The 2023 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 2023 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes elite Subaru retailers who provide an exceptional customer experience at every interaction with Subaru. These retailers have also demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in their local communities in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

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What is the Subaru Love Promise?

Subaru and our retailers believe in making the world a better place and the Subaru Love Promise is our vision of respecting all people. This is our commitment to show love and respect to our customers and to work to make a positive impact in the world.

We'd love to hear from you.

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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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.

Community

Environment

Subaru and our retailers are committed to protecting and preserving the Earth, not just by our words, but also by our actions.

Since 2018, as part of the Subaru Loves the Earth initiative, Subaru and retailers across the country have partnered with TerraCycle® and have collected over 9 million pieces of hard-to-recycle trash from their communities. Items such as snack bag wrappers, coffee cups, or used cabin air filters from service areas have been diverted from landfills and given a second life by TerraCycle when it is converted into durable furniture and other usable items.

Environment

Health

Subaru believes we all should have a chance to lead a healthy life. That's why Subaru and its retailers, like us, partner with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) and their local hospital or cancer treatment center to give warm blankets and encouraging messages of hope, written by retailers and Subaru customers in their stores, to support patients facing cancer. Through our partnership with LLS, we've supported nearly 300,000 cancer patients nationwide. We're proud to be LLS's largest automotive donor.

Health

Education

Subaru and its retailers, like us, are continuing our support of education and high-needs schools in our communities through Subaru Loves Learning(R) by providing teachers across the country with funding to purchase the school supplies and resources they know are needed to help students thrive in the classroom. Through our partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org, Subaru and its retailers will have supported more than 470,000 students nationwide and are proud to be their largest corporate supporter.

Education

Pets

Subaru believes all pets deserve a loving home. That's why Subaru and its retailers, like us, host adoption events and donate $100 to our partner shelter for every pet adopted during the month of October*. Through our partnership with local and national organizations, we have donated over $51 million, which has supported the adoption, rescue, transport, and health of over 420,000 animals. We're proud to be the largest corporate donor to the ASPCA.

*Subaru retailers will donate $100 for every pet adopted from partner shelters from October 1, 2023 through October 31, 2023 up to $3,100 per retailer.

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The Subaru Share the Love® Event

Subaru and its retailers believe in giving back to our communities. That's why for every new vehicle sold or leased during the Subaru Share the Love event, Subaru and its retailers, like us, makes a donation to national charities that our owners care about and to over 2,100 local charities where Subaru owners live and work.

Now, after 15 years, Subaru and our retailers have donated over $256 million to charity all to give back and to make the world a better place.

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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.

  • Nevada SPCA|Michael's Angel Paws|Hearts Alive Village|Las Vegas Valley Humane Society|The Animal Foundation
  • Red Rock Search & Rescue|Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada|The Just One Project|Helping Hands of Vegas Valley|Nevada Partnership For Homeless Youth
  • Clark County School District|Public Education Foundation|DISCOVERY Children's Museum|AdoptAClassroom.org|Spread the Word Nevada
  • Mayor's Fund For Las Vegas LIFE Going Green For Good Health Tree Initiative|Get Outdoors Nevada|Friends of Red Rock Canyon|Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society|American Red Cross|Hope Means Nevada

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.

Shook Shakery Makes a Difference With Subaru of Las Vegas

We’re grateful we came by that one day to show you guys how great our milkshakes are! It was a pleasure to be here at your car meet with Elite Drivers Club. Us partnering with charities is something we love doing so knowing this was put together for Hearts Alive Village, an animal rescue was right up our alley. We offer pup-cups for $1 and that dollar, along with our tips, goes to a local animal charity. While we were here we sold 20 milkshakes and one pup-cup. That amounted to about $200. As a new food truck, we’re happy that your welcoming atmosphere contributed to our success that day. Thank you so much! We’re excited to be at your upcoming farmers market! See you then!

Car Meet for a Cause for Hearts Alive Village

Hey Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, Just wanted to drop a quick THANK YOU! We turned our car club into something awesome by giving back to Hearts Alive Village, thanks to your support and allowing us to do a car meet at your location. Hearts Alive Village was important to us as they are a great animal rescue we saw you work close with. At our recent car meet, 20 cars rolled in, and the generosity was off the charts. We collected: • 51 paper towels • 226 trash bags • 80 lbs of cat food • 8 gallons of bleach • 30 lbs of laundry detergent • 316 zip lock bags • Two cat scratchers • 30 cans of cat food • 160 sheets of wipes It was an incredible experience, and we couldn't have done it without you. Thanks for letting us make a difference! Thank you, Elite Drivers Club

Thanks for taking care of the SNOT Rocket!

The way you connect with the community makes every interaction feel meaningful and recognized. It's almost therapeutic. You provide a sense of affirmation and joy when our hard work on our cars is acknowledged on your social media. As somebody who does my own work and modifies my car, seeing our cars shared not only brings joy but also inspires others, making the entire experience enjoyable and fulfilling. The act of showcasing our own work becomes a source of pride and connection. Reflecting on my personal experience here, working with Jan in service and having Mike as a salesperson made it more than just a transaction; it felt like dealing with friends who genuinely cared. I recommended a friend who also bought a Crosstrek from Mike. I feel that alone should speak volumes on the trust we have in you. The sales managers' commitment to ensuring my well-being and crafting a phenomenal, pressure-free buying experience is something I deeply appreciate. Your kind and accepting approach, devoid of any forceful tactics, made the entire process not just a transaction but a heartfelt engagement. Thank you for making us feel comfortable and making car buying a little easier. I love my Crosstrek and knowing I can interact with the dealership I bought my car from makes it that much better.

DaDirtyRoos!

Dear Subaru of Las Vegas, Your collaborative efforts with us Subaru owners feels truly special. The way you engage with the community brings everyone closer, and even the simple act of sharing stories and promoting others on social media holds immense significance. Your social media presence is nothing short of amazing, and the genuine interactions with others are a testament to the positive atmosphere here. A friend of mine who purchased her car from Subaru of Las Vegas consistently praises her experience, both in sales and service. Your commitment to community engagement, from adoption drives to donations for rescues, resonates deeply with me as a proud owner of three rescues. When I saw you were doing a car meet that involved pet donations, I knew my friends and I had to be there. Having been immersed in the world of cars and motorcycles throughout my life, I can appreciate the diversity within this community. What's truly remarkable is the absence of hate, creating a space where connections are celebrated. My Subaru Crosstrek often receives compliments, and it's heartening to see how our shared passion brings us together. Thank you for not just being part of the community but for treating each individual with genuine care and importance. Thank you for always being so loving of the community, and being excited to always see DaDirtyRoos when we’re here!

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We really do feel like family here.

Dear Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas Team, I wanted to express my appreciation for the wonderful partnership we've developed. As a small business, the sense of camaraderie and support from Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas has been truly invaluable. The family atmosphere here makes our collaboration more than just a business arrangement. I'm grateful for your generosity in not charging vendor fees and for the consistent check-ins during events. Your commitment goes beyond business; it creates a secure and positive environment for both me and my children while we’re there. The opportunity to spread love and joy through our collaboration has been fulfilling, and I'm pleased to share that I've generated at least $500 from the three events. That’s enough to cover my car insurance! Thank you for your ongoing support and for being an integral part of our success.

Hanging Around with the Lions!

Dear Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, We’re incredibly thankful for your outreach and commitment to volunteering at The Lion Habitat Ranch. As a federal nonprofit corporation that is a sanctuary for lions, birds, and even a giraffe, your willingness to partner with us truly touched our hearts. Your team's dedication was evident during the fantastic time we had raking Ozzie's exhibit. What might have taken an entire day for an employee, you accomplished within two hours. Your efforts not only ensured Ozzie's comfort but also freed up valuable time for other exhibits. It was heart warming to witness your team's genuine excitement while interacting with our giraffe, Ozzie. We loved seeing your positive reactions to the lions and ostriches as well. Your enthusiasm added a special touch to the experience, making it memorable for everyone involved. The thoughtful Giraffle gift, with its self-care elements, was truly appreciated. We're confident it will make a delightful raffle gift set. Thank you for choosing us as a new partner. Your support goes beyond words, and we look forward to continuing this meaningful collaboration. Warm regards, Lion Habitat Ranch

Cars & Cafe

We love having Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas in the car scene! Your presence is a breath of fresh air, and you bring so much positivity to the events. People enjoy seeing you guys, and your interaction with everyone is amazing. You make sure everyone has a blast at your booth, and the way you connect with other booths and attendees is top-notch. Cars and Café started as a fun idea to bring attention to the café at Las Vegas College. When we reached out, you guys were all in from the get-go. Your trust in us, from our early days as just a bunch of friends having fun, means a lot. Now we run some of the biggest car meets in Vegas. Your contribution is huge, and we can't wait to see you at Cars at the Cantina!

We Love You Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas!

Dear Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, I extend my sincere gratitude for the remarkable Take5ToCare partnership we’ve cultivated over the course of the last few years. The collaboration throughout 2023 was not only successful but impactful, as displayed by our collective engagement in various events. Together, we made significant contributions, such as the donation of over 400 diapers to Baby’s Bounty and active participation in Walk With The Heart of a Child—an initiative that greatly impacted the lives of families associated with the Children’s Heart Association. Our joint efforts also extended to hosting American Red Cross blood drives. All of these aligned seamlessly with the spirit of the Subaru Love Pillars, creating a positive change in the lives of others. One memorable experience we shared was at Camp Cartwheel, a weekend camp organized by the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. Engaging in activities like dancing, singing Disney songs, making bracelets, and kayaking, all with the children. We created lasting memories for not only ourselves but the children attending camp. Our participation in events like the Candlelighters Foundation's 5K, where we embraced our inner superheroes to provide emotional support and financial assistance to families affected by childhood cancer, as well as the Great Santa Run with Opportunity Village that surpassed its fundraising goal by over $5.000, further exemplified the depth of our commitment. Your team's enthusiasm and unwavering dedication to making a positive impact on our community has made this partnership truly special. As we reflect on the accomplishments of 2023, we eagerly anticipate the opportunities that 2024 holds. Thank you for being a valuable Take5ToCare partner—your commitment is genuinely appreciated. Warm regards, Fox 5 Vegas

Red Rock Search and Rescue Loves You!

Thank you for your incredible contributions year after year and continuing to choose Red Rock Search and Rescue as a hometown charity! We can't believe it's been a whole decade since we first teamed up during the Subaru Share The Love Event. Your yearly donations, the biggest we get, have been a game-changer for Red Rock Search & Rescue. Your support helps keep our 150+ volunteers going as they're putting in around 26,000 hours a year. The significant growth over the last 10 years allowing us to get the necessities such as search and rescue dogs, drone teams and other technology is thanks to you. Without your passion, Red Rock Search and Rescue wouldn’t be able to run the way it does. Allowing us to be a Subaru Share The Love Hometown Charity doesn’t just fuel our vehicles, it also fuels our mission. We greatly appreciate you for being such a crucial part of our journey and backing the work we do.

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Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, Thank you for your team's exceptional support during CES 2024. Your team was incredible in providing a vehicle for What3Words, along with the flexibility to test and swap if needed, made the experience seamless. Your assistance with bringing the Crosstrek to the convention with a battery tender helped out so much as it took weight off our shoulders. Your genuine interest in What3Words and willingness to learn about it added a meaningful touch. Despite the rush from Europe to CES, your team's patience and kindness made the experience stress-free. We had a fantastic time, and your contribution was instrumental in our success. Thank you for the outstanding service and support!

Operation Warm with Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas and Salvation Army

Dear Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, We extend our sincere gratitude for your impactful partnership with Operation Warm. Your generosity has provided over 200 children from 50 families with brand-new coats, sparking joy and creating lasting memories. Your commitment to addressing the basic needs of underserved children reflects a deep understanding of the positive impact it has on their well-being. Our recent Operation Warm event on January 25th showcased not only the physical warmth provided but also the emotional warmth generated by your contributions. A notable touching moment was when a family, new to the states, approached us nervously and tears in their eyes, seeking additional coats for other family members. “Of course!” Your team said. Your immediate and generous response exemplifies the compassionate spirit that sets Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas apart. Thank you for your love, care, and dedication to making a positive difference in our community. We are honored to continue this impactful journey with you. With appreciation, The Salvation Army

Sharing Our Love For Animals With Hearts Alive Village and Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas

Dear Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, As we reflect on the year 2023, our hearts are filled with gratitude for the love you've generously shared with us. Hearts Alive Village stands as the sole all-encompassing animal rescue in Las Vegas, providing vital services like a veterinary clinic, adoption center, fostering, rehoming, rehabilitation, and more. Your deep affection for animals resonates, revealing the value you place on each aspect of our mission. Your ongoing partnership means the world to us, and one particular connection shines brightly in our memories—your decision to include us as one of your hometown charities for the Subaru Share The Love Event. This choice has not only strengthened our collaboration but has also become a symbol of the compassion and commitment that define our shared values. Hearts Alive Village, as a non-profit, relies on the support of our community, and the remarkable number of individuals who chose to contribute $250 to our cause during this event has left us awestruck. We were present every Saturday, witnessing firsthand the outpouring of generosity that reflects the depth of care and concern within our shared community. From the sponsorship of our Tails of Hope Event to the trust bestowed upon us by your employees with their furry companions, and now the honor of being chosen for the Share The Love Event, we cherish every moment of sharing the love with you. Your dedication and support continue to make an impact on the lives of the animals we serve, and for that, we are profoundly grateful. With heartfelt appreciation, Hearts Alive Village

American Red Cross And Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas Save Lives Together

Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, When you decided to host blood drives at your dealership, you contributed to changing a significant amount of lives. In a time when we are having an emergency blood shortage, our partnership helps bring more people together to save lives. Thank you for coordinating these blood drives with us, allowing us to use your community room free of charge, and helping the community. We’re excited to continue our partnership throughout 2024 and for many years to continue as well. Through the year 2023, we’ve collected 241 units. That alone can save up to 723 lives. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. We’ll see you soon!

Together, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas and Red Cross can save a life

Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, When you made the decision to host a blood drive, you helped change lives. Thank you for coordinating the blood drive on Friday, February 2, 2024. The drive overall and the willingness of the donors to share this life-saving gift was amazing. The efforts of Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas are greatly appreciated, and your support of the community blood program will go a long way toward replenishing blood supplies and ultimately saving lives. In addition, we very much appreciate your efforts during this time. You may be interested to know with a goal of 22 donors, we registered 30 donors, and 29 units were collected. Each donation can save up to 3 lives. This blood drive alone can save up to 66 lives. Again, thank you for your continued and ongoing support of this important community program. We’ll see you May 17th!

Subaru Loves Pets Month with NSPCA

Subaru of Las Vegas, Thank you for all you do for us and all you do for the animals. With your collaboration during Subaru Loves Pets month we had 41 pets in total adopted out. 5 were at your location, including the 2 at Halloween Hounds. 28 of the animals were cats, 13 of them were dogs. Subaru covering the adoption fees for all of those animals made it possible for us to use that amount elsewhere such as microchips and vaccinations. These adoptions that were covered also helped one of our longest residents, Jake, an amputee. Jake has been with Nevada SPCA since April. Surrendered by his owner because of housing issues, this sweet 3-legged boy was a playful, bubbly, social butterfly that kept getting overlooked. Even though he loved to play and had experience with kids, he didn't get along with other animals and needed to be the only pet in the home. He waited patiently through the long summer months and still Jake did not have his forever home. During "Subaru Loves Pets" month in October, this underdog finally found his forever home when his foster family fell in love with him and had to take him home. Without your help, Jake may not have found his home. Thank you for your generous donation of $5,316 as well. We love partnering with genuine animal lovers like yourself.

Subaru Loves Learning with CCSD Book Bus!

Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, your partnership with CCSD continues to grow with more than sponsorships to create amazing things like our book bus. You also volunteer! When you volunteered at Wasden Elementary School, it meant more than just handing out books to over 512 students, it meant these children got to receive entertainment from reading these books and got to learn. With Carmine, Anakin, and Tina as our volunteers on the bus, we knew we were in good hands. Carmine was definitely the star of the show here, but Anakin and Tina helped those kids out by ensuring everyone got two book they’d enjoy. We even saw Anakin get down a bit to tie some shoes. Thank you to you all for helping out. We’ll see you again soon!

Red Cross Blood Drive with Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas

Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, When you made the decision to host a blood drive, you helped change lives.. Thank you for coordinating the blood drive on Friday, December 15, 2023, blood drive. The drive overall and the willingness of the donors to share this life saving gift was amazing. The efforts of Findlay Subaru are greatly appreciated, and your support of the community blood program will go a long way toward replenishing blood supplies and ultimately saving lives. In addition, we very much appreciate your efforts during this time. You may be interested to know with a goal of 25 we registered 30 donors; 3 donors were deferred, and 26 units were collected. We also had 2 first time donor! Again, Thank you for your continued and ongoing support of this important community program. We'll see you February 2, 2024!

Las Vegas Great Santa Run

Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, Thank you for once again participating in the great Santa run! It’s always a pleasure having the Take5ToCare team together. Our overall goal was $15,000, we raised $21,865. Wow! On behalf of the entire Las Vegas Great Santa Run team and Opportunity Village, we extend our warmest gratitude to you for joining us in spreading joy and holiday cheer at this year's event! Your enthusiasm and commitment to making a positive impact on our community truly made the day special. The flock of Santas running through the streets of Downtown Las Vegas was a sight to behold, and it wouldn't have been possible without each and every participant, including you. Your festive spirit added to the magical atmosphere of the Great Santa Run, creating lasting memories for all involved. Together, we not only celebrated the holiday season but also contributed to an important charitable cause empowering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Your support helps us make a meaningful impact, and we are grateful for your generosity. We hope you enjoyed the festivities, and the fun moments shared with fellow participants. As we reflect on this incredible event, we're inspired by the sense of community and unity that you helped create.

CCSD Book Bus at Wadsen Elementary School

Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, your partnership with CCSD continues to grow with more than sponsorships to create amazing things like our book bus. You also volunteer! When you volunteered at Wasden Elementary School, it meant more than just handing out books to over 512 students, it meant these children got to receive entertainment from reading these books and got to learn. With Carmine, Anakin, and Tina as our volunteers on the bus, we knew we were in good hands. Carmine was definitely the star of the show here, but Anakin and Tina helped those kids out by ensuring everyone got two books they’d enjoy. We even saw Anakin get down a bit to tie some shoes. Thank you to you all for helping out. We’ll see you again soon!

Making Wishes Come True at Subaru!

You really did make a wish come true, Findlay Subaru. Landen’s wish was to go to Aspen. He loves snowboarding with his dad. He was ecstatic to find out you gifted him two snowboards and other snowboarding gear. Not only did you gift him a trip to Aspen, but also to Copper Canyon! He was so excited. He’ll have a great time going. Thank you for making his wish come true. He mentioned he likes Lamborghinis, so what did you do? Another gift?! You had Lamborghinis show up! The aventador and gallardo were amazing. The gentleman who owned them were more than happy to have him sit in it, then he got to ride in them. He was grinning ear to ear with each moment of acceleration. We didn’t even know they’d be there. His brother’s favorite car is the Gallardo, so he was extra excited to be in that one. The Aventador was amazing as well. While those vehicles were there, you brought together strangers, the film crew, make a wish, and yourselves to watch him have a great time. Thank you for giving him the gift that he’ll never forget. Dreams really do come true at Subaru.

Las Vegas Subies Annual Holiday Photoshoot

Crazy knowing what the subaru community can do together with you involved, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas. We tried brainstorming where to do our annual holiday photoshoot. The last two places didn’t work the way we wanted them to. “Why don’t we just do it here?!” You said, with sheer excitement. So we did. We got over 24 Subarus together, more than last year. With you posting about it as well, we made that happen! Everyone was excited, everyone had a great time. You even opened up the dealership. The last few years were cold, but just like your genuine kindness, we got to be warm this year. You trusted us to park in places you typically wouldn’t for amazing photo opportunities. This photo happened because of you. It’ll happen again next year. Thank you for allowing us to work together and make these things happen. We’re happy we get to continue this partnership together.

Humane Business Partner Animal Hero Award Winner From Heaven Can Wait

Congratulations and thank you Subaru of Las Vegas for all you do! Our Humane Business Partner Animal Hero Award is dedicated to a business or enterprise supporting local animal welfare organizations through volunteerism, advocacy, and/or philanthropy. Consistently, you guys collaborate with local animal welfare nonprofits, actively contributing to the welfare of animals. Your Love Promise isn't just a vision; it's ingrained in your culture and reflected in your actions. Committed to making a positive impact, your Love for Pets translates into practical support for various animal welfare nonprofits throughout the Valley. You host adoption events, microchip clinics, provide sponsorships, volunteer, donate, collect essential items, and even organize photoshoots for pet calendars. We think that’s incredible. Subaru of Las Vegas, you have a consistent, genuine passion for your Love Promise and you Love of Pets. We were honored to present you with this award.

Subaru Loves The Earth with Desert National Wildlife Refuge

Wow! Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, we can not thank you enough. Desert National Wildlife Refuge is home to many native species so taking care of it is important to us. The cat-tails became overgrown and was obstructing the stream from it’s normal flow. We had an employee that was working on it for days prior to you arriving and you three helped out more than we even thought was possible! You guys really busted it out and by the end of it, all of us had wet boots. Not a single complaint about those boots either! We transported 9 wheelbarrows of cat-tails to our burn pile. We wouldn’t have been able to take care of it that quickly without you. We’re grateful you all truly stand by Subaru Loves The Earth and can’t wait to work with you all again.

Sharing The Love at Cars in the Arts

Thank you for showing the car scene that we can have fun, while doing business, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas. Taking over the Arts District in Las Vegas isn’t something that’s common, and we’re grateful to be able to do that in the Car Scene Network. You know what else isn’t common? A dealership that engages, hangs out with people, gives us things to raffle, and overall really does Share The Love. We love seeing you arrive in your new car to show off, along with employees. Those additional VIP spots? You give to loving Subaru owners. It's also the little things, such as sharing your tent with strangers while it rains. Your contribution of $210 to the car scene helps fund more of these events to create a safe space for everyone to enjoy a hobby. We can not truly explain how appreciative we are of the love you share and the happiness you bring as a dealership who attends something most dealerships disregard. Thank you for showing up and having fun. We hope to see you at these events for years to come.

We Love Farmers Markets at Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas

Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, you have incredible Farmers Markets! You truly do make me feel as if it’s a family gathering. Everyone is so supportive, kind, and welcoming. These farmers markets help my business in a tremendous way, not just with sales and profits, but also with networking and meeting people who will be part of my journey forever. Most markets cost $75 to over $150 to attend, but your markets having free attendance is truly a blessing. At our last market, I made $190. With no market fee, that was a great day for my candle business! I appreciate all you do for us small businesses, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas.

Light The Night with Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas Light The Night Participants, Thank you for an amazing evening at College of Southern Nevada, West Charleston Campus on November 4th as we honored, celebrated, and brought a TON of light to the darkness of cancer. We are excited to share the success from this year’s Light The Night and opportunities to continue to drive your impact in the coming weeks. Overall, we had 116 teams, 2,000+ walkers, and we are currently projecting $421,500. You’ve provided us so much support over the last few years and we love working with you. Light The Night is a major event for us so to have your support means a lot to us. We’re incredibly grateful for your attendance not only during Light The Night but with other LLS events such as providing blankets to Summerlin Hospital and the reception to better prepare everybody for Light The Night. We greatly appreciate you and are grateful to have your support.

Subaru of Las Vegas: Driving Hope in the Heart of the Community

Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas is more than just a car dealership. They consistently go beyond the standard Love Promise activations, and their partnership with Hope Means Nevada (HMN) is a testament to their dedication to making a positive impact. Leading this charge is Burton Hughes, the dedicated General Manager of Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, who partners with HMN because of his sincere belief in the transformative power of hope. Burton, who experienced the tragic loss of his brother to suicide, is on a heartfelt mission to support mental health initiatives, firmly convinced that a single moment of sharing hope has the profound potential to save a life. The culmination of this dedication was the "Hope in Action: A Make a Difference Day Weekend Event." Our volunteerathon was designed to emphasize the idea that even small actions can make a significant difference in improving lives and strengthening communities. Community partners, youth, and their families came together to volunteer at Subaru of Las Vegas to support the Hope Means Nevada mission to eliminate teen suicide —which is the No. 2 cause of death for youth in the state— and empower youth to lead hopeful lives. Thanks to Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas's generous support, "Hope in Action" exceeded all expectations. Youth volunteers prepared over 700 bags filled with feminine hygiene products for Project Dot Las Vegas, offering crucial care to countless women in need. They assembled 300 bags with supplies for the unhoused, courtesy of Shine a Light Las Vegas, significantly improving the quality of life for those experiencing homelessness. In collaboration with Operation Homefront, they created 400 holiday gift bags for active-duty military personnel and their families, spreading warmth and joy to those who selflessly serve our nation. Amidst these efforts, volunteers passionately hand-painted rocks with messages of hope, friendship, love, and acceptance. Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas shines as a brilliant example of what a local business can achieve when it genuinely cares about its community. Volunteers contributed more than 200 hours, valued at over $6,360, showcasing the remarkable impact of the partnership between Hope Means Nevada and Subaru of Las Vegas. At a time when our youth express a lack of a sense of belonging, it is heartwarming to see our community come together to pour their time and energy into #HopeinAction. The impact of this activation extends far beyond statistics; it touches the lives of individuals throughout the city and strengthens our sense of belonging. Subaru of Las Vegas shows that a local business can be a powerful force for change, bringing hope to youth and a community in need. The story of "Hope in Action" serves as a reminder that extraordinary things can be achieved when a retailer is dedicated to making a difference in their community.

