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The 2024 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

We are honored to be nationally recognized by Subaru of America, Inc. for our dedication to our customers, our community, and the Subaru Love Promise.

The 2024 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award recognizes elite Subaru retailer who provide an exceptional customer experience at every interaction with Subaru. These retailers have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in their local communities in important areas such as environment, community, health, education, and pets.

Here at Hello Subaru of Valencia, we love our community as much as we love our vehicles and are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of all of our customers and neighbors.

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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.

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Did Hello Subaru of Valencia 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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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.

Community

Environment

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

More than 13 million pieces of hard-to-recycle waste collected and recycled through TerraCycle®.

Environment

Health

Subaru believes we all should have a chance to lead a healthy life. That's why Subaru and its retailers, like us, partner with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) and their local hospital or cancer treatment center to give warm blankets and encouraging messages of hope, written by retailers and Subaru customers in their stores, to support patients facing cancer. Through our partnership with LLS, we've supported nearly 350,000 cancer patients nationwide. We're proud to be LLS's largest automotive donor.

Health

Education

Subaru and its retailers, like us, are continuing our support of education and high-needs schools in our communities through Subaru Loves Learning(R) by providing teachers across the country with funding to purchase the school supplies and resources they know are needed to help students thrive in the classroom. Through our partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org, Subaru and its retailers will have supported more than 470,000 students nationwide and are proud to be their largest corporate supporter.

Education

Pets

Subaru believes all pets deserve a loving home. That's why Subaru and its retailers, like us, partner with a local animal shelter every October to provide direct financial assistance and host adoption events to help animals find loving homes. Through our partnership with local and national organizations, we have donated over $51 million, which has supported the adoption, rescue, transport, and health of over 420,000 animals. We're proud to be the largest corporate donor to the ASPCA.

Pets

The Subaru Share the Love® Event

Subaru and its retailers believe in giving back to our communities. That's why for every new vehicle sold or leased during the Subaru Share the Love event, Subaru and its retailers, like us, makes a donation to national charities that our owners care about and to over 2,100 local charities where Subaru owners live and work.

Now, after 15 years, Subaru and our retailers have donated over $256 million to charity all to give back and to make the world a better place.

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How is Hello Subaru of Valencia dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

At Hello, we believe in giving back to the community that helps build our business. Thats's why we put aside $25 per car sold and $1 per service RO and put it back into the local community.

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  • WiSH Education Foundation
  • TreePeople
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Love Promise Stories from Hello Subaru of Valencia

Subaru and Hello Subaru of Valencia 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.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society + Subaru of Valencia

Subaru of Valencia has partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and Providence Holy Cross Medical Center through the Subaru Loves to Care initiative. This partnership is dedicated to supporting cancer patients by delivering blankets, patient care kits, and messages of hope. On Monday, June 17th, Subaru of Valencia and LLS made a special visit to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, personally delivering these comforting items to patients undergoing treatment. The heartfelt effort was warmly received, bringing smiles and comfort to many. This act of kindness is a testament to Subaru of Valencia's commitment to the community, demonstrating that love and care can make a significant impact in the lives of those battling cancer.

Blankets of Hope

Hello Subaru of Valencia proudly partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) and Providence Holy Cross Medical Center for the annual Subaru Loves to Care Initiative to support cancer patients by donating warm blankets and patient care kits. Hello Subaru staff and customers also wrote encouraging messages of hope to the patients undergoing treatment. Subaru has an ongoing commitment to making a difference in the lives of cancer patients. Through its partnership with LLS, Subaru has supported nearly 350,000 cancer patients nationwide, solidifying its position as LLS's largest automotive donor. Last year, a Subaru staff member's father, while receiving cancer treatment at the Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, saw the Message of Hope board. He shared a photo with his daughter, next to her message of encouragement she wrote: “Keep pushing, Keep Fighting, you are not alone.” This story highlights the impact for both patients and their loved ones. This year, Hello Subaru of Valencia, along with three staff members from LLS, visited Providence Holy Cross Medical Center to deliver a few blankets to Michelle Tabar, the Oncology Nurse Manager. Michelle introduced the team to a few nurses, who have been providing care to their patients and expressed how these blankets will mean a lot to their patients. The team headed to their second stop, The Providence Holy Cross Infusion Center, where they met Allyson Wreede, the Nurse Manager. They donated the rest of the boxes filled with blankets and received a tour of the facility. The team learned about the vital work being done to treat approximately 30 cancer patients daily. They shared their patients' Wall of Hope filled with orgami birds and their prayers written on them. The oncology and hematology departments at Providence Holy Cross focus on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer and blood diseases. Common conditions treated include iron-deficiency anemia, hemophilia, sickle-cell disease, leukemia, and lymphoma. During this visit, Hello Subaru donated over 80 blankets and 10 patient care kits, providing much-needed comfort and support to the patients. Hello Subaru of Valencia dedication to making a real difference in the community goes beyond being just a car company; it reflects a commitment to humanity and compassion. They are a company that cares deeply about the well-being of individuals and their families, making an impact on the lives of those facing challenging times.

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Honoring Our Heroes

Over Memorial Day weekend, Hello Subaru of Valencia proudly partnered with Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary to honor our nation's heroes. Memorial Day is typically a time to honor those who served our country with a "Thank you for your service," but those who have fallen often don't get the recognition they deserve. In a gesture of remembrance and gratitude, the Hello Subaru team donated 300 flowers to be placed on the graves of veterans, paying tribute to their bravery and service. The Subaru dealership showroom featured a beautiful flower wreath and a poster board explaining our initiative. The display highlighted how Hello Subaru of Valencia was dedicating the weekend to donating flowers to the cemetery for our veterans. They wanted to be different from typical dealerships, where the focus is solely on sales, by going beyond and contributing to our community in a more meaningful way. The Eternal Valley Memorial Park hosted a heartfelt event for fallen heroes on Memorial Day to honor them, bringing together families and community members to reflect on the sacrifices made by those who served. It was profoundly meaningful to see how Hello Subaru of Valencia contribution made a difference during this significant event. Noelian, the General Manager from Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary, expressed heartfelt gratitude, stating, "Thank you for the flowers donated for the Memorial Day event! The families were very grateful for them." These moments of reflection remind us of the true purpose of the holiday and reinforce the commitment to honoring those who have served and sacrificed for our freedom. Hello Subaru of Valencia believes in paying tribute where it's due, especially to our nation’s heroes.

Riding with Purpose

For the past three years, I have had the honor of participating in the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, a global event dedicated to raising awareness and funds for men's health issues, particularly prostate cancer and mental health. This cause is close to my heart, and the experience becomes more exhilarating and deeply fulfilling each year.    The ride brings together a diverse group of individuals, all united by a common goal and a love for classic and vintage-style motorcycles. Dressed in our finest suits, we rode on a scenic route through the city. The sight of hundreds of well-dressed riders on their polished bikes is truly a spectacle, and it serves as a powerful reminder of the impact we can make when we come together for a cause.    I was proud to represent Hello Subaru of Valencia this year, who generously donated $1,000 to the cause. Their support was instrumental in helping us reach our fundraising goals. The incredible generosity of our community and the dedication to making a difference.    The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride is more than just a motorcycle event; it's a movement that encourages men to talk openly about their health and to support one another. The funds raised go directly to programs that support prostate cancer research and mental health initiatives, making a tangible difference in the lives of many.    Participating in the ride is always a humbling experience. Seeing the community come together, share stories, and support each other is inspiring. The camaraderie among the riders is palpable, and it is clear that everyone is driven by a shared passion for making a positive impact.    As we rode through the city, I couldn't help but feel a sense of pride and accomplishment. The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride raises crucial funds, spreads awareness, and fosters a sense of solidarity among men worldwide. Participating in such a meaningful event for the past three years has been an honor, and I look forward to participating again next year. 

Little Hero's Day

We are the Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children's Cancer and I cannot say enough about the "Little Hero's Day" event that the Hello Subaru Valencia sponsored at MB2. It truly was a magical day for our families. They were treated like royalty, everyone was welcomed like they knew them already. The event was filled with fun, games, laughter, joy, swag and yummy food!! This was extra special because our families are dealing with a childhood cancer diagnosis which hinders them emotionally, socially and financially. This event allowed them to play and be normal children (away from white coats) for a few hours, that was priceless. Also, because some our families are low income and they could not provide this type of entertainment for their whole family. All the staff at Hello Subaru Valencia are amazing people. They truly care for the community that they do business in. The stand out is Jessica Menendez. She is a gem! Her enthusiasm about Hello Subaru Valencia and helping her community is contagious (and admirable). Once again THANK YOU for caring and for your continued support!!! You are making a difference and a direct impact on these families.

Cornhole for a Cause

Hello Subaru of Valencia is thrilled to announce their partnership with the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center for their 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament. This event is dedicated to raising funds for essential mental health services. As proud sponsors, Hello Subaru of Valencia donated $1,000 to support this vital cause and participated with a team in the tournament to represent Hello Subaru. In the lead-up to the main event, Hello Subaru held an internal tournament to select two contestants who would represent them at the cornhole tournament. Everyone was very excited to sign up for such a great cause. After some friendly but competitive games, we had our winners: Sales Manager Brenton and Client Loyalty Advisor Chad. Both demonstrated exceptional skill and sportsmanship, earning a $100 gift card each and the honor of competing in the main event on behalf of Hello Subaru of Valencia. The Samuel Dixon Family Health Center has been a cornerstone of the Santa Clarita Valley and neighboring communities, providing primary health care and non-emergency services to all residents, regardless of their ability to pay. As a full-service health safety-net provider, they offer high-quality, culturally sensitive, affordable, and accessible healthcare, including dental and mental health services. Their mission is to enhance wellness by providing quality outpatient health care services and programs, health education, community resources, and referrals. Founded in August 1980, the health center has a rich history of serving the community, initially operated jointly by the Newhall Memorial Hospital. The center's philosophy is to empower patients to manage their health and healthcare through a self-management patient care model. Last year alone, the center provided over 11,000 patient contacts, many of which helped prevent illness, eliminate unnecessary emergency room visits, and support family members in maintaining employment. The cornhole tournament event was a fantastic success, with over 30 teams participating, all eager to show their support for this remarkable organization. The event was filled with community spirit, as everyone enjoyed their time knowing they were making an impact and are playing for a purpose. Hello Subaru of Valencia is proud to have made it to the 9th place out of 30 teams. The shows a testament to our team's dedication and competitive spirit. Hello Subaru of Valencia is deeply committed to giving back to the community and including Hello Subaru’s team in efforts that make a difference. Partnering with the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center for this event has been a truly rewarding experience. Together, they are helping to ensure that everyone in our community has access to the quality healthcare they need and deserve.

The Importance of Mental Health

Hello Subaru of Valencia loves supporting its staff who are part of a meaningful cause. Hello has stepped forward to sponsor $1,000 to employee, Jonathan Ramos's and team for The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride. The event was held on May 19th, 2024, at the LA Bike Shed. The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, a global event, gathers classic and vintage motorcycle enthusiasts to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research as well as men's mental health. The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride dates back to 2012 in Sydney, Australia, inspired by the iconic image of Don Draper from the TV show Mad Men. The image of a classic motorcycle and a man in his finest suit. Founder Mark Hawwa envisioned a themed ride to unite motorcycle communities worldwide while supporting vital causes. Since its establishment, the ride has achieved remarkable milestones, such as raising 45 million for men's health and having over 500,000 classic and vintage riders participate in 121 countries worldwide. One significant partnership that has fueled the ride's success is with the renowned charity organization Movember. Since 2016, Movember has been the official charity partner of The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride. Together, they aim to address critical issues concerning men's health. Prostate cancer stands as the second most common cancer in men globally. Early detection is crucial, and Movember provides invaluable resources for those navigating prostate cancer treatments and related challenges. In addition to cancer resources, Movember also advocates for men’s mental health. Globally, we lose one man to suicide every minute, highlighting the urgency of providing better mental well-being and social connections. Hello Subaru of Valencia's highlights and encourages their employees to bring up these significant initiatives that they stand for so they too can stand with them. Hello helped Jonathan share his mission and the great cause he rode for with others. With the help of Hello and other staff members he raised $1,142 in donations. Jonathan said, " Hello and everyone, Thank you for sharing, and thank you to everyone who has looked into it and donated. The purpose of this is to spread awareness. Don't forget to do your yearly check-ups, and if you need to talk to someone, please reach out. Remember, we are all in this together"! Their sponsorship underscores their dedication to noble causes and reflects a culture that values compassion and social responsibility. Together, they can make a meaningful difference in the fight against prostate cancer and men's mental health stigma.

A Tribute to Military Spouses

I wanted to let you know how much the Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative appreciates Hello Subaru of Valencia sponsoring the SPA DAY for Military Spouses. We all know about the numerous events put on by our community for the “veterans” but not as many for their spouses’. Yet many spouses and significant others do their own tour of duty in the support and time provided to ensure that the needs of the serving person are met. By sponsoring this event you recognize and honor what spouses mean to a military family and allow those accomplishments to be front and center. And believe me they really love that special day put aside for them. We at the Collaborative get the thanks but it is Hello Subaru of Valencia that deserves the accolade.

