The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

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

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

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What is the Subaru Love Promise?

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

How is Patriot Subaru of Saco dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

At Patriot Subaru, our Love Promise to New England and to the Maine area can be seen in our eco-friendly practice and in our partnerships with local nonprofits and charities. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of the Saco community, but to serve it as well.

Paws in the Park 2013 , Buddy Up Animal Society, Animal Refuge League

Zero-Land Fill Facility, Energy Star Small Business

Big Brothers Big Sisters, ME Public Broadcasting Network, American Red Cross, PRIDE Portland!

Did Patriot Subaru of Saco go above and beyond, provide exceptional service, or support causes that are important to you? We'd love to hear about it.

Love Promise Stories from Patriot Subaru of Saco

Subaru and Patriot Subaru of Saco 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

Lucy (finally) finds a home! - Jeana R

Lucy the cat was found as a stray by a good Samaritan. When she arrived to the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (ARLGP), the majority of her fur was missing and she was experiencing a severe skin infection. But despite her physical discomfort, Lucy’s personality was full of charm! Over the course of several months, we patiently and diligently treated Lucy’s skin. We watched her fur begin to grow back beautifully and her painful wounds heal. This October, thanks to Subaru Loves Pets, Lucy finally found her new beginning with her new human parents and canine brother, Roscoe. Lucy now lives on an island, and enjoys time outside chasing chipmunks and basking in the sun.

Lucy (finally) finds a home!

Warming Blankets Help - Megan G

Patriot Subaru Loves To Help, and is supporting the national Subaru campaign assisting adult homeless shelters by donating warm blankets for their clients. Patriot partnered with the York County Shelter Programs, and delivered 80 blankets down to their office in Alfred. These will be distributed to those in need at their various York county facilities. It is a small measure to provide some comfort, and a reminder that much more can be done. We greatly appreciate the dedicated work of the shelters, food pantries, and health services that organizations like the York County Shelters provide - work that goes on 365 days a year. Thank you for all you do to help our community members who are less fortunate. L-R Pam Buck/Director Human Resources YCSP, Erik Gatz, Rob Wells, and Andre Mercier from Patriot Subaru, with Megan Gean-Gendron/ Executive Director YCSP and Stacey Irving/ Physician's Aide YCSP. #SubaruLovesToHelp #LovePromise

York County Shelter Programs
Warming Blankets Help

Bon Appetit - Meals That Matter - James C

We'll start by saying how much we appreciate all the work of the charitable organizations we have supported and worked with this year, none more so than the Bon Appetit Community Meal Program in Biddeford. Grass roots, neighbors helping neighbors. A free meal to those in need, five nights a week. The meals are served at the Second Parish Congregational Church at 19 Crescent Street, Biddeford, prepared and ready-to-go by volunteers. Currently an average of 80 meals a night are provided, and that number keeps growing. Patriot Subaru raised $1350 from our first week of November sales program, donated to Bon Appetit as part of our "12 Weeks of Giving" program. If you would like more information, or would like to donate food, time, or money, please reach out to them. You can find info on their facebook page. To present the check, Patriot associates Sara Ellsbury and Jackie Parker on the wings, with James Cortright/Director and Stacey Marquis from Bon Appetit in the middle. Thank you Bon Appetit, for all you do! #LovePromise

Bon Appetit Community Meal Program
Bon Appetit - Meals That Matter

Wearing Purple For A Cause - Gina T

Don't we look sharp all in purple! Patriot Subaru associates donned their finest purple apparel to show their support for October's Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Going a bit deeper we were supporting the Hope and Justice Project based in Aroostook County, where the sister-in-law of our Lead Receptionist, Gina Theriault works. Patriot presented Gina with a $500 donation to send up to the Hope and Justice Project. Everyone deserves relationships free from domestic violence, and we appreciate the efforts of the organization. When Gina asked if we could take a picture wearing purple to help raise awareness for the cause, we jumped in. You can show your support by going to the Hope and Justice Project Facebook page and post your purple pic. Just try to look as good as we do! #knowyourworth #loveisrespect

Hope and Justice Project
Wearing Purple For A Cause

Need Help - Dial 211 - Nikki B

Patriot Subaru was dialed in for our October "12 Weeks of Giving" presentation, setting aside money for every car sold the first week of the month. This month, we put our resources to work for 211 Maine, an initiative that is supported by the United Ways of Maine, earning $1100 in the process. What is 211 Maine? For people who need assistance on life and family issues like food assistance/food pantry locations, mental health services, support groups or utilities services, you simply pick up the phone and dial 211. There you will be directed or connected to the services you need. You can also reach 211 by texting your zip code to 898-211, or visiting 211maine.org. Patriot Subaru is glad to help keep this program moving forward! #LovePromise Photo L-R, Patriot Mike MacDonald, Nikki Williams/ 211 Program Director, Patriot's Samantha Bock, Ian O'Brian, Rob Wells, Matt Rieders, and Steven Saucier, with Jason Ketterick/ United Way of Southern Maine.

