The 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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.

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 over $28 million to the ASPCA and through Subaru Loves Pets has helped support the rescue, transport, adoption and well-being of over 230,000 animals across the country. 


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

Since 2018, Subaru has partnered with TerraCycle.  Participating Subaru retailers collect hard-to-recycle trash that was headed to local landfills. We collect approximately 2 tons of this hard-to-recycle trash monthly, which will be converted to furnishings and other usable items and donated locally.


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

Since 2015 Subaru, in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement Science, donated over 277,600 award-winning science books.  In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and we supported teachers and students with donations of S400,000 in gift cards and school supplies. 


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

In 2020, Subaru and its retailers made a donation to Feeding America to provide 50 million meals to help feed people in need during the COVID-19 crisis,* making meals available at 199 local food banks across the country.
*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks. 


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

Since 2016, Subaru and its retailers have partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate over 167,000 blankets and 21,500 arts & crafts kits and reached nearly 150,000 patients in more than 780 hospitals nationwide. 

How is Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

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.

Castaway Critters, Humane Society of the Harrisburg Area, Speranza Animal Rescue
Capital Area Greenbelt, Love the Hill, TerraCycle Recycling Program
Central PA Friends of Jazz, Dauphin County Vo-Tech, Foose Elementary School, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, LOOP Boyz & Girlz, Milton Hershey School, River City Big Band, Susquehanna Art Museum
CATRA, Cocoa Packs, Diakon Youth Services, Graceful Acres, Paxton Ministries, The Middletown Home
K9 Hero Haven, Leukemia & Lyphoma Society, PA Breast Cancer Coalition, The Kidney Foundation
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Love Promise Stories from Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg

Subaru and Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg 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

PABCC - Drive Out Breast Cancer  –  Daniele Y

This Fall, the PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) was proud to ‘drive out’ breast cancer with Faulkner Subaru. As a nonprofit serving the entire state, we cannot thank Faulkner Subaru enough for their ongoing dedication to our mission. Their enthusiastic participation in programs such as Drive Out Breast Cancer, Boatload of Bras and our Annual Conference, make a significant difference in the lives of Pennsylvania breast cancer survivors and their families. The current statistic is that 37 women in Pennsylvania will be diagnosed with breast cancer today. Thanks to the generosity of our Grassroots Partners, our organization is able to provide programs and services educating, uplifting and connecting women at a time when they need it most. This year alone, the PBCC is able to send over 1,050 ‘Friends Like Me’ care packages to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, award $200,000 in research grants to accomplished scientists in Pennsylvania working to find a cure for breast cancer and offer free Patient Advocacy services to breast cancer survivors, family members, friends and caregivers. Faulkner Subaru has helped the PBCC walk beside women as they navigate their breast cancer diagnosis, offering resources, comfort and hope. “Our sincerest thanks to the staff of Faulkner Subaru for your support and dedication to our mission - you truly are a driving force in the fight against breast cancer,” said PBCC President and Founder Pat Halpin-Murphy. “We are beyond grateful for the work that you do and for the impact you have made on the lives of breast cancer survivors and researchers across Pennsylvania. Thank you, Faulkner!” Thank you, Faulkner Subaru, for sharing our united goal of finding a cure for breast cancer now… so our daughters don’t have to. We look forward to continuing this partnership in 2021 and beyond.

CATRA-thon - Animals and People Working Together  –  Ben N

CATRA-thon is our largest fundraiser of the year for our non-profit organization. Since 1985, CATRA (Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association) has offered an opportunity for Capital Area residents from all generations with all types of special and typical needs to establish an atmosphere of support, respect, and health. We do it all with volunteers and support from our community. CATRA-thon is a day when riders, family, volunteers, and friends come together to have fun while supporting the Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association. The event includes Riders on horses, Mini Horse Costumes, Silent Auction and Great Food which is all made possible with the help from Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg. Faulkner Subaru has been supporting us for the past 3 years and it all started when one of our volunteers at CATRA, Mark Dietrich bought a new Subaru Crosstrek. While Mark was in the showroom he noticed banners with information from all of the charities and non-profit organizations that were displayed throughout the dealership. Following a conversation that Mark had with Doug Jones, the General Manager at Faulkner Subaru, Doug came to visit our horse farm. Since Doug’s visit to CATRA, Faulkner Subaru now supports us not only with fundraising, but their dealership staff also volunteers at our facility. The employees at Faulkner Subaru truly care about their community and those who live in it, we love when they come to help! Faulkner Subaru’s $5,000.00 donation to CATRA-thon and the help and support that they give us all year long made this year’s CATRA-thon a huge success. CATRA continues to help our community, whether it’s a special needs child or a veteran with PTSD through therapeutic horseback riding. It is comforting to know we that have a partner like Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg supporting us in helping our community and those who can benefit from our CATRA program.

Making Maddie's Day  –  Sara B

I had been wanting to foster a dog for a while, so when the timing was right, I met with Speranza Animal Rescue and knew right away that Maddie would be a perfect fit. Speranza is an animal rescue that takes in the most abused and neglected animals and gives them a second chance at living a life they deserve. Maddie had been living at Speranza Animal Rescue for 5 years and had never been in a home before, so there was a lot of anxiety in her and adjustments that needed to be worked through. Within the first few days of having her, we knew she was meant to be part of our family forever. When Evelyn Bertoni reached out and asked us to be part of Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg’s Make a Dog’s Day Event to celebrate Maddie, we were excited to see our friends from Speranza again! Before the event, Evelyn drove to our home to meet Maddie and me to talk about how we became a family. It was obvious that she has a huge heart and love for animals! While we were at Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg, Maddie spent the day getting spoiled with hugs, kisses, and a few more treats than we care to admit. We can’t thank Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg enough for the support they give to Speranza and animals like Maddie who are looking for a second chance to be loved.

When you Wish Upon a Food Truck...  –  Emily R

The count is in! We raised over $16,000 at our 2020 Wish Upon A Food Truck Festival! Despite things looking bleak for a few months, and tons of uncertainty, we are so happy that we had a fun and safe festival for everyone to enjoy. Seeing everyone’s smiling faces while supporting our local chapter of Make-A-Wish made it all worth it! This year marked our 6th Annual Festival which was held on City Island. We had over 28 food trucks and vendors, along with local bands for entertainment throughout the day. The Faulkner Subaru Ascent was a huge hit with our attendees. They loved being able to color in the Love Promise spaces and leave messages for others to see! For those who were a bit apprehensive about coloring on a vehicle, we also had our Food Truck banner sprawled out across the walkway for attendees of all ages to help color in. We were able to raise over $16,000 which wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our sponsors, such as Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg!

Friends of Jazz presenting Wynton Marsalis  –  Andy H

On March 8, 2020, Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz presented what would be our final concert before live music came to a halt as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The next several months saw a string of disappointments as event after event had to be cancelled. We were able to sponsor live jazz groups for a few local restaurants, but these were not the big, bold, exciting jazz events for which we live. In mid-September, word made its way to us that the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis had dates open in early October and was looking to book a few shows driving distance from New York. The opportunity presented itself as a partnership with Gretna Music and Robin-Banks Entertainment, which put more hands on deck to pull off the most absurd feat of booking, selling, and presenting a concert with some of the WORLD's most renowned jazz musicians - all in under two weeks. We took a risk by signing that contract. Though we took all the appropriate precautions to keep our audience and musicians safe (including presenting the show in an open-air theatre), we weren't sure whether enough people would buy tickets for us to break even. Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg generously stepped in with sponsorship that gave us some breathing room around this risk. (Spoiler alert: both concerts sold out!) The Septet, under Mr. Marsalis's music direction, presented an original work written just since the pandemic began, The Democracy! Suite, inspired by all the conflicting emotions of these challenging times: heartbreak, unexpected joy, confusion, hope, anger, positivity. The music was some of the best I've ever heard live, but the stories behind each piece made the experience all the more impactful. It's not often that musicians of this caliber come to Central Pennsylvania and we are so grateful to Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg for helping make this show possible. Photos courtesy of Joe Mulvey and Molly Schlachter.

Chapter 6  –  Jodie S

Support and Encouragement Even in a Pandemic 2020 started out as any other year, but then everything changed in March. That’s when we first learned about the pandemic named COVID-19, and the potential seriousness of the virus. In the months since then, we have continued to learn more. One of the things that was a painful lesson in the early months is that congregate care settings, like skilled nursing facilities and personal care homes, are particularly vulnerable to the virus and often with fatal consequences. At Paxton Street Home, we took drastic actions at the beginning of the pandemic, hoping and praying that we could keep our residents safe from the virus. We are thankful to say that we remain healthy! However, this has meant that residents have been restricted to staying on our property. They cannot walk to the local fast food or convenience store, or go to visit at the homes of family or friends. This has been difficult for the residents, yet we have seen them do remarkably well through these many months! During this time, it is especially helpful to have special treats! When Chris Carvell contacted me about doing something for the residents of Paxton Street Home during this time when we cannot have volunteers here, the idea of a pizza party for lunch seemed like a great way to lift everyone’s spirits! We appreciated the donation of 27 pizzas, soda, and cannoli to feed about 100 people that day. It was a real treat for all of us, and brought a lot of smiles. Thank you to Faulkner Subaru for your continued help to us—even through difficult circumstances due to the pandemic, we appreciate how much you care in tangible ways. That exemplifies Subaru’s “Love Promise”. We appreciate how you are showing love through your thoughtfulness and donations. Jodie Smiley, Executive Director

