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

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

Waymakers Huntington Beach Youth Shelter - Emily H

Waymakers Huntington Beach Youth Shelter is a 3 week long crisis intervention Program and emergency shelter for runaway, homeless, abused, and at-risk youth ages 11-17 in Orange County. This12-bed facility offers a safe haven for struggling youth in the community by providing shelter, food, clothing, academic assistance, life skills, therapy and a nurturing environment. A typical stay is 3 weeks. Our friends at McKenna Subaru generously donated dozens of blankets for the youth served at the Shelter to comfortably enjoy outdoor activities like picnics, games, family visits, and of course bonfires! We, at Waymakers Huntington Beach Youth Shelter, are so grateful for the support from friends in the community like McKenna Subaru!

Waymakers Huntington Beach Youth Shelter
Waymakers Huntington Beach Youth Shelter

McKenna Subaru’s Love Promise to OCSA - OCSA F

Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) is grateful to McKenna Subaru for their continued partnership in support our mission to provide unparalleled arts and academic education to a diverse student body passionate about the arts. OCSA is a tuition-free, donation-dependent nationally recognized public charter school, located in the heart of Santa Ana, California, that prioritizes accessible, quality instruction for all students regardless of their socioeconomic standing. As a Season Sponsor, Subaru plays a key role in financially supporting our students in over 200 performance opportunities every year. These opportunities are invaluable for the artistic training of our students, helping them build confidence, gain professional experience and achieve their full potential. These annual productions include dance and music concerts, plays, readings, film festivals, musicals, culinary showcases, recitals, publications and exhibitions. Our major events include the Season Premiere concert, our signature Gala, the Performing with the Pros Broadway residency program, and the Season Finale at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. These productions are attended by more than 25,000 patrons every year. The 2019-2020 virtual school year put a damper on our performance plans but through the generous support of McKenna Subaru, OCSA was able to come back stronger than ever this year–hosting its first in-person Season Premiere event since 2019. This incredible event kicked off OCSA’s 35th anniversary school year, and allowed us to gather with our students and families for an electrifying outdoor celebration with inspiring performances from past and present OCSA students and alumni. The Subaru Love Promise is alive and thriving at McKenna Subaru, where our partnership supports OCSA’s incredibly deserving and talented students in their journey toward success. OCSA is thrilled to continue this partnership for our next generation of creative thinkers, innovators and entrepreneurs that will shape the future of our community and business world.

Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA)
McKenna Subaru’s Love Promise to OCSA

Helping Families When They Need It Most - Laura P

Your support of the Boys & Girls Club through the Subaru Share the Love program gives families at the Club a helping hand when they need it most. Whether a family is going through a divorce, a parent is training for a new job, or just coping with the challenges of living everyday of a pandemic, the Club provides both kids and parents with the support they need to make it through their own personal challenges. We couldn't do that without McKenna Subaru's support. With your help, the Club can offer discounts of up to 50% off its program fees for families with low incomes as well as free programs for families in the Oak View community, where most families live below the poverty line. In their own words, here are just a few examples of how your support changes lives for the better. One mom writes: “I am a newly single mother of two boys. Going through a separation has not been easy on me financially. I work two part-time jobs but even then, it is not enough. I usually rely on family for childcare help but schedules are changing for my family and the strain of the separation has caused tension within-laws who usually help. The Boys & Girls Club’s scholarship program means I have childcare I can count on.” Another parent says, "The scholarship program helps us very much in many different ways. Most importantly, our daughter gets the interaction with others that we believe is very important for her development. As for us as parents, we get the opportunity to pursue and complete our studies. Knowing our daughter is at the Boys & Girls Club, we can continue job searching and I can finish my respiratory therapy license.” Thank you for helping families at the Boys & Girls Club!

Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley
Helping Families When They Need It Most

Chris Price, the face of Subaru. - Jurng Hoon Y

Dear Subaru representative, How are you? I hope you go far behind your goals and make the world brighter with your business. I would like to give great thanks to Mr. Christopher Price, a service writer at Timmons Subaru. Whenever I visited the dealership, I saw him serving costumers as a member of their families. Kneeling down in front of customers sitting on chairs, he listens to them about their issues to be resolved with their satisfaction. With no exceptions, Mr. Christopher Price paid the same attention to me. Every concerns about a car melted away as I experienced his excellent manner, professional skills, and warm heart. He is the most awesome service man I have ever met. "Christopher Price" is the name whenever I come to hear of the name, "Subaru." I bet he represents humanity that Subaru cherishes. His extraordinary spirit of service can be an excellent example that will impact other workers to make their business much better, and also will impact customers to have stronger trust in Subaru. As you believe, your business is not only about dealing vehicles, but about dealing human life as well. I believe that Mr. Christopher Price is the person who knows the importance of the value. He devotes his life to his business, and to his customers' satisfaction at the same time. This is why I am writing about him as soon as I got your e-mail about an unforgettable retailer. Lastly, I would like to thank Mr. Christopher Price for his wonderful service. And I hope Subaru will go far beyond his goals with Christopher Price to make the world a better place to live. Sincerely, Jurng Hoon Yoo

Chris Price, the face of Subaru.

Subaru McKenna partners with Seal Beach Shelter - Seal Beach Animal Care Center S

The Seal Beach Animal Care Center is a no kill shelter for dogs and cats, located in a town of 24,000 residents in Seal Beach, California. We were thrilled when John Everett, Sales Manager from McKenna Subaru in Huntington Beach, visited our shelter, and chose us to partner with Subaru’s National Pet Adoption Program. He was introduced to Johnny, a 10 year old deaf and blind cocker spaniel that was found wondering in a parking lot, presumably left there by his owner. Our shelter gives dogs like Johnny a second chance at life, and after extensive medical treatment, he was really thriving and spent many happy hours on daily walks and interactions with our volunteers. Sadly, Johnny passed away recently and has been missed greatly by all the volunteers who came to know and love him. McKenna Subaru invited us to showcase our dogs and cats via a tabletop display, which we placed in the Subaru showroom for one month. It got us great exposure to the community. Not only that, but McKenna Subaru is going to include our shelter in their November through January 4th “Share the Love” charity event. Events like Pet Adoption and Share the Love help our shelter pay for much needed food, housing and veterinary care for our dogs and cats. 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. Christina Miller, Fundraising Coordinator, Seal Beach Animal Care Center

Subaru McKenna partners with Seal Beach  Shelter

Grand Opening - Tamara V

The Presidents day weekend Grand Opening Event at McKenna Subaru was an amazing three days. There was food, prizes, birds of prey and a Rock Climbing wall. Everyone should stop over at McKenna Subaru in Huntington Beach to see the amazing building and speak to their experienced staff. We had a wonderful day!

Grand Opening