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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 Grayson Subaru 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 give back as well.

Young Williams Animal Center

Ijams Nature Center

Farragut High School

Knoxville Botanical Gardens

UT Cancer Center

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

Love Promise Stories from Grayson Subaru

Subaru and Grayson Subaru believe in making a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work. We uphold that belief through our Love Promise Community Commitment. Every month, we select inspiring stories from customers and partners from around our area who strive to support our collective commitment and feature them here

Young Williams and Grayson Team Up for Success! - Dan M

Our friends at Grayson Subaru are working to help make our vision of a home for every pet a reality. By hosting adoption events and sponsoring pets and events, they make an impact for pets like Edith. It was a hot late-summer day when a good Samaritan found an overweight beagle struggling to walk and took her to UT vet hospital. After learning she didn’t have a microchip and she was overall in good health, she was transferred to Young-Williams Animal Center. At intake, this underdog weighed in at 57 lbs, more than double what a healthy beagle should be, and was given the name Edith. The staff at Young-Williams Animal Center developed a weight loss plan and sent her to a caring foster home. In the shelter, Edith could barely walk on her own, and she would collapse on the floor every few steps. She had to be carried outside for bathroom breaks and there was even an incident when she got stuck on her back while napping, but with the help of two friendly staff members she got back on her feet. A long-time foster fell in love and knew she could help change Edith’s life. “My animals at home are used to foster pets and have raised foster kittens for years. However, my resident beagle, Sam, lost his lifelong fur-sister back in April (she was 17 years old), and I wasn’t sure how he would react to having a new dog in the house. I scheduled a Meet & Greet at YWAC and the two hit it off immediately! It was all wagging tails and sweet kisses - turns out Sam was just waiting for another old lady dog to love!” Edith settled in quickly and Sam was right there by her side to show her around the house and yard. Edith is highly food motivated and was very enthusiastic about her food. She loved having green beans, carrots, peas, and other veggies with her diet kibble, and she’s got a sweet tooth for apples and blueberries as treats. In just two weeks in foster, she lost 2.5 pounds (4% of her total body weight)! On track for meeting her weight loss goals, Edith was made available for adoption. “When I received the first adoption application for Edith, I felt my stomach drop at the thought of giving her up,” recalls her foster mom. “I held back tears as the interested couple met Edith. While they decided that they were not a perfect fit for Edith, that interaction made it obvious that Edith had already found her forever family with me (and Sam). ”Edith’s foster finalized the adoption and has continued her weight loss journey. Since August, Edith has been doing water exercises. For her New Year’s resolution, they are exploring the underwater treadmill at the Animal Wellness and Rehabilitation Center. As of her last vet appointment, Edith has lost almost 15 pounds! “I feel so grateful to have her and to have the opportunity to help her become happy and healthy! And Sam is so happy to have a sweet old lady to love!”

Young Williams and Grayson Team Up for Success!

It takes a team - Lynnda M

This is a common sight these days as our Subaru "Outback" who we fondly call Fillus is out making a needed pick-up at Second Harvest of East Tennessee. Fillus is a gift from Subaru of America Inc. through their Subaru Loves to Help" program that has been a lifeline for so many. It is amazing how much capacity this sleek profiled vehicle can hold. Some of the terrains can be tough in these parts of the country but we are yet to find a challenge she can't handle. Subaru of America and Second Harvest of East TN has kept us on the road, delivering needed food to our shut-in seniors. Covid-19 has posed challenges but nothing we can't handle. Thanks Subaru and thank you Second Harvest.

Smoky Mountain Meals on Wheels
It takes a team

Farragut High School Accepts Gift from Grayson - Dan M

Dr. John Bartlett, principal of Farragut High School here in Knoxville, knew just like all other principals knew, that social distancing would be hard inside a very large high school. To make matters worse, the school hasn't exactly grown with the growth of its student body, so lunch can be cramped in the school's commons area even in perfect conditions on a normal day. COVID has offered us all challenges and FHS was no different. An inventive request went out from Dr. Bartlett's office for several outdoor picnic tables, so their kids would have extra options at lunchtime, before school and after school. The same options would be available for staff as well. Grayson met Dr. Bartlett's request with 3 new picnic tables, two of which we purchased by Grayson Subaru. Dr. Bartlett and staff were very thankful for the tables and it looks like Farragut High will receive more than enough tables to achieve their goal of alternative seating!