A Love Letter To Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas From A Farmers Market Vendor

A love letter to Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, When I started Royal Bubble Pickles, I wasn’t sure what was going to come of it. I knew I had this passion to create fun, unique flavors into a jar and share it with the ones I loved. All I wanted was to go to a Farmers Market, surround myself with other creative individuals and share my passion. Of course when I was approached by Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas to join their Farmers Market, I was overwhelmed with excitement especially being a Subaru owner myself. I have had a LOVE for Subaru for as long as I can remember. What they represent, what they encourage, is everything I stand for. No other brand I know actively supports these organizations better. There are a few reasons why I LOVE Subaru. To name a few: I love the outdoors, I knew I wanted a vehicle that fit in with that lifestyle. My Subaru Crosstrek not only fits in that lifestyle, she THRIVES. Another, I adore animals and want my dogs to come along with me on all my adventures. Not only does Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas do amazing work with many organizations but it continuously works with NSPCA. Without them doing this, I would have never met my new four legged friend, Newt, while being a vendor at their most recent Farmers Market. Not only did I acquire my newest pup, but I also made $210 that day. Additionally, as a member of the LGBTQ+ community you can feel sometimes alone, in search for that community you seek for. However, at Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, there is a community. A community filled with LOVE, I have gained that since attending these Farmers Markets at Subaru. I have been welcomed and accepted with open arms by all people in this Subaru Family. At the beginning when I said I didn’t know what was going to come out of with starting Royal Bubble Pickles, I meant that. I didn’t know I was going to gain new friendships, I didn’t know I was going to gain confidence in myself, I didn’t know that I would grow in many ways I couldn’t imagine, most importantly I didn’t know I was going to gain a community. A community that is so loving, kind, and always uplifting. I have searched for a sense of community most of my life. I have had it in moments through the course of my life but not always consistently. This year has been a year of growth, happiness, and LOVE. I just know that Subaru and Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas has enhanced my life and my business, Royal Bubble Pickles. Love, RBP

Bringing Cars Together for Breast Cancer Awareness

Thank you, Subaru of Las Vegas, for partnering with us to do a Park and Chill to raise awareness for breast cancer. During this event we raised $365 toward National Breast Cancer Foundation. We partnered with National Breast Cancer Foundation and The Car Scene Network to make this happen, and without your help as well, we wouldn’t have been able to do this. Breast cancer awareness is important to me as it hits close to home for me. In 2020, one my aunts passed from it. It was a really big loss for our family and she was a super positive and really insightful person overall, the entire time she was going through it – she stayed positive. The sponsors, including you, were very responsive to make sure we can do this properly. Subaru of Las Vegas is always down to help and we’ve been excited to do an event with them. I’m really glad that as soon as we reached out, they said “Yeah, put us in. We’re glad to help” Breast cancer isn’t something that isn’t just thought about in October, it’s something we think about every year. It only takes a few seconds to check. It’s common that people don’t think it could happen to them. It can happen to anyone. Subaru of Las Vegas, I can not thank you enough. We’re grateful to have been able to partner with you and appreciate your enthusiasm during this event.

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Unsung Heroes

My husband had a heart attack in September 2022 and a stroke while driving in February 2023. With that, we lost one income, which caused us to fall behind on rent as most of our money was going toward medical bills & medication. I was well on my way to a promotion at my place of employment when my employer let me go on May 5th without warning. I was heartbroken & shocked. It wasn't long after my employment separation that my rental company served me with an eviction notice. I wasn't sure what to do with no job, depleted savings, a sick husband & 9 children. The Judge gave us 14 days to come up with $1900, or we would evicted. I started on my mission, reaching out to every agency on the list only to be turned away because of lack of funding. I was even laughed at when I asked shelters if they could house a family of eleven. I searched different organizations and found Subaru of Las Vegas on the Just One Project page. I figured with how involved they were in giving back to the community, it couldn't hurt to reach out to them and share my needs. I messaged Subaru of Las Vegas on Facebook & was surprised when I got a response. Andrea was fantastic & helpful & never made me feel inadequate or ashamed for asking for help. She was able to connect with her assistant general manager, Jennifer. They urgently treated my situation, even contacting my rental office to inform them that payment was coming. Within a day, Subaru of Las Vegas had personally driven to my rental office and hand-delivered a check to cover my past due rent, and even left me with a $61 credit for a head start to the next month. To say 'thank you' is just not enough. Your generosity means everything to my family because, without your help, we would be on the street in 100-plus degrees right as school begins. Your impact by helping with my rent restored my faith in people. With what I've been through lately, I was starting to believe how cold and cutthroat the world can be. Your help gave me the strength to keep fighting. Once I'm back on my feet, I will be car shopping. Subaru of Las Vegas will be our only stop. You guys made this a painless process & helped because you genuinely care. Your heart goes beyond being a face and name in the community, and you are unsung heroes to my family. Keep doing what you guys are doing. My family & I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for keeping us together & helping us keep our home, and you have a customer in us for life.

Superhero 5k with Candlelighters

Subaru Team, Candlelighters Foundation is all about providing emotional support, quality of life programs, and financial assistance for children and their families affected by childhood cancer with the goal of allowing them to focus on the journey, and most importantly, loving their child. A child diagnosed with cancer being treated in Nevada is the only requirement to become a Candlelighters Family. All programs and services are provided at no cost to the families. Today, Candlelighters maintains a full-time office with professional staff focusing on three main areas of support: emotional, quality of life, and financial assistance. Candlelighters serves approximately 400 families and more than 1,800 children (both siblings and diagnosed children) throughout the year. Every year, we do our Superhero 5k, a fun-filled family event that brings the community together in support of local families battling childhood cancer. By joining us in our 5K, it means so much that you were an Ironman Sponsor and contributed to our event. This year, we had 1,827 participants and had a record-breaking year by raising over $340,000! That's amazing! Thank you for being part of this amazing event with us.

Pride in the Outdoors

Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, Thank you so much for working with Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, Get Outdoors and The Pride Tree to have a great time during Pride in the Outdoors. Together, we helped maintain the refuge by filling 19 industrial sized bags of invasive species and plants! We appreciate your hard work and contribution to the community! We’re forever grateful for our volunteers as us having this sense of community and appreciation for the outdoors creates a safe space for others to feel comfortable going outside. Not only did we help the Refuge, but we also brought awareness during Pride Month that there are still those that don’t feel comfortable being outside no matter how much they love it. We appreciate all you’ve done on that morning. We know removing those invasive plants weren’t the easiest, but we made it happen.

Hole In One with Del Sol High School

Subaru of Las Vegas, We are extremely grateful to have your assistance during our most recent Hole-In-One at Legacy Golf Club. As an inner city public school with troubling socio-economic challenges, being able to put a club in some students hands isn’t as easy as we’d like it to be. Physical Education classes have been supplied with equipment and curriculum provided by the donations our golf team has received from golf enthusiasts throughout the valley. We plan to do the same year after year, making it possible with donations and fundraisers. Our high school golf team participation has gone from non-existent to full teams in both programs. We pride ourselves at Del Sol in keeping the cost to play the game absolutely free of charge (that includes: clubs, clothing, individual PGA instruction and miscellaneous equipment as well as food and drinks during play). Your assistance with providing a vehicle for the Hole-In-One and sponsoring a hole meant so much to us. With your donation of $4,000, we were able to put more golf clubs in students hands, and they had a great time at Legacy Golf Club. On behalf of Del Sol High School, we appreciate your help. It was a pleasure to work with you.

Rebuilding Together - Swing Fore Safe Homes

We wanted to thank you for your support and sponsorship of Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada. With your help, in 2022, Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada repaired over 600 homes of seniors, veterans, individuals with disabilities. Currently, many of our neighbors who live on a fixed income, often under $20,000 a year, are not able to afford basic home repairs. Our work provides those critical repairs at zero cost, making sure that our neighbors don’t have to choose between putting food on the table and having a roof over their heads. We’re forever grateful for your partnership and involvement in the community. When you said yes to being a sponsor and providing a vehicle for our Swing Fore Safe Homes Hole in One, we were ecstatic. Our annual Swing Fore Safe Homes fundraising golf tournament was a total success. Because of our amazing event sponsors, including you, supporters and attendees, we were able to raise nearly $80,000 in funds benefiting our mission here in Southern Nevada. Thank you so all you do, and thank you for being so involved.

St. Jude Walk/Run

Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, Thank you for joining us for the St. Jude Walk/Run this on September 23rd! We’re so excited to announce we achieved our goal of raising $100,000 for childhood cancer during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! We met this goal through the inspiring generosity of our supporters. We had 1,495 participants, and overall raised $116,587.45. It was inspiring to see so many people walking, running, and participating virtually to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: Finding cures. Saving children. We cannot do it without supporters like you showing up for kids with childhood cancer and their families. Thank you so much for your support, we’re so grateful for you.

Cars in the Arts

The Las Vegas car scene needed a safe place to be where people are enjoying their cars instead of being reckless. We missed the days of hanging out in parking lots, not being targets because others are driving erratically in the middle of intersections and revving their engines in quiet places. With the police shutting down meets left and right we sought to develop a plan to be able to consistently host an event that not only catered to the car community but protect them. Being able to shut down the streets gives everyone that comes to a Las Vegas Car Meets event a true sense of security knowing that our goal is to block out bad behavior within the event. No burnouts, no revving or anything like it ensures that the event goes on. It’s been working wonders for us because since April none of these events had to be shut down. We’re proud they attract every type of vehicle including, JDM, Domestic, Euro, Supercars, Classics and such an eclectic mix. Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas joining us adds to the community by bringing out some car enthusiasts that love having fun, giving out free swag, and genuinely enjoy being there. Some of them are also enthusiasts that have been in the car scene for quite some time now, so seeing familiar faces is nice. We absolutely filled every inch of space we had. From the closed off streets, the sidewalks and the parking lot. By having a booth at Cars in the Arts, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas shows that you can bring every aspect of automotive out from small businesses, to classic and JDM dealerships, and now a Subaru retailer?! That’s awesome. They’re hitting a market so many others tend to ignore, while enjoying the time spent there. Your contribution to being there also pays for others being able to enjoy themselves and making these events happen. We love seeing you at Cars in the Arts, and we’re excited to see you at other events as well. Thanks for joining the car scene. It means a lot to the car community.

Michael's Angel Paws Service Dog Scholarship

First of all, I want to say thank you to Subaru of Las Vegas for awarding me the service dog scholarship of $4,000, especially to the General Manager Burton Hughes and his staff who all took part in this event. It was the biggest surprise ever! And of course, all this won't be possible without the help of the awesome team of Michael's Angel Paws especially to Stephanie, Emily and Angela. I'm forever grateful to you all! This surprise came at perfect timing. I was getting really depressed due to losing my 13 yr old. Maltese, Princess. I had to put her down last month. So I fostered a 9-month old German Shepherd (Victor). I was so happy when he got adopted but I'm missing him :( Then Sasha injured her paw last week. I couldn't get a break. But you all made it all go away. I'm so excited and looking forward to training Sasha to be my service dog. This will change my life tremendously. I will be able to improve my life with tools I need to have freedom, independence and confidence with the help of Sasha by my side. She provides comfort and support that I need for overall well-being. Thank you all so much for all your support. I am really grateful for this opportunity!

Downward Dog Yoga with Therapy Dogs

When do you get the chance to combine your love for dogs and mental well-being all in one event? Anything is possible when you have a community partner like Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas and TruFusion. In honor of National Yoga Month and National Service Dog Month, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas turned their showroom into a meditation studio that ended up covered in dog fur! Our Michael’s Angel Paws Downward Dog Yoga events help us raise money to continue our mission of spreading HOPE by Helping Others Pawsitively Everyday through the love and guidance that dogs bring into our lives, and we are proud to say we raised $1,000 thanks to Subaru of Las Vegas and the community support. Guests could unwind, relax, and find their inner zen with Michael’s Angel Paws Certified Therapy Dogs by their side. TruFusion instructors guided everyone through a series of poses and breathing exercises while Michael's Angel Paws Therapy Dogs provide love and support through wet-nose kisses and wagging tails. Dogs and yoga are the perfect match and have overwhelming benefits, including reduced stress, increased happiness, and improved overall well-being. Michael’s Angel Paws is extremely grateful that Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas sponsored our event and allowed us to treat the community to a whole new experience that helps create memories to last a lifetime.

Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas Trotting with the Tortoises

Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, I am writing to thank you most sincerely for your $2,500 sponsorship of the “Tortoise Trot”, held at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and managed by the Friends of Red Rock Canyon, on September 16, 2023. Your booth was busy, and people were clearly interested in “Leave No Trace” and in learning more about Subaru, the environment, and about Red Rock Canyon. Subaru and the Friends of Red Rock Canyon are clearly an effective team, and the event raised awareness about the need for preservation of the area and also about the efforts that Subaru is making on many socially responsible fronts. The event was well-attended, with nearly the maximum number of participants represented. We had 289 sign up and were limited to 300. We will definitely reach that number next year as the feedback we received was very positive. Between sponsorships, donations and entries, we were able to net almost $15,000 to support our work to preserve and protect Red Rock Canyon NCA. We could not have done it without you and appreciated your team members volunteering as well. We're excited for you to join in 2024!

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Kenny Guinn STEM Academy Loves Learning!

Kenny Guinn STEM Academy believes that each and every student is deserving of the best education that we can provide. We strive to provide a strong foundation of the love of learning, problem solving skills, collaboration, and leadership. As a means to this end, we provide all sixth grade students with our Design and Modeling elective class to engage their problem solving skills, foster the designing and creating of projects, and strengthen their soft skills. This class sets a precedence for all Guinn students to meet the high expectations necessary to develop 21st century learners and extends those expectations school-wide and across all three years of the Guinn experience. With the $12,500 donated, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas provided Guinn a unique opportunity to fund this class to ensure that we are able to buy the necessary materials to build the most robust program we can. This includes 3D printers, building materials, and cutting-edge technology to enhance learning and engage students. While our partnership is only just beginning, we are eager to continue to collaborate with Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas for as long as possible. It is our hope that Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas will help us to create the learning environment that is the most engaging, inviting, and inspiring place we can to build the foundation of all Kenny Guinn students as thinkers, creators, and doers.

My wish to a membership to DRIVEN Neurorecovery Center was granted thanks to Subaru of Las Vegas

For 17-year-old Maliylah, a positive outlook has guided her through difficult times. After a spinal fusion surgery left her unable to walk, maintaining her strength became increasingly difficult for Maliylah. But the teen still wakes up smiling. “She is my reason for being,” said an emotional Ashley, Maliylah’s mom. “When I think my day is hard, I know that hers is like 10-times harder. She takes her disability with great pride and in great stride. I know that not everybody with her disability gets up smiling and singing every day. She does.” Perhaps it is no surprise then that on her wish day, Maliylah showed up to the Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas dealership with a million-dollar smile. The car dealership heard Maliylah’s story and wanted to assist in her wish to have a membership to DRIVEN Neurorecovery Center, a multidisciplinary accessible fitness and wellness center for people with physical disabilities. Physical exercise is an imperative part of maintaining the strength that Maliylah does have. DRIVEN offers state-of-the-art accessible equipment and a tailored strength training program for each client. Maliylah had been doing exercises at home but had to quit physical therapy when she was 11-years-old due to other health issues. She hadn’t done much strength training since so this membership is one that will benefit her both physically and emotionally. “With my condition, I feel weak a lot of days,” Maliylah said of her journey with a nervous system disorder. “If I don’t use my muscles every day, then I can lose them. To be in a gym environment with a bunch of people supporting you, knowing your goals, knowing what your disability is … that will definitely benefit me because I can go to the gym twice a week and get the type of energy and strength that I need.” In addition to a two-year membership to DRIVEN, the team at Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas also handpicked several gifts for music loving Maliylah from a record player and several vinyls of her favorite artists to gift cards to her favorite restaurants and beauty stores. She also received 210 paratransit ride vouchers that she will be able to use to get to the gym twice a week for two years. “Transportation can sometimes be an issue for us because I work full time,” said Ashley. “Maliylah wants to have a life and be able to get back and forth places on her own. Just seeing everything come together for this wish and the good vibes around it has been awesome.” Contributing to those good vibes was the team at Findlay Subaru who showed up in full force as they do for every Make-A-Wish child. As Maliylah made her way through a human cheering tunnel, she was greeted by the dealership’s leadership team. “At Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, we absolutely love our partnership with Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada,” said Burton Hughes, the dealership’s general manager. “Just being able to partner and make a dream like Maliylah’s come true, knowing how it is going to benefit her in the long run, that’s why we are here. That is the core of the Subaru Love Promise – to make a difference in the lives of those we interact with every day.” Thank you, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, for always going above and beyond for our Wish Kids

National Coloring Book Day

Being treated and healing from cancer is sometimes a lonely experience with far too much repetition. We try to do whatever we can to ensure that in children’s oncology, they have everything necessary to be entertained. Sometimes it’s the same thing over and over again. On August 2nd, for National Coloring Book Day, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas came in with over 30 coloring books for our 12 kids. That’s at least two per child! They even brought crayons and colored pencils. We’ve seen Subaru of Las Vegas a lot recently and it’s a pleasure every time. They are so involved with the community to ensure the children feel comfortable and taken care of. This was a kind action that came from the heart as it as something they had thought of and dropped off one day. Thank you so much for thinking of our children, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas. We really do appreciate it and can’t wait to see you next time!

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Clearing the Shelters with Hearts Alive Village

Subaru team, Thank you so much for helping us clear the shelters on National Dog Day. Abandoned animals have been at an all time high due to the recent economic hardships. Merge that with a trend we see every year of an increase of animal surrenders or getting lost during the summer months, shelters have been at capacity. Out of the 15 we brought, 6 were adopted. We had such a successful event and we're very appreciative of the time and space provided to make this happen. We appreciate you covering adoption fees which came out to $630, then donating on top of that to make it an even $2,000! That's amazing. Thank you for contributing to Heart's Alive Village's mission as you help make it easier to be the only all-in-one animal rescue in Las Vegas with a vet clinic, adoption center, fostering, rehoming, rehab and more. We can't wait to do more of these and we're grateful that you not only helped us clear the shelter, but also chose to Share The Love with us this year.

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August Red Cross Blood Drive

Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, When you made the decision to host a blood drive, you helped change lives.. Thank you for coordinating the blood drive on Friday, August 18, 2023. The drive overall and the willingness of the donors to share this life saving gift was amazing. The efforts of Subaru of Las Vegas are greatly appreciated, and your support of the community blood program will go a long way toward replenishing blood supplies and ultimately saving lives. We love coming to your location for blood drives as you have always been so accommodating when it comes to ensuring our team has the space they need. In addition, we very much appreciate your efforts during this time. You may be interested to know that 25 units were collected this time. We also registered 1 first time donor! Again, Thank you for your continued and ongoing support of this important community program. We'll see you in December.

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Subaru Loves Learning with the CCSD Book Bus

Subaru Team, We were absolutely delighted for you to be part of the CCSD Book Bus event! This was a particularly special project for our entire team and with your support, we were able to make it happen. This is something I believe will have a lasting impact on the kiddos in our community and we can't thank you enough for your commitment to student literacy. The brightly colored bus is part of a literacy initiative from the district’s Engagement Unit in partnership with community groups including the Public Education Foundation, AKJ Education and Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas to make sure students are reading by grade 3. We created the idea to build the book bus so that every child throughout Southern Nevada can have the chance to go on, self-select their own titles and create their own personal home libraries. The kids love the book bus, and they were excited to jump on to pick their new book. After the unveiling, Burton sat down with the kids and started reading their new books with them. Burton sharing his childhood story of not having much entertainment outside of reading books shows that this book bus really came from the heart, and we’ll always think of that when we see Subaru Loves Learning® on the stairs and ceiling of the bus. Your donation of $30,000 will donate 8,000 books which in itself, will cover over five schools in the CCSD area. Our goal this year is to give out a minimum of 75,000 books annually, eventually increasing that number in the future. We wouldn’t have been able to do it, or even consider that large number without your assistance. Thank you for being a big part of CCSD.

Maui Relief Telethon with Red Cross and Channel 8

Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, Thank you for your support and all you do for Red Cross in general. The fires in Maui have been absolutely devastating, becoming the deadliest wildfire ever recorded in US history. With families needing basic necessities right now, we can assist multiple families with the amount raised. In a time where families are stressing about other family members not being accounted for, terrified about the amount of deaths due to the wildfire, losing their homes and everything in it, anything helps. That’s why we’re grateful to have been able to help Maui together. With Las Vegas being the ninth island, Maui’s disaster hits home. Burton coming from Hawaii, along with multiple others from Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, we’re not surprised that they were so quick to jump on and assist with not only the donation, but also volunteers to take the phone calls. Overall, we raised a grand total of $47,486 in donations that day, $5,000 of that being from you. $5,000 can help multiple families, and take a bit of stress off their shoulders. Thank you again for helping in a time where anything helps.

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Camp Pride with The Pride Tree to make LGBTQ+ Youth feel comfortable

Team Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, I wanted to thank you again for your support of Camp Pride Tree. The Pride Tree is a non-profit organization that provides after school and summer programming to LGBTQ+ youth. We believe it is our responsibility to provide safe and inclusive spaces for education, growth, exploration and fun. Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas showed their support to our youth and ensured they felt comfortable during Camp Pride Tree. Thanks to you, we were able to double our impact and provide 45 campers & 35 volunteers with an incredible experience. 80% of our campers were on full or partial scholarships and, for many, this space was the first place where they felt truly able to express their full identity. Thanks to your generous donation of $5,000, 12 campers scholarships were sponsored. In total for this past year, we provided $15,000 in scholarships and with plans to expand over the coming years (including the possibility of adding a paid staff member), we anticipate the financial need will continue to grow. I'm excited to remain in touch regarding other opportunities for Subaru to financially support The Pride Tree as they arise. In the meantime, here are some great pictures from camp to help show what you made possible. Thanks for all you do for us and so many other groups.

Sharing the Love with The Just One Project

The Just One Project and Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas have been working together for a few years now. Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, Findlay Subaru of St. George, and Centennial Subaru came together to assist us, and those who needed their help. It meant so much to us. On a hot day that is over 100°, when some people were sitting in their vehicles with no air conditioning, they came together to work outsides and pack food into a box for people driving up for food donations. The best thing? Everybody was happy to do so. The way some of these people who had just met came together and worked together like they’ve known each other for quite a while made everything so smooth and seamless. The empathy shown when they were giving out cold water to those with no air conditioning, the way they understood that everyone’s situation was different and didn’t judge means so much and we couldn’t be more thankful knowing that they were here to support us and those who just wanted food in their stomach and in the comfort of their home. Thank you so much to Findlay and Subaru of Las Vegas for your assistance alongside the other retailers that came together to help others. It means so much, and we know that those who drove up that day to obtain food really appreciated it as it made things go quicker.

The Pride Tree

Our partnership with Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas originally started with something as easy as approaching their booth at a Make-A-Wish® event. As soon as they heard that we work with LGBT youth, they were immediately excited. They’re very passionate about ensuring that everybody feels comfortable in their own skin, so creating a partnership was very easy to do. In the month of June they donated $5,000 to go toward The Pride Tree. This donation was used to sponsor twelve campers! Thank you again, we can’t wait to show you your cabin dedicated to you!

Michaels Angel Paws Calendar Contest

Welcome to our second annual calendar contest with Michael’s Angel Paws hosted at Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas. Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas has been very helpful and kind when it comes to pets. Their passion really does rub off on others which is why we love our collaboration with them. We came in on a Sunday to take photos of these amazing dogs that won the most votes. It was very kind of them to take the time out of their lives on a day that they’re typically closed to open the retailer for us. The pictures came out great, which was expected as they did everything that they could to help and ensure we had all the props necessary. This isn’t our first time working with them, nor will it be our last. I can’t wait until next year to do this again!

Blanket Donations with Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Partnering with Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas has been a great experience since day one. This is the second year they brought blankets to the kids. Due to treatments and being on an IV, these children are often cold. Subaru of Las Vegas bringing blankets really does help the children as these blankets are very warm and comfortable. The children really do appreciate these acts of kindness. Not only did they bring blankets, but they also brought little care kits. It had the popping toys, it had a fidget toy, and some coloring accessories. The parents that they met with were also very grateful for this act of kindness. Even though these children are in a situation where it is easy to lose hope, Subaru of Las Vegas brings it back with ease. Thank you so much for being so generous with your time and being so helpful. We really do appreciate you.

Camp Cartwheel with Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation

Findlay Subaru Of Las Vegas has been directly affiliated with Take5 To Care for quite some time now. With that, it also includes going to Camp Cartwheel. Camp Cartwheel is a weekend camp created by the Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation for children with critical illnesses who just want some normalcy in their lives. They had such a great group and such great energy that everybody around them joined in on the fun. They treated everybody like a friend, whether it be other sponsors, children, or volunteers. It was always nice to see you guys. Thank you for the great time and the friendliness of your group. See you next year!

American Red Cross Blood Donation with Take5 To Care

Did you know donating blood can save up to three lives? It's a simple, generous act. When Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas opens their doors and their community room for us, it really shows that their part in Take5 to Care is genuine. They allowed us to take up whatever space we needed to do so and accommodated all of our needs. It's always a pleasure working with Subaru of Las Vegas. Employees continued to check on us to ensure we were okay, and as we know, giving blood can be stressful, so the therapy dog would check on us in the waiting area as well! We surpassed our goal in this previous blood drive, which was 100 units, thanks to guests arriving and employees joining in to give blood as well. Thank you for your assistance and your genuine desire to care. Thank you for opening your doors so we can proceed to save lives. We're happy to be able to work together and make these things happen.

Salute Our Troops Phone Bank in Support of 22 Warriors Foundation

Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, thank you so much for supporting our troops in the way you do. We are always grateful to be working alongside you. Thank you for also providing volunteers. Burton, Marcus, and Yasmin were a great help with the phones and taking donations. $5,130 was donated in less than 5 hours during our phone bank, and $3,000 of that was your generous donation! We are so thankful for the donations. We will be using every penny to help the vets in need of their services.

