The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our customers, our community, and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes elite Subaru retailers who provide an exceptional customer experience at every interaction with Subaru. These retailers have also demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in their local communities in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

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What is the Subaru Love Promise?

Subaru and our retailers believe in making the world a better place and the Subaru Love Promise is our vision of respecting all people. This is our commitment to show love and respect to our customers and to work to make a positive impact in the world.

How is 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

Did Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg go above and beyond, provide exceptional service, or support causes that are important to you? We'd love to hear about it.

Love Promise Stories from 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

Chapter 8 Time to Celebrate - Jodie S

It was with an atmosphere of celebration that Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg, Subaru of America and Subaru Ambassadors joined us at Paxton Street Home for a picnic recently! We have all been through a difficult 2000 and are now finding our way out in ways that are safe for us. Gathering together outside was a great step forward in our shared healing from the anxiety, restrictions and isolation of the past year. We appreciated how the Subaru team easily connected with the residents of Paxton Street Home. Most of our residents have chronic mental illness and no financial resources. These are people too often overlooked or even ignored in our society. But the Subaru group had no hesitation. This was a day to have great food, play games, enjoy fantastic music and get to know new friends or see old friends again. By now, Doug Jones, President of Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg is highly experienced in grilling burgers here for a crowd. And Chris Carvell, General Sales Manager is an expert in planning and purchasing all that is needed for a great picnic. Their commitment to the community is something that sets Faulkner apart from other businesses. We know that there are still lingering challenges from the pandemic for all of us-business and long-term care. But let's not lose site of the progress that has been made, that we can gather together again and celebrate our friendship! Our sincere thanks to Faulkner Subaru, Subaru of America and the Subaru Ambassadors.

Paxton Home
Chapter 8 Time to Celebrate

Lifting the Spirits of our Youth - Anthony B

It was a beautiful morning in May 2021 when I went in to Faulkner Subaru in Harrisburg Pa. to talk to Doug Jones, General Manager, this is something I do from time to time as the founder of the Left Out Organization Program (LOOP) in Harrisburg, At LOOP 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 our program would prepare them for a positive future and the opportunity to become fully functional adults. The Covid pandemic has presented us with many challenges, although we could not function the way we normally do, we are doing our best to stay in contact with and help at risk children in Harrisburg. I felt that we had to lift the spirits of the children in our program especially during the pandemic. Many of our kids are dealing with family issues, hunger, social issues and now more than ever, many of them are struggling with mental issues due to the lack of social interaction due to quarantining because of Covid. During my visit with Doug Jones we were talking about all the struggles our students in our program were having and he mentioned organizing an event at the dealership to help the kids during this difficult time where we give every child in the LOOP program a new bike and that we can give them away at the dealership. I thought this was a great idea! So on June 26th we brought our LOOP kids to the dealership and we gave away 40 bikes!!!! What a day it was. Faulkner bought 40 bikes, had them all lined up, set up food and drinks, put up tents and surprised the kids with new bikes. It is hard to express what this act of kindness means to these kids and it shows them that people care about them. To see the Faulkner employees interact with the kids was also truly inspiring. We couldn’t have done this without the help from Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg. They never skipped a beat during the pandemic continuing their support of LOOP and our youth even though their business was affected. Doug always stayed in contact with us and would constantly ask us what we needed and how they could help us continue with our mission. Our relationship with Faulkner Subaru started 5 years ago when they heard about our mission to help and mentor the at risk youths in Harrisburg. Out of the blue they contacted us and wanted to come to our facility and see what we do and how they could help us with our program. During our 5 year partnership with Faulkner Subaru in Harrisburg we have increased the number of children we can mentor and help, Faulkner donated a van to us so that we can transport our students to and from our facility safely. We have had many events which Faulkner Subaru has sponsored and volunteered their time to make the lives of others better. Thank you Faulkner Subaru for truly caring about the community in which you do business, you are saving the lives of our youths one life at a time.

