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 Gengras Subaru Torrington dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

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The Little Guild

Torrington High School

Litchfield Hills Northwest Elderly Nutrition Program

Northwestern CT YMCA

Did Gengras Subaru Torrington 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 Gengras Subaru Torrington

Subaru and Gengras Subaru Torrington 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

They Talk the Talk, AND Walk the Walk! - Ashley C

Gengras Subaru has once again demonstrated to our community that they not only talk the talk when it comes to supporting victims of domestic and sexual abuse, they walk the Walk! In May 2022, Susan B. Anthony Project in Torrington held its 5th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, during which men and boys lead the way to raise awareness about the issues of sexual and domestic violence in our community, and raises funds to support victims, by walking a literal mile in red high heel shoes. Gengras Subaru not only supported this event through a generous sponsorship donation, but the men at the dealership showed what great sports they are and put on the 4-inch red high heel pumps to stand -- and walk -- in solidarity with the victims and survivors that Susan B. Anthony Project serves. We are so grateful for the support we receive from Gengras Subaru and its staff, during Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, and all year round!

Susan B Anthony Project
They Talk the Talk, AND Walk the Walk!

Gentle Giant Brodie Finds His Forever Home! - Jennifer L

Brodie, a 6-year-old adult mixed hound, was intimidating in size at 80 lbs., which made potential adopters coming into the Little Guild Animal Shelter often look past him. When given the chance, Brodie acted like a young puppy, he loved to play and cuddle on the couch. Brodie was promoted by Gengras Subaru on their social media, highlighting his goofy personality and beautiful brindle coat. Within weeks Brodie found his forever home, with children to play with and a family that now takes him on the long walks he relishes. The Little Guild is the largest animal shelter in Northwest Connecticut, and serves the entire county and beyond. The Little Guild boasts one of the highest save rates nationally for a no-kill shelter, over 99% this past year. The Little Guild is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and raises approximately 75% of its operating funds annually through adoption fees, donations, and fundraising. Subaru offers critical and ongoing support to the Little Guild, promoting their available animals, hosting adoption events, and giving a $100 donation for each animal adopted in the month of October during the Subaru Loves Pets Event. Subaru's commitment to animals has allowed the Little Guild to place countless animals like Brodie, who want nothing more than for someone to love them back, with caring homes in our community. "Subaru helps us save homeless cats and dogs all year long, we really are so grateful for all that they do for the Little Guild," said Tiffany Lemelin, Little Guild Shelter Manager.

The Little Guild
Gentle Giant Brodie Finds His Forever Home!

Northwestern CT YMCA - Maggie S

Gengras Subaru of Torrington has been a wonderful partner and contributor to the Northwestern Connecticut YMCA for nine years and counting. This year, through the generosity of the Share the Love Event, the Y was able to purchase a new drowning prevention system that will be used to keep kids safe at Camp MOE in the summers and at the Torrington Y pool the rest of the year. Along with this new technology, the Y will provide financial assistance for children and families that could not otherwise afford Y programs. There is no better gift to give than to inspire a child and keep them safe and healthy. “We would not have been able to have served so many so well without Subaru’s long-standing commitment to community. It truly is a special organization.” Says Greg Brisco, Y CEO. We can’t thank the team at Gengras Subaru of Torrington enough, who have done so much over the past nine years to create opportunities for thousands of kids and their families to pursue better versions of themselves.

YMCA
Northwestern CT YMCA

Gengras Subaru is the Best Community Partner - Nicole P

We were thrilled when we found out that Gengras Subaru chose us as a Hometown Charity for the 2022 Subaru Share the Love Event! The rising cost of fuel and food have hit us at the same time that they're hitting our client's wallets, and this generous contribution from Gengras Subaru has allowed us to avoid raising the prices for our clients who are already on fixed incomes. The funding from Gengras Subaru also enables us to keep our fleet of trucks in good working repair, so that none of our clients are ever left wondering "where is my meal?" due to breakdowns or trucks out of service. In addition to financial support, Gengras was also kind enough to send several of their extremely friendly and personable employees to help us serve our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners to our Congregate members, and they also sent some employees along to help our drivers deliver Meals on Wheels. Our clients loved to meet the new friendly faces, and they're great ambassadors for both Gengras Subaru and our program. We couldn't ask for better community partners than Gengras Subaru, and we can't wait to work with them again during Share the Love 2022!

Litchfield Hills Elderly Nutrition Program
Gengras Subaru is the Best Community Partner

Gengras Subaru Share The Love Check Presentation - Jakub P

We were thrilled to present almost $30,000 to our local hometown charities today through the Subaru Share The Love Program! We can't wait to see all of the amazing things the Litchfield Hills Northwest Elderly Nutrition Program and the Northwest Connecticut YMCA do with their donations! Thank you so much for positive impact you make in our greater Torrington Community. A sincere thank you also goes out to our special guests; Chip Gengras, President of Gengras Motor Cars, Bob Bennett and Patrick Winther from Subaru of New England, CT State Representative Michelle Cook and City of Torrington Treasurer Dan Farley for attending this special event!