Camp Cartwheel 2023

Findlay Subaru Of Las Vegas has been directly affiliated with Take5 To Care for quite some time now. With that, it also includes going to Camp Cartwheel. Camp Cartwheel is a weekend camp created by Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation for terminally ill children that just want some normalcy in their lives. They had such a great group and such great energy that everybody around them joined in with the fun. They treated everybody like a friend, whether it be other sponsors, children, or the volunteers. It was always nice to see you guys. Thank you for the great time, and the friendliness of your group. See you next year!

Rabbit Adoption with NSPCA

When Findlay Subaru Of Las Vegas said that they love pets, they really did mean it. They had recommended to do a Rabbit adoption day as they knew rabbits tend to be difficult to adopt out. So many people don’t realize how good of pets they are, and Subaru of Las Vegas helped spread the knowledge. Thanks to them, six out of 10 rabbits were adopted into good homes. One of them was even an employee! We provided education, rabbit enrichment bags, and Findlay Subaru Of Las Vegas covered the adoption fees, and donated $2,000 to assist with this event. Thank you so much for assisting with giving these animals an amazing home.

Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas Farmers Market

When Findlay Subaru Of Las Vegas hosted a farmers market, we all had a great time. They chose a lot of vendors that had very similar personalities, and the atmosphere was amazing! They did not charge anything for attending, and a lot of the employees were very interested in our products. Thank you so much, Subaru Of Las Vegas for putting this together and promoting this a lot, so they knew that us, a small businesses would be able to sell a lot of our products. Till next time!

Wetlands Park Clean Up With The Hot Girl Walk

Subaru of Las Vegas, thank you for joining the Hot Girl Walk and cleaning up Wetlands Park. Subaru of Las Vegas reached out after hearing about us being an inclusive group that is accepting no matter who you love. We picked up three trash bags of trash at Wetlands, were provided coffee, and all the materials to do this safely. Wetlands is such a beautiful place with lots of wildlife, and when they were talking about Subaru Loves the Earth®, this really showed it. Thanks to you guys, we were able to make a spot in the place we love cleaner than before. Thank you for all your help. Till next time, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas!

Subaru of Las Vegas To The Rescue!

I was in the market for a pre-owned Outback. When I had initially contacted Subaru of Las Vegas, the pre-owned Outback I was interested in had sold. They were all selling extremely fast. I ended up purchasing a used Outback privately. Not long after paying cash for the vehicle from a private party, the police came and confiscated it as the vehicle ended up being reported as stolen. Little did I know, I had purchased a stolen car. I was left without a vehicle. The vehicle was for my daughter who was soon leaving for med school. I had two weeks to find another Outback, and given the experience I just had, this time I called Subaru of Las Vegas. I explained my situation and shared what happened, along with my need for another vehicle for my daughter and my budget restraints. Subaru of Las Vegas was extremely empathetic and let me know that they would keep an eye out for a vehicle that fit what I was looking for. A few days later, a 2016 Subaru Outback had become available. It was a little out of my price range, but they encouraged me to come in anyway to see what they could do about price. In understanding my situation, they ended up decreasing the price of the Outback by $2,400 putting it within the price range I could afford. I purchased the vehicle but was by myself so didn't have anyone else to help me drive it back home to surprise my daughter. They offered to follow me home so that I could surprise my daughter. Not only did they take the time to help me, but they also captured this beautiful moment of my daughter's priceless reaction. Thank you so much Subaru of Las Vegas! You came to the rescue when I was in a bad situation and I'll forever be grateful.

Keeping Southern Nevada Beautiful!

Nevada’s parks and trails need endless love. That’s why volunteers who serve our community’s parks and trails are the heart of our organization. Thank you, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, for helping to keep Nevada’s urban trails, community landscapes, and local parks beautiful! Your contribution of time and heart to serve makes a difference. Your work is instrumental in improving the quality of life in southern Nevada and increasing interest, knowledge, and care of the outdoors. Thank you for joining us in our mission to help community members discover, experience, and connect to southern Nevada’s natural wonders, vast and unique landscapes. We couldn’t do what we do without you, for we only make a big difference together!

Saving Lives One Unit At A Time

We are always so grateful for Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas’s support of the American Red Cross. Donors, especially those who donate regularly, keep our nation’s blood supply stable. Although many people donate blood after disasters, blood is needed every day of the year. There is no substitute for blood, and donors provide the only supply of life-saving blood for those in need. The benefits of donating blood include helping people injured in accidents, undergoing cancer treatment, and battling blood diseases, among other reasons. Unfortunately, current blood shortages are leading to delays in critical blood transfusions for needy people. Thank you for allowing us to utilize your location to reach the community members who might not have signed up to donate otherwise. We collected 31 units, hitting our goal and welcoming three first-time donors. Again, thank you for your continued support of this critical community program. We look forward to the next one!

Diaper's for Bundles of Joy and Families In Need

Thank you to Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas for being a drop-off location for diaper donations to benefit the families of Southern Nevada! Your efforts in using your resources and platform to spread the message of the need for diaper donations not only influenced the community tremendously but also brought awareness to the service that Baby’s Bounty provides, which warms our hearts, knowing that we have the potential to help more families. According to a 2017 National Diaper Bank Network study, 1 in 3 families could not afford a regular supply of diapers. Families spend more than $80 a month per child, and many are financially challenged, even more so since the onset of the pandemic. Baby’s Bounty was established in July 2008 after witnessing the impact of homelessness on families with young children. Many newborns are released from the hospital without the proper health, safety, and well-being supplies. Many families are discharged without the resources to provide necessities such as clothing, diapers, car seats, and cribs. Baby’s Bounty supports and empowers at-risk families by providing education and the essential tools to ensure a good start for every baby. For 15 years, Baby’s Bounty also operates recurring diaper banks in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno/Sparks, and Mobile Diaper Banks throughout rural Clark County. Thank you for being a diaper drop-off host and for visiting our Las Vegas diaper bank to support who we are and the families we hope to assist.

Clothing For Those In Need

Las Vegas Rescue Mission is a nonprofit that was founded in 1970 by a pastor and six business people who had a calling to help those who were homeless and hungry. Together, they secured a tiny storefront at 414 West Bonanza Road. By God’s grace, they provided sandwiches, drinks, mats, and blankets for men to eat and sleep away from the elements. Las Vegas Rescue Mission is more than just a shelter; we are a beacon of hope. We continue to adapt to meet the needs of men, women, and their children in an ever-changing society. Through effective, innovative Christian recovery programs, the mission provides a path for those who want to escape the despair of the streets, whether a free dinner every night, clothing for those in desperate need, shelter intake, alcohol or drug recovery, and more. We could not do it without the support of the community and community partners such as Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas. Your heart to come together and host a clothing drive makes an impact bigger than you might realize. You are a leader in the community and a prime example of the great things we can accomplish and the lives we can impact for the better when we work together. Thank you for the donation of multiple bags of clothing. Your donation will make a difference in the lives of those most in need.

Car Meet For A Cause

Community. That’s what it’s about; an environment where we can learn and grow from and support each other. Flat4LV is a Subaru enthusiast car club based in Las Vegas but spread all over the country. When we received the call from Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, we knew we had to answer. Not only did we see an opportunity to come together to show off the sweet rides of Flat4LV, but we saw an opportunity to fill a need in the community. To come together for a cause more significant than each of us. The Las Vegas Rescue Mission works to serve those in need through food, shelter, daily needs, and addiction recovery. Baby’s Bounty distributes millions of diapers to help needy families in Southern Nevada so that they don’t have to make the heartbreaking choice between buying diapers and buying food. Coming together to turn a car meet into a clothing and diaper donation drive for The Las Vegas Rescue Mission and Baby’s Bounty brought the meaning of community full circle. We filled multiple Subaru trunks with clothes and diapers to support people in need living in our community—a great night filled with great people and food to support a few great causes. Thank you, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, for the partnership!

Academic Excellence Awards

The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Academic Excellence program recognizes 1st thru 12th-grade students in Southern Nevada who exhibit academic achievement, community involvement, citizenship, and leadership in and out of the classroom. We are highly honored that Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas returned as the presenting sponsor to recognize these outstanding students amongst family and friends. Your dedication to the support of academic excellence within our community is valued more than words can express. Additionally, your commitment to being a stellar leading example of giving back to the community reminds us that bringing people together to advocate and support each other is essential. Your recognition of Brian Phu with a special community commitment award was admirable. Your gifting a Hawaiian Kukui Nut Lei to Brian, symbolizing enlightenment, protection, guidance, and peace, is a moment we will all carry in our hearts moving forward. Thank you for your generous contribution of $12,000, which rewarded each recognized student with $500 and provided each school with $500 to use towards educational needs. The Academic Excellence Awards is truly made possible by the continual support of Burton, Jennifer, and Subaru of Las Vegas. Thank you for your heart in recognizing, encouraging, and inspiring the young minds who will fall nothing short of changing our community and potentially the world.

A Breakfast To Remember

Nestled on the Southwest side of Las Vegas is our humble elementary school, Tony Alamo Elementary School. With a faculty of 90, we are proud of the culture and family atmosphere we have developed over the years here at Alamo. We are honored to have some of the best educators and support staff and to have had every teacher return to us for the 2022/2023 academic year. We were in complete shock when we received the call from Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas that they would like to treat our teachers to breakfast for Teacher Appreciation Week. We rarely receive a phone call like that; without a PTA to plan appreciation for our faculty, we as administrators must keep our educators' spirits high in knowing how much they are valued. Hearing that a local business wanted to surprise our team was heartwarming. Knowing that others out there think about our educators' work and the lives they are changing brought a big smile to our faces. To Jennifer and Tina, THANK YOU! Thank you for warming our hearts and stomachs with a filling breakfast. Thank you for your hearts in delivering breakfast and spending time with our faculty, greeting each member with a cheerful good morning. This will be a Teachers Appreciation Week that we will never forget.

Recognizing Educators in Las Vegas

Established in 1956, the Clark County School District (CCSD) employs 40,000 employees serving more than 300,000 students – offering various nationally recognized programs, including Magnet Schools and Career and Technical Academies, as well as International Baccalaureate, dual credit, workforce development, and Advanced Placement courses. We offer the best choices to meet individual student needs through these programs, plus our online secondary school and open enrollment offerings. As the nation's fifth-largest school district, CCSD educates about two of every three students in Nevada and works closely with community partners and business leaders to educate the workers needed to strengthen our economy. The inaugural Evening of Excellence event honored stellar CCSD employees who go above and beyond and dedicate their time and energy to drive student success. As the heart and soul of our community, CCSD educators are changing student lives every day, so we can't thank Subaru of Las Vegas enough for your support in recognizing the amount of work and all that they do in the community for our children day in and day out.

Keeping Families Together

Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas has done it again! Thank you for support to Nevada SPCA and its mission to place homeless pets in loving homes where they can thrive, provide companionship, and maintain rewarding relationships with their human family. Not only do we want to place them, but ensuring that they remain in their loving homes is just as important. Thank you for donating $3,000 to fund our microchip clinic and opening your doors on a Sunday (when you’re typically closed) so that we could provide free microchipping to unchipped pets. Pets can quickly become lost, and microchipping allows pets to be reunited with their family as soon as possible. A microchip provides a secure, reliable, and permanent identification, significantly increasing the likelihood that your lost pet will be returned home to you. Nevada SPCA was able to microchip 98 pets. We were also able to connect with 50 unaltered pets to whom we were able to give information about resources for spaying and neutering at our shelter. It was a great success, all thanks to Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas!

A Light In Our Community!

Hello Jennifer and Burton! We are so grateful for Subaru’s thoughtful donations to Hope Means Nevada. Your commitment to donating $50 for every car sold or leased and $3 for every oil change in March was extremely thoughtful and kind. Your $14,517 donation will go a long way in supporting our mission to eliminate teen suicide in Nevada, which is the leading cause of death in Nevada for ages 10-17. As if that wasn’t enough, your support didn’t stop there. Your donation of media during March to help create awareness of Hope Means Nevada among teens in our community to let them know that they are not alone and we are here to help was invaluable. Subaru of Las Vegas is a light in our community and a safe space for everyone who walks through your doors. Thank you for your commitment to destigmatizing mental health and spreading love throughout Las Vegas. Tina’s testimonial on Instagram was beautiful. Her parting words to those struggling with suicidal thoughts about family pets, who will wonder why you never came home, books that need to be finished, and house plants that need to be watered touched our hearts. Tina has a gift for communication and humanizing mental health struggles by speaking to anyone, like someone she loves and cares for. You two and your Subaru organization are such well-loved and respected community leaders, and the ripple effect from your donation will be huge! Sending an abundance of gratitude for all that you do. Sincerely, Julie Murray Hope Means Nevada, Co-Chair and Mackenzie Miles Hope Means Nevada, Communications Director

Driving Public Education Forward!

Tee Up For Education is the Public Education Foundation and Clark County School District's charity golf tournament, and this year, Tee Up For Education was held on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at Bear's Best Golf Course. Golfers enjoyed a day of golf on one of Las Vegas's finest courses while supporting our public schools. At Tee Up For Education, the Public Education Foundation brings together business and community leaders to connect and engage with PEF's mission to meet the immediate, critical needs of our public schools. The Public Education Foundation (PEF) collaborates with the community and the Clark County School District (CCSD) to meet immediate education needs and strengthen our public schools to ensure every public school student in Clark County can succeed. Highlights of our work include: • Awarding over $5.5 million in college scholarships to graduating high school seniors and college students every year through our Scholarships Plus program • Providing millions of dollars’ worth of supplies to teachers every year through our PEF Teacher Superstore • Addressing the teacher shortage crisis by helping students and school support professionals pursue teaching careers through our new Teacher Pathway program • And much more through our other programs and initiatives. We are working hard to ensure that every student is able to succeed in school and in life, but we could not do this without your support. Our shared success is dependent on improving the quality of our public education system. Through your support, we are mobilizing the community to collaborate and maximize resources on behalf of our students, families, and educators. Together, we can ensure that every child in Clark County has the opportunity to realize their dreams and contribute to an ever-changing, complex world. On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Public Education Foundation, we want to thank you for your partnership and support. Subaru of Las Vegas' donation of $5,000.00 will help us meet critical education needs to strengthen our public schools.

Helping The Crisis Facing Autism in Southern Nevada

Hi Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas Friends! We are so incredibly thankful for the overwhelming support from your service department during Autism Acceptance and Awareness month – thank you for your partnership and friendship. Speaking on behalf of our clients and their families, we are beyond impressed and truly grateful for the impact that you are having on our community. Grant A Gift was founded in 2009 by a mother struggling to find resources for her autistic son in Southern Nevada. As we grew, it became clear that a significant gap existed in our state, for families with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities - from recognizing the signs, seeking diagnosis, securing appropriate treatment for their children, resources, support, and community for the entire family. Without your support, Grant A Gift Autism Foundation Ackerman Center would not be able to help children on the autism spectrum reach their fullest potential. Thank you for fundraising over $1,100 for us, but more importantly thank you for shining a light on our organization and autism. We are so lucky to have you in our corner. Emily Hayes Director of Marketing & Events Grant A Gift Autism Foundation Ackerman Center

NSPCA Brunch Bash

Dear Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Nevada SPCA) was founded in 1982, as Southern Nevada’s original no-kill shelter. We are a 501 (c) (3) charitable non-profit organization that relies entirely on the generous donations of animal lovers like YOU to make our lifesaving work possible! Our shelter does not receive funding from any large national SPCA, ASPCA, or any government agency; we are an independent non-profit that serves Southern Nevada. The generous donation made by Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas in the amount of $7,500 will go towards the over 2,000 dogs, cats, rabbits, and other small pets that Nevada SPCA takes in annually; treating each and every animal in our care as an individual with a name, identify, and unique personality. Our ultimate goal is to place them into loving homes where they can thrive, provide companionship, and maintain rewarding relationships with their human family. Your donation aids in providing a place for displaced pets to shelter before they find their loving new home, veterinary care for sick or injured pets, costs for spays and neuters, resources for our community pet pantry, materials for our foster caregiver program, and funding our kitten nursery. Needless to say, these funds from your donation will go a long way. Thank you for helping us with our mission to find happiness; both for animals and humans. Love, Lori Heeren Executive Director Nevada SPCA

The Smith Center Heart of Education Awards

Dear Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, We have great teachers living right here in our community. These include educators who go above and beyond to put kids first and not only teach, but also inspire. They work tirelessly and never ask for recognition. As Beverly Rogers has eloquently said, “Teachers is not what you do, but what you are.” They are unsung heroes and deserve to hear more thanks from the people of Clark County. Thanks to the financial support from Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, The Smith Center is pleased to have been able to offer another grand celebration for educators here in Las Vegas: The Heart of Education Awards. The inaugural event in 2016 saw tremendous community support, which The Smith Center hopes to build upon and could not do so without partners like Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas. A great education starts with great educators, and we are proud to point the spotlight in their direction. Your $20,000 donation in support of Clark County educators made an impact greater than you know. Teachers spend an average of $750 of their own funds annually on classroom supplies and other items their students need to succeed. Thanks to your contribution, each of the 20 teachers awarded at this event received $1,000, giving back to them not only their out-of-pocket expenses towards their classrooms but also bringing thousands of teachers back to school with their heads held higher. You heart to honor and recognize teachers for their fine work is appreciated more than you know. With heartfelt gratitude, Michelle Brown Director of Sponsorships and Publications The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

Walk With The Heart of a Child

Subaru of Las Vegas, Making a difference in the lives of heart families is at the heart of what we do. It might’ve been just a walk, but it was much more than that to the Children’s Heart Association and the families we’re committed to. Your participation showed us love and support; it was a warm embrace, a shoulder to lean on, and a hand to hold. When families and children face the challenge of medical conditions as delicate as the heart, these simple gestures are sometimes all they have to get them from one moment to another. These gestures go from being simple to being the only thing giving hope to the heart of a child. Having your team be present and take strides to let these children and their families know that they are not alone has provided the love that these families desperately need to carry them through their journey. Thank you for your HEART to love authentically during the most critical moments. Gratefully, Jill Sarcletti Development Manager Children’s Heart Association

Walk for Wishes with Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada

The support that Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas gives to Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada means more to us and our wish kids than you know. You are not only one of our top supporters, but your heart to go above and beyond is unwavering and inspiring. Your team not only showed up to walk for wishes with us, but you also helped us achieve our overarching goal of raising $500,000; not only helped us in achieving it but we exceeded our goal by raising $512,116. These funds will go towards granting life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. No child should have to wait even one unnecessary day to experience the hope and joy that a wish brings, so thank you for joining us in spreading hope and transforming lives right here in Southern Nevada. Sheila Marcello Director of Corporate Sponsorships Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada

The Just One Project

Dear Subaru of Las Vegas, Your support and generosity to The Just One Project are greatly appreciated more than words can express. We were elated when we were selected for the second year as a local Hometown Charity partner for The 15th Annual Subaru Share The Love® Event. We could not have imagined the impact of this incredibly generous event, and the outcome was beyond expected. The Just One Project was founded in 2014 to connect the community through volunteering and inspiring people to give back. We started with humble beginnings serving groceries to food-insecure communities in Southern Nevada. Since our inception, we have grown into an innovative, client-centric organization that touches over 20,000 lives monthly, providing food for all, homeless prevention, youth programs, and self-development classes. We truly believe it takes just one person to make a difference, but The Just One Project would not be able to impact the community without partners like you supporting our cause. Not only did the donation of $32,397.49 from The 2022 Share The Love Event brings us to tears but the people in the community that we will be able to support through this donation and the love of Subaru of Las Vegas are magnificent. From our family to yours, thank you. With heartfelt gratitude, Brook Neubauer The Just One Project, CEO & Founder

Sharing The Love with Red Rock Search and Rescue

When Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas presented us with a $36,189 check, we were ecstatic. We're grateful to be part of the Subaru Share The Love® Event and because of them, we're able to operate the way we do and serve our community. We work to find those that are missing, and also assist in providing closure to those loved ones. It's been a fantastic experience and we're so happy we can have this partnership.

Love For Our Teachers

Subaru of Las Vegas recognized over 12 local teachers whose work is unsung yet invaluable. The tireless work put in by these teachers to their students is remarkable, and the support from Subaru of Las Vegas has made a tremendous impact in the lives of these teachers. Teachers spend an average of $750. Subaru of Las Vegas's donation of $1,000 not only covered the average annual expense, but even provided a little additional to cover other needs that might arise. The gratitude of each teacher was evident in each reaction. Dear Subaru of Las Vegas, I received the Teacher of the Game Award on 3/23. I just wanted to email and express my gratitude in receiving such an award and the $1000 that I will use towards my students. I haven't decided what I will spend the money on but please know that I will ensure that the students benefit from it. Thank you again. I really appreciate that you are engaging in community outreach and support public school employees. Have a great week. -Paige Smith Thank you Subaru of Las Vegas for partnering with the Las Vegas Desert Dogs to recognize educators in the community!

Walk4Friendship

Everybody deserves to feel accepted and we’re appreciative of Subaru of Las Vegas for promoting that. Your selfless act of donating $1,000 and volunteering in our walk contributed to our mission to provide an opportunity for those facing isolation to become a contributing member of our community, regardless of the challenges they face.

Hope Means Nevada

We are so grateful for Subaru's thoughtful donations to Hope Means Nevada. Their commitment to donating $50 for every car sold, and $3 for every oil change, was very kind. In total, over $14,500 was raised. Subaru of Las Vegas is a light in our community and a safe space for everyone who walks in those doors. Thank you for your commitment to destigmatizing mental health and spreading love throughout Las Vegas.

Baby's Bounty

We're incredibly appreciative of your donation of 400 diapers to Baby's Bounty. There are so many families with young children that do not have these necessities and may struggle to obtain them. Your donation lifted so much weight off some family’s shoulders by providing clean diapers. Sometimes, they have to make the heartbreaking decision to choose between food, or diapers and thankfully, they didn't have to worry about that this time.

Kline Veterans Fund

Thank you so much to Subaru of Las Vegas for not only your donation of $5,000, but also participating and sponsoring our Salute Our Troops Telethon. In total, Subaru of Las Vegas helped raise $7,300. Our event took up the majority of the day and we're grateful for the general manager, Burton Hughes, along with some of the employees to assist with answering phones to take donations. We work hard to ensure our local veterans have emergency housing and were ecstatic to receive the donation. Every American who has risked their life to protect our country deserves a place to call home, and this donation will help a significant amount of veterans and their families get into permanent, safe and stable homes.

Giving The Gift of Warmth

Homelessness among youth is a growing crisis in the Las Vegas Valley. For over 20 years, the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) has provided Southern Nevada’s homeless youth with help, hope, and the support needed to rebuild their lives. We certainly cannot do this without the support of community partners such as Subaru of Las Vegas. Your support allows us to provide critical, life-saving services round-the-clock to Southern Nevada’s homeless youth. We always need in-kind donations of supplies, socks being one of the most requested items. When assistant general manager Jennifer Vitale reached out from Subaru of Las Vegas to let us know they had a donation of socks as part of the Subaru Loves to Help program, we did not expect multiple boxes totaling 1,000 socks. Your donation was so very generous and came at perfect timing. These socks will serve the Las Vegas homeless youth during these cold months to keep them warm and their feet protected. Thank you for your heart and passion for supporting Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth and the homeless youth in need. You make our community a better place; every organization should have the heart of Subaru of Las Vegas.

Helping Lives One Unit at a Time

Community is at the heart of everything that we do. Our Take 5 To Care program could not do it without partners like Subaru of Las Vegas. Your support to The Battle of the Badges Blood Drive allowed us to collect over 140 units, all of which will go towards the need in Las Vegas. As if your heart to support the community through our program wasn’t enough, you took action to help the need for blood with employees who came out to donate. “Thank you" does not seem enough, but we are incredibly grateful to have partners like you in our community.

14 Days of Love for Las Vegas Seniors

Dear Subaru of Las Vegas, Thank you for the difference your company makes when you partner with HHOVV. The impact of The 14 Days of Love with Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas makes this project extremely special in how it touches the lives of low income Seniors Thank you, Subaru of Las Vegas, for the partnership and allowing us to be part of this wonderful project. We wanted to share a message from Mrs. Quintana who is so appreciative of the services received. "Boy was I surprised when you came to my house, everybody was on my porch, and I was able to share the videos from my camera with my friends and family. Then to be surprised with the washing machine, oh my gosh. I am so happy. I cried, I thank you guys for coming and taking my old washing machine and for dropping off the new one. There’s no more water on my floor, and it’s just an awesome washer. Thank you, you guys were God sent and it does give me my dignity and courage to keep fighting back to get rid of this sciatica and to improve my arthritis. I’ve been working out more and exercising, you don’t know how much this has just gotten me so motivated. I just wanted to thank you guys so much, I wanted to let you know my appreciation. You guys are so awesome, Nevada strong is because of you guys. If I can ever help you guys in any way to help somebody, I would be more than happy to do that. You guys are a great organization, thank you so much." With Love, Helping Hands of Vegas Valley

Challenge Conquered!