LOOP (Left Out Organizational Program)
Lifting the Spirits of our Youth

Helping to keep the Capital Area Greenbelt...GREEN - Diane K

We are so pleased to have this wonderful dealership in our area. Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg truly recognizes the value of making the Harrisburg Area a better place to live, work and play. Keeping it Green is more than a slogan to Faulkner Subaru, they practice what they preach. For the past three years the Capital Area Greenbelt Association has been proud to have Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg as a Silver Sponsor to our annual Tour de Belt event. The annual Tour de Belt features a Walk, Run, Bike event for all ages along the nineteen mile trail through Harrisburg. All of the proceeds help with maintenance, upkeep and expansion of this “Emerald Necklace” surrounding the Harrisburg area. In 2021 Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg along with their Subaru Ambassadors also volunteered to adopt a one mile section of the Capital Area Greenbelt from Derry Street to the Five Senses Garden. This section requires many hours of clean up and trash removal each year. Their generous commitment to this heavily trafficked section will free up the volunteers at the Greenbelt Association to spend more time on the remaining 18 miles of trail. The section of the Greenbelt that Faulkner Subaru adopted is adjacent to the dealership and many of their customers enjoy walking the trail and through the Five Senses Garden while their Subaru’s are being serviced at the dealership. In addition to sponsoring the Tour de Belt and adopting the one mile section of the Greenbelt, a group of employees at Faulkner Subaru selected the Capital Area Greenbelt as the charity for their golf team to sponsor in 2021. Several Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg employees are avid golfers. To give their game more purpose and make it more challenging they have formed three teams (12 employees) at the dealership representing three (of the many) non-profit organizations that Faulkner Subaru supports in central Pennsylvania. The teams will track their scores while golfing throughout the summer. In September, the dealership will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes to the teams totaling $5000 that will be given to the three charities that were selected by the golfers. The Capitol Area Greenbelt is thrilled to have been chosen as one the benefitting charities! Some companies talk about their “green initiatives” and “supporting” their local charities. Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg, their Subaru Ambassadors and the employees truly are committed to the community that surrounds them. The Capital Area Greenbelt is thankful for this community minded dealership! Board of Directors Capital Area Greenbelt Association, Inc. www.caga.org

Capital Area Greenbelt
Helping to keep the Capital Area Greenbelt...GREEN

Sharing the Love for 9 years! - Jenine G

Faulkner Subaru literally has saved hundreds and hundreds of animals from dogs, cats, goats, horses, sheep, alpacas, pigs and yes zebras and even a camel, we rescue all kinds of animals and their kindness and generosity over the past 9 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 $14,500 which marks over $140,000 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! Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg has always set the example in our community and we so much appreciate their commitment to making the lives of others better, whether it’s a human life or an animal live they truly care.

Speranza Animal Rescue
Sharing the Love for 9 years!

More Love to Share with LOOP - Anthony B

The Left Out Organization Program (L.O.O.P.) is truly humbled and grateful for the continuous support from the Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg family. We would like to thank the Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg family for being selected as one of their Hometown Charities for the Subaru Share the Love Event for the second year. We were truly humbled when we were presented with a check for $14,000!! Continuing to provide services to youth, young adults and their families during a pandemic proved to be challenging but not impossible. L.O.O.P. provides a safe place for at risk youth and young adults in Harrisburg for after school activities as well as during the summer break. We provide mentoring, homework assistance, life lessons, job preparedness, field trips and much more. Through the support of Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg, we have been able to provide uniforms to youth for school, equip them with book bags filled with essential items during the pandemic to include hand sanitizer, face masks, facial tissues and school supplies needed to prepare them for a successful school year. We have taken the youth on various field trips and when the city schools closed their buildings, we were able to secure a building to provide services for our program. The Faulkner family was right there to support our feed the community events where fresh produce boxes were provided to families throughout the community for several weeks. We were unable to hold our traditional community dinner during the holidays, but quickly moved into preassembling the meals and safely distributing them to the families. When we asked Faulkner to provide candy to the youth for the community dinner, they were right there to support. Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg continues to go above and beyond for the youth that participate in the L.O.O.P. program. Faulkner also looks for ways to bring their community partners together in hopes of strengthening the impact on others in need in the Harrisburg area. Their thoughtfulness and generosity is felt throughout the City of Harrisburg. L.O.O.P. is truly blessed to have Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg support. The Faulkner family compassion and commitment to support the community as a whole is commendable.

More Love to Share with LOOP

Employees Show The Love!! - Jennifer K

Demonstrating they are more than a car company, Subaru retailers just concluded a two-year campaign that helped provide 2.25 MILLION meals to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s 27-county service area. In addition to giving financially, many dealerships also volunteered at the Food Bank’s Healthy Food Hubs packing nutritious meals. Together, they packed over 350 boxes totaling 21,700 lbs. of food. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank has provided more than 58 million meals to our neighbors in need since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and thousands of those neighbors were facing food insecurity for the first time. Special thanks to Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg and Subaru of America employees for showing their love to our community!

