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The 2022 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 2022 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.

We’d love to hear from you.

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.

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pets

Whether they live in our homes or in the wild, Subaru is committed to keeping all animals safe and healthy.

A partner since 2008, Subaru has donated over $28 million to the ASPCA and through Subaru Loves Pets has helped support the rescue, transport, adoption, and well-being of over 230,000 animals across the country.

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Environment

Subaru and our retailers are committed to protecting and preserving the Earth, not just by our words, but also by our actions.

Since 2018, as part of the Subaru Loves the Earth initiative, Subaru and retailers across the country have partnered with TerraCycle® and have collected over 7 million pieces of hard-to-recycle trash from their communities. Items such as snack bag wrappers, coffee cups, or used cabin air filters from service areas have been diverted from landfills and given a second life by TerraCycle when it is converted into durable furniture and other usable items.

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Education

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

Since 2015 Subaru, in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement Science, donated over 369,000 award-winning science books. In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and Adoptaclassroom.org we supported teachers and students with donations of $400,000 in gift cards and school supplies.

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Community

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

In 2020, Subaru and its retailers made a donation to Feeding America to provide 50 million meals to help feed people in need during the COVID-19 crisis,* making meals available at 199 local food banks across the country.

*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.

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Health

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

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

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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.

  • Patriots and Paws
  • Womens Club of Fullerton

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.

Subaru Loves to Care

This weekend, Ocean Subaru, along with our District Managers, and a few of the Los Angeles Zone Subaru Stores; partnered up for a great cause. Gathered up some goodies and headed to Downtown Los Angeles to help the homeless community. Subaru provided socks, sanitary kits, food, drinks and chips. We are also very grateful for all who joined us; from Humanity Showers, to Project Coffee Cup. We love being a part of a small help to our community. Lots of hard work, but the outcome was everything and more. The smiles were worth it all. Excited to get back out there soon.

Adopt a Classroom

Every year Ocean Subaru has the pleasure of adopting a classroom. This year we partnered up with Maple Elementary. A school just down the street from our dealership. We met the Principal Mr. Abney. He expressed his gratitude along with the staff's for all donations. Supplies are always needed and knowing we can be a part of that bit of help means a lot to the Ocean Subaru team! We appreciate the entire Maple Elementary staff and the Future of Fullerton, the students! Keep up the great work!

Beach Clean Up

On July 2nd - days before the 4th of July activities, our Ocean Subaru Sales team decided to go to a local beach, and pick up trash. We take pride on being a small part in keeping our oceans clean, for our local community and sea friends.

Subaru Loves to Care at Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

On June 2, in partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Ocean Subaru of Fullerton donated 80 plush blankets and 10 arts & crafts kits to Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center – UCI. One of the LLS’s Ambassadors, Shweta Parekh, shares about being involved in the Subaru Loves program. “I am so thrilled to be part of this campaign with Subaru, who loves to give. I have been a volunteer with LLS for the past 4 years, particularly with the retail campaign where I go to stores and thank them for their participation. Actions like this, with Subaru and other retailers, spread the awareness of what LLS is and the resources that are available to the patients out there. Personally, we are a cancer survivor family and I’ve been the caregiver. I know what I went through, and I know what LLS does for the caregivers is amazing.” Designated as "comprehensive" in 1994, and renewed in 2015, CFCCC continues to serve as a vital resource for Orange County and surrounding areas in the fight to alleviate the burden of cancer, integrating research, prevention and the diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation. Ocean Subaru of Fullerton is one of the many Subaru retailers nationwide participating in the Subaru Loves to Care program. This program has allowed Subaru retailers across the nation to donate over 230,000 blankets and 31,000 arts and crafts kits, along with care, hope, and information about cancer support available through the LLS. This is the seventh year in a row that LLS has been selected by Subaru of America to carry out their Subaru Loves to Care program across the nation.

Ocean Subaru Feeds SoCal in Partnership with ABC7

Food insecurity increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic as many industries remain impacted by economic fallout. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank in conjunction with ABC7 and its partners, including Subaru and Ocean Subaru, gathered to support the need to feed 900,000 people every month. A drive-thru collection site was established at Vons in Riverside. On Friday, June 18 members of the Ocean Subaru team and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank supporters, including Wildwing, the Anaheim Ducks mascot, filled a 53' trailer with food benefitting various food banks and food pantries in local communities.

