The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

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

We're honored to receive the 2021 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes Subaru retailers who are making the world a better place while demonstrating an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in local communities. These efforts are focused in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

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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 Ocean Subaru of Fullerton 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.

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Did Ocean Subaru of Fullerton 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 Ocean Subaru of Fullerton

Subaru and Ocean Subaru of Fullerton 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

Todd Anglin's Home for Children - Joanie R

Ocean Subaru of Fullerton, along with The Woman’s Club of Fullerton, donated funds to the Todd Anglin's Home for Children for the purpose of feeding homeless school children. The partnership will make a huge difference in the lives of precious children experiencing homelessness. The Todd Anglin Home for Children was founded in 2005. Their mission is to care for poverty-stricken and homeless children worldwide by improving the quality of their lives, by providing them with resources and opportunities to become valuable members of society, and to present them with the likelihood of a better and brighter future. The Organization operates entirely with volunteers and provides meals to about 200 homeless elementary school children in Orange County, California. Due to the Pandemic, the food is dropped off at the schools on days when the staff is available. Arrangements are made with the parents to come and pick up the food. Typical items that are provided include rice, beans, tortillas, tuna, tomato sauce, and other nonperishable types of canned food. The cost of food averages $2,150 monthly. Elementary schools in the cities of Anaheim and Orange will benefit from this donation.

Woman's Club of Fullerton
 Todd Anglin's Home for Children

OC United - Kris H

WCOF Presents OC United with $3,600 check.

Woman's Club of Fullerton
OC United

WCOF supports Spoofdawg to the Rescue - Joanie R

The Woman’s Club of Fullerton is extremely grateful to the employees of Ocean Subaru in Fullerton, CA. Our partnership with Ocean Subaru has allowed us to help pets and animals in our community. After being chosen as Ocean Subaru’s Hometown Charity and receiving funds, our goal was to help as many animals as we could. With their help, we have been able to do just that by choosing Spoofdawg to the Rescue as a grant recipient, which is so rewarding for all our members. According to seecalifornia.com, nearly 40% of California households own at least one dog, and pet parents are convinced it's good for their own health. The statistics support the notion that dogs can help lower blood pressure, decrease incidences of heart attack, and reduce depression in humans. WCOF members and employees of Ocean Subaru of Fullerton are passionate about helping animals, and presented a donation to Spoofdawg to the Rescue to help cover the cost of spay/neuter to clients in and around the Fullerton area who can’t afford the surgery. Items such as blankets, toys, dog food (canned or dry), dog beds, leashes, collars, etc. are also donated. Members from WCOF visited with Founder Darcie Copeland and Mascot Bubsy (cutest dog EVER!!) at their warehouse location in Santa Ana, California. Bubsy was rescued from an animal shelter minutes before he was going to be euthanized for being labeled a “dangerous dog”, but upon meeting him, we quickly learned that it was far from the truth, as he just lay down and wanted us to rub his belly. This incredible story is an example of why Spoofdawg to the Rescue was formed. Spoofdawg to the Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit charity that provides food and supplies to animal rescues in need. Their efforts help alleviate animal non-profit financial burdens, thus allowing time to better assist the thousands of abandoned and abused animals they rescue and care for, and to help cover the cost of spay/neuter to clients in and around the Fullerton, CA area. Spoofdawg to the Rescue also offers emergency aid by delivering animal supplies for displaced pets during California’s wildfires and earthquakes. During the Fall of 2020, California had its worst fire season on record, where many family pets and animals were displaced and/or needed help. Spoofdawg to the Rescue literally came to their rescue! What a beautiful thing to know that funds from Ocean Subaru of Fullerton helped furry family members in and around Fullerton! Thank you, Ocean Subaru, for giving The Woman's Club of Fullerton the opportunity to help this wonderful organization. Your warmth, kindness and passion for helping pets and animals does not go unnoticed!

Woman's Club of Fullerton
WCOF supports Spoofdawg to the Rescue

Still Helping ~ Always Caring - Helen C

Thank you! The Woman’s Club of Fullerton/Ocean Subaru for 350 headsets for Commonwealth Elementary School. Together we presented the headsets for the students in class and for distance learning. This continues to help us fill our program "Operation School Bell" which funds school clothing and supplies for children and high school youths in need at five local school districts. The principal and social services assistant were very excited and thankful to receive the headsets during this difficult time. This brings Holiday Joy with volunteers working together transforming the lives of children in our community.

Still Helping ~ Always Caring

One eyed Rascal - Angel H

Little Rascal and his new owner Kelly who is super excited to have adopted him! He was abandoned by his owners once he was attacked and injured after a cat fight.