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
Employees Show The Love!!

The Dream House - Spring Cleaning - Anthony S

The Dream House is a supportive, residential home for young ladies ages 18-24. We serve two main populations, those who have aged out of foster care and/or are facing homelessness. We launched our mission to open the Dream House in March of 2020, when we moved our first young lady in. We provide young women a place to grow, heal and learn skills needed to become successful adults, we accomplish this thorough accountability, healing and relationship. The one day I won’t forget is the day I got a phone call from Doug Jones, General Manager at Faulkner Subaru, he introduced himself and told me he would like to help us in our mission of the Dream House, I was blown away that a business was calling me to help us with getting the Dream House up and running, this was a blessing since we are a non-profit organization and we rely on donations and volunteers to help the lives of young women we take in. Faulkner Subaru of Harrisburg has been a huge blessing to The Dream House during our first year of operation. They started with an extremely generous donation of $5,000 back in October of 2020. This blew us away to say the least! Recently we invited Doug and Chris Carvell to tour the The Dream House to see some of our recent improvements and talk about some projects that need to be completed and talk about the upcoming Spring Cleaning Day we were planning. Doug and Chris told us that they would talk to their employees and some Subaru Ambassadors to put together a team of volunteers to help. They did not disappoint...We had our Spring Cleaning Day on April 17th, 2021 and Chris put together an amazing team of Subaru Ambassadors as well as employees from the dealership. They helped build us a garden (awesome!) and do a thorough cleaning and organizing of our basement which had accumulated a lot during our first year of ministry! Two of the Subaru Ambassadors even built us an amazing shelving unit for us to increase our storage capacity which we greatly needed! They all came with such positive energy and willingness to serve in whatever way was needed. Then, to top it all off, Doug handed me a check for $1,000 during our lunch break! WOW! When Doug and Chris visited The Dream House in March, I had mention that one of the projects we were looking to complete was to install some air conditioning units for the girls. Doug quietly handed me the check and said that he hoped it would help with the project. We are so grateful to be linked with an organization of this caliber! What an encouragement to know that there are businesses out there that care this much about the communities they are in. Thank you so much Doug, Chris, Subaru Ambassadors and your amazing team!!

The Dream House
The Dream House - Spring Cleaning

Students of the Year - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Mikayla and Madelyn D

For the past 7 years, nominated students across Central Pennsylvania have been raising money to support the mission of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life of blood cancer patients and their families. Students of the Year is a fundraising competition and leadership program for high school students to raise awareness for blood cancers and LLS in their local communities. We are Mikayla and Madelyn DeMatt, a senior and junior at Central Dauphin High School. From January 21st to March 12th, we took on the challenge of Students of the Year. Our family knows first hand the challenges that come with a loved one being diagnosed with a blood cancer. In 2012, our dad was diagnosed with non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Since then, we have been passionate about supporting the LLS, an organization that helped our family through such a troubling time. Students of the Year was an experience like no other for us. Taking on the role of leading a multigenerational team was difficult, and we’ve definitely grown so much from it. One of the most challenging aspects of this campaign was reaching out to local businesses and companies to share our story and ask for their support. During our campaign, we met with Mr. Doug Jones from Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg. He was one of the easiest people to talk to that we met, and was so open to listening to us and engaging in conversation. We left our meeting feeling excited for meeting someone as kind as him. We raised a total of $144,191 during our seven week campaign, and we were named Students of the Year for Central PA. We are beyond thrilled with the work that we have done, so that the money we raised can go towards helping other patients like our dad and the countless others affected by blood cancers. We would like to thank Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg and Mr. Jones tremendously for generously donating $5,000 to our Students of the Year campaign. We couldn’t have been this successful without the Faulkner Subaru love and support!

