The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2022 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 2022 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.

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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 Carter Subaru Ballard dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Carter Subaru is proud to support and sponsor many of our great local organizations and non-profits. From the environment and music to education and athletics, everyone at Carter Subaru is committed to investing in our future... and our children's future.

Woodland Park Zoo, Pasado's Safe Haven

Mountains to Sound Greenway, Brown Bear Car Wash, Washington Trails Association, The Mountaineers, Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance

Shoreline Community College, Ballard High School, Shorewood High School, Edmonds Community College, Outdoors For All

Treehouse, Seattle Storm, GSBA, Seattle Men's & Women's Chorus, King County Search and Rescue

Food Lifeline, Puget Sound Kidney Centers Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Cancer Institute at Virginia Mason, The Angel Band Project

Did Carter Subaru Ballard 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 Carter Subaru Ballard

Subaru and Carter Subaru Ballard 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

Supporting Mental Health for High School Students - Billy T

Carter Subaru has aligned with Seattle radio nonprofit C89.5 fm to support their annual Mental Health campaign, Coping 101. Broadcasting from Nathan Hale High School with amateur student voices on the air since 1971, C89.5's groundbreaking series is made possible with local support from Seattle Children's Hospital, Crisis Connections and Carter Subaru. The platform provides vital resources and education to the community while empowering a diverse pool of students by amplifying their voices and authentic perspectives. These students host monthly podcasts where they address their own questions with Seattle Children's clinicians as well as experienced peers - actively destigmatizing Mental Health topics like Depression, Suicide Prevention and Gender Identity. A powerful example of the series is Coping 101's Youth in Recovery episode which features a peer-to-peer discussion exploring adolescent addiction and successful recovery into young-adulthood. Carter Subaru's sponsorship enabled the radio station to present an approachable education on overcoming addiction and tell this brave young person's story while shining a spotlight on the work being done by Bridges Alternative Peer Group - a nonprofit youth recovery program based right in Carter's neighborhood. The crucial public awareness generated for this nonprofit and the empowerment of their guest speaker Bade were made entirely possible with Carter Subaru's support, whose impact on public mental wellness drives forward one podcast at a time.

KNHC C89.5 fm
Supporting Mental Health for High School Students

A Remarkable Young Man Gets His Wish - Mechell S

Carter Subaru was able to help fulfill a young man's Make-A-Wish Dream through their partnership with the Seattle Storm. Kahlel, has been battling cancer for 5 years, and his Make-A-Wish was to meet Seattle Storm superstar Breanna Stewart and talk to her about her career and watch a live game. As his request was during COVID, a lot of Make-A-Wish requests were put on hold. However, Carter Subaru was able to make a special request directly to the Storm and set up and special surprise meet and greet! Kahlel was able to sit in a private suite with his uncle to watch a game, receive autographed gear, and most importantly meet Breanna Stewart. It's not often a "car company" is called upon to help make a wish come true. And Carter Subaru was proud to be able to provide this once in a lifetime opportunity for such a remarkable young man!

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A Remarkable Young Man Gets His Wish

Committed to a local animal shelter - Mechell S

Carter Subaru has been a committed and passionate partner to Pasado's Safe Haven. Pasado's Safe Haven is a local animal rescue serving approximately 200 animals that focuses on both saving lives and education. From sponsoring their Spay mobile to hosting microchipping events on site, Carter Subaru is always there to help spread Pasado's message. Carter Subaru decided to add a weekly social media post, focused on adoption to help Pasado's who are seeing their numbers at full capacity. By featuring animals weekly, Carter Subaru is providing an additional voice for Pasado's Safe Haven to reach potential adopters and donators.

