The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our customers, our community, and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes elite Subaru retailers who provide an exceptional customer experience at every interaction with Subaru. These retailers have also demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in their local communities in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

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What is the Subaru Love Promise?

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

How is #1 Cochran Subaru of Butler County dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

At #1 Cochran, serving the greater good is deeply rooted in our DNA. From our history of supporting local charities and nonprofits to our dedication to volunteerism, we believe that giving back is the ultimate way to move our world forward.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Junior Achievement of W. PA, Carnegie Mellon University

Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, Family House of Pittsburgh, Cancer Caring Center, Children's Hospital of Pgh

March of Dimes, American Diabetes Association, Make-A-Wish Foundation

Did #1 Cochran Subaru of Butler County go above and beyond, provide exceptional service, or support causes that are important to you? We'd love to hear about it.

Love Promise Stories from #1 Cochran Subaru of Butler County

Subaru and #1 Cochran Subaru of Butler County 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

Distributing Food to Our Neighbors - Michelle M

On the behalf of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and the people we serve, thank you for your service at our drive-up food distribution held on May 15, 2021. Your support of the Food Bank’s mission allows us to provide access to healthy, nutritious food to families and individuals across Southwestern Pennsylvania. Drive-up distributions occur all over the greater Pittsburgh area and provide each family with 30 to 50 pounds of food. We are so appreciative for the volunteers from Subaru who helped load cars with boxes of food. Every car served represented one or more families from the McKeesport area who may rely on this monthly distribution for food support. Subaru helped serve 165 cars, who picked up 360 shares of food. In total, volunteers distributed 11,000 pounds of food. It is thanks to your efforts that we are able to continue to meet the need of individuals in McKeesport and surrounding areas who need food assistance. Again, thank you so much for your willingness to volunteer. It is because of people like you that we are closer to achieving our mission of a hunger-free community.

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Distributing Food to Our Neighbors

Parade for Kindergarten Student - Nikki A

One of our Kindergarten students was recently diagnosed with a high grade soft tissue sarcoma. He is five years old and is currently going through radiation five days a week. He has had multiple procedures and has been learning remote since his diagnosis. He has been so happy and positive throughout this process as well. The kindergarten teachers at Level Green Elementary wanted to raise money for the boy and his family by wearing yellow and putting together a car parade. The boy loves cars especially Subarus. His favorite is a WRX. I talked with Kevin James at Cochran and he and his team were able to make the boy's dream come true. He organized 9 WRXs to come to the parade. The boy was jumping up and down so excited to see all of the cars. They truly went above and beyond to make our student so happy. Thank you to everyone at Subaru for helping us celebrate and raise money for our student!

Level Green Elementary
Parade for Kindergarten Student

Blanket Donation - LeAnn H

Big shout out to Cochran Subaru Butler for the warm donation of blankets for our shelter and transitional housing units. Cold weather is around the corner so the timing is perfect. Thank you!

The Lighthouse Foundation
Blanket Donation

Subaru Loves Butler County Pets - Alicia S

The Butler County Humane Society couldn't be more grateful to partnering with Subaru for the month of October to provide low-cost adoption fees all month long! We adopted out 86 total animals. Biscotti is the perfect example of how Subaru helps underdogs and here is his story. Biscotti came to BCHS as a stray in January of 2020. A local truck driver was making a run in South Carolina and saw him on the side of a busy highway. He knew he needed to help this dog so he picked him up and carried him to safety. 600 miles later they ended up in Butler County, PA. Biscotti had one of the most severe cases of heartworm we had ever seen. We weren't even sure he was able to be treated. To our excitement, after many vet appointments, we got the green light to treat him. Heartworm is always a dangerous illness to treat, requiring a calm, quiet environment for the dog. We went to work trying to find a foster home for Biscotti as he healed. Slowly, with each injection he was getting healthier. Meanwhile, we had an approved application looking to adopt a dog. We brought up Biscotti and his situation explaining that although he was getting healthier, he wasn't out of the woods yet. After meeting him, the adopter absolutely fell in love. She decided that she would take over his foster care and do foster-to-adopt until he was cleared of heartworms. Then on 10/23/2020, he was finally ADOPTED! Our hearts were so happy for him. His new mama even dressed him in a "gotcha day" bandana matching her "dog mom" outfit. Thanks to a grant from Subaru, we were able to adopt Biscotti and the other 85 animals out for only $25! Stories like Biscotti's are exactly why we will always be grateful to Subaru for promoting the underdogs.