Petember Animal Rescue
One eyed Rascal

Hand in Hand working to help our community - Susan S

Assistance League of Fullerton and the Women’s Club of Fullerton are helping those in need. Assistance League of Fullerton® is an 80-year old non-profit organization serving the communities of Fullerton, Brea, Buena Park, La Habra, and Placentia. Our mission: Assistance League® volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs. We would like to thank the Women’s Club of Fullerton (WCOF) and Ocean Subaru of Fullerton for choosing us and supporting our program Operation New Start. Operation New Start provides clothing and household items for women and children. One of the organizations we partner with for Operation New Start is the Women’s Transitional Living Center and since August of this year we have served 155 of their clients. During the COVID 19 pandemic the needs have greatly increased. We deeply appreciate the Women’s Club of Fullerton purchase of domestic household items such as, dishes, towels, mops/brooms, bedding as well as new clothes for the children. Also included was a generous donation for further purchases of these items. The primary source of income to support our 8 philanthropic programs comes from Thrift Shop. Due to COVID-19 19 we had to close our Thrift Shop for 6 months, so our funds have been greatly reduced. We hope to continue this partnership with Ocean Subaru and The Woman’s Club of Fullerton as we continue to serve those in need in our local communities.

Assistance League of Fullerton
Hand in Hand working to help our community

OC Food Bank - MANUEL V

Ocean Subaru of Fullerton collectively as a team volunteered to pack Food boxes to support 300 nonprofit organizations supported by the Community Action Partners of Garden Grove. On a daily basis, volunteers work side-by-side to the beat of music packing food boxes that are distributed to low-income senior citizens and families in Orange County and surrounding areas. Ocean Subaru recruited a few employees to volunteer for a few hours to help support the community. Their efforts went towards providing food to hundreds of senior citizens as well as under privileged families in the local area. A definite impact made by this retailer.

OC Food Bank

Helping Children in Fullerton during the Holidays - Joanie R

The Woman’s Club of Fullerton (WCOF) is extremely grateful to be chosen by Ocean Subaru of Fullerton, California as their Hometown Charity. Our clubs mission is to help children in our Fullerton community, especially during the holidays. With the partnership with Ocean Subaru it was extremely rewarding to help so many, and we went way beyond our goal this year. We are especially thankful to make a difference in those healing from abuse, neglect, homelessness, and in foster care this holiday season. We partnered with some of the local organizations that helped children in our community in need, and went to work to make their holiday very special. Ocean Subaru you put a smile in the lives of so many, thank you for giving us this opportunity to be of service. Supporting Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California (CSCF) a non-profit social services agency whose mission is to heal the wounds of abuse and neglect; strengthen families; and help troubled adolescents reach their full potential has their holiday gift drive called The Angel Tree program. The Angel Tree program serves as an opportunity for everyone to connect with Crittenton’s clients in a meaningful way, and to help them continue their mission. Children and young adults who are staying in Crittenton’s Foster Care Program are asked what they would like from Santa, and then their wishes are put onto holiday wish cards. Members of The Woman’s Club of Fullerton choose children’s wishes, go shopping, and with the incredible donation from Ocean Subaru, we were able to purchase over 15 pairs of new Vans sneakers, all requested by the teens in Crittenton’s Foster Care program as well as additional funds for the younger children’s wishes from the Angel Tree. The gifts are then wrapped and delivered to Crittenton for their holiday party which takes place closer to Christmas. Without Ocean Subaru’s support this donation would not have been feasible. The new in-kind donations are collected from October to November. “The gift you have given is really not something that can be unwrapped and held in the hand. The pretty paper on the outside cannot hold the brilliance of the real gift that you have given a young person in need,” said Pat Williams, Angel Tree Program Coordinator and Crittenton Volunteer, “It is essential in our lives that we matter to someone. Thank you for showing our youth that they do. It is through the generosity of those like Ocean Subaru and The Woman’s Club of Fullerton who contribute to the annual Angel Tree Program that allows Crittenton to meet the needs of our youth during the holiday season. Another organization that helps young adults is Monkey Business Café a fully operational restaurant and catering enterprise in Fullerton that serves as a work experience/job training site for emancipating foster youth and other at-risk young people. The donation of gift cards to Best Buy, GameStop, restaurants, and a variety of board games were given to the young men at the holidays. The young men were so humbled by the generosity and looking forward to shopping. Fullerton Fire Department, “Fired up for Giving” Holiday Toy Drive is an annual program for low-income families and those experiencing homelessness. Many of the families and children faced with these circumstances are just trying to deal with day to day necessities, not buying holiday gifts. It's events like this that put smiles on children’s faces and eases the burdens of the parents. With Ocean Subaru’s support and partnership, a donation of six bikes, helmets, scooters, art kits & remote-control cars were purchased. The items were then delivered by WCOF members to the Fullerton Fire Department, just in time for the holidays. What a rewarding experience knowing all the children would have presents to open during the holidays!!

