The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2021 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 2021 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.

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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 Brattleboro 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.Our Love Promise is demonstrated through action. We proudly support so many causes everywhere in our community, from local charities to non-profits to families-in-need. We are grateful for the opportunity to make a positive impact and be a member of such a strong and vibrant community.

Windham County Humane Society, ASPCA, The Animal Rescue & Protection, Southern Vermont Therapeutic R, Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society

Green Up Vermont, Bonnyval Enviornmental Edu Cen, Friends of Pisgah, The Fresh Air Fund, National Park Foundation

Early Education Services, Winston Prouty Center, Kum Hattin Homes for Children, IN-SIGHT Photography Project, Teach for America

Youth Services, Battleboro Museum & Art Center, Women's Freedom Center, Make-A-Wish Vermont, Next Stage Arts Project

Battleboro Memorial Hospital, Battleboro Area Hospice, Rescue Inc, Battleboro Retreat, Battleboro Walk-In Clinic

Did Brattleboro 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 Brattleboro Subaru

Subaru and Brattleboro 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

Community Partnerships - Vickie C

November 11,2021 My husband Peter Case and I have lived and worked in Brattleboro Vermont for well over 30 years. Something we are very committed to is community involvement and helping our community survive and thrive. We discovered fairly early on that Brattleboro Subaru was also committed to the many non profits working hard to make a difference. Starting with John Scaccia dedicating his time, energy and expertise in marketing to the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce by sitting on the Board of Directors and helping a small Chamber of Commerce through smart marketing, encouraging local businesses to become members of the chamber and sponsoring many chamber events. Over the years John Scaccia and Frank Hennenburger have stepped up and helped so many organizations by sponsoring their events, and featuring them during the Share the Love campaign, which gets tremendous support from the great folks at Brattleboro Subaru. Their commitment to making Windham County a better place to live and work has been instrumental in keeping many businesses and individuals alive and thriving. They form great partnerships and have sustained them throughout the years. Because of their dedication to the community they have been recognized as a Corporate Business of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce. It is a pleasure to write about Brattleboro Subaru and the commitment the staff and management have to making Brattleboro Subaru a leader in the community. Vickie Case Community and Donor Relations Food Connects vickie@foodconnects.org 802380-2120

Community Partnerships

Helping the community weather the pandemic - Wendy F

Retreat Farm was fortunate to be the recipient of the 2020 Share the Love campaign from Brattleboro Subaru. We received the check in March of 2020 just as the world was shutting down, but support from Brattleboro Subaru helped us pivot to help serve the community in two critical ways throughout the pandemic. We started an emergency food pantry and started growing food to share with people in need. We grew 10,000 lbs of vegetables in both 2020 and 2021 and shared them with people through a free farm share and a pay what you can farmstand. We also transformed the expansive grounds of Retreat Farm into a free family experience that provides everyone with a safe outdoor place to recharge and be inspired. We built several new features for families to enjoy: a labyrinth-shaped garden, a poetry trail, a living amphitheater sculpted into the hillside, and interpretive signage explaining the history of the farmstead. We welcomed the community to visit these new features as well as our beloved farm animals on pasture, the forest playground, and the Storybook walk. Our historic barns, grassy Square, and extensive trail system have become invaluable resources for local and visiting families alike to explore, relax, and reconnect safely. So many thanks to Brattleboro Subaru for helping support the community in these important ways, allowing everyone the unlimited benefits of access to nature, outdoor recreation, and fresh healthy food.