Susquehanna Art museum Re Entry Series  –  Alice Anne S

July of 2020 brought slow and careful reopening of Susquehanna Art Museum’s 18,000 sf facility in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. The main exhibition of the summer, Creating Joy: Art Inspired by Music, presented in Susquehanna Art Museum’s spacious Lehr Gallery, offered the perfect opportunity for Harrisburg’s Faulkner Subaru to sponsor the Museum’s Re-Entry Series of Socially Distanced live performances. Since the Lehr Gallery features a Yamaha concert grand piano, the series of concerts was built around the piano, with four different pianists and accompanying musicians performing over the course of four Wednesday evenings. From contemporary and classic jazz to native American sounds to Classical chamber performance, the Re-Entry Series was an unqualified hit. Thanks to Faulkner Subaru’s sponsorship dollars, the musicians, who were hungry to perform, having been unable to play for others for some four months, were compensated for their work. All of them said they would gladly have performed without pay, but they were truly appreciative of the sponsor’s commitment to the arts and to the community. While the Museum’s goal was to share the gift of live performance in a safe performance setting (only 25 guests were permitted at any one concert; all wore masks; chairs were spaced without another chair within a six foot radius) another unexpected benefit occurred and that was for the performers themselves. To a one, the musicians were extraordinarily grateful for the opportunity to play for others in this safe and beautiful setting, performing amongst an exhibition of works created as inspired by music. Just prior to each concert, when the Museum’s Executive Director thanked the series sponsor, Faulkner Subaru, there was uproarious cheering, not just for the concert that was about to begin, but for our local Subaru dealer, who all arts-savvy people know, has a commitment to making our community better with the arts as one of its priorities. Thank You Faulkner Subaru! Alice Anne Schwab Executive Director Susquehanna Art Museum The Re-Entry Series 2020 July 22 Connor Rohrer, contemporary jazz and Classical July 29 Ralph Vartan, piano; Blake Espy (Philadelphia Orch), violin; Thomas Kraines (Daedalus Quartet), cello performing a Schubert Piano Trio August 26 Ralph Diekemper, piano inventions; Sterling Greene, Jr. percussion September 9 Steve Rudolph, piano and Steve Meashey, bass – jazz performers

Miles for Smiles - Mark Dietrich, CATRA  –  Mark D

It was 3 years ago when I bought my new Subaru Crosstrek from Faulkner Subaru in Harrisburg. When I visited Faulkner Subaru for the first time I noticed something, not only was everyone nice, but they truly care about their customers. Everyone was friendly and professional and it really felt like they were one big happy family and I felt like I was part of their family. While I was in the showroom I couldn’t help noticing all of the banners that were displayed on the wall. There were 20 different banners, each one representing a charity or non-profit that the dealership supported. When I asked about all of the banners in the showroom my Salesperson told me that Faulkner Subaru is heavily involved in their community because giving back to the community is not only a good thing, but it’s the right thing to do! I was so impressed that a car dealership was this involved in helping others and it was obvious that their employees also understand the importance of giving back to the community. Since I was on the board of a non-profit organization, Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association, (CATRA) I thought I would ask Rob, my salesperson if they had any interest on supporting us. Rob went to talk to his manager and a few minutes later, Doug Jones, the General Manager came out to speak with me and we had a nice conversation about CATRA, what we do and how we help special needs children through therapeutic horseback riding. Doug said he was interested in our organization and would love to come out to visit our facility and learn more about CATRA. I could not be happier with our conversation and Doug’s interest in supporting us which is how it all started. Doug came out to our CATRA farm and Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg has been supporting us ever since. On September 15th, 2020 Faulkner Subaru sponsored the 9th Annual Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association “Miles for Smiles” Motorcycle ride. It was 3 years ago when Faulkner Subaru and CATRA’s partnership started and Faulkner has sponsored the Miles for Smiles ride ever since. CATRA is located in Grantville Pennsylvania and has been supporting generations of Capital Area residents with all types of special and typical needs with their many programs. CATRA helps their riders with balance, confidence and an atmosphere of support and respect, CATRA works with a wide variety of riders ranging from 12 months through senior citizens. Riders from seven local counties and beyond participate on a weekly basis. CATRA helps a wide range of people, whether it’s a special needs child or someone with a physical or mental disability, CATRA is there to help using horseback riding for therapy. Thank you Faulkner Subaru for supporting this all volunteer organization that helps the lives of those that need support .Mark Dietrich, CATRA

It Was All A Dream - Anthony and Melisa B  –  Anthony B

The dream began in October of 2017 when we were contacted by Doug Jones the President of Faulkner Subaru in Harrisburg. Doug wanted to know more about LOOP (Left Out Organizational Program) and how we were involved with helping the youth in Harrisburg. Since our first meeting, Doug and his team at Faulkner Subaru have held school supply drives, donated food, interacted with the youth at our programs, chaperoned on field trips, donated a van for us to transport the kids, helped us to maintain our vehicles and truly become a crucial part of the success of the LOOP Program. The support we have received from Faulkner Subaru in Harrisburg has been a dream come true. The dream and support of Faulkner Subaru continued when they selected LOOP to be one of their Hometown Charities for Subaru’s Share the Love Event. While we were familiar with the Share the Love Event, we were overwhelmed with emotion when Doug presented us with a check on August 5th for $22,540! There could not have been a better time for us to receive such generous support! During these challenging times of the COVID 19 Pandemic, children not able to attend school, parents out of work and financial struggles, we have had to find new and creative ways to make sure that all of the youth involved with LOOP are getting the support and encouragement they need to stay healthy and keep a positive attitude. The funds from Faulkner Subaru in Harrisburg and the Share the Love Event will help LOOP to keep the hopes and dreams alive for the youth in Harrisburg and throughout central Pennsylvania. THANK YOU Faulkner Subaru!

SHaring the Love for 8 Years - Janine G  –  Jenine G

I’m not sure what we would do without our friends at Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg. Their kindness and generosity over the past eight years has truly left us speechless! What began as a thoughtful donation of $3,000 in June of 2013 to give lifesaving care to a dog named Zeus quickly grew into a wonderful relationship between Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg and Speranza Animal Rescue. In 2013, Zeus, an abused dog that was brought to our rescue needed immediate care from his injuries which cost $3,000 in vet bills. When Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg heard of this story they stepped up without hesitation and donated all of the money to pay the bill. Every year since their initial donation in 2013, Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg has included Speranza as one of their Hometown Charities for the annual Subaru Share the Love Event. This year’s donation from Share the Love was $20,305 which marks over $120,000 donated from Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg since their support of Speranza Animal Rescue began! In addition to the Share the Love funds they also frequently sponsor food and supply drives at the dealership though the Love Pets event. We look forward to having the Faulkner staff deliver all of the supplies that are donated and collected at the dealership through this awesome event. Speranza Animal Rescue is able to provide quality care for neglected and abused animals because of donations that we receive from Faulkner Subaru which is why we value the love and support that we get from organizations like Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg so incredibly much! It is organizations like Faulkner Subaru that make the world a better place!!!

Blackout Blood Cancer!  –  Thomas F

It is the unfortunate truth that about every three minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest non-profit organization that works to find a cure for blood cancers and aims to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since 2016, the Central Pennsylvania chapter of LLS has held an annual fundraising campaign, Students of the Year that engages high school students around the midstate in order to raise life-saving funds in the fight against blood cancers. As a part of the very first Students of the Year campaign, I hosted a community bingo event to raise funds for my campaign. Because participating in Students of the Year changed my life in incredible ways, I have continued to host the bingo event for 5 years now with the help of some amazing friends and we have been able to raise $35,000 for LLS. Like with any event, there are costs associated with hosting bingo that we need to cover before we can make our donation to LLS. This year, Doug Jones from Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg made an incredible investment in the future of those battling blood cancer. With his generous donation, we were able to donate every dollar raised at the event back to LLS. Doug took the time to come to our event, meet our supporters, and helped continue the fight against blood cancer. It is clear the Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg is more than just a car dealership- it's a group of people committed to being there for their community in any way possible. We are incredibly grateful for how Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg has supported us in the fight against blood cancer and we look forward to a continued partnership with them until we find a cure.

More Than Just A Sponsorship...  –  Gabi B

My relationship with Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg began when I took my Subaru Impreza in for service. After visiting their dealership for the first time, I noticed all of the events they sponsor and the major impact they have on our community. Growing up just down the road from the dealership in Hershey, I am always looking for ways to support local businesses and organizations, so seeing how involved they are is really important to me. I am currently a full time student at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and training to become an Olympic athlete. Sponsorship's are an important piece of my journey and I want to align myself with sponsors that have the same values and passions that I do. I felt that Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg would be a great partner on my journey as we share a love for animals, giving back to our community and of course, Subaru! While I was home on Christmas break, I was invited to join Dan Mann at the Left Out Organization Program’s (LOOP) after school program. After hearing about the program and learning more about some of the kids in attendance, I began counting down the days with excitement of meeting everyone! We arrived at the Downey School and I stepped into a room full of energetic, bright eyed kids from LOOP. I spoke to them about my journey through triathlon – the challenges I’ve faced in sports and the opportunities it has brought into my life. I worked hard at my skills and wanted the kids to know they could do anything they put their mind too. There is no such thing as giving up! After getting to know the kids more, Dan and I planned a friendly competition in relay races - proud of my team for taking the “W”! It was amazing for me to see the positive impact LOOP is having on the boys and girls in the Harrisburg Area and how much the kids look forward to being there after school. This sponsorship opportunity has allowed me to share my love of animals, sports, and be a positive role model to kids who need it most. I love Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg’s passion for this program, and I am so proud to be a new part of their team. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to continue to be involved with LOOP and many of the other programs supported by Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg!

Chapter 5: Connecting and Reconnecting with People  –  Jodie S

If I am counting correctly, this would be “Chapter 5” in the growing relationship between Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg and Paxton Ministries! Most recently, we were happy to have some of the leadership and staff here to get us ready for the Christmas season. The group provided decorations, and helped make Paxton Street Home festive for the season, both inside and out. There was also an ice cream social with residents, along with live piano music. It was a great way to kick-off the season! What I have come to value most in this relationship is that the folks from Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg care about people. Their involvement with Paxton Ministries isn’t just something to check off a list. As they have come more often, they get to know the residents and reconnect with them. For our residents - many of who have been in situations of neglect, abuse, or homelessness - those connections give them a sense of self-worth. It tells them that people care. I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to our residents to have someone remember you, ask you about your day, or share some time together. We often have requests from companies to have a “day of service” at our facility. More often than not, we decline those requests when it is a one-time event for them. It may help us complete a task or project, but both those volunteers and our residents are missing out on the most important aspect - people getting to know and appreciate each other. That is where we have been especially thankful for our relationship with Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg. We extend our thanks to Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg for investing in Paxton Ministries with donations, gifts, and most importantly, investing in people. What they do for us truly exemplifies Subaru’s “Love Promise” and we appreciate how they are showing love to their neighbors. Our sincere thanks to the leadership and staff at Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg who are part of building this ongoing relationship. You make a difference to us!

