The 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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.

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 over $28 million to the ASPCA and through Subaru Loves Pets has helped support the rescue, transport, adoption and well-being of over 230,000 animals across the country. 


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

Since 2018, Subaru has partnered with TerraCycle.  Participating Subaru retailers collect hard-to-recycle trash that was headed to local landfills. We collect approximately 2 tons of this hard-to-recycle trash monthly, which will be converted to furnishings and other usable items and donated locally.


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

Since 2015 Subaru, in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement Science, donated over 277,600 award-winning science books.  In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and we supported teachers and students with donations of S400,000 in gift cards and school supplies. 


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

In 2020, Subaru and its retailers made a donation to Feeding America to provide 50 million meals to help feed people in need during the COVID-19 crisis,* making meals available at 199 local food banks across the country.
*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks. 


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

Since 2016, Subaru and its retailers have partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate over 167,000 blankets and 21,500 arts & crafts kits and reached nearly 150,000 patients in more than 780 hospitals nationwide. 

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
American Cancer Society, Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center
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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

New 2020 Crosstrek!!!!  –  Paul L

Lester Glenn Subaru with Jamie the GM and Heather my salesperson provided the best car buying experience I've ever had. After searching auto web sites for months, looking for a car with the exact options I wanted, I found it at Lester Glenn Subaru. After a couple of conversations with Jamie and then Heather, I purchased it without even seeing the car in person. I was extremely comfortable with Jamie's style and knowledge. My faith was rewarded when I arrived - it was even better than I expected, from a visual and technological aspect. Jamie even paid extra out of his own pocket for the all-weather mats, as it was not in the Package. I have to thank the Delivery expert "Jenn", she went ABOVE AND BEYOND!!!. Jenn's a technical wiz with regards to the options and its functionality. I've called her at least three times without a concern in the air. Jenn figures out my dilemma in a breeze. In addition Heather has reached out to me to see if I have any questions and how am I doing with the Crosstrek. This is my 2nd purchase from Lester Glenn. I should have not wasted my time, but its always good to be a smart shopper. My next car purchase won't involve months of Internet searching. It will be a call to Lester Glenn Subaru several months in advance, telling them what I'm looking for. Something tells me they'll find exactly what I want and we'll do business again. Lester Glenn Subaru and Jamie receive my highest recommendation!!!. That's why my Step Son & Son in law just bought new Subaru's at Lester Glenn Subaru.

Lester Glenn Subaru Loves to Help - March 2020  –  Emily W

Lester Glenn Subaru is proud to announce our Lester Glenn Cares Community Partner for 2020: Point Pleasant Challenger Flag Football! As a community partner, Lester Glenn Subaru will be donating a portion of each vehicle sold throughout 2020 to Point Pleasant Challenger Flag Football Team as well as participate in special events, like the one we held on Saturday, February 29, at our showroom in Toms River. This first event allowed our two teams to meet, and we had a great time meeting the amazing athletes on the Pirates as well as the program's volunteers and raising awareness for the amazing things we plan to do this year. Point Pleasant Challenger Flag Football allows children with various types of special needs the opportunity to participate in a team sport that promotes inclusion and provides the support to help those with special needs succeed. We are so honored to help support this amazing organization that does so much for our community.

Lester Glenn Subaru Loves to Help - January 2020  –  Emily W

Together with St. Peter School in Pt. Pleasant, New Jersey, Lester Glenn Subaru collected gently used and new glasses with the goal of providing 20-20 vision in the 2020 new year. Within the two weeks we spent collecting, Lester Glenn Subaru collected 35 pairs of glasses with help from our customers and employees! We look forward to working together with St. Peter School in the future to further help those in need in our community.

Lester Glenn Subaru Loves to Help 2019  –  Emily W

At the start of the holiday season, Lester Glenn Subaru couldn't think of a better way to help than by working together with the Peoples Pantry to feed families in our community. The Peoples Pantry is a choice model food pantry that originated in the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, and in the month of November we worked together to Fill a Forester full of donations going to the families right in our neighborhood who need it most. Pictured are our Delivery Specialist Jennifer and Service Manager Zina making our first donation, and we expect that this is the beginning of many partnerships to help our community!