Woman's Club of Fullerton
Helping Children in Fullerton during the Holidays

WCOF delivers masks during Covid-19 - Joanie R

When the Covid-19 pandemic began, The Woman's Club of Fullerton (WCOF) wanted to help in any way that we could. The Woman’s Club of Fullerton’s mission is that we are dedicated to uniting women of all ages for community service, supporting charitable organizations, fostering friendships, and empowering women. With our partnership with Ocean Subaru, we have supported many different non-profits and organizations in Fullerton that fit the criteria of Subaru's mission and ours. Our support of our seniors in our community continues during the Covid-19 pandemic. With the at-home stay orders in effect, we found that many in our community needed help. Several of the nursing facilities in our city were in dire need of surgical masks and we thought this was one way we could help, without putting our members at risk. Thanks to Ocean Subaru and Subaru Corporate, their generous donation was used to purchase 1000 surgical masks which would be delivered to Nursing Homes or Rehabilitation Centers located in the city of Fullerton. President, Joanie Reiss and Vice President, Mary Torres masked up and delivered to 500 masks to Park Vista Nursing Home, 250 masks to Windsor Gardens Care Center and 250 masks to Greenfield Care Center. The masks delivered will help keep the patients and staff safe from this horrible virus. The representatives from all 3 facilities were so grateful for our donation. Park Vista Rehabilitation Center located in the heart of Fullerton was so overwhelmed by our support, they delivered beautiful flowers showing their gratitude. Their gratefulness to Ocean Subaru and Woman’s Club of Fullerton moved them and they were honored to have received such a generous donation during such hard times. One representative said, “It’s like donors like you who go above and beyond to help the community, and Thank you for your support”. We as a club felt very humbled that we could help during this horrible pandemic. The Woman’s Club of Fullerton (WCOF) was truly honored to be your Hometown Charity of the Year. The funds we received will help us to do so much more for our Fullerton community. Along with your support, we could make a greater impact in the lives of those in need. With your partnership we are excited to do some amazing things in our community.

Woman's Club of Fullerton
WCOF delivers masks during Covid-19

Helping those experiencing hunger & homelessness - Shanthi R

The Woman’s Club of Fullerton (WCOF) was truly honored to be chosen as your Hometown Charity of the Year 2019-2020. We were astounded when you presented us with a check in the amount of $57,383! We always wanted to do so much more for our Fullerton community. NOW with your support, we could make a greater impact in the lives of those in need. With your partnership we were excited to do some amazing things in our community. The Woman’s Club of Fullerton’s mission is that we are dedicated to uniting women of all ages for community service, supporting charitable organizations, fostering friendships, and empowering women. We have supported many different non-profits and organizations in Fullerton that fit the criteria of your mission and ours. Without your support, we would not have been able to help so many in need in our community. One of our missions to help our homeless communities with food and basic daily necessities. With the generous support and donation from Ocean Subaru and Subaru, Inc. the Women’s Club of Fullerton (WCOF) was able to provide food and clothing to Pathways of Hope – a local non-profit working to end hunger and homelessness in North Orange County – There are roughly 2,600 people homeless in North Orange County, with Fullerton having about 300+ people sleeping outside with groceries to feed the families in Fullerton affected by the pandemic. It’s with financial supporters like Ocean Subaru that we as a club can help the following organizations provide a little more support towards their Covid-19 related efforts. These funds are directly helping and supporting those neighbors who are struggling due to the Pandemic at the HUB of Hope food distribution and resource center. Prior to the outbreak, Pathways of Hope was providing food to approximately 30 households per day at their HUB, and thanks incredible donation, they are able to assist close to 100 households every day. These funds are providing nutritious food for those families seeking help, as well as cleaning and sanitation supplies to ensure that the HUB is as safe as possible for all clients, staff, and volunteers. Pathways of Hope relies on the support of sponsors like Ocean Subaru and Woman’s Club of Fullerton to support the community and the donation is an act of compassion and affirmation to those in need. This kindness will touch the lives of hundreds of our community’s most vulnerable residents during this critical time. Pathways of Hope and The Woman's Club of Fullerton are so grateful for your constant support and continuous generosity to our missions and all the residents of Fullerton.