Pasado's Save Haven
Committed to a local animal shelter

School Supplies for Youth in Foster Care - Mechell S

Carter Subaru’s passion for children and their community shows in their commitment to helping out when anyone is in need. With school finally back in person, it was important for Carter Subaru to help Treehouse, a non profit dedicated to youth in foster care.With Used Car Director, Denny Hynes, being a driving force in getting monetary donations as well, Carter Subaru collected and purchased school supplies for foster kids heading back to school. It was an exciting moment for the Treehouse staff when 4 Subarus full of school supplies arrived. It’s been a challenging time for everyone, but to have the community come together with Carter Subaru to send foster kids back to school, especially meaningful this year.

Treehouse for Kids
School Supplies for Youth in Foster Care

A beautiful partnership of shared values - Mechell S

Woodland Park Zoo and Carter Subaru are fortunate to share a strong partnership. Over the past 14 years, Carter Subaru has supported the zoo with more than $700,000. You may have seen the zoo’s branded Subaru’s driving through your neighborhood on their way to an event or represented on one of the several water filling stations throughout the zoo grounds. Or as presenting sponsor of the zoo’s summer concert series – ZooTunes – of which Carter Subaru has been a partner for 14 seasons. “Carter Subaru has been a tremendous partner to Woodland Park Zoo and this has been a beautiful friendship of shared values. The zoo brings in more than 1.4 million visitors each year and we look forward to deepening this relationship into the future so that we can continue our mission to save species and inspire everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives,” said Laura Rieder, Director of Marketing & Advertising at Woodland Park Zoo.

Woodland Park Zoo
A beautiful partnership of shared values

Supporting diversity, equality through education - Amy B

GSBA is Washington State’s LGBTQ+ and allied chamber of commerce and is the largest of its kind in North America with over 1,300 members. It is the only chamber with a mission of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and in the community. Since 2010, Carter Subaru has supported GSBA as a premier partner, contributing substantially to the growth of GSBA and its philanthropic arm, the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund. This fund awards scholarships to LGBTQ+ and allied students from Washington State who exhibit leadership potential, demonstrate strong academic abilities, and are actively involved in school and community organizations. In 2020, when students needed help more than ever, Carter Subaru stepped up with $30,000 in support of the GSBA Guarantee. This program is a commitment to the ongoing funding of our undergraduate scholars. Every scholar who meets certain criteria is eligible for up to four years of undergraduate financial support. This commitment to our scholars’ success and eventual graduation enables these future leaders to thrive. GSBA ultimately awarded the Carter Subaru Scholarship to a University of Washington student studying Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Supply Chain Management. This young woman intends to be a positive role model for future LGBTQ+ people and women of color in business and finance. “Without the support of businesses like Carter Subaru, it would not be possible for GSBA to continue investing in the education of a diverse group of LGBTQ+ and allied students who have the capacity and vision to be the next generation of leaders.” Taylor Briggs, Scholarship Program Manager

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Supporting diversity, equality through education

Three's for Treehouse - Mechell S

In partnership with the Seattle Storm, Seattle's Championship WNBA team, Carter Subaru has donated almost $10,000 to Treehouse for Kids. the Treehouse for Kid's mission is for every child that has experienced foster care to have the opportunities and support they need to pursue their dreams and launch successfully into adulthood. Carter Subaru—a proud Storm partner for more than a decade—launched 3’s for Treehouse, a program that will direct funds to Treehouse—a non-profit serving youth in foster care. For every 3-pointer made, the Storm and Carter Subaru will donate $50 to Treehouse, while also providing special experiences to the young people supported by the organization, such as appearances by Storm mascot Doppler, players and tickets to future games. Providing this unique opportunity for Treehouse is part of the ongoing community connection that Carter Subaru continually strives for.

