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 Tacoma Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen not just in word but in action. With local partnerships with non-profit and community partners, we live each day with that commitment. We don't just work here, we live here, and are driven to being a supportive force in our community. You Can Count On Us is not a motto, but a lifestyle.

Humane Society of Tacoma - Pierce County

Coastal Conversation Association

Adopt A Classroom

Key Peninsula Community Services

Multi Care Health Foundation

Did Tacoma Subaru 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 Tacoma Subaru

Subaru and Tacoma 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

Tacoma Subaru supports underserved youth - Glen E

Tacoma Subaru has been a staunch supporter of the Red Barn Youth Center in rural Pierce County for almost as long as it has been open. In our rural area there are no YMCA programs, or Big Brother/Sister programs, or any after school programs for that matter. Because of the spread out, rural area, the schools are grossly underfunded and we seem to have 2 groups, have and have not. The Red Barn was created to serve the have not population in the area of Gig Harbor known as the Key Peninsula. While there are, of course, basic services such as grocery stores and gas stations, they are often many miles apart and we just don't have the services available for our at risk youth. The critical middle school and early High School years. Many parents have to drive an hour or two or more each way to commute to work, leading to long days away from home, and kids left to their own devices. This is why the Red Barn was created. To help support and provide a safe place for these at risk kids. Tacoma Subaru has been there with us each step of the way. Like everybody we were deeply affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic. With remote learning, and many kids not having the necessary equipment or wireless options to participate, the Red Barn was a life line for so many. But, what do you do when you are operating beyond your capacity, not too mention your budget? Well, sound the trumpets, here comes Tacoma Subaru on a white horse. They once again selected us to be there Hometown Charity for the Subaru Share the Love program. This was huge! We have volunteer grant writers that file for every grant that we can find, and while appreciative of those funds, they are usually specific. We may have money for a new outdoor basketball court, or a few new laptops, but we have no idea if we can pay the power bill. Here comes Tacoma Subaru with a check for almost $20,000!!! The relief was physical, the joy was infectious, and the gratitude was beyond measure. Bruce and Linda Titus drove out personally to give us the check, and there was even a representative from Subaru of America (positive frustrated that I can't think of his name). We couldn't believe that our little program rated such grand attention, but there they were, touring the facility, chatting with us, getting to know us, and most importantly, giving us the opportunity to share our gratitude directly. Now, yes, that check was a life saver, but it is not all that they do for us. For about 8 or 9 years they have held a school supply drive at their location, and every year, someone drives out and brings us bags on bags of school supplies. We aren't just talking some promo pens and paper (although equally appreciated) but back packs, notebooks, calculators, everything a student needs to be successful. We have a "shopping list" online of items that we regularly need, and a couple of times a year their team will grab a high dollar item or a lot of little items and just show up with them. No fan fare, no grand gestures or photo ops, just show up with a new commercial toaster, or cases of fruit snacks and juice pouches. We can almost guarantee at some point during the winter they will show up and there will be a huge box of beanies, scarves and gloves. I admit I might be blathering along a bit, but I am not sure, how to convey to anyone who may see or read this, just how much this organization does, and so much of it quietly with just a genuine desire to support. Thank you Tacoma Subaru not only for choosing us as your 2020 hometown charity, but for every pencil, backpack and beanie and for simply caring about those so many choose to ignore.

Tacoma Subaru supports underserved youth

It Doesn't Hurt to Ask - Susan G

While my husband and I were waiting to finish our paperwork on our 2021 Forester Subaru, I noticed free water bottles in the waiting room. A light bulb went off in my head. I am a first grade teacher at Grant Center for the Expressive Arts, a public elementary in Tacoma, WA. My students were about to come back to the building for the first time since COVID regulations kept us from entering the building. I knew that my students were going to be in need of water bottles. My motto is, " It Doesn't Hurt to Ask". I sent an email to Bruce Titus Automotive Group 's Marketing Coordinator, Barbara Dobbins asking for a donation of water bottles for 50 first graders. My co-teacher and I were thrilled when we received the email letting us know to come and pick up the requested water bottles. Bruce Titus, you made my students feel welcomed and a part of the team with matching water bottles. It was a pleasure going business with your dealership and having you be a par of our first grade team.

