The Subaru Love Promise is just that. A promise. It is a promise to do right by our community by partnering with nonprofit education, health, community, environment, and animal organizations - to set Subaru apart through our deeds and the deeds of our partners. To be unlike any other car company by doing what is right and good, just for the sake of doing it.
The Grayson Family takes Subaru's commitments to community just as seriously, with a strong presence in Knoxville and the Greater Knoxville area. Our sponsorship of local non-profit organizations run the gamut of what Subaru Corporate and our customers hold dear as core principles and passionate beliefs. Below you will find a list of our charitable endeavors over the course of the last several years. It's more than a list though and these are more than charities. Grayson has picked these organizations as partners. The listed organizations and their events also reflect what matters most to us as a company and what our customers value most.
Nourish Knoxville's mission is to cultivate and support
relationships between farmers, artisanal producers and to build healthy
communities through connections to local food. One of our main projects to
achieve this mission is the popular Market Square Farmers' Market (MSFM), located in
the heart of downtown Knoxville. It is important to us to be able to provide a
wonderful experience for our vendors and customers, while maintaining an
affordable entry point into the marketplace for our farmers and entrepreneurs.
Subaru approached us about becoming a sponsor of the MSFM right when we needed
it. Through Grayson Subaru's sponsorship, we are able to continue to provide
our community excellent food choices, while keeping overhead low. We started
our partnership in the 2015 season of the MSFM, and look forward to many years
of working together. Thank you, Grayson Subaru, for being a wonderful partner
for our market!
Grayson Subaru was the Presenting Sponsor of the
Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley's (HSTV) 21st Annual "Bark In
The Park", which is HSTV's largest annual fundraiser. In addition to sponsorship, Grayson has donated pet supplies,
sponsored highway billboards and is the presenting sponsoring of "Grayson Home
for the Holidays", the first-ever collaborative pet adoption event between HSTV
and Young Williams Animal Center.
has been incredibly fortunate to establish a great partnership with Grayson Subaru. We have only been working together for a
little over 1 year, but they have been so generous to us in so many ways.
Subaru and Grayson truly LOVE pets.
Food Bank of East Tennessee would like to extend our gratitude to Grayson
Subaru Share the Love Promotion for raising awareness and donating over 40,000
meals to those in need. Your donation this year will go towards our Double Your
Donation Day, which will allow your Grayson Subaru to be part of our matching
funds for the pledges we receive that day.
of all the individuals, families and children over the 525 nonprofit
organizations that will benefit from your continued kindness and hard work,
THANK YOU! Second Harvest is able to grow thanks to the generous support
of our community. Thank you for your gift and thank you for allowing
Second Harvest to pursue its mission of alleviating hunger in East Tennessee
throughout our 18 county service area.
YOUNG WILLIAMS ANIMAL CENTER
non-profit organization and the only open admission facility in the region,
Young -Williams Animal Center turns no animals away. In fact, caring for
abandoned, surrendered and abused animals in East Tennessee, while striving to
manage the pet overpopulation in the region are not easy tasks. Working in
partnership with the community, government, local businesses, Young-Williams
Animal Center is making a positive difference in the health and happiness of our
companion pet population.
the numbers in 2014, Young-Williams Animal Center saved more than 6,450 lives.
Through an adoption event hosted by Grayson Subaru, we were able to adopt out animals
who had been positioned on the adoption floor for several months. More than 30
pets were placed in a forever home. A tasks that we may not otherwise be able to
achieve. It costs around $35.00 to care for one animal a day.
Grayson Subaru saved us
from spending hundreds of our crucial dollars by sponsoring an adoption event
which gained local media attention. Grayson Subaru
cares is a crucial partnership for non-profits in the local community.
Young-Williams Animal Center is extremely grateful for the chance to work with
them in 2015. Thank you, for all that you do."
Achievement of East Tennessee created the Beer, Bacon & BBQ Event to raise
money to further our work readiness & financial literacy programs.
Junior Achievement served more than 16,400 students this past school year and
is truly "Inspiring Young People to Bring Home the Bacon".
impressive list of corporate sponsors helped make that possible, including Grayson
Subaru. Working with sponsors like Grayson has helped increase the reach of the
event, has helped raise awareness for the important work that we do, and
ultimately has helped us reach more students here in East Tennessee.
Research has shown that 77% of consumers are more likely to buy a product that
supports a good cause and more than 56% of them have more trust in brands that
are ethically & socially responsible. Grayson certainly fits the mold
on both of those items and is an involved and solid corporate citizen.
Knoxville Brewfest is a unique craft beer tasting event in
that not only promotes local, regional and international beers, but benefits
CureDuchenne, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds research
to cure Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This celebration of beer features over 80
breweries, hundreds of beers and over 2,500 passionate craft beer fans.
In 5 years, Brewfest has donated over $100,000 to
CureDuchenne to support the most promising research projects aimed at treating
and curing the disease with the help of its distinguished panel of Scientific
Advisors from around the world. To date, seven research projects have made
their way into human clinical trials with support from CureDuchenne. This
accelerated push to move research from the lab into clinical trials could save
the lives of those afflicted and give them hope for halting the progress of the
disease. Very few health-related nonprofits have been as successful in being a
catalyst for human clinical trials.
Grayson Subaru's participation as a sponsor helped Brewfest
maximize the funds we are able to raise for charity. Their misting booth and
car displays were also thoroughly enjoy by our patrons on a hot June day. We
look forward to continuing to work with such a caring and enthusiastic sponsor
as Grayson Subaru as we strive to make a difference in the fight against Duchenne.