The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

The 2022 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 2022 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 Lester Glenn Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and nonprofits. Lester Glenn Subaru is grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well.

Pampered Pets, Kindred Souls Canine Center, Associated Humane Societies of Tinton Falls, NJ

Joseph A. Citta Elementary, St. Peter School, West Dover Elementary

Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity, Make A Wish New Jersey, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County, Special Olympics New Jersey, Peoples Pantry Relief Center, Point Pleasant Challenger Flag Football Program, Interfaith Hospitality of Ocean County

American Cancer Society, Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center

Did Lester Glenn 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 Lester Glenn Subaru

Subaru and Lester Glenn 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

Lester Glenn Subaru loves to help our customers - Maria's Story - Customer M

On a rainy night in October, and minutes before closing, Maria came in to Lester Glenn Subaru concerned as she got a flat tire while driving. Sales professionals Andrew and Chris jumped into action to take off her flat tire and replace it with her spare, while our finance manager Lindsey Mulrain was able to get in touch with Maria's daughter in Florida. With both Maria and her daughter's blessing, sales professionals Cody and Hans were able to drive Maria home - and even stopped to unload her groceries from her trunk. Before leaving, Maria was kind enough to pose for a picture with her new Lester Glenn Subaru Family. Rain or shine, Lester Glenn Subaru will be here to help our customers through any situation that comes our way!

Lester Glenn Subaru loves to help our customers - Maria's Story

LG Subaru Loves to Care: Small Miracles - Emily W

In the month of August, Lester Glenn Subaru was proud to support the organization Small Miracles. Small Miracles is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization created by Jordyn Small during her own personal diagnosis and treatment. During this time, she saw that items donated to cancer patients were geared more towards younger children. Jordyn wanted to create something special that would recognize the teenagers who are going through their own treatments by creating treatment bags that would help enhance their lives in a positive way. Through the month of August, Lester Glenn Subaru collected items intended for teenagers in treatment including activity books, blankets, books and journals, facemasks and lotion, mints, nail polish, pens, slippers and socks, and water bottles to donate to those in ongoing treatment through Small Miracles to the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania.

Small Miracles
LG Subaru Loves to Care: Small Miracles

LG Subaru Loves to Care: The Valerie Fund - Emily W

Our Lester Glenn Subaru team had the honor and privilege of presenting our hometown charity for the Subaru Share the Love Event, The Valerie Fund, with a check for $25,371! The donation is the result of the Subaru Share the Love Event, in which Subaru of America donated $250 for every new Subaru vehicle leased or purchased between November 18th, 2021, and January 3rd, 2022. The Valerie Fund is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide individualized care to children at medical centers close to home, because they believe that the most effective way to heal the children in their care is to treat them developmentally, emotionally, and socially as well as medically. The Valerie fund has been supporting children with cancer and blood disorders, and their families, since 1976. They provide comprehensive care to children with cancer and blood disorders and their families in their centers at seven pediatric hospitals in New Jersey, New York, and metro-Philadelphia. They also offer support beyond their centers because they believe that the most effective way to heal the children in their care is to treat them in body, mind, and spirit. That supports starts the minute a child steps into one of their centers and continues well after they walk out the door. We are proud to partner with the Valerie Fund as our hometown charity during the Subaru Share the Love Event and appreciate all it does to support children and families in our community!

The Valerie Fund
LG Subaru Loves to Care: The Valerie Fund

LG Subaru Loves to Help: 2nd Annual Clash of the Titans Flag Football Game - Emily W

In Point Pleasant, New Jersey, the Point Pleasant Challenger Program is a non-profit organization that believes that the football field is a place where more than just a game is played. It is a place where they can teach understanding and inclusion. A place where they can bridge the difference and promote confidence in children with special needs. Their volunteers develop an understanding of the challenges that their differently abled counterparts face each day. Their challenger athletes have the opportunity to play a team sport, experience a sense of comradery and feel “the thrill of victory” and “the agony of defeat.” These special athletes gain physically in terms of coordination and endurance, but also, more importantly, learning to work as a member of a team. They develop the ability to wait, focus, follow directions, all while feeling a sense of accomplishment. Their hope is that the comradery and understanding developed on the field will continue in the community at large. This program has been designed to allow children with all types of special needs the opportunity to participate in a team sport that promotes inclusion and provides the necessary support to help those with special needs succeed, and since 2020, the Lester Glenn Subaru team have been their biggest supporters! Lester Glenn Subaru met with the Point Pleasant Challengers on the football field for the 2nd Annual ‘Clash of the Titans’ Community Event and Flag Football Game. The event, hosted at the Community Park in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, was held on Sunday, August 28th, where both teams and the community came together to celebrate both teams. After an opening ceremony featuring Ron Brooks singing the national anthem, the Challengers and team Subaru faced off in a two hour game with the Challengers taking the win. Following the first game, a halftime show including cheerleaders and a dance of the Macarena led into a second game between the Point Pleasant Panthers and the Toms River Warriors football teams. In addition to the games, the park was filled with carnival tents, food trucks, games and rides for all ages. From basketball, football, and softball toss to the more classic carnival games like bottle ring toss and the spinning wheel, everyone came away a winner. The biggest hits, the bumper cars, dunk tank, and water slide, had children lined up to go again and again…especially with their coaches sitting in the dunk tank! And afterwards, each hungry team lined up to enjoy the cotton candy, pizza, popcorn, seafood, and zeppolis with food trucks lining the field. As an annual event, the goal of this special flag football game will always be to raise both funds and awareness for this special program that brings so much joy to the community and the players. All proceeds from the event, from food trucks to games and ticket sales, were donated to the Point Pleasant Challenger team, raising $5,000 to the team and it’s mission. We are all excited for our next opportunity to meet the Point Pleasant Challenger Football team on the field for our next rematch!

