The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

The 2021 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 2021 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 All American Subaru 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.

Sammy's Hope, Old Bridge Animal Shelter, Rescue Ridge, Husky House

Mayor Henry's Clean Team

Old Bridge Township Public Schools

JAR of Hope, SRB Help Center, Camp Quality NJ, Old Bridge PBA, Feel Better Bears w/ NJ101.5

Komen Race For the Cure, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Lustgarden Pancreatic Foundation, CentraState Medical Center - Radiation Oncology

Did All American 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 All American Subaru

Subaru and All American 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

JAR of Hope - Jeannine B

It was September 13, 2013, when Jim and Karen Raffone received the news that no parent should ever get, thy were told that their child was sick. On that day, their now 12-year-old-son, James Anthony Raffone, was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a fatal disease. It was shortly after hearing that news that Jim Raffone gave up his former business, sold everything and decided to put all of his energy into finding a cure for DMD, thus JAR of Hope was born. James Anthony Raffone (“Jamesy”) is the J-A-R in JAR of Hope and the inspiration behind the organization.JAR of Hope’s mission is dedicated to bringing awareness and raising funds directed toward ongoing research to eliminate Duchenne muscular dystrophy. JAR of Hope is a non-profit organization committed to providing a better future for children afflicted with DMD. Duchenne is a very rare, muscle-wasting, fatal disease that falls on the X chromosome and because the dystrophin gene is on the X chromosome, Duchenne primarily affects boys. Children who are diagnosed with DMD eventually lose the ability to walk usually before their teenage years, are wheelchair-bound by 9 years old and need the assistance of a ventilator to breathe by the time they are 17 years old. They will ultimately pass away statistically before they reach 21 years old. It is a very painful disease that has been around for 200 years with no cure to date. All American Subaru are long-time supporters of JAR of Hope. They’ve consistently held campaigns and fundraisers in honor of JAR of Hope, and are always willing to volunteer to help out in any way they can. They have been incredibly generous with their time, donations and efforts. They’ve been here for us pre-pandemic, during the pandemic and post-pandemic. Subaru’s support has and continues to have a tremendous impact on the children of JAR of Hope. We currently have an experimental study for children affected with DMD that has shown great promise in slowing the progression of this disease down and has even restored movement in children who otherwise had no option or hope for a brighter future. This therapy, unfortunately, comes with a very high price tag of $100,000 per year per child. That number is very large and scary. With Subaru’s support, we have been able to provide this therapy to four children so far this year. To hear a parent say, “My child has slept through the night without us having to turn him because of pain,” is priceless or to have a parent send in their child’s bloodwork showing that their numbers are improving is miraculous. We cannot express enough gratitude to Subaru for helping us help others. Thank you for sharing your love!

JAR of Hope

Sammy's Hope - Joan C

Animal rescue can be a difficult and emotionally-draining experience, but seeing the once-homeless animals thrive in forever homes is what makes it all worth it. The volunteers and staff of Sammy’s Hope pull affectionate, adorable, sweet, loving animals from overcrowded shelters, and through training, medical care, and even just spending time with the animals, they give the cats and dogs of Sammy's Hope the absolute best chance at finding their FURever homes. It isn't just the volunteers at Sammy's Hope that make this possible, though. It is sponsors like All American Subaru that play a tremendous role in making it possible for the rescue to continue the life-saving efforts that the animals so deserve. Every year in October, All American Subaru hosts a very well-attended pet adoption event at their dealership in which Sammy's Hope has been participating for four years. Even last year, during the COVID-19 pandemic, when the usual adoption event was not possible, All American Subaru hosted a weekly video series to gain exposure for the animals of Sammy’s Hope. This adoption event gives the rescue group an opportunity like no other: the chance to network with other rescues, with vendors who serve the pet industry, and of course, with animal-loving attendees. All American Subaru does not stop there, though. The dealership sponsors Sammy's Hope's annual 5K and golf outing. In turn, Sammy's Hope promotes All American Subaru on social media platforms, with signage, and announcement at each event. Without sponsors like All American Subaru, who knows where these loving dogs and cats would end up? It is their support that makes it possible for Sammy's Hope to rescue, rehabilitate, and give SO many dogs and cats the homes they deserve!

