The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

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

We're honored to receive the 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes Subaru retailers who are making the world a better place while demonstrating an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in local communities. These efforts are focused in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

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What is the Subaru Love Promise?

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

How is Balise Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well.

West Warwick Animal Shelter, Friends of Homeless Animals, Inc.

Race the State RI, Bike Fest RI, Toys for Tots

Hasbro Children's Hospital, Jimmy Fund, Ocean State Tour de Cure

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

Love Promise Stories from Balise Subaru

Subaru and Balise Subaru believe in making a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work. We uphold that belief through our Love Promise Community Commitment. Every month, we select inspiring stories from customers and partners from around our area who strive to support our collective commitment and feature them here

Balise Subaru LOVES Pets - EGAPL o

This was the first year that we partnered up with Balise Subaru and WOW it was great! They gathered the community and put together a huge donation box for the rescue pets! In October they also donated $100 towards the shelter for every pet that found their forever home! It was a blast partnering with them and we hope to do it again next year! Oh! The best part was the Chewbarus they gave to our doggos! So much fun!!!!

EGAPL Heart of RI Animal Rescue League
Balise Subaru LOVES Pets

Balise Subaru- Adopt a Shelter Pet -Sara Lee: A Story About Volunteering, Fostering & Adoption - Tammy G

By Jessica Latimer Her name was Sara Lee and I immediately fell in love with her. I have no idea what the first two years of her life looked like, but when she arrived in Rhode Island on a small prop plane on a warm June evening in 2021, the first thing I noticed were her oversized ears and a smile that wouldn't quit. My now husband, Mark, scooped her up like a baby, I buckled her into the backseat of my Subaru Crosstrek, and off we went to settle her into her new home at EGAPL Heart of RI. COVID-19 was in full swing and with so many people working from home, adopting a pet was in such high demand that it was only a matter of weeks before sweet Sara Lee was off to start her new life. A few months passed and Mark and I went to the shelter on a Sunday — our weekly routine for nearly two years at this point — and there she was, those huge ears intently pointing in our direction; no smile. I was heartbroken to see her back, but at this point in our rescue journey, we've come to know that there are the happy days when animals go home and the sad days when the rare few are returned. What nothing could have prepared me for was seeing her go home a second time and returned less than 24 hours later and then another time for nearly six months, and once again, returned. I know what you're thinking: There is something wrong with this dog. I promise, there's not. But you could see that this third failed adoption crushed her spirit. This once lovable, happy, now 3-year-old Feist mix had gone almost a whole year in limbo — waiting and hoping for her forever. She had become timid, leery, and anxious. She lost faith in people. We proceeded to spend time with Sara Lee every Sunday for the next two months, telling her what a good girl she is and showing her that she mattered. Finally, summer arrived and I decided that I would take Sara Lee, or SL as I had lovingly come to refer to her at this point, on an adventure every Friday, building her confidence, until she was adopted. When I went to confirm the third Friday, EGAPL Heart of RI was literally bursting at the seams due to the amount of animals in need, and they asked if we'd consider fostering her instead. While we knew it would be hard on our 15-year-old cat (SL was our fifth foster), deep down I knew we were meant to help her. You see, SL was returned the same week in April that we had to say goodbye to our beloved dog after 12 years. It was as if Snickers contrived the whole thing. Since summer in our house is our favorite time of year, it means loading the Crosstrek with a day's worth of supplies and heading out for a hike or day at the beach; coffee breaks for us and ice cream for the pup. I documented our weekend adventures and weekday normalities. We learned that she didn't understand cats (which also meant we couldn't keep her,) that she didn't like children, and that she would be best as the only pet in an adult only household. I promoted SL on social media with honesty showing off her moonwalks, zoomies, love of watermelon, putting herself to bed, chilling quietly while I work, sunbathing in the yard, and all of the moments in between. Unfortunately, no adoption applications came in. But together, we survived my own bout with COVID-19 and the loss of my dad weeks later in July. Mark and I refused to give up hope. In October, we were headed out of town for our wedding and had to bring SL to the shelter for the weekend. In the days leading up to our big day, I got a call from Tammy Gallo, the shelter's director, saying that someone specifically called about Sara Lee and wanted to meet her. That Friday morning I dropped her off, hopeful. Love was in the air after all. That Friday afternoon, Tammy called and said that the woman wanted to move forward. Mark and I got married that weekend surrounded by our closest friends and family privately sharing the news with a select few — it was the best wedding present we ever could have asked for. The following Monday, a quick call with SL's now mom sealed the deal. Four months after we took her into our home, almost six months to the day that Snickers passed away, and 465 days since arriving in Rhode Island, Sara Lee was adopted, again. SL's mom is still working on building her confidence and showing her that this is how her story will end — cared for, adored and loved, forever. Signs that I know this is going to last: She's working with a trainer, she bought her a winter coat, she posts about her on social media, and we text regularly. In fact, I got to watch SL recently when her mom had to go away overnight for work. I see their bond, the progress Celeste has made re-instilling SL's faith in people, and I know that this is it. Happy tails my sweet girl. A huge thank you to Balise Subaru for their ongoing support, but especially this past October where their Adopt a Shelter Pet event meant that they would donate $100 for every adoption like Sara Lee's that happened throughout the month.