Point Pleasant Challenger Program
LG Subaru Loves to Help: 2nd Annual Clash of the Titans Flag Football Game

LG Subaru Loves to Care: Community Medical Center - Emily W

Lester Glenn Subaru Loves to Care, and this summer we were proud to donate art supply kits and blankets to patients in ongoing care of Community Medical Center in Toms River, New Jersey. Over ten boxes of donations were donated to the hospital by Lester Glenn employees in July. - “Jamie, Thank you so much for being part of the LLS and Subaru Loves to Care’s blanket and art supply kit donations to the patients of Community Medical Center. We have been distributing these gifts of support to our patients and they have expressed their gratitude for the kindness, generosity, and support shared. Gratefully, Jen.”

Community Medical Center
LG Subaru Loves to Care: Community Medical Center

LG Subaru Loves Pets: Marty's Place Senior Dog Sanctuary - Emily W

In the month of July, Lester Glenn Subaru was proud to support Marty’s Place, a senior dog sanctuary located in Upper Freehold Township, New Jersey. Marty’s Place mission is to provide a loving, protected, and safe environment for senior dogs in need of homes. Marty’s Place is dedicated to providing quality care to all residents and peace of mind to pet caregivers in need knowing their senior dogs have forever homes. Their vision is to enhance the lives of senior dogs by committing to provide them with a forever home in their sanctuary, a long-term foster home, or in an adoptive home, and to change the way people value and view older dogs. Their sanctuary building blends home-like aspects with features specific to housing senior dogs, including bathing and grooming areas, an in-ground swimming pool for water exercise, a laundry room, pantry and storage space, a treatment room where resident dogs can receive simple medical care, and over 25 acres of wooded walking trails. Throughout the month, Lester Glenn Subaru customers and employees collected donations for the dogs and the facility of blankets and towels, cleaning supplies, dog food and treats, paper towels, toys, and other highly needed items to care for the 40 dogs housed in their facility and their caretakers. With almost all Lester Glenn Subaru employees having a dog (or four) at home, this donation drive hit especially close to home and every effort was made to make a difference!

Marty's Place
LG Subaru Loves Pets: Marty's Place Senior Dog Sanctuary

LG Subaru Loves to Care: Care Package Items for Cancer Patients, Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ - Emily W

As New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey’s team of internationally recognized physicians and researches is driven by a singular focus and mission: to help individuals fight cancer. Throughout the month of June, Lester Glenn Subaru supported The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey through a donation drive of care package items to benefit people of all ages in their ongoing fight and treatment of cancer. With the support of customers and employees alike, we collected items ranging from art supplies, books and movies, comfort items such as blankets and socks, hygiene items, and toys to be delivered to patients in treatment. The Lester Glenn Subaru Team filled a Subaru Outback with boxes of donations brought to the Rutgers Campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where we met with Diane Haley, Director of Patient Experience. We are grateful for the tremendous effort everyone on the Rutgers team puts forth to help those who need it most, and to be a part of supporting them in their courageous battle.

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New jersey
LG Subaru Loves to Care: Care Package Items for Cancer Patients, Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ

LG Subaru Loves Pets: The Associated Humane Societies Canine Carnival - Emily W

June 2022: Every year, Lester Glenn Subaru hosts our annual pet adoption event to support the Associated Humane Societies of New Jersey, with all animal adoptions paid for by Lester Glenn Subaru. On Saturday, June 25th, we were home to The Canine Carnival: with a beach-themed costume contest with prizes, a dunk tank, free food including cotton candy, hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, slushies, and snow cones, games, music, prizes, and most importantly, adoptable animals searching for their new families. This year, six animals found their fur-ever homes as customers and employee volunteers enjoyed the sunshine on one of the hottest days of the year.

The Associated Humane Societies
LG Subaru Loves Pets: The Associated Humane Societies Canine Carnival

Subaru Seth's Sunflowers of Support, Month 3! - Emily W

May 2022: Continuing his donation drive into the month of May, every customer that purchased a vehicle with salesman Seth Leifer signed a Sunflower of Support, symbolizing a combined donation from Lester Glenn Subaru and 'SubaruSeth' of $75 to UNICEF in support of the children of Ukraine. Together, Lester Glenn Subaru and SubaruSeth raised an additional $1,500 to be donated, collecting a grand total of $4,500 to those who need in most. These donations will help ensure that Ukraine's children have access to education, health care, nutrition, protection, and safe water.

UNICEF
Subaru Seth's Sunflowers of Support, Month 3!

LG Subaru Loves to Help: Mother's Day Donation Drive to benefit The Hope Center - Emily W

In honor of Mother’s Day, Lester Glenn Subaru was proud to support The HOPE Center in Toms River, New Jersey, through a donation drive focused on items needed most by mothers and their children. The HOPE Center, or the House of Hope, is a non-profit organization that serves as a place to address the basic needs of an increasing number of people in crisis. The HOPE Center opened its doors in 2008 and since that time has served over 70,145 families and individuals. Today, The HOPE Center offers services including advocacy and coordinating service with partner agencies, a client-choice food pantry and community garden, emergency shelter assistance, rental assistance, utility assistance, and transportation. Wipes and diapers, toddler meals and infant formula, pacifiers, feminine hygiene products, bottles, and other items needed desperately by many families were collected, delivered, and donated to The House of Hope Executive Director Amy Vanbezooijen in Toms River, New Jersey.

The Hope Center
LG Subaru Loves to Help: Mother's Day Donation Drive to benefit The Hope Center