It Doesn't Hurt to Ask

Tacoma Subaru Supports First Tee South Puget Sound - Allie B

For the past 10 years Tacoma Subaru has supported First Tee - South Puget Sound in many ways, including sponsorship of our Harbottle Golf Classic, our biggest Youth Scholarship fundraising event of the year. In 2020, First Tee - South Puget Sound was honored to be the Subaru Share the Love community partner and was awarded funds for our Youth Scholarship Fund. Our Youth Scholarship Fund is utilized by more than 60% of our participants to help offset registration fees, because no child is ever turned away from our programming due to an inability to pay. We believe all youth deserve access to the game of golf and its inherent life values, and Tacoma Subaru has continued to help us impact the youth in our communities. In a season that has been so challenging for many, the support of Tacoma Subaru in 2020 and 2021 specifically has been incredibly impactful for our organization. In 2020, we held more classes than ever before as the demand for safe, youth programming increased, and we were able to continue providing scholarships as needed through the Subaru Share the Love support. We are incredibly thankful for the Tacoma Subaru family and their support over the past ten years of our organization, and we look forward to many years to come!

First Tee - South Puget Sound
Tacoma Subaru Supports First Tee South Puget Sound

Another winter saved by Tacoma Subaru - Willow E

Every year Tacoma Subaru continues to bless us as the recipient of their annual food drive. Some years things have been so rough that we are putting things in people's bags while they are still taking them off the truck. In the food bank world we are small, but in our community we are a lifeline. Because we are a rural area, and not densely populated we only receive small government commodities, we do not receive any food from the large networks such as FISH or NW Harvest, but our need is still great. We are an area with a large senior population, and rural and farming families that are struggling to get by in these expensive times. Our need is great here, and Tacoma Subaru sees that, and once again, will help us get through the long winter months (not too mention the pandemic). This year their donation was so big they had to rent a U Haul to get out here, and with the help of the National Guard we were able to get it unloaded in record time. Tacoma Subaru brought out approximately 10,000 units of food, which is, in and of itself, incredible. But, the thing that strikes us the most, is the quality. Probably 60% of those units are canned fruits and vegetables, bags on bags of protein rich foods, there is thought in their donations, and there is often a cash donation as well. What many don't realize, is without support from business like Tacoma Subaru, we generally run out of food by mid January, we are then forced to dip into crucial cash reserves to get us through until spring when the next allotment of commodities comes in. Tacoma Subaru has truly become a lifeline for our little program out here. They assist us year round with other activities, and always take our call, but, the food drive is a life blood, and there is no amount of thank you s or accolades that can convey our appreciation for them choosing us, and their commitment from their employees is astounding and there are no adequate words, so we leave this comment, so that others can know of the incredible good works this organization does for their communities. Thank you Tacoma Subaru!

Another winter saved by Tacoma Subaru

A New Life for Coco and Falko - Chloe D

Coco and Falko were the very definition of Underdogs. Due to their various medical issues old age, we were afraid that no one would take a chance on the two bonded seniors. But thanks to Tacoma Subaru's consistent promotion of the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County during the National Make a Dog's Day Campaign, a family saw Coco and Falko on our website and knew they could give them a loving home. Coco and Falko are now living their golden years in relaxed retirement with a family who will always keep them healthy and happy. We are so grateful to our amazing partnership with Tacoma Subaru that makes Happy Happen for so many pets in our community!