Faulkner Staff Participants in Women's Reading Day  –  Stephanie S

I joined the family here at Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg in May 2018 in a dual role that allows me to connect with our customer base through internet sales inquiries, but also as the liaison with our Community Partners. I do not view what I do as a job. It is not “work” when you are a part of something that is bigger than yourself. In my time here, I have met so many incredible people through our community partnerships. We work with organizations who; run after school programs for inner city youth, provide housing for adults with intellectual disabilities, offer therapeutic horseback riding services for disabled youth and veterans, rescue animals that have nowhere else to go and give them a second chance at life, and so much more! The moral compass of this dealership is on point with making a big impact on our local community. Of course we are a business and goals must be met, but we are also of the mindset that if you can do right by others, why not?I first learned about the Inaugural 100 Women Reading and Career Exploration Day from my co-worker, Kim Danner. We were reading their website and noticed that one of the schools on the list was Foose Elementary School, one of our Community Partners. There was no question in my mind that I had to get signed up before the spots were filled! This event followed in the footsteps of the very successful 500 Men Reading and Career Exploration event started by Floyd Stokes, Executive Director for the American Literacy Corporation and advocate of encouraging literacy and love of reading among children. The initial goal for this event was to recruit 100 women to read. In true female fashion, we crushed that goal with over 215 women participating in the first year of this event! After a brief welcoming by the committee, we were off to our respective schools within the Harrisburg and Steelton-Highspire school districts to read to a variety of grade levels. I requested to read to Kindergarten and First Grade students at Foose Elementary because of Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg’s ties with them as a Community Partner. The familiarity of the staff and students at Foose Elementary only heightened their warm welcome when I arrived. A sweet little girl escorted me through the school and taught me all about the teachers and which hallways we were in as we went from class to class with our stack of books. I read books that taught us how to celebrate the differences between us and our friends, how to make the right decisions even if they weren’t popular, and how important it is to spread love and kindness to others.The 100 Women Reading event brought so much joy to my heart and I’m forever grateful for the opportunity to interact with the youth in our community. My role at Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg allows me to get to know our Community Partners on a personal level because we do more than just write a check. We get involved and we stay involved to build strong relationships within the local area. One of the greatest accomplishments during my time here at Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg would be connecting our Community Partners together to create a bond between groups that may not otherwise cross paths.As one of our partners recently stated, “With Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg, it’s not about the publicity or the photo op. It’s about doing the right thing because it’s the right thing to do.”

High Fives From Santa  –  Will H

One of the long standing traditions at Foose Elementary School is to start every morning off with a High Five line. The Foose High Five line is when teachers, staff, administrators and friends of Foose Elementary welcome the students to school from 7:45 to 8:30 in the morning. The Foose High Five was made part of the morning routine to make sure that our students start off their day with a positive attitude. As the Christmas holiday was approaching, Chris Carvell, the General Sales Manager of Faulkner Subaru in Harrisburg contacted me to see if they could participate in the Foose High Five line and bring along Santa Claus. I thought this was a great idea and asked if they would like to come to the school on Friday December 20th, which was the student’s last day before the holiday recess. Chris agreed without hesitation. We have truly enjoyed getting to know the staff at Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg over the past few years. Our relationship with Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg started through the Subaru Loves Learning initiative where they donated over 300 books, $1,000 Staples gift card, and over 300 stuffed animals that benefit our students throughout the year. The phone call we received from Chris about joining in the High Five line was just another example of their genuine support of our school.We are always impressed at the number of employees from Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg that want to help improve the lives of our students and that Friday morning was no exception! At 7:45am Santa made his grand entrance in a bright red Subaru with his elves in tow for the Foose High Five line! When the students arrived to school, we watched their faces light up as Santa and his elves handed out candy canes and high fives to everyone. Needless to say, everyone's day began with a smile, lots of hugs and laughter!The bond we have with Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg is growing stronger every day and we truly appreciate their genuine interest in making our children feel empowered. - Will H.

Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg Wins Christmas  –  Anthony and Melisa B

As Christmas time approaches, many of our youth start to wonder if Santa will be visiting them this year, as their families stretch their financial means to make it memorable for their children. Knowing this burden, the team from Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg reached out to us wanting to host a Christmas Party for the kids. We know they like to do things in a big way, but we were yet again blown away by their dedication to surprising our kids and doing it out of the genuine kindness in their hearts. There were plenty of snacks and Christmas music being played while Santa visited with the children, listened to their wish lists and had his picture taken with them. Miss Stephanie called out to our youth and let them know that Santa had brought presents! We’re not talking about generic presents either - the team at Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg purchased gifts specific to each child’s interests!! The smiles on the children’s faces spoke volumes as to how much they appreciated the thought and effort behind the Christmas Party! At LOOP (Left Out Organization Program), we work to give the youth in Harrisburg a sense of self esteem and prepare them for a positive future with the opportunity to become successful adults. Many of the children in LOOP are at risk youth in search of a safe place from the streets and interaction with people who will give them hope and ambition. The continued support for our children from Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg allows us to provide these things to our youth. It’s hard to find the right words to fully describe how we feel about our continually growing relationship with Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg, but we’ll try to sum it up with one. BLESSED.

Harrison’s PJ’s for Pediatrics  –  Helen F

Harrison’s PJ’s for Pediatrics started three years ago after my son, Harrison, was diagnosed with kidney cancer. After what felt like a century for our family, our Harrison beat cancer, but for many, many months he laid in bed wearing only diapers and socks because of the medical necessity to access his tiny body. When we were finally able to put him into pajamas, they became a sign of a turning point in Harrison’s medical journey. We called this a sign of hope. Pajamas give children a sense of normalcy during their hospital stays. From my experience, children would much rather be in pajamas than in a hospital gown, and these pajamas will fill the void many sick children face while being in the hospital and away from the comforts of their home. My goal is the same every year; to provide every child who is inpatient a new pair of pajamas for Christmas. With the support and generosity of dealerships like Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg, we were able to meet this goal! All of the pajamas collected are donated to the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital just in time for Christmas. Without the help of Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg’s generous donations, I am not sure we would be able to do this for the children. We are so appreciative of your support and wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Speranza Animal Rescue Blanket Drive  –  Janine G

Speranza Animal Rescue has been Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg’s Hometown Charity through Subaru’s Share the Love Event for the past 7 years now, and we are extremely grateful to have such a strong supporter in Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg. As part of Share the Love this year, we were invited to spend a Saturday afternoon at the dealership to talk about what we do, spread some puppy love from Libre and watch as bag after bag was dropped off filled with blankets for us to use this winter! Speranza is a non-profit, 100% volunteer run rescue, rehabilitation center and sanctuary, so donations like this, from caring and compassionate organizations like Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg, allow us to continue saving the most abused and neglected animals with the goal of finding loving homes for as many of them as possible. By the end of this year, Subaru of America and Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg will have donated over $100,000 to Speranza Animal Rescue through Subaru’s Share the Love Event - this doesn’t even consider additional events and sponsorship donations we’ve received throughout the year! We are so thankful for our friends at Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg - we cannot thank you enough for all of your support!

Driving Out Breast Cancer in Central PA  –  Helen M

The PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) is honored to have Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg’s support for a fifth year in a row as a Grassroots Partner on programs such as Drive Out Breast Cancer, Boatload of Bras, and our Annual Conference. Events like these make a difference in the lives of Pennsylvania breast cancer survivors and their families. In addition to their annual $5,000 contribution, Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg participated in our Drive Out Breast Cancer event for the second year in a row. As part of this event, Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg pledged $25 for each new car purchased during the month of October which amounted to a $2,500 donation! As an added bonus this year, the staff at Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg held a t-shirt fundraiser which donated $5 from each -tshirt purchased towards breast cancer research and raised their total donation this year to $7,635!! The PA Breast Cancer Coalition represents, supports and serves breast cancer survivors and their families in Pennsylvania through educational programming, legislative advocacy and breast cancer research grants. With the support and generosity from our friends at Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg, it has allowed us to continue research in hopes of finding a cure now, so our daughters won’t have to.

Diakon Wilderness Outdoor Adventure Challenge  –  Jeremias G

We are very excited about the commitment our runners and walkers have made over the years to the Diakon Youth Services programs at the Diakon Wilderness Center. There were over 200 participants in our 2019 Diakon Outdoor Adventure Challenge (OAC) and we raised over $55,000 for Diakon Youth Services! This could not be accomplished if it wasn’t for our committed sponsors of this event. Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg has been an outstanding and committed sponsor for the past several years, and a big advocate for the Wilderness Center/5k Race. In addition, Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg has granted Center Point the opportunity of having our students experience a work exploration program in their facility. This occurs a few days a week that students are given the chance to experience all of their departments to gain work knowledge and future career possibilities. Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg is a major reason why students are able to achieve success and experiences that will last a lifetime. Diakon Youth Services provides a range of programs for at-risk youths from three primary locations—the Diakon Wilderness Center near Boiling Springs, Pa., and sites in Lancaster and Media, Pa. Since the 1970s, Diakon Youth Services, formerly known as TresslerCare, has been a leading provider of specialized services for children and youths from across Pennsylvania. Primarily serving individuals referred by county juvenile probation departments and children and youth services, as well as programs responsible for young adults ages 18 to 25, Diakon Youth Services offers a unique and rich array of services. Diakon Youth Services’ goal is for every student to be a successful graduate and a productive, connected and law-abiding member of society and the community. The generous sponsorships and registration fees from the Diakon Outdoor Adventure Challenge helps us do that! Thank you Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg for your continued support and generosity.

Miles for Smiles Benefiting CATRA  –  Mike B

In August, Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg was premier sponsor at the Miles for Smiles Motorcycle Ride Benefiting the Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association (CATRA) in Grantville, PA. Motorcyclists from throughout Central PA came together and set out on a 60-mile ride. Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg and the event riders raised funds ensuring the animal-assisted services at the CATRA are available to all who would benefit. CATRA serves over 100 special-needs individuals from 7 Central PA counties. The organization includes typical-needs children and families in its literacy and character development programming. Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg’s support helps CATRA participants to exceed the challenges of their disability, gain the confidence of leadership, and accomplish unanticipated successes that will last a lifetime.