Farragut High School Accepts Gift from Grayson

Wags to Riches - Missy M

Small Breed Rescue of East Tennessee (SBRET) is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization with no paid positions and is completely ran by volunteers. SBRET has no central shelter facility and all dogs live in the homes of our wonderful volunteers until they are ready for their forever home. SBRET runs entirely on donations. Developing a relationship with Grayson Auto Group has allowed us to continue the work that we are so very passionate about. Saving lives. What does a sponsorship like Grayson Auto Group mean to us? First of all, it shows us that they care! Grayson Auto Group is VERY well known in the community to help so many organizations in the Knoxville area. We feel so fortunate to call Grayson a sponsor AND friend of SBRET! Without the funds that Grayson has provided to us, we could not continue our mission. Grayson has also provided SBRET with one of the biggest Custom Sail Flags that can be found in Knoxville! We use this flag to let people know where we are having our weekly adoption events, and trust me. You can't miss it. All because of Grayson! We look so forward to many more fun events with Grayson Auto Group and we only hope that you know how much of a positive impact you have had on our organization. Wags to Riches, thanks to Grayson and your generosity!

Small Breed Rescue of East Tennessee
Wags to Riches

Knoxville Habitat for Humanity - Lacey M

Knoxville Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing ministry that partners with families in Knox County to help them build a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With the generosity of our partners, like Grayson Subaru, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. With the lead gift from Grayson Subaru, which launched fundraising efforts of breweries and local craft beer taprooms, Knoxville Habitat launched the House that Beer. With a generous donation from Grayson Subaru and the fundraising efforts of breweries and local craft beer taprooms, the money was raised to build a home with a local Knoxville family in need of affordable housing. Raven, an LPN (licensed practical nurse) at a local orthopedic clinic, was the family partner for the House that Beer Built. She worked through the Knoxville Habitat program while raising four children on her own. She learned to budget her finances before swinging a hammer on the build site. With the help and support of Grayson Subaru, Raven’s children now have their very own yard where they can safely play. They have their own rooms where they can grow and learn. Grayson Subaru has continued to support Knoxville Habitat through multiple community events, such as Cans for a Cause, Cook the Gators Shrimp Boil and as a Women Build sponsor. Thank you, Grayson Subaru, for helping Raven and other families like hers help themselves and for supporting us as we create a community where everyone has a decent place to live.

Knoxville Habitat for Humanity
Knoxville Habitat for Humanity

Standing Against Child Abuse in Blount County - Rob S

Grayson Subaru has been a big part of the Tennessee Winter Beer Fest (TWBF) for many years now. The TWBF is a non-profit group that raises money each year for the New Hope Blount County Children's Advocacy Center. New Hope is dedicated to serving children who are victims of sexual and physical abuse through prevention, education, and intervention. In the last 9 years we've raised $125K for New Hope and we've been thrilled to have Grayson Subaru be a part of the event - both as a sponsor and as they provide drinking water for the event which helps encourage hydration and safety during the event. The money raised helps New Hope support their programs to help victims through both advocacy and therapy as well as prevention programs throughout the county. We've been thrilled to partner with Grayson Subaru and look forward to next year. Thank you Grayson Subaru!