Sammy's Hope

Vital Help Right Before the Pandemic - Jeannine B

It was September 13, 2013, when Jim and Karen Raffone received the news that no parent should ever get, they were told that their child was sick. On that day, their now 11-year-old son, James Anthony Raffone, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a fatal disease with a rare mutation of the dystrophin gene that results in severe muscle degeneration. It was shortly after hearing that news that Jim Raffone gave up his former business, sold everything and decided to put all of his energy into finding a cure for DMD, thus JAR of Hope was born. JAR of Hope’s mission is dedicated to bringing awareness and raising funds directed toward ongoing research to eliminate Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. All American Subaru are long-time supporters of JAR of Hope. JAR of Hope was the hometown charity for Subaru Share the Love in 2019. In the beginning of 2020, JAR of Hope needed a low cost facility to host a charity event and All American Subaru was happy to offer their location, at no charge. The event raised $135,000, which in turn went towards critical research and infusions for the children that JAR of Hope supports. It became even more important as 2020 has turned into a COVID shut down year where charities have not been able to hold their normal amount of events. JAR of Hope is currently funding a study that encompasses national and international children. This study, so far, has shown great success in some children with not only slowing down the progression of DMD, but for one child in particular, it has actually given this child the ability to not only walk up the steps without holding a banister or railing (which is unprecedented) but to also be able to walk, run, play and get up off of the floor without help from an adult or a device. This news came as a great surprise as this child was unable to walk up stairs without using both hands and feet prior to his last few rounds of infusions. The medical costs associated with this study for these children is $35,000 a month. Thank you, All American Subaru, for contributing to JAR of Hope and assisting us in finding a therapy that can help stop the effects of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. One day we hope all the boys with Duchenne can drive a Subaru!

JAR of Hope
Vital Help Right Before the Pandemic

Sammy’s Hope Animals Find Their Happily Ever After - Joan C

All good love stories end with a “happily ever after,” and for 13 of Sammy’s Hope’s animals, that happily ever after came in the form of finding forever families. These happy endings — and new beginnings! — would not have been possible without the opportunity to feature our animals in All American Subaru’s Pet-A-Palooza throughout the month of October. This event gave loving cats and dogs the chance to show off their amazing personalities and find the homes they so deserve. As much love and attention as Sammy’s Hope animals get while at the shelter or in foster homes, nothing compares to finding that permanent home with a loving family excited to call these animals their new family members. Goobie, a happy-go-lucky shih tzu puppy, could not wait to find a family to run around with outside and cuddle up on the couch with. After being featured on Pet-A-Palooza, Goobie found a family with two young human sisters and a golden retriever puppy sister. He has a yard, his own bed, and plenty of love to last him a lifetime! Like Goobie, another lucky pup who found her forever family is Spice. Spice hit the jackpot and found herself a family who is happy to give her all the love and playtime that she could ever want. Two other animals who found their forever home thanks to All American Subaru are mother and son cat duo, Iridessa and Bobble. Finding a home for one animal is challenging, but finding a home for two? Nearly impossible. That is, unless, you have help from an amazing partner like All American Subaru. Once Iridessa and Bobble were featured together on Pet-A-Palooza, they landed themselves an incredible home, where they can bask in the sun together for the rest of their lives. It is stories like those of Goobie, Spice, Iridessa, Bobble, and nine other Sammy’s Hope animals who found homes during the month of October that make animal rescue so worth it. And it is their stories that prove how important it is to find helpful partners who genuinely care about the mission they are supporting, just like All American Subaru. Pet-A-Palooza made it possible for 13 animals to find their forever homes, and now, they are living happily ever after.

