The 2020 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 2020 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.

The 2020 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

What is the Subaru Love Promise?

The Subaru Love Promise is just that. A promise. It is a promise to do right by our community by partnering with nonprofit education, health, community, environment, and animal organizations - to set Subaru apart through our deeds and the deeds of our partners. To be unlike any other car company by doing what is right and good, just for the sake of doing it.

The Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment

We believe in being a positive force in something bigger. And it all starts right here in our community. Not just by our donations, but by our actions.

That's why we stay true to our Love Promise Community Commitment by partnering with a wide variety of community nonprofits and charities.

Every year, we join hands with our owners in the "Share the Love" event, giving back to our community-a community that's given so much to us.

So, every day, we strive to ensure our love is felt not just by our customers, but by all in our community. We do this because we feel it is the right thing to do.

We are proud to participate in the Love Promise Community Commitment. We're grateful, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve and support the causes and passions that are closest to our hearts, right here in our neighborhood.

All of the organizations we support have one thing in common: the unwavering dedication to improve the world and the lives of ­its people.

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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Pets

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. 

Environment

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.

Education

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 Adoptaclassroom.org we supported teachers and students with donations of S400,000 in gift cards and school supplies. 

Community

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. 

Health

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 Subaru of Las Vegas 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.

The Animal Foundation, Wagging Tails Rescue, NSPCA
KNPR Recycle Day
The Salvation Army Southern Nevada
Red Rock Search & Rescue, Safe Nest, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, American Red Cross, The American Cancer Society

Did Subaru of Las Vegas go above and beyond, provide exceptional service, or support causes that are important to you? We'd love to hear about it.

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Love Promise Stories from Subaru of Las Vegas

Subaru and Subaru of Las Vegas 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

More Than A Doctor  –  Brittany G

Congratulations to Dr. Leo Capobianco for being our March Subaru Hometown Hero of the month! His nurse practitioner Brittany Garcia nominated Dr. Capobianco; here is Dr. Leo Capobianco’s nomination story, “Dr. Capobianco is not only an amazing provider but boss as well. In the last year during the pandemic while other offices were closing their doors, Dr. Capobianco not only stayed open but continued to take on new patients. Never turning anyone away. In a time of hardship, he ensured all of his staff had hours and no one was laid off. He took on extra work to ensure his staff was not overwhelmed, and every patient was well cared for. He works alongside his team and is always willing to help. You will even find him answering phone and taking out the trash. He works a full schedule and takes call all weekend so no other provider has to. He is a true leader. He is a hero not just due to the work he did during this pandemic but rather that he provides this level of excellence every single day to every single patient.” Without the support and determination of Dr. Leo Capobianco and his team, our community would have suffered. We were in need of doctors throughout the pandemic, and Dr. Leo Capobianco continued to provide exceptional healthcare to his patients. Dr. Capobianco has been serving the Las Vegas community for over 19 years at the Las Vegas Doctor’s Center, and now it’s time to give back to him! Subaru of Las Vegas along with our community partners are proud to honor Dr. Capobianco! Dr. Capobianco received many prizes, which included A Subaru Road trip to Casablanca Resort and Casino in Mesquite, NV, and a custom flag from Custom Jacks! Not only did he receive a free two night stay, he also received a Subaru rental vehicle for three days, a date night for two to Board & Brush, a $100 gift card to Bass Pro Shops, lunch from Raising Canes, a gift card to Distill Local Bar, and a Day at the Ranch thanks to Horses 4 Heroes. From the bottom of all of our hearts thank you to Dr. Leo Capobianco, and the staff at Doctors Center for continuing to make sure our community stays safe and healthy!


Salute Our Troops- March  –  Emily D

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. Thomas Valentine is a man with admirable bravery and courage. Thomas served as a Navy hospital corpsman aboard the USS Saratoga in Desert Storm. The USS Saratoga was one of two aircraft carriers to challenge Libya in 1986. In the 1990’s the ship was engaged in operation Desert Storm with over 10,000 active missions. On December 12, 1990 Thomas Valentine was involved with the rescue of nearly 100 sailors from a ferry boat accident during the war. Thomas lost several of his shipmates in his care, but Thomas was also able to help rescue several lives. Thanks to Thomas, many people got a second chance at life, but those lives that were lost Thomas Valentine still carries them with him. Thomas also wrote a book titled, “Screams Overboard” his book is about the horrific tragedy that took place on December 12th, and how it affected his life with PTSD. Subaru of Las Vegas along with Sinclair Broadcasting are proud to award Thomas Valentine with this month, Salute Our Troops Award. Thank you for sharing your story and for all you did as a Navy Hospital Corpsman. We salute you today, and every day. You are a true American hero.


Saint Martin's Animal Foundation Pet Rescue  –  Sky V

My name is Sky Valencia, and I am the executive director for the Saint Martin’s Animal Foundation. This nonprofit charity was created to educate children about proper pet care and kindness toward animals. Through our spay and neuter programs, we prevent thousands of unwanted pregnancies, and get many street and shelter dogs into loving homes. Our rescue efforts expanded into Mexico where the overpopulation of homeless dogs is heartbreaking and overwhelming. Our rescue efforts also expanded into California, Southern Utah, and Arizona as well. That means my little Honda hatchback is driving through four different states on a weekly basis and taking a lot of wear and tear. Because it is a smaller vehicle, it is hard to pick up donated items, making more trips necessary that use up extra time and effort. Additionally, I can only fit 3-4 rescued dogs at a time. Since the dogs need to be caged when I am traveling, the Honda Fit does not leave much room, and it breaks my heart that some dogs are left behind and cannot begin their rehabilitation process to find a forever home for weeks because I just simply don't have room. Thanks to the team at Subaru of Las Vegas, St. Martin’s Animal Foundation was able to have a successful rescue mission to Victorville, California this past weekend. Subaru of Las Vegas generously lent Saint Martin’s Animal Foundation with a 2020 Subaru Ascent loaner vehicle. We were absolutely blown away by the car; the way it maneuvered, how much extra space we had, how amazing the stereo system was, and so much more. The most important thing for Saint Martin’s is having a reliable car to transport precious cargo like our dogs and puppies, and never have to worry about issues with air-conditioning or heat. During our mission, we were able to pick up donations from Lucy’s Pet Dog and Cat food, and give three of our homeless dogs their forever homes. Bella is a miniature pincher Chihuahua mix, very shy but very sweet. Bella was rescued from a high kill shelter as a feral desert dog. She spent most of her life without human contact, and needed a responsible parent who understood her insecurities. Thanks to Subaru of Las Vegas Bella was able to make the journey to her forever home. Jasper also has a very sad story. Since he was not good with other dogs and was not socialized properly, he spent most of his life in an animal shelter. After almost a year of searching for a family for Jasper, we finally found a love match. Chris is a retired schoolteacher who had no other pets and a nice big backyard for our handsome boy. Jasper’s dream finally came true. Now he is able to live his life in a house full of love. Lastly, we were able to place Miles in his new loving home. Miles is a handsome Labrador pit bull mix, with a lot of personality. He is the perfect dog for a family who wanted to have children, because of his gentle demeanor. Miles is now living with two talented musicians (husband and wife) who play classical music for the Opera. Thank you Subaru of Las Vegas for helping the community thrive, and for helping man and woman’s best friend (The Dogs) lead a happy life.


Sending Love Overseas  –  Melissa C

Thank You Subaru of Las Vegas for Sending Love Overseas. During COVID-19 our Military sons and daughters, their brothers, and sisters in arms are still under orders. Our continued support is needed for our US Military personnel, Active Duty, Reserves and Nevada National Guard deployed around the world. Due to travel restrictions and extended deployments most have missed more holidays without their families than usual. Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., including our Nevada Chapter NV4, are completely funded by our community's support to accomplish our mission. Southern Nevada has felt the effects of COVID-19 therefore donations have been affected for our chapter. The Subaru of Las Vegas community involvement was welcomed especially this year for Blue Star Mothers NV4 to send “Easter Treats 4 Troops” It was an honor to work with the Subaru of Las Vegas family as many of their employees are from Military families and Veterans themselves. From February 8th through March 12th Subaru of Las Vegas hosted a nonperishable drive to collect donations throughout the community to send to our troops deployed abroad. Thanks to many community sponsors like: VONS, Albertsons, Smiths, Circa Salon, Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada, and nonprofit Charity Begins At Home Nevada, Subaru of Las Vegas was able to collect a variety of snacks, hygiene products, and other items to give to those overseas. On Saturday, March 13th Subaru of Las Vegas welcomed Blue Star Mothers of Henderson and Boulder City to the dealership to do a community pack with their Subaru employees. We spent the day setting up, and packing each Easter box. That following Monday we met at the United States Postal Service to unload all 200 Easter boxes, label each box, and watch our hard work and love start the journey to our troops overseas. Thanks to Subaru of Las Vegas 200 Military personnel will receive a special Easter box filled with Subaru love. Each Easter box had a Subaru bag, Subaru cooling towel, Subaru sunscreen, Subaru chap stick, socks, hygiene products, snacks, a box of playing cards, Girl Scout Cookies, Easter Peeps, and a handwritten letter from Subaru customers and employees. Their commitment and dedication to support those who serve through fundraising, packing, and shipping care packages overseas is praiseworthy. THANK YOU!! ☆☆☆☆You make a Mother Proud!! Blue Star Mothers of Henderson & Boulder City NV4Serving ALL ☆Las Vegas Valley ☆Southern Nevada


Smooch A Pooch  –  Kelley M

The Las Vegas Valley Humane Society cannot thank Subaru of Las Vegas enough for the generous donation for the month of February! Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society was unable to host our annual Heart to Heart luncheon, which is our biggest fund raiser of the year! Subaru of Las Vegas found out about the cancellation of the event, and stepped up in a big way! During the month of February Subaru of Las Vegas came together, and donated fifty dollars for every car sold, and three-dollar for every oil change from February 1st through the 14th. Not only was Subaru helping us raise money, but Subaru of Las Vegas continued to share the love for our organization, and hosted a Smooch a Pooch event on February 13th at the dealership! We invited the community to come down and give their four-legged loved ones a Valentine’s Day they would not forget! We had a photo booth, games, and best of all DOGS! The event helped several of our pups find their forever home, and we were able to raise awareness of rescue dogs. After all the fun, Subaru of Las Vegas presented the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society with a donation for $6,931! This donation will help us continue to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home pets in Las Vegas. Thank you Subaru of Las Vegas for helping our rescue in a big way and being an amazing contributor to our community. Las Vegas Valley Humane Society loves Subaru of Las Vegas!


Not All Heroes Wear Capes! Subaru Hometown Hero  –  Sydney K

We believe a hero is anyone really intent about making the world a better place for all people. Subaru of Las Vegas is proud to recognize our front line workers that go above and beyond to make our community a home. Kristy Valdepena is our Subaru of Las Vegas Hometown Hero for the month for February. Kristy is beautiful inside and out, and is constantly striving to better herself in her line of work. Front line workers like Kristy truly make our community whole! “As a Father, we have always encouraged our children to strive for the best, and to always be compassionate in their drive to achieve their goals. Kristy as young as Elementary school has always wanted to be a Firefighter or Officer. To see her grow into an absolute beautiful and compassionate young woman, and achieve her goals has been a blessing to say the least. Kristy has now been with the department for 8 years and all through the challenges we have faced in 2020 she continued to work day in and day out. She held steadfast to her oath, and commitment and worked through the Covid restrictions at her facility and was still able managed her home life and work life while doing so, never breaking stride. It all culminated in her achieving and receiving The Nevada Department of Corrections Employee of the year for 2020. From the beginning of her journey, nothing came easy to her! Kristy earned every single moment to where she is now. I have always seen that strong will and commitment in her, but to see those traits shine through is a joy for us to see. Therefore, Kristy, her Husband, and two beautiful children are my selection for Hometown Hero of the Month.”