The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County
A New Life for Coco and Falko

Tacoma Subaru Always Comes Through - Jonathon G

Tacoma Subaru has partnered with Coastal Conservation Association for over 10 years. I don't think they have ever told us no. Whether it is providing sponsorship for various events or generously providing items for various auctions, prizes or giveaways. Covid has, of course affected us all. When we had to move our annual fundraising banquet to a virtual environment, a number of sponsors backed out or requested refunds, but not Tacoma Subaru, their response was to give us more auction baskets. When it came time for the annual beach cleanup, because of Covid restrictions, a formal event was no longer an option. But, we are all committed to our environment, and Tacoma Subaru once again answered the call by spreading the word of the need for cleanup, even though there was no formal event. We didn't do an official count, but we had way over 40+ people in Subarus show up for "a day at the beach", with boxes of garbage bags, smiles and a mutual love for this beautiful planet. This has been a rough year for all, but Tacoma Subaru has not lost sight of what is important. I am sure sales are their number 1 priority, but they haven't forgotten about the importance of their community or their environment. Thank you to everyone at Tacoma Subaru for their ongoing and continued support! Jonathon

Tacoma Subaru Always Comes Through

Tacoma Subaru helps Keep em Warm n Fed - Rick S

A few years ago Tacoma Subaru's owner heard about the Keep em Warm n Fed program. A simple guy named Mike felt a tug on his heart for the homeless and started to drive around in his old broke down car and hand out homemade sandwiches to the homeless. While talking with them they asked questions, Mike found answers, and he became a go to guy with the homeless. Mike is a member of the St. Leo's Parish, and word spread of his good works, and the parish started to support him under their 501c3 so he could start accepting donations. This is a very short version of a long story, fast forward 20 years and Mr. and Mrs. Titus get word of what this kind man is doing, and when they see what he is driving, and what he is doing it with, they knew they had to help. A longtime customer traded in their older (but in incredible condition) truck, and they knew what they had to do. Mike needed a truck. So for Christmas (2018), they donated a truck to Mike and his Keep em Fed and Warm program. Now, fast forward a couple of years, and once again, the Tacoma Subaru team, and Mr. and Mrs. Titus, reach out once again. We get a call saying they want to help us again. They have blankets, LOTS of blankets, and they knew our outreach went directly to those on the streets and in need, and of course we were excited, once more for them to think of our humble little program. We met with the some of the very nice folks at Tacoma Subaru and, of course, Mr. and Mrs. Titus, and they presented us with not just blankets, but the most amazing, perfect for homeless blankets. They were weatherproof on one side, quick drying fleece on the other, and rolled up nicely for packing and convenience. We were once again stunned by their continued generosity. I don't know who reads this or where it goes, but I hope it makes it to the highest levels of the company and that they understand what a generous steward they have representing their cars. Thank you Tacoma Subaru, and Mr. and Mrs. Titus.

Tacoma Subaru helps Keep em Warm n Fed

Tacoma Subaru Cares for Mary Bridge Patients - Katie J

Tacoma Subaru is very connected to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and our mission of ending blood cancer and helping improve the quality of life of patients and their families. One of the ways they show their dedication to our mission is by bringing comfort to pediatric patients from the rigors of cancer treatment. On June 26, 2019, Tacoma Subaru delivered 80 brand-new warm, comfortable blankets and 50 arts and crafts kits to the children at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. This is the fourth year for this partnership and each year, Mary Bridge looks forward to being able to give out these wonderful items to their patients. We were also very honored to be joined by their newest service pup who helps patients deal with the trauma from treatment and other important therapy duties. In addition to this donation, Tacoma Subaru also takes part in the LLS Light The Night event each year and is always a top fundraising team. On behalf of Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for ensuring this wonderful donation takes place each year.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Washington/Alaska
Tacoma Subaru Cares for Mary Bridge Patients

Tacoma Subaru Supports Guide Dogs for the Blind - Anne T

For the last few years, Tacoma Subaru has generously invited Guide Dogs for the Blind to hold our puppy deliveries at their facility. Our organization provides guide dogs free of charge to people who are blind or visually impaired. Our dogs are matched with people all over the United States and Canada. As part of our mission, we rely on volunteer families to foster and socialize our puppies until they are old enough to guide work training. We have over 100 volunteer puppy raisers in Washington State and we periodically deliver puppies to these volunteers and pick up the older dogs that are ready to return for formal training. Tacoma Subaru not only provide us with a wonderful place to meet for these deliveries, but they also give a gift to each new puppy and serve lunch for the entire group. Sometimes there are as many as 50-60 volunteers and staff, so that is not a small gesture. A huge THANK YOU to Barbara Dobbins and Tacoma Subaru for their ongoing generosity to Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Guide Dogs for the Blind
Tacoma Subaru Supports Guide Dogs for the Blind