As the sun rose over the mountainous skyline in the Valley of Fire Backcountry, Trailblaze Challenge participant, Hamid Hamidy, remarked, “Wow! This is phenomenal.” And it was. It was Hamidy’s first time participating in the 26.2-mile Trailblaze Challenge alongside his Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas teammate, Jorge Zamora. The two-man team conquered the challenge – tying for second place – on behalf of Findlay Subaru, the event’s presenting sponsor for the second year. “I wish all the kiddos could make it out here too,” Hamidy continued as he traversed the red clay. “But we are going to do it for them.” Tested both physically and philanthropically, the second-annual event and its training efforts coincided with raising much-needed funds to grant the wishes of critically ill children in Southern Nevada. “We couldn’t have put this event on without the support of Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas,” said Sheila Marcello Victor, director of corporate partnerships for Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada. “They are truly the definition of a community partner. The company supports our wish kids with their dollars, but even more importantly, they show up for them with their hearts. Trailblaze is just one example of them completely immersing themselves in our mission.” The event not only attracted local hiking enthusiasts and Make-A-Wish community partners, it also benefitted from the participation of local wish kid, Colin Jolly, and his entire family. Colin, who battles a neuromuscular disorder, received his wish to have an all-terrain wheelchair in August 2022 thanks to the generosity of Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas. As a family, we like to spend a lot of time outdoors,” said Colin’s dad, Dan. “As Colin got older, it became more difficult for me to carry him on my shoulders over challenging terrain that we would encounter on our hikes. Getting the all-terrain wheelchair has meant that we haven’t had to slow down, and we can continue adventuring together as a family.” One such adventure came over Trailblaze weekend. Because of Colin’s life-changing wish, the Jolly’s have become one of Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada’s most supportive alumni families. Not only was Dan the event’s largest individual fundraiser, he also completed the 26.2 mile challenge in its entirety. The sweetest leg of his journey came at the end, when his wife, Kari, and son, Colin, joined him for the final three miles. “To be a small part of the Jolly family’s journey has been nothing short of a blessing and an honor,” said Jennifer Vitale, assistant general manager at Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas at the Trailblaze Challenge opening reception. “To see this come full circle – from granting Colin’s wish to seeing him, Dan & Kari out here for Trailblaze – it’s just really special.” Thanks to the generous support of Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, community partners, and event participants, the 2023 Trailblaze Challenge will grant the wishes of more than 20 children in Southern Nevada.

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Mr. Tygret's Classroom Library

Dear Subaru of Las Vegas, Thank you SO MUCH for your generosity and $1,300 donation towards my classroom library! I can't wait to order more books! I am definitely going to be spending some time shopping for books on some school websites and Amazon. I am a loyal Subaru of Las Vegas customer (you've found a customer for life), and I know you guys reach out and hep the community frequently. Your support is very much appreciated and my students will tremendously benefit from the new books and enhanced reading corner! Mr. Tygret Grades 6-8 Clifford J Lawrence Junior High School

You Helped Change Lives!

Dear Subaru of Las Vegas, Thank you for coordinating the blood drive on Friday, February 10, 2023 at Subaru of Las Vegas. The drive overall and the willingness of the donors to share this life saving gift was amazing. The efforts of Subaru of Las Vegas are greatly appreciated, and your support of the community blood program will go a long way toward replenishing blood supplies and ultimately saving lives. In addition, we very much appreciate your efforts during this time. You may be interested to know with a goal of 29 we collected 29 units, we registered 32 donors, and 5 donors were deferred. We also registered 2 first time donors! We couldn't do it without you! Thank you, Sara Duncan Account Manager II American Red Cross Southern Utah/Nevada Region

Find Your Zen

Starting the new year can be difficult for many people, especially if you need help finding your center. To make the new year transition a little easier, Subaru of Las Vegas, Trufusion, and Michael's Angel Paws hosted a Downward Dog Yoga Workshop in the Subaru of Las Vegas dealership! Michael's Angel Paws Therapy Dogs and Trufusion instructor Jessica Jones helped people find their zen and increase their happiness through wet-nose kisses and wagging tails. As people flowed through their yoga session, they could take a break and get in some furry pets from the nine different Michael's Angel Paws therapy dogs. Therapy Dogs have many benefits that are good for the mind, body, and soul. Like yoga, therapy dogs have the power to increase serotonin levels, decrease heart rate, improve overall mood, and help with depression. When we combined the art of yoga and therapy dogs, we created an atmosphere inside the dealership filled with tranquility and love. To our surprise, what we had anticipated being a small event that would hold twenty people, quickly jumped to selling one-hundred tickets! Collectively we raised over one-thousand dollars that went towards helping Michael's Angel Paws spread hope by H.elping O.thers P.awsitively Everyday! Together we were able to give Las Vegas a new experience and give back to a great cause.

Honoring Local Military Heroes

One thing that Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas holds close to our heart is our love and gratitude for our American heroes. Throughout the year, we find unique ways to pay tribute to our fallen, veteran, and current military personnel. One way we show our support is by sponsoring the Salute Our Troops program in partnership with Sinclair Broadcast Group. With so many veterans calling Las Vegas home comes amazing stories from military veterans that we get to highlight every month! In addition, we reach out to the community and ask for their support by nominating a military hero that made a difference during their time in combat or in our community today. Burton Hughes surprises our Salute Our Troops Hero of the Month to express our gratitude, listen to their stories, and award them numerous prizes. Being able to show our support and hear stories like Gary Parriott truly impacts all of us at Subaru of Las Vegas and helps the community recognize some of the many great heroes that live among us. Gary Parriott served in the U.S. Army from 1959-1962, learning about missile systems and eventually carrying that knowledge into a four-decade career working on civil missile systems. Gary pays tribute to his father and other fallen soldiers by wearing a civil war uniform, educating students on the history of war, and walking in numerous Veteran's Day parades. Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas is blessed to support Salute Our Troops and bring honor to our local veterans. A true hero is not measured by the size of their strength but by the size of their heart, and our veterans in Las Vegas have the biggest hearts. Thank you to all brave soldiers who dedicate their lives to keeping our community, homes, and nation safe. Today and every day, Subaru of Las Vegas salutes you!

Lights, Camera, STAY, Click!

Michael's Angel Paws has served the Las Vegas community for over ten years, and it gets harder each year to find local support when you are in a community filled with unique nonprofits. When you are a smaller organization, you get overlooked when it comes to grants and sponsorship opportunities. Still, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas has taken Michael's Angel Paws under their guidance and support and continues to find new ways to help make a name for Michael's Angel Paws in the Las Vegas community. As we plan out our year, Subaru of Las Vegas helps us think of fun ways to help raise money, and an idea came out to create the first-ever Michael's Angel Paws and Subaru of Las Vegas 2023 Calendar. So, we sat and wondered whether this event would be successful. Will it help raise money? Will it help spread the message of H.O.P.E? Will we have the resources to pull it off? And to our surprise, the answer is yes, to all of the above! A beautiful partnership between Michael's Angel Paws and Subaru of Las Vegas turned into a beautiful calendar showcased Subaru of Las Vegas employee dogs, Subaru of Las Vegas customer's dogs, Michael Angel Paws therapy dogs, and Michael's Angel Paws service dogs. The journey to make our first calendar was on its way, and we were ready to see the results. Beginning in late June for two weeks, Subaru of Las Vegas housed a submission portal on their website to help drive traffic and encouraged the community to submit their dog for a chance to win a spot in the 2023 Michael's Angel Paws Calendar. We sat anxiously to see how many submissions we would receive, and we were blown away to find out that we had over 113 cute dogs waiting to be voted on by the community to get their shining moment! The voting began mid-July for the top 13 winners based on who received the most votes. The fight to the top started with many of the pups asking for help from friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to vote daily for their dog to reach the top 13. Many voted daily for a free single vote and purchased votes to boost their favorite pups to the top. Finally, the votes were in, and it was time for lights, camera, and click! Wait, it actually went lights, camera, stay, click! Our top 13 winners were able to run around the Subaru of Las Vegas as we tried to get our perfect shot. Overall, the day was a success, and we were proud of the work we had accomplished to finalize our 2023 calendar. Through the support of Subaru of Las Vegas, our submission phase, the voting phase, and our selling phase, Michael's Angel Paws raised over $7,000.00, and we are still selling calendars daily! Without the generous support of Subaru of Las Vegas and the help of our photographer from Bark Gallery, none of this would have been possible. Thanks to Subaru of Las Vegas constantly taking a chance on our organization, we are one step closer to opening our dream of Michael's Place, our indoor training facility open to all searching for H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Pawsitvely Every day)!

Changing Holiday Tradition

When you donate blood, you are choosing to help save a life. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, and by helping to keep our blood banks stocked, we are answering those needs when people need the community the most. This holiday we challenged the community to change their holiday traditions and give the gift of giving. Thanks to everyone's willingness and support, we collected twenty-five units of blood and had two first-time blood donors at the Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas Holiday Blood Drive. Throughout the year, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas hosted four blood drives at their dealership, and we look forward to partnering in 2023 to help serve our community on a deeper level. Our community runs on the support of community partners, like Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas. Happy Holidays!

Hope for Kids Holiday Event

December is a time for giving. It's a time filled with joy, love, and endless magic. On December 14th, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas had the privilege of participating in Hope for Kids for the second year. Hope For Kids is an annual holiday event that helps support at-risk and low-income families to ensure every child has proper winter clothes, food, and gifts under the tree. As more than 600 families journeyed through a tunnel of love from different community partners, our hearts grew two times bigger as we watched each child express their joy every time someone wished them a Merry Christmas! Unfortunately, every year, one in six kids goes without food in Nevada, but together we can help change this, and Hope for the City is actively partnering with the community to help end child hunger. Every December, our staff looks forward to Hope for Kids holiday event because we can touch so many lives in just one night. We celebrate our community, we celebrate love, and most of all, we celebrate the children and keep the spirit of Christmas alive in everyone's heart.

Halloween Hounds and Strutt Your Mutt Festival

One of our favorite times of the year is when pumpkins light up the night sky, and dog hair is sprinkled around the Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas dealership all month long as we celebrate Subaru Loves Pets month. Every year as we reach the end of Subaru Loves Pets month, Subaru of Las Vegas celebrates in a spooktacular way during our Halloween Hounds event. This year, Subaru of Las Vegas teamed up with local nonprofit Michael's Angel Paws to help raise money for therapy, service dogs, and participating animal shelters. It was a howling good time as we turned out the lower parking lot into a carnival with games, food trucks, and local vendors in support of Nevada SPCA, Las Vegas Valley Humane Society, Vegas Pet Rescue Project, and Michael's Angel Paws. Together with Raising Cane's and event attendees, over $6,000 was raised and donated in contribution to these nonprofit organizations that do great work in the community for animals and people alike. We always seek new ways to spread love through wagging tails and wet-nose kisses wherever we can throughout the community.

Hearts Alive Village - Georgie May

Georgie May came to us after being abandoned at a local veterinary hospital back in July. She was abandoned at around 6 weeks old by her previous owner after a door slammed shut on her leaving her paralyzed. The vet contacted our rescue group asking if we’d take her in. She was unable to use her back legs and urinate on her own. We agreed to take this sweet girl in and she was placed in a loving foster home. We set up physical therapy sessions at Las Vegas Specialty Center and she worked hard to regain feeling in her back legs and build her strength. She also started acupuncture to aid in her recovery. Georgie May gained strength and some mobility over the following months, but we knew she would need a special forever home since she would likely never walk again. It would also have to be a dedicated family willing to express her bladder several times a day. Thankfully we found the perfect home for her! Lynn and her husband opened their home and hearts to Georgie May and officially adopted her on October 30! Thanks for your support, Subaru!

The Great Unconformity

Home. A place that we all need. A place to feel safe. A place to protect. Earth is our home, and it's our responsibility to keep it clean so that future generations have the opportunity to experience the wonders and joy that we all enjoy today. Nevada is home to the transit night life but beyond the casinos lay a beautiful desert landscape waiting to be explored. Our mission at Get Outdoors Nevada is to connect Nevadans and visitors from all backgrounds and ages to the state's diverse outdoor places. To maintain the beauty of Las Vegas nature, we are responsible for leaving trails and parks cleaner than we found them. We are grateful for the support from Subaru of Las Vegas and all of the Subaru volunteers that helped make a difference at the Rainbow Gardens Area Clean-up on Saturday, September 17, 2022. Rainbow Gardens has now been named an area of environmental concern due to the Great Unconformity laying on Frenchman Mountain. An Unconformity is a buried erosion surface. It is a surface of rock exposed on the Earth's surface and then covered by younger layers. Unconformities are essential because they represent missing intervals of the geologic record. The Great Unconformity that sits on Frenchman Mountain represents about 1.2 billion years, which is more than one-fourth of the age of the Earth. Unfortunately, over time, the Las Vegas community has forgotten about the importance of the Great Unconformity and instead uses Frenchman Mountain as a popular hangout for bonfires and parties. Thanks to the volunteers, we pick up over 2,875 pounds of trash together. By taking three hours out of your day to volunteer, you are helping restore beauty and protect a piece of the world's history. Thank you, Subaru of Las Vegas for all you do to keep our home clean!

Inspiring Students One Book at a Time

We call Marion Earl our "sweet little school" because that's exactly what it is- a sweet, little school! The students, the families, and the staff are ONE. We are not only a community but a family. Last year, in honor of their Subaru Loves Learning month in August, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas visited our school and not only donated books, but general manager Burton Hughes and event and marketing coordinator, Emily Di Vici no, visited and read to several of our classes. They also donated over 500 books to our students. I truly enjoyed my time showing them our school and sharing with them all of the fantastic things our school has to offer. Our teachers are committed and vested in our students' learning. Because of them, learning is fun and school is a place that students look forward to coming to every day. I was very excited when Burton and Emily reached out to us and wanted to visit our sweet little school once again to read to the students, and graciously donate books. We were filled with gratitude when they surprised each of our students with their own book to take home. Everyone, students, teachers, and staff were overjoyed when they surprised us with a very generous donation of $12,500! We want to personally thank Subaru of Las Vegas for selecting our sweet little school as the recipient of the Subaru Loves Learning initiative. Because of your generosity, students, teachers, and staff will now be able to have access to instructional materials and supplies to support our goal of increasing students' love for reading. This donation will allow teachers to increase student engagement and foster a lifelong love for learning through multiple ways, such as: reader's theater, book talks, and literacy centers. We appreciate your time and consideration that you gave to our sweet little school. It means so much to have a local community partner who cares about the academic success of our students! Thanks to Subaru of Las Vegas, the students of Marion Earl Elementary School went home on September 2, 2022 with a book in their hand and a love for reading in their hearts! With gratitude, Veronica Allen Hunt Proud Principal Marion Earl Elementary School

Looking Forward to a Brighter Future!

On behalf of Eye Care 4 Kids Nevada, we thank you so much for your continued support of our organization and the communities we serve! On August 13, 2022, we were so grateful to have been invited to spend the day at Subaru of Las Vegas with the Eye Care 4 Kids Mobile Vision Clinic serving patients for their vision needs. In addition to screenings, we also performed eye exams and prescribed eyeglasses to 18 patients throughout the day. Given that 1 in 4 children need some type of corrective lenses, the pandemic was especially challenging for those who were already struggling visually. During that time, electronic device use soared as millions of children shifted to virtual learning, and device usage during school increased from an average of 2-3 hours to 6 or more hours. Coupled with time spent on devices for personal use, children were spending upwards of 14 hours per day on the computer, phones, iPad, chrome books, etc. This increased use resulted in substantial eye strain in young children, as well as farsightedness, as they were not focusing enough on anything outside of their electronics. The Center for Disease Control’s Vision Health Initiative reports that the most prevalent disabling childhood conditions in America are vision disorders. If they are not corrected before age 5, it can lead to permanent impairments such as refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and anisometropia) and strabismus (“lazy eye,” misaligned eyes). Untreated eye disease and disorders regularly lead to poor academic work, developmental delays, and reduced overall quality of health. Early intervention helps 8 of 10 make significant gains (Conditions of Children Report, 2012). For the 2022-2023 academic school year, we were incredibly excited with the response from schools to schedule the Mobile Vision Clinic to their campuses. By mid-April, the calendar was already 95% full, and, currently, it is 100% full with a waiting list of more than 30 schools. This tells us that schools and the district certainly understand the value of corrected vision for their students. It also tells us that we must begin some serious strategic planning for expansion! In addition to the screenings, exams, and eyeglasses, we have partnered with The Lions Club to help our patients (mostly adults) obtain surgery for vision disorders such as glaucoma, cataracts, and pterygium. This partnership is incredibly crucial in helping so many obtain life-changing procedures. The visits we receive from our patients after their surgeries will, or nearly will, bring tears to everyone’s eyes as they share how they have literally come back to life. They can care for their families, work, and contribute to the community…completely regaining their independence after feeling hopeless for much too long. We know that our patients often have too many struggles to even list. We also know that if we, with the compassion, time, talent, and resources of our partners and friends, can take at least one of those struggles off their list by providing much-needed vision care, we are honored to do so. We are honored to do that work alongside our friends at Subaru of Las Vegas. Our deepest gratitude to all of you for recognizing our work and choosing to play such a crucial role. Thank you endlessly! Stephanie Kirby, M.Ed. Executive Director Eye Care 4 Kids Nevada

Keeping Las Vegas Hydrated

Las Vegas is among the top ten cities with the country's highest homeless rate. Yet, our homeless community is constantly overlooked through the hustle and bustle of the hot Las Vegas days and elaborate Vegas nights. The Lovewell Center and Goodness Gracious Ministries are local nonprofits that help provide resources, recovery, and build relationships with our homeless community to help feed the hungry physically and spiritually. The Lovewell Center is a membership-based resource center that allows members to earn the physical resources they need by attending classes and programs designed to help them move out of poverty and homelessness and into a restored life. Goodness Gracious Ministries Food Truck takes the church to the streets! Our goal is to meet our friends who sleep outside that are not close to services such as free meals, shelters, and counseling. We are all about building relationships and then being able to speak into their lives about the promises that God has given us all. Of course, the BEST way to do this is by breaking bread together and providing the love and nutrition they need! Summer is an extremely hard time of year for our homeless community. The high temperatures and limited access to water, shelter, and proper clothing leave many of our homeless friends in scary situations. When Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas learned about our need for cases of water, they immediately stepped up to the plate. They hosted a water drive to support our members of the Lovewell Center and help Goodness Gracious Ministries continue their mission of feeding the homeless. We are blessed to have community partners, like Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, who are always willing to lend a helping hand to any organization or individual in need. Their constant support, from donating clothes to cases of water or even stopping in to say hello, is always appreciated!

A New Adventure For Colin

For 13-year-old Colin, exploring the great outdoors and going camping are his greatest pastimes. Basking in the fresh air while being surrounded by his loved ones inspired Colin to wish for something that could help him go on even more adventures with minimal difficulty—an all-terrain wheelchair. As a newborn, Colin was diagnosed with a severe nervous system disorder and has since endured 12 surgeries to treat his condition in addition to being wheelchair-bound. Although he’s unable to verbalize his thoughts and feelings, Colin has never let his diagnosis hold him back from doing what he loves the most. A positive and bubbly teenager, Colin never fails to have a smile on his face. Colin and his family love to explore new places and take advantage of every opportunity to load up their RV and hit uncharted trails. Colin’s growth, however, has become more problematic for his parents, who found it difficult to physically lift and carry Colin to their favorite off-the-beaten-paths. “Our biggest thing with Colin is always trying to keep his world as normal as possible,” said Kari, Colin’s mom. On the day of his wish, Colin and his parents walked into the Subaru of Las Vegas showroom and, to Colin’s surprise, were welcomed by cheering supporters and extended family members. After being read his wish proclamation by Burton Hughes, general manager at Subaru of Las Vegas, Colin made his way over to a large gift that was hidden underneath a silver cloth and shiny blue blow. His all-terrain wheelchair had at last arrived! “The great outdoors is meant for everyone, regardless of their physical condition, and for someone like Colin, this is something we know is going to help change his life for the better,” said Burton. To make his wish even more special, the team at Subaru of Las Vegas also gifted Colin with a few items for him to bring along on his adventures, such as a Bluetooth speaker, illuminating LED lights for his wheelchair and even a portable piano keyboard. Thanks to the generosity of his wish sponsor, Subaru of Las Vegas, Colin can now enjoy venturing through the wilderness with his very own all-terrain wheelchair. It camp get any better than that!

Supply Our Students

Students are our future, and it's our job as a community to ensure every student has access to the tools they need to succeed in the classroom regardless of where they live or their financial background. So every year, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, along with the Fox 5 Take 5 To Care team joins hands with the community to help supply our students in support of the Southern Nevada Salvation Army. This year we are proud to say we went above and beyond our goal. With the community's help, we raised $50,720.00 in school supplies and donated them to the Salvation Army. As a result, students in need can visit the Salvation Army and pick out their backpacks, lunch boxes, notebooks, folders, and so much more. A backpack means much more than something you can throw your books in; it's a tool capable of holding your dreams, creativity, and knowledge. Nevada is ranked 49th in our educational system, and together we can help inspire a change and lead our students to a brighter future.

The Second Happiest Place on Earth

A time for hope, a time away from doctors, a time for fun, and a time to be a normal kid is what every camper gets to experience when they step foot on Torino Ranch for another year of Camp Cartwheel. For the last 27 years, Camp Cartwheel has continued to be one of Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation's most impactful events that inspire kids never to lose hope in their battle with cancer or other life-threatening diseases. Camp Cartwheel holds a special place in the heart of Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas. For the last seven years, Subaru of Las Vegas has been able to experience the love and wonders of Camp Cartwheel. Our employees witness the joy and magic that returns to each camper as they step off the bus back into a safe place that feels like home. As soon as camp begins, there is no telling which children are facing a life-threatening disease or which children are perfectly healthy. All you see at camp are kids being kids, creating memories, and living in each moment of life. After two years of having to hold Camp Cartwheel virtually due to the effects of COVID-19, this year's camp was bigger than ever with new experiences for children to enjoy, like scuba diving lessons, paint wars, new camp dances, and so much more. We are beyond grateful to have the opportunity to volunteer at Camp Cartwheel and help make camp a memory that will last forever and help support the mission and cause of the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Spreading Love and Hope with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

On July 6th, Subaru Las Vegas and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society partnered for the fourth year to bring hope and comfort to children battling cancer at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center. Burton Hughes, General Manager, and Jennifer Vitale, Assistant General Manager along with LLS staff member, Laurie Perry delivered 80 blankets and 25 arts and craft kits. These generous gifts were accompanied by handwritten cards from Subaru customers and staff providing loving messages of blessings, well wishes, and inspiration. One message stood out to me. The card read, “Always remember… you are braver than you believe, stronger than you think, smarter than you seem, & loved more than you know. Never Give UP!” Those are powerful words! During the delivery, Burton Hughes entered each hospital room with a calming presence. He spoke words of comfort and kindness to each child and parent as he presented the gifts. One precious child, Breanna, listened intently while Burton offered her encouragement, and she gave a huge smile to the camera as her picture was taken with her mom, Burton, and Jennifer. Her mother told us that a lot of people are praying for Breanna with prayer chains being sent all over the world. We met some of the other children including a little energetic boy named Ryan who was very happy to meet us and thrilled with his gifts. Liam, an avid Jujitsu competitor would be heading home the next day to Hawaii where he will compete in the Fall. Not all were in good spirits. A teenager with very sad eyes, sitting on the edge of his bed with an IV, listened and nodded as he received his blanket. Alexander, a toddler enjoying watermelon, barely looked up while his dad told us that he doesn’t trust people for fear that they’re here to stick him with more needles. We can only hope that the blankets provide just a bit of comfort while these children put up the fight of their lives. Great thanks to Burton Hughes, Jennifer Vitale, the Subaru of Las Vegas team, and the wonderful staff at Summerlin Medical Center for supporting LLS’s mission to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Subaru of Las Vegas 4th of July Microchip Clinic

Dear Subaru of Las Vegas, One of the most dangerous times of the year for pets is Independence Day, as triple the amount of strays will end up at the shelter in one day. I’ll never forget brainstorming with Jennifer and Emily at our Cat Cafe about partnering with Subaru of Las Vegas to create a microchipping event prior to July 4th in order to protect pets if they become lost. We met for almost two hours discussing the ways you could help support our organization’s mission. On top of planning the event, you gave us your expert advice on advertising and offered to help us with public service announcements. The microchipping event at the dealership was a dream! You were so accommodating with the space and generous with your sponsorship. We were able to protect 77 pets with a new microchip at no cost to the families and you provided free carabiners to make sure their gates were secure. This was our third community initiative together and our partnership just keeps getting better and better at creating a positive impact. Our mission is, to nurture a compassionate society where pets are supported in their homes and on their journey to find a home. Hearts Alive Village rescues animals, YES! But more than that, we provide resources that support struggling pet parents to keep animals out of the shelter system in the first place. It’s a progressive concept in animal welfare, and Subaru of Las Vegas, gets it! We appreciate the example you set for the Las Vegas business community. We need everyone to understand the importance of prevention, like you do. Las Vegas is still suffering the economic fallout of the pandemic. We now see the ever-rising housing costs devastating an already vulnerable community. When life is difficult for people, it becomes even more difficult for animals. This means the animal shelters fill up because people are struggling to access basic services like vaccines and microchips, and even to keep their furry family members fed and healthy at home. When a non profit organization takes on a social problem, we know it will always be a rocky road, uphill both ways.. That’s why our partnership with your team at Subaru of Las Vegas makes us feel like we have four-wheel drive! Our mission matters to you and it’s not just because you say it does. Your actions, your participation and sponsorships have made a huge difference in the lives of people and their pets in our community! With respect and immense gratitude for the mutual love of our community’s animals, Christy Stevens Executive Director Hearts Alive Village

Honoring Local Service Members Through The Subaru of Las Vegas Fill The Boot Fundraiser

Throughout the month of May, Subaru of Las Vegas honored local service members and family members through their Fill the Boot Fundraiser. May was designated as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 to ensure the nation was given the chance to publicly show their appreciation for troops. Subaru of Las Vegas employees personally went above and beyond in 2022 and raised $3,000 for USO Nevada. This donation will allow us to provide a home away from home at our Terminal 1, Terminal 3, and Nellis and Creech AFB Centers. It will also allow us to host family care programs, deployed family dinners, homecomings and deployments, and numerous squadron functions throughout the year. Since 2010, USO Nevada has provided a sense of community for the more than 20,000 active-duty, guard, and reservist personnel currently stationed in Nevada. Despite COVID restrictions, we were able to adapt and increase our reach by 31% over 2020. Without the continued support of local companies like Subaru of Las Vegas, we would not be able to fulfill our mission of strengthening America’s service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country.

