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.


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 Briggs Subaru of Topeka dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits. We are partners with Helping Hands Humane Society as we donate a monthly pledge to care for animals as well as sponsor pets for adoption. Also helping with a pledge to Meals on Wheels to help with the delivery of meals. also help others when we can

Helping Hands Humane Society

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Did Briggs Subaru of Topeka 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 Briggs Subaru of Topeka

Subaru and Briggs Subaru of Topeka 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

HHHS 2022 Adoption Night Story - Tony R

As part of our year-long partnership with Briggs Subaru of Topeka, our organization celebrated Subaru Loves Pets and National Make a Dog’s Day by hosting an adoption event, aptly called “the Pit Stop”. This event was a month long celebration of animals where Briggs Subaru and the ASPCA donated to cover adoption fees for animals needing homes at our shelter! We culminated the month-long event with an in-person pawww-ty at Briggs Subaru where the show room floor was transformed and instead of showing vehicles, we got to show off adoptable dogs! When you walk into Briggs Subaru, it’s evident their commitment to the pets and people in our community. They have placards about adopting on all their staff desks and plenty of happy family pet portraits in their lobby. We are excited to say that ALL the animals we took out to Briggs Subaru are sleeping in their forever homes right now. We couldn’t do this incredible cupid-level match making work without the support of Briggs Subaru and we are beyond grateful!

Helping Hands Humane Society
HHHS 2022 Adoption Night Story

Briggs Helps Pets Find Homes - Emi G

Nationwide, shelters and rescues have been seeing a dramatic increase in dog intakes as well as length of stay for dogs this year. Our local shelter realized that in order to get pets into homes, we needed to recognize the financial strains on our community and reduce adoption fees. When we reduce adoption fees, this is a major financial loss to our shelter because we invest so much time, money, and love into pets before they find their home. Briggs Subaru has not only rallied around our shelter by donating very generously to offset adoption fees and keep costs low for both the shelter and new pet parents, but they’ve been sponsoring the microchipping of pets so that pets can stay in the homes who love them and be reunited should they slip out the door. When you walk into Briggs Subaru, it’s evident their commitment to the pets and people in our community. They have placards about adopting on all their staff desks and plenty of happy family pet portraits in their lobby. They have helped make HUNDREDS of love connections this year! We couldn’t be more grateful and proud of Briggs Subaru for their true and deep commitment to our local shelter.

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Briggs Helps Pets Find Homes

Subaru Loves Pets - Mia - Shelby R

Mia had been in our local shelter for 200 days. She was a little timid with new people and would get a little anxious so she didn’t always present the best. Once she opened to people, she was loving and charming as could be. We knew the perfect home was out there for her and we were determined to stick with her until her family came. On her 200th day, she was adopted! She’s had many new adventures with her new family – including a hiking trip and learning to sleep in a bed! Thank you Briggs Subaru for donating funds that allowed us to continue caring for Mia and for covering the cost of her adoption!

Helping Hands Humane Society
Subaru Loves Pets -  Mia


Meals on Wheels of Shawnee Douglas and Jefferson Counties, Inc, has provided help in the community since 1972. This year, Briggs Subaru of Topeka has helped by donating blankets to their Hospice and PACE Programs. Hospice - end-of-life care focuses on helping individuals remain in their homes in their final days. On average 125 people are served in their home daily. When the care becomes too complex to handle in the home, they have a 14 bed in-patient facility the person can receive care in their final days. PACE is an all-inclusive care for the elderly. This program has day centers in Topeka, Lawrence, Kansas City, and Emporia. 98% of participants are at or below poverty. This program is designed around fail elders 55 and older who qualify for a nursing home, but are now able to remain in the home safe and independent.

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On behalf of Helping Hands Humane Society I want to tell our community what a wonderful partner that Briggs Subaru is. We started working together a number of years ago to help get pets adopted and Briggs would provide the shelter financial support to provide care to our animals. In January of 2021, Sales Manager Tony Rubbo approached us about doing an ongoing adoption partnership. Mr. Rubbo said he’s realized that ipads don’t make people happy, money can’t make people happy, but that pets can make people happy and that humans and animals deserve a chance to be together. Helping Hands Humane Society has always striven to emphasize that the love between pets and people can’t be determined by a dollar sign. In order to meet this mission, Briggs Subaru has committed to “putting pets in homes” by donating every single month to offset adoption fees. We use these fees to help make adopting more accessible by reducing adoption fees for animals that could benefit from a boost and to help people take a second look at adopting. This also allows us to offer a variety of adoption price ranges for families interested in adding a new family member to their home. Briggs Subaru also donates to enable us to use those funds to provide needed medical care and intervention to animals in critical need that may not have had the chance to find their forever home without this life-saving help. We are beyond grateful to Briggs Subaru and to Tony Rubbo for advocating for the human-animal bond and for committing to help make it happen by “putting pets in homes”.Thank you Briggs Subaru. From the bottom of our paws,The staff, volunteers, fosters, and pets at Helping Hands Humane Society

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Wynonna finds a home! - Grace C

So far in 2021, Helping Hands Humane Society has helped 4,700 pets! We couldn’t have done it without the help of Briggs Subaru. Briggs has not only sponsored adoption fees all year long to help us find homes for these animals and help families be able to obtain the pet-loving life they dream of! One of our favorite stories happened in October of 2021. As part of our partnership, Briggs Subaru hosted our organization to come out and celebrate our shared love of animals. Mr. Rubbo had provided refreshments and we brought out the cute snuggles! We decided to take a little docked-eared bully mix named Wynonna who had come in as a stray out because we really want to educate people that an animal’s appearance doesn’t determine their temperament, we want people to know that shelter animals have a lot of love to give, despite whatever background they came from. While at the event, Wynonna was an absolute STAR and stole the hearts of all who were there. She also managed to get herself adopted by a Briggs staff at the event which couldn’t have made us happier! We are so grateful for all that Briggs Subaru does to support our mission and their dedication to put pets in homes.