Standing Against Child Abuse in Blount County

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR HOMEBOUND SENIORS - Shelly W

CAC Mobile Meals is the Meals on Wheels Assn. in Knoxville, TN. Each Monday - Friday volunteers deliver a hot meal and a safety check to over 950 homebound seniors. Each holiday season the community donates gift bags to be delivered to Mobile Meals clients. In 2019, with the assistance of Grayson Subaru, Mobile Meals was able to deliver 1,424 gift bags to isolated seniors in our community, including those receiving a meal on Christmas day. Grayson Subaru was a valuable partner in serving as a drop off location for gifts. Two Subaru vehicles were decorated with bright red bows and stuffed full of gifts (over & over!) Our volunteers would pick up the gifts as needed and get them sorted and ready for distribution. We appreciate our partnership with Grayson Subaru and all the work they do to support our mission of delivering hot, nutritious, noontime meals to Knox County seniors. This year’s Share the Love gift drive for Mobile Meals clients with Grayson Subaru was been a HUGE success!

CAC Mobile Meals
CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR HOMEBOUND SENIORS

Grayson Made Dreams Come True at DreamBikes - Mitchell C

DreamBikes is a non-profit bike shop that provides hands-on, paid job training to at-risk youth in the Downtown Knoxville area. Since our organization opened its doors in Knoxville we have been able to keep more than 1,500 bikes out of local landfills while providing more than 30 jobs to at-risk youth in the area. In 2019 the team at Grayson Subaru reached out with a simple request - to let them know when and where they could help. Since then Grayson has sponsored our bicycle-powered Thanksgiving food drive we call Cranksgiving, and they sponsored our winter bike drive. Grayson's support has made a huge impact on our organization. This year we've been able to keep more than 200 bikes out of local landfills and we've donated more than 100 bikes to the at-need population completely free of cost.

DreamBikes
Grayson Made Dreams Come True at DreamBikes

Fillus up and they did - Lynnda M

For most toilet paper is a given but in the world of seniors it is considered a luxury item. Many seniors make ends meet by utilizing the SNAP (food stamp program). Toilet tissue is an item not covered. When we explained this to one of our lead attorney offices in the county, Kizer and Black LLC they challenged their offices to support our seniors. We lovingly named our Subaru Outback "Fillus" and they did just that. They collected enough TP to fill two vehicles and make a difference.

BCCAA/Smoky Mountain Meals on Wheels
Fillus up and they did

Grayson Presents Largest Check Ever to Ijams - Dan M

Ijams Nature Center and Grayson Subaru celebrated the success of the 2018 Subaru Share the Love event on Monday, April 22 during a check presentation and reception at the Ijams Nature Center Visitor Center. Grayson Subaru officials presented Ijams Executive Director Amber Parker with the donation, which breaks last year’s record as the largest amount to-date presented by Grayson Subaru to a local hometown charity. “This gift is possible because Grayson Subaru customers have again shown their love not only for Subaru vehicles but also for Ijams Nature Center,” said Randy Carter, Grayson Subaru sales manager. “Subaru of America’s Share the Love Event makes a difference on both the national and local level. It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to give back to an organization in our community in such a significant way.” The Subaru Share the Love event ran Nov. 15, 2018, through Jan. 2, 2019. Subaru of America, Inc. donated $250 for each new Subaru purchased or leased to the customer’s choice of several charities. Grayson Subaru customers could choose to designate donations to Ijams or one of the following charities: ASPCA, Make-A-Wish, Meals on Wheels America and National Park Foundation. In celebration of the campaign’s 11th anniversary and the automaker’s 50th anniversary in the United States, Subaru did not place a cap on total contributions to its Share the Love charitable partners for the second consecutive year. Since the Share the Love Event began, Subaru of America and its retailers have donated more than $140 million to national charities and more than 1,170 hometown charities. Ijams plans to use the donation to assist in cleaning up and restoring the Grayson Subaru Preserve, a 13.46-acre site that will ultimately feature footpaths, natural play elements for children and observation areas for parents that will allow them to watch their children but not inhibit their nature free play. The site also will be a place for citizen science and other Ijams education programs. In January 2019, Ijams contracted with Invasive Plant Control, a company based in Nashville, Tenn., to conduct a mass removal of invasive species on three acres of the property running along Island Home Avenue between McClure and Harold Lanes. Volunteers removed about 100 pounds of trash and 29 tires from the property during the 30th annual Ijams River Rescue presented by TVA with support from Lowe’s on April 6. “Ijams is so grateful to be Grayson Subaru’s hometown charity,” Parker said. “It means a great deal to have partners that believe in and support Ijams’ mission, and it’s incredible to know that the people Ijams serves feel the same way.” Ijams Nature Center is a nonprofit, 315-acre educational nature center for all ages, abilities and walks of life. Ijams’ mission is to encourage stewardship of the natural world by providing an urban greenspace for people to learn about and enjoy the outdoors through engaging experiences. Located just three miles from downtown Knoxville, Ijams features 12 miles of hiking and mixed-use trails, a public access river dock, swimming, boating, biking and more. The center offers hundreds of educational programs annually, from school field trips and off-site programs to on-site outdoor and classroom education programs that focus on topics from birding and wildflowers to yoga hikes, cooking classes and art programs. The Ijams grounds and trails are open every day from 8 a.m. until dusk. The Visitor Center is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit Ijams.org or call 865-577-4717.