It Takes All Types To Save A Life!  –  Sara D

As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues, Subaru of Las Vegas continues to step up and help provide for our community. On February 26th, Subaru of Las Vegas hosted a blood drive with The American Red Cross. Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. Our goal for the day was to collect twenty-five units of blood; we are so excited to announce that we collected thirty units! The American Red Cross also tested for blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies to help current coronavirus patients in need of convalescent plasma transfusions. Subaru of Las Vegas is committed to helping others in meaningful ways during this pandemic. We are grateful that we are able to work with The American Red Cross, and help save more lives than one.


When I needed a hand, I found a paw  –  Jaqueline M

During my first oil change at Subaru of Las Vegas back in October 2020, I found out about the Subaru Loves Pets initiative. Subaru of Las Vegas had partnered with the Animal Foundation to help find homes for adoptable dogs. At the time, I was not in a position in my life to take on the responsibility of owning a dog. With having just moved and starting a new job in the area, my heart was genuinely warmed by Subaru’s efforts, so I began following the Subaru of Las Vegas Instagram page (Subaru_LV). Just this past weekend, I came back to Subaru of Las Vegas for my second oil change. As I was sitting in the service center’s customer lounge waiting for my car to be serviced, I decided to pass the time by checking out their Instagram page once again. The latest post was of Subaru's 4 Legged Friends with the Nevada SPCA, and they featured Tosser from the day before. The video posted of this precious boy galloping around in the grass was the cutest thing. He was so happy, and playful, and CHUNKY! I fell in love with him immediately. Exactly four years prior to that day, on February 27th, 2017 I had to make one of the hardest decisions of my life, and let my first sweet boy go. He was 17 years old and still had the best attitude, but his health was failing. It has been very hard for me to want to let another dog into my life again since that day, but Tosser is such a sweet ol’ boy who reminded me so much of the baby I had to let go. Tosser revealed himself to me at the right time in my life, where I was prepared not only to love him, but also bare the inevitable pain that most dog owners face when having these great companions. I hope Tosser will love me and his new home as much as I already love him. Thank you to Nevada SPCA and Subaru of Las Vegas for helping me find my new best friend!


Subaru of Las Vegas Hometown Hero- January 2021  –  Emily D

This past year has shown us just how vital all of our frontline workers are. Through their constant sacrifices and late hours, they are always by our side ready to help. Subaru of Las Vegas along with our amazing community partners are proud to recognize Jared LeBaron as our Hometown Hero of the month for January! Jared works as a Corrections Officer for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Jared is constantly finding ways to better himself, and advance in his training for his job. He is a proud member of the Las Vegas jails SERT team, which required a strenuous academy in order to qualify. Not only does Jared serve as a Corrections Officer in our community, but he also serves for our great country. Jared has served in the US Army National Guard and has deployed to Kuwait, and is currently still active in the National Guard. Jared is constantly demonstrating hard work, and continues to have a smile on his face when he shows up for work, regardless of those tireless nights. Subaru of Las Vegas along with our community partners around the valley are proud to award Jared with a Subaru Road Trip to Casablanca Resort in Mesquite Nevada, with a round of golf or a Swedish massage for two. Lunch for his whole squad curtsey of Raising Canes, a custom flag from our friends at Custom Jacks, a one hundred dollar gift card to Bass Pro Shops, a date night for two at Board and Brush, as well as a twenty-five dollar gift certificate to Distill Local Bar, and a Day at the Ranch from local nonprofit Horses 4 Heroes. Congratulations Officer LeBaron, we appreciate your service to our community and country!


Salute Our Troops-February  –  Christopher Z

Subaru of Las Vegas along with Sinclair Broadcasting are proud to recognize those who put the life on the line for our country. Vito Tomasino enlisted in the USMC directly out of high school to "do his part" in the Korean War. After serving his time in the USMC, he knew he had to continue serving. Mr. Tomasino join the USAF and became a decorated fighter pilot, and served in more than 100 missions in Vietnam. He survived his time, and went on to serve in Europe and the Middle East! After 20+ years of serving, he ended his military career as a USAF Major! Throughout his time, and adventures Mr. Tomasino has written three books to document his time in the military! We are honored to award Vito Tomasino with our February Salute Our Troops award.


Salute Our Troops-January  –  Emily D

Subaru of Las Vegas, continues to support our local Veteran community. In partnership with Sinclair Broadcasting, and the Folded Flag Foundation we are proud to recognize our local heroes that go above and beyond. We are honored to award Andres Ortiz with this month’s Salute Our Troops Award. Andres began his military career in the eighties when he enlisted in the United States Navy. Andres served in the United States Navy for twenty one years, but his job didn’t stop there. After Andres retired from the military he took a job with Homeland Security. Andres continues to go above and beyond in his line of duty, but never forgets about the importance in life, family. Andres is a proud father and was able to see two of his three kids follow in his footsteps, and return home after deployment in the US Navy. We are beyond thankful for Andres’s service and sacrifice, and all that he continues to do to make sure our community is safe.


Helping Our Community One Tree at a Time  –  Bradley D

Under the Subaru Loves the Earth pillar, Subaru of Las Vegas hosted their first annual Christmas Tree Recycle Drive on January 9, 2021. Recycling a Christmas tree is extremely important to the environment, because Christmas trees are biodegradable and can be reused and recycled. When you recycle a Christmas tree it can be used for many purposes; the biggest purpose is to reuse the tree for mulch. Mulch is used to help protect plants against frost heaving in the winter, helps maintain moisture in the soil so plants don’t dry out, and also helps plants gain more nutrients. By protecting our plants we are helping protect the circle of life. Plants help convert our CO2 into clean and new oxygen. Without plants our community would lack a clean atmosphere, animals and insects would lose their homes, and eventually our Earth would die if people didn’t help protect and maintain our plant and animal life. Subaru of Las Vegas chipped over fifteen Christmas trees, and donated the mulch to the City of Las Vegas to be used in our community parks that need extra care! We were able to work with amazing community partners like Ryan’s Tree Care Services and Get Outdoors Nevada that share the same love for our community, and help us strive towards a cleaner and healthier environment!


Salute Our Troops-December  –  Emily D

Subaru of Las Vegas, continues to support our local Veterans throughout the community. In partnership with Sinclair Broadcasting and the Folded Flag Foundation, we are honored to recognize Dr. Adam Flood for his faithful service in the United States Air Force. Adam Flood served ten years as a pilot in the Air Force, before pursing his new path in Emergency Medicine. Adam went to medic school through the Air Force and became an ER doctor, and currently working at Nellis Air Force Base. Dr. Adam Flood retired in 2020 and looks back as his accomplishments and has no regrets. We thank Adam for his service in the United States Air Force, and for all Adam continues to do as an emergency medicine specialist. Subaru of Las Vegas wishes Adam and his family nothing but good health and many blessings in his next chapter in life.


Giving the gift of joy this holiday season  –  Charles S

Christmas time isn’t about opening presents, but about opening our hearts. Subaru of Las Vegas donated over fifty toys to the Stupak Community Center through the City of Las Vegas Deputy Marshals Department on December 15th. Subaru of Las Vegas hosted a toy drive through the month of November and December to collect toys; and we had an overwhelming response from the community that came in to donate. Over thirty one families were helped during the third annual Holiday Jubliee. During the pandemic many families around the community have lost their jobs due to the effects of COVID-19. In times like these the world and the community lean on each other to lend a helping hand. Subaru of Las Vegas wanted to help as many families as possible to ensure every child had a gift under the Christmas tree. Despite the circumstances, we still wanted families to bring home the Christmas magic. We are honored to be able to partner with our local first responders, and come together to give back to families in need.


What About The Little Picture?  –  Jennifer V

When I think about the Subaru Love Promise, the principals that guide us to give back to our community, I usually think about the big picture....but the question is, what about the little picture? The person right in front of me. You see, we're about a 70,000 square foot facility here at Subaru of Las Vegas, and it needs to be cleaned and sanitized every day to keep our customers and our staff safe. Even before the pandemic hit, this was a lot of place to keep clean. Well there's an amazing human who does that every day, not only without complaint but with heart and soul and a smile. Her name is Marisol Barrera. We call her, appropriately, Sol. You know, the Subaru Love Promise is all about giving from the heart. Sol does that, and we would love to return that heart and soul giving back to her. Sol has been cleaning the Subaru of Las Vegas facility for a few years now and has truly become a part of the family. She shows up every single day, waking up early to ensure she's here on time with a bright smile and a willing heart. While that sounds pretty simple and easy for most of us, it is not for Sol. The pandemic has created challenges that none of us expected. Sol wakes up each day, makes sure that her daughter has everything she needs for a full day of distance learning, then makes her way to work through public transportation. You see, Sol does not have a car, so not only does she have to wake up early to ensure she accounts for transportation time in the morning, she also takes public transportation home after a long and tiring day. The Subaru of Las Vegas team wanted to not only help make transportation easier for Sol, but also wanted her to know how much she is truly loved and valued as part of the team. The Fixed Operations Director and the Service Manager at Subaru of Las Vegas decided to take an abandoned Subaru Crosstrek that was found, make cosmetic and mechanical fixes, and gift this vehicle to Sol for the holidays. Not only was the Subaru Crosstrek gifted to her, but the team also came together as a family to raise enough money to cover taxes and insurance costs so that the gift did not turn into a burden for Sol. It could not have gone to a more deserving individual and the team at Subaru of Las Vegas is extremely honored to have Sol as part of our family. While she may come to work being her normal every day self, what Sol may not realize is how much she truly touches the hearts of every single person here and how she gives us a constant daily reminder of the love that surrounds us. This is the Subaru Love Promise.


Subaru Helps Rescue Christmas  –  Anthony B

To our friends at Subaru of Las Vegas, I am writing, with a heart full of thankfulness, for the toys you provided through your Christmas Toy Drive. This year has been harder than most can remember. The challenges that the community is experiencing, be it medical, professional, emotional, or otherwise, has brought many families what feels like the breaking point. The Salvation Army's role is, and has always been, to provide hope in places and spaces where hope feels non-existent. You have helped us make that happen. The toys provide by your group made it possible for multiply children to experience the miracle of Christmas this year; many of which may have otherwise gone without. We, as an organization, exist because of the generosity of people like yourselves. Not only does the Salvation Army thank you, but on a personal note, I thank you. We appreciate you participating in this years Angle Tree program, where families are able to pick a tag that represents one of the many children in need this year. We are thankful for the partnership we have created with Subaru of Las Vegas, and excited to see what the future holds for us.