Helping Injured Animals

Woman’s Club members joined WCOF President to meet with Ocean Subaru Manager Abby Santillan to present to Darcie Copeland, Director of Spoof Dawg, a check for $1,500, gift cards, and dog and cat food for a total of $2,800. This will be used to support rescue cats and dogs for food, spaying and neutering in our community Darcie expressed her thanks to both the Woman’s Club and Ocean Subaru for this donation. The Woman’s Club also thanks Ocean Subaru of Fullerton for allowing us to support non-profits in our communities, which is very heartwarming and rewarding to be able to help.

Helping mothers and their families have healthy babies

Ocean Subaru of Fullerton & Woman's Club of Fullerton, helping MOMS, an organization that helps moms and their families. MOMS was presented with a check for $1,000 in addition to the items for a total donation of $2,800. MOMS’ mission is to help mothers and their families have healthy babies by providing health coordination, education and access to community services. Their vision of MOMS is for healthy babies, empowered mothers and strong families throughout the community. This donation and many others are made possible by Ocean Subaru of Fullerton through their generous Share the Love donation to the Woman’s Club of Fullerton. Thank you Ocean Subaru of Fullerton!!! Woman’s Club of Fullerton President met with Abby Santillan, of Ocean Subaru of Fullerton, to present to MOMS Jasmin Dukes, Development Specialist, diapers, baby wipes, baby and children’s clothing from preemie to 4T. Also included in the donation were shampoo, soap, combs in addition to developmental toys and infant and toddler books. The donation included bus passes for the young moms to travel to their appointments. Jasmin expressed her thanks to Ocean Subaru and WCOF for the donation.

Children Arts Supplies for Fullerton Museum

Woman's Club of Fullerton members met Fullerton Museum Executive Director Elvia Rubalcava and members of her staff to present to the Museum art supplies, sketch books, pens and Zines ( pronounced ZEENES) books for the after school program for children and young adults. The Club also presented a check for water and snacks to be provided for the program. In total the Fullerton Museum received $2,800 for the 100 youngsters in this wonderful program. Director Rubalcava and her staff were so thankful for this donation made possible by Ocean Subaru of Fullerton and thanked both Ocean Subaru and WCOF for the art supplies. Make time to go in to see all that is available in this awesome museum. WCOF also thanks Ocean Subaru for their sponsorship that enables us to support programs such as this one at the Fullerton Museum.

Adventures with Subaru

My 2011 Forester was the start of my love affair with Subaru. It was such a great car, especially when living in Eastern Oregon and driving in that crazy weather, from; rain, snow, to ICE. That car was very dependable. Even having the dogs in the back and taking a road trip. Then came the time that I needed to trade her in and got my second Forester (also 100% dependable in all aspects). In 2019 we yet again, upgraded, this time to an Outback. Shortly after, along came our baby girl (a human baby). I was so glad to have such a safe dependable car, as it was carrying my most precious cargo, my Wife and my little girl. In March of 2022 we finalized the adoption of our daughter. As our daughter grew, so did our need for a bigger car. That's when we fell in love with the Ascent!! I cant wait to see what new adventures we go on, in our new Subaru!!

Ocean Subaru Family

After a purchase you may hear our Sales Associates say " Welcome to the Ocean Subaru Family". Miss Ana and her family are a perfect example of a Subaru Family! Miss Ana and her husband Rigoberto went on their first date back on May 5th of 2017. Love at first Subaru considering her husband drove a 2016 WRX. As their love grew, so did their family, they adopted a pup and name him SUBI. Soon after, their son was born. They decided to purchase a family vehicle that would also be great on gas and comfortable for family road trips. Being Subaru family already, the Subaru Ascent was just the right fit. Going around L.A. County Subaru retailers, they finally found the Ascent with us. May 5th 2022, on their first date anniversary, they purchased the Ascent they have been searching for. Thank you Ana for sharing your story with us and thank you for being a part of our Ocean Subaru Family!

Women's Club of Fullerton

For the past few years Ocean Subaru of Fullerton has partnered up with The Women's Club Of Fullerton. A local non-profit organization. They are not only very much involved in the community, but they provide donations to many in need. Ocean Subaru has been able to provide annual donations thanks to our Ocean Subaru Family and Valued Customers. We would not be able to Share the Love without their help! Thank you Ladies!!

Ocean Subaru Tees Up Support for Patriots & Paws

Patriots & Paws celebrated its 10th Anniversary – helping over 9,400 Veterans, Active Duty and Reservists by providing $7 million of home goods and furnishing; reducing psychological and financial stress to Veterans as they transition into civilian life and Active Duty and aiding Reservists as they return from deployment by providing basic home furnishings and necessities at no cost. Ocean Subaru of Fullerton continues to support Patriots & Paws in its mission to aid in funding efforts that impact 1153 Veterans, Active Duty, and Reservists to-date.