Tacoma Subaru Food Drive sees a through the winter - Susie D

For the last 5 years we have been blessed to be the recipient of a large gift of food from Tacoma Subaru. They have been big supporters of one of our fund raising events an annual founders day type event in the summer. During one of these events we were short handed at our food booth and one of the Subaru team members who happened to hold a kitchen manager card hopped in and helped. During this time they discovered that we had a food bank as well, and we discussed how we have a massive need in our rural area of Pierce County. Because of our location and size we are not eligible for gifts from food networks like Northwest Harvest and Fish Food so we rely solely on donations and small government commodities. We have a large underserved population that consists of children and mostly seniors. The team said, we think we can help. That November (2014) they showed up in a Subaru Forester with the back filled with food. They had chosen us as their recipient for their annual food drive. We were excited and blessed. We didn't know what we were in for. The next year they showed up and had to bring a large SUV that was loaded to rafters and riding on the axles. Each year their donation has grown bigger and bigger and this last year through the efforts of this incredible group of people they had to bring an industrial size van and it was filled front to back, top to bottom with enough canned food to get us through the entire winter!!! This was truly an answer to a prayer, our staff were literally grabbing items that we were completely out of and putting them straight to the shelves for use that day, they brought us over 6000 units of food! They have brought tears of gratitude to our eyes on more than one occasion, we didn't think they could beat last year, and yet they did. We do not know if they have any idea the impact that their donation has on this community, and none of us are truly able to find the words, so we hope this little note will show the world what incredible hearts the folks have at Tacoma Subaru. Thank you Tacoma Subaru for all that you do for us.

Tacoma Subaru Food Drive sees a through the winter

Tacoma Subaru loves to care for kids - Katie J

On July 16th, Tacoma Subaru partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for the third consecutive year to deliver blankets and arts and crafts kits to the brave kids experiencing cancer at the Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma. Patients will receive a beautiful blanket and hand-written message of hope from customers at Tacoma Subaru and an arts and crafts kit. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society exists to find cures for cancer and improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families and Subaru helps LLS by donating critical research dollars. This delivery came on a perfect day as well, because Kristen Barsness, Child Life Specialist, commented about running low on craft supplies at the hospital! This was also a very personal delivery for one of the managers at Subaru as her child was treated for cancer at that same hospital many years prior to this partnership. Because of this manager's connection to cancer, Tacoma Subaru has also been bringing light to the darkness of cancer by being top fundraisers for the Greater Washington Light The Night event each October for many years.Thank you again for your care and compassion for the patients at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital; and for helping the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fund local life-saving research to beat cancer and provide programs and services for patients in Tacoma and beyond.

LLS
Tacoma Subaru loves to care for kids

Subaru helps make Pierce County dementia-friendly! - Kenna L

With support from Tacoma Subaru, the Alzheimer’s Association is able to offer and expand programs across Pierce County designed to keep individuals living with memory loss and their loved ones socially engaged, physically active, and connected to their community. One such program is the weekly walk at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Each week individuals living with memory loss and their care partners gather for a leisurely stroll through the zoo, enjoying the various animal exhibits, occasional presentations from zoo staff, and the chance to get outside in nature. After the walk group members share laughter and conversation at the zoo café. Dementia can often cause social isolation in both those living with the disease and those caring for someone with memory loss, but in programs such as the zoo walk, participants can feel seen, supported, and accepted. Tacoma Subaru makes that possible – thank you!

The Alzheimer's Association
Subaru helps make Pierce County dementia-friendly!