Butler County Humane Society
Subaru Loves Butler County Pets

Pandemic Donations from #1 Cochran Subaru Butler - Jennifer Z

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (the Food Bank) is honored to have been chosen by #1 Cochran Subaru to participate in the Share the Love Campaign. Due to the pandemic, our region as seen a 42 percent increase in food insecurity since 2018. In Butler County, that equates to 15.6 percent of residents. Through the Share the Love Campaign and the Rob and Christina Cochran Foundation, #1 Cochran Subaru’s contribution to the community helped provide one million meals to neighbors facing hunger. Gil and William, like so many of our neighbors, are trying to help support their extended families while also experiencing job losses themselves when COVID-19 hit the region. “It’s stressful. Having to worry about…not just the kids, our kids are grown, but grandkids and stuff like that. So, when you’ve got a big family, it [the financial pinch] takes a toll on the family as a whole.” The pair attended a drive-up distribution in Butler County to try to get some relief - and they are thankful for the support.

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Pandemic Donations from #1 Cochran Subaru Butler

#1 Cochran Subaru of Butler County Delivers Hope - Breanna S

Patients at Butler Health System Medical Oncology on June 24 were overjoyed to receive a surprise courtesy of #1 Cochran Subaru of Butler County. The dealership delivered 80 blankets, 30 arts & crafts kits, and uplifting care card messages handwritten by #1 Cochran’s customers and staff. #1 Cochran Subaru of Butler County’s General Sales Manager Michael McGlumphy and Service Manager John Tofil worked with staff members from Butler Health and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to “share the love” with patients at the cancer center. Michael and John took the time to get to know the men and women receiving treatment personally and handed out the blankets one-on-one. To patients receiving chemotherapy, air-conditioned treatment facilities can feel incredibly cold, and many hospitals rely on donations of quilts, afghans and other blankets to keep their patients warm and comfortable. The arts and crafts kits contain Crayola crayons, markers, and more, and can help patients pass the time on their own, or can be used to entertain children who need to accompany their parents or family members to appointments. This is the fourth year that #1 Cochran Subaru of Butler County chose to partner with LLS to help make treatment a little easier for local cancer patients through their annual “Subaru Loves to Care” program. #1 Cochran deserves recognition for their continuing partnership with LLS, and they have our gratitude for bringing hope and warmth to cancer patients in the Butler area. Pictured (L-R): Dr. Melissa Cyr, Michael McGlumphy, John Tofil, Dr. Rushir Choksi, and Dr. Chad Smith.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
#1 Cochran Subaru of Butler County Delivers Hope

#1 Cochran Subaru of Butler Helps Animals In Need - Jennifer D

#1 Cochran Subaru of Butler 2019 Share the Love event to benefit the Butler County Humane Society was a smashing success, with $37,027 raised between November 2018 and January 2019. The Butler County Humane Society, a non-profit organization, in association with the Helen Spaide Albig Adoption Center, provides a temporary, safe, no-kill shelter for homeless, adoptable dogs and cats ultimately placing them in loving homes or with caring rescues while increasing community awareness of the humane treatment of animals through education, spay-neuter programs, rabies clinics, and the respect for life. In 2018, BCHS helped more than 505 cats and dogs have a second chance at life through adoption. BCHS operates solely on community support and donations. In addition to supporting operational costs, this donation will allow the BCHS to care for animals that have been abandoned, abused, and neglected and cover a significant number of spay and neuter surgeries for adoptable cats and dogs at the shelter. The generosity of Subaru of America Inc., #1 Cochran Subaru of Butler County, and Subaru customers is truly extraordinary. On behalf of the BCHS staff, volunteers, supporters, cats and dogs, and adoptive families, Thank You!

#1 Cochran Subaru of Butler Helps Animals In Need

BCHS Shelter Pets Feel The Love - Jennifer D

To date, #1 Cochran Subaru of Butler County has provided the BCHS with over $65,000 as well as thousands of dog and cat supplies to help our shelter population. As the only companion animal shelter in Butler County, BCHS’ mission is to provide a temporary, safe, no-kill shelter for homeless adoptable dogs and cats placing them in loving homes or with caring rescues while increasing community awareness of the humane treatment of animals through education, spay-neuter programs, rabies clinics and the respect for life. Each day of BCHS’ 121 years of service is a passionate adventure wrapped in community service led by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors, dependent on contributions, grants, and fundraising programs for its existence. The funds provided by #1 Cochran Subaru of Butler County have been instrumental in helping us meet this mission!

