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 McKenna Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits. We want the community to know that McKenna Subaru is here to help!

Seal Beach Animal Care Center

Earth Terracycle Initiative, Orange County Coast Keeper

El Sol Academy

Second Harvest Food Bank, Mercy House Homeless Shelter, Orange County School of the Arts, Huntington Valley Boys and Girls Club

Did McKenna 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 McKenna Subaru

Subaru and McKenna 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

Grady's Story - Christina M

A thin little Terrier mix, Grady came to the Seal Beach Animal Care Center as a stray. He was such a sweet boy, but with a very sad heart - for two reasons. He had a broken heart from having been abandoned in a parking lot at a local shopping center at the age of 15 and he also had a heart condition that the cardiologist felt was most likely caused by malnutrition. Further testing as to the cause of his inability to gain weight showed that he had Pancreatic Insufficiency. A powder was added to his food that was full of the nutrients he was lacking, and he immediately gained weight. Over time, Grady's heart condition healed almost completely with the help of meds, supplements, and the powder. And his broken heart has also been healed. After spending a year receiving love and care at the shelter, Grady has recently been adopted by a kind and loving senior citizen who was also suffering from a broken heart after having lost his beloved dog. Some might call it serendipity; others might call it a twist of fate. All we know is that the man lost his dog and Grady lost his family. They both needed time to heal and now they have found each other and the two of them give each other comfort and companionship. They visit the shelter on a weekly basis as we monitor his meds, and they are both so happy! Thanks to Subaru's generous support and contributions, we can help dogs like Grady as we mend broken hearts and provide so many other happy endings.

Seal Beach Animal Care Center
Grady's Story

McKenna Subaru Helps McKenna Claire Foundation Give Hope To Children With Brain Cancer - David W

The Mckenna Claire Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research (MCF) is honored by the community connection and support of McKenna Subaru Huntington Beach (no relation) and the Subaru "Share The Love" campaign. McKenna Claire Wetzel was diagnosed with a rare, fatal brain cancer at just 7 years old. Although she lost her battle to the disease just 6 month after diagnosis, McKenna's spirit lives on in the work of the foundation named in her honor. Through the support of caring partners like McKenna Subaru and the surrounding community, MCF grants have positively impacted the pediatric brain cancer research landscape, funding clinical trials and the most promising research being conducted to date, bringing Hope where there previously was none. The McKenna Subaru "Share The Love" partnership is part of the over $4.6 million dollars invested by MCF in the science that will one day be the basis for the cures children and families await. In the 11 years since McKenna Claire Wetzel's passing, MCF has played a leading role in pediatric brain cancer research and advocacy, funding cutting edge research at leading institutions including Stanford University's Monje Lab, Seattle Children's Vitanza Lab, Weill Cornell, and Dana Farber among others. In addition, the foundation has worked collaboratively to develop programs which help families navigate the often overwhelming medical, financial, and emotional aspects that accompany a child's diagnosis Thank you McKenna Subaru Huntington Beach for choosing to be part of the pediatric brain cancer solution! We are honored to be your Subaru Love Promise Hometown Charity partner.

McKenna Claire Foundation Pediatric Brain Cancer

McKenna Subaru Sponsors 'Make a Dog's Day' Celebration at Pacific City in Huntington Beach! - Lisa C

McKenna Subaru shows their love for the Underdogs! As a sponsor of the 'Make A Dog's Day' celebration at Pacific City in Huntington Beach on October 22,2022 , the community was able to enjoy this dog friendly educational event while raising money for a great cause. The event included a free movie screening of Disney + The Wizard of Paws: The Frida Episode in which a local paralyzed Huntington Beach dog named Frida learns to walk again with the use of prosthetics bringing awareness to the beauty of rescue of differently abled dogs. Frida herself made a red carpet debut. Vendors were present educating the community on rehabilitative wellness and prosthetic options for mobility challenged animals. Fun face painting for kids and a live painting by local muralist Melissa Murals also highlighted the event. Local non profit, The Frida Project, was present raising awareness about the need for adoption of special needs dogs and raised money for a project that supports additional dog runs and a dedicated dog kitchen at a sanctuary that services 600 able bodied dogs and 50 paralyzed dogs. Dogs, families and children alike had a wonderful time! Thank you McKenna Subaru for your commitment to local organizations like The Frida Project in raising awareness for the need for rescue of differently abled and senior dogs!

The Frida Project
McKenna Subaru Sponsors 'Make a Dog's Day' Celebration at Pacific City in Huntington Beach!

Surf City Charity Golf Classic - Anita G

We were so excited to have McKenna Subaru, in Huntington Beach, as our Hole In One Sponsor this year. Our golfers love the opportunity to win a car! The support of McKenna Subaru truly makes a difference in our giving back to our charities. Our charities are Make-A- Wish Foundation Inland Empire /Orange County, The First Tee Orange County, and Newport Beach 1st Battalion 1st Marines Foundation. Thank you for your sponsorship and support!