Appreciation! - Lynn N

My name is Lynn and I have been the grateful owner of a 2004 Subaru Outback for the past 14 years. My Outback has been a very special car for me, not just because of its great reliability, but for the many wonderful memories it has helped provide. I live in Alaska and travel to my birthplace, Tacoma, to visit and assist my mother. I am writing today to relay my sentiments regarding your Tacoma Subaru dealership and one of your employees, Cory Wick in the service department. I have found your dealership is not JUST a place to get my care serviced or repaired. I feel "blessed" to have discovered Tacoma Subaru a few years back. From the moment you enter the facility you get the sense that you have come to the right place. Always helpful and friendly employees. You get the sense immediately that you and your car are in good hands! My Subaru being 14 years old and having in excess of 150 thousand miles, my Subaru was understandably beginning to show its age. I was aware that the car had a few potential engine issues but have been trying to hold on until we moved back to Washington and purchase a new Forester, plus I was having a tough time tearing myself away from the car I have loved for those 14 years. I was in town on March 8th on one of my regular trips, and it was not a good day to experience the troubles that began when my car overheated. I managed to limp across town and get your dealership. I called ahead and spoke with Cory who was expecting me when I pulled in a cloud of steam from my soon to be diagnosed ruptured head gasket. I was due in Seattle to surprise a dear friend who was having her final chemotherapy treatment at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance that afternoon. As I approached Cory's desk with a good bit of emotion due to my plight, he was quick to take on the roll of "it's going to be alright and we are here to help". After listening patiently to my "tragedy" of the day, Cory offered me a loaner and said he would call as soon as they knew more. "You take care of your friend, we'll take care of your car", and it made things feel a little better.I was able to have a wonderful visit with my friend and that made the day for both of us. Unfortunately however, later that afternoon the bad news arrived as I found out that the damage to my Subaru was extensive and would run in excess of $3000 to repair. After discussion with my husband, it became clear that the damage to repair the car was in excess of its given age and mileage, and the day I had dreaded for some time had come. It was late in the day and Cory said to keep the car overnight and deal with the return tomorrow.The next day I returned and Cory greeted me with his usual smile and helpful attitude. Las July we had lost our beloved 12 year old Golden Retriever, Newman. When I had gotten to the dealership I walked past the car and started crying. On the rear windows were Newman's nose prints everywhere as I had yet found the courage to clean them off. He loved that car and had also made several trips to your dealership with me. Your dog friendly approach was just one more reason I have come to love your dealership and all those memories came flooding back and unfortunately for him, Cory had to deal with the blunt of those emotions in that tough instance. I'm sure his is a busy man, but at the moment, he was as patient and compassionate as could be. He made me feel important and my emotions validated. WOW! Cory agreed to let me leave the car over the week as we had made arrangements to five it to a friend for parts. I returned the next day to clean out the last of the few loose items and another of your helpful employees, young man named Ken stopped by to see if he could offer help or any assistance. Yet another example of the exemplary helpful attitudes at your dealership. Obviously a great place to work and an example of "top down" customer first leadership. On every trip to your dealership, Cory has been a textbook example of how to! He is always friendly and helpful, generous with his time, and patient...even in the face of a hysterically crying female! Truly an asset and fine representative of your dealership. My husband and I are planning to relocate to Washington from Alaska this next year and when we do, we will return to Bruce Titus Tacoma Subaru with plans to purchase our next memory making Subaru, a Forester this time, and will do so because of the many fine employees we have encountered at your dealership...but especially because of Cory Wick...he is the greatest! Thanks to you for listening and for the wonderful experience at a difficult time. We'll be back!!

Appreciation!

Tacoma Subaru loves Guide Puppies for the Blind - Robin R

Thank you Bruce Titus Tacoma Subaru! A perfect sunny day and a fantastic venue for a Puppy Truck delivery full of fat, wiggling puppies! The puppies were driven up from the Guide Dogs for the Blind kennels in San Rafael, California and handed out with great fanfare into the arms of local families that will be raising them for the next year. Older pups were then boarded so they could head to their college to the Oregon Guide Dog campus for formal harness training and to eventually meet up with their soul mates. The staff (Barbara!) and the sales people spoiled us with lunch and the awesome "Subaru Loves Pets New Parent Kit" for each puppies new family. Tacoma Subaru has generously offered their dealership again for our next precious delivery, Sunday November 12 at noon. The public is welcome- come for puppy kisses and get information on how you can be a Guide Dogs for the Blind Raiser! It takes a village to raise a puppy! Tacoma Subaru you ROCK!