Students of the Year - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

A Pandemic Can’t Stop The Love - Jennifer K

A Pandemic Can’t Stop the Love. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank has seen an outpouring of support from the community that has been incredible. Thousands of generous individuals and companies have helped to Give Hope Now, but our work is far from over. The Food Bank has seen demand for food assistance increase more than 40% in the past year and expects demand to remain at these high levels for the next two years. With a “strong front” to combat hunger, the Food Bank and its more than 1,000 partner agencies and programs provided over 50 million meals this past year. But community support is what gets the job done - volunteering, donating and raising awareness all contribute to addressing food insecurity across Pennsylvania. Thank you Faulkner Subaru for your generous donation of 156,762 meals to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. Together, we can end hunger. https://www.centralpafoodbank.org/

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg and Clayton Shaw Racing - CLAYTON S

In 2015 Clayton Shaw Racing and Faulkner Subaru came together to help a young man with his racing career and for Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg to get some advertising as well. Hi, I'm Clayton Shaw I am a 20 year old college student as well as a collegiate athlete. I race the #3c Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg 600cc micro sprint here in central, PA. Faulkner has been a key component for our race team, without their continued support I wouldn't be where I am at today in my racing career. However they have gone above and beyond helping me with my race car. Doug and Leo also helped me try to find a car for me so I could have reliable transportation for college. I can't thank Doug, Chris, and Leo enough for how much them and the rest of the Faulkner Subaru family as helped me with my racing career. I tell people all the time to check out Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg if they are looking for a new or used car, or to get their Subaru serviced. With their help we have been a competitive car week after week. We have won races and have qualified for one of the biggest races in the area the first time we were there. I hope to get them to the races this year to see me race and what their support really does for us as a racing program. For the 2021 season we have switched our program up and went with a different chassis manufacture. We hope with this new car we can put it upfront for Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg. We are planning on running mostly Greenwood, and Linda's speedway this year. As well as shows at trail-way, Path Valley and any other tracks we could venture to. I really Can't thank Doug, Chris, and Leo enough for all they have done, Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg is some of the best group of people I have encountered. They are always willing to lend a helping hand no matter what it is.

Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg and Clayton Shaw Racing

Faulkner x Dirt Track Racing = Success - Trent Y

In 2015, Falkner Subaru Harrisburg joined with Trent Yoder Racing to make a young kids dream in racing come true.. and getting some exposure along the way! I'm Trent, I drive the #66 Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg 600cc Micro Sprint car in the Central, PA area. Faulkner has done so many great things for us over the years they've been apart of our race team, and its all thanks to Doug, Chris, and Leo. They've been the backbone to our whole sponsorship and race team and we couldn't be where we are without them. We've made so many great memories together, and they've helped us achieve things we never thought was possible, between winning races, championships, advertisement, participating in events and fundraisers you name it! We try and promote Faulkner as much as possible to get people to go to them for all their auto service needs. It's the least we can do for all that they have done for us. Each and every year, Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg supports us so that we can be a competitive race team each and every week. Their support drives us to just keep getting better and better, week after week, and it is such a great feeling to have them behind us all season long! In 2020, Chris and Leo attended on of our races at Path Valley Speedway, and we all had one goal in mind.. and that was to WIN. We were on our A-game all night and ended up winning for the guys at Faulkner! We knew that very night, that the pure joy and excitement of Chris and Leo that they were ready to keep supporting us for the years that follow, and we could not be more excited for that opportunity. Our 600 Micro Sprint will race at the following racetracks during the 2021 racing season: Path Valley Speedway Park, Trail-way Speedway, Greenwood Valley Action Tracks, Linda's Speedway, and Clyde Martin Memorial Raceway. You can follow me on social media via Facebook: Trent Yoder, or on Instagram: @trent_yoder. You can also follow our racing pages via Facebook: www.tmyracing.com and Twitter: @RacingTrent. We post weekly about upcoming races, what tracks we will be racing at, and results after each and every race. From all of us here at Trent Yoder Racing, we all are so thankful for the love and support Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg gives us each and every year, and we cannot wait to create more success on and off the track together. Lets put Faulkner in Victory Lane again and again this year!

