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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 Sport 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.

Pet Rescue by Judy

All Green Electronics Recycling Inc.

Edgewater High School, Rock Lake Elementary

Toys For Tots, Warriors on Water

Healthy Start Coalition of Orange County, Yellow Brick Road Foundation

Did Sport 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 Sport Subaru

Subaru and Sport 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

Don Mealey Sport Subaru Donates 40 Acres of Transformed Wetlands to Conservation Florida - Sarah C

Conservation Florida, a leader in statewide land conservation, has permanently protected a critical piece of one of the last remaining unpaved forested wetlands in the heart of Orlando, thanks to a generous donation by Don Mealey Sport Subaru. After completing a four-year, multi-million-dollar remediation of the wetland property, Don Mealey Sport Subaru donated the 39.6-acre site, as well as pledged $100,000, to Conservation Florida to ensure the property's vital – yet fragile – ecosystem is protected in perpetuity. Conservation Florida is a statewide accredited land conservancy working to conserve Florida’s water, wildlife, wild places, and protect the Florida Wildlife Corridor. The organization’s conservation projects support Florida’s native plants and wildlife, fresh water, wildlife corridors, family farms and ranches, the economy, and nature-based recreation. Since its founding in 1999, Conservation Florida has prioritized strategic and evidence-based land protection and has saved over 30,000 acres of critical habitat. The massive environmental restoration is part of a larger development project associated with Sport Subaru relocating its store to the Packing District near Princeton Avenue and John Young Parkway. After seeing the transformative nature of redevelopment in that area, the Mealeys bought 75 acres, which included this heavily blighted area that had been an unofficial public dump for five decades. The revitalized land now serves as a home to 20-30 species of reptiles and amphibians, fox squirrels, red-shouldered hawks, a variety of vegetation and more. “We always want to be smart and purposeful in how we conduct our business,” said Robert Mealey, co-owner of Sport Subaru. “Subaru and our customers share a strong environmental focus and we saw the need to repair an ecosystem damaged by a half century of staggering neglect and how compromised the property was as a result. We explored how we could improve it and we followed that path.” Conducted with supervision from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Environmental Regulation, the massive restoration included moving 40,000 tons of trash, concrete, dirt, and debris to clear the site. Mr. Mealey continued, “We knew that we needed to do this right; the wetlands weren’t going to get another second chance.” "Conservation Florida is proud to have conserved a slice of wild Florida within The City Beautiful. Conservation of the property is a huge win for Orlando and located in the heart of our bustling and growing community. We are grateful for Don Mealey Sport Subaru’s donation, and continued support of our mission. We look forward to working with Subaru and the Orlando community to ensure the property is cherished forever" said Traci Deen, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Conservation Florida. Don Mealey Sport Subaru opened its new location and, holding true to their commitment to protecting the environment, the new site is powered by 1200 solar panels. Notably, thanks to its glass design, customers can easily enjoy the view of the wetlands during their visit to the car store. “We are so grateful for our customers and our employees, and we want them to know that this is our hometown and, like anyone else, we want to do what we can to contribute to our quality of life,” praised Mr. Mealey. Conservation Florida is committed to protecting land that safeguards Florida's lifeblood: water. Learn more about Conservation Florida’s mission to protect wild Florida at conservationfla.org.

Conservation Florida
Don Mealey Sport Subaru Donates 40 Acres of Transformed Wetlands to Conservation Florida

Finding Furever Homes for Rescue Dogs and Cats - Kathy A

Pet Rescue by Judy has always been very proud and grateful for the continuing support of Don Mealey Sport Subaru. Once again, this year, they partnered with us to help us secure a grant from the ASPCA benefiting so many of our deserving dogs and cats. On October 8th, Sport Subaru hosted another family friendly adoption event to help our rescue pets find wonderful, loving homes. As always, the staff was very welcoming and accommodating and the event was a huge success! Many people who were weary from the recent impact of hurricane Ian on Central Florida came out to relax, have fun and play with our rescue dogs and puppies. Many of our dogs, puppies, kittens and cats found their furever homes as a result of this event and the generosity of Sport Subaru.

Pet Rescue by Judy
Finding Furever Homes for Rescue Dogs and Cats

Another Successful Adoption Event with Subaru Sport South! - MaryBeth R

Through our partnership with Sport Subaru South, we hosted an adoption event during the month of October. We brought 12 adoptable dogs to the dealership and as a result of the event, Poodle and Pooch Rescue (PPR) and Sport Subaru South helped 31 dogs find their perfect, loving home in the month of October. Thanks to Tony DeViva from Sport Subaru South, we were able to bring our volunteers together, meet potential adopters, show off our adoptable dogs and educate the public on Poodle and Pooch’s mission. Subaru's focus on 'Underdogs' really aligns with PPR's mission to Save the Leftovers. We rescue the “leftovers” from animal control, the dogs nobody wants because they’re older or suffer from neglect, abuse or have a medical need. Thank you, Subaru, for your support!

Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida
Another Successful Adoption Event with Subaru Sport South!