Guide Dogs for the Blind
Tacoma Subaru loves Guide Puppies for the Blind

Tacoma Subaru supports Care Giver Movie Night - Christine L

With the help of Tacoma Subaru, Pierce County Human Services and Family Resources Homecare of Tacoma, 75 family caregivers were able to watch a free movie with dinner and dessert. The evening included information and gifts from local vendors, and the opportunity to have their questions answered by a panel of specialists and win raffle prizes. It was a wonderful evening for these awesome caregivers, who work usually goes unnoticed. Many hugs were going around at the end of the night. The Alzheimer's association of Washington is very grateful for the partnership with Tacoma Subaru and Subaru of America, and their unwavering support for their community. This evening was a wonderful respite for our pierce County family caregivers! Thank you!

Alzheimer's Association
Tacoma Subaru supports Care Giver Movie Night

Tacoma Subaru Shares the Love at Mary Bridge - Anne G

Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma, Washington, was delighted to be the recipient of a huge delivery of high-quality navy blue patient blankets and portable craft kids for children, chock full of art supplies. As a regional resource for pediatric cancer patients and their families, Mary Bridge knows that distributing these blankets and kits to current - and future - kids undergoing cancer treatment will be really well-received by the kids and their parents. On any given day, the hospital works with around 100 kids battling cancer – either visiting for outpatient appointments and infusions, or being hospitalized for longer term in-patient care. Days at the hospital can be long, and sometimes scary for the kids, so being able to wrap up in a cozy blanket to watch a movie, or to use the craft kit to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece helps provide comfort to these amazing kids. Picture from L to R are: Kristen Bishop, Mary Bridge Child Life Specialist, Courtney Barr and Renee Willis from Tacoma Subaru, Lou Ann League, Mary Bridge Child Life Assistant, and newly trained high school volunteer, Brynli Loomis, and LLS Campaign Manager, Molly Oshin. Renee's connection is both personal and professional, as her child (now an adult) is a pediatric blood cancer survivor and she and the Bruce Titus Automotive Group, which includes Tacoma Subaru, have been long-time, generous supporters of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Mary Bridge Children's Hospital.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Tacoma Subaru Shares the Love at Mary Bridge

Subaru and NWF Loves the Earth - Chris G

As part of the Subaru Loves the Earth program, St. Patrick Catholic School received a donation from Subaru – all of the elements to create a sustainable habitat in our garden area. The perennial plants will be arriving soon and will help attract butterflies to our school grounds. Special thanks to the Titus family and #TacomaSubaru for helping us receive the #subarulovestheearth garden. We love the symbolism of butterflies, and hope that our garden inspires our students to love the earth!

NWF
Subaru and NWF Loves the Earth

Our Tacoma Habitat - Heather M

As part of the Subaru Loves the Earth program, St. Patrick Catholic School received a donation from Subaru – all of the elements to create a sustainable habitat in our garden area. The perennial plants will be arriving soon and will help attract butterflies to our school grounds. Special thanks to the Titus family and #TacomaSubaru for helping us receive the #subarulovestheearth garden. We love the symbolism of butterflies, and hope that our garden inspires our students to love the earth!

St. Patrick Catholic School
Our Tacoma Habitat

Thanks from the Red Barn Youth Center! - Clint R

When I was initially contacted about being a part of Subaru's "Share the Love" event, I must admit that I was not really sure what to expect. Once it was finished, I was told that we would be receiving a check, and that the Subaru folks wanted to bring pizza and drinks out for our kids along with a check for the Red Barn. We set up a date and time, and boy, was I ever surprised! There was enough pizza to feed a small army (or a room full of hungry teens?) and I was shocked when Bruce Titus himself walked up and introduced himself, along with his daughter, Courtney. It was pretty impressive to see the owner of the dealership show up personally, and take the time to talk to our kids and staff members for quite a while. Most of the kids who come to the Red Barn come from a lifetime of poverty, and it was exciting to watch their faces light up when Bruce and Courtney took the time to show interest in what the kids where working on. The generous donation made by Subaru will be used to buy clothes, shoes, and jackets for our kids, as well as to replace our old and seriously outdated sports equipment with new and modern equipment. Thank You for your kindness and generosity toward the Red Barn Youth Center!