Spoof Dawg Rescue

Spoof is a local non-profit organization that provides pet food and supplies for animal rescues in need. We along with the Women's Club of Fullerton, were able to donate food, and other pet supplies for the animals in need.

Ocean Subaru Loves the Earth on Arbor Day

Ocean Subaru of Fullerton Associates celebrated Arbor Day on April 16, 2022 in conjunction with The City of Fullerton and its partners, West Coast Arborists, Southern California Edison and California State University, Fullerton. The Ocean Subaru team supported the efforts at Adlena Park helping the City take care of over 40,000 inventoried trees. Little known fact, Fullerton was the first city in Orange County to receive the “Tree City USA” designation and among the first of six cities in California to receive such designation state-wide. Tree City USA is a national recognition program for sound urban forest management practices, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters.

Love Promise Donations Benefit Crittenton Services

"The Women's Club of Fullerton; President Mary Torres, and member Michael Manchester, had the pleasure of meeting with the Director of Crittenton Services, Bev Berryman. Our presentation and donation took place on March 22nd, 2022, at Ocean Subaru of Fullerton, alongside General Manager Glenn Moya and Love Promise Champion Abby Santillan. Items donated support the Stepping Stone Program. One of the many programs sponsored by Crittenton which offers young adults from ages 18-24 the ability to become independent by helping with such items as: blankets, pillows, towels, sheets, flatware, dishes, and pots and pans to eventually help establish their own home. Included in this donation were gift cards to Target and Wal-Mart worth a combined total of $1000. Along a check donation - a total of $3000.00 was presented to Crittenton from Women's Club of Fullerton and Ocean Subaru of Fullerton. Director Bev Berryman was grateful on behalf of Crittenton to accept the donations. Not only do the donations help young adults but they also work with single moms in need, refugees and those in foster care system. Thank you to the Women's Club of Fullerton for helping us work with our community and their continued support."

Helping JOYA Scholars Students

Ocean Subaru and The Woman's Club of Fullerton (WCOF) presented Joya Scholars, Executive Director, Christian Esteban a check for $1,300. The donation will provide snacks and cases of water for students enrolled in the after school program at Maple Elementary School. Leveled readers for the students will also be purchased and High school seniors enrolled in their College Apps Academy will receive weekly lunches. JOYA Scholars mission is to inspire and prepare students from families of low-income communities in Fullerton to succeed through higher education. Executive Director, Christian Esteban sent his sincere thanks to Ocean Subaru and WCOF for their continued generosity and support to JOYA Scholars and their students. "Thank you for ensuring our students have the resources they need to succeed in high school, graduate from college, build a path to a fulfilling career, and much more."

Subaru Loves Pets – [PetEmber Animal Rescue]

Theresa is a 10 years old Chihuahua rescue with a pretty interesting story and a long battle that she had to fight until she finally found her forever home at the Subaru national make a dog’s day event that took place on October 22, 2021. Theresa was rescued by PetEmber Animal Rescue from the county of San Bernardino. She was dumped by someone on Cajon Boulevard and she was left under danger as she is a partially blind dog. While a volunteer was driving through Cajon Boulevard and a junction with another street, Theresa was stuck in the middle of the road in front of a stoplight in the junction. She was bleeding and she could not move. She seemed to be extremely scared. Our volunteer stopped his car and pointed to other cars on the road to stop until he managed to catch her with a towel around. Theresa tried to bite our volunteer as she was in a lot of pain, bleeding, and extremely scared. When our volunteer put her in his car, she tried to hide herself under one of the car seats and when our volunteer went back home, he saw the blood under the seat and it took him a while until he could grab her again and put her in a crate. Immediately, the volunteer informed the leads of PetEmber about the situation and another volunteer was assigned to come and take her to a veterinarian in order to check the reasons why she is bleeding. Fortunately, the reasons for bleeding were found to be various cuts around her neck without any fractures. Immediately, she was operated, stitched, and saved. The veterinarian has mentioned that Theresa is partially blind, her back legs were so weak, and she needs training in order to gain power in her back legs again. During her stay at PetEmber, all the health issues were addressed and she was healed from all the issues she had except the blindness that she had when she was rescued. She became up to date on all her vaccines and she became ready for a forever home. When Theresa was rescued, she preferred to stay alone at her foster’s house as she was scared of other dogs. Theresa had some trust issues but little by little, she started to open up and she started to allow people to touch her and hold her. After staying at the rescue for more than a year and a lot of trials to get her adopted, it was extremely hard for her to find a home as she was old and blind. On October 22, 2021, Theresa was given a golden opportunity by the Ocean Subaru of Fullerton with more exposure to be seen aided by the waived adoption fees at the Subaru national make a dog’s day event. These factors have helped her get adopted to a wonderful family. The family who adopted her commented “After adopting Theresa, our family is now complete. We have learned to appreciate the little help someone can give to an animal in need. We are thankful to everyone who helped rescue Theresa and to the Ocean Subaru of Fullerton who made it possible for us to adopt Theresa through their well-organized event”. On behalf of PetEmber Staff, thank you so much for helping Theresa get adopted along with helping other 21 animals find their forever home at your Ocean Subaru of Fullerton event.