Lester Glenn Subaru Loves Pets 2019  –  Emily W

Lester Glenn Subaru was proud to host our annual Lester Glenn Subaru Loves Pets Event! This year was bigger than ever as we teamed up with local businesses and radio stations to support the Associated Humane Societies of NJ by raising awareness and donations. We hosted our event on Saturday, October 26th and had a fantastic turn out! Customers and their furry family members ate pizza, participated in our Costume Contest, and test drove cars to raise hundreds of dollars for our local animals in need. Thank you all for joining us and we look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Lester Glenn Subaru Loves to Care 2019  –  Emily W

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our Lester Glenn Subaru Family supported the American Cancer Society: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer by having a T-Shirt Drive and participating in walk to raise awareness and donations to this cause. Like so many others, breast cancer is a very personal cause for us. This month gives Lester Glenn Auto Group the chance to make a difference and to honor those touched by breast cancer by raising funds for groundbreaking research and services for people dealing with breast cancer. We believe that there will come a day where the pain caused by breast cancer is a thing of the past. And until it arrives, we are walking to inspire hope to those facing the disease and raising money for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event to help save lives from breast cancer. This October we had a record breaking number of t-shirts ordered and had the team wear them on Friday, October 18th and Saturday, October 19th to raise awareness for this cause. We look forward to supporting this cause again next year!

Lester Glenn Subaru Loves to Help - October 2019  –  Celeste W

"When life gives you lemons, Subaru give you lemonade and so much more. Thank you so much for today. I am truly blessed by your generosity and friendship!!! Much love." These words come from our loyal Subaru customer, Celeste, a local in the area who has come to Lester Glenn for sales, service, and everything in between. She came to Lester Glenn Subaru with service concerns regarding her vehicle and met with Service Manager Zina Approvato who addressed her concerns, set up her vehicle for service, and went above and beyond by even giving a gift of appreciation for her continued service with Lester Glenn, leaving a customer with a smile rather than the stress of needed service. Thank you to both Zina and Celeste!

Lester Glenn Subaru Loves Learning 2019  –  Tracey K

With the school year starting, Lester Glenn Subaru - as part of the Subaru Loves Learning Initiative - donated $1,000 and several boxes of books to one of our local schools. On Tuesday, October 15th, General Manager Jamie Palazzo and Business Development Manager Emily Wiggins traveled to Saint Peter School in Point Pleasant Beach to meet with Principal Tracey Kobrin, staff members, and a very excited third grade class. Together, Lester Glenn and Subaru have donated to schools in various communities throughout New Jersey. We love the opportunity to pay it forward to future leaders and tomorrow's generation!

Lester Glenn Subaru Loves to Care - June / July 19  –  Emily P

As part of the Subaru Loves to Care Initiative, Lester Glenn Subaru helped deliver arts and crafts kits, blankets, and messages of enoucragment, hope, and love written by our Subaru customers and employees to patients of the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center at Community Medial Center in Toms River, New Jersey! Lester Glenn Subaru is proud to help spread hope, love, and wartmh to those fighting cancer through small gestures of caring with the help of Subaru and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Lester Glenn Subaru Loves to Help - Bowling  –  Emily P

Lester Glenn Subaru was proud to support Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Ocean County in their annual Bowl for Kids' Sake to help put caring mentors into the lives of children in the community. All of Lester Glenn met and bowled for the cause with Lester Glenn Subaru taking the trophy home for highest scores; however the best thing taken from the experience was knowing that children in need would benefit from the time of caring mentors who can help them navigate through their lives.

Lester Glenn Delivers Warmth to Cancer Patients  –  Stacy K

On Wednesday, July 17th, representatives from Lester Glenn Subaru delivered warmth and hope to cancer patients at Community Medical Center in Toms River, NJ. The delivery was met by enthusiastic members of hospital staff including Cherrell Smalls of the Dept. of Volunteer Services, Dale Ofei-Ayisi, Oncology Social Worker, Rick Pallmary, Vice President of Development and Stacy Kreizman, Senior Patient Access Manager for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. After the delivery took place, these sentiments were expressed by Social Worker Dale Ofei-Aysisi- “Wanted you to know that we have begun distributing our blankets and craft kits to our cancer patients and the response has been marvelous! Patients have been so happy and appreciative of the very caring gesture that Subaru (and, by extension, the hospital) has made in their behalf! Thank you again so much for including us in this very meaningful initiative!”

Lester Glenn Subaru Loves Pets - October 2018  –  Mara K

Lester Glenn Subaru Loves Pets all year around, but in October made that the the focus for the month. Lester Glenn Subaru teamed up with the Associated Humane Societies to host their biggest Adoption Day ever and collect two SUVs worth of donations! For the month of October donations were collected from customers, employees, and Lester Glenn Subaru to be donated to our local shelter. These donations included beds, dental products, food and toys. Then on Saturday, October 20th Lester Glenn Subaru hosted their Adoption Day! Plenty of adorable dogs and kittens joined us for the day while Lester Glenn Subaru donated money for every test drive taken in a new Subaru vehicle. Pet friendly companies and radio stations joined us for the day and we met with more animal loving customers than ever!