Sammy's Hope

Helping Dogs on the Road to Recovery - Lorraine H

Approximately 20 years ago, the founder of Husky House, Lorraine Healy, realized that there was a growing need to find homes for unwanted Siberian Huskies. While they are beautiful puppies, many people are unaware of how difficult they can be to raise as pets. Lorraine started her rescue to help Huskies in shelters find homes and gained many volunteers along the way who still help her to this day. As we grew, Lorraine began receiving more and more calls for medical cases as well. Having to say “no” to a dog in need has never been something she wanted to do, so she took them all on, but she needed help. Thanks to fundraising efforts and grants, like the generous one we received from All American Subaru, we can continue to help dogs in need. Every October, All American Subaru hosts a pet adoption event that always has a great turn out and we have participated in it for the past 4+ years. The event gives us the chance to give our adoptable dogs the exposure they need to meet people that could give them their forever homes. Thanks to fundraising efforts and grants, like the generous one we received from Subaru, we can continue to help dogs in need. This year, we were able to save Hank, who was hit by a car and left on the side of the road (with two broken legs) to die, Mila, who was surrendered after her family purchased her from a puppy mill and found out she has Hydrocephalus, and Bacardi, who was thrown out in a garbage dumpster when he was 4 weeks old because he is neurological. All three dogs are on the road to recovery, which wouldn’t have happened without the generosity of All American Subaru. The partnership between Husky House and All American Subaru has helped make it possible for so many more dogs to get the care and homes that they deserve.

Husky House
Helping Dogs on the Road to Recovery

Helping Find FURever Homes - Jason S

Nobody knows better about what a difficult, emotionally-draining, but extremely rewarding experience animal rescue is than the volunteers at Sammy's Hope Animal Welfare and Adoption Center. At Sammy's Hope, volunteers rescue and find amazing forever homes for countless animals each year. They pull affectionate, loving animals from overcrowded shelters, and through training, medical care, and simply spending time with them, they give the cats and dogs of Sammy's Hope the absolute best chance at finding their FURever homes. But it isn't just the volunteers at Sammy's Hope that make this possible. It is sponsors like All American Subaru that play a huge role in making it possible for the rescue to continue the life-saving efforts that the animals so deserve. Each year in October, All American Subaru hosts a very well-attended pet adoption event at their dealership in which Sammy's Hope has participated for three years. This adoption event gives the rescue group the chance to network with other rescues, with vendors who serve the pet industry, and of course, with animal-loving attendees. All American Subaru also sponsors Sammy's Hope's annual 5K and golf outing. In turn, Sammy's Hope promotes All American Subaru on social media platforms, with signage, and announcements at each event. It is the partnership between All American Subaru and Sammy's Hope that makes it possible for a dog like Bubba, a black pit bull/boxer mix who was shut down and underweight when first rescued, or Lucky, an adorable cat who is now thriving, to find their forever homes and be given the affection they have been longing for. It is the support of All American Subaru that makes it possible for Sammy's Hope to rescue, rehabilitate, and give SO many dogs and cats the homes they deserve!

Sammy's Hope
Helping Find FURever Homes

Adopt, Don't Shop! - Cait W

As someone who is a big advocate of "adopt, don't shop", I'm always looking for ways to support local shelters and animal rescues. Being a resident of Old Bridge, I knew that All American Subaru was heavily involved with community events and it turns out that October is "Subaru Loves Pets" month. All American Subaru was hosting a "Pet-A-Palooza" Halloween pet costume contest and adoption event so I was very eager to see what this was about and I was not disappointed! They had the entire showroom and outside set up with adoption agencies, shelters, animal-friendly vendors and other partners. It was awesome to see how involved the All American staff was with everyone that was there and helping with whatever they could. They also had donation boxes there for pet supplies and food. I was introduced to someone from one of the shelters and wound up adopting the sweetest little kitten that day and was also given a new pet parent kit as well. After talking to some of the shelters, it was nice to hear how involved All American Subaru is with them with supporting their events throughout the year and hosting this big event to help animals find homes. Support from local and corporate business are huge to local shelters and rescues as they usually rely on donations and volunteers so knowing that both All American Subaru and Subaru of America donate to help animals find their homes is a great thing. Having support like this and hosting these events not only helps the shelter, but by getting animals adopted it opens more room for new animals to come in and the donations help the shelters care for these animals. I'm really happy to say I'm looking forward to "Subaru Loves Pets" month next year and seeing what All American Subaru has in store!