Surf City Charity Golf Classic
Surf City Charity Golf Classic

Subaru Loves to Care at HOAG Hospital Irvine - Amber S

On July 19, in partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, McKenna Subaru donated 80 plush blankets and 25 arts & craft kits to Hoag Family Cancer Institute. This is the seventh year in a row that LLS has been selected by Subaru of America to carry out their Subaru Loves to Care program across the nation. Hoag Family Cancer Institute was ranked in the top 10% in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Its national recognition is based on subspecialized cancer programs, precision medicine using genomic technologies, extensive clinical trials and research, led by oncology specialists dedicated to the early detection, diagnosis and expert treatment of cancer. McKenna Subaru is one of the many Subaru retailers nationwide participating in the Subaru Loves to Care program. This program has allowed Subaru retailers across the U.S. to donate over 230,000 blankets and 31,000 arts and crafts kits, along with care, hope, and information about cancer support available through the LLS.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Subaru Loves to Care at HOAG Hospital Irvine

McKenna Subaru Supports OCSA at Annual Fundraising Gala - Anna B

McKenna Subaru supported Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) by sponsoring a $50,000 table at the school’s most important fundraising Gala, “Night of a Million Dreams,” this past April. This special event celebrated OCSA’s 35th anniversary – an occasion met with great enthusiasm and generosity that resulted in $1.8 million raised for the school’s unparalleled arts conservatory programs. OCSA is a tuition-free, donation-dependent nationally recognized public charter school that prioritizes accessible, quality instruction for all students regardless of their socioeconomic standing. OCSA is grateful to McKenna Subaru for their partnership in support of the school’s mission and vision. McKenna Subaru’s generosity is helping to transform lives and make dreams a reality.

Orange County School of the Arts
McKenna Subaru Supports OCSA at Annual Fundraising Gala

McKenna Subaru Shines for Pediatric Brain Cancer! - David W

McKenna Claire Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research is a grass roots foundation inspired by a little girl from Huntington Beach who, at 7 years old, was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor called DIPG. Pediatric brain cancer is the number one killer by disease of children 15 and under, so after McKenna's death her friends and family decided they needed to do something to change the odds. Raising almost 6 million dollars to fund the brightest researchers in the nation, as well as assisting families in finding clinical trials, the foundation relies heavily on community partners. McKenna Subaru has been an incredible partner and advocate for the cause, not only "Sharing the Love" by raising funds for research, but by becoming advocates and bringing awareness to the pediatric brain cancer fight. McKenna Claire Foundation believes strongly in the power of collaboration, and that when it comes to solving problems we are always better together. What could be better than two McKenna's working together to give Hope to children who currently have none. Thank you McKenna Subaru Huntington Beach for being a best part of our community and champions of the pediatric brain cancer research.

McKenna Subaru Shines for Pediatric Brain Cancer!

2021 Spark of Love Toy Drive - Janice V

Huntington Beach Fire Department partners with the Spark of Love program to collect and distribute toys to children whose families that might not be able to afford gifts. McKenna Subaru was a major contributor to the success of our program. We were happy to receive a generous donation of toys from McKenna Subaru. The 2021 Spark of Love Toy Drive wasn't the first time McKenna Subaru collected toys for this program. We appreciate the time and effort into making our community a better place for our most vulnerable population, the kids of HB and surrounding communities! And we hope to continue this awesome partnership into the future.

City of Huntington Beach Fire Department
2021 Spark of Love Toy Drive

OCSA & McKenna Subaru Community Event - OCSA F

McKenna Subaru and Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) teamed up for a special “Meet The Future” event in November. McKenna Subaru staff, OCSA students and faculty welcomed members of the community to a fun and inviting outdoor get-together set against the idyllic backdrop of Subaru’s Huntington Beach showroom. Community members were able to learn about OCSA’s exciting arts and academic programs, interact with current students and faculty, and preview Subaru’s newest vehicle model inventory. The event featured opportunity drawings, food and lively entertainment provided by members of MONTAGE!, OCSA’s most celebrated performance ambassadors. This group has been praised for its high-energy, professional level performances, and is composed of talented student singers, dancers, instrumentalists, actors and other aspiring young artists in grades 7-12 auditioned from the school's sixteen arts conservatory programs. Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA), is a public charter school located in the heart of Santa Ana, California that provides an unparalleled arts and academic education in a creative, challenging, and nurturing environment to a diverse student body. The school is tuition free and donation dependent, relying on private donor support, corporate sponsors, and community supporters to fund their world-class arts programming. Over the past 35 years, the school has impacted thousands of students, molding generations of creative thinkers, leaders, artists, innovators, and entrepreneurs. We are grateful to McKenna Subaru for their continued support of our talented students!

Orange County School of the Arts
OCSA & McKenna Subaru Community Event

Willow Finds Her Forever Family - Chris M

Willow was found all alone by the friend of a Seal Beach Animal Care Center volunteer. She was about three weeks old, covered in an oily substance, and full of fleas. She had a severe upper respiratory infection, her eyes did not appear to be fully developed and she appeared to have some neurological issues. Her head bobbed, she started walking in circles, and her eyes had to be removed, so she is blind. Willow now uses her hearing, touch, and sense of smell to make up for the loss of her vision. She has no problem finding her food, she can smell it and has no problem finding the litter box because she can smell that too. Her hearing and sense of touch and smell tell her when a person or another cat is nearby. She loves the company of other cats and will play and cuddle with them. Willow was fostered and eventually adopted by the Seal Beach Animal Care Center Kitten Foster Program Coordinator. She is a happy kitty who loves other cats and is living her best life with her new family and an assortment of cats and dogs, many with special needs like her! Thank you, Subaru for your continued support of our shelter! As they did last year, McKenna Subaru invited us to showcase our dogs and cats via a tabletop display, which they placed in the Subaru showroom for one month. We also brought one of our dogs, a Husky named Gwen, to the showroom, and she got a lot of attention. This event gives us great exposure to the community and we had several people express interest in our dogs and cats. Events like Subaru Loves Pets help our shelter pay for much-needed food, housing, and veterinary care for our animals. We are very appreciative of Subaru for taking up the cause of animals in need and very honored that McKenna Subaru chose us as one of their charities.

Seal Beach Animal Care Center
Willow Finds Her Forever Family