Saluting Our Heroes at Home

Hello Subaru of Valencia partnered with the Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative for the second annual Military Spouse Appreciation Day. This special event was dedicated to celebrating the heroes behind the uniform: military spouses. Held at the Anthony Vince Nail Salon, it was a day filled with pampering, gratitude, and shared stories, creating unforgettable moments for those who give so much in support of their loved ones in service. Military spouses deal with prolonged periods of separation from their partners during deployments, which can lead to loneliness, anxiety, and added responsibility in managing the household and children alone. This strain can affect mental health and well-being. Military spouses play a critical role in maintaining the household, supporting their children, and providing emotional support to their spouses in the military which often goes unnoticed. Their contributions enable military personnel to focus on their duties without worrying about their families. By increasing awareness and improving support systems, Hello Subaru ensures that military spouses receive the recognition and appreciation they deserve. The day began with warm welcomes and smiles, as 40 military spouses arrived at the nail salon, excited for a well-deserved manicure and pedicures. The spouses were treated to a moment of relaxation and self-care, a chance to unwind and feel appreciated for all they do. Hello Subaru went above and beyond to ensure that every detail of the day was special, which included morning donuts and a delicious lunch. Jeff Stabile, a veteran and volunteer from the Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative, along with Christian, the manager from a local Starbucks, added to the day's festivities by providing free coffee. Each spouse received a "Military Spouses are Appreciated" tote bag, a small gesture with a big impact, symbolizing the gratitude for their sacrifices and resilience. What made this event even more remarkable was the partnership between Zee, the owner of Anthony Vince Nail Salon, the Santa Clarita Veteran Collaborative and the Hello Subaru staff that came together to make this event happen. They joined forces to create a truly meaningful experience for everyone involved. Military spouses shared their stories with volunteers, expressing their deep appreciation for the opportunity to be pampered and recognized for their sacrifices. One attendee, Jeff's wife, expressed, “I would like to thank you all very much for a wonderful afternoon. Both my niece and I felt sooo pampered and loved the process and the results of our manicure and pedicures. And in my case, the special gift of the fill! Many thanks to you and Hello Subaru for making this happen!” What truly made this event special was the sense of community and support that these spouses received. In a space created by Hello Subaru of Valencia, military spouses came together, sharing their stories and realizing they are not alone in their journey. In a world where their sacrifices are minimized, this event served as a reminder that their contributions are valued and cherished. Hello Subaru of Valencia's commitment to their community shines through initiatives from the "Hello Gives Back" program. Through partnerships and events like Military Spouse Appreciation Day, they are making a difference in the lives of those who serve alongside our military members and ensuring that military spouses everywhere know they are valued and cherished.

Celebrating the Strength of Military Spouses

I want to express my heartfelt thanks and deep gratitude to the Hello Subaru team for including me in the Military Spouse Appreciation Day. It was a memorable and meaningful experience, and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity. My daughter works at Subaru and kindly asked the team if I could attend, which made the day even more special for me. My husband served in the Navy for several years, and during his service, it was very challenging being away from him for such long periods and missing out on the kids' milestones. Those were tough times, but the support from communities like Subaru makes a significant difference. Having an event dedicated to honoring the spouses who take care of the family while their partners are away is truly wonderful. It acknowledges the sacrifices and efforts of military families, which are often overlooked. The event left me feeling appreciated, acknowledged, and supported. I thoroughly enjoyed my spa day and the lovely tote bag! Thank you once again, Hello Subaru, for this amazing experience. Your recognition and support mean the world to me and to all military spouses.

Hello Subaru of Valencia Supports William S. Hart Regiment Band and Colorguard

The William S. Hart Regiment Band and Colorguard is a 15-Time Southern California Scholastic Band And Orchestra (SCSBOA) Tournament Champion. The most Championship wins of any organization in the State. However, contrary to perception, we are completely self-funded with little to no financial assistance from the School District or City. We run multiple Fundraisers throughout the year in preparation for the next and it becomes more and more challenging to afford instruments and repairs, travel to competitions, coaching salaries, materials and supplies to build props, tournament fees, etc. But thank you to the generosity of amazing supporters like Hello Subaru, are we able to continue a tradition of excellence. This past year, the Hart Regiment and Colorguard won every competition it attended and at the Championship Finals, where the top twelve out of 36 ensembles, our team came in at a very close second place winning the Silver Medal. During the Winter/Spring, our Winter Guard went Undefeated winning Three Winter Guard Association of Southern California (WGASC) Gold Medals, the only team to do so in a single season for the second year in a row. They won the Gold Medal at the Southwestern Championships in Henderson, Nevada, and moved on to win the Preliminary Championship Gold Medal and the Championship Finals Gold Medal. Our students join The Regiment because they desire to be a part of a team that welcomes everyone with open arms, challenges them both artistically and intellectually, and gives them the experience of achieving so much more as part of a team. Statistically, our members earn a higher GPA and achieve more academically than the State average. There is a maturing value in an organization that encourages it's members to bring out their best. Our members consistently comment on how much they enjoy being a part of the team, making friends, making life-long memories. We would like to thank you, Hello Subaru, for your support in assisting us on this very successful season and we look forward to your continued support in the coming seasons.

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Leo’s Ride

Hello Subaru of Valencia recently made a young boy named Leo's day by presenting him with a one-of-a-kind customized ride-on Subaru car. Leo attended Hello Subaru of Valencia Little Hero's Day a few months ago. Little Heros Day was a day that Hello Subaru put together for local children with pediatric cancer and their families. These children have a compromised immune system and can't go to fun places like MB2 Entertainment like normal kids. Hello Subaru rented it the MB2 Entertainment Park early so that these kids could have time to just be a kid. At just one year old, Leo was diagnosed with a rare pediatric cancer. After a year of chemotherapy, he beat it at age two. But the cancer returned soon after. After two more years of treatment, Leo was declared cancer-free a couple of weeks ago. Leo, now at the age of 4, faces heart surgery this summer for a murmur they found recently. Despite it all, Leo's positivity and smile inspire everyone around him. Leo's mom is friends with one of our staff members, who bought a car from Hello recently. Leo loves cars and enjoyed checking out the Subaru models at the dealership. When the team at Hello Subaru learned of Leo's passion for cars, they knew they had to do something special. Everyone helped to make this possible. The technicians in the service department assembled the car, and the marketing team created customized decals to add to the car. It was a team effort that made everyone involved beyond proud to work for a company that cares so much. Hello Subaru of Valencia had a celebration held in the showroom, Leo and his family were greeted by the Hello Subaru team, including the Service Manager, Service Advisors, Technicians, Management, Marketing, and Client Advisors. Despite their busy schedules, each member of the team made time to be there, eager to witness Leo's reaction when he saw his new car. The beautiful, customized ride-on car with Subaru decals, including Leo's name – "Leo's Ride.” The team had decked the car out with Subaru logos on the steering wheel, wheels, and rally stars along the sides. The car was presented with balloons, the Subaru legendary Snowy Owl stuffed animal, and a bow on the car, ready for Leo to take for a spin. Leo's eyes lit up as he saw his new ride. With a smile, he hopped in and proudly drove it around the showroom, showing off his new wheels to everyone present. But the generosity didn't end there. In addition to the customized ride-on car for Leo, Hello Subaru also presented Leo's mom with a spa basket filled with spa items for her to enjoy. It was a small token of appreciation for her unwavering strength and support throughout Leo's journey, acknowledging her immense role in her son's life and the sacrifices she's made along the way. It was a moment of pure joy and happiness, a testament to Hello Subaru's dedication to their community. The day was truly a day about being “more than a car company”, but a community partner creating memories for little Leo that will last a lifetime.

Supporting our Local Students

The Santa Clarita Valley WiSH Education Foundation held its annual "Wine on the Roof" fundraiser. Hello Subaru of Valencia was its main sponsor. The event aimed to benefit local students by funding enrichment programs within the William S. Hart Union High School District in the Santa Clarita Valley community. The evening started with a six-course sit-down dinner, accompanied by music from the Valencia High School jazz band and a fantastic Golden Valley High School Folklorico team performance. Over 200 attendees gathered under one roof to support these excellent students in our community. Executive Director of the WiSH Education Foundation, Amy Daniels, emphasized the organization's commitment to bridging the gap in state funding for education. Since 2012, WiSH has exclusively funded student programs within the district, positively impacting every student. Amy highlighted the foundation's role in supporting enrichment programs vital to students' success. One such beneficiary of WiSH's support is the Golden Valley High School Folklorico group. The dance teacher, Ms. Rojas, said, "The group has flourished into a class where students can earn credit while exploring their passion for dance. Thanks to WiSH's generous donations, students received essential dance attire free of cost, empowering them to pursue their interests confidently." Rojas expressed gratitude for the foundation's assistance, noting its instrumental role in fostering a sense of belonging and community engagement among students. WiSH's support extended beyond traditional academic endeavors, facilitating connections with the broader community through performances and events. During the challenging COVID-19 pandemic, the WiSH Education Foundation was a beacon of support. Board member Selina Thomas expressed how the foundation provided over 300 Chromebooks and internet access to students in need, ensuring that all students received education support during quarantine. In the evening, the host announced Hello Subaru of Valencia's on the stage; Jessica Menendez, the Love Promise Coordinator, announced the "Share the Love" donation of $31,030. Hello Subaru had another surprise for WiSH Education Founation with an additional $500 donation! That's over $31,530 total donated in 2024 thus far! Hello Subaru has helped raise and donate over $124,500 in the past two years through Share the Love and the Cocktails on the Roof event held at Hello Subaru of Valencia dealership. Taken aback by their generosity, Amy Daniels reciprocated by presenting Hello Subaru with a plaque expressing heartfelt appreciation. The partnership between Hello Subaru of Valencia and WiSH Education Foundation is committed to nurturing the community's future generation. The Wine on the Roof event, made possible by the sponsorship of Hello Subaru of Valencia, served as a testament to the collective effort to empower students and enrich educational experiences as Hello Subaru of Valencia continues to support the cause of education for brighter futures for local students.

Helping Kids with Cancer

Hello Subaru of Valencia continues to show its commitment to the local community by donating a $500 check to the Michael Hoefflin Foundation. The Michael Hoefflin Foundation, a non-profit organization, stands as a beacon of hope for families whose children have been diagnosed with cancer. Its mission is clear: to provide support to each family, allowing them to focus on their child's recovery journey. Childhood cancer is a harsh reality for thousands of families worldwide, with approximately 175,000 children aged 14 and under diagnosed each year. Alarmingly, it stands as the leading cause of death for children in the United States. However, among these statistics, there is hope. Thanks to organizations like the Michael Hoefflin Foundation who play a vital role in these families' lives which help bridge the gap by offering assistance and resources. Beyond immediate hospital needs, the Foundation offers a wide range of assistance, including grocery and gasoline aid, hospital parking passes, counseling, financial assistance, and educational resources. Each service is designed to help families with the burden of childhood cancer. During a recent visit, the team from Hello Subaru of Valencia had the opportunity to witness firsthand the amazing work being done by the Michael Hoefflin Foundation. They were given a tour of the facility, gaining insight into the various programs and services provided to families. One such initiative is the Outreach Program, which offers practical support to newly diagnosed patients and their loved ones by distributing Care Kits—special backpacks filled with essential items for hospital stays, including blankets, toiletries, and informational resources. Lety Garcia, the Patient Family Liaison at the Foundation, shared heartfelt sentiments at the end of the tour and expressed deep appreciation for their ongoing partnership with Hello Subaru of Valencia. Lety teared up while she spoke of the difference Hello Subaru contributions and support has made in everyone's lives. The team from Subaru of Valencia, moved by her words, found themselves with tears in their eyes, deeply touched by the significance of their partnership with the Foundation. Hello Subaru of Valencia is grateful for its partnership with the Michael Hoefflin Foundation and is honored to have helped in various initiatives aimed at uplifting and supporting local families. From the Hello Gives Thanks Turkey Drive, Santa's Helpers Toy Drive to the Little Heroes Day and the Electrifying Egg Hunt events, Hello Subaru is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of those affected by pediatric cancer.