Subaru Loves to Learn - Dover Elementary Aug / Sep  –  Principal P

Lester Glenn Subaru Loves Learning, and to support our community and local schools dropped off donations collected throughout August to the students at West Dover Elementary School in Toms River, New Jersey. There is nothing better than seeing the smile of someone who is excited to learn, and the school was filled with smiles both from Lester Glenn employees and students!

Lester Glenn Subaru Loves to Care - June / July  –  Emily P

In July, Lester Glenn Subaru had the honor of delivering arts and craft kits, blankets, and messages of encouragement and hope to the patients at the J. Phillip Citta Cancer Center at Community Medical Center in Toms River, New Jersey. The donations were the result of June's Subaru Loves to Care Drive and Lester Glenn Subaru is extremely proud of their collected contributions. Lester Glenn Subaru always loves making a difference in the community, no matter how big or small - especially to those who need it most.

Subaru delivers warmth to Community Medical Center  –  michelle e

On July 17th, Subaru employees delivered blankets to patients at Community Medical Center. These blankets represent warmth and hope to the patients and remind them that Subaru employees are keeping them in their thoughts.

Lester Glenn Subaru Loves Pets!  –  Seth L

In support of Subaru Loves Pets month, Lester Glenn Subaru held an adoption event in conjunction with a local animal shelter, Associated Humane Society. On October 27, we invited customers to meet, potentially adopt and show several dogs and cats some Subaru Love, and helped to raise awareness about the shelter on a grassroots level and on our website. We collected donations, as we have all month, and sent our partners at the shelter home with adoption kits, food and supplies. We had lots of dogs visiting us, and served lunch from Rock Dawg, a local food truck. It was a very successful event, and Lester Glenn's pleasure to do our part for Subaru Loves Pets month.

Delivering Warmth to Community Medical Center  –  Michelle E

Employees of Lester Glenn Subaru delivered blankets of warmth to cancer patients at Community Medical Center on Tuesday, July 25th. It is without doubt that the blankets will not only keep patients warm during their treatments but will be a constant reminder that employees and customers of Lester Glenn Subaru are thinking about them and sending their love and support.

Subaru and NWF Loves the Earth  –  Dawn P

Special Needs students were excited to help put the finishing touches on our garden . Thank you to Subaru and Lester Glenn to this wondering addition to our school.

LLS Donation  –  Nicole S

For the month of June and in support of the Subaru Loves to Care initiative, Lester Glenn Subaru has partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to help children in our community who are fighting cancer. They will be collecting and donating blankets, message of hope cards, and arts and crafts kits to try and make their worlds a little bit brighter. They invite you to show your support by filling out a card when you visit their showroom. They'll be sure they get it!

The Valerie Fund Honored to Receive Share the Love  –  Barbara E

Lester Glenn's Subaru of Toms River designated The Valerie Fund as one of the recipients of their Share the Love campaign for 2016 and 2017. The ASPCA, Meals on Wheels America, Make-A-Wish America and National Park Foundation have also been recipients.“We are honored to have received the over $7000 donation. This donation will help children battling cancer and blood disorders here in New Jersey. One of our Valerie Fund centers, in Monmouth Medical Center treats patients in the same area where Lester Glenn serves their customers” said Bunny Flanders Director of Marketing and Communications for The Valerie Fund. “Lester Glenn Subaru is happy to support The Valerie Fund, said Adam Kraushaar, President of Lester Glenn Auto Group. My family has personally experienced the positive impact The Valerie Fund provides their patients and family members.”

Lester Glenn Subaru Mother's Day Event  –  Seth L

For Mother's Day 2017, Lester Glenn Subaru recognized the hard working moms that we love so much, by giving them a gift of a beautiful rose for visiting our showroom, and by planting a tree in their honor for every Subaru purchased. We sold 10 vehicles during this promotion, and because Subaru Loves the Earth, we are happy to plant 10 trees locally, through Plant One Million and New Jersey Tree Foundation.

Subaru Shares the Love  –  Nicole S

The Subaru Share the Love event has officially started for this holiday season. From now until January 3rd, you can purchase or lease a new Subaru and Lester Glenn will donate $250 to your choice of the following charities: ASPCA, Meals on Wheels America, Make-A-Wish America, National Park Foundation, or The Valerie Fund. This year, help Lester Glenn surpass last years total of $16,396!