Welcome to the Faulkner Family  –  Larry and Maureen M

We were guests of Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg at your Customer Appreciation Event this month. Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg and Subaru of America continue to amaze us at your level of customer service and dedication to your Subaru owners. We leased our 2020 Ascent on August 29, 2019, so are very new to the Faulkner family. Our good friends Bernie and Sally Rupp recommended Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg (and Dan Mann) to us when it became evident that we needed to begin looking to replace our vehicle. With 100 percent certainty, we made the right decision! Thank you for an informative and delightful evening. Sincerely, Larry and Maureen McCarter

It's about relationships.  –  Jodie S

When I bought an Outback from Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg more than two years ago, little did I expect that this would begin a relationship that would grow! I’m still very pleased with my Subaru Outback, but even more is to see how the dealership reaches out to the community. They continue to show that their customers and community are more than a sale to be gained. They invest in relationships. For that reason, I have referred friends to the dealership as I see how the company shows the values that we like to see in companies that we do business with. Paxton Ministries is grateful for the financial donation from Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg which covered the costs of our annual Labor Day Friends and Family Picnic. This is a special time for our residents, most of whom are challenged and mental illness and/or intellectual disabilities, to invite their friends and family to an afternoon featuring a chicken barbeque, entertainment, and games. It was a beautiful day, made possible through the gift from Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg. Most recently, we were so glad to have the Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg employees put on a picnic for the residents of Paxton Street Home! On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, Doug Jones was grilling hamburgers while Chris Carvell was working on the serving line, coordinating the team who volunteered that day. The leadership shows by their example that an important part of support in the community is working with people face-to-face. Being the third time that the employees organized, planned, and served a special meal, now we saw people warmly greeting one another, reconnecting again. It’s about relationships. One of the definitions of character is “the particular combination of things about a person or place, especially things you cannot see, that make that person different from others.” Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg has character that differentiates themselves from other dealerships. It speaks volumes to see that Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg acts with integrity and care about improving the community. On behalf of all of us at Paxton Ministries, thank you!

WOW…just…WOW!  –  Will H

For the second year in a row, Foose Elementary School was the recipient of the books donated by Faulkner Subaru of Harrisburg as part of the Subaru Loves Learning initiative. Today was the day that I had arranged with Chris Carvell, the General Sales Manager at Faulkner Subaru to deliver the books. But to our surprise the 150 books were only part of the story. In addition to the books, we received a $1,000 to use at Staples for school supplies and 200 stuffed animals that are a cougar (the school mascot) with the Foose Elementary logo on the shirt. We also received two more bags of stuffed animals that Faulkner Subaru collected as part of their “Cruise for Foose” which was an event held in June where Subaru owners met at the dealership to cruise together to Boxerfest. Participants in the cruise brought stuffed animals as a donation to Foose Elementary and in exchange they received some cool Subaru swag including a t-shirt that has “Cruise For Foose” on the back. WOW! The stuffed animals are part of a program where students receive tickets as a reward for going above and beyond and they can then redeem the tickets for a prize. I had mentioned in a conversation to Chris that stuffed animals were a very popular prize for the kids to select, but the Foose Cougars was a total surprise and they will be a HUGE hit with the kids! We will begin distributing the books this week and plan to utilize the $1,000 for a progressive learning program that we have been planning for the kids but we needed the funds to start the program – now we have them! THANK YOU! We can’t thank Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg enough for all of their support and generosity. It means the world to our kids! - Will H.

Pumpkin Fest Subaru raffle benefits nursing home  –  Lou V

Pumpkin Fest 2019 brought a lot of excitement and new fundraising opportunities thanks to the generosity of our friends at Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg. Not only did Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg present The Middletown Home with a $5,000 check, they also provided a BRAND NEW 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Premium to raffle off!! The Middletown Home has been in operation for 35 years and offers assisted living, nursing home care and independent living. The funds raised from our Annual Pumpkin Fest support our mission to provide care and services for our residents who have exhausted their financial resources. In addition to their monetary gift and awesome fundraising opportunity with the vehicle raffle, Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg team members also volunteered to help at Pumpkin Fest and answer questions about the Subaru Crosstrek on display. We cannot thank the entire team at Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg enough for their continued support!

200 backpacks/supplies donated to inner city youth  –  Anthony B

Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg has done it again! After seeing the impact their School Supply Drive had on the youth participating in the LOOP program last year, they moved forward with making this an annual event to support our school aged kids getting ready for the school year. After talking with them about how many kids we were able to help last year and projected how many we expected to attend our Back To School event this year, the team at Faulkner Subaru of Harrisburg set a goal to collect enough donations to fill 200 backpacks for our youth, and they did not disappoint!When they set their minds to something, they really push to make it happen, and while we didn’t doubt their enthusiasm, we also knew that this was a huge undertaking for a two week time frame. They had tables set up in the hallway of their dealership with sections for the supplies to be delivered. Not only did they collect enough supplies to fill 200 backpacks, and we’re talking FILLED, we even had leftover supplies to replenish the youth throughout the school year. Items in the backpacks included: 3-ring binders, folders, notebooks, colored pencils, markers, crayons, pencil pouch with pencils, pens and highlighters, calculators, erasers, rulers, pencil sharpeners, scissors, glue sticks, and tape dispensers. We are so grateful for our growing relationship with the Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg Family!! -Anthony B

Remembering 9/11/01 and Michael Horrocks  –  Jeffrey S

On September 11th 2001, we lost 2,977 people in a terrorist attack on this country. A friend and classmate of Doug Jones, General Manager of Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg, was killed that day. His name was Michael Horrocks and he was the co-pilot of United Airlines Flight 175 which was the 2nd plane hijacked a flown into the South Tower of the World Trade Center. Mike was a Hershey High School student and West Chester University Graduate. He went in to the Marine Corp for 10 years and, after learning how to become a pilot, later became a flight instructor for the Marine Corp. Mike went to work for United Airlines after he got out of the Marines. Mike was only 38 years old when he was killed, married and had two children, a daughter 9 years old and a son 6 years old. Every year, Doug Jones comes to our school on September 11th to talk to our students about the events that took place, and more specifically, how those events impacted Mike and everyone around him that day. This is very important for our school because Hershey lost one of our own that horrible day, and as time goes on, people tend to forget the details - especially now that the majority of our students weren’t born at the time of this tragedy. It’s important for people to hear Michael Horrock’s story and learn about the legacy he left here at Hershey High School. Doug also rides in the annual America's 9/11 Foundation Motorcycle Ride. This 4-day ride visits all three crash sites, Shanksville Pa, the Pentagon and New York City. Every year, Doug comes to the school in August to get the American Flag that flies over the Michael Horrocks Memorial at the football field and he buys the school a new one to replace it so he can proudly fly the Michael Horrocks American Flag from his motorcycle during this ride in honor of his friend. Thanks you Doug and Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg who sponsors the America's 9/11 Foundation Motorcycle ride. Your donation and all funds raised go directly to our first responders and their children affected by September 11th 2001 in the form of scholarships. - Jeffery Smith, Hershey High School Principal

Car as Canvas at the Susquehanna Art Museum!  –  Lauren N

Saturday August 3, 2019, the Susquehanna Art Museum is taking art to the outdoors–and to the car doors.The museum recently opened its new exhibit “Picasso: A Life in Print” and celebrated with a gala in June. There, attendees assisted in painting a large canvas with a Picasso-inspired image. This exhibition was sponsored in part by Faulker Subaru Harrisburg. This got Chris Carvell, the general sales manager for Faulkner Subaru, thinking creatively, and he came up with the idea to have Faulkner collaborate on a family event! Soon after, Carvell found the perfect canvas—one of their brand new white cars. “Guess what guys, we are going to paint a Subaru,” Alice Anne Schwab, Executive Director of SAM, remembers saying to her co-workers. However, since it was a brand new car, Schwab had some concerns, like how the paint would come off when they were finished. Luckily, longtime SAM member Kurt Knaus was looking to make a donation to the museum—one in the form of a 20-year-old Subaru Impreza. “I was like, ‘If you need a Subaru, why don’t you just take mine?’” said the Midtown Harrisburg resident. “I’m so excited that my car is, in a way, going to be part of the exhibit.”As chance would have it, Knaus had actually purchased the car from Faulkner Subaru in 1999, from a woman who still works there today. Now, the old Subaru will serve as a free community art project. “Families can come out and pick up a paint brush and paint,” Schwab said. Board member Nancy Mendes will be painting a guide on the car to help give the art direction. The car will be parked in the garden just north of SAM’s building (3rd street between Calder and Reily streets), and painting will begin at noon on Saturday. While the museum always has exhibits and showings, community involvement activities like these are a special treat. “Anytime you can have a hands-on experience with an artist, that’s positive,” Schwab said. Schwab is not sure what is going to happen with the car after it has been painted, but Knaus jokingly mentioned that maybe he’ll buy it back.“When this is all said and done, people will recognize my car as I always have seen it—as a piece of art,” Knaus said.

Sharing the Love with LLS  –  Valerie S

In the midst of summer, most people in Central Pennsylvania don't think about keeping warm. The staff at LLS would like to thank Faulkner Subaru for delivery blankets to patients at Penn State Children's Hospital. The blankets, along with the arts and crafts kits will serve to brighten someone's day. We'd also like to thank Faulkner's customers for taking the time to write cards of hope that will be delivered to patients along with the blankets. It's the little things that matter the most to people and we are all grateful for your kindness and generosity. It was our pleasure to help facilitate the deliveries and to coordinate sharing the love with local cancer patients.