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Planting Trees with My Family

As a volunteer at the second annual Plant a Tree event hosted by Hello Subaru of Valencia in collaboration with TreePeople, I am excited to share my perspective on our meaningful experience. Alongside 15 other dedicated volunteers from Hello Subaru staff and their families, I contributed to a cause close to my heart: environmental conservation. The event took place at the San Francisquito Canyons in Santa Clarita. Our mission was clear: to plant trees and make a difference in our local ecosystem. We had shovels and gloves, ready to make an impact. For my family and I, this event was about more than just planting trees; it was about instilling a sense of responsibility and stewardship in the next generation. Witnessing my children excited to participate in the planting process filled me with pride and hope for the future. My children are four and two and creating these memories with them is important. I am grateful that we have events open to family members as well. We worked side by side with other volunteers. We shared stories, laughter, and a mutual passion for protecting our planet. Each tree we planted felt like a small victory, putting in our part to create a greener, more sustainable world. After a day of hard work, we gathered to celebrate our accomplishments with a well-deserved pizza party at Toppers. We reflected on the impact of our actions and the importance of community collaboration in our community. Looking back on the day, I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of such a meaningful event. The Plant a Tree initiative brought families together with a shared purpose and highlighted the power of collective action in making a positive difference in our environment. As the trees we planted take root and grow, they will serve as a lasting reminder of what can be achieved when we work together for a common cause. I can’t wait to return with my kids and wife over the next few years and see the trees we planted together have grown.

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Celebrating Leo Beating Cancer!

Today, at Hello Subaru of Valencia we gave away a kids ride-on car to a little boy named Leo. Leo attended our Little Hero's Day a couple of months ago. Little Heroes Day was a day we put together for local children with pediatric cancer and their families. These children have a compromised immune system and can't go out to fun places such as MB2 like normal kids. So, Hello Subaru rented it out to us early so these kids could have time to just be a kid. At just a year old, Leo was diagnosed with a very rare form of pediatric cancer. After a year of chemo, he was cleared of cancer at the age of two. Shortly after, he was unfortunately diagnosed with cancer once again. After two years of chemo and battling this rare form of cancer, Leo was officially declared cancer free a couple weeks ago. Leo will also be undergoing heart surgery this summer due to a murmur that they recently found. When we talk about strength, Leo truly represents resilience and positivity in the face of something no child or family should have to endure. I am close friends with Leo’s mom and I knew I wanted to do something special for their family. I have had the privilege to witness all of Leo’s milestones and he just makes you feel so special when you are around him. He is super smiley and happy. He is full of laughter and has a strong love for cars. When they visited our store to visit me at work, he was so excited to see all of the cars around and to sit in them. Him and his family deserved a moment of happiness and joy to help close this difficult chapter in their life. With that, I approached our team and asked if we could create a car for Leo. We completely designed a Subaru ride-on vehicle. Fitted for someone special, this ride is equipped with the Subaru rally stars and “Leo’s Ride” displayed on the back. From technicians assembling, to marketing department designing, everyone at their dealership contributed to Leo’s car Today we threw together a little celebration in the showroom just as special as any car delivery we have here. When Leo and his mom, Toni, arrived they were greeted by our entire staff and congratulated Leo on such a wonderful milestone. Placed inside the vehicle was a Subaru Owl stuffed animal, which brought Leo comfort with all the excitement. He got inside the car for a ride and his face completely lit up! He loved pressing the horn while driving all around the showroom. He even got to take it for a ride outside and experience the off-road tires. It was a joy for everyone to witness. I feel very honored to have had the privilege to share my family with my work family. Leo and Toni mean so much to me and getting to celebrate them today filled up my heart. It is so wonderful to get to work at a place that cares about the community and listens to employees when they are passionate about giving back. This will be a memory for me and hopefully to Leo for years to come. I can’t wait to continue to watch him grow and share his successes with the team. Celebrating a Leo's victory over cancer is a special moment of joy and relief. It marks not just a triumph over a difficult challenge but also the hopes and dreams for his future. Each moment of joy is a reminder of the preciousness of life, encouraging us all to cherish every day with gratitude and love. Recognizing this milestone uplifted everyone involved, reinforcing the belief in what we do here at Hello Subaru matters.

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A Day Without Worry

I had the honor to volunteer at Little Heroes' Day event, I loved being a part of an event that brought joy and relief to children and families facing the immense challenges of pediatric cancer. Seeing the smiles on the faces of these brave young heroes and their loved ones made every moment of volunteering worthwhile. From the moment families arrived, I could see the excitement in the kids' faces. My fellow volunteers and I, representing Hello Subaru of Valencia, were there to greet them with custom-designed shirts and capes, symbols of the resilience and heroism these children embody every day. It was heartwarming to witness the sense of camaraderie and support among everyone involved. Throughout the day, I had the privilege of engaging with the children and their families, witnessing their laughter and bonding moments. Whether it was cheering them on during go-cart racing or playing arcade games alongside them, every interaction was filled with warmth and gratitude. Being part of Hello Subaru of Valencia's partnership with the Michael Hoefflin Foundation was a testament to the power of community and compassion. Together, we were able to make a tangible difference in the lives of these families, offering them a chance to create cherished memories and moments of joy amid adversity. As a volunteer and being a parent of two special needs children, I left Little Heroes' Day with a profound sense of fulfillment, knowing that our efforts had helped brighten the lives of children and families in need. It was a reminder of the incredible impact we can have when we come together to support those facing challenging circumstances.

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Planting Trees, Growing Together

I love working at Hello Subaru of Valencia and knowing they love to give back as much as I do, especially in the community I live and work in. I volunteered at the Second Annual Plant a Tree Event in partnership with TreePeople and had the incredible opportunity to participate alongside my husband. I really resonate with Subaru’s pillar of Love the Earth. I am passionate about caring for our planet and I am thrilled to make a difference with my fellow colleagues. Together, we joined other dedicated volunteers from the Hello Subaru staff and their families, embarking on a day of environmental stewardship that would leave a lasting impact. San Francisquito Canyons is such a beautiful place! It is miles away from our home. I worked with my husband, digging holes and planting trees together. It was a great way to spend time together and know that we were contributing to our community. The experience was about more than just planting trees; it was about working together towards a common goal and making a positive difference in the world. Each tree we planted was a symbol of our commitment to each other and the planet we call home. As the day went on, we found ourselves admiring the beauty of nature and the sense of purpose that comes from giving back. After a day of hard work, we gathered with our fellow volunteers to celebrate our achievements with a well-deserved pizza party at Toppers. This event reminded us of the importance of working together towards a common goal. We can’t wait to visit in a year and see the growth of our planted trees.

Help for Domestic Violence Survivors

Special thanks to Subaru Valencia, who recently donated 60 bins of essential supplies to Child & Family Center. The items were distributed to our survivors of Domestic Violence. When a survivor decides to leave their batterer, the decision can be overwhelming. They often leave with just the clothing on their backs for themselves and their children. Some of them flee to our 30-day domestic violence shelter. Others get assistance in finding housing so they can begin a new start in their lives. The bins we received included toiletries, dishes, towels, cleaning supplies, candles and personal items. All of these are so important when a survivor is starting over. Two of the clients who received a bin expressed their gratitude: Thank you so much for everything that you brought me. It is really helpful specifically at these times. I really appreciate it. Very appreciative of all the support from Child & Family Center. Love this agency and services are beyond expectations. Thank you Hello Subaru for your generous donation and your ongoing support of Child & Family Center and our clients.

Creating a Greener Tomorrow

Hello Subaru of Valencia partnered with TreePeople to host the second annual Plant a Tree event in the beautiful San Francisquito Canyons. This initiative had 16 dedicated volunteers from Hello Subaru staff and their families plant 12 trees! It brought families together with a purpose: contributing to the reforestation efforts crucial for our environment's health and future. In the past two years, Hello Suabru has planted 52 trees. TreePeople is a nonprofit organization that empowers communities to unite and take action for the environment, mainly focusing on trees and urban forestry. In our community, TreePeople plays a vital role by organizing tree-planting events, educating residents about the importance of trees, and advocating for sustainable urban development practices. Their efforts not only enhance the beauty of our community but also provide numerous environmental benefits, such as improving air quality, reducing the urban heat island effect, conserving water, and supporting biodiversity. TreePeople's commitment to creating healthier, more resilient communities through tree planting and environmental education significantly and positively impacts our local environment and quality of life. San Francisquito Canyon, only miles away from hello Subaru, is known for its breathtaking landscapes and rich biodiversity, was the chosen site for this event, underscoring the importance of nurturing natural habitats that support a wide array of wildlife. With shovels and gloves, the volunteers worked hard to pull weeds and plant trees. The heartfelt words of one volunteer and their family resonated deeply: "What I'm going to do now that we have a tree planted with my family is to come often to see its growth. This means a lot to us as a family, as we teach our kids the importance of giving back to the environment." Showing its impact not just on our planet but everyone involved through shared experiences and giving a sense of purpose. After a day of hard work and making a difference in the canyon, the volunteers gathered to celebrate their accomplishments with a well-deserved pizza party at Toppers. This gathering was about enjoying delicious food and reflecting on their efforts' impact and the shared commitment to environmental conservation. The Plant a Tree event reminds everyone that they can contribute to our planet's health and showcases how partnerships can lead to significant positive changes in our environment. As the trees planted in San Francisquito Canyon grow, they will stand as a testament to what can be achieved when a community comes together for a noble cause. Hello Subaru of Valencia hopes to inspire others to do their part, big or small, and contribute to a greener, more sustainable world.

Lasting Easter Memories

Hello Subaru of Valencia hosted an electrifying event far beyond a typical car promotional event. The "Electrifying Egg Hunt" aimed to introduce the 2024 Solterra while providing families with unforgettable memories. Hello Subaru invited their partners, the Michael Hoefflin Foundation, to bring families who would benefit from this event. Michael Hoefflin does so much for the community! They help families navigate the challenges of having a child with cancer by giving them the resources and support they need. Hello was honored to invite these families to enjoy a worry-free day. As families arrived, they were welcomed by the friendly Hello Subaru team, who handed out free dinner tickets for the whole family and Easter-themed Solterra tote bags for the kids to color in. The showroom was transformed with easter theme decorations. The all new electric Solterras were displayed in different colors, inviting families to explore and discover these vehicles new features. A highlight of the event was the chance to meet and take photos with the Easter Bunny, which proved to be a hit with the kids. After, the attendees were invited to engage in arts and crafts activities with their kids, including decorating their tote bags. No family event is complete without delicious food, and attendees were treated to their choice of a smash burger or hot dog from a local food truck called Bun & Blanket. The main event, the egg hunt scheduled for 5 pm, brought all the kids together in anticipation by the customer waiting area. Ready to find their eggs, searching high and low. The eggs were filled with toy cars, pop-it fidgets, Subaru stickers, finger puppets, and candies. Kids loved the goodies they found in their eggs. Families and their kids approached the staff to express gratitude and share stories about having a great time. With a big smile, a 9-year-old, Alexander, thanked Jessica, the event's Love Promise Coordinator. "Thank you for inviting me and my family! We had such a fun time, and I love being around cars," he said. His simple words were a heartfelt testament to the event's impact, showing how these gatherings leave a lasting impression far beyond the day itself. This event showcased what happens when a business and a charity come together for promotion and to genuinely give back to their community. It was a powerful reminder that coming together and making a difference in people's lives for a good cause is the best way to celebrate. Hello Subaru of Valencia's commitment to meaningfully engaging with its community proves that it is more than just about selling cars; it's about building connections and truly giving back.

Empowering Fresh Starts

Hello Subaru of Valencia partnered with the Child and Family Center in Santa Clarita for the second annual New Home Bins Event. This initiative aims to provide essential items to families who have bravely left their domestic violence situations, offering them a fresh start and a safe haven to rebuild their lives. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), nearly 10 million women and men become victims of domestic violence each year in the United States. Every minute, about 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner. These alarming statistics bring hope to many through organizations like the Child and Family Center of Santa Clarita, which play an essential role in providing crucial care and services to those affected by domestic violence in our communities. This nonprofit offers comprehensive services and programs, including shelter support, recovery programs, and drug and alcohol treatment. All tailored to meet the diverse needs of individuals and families impacted by domestic violence and provide a lifeline for those seeking recovery and rehabilitation. With a deep-seated commitment to making a positive difference, Hello Subaru and its dedicated team have assembled 60 bins filled with essential items. Each item has been carefully selected to address families' immediate needs as they seek healing and stability in their new space. Each bin includes items such as dishware sets for four, dish soap, dish scrubs, toothpaste, toothbrushes for the entire family, a set of four towels, a hairbrush, hand soap, laundry detergent, a candle to bring warmth into their new spaces, a blanket, toilet paper, paper towels, and trash bags—all the essentials required to establish a safe and nurturing environment in their new homes. The Hello Subaru of Valencia team's dedication and compassion shine through in their efforts to ensure that these families receive material support and a sense of hope and encouragement for the future. By addressing the immediate needs of those impacted by domestic violence, Hello Subaru aims to empower them to move forward with confidence and resilience. Hello Subaru of Valencia takes immense pride in its commitment to giving back to the community and considers it an honor to make a true difference in families affected by domestic violence. Through initiatives like the New Home Bins for domestic violence victims, Hello Subaru of Valencia continues to be a light to many and highlights the culture of support and empathy within the company