Salute Our Troops-November  –  Emily D

Subaru of Las Vegas, in partnership with Sinclair Broadcasting and the Folded Flag Foundation, continue to support and salute our local Veterans. For the month of November, Subaru of Las Vegas is honored to recognize Stephen Seiden. Stephen joined the United States Army in the early 1960s.During his time in the Army, Stephen was placed in the Highly Specialized Army Core of Engineers. After the military, Stephen still had the heart to serve his people and country. He co-found Kline Veterans Fund here in Las Vegas. Kline continues to help veterans and their families through financial assistance. Kline also supports homeless, at-risk, and indigent Veterans. Veterans make up 10% of the homeless population nationwide, but here in Southern Nevada our Veteran homeless population is even higher. Thanks to Stephen and his team at Kline, we continue to support our Veterans. Thank you Stephen for your faithful service to our great Country, and constant passion to serve others. We are proud to recognize you for the month of November.


Wishes Come True At Subaru of Las Vegas  –  Sheila M

When I met Jennifer and Burton this past year, it was evident from our first conversation how passionate and committed they both are to supporting community efforts to help a wide variety of causes. From that initial conversation, I knew that Subaru of Las Vegas would play an integral role as a community partner for Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada and that you would make a huge impact on the life of a child who is battling a critical illness. This past week, through Lucas’ wish reveal, you proved me right! Words can’t express the gratitude we feel towards you and the entire Subaru of Las Vegas family for sponsoring Lucas’ wish to have a backyard playground and the incredible way you revealed his wish is coming true. By taking the time to learn about Lucas, his wish reveal was a one-of-a-kind experience that involved everything he loves. You and your team identified that one of his favorite memories was a fire fighter experience and reached out to the local fire department to participate at this every special event. Lucas was delighted to see the staff dressed as his favorite Disney characters and meeting Mickey Mouse. Going above and beyond our expectations, you reached out to his favorite candy company, Sour Patch Kids, and secured swag and a customized candy box. By putting your generosity and kindness into action, you created memories for Lucas and his family that will last a lifetime. I know first-hand that for a child who is battling a critical illness and their family, this will be the gift that will keep on giving. Now more than ever, hope is essential. With your support, we are committed to ensuring that no child waits even one unnecessary day to experience the hope and joy that a wish brings. Again, thank you for your creativity, thoughtfulness, generosity, and most importantly your support of our mission and children. Together, we can continue to be a light of hope throughout this time of crisis — and beyond. With much gratitude, Sheila Marcello - Corporate & Community Development Manager, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada


First Responder of the Month-November  –  Emily D

As this year comes to an end, the job of our First Responders never end. Their dedication and sacrifice to the community do not go unnoticed. Subaru of Las Vegas and iHeartMedia want to salute those that go above and beyond all year long. This November we are honored to recognize four local heroes. Kristin Woods she works for mercy air out of Pahrump Nevada as a critical care flight paramedic she’s also a paramedic for community ambulance in Henderson Nevada she started out as an EMT and has worked her way up the ladder to become a flight critical care paramedic, and also works for CSN college teaching EMT and paramedic training. She has dedicated her life to helping and training, and Subaru of Las Vegas thanks Kristin for all she does. April Metz works tirelessly in the pediatric ward at St Rose Sienna on Eastern & St Rose. She worked countless extra hours to help pay for her two kid’s schooling and to put herself through nursing school. April always puts others ahead of herself and never asks for anything in return. Recently she was exposed to the Coronavirus due to lack of PPE and a co-workers error and still goes into work with an amazing attitude. She's kind, thoughtful and sincerely cares about her patients and her friends, family and those around her. She has had children pass away in front of her and yet still manages to have a sparkly and positive outlook each and every day and makes everyone around her happy. Steve is a 22 year member of the Clark County Fire Department, he is an engineer/paramedic. Steve has dedicated himself to the citizens of Clark County. For several years in a row Steve ran more calls than any other fire department personnel from any department county wide, averaging over 2000 calls. Steve teaches defensive driving and has been a mentor and preceptor for paramedics earning their certification on CCFD. Steve is a loving father of 4 kids and husband of 27 years. Steve continues to be a role model and example to all those around him. He is loved and respected by all those at CCFD. He loves his job. He loves CCFD and his co-workers. He loves being of service to the citizens of this community. Lastly, we are proud to recognize Lana Bagwell. Lana is a First Lieutenant in the Air force stationed here at Nellis AFB. She works as a nurse in the Covid-19 Floor of the critical care unit and is sacrificing her own health to take care of others. Her husband has also been deployed to Kuwait for the last 7 months and comes home at the end of August. She has shown incredible strength, love and dedication to her community during the pandemic and deserves to be recognized. Thank you to all that put their life on the line in order to ensure the health and safety of our community is top priority! You truly make our community a better place.


Hope for Heroes  –  Debra T

Subaru of Las Vegas continues to spread love throughout the community, and give back to those that are in need. Subaru of Las Vegas partnered with Channel 13 to sponsor the Hope for Our Heroes program. This amazing program allows the community to come together and provide much needed support to our veterans living in Clark County this holiday season. Subaru of Las Vegas is constantly there for our community, and we wanted to help give thanks to all of our veterans that sacrificed so much for our great country. Without the bravery of these amazing men and women, we would not have the freedom we have today. During COVID-19 our veterans in assisted living homes have been unable to see their families and celebrate the holidays together, so together with KTNV 13 Action News we partnered with Honor Flight Southern Nevada and Kline Veterans Fund to hand deliver care packages to our veterans across Las Vegas. From Pahrump to Boulder City Subaru of Las Vegas was there to make sure all of our local veterans were saluted. Not only did Subaru of Las Vegas donate 300 Subaru face masks, but also had Subaru employees and customers hand write thank you letters to our local veterans. On Veterans Day Subaru of Las Vegas, and our other community partners hand delivered over 100 care packages to four different veteran assisted living homes to honor them, and thank each veterans for their service. Thank you veterans for stepping forward, when people stepped back. Thank you for placing yourself between us and danger. Thank you for serving our country, and protecting our freedoms. Subaru of Las Vegas salutes all the men and women that have sacrificed for our freedom today and every day.


More Than Just A Customer  –  Jen E

On 11/4/2020, a customer came to the store with the Crosstrek him and his wife had purchased from us. He asked to speak with his original sales associate, Tom Watkins. The customer was in tears and shared that the pandemic has hit his family really hard. He has been out of work for 8 months and was down to his last $20. The customer had already deferred his payment and stated the bank was not willing to do any further deferments. He shared with Tom that he was going to have to let the vehicle go. Tom immediately partnered with myself asking what we could do to help his customer out. We decided to appraise his vehicle to see if we could buy it back from him instead of it being repossessed. When we appraised his vehicle and compared it to his payoff, there was a gap of over $1600. Tom knew the customer wouldn’t be able to pay the difference and started brain storming how we could help. It was Tom’s effort and genuine care for the customer that made me decide to take some partnerships to over pay for the vehicle. I partnered with Scott (GSM) and Jenny (Used Car Manager) and had Tom tell them his customers story. We decided that this was an opportunity to live the love promise by buying the car back from the customer for his bank payoff. We also decided to not deduct his product cancellations from the amount we paid for the vehicle so the customer could get some extra cash back during his time of need. When Tom shared with the customer our plan he became very emotional. He was extremely grateful to Tom and Subaru of Las Vegas for helping him. We could see the relief the customer experienced from having one less thing to worry about. Tom’s care for his customer went above and beyond. As a salesman, one of Tom’s priorities is selling cars but he stayed with this customer for almost 2 hours knowing there would be no sale in the end. He was also an advocate for his customer, not allowing anyone to give up until a solution was found.


Eye Care 4 Kids  –  Stephanie K

On behalf of the staff and Board of Trustees of Eye Care 4 Kids, we extend our deepest gratitude to all of you for the outstanding sales campaign you created on behalf of our organization, Subaru of Las Vegas donated $50 for every new and used car sold between October 15th and November 15th! Having just learned about Eye Care 4 Kids, we are incredibly humbled that you chose to invest your time, resources and dollars with us. Your partnership truly shows that when you recognize an organization providing a service to those in need in our community, you instinctually focus your efforts on figuring out how to support that cause. Included in the month-long fundraising campaign was your invitation to have us bring SeeMore, the Eye Care 4 Kids Mobile Vision Clinic, out to the dealership to provide vision services to our patients! Due to Covid-19, our ability to utilize SeeMore has decreased considerably as we are unable to go to schools during the week. The opportunity to get “the big guy” back out on the road made us, and our patients, very happy! On October 24th, we saw fifteen patients and provided them all with a vision screening and eye exam. Out of those fifteen patients, we will be providing eleven pairs of prescription eyeglasses. On November 7th, we saw twelve patients for vision services and will provide ten pairs of eyeglasses. The $13,000 donation received from Subaru of Las Vegas will provide hundreds of young patients in our community with the opportunity to see clearly. At Eye Care 4 Kids, high prescriptions cost $50.00and low-to-medium prescriptions cost $35.00. With more low-to-medium prescriptions, we average the cost to $40.00, which will support up to 325 students in need with a vision screening, eye exam and a pair of prescription eyeglasses. When an average visit to the optometrist for an exam and eyeglasses costs between $300-$500, this is often an expense that cannot be absorbed by a family on a fixed income. If there are multiple children in the family who require eyeglasses, as well as parents, it becomes financially unattainable. We know that early identification of a vision issue for a child can be crucial to that child’s development and successful education. We also know that 80% of all learning takes place visually in the first 12years of life and that 1 in 4 need some type of corrective lenses. If we are not identifying and addressing vision issues early, the consequences are significant. Children with unidentified vision diagnoses may fall behind academically, exhibit behavior problems, experience social isolation, develop headaches, etc. Corrected vision can, quite simply, change the trajectory of a young student’s life. While the mission of Eye Care 4 Kids is to provide professional eyecare to low-income, visually impaired children and underserved families, our true objectives are to combat poverty, poor academic performance and poor quality 6150 W.SMOKE of life in our communities as they relate to vision impairment. Eye Care 4 Kids is changing children’s lives and giving them an increased chance at success. We recognize there are so many worthy organizations in our community and we humbly thank you again for choosing to place your precious dollars in our hands. We look forward to building upon this cherished friendship and partnership in the future!


Subaru Loves Pets-Halloween Hounds  –  Ashley W

It’s amazing how much love and laughter dogs bring into our lives. Subaru of Las Vegas partnered with the Animal Foundation for the month of October to help our local underdogs get out of the shelter, and into loving forever homes. For the month of October, Subaru of Las Vegas was covering the adoption fee in support of Subaru Loves Pets Month. Every Friday the Animal Foundation was on site with our underdogs determined to find their forever homes! We are so happy to announce that we reached our goal of getting 31 animals adopted for the month of October. Subaru of Las Vegas with the help of Subaru of America covered the adoption fees for 31 pets which comes out to be $3,100.00! Not only did our love stop there, but Subaru of Las Vegas also hosted a blanket drive to help our shelters prepare for winter! With the help of the community we were able to donate over 50 blankets to our local shelters. As October came to end, Subaru of Las Vegas wanted to continue to spread love and celebrate our underdogs! On October 31st, Subaru of Las Vegas hosted a Halloween Hounds Adoption and Trunk or Treat event sponsored by Sam & Ash Injury Law. Subaru of Las Vegas invited the community to come trunk or treat, and open their hearts to our underdogs from these local animal shelters: The Animal Foundation, Las Vegas Valley Humane Society, Pawsitive Difference, Heaven Can Wait Animal Society, and the Nevada SPCA. Our goal was to help as many underdogs find new loving homes, and we are excited to announce that 18 dogs were able to find their forever families! Not only did our dogs walk away with new homes, but Sam & Ash Injury Law donated a $1000.00 to each animal shelter onsite! During the pandemic many animal shelters lost their funding to help with the COVID-19 relief funds and have been struggling to secure donations and federal funding this year. With the generous donation that Sam & Ash gave, each animal shelter will be able to help many more animals get the proper care they need. Subaru of Las Vegas also hosted a booth decoration contest amongst the shelters, and The Las Vegas Valley Human Society walked away with another $1000.00 donation courtesy of Subaru of Las Vegas! Subaru of Las Vegas was able to partner with our local Smiths around the community to get candy donated for our trunk or treat, and also partnered with our local pet smart, who donated 80 dog treats so each dog had the chance to show off their costumes and go trunk or treating! We are so lucky to have community partners that care so deeply about our local underdogs. Also, a very big thank you to Sam & Ash Injury Law for sponsoring our Halloween Hounds event, and donating a total of $5000.00 to our local animal shelters. Subaru of Las Vegas was able to help 43 animals get out of the shelter, and into loving homes with loving families. Love starts with a wet nose and ends with a wagging tail!


