints School and College Park High School, as well as residents of local senior living communities. The peaceful march made waves in the community and was amplified by the help of the MOWDR’s Subaru accompanying the students around the square. The MOWDR Subaru followed the students and honked as they chanted “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Meals on Wheels is the way to go!” The event ended with commendation proclamations and speeches by local dignitaries including, Assemblymember Tim Grayson, Representatives from Senator Steven Glazer’s office and Supervisor Karen Mitchoff’s office, Concord Mayor Edi Birsan, and MOWDR CEO Elaine Clark. The students who participated in the event left empowered with a voice, an appreciation for senior advocacy, and bigger hearts, knowing their afternoon of volunteering made a difference in their community.

Blankets for local cancer patients  –  Fran I

On June 26, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Greater Bay Area Chapter partnered with Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek to deliver 80 blankets and 10 arts & crafts kits to John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. At John Muir, we were enthusiastically greeted by representatives from the Child Services department and the 5A Oncology/Respiratory unit. The nurses and social workers were thrilled to be receiving these beautiful gifts and could not thank Subaru enough! We also met Greg, who was diagnosed with AML when he was only 18 years old. After going through chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, Greg is now a survivor of over 20 years! Everyone was inspired by Greg's story and was reminded how much small things – like a word of encouragement or a blanket – can help people going through difficult cancer treatment. Aaron and Garen from Diablo Subaru kindly helped us bring the boxes up to the fifth floor, where the rest of the Oncology/Respiratory unit staff came out to thank them for their generosity. We are so grateful to Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek for supporting cancer patients in the local community!

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital  –  Jackie C

Thank you Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek for the beautiful blankets. Just as we were unloading them, a nurse from our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit asked if she could bring one to a child who had just suffered a near drowning so they are already being put to great use! I wanted to offer the opportunity for you and any members of your team to come tour either our Walnut Creek Campus or Oakland Facility in further detail. Thank you also for the wonderful assortment of "message of Hope" cards from your customers and team members and families.

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano  –  Joan T

Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek has had a Food Bank barrel for collecting nonperishable food donations in their service department. They have collected a fantastic 1,294 pounds of food. This equates to 1,078 meals, and makes it possible for us to provide food to those in need. How do your donations help? John Jr. (age 6) and Marianna (age 8) are doing much better in school thanks to the healthy food they are receiving. John Sr. works hard every day but one income does not provide enough money to cover all of their expenses especially food. Mom Katerina saw our Food Bank truck driving by and gave us a call (the phone number is on the side of the truck). The family now visits one of our monthly food distributions, our mobile produce truck and a food pantry to receive additional nonperishable food (all made possible with the food you collected). Now that the children are both in school, mom Katerina, is going back to school to help provide a second income. At the end of the year of education and job placement, things will be looking much better for the family. Our community helps feeding this wonderful family and they will remember the food you provided that put them on the road to self-sufficiency. Next time Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek's customers are in for service, please bring in a couple of nonperishable food items or even a full bag of food to donate. Together the Food Bank, Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek and our community are ending hunger!

Pet Adoption day at ARF sponsored by Diablo Subaru  –  Elena B

Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek partnered with Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation for an adoption event at the ARF shelter in Walnut Creek on October 24, 2015. Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek sponsored all pet adoption fees and 39 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens found forever homes. KOFY-TV and Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek also had booth displays and popular pet-related give-away items for all who attended. There were many happy people and animals, and our dedicated staff and volunteers made the most of this wonderful event. Thank you Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek for sharing your love of animals. The KOFY-TV video showing animals going home with their new families captured the event perfectly.

Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek Loves Education  –  Darrell G

When Subaru of America added The SUBARU LOVES LEARNING event, I thought to help my daughter's school, Hope Academy for Dyslexics. My daughter Mariette is one of the original students that attended Hope Academy when it opened in 2007. I remember my wife and me donating endless hours for this school and wanting it to be able to reach out to all children that have dyslexia and other learning disabilities. Our General Manager Scott McAllister wanted input from local employee families for the event beneficiary. When I found out that Hope Academy was selected for the SUBARU LOVES LEARING event, I was very humbled and excited. My family and the faculty at Hope Academy are very grateful for this event and the donations and school supplies provided for this special school. Scott also offered to have my daughter Mariette join us and attend the day's event when we dropped off the donations and supplies to the school. Mariette was very excited to see the facility and teachers and be there as a recognizable face with Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek. Again, I am very grateful for Hope Academy for helping my daughter succeed and for Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek helping Hope Academy during the SUBARU LOVES LEARNING event. Darrell Grans

Earth E-Waste Program event  –  Doug L

Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek hosted an E-Waste event on April 18, 2015 in conjunction with the Earth Month Subaru E-Waste collection efforts in April. We had the event on our website and sent an e-mail blast to customers. The event generated traffic and we also ordered give-away items that were environment related. Many customers were grateful at the simplicity of drop-off and staff help available throughout this event and collection month

The Greenest Commute  –  Scott M

Sometimes making the right choice means you might have to break a sweat. Many of us here at Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek go the extra commute bike! That's right, as part of our green initiative we are taking to the streets on two wheels. Like most Subaru owners, we care deeply about the impact we have on our planet and when we're not out exploring the environment by Subaru on our days off, we do our best to preserve it by commuting when we can via the original no-emission vehicle: bicycle. The Greenest Commute at Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek, it's who we are. Scott McAllister (General Manager) - rides a LeMond road bike. He also has a Trek mountain bike and a thick framed Fiore tandem. Dionysios Tsirkas (Sales) - Major, avid cyclist. Alan Wolfe (Service Technician/Shop Foreman) - rides a DiamondBack. 9.5 mile one-way commute Asif "Adam" Chaudhry (Internet Sales) - rides a DiamondBack mountain bike. 6 block commute. REALLY! Darryl Grans (Service Advisor) - rides a Giant Sedona road bike. 7.5 mile one-way commute.

Diablo Subaru partners with Tony La Russa's ARF  –  Bobbe B

Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek is so excited about their Share the Love hometown charity organization, Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), that they held a pet adoption event. The entire team at Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek is focused on helping ARF find 'Forever Homes' for pets who have run out of time at public shelters. Collectively, they then bring people and animals together and make Forever Homes. The team at Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek feels strongly about this organization, so they contributed all of the adoption fees for this event to make it even easier for families wanting to take pets home. The ARF organization and Diablo Subaru will continue their partnership and charity offerings to find Forever Homes for these pets!