Little Heroes Day

Hello Subaru of Valencia partnered with the Michael Hoefflin Foundation for a special event, Little Heroes' Day. This exciting event gave 53 kids and their parents a day free from worry and the stresses of their daily lives. The event was held at MB2 Entertainment, providing exciting attractions, arcade games, and an opportunity for these brave young kids to simply be kids. The Michael Hoefflin Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting local pediatric cancer families. The foundation aims to ease families' burdens during this challenging time and ensure that children can focus on their journey to recovery. They extend a helping hand to families and provide services including Counseling Support, Financial Assistance, Emergency Support, and more. Every year 300,000 children are diagnosed with cancer. Recognizing that cancer is the leading cause of death by disease past infancy among children in the United States, they strive to provide hope, help, and healing to children and their families facing the battle against pediatric cancer. Michael Andrew Hoefflin was a warm and loving child born on January 10th, 1986. At the age of six, his life took an unexpected turn when flu-like symptoms revealed a diagnosis of PNET/medulloblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. Despite undergoing extensive treatments, including brain surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and a bone marrow transplant, Michael's resilient spirit prevailed during his 17 months of remission. Tragically, in May 1994, the cancer returned with unprecedented strength. Michael faced this relentless battle with courage, maintaining a positive attitude and a persistent smile. His determination to help others inspired the formation of the Michael Hoefflin Foundation in September 1995, which is dedicated to advancing treatments, supporting afflicted children and their families, and finding cures for childhood cancers. Michael's passing on May 15th, 1996, left a void, but his legacy remains a source of inspiration for those touched by his remarkable story. Made possible by MB2 Entertainment, Little Heroes' Day was filled with excitement, joy, and bonding for children and their families affected by cancer. The event featured go-cart racing, (with a track dedicated to Michael Hoefflin), laser tag, arcade games, and lunch, allowing families to create memories together. Hello Subaru of Valencia volunteers passed out custom designed Little Heroes' Day shirts and capes, symbolizing the resilience and heroism of these children. Everyone involved could not help but feel immense gratitude for being a part of a company that cares so much. Hello Subaru had a special guest Kiki Sin from Subaru America, along with her husband, who volunteered at the Little Heroes' Day event. Hello Subaru of Valencia is not just a dealership, it's a community-driven place that thrives on giving back, especially to children. The decision to partner with the Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Little Heroes' Day was Hello Subaru commitment to making a positive impact in their community. It is their sincere belief that every child deserves a chance to experience the simple pleasures of being a kid, and this event allowed them to extend a helping hand in creating those lasting memories. Recognizing the importance of including siblings in the festivities, Hello Subaru of Valencia ensured that all family members felt seen and included. Siblings often feel left out due to the attention directed towards the child with cancer. This thoughtful approach added an extra layer of support for families facing the challenges of pediatric cancer. The impact of Little Heroes' Day was profound, with numerous testimonials expressing gratitude for the worry-free day provided by Hello Subaru of Valencia. Antonette Sandoval, the mother of a young hero named Leo Lopez who has a rare form of cancer, shared her experience: "It's nice we get to be here and have so much support behind us throughout Leo's journey. It's important to have some normalcy around and to come here and be with kids his age and feel normal." Hello Subaru of Valencia's partnership with the Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Little Heroes' Day shows the power of community and compassion. This event brought joy and normalcy to children facing pediatric cancer and showcased the positive impact it can have when everyone comes together for a common cause. Little Heroes' Day will continue to give hope to families navigating the challenging pediatric cancer journey.

Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders: Teaching Financial Literacy to Students

Hello Subaru of Valencia and JCI of Santa Clarita partnered for the third time to sponsor and participate in the Get Real Adulting 101 event, a fun, unique, and interactive financial education simulation aimed at empowering high school juniors and seniors. Over 200 students from Bowman High School were welcomed tfuno participate in this event to learn valuable lessons on financial literacy. The total minority enrollment for this school is 83%, and 51% of students are economically disadvantaged. This was the perfect event for these students. Get Real Adulting 101 is not just an event; It's an immersive experience that challenges students to manage a budget in a simulated environment, mirroring the financial responsibilities they'll face in the real world. Hello Subaru of Valencia actively participated by sponsoring and setting up a booth dedicated to transportation; they played a crucial role in educating students about the financial aspects of buying a vehicle. Like the board game of LIFE, the event's interactive nature allowed students to learn about interest rates, down payments, and the importance of a good credit score when applying for a car loan. With the support of 10 other sponsors, the event was made accessible for Bowman students, ensuring that financial education is accessible to all. Kari McCoy, co-chair of Get Real: Adulting 101, expressed gratitude for the support received from sponsors like Hello Subaru of Valencia. This impactful partnership between Hello Subaru of Valencia and JCI shows their dedication to making a positive difference in the Santa Clarita community. They had four groups of 50 students, and 40-minute rounds provided students with a fictional identity, a career, and a salary, allowing them to decide on housing, transportation, and food—surprise situations, such as unexpected expenses or windfalls. Hello Subaru of Valencia has worked with JCI multiple times, witnessing firsthand the organization's dedication to creating positive changes in the Santa Clarita area. The commitment to giving back and inspiring young citizens aligns seamlessly with Subaru Valencia's values. Get Real Adulting 101 provides a unique and engaging platform for local businesses to contribute to the education and empowerment of young adults. Hello Subaru of Valencia, in partnership with JCI of Santa Clarita, is proud to participate in this impactful initiative. By imparting valuable financial knowledge to teens and young adults, they are helping shape a community better equipped to face the challenges of adulthood with confidence.

Keeping Children Warm This Season

In support of the Subaru Loves to Help Operation Warm initiative, Hello Subaru of Valencia rallied to support a local Salvation Army in need. Operation Warm focuses on providing children of all age's new jackets, socks, and shoes for the winter season. The Salvation Army of Valencia caters to over 600 kids in the Santa Clarita Valley. Hello Subaru purchased 252 children's coats and pairs of shoes to donate to The Salvation Army. The Hello Subaru team was joined by Subaru of America District Sales Manager, Kiki Sin, and her colleague to give an extra helping hand on this special delivery. Rafael Viana, Captain of the Santa Clarita Salvation, welcomed the team with a smile and was taken back by the three-car load donation. The team began to unload the boxes into the facility. After, the team received a personal tour and learned about the history of the Salvation Army. This facility provides services and food to over 300 families in the community. In addition to the food pantry, they have a small in person closet for those in need of free clothing. With the donations from Operation Warm, Rafael and his team plan to stop by the local Newhall Elementary School and pass out the jackets and shoes to students who need them. Hello Subaru of Valencia is proud to keep children warm this season.

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Heartwarming Contribution to the Spark of Love Toy Drive

Hello Subaru of Valencia partnered with the Spark of Love Toy Drive, joining forces with the County of Los Angeles Fire Department for the 31st annual toy drive event and helping underserved children and teens throughout the Santa Clarita area. With the community's support, Hello Subaru of Valencia gathered over 250 new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment donated by customers and staff. The showroom had toys for children of all ages. The customers would marvel at the toys displayed in the showroom and express how great it is to see their local dealership give back to the community during the holiday season. A fire-fighter from station 150 arrived with his truck, ready to pick up the donations. Amazed by the number of toys donated, he couldn't help but be moved by the community's spirit and Hello Subaru's dedication to making a difference in the lives of children. As these toys make their way into the hands of those who need them most, Hello Subaru is proud to be able to give back. Hello Subaru of Valencia’s dedication is a reminder that being part of a community-driven initiative can bring so much joy, turning moments into memories for children and families in need.

Toy Drive Touches Hearts in Santa Clarita

Hello Subaru of Valencia hosted its annual Santa's Helpers Toy Drive, a heartwarming event dedicated to supporting underprivileged children in the Santa Clarita area. This year's turnout surpassed expectations, with over 850 children and their families benefiting from the generosity of Hello Subaru of Valencia. Through donations, Hello Subaru had more than 3,000 presents, a significant increase in gift giving from the previous year. In Santa Clarita 8.27% live below the poverty line. This event extended help to those families in need during the holidays. Santa’s Helpers touched the lives of diverse children across the community. Hello supported local schools and nonprofits like Single Mother Outreach, Boys and Girls Club, Michael Hoefflin Foundation, Family Promise and so many others. When supporting these non-profits, the event helped families facing challenges from their child battling cancer, homelessness, those experiencing domestic violence, or people simply struggling this holiday season. A month before the event, Hello Subaru of Valencia displayed toy donation boxes throughout the dealership showroom. They also had toy donation boxes in various locations in the Santa Clarita area. By inviting the community to donate toys for children of all ages, from infants to 18-year-olds, this ensured no one was left without a present. In the Hello Subaru training room, volunteers gathered the week before the event to prepare the gifts. Toys filled the training room, the lunchroom area and the upstairs hallways. They spent evenings sorting, selecting, and wrapping presents based on each child's wish list. Some volunteers even dedicated their lunch breaks to this cause. One volunteer said, “This is giving at the highest level.” Many others expressed similar thoughts, appreciating the chance to be part of a company that genuinely cares. Hello Subaru values the enthusiasm of its staff for events like this and having them make a real difference in the community. Santa's Helpers was not only about delivering toys. It was a festive, fun event with a photo booth with Santa Claus, arts and crafts activities, delicious food and treats, fun games like a life-size Jenga, corn hole, and so much more. Many families spent hours at the event, taking in all the holiday cheer. Each child received gifts, and every family was given a gingerbread house to take home to create memories together. Hello Subaru loved seeing the children's face light up when they saw Santa sitting in his chair and when they received each gift that was on their wish list. The families who attended expressed their gratitude to the Hello Subaru staff. Many shared stories of how this initiative had significantly impacted their holiday season, highlighting the immense value of giving back. "Hello Gives Back" is not just a saying; it is a movement impacting lives. The initiative goes beyond the act of giving; it is about creating a lasting impact for so many. Hello Subaru of Valencia is beyond proud to be a part of this movement and will continue to do their part in the community they work and live. A heartful thank you to all those who gathered to lend a helping hand to their neighbors in need this holiday season.

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Harvesting Hope

Hello Subaru of Valencia's unwavering commitment has led to an incredible milestone, providing over 200 meals, doubling their impact from the previous year, and touching the lives of almost 1,000 individuals. This initiative not only brought a Thanksgiving meal to families in need but also created memories for these families to remember years from now. Hello Subaru partnered with a few local nonprofits like the Boys and Girls Club, Circle of Hope, Family Promise, Child and Family Center, Santa Clarita Veterans Services Collaborative, and the Michael Hoefflin Foundation to host its second annual 'Hello Gives Thanks' turkey drive. These nonprofit partnerships help families who are facing challenges such as cancer, homelessness, domestic violence, supporting our veterans, families who have children with cancer, and those struggling this holiday season. This event aimed to reduce the Thanksgiving burden for families in the Santa Clarita area. With rising food prices, the Hello Subaru team recognized the significance of easing this strain on families. Especially knowing that 8.27% of the Santa Clarita population (18.6k out of 225k people) lives below the poverty line, a rate lower than the national average of 12.6%. Hello Subaru of Valencia's efforts through this Turkey drive significantly impacted a community where many struggle to make ends meet. The day before Thanksgiving, the dealership was transformed into an organized two-line drive with a seamless distribution process. Each family received two tote bags filled with Thanksgiving sides such as mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, mushroom soup, and fried onions, along with a choice of turkey or ham, as well as bilingual recipes on how to make a turkey and green bean casserole. The impact of Hello Subaru's efforts was noticed, and the families shared how grateful they were for this initiative. Gratitude flowed through messages like, "Thank you for our countless blessings! Have a blessed Thanksgiving Day!" and "Our family truly appreciates it. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving." The involvement of over 20 volunteers was pivotal in coordinating the event, from packing meal kits, handing out the groceries, and putting a smile on people’s faces. The decision behind the chosen kits reflects the Subaru team's personal experiences with these items, emphasizing the importance of family and sharing the warmth of their traditions with those in need. Larger families received two kits, ensuring sufficient Thanksgiving meal, while each family received a generous turkey weighing over 20 pounds. This initiative gave hope and spread love to all those who were involved.

“Changing Lives. Healing Relationships. Helping People Thrive”

The Child and Family Center hosted a Donor's Breakfast to express heartfelt appreciation to those who generously supported the organization's mission. Warm smiles and an immediate sense of belonging greeted the Hello Subaru staff. A delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausages, ham, freshly brewed coffee, orange juice, and pastries was ready to serve all attendees. Jessica, the Love Promise Coordinator, and Julie, the Executive Assistant, spoke with a few people, and they expressed how Hello Subaru of Valencia is doing great things in the Community. Everyone connected over their shared dedication to their love for their city, Santa Clarita. Soon, Nikki Buckstead, the organization's CEO, stepped forward to kick off the presentation. She began to share the incredible impact the Child and Family Center made in the Community. Their guiding principles, "Changing Lives. Healing Relationships. Helping People Thrive," resonated in the hearts of everyone there. Nikki spoke about the organization's growth and vital role in the Community. "Strengthening families today for stronger communities tomorrow" became more than just a slogan; it was a call to action that had transformed lives. With over 150 dedicated staff members, the center made a difference in the lives of over 900 children, youth, and families every month. The statistics told a powerful story of the center's impact in the past year. A staggering 3,461 crisis hotline calls had been answered, providing crucial support to those in need. The center had provided 315 bed-nights of shelter, offering a haven for individuals facing domestic violence. Additionally, 718 survivors had received individual and group counseling services, with over 1,800 group counseling sessions conducted. As the presentation unfolded, Jessica and Julie couldn't help but be moved by the depth of the center's reach and the lives it touched. A presentation highlight came when Nikki expressed gratitude for the partnerships that made it all possible. Hello Subaru realized that the Child and Family Center's success was about the unwavering support of everyone involved and all who believe in the power of change. Giving back genuinely made a difference in the Community where we all live and work.

