The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

The 2022 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 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.


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 Colonial Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

I believe in being more than a Subaru retailer. I believe in being part of my community. In setting an example. In building lifelong relationships. And in ensuring the love is felt not just by our customers, but by all. Not because it is good for business. Because it is the right thing to do.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.

Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue-ROAR

Save the Sound- CT Coastal Cleanup

The Women’s Center of Greater Danbury, Dorothy Day Hospitality House , Meals on Wheels of Ridgefield , Family and Children’s Aid

Ability Beyond

Did Colonial 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 Colonial Subaru

Subaru and Colonial 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

Spreading Warmth to Patients! - Daniela V

We have partnered with Colonial Subaru to spread hope, love and warmth to patents at Norwalk Hospital. We were able to donate 80 beautiful blankets to the hospital to spread to their patients. Patients are in the infusion center for hours at a time and these blankets keep them warm as they are going through treatments. The staff at the hospital were very appreciative to be chosen for the blanket donation. Thank you Colonial Subaru!!

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Spreading Warmth to Patients!

Share the Love Contribution Supports Victims of Domestic Violence - Samantha F

The Subaru Share the Love Event proceeds for the second year in a row supported The Center’s newly built and opened Patricia House for women and children fleeing violence. Just about a year ago, The Center was very excited for the momentous day when the keys to their new residential building would be handed over. Day after day, Patricia House received deliveries of linens, kitchen goods, toys, and more. Then, furniture arrived and artwork was hung. Patricia House was becoming a home. On one of the many days before the Ribbon Cutting event for Patricia House, Center staff and volunteers were unpacking boxes and waiting for one of the very last shipments of household goods. A delivery truck from Best Buy pulled up with a few televisions for our common areas. The Best Buy employees were shown the space and one of those employees was overwhelmed with emotion. Dylan (name changed for privacy) was amazed to hear that this new residential building was for The Center. He stopped one of the volunteers in the hallway and shared his remarkable story. Dylan was a survivor of domestic violence. About 10 years prior, he and his mother had fled from violence and escaped their home in the mid-West to Connecticut. At the time, they knew no one in the area. They were lucky to find The Center and its free counseling. They moved into The Center’s emergency safe housing because they had nowhere else to turn. Dylan explained, “This place saved my life. Without the help of my counselor, I would have turned out to be a very different person.” Dylan remembered his counselor Maura (who has since retired from The Center) and explained how she would play games with him and make him feel safe. Dylan was elated that The Center now had a new, safe, comfortable refuge to welcome other children and families fleeing danger. Colonial Subaru can be proud that this facility will help many more children like Dylan.

The Center for Empowerment and Education
Share the Love Contribution Supports Victims of Domestic Violence

The Center for Emopwerment and Education. - Ashley D

Your generosity proves that together we can make a difference in people's lives and continue the work necessary "to end the violence." Thank you so very much for your recent donation of a free oil change to one of our clients. Our special thanks to Erik for being so helpful. Our work is only possible because of contributions from compassionate individuals like you. All of us- our staff, volunteers, and clients- appreciate your generosity as we protect, teach, and empower in our mutual goal to eliminate interpersonal violence. For adult and child victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence. The center provides emergency shelter and support services, counseling and advocacy, crisis intervention, and for the community at large, community education, primary prevention and training. As you can see from our stationery, we have chosen a new name for our organization - The Center for Empowerment and Education - a name that we feel reflects our continuing commitment to supporting all members of our community as we enter a new stage of growth for our diverse programs and services. Once again, My sincere thanks, Ashley Dunn MS, MFT, NCC President and CEO

The Center for Emopwerment and Education.