Grayson Subaru
Grayson Presents Largest Check Ever to Ijams

Make a Dog’s Day - Andy A

Subaru is proud to establish the first-ever National Make A Dog’s Day October 22nd. As part of Subaru Loves Pets month, we’re inviting all dog lovers to do something extra special for their furry best friends. Plus, Subaru will be focusing our efforts on helping the hardest-to-adopt shelter Dogs –those with special needs-find homes. Get ready to fall in love withThe Underdogs. #MakeADogsDay Meet Gabi! Gabi has been at the Humane Society of NWGA (Northwest Georgia) for seven years. If you asked the volunteers to pick their favorite animal at the shelter, Gabi would win hands down. She does not do well with dogs or cats so must be the only animal in an adult only family. She loves people and will bond very quickly to you. Gabi would make someone a great companion. She is waiting patiently for her forever home. If you have room in your heart and your home for this sweet girl then please fill out an adoption application, highlight and right click this link: https://hsnwga.org/adoption/application-for-adoption/?fbclid=IwAR2Ie18p6U3ryKi-niIuIZFTd-waD98xrySl7IJmiRBXE239WP7dpODubiU #MakeADogsDay #SubaruLovesPets #TheUnderdogs

Humane Society of NWGA (Northwest Georgia)
Make a Dog’s Day

Make a Dog’s Day - Andy A

Subaru is proud to establish the first-ever National Make A Dog’s Day October 22nd. As part of Subaru Loves Pets month, we’re inviting all dog lovers to do something extra special for their furry best friends. Plus, Subaru will be focusing our efforts on helping the hardest-to-adopt shelter Dogs –those with special needs-find homes. Get ready to fall in love withThe Underdogs. #MakeADogsDay Meet Gabi! Gabi has been at the Humane Society of NWGA (Northwest Georgia) for seven years. If you asked the volunteers to pick their favorite animal at the shelter, Gabi would win hands down. She does not do well with dogs or cats so must be the only animal in an adult only family. She loves people and will bond very quickly to you. Gabi would make someone a great companion. She is waiting patiently for her forever home. If you have room in your heart and your home for this sweet girl then please fill out an adoption application, highlight and right click this link: https://hsnwga.org/adoption/application-for-adoption/?fbclid=IwAR2Ie18p6U3ryKi-niIuIZFTd-waD98xrySl7IJmiRBXE239WP7dpODubiU #MakeADogsDay #SubaruLovesPets #TheUnderdogs

