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We're honored to receive the 2022 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.
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.
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Whether they live in our homes or in the wild, Subaru is committed to keeping all animals safe and healthy.
A partner since 2008, Subaru has donated over $28 million to the ASPCA and through Subaru Loves Pets has helped support the rescue, transport, adoption, and well-being of over 230,000 animals across the country.
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 7 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.
It's our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.
Since 2015 Subaru, in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement Science, donated over 369,000 award-winning science books. In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and Adoptaclassroom.org we supported teachers and students with donations of $400,000 in gift cards and school supplies.
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.
We should all have a chance to lead a healthy life. We’re aiming to give as many people that chance as we can.
Since 2016, Subaru and its retailers have partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate over 167,000 blankets and 21,500 arts & crafts kits and reached nearly 150,000 patients in more than 780 hospitals nationwide.
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.
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.
Through our partnership with #1 Cochran Subaru in Butler, PA, we hosted a National Make a Dog’s Day adoption event on October 22nd. We brought two of our long-term underdogs, Brutus and Prudence to the showroom. Although neither of them went home that day, we were able to get them out and show off their true personalities to the world. Thanks to the generosity from Subaru, we were able to run a promotion the entire month of October where long-term (those at the shelter over 90 days) had waived adoption fees all month long. In total, we were able to get 58 animals adopted in October.
As a part of the #SubaruLovesToCare initiative, we teamed up with the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and delivered blankets + arts and crafts kits to the AHN Cancer Institute of Butler to be given to cancer patients during their treatment. We love to be able to care for our community and provide just a little bit of comfort.
“Thank you so much for your generosity this year and in previous years! This donation will help so many animals find forever homes. Once again, #SubaruShareTheLove has helped many families share their love with wonderful and deserving animals! Thank you!”
This year, I chaired our Read-A-Thon event. I've never been in charge of a school fundraiser before! To say I was nervous was an understatement! This fundraiser is a huge event for our school. 100% of the money raised goes towards programs for our kids. In addition, it's a read-a-thon, so it benefits the children's education as well! It's a win/win! This school means a lot to me. My son went there during his elementary years and my daughter currently attends. This school has provided a wonderful foundation for my children's education. I, in turn, want to benefit the school in all ways I am able in an effort to give back. One of the first steps in our fundraiser is requesting sponsors to assist in providing fun prizes for the students. I reached out to the team at #1 Cochran Subaru of Butler and boy, did they deliver! Kevin, Jim and his team were amazing! They went above and beyond anything I could have expected! They created a fun prize basket that the students are so excited about! We had our kick off assembly to start our read-a-thon, and we had our prizes up front for the students to see. They were so excited! This basket is one of our "top prizes" that the kids with the most minutes read can win. It is a huge win when kids are excited for reading. To Kevin, Jim & Team, thank you so much for supporting our school and being a part of this wonderful event!
The 4th Annual Garrett Fifield Memorial Mutt Strut took place on Saturday, October 2, 2021. The mission of the Mutt Strut is Healing Hearts by Helping Paws. Mutts and their two-legged friends walked in memory of loved ones gone too soon like Garrett, who was known for his kind heart and commitment to animals. The event featured costume and peanut butter eating contests for the pups, a prize wheel, raffle baskets and more! #1 Cochran was a Top Dog sponsor once again this year and generously donated dog toys and frisbees for our prize wheel. The Mutt Strut raised over $21,000 for the homeless, unwanted or abandoned dogs and cats of Butler County. We couldn't have done it without the help from our friends at #1 Cochran Subaru!
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
#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!
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!
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.
#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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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