Salute Our Troops-October  –  Jennifer V

Subaru of Las Vegas, in partnership with Sinclair Broadcasting and the Folded Flag Foundation, continue to support and salute our local Veterans. For the month of October, Subaru of Las Vegas is proud to recognize Juan Moreno. Juan began his military career in the United States Marine Corps, where he received one of the toughest assignments, the Vietnam War. It was there that Juan was pushed to overcome many rigorous obstacles. After the war, Juan knew he wasn’t done serving his country. Juan enlisted in the U.S. Army there he completed 26 years in the United States Military. Now Juan continues to serve his community and help educate our future leaders. Mr. Moreno has been a special education teacher at Rancho High school for the last 20 years. Subaru of Las Vegas is honored to present Juan with the Salute Our Troop award for October. We would like to thank Juan for his bravery, and sacrifice to our great country. Thank you for helping mold our future leaders!


First Responder of the Month-October  –  Emily D

You always hear the saying that “not all heroes wear capes,” and in our city our heroes put on badges, put on their white coats, hop in a fire engine, and race towards the danger. Every day these brave men and women put their life on the line to ensure we have the chance to see another day. Subaru of Las Vegas and iHeartMedia are proud to recognize four valiant leaders as our First Responders of the month for October. Victor Jordan was nominated by his wife on 93.1 The Mountain. Victor Jordan works for the Nevada Department of Wildlife. He was nominated because often times the Nevada Department of Wildlife gets overlooked as law enforcement. Victor deserves to be recognized because even though temperatures can reach 120 degrees, he is out there to keep people safe, save lives, and wildlife. He sacrifices his life when he goes on his patrol boat on Lake Mead, Lake Mojave, or on the river in Laughlin and comes home exhausted and overheated, but he loves it. He loves what he does and will be the best officer that he can be. Officer Travis Smaka was picked as our first responder for 95.5 The Bull. Travis Smaka is a State Trooper for the Nevada Highway Patrol, and one of the officers racing to the Mandalay Bay during the One October tragedy. Officer Smaka was flagged down by a truck carrying victims of the mass shooting. One of the victims was a young woman who was suffering from severe arterial bleeding and nerve damage. Travis was able to get her to UMC trauma in time for her to undergo lifesaving surgery. Since that night, Trooper Smaka has become a Public Information Officer for NHP and is dedicated to public outreach and assisting charities such as the Special Olympics, the Donor Network, Adopt a Cop, Vitalent, shop with a Cop, Zero Teen Fatalities, Stop DUI, Drivers Edge as well as joining other State Troopers every year and bringing presents to hospitalized children for Christmas then handing blankets out to the city’s homeless. Our REAL 103.9 first responder of the month is Christopher Jalandon, who is an RN at Spring Valley Hospital. He serves with compassionate and makes sure his patients have the best care. During the pandemic he was constantly working longer hours, and always came home to take care of his family. Lastly, we have Bill Langholz, Bill is our first responder for Sunny 106.5. Bill has been a pilot with Mercy Air for nearly 20 years. Not only is Bill a great helicopter pilot, but he is professional, compassionate, a great leader and always humble. He has been an outstanding first responder and he has served Las Vegas, Clark County, and surrounding areas with pride. We appreciate all the hard work and time these men have dedicated to our community. We salute you today, and every day moving forward.


Swing Fore Seniors!  –  Nina G

Helping Hands of Vegas Valley is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for senior citizens, and their families in order to maintain their dignity and independence. Subaru of Las Vegas supported Helping Hands of Vegas Valley by participating in the 5th Annual Swing Fore Seniors Golf Tournament on October 23rd,2020. Subaru of Las Vegas donated a "Subaru Fun in the Sun Las Vegas Road Trip Package" to help fundraiser during their silent auction. Subaru of Las Vegas was able to work with community partners to put together the ultimate silent auction prize! Subaru of Las Vegas teamed up with the Casablanca Resort to donate a two-night stay, with two rounds of golf or two massages! Subaru of Las Vegas also was able to donate a $100 gift card to Sinclair gas stations to pay for all their fuel, and snacks for the road trip ahead. To top it off the winners were able to drive to the Casablanca in style! Subaru of Las Vegas provided a two-day Subaru rental vehicle! We also put together the ultimate Subaru swag bag! Helping Hands of Vegas Valley was able to raise more than $10k to help our seniors get the care and services they deserve. We are so lucky to be able to partner with amazing non-profit organizations like Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, and come together to create a difference in our community.


Swing Fore Seniors  –  Bob C

Subaru of Las Vegas was thrilled to be a part of the first-ever Swing Fore Safe Homes Golf Tournament benefiting Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada! Subaru of Las Vegas sponsored the hole in one contest, were golfers had a chance to win a new Subaru! Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada has been working to keep our neighbors safe in their homes for the last 26 years! Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada is a nonprofit organization that provides critical home repairs for low-income seniors, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Rebuilding of Southern Nevada raised over $27,000 to help families get the repairs they deserve. We are so thankful we were able to be a part of Swing Fore Safe Homes, and help bring awareness to Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada and help make a difference in our community.


Are you smarter than Mike and Carla  –  Logan W

Subaru of Las Vegas and 96.3 KKLZ hosted, "Are you smarter than Mike and Carla". We know that learning may be a little more challenging this year since schools are closed. That's why Subaru of Las Vegas wanted to help remind kids that learning can be fun! Through our Subaru Loves Learning pillar, Subaru of Las Vegas encouraged kids to put their knowledge to the ultimate test against morning show hosts Mike and Carla! Kids had the opportunity to win a Google Chromebook and an autograph football from Jalen Richard from the Las Vegas Raiders. Congratulations to Hunter Anderson who was our grand winner of "Are you smarter than Mike and Carla". On Saturday Hunter and his family came to Subaru of Las Vegas and had the opportunity to do a meet and greet with Jalen Richards, get an autographed football, and take home a brand new Chromebook! We wish Hunter the best of luck in his studies and encourage him to continue to expand his knowledge.


Honoring Our First Responders-September 2020  –  Bernadine W

Subaru of Las Vegas partnered with iHeartMedia Las Vegas to help honor the men and women that go above and beyond for our city. For the month of September, we are honored to recognize Fire Fighter Kyle Anderson, Police Officer Dana Alley, EMT Leslie Shaffer, and Police Officer Dana Alley. Each one of these amazing people has made a difference in our community and in someone's life. We would like to thank them for all of their hard work, and constant sacrifice. Kyle Anderson was a firefighter with the Clark County Fire Department. After 27 years of serving the community and choosing a life of service, Kyle Anderson has finally retired! We wish him the best of luck in the next chapter of his life. Dana Alley is a Metropolitan Police Officer that has been on the department for over 21 years. Four years ago Dana was diagnosed with cancer in his kidney. During his treatments, Dana continued to go to work and never lost a positive attitude. Recently, Dana was told the cancer had spread to his brain. Dana continues to fight, and be an inspiration to others. We wish him the best of luck during his battle and thank him for his years of service. Scott Pastore is another police officer based in Boulder City. During quarantine officer Pastore would ride his horse to senior homes to help spread cheer through the neighborhood. Officers like Scott help inspire us to spread kindness and remind us that the smallest act of kindness can help change a person's day. Lastly, we would like to honor EMT Leslie Shaffer. Leslie has been a paramedic for AMR for 15 years. Not only is she a paramedic, but she also helps teach new EMT's Stop the Bleed Classes at the local community college. Leslie has taught over 11,000 students. Leslie, thank you for stepping up, and making a difference in our community. To all the men and women who help protect and serve our community, thank you!


Las Vegas Healing Garden Subaru Clean Up  –  Aaron L

On October 1, 2017 tragedy struck our city. During a Route 91 concert, we lost 58 lives from a mass shooting. Instead of our city falling to the ground, our community rose from the darkness and created light. In a matter of weeks, the community and volunteers came together and built the Healing Garden. Three years later the Healing Garden stands strong and reminds a place of beauty and peace. Subaru of Las Vegas volunteered to help clean the garden by helping wipe down memorials, pick up trash, clean the pathways, and plant new flowers to inspire hope. The Healing Garden has 58 trees planted to represent the 58 lives that were taken to soon. Today, Subaru of Las Vegas planted a flower by each tree in remembrance. We are so grateful to be a part of a community that has so much strength and resilience. Many lives were affected by Route 91 including many of our staff members. We hope that we are able to make a difference, and help inspire others to volunteer throughout the community. We will never forget the events that took place on October 1st, and we will always carry the 58 that are no longer with us in our hearts.


75th Anniversary of WW2 Commemorative Procession  –  Belinda M

On September 2, 2020 Subaru of Las Vegas participated in the Honor Flight Southern Nevada's 75th Anniversary of WW2 Commemorative Procession. The Honor Flight of Southern Nevada is a non-profit organization with the mission of escorting World War 2, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans to the memorials in Washington D.C. that are dedicated to those who risked their lives for America's freedom. Due to Covid- 19 all flights for 2020 have been canceled, but that didn't stop the community from coming together to honor our veterans, and celebrate the 75th anniversary of WW2 ending! The Honor Flight of Southern Nevada created a parade that started from Downtown Las Vegas and traveled past the Las Vegas Strip .It was an honor to be able to participate in this parade alongside so many others that support our veterans. We salute all the veterans that put their life on the line to help gain freedom for our beautiful country. Your bravery and sacrifice do not go unnoticed, and Subaru of Las Vegas thanks you for your dedication and service, because of our veterans we get to call America home!


Feed The Valley Donation Drive  –  Yvette R

Subaru of Las Vegas is teaming up with Fox 5 to help bring awareness and support families by being a part of the Feed the Valley Donation Drive. Now more than ever people are in need of food because of distance learning and record high unemployment rates. Many people rely on school lunches to help feed their children, but with small donations, you can make a big impact. One dollar has the opportunity to create three meals! By the end of the year food and security will increase by 58% in our city. If the community comes together with small donations, we will be able to help families across the valley. Throughout the pandemic, Subaru of Las Vegas has continued to give back and inspire others to do the same! Thank you to everyone that has took the time to go out and donate, and help change a family's life! The support of the community is unbelievable, and we are so proud to call Las Vegas home!