Heart of RI East Greenwich Animal Protection
Balise Subaru- Adopt a Shelter Pet -Sara Lee: A Story About Volunteering, Fostering & Adoption

The Tomorrow Fund - The Tomorrow F

Balise Subaru partnered up with us at The Tomorrow Fund here at Hasbro Children's Hospital to bring blankets to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! Every year Balise Subaru comes together with Hasbro to donate blankets, messages of hope and much more to the kids! We are grateful to have a company like Balise be involved with us the way they are each and every year.

The Tomorrow Fund
The Tomorrow Fund

Rhode Races - Rhode Races a

Balise Subaru partnered up with us here at Rhode Races and Events to run a marathon! We strive to promote healthy running and fitness goals! Not only did their general manager participate in the race but they also sent an Outback Wilderness for display! We are grateful that companies like Balise Subaru take the time and participate in local events to help out the community and strive for health!

Rhode Races and Events
Rhode Races

School Supply Drive - Robert F Kennedy E

Balise Subaru and the community came together to help us collect school supplies for Robert F Kennedy Elementary School. Balise Subaru gave five gallon gas cards to anyone who bought in donations to get more community involvement! We are very thankful for all the supply donations that were made to the students as well as to the teachers. Our students and staff really appreciate the extra mile that Balise went to make sure that the kids started off the school year the right way! The kids had so much fun picking and opening up their new supplies as well as teachers were excited and thankful for the kind and encouraging messages they received as well!

Robert F Kennedy Elementary School
School Supply Drive

Tenders for Tomorrow Dinghy Poker Run - Lori F

July 17, 2022 was our annual Tenders for Tomorrow Dinghy Poker Run on beautiful Narragansett Bay. The run supports the kids with cancer and their families at Hasbro Children's Hospital and The Tomorrow Fund. We could not be more grateful that Belise Subaru was a sponsor for this amazing event! We raised over $17,000.00 for the kids and their families and we are very proud to say Belise Subaru helped us exceed our goal this year. Thank you all at Belise Subaru for your kind support!

RI Tenders for Tomorrow
Tenders for Tomorrow Dinghy Poker Run

Balise Subaru and Balise Auto's Commitment to Hasbro Children's Hospital and the RI Community - Jenny G

On May 27th, Balise Subaru and Balise of America team members made a special visit to the Balise Healing Garden at Hasbro Children's Hospital. Balise Subaru once again chose Hasbro Children’s Hospital as the local beneficiary of the “Share the Love” event, a national year-end effort launched by Subaru of America, Inc. as a way for Subaru retailers to give back to their local communities. For every vehicle sold or leased during the campaign, Balise Subaru donated $250 to the purchaser’s choice charity. During last season's Share the Love event, Balise Subaru raised funds for Hasbro Children’s Hospital in support of patient care, medical equipment, and research. In addition, the Balise Auto family contributed an additional donation to make the 2021/2022 donation total $50,000 for the hospital. Balise Subaru is a remarkable longtime supporter of Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Along with its annual “Share the Love” event, the dealership has made a leadership gift of $750,000 to the Every Child, Every Day Campaign. The $35 million campaign is funding sweeping renovations that will encompass nearly every inch of the hospital, modernizing Hasbro Children’s into the pediatric hospital of the future. The Hasbro Children’s Healing Garden is now known as the Balise Healing Garden in recognition of their gift. During the check presentation Balise Subaru was honored by Subaru of America for their commitment to their local communities. A recognition that couldn't be more deserved! On behalf of the Hasbro Children's Hospital patients, families, caregivers, and the entire Rhode Island community we serve a sincere and heartfelt thank you to everyone at Balise Subaru and the Balise Auto family.

Hasbro Children's Hospital
Balise Subaru and Balise Auto's Commitment to Hasbro Children's Hospital and the RI Community

Warwick Animal Shelter - Haley G

We have been partnering up with Balise Subaru for the past 3 years now. For every adoption, Balise Subaru make a donation to the shelter! We are are thankful and very excited for next year as well!

Warwick Animal Shelter
Warwick Animal Shelter

House of Hope Blankets & Socks Drop Off - Jessica M

Another year, another successful drop at the House of Hope on December 13th 2021. Every year during the #SubaruLovestoCare initiative, Balise Subaru partners up with House of Hope to help the homeless in our community by donating blankets and socks. We're thrilled to be apart of this campaign every year and we thank House of Hope for allowing us to be a long life partner.

House of Hope
House of Hope Blankets & Socks Drop Off

Balise Subaru Continues to Share The Love! - Jenny G

Balise Subaru once again has selected Hasbro Children's Hospital as their hometown charity for Subaru of America's Share the Love event. Thank you to Balise Subaru, the Balise family, and all of thier amazing customers for helping to raise $50,000 for our local children's hospital!

Hasbro Children's Hospital
Balise Subaru Continues to Share The Love!