Faulkner supports retired military K9's find homes  –  Jeanna E

I am a volunteer for the K9 Hero Haven which is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to serving the military, veterans and first responders by providing working dogs a home for retirement. We help military dogs who work in some of the toughest environments and face the harshest conditions find homes, many of them coming from Iraq and Afghanistan. If possible, we want to reunite a dog with its handler and we give preference to provide veterans and law enforcement with retired working dogs in honor of their sacrifice. It was time for our annual Claws for Paws Golf Tournament and I was looking for sponsors for the tournament, since we are funded 100% through donations, fundraising and all of the hard work from our volunteers to advance the cause of helping these dogs that sacrificed so much for our military and country. I reached out to Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg because I know they are very involved with their local community, in reading their dealership website, Facebook page and even seeing their TV commercials where they highlight some of their community service they are involved in, I knew I had to contact them. I emailed Doug Jones, General Manager of Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg, about our golf tournament and sent him our sponsorship information. The same day he emailed back and elected to me our main “Red, White & Blue” sponsor with a $2,500 donation to our organization. I can’t explain how much I appreciated Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg’s support. Doug told me he went onto our K9 Hero Haven website to see how we help the military dogs and veterans and was extremely moved by our efforts. What was so impressive about Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg’s involvement was not only their donation, but when they found out that we were going to have 7 of our military dogs up for adoption at the golf tournament, some of their employees came out to the tournament to meet our dogs and volunteers! Thank you Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg for what you do in the community and supporting our cause of finding homes for military dogs. - Jeanna Erb, K9 Hero Haven

Hands-on car buying seminar for MHS students  –  Kevin W

Milton Hershey School (MHS) is a cost-free, private, coeducational school located in Hershey, Pennsylvania. MHS provides underprivileged children with a rigorous academic curriculum combined with a positive, nurturing and structured year round residential home life. Today, more than 2,000 students from grades K-12 attend MHS and are provided with a supportive environment in order to help them gain the skills to be successful in all aspects of life. Students in the senior class are given the opportunity to reside in a program called Transitional Living. The Transitional Living program directly prepares students for the next phase in life by teaching domestic and fiscal responsibilities. Students in this program are taught, with a hands-on approach, everything from paying rent, establishing credit, budgeting for food and even purchasing a vehicle.In keeping with the MHS spirit of having Alumni reaching back to counsel and mentor current students, MHS Class of ‘79 Alumnus and Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg Finance Manager, Robert Barkley, reached out to us to explore the potential for a unique learning opportunity for the students currently in the Transitional Living program. As the Transitional Learning Coordinator for MHS, I was excited to meet with Robert and learn more about his plan to conduct a learning seminar for the students that would be geared toward reviewing various aspects of purchasing a vehicle. The students were so enthused that they had prepared and submitted over 150 questions on this topic that they were hoping to learn at this seminar. During the visit, the students could not have been more thrilled. They were initially taken on a tour of the entire facility and have several engaging questions regarding the various departments. The seminar discussion included topics such as: Buying Motives, Determining Budget, Performing Research, Conducting a Visit to a Dealership as well as Vehicle Ownership. All six pages of student questions were reviewed and answered for the students. Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg’s President, Doug Jones, and General Sales Manager, Chris Carvell, spoke with the students on the dealership’s commitment to customer service and education. It was appreciative and impressive to see the level of involvement and commitment from an organization that is customer focused. With MHS’s dedication to the overall well-being of our students, and Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg’s focus on community service, this event exceeded my expectations.Sincerest thanks to Robert Barkley, Doug Jones and Chris Carvell for championing this effort. -- Kevin Wells, Transitional Living Director

Relationships built on actions, not just words  –  Jodie S

We greatly appreciate the ongoing relationship between Paxton Ministries and Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg. This began two years ago when I bought an Outback (which I still love!), and has been a great community outreach for the dealership while providing much-needed help to our non-profit. Thank you for donating $2,000 again this year to sponsor our participation in the Highmark Walk for Healthy Communities, which was held in May. We were happy to have 90 people walk on behalf of Paxton Ministries, including 20 of our residents! Everyone proudly wore the t-shirt made for this event, which had the Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg logo prominently positioned. We look forward to our annual Labor Day Friends and Family Picnic. This is a special time for our 85 residents to invite their family and friends for a special chicken barbecue, entertainment, and games. We greatly appreciate the sponsorship from Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg, which covers the expenses for that day. It truly is a special day, and we invite you to participate so you can see first-hand how your contributions make a difference. Plans are underway for having the third picnic at Paxton Ministries which is organized, planned, and served by the employees of Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg. It is great to see how friendships develop with each time as employees and residents get to know each other. That helps all of us see beyond ourselves as we reach out to others in the community. Other plans are in the works to continue to deepen our relationship in the coming months and years. It is evident that the Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg dealership lives out the Subaru Love Promise in tangible ways. The relationship over the past two years is evidence that isn’t just words—it is actions. The management and employees show love and respect, working to make a positive impact in our community and beyond. On behalf of all of us at Paxton Ministries, thank you.

Faulkner Subaru helps fund indoor riding facility!  –  Jon M

It was about 5 years ago, in 2014, when Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg contacted us to see how they could help us here at Graceful Acres. That’s right, they contacted us. When I first talked to Doug Jones, General Manager of Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg, it was like I knew him all my life. He asked me how he could help us and what our biggest needs were. I told him about our goal of saving to build an indoor riding facility which will allow our riders to continue their skill work during the winter months. Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg chose us to be their Share the Love hometown charity for the second year in a row and we were so grateful for their support and generosity. Doug stopped by during our Fun Show, where the kids show off the skills they’ve learned so far this year, and presented us with a check for $27,000 that was raised through the Share the Love event. It’s hard to find the words to express how much we appreciate what Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg has done for us and how the money has enhanced our mission in helping these children, but it doesn’t stop there. From time to time, some of their employees come to our facility to volunteer and help us with the children - the kids love interacting with the Faulkner crew! Graceful Acres is a therapeutic horseback riding facility in Dauphin County, just north of Harrisburg Pa. Our mission is to help special needs children using our well trained horses to promote balance, coordination and self-assurance. As a result of carefully planned horseback riding lessons, the children develop strength both mentally and physically as well as muscle stimulation and an overall sense of self confidence. Graceful Acres is named after my grandmother Grace, she always loved children and wanted to help the less fortunate any way she could, so when she passed away I transformed her horse farm into a therapeutic horseback riding facility in honor of her. She would be so proud of how we are helping over 100 children with special needs every week.In our 5 year partnership, Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg has raised and donated over $80,000 to Graceful Acres, and we are now able to build the indoor riding facility that we’ve been saving for! Thank you Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg for making a difference in our community and truly caring about our children! Jon Mattis

Jazz Stage at ArtsFest of Greater Harrisburg 2019  –  Andy H

Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz is grateful for Faulkner Subaru's support of the Jazz Stage at ArtsFest of Greater Harrisburg 2019. Thanks to Faulkner Subaru, we presented three full days of live jazz for the general public. The best way to experience jazz is to watch talented musicians interact live and in person, and Faulkner Subaru helped Central PA Friends of Jazz bring that experience to countless individuals at ArtsFest. The musicians performing included the finest talent local to Central Pennsylvania. In addition to professional musicians, we are thrilled to have provided performance opportunities for many young jazz musicians, including the Central PA Friends of Jazz Youth Band Teen Town, Company 3 (Trez School of Music), and the big bands from Mechanicsburg Area High School and Susquehanna Township High School. A student musician's hours of practice are incomplete without the opportunity to perform for a live audience; thanks to Faulkner Subaru, these students could perform for a diverse public audience. Thank you, Faulkner Subaru!!

Sharing the Love again and again  –  Janine G

We are SO beyond blessed and grateful to our friends at Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg. Their kindness and generosity over the past 7 years has truly left us speechless! What began as a thoughtful donation towards life saving care for Zeus quickly grew into a wonderful relationship between Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg and Speranza Animal Rescue, resulting in them listing Speranza as one of their Hometown Charities for the annual Subaru Share the Love Event. This year’s donation from Share The Love was the most ever raised to date for Speranza at a staggering $21,424, which marks over $70,000 donated from Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg since their support began. We are able to provide quality care for neglected and abused animals because of donations we receive from our community, which is why we value the love and support from organizations like Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg so incredibly much!

HSHA's 22nd Annual 5K Run/Walk for the Animals  –  Megan S

There's nothing Faulkner Subaru in Harrisburg won't do to support the homeless animals in their community. On May 4th, Faulkner Subaru was, not only one of the top sponsors but also a vendor at the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area's ("HSHA") 22nd Annual 5K Run/Walk for the Animals. This annual event is hosted at the beautiful Wildwood Park in Harrisburg and each year hundreds of HSHA supporters join us for a day filled with fun, entertainment, and adventure. This family and the pet-friendly event raise money for all the homeless animals of Central PA. The funding raised through this event, of which Faulkner Subaru was a HUGE contributor, goes directly to the care of the over 500 pets currently residing at the shelter awaiting their FURever homes. Included in the festivities are 30+ vendors providing goods and services for humans and their pets, along with food trucks with all kinds of treats to keep the good times rolling! But the best treat favored among all 5K attendees was Faulkner Subaru's machine that provided pet owners with the opportunity to get personalized name tags for their pet's collars. Faulkner Subaru has been a long time community partner with HSHA and each year they go above and beyond to support the shelter's mission of building a better community for pets and people. We would be remiss if we didn't give a special shout-out to our point-of-contact at the dealership, Evelyn Bertoni. Evelyn has been working with the shelter directly, both personally and professionally, for a very, very long time. She is such a great ambassador for all that Faulkner Subaru stands for by giving us personalized and professional service - whether we are requesting a new vehicle for our cruelty department, passenger vans, or sponsoring a signature event. We love working with Evelyn and Faulkner Subaru. Their dedication to the well-being of our four-legged friends stands out among the rest. Thank you Faulkner Subaru for your commitment to the animals and your contribution to the 22nd Annual 5K Run/Walk for the Animals. Your participation was key in raising over $35,000 to support the shelter's residents. YOU ROCK!

Subaru Sponsors Jazz Festival  –  David Y

The Boiling Springs Band and Band Boosters sincerely thanks Chris Carvell and Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg for sponsoring our jazz festival this spring. Each year we have 8 local school jazz bands in attendance at our festival where they perform and receive clinics and workshops from professional jazz musicians and educators. While this is a significant expense for the band boosters to arrange, it is always a valuable and meaningful experience for the students. This year through Subaru’s generous donation of $2500, the cost of 3 clinicians to work with the bands was covered. Additionally, this allowed us to arrange a performance by the full 16-piece River City Big Band to conclude the evening. The band features many of central Pennsylvania’s top jazz musicians, and they did not disappoint. To say the students and community were impressed is an understatement. It was awesome! Most students do not have the opportunity to hear and experience jazz music in a professional setting, and due to their age - often are not allowed in clubs where this music is performed. Hearing the pros play authentic jazz music and style at the highest level is an integral part of the jazz education process, and Subaru made it possible to “bring the band to the kids”. It was an outstanding evening of music, learning, and fun, and Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg made it all possible. THANK YOU!!!