Exploring Vehicles for Education

Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation had their 2nd Annual Touch-A-Truck event. The day was filled with all kinds of different vehicles, delicious options of food trucks, great community base vendors, and more. They had families from all over Santa Clarita area ready to explore the different vehicles. Its goal is to not only inspire kids to learn what they want to be when they grow up, but also help raise money for the SCV Education Foundation programs. The SCVEF programs help with the literacy programs, teacher innovation, and grants/scholarships for the Saugus Union School District, Sulphur Springs Union School District, Newhall School District, Castaic School District, and the William S. Hart School District. They had a large lineup of vehicles such as fire trucks and police cars, dump trucks, massive construction vehicles, race cars, all ready for curious young minds to climb in and discover what it’s like to ride these types of vehicles. Throughout the day, there were surprises and entertainment for the whole family. Children could participate in interactive activities, dance floor, and even a miniature train pulling kids and their parents all over the park. The event's sponsors, Hello Subaru of Valencia, had their booth setup showing their support. They handed out giveaways such as custom Lego sets, coloring books and crayons, pet toys, stickers, and more. The kids loved the Lego sets, stickers, and coloring books! The Hello Subaru team engaged with visitors, sharing their passion for the community and why they are not your typical dealership. Hello Subaru enjoyed watching the families roaming the event grounds, admiring the vehicles, enjoying delicious food, and exploring the different activities. Over 2,000 people attended the event, creating a vibrant atmosphere. The SCV Education Foundation's event had brought the community together, creating memories that would last a lifetime. The 2nd Annual Touch-A-Truck was a success, celebrating the Santa Clarita community, and Hello Subaru of Valencia was proud to be a part of this remarkable event, supporting the community in diverse and meaningful ways.

Help Pets Find Their Forever Homes

Hello Subaru of Valencia partnered with Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control shelters for their second annual Adopt a Pet event. Hello Subaru covered the adoption fees for every pet, hoping to inspire the community to adopt one. LA County Animal Care & Control has 7 locations in the Los Angeles area. They gathered 30 pets from three of their local sites Palmdale, Castaic, and Lancaster, to help these furry friends find their furever homes. Hello Subaru booth provided new pet owners with beginner kits. Each bag included a leash, collar, dog toys, and two bowls with a non-slip bowl mat. These kits were more than just supplies; they were an initiation into the "Rescue Parent Pet Club." Hello invited two local vendors to join in, Healthy Furs and Pet Supplies Plus, offering their services and free goodies. It was great for the attendees, providing knowledge to new pet owners to help them start their journey with their new pets. Another fun booth was, dedicated staff members handing out "pup cups" to all the dogs attending, creating a fun atmosphere for our furry friends. A tag booth helped the new pet owners make personalized pet tags for their new pets. Heartwarming stories were shared, a senior 11-year-old pit mix, with numerous health issues and the inability to walk. Won the heart of a dedicated volunteer. The volunteer did not want to see the senior pet return to the shelter, so she adopted her! The volunteer wanted to give her sweet new pet a safe, comfortable, and loving home for the rest of her years. Their heartwarming story testified to the event's mission of finding forever loving homes for these pets. The event was a tremendous success, with over 18 pets getting adopted—all thanks to Hello Subaru of Valencia bringing the community a great Adopt a Pet event.

Having a Peachy Day

Hello Subaru of Valencia and Peachland Avenue Elementary School partnered for Hello's commitment to Subaru Loves Learning – Adopt a Classroom and give back to their community. Peachland Avenue Elementary School is within the Newhall school district, serving ten schools and nearly 6,000 students, with 70% of students representing various minority groups. The challenges were also evident, with 40.4% of the students coming from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Subaru knew the "Adopt a Classroom" program would help benefit the teachers who do so much for these students. On the day of delivery, Principal Katrina Stroh's warm smile welcomed the Hello Subaru team to the school premises. Accompanied by the school's administrators and teachers, her enthusiasm set the tone for the day ahead with her smile. The Hello Subaru team arrived with boxes of much-needed school supplies, each item carefully selected to help enhance the learning experience for every student. Hello Subaru team brought a bus cutout with messages of inspiration and gratitude from the entire Subaru team and customers for the teachers. Hello Subaru, presented the $3,000 credit the teachers will receive to help support them in their classrooms. Peachland staff expressed the gratitude they felt towards Hello. Teachers who had dedicated their lives to nurturing young minds now received the support they deserved. Clearly, this collaboration was destined to endure and evolve over time, fostering a relationship built on shared values. The Assistant Principal and Principal of Peachland Avenue Elementary took a moment to express their gratitude. In heartfelt emails, they shared their sentiments with Hello Subaru: "Peachland Roadrunners send a huge thank you to Subaru! Smiles were huge, and hearts were filled. With gratitude, Peachland," and "It was so much fun announcing the donation and watching our teachers' surprised faces when we told them about the Adopt A Classroom credit. We are very grateful." These words were a powerful affirmation of Hello Subaru's impact on the school community. With every act of kindness, every box of supplies, and every note of gratitude, Hello Subaru of Valencia's commitment to giving back was an example of how their dealership is so much more.

A Night of Giving

The team at Hello Subaru of Valencia partnered with the WiSH Education Foundation to host "Cocktails on the Roof." This fundraiser aims at bridging the educational funding gap in the William S. Hart Union High School District, which helps nearly 22,000 students. WiSH has established 16 wellness centers throughout the district, providing students with a safe space to de-stress and access wellness resources, promoting emotional well-being. During the pandemic, WiSH recognized the growing number of displaced and homeless students in the district and distributed over 300 desks and chairs to any student in need, enhancing their confidence and performance during challenging times. They even provided out-of-circulation Chromebooks to these students who needed computer access. WiSH's dedication to benefiting every student in the district is truly remarkable. The "Cocktails on the Roof" event is a testament to how they involve the community to support these initiatives. The event was held in the Hello Subaru of Valencia service area. They transformed the space from a service drive to a beautiful outdoor venue with lights, VIP lounges, a dance floor, and more. Local vendors, businesses, and entrepreneurs set up their booths, serving food and cocktails. The attendees enjoyed an unforgettable event filled with live music, dancing, and everyone coming together from the community and having a great time. Hello Subaru of Valencia employees volunteered as shuttle drivers, bringing guests to and from the venue in brand new Foresters and Accents. Over 250 people attended the event, which helped raise a total of $60,000 that night. These funds will support the William S. Hart Union High School district students, empowering them with resources and opportunities they might not have otherwise. "Cocktails on the Roof" was more than just an event; it was a celebration of community and the commitment to support the young minds in the district. As the night ended, all those who attended reminded them that together, they could make a significant difference in the lives of thousands of students.

A Walk to End Domestic Violence

The Purple Palooza 5k Color Walk, hosted by the Child and Family Center, is an event dedicated to raising awareness about domestic violence and providing support to survivors. This event helped raise over $75,000 in funds to support the Child & Family Center's Domestic Violence Programs. Their programs offer essential domestic violence services for individuals and their children in abusive relationships, providing safety, shelter, and unwavering support. One in three women and one in four men have experienced physical violence from their partners. 81 million people worldwide have been subjected to psychological aggression within their intimate relationships, and one in six homicide victims are killed by their intimate partners. These statistics underline the urgency of the support and awareness raised by events like Purple Palooza. This year's event, Hello Subaru of Valencia, was the title sponsor and contributed over $11,000 to the cause. The Purple Palooza 5k Color Walk was a truly inspiring event, especially for the staff members of Hello Subaru who had overcome their own experiences with domestic violence. This event held a deep personal significance for them, and they had over 51 participants sign up for the walk. Throughout October, employees proudly wore purple ribbons to show their support and spread awareness about domestic violence in the dealership. They also took time to write inspirational messages on special custom cards. Hello Subaru had over 50 staff members write letters to inspire survivors through their words. One staff member wrote, "I hope when you come home from now on you feel warmth and comfort. I hope there is so much more color in your world now, and one day, you'll let yourself be loved by others the way you deserve. The strongest thing you've done is take the first step out of the doorway, never look back." Another staff member shared her story in hope to inspire others, "I once sat in a group at the DV center like you. I used to think that I did not belong there. I was wrong. I found new friends, strength, support, resilience, and to always have self-care. My friend, you are worth it! You deserve to celebrate who you've become and who you could've become and fought not to be. Be grateful for a second chance and always look forward to what's to come. You've got this!" The act of wearing purple ribbons and writing messages of hope is a reminder of the importance of the cause they are standing for. On the event day, attendees embraced the theme as they wore their best purple attire, dyeing their hair in shades of purple and wearing stylish purple wigs and purple tutus to show their support. There were multiple vendors, a DJ, a pancake breakfast for the participants, a Pup-a-Palooza pageant, a guest speaker, and so much more. Attendees who visited the Hello Subaru booth received giveaways and a chance to win a raffle prize of a wine bottle, two elegant glass cups, a relaxing 50-minute massage, scented candles, and a luxurious body scrub for one lucky winner. The Pup-a-Palooza pageant's purpose was not only to show off the best-dressed pets but also to shed light on the seriousness of domestic violence and the dangers it imposes on pets. It was a privilege to witness guest speaker Luz Sanchez, a survivor of domestic violence, sharing her inspiring story with others. The emotional impact of her speech left many in tears of hope and inspiration. She ended her speech with a powerful message, "You are worth fighting for, your children are worth fighting for, your life is worth fighting for; you matter, and your story can serve as a guiding light for those still lost in the shadows of abuse. For those men and women that sit in silence, remember you are not alone, you are valuable, you are worth it, you truly make this world a better place." Hello Subaru purchased and passed out purple roses to all the walkers as they crossed the finish line and received their medals. It was an act of kindness that symbolized admiration for the survivors of domestic violence. The Purple Palooza 5k Color Walk, with Hello Subaru of Valencia's generous support, was not just a community event; it was a testament to the power of unity and compassion. It was an event that made an impact on everyone involved, touched hearts, and spread awareness.

Supporting Students Through Event/Community Partnership

The WiSH Education Foundation has been so grateful to partner with Hello Subaru of Valencia for the past few years; their amazing team has sponsored our events and benefited WiSH through the Subaru Share the Love® Event , as well. Their impact on the 22,000 students we serve has been immeasurable - while we can quantify the number of programs we support in a given year, what students get out of these programs goes far beyond the dollars that fund the program. With Hello Subaru's recent sponsorship of our Cocktails on the Roof event, WiSH has funded resources in the student wellness centers that we established on all of our campuses district wide - including a brand new, district wide, family evening wellness program. The first event was well attended and provided a family resource that was previously unavailable; it provided a real connection to these centers that have become valuable spaces on campus. In an email from the wellness coordinator thanking us for the support, she said, "It was an opportunity for parents to connect with the space where some of their students receive support...and for students to feel a part of their school. One senior student that attended told me that he had never been to an after school activity and that he loved it! He wanted to know when the next one was going to be! Thank you for making it possible!" That's what our partnership with Hello Subaru of Valencia means to our students - opportunities that go far beyond what tax dollars and state funding for education provide; it means connection, anxiety relief, safe spaces, tools for success for the WHOLE student. Wellness is just one part of the impact they make, but it's a HUGE one. The Hello Subaru team is made up of genuine people who care deeply about community. From marketing to sales to the owners themselves, when we meet, they ask, "What can we do?" That has never been asked of us before, from any corporate sponsor. They go beyond what it means to be a business in our community - they make it better; they provide real opportunity through their support for every student, no matter their passions or challenges. They truly go beyond "sponsor" and embody "partner." Their sponsorship of our event, including holding the event on their Subaru campus and creating and donating valuable auction items, allow our proceeds go further than ever before, benefiting as many students as possible through our many programs. There's a smile on everyone's faces at Hello Subaru - everyone's. We feel like we have a partner in making good things happen for our young people. And I need to mention that transforming a dealership into a party for hundreds of people with tents and music is no easy feat; they didn't bat an eye. "What can we do?" We send out a huge thank you to Hello Subaru of Valencia for allowing so many people to party with a purpose. What a difference they make!

