The 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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.

The Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment

We believe in being a positive force in something bigger. And it all starts right here in our community. Not just by our donations, but by our actions.

That's why we stay true to our Love Promise Community Commitment by partnering with a wide variety of community nonprofits and charities.

Every year, we join hands with our owners in the "Share the Love" event, giving back to our community-a community that's given so much to us.

So, every day, we strive to ensure our love is felt not just by our customers, but by all in our community. We do this because we feel it is the right thing to do.

We are proud to participate in the Love Promise Community Commitment. We're grateful, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve and support the causes and passions that are closest to our hearts, right here in our neighborhood.

All of the organizations we support have one thing in common: the unwavering dedication to improve the world and the lives of ­its people.

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 close to $14 million to the ASPCA and helped support nearly 1,000 pet adoption events, resulting in more than 11,500 adoptions to date.


Loving the environment means more than loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it.

Over a decade ago, Subaru became the first U.S. auto manufacturer to become zero-landfill, and now, in collaboration with the National Park Service and the National Parks Conservation Association, Subaru is leveraging that same environmental expertise to help the National Parks reach zero-landfill too.


It’s our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.

Total donations to teachers: $92,233
Over 200 teachers adopted
More than 15,000 students impacts


In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.

Subaru and Meals on Wheels America worked together to make volunteering easier, by launching a tool called the Meals on Wheels Online Volunteer Drive.


We should all have a chance to lead a healthy life. We’re aiming to give as many people that chance as we can.

Subaru has donated more than $4.5 million dollars to
Make A Wish, helping to grant 610 wishes in the U.S.

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're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well. We donate 10% of every oil change to the Helping Hands Humane Society. Our customers help us help those who can't help themselves.

Helping Hands Humane Society
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Cappers Foundation

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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

Subaru Loves to Care Blanket Delivery  –  Megan C

On Friday, June 7th Leukemia & Lymphoma Staff member Megan Clemens met Bryan Schuster and two of his local sales team members at The Cotton O'Neil Cancer Center at Stormont Vail. Abby, Stormont Vail Pediatric Nurse and AJ Patterson, Stormont Vail Community Relations, helped us unload two Subaru Outbacks filled with boxes of blankets and craft kits to share with patients. Megan shared with the group more about Subaru's support nationally of LLS through not only the Subaru Loves to Care deliveries but Subaru CEO Tom Doll's commitment to raise more than $1M for LLS this summer. While we were unable to hand deliver the blankets and kits this year, we know that local patients will feel the love from Subaru & LLS in the moment they need it most.

Volunteers are the heart of our program  –  Diane Y

We are so thankful to all of our volunteers who deliver Meals On Wheels for us everyday. Whether 100 degree temps, rain or snow they are there for us! These two featured here are Jim Henry and Rita Olberding both of Seneca. Rita has been delivering meals for our center for over 25 years. She enjoys getting to see all the patrons on a regular basis. Within those years of helping us she endured some pretty brutal cancer treatment. On her bad days when she couldn’t fend for herself she had MOW brought to her home. It was then she realized just how important this program is to our community. Jim Henry has been with us for over 5 years. He drives our food over to the Sabetha Nutrition Site a couple days a week and also delivers MOW’s as well. He is one of those volunteers who will do anything you need whenever we need it. We are so lucky to have them on our team!Thanks again to our wonderful and dedicated volunteers and our friends at Subaru for making this all possible! — at Meals on Wheels Nemaha County.