Subaru Loves Pets!  –  Richard V

On Friday, August 28th Subaru of Las Vegas teamed up with the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society to help get animals out of the shelter, and into their forever homes! Our goal was to help get five huskies adopted and placed into loving homes. We are proud to announce that all huskies now have a place to call home! Subaru of Las Vegas gifted each family a Subaru pet starter kit! Each kit had dog toys, dog wipes, dog bowl, Subaru leash, Subaru blanket, and much more. Being able to host adoption events on-site helps fill the dealership with love and joy. Not only are we helping animals find their forever homes, but we are also helping grow families! An animals love is unconditional, and that's what Subaru of Las Vegas has for our community and all animals!


Honoring Our First Responders  –  Joel G

For the month of August Subaru of Las Vegas and iHeartMedia are honored to recognize our local unsung heroes. Men and women constantly serve our community, and ask for nothing in return. Every month we ask people to submit stories of a first responder that has made a difference in their life. This month we recognize Georgia Tabudlong, Curtis Weske, Michael Coleman, and Julie Torremoro. These people have made a difference in our community and in our lives. Georgia is a registered nurse at Summerlin Hospital and is constantly going above and beyond to make sure patients are getting the care they deserve. Curtis Weske is a Henderson Police Officer who battled cancer and won! He didn't let cancer get him down, instead he continued to show up to work with a smile on his face! Michael Coleman is also a Henderson Police Officer that created a program to help teach our first responders how to properly and safely interact with anyone who has special needs. His program has made a huge difference in the community and continues to inspire people to be kind to everyone. Lastly, we honor Julie Torremoro who is a registered nurse at Spring Valley Hospital throughout her hectic schedule she is constantly finding donations for the hospital, and ways to get more involved in the community. Thank you for going above and beyond in our community and being an inspiration to many. We honor you today, and every day moving forward!


Salute Our Troops  –  Emily D

Subaru of Las Vegas and Fox 5 salute Richard Carreon for all of his hard work and dedication. Richard Carreon served in our United States Army, and it was there that Richard became a chemical weapon specialist, and included deployments in the middle east. Richard has been recognized multiply times, and received a bronze star with valor and a purple heart. Richard continues to dedicate his time to helping those that have also served in our United States military, and struggle with suicide. He started his own nonprofit; The Nevada Veterans Association were he helps bring together veteran's and their families. Richard Carreon is a true American hero, and Subaru of Las Vegas is honored to recognize him. Thank you for your faithful service to our country and the United States Army, you continue to go above and beyond to help make a difference in our world.


Subaru Supports Small Local Non-Profit  –  Cindy T

Subaru's Share the Love Campaign under the “Subaru Cares” Umbrella supports local small non-profit organizations! The concept is to show hope and a silver lining for small local non-profits who have been affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic. Each week, listeners were asked to go to 96.3 KKLZ station website and the 720 KDWN website to submit a non-profit for the opportunity to win a $5k advertising grant across the Beasley Media radio stations in Las Vegas! Subaru of Las Vegas knows the challenges of operating a business during the pandemic, and as a part of Subaru Loves to Care we want to help local small non-profits by providing a $5,000 advertising grant on Beasley radio stations to help create awareness of the need in the community. We are proud to announce that Lighthouse Charities of Las Vegas won the $5,000 advertising grant! The Lighthouse Charities' mission is to assist families and individuals who are transitioning out of Welfare, at-risk individuals and low-income families, and recent legal immigrants in becoming self-reliant. Lighthouse Charities offer workforce training programs, education classes, and ELL classes to help families adjust to the community and have the opportunity to be successful! Subaru of Las Vegas is proud to help bring the community together, and help our local non-profit organizations!


Conversation With Wish Moms  –  Sheila M

On August 20th Subaru of Las Vegas had the honor of sponsoring Conversations with Wish Moms, which is a Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada fundraiser. This was an extremely amazing event, that ended in an even better surprise! We were able to listen to 3 different wish moms journeys, as they described the challenges of raising kids with illnesses and most importantly what it means to have their wish granted! By the end of the night with the help of Subaru of Las Vegas and their $10,000 donation we were able to help grant Felicia's wish to go to Atlantis, Bahamas. Felicia is an 11 year old girl and was diagnosed with cancer in her leg. Felicia was given the choice to amputate her leg and clear cancer, or keep her leg and fight. She decided to fight, and we are so proud of her. Through chemotherapy, starting school in a wheelchair, losing her hair, and going to countless doctors appointments she always maintained a smile. We wish Felicia the best time in Atlantis, and we are so thankful we were able to help make her wish come true!


Supply Our Students Drive  –  Sergio R

Subaru of Las Vegas teamed up with Fox 5 News to support our local Salvation Army, to help supply our students! Subaru of Las Vegas donated 20 Subaru love bags! Our hopes are that these backpacks will bring happiness and joy in each child’s life! Each backpack has a box of crayons to help inspire children to color the world and make it their own. Education is the most powerful tool to help change the world, and we know that learning this year may be a little different, but we encourage every child to continue to always try their best and expand their knowledge! We are so proud to be a part of the Las Vegas community, even in dark times, our community came together and helped raised a total of $67,081.00 for our students! Subaru is proud to support the community and our students!


Mike and Carla's 4th Annual Project H2O Drive  –  Emily D

Subaru of Las Vegas partnered with 96.3 KKLZ for the 4th Annual Project H2O drive, benefiting the Las Vegas Salvation Army! We were encouraging our community to come to Subaru of Las Vegas and donate a case of water for those in need. We know that families have been struggling during these unpredicted times, and we want to make sure we are doing everything we can to help support the families of our community! As the summertime came rolling in, our community really stepped up to show support. Even during stressful times people continued to find the time and love to come and donate! We are Vegas strong!


Thank You Thursday's!  –  Emily D

Every day men and women who work in our health care systems and law enforcement departments, risk their lives in order to protect the people of the Las Vegas community. Subaru of Las Vegas and Port of Subs have teamed up to salute our local frontline heroes through our Thank You Thursday program! Each Thursday Subaru of Las Vegas and Port of Subs travel to different hospitals, fire stations, and police departments to surprise our front line heroes with lunch courtesy of Port of Subs. We want to say thank you to those who show strength, courage, compassion, and dedication to serve the Las Vegas community. For the month of July Subaru of Las Vegas and Port of Subs surprised: Clark County Fire Station 50, Henderson West Police Department, Centennial Hills Hospital, and lastly Clark County Fire Station 22. From all of us at Subaru of Las Vegas, we want to say thank you for your constant hard work and devotion to helping people in need. During these uncertain times Subaru of Las Vegas continues to shed light through the community, and ensure that Las Vegas stands strong! Together, we can make a difference to make the world a better place, one Thursday at a time!


Thank You Vegas for Helping Us To Save Lives!  –  Sara D

When the pandemic hit, American Red Cross really didn't know how it would affect blood donations. American Red Cross experienced a blood shortage and was in immediate need. Subaru of Las Vegas partnered with FOX 5 to put out an urgent call and 140 appointments were set for blood donations that took place at Subaru of Las Vegas on July 1st. Subaru of Las Vegas was honored to host this event and was honored to be part of the solution of blood shortage. The efforts of FOX 5 and Subaru of Las Vegas resulted in 143 units of blood collected and 74 first time donors. Thank you Vegas, for coming out!


Honoring Our First Responders  –  Jennifer V

As our city makes adjustments to its services due to the most recent updates with COVID-19, our local heroes are called on more than ever. Our First Responders truly are special people and we can’t thank them enough for what they do! iHeartMedia and Subaru of Las Vegas are proud to honor our local heroes monthly. Congratulations to Jeff Martin, Kristin Peters, Eric Hutchason, Dana Marks, Ronald Tucker, and Steve Katich for being recognized by the community as First Responder of the Month and for having the heart and courage to serve!


Pray for Shay  –  Jennifer V

On June 1st, Las Vegas Metro Officer Shay Mikalonis was injured while on duty. Since that night he has been fighting for his life at UMC. Shay is a customer of Subaru of Las Vegas, so we partnered with 95.5 The Bull to create a book filled with the positive messages for Shay from the community. 255 pages (front and back!) later... every single message was delivered! Officer Shay Mikalonis and his family would like to thank each and every person who wrote “Get Well” messages. Subaru of Las Vegas is continuing to pray for Shay.


Stop Summer Slide With Super Summer Rise  –  Jennifer V

Subaru of Las Vegas has partnered with KTNV's 13 Connects Super Summer Rise program as a resource for learning, engaging and educating Las Vegas kids while school is not available to them. The local children are on an extended break for school, but that does not have to mean a break for their brains! By joining forces with community education partners including Spread the Word Nevada, Clark County School District, The Library District, YMCA, Green Our Planet, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, and the United Way of Southern Nevada to offer Online Learning and Offline learning tools as well as Story Time Readings, we hope to combat the summer learning loss issue that puts our children at risk of falling significantly behind in education levels.


Saluting Our Local Troops  –  Jennifer V

Subaru of Las Vegas, in partnership with Sinclair Broadcasting and the Folded Flag Foundation, continue to do great things to show what the amazing Veterans do for our local community. For the month of June, Subaru of Las Vegas is honored to recognize Jericho Gozum. Born in the Philippines and welcomed to the U.S. through the Navy, he completed two tours of duty during the Gulf War. After his service, he started the non-profit Veterans Helping Veteran support group. Subaru of Las Vegas is proud to present Jericho with the Salute Our Troop award for June. Thank you, Jericho, for your faithful service to our country and for all you continue to do with the Vets Helping Vets Support Group. What an amazing blessing Jericho is to so many others and for that, we salute him!


Recognizing Academic Excellence  –  Jennifer V

Subaru of Las Vegas partnered with The Las Vegas Review-Journal on their Academic Excellence program for its second year. The program recognized one student per grade (1st - 12th) in Southern Nevada who exhibited academic achievement, community involvement, citizenship and leadership in and out of the classroom. With over 500 entries, it was hard to pick just twelve kids! Subaru of Las Vegas and The Las Vegas Review-Journal spent two days on the road visiting each student to congratulate them and present them with a custom Academic Excellence Award and a $500 cash prize. Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!


Celebrating The Class of 2020!  –  Bernadine W

The graduating class of 2020 has had a unique experience to say the least. With prom and graduation having been cancelled, Subaru of Las Vegas wanted to recognize the hard work and accomplishments of each high school senior. Partnered with iHeartMedia, Subaru of Las Vegas invited the community to honor Las Vegas graduates with personalized on-air shout outs of high school seniors around the valley. Burton Hughes, General Manager of Subaru of Las Vegas, also gave a personalized message that played through the radio airwaves: "Congratulations from Subaru of Las Vegas to the history-making graduating class of 2020! There's never been a class quite like yours, so stay epic as you keep learning, growing, exploring, and changing the world!"


Remembered as a Hero - Joseph Wilcox  –  Andy L

Joseph Wilcox was a good man in the wrong place, at the wrong time, who tried to do the right thing. Two Las Vegas police officers were shot and killed in an ambush while on their lunch break at Cicis Pizza six years ago. Joseph Wilcox also died while trying to stop the shooters in a nearby Walmart. Subaru of Las Vegas had the pleasure of meeting Joseph's mother, Debra, as part of a community outreach to help those who were negatively impacted by the affects of COVID-19. As the sixth anniversary of this shooting approached, Subaru of Las Vegas wanted to let Debra know that her son was not forgotten. Teaming up with Custom Jacks and 96.3 KKLZ, we visited Debra to present her with a beautifully hand-made work of art in honor of Joseph. Remembered and never forgotten.