Red Barn Youth Center
Thanks from the Red Barn Youth Center!

Fall Food Drive 2016 - Exceeding all expectations - Dennis C

In 2015 the Tacoma Subaru team committed to filling the Subaru and exceeded all expectations. They liked the feeling of helping the food bank so much they committed to beating their record breaking year of 2015. With the help of the community and the corporate office, they did!!! It required 2 vans to haul 2,217 food items, mostly canned goods to the Key Peninsula Community Center. KPCC serves a large rural area with a large senior population and are the only food bank in the area. Their gratitude was overwhelming, and the Tacoma Subaru team is committed to breaking their record every year.

Tacoma Subaru
Fall Food Drive 2016  - Exceeding all expectations

Thank you Tacoma Subaru - Santa Paws - Linda K

Thank you (Tacoma Subaru) for hosting such an awesome event. We had a great time :) I'm off to make my 2016 Christmas photo with your photos! - Linda & Matoskah

Thank you Tacoma Subaru - Santa Paws

Santa Paws 2016 - Barbara D

For the last 6 years we have held our annual Santa Paws event at Tacoma Subaru, during the first weekend in December. Each year, the number of participants has grown. While the event is completely free for anyone who wants a picture with Santa, we do ask for donations of pet food/treat/toy or cash to support the Humane Society of Tacoma and Pierce County. While we collect donations on the day of the event, we continue the pet food drive through to the week before Christmas. This year we exceeded all previous years, and served over a 100 groups, took in more food than ever, and raised $544. We enjoy seeing all the wonderful fur babies, and all types are encouraged to participate. We enjoy connecting with our pet community and saying hi to those who participate every year. Regardless of how many participate, we always enjoy seeing their smile when they realize that there is a professional photographer and we give them a copy that day as well as email all of the pictures of the photo shoot. Even the less than perfect ones!

Tacoma Subaru
Santa Paws 2016

Subaru Loves Pets - October 2016 - Shelby T

Tacoma Subaru has a very special love and caring for the Humane Society of Tacoma and Pierce County. We are always able to count on them, often with short notice. We called them 2 weeks before our Pawsitive Alliance Open House, and asked if they would sponsor. "Yes!" is almost always the answer with them. With their help and the Pawsitive Alliance team we had over 500 people stop by on October 1st and were able to help over a 100 furry friends find forever homes. However, they don't just send us a check, which is appreciated, they show up. In addition to sponsorship, they brought several huge bags of new dog toys to be given out for the day. They drop by every couple of months and bring us a cash donation from their Pennies for Puppies for jar and then, they show up with 4 big bags of pet food/treats from a food drive they held in October. Thank you Tacoma Subaru! Thank you for your dedication to the fur baby members of your community.

The Humane Society Tacoma & Pierce County
Subaru Loves Pets - October 2016

great dealer - Gary C

This dealership has done everything and more to help me. Every one of your sales people are outstanding and your service department is the best that I have ever done business with. I have dealt with a lot of dealers and service departments. I am 65 years of age so, as you can see, I have been at this for a while and I wish to thank you for all you have done for me and others.

great dealer

Hope Instillers support Subaru Loves To Care - Barbara D

The partnership with LLS for June hit close to home with the Tacoma Subaru team. A very dedicated group of employees have been fundraising for the annual Light the Night Walk that supports LLS. They work tirelessly throughout the year working to meet their goal. Why? Because in 2009 our parts manager's son was diagnosed with Burkitts Lymphoma at the age of 20. Because of the work of LLS and supporting partners such as Subaru, we know first hand the good works happening with LLS. Renee's son is healthy, and has since had a child of his own because of that research. To show their appreciation the Hope Instillers gathered on a Saturday (June 25) and we threw a little Ice Cream Social, to spread awareness, and thank everyone who stopped by and filled out cards of hope for the kids at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital. We had a wonderful turnout, and everyone got to meet sweet Gage, and when they read his shirt, they knew the impact of this event and this organization: I wear green for my daddy.

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Hope Instillers support Subaru Loves To Care