Humane Society of NWGA (Northwest Georgia)
Make a Dog’s Day

Grayson Subaru Presents 2019 Outback to Ijams - ijams n

When Grayson Auto Group Marketing Coordinator Dan Moyers invited Ijams Nature Center’s Amber Parker and Cindy Hassil to come to Grayson Subaru for a surprise, they weren’t sure what to expect. Grayson Subaru has been a longtime supporter of the nonprofit nature center, most recently partnering with Ijams on work to clean up and restore a 14-acre property named The Grayson Preserve. However, there was stunned silence when Grayson Subaru Sales Manager Randy Carter and Moyers gestured to the lot of new vehicles, saying, “Let’s go pick out your new car.” “Dan knew how badly Ijams needed a new vehicle for outreach programs and general business, but Grayson Subaru had never presented a car for such use before,” Ijams Executive Director Amber Parker said. “That’s what makes this so special. Our friends at Grayson Subaru believe in the mission of Ijams so much that they wanted to help in a significant way. We are truly grateful to the Grayson family, Randy and Dan for making this possible.” The 2019 Subaru Outback features a full-color wrap showing children learning and playing in nature. The wrap was created by Great American Sign Company. “This car is a wonderful reminder to people of all ages to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors,” Moyers said. “Ijams Nature Center and Subaru both believe that nature is something to enjoy and protect.” “We knew an Outback was the perfect car for Ijams,” Carter added. “Even the interior is made for easy cleanup after transporting animals or wet, muddy gear. We’re proud to partner with an organization that is working to make a difference in the world.” Ijams Nature Center is a nonprofit, 315-acre educational nature center for all ages, abilities and walks of life. Ijams’ mission is to encourage stewardship of the natural world by providing an urban green space for people to learn about and enjoy the outdoors through engaging experiences. Located just three miles from downtown Knoxville, Ijams features 12 miles of hiking and mixed-use trails, a public access river dock, swimming, boating, biking and more. The center offers hundreds of educational programs annually, from school field trips and off-site programs to on-site outdoor and classroom education programs that focus on topics from birding and wildflowers to yoga hikes, cooking classes and art programs.

Ijams Nature Center
Grayson Subaru Presents 2019 Outback to Ijams

Where Love Meets Hope in Knoxville - Lori F

On June 19th, Dan Moyers, with Grayson Subaru delivered blankets to the University of Tennessee Medical Center's Cancer Institute. Lori Friel, with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Lindsey Jerkins, Clinic Operation Manager, met with two patients and gave them blankets. We met with Ms. Lois Shipley, who was being treated for AML, a type of leukemia. What was so special is that she had received money from LLS' Co-Pay Assistance program and was in the middle of her 14th treatment. She loved the blanket and happily posed with it. While there, a clinic volunteer, Phillip Sharp, began handing out the blankets to patients. He said, he enjoyed "paying it back" as he was a 15 year survivor of CML, a type of leukemia and that's why he now volunteers at the clinic. We gave him a volunteer too so he could know he was loved as well.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Where Love Meets Hope in Knoxville

Creating a new place for kids to play in nature - Cindy H

When we were kids, our moms would shoo us out of the house and tell us to come back for dinner or when it got dark. We built stick forts, played in the mud, searched for geodes and crawdads, and picked wild blackberries. Kids today are often in front of a TV or computer screen and don't have the opportunity to experience nature, and parents are wary of letting them run on their own. Thanks to Grayson Subaru and Subaru of America, Ijams Nature Center is creating a place for children to explore, learn and play: The Grayson Subaru Preserve. As part of the 2018 Subaru Share the Love Event, Grayson Subaru and Subaru of America are helping Ijams clean up and restore a 13.46-acre abandoned homesite adjacent to Ijams that will become a cutting-edge nature play area for children with observation areas for parents. In 2019, Ijams hired Invasive Plant Control to conduct a mass removal of invasive species on three acres of the property. Volunteers, AmeriCorps members and staff have treated these areas and cleared more property on their own during events like Weed Wrangle Knoxville and volunteer workdays. Volunteers also removed about 100 pounds of trash and 29 tires from the property during the 30th annual Ijams River Rescue, adding to the more than 114 tires and 26 bags of trash from the previous year's event! The community is excited about this new area. Children attending the new Nature Preschool at Ijams Nature Center are already telling their teachers that they are ready to play there! There is much work to be done, but Grayson Subaru and Subaru of America are helping Ijams make progress much more quickly! Thank you for believing in nature and encouraging people to protect--and enjoy--it!