Teachers that Shape the Future

Hello Subaru of Valencia is always looking for ways to make a positive impact. In Valencia, the William S. Hart Union High School District houses 18 schools, each with dedicated teachers who went above and beyond to shape the young minds of the future. The William S. Hart Union High School District planned a board meeting to honor their Teachers of the Year. These educators demonstrated unwavering dedication, passion, and innovation in the classroom. Hello Subaru team felt a deep appreciation for the educators shaping the next generation and wanted to show their gratitude. Hello Subaru contacted the school district and asked to participate in this momentous occasion. The district was delighted by the prospect of their involvement, and together, they planned a surprise that would leave the Teachers of the Year in awe. On the day of the board meeting the teachers, dressed in their best attire, gathered in the school district's meeting hall, unaware of the heartwarming surprise awaiting them. As the meeting unfolded, the room was filled with speeches praising the dedication and passion of these remarkable educators. Then, as the grand finale, the Hello Subaru team took the stage. A representative from the retailer spoke passionately about the importance of education and the invaluable role teachers play in shaping the future. With smiles that radiated warmth and generosity, the Hello Subaru team announced their surprise. Each teacher received a $150 gift card to Staples, a token of appreciation to help them succeed in the classroom. The teachers were overwhelmed by the unexpected kindness of Hello Subaru and the school district. Hello Subaru donated over $2,700. The teachers hugged the team members from Hello Subaru, expressing their heartfelt thanks for the thoughtful gesture. It was a day when a car dealership did more than sell cars; they helped build a brighter future for the community they cherished.

Making Life Sparkle

Hello Subaru of Valencia is where customers become part of the Subaru family. Hello's corporate staff, Julie, who usually worked in her office upstairs, decided to hang out with the service advisor's downstairs. Julie from the corporate team made her way downstairs with a warm smile and a heart full of excitement. She had a little surprise in mind for the hardworking service team. She surprised the team with a box of freshly baked donuts and coffee. But there was someone else who had brought warm smiles to the dealership that day. A customer walked into Hello Subaru of Valencia with a radiant smile. She had come to get service done on her Subaru vehicle. Her infectious energy brightened the room, and her warm personality quickly won over the staff. The customer needed a ride back to her apartment while her car was serviced. Overhearing her request, Julie offered to take her in Hello Subaru's shuttle. While driving, the customer turned to Julie and said, "You can call me Sparkle. I just love sparkles!" She went on to share how she had been in her apartment for a few months due to illness, and this visit to Hello Subaru was her first outing in a while. She had used this special occasion to dress up and add Sparkle to her day. Julie and Sparkle hit it off immediately, bonding over their shared interests and hobbies. They talked about their love for the local community, and Sparkle mentioned her favorite spot: the Wolf Creek Restaurant. She raved about the delicious food and the warm, welcoming atmosphere. Once they reached Sparkle's apartment, Julie wanted to do something special for her new friend. Later that day, Sparkle returned to Hello Subaru of Valencia to pick up her Subaru. As she entered the dealership, Julie greeted her with a warm smile. Julie handed Sparkle a card; inside was a $100 gift card to her favorite spot, Wolf Creek Restaurant. The gesture genuinely touched Sparkle and expressed her gratitude to everyone at Hello Subaru. Moments like this remind us that sometimes, the most beautiful and meaningful moments happen when we least expect them, in the most unexpected places.

Pampering a New Mom

Hello Subaru of Valencia is more than just a place to buy cars; it was a place where their staff genuinely care about their customers and community. A new mom and dad with their kids visited the dealership to buy a new car for their growing family. The new mom had recently given birth to a beautiful baby girl, and her family had grown to four members. However, the joy of the new addition was overshadowed by the challenges they had faced. Just as the baby girl was born, the older sister, a four-year-old, tested positive for COVID-19. The family had been separated for a while, with the older sister receiving necessary medical care while the new mom took care of the newborn. One of the Client Advisors at Hello Subaru of Valencia noticed the exhaustion in the new mom's eyes as she shared her story. The advisor couldn't help but be moved by the strength and resilience of this family. Understanding how hard it can be to be a mom, especially during challenging times, the advisor was inspired to make a difference in their lives. The Client Advisor decided to take it upon themselves to surprise the new mom and her big sister on the day they visited the Love Encore Specialist to finalize their new Subaru. As the family went over the features of their new vehicle, with the help of Subaru, they arranged a surprise basket. In it, there was a voucher for an hour-long, much-needed massage for the new mom, a gift card to Grubhub to make their busy days a bit easier, and the big sister's favorite character, Bluey, in the form of a cozy blanket for big sister to cuddle with her new baby sister. They also included cute Bluey jewelry pieces and a pair of best friend bracelets for the big sister and her new sister. This gesture deeply moved the family. As the family left the dealership that day, they drove away in a new Subaru with hearts full of gratitude. They had experienced firsthand the genuine care and dedication of Hello Subaru of Valencia. The team had shown them that this dealership was more than just a place to buy a car; it was a place that understood the challenges of motherhood and was committed to making a positive impact on its customers and the community. With 50% of the corporate team and 30% of its employees are women, Hello Subaru of Valencia is a diverse and empathetic workplace that truly cares about people.

Subaru Community Coming Together

The annual Subiefest event brings Subaru car enthusiasts from all walks of life together to celebrate everything Subaru. Subiefest is a fun event seeing rows of incredible vehicles, from street cars to off-roading, each with unique modifications and a distinct personality. This event had them all showcasing the passion of Subaru lovers. Hello Subaru of Valencia booth, proudly representing the dealership's support for the Subaru community, had fun activities and Subaru merchandise for sale, from shirts and hats to keychains and signages. The team had set up a game with everyone having fun and a chance to interact with the staff, the spin the wheel challenge. Attendees took turns spinning the wheel and winning all kinds of Subaru-themed prizes like dog toys, car air fresheners, water bottles, stickers, and posters. The true highlight was the raffle organized by Hello Subaru team. Enthusiastic fans eagerly signed up for a chance to win the coveted Tamiya 1/24 Subaru Impreza WRC model. The anticipation built as the event progressed, with over 700 hopeful participants waiting to take home this prized possession. As the day drew to a close, the crowd gathered around the Subaru of Valencia booth for the raffle drawing. The lucky winner was announced, and now a proud new Tamiya 1/24 Subaru Impreza WRC model remote control owner. For everyone who had shared their love for Subaru at Subiefest, it was more than just a car event; it was a testament to the power of a shared passion. Hello Subaru of Valencia loves being a part of this community.

Roadside Assistance

Two staff members of Hello Subaru were heading home after a long day of work. The day had been filled with the usual tasks and interactions, but little did they know that their evening was about to take an unexpected turn. As they navigated their way home, their eyes caught a dog running towards the street. Slowing down, they noticed a dog was without an owner. Without hesitation, they pulled over to the side of the road. They approached the dog together. They attempted to get the dog to safety with gentle words and soothing gestures. They were able to keep the dog out of the street as they went door to door in the neighborhood, knocking to see if they could find the dog’s home. Unfortunately, they had no such luck. A police officer's vehicle pulled up, and a kind-hearted officer stepped out to lend a hand. The trio, now a team, coordinated their efforts and managed to help the dog, gently helping the dog into the police officer's vehicle to take him to the shelter to check for a microchip. The staff member's thoughts turned to the supportive community they knew existed on Facebook. With over 45,000 members, the platform has been a source of helping many lost pets find their homes. They snapped a photo of the dog, detailing their location. Within moments, the post garnered attention to help reunite the dog with its owner. The staff member checked the Facebook group and received a notification that the dog was safe and back with its owner. The great deed that the Hello staff was a reminder that even during our busy lives, a single act of kindness has the power to create an impact of positivity that touches the lives of many including our furry friends.

Heros by Instinct

A young man at Hello Subaru of Valencia, with his mother and brother, was there to get service done for their family Subaru vehicle. They were in the service waiting area, when the young man started having a seizure. The Hello Subaru team sprang into action. A sales manager rushed and dialed 911, calmly relaying the situation to the dispatcher. Meanwhile, a team member heard the distress and rushed over. Trained in first aid, she assessed the situation with a composed demeanor, her mind recalling the steps she had learned. She carefully guided the young man to ensure his safety, preventing any harm his involuntary movements might have caused. As the crisis unfolded, the young man's brother stood frozen, his eyes wide with fear and confusion. Sensing his distress, the same staff member helped the young man with gentleness reassuring him that his brother would be okay. While the mother spoke urgently with other family members over the phone, the Hello staff took charge, aiding her in providing clear directions to the dealership. They offered their support every step of the way, ensuring that her focus remained on her son's well-being. Soon, the wailing sirens of an ambulance and a firetruck arrived at the dealership. The first responders took over and helped the young man carefully onto a stretcher and rushed to the hospital, his mother at his side. Later that week, the Hello Subaru team, embodying the spirit of community and empathy, decided to go above and beyond. They covered the cost of the family's 30,000 mile vehicle service, a small but heartfelt gesture. Additionally, they made a thoughtful get-well basket for the young man tailored to his interests – red Beats headphones, a Spiderman hat, a wall-climbing Spiderman remote control car, and a Roblox gift card. The brother received a remote-control robot of his favorite character, Wall-E. During an unexpected crisis, Hello Subaru of Valencia demonstrated the power of unity, compassion, and quick thinking. They became heroes not through capes or superpowers but through their humanity. The dealership's genuine care for their customers turned into an ordinary day and showcased their support and kindness that makes Hello Subaru of Valencia not your typical dealership.

Double the Backpacks, Double the Impact

Hello Subaru of Valencia hosted their second annual backpack drive this July, just in time before school starts. The year prior, they donated over 300 backpacks to the local school district of Sulpher Springs. This year, they hoped to almost double their impact and donate 500 backpacks. They also hoped to expand their reach and help not just one, but three local school districts. The local districts of Castaic, Sulpher Springs, and Newhall have a student population of over 12,000 students, and 40% of them are economically disadvantaged. 6% of those students are also below the poverty line. With a new school year, children should not have to go to school feeling unprepared or afraid that they might be judged for not having new or the right supplies. Hello Subaru asked each of the school districts for a detailed list of supplies they needed for their students. After a month-long drive, with the help of the staff, customers and vendors, the Subaru Valencia team was able to raise over 581 backpacks. The team then came together to stuff the backpacks full of school supplies that were on the list from individual school districts. This included water bottles, notebooks, pencils, markers, crayons, colored pencils, pencil boxes, glue sticks, and so much more. Each backpack also carried a card of support and inspiration for every future leader, reminding them that they can do anything they set their mind to. The team was able to deliver all the backpacks to the offices of the school districts so that they could help young minds across the Santa Clarita Valley. But the support didn't stop there. The remaining backpacks found a new purpose with the Santa Clarita Veterans Services Collaborative, a heartwarming gesture that extended the drive's impact beyond the classroom. Homeless veterans' children would receive the support they desperately needed. Hello Subaru's dedication had paid off – they had surpassed their goal of over 500 backpacks. The feeling of unity and community was overwhelming, a reminder that the impact can be immeasurable when people come together for a beautiful cause. The second annual backpack drive was such a success that over 900 backpacks have been donated these past two years. Leaving behind a trail of gratitude, hope, and the promise of a brighter future for all those who this generosity had involved.

Helping Moms in Need

Family Promise SCV helps families at-risk of or currently experiencing homelessness. With rental prices skyrocketing in our area, we have had many families reach out for any kind of help we are able to provide. Hello Subaru of Valencia provided plastic bins with items such as dish soap, laundry soap, hand soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, blankets, towels, hairbrushes, paper products, and plate sets. When you are struggling to pay the rent each month, every little bit helps. Our mothers were so grateful that they could use the funds normally spent on these items to put toward their rent instead. Our families experiencing homelessness were able to stock their new rentals when moving into their new home. Many thanks to the wonderful team at Hello Subaru of Valencia for their generosity in helping our local families in need.

Helping the Future Faces of STEM

Hello Subaru of Valencia and the College of the Canyons' Aerospace & Science Team joined forces to help change the future faces of STEM. The Aerospace & Science Team which deals with science, technology, engineering and mathematics known as STEM is a program at College of the Canyons is a group of ambitious students with dreams of contributing to the world of space exploration. Under the guidance of dedicated professionals, professors, and experienced alumni, they took on the challenge of designing, fabricating, and launching scientific payloads aboard NASA vehicles. This endeavor was not just about science and engineering; it encompassed the beauty of art and the precision of mathematics, thus embracing the STEM ideology. Despite the team's outstanding achievements, securing funding remained their largest challenge. As a community college, they faced financial constraints that limited their participation in NASA projects. Yet, they never gave up and persisted in their efforts to open doors. Professor Teresa Ciardi reached out to Hello Subaru of Valencia, known for its commitment to giving back to the community. Hello Subaru of Valencia learned about the Aerospace & Science Team's passion and drive. Recognizing the potential of these students and the positive impact they could have on the future of STEM, Hello Subaru decided to step in and offer their support and donated $1,000 to the Aerospace & Science Team's program. The funding allows the team to continue their missions, furthering their pursuit of scientific discovery and space exploration. With the newfound support, the team was now well-equipped to embark on their latest and most ambitious project yet - sending student art to the edge of space for the first time on the High-Altitude Student Platform (HASP). This breakthrough initiative aimed to infuse creativity and artistic expression into the aerospace industry, bridging the gap between science and art. The Aerospace & Science Team's determination and achievements caught the attention of various institutions, leading to numerous awards, internships, mission academies, and scholarships. They were invited to renowned facilities such as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne, and more. The successes of these bright minds served as a testament to what could be achieved with proper support and opportunities. With Hello Subaru of Valencia's help, they proved that the stars were within reach with passion, dedication, and unwavering determination, no matter one's background or financial situation. And so, the journey to the stars continued, with the Aerospace & Science Team students at College of the Canyons showing the world that when community, education, and industry come together, the future of space exploration and STEM shines brighter than ever before.

