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 Dan Perkins 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. Whether it is help providing housing for single parent mothers, pet adoption, support of the arts to participate in the community in which we live and work. We feel grateful to have these organizations as partners. We have been supporting local charity endeavors for many years, and hope that we have had a positive impact on peoples lives.

ASPCA, Connecticut Humane Society, Nutmeg Spay/Neuter Clinic
Subaru Loves the Earth, Save The Sound Coastal Cleanup
JONATHAN LAW HIGH SCHOOL, EZRA ACADEMY, Quick center for The Arts, JFK Elementary School, Milford, CT
HELPING HANDS OUTREACH.LLC, Milford CT Police Department
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Make A Wish Connecticut
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Love Promise Stories from Dan Perkins Subaru

Subaru and Dan Perkins 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

Dry January  –  Gary S

We were invited to partner with REI Co-Op and participate in the first Dry Ski and Snowboarding event at a non-alcoholic brewery. This type of event enables people to gather, enjoy the non-alcoholic brews and bring the whole family.

Dan Perkins Subaru Loves Learning  –  JFK E

Evan Perkins and Avrom Sevell present 5 cases of science related books to JFK Elementary School in Milford, Connecticut. Many thanks to Casi, our third graders in the photo and everyone at JFK Elementary.

The Connecticut Coastal Cleanup  –  Gary S

We have partnered with the Save The Sound folks to clean up Gulf Beach in Milford, Connecticut. We had a solid turn out of some wonderful people, including Kevin Begley of Star 99 FM radio who hosted our event Live on Facebook.....viewed over 1,000 times! What was the most menacing find? Hundreds of cigarette butts. There were all sorts of unusual finds:

Dan Perkins Subaru Attends the Green Wheels Expo  –  Gary S

We had the opportunity to display our 2019 Crosstrek Plug In/Hybrid at this Expo. Emphasizing our and Subaru's commitment to improving the quality of our environment. This was the largest event turn out in all of Connecticut. In attendance was a totally electric school bus as well as an electric food truck!

Bringing Warmth and Love to Cancer Patients!  –  Daniela V

Dan Perkins Subaru and The CTWHV Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) have partnered to make a difference in the lives of people battling cancer in the Trumbull community. The partnership called Subaru Loves to Care provides warm blankets and loving messages of hope and inspiration written by Subaru customers to patients fighting cancer at Park Avenue Medical Center. HUGE Thank you Dan Perkins Subaru for donating 80 beautiful blankets to Park Avenue Medical Center to spread warmth to their patients. Patients are in the infusion center for hours at a time and these blankets keep them warm as they are going through treatments. On behalf of LLS and everyone fighting or in remission from cancer and the people who love them, huge and heartfelt thanks to Dan Perkins Subaru and the entire Dan Perkins Subaru family for joining the LLS mission to create a world without blood cancer.

Dan Perkins Subaru Presents Blankets  –  Dan P

Dan Perkins Subaru has partnered with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation of Connecticut to provide over 100 blankets to the Yale New Haven Hospital Smilow Cancer Center. We have been partners with the Foundation for three years to deliver blanket to those getting treatment at hospitals in our area. Thanks to the Society for all the great work they do. We are proud to be part of this event.

Dan Perkins Subaru Holds Badly Needed Blood Drive  –  Gary S

Dan Perkins Subaru is proud to have participated in saving lives with our annual Red Cross Blood Drive. We collected 30 pints, exceeding our goal by over 100%. We are very thankful that our Dan Perkins team and partners were able to provide well needed blood to our local hospitals. During a time when there was only a three day supply in Connecticut, our staff and customers rallied for the cause. Thanks again to all who participated in our Blood Drive Event. Dan Perkins Subaru, will rise to the occasion when our community needs us. To see so many people give of themselves to help others was an amazing experience for all of us. Thank you! WHY?Along with helping save lives, there are a number of reasons why donating blood is important. 1. A single donation can save three lives. The Dan Perkins Subaru Blood Drive potentially saved up to 90 lives. A single blood donation can also provide different blood components that can help save up to three lives.2. Blood cannot be manufactured. Despite medical and technological advances, blood cannot be made, so donations are the only way we can give blood to those who need it. Which is why Dan Perkins Subaru stepped up to the plate! 3. Blood is needed every two seconds. Nearly 21 million blood components are transfused in the U.S. every year.4. Only 37 percent of the country’s population is able to donate blood.5. Your friends or family may need your blood someday.