Meals on Wheels Nemaha County Celebrates 35 years  –  Diane Y

Every day for over 35 years Nemaha County Public Transit and Meals on Wheels has been serving local residents. Employees and volunteers ensure senior residents get to medical appointments, have a warm healthy meal and enjoy social activities. Nemaha County Transit and Meals on Wheels takes great pride in helping to keep our seniors healthy and happy. Last year alone, Nemaha County Public Transit and Meals on Wheels served over 180 residents. Without the support of dedicated staff and volunteers many essential needs would simply go unmet.Since joining the Nemaha County Public Transit and Meals on Wheels team in 2013, Executive Director Diane Yunghans has played an important role in helping the organization expand services for our residents. As Executive Director, Diane has helped increase ridership and revenue by streamlining technology and cutting costs. Diane and her agency were awarded the Transit Service of the Year in 2016 for creating an iPad system for reporting that has since been implemented across the state of Kansas. In 2017 Diane wrote a grant allowing Meals on Wheels to receive a 2018 Subaru Outback free of charge as part of the Subaru of America’s 50 Cars for Fifty Years. Most recently, Diane received $390,000 through the 5339 Bus and Bus Facilities Grant program from the Kansas Department of Transportation. These funds will be used to help fund a new building to help support the expansion of Nemaha County Public Transit and Meals on Wheels throughout Nemaha County.Diane says “These are exciting times for Nemaha County Public Transit and Meals on Wheels. These funds will allow us to expand services from the Seneca and Sabetha areas to rural communities throughout Nemaha County. We know the need is great, now we will have the facility and funding to make it happen.”Alane Bloom, Dietary Manager at the Senior Center for the past 20 years says “Diane has done a tremendous job in helping grow the number of program participants in our program. In a short time, she has helped us grow the Meals on Wheels Seneca and the Sabetha congregate meal site to 180 participants. She has written more grants than anyone in the past 20 years, allowing us to help more people than ever before. She has been a wonderful addition to the entire community.” Alane expressed continued excitement for the future. She sees continued growth for the future as Diane and the team help expand services countywide.

Vehicle Unveiling and first rides  –  Diane Y

On October 16th and 17th 2017 Meals on Wheels Nemaha County celebrated receiving a brand new 2018 Outback as part of Subaru’s 50 Cars for 50 Years donation! We look forward to reaching even more seniors in Nemaha County, Kansas with our new set of wheels. We had a wonderful unveiling with the help of Rick Wright from our local dealership. We wanted to share our Vehicle Key Exchange with Rick from Subaru Topeka Briggs Auto. We would also like to share that we had our first Champion Ride Along with Seneca Mayor Joe Mitchell delivering meals to one of our Meals on Wheels participants', Eleanor Connell in our new 2018 Subaru Outback. Since the donation, the staff and volunteers have really come to love how easy it is to load our meal carriers and trays in this vehicle. Plus, our volunteer, Bob Bartkowski is excited to see how well it drives in the snow on our country roads. Even this last week with below zero temperatures here in Kansas our Subaru started right up! Thank you Subaru.

Briggs Subaru supports the Topeka Civitan Club  –  Rick W

Briggs Subaru of Topeka teams up with the Topeka Civitan Club to raise money at their 4th annual car show. The Civitan club was chartered June 29, 1957 and its mission is to provide networking, fellowship, community involvement, personal development and community service, emphasizing assistance to persons with developmental disabilities. Some of The Civitan projects / activates include Special Olympics, Civitan park at Gage Park, Sheltered Living Festival of Trees, Salvation Army Bell Ringing. Briggs Subaru brought out five of 2018 Crosstrek and donated money for every test drive.

Subaru Loves to Care & LLS  –  Danielle S

On Wednesday, June 28th at 10:30am, LLS staff member Danielle Schaefer met with Rick Wright from Briggs Subaru of Topeka at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kansas. Topeka Sheriff Jones, Topeka Police Officers Sloan and Bledsoe as well as Fire Chief Smith also joined in on the fun! Together we delivered 80 blankets, 10 care kits and 30 care cards to patients going through treatment at the hospital that morning. We met amazing patients like Dennis who was undergoing his final treatment and little Josiah (Jojo) who is finally in remission with acute lymphocytic leukemia. The police officers were so moved by seeing Jojo with his blanket and care kit that they allowed him to sit on one of their police motorcycles. He even got to ring the siren! In passing, LLS staff member, Danielle, said to Officer Bledsoe, “You just made Josiah’s day.” Officer Bledsoe responded, “No, Jojo made my day.” Thank you to Subaru, the Topeka Sheriff’s office, the Topeka Police Department and the Topeka Fire Department for making the day of so many patients at Stormont Vail. LLS is thrilled that Stormont Vail Hospital is a presenting sponsor of the Northeast Kansas walk. We are looking forward to shining a light into the darkness of cancer with walk teams like Jojo’s on September 16th, 2017.

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