Supporting Local High School Band and Colorguard Program

Two exceptional students, twins from a local school called Hart High School, gathered their courage and asked Hello Subaru of Valencia if they would meet and present why Hello Subaru should sponsor their remarkable band and colorguard program called the Hart Regiment. Hello Subaru of Valencia was happy to invite the Hart Regiment students to their conference room. The two students arrived with their ever-supportive father and older brother on the presentation day. As the presentation began, the twins eloquently conveyed the Hart Regiment's profound impact on their lives. They shared experiences, highlighting how the program nurtured lifelong friendships and transformed their high school years into something extraordinary. As the twins continued, they shifted the focus to the grand event of the year—the 39th Annual Hart Regiment Rampage Band Tournament. They described how this event would unite over 30+ bands across Southern California, attracting over 6000+ spectators. The twins explained the program's challenges. They expressed the limitations imposed by limited funding from the school district, especially after Covid, causing difficulties in acquiring instruments, uniforms and covering competition fees. They emphasized that advertisement revenues were crucial in sustaining the program's annual budget. The twins' heartfelt words moved Hello Subaru of Valencia, recognizing the passion, talent, and unwavering dedication exuded by the Hart Regiment. Hello Subaru wanted to make a significant difference in the lives of these remarkable students. They sincerely announced that Hello Subaru would contribute $1,000 to support the Hart Regiment's cause. Emotions overwhelmed the room by these two outstanding students. The twins, their father, and their older brother thanked Hello Subaru of Valencia's generous donation and would help the Hart Regiment towards greater heights. The partnership between Hello Subaru and the Hart Regiment became an enduring example of how a shared passion for the community could make a difference.

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Giving Blankets, Patient Care Kits and messages of Hope to Cancer Patients

Subaru partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® for June, for the Subaru Loves to Care® initiative. This collaboration aimed to bring comfort and hope to those facing cancer in the local community. Within the retailer, they set up a display providing information about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® and Subaru Loves to Care®. They invited customers and community members to participate by writing messages of hope on blank hearts, which would be given to the cancer patients along with the blankets and kits. They wrote touching messages of hope, knowing their words would comfort the brave patients at Loma Linda. "You are not alone," "Your strength inspires us all," and "Sending you love and healing" were just a few of the heartfelt messages on the blank hearts. The campaign connected Hello Subaru of Valencia with two hospitals, Providence Holy Cross and the City of Hope, where they planned to deliver blankets, patient care kits, and messages of support. The team delivered first to the City of Hope hospital. The staff at the City of Hope welcomed Hello Subaru and helped unload the boxes. They expressed their sincere appreciation for the generous donations. They knew firsthand the significance of these blankets and care kits in the lives of the patients they cared for. They then set off for their second delivery at Providence Holy Cross. As they arrived, they were greeted by a small group of staff members from the hospital. Hello Subaru team delivered their donations of blankets and patient care kits to the Providence Holy Cross staff, who recognized these donations' immense significance. The staff took them on a hospital tour, showcasing the incredible services they provided to patients. They explained how Providence Holy Cross offers resources and support to help patients navigate their challenging journey. It was a place where no one felt alone, and everyone found solace in knowing that there were people who genuinely cared. Subaru's dedication to making a difference in the lives of cancer patients was evident through their Subaru Loves to Care® initiative. Subaru's partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® has allowed them to touch the lives of nearly 300,000 cancer patients nationwide. Hello Subaru, was proud to be a part of this incredible initiative, spreading warmth and love to those in their local community. Hello Subaru team donated over 80 blankets, 10 patient care kits, and over 100 messages of Hope. The Nurse Manager, Michelle Tabar, from Providence Holy Cross, later contacted Hello Subaru. He shared how grateful they were for the messages of Hope and created a message of hope board with all the messages from Hello Subaru and placed it in the sitting area for the patients and visitors to remind them that they were not alone in their fight.

Hosted a Food Drive to Help Families in the Community

Having just celebrated its first anniversary, Hello Subaru of Valencia was eager to continue building strong partnerships that would help create a positive impact on the lives of those in need. To help with hunger and nourish the community, Hello Subaru hosted its first-ever 12th Feed SoCal Annual Food Drive in collaboration with Stater Brothers markets, ABC7, and southern regional food banks for June. Statistics show that 1 out of 7 individuals in Southern California are dealing with food insecurity. As food costs have increased by 9.5% this past year because of inflation, many more may be struggling to feed their families. The retailer aimed to collect unexpired and non-perishable food items, recognizing the importance of providing quality sustenance to those facing food insecurity. The team at Hello Subaru of Valencia and the support of their loyal customers and the local community worked together to bring hope and nourishment to those in need. They had Boxes placed in the retailer, ready to be filled with essential food items. The boxes quickly began to fill up throughout the month with an assortment of non-perishable canned goods like pasta, rice, vegetables, and other nutritious items. Once the boxes were overflowing, the dealership reached out to the Southern Regional Food Bank, excited to share the news of their successful food drive and coordinate a pickup time. The staff from the Food Bank arrived at the dealership, and they were astounded by the overwhelming support the community had shown. They were grateful for Hello Subaru of Valencia's commitment to addressing the food insecurity crisis in the region. Hello Subaru helped combat hunger and make a difference in the lives of countless individuals. They had not only built valuable partnerships but also strengthened the bonds within their community. They have proven that when people come together with a common purpose, they can achieve remarkable things. The legacy of Hello Subaru of Valencia's commitment to their community carried on, serving as a beacon of hope and unity for years to come. They had shown that by nourishing connections and working together, they could impact the lives of those in need, creating a brighter and more compassionate future for all.

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Giving Back to the Staff

I have been working as the Love Promise® Coordinator at Hello Subaru of Valencia for the past seven months. I am sharing my experience working with this incredible company and how they have supported the community and their employees. Every day, I wake up happy, knowing I work for a company that genuinely cares about giving back. As the Love Promise Coordinator, I am privileged to coordinate events that make a positive impact. Hello Subaru of Valencia is dedicated to helping others, and it is truly inspiring to be a part of such a compassionate team. There was a day when I received a phone call early in the morning regarding a family emergency. Without hesitation, I immediately contacted my manager to let her know that I couldn't come to work that day. I spent hours driving to the hospital, being there for my family, and navigating through traffic on my way home. I was exhausted and drained when I arrived, only to find that my vehicle's bumper had been ruined by not paying attention and crashed into my fiancé's truck; nothing happened to the truck, but my car did get ruined. The following day, I shared the unfortunate news with my manager. To my surprise, they didn't waste a moment showing their support. They looked at my vehicle and, without hesitation, decided to take care of the repairs and cover the costs. I was overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity demonstrated by Hello Subaru of Valencia. Not only do they extend their helping hand to the community, but they also prioritize the well-being of their employees. This incident truly exemplified their commitment to giving back and supporting those within their organization. I am grateful to be a part of a company that recognizes the importance of community involvement and understands the significance of taking care of its employees. Hello Subaru of Valencia goes above and beyond, ensuring that their love promise extends beyond their customers and reaches every individual within the company. I am proud to work for Hello Subaru of Valencia. I look forward to continuing my journey with this amazing company that consistently demonstrates its dedication to making a positive difference.

Honoring Our Military Spouses: A Day of Pampering

On May 26, in honor of Memorial Weekend, Hello Subaru of Valencia organized a Military Spouse Appreciation Event in partnership with the Santa Clarita Veterans Services Collaborative. The objective was simple: to honor the dedication and sacrifices made by military spouses by providing them with a day of pampering and gratitude. With the help of Anthony Vince Nail Spa, Hello offered wellness services to our Military Spouses, giving them complimentary manicures and pedicures, breakfast, lunch, and a gift bag. The news of the event spread quickly all over the Santa Clarita community and over 40 military spouses signed up, ready to experience a day dedicated solely to them. On the day of the event, the military spouses arrived and were greeted with smiles from the Hello Subaru staff, and they soon realized that this day was about more than just pampering. It was about acknowledging their unwavering support for our heroes. Laughter, stories, and experiences were shared, connecting and finding comfort in the company of others who understood their challenges. Overwhelmed with emotion, many spouses couldn't help but share their heartfelt stories and testimonies with the Hello staff, filled with gratitude saying things such as "I want to thank you for giving the veterans wife treat that is so sweet, and wonderful for you to do that". The event provided a platform for these spouses to open up, realizing they were not alone in their struggles. Their similar journeys formed an unbreakable bond, strengthening their spirits and igniting a sense of belonging within the military community. During the event, two veterans and one military spouse, unaware of the event, had come that morning seeking regular services at the nail spa. Through conversations, the staff at Hello realized their military status and decided to extend their appreciation by offering to cover the cost of their nail services. Their faces reflected their immense gratitude for this unexpected act of kindness. It was a moment that captured the essence of the event, an opportunity to give back to those who had given so much. The Military Spouse Appreciation Event left a heartfelt mark on all involved. The event's success was measured by the connections made; the stories shared, and the sense of unity that blossomed within the military spouse community. Hello Subaru Valencia, could not have asked for a more rewarding outcome. The event was a testament to the power of appreciation and its impact on the lives of those who sacrifice silently in the shadows. We received many responses from our Military Spouses, sharing their gratitude for the event such as, "I want to thank you, and all involved for offering this special treatment for Military spouses. The pedicure and manicure were great and having breakfast and lunch provided was over the top! We appreciate YOUR appreciation of our military, whether they are active, retired or ones who have served in the past." It was a day that celebrated the strength, resilience and unwavering love of military spouses. And above all, it was a day that showed how a simple act of kindness can make a profound difference in the lives of those who truly deserve it.

Saving a Birds Live

A Client Advisor at Hello Subaru of Valencia was going about their day while walking the lot when he heard a frantic chirping sound near them. A small bird was found, and it was trapped in a net. He quickly realized that the little bird was in trouble and needed help. They tried to free it themselves, but the net was too tight, and did not want to hurt the bird. That's when a Sales Manager stepped in. Being a retailer who cares for not only their customers but also the community and environment, they knew they had to do something. The sales manager and another colleague knew they had to act quickly to save the bird's life. They used a pair of scissors then carefully cut and untangled the net from the bird. It was a tricky task, and they had to be careful not to frighten or hurt the bird. But with patience and a steady hand, they were able to free the bird from the net. As soon as the little bird was free, it quickly flew away. The hello team cheered as they watched the bird soar off into the sky. They were thrilled to have saved a life and felt proud of their quick thinking and teamwork. The team felt proud of the values they embodied and were inspired to continue to make a positive impact in the world around them.

Share the Love with Public Education

During the Subaru Share the Love® Event last year, the goal at Hello Subaru of Valencia was to raise funds to support the WiSH Education Foundation. This organization is dedicated to providing quality public education to all students. The event was a huge success, with over $33,000 raised. Hello Subaru was invited to attend, "Wine on the Roof," an annual event hosted by the WiSH Education Foundation. Hello Subaru took to the stage to present the check. The representatives of the Foundation expressed their gratitude for their continued support, emphasizing the importance of quality public education for all students. They told stories on how our donation made an impact on our local schools. One of the schools was able to purchase defibrillators for the classroom, which was able to save a student's life. The staff from Hello felt proud and humbled to have been a part of such a meaningful event, and they knew that their partnership with the WiSH Education Foundation would continue to grow and thrive in the years to come. They encouraged everyone in the community to get involved and support public education by hosting an auction at the end of the event and Hello Subaru donated an additional $1,000. The members from WiSH were thrilled with the turnout and the community's generosity. They knew that they had made a difference, and they felt grateful for the opportunity to share the love with their community.