“Take a Book,Leave a Book” Lending Library at Colonial Subaru - Ava B

I love books, love to read, and especially love to browse through bookstores. It’s magical to me to look at the many different types of stories and make my selections. This is why the Colonial Subaru Book Drive was one of my favorite volunteer opportunities as a Love Promise Junior Ambassador. My first assignment was to pick up books donated by members of the community and bring them back to the dealership. The list of stops was really long and took us most of the day, and each stop had tons of books bagged and boxed up for us to take! Once all the books were back to Colonial the other volunteers and I spent several hours over the course of several weeks sorting and organizing. The idea was to make donation boxes of mixed books to bring to different community organizations like the Women’s Shelter and Family and Children’s Aid. As we worked hard on prepping the donations another idea came about…a lending library in the waiting area. As an avid reader and book enthusiast, I thought this concept was great! The customers would be able to choose a book and read it while waiting, take it home, and return it back when finished!! The option of “Take a book, Leave a book” also encouraged swapping. A bookshelf was set up and I was able to help choose which books I thought would be interesting and appealing for the customers to read. It was an instant hit! By the looks of the dwindling inventory, the service customers waiting for their cars seem to be using it regularly, and on a recent visit to the dealership I asked if I could restock it. I had so much fun choosing which books should be offered and even explained what I was doing to a few kids who were there at the time…they were excited to each take a book, and I took a new one home as well! Happy reading to all!

“Take a Book,Leave a Book” Lending Library at Colonial Subaru

Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation Hosts “Catherine’s Butterfly Party” in her Memory - Madison C

As a Colonial Subaru Junior Ambassador I have had many great opportunities to volunteer at local events. One of my favorites was “Catherine’s Butterfly Party” hosted by the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary. It was a huge free family festival with a mega pet adoption! Catherine's Butterfly Party honors the birthday of Catherine Violet Hubbard and her love and compassion for all creatures large and small. Catherine was a first grader lost in the Sandy Hook tragedy, and her memory was being honored on her what would have been her 16th birthday. Ten thousand people and 25 pet rescue organizations attended, including ROAR (Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue) which is Colonial Subaru’s “Loves Pets” partner shelter. There were cats, dogs, bunnies, parrots, and horses along with music, crafts, butterfly photo booths, food trucks and presentations about the wildlife around us and caring for our environment! My group was in charge of the Pet Hydration Station, which was a designated spot for all of the puppies to stop and take a cool drink. It was a hot day and a huge hit! We also handed out dog treats to hundreds of people who stopped by the tent we shared with ROAR. It was a really heartwarming experience and and such a feel good festive day! I am so grateful to Colonial Subaru for providing my friends and I these type of community service opportunities through the Love Promise program!

Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation Hosts “Catherine’s Butterfly Party” in her Memory


I have always been an environmentally conscious person actively participating in community service. I have traveled to Peru, Costa Rica, Thailand and Indonesia volunteering my services to various missions. I subscribe to the philosophy that it is my responsibility to leave wherever I go better than I found it. My fiancé and I are both part of the Colonial Subaru team; in addition to being a friendly and overall great place to work, they support many important causes through the Subaru Love Promises. This spring in honor of Earth Day, our General Manager at Colonial doled out more than 100 sapling pine trees to anyone who wanted them. Cole and I jumped at the opportunity to plant a few at our new home! Subaru Loves the Earth is a movement very near and dear to my heart, and being able to mark the beginning of our life together and watch the growth of a pine tree along with the growth of our marriage and future family is magical to me! We feel very fortunate to be employed by such a socially and environmentally conscious dealership.


Colonial Subaru Supports Bethel Library - Mary O

As a loyal customer of Colonial Subaru, I often see how the dealership gives back to the community. At a recent service visit, it was this knowledge that prompted me to ask General Manager Corey Henderson if they would be willing to sponsor the Bethel Library’s fundraiser, Mini Golf “fore” the Library. Not only did he say yes, but they also designed a fun and festive Colonial Subaru hole for the indoor course featuring the Subaru Love Promises! It was a great weekend of mini-golf as well as community spirit supporting the many wonderful programs that the library has to offer. I am so appreciative of how receptive and enthusiastic the Colonial team was to lend a hand to our mission. Thank you! We look forward to teeing off with you next year!

Colonial Subaru Supports Bethel Library

“Sharing the Love” of Books and Reading - Catie M

As a 2022 Colonial Subaru Share the Love charity recipient, The Center of Empowerment and Education would like to express our deepest gratitude to Colonial Subaru for their generous donations from their Subaru Book Drive. In the spirit of Subaru Loves to Help, as well as Subaru Loves Learning, it was truly a pleasure for our case managers to thoughtfully select books for all of our residents in shelter to read and enjoy. As Garrison Keillor once said “a book is a gift you can open again and again” and our facility will share and enjoy the donated titles for years to come. Thank you to your Love Promise team for providing our facility the key to unlocking the wonders and joy that a book can unfold. Everyone at The Center for Empowerment and Education appreciates Colonial Subaru for continuing to be an amazing community partner!