Subaru of Las Vegas is Helping Others Pawsitively Every Day With Their Subaru Therapy Dog Team

It has always been the mission of Michael’s Angel Paws to join hands with its community, and in 2021, Subaru of Las Vegas and Michael’s Angel Paws did just that! Together we built a loving collaboration that would eventually help thousands of people throughout the Las Vegas Valley! With generous support from Subaru of Las Vegas, the remarkable partnership first provided resources for four Assistance Dogs to be certified through Michael’s Angel Paws at no cost to the owner. These loving dogs put their heart into training so they could help their owners, their families, and friends have a better way of life. While an Assistance Dog trains to enable one individual with a specific task, i.e. mobility and scent detection, to name only a few, Subaru of Las Vegas wanted to do more! Subaru of Las Vegas decided they wanted to train their own dogs to create a Subaru Therapy Dog Team to be able to go out into the community and deepen their love. Michael’s Angel Paws was fortunate enough to join in on the ride and help Subaru’s Teams get certified through their organization. The Teams decided that they would take the pledge to complete Michael’s Angel Paws 4-step process to become a certified therapy team. The adventure started in April 2021, when an announcement went out to Subaru’s associates who had dogs that would like to participate in this sponsored training program to create a Therapy Dog team that would help bless the community with love and joy. The next step was for Michael’s Angel Paws to meet with all the dogs and their parents to determine who was ready to dedicate their time to go through significant training and give back to the community. We chose the team from there, and just like that, Frankie, Denver, Jambo, and their handlers made history by becoming the first Subaru Therapy Dog Team! The dogs and their owners were excited to start on the adventure of learning how to be the best Therapy Team to share the love and create a deeper impact in the Las Vegas community. Initially, each dog needed to pass their Foundation for Obedience Class, an introductory class on how to communicate with your pup and have fun! Our second 5-week lesson was the Advanced Obedience course! This class was even more fun than the last because Michael’s Angel Paws “Canine Coach” had to get our puppy parents even more engaged with their four-legged “kids” and thinking like a bona fide trainer! Each team member passed with flying colors, and we were all looking forward to the next series of classes. American Kennel Club (AKC) has a class called “Canine Good Citizenship,” which teaches our pups to be polite, friendly, and approachable when they are in and out of our house. In addition, Michael’s Angel Paws has expert evaluators to ensure the Teams meet the strict requirements established by the AKC. The last and most important hurdle was completing the Michael’s Angel Paws Therapy Dog lesson. The Teams, along with their “Coach,” went on field trips to different locations, like home improvement stores, shopping areas, parks, etc., to help each team go through varying levels of exposure to all of the things they may encounter when they go on therapy outings. Our Therapy Dog Teams can visit hospitals, schools, veteran homes, and conventions, so we must ensure each dog is prepared for any person they may meet on their adventures. After months of hard work and dedication from the dogs and their handlers, the Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas Therapy Dog Team graduated! It was an absolute pleasure to be the organization that was able to work with Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas and create a Therapy Dog Team. If you were to ask us ten years ago if we would be building a Subaru Therapy Dog Team, my answer would be no. Today, Michael’s Angel Paws celebrates a monumental milestone for our nonprofit that we never thought possible. Thank you to the Subaru of Las Vegas family for showering our organization with love and support. The way you believe in our mission is helping spread the word about Michael’s Angel Paws and allowing us to continue to reach our goal of opening our own facility to help train Assistant Dogs. Not only are you making our dreams come true, but you are also helping others pawsitively every day by having your Therapy Dog Team. We are proud to have you as partners and a part of the Michael’s Angel Paws family. We hope you and your dogs enjoy going out into the community and spreading love through wagging tails and wet nose kisses.

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2022 Road To College Scholarship

First, I would like to thank everyone at Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas and De Castroverde Law Group that made this scholarship possible. It is really inspiring to see these two prominent groups in Las Vegas that give back to the community in a truly life-changing way. Hence the name, this scholarship is truly putting me on the road to college. I remember just a few days before I received the call that I won the $10,000.00 scholarship, my family and I had just submitted a hefty student loan application. We were trying to stay positive but the financial reality was setting in and it was overwhelming. As a first-generation college student, I am so incredibly grateful that I have to opportunity to accomplish what my parents were not able to. Neither of them were able to obtain a college degree to a complete lack of financial support. I have seen firsthand how it has impacted us. However, I have been determined to use what my parents taught me and rise above the financial burden that has dictated my family’s ability to go to college. What is even more special is making my dad proud by receiving this scholarship which he told me about initially. I am proud to accept this scholarship to help fund my studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada this fall as a joint major in Business Administration and Interactive Arts & Technology. I am most excited for the diverse, international experience I will receive as a student at SFU and the adventure that comes with studying abroad. I hope to take what I learn and turn my ideas and passions into working realities through gender equality nonprofits and innovative technology-based products. Thank you to Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas and De Castroverde Law again. Your passion and stories are so inspiring and I can’t wait to pay this forward one day to another deserving young student. I’ll make sure to send you guys updates about my Canadian adventures! Thank you a million, Allison Hill

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Ohana Means Family

Ohana. When I think about this word, the meaning is often times hard to express. Having grown up in Hawai’i, the most accurate way for me to describe this is a feeling that can only be felt after experiencing it first-hand through the Hawaiian culture. Lilo and Stitch defines it as, “Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” Nobody gets left behind…that’s the exact feeling I get when visiting home. Regardless of the time that has passed since my last visit, the moment I step off the plane in Hawai’i, the instant feeling as if time has not passed at all overwhelms me. Ohana encompasses so much more than just the love for your immediate family. It is a love you forever carry in your heart for the people who have made an impact at some point in your life. When I think about what ohana really means and the feeling it leaves you with, I think of Subaru of Las Vegas. They have become my true ohana. I started with Subaru of Las Vegas in August of 2018 and immediately felt a part of a big family. They embraced me and welcomed me warmly. In November of 2021, I left work early to rush to the hospital as I began to lose vision. It was then that I was diagnosed with Leukemia and my life was forever changed. The process has been indescribable; there have been difficulties along the way. Subaru of Las Vegas has been by my side through it all. Not only have they assured me my job when I’m ready to return, but Coty Dehnert the Fixed Operations Director has also kept in touch with me and visited me in the hospital. The Subaru of Las Vegas family also came together and started a GoFundMe. They donated over $13,500 to my fight and relieved some of the financial pressure for my medical bills and living expenses. I am hopeful of my return to Subaru of Las Vegas soon, but even if that never happens, I know in my heart that I will always have an ohana in them.

Honoring Nevada's Heroes

Dear Subaru of Las Vegas, "You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you" On behalf of The Southern Nevada State Veterans Home, we would like to personally thank the leadership at Subaru of Las Vegas for sponsoring and creating this amazing BBQ and Music event in honor of our residents at the Veterans Home. The day would not have been a success without the dedication and hard work of the amazing group of volunteers from Subaru of Las Vegas. Our residents and staff appreciate the burgers, hot dogs, sides, and patience the team showed while grilling and making plates for nearly 200 people. We love and appreciate you spending your valuable time and talents helping to create an amazing day for the residents. Every volunteer showed genuine kindness, caring, and compassion that came through in their actions. The band, Thillbilly Deluxe, was perfect and made our residents and staff feel like they were at their own personal concert at the comfort of our own home. This one day has meant a lot to our residents and has created a positive and lasting morale boost that is greatly appreciated by everyone at the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home. The continued partnership between the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home and Subaru of Las Vegas shows how much our community loves, respects, and remembers our Nevada Heroes. The staff and residents are touched by the thoughtfulness of your community engagement efforts, and we look forward to all the new and exciting ways we can continue to support each other. Respectfully, Eli Quinones, Administrator Amanda Kehrer, Volunteer Coordinator Fanny Butler, Activities Director

Honoring Nevada's Heroes

"You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you" On behalf of The Southern Nevada State Veterans Home, we would like to personally thank the leadership at Subaru of Las Vegas for sponsoring and creating this amazing BBQ and Music event in honor of our residents at the Veterans Home. The day would not have been a success without the dedication and hard work of the amazing group of volunteers from Subaru of Las Vegas. Our residents and staff appreciate the burgers, hot dogs, sides, and patience the team showed while grilling and making plates for nearly 200 people. We love and appreciate you spending your valuable time and talents helping to create an amazing day for the residents. Every volunteer showed genuine kindness, caring, and compassion that came through in their actions. The band, Thillbilly Deluxe, was perfect and made our residents and staff feel like they were at their own personal concert at the comfort of our own home. This one day has meant a lot to our residents and has created a positive and lasting morale boost that is greatly appreciated by everyone at the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home. The continued partnership between the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home and Subaru of Las Vegas shows how much our community loves, respects, and remembers our Nevada Heroes. The staff and residents are touched by the thoughtfulness of your community engagement efforts, and we look forward to all the new and exciting ways we can continue to support each other.

2022 Golfing For Veterans Golf Tournament

On behalf of the Summerlin Rotary Foundation, thank you so much for your faith, support and partnership as we successfully conclude our first annual Golfing for Veterans. Subaru of Las Vegas has been by our foundation’s side from virtually Day 1. You were the very first corporate sponsor, trusting what was merely an idea back then. You provided us with the confidence and impetus to be as ambitious as we could, creating more than a golf tournament – a community of businesses committed to a common mission to serve our neediest veterans. When Christine Lindholm introduced me to Jennifer and Emily, who in turn guided me into Burton’s office, I never could have imagined I would walk out with Subaru of Las Vegas as our presenting sponsor. From that moment on, I was led by a voice telling me if Subaru believed in this, I had better not fail. I hope our entire foundation and club met your expectations. You were partners in planning, even hosting our early committee meetings. You shared ideas and recommended other companies such as Custom Jacks. Maybe, most importantly, you lent your precious brand and community standing to Golfing for Veterans. That in turn gave scores of other companies the confidence to commit their dollars and time. And as we finally arrived at May 20th, there you were – Jennifer and Emily – on the 7th hole watching one of our golfers miss a hole in one by mere inches, with your Crosstrek nearly his. Our foundation team already has begun to assess what we did well and where we need to improve if we are to begin planning the second annual Golfing for Veterans. We did succeed financially and not only delivered four $5,000 checks to our beneficiaries: 22 Warriors Foundation, Stand Up and Play Foundation, PGA Hope, and Semper FI & America’s Fund; and also seeded a first-ever foundation Veterans Heroes Fund to begin building an endowment dedicated to our neediest veterans. Our earnest hope is that we can nurture and grow our partnership, being responsive to your community initiatives as you are to ours. My sincerest and personal gratitude. Glenn

Heartbeat of the City

Our community is truly built on love; love for our people and love for our beautiful city. The people are the heartbeat that keeps Las Vegas alive and so special, but Las Vegas is also a vast melting pot. People come from all over the world to call Las Vegas home, and I don’t blame them. This city has overcome and persevered through some of the worst; it has also seen beautiful days full of unity and love. It is filled with not only riches, along with hopes and dreams that often times turn into reality, but also with poverty that often times is overlooked. Since 2007, Nevada has had one of the highest growing rates of sheltered chronically homeless individuals in the country, and our homeless population ranked 9th highest in 2021. The Las Vegas Rescue Mission relies heavily on our community to provide donations, host collection drives, and provide support in multiple ways so that we can continue to deliver critical programs and services for those in need. Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas – you are the epitome of the love behind this city and what makes it so special. Your volunteer efforts on Sunday, May 15th to The Las Vegas Rescue mission put smiles on our clients’ faces that we hadn’t seen in a long time. The warmth of your generosity and the heart behind your willingness to not only serve dinner to our clients’, but also spend time with them and hear their stories brought tears to our eyes. If that wasn’t enough, you went even further and provided 300 hygiene kits (made up of socks, body soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste/toothbrush, chap stick, wash cloth, and granola bars); all things that our clients are in desperate need of and a challenge for us to provide right now given the impact of the pandemic leaving us with limited resources. You also brought in another community partner, Circa Salon, to provide free haircuts. During these last few years, our shelter has operated under strict restrictions mandated by the state, which prevented us from being able to serve the majority of our homeless population. Watching our clients receive a haircut after many years of not having one was a moment our staff will cherish forever. It’s truly the small things in life that we take for granted, like a haircut, which means the world to our homeless community. Your generosity left a lasting impact on our entire staff and our clients. ‘Thank you’ just does not seem like it’s enough to express our appreciation towards the time you spent at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission on a Sunday. It is because of community partners like yourselves who have the heart to serve and to make an impactful difference that we are able to keep our doors open to those in need. We are ever so grateful; thank you.

Golfing For Veterans 2022

On behalf of the Summerlin Rotary Foundation, thank you so much for your faith, support and partnership as we successfully conclude our first annual Golfing for Veterans. Subaru of Las Vegas has been by our foundation’s side from virtually Day 1. You were the very first corporate sponsor, trusting what was merely an idea back then. You provided us with the confidence and impetus to be as ambitious as we could, creating more than a golf tournament – a community of businesses committed to a common mission to serve our neediest veterans. When Christine Lindholm introduced me to Jennifer and Emily, who in turn guided me into Burton’s office, I never could have imagined I would walk out with Subaru of Las Vegas as our presenting sponsor. From that moment on, I was led by a voice telling me if Subaru believed in this, I had better not fail. I hope our entire foundation and club met your expectations. You were partners in planning, even hosting our early committee meetings. You shared ideas and recommended other companies such as Custom Jacks. Maybe, most importantly, you lent your precious brand and community standing to Golfing for Veterans. That in turn gave scores of other companies the confidence to commit their dollars and time. And as we finally arrived at May 20th, there you were – Jennifer and Emily – on the 7th hole watching one of our golfers miss a hole in one by mere inches, with your Crosstrek nearly his. Our foundation team already has begun to assess what we did well and where we need to improve if we are to begin planning the second annual Golfing for Veterans. We did succeed financially and not only delivered four $5,000 checks to our beneficiaries: 22 Warriors Foundation, Stand Up and Play Foundation, PGA Hope, and Semper FI & America’s Fund; and also seeded a first-ever foundation Veterans Heroes Fund to begin building an endowment dedicated to our neediest veterans. Our earnest hope is that we can nurture and grow our partnership, being responsive to your community initiatives as you are to ours. My sincerest and personal gratitude. Glenn

Subaru Miracles

Throughout our life, my wife and I have always loved Subaru. My wife loves to name our cars, and when we bought our first Subaru Outback, she named her car Rue. After Rue was no longer a part of our family, we adopted our second vehicle, a 2013 Subaru Outback, and my wife called her little Rue in honor of our first Subaru. After years with little Rue, we drove to Subaru of Las Vegas to potentially look at new vehicles. Once arriving at Subaru of Las Vegas, we worked with Travis Linsday, and we were lucky enough to be at Subaru on a day that someone canceled their Subaru order on a brand new 2022 Subaru Outback XT. During the whole process of buying our third Subaru, my wife, Elizabeth, was angry to be getting a new vehicle because she didn't want to trade in little Rue. After many curse words from my wife and lots of convincing, we drove off the lot with our new 2022 Subaru Outback XT, and for weeks my wife refused to name our car. Last week, Elizabeth took our Cocker spaniel, Max, to the veterinary clinic, and while she was there, Elizabeth was experiencing dizziness and sat down to catch her breath. Finally, after Elizabeth had waited about an hour and a half to help regain her breath and no longer felt dizzy, Elizabeth felt strong enough to make the drive home. Our home is only five to six miles from the vet, and she was confident she could make it home without getting dizzy. However, Elizabeth had called me on her way home and told me the car was acting strange. She stated that the vehicle kept on shaking and swerving and that people were driving past her honking. When Elizabeth arrived home, I immediately went outside to get Elizabeth from the car, and when I opened the door, Elizabeth fell into my arms. I quickly got Elizabeth to Sunrise Hospital to find out why my wife had collapsed. While Elizabeth thought the vehicle had a malfunction, Elizabeth was actually experiencing a stroke while driving home from the vet. The safety features from the Subaru Eyesight Technology on our Subaru Outback XT helped Elizabeth stay in her lane and safely make it home. Without the Subaru Eyesight Technology, Elizabeth may have been in a car accident, and I wouldn't have my wife by my side today. Therefore, I felt it was essential to drive to Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas to share Elizabeth's story and thank Travis for convincing my wife to get a new Subaru! My wife is still in the hospital and will be staying there for another week, but as my wife regained consciousness, she took the time to name our new Subaru. We are proud to say that our 2022 Subaru Outback XT finally has a name, SUPERUE. Thank you, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, for taking the time to convince my wife to get a new vehicle that helped save her life.

Mayors Fund for Las Vegas LIFE Tree Initiative

What can Las Vegas say but thank you and Subaru of Las Vegas for the most generous and largest, gift of $50,000 toward the purchase of trees for our environmental sustainability MAYOR’S FUND project! While we have been promoting all climate change endeavors for a couple of decades, we continue to expand our initiatives to include ever-new ways to reach a broader embrace. The City now has an arborist, a garden center and a real, achievable plan for protecting our community and this earth. Nothing could be achieved, however, without the support and endorsement of our private partners helping us succeed and reach higher goals. Subaru of Las Vegas stands out as a true leader and inspiration. Your support of the tree initiative will not only impact the planet positively, but also the people in the community who will benefit from your kindness. Thank you so very, very much. As Las Vegas copes with rising temperatures that have created an urban heat island considered among the country’s most intense, there is universal consensus amongst urban planners, academics, and city leaders that trees help to keep our communities cooler and healthier. In fact, tree coverage is one of the best solutions to fighting heat intensity. This is evident in neighborhoods that are predominately blanketed with pavement, have older buildings and lack tree canopy coverage. The City of Las Vegas’ history as a supporter of urban forestry began in 1912 when women of the Mesquite Club planted 2,000 trees. And beginning in 1989, the City has been consistently recognized as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Today, the City of Las Vegas employs full-time arborists to care for the City’s trees and advance its commitment to build the City’s urban tree canopy by 20 percent by 2035.Trees not only provide a source of beauty, they also deliver significant environmental and health benefits, improving overall quality of life by enhancing neighborhood aesthetics with added green space, building community pride, and helping to mitigate undesirable views. Trees release water vapor through evapotranspiration from their leaves which produces a cooling effect. They also provide shade for the ground and buildings, resulting in further cooling and less energy usage. The overall cooling effect of a single, mature tree is equivalent to 10 air conditioning units running for 20 hours a day. Recognizing the impact of trees on health benefits and the well-being of our communities, The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE embarked on a project to fund the City’s long-term strategy to create equitable tree canopies across the City by planting more than 60,000 trees by the year 2050 - especially in those areas most impacted by heat-island-effect. The work that you and Subaru of Las Vegas are doing is changing so many lives. We appreciate yours and the support of Subaru of Las Vegas. We are all fans of Subaru of Las Vegas and the great work you do in the community. Thank you! CAROLYN G. GOODMAN, MAYOR Las Vegas City Hall 495 S. Main Street Las Vegas, NV 89101

Subaru of Las Vegas Saved Camp Anytown Las Vegas!

Camp Anytown Las Vegas is the longest-running antiracism youth program in Nevada and has served over 4,000 high school students since 1983. At Anytown Las Vegas, young people learn about social justice in a nonconventional way that takes lectures and study groups out of the equation and replaces them with a hands-on approach. Our program is a social investment in creating a pool of today’s leaders that sincerely care about breaking down barriers and building up communities. Through audacious thinking, creative programming, and action-based work, we equip youth with the tools to combat racial inequalities and breakthrough structural barriers. Our youth work is based on a general belief that young people are today’s leaders and the face of multicultural relations rests in their minds and hearts. Therefore, we put youth in the driver’s seat to strategize, innovate and transform. In 2022, Anytown Las Vegas was faced with the realistic possibility of having to close its doors after 38 years of serving the community. We began to reach out to community leaders, Subaru of Las Vegas being one them. Simply put, Subaru of Las Vegas saved Anytown Las Vegas. Part of our fundraising efforts is partnering with the Nevada DMV to share the message of the "golden rule" with a one-of-a-kind license plate. The message of the license plate is one of acceptance and inclusion and an inspiration to others to live by the golden rule too. When you purchase a "Golden Rule" plate, proceeds from that purchase benefits Anytown Las Vegas. When we reached out to Jennifer Vitale, Asst. General Manager at Subaru of Las Vegas, for monetary support her response was: "let’s help you hit your goal". 24 hours following that, she had responded with "this is in now in the hands of every news station and other media partners". Subaru of Las Vegas also donated a portion of their own media to spread the word of the need to save Anytown Las Vegas, running it on radio and news publications. Burton Hughes, General Manager of Subaru of Las Vegas, also sprung into action and purchased his very own "Golden Rule" license plate. Within one week, Anytown Las Vegas not only reached its goal of 1,000 license plates (which equates to a $62,000 monetary donation), it was exceeded and Anytown Las Vegas was saved thanks to Subaru of Las Vegas. Dear Burton and Jennifer, It is kindness like yours that gives great hope to our future. You are both incredibly busy leaders, yet you both make time to help make our community be an excellent place to live, work and play. I am incredibly grateful for all that you do to support our work in youth mental health, thank you! When we contacted Jennifer to share news about Camp Anytown Las Vegas who would close its doors if 1,000 Golden Rule license plates weren’t achieved, Jennifer jumped into action and quickly mobilized Subaru’s media outreach, and Burton so kindly purchased a license plate. It’s the leadership from amazing friends like you two that makes us proud to call Las Vegas home. A huge thank you and best wishes for a wonderful 2022!

A Wish For Princess

As four tiny, timid paws padded across the showroom floor at Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, an excited hush fell over the dealership. Princess had arrived. For six-year-old Marley, Princess was more than just a puppy. The 12-week-old miniature pincher represented hope during a difficult time. She represented joy. For a little girl who has battled many trials in her young life – from a cancer diagnosis to losing sight in her right eye - Princess was a wish years in the making. “Marley has been talking about having a puppy since she was three years old,” the girl’s grandmother, Becky, said. “She has gone through many periods – especially during the pandemic – where she wasn’t able to go out and interact with the world. She’s really wanted a little companion by her side. Today is going to be a very special day.” As Marley and her family neared the dealership, the Subaru team put the finishing touches on a welcome table filled with Marley’s favorite things – from drawing pads to princess-themed games and apparel. Awaiting her at the end of a cheering reception line were the princess items, only to be outdone by Princess herself snuggled down in a soft pink doggy bed in the back of a Subaru. Marley gasped as she entered the dealership under a hand-crafted pink balloon arch to learn that her wish was coming true. A crowd of employees, Make-A-Wish staff, news reporters and even car shoppers followed the little girl as she excitedly led the way down the reception line to the gifts awaiting her. “Are these for me?!” she asked as she examined the thoughtful princess-themed display, expressing her pleasure at each individual item. But the true wish was still waiting for her in the next room. As Marley was ushered through, she exhaled in delight at the site of Princess. “She’s been waiting for me!” Marley said to the crowd before approaching the tiny puppy.Princess, who had been trembling since arriving on site, wagged her tail as Marley came closer. As the two connected for the first time, Marley, dressed in tie-dyed overalls and sunglasses, was overcome with joy. Onlookers held back tears as the moment unfolded, and Princess snuggled into the arms of her new best friend. “I thought we were going to the doctor!” Marley exclaimed to the smiling crowd. The little girl has been making the trek from her home in Pahrump, Nevada to Las Vegas for cancer treatments every other week for the past two years. So frequently, in fact, that Marley has memorized the route. When the family took an unfamiliar turn, she perked up in the backseat, assuming that they were taking a little shopping trip. Little did she know that her wish was coming true. “For us here at Subaru of Las Vegas, love is at the center of everything that we do – it’s how we live our day,” said Jennifer Vitale, assistant general manager. “Any interactions we have we just try to show love as far and as deep as possible. We were so excited to be able to make Marley’s wish come true today, and we look forward to many more.” After allowing everyone in the dealership the chance to pet her new puppy and posing for photos, it was time for the family to show Princess her new home. “She’s really gonna miss you guys!” the little girl yelled out the window as the family’s truck pulled out of the parking lot. We have a feeling that the little pup is right where she was meant to be.

The Passport To Imagination

This year, Spread the Word Nevada was honored to partner with Subaru of Las Vegas to help bring the Gift of Reading to Cortez Elementary School during Nevada Reading Week! Typically when organizations help with Nevada Reading Week, they volunteer for an hour or two on one day to celebrate the occasion. But, knowing how desperately our schools needed help and support after two years of cumbersome and confusing distance learning, Subaru stepped up to the plate in a huge way, volunteering to read to twelve different classrooms at the school over the span of four days. Subaru of Las Vegas GM Burton Hughes even came out to read! It was the highlight of the year for the students at Cortez! Providing opportunities like Nevada Reading Week story time celebrations are life-changing to the students attending schools in underserved areas. Many of the children that STWN serves have never experienced the joy of having a book read to them at home. In fact, children living in low-income households only receive an average of 25 hours of one-on-one reading time. Conversely, children living in middle-class families enjoy an average of anywhere between 1,000-1,700 hours of one-on-one reading time. That’s why having Subaru employees come into their school and take time to sit down and read with their classroom was such a profound demonstration of love in motion. We are grateful beyond words to Subaru of Las Vegas for investing so much time into helping our community. Their support made a life-long impact on the lives of the children we serve and will continue to do so for years to come.

Celebrating Everyones Differences

The world is full of unique things and unique individuals! Therefore, we dedicate March 21st to World Down Syndrome Day, celebrating each individual's unique differences! The Garden Foundation is extremely grateful that Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas took time out of their day to host a World Down Syndrome Day Picnic for our clients. Our clients loved spending the afternoon at the park socializing and playing various park games like corn hole, ring toss, lawn bowling, and more. The Garden Foundation is a local non-profit organization that serves those with disabilities. Our goal is to support and enhance the lives of people with disabilities by providing education, inspiration, independence, and inclusion. The Garden Foundation is honored to have a community partner like Subaru of Las Vegas that helps bring awareness to inclusion! Thank you, Subaru of Las Vegas, for your donation of outdoor games; our clients will now be able to have fun all summer long!