BCHS Shelter Pets Feel The Love

Cochran Subaru’s 3-Peat for Cancer Patients - Breanna S

For the third straight year, #1 Cochran Subaru of Butler County partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) on their month-long “Subaru Loves to Care” campaign. On July 23, Michael Rizzitano and Matt Reade from the #1 Cochran Subaru of Butler County team personally delivered a donation of new blankets and arts and crafts kits to Butler Health System Medical Oncology.The blankets will be distributed to patients receiving chemotherapy or other medical oncology treatments. Kayla Bylinowski, a physician assistant at Butler Health, told LLS that their patients really enjoy the blankets because the facility is so cold. Patients specifically ask for the Subaru blankets, so luckily, the 80 new blankets will go a long way and last a long time at the treatment center.The 50 arts and crafts kits were filled with Crayola products and can be used by any children receiving treatment or who accompany their parents or family members to appointments. LLS owes a debt of gratitude to everyone at Subaru of America and #1 Cochran Subaru of Butler County for making this program possible. Thank you for continuing to join us in our mission to cure blood cancers and to improve the lives of patients and their families throughout our local communities. Pictured (L-R): Dr. Rushir Choksi, Angela Austin (LLS Patient Access Manager), Dr. Melissa Cyr, Kayla Bylinowski, Michael Rizzitano, and Matt Reade.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Cochran Subaru’s 3-Peat for Cancer Patients

Bringing Warmth to Local Cancer Patients - Breanna S

#1 Cochran Subaru of Butler County’s donation of 80 blankets arrived at Butler Health System Medical Oncology at the perfect time. Their treatment area is notorious for freezing staff and patients to the bone, and the facility depends on local churches to contribute afghans in order to keep their patients warm. The facility exhausted their supply a few days before #1 Cochran’s visit on June 27, so the staff was thrilled to receive brand-new, quality throws courtesy of the dealership and Subaru of America. Pictured (L-R): Butler Subaru Sales Manager Mike Rizzitano, Butler Medical Oncology Practice Manager Heather Gault, and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Western PA & WV chapter Patient Access Manager Angela Austin.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Western PA & WV
Bringing Warmth to Local Cancer Patients

LLS Donation - Nicole S

A heartwarming delivery to patients at Butler Health System Oncology. Butler Subaru Sales Manager Mike Rizzitano & our partners at the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Western PA & WV Chapter delivered blankets, arts & crafts kits and care cards for patients.

LLS Donation

Cochran Subaru and Butler Carved in Ice - Peggy W

Thanks to Cochran Subaru's support of the Butler CARVED IN ICE festival Feb. 11th, Butler AM Rotary Charities can provide more funds to help Butler's children in need. The Subaru 14-block ice sculpture of one of their sedans was a huge hit at the event, and children and parents "sat" in the sculpture to look out the windows and have pictures taken. The non-profit Charities donates all the proceeds to help fund local programs for children in need such as the Weekend Backpack Program so kids have food to eat over the weekend and special programs for children with disabilities.It also annually supports leadership training events for high school juniors and seniors in Butler County and 2 scholarships at Butler County Community College. Butler AM Rotary Charities provides summer camp funding for local programs serving youth with disabilities and to the PA State Police Camp Cadet program among many others. The 2018 goal for the Charities is to identify a large community project that will provide a positive impact and be a lasting resource for our children and youth in the community. Then many of the festival's proceeds would be directed to help fund the project. We hope that Cochran Subaru will continue to work with Butler AM Rotary Charities to help support Butler's children and youth.

Butler AM Rotary Charities
Cochran Subaru and Butler Carved in Ice

The Love for my son - Cheryl W

I recently purchased a Subaru Forester at the end of May. I saw an article on Facebook yesterday that Subaru was supporting cancer patients with blankets and messages of hope. My son has been battling Hodgkins Lymphoma for eight years. I went back to my Subaru dealer today and asked if I could fill out one of the cards of hope for patients. He was so kind and let me have a bracelet and a "Subaru Loves to care " badge. I am so appreciative that the car I love is also making a difference in this world. Thank you, Michael"s mom

The Love for my son

Subaru Loves Learning Book Drive August 1 - 31 - Danielle S

Join us in our Subaru Loves Learning initiative during the month of August! We are partnering with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in donating science books to Butler Middle School in the Butler Area School District. All of the books that will be donated have been recognized by AAAS as some of the best science books in their field. Contact us to learn more information.

AAAS
Subaru Loves Learning Book Drive August 1 - 31