Faulkner x Dirt Track Racing = Success

Delivering Hope One Child at a Time - Jeremias G

It was 10 years ago since I walked into Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg to ask them if they would be interested in helping at risk youths in our community and what a 10 years it has been partnered with an organization like Faulkner Subaru. Faulkner Subaru has helped us countless times through those years with funding, volunteering and mentoring our youths. At Diakon Youth Services and our Diakon Wilderness Center in Boiling Springs Pa. we transform the lives of at risk youths through a range of community based treatment, vocational training, counseling and mentoring services, we offer a wide range of programs designed to help young people become productive, contributing members of society. Faulkner Subaru has been with us every step of the way with sponsorships and scholarship opportunities, volunteering, funding some of our programs, the employees of Faulkner Subaru are a special group of people. In 2020 it has been a very challenging year with Covid 19, we had to adjust our mentoring and learning programs and at the same time knowing that we had to stay connected to our kids to help them especially in these tough times, we set up virtual learning just to stay connected to our at risk youths. We really wanted to do something for our students for Christmas, the Covid 19 Pandemic only made things worse for our student during the Holidays, we knew that many of our students would not be getting any gifts to open Christmas morning so we thought it would be a great idea if we could deliver Christmas presents to the homes of our students since our facility at the Wilderness Center was closed because of Covid 19. I stopped into Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg in the beginning of December to talk to Doug Jones, the General Manager, about the upcoming programs for 2021 at Diakon as I do at the end of every year and as we were discussing the upcoming year I mentioned my idea about giving Christmas gifts to all of our students at Diakon and without hesitation Doug said he would like to help us with our idea. I wasn’t expecting it, but Faulkner Subaru purchased every gift for every student that was enrolled in our Diakon program this year, 38 students. I can’t put into words how excited I was when Doug made this offer. Christmas morning the Diakon staff loaded up all the Christmas gifts in their cars and we drove to every house of our students and delivered the gifts, to see the excitement and joy of our students and their families when we delivered these Christmas gifts was overwhelming and gratifying for our Diakon staff, tears of joy were shared by those of us giving and those who were receiving. Over the past 10 years Faulkner Subaru has changed many lives at Diakon and they do it without hesitation or reward, they truly care about the people in their community and we are so blessed to have them as part of our community.

Delivering Hope One Child at a Time

Collaborative Efforts Bring Beautiful Blessings - Melisa B

We are BEYOND thankful for the growing relationship we have with Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg. What started three years ago with a $5,000 donation to support the kids has become more than anything we could have imagined at the Left Out Organization Program (LOOP). LOOP is a program that offers a safe place for the youth of inner city Harrisburg to go after school and during summer break by providing programs and field trips. Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg has supported LOOP in so many ways! In 2017, they recognized our need for a reliable means of transportation for the youth and surprised us with a van loaded with snacks for the after school program! Because of this, we can now ensure that more kids are able to get to and from these programs safely. Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg also helps to service this vehicle for us and even had our logos wrapped onto the outside which allows us to promote the program while driving through the community. Last year, Doug Jones reached out to let us know that the employees at the dealership selected LOOP as one of their Hometown Charities for the Subaru Share the Love Event. We were blown away when we were presented with a check for $22,540!! But Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg does more than just donate money - they show up! We have welcomed many of the Faulkner Family to our after school programs and community events to play basketball with the youth, come to the circus with us on field trips, hand out backpacks during our back to school event, and SO MUCH MORE! Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg continues to go above and beyond for the kids that participate in the LOOP program. Faulkner also looks for ways to bring their community partners together in hopes of strengthening the impact on others in need in the Harrisburg area. One of Faulkner’s Community Partners, Cocoa Packs, is an organization that was created in 2015 to ensure access to meals for school aged children in Derry Township School District and the surrounding area. Christine Drexler, a mother of five, noticed the changing demographic in Derry Township and realized the challenge families were facing in being able to provide meals outside of school. This sparked an initiative to create a welcoming environment that allows families in need access to nutritious food for days when children aren’t in school. Cocoa Packs has been a community partner of Faulkner Subaru since the beginning and together they are always looking for new ways to help others. Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg’s financial support and interest in forming collaborative efforts amongst their community partners has allowed LOOP and Cocoa Packs to expand their impact by combining resources. Doug Jones from Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg had an idea to introduce LOOP and Cocoa Packs and a wonderful relationship formed immediately! After receiving a large food donation, Christine Drexler and her team from Cocoa Packs brought an entire van full of fresh produce and milk for the youth and families in center city Harrisburg!! We set up tables at the William Howard Day homes and blasted our social media pages to let everyone know when to stop by to pick up food. We handed out all of the donated fresh produce and milk to our neighbors in Allison Hill in less than an hour! No amount of “Thank You” can express how grateful we are for the beautiful blessings that Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg has given us over the years. Since this particular event took place in the beginning of November, LOOP and the rest of our community has benefitted from food donations by Cocoa Packs on multiple occasions, including an opportunity to provide turkeys and sides for Thanksgiving! We’ve said before that we can’t imagine what Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg will think of next, and we stand by that today. Their thoughtfulness and generosity is felt throughout the City of Harrisburg.