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Wynonna finds a home!

Weather Doesn't Matter When Delivering Our Meals - Diane Y

Weather doesn’t matter when it comes to delivering meals to our home bound patrons. Thanks to our great volunteers today for braving these frigid cold temps and snow. You are so appreciated!! Thank you again, Subaru of America, Inc. and Meals on Wheels America for this wonderful vehicle that always gets us where we need to go.

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Weather Doesn't Matter When Delivering Our Meals

Covering Adoption Fees During a Global Pandemic - Emi G

Two days before the Safer at Home order in March of 2020 went into place in Shawnee County, Helping Hands Humane Society employees were scrambling to find homes in the community for adoptable dogs. “We knew we wouldn’t be able to hold regular adoptions for quite some time, and more than anything we wanted the dogs on the adoption floor to be in loving homes ASAP,” said Grace Clinton, Director of Business Development and Special Events. HHHS’s Foster Coordinator, Jenna Petesch, devised a plan to quickly recruit fosters and place dogs, cats, and even adoptable rats, in their homes for the duration of Safer at Home. This would allow staff ability to take care of the pets who were waiting final steps to be available for adoption and limit the number of persons in the building. The Topeka community stepped up in a huge way and by the end of the day before Safer at Home, the adoptable dog room was empty because they were all settled comfortably into foster homes! Briggs Subaru didn’t want there to be any barriers to adoption for these amazing families who had offered to foster; if any fosters decided they wanted to turn temporary into forever, Briggs Subaru generously covered the adoption fees. From three special rats including an albino rat named Angel who is very affectionate and brings joy to her family, to a loveable and fiesty one-eyed Chihuahua mix, Jerry, who is missing half of his bottom jaw so his tongue always sticks out, to a biiiig butter-stealing, toy-loving chocolate Lab mix named Badger, over 70 pets found permanent homes from the COVID-19 Emergency Foster Project adoptions in March 2020 sponsored by Briggs Subaru of Topeka!

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Covering Adoption Fees During a Global Pandemic

October 2020 Fall Event with HHHS - Grace C

Helping Hands Humane Society is extraordinarily grateful for our partnership with Briggs Subaru here in Topeka, KS. In the fall of 2020, we were able to partner together to reduce adoption fees for the entire month of October to help us maintain our shelter numbers, as well as provide affordable adoption rates for families while continuing to cover the cost of care for the animals sheltered here. Staff and volunteers kicked off the event at Briggs Subaru’s location on October 1st, 2020 with adoptable animals, including a little puppy with a broken leg named Mr. Tony Rubbo! This event kicked off the month long campaign, and while we were limited in hosting large-scale events due to COVID-19, we were so eager and excited to get to show our solidarity as two businesses who love animals, and show our biggest group of supporters just how much Subaru loves pets! With these needed funds, we were able to continue combatting pet overpopulation in our community by covering sterilization costs of adoptable animals to get them healthy and into their new homes while preventing our shelter from getting filled up again. We provide so much love and care to the more than 6,000 animals housed each year here at HHHS and we couldn’t do it without supporters such as Briggs Subaru!

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October 2020 Fall Event with HHHS

Helping Hands Humane Society's Gratitude - Grace C

Each year, Helping Hands Humane Society Inc. admits more than 6,000 animals. In 2019, we took in and cared for just over 6,700 pets. The numbers can be staggering at times, and the work is never done. We believe in our life-saving mission and we believe that our community will support us. We are so grateful to have had the support of Subaru of America and Briggs Subaru of Topeka aid us in impacting the lives of these animals. The warmer months of this last winter (2019-2020) didn’t slow what we in the shelter world refer to as “kitten season” as much as we would have hoped, so litters of kittens continued arriving until as late as November 2019 and as early as March of 2020. These baby animals need additional care, such as bottle feeding and specialized monitoring, in order to increase their chance of survival. This work would not have been possible without the generosity of Subaru of America. We are so grateful to have been selected as a charity partner for this event. This generous funding not only sustains the work that we do here at the local animal shelter in Topeka, KS, but this year turned out to be an unpredictable and uncertain time for us. The generous donation from the Share the Love event came in right at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it was blessing and salvation for our work. The animals didn’t have the option of staying home, and our staff didn’t either. Mr. Rubbo with Briggs Subaru of Topeka is dedicated to this cause and contacted us to ensure that we had the support that was needed to continue, despite this unprecedented situation. We were able to provide care for more than 300 new animals that arrived during the pandemic, thanks to the donation from the Share the Love event!

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Helping Hands Humane Society's Gratitude