Woman's Club of Fullerton
 Helping those experiencing hunger & homelessness

Helping Families in Fullerton affected by Covid-19 - Joanie R

The Woman’s Club of Fullerton (WCOF), along with the generous support and donation from Ocean Subaru has been helping the local community during the Covid-19 pandemic by providing food supplies to ensure no neighbors go hungry. The Woman’s Club of Fullerton’s (WCOF) mission is that we are dedicated to uniting women of all ages for community service, supporting charitable organizations, fostering friendships, and empowering women. WCOF has partnered with Joya Scholars – a Fullerton based non-profit working with students from low-income neighborhoods by preparing them for higher education - the Garnet Neighborhood in the City of Fullerton is made up of five small blocks where more than 1,200 low-income children from working class immigrant families make their home. This neighborhood, in the middle of one of the wealthiest counties in the country, was marked by one startling statistic: A contribution of grocery store gift cards towards their mobile food pantry, as well as in-kind goods towards supplying the pantry. The mobile food pantry was established in April, as a direct result of Covid-19, and serves residents of Fullerton’s Maple/Garnet neighborhood, a low-income, predominantly Latin community in south-central Fullerton. The first three months of the pandemic saw over 1,500 bags of groceries for families in need, and over 150 families receive groceries on a weekly basis. As of this date, over 500 families in total have been impacted by these donations. In these unprecedented and trying times, as families struggle with basic necessities, Ocean Subaru’s benevolent donation has helped put meals on tables for those families who have been greatly affected by the pandemic.

Woman's Club of Fullerton
Helping Families in Fullerton affected by Covid-19

Helping Students Prepare for College - Debbie A

JOYA Scholars mission is to inspire and prepare students from families of low-income communities in Fullerton to go on to get a college education. In support of JOYA's mission, the Woman's Club of Fullerton ("WCOF") collected donations and used funds donated by Ocean Subaru of Fullerton and Subaru of America to purchase graphing calculators, school supplies and other items needed for the students learning. Many of the students cannot count on having consistent supplies for a full year of advanced coursework, so with the support of Ocean Subaru, WCOF has been able to provide countless students with supplies they will be able to rely on for years to come. Christian Esteban, Executive Director, JOYA Scholars: “I would Like to Thank you for your ever-widening support and generosity to our students, families and programs throughout 2019-2020. Your gift of 10 TI-Graphing Calculators has made an incredible day to day impact on our students. The generous donation has offered consistency to our students that they have not taken for granted.” When JOYA Scholars began in 2009, not a single high school student from the Garnet Neighborhood aside from Valeria was even eligible for a four-year university. Today, there are students enrolled at University of California Irvine, University of California Riverside, and California State University Fullerton. Even more students from the program attend local colleges and are planning to transfer to four-year universities. NOW, with the support of Ocean Subaru of Fullerton, WCOF is making a greater impact on the lives of students in need.

The Woman's Club of Fullerton
Helping Students Prepare for College

National Cancer Survivor Day - Samantha V

On Saturday June 1st, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Orange County Inland Empire Chapter and Ocean Subaru of Fullerton partnered up to deliver 80 blankets and 50 arts & craft kits at the National Cancer Survivor Day at Kaiser Permanente of Anaheim. This event is held for adults who are currently undergoing cancer treatment or are cancer survivors. Although it was a cold and gloomy day, there was a great number of people who came out to celebrate their life, many accompanied by friends and family members. Cancer survivors shed tears as they received their blanket and shared their stories with us. This event was so meaningful to them as many shared cancer free milestones and thanked us for being there celebrating them. It was such an inspiring event for Samantha from LLS and John from Subaru who admired every single person for their strength and served as a reminder for those individuals still undergoing treatment that they are not alone in their cancer journey and have the community’s support. People who visited our booth had the opportunity to write a message of hope to cancer patients currently undergoing treatment. Cancer survivors were very happy and eager to be able to share an uplifting message and advice to others who are in the position they once were. Many individuals who stopped by our booth shed tears while writing that message of hope as they remembered what it was like to be in those shoes. One of the messages on a notecard read, “You are stronger than you think. You will make it through this just have faith and never give up!! The person that you were before cancer is gone and is a person you used to know. Prepare yourself for a completely new life after cancer. It will take time to adapt to life after cancer but it will be a better version of you.” The messages of hope were so powerful as they were coming from individuals who first hand know the feeling and thoughts that come after a cancer diagnosis and the road ahead. These messages of hope were going to bring warmth and comfort to the recipient. LLS is proud to have partnered with Ocean Subaru of Fullerton and have the opportunity to be a part of such a significant and emotional event.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
National Cancer Survivor Day