The Center for Empowerment and Education
“Sharing the Love” of Books and Reading

Cinnamon Finds a Forever Home at Subaru Event - Donna G

Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue is honored to partner with Colonial Subaru for the Subaru Loves Pets- Make a Dogs Day program. We are so grateful for the motivation of the adoption goal set for the month of October, and had so much fun striving to reach it! Here is just one of the many outcome stories that stemmed from the pet adoption event at the dealership last month. Cinnamon’s story as it started when she came into ROAR:This beautiful 4-year-old girl came to ROAR from South Carolina and is so sweet and playful. She loves squeaky toys and may carry one in her mouth when she greets you. She also loves to play fetch and give kisses. She will be a great companion for a lucky family. Pat and Lou had recently lost their 13 year old dog, Kelly, when Deb Murray (a volunteer of longstanding at ROAR, a former Board member and fundraiser AND a friend of Pat’s since grade school!!) suggested that they check out the Subaru Adoption Event to meet their new best friend from ROAR. Pat, Lou and their dog, Betty, were missing Kelly. Amazing things can happen when our worlds collide as we intertwine friends from one part of our life to passions in another part. An update from her adopters, Pat and Lou Koprivec. Within a week of her joining their family Cinnamon, now known as Minnie, is doing great! She and her big sister, Betty, love running around the yard together. Minnie loves to snuggle up to Betty whether it’s on the couch while I’m working from home or in bed in the morning while I’m getting ready for work. She has loved having her zoomies in the yard and playing fetch with her new Dad. Minnie also loves her Grandma Quinn and her aunt Mia (my Mom’s dog) and her cousin, Louise (my brother-in-law's dog). She’s already met her Auntie Maureen, Uncle John, and Aunt Lidia. They all love her too! Minnie is settling right into the family perfectly! We don’t know what we ever did without her! Thank you and the team at ROAR for taking such great care of her and all the sweet babies we met at the adoption event! We’re so grateful! AND SHE STILL CARRYING HER TOYS AROUND IN HER OWN BACKYARD!

Ridgefield Operaton for Animal Rescue
Cinnamon Finds a Forever Home at Subaru Event

Subaru Love Promise Junior Ambassadors - Morgan C

My name is Morgan, and I am a Junior Ambassador at Colonial Subaru in Danbury, CT. As a high school senior, I have had a lot of opportunities to volunteer in my community through the years and have grown very passionate about helping out and giving back in different ways. When my mom told me about “Connecticut Clean-Up Day,” a part of the Subaru Loves the Earth initiative along with Save the Sound, I decided to join in. I heard we would be cleaning up one of my favorite lakes and park areas which sounded great. I rounded up most of my Girl Scout troop, and along with other community volunteers and dealership employees, we picked up almost 100 pounds of trash! It was a fantastic feel-good day spent doing fun and valuable service. The next event to come around was Subaru Loves Pets, which was a live pet adoption event at the dealership with ROAR, a shelter where my friends and I all love to volunteer. It was another great day! I loved walking the dogs, taking photos and applications, and helping out wherever I was needed. I also learned that Subaru was donating money for every adopted pet, which I thought was so great! I loved volunteering at the Subaru events so much that when I was asked if I wanted to be part of a new group the dealership was forming called the Love Promise Junior Ambassadors, I immediately said yes. Since then, I have led a food drive for Feeding America, participated in a meal train for Ability Beyond, collected books for Family and Children’s Aid, walked in the annual SafeWalk for the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury, wrote Messages of Hope for LLS and more. I have enjoyed learning about each pillar of the Subaru Love Promise and am grateful for the continuous stream of opportunities to serve the community with the dealership. It is very fulfilling to make such a difference, and each love promise really does make the world a better place!

Subaru Love Promise Junior Ambassadors