Truly Blessed  –  Jon M

Graceful Acres therapeutic horseback riding would like to thank Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg for supporting us the last 3 years, but more notably for choosing us as one of their Charities to participate in the Share the Love Event for 2017 and 2018. After receiving the first donation from the Share the Love Event we were able to put some money into savings to help build our indoor riding facility for our riders so that they could have a more consistent riding schedule throughout the year. We also were able to provide 8 of our riders with a full year of riding scholarship this total was $12,480. These inspiring horseman and women who were granted this scholarship have been able to better themselves by learning the horsemanship skill, and can utilize various things these amazing animals can teach us in their everyday life. Without Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg and their gracious employees Graceful Acres would not be as close to providing an indoor riding facility for the aspiring horseman/women. The indoor riding facility will consist of 12 stalls and be 80x120 riding arena. We are truly blessed to have such great support from everyone there!

Rally For Rescues  –  Megan B

I became a Subaru Ambassador in October of 2017, just two weeks after losing my childhood dog to cancer, the first thing I did as an Ambassador was multiple social media giveaways with goodie bags for Subaru pet owners containing items like dog bowls, frisbees, chew toys, etc. and hashtagged them Reily Bags after my boy who passed, while I was proud of what I was doing, I wanted to do more. I had put together my own small donation drive in the Spring of 2018 for a local rescue, but getting the word out for it was hard for me to do on my own. Fast forward to November of 2018 and Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg took the initiative to connect with a group of us local Ambassadors. They opened themselves up to any and all ideas we had to get involved in the community all while allowing us to get involved with their events in the community and within the dealership as well. I wanted to do a donation drive for Speranza Animal Rescue because even though they have a strong social media presence and following because of Libre's Law, there was still an overwhelming amount of people in the area who had never heard of them so I wanted to help get the word out about their rescue and their mission. I pitched the idea to Chris and he completely supported it, more than I could have ever imagined. Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg hosted the donation drop off location, they flooded their social media with the event to help raise awareness and even sponsored the radio time and allowed me to do an interview on the event with Wink 104.1. Even though we threw this together at the last minute, it was so much more successful than I could have ever imagined for my first time putting together an event like this. As a group, we loaded our Subarus at the dealership and drove over to Speranza Animal Rescue to drop them off together. The volunteers at Speranza were blown away at the amount of supplies we had dropped off, they even said it was the largest single donation they've ever received. They gave us a tour of the farm the rescue lives on and thanked us over and over for the supplies, we even got to meet their farm animals and one of their adoptable dogs, Fraggle. This experience was so humbling and also proved to me that if you surround yourself with people who care and are supportive of you, you can accomplish anything, and none of this would have been possible without the support of the gracious people at Faulkner Subaru in Harrisburg.

Faulkner Subaru surprises LOOP with their own van!  –  Anthony B

At the Left Out Organization Program (LOOP), we work to give the youth in Harrisburg a sense of self-esteem, establish teamwork, and prepare them for a positive future with the opportunity to become successful adults. Many of the children in LOOP are at risk youth in search of a safe place from the streets and interaction with people who will give them hope and ambition. It is our belief that the support and encouragement that these youth receive from LOOP will better prepare them for everyday life. LOOP started as an after-school program for about 30 inner-city youth in Harrisburg. Over the past 15 years, LOOP has helped over 800 inner-city youth from the age of 8 through 18 with programs running Monday through Friday at three different local elementary schools as well as day trips on the weekends. As you can imagine, helping educate up to 50 children with such a wide age span requires a lot of volunteers and support from the Harrisburg community. We were so fortunate when Doug Jones of Faulkner Subaru in Harrisburg first offered to help LOOP in October of 2017. Little did we know how our relationship and the support of Faulkner Subaru would grow. It is not unusual to get a call from Doug checking in to see what kind of supplies we need or if there is anything his team can do to continue to build our relationship. Whether they bring snacks for the kids or a few of the staff volunteer to play basketball and help do crafts, it all makes a difference. It is important for the youth of the LOOP program to see that there is a world of possibilities and that there are people willing to take a genuine interest in making their lives better. Watching the kids open up to the staff from Faulkner Subaru and sharing their life stories is a real testament to the trust that the kids have gained as the relationship has developed. When we got a call from Doug saying that he and a handful of the Faulkner Family were going to stop by for our after school program on Thursday night, we didn’t think anything of it. We assumed it would be another evening of basketball, arts, and crafts, helping with homework and lots of fun! So that is how the night began, the crew arrived from Faulkner Subaru and we started our program as usual. We begin each night talking to the kids in a group, about the fact that the school is a safe zone and what happens outside the doors of the school is not their concern. They are safe with us. Then Doug spoke to the kids. He made it personal. Doug talked about his career, the opportunities that he has had, some of the personal challenges in his own life and he encouraged the kids to work hard and take advantage of opportunities to better themselves in their own lives. The students then had time to ask Doug questions, all of them were fully engaged and thankful to have him show an interest in them. It was truly inspirational, but what happened next was even more AMAZING! After Doug finished talking to the kids, he had everyone take a walk outside with him and the crew from Faulkner. While the rule is to stay inside during the program, this was an exception and an opportunity to show that there are also good things that happen outside the walls of the school. The first surprise was when we walked outside and saw a van with the LOOP Logo in big letters on the side of the van. A VAN! The kids started yelling and screaming! They jumped in and out of the van like it was a Christmas Day that they could only dream of! But then, as they were jumping in and out of the van with excitement, they realized that the van was FILLED WITH SNACKS! UNBELIEVABLE! The van will allow us to provide transportation for the kids on field trips and from all three after-school program locations to their homes. While many of the kids live close to the schools, there are kids that live further out and in areas where they should not travel alone at night. The van will allow us to them home safely. We can not thank Faulkner Subaru enough for all of the support that Doug and the Faulkner Family has given us. They are very hands-on and what's most important is getting involved with these kids - they know that people care for them and that's why we do what we do. And knowing what Faulkner Subaru does helps us improve the lives of the kids in our community and help keep them SAFE! Thank you Faulkner Subaru!

Chapter 2: You Really Mean It!  –  Jodie S

I did not anticipate writing “Chapter 2” about the relationship between Faulkner Subaru and Paxton Ministries. When I wrote the first article about the many ways that the dealership was helping us, I felt confident that we would continue our partnership but unsure what that would look like. I’m happy to say that now, just a few months later, I can write “Chapter 2”! I see that words are turned into action. Subaru’s Love Promise isn’t just a slogan—it has hands and feet and heart. Chris Carvell, the General Sales Manager, contacted me in early November to see how the dealership and its employees might have a second event at Paxton Street Home. We provide housing and support for 85 residents, most of whom are challenged with poverty and mental illness. Needless to say, I was delighted that they wanted to return! We brainstormed several ideas and decided on a holiday-themed event. Since the team was already experienced in providing a Sunday lunch for our residents, we decided that a reprise would be helpful to us and manageable for the Subaru team. In addition, they offered to brighten up our facility for the holidays, adding lights and a giant wreath to the front of our building, wreaths on other exterior doors, and lights in the courtyard. The day of service was held on Sunday, December 2, 2019. I arrived when the preparations were well underway. I saw Chris and some of the team were busy stringing lights on the front of our building. Doug Jones, President of Faulkner Subaru, was grilling the burgers. Another staff was preparing the lunch, while still others were preparing a craft for residents. It all came together for an afternoon that took that next step to deepen the relationship not just between organizations, but between people. We have experienced first-hand how Subaru—and specifically Faulkner Subaru of Harrisburg—shows love and respect to our residents, brightening their day and encouraging our staff. The Christmas lights on our building are a visual reminder of how a business can brighten their community, helping to make our corner of the world a better place.

It’s about making a difference...  –  Helen M

The PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) is honored to have Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg’s support as a Grassroots Partner on programs such as Drive Out Breast Cancer, Boatload of Bras, and our Annual Conference. Events like these make a difference in the lives of Pennsylvania breast cancer survivors and their families. As a nonprofit serving the entire state, we cannot thank Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg enough for their ongoing support of our mission! Our partnership with Faulkner Subaru began four years ago as a sponsor of our Annual Conference and they have continued to look for new ways to support PBCC. In addition to their annual $5,000 contribution, Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg pledged $25 for each new car purchased during the month of October which amounted to a generous $2,500 donation for a total of $7,500! Contributions like this allow us to provide programs, services and one-on-one patient advocacy to women facing breast cancer every day. One of the ways in which we reach out to survivors is through a program called Friends Like Me, which offers free care packages to survivors within the first 6 months of their diagnosis. Each package is customized with educational resources, small gifts, head wraps, cosmetics, books and a personal message from the volunteer who prepared it. This year alone, our Grassroots Partners helped to send more than 1,000 care packages to Pennsylvania women diagnosed with breast cancer.Support from our Grassroots Partners like Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg also make it possible for the PBCC to award research grants to outstanding scientists in Pennsylvania working to find the cause of and a cure for breast cancer. In 2017, the Coalition awarded $150,000 in research grants to men and women working to find a cure for breast cancer who desperately need funding to move their innovative ideas forward.The PA Breast Cancer Coalition offers full-time patient advocacy, a resource thousands of women have used in our state. Our Patient Advocacy Director works with survivors to find exactly what they need from mammograms to wigs to free treatment for breast cancer. The PBCC feels that patients should be able to focus on healing while we help to take care of the rest. Our goal is to seek the best possible outcome for families battling breast cancer by equipping them with resources, information and support. All of this is possible due to the phenomenal support of Faulkner Subaru. Giving is not just about making a donation, it’s about making a difference, and Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg’s generosity and dedication are invaluable to our united goal of finding a cure for breast cancer now… so our daughters won't have to.