Retreat Farm
Helping the community weather the pandemic

Offering a Choice - Beatrice B

The Inner Fire Community is very grateful for the recognition and generous support we have received via the vision of the Subaru Community's Share the Love Initiative Subaru's donation will support the completion of the Heart of the Inner Fire Home and the West Wing. This much needed space will not only allow more striving individuals, who seek for a choice, to be proactive in their soul-healing journey but will give an opportunity for respites and retreats for exhausted and desperate professionals, family members and other striving individuals seeking an alternative to the psychotropic medications. Inner Fire is a 501c3, licensed TCR, proactive healing community in Brookline, Vermont, offering striving individuals the choice to recover from traumatic and debilitating life experiences which typically lead to addiction or mental (soul) health challenges, while strengthening themselves on a deeper soul spiritual level, but without the use of the mind altering, psychotropic medications. (antipsychotics, anti-depressants, benzos etc...) We are not against medications, as they can be helpful for emergencies or shorter periods of time, but we believe in the power of choice. Inner Fire supports individuals who want to avoid medications in the first place, who long to taper to a level which works for them which could mean off, or who are reeling from the horrendous withdrawal symptoms of the benzodiazepine they had tapered from previously. Inner Fire was catalyzed by remarkable individuals in rehab who approached Hauschka Artistic therapist Beatrice Birch stating: “I hate being medicated, isn’t there a choice?” Having worked for years in the English NHS and complimentary clinics in the USA and Holland where homeopathy, anthroposophical medicine and the artistic therapies were used, Beatrice knew there were alternatives to the psychotropic medications dished out far too randomly. She shared what she could but when these individuals finally left the rehab and not finding any alternative, chose suicide over living the zombie type existence, disconnected from their clarity of thinking, heartfelt feeling and intentional willing, in fact from all that makes us human, Beatrice knew she had to find her colleagues and simply offer a choice. What people choose is their business, but a choice had to be visible. In time, Beatrice experienced their suicide as a sacrifice and a wake-up call. The relationship between the rise of suicide and the anti-psychotic and other mind-altering, psychotropic medications needs to be recognized and appreciated. Healing should be a right and not a privilege. Reclaiming lives by careful tapering takes time and cannot be rushed as does deep, profound healing, but our insurance system appears to believe in quick, superficial fixes, so there is little financial support for striving individuals other than through the generous, private donations to our Support a Seeker and Building Funds. Once free of the dangerous side effects and withdrawal symptoms of the psychotropic medications, which too often do not deal with the deeper emotional, soul issues which led to seeking psychiatric support in the first place, then the striving and courageous individuals can work more consciously and digest the challenges which come with simply being human. At Inner Fire, individuals are met with Love, Respect and the recognition that indeed, despite horrific life situations and challenges, they are indeed Creators, and not victims. Within each of us is a Spirit, a Divine Creative Self, a Witness...call it what you will: a part which is never wounded. By recognizing and connecting with this part of ourselves, each Seeker will be able to work with any challenge which comes their way...after all this is what makes the human being unique. But we need choice. There have been requests for Inner Fire Communities in Texas, Northern California, Detroit and the UK and an email from South Africa stated: "Even knowing Inner Fire exists gives us hope!" Upon completion of the Inner Fire Home, retreats offering educational opportunities will be possible for desperate and concerned psychiatrists and other professionals, focusing on the whole human being as Body, Soul and Spirit rather than isolated, mechanical parts. They will be able to learn how they can safely help the individual withdraw slowly from their medications and reclaim their lives. Most every visiting family member, exhausted, angry and confused has stated, " I need Inner Fire!" Families and loved ones need support as well! The Inner Fire program which calls upon and awakens all aspects of the profound, human being essentially works with diet, will based activities and the arts. For more information: www.innerfire.us, please scroll down on the home page for interviews giving a picture of the Inner Fire comprehensive program which recognizes each human being as unique and as a creator. Contact for Beatrice: beatrice@innerfire.us and come visit!

Inner Fire
Offering a Choice

Cosmo finds a home - ANN G

We are so grateful to Brattleboro Subaru for all they do to promote the human-animal bond. Right now, we are very focused on making sure local pets are happy and healthy in the homes they have, with the families that love them. We are the only shelter in Vermont offering low cost veterinary care, and that is keeping us very busy. We will use the funds granted to us by Brattleboro Subaru to support our Pet Care Assistance program, providing veterinary care and spay neuter for those who are struggling financially. Pets are family, and our goal with the Pet Care Assistance Program is to keep families together. We adopted out 44 cats, 4 dogs and 2 ferrets during the month of October. Cosmo is our favorite October adoption story. Cosmo was brought to us by Cathy Barrows, Brattleboro's wonderful Animal Control Officer. Cosmo had been left behind when someone moved out of a downtown apartment. He had a microchip that we were able to backtrack to a shelter in NH and found out he had only been adopted 6 months before being abandoned. Cosmo had a history of urinary issues so he needed a special diet and to be the only pet in his new home. While we loved having his help at the front desk, (he loves to sit in a lap and always had something to say) we wanted him to find a home of his very own. He spent almost 3 months with us before finding his match with a local woman who has experience with cats with urinary problems! She reports that he is a wonderful companion and doing great in his new home.

Windham County Humane Society
Cosmo finds a home

Groundworks Collaborative thanks Subaru - Laura C

It was just in time for our winter weather that the kind folks at Brattleboro Subaru reached out to offer 80 brand new cozy blankets to distribute to the folks in our shelters. All of us at Groundworks Collaborative are extremely grateful for this generous donation. Thank you, Brattleboro Subaru!