211 Maine
Need Help - Dial 211

Who Loves Learning? - Margaret P

Continuing our support for students, Patriot Subaru, in conjunction with the national Subaru Loves Learning program, donated $3000 to the local Biddeford, Maine Primary School. This money was channeled through AdoptAClassroom.org, and subsequently 6 teachers from the school were given a $500 credit to spend at the online store. To celebrate the moment, the teachers and faculty from the school came over to thank Patriot Subaru for the donation, which was a lot of fun. All mixed together from the left... Zoe Harriman, Nigel Wrightington, Beth Donahue, Ian O'Brien, Hope Andreychak, Melissa Jolly, Matt Rieders, Josh Williamson, Rob Wells, Julie Montalbano, Abby Gildersleeve, Samantha Bock, Peter Fasulo and Wendy LeBlanc. Patriot is so happy knowing this support will help the teachers, which will help the students, and we wish you all a great school year!

Biddeford Primary School
Who Loves Learning?

Supporting Students with Back Packs - Jason K

This September, Patriot Subaru, in partnership with United Way of Southern Maine (UWSM), supported Tools4Schools through our "12 Weeks of Giving" initiative. Tools4Schools provides back-to-school essentials to children in need. Tools4Schools sponsor and retail partner Staples Connect made it possible to purchase the supplies and high-quality backpacks at a deep discount and served as a community collection and distribution site for the program. Through our Week of Giving, Patriot Subaru raised $1,450 that helped to purchase 200 backpacks! In total, over 1,500 backpacks were distributed to students in grades K-12 across York County. We met up over at the Staples store to check out the program and lend a hand. Staples customers could also "purchase" a backpack at a special discounted rate and donate it to the program. Modeling some of the last backpack fashions, L-R From Patriot Subaru - Matt Rieders, Rob Wells, Nigel Wrightington, joined by Laurie Power and Jason Ketterick from United Way of Southern Maine, Staples Connect General Manager Troy Hatch, and Dustin Kimball - Patriot Subaru.

United Way of Southern Maine
Supporting Students with Back Packs

Y We Help! - Donna B

The Sanford-Springvale YMCA is a vibrant and active institution in this southern Maine community, a robust example of skillful youth development, a healthy and active lifestyle, and social interaction. Citizens of all ages, young kids to senior citizens, partake in the wide range of services provided and organized activities. Each year over 10,000 people are engaged and active, thanks to the Y's programs. It is accessible to all, with financial assistance and scholarships available to both families and individuals who cannot afford a membership. That all said, it was with great delight that Patriot Subaru raised $1500 during the first week of July based on cars sold, earmarked for the S/S YMCA. In coordination with the United Way of Southern Maine, the check was handed to Jason Ketterick from the UW of So. Maine, with additional thumbs up support by Dustin Kimball and Sara Ellsbury, sales associates at Patriot. We were very glad to contribute, and help a wonderful program continue to grow.

Sanford-Spingvale YMCA
Y We Help!

Building A Healthy Community Together - Maggie G

Through our partnership with the United Way of Greater Portland, we were introduced to the "Portland Healthy Community Fund", with a wide range of community activation projects. Patriot's "12 Weeks of Giving" program focused in how the organization assists children, adults and communities in Cumberland County with the resources and opportunities to achieve optimal health by 2027. We specifically focused in on their mission to prevent, intervene, and treat substance use disorder, mental illness and suicidal ideation. The goal: help all neighbors live longer, better lives. With that, Patriot raised $1725, and made a presentation. From L-R, Mike Young/ United Way Greater Portland, Paul Hall, Patriot Service Manager, Service Technicians, Jake Labonte and Jonah Maskell, with Maggie Gamble from PHCF. We definitely expressed our appreciation for what PHCF brings to the table, knowing that their efforts will definitely make a difference.

United Way of Greater Portland
Building A Healthy Community Together

Bright Beginnings - Debra T

The month of May produced a nice $1600 that went to support the Bright Beginning initiative, coordinated by Sweetser and the United Way of York County. This program endeavors to help all York County children, from birth through age 8, have the best possible start for lifelong learning and success When emotional and behavioral hurdles challenge a student's ability to succeed, Bright Beginnings offers guidance and counseling that significantly helps both the children as well as the parents. In our picture we have from L-R, Elliott Greene from the United Way, Kaz Bell/Patriot Subaru presenting the check to Debra Taylor/ President-CEO Sweetser, and Mike MacDonald/Patriot Subaru. Excellent work by all parties makes a difference in bettering our community.

Sweetser
Bright Beginnings