Ijams Nature Center
Creating a new place for kids to play in nature

Local Culinary Program Cooks for Meals on Wheels. - Lynnda M

In November of 2017, Smoky Mountain Meals on Wheels was awarded a brand new 2018 Subaru Outback in a special giveaway of 50 cars to 50 senior meal programs celebrating 50 years of Subaru. That same month, MOW formed a partnership with the culinary program from our local high school, Wm Blount. "Fillus" which we named our new Subaru is the means of transportation. On Monday's Fillus meets students at the high school to take raw ingredients. The students prepare food with these goods and Fillus returns two days later to pick up the prepared goodness. The food is then packaged at our main MOW kitchen and distributed to our most isolated seniors for weekend meals. The students prepare close to 400 meals weekly. The pride expressed by these students and the love felt by the seniors is priceless. Fillus- the Subaru has been very instrumental in getting this off the ground. Shown in the picture are students that worked on this year's project.

BCCAA/Smoky Mountain Meals on Wheels
Local Culinary Program Cooks for Meals on Wheels.

Blanket Delivery to Cancer Patients - Lori F

On June 21, 2018 the two local Leukemia & Lymphoma Society representatives met Dan Moyer of Grayson Subaru at the University of Tennessee Medical Center's Cancer Institute to deliver blankets to cancer patients. While there we met two patients who were being treated for blood cancers. One gentleman, Gary, had lymphoma and was doing well with treatment and recently had clear scans. He was very appreciative of the blanket and tote that we gave to him. He has received co-pay assistance from LLS and really appreciated being able to get that when needed. We meet another woman, Ms. Curtis, and she too was very appreciative of the blanket. She said it gets cold in there and having this gift would not only keep her warm, but remind her that others are thinking of her. She was also going to look into receiving financial assistance from LLS. Dan also dropped off a few of the Messages of Hope that were filled out by customers at the dealership. The patients love receiving these blankets, which 80 of them were delivered and the tote bags too. It was a great example of where Love Meets Hope.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Blanket Delivery to Cancer Patients

Smoky Mountain AniMeals on Wheels Thanks Subaru - Lynnda M

Smoky Mountain AniMeals on Wheels is a program of Smoky Mountain Meals on Wheels. Founded in 2015, Animeals was organized to help the shut-in pets of our shut-in seniors. From nutritious food to veterinary home care, AniMeals helps our seniors properly care for their furry friends. Our new Subaru Outback, which we call Fillus, has been busy in many capacities. Our recent visit to pick up donations can be viewed and much to our amazement our Subaru Outback held all 745 lbs. of food, 2 beds, 32 bags of treats, 6 tennis ball toys, 2 leashes and 2 very large smiles. Amazing. Thanks again Subaru for helping us to help so many.

BCCAA/Smoky Mountain Meals on Wheels
Smoky Mountain AniMeals on Wheels Thanks Subaru

Our Subaru Outback makes a difference every day - Lynnda M

We first hear of Stanley when the Blount County Sheriff’s Outreach contacted us about a desperate situation. They had an elderly gentleman who was living alone and didn’t even have as much as a blanket to warm himself. He owned a few items but not even the proper clothes to cover himself. Officers Mickey Donavan and Mike Coley asked if they could swing by and get some food and supplies for this gentleman. Because of location and distance, we instead took the address and sent our employee Michael, US Army Veteran, to answer this call. When Michael arrived, it was quickly discovered their bond as veterans from the Vietnam war. Stanley had served in the Air Force and struggled with affects of agent orange. Lapses in memory and pure pride kept some of Stanley’s struggles close to his vest. Our Michael was able to open a trust in Stanley and change started to happen.Stanley, although wheelchair bond, has a sense of independence and dignity. He appreciated help, but there was a resistance as well. Daily for the first two weeks, Michael delivered a warm meal to Stanley. Slowly we introduced groceries to him and soon he was asking for some specifics. It was discovered Stanley didn’t own the proper tools to cook with his disability and a Foundation grant allowed us to step in. We were able to provide a microwave, toiletry items and a crockpot to enhance his abilities and independenceStanley has been established into our grocery program which delivers healthy choice foods, fresh veggies and fruits along with meats and dairy and deliver it monthly near the end thanks to our new 2018 Subaru. Stanley receives $39/mo. in food stamps and that is no where near enough to keep him outside of danger. By month’s end, Stanley like many seniors, is out of food. Stanley’s situation has improved with help from other community agencies, but this soldier could have been forgotten. Thanks to the Walmart Foundation and other donations, the Stanley’s are being loved and watched over.

