The 2019 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 2019 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.

The 2019 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

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.

The Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment

We believe in being a positive force in something bigger. And it all starts right here in our community. Not just by our donations, but by our actions.

That's why we stay true to our Love Promise Community Commitment by partnering with a wide variety of community nonprofits and charities.

Every year, we join hands with our owners in the "Share the Love" event, giving back to our community-a community that's given so much to us.

So, every day, we strive to ensure our love is felt not just by our customers, but by all in our community. We do this because we feel it is the right thing to do.

We are proud to participate in the Love Promise Community Commitment. We're grateful, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve and support the causes and passions that are closest to our hearts, right here in our neighborhood.

All of the organizations we support have one thing in common: the unwavering dedication to improve the world and the lives of ­its people.

Subaru Loves Pets

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Subaru Loves the Earth

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Subaru Loves Learning

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Subaru Loves to Help

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Subaru Loves to Care

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Whether they live in our homes or in the wild, Subaru is committed to keeping all animals safe and healthy.

A partner since 2008, Subaru has donated close to $14 million to the ASPCA and helped support nearly 1,000 pet adoption events, resulting in more than 11,500 adoptions to date.


Loving the environment means more than loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it.

Over a decade ago, Subaru became the first U.S. auto manufacturer to become zero-landfill, and now, in collaboration with the National Park Service and the National Parks Conservation Association, Subaru is leveraging that same environmental expertise to help the National Parks reach zero-landfill too.


It’s our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.

Total donations to teachers: $92,233
Over 200 teachers adopted
More than 15,000 students impacts


In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.

Subaru and Meals on Wheels America worked together to make volunteering easier, by launching a tool called the Meals on Wheels Online Volunteer Drive.


We should all have a chance to lead a healthy life. We’re aiming to give as many people that chance as we can.

Subaru has donated more than $4.5 million dollars to
Make A Wish, helping to grant 610 wishes in the U.S.

How is Delaware Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?


Faithful Friends , Delaware Humane Society
Delaware Greenways
First State School
Better Business Bureau
Christiana Care Health System

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Love Promise Stories from Delaware Subaru

Subaru and Delaware 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

Delaware Subaru Supports Healthy Babies  –  Hiran R

For the fourth consecutive year, Christiana Care Health System Trustee Michael Uffner and his team at Delaware Subaru presented a generous gift to Christiana Care to support the special needs of babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and their parents. The gift, totaling $13,200, was part of the proceeds from his dealership's "Share the Love" campaign."Christiana Care is where so many Delaware families get their start, and it's important they have access to the highest quality care and technology for a health beginning," said Uffner, president, chairman and CEO at Delaware Subaru and Auto Team Delaware. "Delaware Subaru is honored to support the work they do and give back to our neighbors and friends in the community."Over the past four years, Uffner and his team have given Christiana Care more than $50,000 as part of their effort to "Share the Love," which designates funds from every Subaru sold between November and January to select nonprofits."Delaware Subaru's 'Share the Love' campaign complements Christiana Care's values of excellence and love," said David A. Paul, M.D., chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Christiana Care and clinical leader of the Women and Children's Service Line. "They understand the importance of helping others with compassion and generosity, and we are grateful for their ongoing support."Christiana Hospital is the only delivering hospital in the state to offer a Level III NICU. The unit, fully equipped with advanced technology and expert neonatal specialists, averages 1,200 admissions a year. Subaru's philanthropy comes as Christiana Care enhances its Women and Children's services and builds a state-of-the-art facility at Christiana Hospital, opening in 2020.

Delaware Subaru Donates Books to Bayard MS  –  Schlonn H

Through the Subaru Loves Learning initiative, Delaware Subaru was able to provide Elementary school science books to the Bayard Middle School in Wilmington, Delaware. We'd like to thank the United Way of Delaware who helped us connect with the Bayard Middle School. Although our contribution was only about 100 books, we hope that these books can assist in the learning that happens when students have tools that inspire new ways of thinking and seeing the world. The Subaru Loves Learning initiative is a program through Subaru and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), where Subaru and Subaru Dealers are fueling the next generation of innovators by donating over 75,000 award-winning science books and school supplies to schools across the country.

DE Subaru Teams With Leukemia & Lymphoma Society  –  Vienna S

Wilmington, DE – July 19, 2018 – On Thursday, July 20, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Delaware Chapter partnered with Delaware Subaru Vice President, Lee Asher, and Sales Manager, April Gambacorta, to deliver patient care items to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Hospital as a part of the Subaru Loves to Care initiative. The two organizations delivered approximately 70 blankets, 20 craft kits and 20 care cards to hospital staff, who then delivered the items to patients throughout the cancer center.The event was also attended by blood cancer survivors, Jan White and Sharon Clark, who dedicate time to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society advocacy programs and volunteer efforts. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.Additionally, Subaru supports various organizations committed to helping those in local communities stay as healthy as possible.