Messengers of Hope - Antonio D

Through a partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Don Mealey Sport Subaru, we visited Advent Health Cancer Institute as messengers of hope to help bring light to the darkness of cancer and help brighten the day. Throughout the month of June. Subaru of America and local retailers like Don Mealey Sport Subaru celebrate the Subaru Loves to Care Initiative as part of the Subaru Love Promise Pledge to the community. During the campaign, we take a portion of our proceeds and donate blankets along with art kits to the men, women, and children undergoing treatment there. We’d like to thank our customers and everyone who helped to make our Subaru Loves to Care Campaign a success. Thank you!

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Sport Subaru Donates Crosstrek to Raise Funds for Central Florida Public Radio Station, WMFE - Amy G

Thank you so much to Don Mealey Sport Subaru for donating a Subaru Crosstrek in support of WMFE's Spring Fund Drive. The overwhelming generosity of the team at Sport Subaru helped to make the 2022 WMFE Spring Drive one of the most successful EVER, and it really demonstrates Sport Subaru’s commitment to our community. As a continuous WMFE corporate sponsor, Sport Subaru helps to support WMFE's mission to provide independent, trustworthy journalism to residents and visitors of Central Florida. We are grateful for their ongoing partnership, and overwhelmed by their car donation, especially during a time when cars weren't easy to come by. We are also pleased to announce that a loyal WMFE listener from Orlando was randomly selected as the winner of the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek, and several WMFE team members, including Morning Edition host, Talia Blake gathered at the dealership to present the car to winner, Brenda. After Talia presented Brenda with the keys, Brenda spoke of the value of public media and the importance of supporting fact-based journalism in Central Florida. Thank you, again, Sport Subaru team for your partnership, generosity and commitment to the Central Florida Community.

WMFE

Latisha's House Foundation - Back on the road thanks to Sport Subaru - Stephanie O

Latisha’s House provides a long-term, transitional housing program for adult, female survivors of sex trafficking and offers individualized support to empower them to build a bridge from their traumatic past to a positive future. When our van was involved in an accident, we had no way to help transport our residents to their daily appointments and activities. One call to Sport Subaru was all we needed to do. The team quickly acted and after only a few short days, they were able to find us a perfect replacement vehicle that fit our needs and budget. Thanks go to Sport Subaru and their entire team for helping us get back on the road to helping people in our community! If you or anyone needs assistance, find us online at http://www.latishashouse.com/

Latisha's House
Latisha's House Foundation - Back on the road thanks to Sport Subaru

Subaru Loves Pets - Pet Rescue by Judy - Kathy A

Pet Rescue by Judy was proud to partner with Don Mealey Sport Subaru once again this October for a very successful adoption event. It was heartwarming to see the joy on the families faces as they welcomed their new pups into their families. The team at Sport Subaru always goes above and beyond with their kindness and commitment to helping the homeless animals find their way to new furever homes. Thank you Sport Subaru – we appreciate you more than you can know!

Pet Rescue by Judy
Subaru Loves Pets - Pet Rescue by Judy

Sport Subaru "Loves Pets" with Pet Rescue by Judy - Kathy A

The team at Don Mealey Sport Subaru in Orlando truly goes above & beyond in their commitment to help find wonderful families for rescue dogs and cats through community partnerships with Pet Rescue by Judy. This year, once again, they were instrumental in helping PRBJ secure a $5,000 grant from the ASPCA. The funding allowed PRBJ to provide medical care, spay/neuter services, vaccines, microchips and all other health and wellness necessities for our animals to become” adoption ready.” The community event held at Don Mealey Sport Subaru in Orlando was a true success as many of our animals found loving, forever homes. PRBJ is grateful to the Mealey family & Sport Subaru for the ongoing support they provide in helping us continue to save the lives of so many otherwise abandoned or neglected animals.

Pet Rescue by Judy
Sport Subaru "Loves Pets" with Pet Rescue by Judy

Staples & Subaru Partnership - Joseph B

We had the opportunity for a second consecutive year to work with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We were provided a list of 20 kids to help out at Nemours and Orlando Regional with their Back to School needs this year. We feel so privileged to be able to help kids get all the supplies they need as well as be able to raffle computers and tablets to a few lucky students. This was our second year also partnering with Don Mealey Sport Subaru of Orlando. We were excited that they were able to help in a major way with us by providing one student a study station makeover which included a desk, printer, computer, and desk organization supplies. The kids and parents were all so appreciative of our efforts to ease this back to school season. We've thoroughly enjoyed working with LLS and Subaru and look forward to future event partnerships.

Staples Winter Garden
Staples & Subaru Partnership

Helping Kids Return to School after Cancer - Lydia R

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society hosted an event to raise money for children who are battling cancer, in an effort to help ease the financial burdens that transitioning back to the school system brings. Don Mealey Sport Subaru led the charge as a title sponsor for the this event. The kids and families impacted by their generosity were so pleased to see the support from their community and local businesses. Most children are able to return to school full-time after they complete cancer treatment. Going back to school is a priority because it can give children a sense of normalcy and is an important part of their social and academic development. Some children feel excited about returning to school, while others feel upset or anxious. These are all normal reactions. The transition back to school can be just as hard for parents. Parents might think school is going to be overwhelming for their child. They might worry their child will get infections, become overly tired, or be teased for being different. All of these concerns are normal as well, but together as a community, we can reshape the negative stigmas and help bring love and light to the darkness of cancer.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Helping Kids Return to School after Cancer