2022 Easter Begg Hunt

Thank you, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, for helping support Paw Partners Unleashed Easter Begg Hunt and Pet Carnival. We are so grateful for your love and support of our animal community. Your sponsorship brought happiness to each dog as they took turns bobbing for balls! We would also like to thank you for setting up a booth to create pet id tags; it's always such a big with the community! We look forward to growing our partnership throughout the year and helping spread love to our animal community!

Subaru Playbook Grant

Opened in 1984, R. Guild Gray Elementary School, a small title one school of 400students, sits amid a small, historic community in the heart of the Las Vegas valley. The school serves a wonderfully diverse population, very reflective of the Las Vegas community. Our demographics are 56% Hispanic, 18% Black, 14% white, 6% Asian, and 1% Native American and/or Pacific Islander. Additionally, 100% of our student body is on free and reduced lunch and 31% of our students suffer from chronic absenteeism. Many of our students are homeless, have lack of reliable transportation, are food insecure, or live below the poverty line. While a landmark of the neighborhood, there have been gaps in areas of access to after-school sports activities, technology, equity in STEM, and proficiency in areas of science and mathematics. As a second-year principal at Gray, I believe the goal is to provide our students with an experience that promotes high experiences of engagement within the classroom while they are in school. These experiences could be used to transform classrooms for a unit as well as provide the Physical Education department with new sports equipment to teach fitness, health, and wellness units. With the support from Subaru of Las Vegas and their Playbook Grant, our PE department will be able to provide possibly the one and only opportunity for our students to learn and play team sports and work on their hand-eye coordination. We will be able to purchase a much-needed portable Bluetooth speaker system with a wireless headset to help conduct PE classes outside. We will also be able to buy materials for several new units that will include: kickballs, soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, foam balls, portable nets, discs, and other equipment to support fitness, health, and wellness activities.Thank you Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas for providing our school with the funds to make sure that ALL our students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade have the opportunity to learn, practice, and participate in individual and team sports during the school year! Christina Fitch Principal

Love Between Father and Daughter Knows no Distance

And so begins what I’m calling “Dad Miracles" The day after my daddy’s funeral, I totaled my car in my mom’s neighborhood, trying to come back to St. George. In the moment, it felt like more than I could handle. Every piece of my soul just wanted to be back home, in my own space, in my own way, continuing to process the loss of my father. I seriously was a hot mess! I don’t honestly remember much about the accident. In days previous, I’d mentioned to my sister how much I loved her neighbor’s car. I’d wanted a Subaru Crosstrek for years! You could say it was my dream car! While my big brother lovingly dropped everything he was doing the day of the accident to drive me home, I half-joked when I said, “maybe it’s time to buy that Subaru I’ve been wanting.” Within thirty minutes of that conversation, a friend from out of state texted me a screenshot of a Subaru Crosstrek from the Consumer Reports website. I quickly texted him to see if we’d talked about the car previously. Nope. It wasn’t a coincidence! After three conversations about that specific car within a short period, I was choosing it! I said a loud YES to buying the Subaru! This was just the beginning of the journey! If you’ve been in the market for a car lately, you know it’s a nightmare because of shortages and inflation! The good news was that I got top dollar for my wrecked car. The bad news was cars are hard to find. I looked online, went to a dealership, and called other dealerships outside my area. My dad sold cars for a living and had always been involved in the process of me purchasing new vehicles. He was the expert, and I needed his expertise! Brand new vehicles are much better value than used, but everything right now is special order and months of waiting for it to arrive. I didn’t have that luxury. I needed something ASAP. I was left feeling overwhelmed and frustrated on top of trying to manage the ongoing grief. I was in my office working one day specifically when I felt my dad near. I said out loud to him, “please go find me a car because this is more than I can handle right now.” The following day, I was talking to my brother on the phone, and he encouraged me to call the Subaru dealership in Las Vegas. I’d looked at their online inventory but hadn’t called them because of the feedback I’d received from the Utah dealerships. They could get me one, but not for 3-4 months. In a last stitch effort, I called them. I explained I knew everything was special order right now but wondered if by chance (or a miracle), they had something coming down the pipeline that hadn’t be sold yet. My head about exploded with they said yes, one 2022, top of the line with all the bells and whistles, was slated to arrive sometime in February. The crazy part was that the cost wasn’t much more than low-end model that was 4 years old I had taken out for a test drive. I couldn’t give them my credit card fast enough to make a down payment to secure the vehicle. A link was sent for me to fill out all the online forms. I submitted all the required documentation and paid the deposit. I called the dealership to confirm all had been received. The car was mine, and it would be delivered within 6 weeks!!! I hung up the phone and took a huge sigh of relief. Within a second or two, very clearly in my head, in my dad’s voice, I distinctly heard the words, “you’re welcome”. I promptly responded, “Thanks, daddy!” Another miracle happened when I found out the car wouldn’t be delivered until February 28th. I’m leaving March 1st for Florida for the same vacation I was supposed to be headed on at the time of my dad’s passing. I knew I would be more settled on vacation if the car was in my driveway waiting for me to get home. Any delays in shipping would make it so I couldn’t pick it up until I returned home. I again asked my dad to go take care of the car’s shipping to the dealership for arrival on or before February 28th. I called the dealership on Friday, and the car had been delivered early and was ready for pick up! I drove down yesterday morning and picked up my dream car! I don’t think I’ve quit smiling since I sat in the car! I guarantee he came for a spin as I drove the car home. Some might chalk this all up to be a coincidence. I wholeheartedly believe otherwise. I’ve had a few other tender interactions with my dad since his passing. I deeply miss him, but my heart is grateful to know he’s active and present in my life, more so than he’d been able to be for years! He is overjoyed to be freed from his failing body and mind. Death is not the end, just a transition—the method of communication changes. We have to develop eyes and ears to figure out how our loved ones communicate after their passing. Keep talking to them, and then slow down to be present enough to notice your surroundings and be open to listening. I know they’re listening and leap at the chance to help us out! Thanks for the MIRACLE, daddy! Love you to the moon and back!

Rising to the Challenge

What an adventure! A few weeks ago, purchase advisor Gabriel Garcia and I had the privilege to represent Subaru of Las Vegas on the Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada Trailblazers Challenge. The Trailblazers Challenge was a 25-mile hike through the Valley of Fire, all completed in one day! We have had a partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada for many years, and I have the incredible opportunity to witness wishes being granted right in front of my eyes. Watching those children, who have been through so much, have their wishes granted is indescribable. So when we had the opportunity to join the Trailblazers Challenge, to help more kids have their wishes granted, I was all in! However, I knew I didn’t want to complete this challenge alone; Gabriel agreed to join me. We spent weeks training (not enough weeks) to prepare for the challenge. We both knew it would be a mental and physical battle when the day came, but we both committed to finishing! Before the hike began, it was time to raise as much as possible. The outpouring of support from our team here at Subaru of Las Vegas was incredible. We were able to raise over $1200 just from coworkers! Together, we were able to raise $2300. The event in total raised $214,763 on a goal of $200,000.Once our fundraising was complete, it was time to rise to the challenge! Upon checking in for the hike, we received a card with the picture and description of a child whose wish was already granted by Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada. We were given these pictures as a reminder to keep pushing throughout the hike. Reading the stories and seeing the kids acted as the final jump start to our motivation before the hike began. That 3 am alarm became exciting because we knew that our efforts meant that another child would be able to have the experience that these two children we were carrying with us did. The day began in the dark at 4:45 am. With our headlamps on, we started walking through a gorge; a group of 40 individuals set out not knowing exactly what the day would bring, but all driven by the overwhelming emotion of hope and excitement. Our first stretch of the hike was 18 miles, and it seemed to fly by. We saw the sunrise over beautiful red rocks, and over time, it became just our two-person team hiking and enjoying mother nature. After a quick stop at the checkpoint, we started on the last legs of our adventure. We met a rocky hill, and then another, and another. The easy 18 miles were over, and the mental battle had begun.We spent a lot of this time reminding each other what we were walking for and how much of a battle the wish kids had to go through day after day, obstacle after obstacle thrown their way, yet they continued to battle. Finally, when we crested the final hill and had a view of the finish line, there were several signs of encouragement and a basket from which to pull a star. Each star had a wish kid written on it and a wish that was approved but not yet funded. The wishes on these stars are what our efforts would help fund. Gabriel and I were speechless and overcome with emotion. The journey was physically and mentally exhausted but so worth it. This was easily one of the most rewarding challenges of my life (I know Gabriel would agree!), and I am so grateful we had the opportunity to represent Subaru of Las Vegas in the 2022 Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada Trailblazers Challenge.

Giving Back to the Community One Plant at a Time

On Saturday, March 5th, the Subaru of Las Vegas team spent the morning with Get Outdoors Nevada to help create a Native Habitat for pollinators and birds. Together, we planted 400 Mojave Desert Pollinator Plants, including Firecracker Penstemon, Apricot Glovemallow, and Desert Marigold. These plants will help provide food and shelter for birds, bees, and hummingbirds! Our pollinators play an essential role in our community, and it is our job to help protect them!

Two Paws Up!

Thank you, Subaru of Las Vegas, for partnering with Paw Partners Unleashed for our first Pet Health Fair & Blood Drive event. Without the Subaru of Las Vegas support, our event would not have been successful! In addition, we are beyond grateful that you sponsored our free microchip clinic and made free pet id tags for families. Together we were able to accomplish many amazing things: Vitalent was able to collect twenty-two units of blood. Hearts Alive Village Animal Clinic administered forty-seven microchips. We had three dog adoptions on-site and two kitten adoptions. Sixteen dogs signed up to become Animal Blood Donors. We look forward to continuing our partnership to help save more animals every day. We love you, Subaru!

The House That Built Love

We were thrilled to have your wonderful team from Subaru Las Vegas in the House cooking a special dinner for our families on Valentine’s Day. The menu included a delicious parmesan breaded chicken dish with mushrooms and spinach, steamed rice, a beautiful Caesar salad and to top it all off, homemade chocolate-dipped strawberries. As the families made their way in to enjoy the meal, one young couple who is expecting the birth of their first child in two weeks, asked if they could join me. As the CEO of the Ronald McDonald House, I enjoy having dinner with our families from time to time. Mom-to-be, Shamber, and Dad-to-be, Elgin, shared how nervous they are to know their newborn daughter, to be named “Adaline Jubilee” will be whisked away for open heart surgery right after she is born. All we could do was listen and be a shoulder for them to lean on. During dinner, Shamber mentioned how wonderful the meal was and that despite what they are going through, it was nice to mark the Valentine’s Day holiday with people who cared so much and who were going out of their way to share their love with total strangers. Shamber was talking about our wonderful dinner volunteers from Subaru. But what this incredible couple, who were clearly in love with each other, told us next brought huge smiles to all of our faces. In honor of their brave baby girl and to bring her as much luck as possible, Shamber and Elgin, who happened to be staying in Room 2 at our House, decided they would get married here in Las Vegas the following week on 2-22-22 at exactly 2:22 p.m. After hugs and congratulations, I headed home to my own family – with a big smile on my face and an extremely grateful heart. In spite of what our families are going through, so many are still able to find the silver lining in their lives. The grace and strength they exhibit are truly inspiring. And because of the love and care shown by total strangers – in this case – your big-hearted team from Subaru, this couple will have the strength and support they need to make it through yet another long day ahead! Thank you, Subaru Las Vegas for giving back to families in need! Gratefully, Alyson McCarthy P.S.

Subaru's 14 Days of Love

Thank you, Subaru of Las Vegas, for partnering with Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, to sponsor minor home repairs needed to help senior citizens continue living in their homes stress-free and improve their quality of life. Because of the support of Subaru of Las Vegas, during our 14 Days of Love program with we were able to help 14 clients with various home repair needs. Some of the highlights from the program include: Replacing a stove for an 86-year-old senior who was not able to use their oven for years.“ I am so excited and grateful to have a good working stove and oven. At my age, it’s hard to stand for long periods of time to cook." Replacing a refrigerator for an 81-year-old senior, the existing refrigerator was old and coming apart from the bottom. “I am so thankful for your help” And helping a senior who was using her stove to warm up the house. “ I am so grateful. I couldn’t believe Subaru of Las Vegas showed up with Helping Hands of Vegas Valley to assist me with the repairs at no cost.” Helping Hands of Vegas Valley provides minor home repair services to senior citizens 60 and older. Clients call our program requesting home repairs such as leaky faucets, clogged toilets, and appliances that are no longer working. Once a client has met the program criteria, we schedule an appointment for the repair specialist to go to the senior’s home to finish the paperwork and complete a safety assessment. Clients are advised of the name of the person coming to their home, to ensure they are not opening their doors to strangers. When a repair specialist arrives at their home, they have a name badge and business card so the clients can verify their identity. Once the repair is complete, we follow up with the clients to ensure that the repair was done to their satisfaction. Thank you, Subaru of Las Vegas, for partnering with Helping Hands of Vegas Valley for our 14 Days of LOVE program. Because of our partnership we were able to impact the lives of 14 senior citizens and help them to use their limited income towards other necessities.

Building Homes and Rebuilding Lives

Homes For Our Troops would like to thank Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas for choosing us during their November 2021 fundraising efforts. Their generous support not only contributed financially to our mission but also raised awareness about what we do in the community. We are a national nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide to severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. To date, we have built and donated 325+ homes in 42 states, and we are building 3 in the Las Vegas area! It is because of the generosity of supporters like Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas that we are able to advance our mission! So, from the bottom of our hearts at Home For Our Troops: Thank you! Together we will continue Building Homes and Rebuilding Lives.

A Path 4 Paws Blanket Drive

Dear Subaru of Las Vegas, A Path 4 Paws Dog Rescue is so thankful for the generous donation of blankets, towels, and sheets from the blanket drive you hosted in December! Your customers are truly the best when it comes to giving back to our community! Our homeless dogs will be nice and cozy with a new warm blanket while awaiting their new forever home! A Path 4 Paws volunteers are dedicated to helping find homes for over 1000 dogs each year, that have found themselves abandoned and neglected. We provide them with the necessary medical care and love before sending them on to their new start in life. Thank you again for your support and dedication to the animal welfare community. Sincerely, Laura Ward

Ham for the Holidays!

Dear Subaru of Las Vegas, The Just One Project cannot thank Subaru enough for surprising our clients with the holiday ham donation and assisting with our drive-thru Community Market in December. During the time your group was here, you helped serve 137 households! Of those households, your team helped serve more than 500 individuals of which: 168 are seniors aged 60+, 248 are adults aged 18-59, 135 are children under the age of 18. We cannot thank your team enough for helping us connect these individuals to much-needed groceries, let alone holiday food!! Your donation of two-hundred hams made a big difference in many lives this holiday!

Wishes Come True for Families in Need

The look in a child's eyes when they see nicely wrapped presents under the tree is a magical experience. Yet some children go without. No child should miss the joys of the holiday season. With the generous help of Subaru of Las Vegas, four families were able to give their children a magical Christmas. Thank you for taking the time to shop and wrap presents for each child; because of your generous heart, each child got gifts they wished for this holiday season. East Family Services is grateful for the partnership we have created in 2021 and look forward to helping more families together in 2022! Thank you, Subaru of Las Vegas.

Feel Good Friday with NPHY

For the last twenty years, the Nevada Partnership For Homeless Youth has provided young people experiencing homelessness with help, hope, and support. Thanks to community partners like Subaru of Las Vegas, our programs can continue to impact the community, and together we can help bring more awareness to youth homelessness. We want to extend our deepest gratitude to you and your team for taking the time to volunteer at our Feel Good Friday event at the Seigel Suites off of MLK Boulevard. Families living in the Seigel Suites are classified as homeless because they pay-by-day to have a roof over their family's head. At any given time, a family may not afford their rent and look for a new place to go. Our Feel Good Friday events help bring awareness to our services while providing food and hygiene products for families in need. Thank you for passing out socks, chapstick, and sunglasses. The kids enjoyed hanging out with you, and we look forward to partnering with Subaru of Las Vegas in the future.

Christmas Magic at Sunrise Children's Hospital

During the holidays, there is no greater gift than spending time with family and friends nestled around the Christmas tree. Christmas is about sharing and spending time with family and creating happy memories with those you love. But, unfortunately, some families don't always get to spend Christmas under the twinkling lights of a Christmas tree. Instead, some families spend the holidays with their children surrounded by stethoscopes, life support machines, wheelchairs, and the fluorescent lights in the hospital halls. Sunrise Children's Hospital is Nevada's largest and most comprehensive children's hospital. Our dedicated team of pediatric physicians, nurses, and specialists is committed to providing world-class care to the pediatric population we serve. Still, we cannot do it without community support. We want to thank Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas for helping spread the Christmas magic to the children and families spending the holidays in the hospital with our doctors and nurses. Your Santa Paws event with Michael's Angel Paws brought joy to every child you were able to see. The time you dedicated to going door to door to visit with children and providing gifts will be a forever lasting memory for both the child, their parents, and Sunrise Children's Hospital. We were also thrilled to welcome back Dreamer, the therapy dog, and Michael's Angel Paws to Sunrise Children's Hospital to help bring back smiles to each child's face! Your kindness and generosity are forever appreciated! Thank you for partnering with Sunrise Children's Hospital to help spread the Christmas magic. We are grateful to have a community partner like Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas and look forward to a bright future in 2022. Sincerely, Marissa Mussi

Stockings For Troops

Thank You, Subaru of Las Vegas for your volunteering efforts during ‘Stocking 4 Our Troops’ Wednesday, December 1, 2021, as Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. NV4 fundraised, organized, filled stockings, and shipped care packages to US Military personnel, Active Duty, Reserves and Nevada National Guard deployed worldwide for Christmas. Blue Star Mothers of Henderson & Boulder City NV4 are Proud Military Moms because our sons and daughters have made the choice to Defend Our Freedom by serving their country. As mothers, we were there to protect our children, but today they’re the ones protecting us in the Global War On Terrorism. As the holidays draw near, we reminisce about the traditions we hold dear. We want our US Military to know that Southern Nevada cares. Our mission is to send “A Piece of Home” as referred to in the song by Army Veteran Tim Maggart. Through the generosity of our community, businesses, churches, organizations, clubs, hotels, and casinos we’re blessed to collect enough supplies to fill 1,200 handmade stockings with hygiene items, snacks, entertainment, cards and receive the monetary donations that ship Christmas cheer to our brave heroes. We rely on volunteers like Subaru of Las Vegas, the Southern Nevada community, family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to help to Send Love Overseas. Despite COVID-19 continuing in 2021, our annual mission remained successful in part due to the Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment that helped support ‘Easter Treats 4 Troops’ ‘Packages 4 Our Patriots’, and ‘Stockings 4 Our Troops’. THANK YOU!! Melissa Clipper Chapter President

Giving the Gift of Life

The American Red Cross is so grateful to our partner, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas. Thank you for continuing to stand with us through the evolution of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Hundreds of thousands of donors have responded to the call to support the lifesaving mission, and we can’t thank you enough for your support! Your commitment to host a blood drive with the American Red Cross truly made a difference! Your team registered 30 total donors, collected 31 pints of blood, and recruited one first-time donor. Your efforts have helped boost the community blood supply and ensure hospital patients have the lifesaving blood they need.

The Power of a Wish

I am so grateful to the Subaru of Las Vegas team, and the spirit and enthusiasm that they bring to our wishes and wish kids and their families! This is my second time getting to witness the excitement they bring to a wish, and it is unmatched. When the Subaru team stepped up to help us grant JC’s car makeover wish, they not only made sure we could make all of his requests for his upgraded car, but they also decided to give him some surprises that made a huge difference to him. Because of their generosity, we were able to add paint, new tires, new seats, remodeled interior and so much more to JC’s 1981 Chevy Camino. By the time they were done, he practically had a brand new car! On the day of the wish, seeing the entire Subaru of Las Vegas team line up to make a tunnel for JC, truly celebrating him and the journey he took to get to this day, was an emotional sight for everyone there. When the team rallied around him and his new car was revealed, you could see from the expression on his face (even with a mask!) that he was truly touched. He was so surprised and he and his family all reported that what was done for his Camino far exceeded their expectations. JC has been through so much in his life, and it felt like getting this new ride was like getting a fresh start for him. As a child battling a critical illness, there is a lot of uncertainty in JC’s life, but the wonderful generosity of Subaru of Las Vegas allowed him to put his stress and worry aside and enjoy the moment. Now, he can look forward to a bright new future with a car that will certainly be the envy of all of his friends! Sincerely, Quinn Waethers Mission Delivery Manager

Salute Our Troops-November

When John was just a young man, he volunteered at the age of seventeen for the United States Navy. John served on many boats and made lifelong friendships. John is a third-generation veteran who continues to have the heart to help his fellow veterans in his community. Martha Blazek wrote this nomination about John. "I met John Hunt in May 2020 when he moved into Veterans Village. I knew he was from New York because of his license plates, and I remember seeing John the first month lost. I sat down with John in the courtyard and explained how everything worked at Veterans Village. He asked me if he could help with the older veterans and those who don't know how to drive. From that point on, John Hunt went overboard with rides to doctors, grocery stores, banks, and libraries, anywhere the veterans needed to go; John was there to offer a ride! John also took the guys on trips and overnight stays with his own money. In January 2021, I dropped some soup off at his apartment and noticed a frame with a 3 DD 214 and a young man standing next to it. Johnny explained that he was in the Navy, his dad was in the Navy, and his grandfather was in the Navy. John continues to go above and beyond when caring for veterans. John is an honorable man, and I am lucky to have him in my life." Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas is proud to honor and recognize John as our November recipient for Salute Our Troops award!

Pop Up & Give

Dear Subaru of Las Vegas, Our Pop Up & Give program distributes fresh groceries to the most food insecure communities in Southern Nevada. Through the 2021-2022 school year, The Just One Project has partnered with schools within the North Las Vegas area to bring fresh groceries to the parents and the surrounding community in some of the most impoverished areas. Many of these schools we partner with are considered to be in 'food deserts'; these areas do not have access to a grocery store that supplies fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy options within a few miles. Most often, they only have corner stores where it is easy to obtain unhealthy food items. Our goal is to provide equitable access to fresh groceries to these individuals and ensure that they can lead a healthful and bountiful life. Thanks to your volunteerism, we continue to make a difference in hundreds of lives in the community. By volunteering at the JD Middle School Pop Up & Give Distribution, we assisted 239 households and 1,214 individuals. The Just One Project appreciates the support, and we look forward to working more with the Subaru of Las Vegas family!

Giving the Gift of Warmth and Comfort

Dear Subaru of Las Vegas Team, Thank you so much for your donation of blankets and socks to Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) during this holiday season. It will make a huge impact! As you may know, youth homelessness is a huge issue here in our community. We had over 13,000 young people experiencing homelessness enrolled in Clark County Schools during the 2019-2020 school year. One of the biggest problems we are currently facing is that we do not have enough beds to house every young person. On any given night we can house less than 30% of the young people who are on the streets. Your donation of blankets will bring comfort to young people on these cold winter nights. Thank you again for your support. We look forward to continuing to build this partnership with you all through year-round engagement and volunteer opportunities! Sincerely, Lanette Rivera Director of Engagement and Communications

We Will Always Remember

This letter is to thank you and your team members at Subaru of Las Vegas for their amazing support of our residents living at the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City, Nevada. You and your team made our annual Veterans Day Olympics event remarkable and beyond special! When the pandemic started in March 2020, nursing homes were the first to close their doors to visitors, volunteers, and anyone other than essential staff. This began a year-and-a-half-long period of social isolation that led to an underappreciated mental health crisis for the residents of those homes due to lack of companionship. The residents at the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home directly felt the impact of Covid-19 largely through the loneliness of closing our doors to the public. It is not just families that bring companionship to the residents here, there is a large number that does not have family members outside the home, so they feel loved by community engagement. As we moved into the Fall of 2021, things began to look brighter for our residents and a large part of that can be attributed to your amazing leaders and volunteers at Subaru of Las Vegas. With so many events and outings canceled over the past year due to Covid-19, this year’s annual Veterans Day Olympics, which began on November 8, was a much-needed morale boost for our residents. Your volunteers went above and beyond! The coffee and donuts they brought to the residents and staff were a tremendous hit, as caffeine and sugar are always a delight. But little did we realize that was just their opening act. Their genuine sense of caring and compassion came through by their actions making the fishing event a heartwarming success. When the staff and veterans arrived at the Veterans Memorial Park fishing pond in Boulder City on Monday morning, those volunteers were already there, waiting, and immediately began helping and interacting with the veterans. Over the next four hours, they provided much needed companionship by talking and listening to our veterans while assisting them with fishing. This one day has meant a lot to our residents and has created a positive and lasting morale boost that is greatly appreciated by everyone at the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home. The partnership between the Veterans Home and Subaru of Las Vegas has been a match made in Heaven. The staff and residents are touched by the thoughtfulness of your community engagement efforts, and we look forward to all the new and exciting ways we can continue to support each other in future endeavors.

Light The Night

Sometimes you must travel through darkness to find the light. Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas joined hands with the community to Light The Night for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at the CSN West Charelston Campas on November 6th. As strangers stood by one another, we were all connected by our passion and hope to end cancer by raising money for research and finding the cure for all cancers. Survivors, supporters, and those honoring a loved one that has passed from cancer held onto our lanterns and shined enough light to reach our loved ones in heaven. Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas staff members walked to support those fighting the disease and honor those we have lost in our lives. The money raised through Light The Night allows the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to fund treatments for patients suffering from all forms of blood cancer. Together we can be the light that cures cancer!