The Love Promise, Make A Wish  –  Gary S

We finished with $70,000 for our local charity the Make A Wish Foundation of Connecticut. The donation will enable the Foundation to provide 7 wishes for their Wish Kids. The Make A Wish Foundation provides wishes for seriously ill kids. We are proud to support this effort in our community... Dan Perkins Subaru has been a long time supporter of the Subaru Share The Love event. Over the years we have been able to raise several hundred thousand dollars for local charities. We thank you all for your support.

Dan Perkins Subaru Spring Blood Drive  –  Gary S

On April 19th. Dan Perkins Subaru will be hosting a very well needed Blood Drive partnering with the Connecticut Red Cross.

Share The Love  –  Gary S

We want to thank the Make A Wish Connecticut foundation for allowing us to make them our local charity! Waiting for the results!

Dan Perkins Subaru Food Drive!  –  Dan P

We collected food to help families have enough food to help provide Thanksgiving dinner.

Thank you note from the children of JFK Elementary  –  Gary S

After donating 150 science book to the JFK Elementary School, the entire group of kids sent in thank you notes to us. Thank you all!!

Dan Perkins Subaru and The CT Humane Society  –  Gary S

We welcomed our community to stop by to have a photo taken with their pet! On site were two volunteers from the Connecticut Humane Society to help us along..Here are Dan Perkins and Maiya celebrating the event!

Dan Perkins Subaru Loves to help kids Learn!  –  Dan Perkins Subaru L

Here we are at the JFK Elementary School in Milford, Connecticut. We just delivered over 100 science related books to the school. Thanks to all at JFK for allowing us to partner with you during the Subaru Loves Learning Event!

Dan Perkins Subaru Gears up for School  –  Gary S

We are proud to be participating in the Subaru Loves To Learn event. We will be donating 100 books to the John F. Kennedy school in Milford, Connecticut. We will be presenting those book plus donations from staff and customers, this month (September).

Dan Perkins and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society  –  Gary S

For a second year in a row Dan Perkins Subaru has partnered with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Soaiety to present 80 blankets to patients at the Yale New Haven Hospital. Thanks to all involved....

Spreading "warmth" to Cancer Patients  –  Daniela V

This is our second year partnering with Dan Perkins Subaru to spread the hope, love and warmth to patients at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. We were able to donate 80 beautiful blankets to the hospital to spread to their patients. Patients are in the infusion center for hours at a time and these blankets keep them warm as they are going through treatments. We also were able to give them cards of hope that customers filled out in the display room at Dan Perkins Subaru which help motivate those patients with words of encouragement. Thank you Dan Perkins Subaru!

Dan Perkins Subaru Loves to Care  –  Gary S

We are honored to participate in the Subaru Loves To Care Event. This year in partnership with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation, we will be delivering 150 blankets to Yale New Haven Hospital, to help ease the side effects of chemotherapy. Stay tuned for details

Share the Love and Make A Wish Connecticut  –  Gary S

Dan Perkins Subaru raised over $80,000 for the Make A Wish Foundation of Connecticut. That's 8 wishes for kids with life threatening ilnesses.

What Could be Better Than This?  –  Gary S

We at Dan Perkins Subaru are proud supporters of the Make-A-Wish Connecticut Foundation. During the holiday Subaru Share The Love Event, Dan Perkins Subaru collected the most amount of donations to its local charity that any other dealer in New England. We are proud to share this experience with you:

Make A Wish Connecticut and Dan Perkins Subaru  –  Gary S

We are very proud to have helped raise a large donation by combining auto sales and the donation allocation from Subaru of America's "Share The Love Event", this passed holiday season. We will be presenting a check to the foundation later this month. stay tuned for more details...

We Support Education  –  Subaru Loves L

We had the honor of presenting over 100 books related to science to a worthy High School in Bridgeport, CT. We truly Love Learning!

Make A Wish Connecticut  –  Gary S

We have raised tens of Thousands for Make A Wish Connecticut during the Subaru Share the Love event! The final numbers aren't in as yet, however so far, looks like we will be able to deliver many wishes! Many thanks to our customers!

Happy Time for Our Make a Wish CT friends!  –  Gary S

Our local chapter of Make A Wish Foundation of CT. are our partners in the Subaru Share the Love Event. We invited a group from their team as well as two guest kids to build Ginger Bread Houses. We all had a wonderful time and a Pizza party, and put a little love in their hearts.