Adopt, Don't Shop!

Thanks for giving the kids a great opportunity ! - Rosanne D

I want Thank Jason Savino and his incredible staff from All American Subaru and Michelle Rygiel from Subaru Distributors corporationfor their Generous support of Camp Quality New Jersey. Because of your support, you have helped children become more independent. Helping fund this absolutely wonderful organization to enrich their lives. Having kids enjoy what camp has to offer, like swimming, arts andcrafts, and bonding with their companions means the world to them. All the countless activities that they participate inhelps them grow as individuals, the team building exercises gives them a senseof community and inclusiveness. Our daughter Kaela looks forward every year to attend Camp. Her companion Hailey has been instrumental in helping her through stressful times in school and preparing for college. She is like a sister to her. Being involved with Camp Quality New Jersey has brought the Best out in our daughter and has brought joy and smiles to each and every Camper. Thank you for your continued support, Wishing You All the Best! Love and Blessings, The Cruz Family Matt, Donna, Kaela and Anton

Camp Quality NJ
Thanks for giving the kids a great opportunity !

Life is finally getting back to normal ! - Tom D

Dear All American Subaru and the SRB Help Center, Thank you so much for our generosity in replacing the washer & dryer that was destroyed, along with my home and the normalcy I knew, as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The past 6 + years have been a very long, frustrating and difficult road for me since Sandy damaged my home, with many obstacles interfering with my ability to move back home. I am a retired gentleman who was not prepared to live my retirement years being displaced from my home with no idea when I might return. I plan to finally return home this summer and your generous donation will provide some normalcy that has been missing for too long. Sincerely, and God bless each and every one who helped to make this possible, Tom D Seaside Heights NJ

Life is finally getting back to normal !

Sharing the Love with Camp Quality NJ - McKenzie H

When I was first diagnosed with cancer three years ago, there was a lot to think about. There were many conversations that happened and one of them was when my mom told me about Camp Quality. At first, I had no interest in going. But after some time and consideration, I knew that I should give it a try and to this day, I’m so thankful that I did. Camp Quality NJ is a charitable, non –profit organization that provides a weeklong sleep-away camp for children with cancer. They also provide year-round activities for the children and their families at no cost to the families. The camp is entirely funded by donations and is run by volunteers. Kids can attend at any stage of their treatment as they have a medical staff that is there to provide specific care as it’s needed. Campers are partnered with a companion for the week who are not only there as a mentor but as a friend. I was a camper for two years and met the most amazing people. Now, I’m lucky enough to call myself a volunteer and be able to give the same experience to others that I got as a camper! I fell in love with the passion that the volunteers had for the entire program and making it the absolute best it could be. Campers and volunteers became a family as we found a home in Camp Quality. CQNJ is only possible because of all the volunteers and donations from individuals, organizations and companies. I am grateful that All American Subaru recognized the importance and value of Camp Quality to kids like me. They helped raise over $37,000 last year as they chose Camp Quality for their hometown charity for their Subaru Shares The Love Program. The impact that they made is one that will last a lifetime for the campers. The donations will help create new experiences and memories for all the kids, little and big. There are many charities that they could have picked, but they saw what Camp Quality was about and they joined in on the mission because they care about kids like me. It takes special people like the ones at All American to care about kids that you’ve never met, let alone dedicate so much time and effort into changing their lives and giving them this great experience. Camp Quality’s motto is ‘letting kids with cancer be kids again’ and All American Subaru is helping to accomplish this. – McKenzie H.

Sharing the Love with Camp Quality NJ