Halloween Hounds

Danger doesn't lurk at every corner; instead, Halloween was filled with love and wagging tails at Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas! As Subaru Loves Pets Month came to an end, our hearts still beat for our four-legged friends! Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas was excited to host our 2nd Annual Halloween Hounds Pet Adoption and Trunk or Treat sponsored by Sam & Ash Injury Law and Raising Canes. Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas invited the community to enjoy a day of trunk or treating and open their hearts to animals in need! Our goal was to bring awareness to different animal shelters in Las Vegas and help as many local underdogs find their forever homes. We were joined by the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society, St. Martin's Animal Foundation, A Path 4 Paws, Hearts Alive Village, and Nevada SPCA. Each shelter brought several adoptable underdogs looking for their second lease on life. As families were looking to grow by four paws, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas was able to help thirteen dogs find their forever homes! The amazing thing about Halloween Hounds is that not only do our four-legged friends leave with forever homes, but thanks to our community partners, each participating shelter was able to leave with a Halloween surprise! Sam & Ash Injury Law donated a total of $5,000 to Halloween Hounds and gifted each animal shelter with a $1,000 donation to help continue the mission of rescuing shelter animals! But, the love from our community does not stop there. This year, we welcomed Raising Canes to Halloween Hounds, and they surprised each animal shelter with an additional $500 donation! As the sun went down on Halloween Hounds, each animal shelter left the event with a total of $1,500 in donations thanks to Sam & Ash Injury Law and Raising Canes. In addition, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas hosted a booth decorating competition for another donation prize. This year, Nevada SPCA won our decorating competition and earned another $1,000 donation! Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas is lucky to have community partners that care deeply about our local underdogs. When we can bring the community together, we create a positive force that allows us to deepen our love and make a lasting impact in the community. Thank you to Sam & Ash Injury Law and Raising Canes for sponsoring the event, and a big thank you to the community for opening your hearts and adopting a four-legged friend!

A Letter to My Best friend

To my love Harley, Thank you for making me smile, laugh, and most importantly giving me my life back! Before you became a part of my life, I wasn’t sure what was going to happen to me after I suffered an injury at work. The injury left me with non-epileptic and epileptic seizures, that couldn’t be controlled by medication. Would I have to retire early due to my medical condition, find a new job, or move? I took a leap of faith just over a year and a half ago and applied for an assistance dog, through Michael’s Angel Paws. I didn’t know at that time that I would have to wait for almost a year to find you. I was okay in the beginning but as the wait progressed my medical condition took a turn for the worst. In June of 2021, I reached out to Michael’s Angel Paws to see where I was on the waitlist. I was told it could be another 6-9 months, I felt so empty and lost. I cried but looked forward to the many adventures I had plan during my summer break. The joy of working for the Clark County School district is that I’ve enjoyed a summer break for the last twenty years. Just a few months later, I think I was on a trip I got the call. Hi Stacey, “you’re not going to believe it but we found an assistance dog for you!” Ooh, Harley, I cried tears of joy, relief, and excitement of meeting you. I asked tons of questions about you, your history, your former trainer, your story, and so much more. What pulled at my heart was your eyes, those eyes that spoke depth, love, and a connection to you that I can’t explain. I was on pins and needles as the team of Michael’s Angel Paws made the travel agreements to get you from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas. You were greeted in Colorado with Janet who took the reins from your old trainer and dear friend. You left your life in Colorado jumped on a plane to Vegas to begin your second lease on life. I’m grateful for Lacy for finding you in a shelter, bringing you home, nurturing you, giving you confidence, and finding you had the right stuff to be an assistance dog. I’m not your first team, I’m sorry you lost your first team. I will be your last team and your forever home, forever. Upon your arrival to Vegas, you stayed with Michael’s Angel Paws owner and her family. You met kids, other dogs, birds, and so many first. I waited in anticipation to finally meet you and for you to meet my family. The day came that I finally got to meet you for the first time. I was a cliché of sort “love at first sight” but I knew you understood me and I understood you. You met my family and my family pets, and came into my home like you’ve been there for years. You’ve adjusted to life in the desert, we enjoy our daily walks around the neighborhood. Just after two weeks, we began weekly training sessions to work on all aspects of being an assistance dog from basic to advanced obedience skills, public access skills, and alerting to my oncoming seizures. You picked up it all so fast and with ease, I was the one who needed the time. You are so patient with me, thank you. You did scare me a while back it was just a few weeks after your arrival that you needed to see a veterinarian. I was scared for you, losing you, and how would I cover it. It was at that time I was the recipient of the Subaru Las Vegas Assistance Dog Scholarship. I wasn’t sure what it meant and it took me a while to grasp the concept that all of your expenses were covered. Subaru graciously covered your medical procedure, training expenses, and travel expenses. Thank you, Subaru of Las Vegas, for your generosity, you helped me regain my life back. Harley, you are more than my best friend you are my lifeline. Forever yours, Stacey Ruiz

Honoring Our First Responders- October 2021

Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary. Las Vegas is home to many people who go above and beyond to ensure our home remains safe and the community stays healthy. These exceptional people are our Hometown Heroes. Each month Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas reaches out to the community and asks them to submit a first responder that has made a difference in the community. For the month of October, we received a nomination for a man that we knew we had to honor. Tameron Singletary is a licensed Practical Nurse at Nellis Air Force Base. After serving in the United States Army, he was committed to serving his community and fellow military members. Tameron is one of the friendliest, most committed LPNs you will meet. He always stays upbeat regardless of the circumstances, including through the COVID crisis. He worked at the Mike O'Callaghan Military Medical Center through 2020 with an excellent team and recently transferred to a clinic across the base for active military members and is still loving his role through the good and bad. His patients love him and his shining personality. Las Vegas is lucky to have an LPN that deeply cares for his community. Tameron received a Subaru of Las Vegas road trip to the Casablanca Resort and Casino, lunch from Raising Canes, a gift certificate to Distill Local Bar, a day at the ranch from Horses 4 Heroes, a date night for two at Board and Brush. Our community looks to our first responders to keep us safe. Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas is proud to bring community partners together to honor and recognize our heroes across the valley.

Salute Our Troops-Marian Mosser

Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas and Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to recognize our local Veterans who go above and beyond the call of duty. Marian Mosser retired from the US Army as a Lt Colonel after an entire military career. Marian was and continues to be dedicated to serving the United States of America. Even after her military service, she served the public as a federal government employee for three separate federal agencies. Marian continues to help fellow veterans as a veteran advocate in Nevada. She also works with the Henderson Veteran's Court to advocate and assist veterans involved in the criminal justice system. Marian focused on substance misuse as the community outreach coordinator for the Las Vegas office of the Drug Enforcement Administration and was a program manager for a behavioral health agency. Marian continues to look for ways to advance veteran causes by advocating for veteran issues with Nevada elected officials. Marian's dream would be to operate a farm where she could work with veterans through animal therapy. Marian is a tireless advocate for veterans and continues to improve veterans' lives in Nevada and throughout the US.

Everyday Brings New Hope to Nevada

Life doesn't come with a rewind, fast forward, or pause button. Once life starts, it plays until it ends, or if one decides to press stop. Oftentimes, when people talk about suicide, it's too late. Hope Means Nevada is a statewide community-driven initiative to eliminate teen suicide in Nevada by reaching and teaching teens and caring adults the critical practices of mental wellness. Teens who face depression and isolation are not alone in the community, and Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas is doing what we can to lend a helping hand to shine a light on teen suicide. With the ongoing pandemic, many teens suffered by not having a social life and interacting with their classmates in school. September 10th was National Suicide Prevention Day, and Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas decided to do something special to help raise awareness about teen suicide in our community. Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas reached out to Nothing Bundt Cakes to help us raise awareness about suicide and local nonprofit Hope Means Nevada. With the help and support of Nothing Bundt Cakes, we surprised Hope Means Nevada with a combined donation check for one thousand dollars! Everyone has the potential to consider or attempt suicide; our hope by partnering with businesses throughout the community is to raise enough awareness to guide somebody who may be thinking about suicide to the resources they need in their fight to find the positive in life. We encourage everyone to reach out to five people and ask if they are okay. A simple act of kindness can change the way someone feels and possibly save a life. Remember always to be kind, and remember that a new day brings new gifts and joys into the world!

Swing Fore Safe Homes

Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas joined Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada for their second annual "Swing For Safe Homes" golf tournament in Lake Las Vegas at Reflection Bay. It was a beautiful day for golf and a better day to help raise money for Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada! Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada is a non-profit organization that has continued working to keep our neighbors safe in their homes for the last 27 years. Their annual golf tournament helps raise money for Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada, which assists in-need seniors, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to age and live their lives in a safe place. This year Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas sponsored the Hole In One Contest. If one lucky golfer could hit a hole in one, Subaru was giving away a 2022 Subaru Impreza! Many golfers tried their best, but no one was successful in getting a hole in one! Although no one was successful in winning the Subaru Impreza, the golf tournament was a great success that helped Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada raise over fifteen thousand dollars. Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas is proud to support the nonprofits that continue to better the lives of everyone in our community!

Salute Our Troops

As we express our gratitude to the men and women who have served our country, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them. Adam Harvison volunteered for the Army at 18 and served 21 years, giving his life to his country. When Adam retired, his service journey did not stop there; today, Adam serves veterans in the Las Vegas community. In addition, Adam is dedicating himself to helping other veterans through his non-profit, The Harvison House. Adam created the Harvison House to help make every veteran feel comfort and peace in their home so that they are free to accomplish their life mission after military service. Every veteran carries unique experiences from military service, and Adam is there to help guide them and bring peace into their lives. Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas is proud to award Adam Harvison with this month's Salute Our Troops Award. Thank you for your faithful service and for continuing to give back to other veterans in our community.

Public Lands Clean Up Day!

Las Vegas, Clark County, Henderson, North Las Vegas, and Boulder City are surrounded by 7.5 million acres of public lands, many of which are connected by more than 1,000 miles of hiking and biking trails! As proud members of the Las Vegas community, it is our duty to help protect the lands and habitats of wildlife creatures. On Saturday, September 25th, Subaru of Las Vegas employees joined Get Outdoors Nevada at Mountains Edge Regional Park to celebrate Public Lands Day. Together we spent the morning picking up trash that was not properly disposed of. From the baseball fields to the desert hiking trails, we collected 166 pounds of micro-trash! National Public Lands Day is traditionally the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort! The day celebrates the connection between people and green spaces in the community, it inspires stewardship and encourages the use of open spaces for education, recreation, and health benefits. The environment is not only our home, but it's everything that keeps us alive. From the food we eat to the air we breathe, it's our responsibility to protect our home to ensure future generations will continue to have a healthy and clean environment.

A Greater Purpose

Courage...what is it exactly? Courage to me is strength, even when faced with the most difficult of situations. The ability to overcome anything with hope. The Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge in Southern Nevada is exactly that. Not only is it courage for the participants who are willing to put one foot in front of the other to hike 25 miles, but it's also hope. Hope for the individuals whose lives have been and potentially will be impacted by Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada, giving them a family to lean on in difficult moments and a wish to focus on when all else seems to not be going their way. The Trailblaze Challenge is a life-changing endurance experience where participants are physically and emotionally faced with completing a 25+ mile hike in a single day, and Subaru of Las Vegas is leading the way as the presenting sponsor of this event. To be a part of something greater than ourselves, to do something for someone to show that we care beyond just words, to give back so that wishes can be granted and little hearts can be full of happiness...that's our mission as presenting sponsor and our message to the hikers at the first information session that was held in the Community Room at Subaru of Las Vegas. Words of encouragement from General Manager, Burton Hughes, to those who were courageous enough for the challenge as he shared his guiding principals and the hear behind why we do what we do: "It's an absolute honor to be the presenting sponsor of the first time ever challenge in Nevada. I can only say that every single day I have two guiding principles that really lead me as a leader, and that is to love my creator and to love people as we should love each other and love ourselves. We as a manufacturer, the Subaru Love Promise is what guides us. We love being able to give back, we love being able to help facilitate things like this that truly allow us to love others. Thank you for being a part of it. Thank you so much for allowing us to help pull this off and promote this. I know that as a sponsor of wishes in the past and of more in the future, we just are so blessed. It is more blessed to give than to receive so thank you for being a part of it".

Subaru's Hometown Hero, Victoria Hughes!

A hero gives their life to something bigger than oneself, precisely what Victoria Hughes is doing. Victoria Hughes is our Subaru of Las Vegas September Hometown Hero of the Month! Victoria has been with the Southern Nevada Health District for over eight years, and when the pandemic hit, Victoria was tasked with overseeing all the Covid-19 contact tracers. She continues to provide proper safety training when coming into contact with COVID-19, and is there to support the community and agencies that have questions regarding COVID. Victoria continues to be on the front lines and cares greatly about the Las Vegas community. Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas and our community partners are proud to recognize Victoria Hughes for all of her tremendous help in the community. Victoria received a Subaru of Las Vegas road trip to Casablanca Resort in Mesquite, a date night for two at Board & Brush, lunch from Raising Canes, a gift card to Distill local bar, tickets to the Las Vegas Aviators baseball game, and a custom flag from Customs Jacks.

Shining a Light on Las Vegas Superheroes!

Everyone has the power to become a superhero! On Saturday, September 18th ordinary people revealed their superpowers as they raced in the Superhero 5K benefiting Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada. Every year approximately 15,780 children under the age of nineteen are diagnosed with cancer, and it's the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundations mission to provide emotional support, quality of life programs, and financial assistance for children and their families affected by childhood cancer. The Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada hosts an annual Superhero 5K to honor those we have lost from cancer illnesses, help raise funds, and spread awareness about childhood cancer. Last year, the Superhero 5K was a virtual event due to the pandemic, but they welcomed over one thousand racers this year! Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas was proud to support the families and children of Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation at this year's Superhero 5K! Subaru of Las Vegas was onsite cheering on racers and handing out Subaru swag as they crossed the finish line. As a community, we have been through many trials and tribulations, but together we joined forces and helped raise $237,161 for the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada. Their annual 5K represents more than a walk; it represents hope and love as every step ran or walked helps spread awareness. The children battling cancer are the true heroes, and they teach us, no matter what we are going through in our lives to continue to have faith and hope.

Subaru Hometown Hero- August 2021

Heroes don't have to wear capes to be extraordinary. Instead, our local heroes wear uniforms, badges, and stethoscopes. Every month we ask the community to submit nominations of a Hometown Hero that has made a difference in their life or the community. We are pleased to honor nurse Justin Parker with the Henderson Hospital in the Neonatal Ward for August with the Subaru Hometown Hero Award. Justin was nominated by his wife and coworker Melissa Parker. Justin is a steadfast pillar of hope and compassion for the babies he helps save and their families that live in anxiety as they anxiously wait for their baby to come home. Families constantly reach out to Justin to thank him for his steady hand and compassionate care for their precious baby. Justin loves what he does, and Justin's greatest joy is when these special kids can go home to reunite with their families. Justin received multiply prizes from community partners that share the same love for First Responders. In addition, Justin also received a Subaru Roadtrip package that came with Subaru swag, a Subaru three-day rental vehicle, and a two-night stay at Casablanca Resort and Casino. It takes a special person to wake up every morning and give their life to serving the community. Thank you, Justin, for spending countless hours in the hospital making sure our babies come home safe!

Story Time With Burton Hughes

In celebration of Subaru Loves Learning month, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas hosted a 'Read to Me Book Drive' throughout August to help support students enrolled in local Title I schools. The community joined hands to donate new or gently used children's books, and together, we collected over three hundred books! In addition, Subaru of Las Vegas selected different local Title I schools to visit each week throughout August. Subaru of Las Vegas surprised students at Marion B. Earl Elementary, Harvey Dondero Elementary, and Judith Steele Elementary with story time and books. Students gathered around as our General Manager Burton Hughes read stories aloud like "The Berenstain Bears and the Big Road Race" and "If I Built a Car." As story time ended, we had a special surprise waiting for each student in the class. Students were able to select a book of their choice to keep and take home! Reading is the passport to countless adventures, and through each turn of a page, you never know where the story may lead you. We hope that leaving behind a book will inspire students to continue to read and never stop reaching for the highest stars when it comes to their education. In addition to the 'Read to Me Book Drive,' Subaru of Las Vegas joined Subaru of America and AdoptaClassroom.org to support students and facility members at Judith Steele Elementary. After reading to students, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas had the pleasure of surprising Judith Steele Elementary with a ten thousand dollar donation to help make learning accessible to as many students as possible! Principle Lynn Walker wrote this letter to Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas, expressing her gratitude: Dear Subaru of Las Vegas, Thank you for selecting Judith Steele Elementary for the Subaru Loves Learning initiative. Your generous donation will leave a lasting impression on the students at Steele for years to come. This donation will be used to support the integration of technology and the arts. Students will engage with music and learn to create animation. Your support will enable us to build on our already effective instructional model. Our goal is to increase collaboration between technology and the arts, so the students can see the different ways they can be creative while also engaging in STEAM activities. Engagement in these activities can open our students' minds to new opportunities. Without your support, the program would have struggled to start. We appreciate that you also gave your time to read to our students. It means so much to have a local community partner that can contribute to the long-term success of our students. Thank you! Sincerely, Lynn Walker Principal

Helping the Community One Meal at a Time!

There is nothing more rewarding than giving back and making a difference in people's lives in our community. Last month, Subaru of Las Vegas spent a Saturday morning giving back to our local community by helping distribute food to families in need. Subaru employees volunteered with The Just One Project to help distribute food for 946 individuals at their monthly Pop Up & Give Market at Orr Middle School. The Pop Up & Give Mobile Market is a crucial project that mobilizes over 400 volunteers at 13 sites in the most food-insecure communities in Southern Nevada. This program distributes fresh groceries to over 17,000 clients in need in a single day. Unfortunately, transportation is not always accessible in low-income areas, so The Just One Project is determined to host Pop Up & Give Mobile Markets in easily accessible locations. Mobile markets are placed within walking distance of low-income neighborhoods to ensure all individuals have the opportunity to receive food. Starting at 5 am people and vehicles were lined up outside of the market, patiently waiting to receive food for themselves and their loved ones. The Just One Project had set up over eleven pallets of food that included: frozen chicken, beans, cheese, milk, fruit, eggs, tortillas, potatoes, and so much more. Once set up, each vehicle made its way down an assembly line of volunteers that helped pack and place food boxes into each passing trunk. Finally, after four hours of distributing food and serving 249 vehicles, the food from each pallet had made its way back into the community. It was a memorable experience that we were blessed to be a part of and help give back to the community. To witness the joy return to the family's faces as we placed food in their vehicle was a feeling we will hold onto forever. The Just One Project was founded in 2014 and has quickly become one of the fastest-growing nonprofit organizations in Southern Nevada. The Just One Project strives to connect the community through acts of giving back. Through its mission, The Just One Project successfully connects over 20,000 people every month. Helping the community creates a lasting impact, and by partnering with local organizations that are determined to make tomorrow a better place, we all can make a difference!

Lee Canyon Mountain Fest

Subaru of Las Vegas joined Lee Canyon in their annual Mountain Fest vent on August 7th, benefiting local organizations including, Go Mt Charleston and Friends of Nevada Wilderness. It was a day of fun under the sun, as family and friends were able to gather to enjoy live music, disc golf, ax throwing, and amazing eats from some of Las Vegas's elite food trucks! Subaru of Las Vegas set up a booth onsite to pay tribute to our Subaru Loves Pets Pillar. As dogs and humans walked by our booth, they couldn't help but wag their tails! We set up our Subaru "In The Dog House" photo booth to capture all the cute pets that stopped at our booth, and we even had husbands in the dog house too! Not only were pets greeted with high-pitched hellos and numerous belly rubs, but Subaru of Las Vegas also made over two hundred and fifty customizable dog tags and handed out Subaru Loves Pets swag! Subaru of Las Vegas is looking forward to another successful Mountain Fest event in 2022!

Supply Our Students Back to School Supply Drive

Subaru of Las Vegas joined Fox 5 in the Take 5 to Care program to support the Southern Nevada Salvation Army in the largest school supply donation! Throughout July, the community visited Subaru of Las Vegas to drop off all different school supply needs! Our dealership was filled with backpacks, pencils, paper, markers, crayons, and so much more! Subaru of Las Vegas is proud to support our local community and help our students have the tools they need to have a successful school year. Subaru of Las Vegas donated everything students need to fill their backpacks, from paper to notebooks, pencil boxes, and glue sticks our students will walk into the new school year prepared! Together the community raised $47,060 in money and school supplies. It’s rewarding to be a part of a community that gives back to those in need. Subaru of Las Vegas loves our students and teachers, and wishes them the best of luck in the 2021-2022 school year!

Camp Cartwheel 2021

his past year has been challenging for so many people in our community. When we looked for times to give up, we held onto hope to keep moving forward. During the pandemic, many lives stopped, but the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation continued to work with families to navigate through the financial and emotional effects of the pandemic. For the last twenty-five years, the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation has continued to spread hope and joy through Camp Cartwheel. Camp Cartwheel is a cherished event by the children that are struggling with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Camp Cartwheel is a place with no doctor's appointments, X-Ray Machines, hospital beds, and the same four walls that surround the hospitals. Instead, Camp is a place that's filled with laughter, games, arts and crafts, and a place surrounded by love. There are no breaks when it comes to battling cancer, so Camp Cartwheel is a place where kids can enjoy the moment and not let their illness control their life. Due to the effects of COVID-19 Camp Cartwheel looked a little different from years prior. Camp Cartwheel was mainly virtual, but we were lucky enough to have one day of camp in person. Families gathered outside the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation Caring Place for a day in the jungle. Kids were welcomed into the gift store, where they can have any toys their hearts desired. After their bags were full of toys, kids bowled, participate in arts and crafts, and enjoy snow cones and a barbecue. Subaru of Las Vegas donated stuffed animals, coloring books with crayons, and Subaru sunglasses for kids to take home. You couldn't help but smile when you saw the kids light up with joy when they were finally welcomed back to camp. Not only were the kids happy, but it was nice to see the relief on the faces of parents when they were able to rejoice with camp counselors and witness the joy and excitement brought back to their children. Subaru of Las Vegas is thankful to be a part of an organization that brings so much happiness back to the community!

Subaru's Hometown Hero-July

Every police officer that puts a badge on in the morning knows there is a chance they might not come back at night. Our police officers are more than just men and women in uniform; they are fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, and brother and sisters. They do not only keep our city safe, but they are active members of our community. Subaru of Las Vegas expresses our gratitude to our first responders that sacrifice their time, and their lives to protect us from harm. Subaru of Las Vegas has created a program called "Subaru’s Hometown Heroes" to honor our first responders that have made a difference in the community. For July, we received a nomination that could not be ignored. This month Subaru of Las Vegas is proud to honor Officer Andrea Mitre with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Officer Andrea Mitre responded to a disturbance call in February, and instead of it just being another call, Officer Mitre continued to inspire a woman to leave an unhealthy situation. The next day, that same woman was involved in an active shooting that Officer Mitre responded to. Immediately Officer Mitre was there for her and her family every day at the hospital to ensure she and her daughter made it through the shooting. Here is the nomination that she wrote about Officer Mitre. “3 years ago, my husband shot me 3 times, (face, neck, and stomach) & my daughter (15) was shot in the face & chest. This officer was at my house the night before when my partner was brandishing a gun threatening to take my life. She went and tried to get me to leave (before SafeNest helped people). She showed a genuine interest in my life, but I had nowhere to go. I was shot the next morning. I woke up from nearly dying to see this angel at my bedside. She had come and stayed at the hospital (on her own time) to see I was alive as well as my daughter! She saw me again after that at a disturbance call. She held me so tight and with tears streaming. This woman tries to make a difference in this city. She was my angel, and if I could afford anything, I would bless her with it to continue to inspire more women to leave. She is giving hope to a spirit that is dying inside when she gets involved. Please do anything you can for, "My Hero"! We are thankful for Officers like Andrea Mitre, and we are proud to recognize her as Subaru’s Hometown Hero of the Month.

Dress to Impress Clothing & Shoe Drive

Dear Subaru of Las Vegas, I am the proud principal of Helen Jydstrup Elementary School. Jydstrup was built in 1991 and is located in the Southwest part of Las Vegas. Jydstrup Elementary serves approximately 640 students from Pre-kindergarten through 5th grade, including four autism classes and a special needs community-based pre-kindergarten program. We celebrate our diversity, as many of our families are new to the United States and come from various counties in Africa, Europe, and Asia. The ethnic diversity among our students and families is one of the prominent features that separate us from other Clark County schools. Many of our students are learning English after they have learned another language at home. There are over twenty-four different languages spoken in the homes of our students. Some of our families are struggling with learning a new culture and a new language. Every day Jydstrup ES provides breakfast and lunch to every student at no cost to the parents to help with financial strain. Subaru of Las Vegas generously hosted a gently used and new clothing and shoe drive to support our students and families in need throughout July. On Tuesday, July 27th, Subaru of Las Vegas was able to provide donated clothing and shoes to over fifty families in need at the Subaru of Las Vegas Closet Event. Our students were able to pick out a new pair of shoes for their first day of school, to help give them the confidence to walk into the new school year. Many of our students have siblings and parents that are also in need, and Subaru of Las Vegas provided clothing and shoes from toddlers to women and men adult clothing to ensure everyone in the family was supported. I appreciate the time your company spent securing clothing and shoe donations throughout the last several weeks; it truly made a lasting impact on our students and their families. The Subaru of Las Vegas team was well organized, friendly, and professional! They did an amazing job setting up all of the donations and organizing the clothing and shoe items, so it was easy for our families to find what they may need. Helen Jydstrup Elementary is very grateful for your company’s compassion and dedication to supporting our community. With Gratitude, Christina M. Miani Principal Jydstrup Elementary School

Salute Our Troops-July

We owe our World War II Veterans and all of our Veterans a debt we can never fully repay. There is a dwindling number of World War II Veterans among us, but we are lucky to have one here in Las Vegas. Sgt. Wade Mitchell joined the United States Air Force in 1942 and can distinctly remember serving as a Drill Sergeant during World War II. Wade Mitchell just turned one hundred years of age and still recalls his time in the United States Air force. Stepping into Mitchell’s home is like stepping into history books. Mitchell’s legacy lives on in the form of two children, nine grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and thirty-one great-great-grandchildren. Wade continues to live a life full of love with his wife by his side and the family surrounding him. Thank you, Sgt. Wade Mitchell for your service in the United States Air Force and for being a symbol for your generation for the past one hundred years. Subaru of Las Vegas along with Sinclair Broadcasting our proud to recognize all your hard work, and present you with this month, Salute Our Troops Award.