Dan Perkins Subaru Loves Learning  –  Gary S

This month we will distributing over 100 science related books to a title one high school. Will will report on the results. This important gesture helps to solidify our relationship with our community. We are proud to be able to accomplish that goal by helping to foster Learning.

Dan Perkins Subaru Loves Learning  –  Gary S

We are very excited to present great books to our Title One school in September! We are also developing the "Dan Perkins Subaru Read to the Kids" program on the elementary school level, stay tuned for more!

Love Promise Distribution  –  Daniela H

We had the privilege to partner with Dan Perkins Subaru and distribute 80 beautiful blankets and 12 craft kits to cancer patients at Milford Hospital. We were honored to have one of our volunteers who is a survivor himself and volunteer for 6+ years and someone who is family to us at the CTWHV chapter. Charles was in that day volunteering and figured it would be an honor to have him join me deliver these blankets, craft kits, and cards of hope to the hospital. As Charles and I arrived to the hospital we were greeted by Karen Kipfer, Director of Community Relations and Karl Schmidt, Oncologist at the Milford Hospital. They were grateful for the amazing gift from Subaru to give to all the cancer patients!

Dan Perkins Subaru At Milford Hospital  –  Gary S

Dan Perkins Subaru and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Connecticut partnered to contribute over 100 blankets and lunch boxes filled with gifts for patients suffering from these terrible diseases. We also delivered messages written by customers to help motivate those patients with words of encouragement. We are proud to be associated with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and hope that we brought some joy to the patients at Milford Hospital.

Dan Perkins Subaru Holds Food Drive  –  Gary S

It's really simple. People need to eat all year round, not just at holiday season. With that in mind we are holding a food drive her at our showroom. The collected food items (including pet food) will be distributed at various times during the Drive.

Dan Perkins Subaru Helps Find Home for needy Pets  –  Gary S

Yes there are dogs who need great homes and love! We contacted Companion Pet Rescue and had a record turn out at our Pet Adoption Event! Dogs of all shapes and sizes visited us. It was a great day filled with Love and children and of course grateful dogs. Dan Perkins Subaru was more than dog friendly. Many dogs were adopted which makes us feel great. We surely are dog approved.

Dan Perkins Subaru "Share The Love" presentation  –  Gary S

We presented the Subaru 'Share The Love" check, for over $75,000, to Helping Hands Outreach of Bridgeport. This money will enable the charity to start the process of buying a house for homeless mothers and their children. Providing a safe haven, educational opportunities, and employment, and the ability to move on to a better life. We are proud to be supporters of this local charity. Left to right: Evan Perkins, President; April Barron, Founder Helping Hands Outreach; Bob Bennett,District Sales Manager, Subaru New England.

"The House that Dan Perkins Subaru Built"  –  Gary S

We thought all should see the house that our partnership with "Helping Hands Outreach" and the Subaru Share The Love event. It is here where single mothers and their children have a safe haven and the opportunity to get back on their feet by connecting them to many different training and health benefits.

Dan Perkins Subaru involved with our community  –  April S

During this holiday season, Dan Perkins Subaru was a driving force in the collection of food for families and toys for kids. Additionally, our effort to end homelessness in our community, we keep in constant contact with our Share the Love charity, Helping Hands Outreach. Feeding homeless neighbors every Sunday is just one of the outreach initiatives we support. Providing and supporting housing and training for homeless single mothers and their children is another focus of our continuing effort to maintain involvement and support of our community.

Helping Hands Outreach and Dan Perkins Subaru  –  Gary S

A note from our Local Share The Love organization: Due to the money we raised... “It is incredible.....we have a total of 8 families totaling 8 adults and 11 children. We are now in the process of connecting each family with the resources that they need for employment, pre-school, unification with children that are not in their current care, counseling, disability benefits, GED and higher learning classes. We have a waiting list of 50 families at this time. We are awaiting the details from TD BANK. The Helping Hands Street program feeds the homeless every Sunday. We are providing Companion Care to the Elderly. We are working with the housing authority and city to acquire and rehab 2 to 3 family homes for the women and children to transition to once they have completed the Helping Hands Supportive Housing Program. We will start The Helping Hands Share The Love Newsletter. We passed out 425 book-bags filled with school supplies. Our Energy Information Session has helped 150 families pay their electric bill. We see the powerful impact that we are having in the community. The next few months are critical as we are writing grants, raising dollars and awareness with the hope of creating bills that will get passed into law to eliminate homelessness. We hope that all we have been able to accomplish will make you and the Subaru family proud.” Respectfully, Chiquita Helping Hands Outreach