Subaru Loves to Care - Breast Cancer Awareness  –  Nicole S

October has begun which means it's officially Breast Cancer Awareness month! Lester Glenn is helping this cause in any way that they can. During the whole month of October, if you like their Facebook page, they will donate $5 to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer foundation. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer are walks that bring the largest network of breast cancer awareness to the country. Each walk participant raises funds that help out with breast cancer research. On October 15th, every car that was purchased at Lester Glenn Subaru, an additional $100 was donated to the cause. They are so excited to reveal their grand total at the end of the month.

Make A Wish New Jersey & Lester Glenn Subaru  –  Buddy O

Lester Glenn and Make-A-Wish NJ teamed up during the Subaru Share the Love initiative to help support Make-A-Wish NJ's mission of granting wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions in our community. Together, Make-A-Wish NJ and Lester Glenn hosted an event on 12/14/15 at the Lester Glenn Subaru location in Toms River, NJ to celebrate the Subaru Share the Love Event. Customers, employees of both Make-A-Wish NJ and Lester Glenn, as well as wish families (families of children who had a wish granted by Make-A-Wish) were present. The wish families met with dealership personnel, shared their inspirational stories and spoke about the important role Make-A-Wish NJ played in granting their child’s one true wish. With Lester Glenn Subaru's selection of Make-A-Wish NJ as its local charity for the 2015 Subaru Share the Love Event, a donation for every vehicle sold during the event will be made to help support Make-A-Wish NJ in their mission to grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions in NJ when the customer selects it as their charity of choice.

Subaru Loves Learning Book Drive August 1 - 31  –  Danielle S

Join us in our Subaru Loves Learning initiative during the month of August! We are partnering with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in donating science books to Joseph A. Citta Elementary School in the Toms River Regional School District. All of the books that will be donated have been recognized by AAAS as some of the best science books in their field. Contact us to learn more information.

Subaru Loves the Earth - E-Waste Event  –  Danielle S

We would like to thank our customers for participating in our EWaste Collection event during the month of April. With your help, we were able to prevent 2,424 lbs of carbon emissions from polluting the atmosphere. This is equivalent to saving 93 trees, 413 gallons of gasoline, 3,515 plastic bottles, and 16,165 aluminum cans. Thank you for helping strengthen the Subaru Love Promise!

April 1-30, 2015 - E-Waste Recycling Event  –  Molly M

Throughout the month of April, we are hosting an E-Waste Recycling Event in our store to collect unwanted electronics. We've arranged to work with a company who will responsibly collect, re-purpose, and recycle your electronic waste. Help us protect our environment. Just show up with your E-Waste and we'll do the rest! The first 50 customers who contribute will receive a complimentary environmental badge of ownership. We will accept: LCD Monitors, Cell Phones, Laptops, Tablets, CRTs up to 40", Video Games/Consoles, Fax Machines, DVD/VCR Players, Printers, Computer Peripherals, Switches/Routers, Cords and Wires.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer  –  Jennifer L

Lester Glenn teamed up with American Cancer Society for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Point Pleasant, NJ in October. Through a variety of in-store and online efforts, Lester Glenn was able to raise over $8,700 for the breast cancer walk! All Lester Glenn employees participated in a dress-down day, wearing a "Racing for the Cure" breast cancer awareness and support t-shirt. That shirt was also worn by all Lester Glenn employees who participated in the walk at Point Pleasant! The money raised was donated to support breast cancer fighters and survivors, as well as their families.

Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity  –  Suzan F

Suzan, Gerry, Colleen and Diana from Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity hosted an information table at Lester Glenn Subaru's showroom in December. The staff from Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity handed out information regarding the various programs they participate in, as well a list of donations needed for their ReStore, and volunteer applications. Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity was selected to be Lester Glenn Subaru's partnered organization during Subaru's Share the Love Event. A portion of every vehicle sold during the month of December was donated to Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity to further support their efforts in our community!

Dog Day Afternoon  –  Peter C

Partnered with Kindred Souls Canine Center and Pampered Pets Hospitality Center of Toms River, Lester Glenn Subaru hosted a Dog Day Afternoon at its showroom in October. The fun-filled event brought pet owners and pet lovers together and connected them with two pet-focused organizations in our community. With treats and doggie bags available for every pup in attendance, Dog Day Afternoon also featured pet wellness demonstrations by on-site trainers and groomers, as well rescue dog adoption information and other fun activities for owners and pups alike!