LOOP (Left Out Organizational Program)

Speranza Animal Rescue - Share the Love - Jenine G

Speranza Animal Rescue is honored to be included as one of the charities in the Subaru “Share The Love” event with Faulkner Subaru of Harrisburg. Faulkner’s generosity towards Speranza Animal Rescue, Inc., is vital in the ability to continue our mission in "saving the most abused and neglected animals". And, together, with our goal of finding loving homes for as many of them as possible. Subaru’s commitment to supporting the community and Speranza has been a solid pillar in our current world of uncertainty. With the many restrictions that Pennsylvania has placed upon us this year our fundraising opportunities were severely impacted. Evelyn Bertoni found a way for us to bring our adoptable dogs to Faulkner Subaru while providing our volunteers a safe distance to communicate with their customers. The response was overwhelming. The generous donations filled 3 of our cars with warm blankets, treats and toys for our animals at Speranza. Speranza is 100 percent volunteer run non profit with 50 dogs and 61 farm animals and many out in foster. Many of our animals have serious “life threatening health issues”. Subaru’s generous donations to Speranza, over the years has assisted in allowing us to give the residents and adoptable dogs the best care possible. Sincerely, we are not sure what we would have done without our friends at Subaru’s charitable support this year. We look forward to many years of community outreach with our friends at Faulkner Subaru of Harrisburg.

Speranza Animal Rescue
Speranza Animal Rescue - Share the Love

Chapter 7 "Share The Love" is Real - Jodie S

This past week I saw one of the Subaru commercials on TV with the theme of “Share the Love”. Many well-known and worthy non-profits were cited as recipients of donations from Subaru. That is certainly commendable! But what also struck me is that Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg also cares about the local, small non-profits doing important work in our community. Paxton Ministries will never be featured on a commercial for Subaru, yet the local dealership is a consistent, generous donor with their time and financial donations. Just recently, we were glad to have the team from Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg here to decorate the outside of Paxton Street Home with Christmas lights! The president, Doug Jones, and General Manager, Chris Carvell led a team of their employees along with a couple Subaru Ambassadors to string lights outside. What a difference that makes in lifting our spirits! They donated some of the decorations, and even more important they gave of their time. I know many times it is easy to give money to a good cause. We tend to do that without obligation. But giving of one’s time is all the more precious. The recent time spent here by the Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg team was the perfect picture of Subaru’s theme to “Share the Love”. Thank you for caring to help us—the large and small organizations—as you make a difference in our community.

Chapter 7 "Share The Love" is Real

Collaborative efforts bring beautiful blessings - Melisa B

We are BEYOND thankful for the growing relationship we have with Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg. What started three years ago with a $5,000 donation to support the kids has become more than anything we could have imagined at the Left Out Organization Program (LOOP). LOOP is a program that offers a safe place for the youth of inner city Harrisburg to go after school and during summer break by providing programs and field trips. Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg has supported LOOP in so many ways! In 2017, they recognized our need for a reliable means of transportation for the youth and surprised us with a van loaded with snacks for the after school program! Because of this, we can now ensure that more kids are able to get to and from these programs safely. Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg also helps to service this vehicle for us and even had our logos wrapped onto the outside which allows us to promote the program while driving through the community. Last year, Doug Jones reached out to let us know that the employees at the dealership selected LOOP as one of their Hometown Charities for the Subaru Share the Love Event. We were blown away when we were presented with a check for $22,540!! But Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg does more than just donate money - they show up! We have welcomed many of the Faulkner Family to our after school programs and community events to play basketball with the youth, come to the circus with us on field trips, hand out backpacks during our back to school event, and SO MUCH MORE! Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg continues to go above and beyond for the kids that participate in the LOOP program. Faulkner also looks for ways to bring their community partners together in hopes of strengthening the impact on others in need in the Harrisburg area. One of Faulkner’s Community Partners, Cocoa Packs, is an organization that was created in 2015 to ensure access to meals for school aged children in Derry Township School District and the surrounding area. Christine Drexler, a mother of five, noticed the changing demographic in Derry Township and realized the challenge families were facing in being able to provide meals outside of school. This sparked an initiative to create a welcoming environment that allows families in need access to nutritious food for days when children aren’t in school. Cocoa Packs has been a community partner of Faulkner Subaru since the beginning and together they are always looking for new ways to help others. Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg’s financial support and interest in forming collaborative efforts amongst their community partners has allowed LOOP and Cocoa Packs to expand their impact by combining resources. Doug Jones from Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg had an idea to introduce LOOP and Cocoa Packs and a wonderful relationship formed immediately! After receiving a large food donation, Christine Drexler and her team from Cocoa Packs brought an entire van full of fresh produce and milk for the youth and families in center city Harrisburg!! We set up tables at the William Howard Day homes and blasted our social media pages to let everyone know when to stop by to pick up food. We handed out all of the donated fresh produce and milk to our neighbors in Allison Hill in less than an hour! No amount of “Thank You” can express how grateful we are for the beautiful blessings that Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg has given us over the years. Since this particular event took place in the beginning of November, LOOP and the rest of our community has benefitted from food donations by Cocoa Packs on multiple occasions, including an opportunity to provide turkeys and sides for Thanksgiving! We’ve said before that we can’t imagine what Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg will think of next, and we stand by that today. Their thoughtfulness and generosity is felt throughout the City of Harrisburg.