Banking On Love with American Red Cross  –  Sara D

The American Red Cross is so grateful to all our partners that continue to stand with us through the evolution of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Hundreds of thousands of donors and blood drive hosts have responded to the call to support the lifesaving mission and we can't thank you enough! Subaru of Las Vegas's commitment to host a blood drive with the Red Cross truly made a difference! Subaru of Las Vegas registered 26 total donors, collected 32 pints of blood and recruited 3 first-time donors. Your efforts have helped boost the community blood supply and ensure hospital patients have the lifesaving blood they need. Thank you for your gifts of time and support. We truly appreciate your generosity. The patients who have benefited from the blood collected at your blood drive are beyond grateful.


Subaru Loves to Help During COVID-19  –  Logan W

Subaru of Las Vegas teamed up with 96.3 KKLZ amidst the initial onset of COVID-19 in efforts to help those in the community who were negatively impacted when Las Vegas officially turned out the lights for the safety of the city. Stay-at-home orders left many without employment, resulting in Nevada having the highest unemployment rate in the nation. Subaru of Las Vegas wanted to put a little bit of hope back into the city, so four four-weeks, we set out to deliver $250 worth of groceries per family to those impacted by business closures or layoffs. In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be universal. It all starts with acts of love for others to follow!


Share The Love Event - DISCOVERY Children's Museum  –  Melissa K

Thank you for your generous support of DISCOVERY Children’s Museum. We are truly grateful for your gift of $24,697.14 via check #1731239 in recognition of the 2019 Share the Love Campaign. We are honored to have been chosen as one of your local charity partners, and thank you for your continued commitment to children through Subaru Loves Learning. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on funds from donors like you to ensure DISCOVERY Children’s Museum can serve the children and families of our community for years to come. Although our physical doors may be closed, we have transitioned to provide educational programming online through the creation of our newly established At Home DISCOVERIES program. This digital program can be found on our website as well as all social media channels, and allows children to continue learning from home, while providing significant tools to our parents, teachers, and community at large. Your donation remains an important investment in education in Southern Nevada and allows us to continue to serve as a vital community resource. On behalf of our dedicated team and Board of Trustees, thank you. Your generosity helps ignite a lifelong love of learning!


Share The Love Event - Red Rock Search & Rescue  –  Donald M

Subaru, thank you so much for the donation of $31,801.94 that you sent us as part of the Share the Love Event. We are incredibly grateful for your support now and over the last several years. Thanks to your generous donation, we are able to continue to fund our internal programs. These include purchasing CPR mannequins, medical supplies, insurance for our Mobile Command Post vehicle, gasoline for our team trucks, maps, software, computers, and office supplies. Your donation helps us serve our Las Vegas community so that we can find missing and lost loved ones. To date, RRSAR has gone on 503 missions and contributed more than 195,000 volunteer hours to the community. The team consists entirely of volunteers who train to the highest standards. We could not do this without your generous support. Thank you again from all of us at Red Rock Search and Rescue!


Subaru of Las Vegas Cares  –  Robert B

TAKE 5 TO CARE is KVVU FOX5’s year-round commitment to Southern Nevada, designed to educate and involve Las Vegas families with issues that affect our children, neighbors, and our community. Since 2004, FOX5 and its partners have helped raise over $76 million dollars for local non-profits and have created and supported hundreds of local events and initiatives, lending help where it's needed and giving families places and reasons to spend quality time together. “Subaru of Las Vegas has been a community champion of Take 5 to Care for the last 5 years and we consider their staff to be family. Their Love Promise matches the heart and soul of our station and our signature community initiative, Take 5 to Care,” Terri Peck, KVVU FOX5 Station Manager. Together, FOX5 and Subaru of Las Vegas create and sponsor more than 24 local events each year supporting local charities like Opportunity Village, March of Dimes, The Animal Foundation, American Red Cross, Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation and Three Square. We invite you and your family to join us and be part of Take 5 to Care’s monthly events and initiatives.


Red Rock Search and Rescue  –  Donald M

Red Rock Search and Rescue and the Las Vegas community have both benefited greatly from the SUBARU Share the Love donations to our Team! In 2019 to date, we have been deployed on 101 official agency search missions. 75% are with Las Vegas METRO police (METRO SAR, Missing Persons and Homicide), with the remaining missions assisting the Bureau of Land Management at Red Rock Canyon, Mt. Charleston and Lake Mead, Clark County Coroner's office, Boulder City PD, Henderson PD and North Las Vegas PD.We have also worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Air Force. Our entire team and management is comprised of 275 active volunteers, who each put in a minimum of 60 hours per year, in addition to their personal required SAR certifications. Our total volunteer hours to date for 2019 is 30,125! Utilizing the Share the Love donations, we are able to cover some of our basic needs such as our mandatory SAR insurance, fuel and maintenance on our SAR vehicles; without these basics we would not be able to search. In addition, we have acquired state of the art GPS tracking and communications devices that allow the Command Post staff to track the search teams in the wilderness in near real time. This allows for a much higher level of safety for the volunteers as well as provide precise locations when we locate a missing or injured person, and need to extract them via helicopter or ground medical resources. We have also expanded our medical first aid and CPR training to the public including teaching special classes for blind students, Boy Scout and Hiking group leaders and others. Our Hug A Tree children's hiking training classes have expanded into schools and community resource groups. All our public classes are free or at cost, allowing for everyone to be able to learn how to help themselves, family or friends in an emergency. On behalf of the entire RRSAR Team, I thank you for your continued support!


Subaru of Las Vegas Pet Pick of the Week  –  Allan S

KXNT has been honored to have Subaru of Las Vegas sponsor our Pet Pick of the Week for the past year. We video our featured pet from their showroom and the support of Burton Hughes and his entire staff have made this a wonderful, welcoming and very genuine experience. We solicited Subaru of Las Vegas as our Pet Pick sponsor because of how impressed we were with their overwhelming support of almost every charitable effort throughout southern Nevada. Alan Stock, host of the Pet Pick says, “I have never worked with another business that has been more giving to the broader community than what I’ve seen come from Subaru of Las Vegas on a daily basis. They are a true community partner.” -Alan Stock


Subaru of Las Vegas is a true community partner  –  Misty M

Subaru of Las Vegas is a true community partner, and this is demonstrated by their organization’s actions throughout the community. This year Subaru of Las Vegas and 13 Connects were able to serve dozens of families at the 1st annual Live Well Heath Fair, helping uninsured or under insured valley residents get some of their critical health care needs met. In addition, the program helped get collaboration between several valley non-profits for Summer Rise, a program aimed at helping combat the summer learning loss that occurs in kids that are not actively engaged in learning over the summer months. The collective effort raised over 6,000 books for children in need. Their efforts even extended into the financial needs of so many valley residents, offering weeks’ worth of financial education both on-air and online and offered a resource guide to help people better manage their financial health. Finally, through Subaru’s support, 13 Connects is able to award numerous individual in the community who need help during the holiday months or who deserve a reward for great efforts throughout the year. The initiative is called 13 Days and Knights of Giving and is a collaboration with the VGK Foundation. KTNV-TV and Subaru of Las Vegas educate, inform and bring together the Las Vegas region to bet their community as a whole.


Academic Excellence Award  –  Robert B

Subaru of Las Vegas was the presenting sponsor for the 2018 - 2019 Academic Excellence Awards. The Las Vegas Review-Journal received over 400 nominations and hosted the 1st annual awards event on May 8, 2019 at JW Marriott and recognized one student in each grade level, 1st – 12th, from public, private, magnet and charter schools throughout the valley. These students are not only succeeding academically but are role models in their commitment and advancement through extra-curricular activities, citizenship and leadership. The winners were selected by a panel of noted independent judges, representing our education, business, and civic communities. Each winner received a $500 cash award and an additional $500 cash toward a school program of their choosing.


Subaru Loves Pets Blanket & Adoption Drive  –  Danielle H

On October 4, 2019 Subaru of Las Vegas hosted their 4th annual Take 5 to Care: Subaru Loves Pets Blanket & Adoption Drive. This was the first year City of Henderson Animal Care & Control was invited but I hope it won’t be our last. We were pleasantly surprised by how many wonderful Subaru employees, customers, and community members came out to make donations to the valley’s pets and adopt homeless animals. The City of Henderson brought dogs, kittens and even a rabbit to the event. Happily,five kittens, a dog and the rabbit were all adopted. Subaru also donated blankets, treats and other animal supplies to the shelter. Thank you Subaru of Las Vegas for caring about the animals in Southern Nevada!


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society  –  Katie D

On July 16th, 2019, the Southern Nevada chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society along with Subaru of Las Vegas, had the pleasure of delivering blankets and craft kits to Summerlin Hospital and Medical Center as part of the Subaru Loves To Care program. Though it is quite hot outside, these blankets were a perfect fit in the cool air conditioning of the hospital. Not only did the blankets warm their outsides but the accompanying personalized messages of hope warmed the patients’ hearts.We met a variety of wonderful Southern Nevadans, both young and old, during our visit. One person in particular stood out. Esther Mason moved to Las Vegas from Huntington Beach, California 25 years ago to be closer to family. She loves spending time each day with one or more of her 13 grandchildren. In late 2017, Esther had horrible neck pain. She went to her primary care physician, a man she really was not crazy about but was on her insurance plan. He could not diagnose what was wrong. He simply referred her to specialist after specialist. The calendar year was ending and in January, she would be switching insurance plans and would have to get a new doctor because her current doctor did not accept her new insurance. Well Esther felt her prayers were answered. Her new doctor, Dr. John Hara, Esther refers to as ‘her angel.’ Esther was finally diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma on February 1st, 2018. Dr. Hara got her on the right path and under the correct treatment and if all goes well, this will be her final round of chemo. Esther truly feels her prayers were answered. LLS of Southern Nevada has proudly been distributing blankets and craft kits with Subaru of Las Vegas for three years now. We are grateful to partner with such a generous company that truly understands what community is all about. KATIE DALEY | Light The Night Campaign Manager


American Red Cross Blood Drive  –  Robert B

The American Red Cross is delighted to continue our partnership with Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas. This is the third year that we've worked together, running six blood drives and saving lives. We value this relationship highly, because it is a prime example of how businesses and non-profits can work together to help keep our community #vegasstronger. We look forward to working together for years to come!


First Responders Award  –  Robert B

Subaru of Las Vegas in partnership with iHeartMEDIA Las Vegas honors local first responders every month of the year! Each month iHeartMEDIA solicits nominations of local first responders who have made a difference in their lives and communities. They invite listeners to go online to each of their four stations websites to make the nominations. Then, from the hundreds of nominations they receive, they select an honoree each month for each station: Sunny 106.5, 95.5 The Bull, 93.1 The Mountain and REAL 103.9. Once the honorees are selected, the fun really begins! A time and date is set and the team from Subaru of Las Vegas joins the radio station on-air talent and crew as we go out to their workplace and honor them in person. We bring each honoree a Subaru “swag bag” and we get to honor them and their entire team! We are proud that we’ve been able to honor Southern Nevada first responders in law enforcement, fire & rescue, trauma and other hospital personnel and EMT’s along the way. It never gets old and we plan to continue to honor those who keep our communities safe and help us in times of dire need.