"It was the right thing to do."  –  Lou V

Recently, I overheard one of our patient care technicians, Evelyn, lamenting with a co-worker about how exhausted she was. She went on to talk about her current situation. Her car was failing at being a reliable means of transportation for her, so she had been walking over 1 mile each way to work for weeks and it was really starting to wear on her. Aside from her responsibilities in providing direct care services to our residents, she also cares for her grandchild full time. I started thinking about how we could help take some of this stressful weight off Evelyn’s shoulders. Then it dawned on me. We have an amazing relationship with the staff at Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg - maybe they could help. The Middletown Home’s long-standing relationship with Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg includes their sponsorship of our Annual Pumpkin Fest and employees that volunteer for events at the home. Through this relationship we have grown to know many of the Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg employees on a first name basis, like Tommy Gassaway, a Service Advisor at the dealership. I put in a call to Tommy to see if his team would be able to diagnose Evelyn’s vehicle. Tommy and his team immediately took in Evelyn’s ailing car to diagnose the problem, but the news wasn’t good. It was going to cost more to get her car back on the road than it was worth which left her right where we started. We moved on from fixing the vehicle to finding a safe and reliable replacement. We worked with Leo Landaeta from the Sales Department who helped us locate the perfect pre-owned vehicle for Evelyn. I have always been one to follow the motto of “caring for your own” and placing a financial burden on Evelyn’s shoulders just didn’t seem right. While I was working out the cost and other details for the purchase of Evelyn’s car, I mentioned to Doug Jones, the General Manager at Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg, that I would be covering half of the vehicle purchase. Doug fully appreciated my concern for Evelyn and without even thinking, he offered to cover the other half so she owed nothing towards her replacement vehicle! The generosity of Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg didn’t stop there! They allowed Evelyn to have a loaner vehicle for an extended period of time while this entire process was taking place so she wouldn’t have to walk to work one more day. This wasn’t about publicity. This wasn’t about a photo op. This was about the strength of the relationship between the Middletown Home and Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg caring for their employees and the community. -Lou Vogel CEO, The Middletown Home

Everybody's Talking Pumpkinfest!  –  Lou V

We wish to extend our most heartfelt thanks to Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg, volunteers, residents and all of the attendees that made the 2018 Middletown Home Pumpkin Fest a resounding success! It takes a village to put on such a detailed and well-coordinated event and we couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you. The Middletown Home is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been in operation for 34 years, offering assisted living, nursing home care, and independent living. Our Annual Pumpkin Fest helps support our mission to create a vibrant community where residents are able to live a life without limitations. This year we had over 14,000 attendees making the 2018 Pumpkin Fest our biggest and best year ever! We had a record-setting number of funds raised to support the Middletown Home’s mission, which will help provide care and services for our residents who have exhausted their financial resources. As our biggest fundraiser of the year, it is important that this event continues to grow and we can’t do that without the support of our community partners like Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg who generously donated $5,000! In addition to their monetary gift, Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg team members volunteered to help with the event and showcased a brand new Subaru Ascent for event attendees to check out! This isn’t our first year collaborating with Faulkner, and it certainly won’t be our last as we’re already dreaming up some fun ideas for next year’s Pumpkin Fest on Sunday, September 15th!

Summer Fun with Diakon Youth Services  –  Jeremias G

At Diakon Youth Services, we provide wide a range of programs for at-risk youths primarily referred by county juvenile probation departments and children and youth services. These programs are designed to help break the cycles of addiction and dysfunction while having students interact with family and the community. Our goal is for every student to be a successful graduate and a positively contributing member of society. We are so grateful for the relationship that we have developed with Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg over the past six years. The technicians at Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg volunteer their time, giving our students the opportunity to receive hands-on learning about the automotive industry. The students at Diakon also enjoy interacting with the Faulkner staff at our wilderness outings. One of the most anticipated programs here is our Summer for Success program which is filled with trips to the Philadelphia Zoo, the Baltimore Aquarium, Lake Tobias (as seen in the image to the right), Hersheypark, the Chesapeake Bay, and Mount Gretna Lake to name a few. Through these trips, our students are able to learn, have fun and grow their social skills. Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg exceeded our expectations when they presented us with a check in the amount of $5,000 to sponsor the entire Summer for Success program! Programs like this do not happen without the support of organizations like Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg. Their commitment to our summer program continues to provide experiences for students to learn, grow and make a positive impact in the community.

It all started when I bought a Subaru...  –  Jodie S

It all started when I bought a Subaru at Faulkner Subaru in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. I was impressed with the safety features of the car and the classy look. When I was completing the paperwork, the Finance Manager, David Kendig, asked me about my employment. I told him that I work at Paxton Ministries, less than a mile away and also on Paxton Street. “What is Paxton Ministries?” he asked. I gave him a brief description of how we provide housing and help for people who are challenged with poverty, mental illness, and intellectual disabilities. He was interested, and we exchanged email addresses. Several months later, I stopped by the dealership to ask if Faulkner Subaru might support Paxton Ministries for our participation in a community-wide fundraiser. David responded enthusiastically and introduced me to the General Sales Manager, Chris Carvell. They readily agreed to donate $1,000 to be our lead sponsor for this event. It was greatly appreciated! A few months later, the dealership paid the expenses of our Labor Day Friends and Family Picnic, which is a very special time in our calendar for our residents. But it didn’t stop with funds. Chris Carvell contacted me to see if I would like to participate in one of their short radio ads to talk about the work of Paxton Ministries. I was glad to do that, and that, in turn, leads to the opportunity for me to be on the radio for a featured segment weeks later. But it didn’t stop with radio spots, either. Chris talked about how he and the President, Doug Jones, wanted to engage employees to volunteer as a team in the community. As we talked we could see that there could be a good partnership between the Faulkner Subaru dealership and our small non-profit. Over the next couple of months, a few employees visited Paxton Ministries to find out more about our work in providing a home and support for people in need in our community. Then the planning began for the employees to put on a picnic at our facility for our 85 residents. The picnic was a great success with race car-themed decorations and a full picnic menu topped with an ice cream sundae bar! The Faulkner Subaru team cooked and served the meal. It was a great example to see Doug Jones manning the grill to cook the burgers! But it didn’t stop there. It was heartening to see how the employees enjoyed talking with our residents and playing games with them. They spent time getting to know people who too often are overlooked and ignored by so many others. That made the day special for everyone. Paxton Ministries has a small cleaning company, Paxton Cleaning Solutions, or PCS, whose purpose is to employ people with a mental health diagnosis or other disabilities that are barriers to employment. We were excited when asked if we might be interested in doing the daily cleaning for the Faulkner Subaru dealership. When our PCS Manager checked out the facility and discussed the expectations, she readily agreed to take it on. Today we are glad to provide the cleaning service to the dealership, giving work to people who often don’t have an opportunity for employment. Just recently I was privileged to participate in the dealership’s Customer Appreciation Event. As the customers visited different stations at the facility to learn more about their Subaru and the dealership, at my station they learned something different. I greeted each group with, “I’m not going to tell you anything about your Subaru. But you will learn something about this dealership. And I think we all agree that it matters where we do business”. I was so glad to have the opportunity to tell people about Paxton Ministries, and also to show how this dealership actively cares about the community. We are so grateful for this new friendship with our neighbors just down the street. And it all started when I bought a Subaru.

Needs to Succeed, School Supply Drive  –  Anthony B

With a new school year starting, the stress of back to school shopping is in full swing. Most families will find themselves spending upwards of $1,000 in back to school supplies for their kids, regardless of their grade level. Unfortunately, not all families can take on that financial burden, even if they shop for the best deals locally and online. The reality is, most families in low-income situations will not be able to afford to outfit their kids with the proper amount of school supplies to last them the entire school year. The team at Faulkner Subaru of Harrisburg knows how impactful a strong educational foundation is, so they organized the Needs to Succeed School Supply Drive to collect donations that would benefit our youth in the Harrisburg area through our Love Promise Community Commitment partner the LOOP Boyz & Girlz program. Their generosity in organizing this event brought together our local community to collect; 282 colored pencils, 1,488 crayons, 98 glue sticks, 548 #2 pencils, 44 pairs of scissors, 72 highlighters, 19 3-ring binders, 354 markers, 2 staplers, 27 rulers, 18 calculators, 15 scientific calculators, 316 erasers, 280 pens, 29 pencil sharpeners, 70 rolls of tape, 20 pencil boxes, 150 pocket folders, 126 notebooks, 17 packs of construction paper and 59 backpacks!! The school supply donations that Faulkner Subaru of Harrisburg collected was handed out at the LOOP Back to School Bash on August 12, 2018. This annual event not only gets kids excited about going back to school with bicycle raffle giveaways, face painting, and a community cookout but also boosts their confidence with free cuts from local barbers and provides them with the supplies they need before the 2018-2019 school year starts. The joy and excitement that came from our children’s faces when they were handed brand new backpacks filled with school supplies are more than words can describe. It’s because of the support from organizations like Faulkner Subaru of Harrisburg that we’re able to build up and encourage the youth of our community.

Faulkner Subaru Shares the Love to Cancer Patients  –  Victoria B

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Central PA Chapter was proud to partner with Faulkner Subaru in June during Subaru Loves to Care month to provide support to patients fighting cancer. Faulkner Subaru staff delivered the beautiful blankets and kids craft kits to Hershey Medical Center. Thank you, Faulkner Subaru, for bringing warmth, love and hope to patients in our communities through Subaru Loves to Care!

Jazz by the River  –  Sheila R

The relationship between Faulkner Subaru and Central PA Friends of Jazz was introduced and nurtured by several jazz fans who are Faulkner customers. Chris Carvel and his daughter soon became regulars at the River City Big Band night and Chris learned more about the organization and its purpose. Central PA Friends of Jazz has been promoting and presenting jazz in this region since 1980. One major piece of its mission is outreach to youth and to the broader community. An invitation several years ago from the organizers of ArtsFest of Greater Harrisburg offered CPFJ the opportunity to host a Jazz Stage over the Memorial Day weekend at one of Harrisburg’s largest public events. Over 40,000 people visit ArtsFest every year to enjoy the art, the music and the food. Because the Jazz Stage has always been located in the “Food Court”, there is a captive audience for the music. CPFJ’s vision was to enlarge the stage and upgrade the jazz acts that would be presented. Faulkner Subaru’s $3,000 contribution helped to make both parts of the vision possible…the stage was enlarged and relocated for better visibility and a greater variety of professional and student musicians were engaged to perform over the three-day weekend.