Treehouse for Kids
Three's for Treehouse

Supporting Search and Rescue - Jennifer B

Since 2016 Carter Subaru has donated over $165,000 to the King County Search and Rescue Association supporting the selfless volunteers who strive year-round to bring loved ones’ home to their families. After many years of lean funding, our finances barely met the needs of basic search and rescue operations. The donations and support from Carter Subaru have allowed investment in much needed equipment and resources. For example, after acquiring several drones, we’re able to rapidly search dangerous areas such as steep cliffs and along fast-moving streams while also reducing risk to rescuers. We’ve made critical upgrades in technology to better track volunteers’ training and identify where to focus time and efforts in maintaining critical skills. Improved data helps us better understand where and why accidents and rescues happen, so we can target our education and awareness campaigns in the hopes that less people will need our assistance. Carter Subaru’s financial support has been key in enabling King County Search and Rescue to keep pace serving our community as demands for our services have grown from 173 callouts in 2017 to 223 in 2020. Instead of many fundraising events, volunteers can devote their time to training, responding, and educating the public on safely enjoying the outdoors. Carter Subaru also provides partnership opportunities to highlight King County Search and Rescue and provide much needed alignment in the community. Carter Subaru’s generous support for the King County Search and Rescue Association, has undeniably saved lives and will continue to for years to come.

King County Search and Rescue
Supporting Search and Rescue

A Powerful Impact on Foster Care - Spencer S

One of the things Treehouse Education Specialists learn working with high school students experiencing foster care is the importance of showing up for our youth. That means being there every week at the same time—despite any obstacle—and being a stable force in a tumultuous world. Since 2005, Carter Subaru has been a beacon of stability for the Treehouse community. “Rain or shine, Carter Subaru has partnered with Treehouse through Share The Love and raised money to support youth in care across Washington state. It’s about more than the dollars raised though,” said Dr. Lisa Chin, Treehouse CEO. “Every Carter employee is an ambassador for Treehouse. That’s a powerful connection and makes a very real difference for our mission.” Each year, a Treehouse representative is invited to the dealership to talk with the Carter team about how Treehouse partners with youth experiencing foster care, so they have a childhood and a future. That conversation always starts as just a presentation. Every single time, it evolves into Carter employees volunteering with Treehouse and ongoing discussions about why having new clothing, holiday gifts and toys lead to confidence in a social setting. It evolves into learning more about how education supports, tutoring and the stability provided by Treehouse can remove barriers to success as youth experiencing foster care explore their futures. Each step of the way, Carter Subaru is always there and has evolved into a foundational component of the Treehouse community, almost $500,000 since 2005. In our 15 years of partnership, thousands of youth experiencing foster care have found the determination and perseverance to graduate from high school, and hundreds of thousands of materials resources have been distributed to youth statewide. None of this would happen without organizations that take the time to invest in the community. Carter Subaru’s impact on youth in foster care is clear and powerful. Together we are constructing a future where all youth have the opportunity to graduate from high school and launch successfully into independence.

Treehouse
A Powerful Impact on Foster Care

Saving Lives After a Chance Encounter - Jennifer B

On a cold, rainy day in October 2015, deep in the wilderness of the Cascade Mountains, we met two outdoor enthusiasts and learned they were from Carter Subaru. That chance encounter has developed into a meaningful partnership in the years that followed. Since 2016 Carter Subaru has donated over $135,000 to the King County Search and Rescue Association supporting the selfless volunteers who strive year-round to bring loved ones’ home to their families. After many years of lean funding, our finances barely met the needs of basic search and rescue operations. The donations from Carter Subaru have allowed investment in much needed equipment and resources. For example, after acquiring several drones, we’re able to rapidly search dangerous areas such as steep cliffs and along fast-moving streams while also reducing risk to rescuers. We’ve made critical upgrades in technology to better track volunteers’ training and identify where to focus time and efforts in maintaining critical skills. Improved data helps us better understand where and why accidents and rescues happen, so we can target our education and awareness campaigns in the hopes that less people will need our assistance. Carter Subaru’s financial support has been key in enabling King County Search and Rescue to keep pace serving our community as demands for our services have grown from 173 callouts in 2017 to 223 in 2020. Instead of many fundraising events, volunteers can devote their time to training, responding, and educating the public on safely enjoying the outdoors. Carter Subaru’s generous support for the King County Search and Rescue Association, along with the passion and drive of our volunteers, has undeniably saved lives and will continue to for years to come.

King County Search and Rescue
Saving Lives After a Chance Encounter