Discovery Children's Museum  –  Robert B

Where do I begin when I think of Subaru of Las Vegas and their commitment to children in our community? When we began our partnership with Subaru of Las Vegas a little over a year ago, we could not have envisioned a more perfect company to help us inspire a love of lifelong learning for children in the local community. Subaru Loves Learning really does sum it all up: It is our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible. Here at DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, we couldn’t agree more! We believe that every child, no matter their background, should have the opportunity to dream big, have access to the best learning tools and most importantly have a safe haven where they can simply engage in play and be a kid. The Subaru Car Care Center inside the Eco-City Gallery of DISCOVERY Children’s Museum opened this past summer with roaring success. This exhibit is always a favorite with the children and families who visit each day, and has been especially beloved since the Subaru brand has formally taken over the space. The exhibit includes a made to scale Subaru Ascent, a touch screen monitor which shows off the various features of the car, the latest models, updates and information about the Subaru Love Promise. This exhibit is not only vibrant and beautiful to look at, but it also offers children the opportunity to learn about jobs in the automotive industry. There are so many pieces to the success of the Subaru brand and we want them to know it takes many different types of jobs to accomplish that level of success. Children have the opportunity to change a tire, honk the horn, test the battery and even get under the hood of the car. DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is most impressed with Subaru’s commitment to the environment and the way in which their brand teaches sustainability. This is often not a major selling point with vehicles, so to have a brand represented that is eco-friendly is such an honor for the Museum! In closing, the partnership which we have undertaken with Subaru of Las Vegas is nothing short of spectacular. Their staff is one in a million and has been such a joy to welcome into our Museum. Subaru of Las Vegas’ commitment to making our community the best it can be is unmatched. Most importantly, we are so grateful for the stand Subaru has taken with their dedication to serving children through education. This is by far one of the most perfect examples of how people working together can change the world. Caitlin Shea Director of Development DISCOVERY Children’s Museum


Salute our Troops  –  Robert B

In partnership with Sinclair Broadcasting’s NEWS3, CW Las Vegas and MyLV TV, along with the Folded Flag Foundation, Subaru of Las Vegas is honored to recognize active and retired members of our armed forces in Southern Nevada with Salute Our Troops. Subaru of Las Vegas has honored 24 nominated members of our armed forces every month since the inception of the program in October 2017. Subaru of Las Vegas knows it is important to remind our local community of all the hard work that these people do for our community and our country while living here in Southern Nevada. We are all honored to have these recipients along with all other active duty and retired members of our nations armed forces and their families living and working among us in Southern Nevada and making our community that much better.


CCSD's Title I HOPE Program  –  Andrea K

Dear Subaru of Las Vegas Employees, Title I HOPE is thrilled to be the recipient of the donations raised during the Subaru Love for Learning Event over Labor Day weekend this year. As of September 10, 2019, over 9,000 students in the Clark County School District have been identified as experiencing homelessness and in need of assistance. It is the mission of the Title I HOPE Program to remove barriers for homeless students to enroll in school and educate school personnel, parents, and unaccompanied youth of the educational options under the McKinney-Vento federal law but this program does so much more for students within the Clark County School District that find themselves in homeless situations. Through grant funding, Title I HOPE is able to assist families and students by providing school supplies, toiletries, emergency clothing and food, assistance with transportation, if and when it is appropriate, school uniforms, as well as opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities like sports and other clubs that require payment for participation. The staff at Title I HOPE ensure that students experiencing homelessness receive the same opportunities that any other student would be afforded. This includes our most vulnerable students residing in local shelters or students that find themselves unaccompanied by an adult and homeless, out on their own. As a result of the monetary donation of $6,000.00 from Subaru of Las Vegas, Title I HOPE gains the flexibility to ensure CCSD students experiencing homelessness have access to needed items such as wrestling and soccer shoes. We can also supply more high school seniors transitioning into college with necessary food and supplies such as laundry detergent, toiletries, and bedding as they begin their journey toward earning a college degree. On behalf of the Title I HOPE Staff, and CCSD students you help support, thank you for your kindness and generosity. Sincerely, Meg Pike & Kelly-Jo Shebeck, Coordinator Title I Hope


Subaru of Las Vegas Holiday Blood Drive  –  Taylor B

July 5th, 2018 Subaru of Las Vegas and FOX 5’s Take 5 to Care Team teamed up for our annual FOX 5 Holiday Blood Drive with the American Red Cross at the Silverton’s Veil Pavilion. With a record-breaking 142 donations and units collected, we were able to save lives today because of your generous contribution. Thank you Las Vegas for all you do for our community and helping give back in ways that some may not be able to.


Subaru of Las Vegas with Camp Cartwheel  –  Taylor B

Each summer since 1996, critically ill children and their siblings, ages 5 to 17, look forward to Camp Cartwheel where they enjoy swimming, hiking, arts & crafts, canoeing, scuba, outdoor games, rock wall climbing and more! This year marked Subaru of Las Vegas’s 4th year volunteering, where we were able to do a little something special for the campers. We provided beach balls, bubble wands, footballs and a $500 gift card for their store to go and restock their shelves with toys for the kids to choose from to take home. Over the years Camp Cartwheel has grown immensely and now offers two camps to meet the needs of critically ill children in the Southern Nevada area. With over 100 children in each session, campers and volunteers come together to create life-long memories and friendships. Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF) Camp Cartwheel at Torino Ranch is an outdoor three-night camp experience designed to help children with cancer or other critical illnesses as well as their siblings overcome the physical, mental and emotional obstacles posed by childhood disease. Camp Cartwheel at Torino Ranch provides a relief from the stress of hospitals and the trauma of fighting disease. For patients, it’s a time to have fun with their brothers and sisters and remember what it feels like to be a kid again. This is one of our favorite events of the year and we are counting down the days till next year’s camp. Thank you NCCF for all you do for our little heroes.


Subaru of Las Vegas Loves to Care with LLS  –  Katie D

What does Subaru of Las Vegas do to positively impact Southern Nevada? An easier question to ask the 2018 winner of the Customer & Community Commitment award would be what don’t they do? Throughout the year, Subaru of Las Vegas stays true to the Subaru Loves to Care promise and it was proven again this summer. On August 8, 2018 Taylor Borjesson of Subaru Public Relations and Subaru product specialists, Jen and Coco, joined the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) of Southern Nevada’s Light The Night staffers Katie Daley and Jill Sarcletti to share the love with pediatric patients at Sunrise Children’s Hospital. They were able to visit 20 young patients that day. This group of young warriors hailed from all walks of life and were valiantly fighting an array of battles. One young brother and sister team stood out among the patients and proved just how powerful love can be. In one young man’s room, curled up in a chair next to him, was his teen-aged sister. She was keeping him company while their mom and dad were at work. School was to start in one week and his sister had spent most of her summer break comforting and supporting him through this difficult time. Her goal? Driving him to his first day of school on August 13th. Even though the temperature outside was well over 100 degrees, it was quite chilly inside. As the young man was given a blanket by Subaru, his sister thanked everyone profusely and noted how cold the hospital was kept. She was given a blanket as well, which she initially refused saying that they should go to the other patients. But after much insistence from the folks at Subaru and LLS, she took the blanket. She again thanked everyone, climbed up into her brother’s bed and under the two blankets, they both fell asleep.Thank you, Subaru of Las Vegas, for bringing warmth and comfort to those who need it.


Subaru Loves to Care with LLS  –  Katie D

What does Subaru of Las Vegas do to positively impact Southern Nevada? An easier question to ask the 2018 winner of the Customer & Community Commitment award would be what don’t they do? Throughout the year, Subaru of Las Vegas stays true to the Subaru Loves to Care promise and it was proven again this summer. On August 8, 2018, Taylor Borjesson of Subaru of Las Vegas Public Relations and Subaru product specialists, Jen and Coco, joined the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) of Southern Nevada’s Light The Night staffers Katie Daley and Jill Sarcletti to share the love with pediatric patients at Sunrise Children’s Hospital. They were able to visit 20 young patients that day. This group of young warriors hailed from all walks of life and were valiantly fighting an array of battles. One young brother and sister team stood out among the patients and proved just how powerful love can be. In one young man’s room, curled up in a chair next to him, was his teen-aged sister. She was keeping him company while their mom and dad were at work. The school was to start in one week and his sister had spent most of her summer break comforting and supporting him through this difficult time. Her goal? Driving him to his first day of school on August 13th. Even though the temperature outside was well over 100 degrees, it was quite chilly inside. As the young man was given a blanket by Subaru, his sister thanked everyone profusely and noted how cold the hospital was kept. She was given a blanket as well, which she initially refused saying that they should go to the other patients. But after much insistence from the folks at Subaru and LLS, she took the blanket. She again thanked everyone, climbed up into her brother’s bed and under the two blankets, they both fell asleep. Thank you, Subaru of Las Vegas, for bringing warmth and comfort to those who need it.


Camp Cartwheel 2018  –  Taylor B

Each summer since 1996, critically ill children and their siblings, ages 5 to 17, look forward to Camp Cartwheel where they enjoy swimming, hiking, arts & crafts, canoeing, scuba, outdoor games, rock wall climbing and more! This year marked Subaru of Las Vegas’s 4th year volunteering, where we were able to do a little something special for the campers. We provided beach balls, bubble wands, footballs and a $500 gift card for their store to go and restock their shelves with toys for the kids to choose from to take home. Over the years Camp Cartwheel has grown immensely and now offers two camps to meet the needs of critically ill children in the Southern Nevada area. With over 100 children in each session, campers and volunteers come together to create life-long memories and friendships. Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF) Camp Cartwheel at Torino Ranch is an outdoor three-night camp experience designed to help children with cancer or other critical illnesses as well as their siblings overcome the physical, mental and emotional obstacles posed by childhood disease. Camp Cartwheel at Torino Ranch provides a relief from the stress of hospitals and the trauma of fighting disease. For patients, it’s a time to have fun with their brothers and sisters and remember what it feels like to be a kid again. This is one of our favorite events of the year and we are counting down the days till next year’s camp. Thank you NCCF for all you do for our little heroes.


Subaru Loves to Help  –  Taylor B

July 5th, 2018 Subaru of Las Vegas and FOX 5’s Take 5 to Care Team teamed up for our annual FOX 5 Holiday Blood Drive with the American Red Cross at the Silverton’s Veil Pavilion. With a record-breaking 142 donations and units collected, we were able to save lives today because of your generous contribution. Thank you Las Vegas for all you do for our community and helping give back in ways that some may not be able to.


National Rebuilding Together Day  –  Taylor B

On April 29th Subaru of Las Vegas received the opportunity to participate in Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada (RTSNV) for our third year. RTSNV was founded in 1994 and is the local affiliate of the national nonprofit organization, Rebuilding Together, focused on safe and healthy housing. RTSNV serves to transform the lives of low-income homeowners by rehabilitating existing homes to improve their overall health and safety with no cost to the owners. With more than 1,200 community partners and volunteers, RTSNV has renovated more than 7,500 homes, impacting the lives of more than 14,000 Southern Nevadans. We were able to turn this house into a home again by helping with exterior painting, xeriscaping, property clean up, small exterior repairs and debris removal. National Rebuilding Day isn’t just about repairing homes, it’s about transforming lives and we cannot wait for next year’s home transformation.