More Than a Best Friend

Woof! Woof! Hurray!Thank you, Subaru of Las Vegas, for giving the gift of freedom of a fully trained assistance dog to Zi and his beautiful family! You are, Helping Others Pawsitively Everyday (H.O.P.E.) by providing this family the necessary assistance for their son’s medical needs; adding joy, relief and making a boy's wish come true! Zi’s family reached out to Michael’s Angel Paws over a year ago looking for an assistance dog to help with their son and their family. Over the last year, they were on the top of our waiting list hoping for the right pup that could become part of their family. Finally, in December, I was able to inform the family of the incredible news that we had a match for Zi! In addition, the pup resembled his favorite animated dog “Gidget” from a popular movie! Epi came to us trained as an assistance dog from his former dad Henry. Henry was a very dedicated and caring person, he spent hours, months, and years preparing Epi to be his own medical alert dog. Unfortunately, Henry became very ill and we lost this amazing man due to his illness. Upon Henry’s passing, it was Henry’s wish for Epi to continue his journey of being an assistance dog and helping someone else in need. When I arrived home after picking up Epi, he was immediately drawn to my youngest daughter’s attention and went to her side. That connection was a clear sign to me that Zi could potentially be that child; Epi and Zi should be paired to journey together. Epi and I spent several weeks in training before going to meet Zi and his family. I first made a visit to their home to talk with the family and meet with Zi. After laying much of the groundwork, I felt the two new friends were ready to meet. Epi was a joy to watch immediately going to Zi and seeing what this curious boy was all about. Zi was equally curious and excited to finally see his new best friend. Zi’s mom and dad were beside themselves to see the happiness in Zi’s face. It was then I was able to share with them our partnership between Michael’s Angel Paws and Subaru of Las Vegas. I informed them that Epi’s care and training expenses were all being paid for through the generous support from Subaru of Las Vegas! They were incredibly grateful and couldn’t believe all of the support coming from our communities! Upon Epi’s matching, he has since been introduced to other family members! He shares Zi’s love for his two-legged sister Isabella and his new four-legged brother Lucky, the other family pet. Epi has brought joy to the family with lots of smiles, laughs, and more importantly a sense of relief to Zi’s mom and dad who now have another set of eyes on their beloved son to keep him safe. Epi adores Zi and follows him around the house, he comforts Zi if he begins to feel anxious by sitting next to him and allowing Zi to pet Epi. They often play their favorite game together of hind and seek or “Where’s Zi?” with the entire family sometimes joining in! I visit and train once a week and the Team of Zi and Epi continues to develop and get stronger! Subaru of Las Vegas’s generous gift allows a boy to be a boy, gain a friend for life, and peace of mind for a family. The power of an assistance dog is so much more than just one family, it impacts our entire community and shares the Love! Pawsitivity, with my deepest gratitude, Founder and Chief Executive Officer - Michael’s Angel Paws Inc. Stephanie Gerken

Operation Gratitude

The month of May honors, recognizes, and appreciates all military personnel, to those men and women who have served throughout our history and to all of those that are currently serving in uniform. Subaru of Las Vegas is proud to support our military community in all aspects of life. Throughout the month of May, Subaru of Las Vegas and its customers helped support non-profits with a primary focus on our local military troops. A $4,000 donation was made towards Kline Veterans Fund. In addition, $15,050 was also donated to USO Nevada by an accumulation of donations for every vehicle purchase or lease, and oil changes, bringing the total donation amount to $19,050. USO Nevada Executive Director, DJ Stanhope, sent a heart-warming letter of gratitude that really put it all into perspective: Dear Subaru of Las Vegas, USO Nevada could not be more grateful to Subaru of Las Vegas for their support of our mission to the military. The amount of $15,050 raised during our May Military Appreciation Month campaign will allow the USO to provide services to more than 5000 troops in Nevada! Subaru of Las Vegas generously donated $50 for every purchased or leased vehicle throughout the month of May, and the service department donated another $3 for every oil change! On top of that, Subaru of Las Vegas also offered free oil changes on Armed Forces Day to all Active Duty military members that own a Subaru. Thanks to Subaru of Las Vegas the USO Nevada will be able to support PTSD and suicide mitigation initiatives by working with base mental health officers. We will also be able to provide refreshments and toiletries to troops while they are traveling through the airport, ease the loneliness of families of deployed troops by bringing them together at monthly dinners, provide lunches to National Guard members staffing COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites, and more! USO is known for our morale events, but to many service members, it is a home away from home. USO Transitions helps military members separating from the service to make the change to civilian employment by providing personal guidance and mentorship, and assists military spouses who sacrifice building a career by gaining meaningful employment in their new location. USO Entertains and helps lift the spirits of troops and their families as they deal with the rigors and challenges of military life. USO Unites by providing communications access connecting troops and families wherever they may be. USO Delivers goods and services to remote locations around the state and elsewhere via mobile USO centers and virtual programming. And USO Families of the Fallen provides dignified assistance to families on their sad journey to escort home a loved one who has given the last full measure of devotion to their nation. Up to 100,000 military members experience the touch of home at one of our four USO centers in Nevada: Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 in McCarran Airport, Nellis Air Base, and Creech Air Base. For them, the USO mission to strengthen America’s military members by connecting them to family, home, and country throughout their service to the nation, is the expression of affection and esteem from a caring community. USO Nevada is so very proud to include Subaru of Las Vegas in that group. On behalf of the military members, their families, the volunteers, staff, and Advisory Board of USO Nevada, our most sincere thanks and gratitude for your generosity. For the troops, DJ StanhopeExecutive Director

Under the hood or on the hoof it's all Horse Power

Horses 4 Heroes would like to thank Subaru of Las Vegas for taking the time to spend the day volunteering at our Horses 4 Heroes Summer Adventure Camp on June 15th. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization, and we are beyond appreciative that your employees took the time to help mentor kids and become honoree Camp Counselors! Children are the future, and we are thankful to have positive influences like yourselves for kids to look up to in the community. We would also like to take the time to thank you for all of the Subaru gear that you so generously donated to the children at camp! Horses 4 Heroes is blessed to be a part of Subaru’s Hometown Heroes Initiative to help give back to our local first responders. By partnering together, we can help spread awareness about mental health and express our four core values through horses which are Responsibility, Independence, Discipline, and Empathy. We use our horses to build self-esteem, reduce anxiety, stress, and depression. We take pride in teaching children, teens, addicts, victims of domestic abuse and violence, and Veterans/First Responders with PTSD that they have the power to change their lives. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for the continuous support. Our organization and our horses love Subaru of Las Vegas. Like we say at camp, “Under every hood or on the hoof, it’s all Horse Power!” Sincerely, Sydney Knotts

Salute Our Troops-June

Once a Marine always a Marine, and that will remain true for Rudy Morales. Subaru of Las Vegas along with Sinclair Broadcasting Group is honored to recognize Rudy Morales, as our June recipient for Salute Our Troops. Rudy decided he wasn’t going to take the easiest route in life, and he decided to join the Marine Corps because he believed it would be the most difficult. Rudy served in the Marines for nine years and served in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm, where he was awarded the Purple Heart. During his time in Iraq, Rudy saved many lives of his fellow Marines. His wife, Sarah says, “I know Operation Desert Storm means a lot to him; he created so many friends during that time. He has always been proud of being able to save other people’s lives during that particular time.” Sarah received the Salute Our Troops award on behalf of Rudy Morales. Together we salute Rudy for his bravery, sacrifice, and service in the United States Marine Corp. Some people spend their entire lifetime wondering if they have made a difference in the world, and we are proud to say Rudy Morales has left his mark on the world and in our lives.

Puppies Without Borders Rescue Mission

Puppies without Borders is a noble outreach program to end the suffering of puppies in poverty-stricken communities in Mexico. Our mission is to rescue these abused puppies, rehabilitate them, keep them in temporary housing, and place them into responsible, loving homes. St. Martin's Animal Foundation started Puppies without Borders with our friend Sylvia Avendano, who witnessed the heartbreaking abuse firsthand in 2018. Many low-income communities in Mexico have a large number of street dogs that are not properly cared for which causes overpopulation. Many of these dogs in Mexico are young, starving, and injured. Puppies without Borders outreach program has been very successful and continues to be successful thanks to community partners like Subaru of Las Vegas. Our rescue team has been able to home many well-deserving Mexican street dogs into loving homes throughout California, Arizona, and Las Vegas. Recently, St. Martin Animal Foundation has been in need of a vehicle since my small hatchback is no longer reliable enough for rescue missions across state lines. There's nothing more terrifying than being stranded on the side of the road with multiple dogs in the middle of a heatwave! When Subaru of Las Vegas heard about our mission and our struggles, they were kind enough to offer a Subaru Ascent rental vehicle to help transport multiply dogs, to help them find forever homes. On June 13th, St. Martin's Animal Foundation packed up for our third rescue mission of the year! Thanks to Subaru of Las Vegas, the Subaru Ascent had enough cargo space to save five dogs in Tijuana! Three out of the five rescue dogs have already been lucky enough to find their forever homes. Margarita was one of our rescues, living in the streets of Mexico when she was hit by a car and left for dead. Her injuries were never treated, leaving her with permanent damage that will never allow her to walk on her back leg again. Lucky, there was a loving family waiting for her on the other side of the border that is willing to help Margarita get the medical attention and love she deserves! Another one of our rescue pups, Truffle is a five-year-old street dog that was adopted by a loving couple that donated their time at a local city animal shelter in California. Now, Truffle doesn't have to worry about the hardships in life, instead, he is showered with love and kisses. Lastly, our beloved Jimmy Hendrix will get adopted next week by another loving family where he will be able to live out the rest of his life in peace! St. Martin's Animal Foundation is beyond thankful for the love and compassion that Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas continues to share with us. St. Martin's Animal Foundation was so excited to be chosen as one of the local nonprofit organizations to be supported by Findlay Subaru Of Las Vegas; many of our rescue missions would not be possible without their willingness to help! Our collaboration will continue to save many more fur babies in need. Thank you Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas for helping St. Martin's Animal Foundation have another successful rescue mission! Thank you, Sky Valencia

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Subaru of Las Vegas Hometown Hero- June 2021

We owe our gratitude to the men and women who selflessly serve our community to ensure our home maintains safe and healthy. Every month Subaru of Las Vegas asks the community to come together to nominate a hometown hero that has made a difference in the community. For June, Subaru of Las Vegas received many nominations, but one, in particular, stood out the most. Katelynn Hamer is an ER trauma nurse at Sunrise Hospital and she was nominated by her husband. Here is what Dustin wrote about his wife, “Let’s go back a few years. Katelynn has been in healthcare for 6+years. Throughout those years, she worked full time and put herself through nursing school. 7 days a week for many years, If she wasn’t at work, she was at school and vice versa. She dropped everything on the night of October 1 to help after the tragic Route 91 events. About a year later, Katelynn graduated from nursing school. Since then she has worked day in and day out in the ER, also training in trauma, and now is a vital member of the trauma team at Sunrise. Throughout the covid-19 pandemic, she not only worked full time at sunrise, but she picked up a second job at Henderson Hospital ER in the heart of the pandemic. Since then she has left Henderson but continues to work a second job as well as pick up extra shifts at Sunrise. Somewhere between all of that, before Katelynn and I were engaged. She was able to save up and buy a house all on her own. And she accomplished this all before her 30th birthday. While working 2 jobs she also found time to plan most of our wedding and also maintain time with our families. Katelynn loves her career and her Sunrise ER family. She is very deserving of this recognition.” Subaru of Las Vegas collaborates with amazing companies that have the same heart to giving back to the community. Each company comes together to honor our Subaru of Las Vegas Hometown Hero of the Month. Katelynn is very deserving of this award, and we are so thankful to honor her and have her a part of the Las Vegas community.

Mike and Carla 5th Annual: Project H2O

It’s no secret the temperatures in Las Vegas keep climbing, and we are preparing for a hot summer this year! What better way to prepare than by bringing the community together to collect bottles of water for families in need. Subaru of Las Vegas sponsored the 5th Annual 96.3 KKLZ Mike and Carla: Project H20 Water Drive, benefiting the Salvation Army! This year we collected over one hundred cases of water to help families in need throughout the valley. On average Las Vegas see 70+ days of 100 plus temperatures, and some peoples do not have the funding to properly prepare for the summer. Under the Subaru Loves to Help Pillar, Subaru of Las Vegas is always lending out a hand to help in our community. Thanks to our united community, many families will be able to have water this summer.

Spread the Love & Give Blood

To our Friends at Subaru of Las Vegas, When you made the decision to host a blood drive, you helped change lives…Thank you for coordinating the blood drive on Friday, May 21, 2021. The drive overall and the willingness of the donors to share this life-saving gift were amazing! The efforts of Subaru of Las Vegas are greatly appreciated and never forgotten. The support from the community blood program will go a long way towards replenishing blood supplies and ultimately saving lives. In total, we collected twenty-one units of blood, and had two first-time donors! Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross!

2021 Road to College Scholarship

At the core of Subaru of Las Vegas is a promise, a promise to do right by our community; to be a positive influence in something bigger than ourselves. Under the Subaru Loves to Learn Pillar, Subaru of Las Vegas is proud to announce the 2021 Road to College Scholarship in partnership with De Castroverde Law Group. Together Subaru of Las Vegas and De Castroverde Law Group combined individual donations of $5,000 to award a local Las Vegas Valley graduating high school senior with a $10,000 scholarship to go towards their college or university tuition! Throughout April, students were able to submit scholarship applications on the Subaru of Las Vegas website. Students had to submit a one-thousand-word essay on either one of the following topics: "How can you inspire change in your community?" or "If you can change one thing about the world what would it be?" In total, we received 96 scholarship applications, and out of those 96 applications, Aysia Echols stood out in more ways than one! Aysia wrote her essay on how giving back to the community can inspire change. Aysia has exemplified the Subaru Love Promise in everything she does. Aysia has earned the Presidential Service Award for the last three years for exceeding 250 hours of volunteer work annually. Not only has she put in many hours into volunteering, but she has also dedicated her time to working on a nonprofit project that helps prepare her peers for college and beyond. Aysia's project has spread across 10 school districts, 47 states, and 5 countries! Aysia's compassion for others and her willingness to help the community are extraordinary. Subaru of Las Vegas is proud to award Aysia with the 2021 Road to College scholarship! We wish Aysia the best of luck in her post-secondary education goals at Southern Utah University. Aysia wrote this thank you letter to Subaru of Las Vegas: Hi, Subaru of Las Vegas, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for selecting me for the 2021 Road to College scholarship. I will attend Southern Utah University to earn a bachelor of science degree to become a registered nurse. You have made my road to success not only possible but also a lot easier without having to worry about the financial burden. I will be the first of nine children to attend college. Now, I can focus on my studies to be able to help hundreds, maybe even thousands of people in need. This has made a huge impact on my life; pushing me to do even greater with your help. Thank you again for selecting me to be an ambassador for De Castroverde Law Group and Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas. Thank you, Aysia Echols Arbor View H.S. Class of 2021

Salute Our Troops- May 2021

Subaru of Las Vegas along with Sinclair Broadcasting are proud to award Morton Friendlander with this month’s Salute Our Troops Award! Morton has served the United States Air Force for more than a quarter of a century. During his time in the military Morton achieved one of the highest rankings you can earn, Lieutenant Colonel. When the military called on Morton, he was there to serve his country with dedication and honor. Morton has served on six different continents, and served in the Vietnam War. However, behind every great solider is a woman who supports him. Throughout his time in the United States Air Force, Morton’s wife of sixty-four years stood next to him, and supported him in time of need. At the ripe age of 88, Morton continues to serve his fellow veterans in Las Vegas. He helps serve the homeless veterans and at risk veterans by securing housing, and various activities to pay tribute to the veteran community. Subaru of Las Vegas salutes Morton Friedlander for his bravery and sacrifice to the United States Air Force, and for his continual support to the Las Vegas veteran community!

Connecting the Community with Job Opportunities!

It’s no doubt that 2020 posed numerous challenges for our community; many families struggled, and many jobs were lost due to the impact of COVID-19. As our city begins to open and we begin to rebuild, Subaru of Las Vegas wants nothing more than to lend a helping hand. As the one-year mark of COVID-19 approached, we recognize that there are still many people struggling to find employment. On May 5, 2021, Subaru of Las Vegas along with iHeartMedia hosted a job fair right here in our community room! Our goal was to bring job seekers together to connect with employers and job recruiters. In a socially distanced manner, individuals had the opportunity to meet directly with hiring managers face-to-face, and to learn about various local career opportunities available. Throughout the day, we invited the community to come down, and learn about several different jobs available in hopes to help individuals get back into the workplace. Subaru of Las Vegas reached out to a number of diverse businesses around the community, and was joined by Diamond Resorts, Raising Canes, The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada State Bank, See Better Optics Lab, Findlay Volkswagen, The United States Marine Corps, Terrible Herbst, White Castle, Jett Gaming, Kopolow & Girisgen Doctors of Optometry, and iHeartMedia of Las Vegas. All of these businesses were eager to meet with potential employees in person and be able to do face-to-face interviews! Each employer was able to leave the job fair with a handful of resumes, and the community was able to leave with high hopes for new jobs! Thank you to all the businesses that participated in our first ever job fair! We are excited to see you again on June 9th!

We Love Our Firefighters!

In honor of International Firefighters' Day which was on May 4th, Subaru of Las Vegas teamed up with Raising Canes to deliver lunch to local fire stations across Las Vegas. Subaru of Las Vegas picked one station from each department. Throughout the day we visited Clark County Fire Station 34, North Las Vegas Fire Station 50, City of Las Vegas Fire Station 1, and Henderson Fire Station 84! Firefighters save more than homes, they save hearts, memories, and dreams. Thank you to the men and women that put their life on the line, and run towards the danger when others run away! Subaru of Las Vegas loves you!

Rebuilding and Restoring the Beauty of Las Vegas

Subaru of Las Vegas celebrates National Rebuilding Day with Fox 5 and Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada. On April 24, 2021 Subaru of Las Vegas employee’s traded in their uniform for shovels and paint, to help repair Sue Ross’s house. Sue Ross is a beautiful 94-year-old woman, she currently lives alone and just needed an extra hand around the house, and Subaru of Las Vegas was there to help! Our Rebuilding Together team gave Sue the ultimate home makeover from new exterior paint to laying down new rock in the backyard, cleaning up her shrubs, and picking up debris Subaru of Las Vegas was there to help restore Sue’s home. Subaru of Las Vegas also replaced dying plants with new shrubs, in hopes to remind Sue that life continues to grow and blossom not matter what season of life you are in! Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada focuses on supporting our most vulnerable community members. Their efforts focus on neighborhoods with the greatest need, such as those with high rates of foreclosure, abandoned properties, and vacant homes. Subaru of Las Vegas had the most rewarding time collaborating with Fox 5 and Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada to restore beauty and revitalize communities. After all the hard work everyone did that day, we had the opportunity to see Sue come out of her home, and take her around to see all the amazing differences that our team had created. To watch Sue go around her home, and just smile at the beauty made the entire hard worker worth it. This will forever be a moment our Subaru employees will be able to look back and know they had a difference. Subaru of Las Vegas is proud to support Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada, and look forward to rebuilding another home in the community.

More Than a Badge- Officer Edward Karovic

Our local frontline workers have stood by us in countless ways. Now it’s our turn to stand by them to show how much they are loved and supported. Subaru of Las Vegas along with Custom Jacks, Raising Canes, Bass Pro Shops, Distill, Horses 4 Heroes, and Board and Brush are recognizing the frontline works that make a difference for our community. For the month of May, Police Officer, Edward Karovic with Henderson Police Department nomination rose to the top. Officer Karovic was nominated by a fellow co-work that recognized his strength and bravery. “Recently Officer Karovic responded to a family disturbance call. After clearing the call, he later found out one of the family members was struggling with a drug addiction. Officer Karovic took the time out of his day to later follow up with this young man and speak with him. Not as a Police Officer, but as a human being. This young man was so moved and impacted by this conversation. It could have very well changed/saved his life. Below is an e-mail the young man had sent Officer Karovic later that same night. "Hello Edward. I just wanted to say I really appreciate you speaking to me man to man today. Not a lot of officers would do that. I want you to know that you have given me the strength to see what I need to do to change my life. People treat me like a druggie but you understand what I am going through. I want you to know you are an angel is disguise, right when I needed you most. If I recover, it will because of you. Thank you Officer Karovic!"This is not the first time Officer Karovic has committed selfless acts like this. He truly cares about his community and is looking for ways every day to help citizens in need.” Thanks to Officer Karovic that young man has a second chance. Las Vegas is lucky to have frontline workers that care for one another and do what they can to support our community and our people. Thank you Officer Karovic for making our community a better place, we are proud to recognize you as our Hometown Hero of the month!

Keep Our Parks Clean & Green!

Parks are a place to enjoy and have fun with your family, a place create memories that last a lifetime, but sometimes we forget that our parks are home to many of Earth’s wildlife creatures such as insects, bunnies, birds, and many others that make our world whole. People may think that leaving behind a water bottle or a piece of trash will not do any harm, but in reality, we are destroying homes, including our own home… Earth. Las Vegas, Clark County, Henderson, North Las Vegas, and Boulder City are surrounded by 7.5 million acres of public lands, many of which are connected by more than 1,000 miles of hiking and biking trails! There are also a variety of beautiful parks and trails within city and county limits, and it is our job as a community to keep our lands clean! On Earth Day, April 22nd Subaru of Las Vegas employees spent the morning picking up litter that was left behind at Exploration Peak Park. Exploration Peak Park is home to beautiful hiking trails, a western theme playground, and large lush fields of green grass, and many wildlife creatures. Subaru of Las Vegas and Get Outdoors Nevada spent one-hour collecting trash, and within that one hour, Subaru of Las Vegas collected a total of 21.51 pounds of micro and macro trash throughout the park. Within one hour, we were able to make an impact, and we want to make sure to encourage our community to make an impact no matter if it is big or small. “The Earth does not belong to us; we simply belong to the Earth.”

Practice What You Peach!

As Earth Week came to an end Subaru of Las Vegas along with our community came together to support local eco-friendly non-profits and small businesses at our first ever Subaru Farmer’s Market! Las Vegas is home to many environmental friendly nonprofits and small business, and Subaru of Las Vegas was lucky enough to have them join us for our Earth Week celebration! All of our vendors are environmental friendly, and produce natural products! The Las Vegas Farm is a local non-profit that handled all of our fresh produce! From fresh eggs, to bread, to vegetables, and fruits, local honey, and jams the Las Vegas Farm had us covered! We were also join by local small business ME Mother Earth, who sold all natural bamboo products, and donated 10% of all sales back to helping remove plastic from the ocean! Subaru of Las Vegas even got our four legged friends involved by inviting local vegan nonprofit St. Martin’s Animal Foundation for a small dog adoption! Loving our environment means so much more than just loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it, and as a community, we are able to do just that. Subaru of Las Vegas believes in safeguarding resources and preserving natural spaces through the Subaru Loves the Earth initiative. By hosting, a farmer’s market Subaru of Las Vegas was able to directly impact the community and make a difference for our environment. By shopping locally, foods that are grown on small farms are usually produced by methods that do not have a substantial negative effect on the earth. In addition, farmer’s market produce is transported in much shorter distances, which allows us to cut down on the pollution that we would have from longer commutes. We can also effectively cut down on trash and other waste products by avoiding extra packaging from large production companies. Not only do we get the opportunity to eliminate waste and cut down on pollution, but we are also striving towards a healthier tomorrow. Most grocery store foods are highly processed and can contain large amounts of hormones and pesticides, which can cause harm to the body. Most food that comes from a farmer’s market will not contain any added chemicals, and are grown using naturally sustainable techniques on local farms. Farmer’s markets are for everyone, and designed to be accessible to all, and to create a sense of community engagement .Whether you seek fresh, affordable greens, or local crafts, there was something for everyone at the Subaru of Las Vegas Farmer’s Market!

Subaru of Las Vegas Salutes Frank LaDuca

Being a solider is more than courage, it is about sacrificing yourself for something great than yourself and that is exactly what Navy Veteran, and Frank LaDuca did. Frank LaDuca is a WWII Navy vet who witnessed the bombs being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki from the deck of the USS Waukesha, which was anchored in Tokyo Bay. Shortly after the Peace Treaty was signed, Frank would have to walk in the city of ashes, without protecting clothing to shield him from the mass amounts of radiation. Frank and his fellow shipmates constantly have to be hosed down on the ship deck, after having to discarding all their clothing. During WWII, the effects of radiation had little to no knowledge. Frank is a survivor, not only from the amount of radiation he was exposed to, but other narrow escapes that Frank endured during his tours in the Pacific. Frank is one of the Greatest Generation, and we are proud to award him with this month’s Salute Our Troops Award. Subaru of Las Vegas along with Sinclair Broadcasting continue to give thanks to the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country.

More Than A Doctor

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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!

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

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!

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Pray for Shay

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

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

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

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!

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

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.

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