WCOF supports YMCA Active Older Adult Program

The Woman's Club of Fullerton presents a check for $1,000 to the YMCA of Orange County, California. The Fullerton YMCA serves over 3,000 older adults. Funds donated were be used to purchase equipment such as dumbbells, chairs, bands, balls, and aqua dumbbells for their Active Older Adults. The equipment will serve the purpose of keeping their senior clients healthy. Throughout the pandemic, the YMCA of Orange County has remained open, serving Orange County communities by providing:-13,118 members the chance to keep active and stay healthy through our outdoor fitness or virtual classes.-Personal phone calls to 5,400 senior members by staff to remind them that they are not alone, and they were missed, Rikki Bains, Executive Director at the Fullerton Family & Yorba Linda/Placentia YMCA, wrote: “Thank you for the community funding award. As we all know, 2020 proved to be a very trying year for the entire nation, and here at the YMCA we are looking forward to a new year filled with HOPE. The YMCA board, staff, members, and participants feel this new sense of hope because of donors like you that continue to give generously, supporting others and making their local community a better place, even through this unprecedented time. Momentum may not always be on our side, but when the stakes are high and the issues are too important, we must move forward. By rallying together, we have the strength to survive and even thrive during difficult times. While this organization has taken a substantial financial loss, we have gained much more. We are more confident than ever that the YMCA of Orange County is well prepared for whatever the future brings. Thank you Ocean Subaru of Fullerton and Woman’s Club of Fullerton for your generosity and support! Thank you for giving us hope and allowing us to provide hope to others.”

WCOF supports HIS OC Homeshare Program

The Woman’s Club of Fullerton, along with the partnership from Ocean Subaru of Fullerton, supported HIS (Homeless Intervention Services) OC for their Homeshare Program, which helps students overcome homelessness and achieve independence. They provide care by meeting the unique needs of the homeless and impoverished individuals, students, and families. HomeShare OC screens and matches eligible college students and senior homeowners. The students attend Cal State Fullerton and Fullerton College, and are people who have lost housing and are lacking funds. Seniors living in North Orange County will benefit from help in the home, financial stability, and companionship. This brings together an older homeowner who will lives in the comfort of their home with a compatible college student who would lend a hand in return for affordable rent. This program helps college students find affordable housing in our community while assisting seniors to stay in their own homes, which benefits both the students and the seniors. Both populations have been underserved and have trouble with food security and affordable housing. HIS-OC is addressing this issue by creating the next generation of roommates. The goal for 2021 is to match 12 students with 12 seniors. Carrie Buck, Executive Director of HIS OC wrote: “Thank you so much for your generous donation. You are truly making a difference in the lives of homeless men, women, and children in Orange County. Your commitment to fighting against homelessness, hunger, addiction, and injustice inspires me, and I marvel at the selflessness and sacrificial giving that I see every single day in the people who make what we do possible. Because of your generosity, we were able to move children and young adults off the streets and into a warm, safe bed. When homeless families and individuals come to Homeless Intervention Services of Orange County, they get more than hot meals and a place to sleep. They also receive compassion, respect, and hope for a second chance. ”Thank you, Ocean Subaru, for partnering with the Woman’s Club of Fullerton to give back to this wonderful organization.

Todd Anglin's Home for Children

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.

OC United

WCOF Presents OC United with $3,600 check.

WCOF supports Spoofdawg to the Rescue

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!

Still Helping ~ Always Caring

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.

One eyed Rascal

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.

Hand in Hand working to help our community

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.

OC Food Bank

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.

Helping Children in Fullerton during the Holidays

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!!

WCOF delivers masks during Covid-19

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.

Helping those experiencing hunger & homelessness

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.

Helping Families in Fullerton affected by Covid-19

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.

Helping Students Prepare for College

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.

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National Cancer Survivor Day

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.

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