Groundworks Collaborative thanks Subaru

Why Brattleboro Subaru is an amazing dealership - Jennifer -

I have to say this has to be hands down the most positive car buying experience I have ever had – John McClean is hands down PHENOMENAL. It started with Marie texting me and being so helpful In directing what needed to happen with my Jeep and my expectations. I went into a morning appointment with John with not a lot of hope as my credit has suffered terribly due to the pandemic. John was so kind and he really spelled everything out for me as to what might happen and did not falsely get my hopes up. I was treated with incredible respect and courtesy through the entire process and enjoyed meeting you as well, after you went for a test run in our Jeep. John went to great lengths to ensure I was not wasting a minute of my time, as well as doing everything he could to get me out the door in the car I needed with the right terms.I cannot say enough about how good it felt to be able to reduce our monthly car payment at the same time, getting and amazing Impreza. If there is anything I can do to highlight John as a stellar sales consultant within the Subaru organization, please let us know as he is truly deserving of recognition. I also want to acknowledge the finance manger, whose name I did not get to know while we were there (Nizam), but he stayed late with us to crunch the numbers and really got us the best rate and terms possible, which was truly appreciated. It is clear why Brattleboro Subaru is an amazing dealership – we have been a customer before, and now, I will not go anywhere else. I am filled with gratitude for the car and time spent helping me and my husband.

Why Brattleboro Subaru is an amazing dealership

Helping Nourish Our Community - Wendy F

Retreat Farm was thrilled to be the recipient of Brattleboro Subaru’s Share the Love campaign. At the beginning of 2020, the funds were planned to help restore the barnyard, an important space through which every visitor to our agricultural education program passes. After the coronavirus hit, the Farm switched gears, and thanks to the infusion of funds from Brattleboro Subaru, started growing as much food as possible to share with people in need. Now six months later, we’ve helped over 600 people keep food on their table and shared 3,000 lbs of kale, cucumbers, lettuce, and more with local families and the VT Food Bank. The Farm has also been transformed into a public commons where everyone is welcome every day for free. The farm animals grazing on pasture, 10 miles of trails, and beautiful gardens have been joined by art installations, interpretive signs, and new walking paths. Families are connecting to the land and enjoying time in nature while remaining socially distant. Thanks to Brattleboro Subaru, Retreat Farm is nourishing our community in body and spirit in an exceptionally challenging time. We are so grateful to Brattleboro Subaru for their support!

Helping Nourish Our Community

Westminster Loves Books - Doug K

Thank you to Subaru of Brattleboro for the book donation. It's always wonderful to see the excitement students show when receiving their very own books! Books they wouldn't otherwise have as their own.

Westminster Loves Books

Brattleboro Subaru Supports Rescue Inc - Drew H

May 1, 2019 We would like to take this opportunity to thank Brattleboro Subaru for their continued support of Rescue Inc. Their commitment to supporting our local community is inspiring. Brattleboro Subaru has been the lead sponsor for seven consecutive car raffles which have raised over $200,000 to support lifesaving equipment purchases. Their willingness to support, participate and promote our annual fundraising efforts have improved emergency response and safety in the entire region. Our stretcher replacement program would not have been possible without the proceeds of our annual car raffle. These power stretchers have improved safety and reduced provider injuries. We are very excited to be the recipient of the 2018 Subaru Share the Love event. We will be using the proceeds to help purchase a patient simulator. These modern simulators provide a sense of realism that we are currently lacking with our older training equipment. Advanced training modules will allow us to train on low frequency, high-risk skills, and procedures. Real feedback from the simulator helps to fine tune assessment and critical decision-making skills. Rescue Inc is proud to provide the highest level of patient treatment and transport to the citizens in the greater Brattleboro area and the West River Valley. Over more than fifty years, community support has provided us with the financial resources necessary to provide a world-class emergency medical response to our small towns. Brattleboro Subaru’s commitment to community support and direct support of Rescue Inc has improved more than 40,000 emergency medical responses in southern Vermont and New Hampshire over the past eight years. The new patient simulation equipment will help develop an entire generation of critical care providers and affect countless lives in the years to come. Drew Hazelton Chief of Operations Rescue Inc

Rescue Inc
Brattleboro Subaru Supports Rescue Inc

Dream Car! - Teri S

I’ve been looking at the Subaru Ascent since they first came out! Today was the day I finally got to bring home a beautiful dark grey Ascent. The dealer I used knew I was looking for a specific color and went out of their way to go pick the right car up for me at another one of their dealerships over 100 miles away. So far super impressed with my ascent. This will be my fourth Subaru and I don’t see that trend changing any time soon. The only downfall of the day was how short my ride home from the dealership was. :) Keep up the good work Subaru.

Dream Car!