Healthy Beginnings for Babies  –  Jennifer B

Christiana Care Health System Trustee Michael Uffner and his team at Delaware Subaru delivered a generous $16,000 gift to Christiana Care with proceeds from his dealership’s “Share the Love” campaign to support the special needs of babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and their parents. “Delaware Subaru is so pleased to support the excellent, high-quality care that Christiana Care provides for babies and their families,” said Michael Uffner, owner at Delaware Subaru and Auto Team Delaware. “It’s a special way we can contribute to the future of our community.” The gift marks the third year that Uffner and his team have chosen Christiana Care as a recipient for “Share the Love,” which designates funds from every Subaru sold between November and January to select nonprofits. “We are grateful for the generosity of Delaware Subaru in supporting the needs of Delaware’s youngest patients and their families during such a critical time in their lives,” said David A. Paul, M.D., chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Christiana Care and clinical leader of the Women and Children’s Service Line. Christiana Hospital is the only delivering hospital in the state to offer a Level III NICU. The unit, fully equipped with advanced technology and expert neonatal specialists, averages 1,200 admissions a year. Subaru’s philanthropy comes as Christiana Care enhances its Women and Children’s services and builds a state-of-the-art facility at Christiana Hospital, opening in 2020.

Adoption Event with Brandywine Valley ASPCA  –  Laura P

During the holiday season, Delaware Subaru partnered with Brandywine Valley ASPCA for a Pet Adoption and Photos with Santa event. Ten dogs and six cats were adopted for a total of 16 pets with new homes for the holidays! This awesome local cause was part of the Subaru Share the Love event, where Subaru supports the ASPCA nationwide. Through the ASPCA, Share the Love has had a significant impact on the rescue, transport, and adoption of nearly 40,000 animals across the country To help support Brandywine Valley ASPCA, visit:

Texas Hurricane Relief Project  –  Jim C - Delaware Subaru Sales C

Hodgson Vo-Tech students participated in a school-wide Hurricane Relief Project to collect school supplies for Hurricane victims in Orange Texas, a suburb outside Houston, Texas. They collected 2000 supplies to be shipped to schools. Delaware Subaru was happy to assist with covering the cost of shipping the supplies! Great work Hodgson Vo-Tech!

Delaware Subaru Partners with LLS  –  Julia S

This year, Delaware Subaru participated in the Subaru Loves to Care initiative with the Delaware Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and partnered with Christiana Care and the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center for the program. Delaware Subaru has a long-standing relationship with the hospital, and were excited by the opportunity to partner with them in a new capacity for this program. The delivery of patient care items took place on Monday, July 17th, and several Delaware Subaru and Christiana Care hospital staff were present for the delivery in addition to Bill Parker, a long-time volunteer with LLS and blood cancer survivor. Delaware Subaru donated blankets, craft kits, and care cards to the Cancer Center. Cindy Wallington, nurse navigator at Christiana Care, expressed how meaningful these donated items are, because it shows cancer patients that their community is supporting and fighting with them. LLS is thrilled to have a partner in Delaware Subaru and Christiana Care for the Subaru Loves to Care program!

Support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society  –  Lee A

Through the Subaru Loves to Care initiative, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Delaware Chapter joined with Delaware Subaru to deliver just a small portion of the projected 38,000 blankets distributed nationally through other participating Subaru retailers and state LLS chapters, as well as some messages of hope to cancer patients. Blankets were presented to the Christiana Health Care Helen F. Graham Cancer Center in early July, 2017! Although we only provided just a small amount of blankets, we were very proud to work with the LLS Delaware Chapter, as well as continue our support of the Christiana Health Care organization! Learn more here:

2017 Donation to Christiana Care Health NICU  –  Michael U

Families with babies in Christiana Care’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) have one goal—getting their newborns healthy enough to go home. A gift from Delaware Subaru of $14,500 is helping the NICU support these families during and after their babies’ hospital stay. The gift marks the second year that Delaware Subaru has chosen Christiana Care’s NICU as their Share the Love recipient. “The people of Delaware Subaru are as compassionate as they are generous,” said David A. Paul, M.D., chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Christiana Care and clinical leader of the Women and Children’s Service Line. “They understand that NICU stays can overwhelm families. Through Share the Love, the dealership champions Christiana Care’s promise to provide the best clinical care for NICU babies and critical supports for their parents and caregivers.” Such supports might include education about what to expect while babies are in intensive care and when they first get home, assistance with special equipment for premature babies during and after their hospital stay, and counseling for parents and siblings during extended stays. “Christiana Care is a pillar across our region,” said Mike Uffner, CEO of Delaware Subaru and a Christiana Care Trustee since 2001 and vice chair of Trustees from 2010 to 2015. “Delaware Subaru is proud to have a hand in the important work the health system does for its youngest patients and the people who love them.”