BCCAA/Smoky Mountain Meals on Wheels
Our Subaru Outback makes a difference every day

Tom is back thanks to Subaru - Lynnda M

Tom Buchanan, age 89, has been volunteering with Smoky Mountain Meals on Wheels since age 32. Tom was struck by the bug early in December and has just know regained his strength to come back a few days. Tom has not been cleared to drive yet, so “Fillus” our new 2018 Subaru Outback picked him up early this morning, so he could get back to work packing cold lunches. “Fillus” made a few trips to take Tom some meals while he was down as our AWESOME Subaru Outback is out delivering every day changing lives and Sharing love. Subaru Loves to Help and so do we.

Smoky Mountain Meals on Wheels
Tom is back thanks to Subaru

Ijams Expanded with the Help of Grayson Subaru - Alan S

Ijams Nature Center and, as a result, Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness have grown! Grayson Subaru donated $60,000 toward a project that began with the purchase of 13.4 acres adjacent to Mead’s Quary for Ijams Nature Center. It brings Ijam’s total acreage to just over 315 and boosts the total land connected by the Urban Wilderness further past 1,000 acres. Sales Manager Randy Carter of Grayson Subaru said, “Grayson has been waiting for the perfect project to come along to help Ijams in a big way, while giving Grayson a permanent presence at the center.” The entrance to the new acreage is just past the Quarry entrance on the same side of Island home. “It features riparian wetlands along two creeks as well as upland habitat that includes a small cedar glade and secondary growth forest.” Amber Parker, executive director of the nature center said, “This site has great potential and brings additional diversity to the Ijams landscape, and what we create will serve as a model for nature play areas across the country. Our goal is to have a space that allows parents to give their children a bit more freedom to roam, as many of us did when we were kids, but with the oversight and safety considerations required by modern parents.”The purchase isn’t the end of the story, however. Much work will have to be done to prepare the site for its primary use: a nature area designed for three-to-five-year-olds. Much of the work will happen this winter as staff prepare the area for use.

Ijams Nature Center
Ijams Expanded with the Help of Grayson Subaru

Where Love Meets Hope Blanket Delivery - Lori F

On June 30, Dan Moyers of Grayson and Lori Friel of LLS delivered 80 blankets to UTMC - Cancer Institute in Knoxville. Their volunteers quickly went to work and hand delivered the blankets to patients who were currently receiving chemo treatments. We met Michael, a lymphoma patient, who was receiving a second dose of chemotherapy that week, but was thrilled to share that his recent scan showed zero signs of cancer. He gladly took the blanket and also happily proclaimed he drove a Subaru. :)

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Where Love Meets Hope Blanket Delivery

Subaru Loves the Earth - E-Waste 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 2,090 lbs of carbon emissions from polluting the atmosphere. This is equivalent to saving 81 trees, 356 gallons of gasoline, 3,030 plastic bottles, and 13,936 aluminum cans. Thank you for helping strengthen the Subaru Love Promise!

Subaru Loves the Earth - E-Waste Event

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 inches, Video Games/Consoles, Fax Machines, DVD/VCR Players, Printers, Computer Peripherals, Switches/Routers, Cords and Wires.

April 1-30, 2015 E-Waste Recycling Event