LOOP Boyz & Girlz

We're still barking in 2020... - Jessica S

While this year’s Bark in the Park looked different than we’ve had in the past by going virtual, we had an AMAZING turn out from our local community and our sponsors. We’re so thankful for sponsors like Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg, who donated $2,500 to help make this event a success!! Bark in the Park, Animal Care PA's major annual fundraising event, includes a 5K run, 10K run and 1-mile walk as well as a pet costume contest. Proceeds benefit Animal Care PA’s community-based programs: FEED, CARE, EDUCATE. The FEED initiative, Henry’s Helping Paws Program, provides pet food for animals owned by senior citizens who struggle financially to provide for their beloved pets. The CARE initiative, The Last Chance Program, helps pay for life-saving veterinary care for animals in need.

Bark In The Park 5k
We're still barking in 2020...

Blankets for the homeless - Leah P

HELP Ministries, sometimes referred to as "The HELP Office," is a social service hub in Dauphin County, providing a comprehensive approach to homelessness and poverty alleviation through crisis resolution, emergency aid, and housing assistance. We offer a continuum of crisis management and homeless solutions: from homelessness prevention to short-term aid to long-term solutions, as well as other crisis assistance. We were blessed with a blanket delivery from Doug Jones and Chris Carvell on behalf of Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg and their recognition of National Homeless Youth Awareness Month. Support like this speaks volumes in support our local community members!!

HELP Ministries
Blankets for the homeless

Another successful run for Gulliver - John H

A very big THANKS to Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg for their donation to our 8th Annual Gulliver’s Run!! Despite the rain that showed up at the start, it was another successful event and with support of local businesses like Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg, it makes all of our effort to put on Gulliver’s Run worth it! "Gulliver's Run" was named in honor of Gulliver Rue Heycock a Hungarian Vizsla who joined the Heycock Family 8 weeks after his birth in 2003. Gulliver ran daily with John and later Duncan, another vizsla, b. 2004, and they became Team Vizsla. Gulliver was diagnosed with canine lymphoma in October 2011, shortly after his 8th birthday. Gulliver was treated for his lymphoma at U of Penn, Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital for 13 months. He participated in 2 clinical trials and continued to run for his entire treatment period. Gulliver tolerated all of his medication and chemo without any discomfort and kept up an active and energetic lifestyle up until 2 days before he crossed the last finish line. Gulliver ran a 5k a week before he passed away. He was a tireless runner, but more importantly, he showed us to never give up! "Gulliver's Run" is a tribute to a remarkable friend, a means to raise funds to help continue the fight against canine cancer and is meant to be a means to celebrate the special bond that exists between dogs and their human companions. "Gulliver's Run" is a 5k trail run that is held annually in early November at Gifford Pinchot Park in Pennsylvania. It focuses on canine/human teams but is open to runners and walkers who may participate with or without a canine friend. All proceeds go to the National Canine Cancer Foundation to be distributed to groups and organizations with a proven record of direct involvement in research and treatment of canine cancer. "Gulliver's Run" is recognized by the IRS as a 501(C)3, non-profit, public charity.

Gulliver's Run
Another successful run for Gulliver

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.

PA Breast Cancer Coalition
PABCC - Drive Out Breast Cancer

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.

CATRA

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.

Speranza Animal Rescue
Making Maddie's Day

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!

Wish Upon a Food Truck Festival
When you Wish Upon a Food Truck...

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.

Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz
Friends of Jazz presenting Wynton Marsalis

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

Paxton Ministries
Chapter 6