Growing Gracefully  –  Jon M

Graceful Acres, a therapeutic horseback riding program, was established 6 years ago and currently serves 5 different communities in Upper Dauphin County. The program is geared towards helping children work through their behaviors derived from autism. Lesson plans are developed specifically for each individual rider in an effort to promote their behavioral success outside of riding. A typical lesson generally lasts for an hour and is beneficial for the horses and riders as they’re being taught how to care for their horse before, during and after riding. One of the major goals Graceful Acres has is to provide an indoor riding facility so the families we work with are able to ride with the horses all year long. While most donations help cover the daily operating costs and offer scholarships to patients in need, larger donations from our community partners are being saved to fund this indoor facility which will cost close to $90,000 to build. Since 2015, we have been honored to be one of the Hometown Charities featured at Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg during the Subaru Share The Love event. With every purchase of a new Subaru, a donation was made to the Hometown Charity of the buyer’s choice. At the culmination of this event, Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg presented Graceful Acres with a $24,212 donation. This incredible donation amount has helped push us closer to our goal of building our highly anticipated indoor riding facility!

Sharing the Love with Speranza  –  Janine G

The bond between Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg and Speranza Animal Rescue has grown immensely over the past 5 years. It all began with the story of Zeus, a dog with a ruptured eye, collapsed sinus cavity and crushed bones in his face. Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg pledged $3,000 towards his life saving care in 2013 and has since listed Speranza as one of their Hometown Charities for the annual Subaru Share the Love Event every year since 2014. With expenses nearing $30,000 per month, Speranza welcomes the generous donations from local businesses and members of the community. Recently, we were presented with a check for $17,568.55 from Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg which marks over $50,000 donated from their organization since 2013. Speranza is a non-profit, 100% volunteer run rescue, rehabilitation center and sanctuary, so donations like this, from caring and compassionate organizations like Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg, allow us to continue saving the most abused and neglected animals with the goal of finding loving homes for as many of them as possible. Janine Guido Speranza Animal Rescue

Tick Talk Sponsor  –  Nicole W

On March 3rd, BML resident and PA ambassador for Project Lyme, Carrie Perry hosted the second annual Tick Talk: A Conversation about Lyme at the West Shore Country Club. The event raised money for Lyme Disease prevention and education initiative for local schools. She worked with a team that included Heather Turnpaugh, Rene Krebs, Kara Sherry, Jen Dussinger, Sherry Lipka, Rana Kirby and Nicole Wood. Dr. Chris Turnpaugh discussed Lyme's Co-infections, Chronic Lyme and Nutrition. Dr. Elena Frid talked about Neurological Lyme as well as Lyme in Children. Dr. Lynn Panattoni discussed the Pyschological Aspects of Living with Invisible Illness. Over 100 people were in attendance to learn. The full day conference was sponsored by Faulker Subaru, Members 1st, Turnpaugh Health and Wellness, ABC27, Giant Foods, Researched Nutritionals, and Insect Shield and we could not have done it without their support! Thank you so much Faulkner Subaru!

LOOP Boyz and Girlz  –  Melisa H

In October of 2017 we were approached by Doug Jones, the President of Faulkner Subaru in Harrisburg who said that he was interested in learning more about the LOOP (Left Out Organization Program) organization. We were pleased to have Mr. Jones visit our program to observe the different ways in which members of LOOP work each day to help improve the lives of the youth in Central Pennsylvania. Since we began LOOP in 2002 we have worked with over 800 youth.Our mission is to help and provide aid for the youth in the community. We aim to give the youth a sense of self-esteem as well as establish teamwork that will challenge personal achievements and stability with the opportunity to increase responsibility. The values and principles taught in the program would prepare them for a positive future and the opportunity to become fully functional adults. TOGETHER WE CAN KEEP THE YOUTH OFF THE STREET AND GIVE THEM AMBITION, HOPE, AND SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE Our Mission at LOOP: • Left Out Organization Program,L.O.O.P.,Boyz and Girlz was founded by Doctor Anthony Burnett Sr., Harrisburg, PA in the year 2002. L.O.O.P. BNG is a non-profit organization program for the youth in the community. • Our goal is to keep the children and youth off the streets and give them a sense of drive, hope and ambition. • L.O.O.P. BNG provides a variety of programs that will enhance the mind of your child and teach them stability, hard work and teamwork that will prepare them for everyday life. • In the L.O.O.P. program children will meet others, sharing the same level of skills. Every child will be able to join. • In the upcoming year there are also special events, promotions, including gathering ceremonies. We strongly encourage parents to get involved in their child/children’s lives. On February 26, 2018 we were asked to join Mr. Jones on a local television station ABC 27 to appear with him on the daily news program Good Day PA. Doug wanted to help increase awareness of our effort in the community and thought that the television appearance might help. To our surprise, at the end of the news segment, Doug presented us with a check in the amount of $5,000 from Faulkner Subaru of Harrisburg to help us in our support our youth mission. This was a complete surprise to us, but we are very blessed to have a community partner like Faulkner Subaru. Since the check presentation, Faulkner Subaru has included us in their public service announcements, live radio spots and we will be doing a presentation at their Customer Appreciation Event on May 9th. We know this is just the beginning of a great relationship and we are very thankful to have an organization like Faulkner Subaru to help us make a greater impact on the youth in our community.

Faulkner Subaru Shares the Love to Cancer Patients  –  Tara R

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Central PA Chapter was proud to partner with Faulkner Subaru in June during Subaru Loves to Care month to provide support to patients fighting cancer. Faulkner Subaru staff delivered the beautiful blankets and kids craft kits to Hershey Medical Center. Thank you to Faulkner Subaru for showing their local cancer patients that they are here to provide warmth and support!

LLS Donation  –  Nicole S

As part of the Subaru Loves to Care campaign, Faulkner Subaru is teaming up with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to deliver activity packs and blankets along with messages of hope to children fighting cancer in their local community. Please stop in their showroom and write a message of hope to be delivered with these blankets and art kits.

Cocoa Packs  –  Christine D

Love is an incredibly powerful word as it should be, this is why I share our story of love about Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg and their commitment to making the world a better place. In the fall of 2015 I took a leap of faith to create a weekly weekend food assistance program for upwards of 600 students who face food insecurity in Derry Twp. It was hard for many to believe that in the sweetest place on earth there are 1 in 5 students who go to bed hungry which is higher than the national average. Food and nutrition play an important role in developing the body and mind of children and I could not stand idly by not doing anything to help. COCOA PACKS was born and started distributing food in November of 2015 and is committed to giving every student every day the opportunity to be the best possible learner and global citizen because they have the best possible chance by us filling a basic need. It is our hope that the love our organization shares will one day help our recipients to share that same love to others. We are extremely grateful for the love that has been shown to us by Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg.Their generous donation will help us to be financially sustainable to reach more students, and their attendance at our first Heart 4 Hunger Fundraiser and message of hope and belief in our mission to our attendees inspired others to action. They did not make us feel like just another organization they support. They made us feel like FAMILY working together. #lovewins

Faulkner Subaru helps Tri raise $12k for CURE kids  –  Cory D

Thanks to the generous sponsorship support of Brian Lee, Matt Smith and the team at Faulkner Subaru, CURE International was able to successfully host the 14th annual Harrisburg City Island "Catfish" Triathlon which raised $12,000 to directly support life-changing surgery for kids with correctable disabilities in CURE International's hospitals and public health programs. ( Without Faulkner Subaru's support this event would have been impossible to make happen and we can't thank you enough!! - Cory DeAngelo, SVP Operations, CURE International.

Faulkner Subaru Helps to Feed the Local Community  –  Dan D

Faulkner Subaru has generously supported the Boiling Springs Triathlon (BST) for the past five years. Their support has allowed the BST to raise nearly $8,000 annually for PROJECT SHARE, the local food bank in the Carlisle area. SHARE can turn that $8,000 donation into purchases of nearly $80,000 worth of food at a retail grocery store; that puts a lot of meals on tables! The BST has an objective of engaging a healthy lifestyle among members of the community with the goal of bettering the area in which we live. Faulkner Subaru's support of our event as the primary sponsor for the past five years shows their continued dedication to bettering the community, and for that we are grateful. Thank you to all who call Faulkner Subaru your employer, please know you are doing great things to support those in need all around you!

Pushing Back the Darkness of Cancer  –  Laura M

Faulkner Subaru of Harrisburg partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of central Pennsylvania to honor blood cancer patients at the 30th anniversary black tie gala, The Summer Solstice Celebration, held at the Hershey Lodge on June 18, 2016. Every guest at the event was provided a tea light candle when they arrived at the gala. During the program, we acknowledged the 1.1 million Americans who have battled or are currently in the fight of their life against a blood cancer and the many millions of family and friends that are caught in the ripple effect of this devastating disease. Together, the room over over 400 guests illuminated the candles that represented hope for everyone touched by cancer. These candles shine a light for blood cancer patient to see during their darkest moments so they know that they are not alone. The community is with them. LLS is with them. We thank the staff at Faulkner Subaru for blazing the trail; we will continue to push back the darkness until there is a cure; not “someday”, but “today”.

Subaru Loves Learning Book Drive August 1 - 31  –  Danielle S

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 Harrisburg School District. 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.

Subaru Loves the Earth - E-Waste Recycling Event  –  Danielle S

We would like to thank our customers for participating in our E Waste Recycling event during the month of April. With your help, we were able to prevent 15,486 lbs of carbon emissions from polluting the atmosphere. This is equivalent to saving 593 trees, 2,633 gallons of gasoline, 22,449 plastic bottles, and 103,261 aluminum cans. Thank you for helping strengthen the Subaru Love Promise!

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.

Helping Hand to Pets in Need  –  Janine G

We have been dealing with Faulkner Subaru since 2013 when a dog came into the rescue and was in immediate need of a very costly procedure to save his life. Zaus had been the victim of severe abuse, having been hit on the left side of his face with a baseball bat. His eye had ruptured, his sinus cavity had collapsed, and the bones in his face were crushed. No vet office would even let us walk in the door without a large down payment so we appealed to a local television station to tell Zeus' story. Faulkner Subaru heard that we needed help and they pledged $3,000.00 towards the life-saving care for Zeus. Zeus survived and is now living with his forever family. Faulkner Subaru continues to support Speranza Animal rescue naming us one of the "Share The Love" hometown charities.