Subaru Share the Love Donation  –  Mike U

In May of 2015, Delaware Subaru presented a check to Christian Care Health Systems. Delaware Subaru raised $9,721 during our recent Share the Love campaign this past winter for the charity of our choice, which is the Christiana Care Health System in Delaware! Christiana Health System’s mission as an organization is; “to serve their neighbors as expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value. This is our promise to you.” Christiana Care Health System, headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions.Christiana Care is a major teaching hospital with two campuses and more than 250 Medical-Dental residents and fellows. Christiana Care is recognized as a regional center for excellence in cardiology, cancer and women's health services. The system is home to Delaware's only Level I trauma center, the only center of its kind between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Christiana Care also features a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, the only delivering hospital in the state to offer this level of care for newborns. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, a home health care service, preventive medicine, rehabilitation services, a network of primary care physicians and an extensive range of outpatient services.

Deer Collision  –  Bob L

Two weeks ago we unexpectedly found ourselves looking for a new car after a collision with a deer. Our interactions with Delaware Subaru were positive from the onset. We knew that we wanted a 2015 Impreza Limited with Eyesight which is a rare combination. We located that exact car on the Delaware Subaru website. We were greeted by Charles Gianakis when we came to the dealership. He told us that he would offer us a good deal; he lived up to his word, easily beating deals offered by the likes of Costco and other buying programs. He made the purchase a pleasure in contrast to the usual auto buying ordeal. The finance officer, April Gambacorta, matched Charles' professionalism. She was well-prepared and the purchase went smoothly. We had done our homework on the Internet and knew costs, profits, etc. Delaware Subaru respected our knowledge and efforts; at each turn they offered us a fair deal. Charles and April were efficient, responsive and professional in our purchase. We look forward to years of safe and enjoyable driving with our new Subaru.

Subaru Loves Learning Book Drive - August 1-31  –  Molly M

Join us in our Subaru Loves Learning initiative during the month of August! We are partnering with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in donating science books to The First State School and Wilmington Friends School. All of the books that will be donated have been recognized by AAAS as some of the best science books in their field. Contact us to learn more information.

We 'Share the Love' With Ministry of Caring  –  Br. Ronald G

Spring 2015-The Ministry of Caring received a $5,856 donation from Delaware Subaru. Brother Ronald Giannone, OFM Cap., founder and executive director of the Ministry, accepted the check from Michael Uffner, president of Delaware Subaru. The money was raised through Subaru's "Share the Love" campaign, a national program in which the automaker donates to nonprofits selected by new car buyers. Uffner said community service is one of the dealership's eight guiding principles. He praised the work done for the poor and homeless by the Ministry of Caring and Br. Ronald, whom he's known since Br. Ronald first arrived in Wilmington in the 1970s as a young friar with a desire to serve the poor. "The city and the state, without you and the Ministry of Caring, we'd be in a big world of hurt," Uffner said to Brother Ronald. Speaking before the dealership staff, Br. Ronald thanked them for choosing the Ministry of Caring as one of the participating charities and working to raise as much as possible. He spoke about how the money will be put to good use providing essential services to the poor. "Our agency takes care of the poorest of the poor of Delaware," Br. Ronald said. "We deal with the homeless, with those struggling, with those at the real end of a period of life. They're looking for hope. Through the Ministry of Caring, we give them jobs, housing, medical and dental care. We take care of all their basic human needs. Thank you..."

April 1-30, 2015 - E-Waste Recycling Event  –  Molly M

Throughout the month of April, we are hosting an E-Waste Recycling Event in our store to collect unwanted electronics. We've arranged to work with a company who will responsibly collect, re-purpose, and recycle your electronic waste. Help us protect our environment. Just show up with your E-Waste and we'll do the rest! The first 50 customers who contribute will receive a complementary environmental badge of ownership. We will accept: LCD Monitors, Cell Phones, Laptops, Tablets, CRTs up to 40", Video Games/Consoles, Fax Machines, DVD/VCR Players, Printers, Computer Peripherals, Switches/Routers, Cords and Wires.

Great Customer Experience  –  Teshina W

Teshina wrote to us: "I was looking to purchase a new vehicle during the fall season, and to my surprise my long-standing beloved vehicle came to its resting place 6 days ago :-( I had been interested in looking at a Subaru, given the fact that my father, my brother, and many of my friends are Subaru owners. My brother assisted me in researching different models, and I decided on the Impreza. To my surprise, we initiated a chat session with a representative from Delaware Subaru and we were invited to come to the dealership on the same day. Once we arrived, we were greeted by Mr. Mike Cassidy. He listened to my plight and was eager to help. He was able to work with his general manager - Nick Gianakis - to locate a brand new 2014 Impreza! I was even provided with a courtesy vehicle for 3 days until my new car was transported to the dealership in Wilmington. I had such a wonderful experience with the purchase of this vehicle! I definitely highly recommend Mr. Cassidy and the Delaware Subaru team - excellent service!!!"

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