Subaru Loves to Help  –  Taylor B

Saturday April 28th Subaru of Las Vegas was able to sponsor the 2018 A-Games for the second year in a row! The A-games is an event hosted this year by Zappos, for kids and their families with autism. Kids of all ages got to compete in different categories ranging from skills events, obstacle courses, rock wall challenge, bike races, and scooter and skateboard races! Thanks to everyone who entered and donated to the silent auction FEAT of Southern Nevada was able to raise $20,000 to help with FEAT programs. This event along with many others is one of the ways Subaru is able to give back to our community while exceed our Subaru Love Promise, the A-Games fell under our Subaru loves to help initiative and we wouldn’t want it any other way. Thank you FEAT of Southern Nevada for all you do.


Sibling Day 2018  –  Taylor B

On Saturday April 7th, 2018 Subaru of Las Vegas was able to sponsor Sibling Day a nonprofit event benefiting St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. Our Las Vegas community enjoyed a free, family festival at Tivoli Village Las Vegas to support St. Jude National Sibling Day; which included foster siblings reuniting, enjoying entertainment, games, food & the farmers market.


Subaru of Las Vegas Loves to Care  –  Taylor B

Subaru of Las Vegas had the opportunity to sponsor an amazing event for a very worthy cause. On February 10th, 2018 The American Cancer Society hosted their inaugural event Construction vs. Cancer. More than 500 VIPs (children fighting cancer), as well as 1450 guests, enjoyed activities that we helped present to our community. Activites ranged from, local performers, to face painting, dunk tanks, and even special visits from the Avengers and Tinker Bell! Kids were able to "dig out" their cancer and take control while driving supervised Bobcats. The American Cancer Society raised $285,000 net for pediatric cancer patients locally and a vital pediatric cancer research program, immunotherapy. This is just one of the many ways Subaru of Las Vegas is able to give back to our community while maintaining our Subaru Love Promise. This was our first event for 2018 and a great way to kick-start our Share the Love year!


Subaru Loves the Earth  –  Sharon C

On November 18th, over 700 cars participated in the 13th Nevada Public Radio Recycling Day. The event successfully provided a place for the community to safely dispose of confidential materials, recycle unwanted electronics, clean out spaces and make use of large-volume commingled recycle drop-offs, as well as sharing their gently used items with others and keep unused medication out of the hands of our youth and water supply. Breakdown of cars at each location: Republic Services– 205, Blind Center of Nevada – 443, Goodwill of Southern Nevada – 198, Shred-it – 433, CARE Coalition – 193. Total cars – 706.Presenting sponsor Subaru of Las Vegas helped us make the station and parking lot look ready to welcome the community with beautiful, brightly colored flags and directional signage. This year’s model Subaru’s got more than a passing glance with several cars stopping to get out and take a closer look.We are deeply honored that you continue to partner with us as we work cooperatively on our shared interest of keeping Southern Nevada green and focused on recognizing the role we all play together in making this place we call home better for everyone – whether that’s by sharing our abundance with others, protecting our confidential information – or just by keeping the community a little greener. -KNPR


Subaru of Las Vegas Shares the Love  –  Taylor B

This year Subaru of Las Vegas kicked off our 10th annual Subaru Share the Love Event at the Grand Reveal of our new facility. Several local and national charity partners were present to celebrate. Charity partners include Safe Nest, Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Animal Foundation and Meals on Wheels America (Catholic Charities), and Red Rock Search and Rescue. Representing the National Park Foundation was the local staff of the Lake Mead National Park Service.Over the years, Subaru of Las Vegas has been a strong supporter of many local nonprofits. We are honored to have our local chapters at our grand reveal to represent and spread the word on how our local communities can get involved.


Subaru Loves to Care with Sunrise Hospital  –  Robert S

On July 7, 2017 it was a scorching 118 degrees in Las Vegas, yet the team from Subaru of Las Vegas braved the excessive heat warnings, delivering gifts and messages of hope to the patients and families at Sunrise Children's Hospital. Leadership representatives from Subaru of Las Vegas, including Subaru Love Promise Ambassador Taylor Borjesson, were in attendance as the Subaru of Las Vegas Love Promise vehicle arrived with over 80 high-quality blankets and over a dozen arts and crafts kits. Upon arrival, Taylor said, "We're thrilled to be here, spreading awareness about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and dropping these little gifts off to our local patients and their families." In a sea of expressions of gratitude, there were two particularly memorable moments. After putting on her gown and mask, Taylor was able to visit and share Subaru’s well wishes, sunglasses, a craft kit, and bracelet with a pediatric patient who was on medical isolation….bringing some much-needed cheer and interaction. Then Marley, a 3-year old leukemia patient asked Taylor to assist her in making a snake from the play-doh she discovered when opening her craft kit immediately upon receipt, and as she had the entire time….Taylor went above and beyond. The entire Subaru of Las Vegas Team was remarkable, and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Southern Nevada looks forward to additional partnership opportunities in the future that will benefit more Las Vegas patients and their families.


Red Rock Search and rescue  –  Anthony P

Through the enormous generosity of Subaru of Las Vegas and their commitment to Share the Love, Red Rock Search and Rescue has been able to expand its outreach into the community in several significant ways. First, it provides a way for critical equipment to be purchased that allows for faster response times, enhanced communications and up-to-date training. Second, it represents essential support for more than 30,000 volunteer hours each year dedicated to helping families find missing loved ones. And finally, Subaru’s faith in the mission of Red Rock Search and Rescue provides much-needed preparedness preparation, awareness, support, and prevention training for the hundreds of people who are directly impacted each year by what we do. Their shared love makes it possible for us to do what we do. Anthony Peterson RR441 Deputy Chief Red Rock Search and Rescue Anthony Peterson RR441 Deputy Chief Red Rock Search and Rescue


KNPR Recycling Day; Subaru loves the earth  –  Ashley S

For the last 10 years, Nevada Public Radio has been host to various Recycle Day events, held at our station on the CSN Charleston Campus. We partner with shredding, pill take back, recycling, and donation services to provide a free recycling event for the community. With sponsors like Subaru, it helps us continue to provide this service to our listeners/readers. With our numbers of participants growing from 300+ vehicles passing through with 27,000 pounds worth of recycling collected, to 900+ vehicles coming by the campus with over 57,000 pounds of recycling collected, these events are very well received and an integral part of helping the green initiative in Southern Nevada. -Ashley Smith


Share the Love 2017 Events at Subaru of Las Vegas  –  Lauren P

Subaru of Las Vegas had a great 2017 Share the Love season! Our Hometown Charity partners are Red Rock Search and Rescue, and Safe Nest. Red Rock is a 100% all-volunteer search and rescue team based in Las Vegas, serving all Southern Nevada and Utah. Safe Nest is Nevada’s largest and most comprehensive charity devoted solely to domestic violence issues. Safe Nest's programs include 24-hour confidential shelter, 24-hour hotline and protection order services, counseling, advocacy, court assistance, and prevention education. Safe Nest had a gallery art showing within the dealership with artwork created by the children that have benefitted from their services. The art was displayed for the duration of the Share the Love event November 17th - Jan 3rd. Red Rock Search and Rescue visited the dealership on Saturday Dec 3rd with their search and rescue equipment. Subaru of Las Vegas customers could enter their mobile command center, and learn more about how they help the community. www.safenest.org redrocksar.org


Subaru of LV helps collect 2,546 backpacks  –  Becky W

On behalf of everyone here at The Salvation Army serving Southern Nevada, thanks to Subaru of Las Vegas for your recent support through the Fox5 "Take5toCare" program for the SOS (Supply Our Students) school supply drive supporting Clark County School District (CCSD) students. Your support truly makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve. Your donation makes it possible to reach out to those families that are struggling: those that are in need of assistance in ensuring the success of their children. Through the support of Subaru of Las Vegas, 2546 students are receiving backpacks to start them off for a successful school year. In addition, 54 CCSD schools that have 50 percent or more students on free and reduced lunches are also being helped with supplies from the drive. I can't imagine a better way for your support to impact our community's students. Please dont hesitate to call if you'd like to schedule a tour or have any questions about your impactful support, The Salvation Army continues " Doing the Most Good " here in Southern Nevada.


Subaru of LV to the rescue!  –  Julie B

Special thanks to Subaru of Las Vegas for their support of the American Red Cross and Fox5 Las Vegas, Take5toCare Blood Drive held July 2015. Subaru of Las Vegas provided rides for blood donors to and from their cars after donating blood at this blood drive. They took great care to ensure the blood donors were treated with extra TLC after all these donors had just taken time out of the busy day and were helping to save lives! Thanks Subaru of Las Vegas!


Subaru of Las Vegas Supports Meals on Wheels  –  Leslie C

We are so thankful to Subaru of Las Vegas for helping our Meals On Wheels kitchen staff prepare and package more than 1,480 meals in preparation for delivery. Catholic Charities' Meals On Wheels Program cooks from scratch, packages, flash freezes and delivers nutritious meals to more than 1,400 homebound seniors in our valley. The Meals On Wheels service not only delivers a basic necessity to homebound isolated individuals, but it is also a lifeline for the wellbeing and independence of our clients. The collaboration between Subaru of Las Vegas and our team was crucial in accomplishing this feat. Thank you for your help Subaru of Las Vegas and we look forward to working with you in the future! Highlight and right click the following link to see our team in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k28eQyTAy2A


Recycling is the way of future  –  Sharon C

This is the 3rd year that Subaru of Las Vegas has partnered with Nevada Public Radio for the collection of recyclable materials, and we are proud to continue as the Presenting Sponsor of this semi-annual event for the benefit of the Greater Las Vegas area. On April 25th 2015, more than 520 cars braved the wind and cold to participate in the NV Recycling Day which became the weekend destination for many local Spring Cleaners. The event successfully provided a place for the LV community to safely dispose of confidential materials, clean out spaces by making use of large-volume commingled recycle bins and donate their gently used items for others to continue enjoying. As e-waste is a growing problem in this electronic generation, Subaru of LV also situated large collection boxes inside the dealership showroom to collect unwanted computers, TVs, cell phones, and more. Many of our customers and employees contributed their e-waste, and thanks to our social media campaign and word of mouth by our active and environmentally-responsible Subaru owners, the large collection boxes were quickly filled with recyclable electronics. At the end of the day, this campaign engaged many people who wanted to clean out their garages and partner in helping our planet Earth. We are honored to have partnered with our community and customers to make the recycling event a glowing success. Together, we will keep our community greener and make our homes and businesses a better place to live.


Subaru of Las Vegas Supports Red Rock Search and Rescue's Mission  –  Donald M

Red Rock Search and Rescue was formed, and operates as a 100% volunteer team of professionals, with a mission to locate and rescue those who lose their way in the deserts of Southern Nevada. As Subaru of Las Vegas' Share the Love 2013 local charity selection, RRSAR connected with Subaru owners, who helped raise enough money to cover six months worth of operating costs. Taking a load off of the minds of RRSAR, they are able to fully focus on their mission, and those who need their help.


Subaru of Las Vegas teams up with Nevada Public Radio in recycling drive  –  Sharon C

Nevada Public Radio, in conjunction with Subaru of Las Vegas helped to keep three truckloads of old electronics out of local landfills. Another 40 cubic feet of recyclables were collected. As were 5,506 pounds of donated clothing, which went to Goodwill. This was in May, and was the biggest collection yet! In November, 2014 Subaru of Las Vegas and KNPR will be teaming up again, to keep more items from clogging up our landfills!