Gengras Motor Cars

Blanket donation for victims of violence - Ashley C

In November 2021, a cheerful group of Gengras Subaru team members delivered a very generous donation of blankets, as well as hats, gloves, sweatshirts and other warm clothing, to Susan B. Anthony Project's advocacy center in Torrington, CT. Susan B. Anthony Project provides crisis and support services to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Northwest Connecticut, including a 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter, transitional living services, counseling, court and medical advocacy, as well as education and prevention programs. The blankets and clothing items are being distributed to clients in our emergency shelter and in the community, many of whom experience significant financial hardship in the midst of their abuse trauma, and the items will make an immediate, tangible difference in their lives. Just as importantly, this donation shows Gengras Subaru's commitment to standing with victims of violence in their journey to safety, healing, and growth, which is an extremely powerful message for all community members to receive, particularly victims and survivors and their families. Domestic and sexual abuse is a pervasive problem that affects individuals of every age, ethnicity, gender, class, and creed, and Gengras Subaru is playing an active role in supporting victims and helping to bring an end to interpersonal violence. Thank you, Gengras Subaru!

Susan B. Anthony Project
Blanket donation for victims of violence

Tucker - The Nugget Of Gold! - Jennifer L

Tucker, a pit bull/boxer who has one blue eye and one-half blue/half brown eye is striking looking, but his severe anxiety made him appear more intimidating than scared. Tucker had some sight and hearing deficits, and the staff at The Little Guild worked on the best way to reassure Tucker through situations he found scary. Tucker’s infectious love of water play and goofy personality attracted potential adopters, but they became too nervous about his anxious quirks. After five long months, and a lot of hard work on Tucker’s part, Gengras Subaru promoted Tucker on their social media as their featured pet of the month during the October Subaru Loves Pets Event, and the perfect adoptee came in and fell in love. “I’ve renamed him Nugget, basically be-cause he is a little nugget of gold. He needs a bit of polishing for other people to see it, but to me he’s perfect!” said his new owner Alistair Carr. “He’s extremely nervous, he feared the kitchen until he realized that’s where the steak is made, so he’s learning. He’s gorgeous! He does need some work, but I’m totally there to do it. I can’t wait for him to get there so he can show every-one how amazing he is, but tome he’s already amazing.”

The Little Guild
Tucker - The Nugget Of Gold!

Gengras Subaru - Torrington High School Donation - Lisa R

Because of the donation from Gengras Subaru, my creative writing class has an actual budget for putting together a literary magazine that the students can be really proud of. This course has finally been added back into the English curriculum after being cut due to budget constraints. We are starting from scratch as we try to find effective ways to showcase my students' talents and hard work. I plan to lead them as they create a magazine that will display their best work, as well as include literary and artistic submissions from the whole student body. The creative writing students will then have the opportunity to hone their editorial skills, as well as gain experience in publishing. Without the donation, our ability to create an end product would be quite limited. A few years ago, when the course was last offered, I used my own money as capital and relied upon school copiers to create a pretty rough version of the magazine. The students and I were very proud of the work but I felt that their wonderful contributions deserved a better platform. Because of the Gengras Subaru donation, we have access to more professional services. Again, thank you so much for helping Torrington High School in such a meaningful way. As a teacher, I am always grateful for anything that will benefit my students and show them there are caring people in the world who value them and public education. Lisa Roche English Teacher Torrington High School

Torrington High School

Gengras Subaru - Torrington High School Donation - Kimberly Y

The partnership with Gengras Subaru means that I feel supported by the community in which I serve. Then money from this grant shows students that there are opportunities for them to learn pre vocational skills which they can use to join the work force after high school. The impact of this partnership is tremendous to the Life Skills program at Torrington Hight School as we have had to stretch our resources to provide students with special needs opportunities to acquire pre vocational skills. Thank you so much once again, Kimberly Young Torrington High School

Torrington High School

Gengras Subaru - Torrington High School Donation - Wayne S

This partnership shows that Gengras Subaru cares about the community and wants to support education in Torrington. Too many times we hear what is wrong with education and Gengras is helping teachers provide the highest level of support. This donation and partnership shows that Gengras Subaru is a caring community member and wants the students to succeed. Thank you very much for providing the grant for us! Wayne Splettstoeszer Director of Instrumental Music/Music Technology Torrington High School

Torrington High School
Gengras Subaru - Torrington High School Donation