Planting Trees in Valencia to Help the Earth

On Earth Day, Subaru of Valencia partnered with TreePeople and organized a "Plant a Tree" event in honor of their commitment to the environment. TreePeople is an environmental organization that is dedicated to creating a sustainable and healthy urban environment. Their mission is to inspire, engage, and support people to take personal responsibility for their environment by planting and caring for trees. The staff members of Subaru of Valencia were excited to be a part of this initiative and decided to plant trees in the Santa Clarita area, specifically in the San Francisquito region. More than 10 Hello staff members attended the event, most bringing their loved ones along as well to make the beautiful day filled with fun and excitement. They learned that the Santa Clarita region had a Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers and humid, cool winters. They were fascinated to learn that the Mediterranean-type ecosystem had a diverse range of species that were unique to this region. This ecosystem only occurs in five other regions in the world. The staff members of Subaru of Valencia felt proud to be a part of this initiative, knowing that they were contributing to the environment and making a positive impact on the planet. They worked hard throughout the day to plant a total of 40 trees that will help better the ecosystem. As the day came to an end, the staff members of Subaru of Valencia felt a sense of satisfaction in knowing that they had done their part in contributing to the environment. The "Plant a Tree" event by Subaru of Valencia was a success, not only because of the number of trees planted, but also because it raised awareness about the importance of preserving our environment. The staff members of Subaru of Valencia pledged to continue supporting such initiatives in the future and working towards a greener future. They hoped that their efforts would inspire others to join in and take action towards preserving the planet. It was a true spectacle of what Subaru Loves the Earth® is all about.

Giving a New Start in New Homes

Hello Subaru of Valencia wanted to do something meaningful to make a real difference in people's lives. They came up with the idea of donating new home bins filled with essential household items to non-profit organizations that help people in need. Over 20 volunteers from the dealership spent time preparing the bins. They filled each one with new towels, blankets, a dinnerware set, a candle, dish soap, hand soap, laundry detergent, paper towels, toilet paper, and toiletry essentials like a hairbrush, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and body soap. They wanted to ensure that each item was carefully selected to help people feel at home and get back on their feet. On the day of the delivery, the team loaded the bins and set out to deliver them to the four non-profit organizations they had chosen to help. They started by donating five bins to the Veterans of Santa Clarita. The volunteers were so grateful for the thoughtful donations. These bins will help veterans who were homeless and help them settle into their new homes given by the non-profit. Next, they donated ten bins to the single mother outreach program. The volunteers at the organization were touched by the generosity of Hello Subaru of Valencia and knew that these bins would make a huge difference to the families they help. The team then donated ten bins to a non-profit called Family Promise, a non-profit that helps families who are experiencing homelessness. Finally, the team donated 35 bins to the Child and Family Center. This organization helps and provides domestic violence services for children, teens, and adults. Their services are free and include safety, shelter, and support for survivors. The new home bins would be given to families as they transition into their new homes. It is a fresh start for many of these people, and these bins will make the transition easier. Hello donated 60 bins total, which overwhelmed the staff and volunteers, and they knew these bins would be a game-changer for the families they help. As the team drove away, they knew they had made a real difference in the community. The new home bins would help people in need feel more comfortable and supported during difficult times. They knew that Hello Subaru of Valencia had truly made a positive impact on the lives of those who needed it most.

Get Real Adulting 101

Hello Subaru of Valencia partnered with a local Santa Clarita charity called JCI. JCI is a non-profit organization that inspires young citizens between 18-40 years old and dedicates their time to creating positive changes in their communities. Subaru Valencia has worked with them multiple times, and seeing their work in giving back in the Santa Clarita area is always inspiring. Hello was thrilled to participate in and sponsor Get Real Adulting 101. In this event, local businesses help teach teens about the financial responsibility that adults face after high school in a creative in-person game. They educate our young adult community members on how much their living expenses will cost and how much they will need to earn to pay for those things. Very similar to the game of LIFE, the board game! Teaching financial responsibility to young adults is crucial in preparing them for the real world. Events like Get Real Adulting 101 provide a fun and interactive way to do so. Each booth represented different financial responsibilities such as housing, food, transportation, and family. Hello Subaru had two members at the transportation booth educating on the process of buying a vehicle, like interest rates, down payments, and the value of having a good credit score when applying for a car loan. This event will give teens and young adults a sample experience of managing a budget while having fun! Hello Subaru of Valencia is proud to know they can help educate the young teens and adults in our community so that when they are ready to buy a vehicle, they will have an idea of what to expect.

Hello Loves to Help

Hello Subaru of Valencia hosted a sock drive for our staff and customers to donate socks that will be distributed to the underserved children and adults served through Bridge to Home. The Subaru Valencia staff had over five boxes of socks for all ages to donate for Subaru Loves to Help® month. The team members at Hello not only helped deliver the socks but they wore their Subaru Loves to Help socks to show their support! The movement raises awareness about those who are homeless in addition to providing them with fresh socks; a much-needed resource in many homeless shelters, especially during this cold weather. New socks can make a huge difference to a homeless person because they feel good and help defend themselves from several health problems. At any given time, there are approximately 600-1000 individuals experiencing homelessness in the Santa Clarita Valley. Homelessness can happen to anyone, and everyone’s story is different. Bridge to Home helps individuals and families in the Santa Clarita Valley move from homelessness to housing and has helped so many. Hello Subaru is proud and honored to work for a great organization like Bridge to Home and give back in a meaningful way.

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Wellness Day

Last Sunday, Circle of Hope hosted one of my favorite annual events that we do for our clients…Wellness Day. This event means so much to our clients for many, many reasons and thanks to our friends at Hello Subaru of Valencia the day was extra special from the moment they walked in. For those with cancer, every day is a reminder of the disease they are fighting and on this day they are pampered, spoiled, waited on and made to feel as beautiful and special as they are. We wanted to give them a day where there is no reminder of cancer. The ladies received special treatments including having their hair done and for those who have lost their hair due to chemo, they received a special head and neck massage. Ladies received facials, skin care treatments, make up applications, hand paraffin wax treatments, massages and had their nails done. They even made floral arrangements that they could take home at the end of the day. With the generosity from Hello Subaru of Valencia, they were greeted with mimosas when they walked in the door, were given breakfast and enjoyed a healthy lunch salad for lunch. All guests received a beautiful gift bag including a note from their friends at Hello Subaru. Circle of Hope provides financial support to pay for cancer medical bills along with 0ver 20 wellness therapies all free of charge to those diagnosed with cancer, cancer survivors, their families and caregivers. Thank you Hello Subaru for partnering with us to support those with cancer in our community!

A Spark of Love

This year, Southern California firefighters will celebrate the 30th year of the Spark of Love Toy Drive! Hello Subaru of Valencia helped collect and distribute new, unwrapped toys for the less fortunate kids and teens in the community. This year for the Spark of Love Toy Drive, Hello has successfully collected and distributed over 200 presents to many children this year. The Hello Subaru team is very grateful for the local firefighters for helping kids in need for the holiday season! Truly proud of how much this community gives back to support everyone in our wonderful city. Hello Subaru’s vision is to help bring the holiday spirit to many homes this year and many more years to come. It was an incredible opportunity for Hello team, and they are so thankful that they had the support to give this year, as well as receive so many donations from local families.

Santa's Helpers Event

The season of giving is upon us! The holidays are the season of giving, love, and joy. The holidays are also about hope and helping those who are less fortunate. The team at Hello Subaru of Valencia hosted their first Santa’s Helper event on Sunday, December 18th. The Hello team partnered up with the local non-profit, JCI of Santa Clarita, who helped assist 46 different schools and non-profits in hosting this event. JCI helps families in need throughout the year. For this event, JCI helped families who otherwise might not be able to provide their children with gifts, while also giving them a holiday experience that they would remember. Over the course of the event, over 700 children received 3 to 4 gifts, gingerbread houses, crafts, games, hot cocoa, and more! The team even had Santa Clause come to town early to personally deliver presents to each child! A total of over 2,400 gifts were given out, bringing joy and warmth to so many families in the Santa Clarita community that are in need this holiday season. The Hello team made an impact on over 500 families and was able to make a lifelong impact on children in our local community.

Santa's Helper

The season of giving is upon us! The holidays are the season of giving, love and joy. The holidays are also about hope and helping those who are less fortunate. The team at Hello Subaru of Valencia hosted their first Santa’s Helper event on Sunday, December 18th. The Hello team partnered up with the local non-profit, JCI of Santa Clarita, who helped assist 46 different schools and non-profits in hosting this event. JCI helps families in need throughout the year. For this event, JCI helped families who otherwise might not be able to provide their children with gifts, while also giving them a holiday experience that they would remember. Over the course of the event, over 700 children had received 3 to 4 gifts, gingerbread houses, crafts, games, hot cocoa, and more! The team even had Santa Clause come to town early to personally deliver presents to each child! A total of over 2,400 gifts were given out, bringing joy and warmth to so many families in the Santa Clarita community that are in need this holiday season. The Hello team made an impact on over 500 families and was able to make a lifelong impact on children in our local community.

WiSH Concert & Charity Event

The team at Hello Subaru of Valencia celebrated its Grand Opening week by hosting a WiSH Concert and Charity Event to kick off the Subaru Share the Love Event, on Saturday, November 19th. Our local hometown Charity, the WiSH Education Foundation helps provide support to our schools, helps fund programs, and builds wellness centers, and built mental health buildings that were implemented after the Saugus School Shooting that happen back in 2019 that mentally impacted these students, teachers, families. WiSH provides resources that can help an individual cope with stress, engage in healthier behaviors, and enhance self-esteem, leading to higher well-being. They serve nearly 23,000 students in grades 7 through 12. The team at Hello Subaru of Valencia is proud to support the WiSH foundation and give back to a very important charity in our community. Over 250 people attended the event, helping raise over $20,000. Amy Daniels, the Executive director of WiSH was overjoyed with the event and said, “What you do for community makes all the difference in the world, and your impact on our local students through WiSH will be enormous. Thanks for having us along for this journey, we are truly appreciative.” The dealership was completely transformed from a dealership to a real live concert atmosphere overnight! There was beautiful decorations, live music, good food from local restaurants and spirits. The team truly loved sharing the love and building friendships through their nonprofit-corporate partnership. They hope to help raise more during the Share the Love Event and many more years to come.

Hello Gives Thanks

The team at Hello Subaru of Valencia was proud to host their very first Turkey Drive entitled, “Hello Gives Thanks” on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The Hello Team wanted to remove the stress of parents not being able to afford to purchase Thanksgiving groceries this year and give families an experience of cooking a homemade Thanksgiving meal together with their loved ones on Thanksgiving Day! With the rising cost of inflation, the average family spends around $100 putting together a complete meal for their families. The Hello team partnered up with both the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley and JCI Santa Clarita who help both single parents and lower income families. Through their partnership, they were able to provide full Thanksgiving meals to over 130 families. Over 10 Hello staff members assisted in packing grocery bags at our dealership creating a complete meal kit for each family. In each meal kit, there was the family's choice of turkey, ham, or chicken, box mashed potatoes, stuffing mix, ingredients to make pumpkin pie, ingredients to make green bean casserole, dinner rolls, gravy, cranberry sauce, and recipes on how to cook each Thanksgiving meal translated in both English and in Spanish. The best memories for many people are being home on Thanksgiving Day, surrounded by the smell of Thanksgiving dinner being cooked with friends and family. Everyone should experience this. The team loved being a part of this experience and helped any way they could from set-up, to coordination, and in the end, handing out two full tote bags of groceries to each family. It was rewarding to the team to see the smiles on people's faces, knowing they can enjoy a great holiday with their loved ones. Hello Subaru of Valencia truly believes we can work together and build a long-lasting relationship with giving back to their community.

Subaru Owners & Team Meet Tom Doll

Hello Subaru of Valencia celebrated its Grand Opening, Day 2 of 3-day series events on Thursday, November 17. After three years of no Subaru dealership in the Santa Clarita Valley community, Hello Subaru of Valencia finally filled that gap. They opened their doors to the public back in June while construction continued, and now that the facility is completed, they had the opportunity to celebrate with the community. The Hello Subaru team provided community members with a fun-filled celebration with food vendors, a DJ, vendors, car-meet and more! As a thank you to the 10 small business vendors that participated in the event and in conjunction with the holiday spirit, the Hello Subaru team presented the vendors each with a $250 check. The Subaru team was also proud to have Tom Doll, President and Chief Executive Officer for Subaru of America celebrating with us followed by more than 15 other SOA executive team members, the mayor, and the Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce. Tom Doll shared a few words and presented the dealership with a Japanese Daruma Doll in hope to remind us to continue to set goals. To end it all, Tom Doll presented Amy Daniels, the Executive director of WiSH a $2,500 check to the WiSH Education Foundation, on behalf of Hello Subaru Valencia! The WiSH Education Foundation helps bridge the gap in state funding and provide student programs in the William S. Hart Union High School District. The Hello Subaru team was proud to be able to donate $5,000 back into the local Santa Clarita Community and give back in a meaningful way.

Giving Pets a Loving Home While Meeting the Barkley's!

Hello Subaru of Valencia hosted it’s second pet adoption of the year on Wednesday, November 16th followed by a full week of fun Grand Opening events that followed. They were honored to have the opportunity to partner up with Los Angeles Animal Care Centers and other multiple Animal Shelters in the surrounding area to help animals find loving homes! The dealership welcomed many shelters and foundations including: Sunny Day Acres, St. Bonnies Animal Sanctuary, The Brittany Foundation and The Castaic Animal Care center all under one roof! The shelters brought a total of 33 pets, 13 cats and 20 dogs to the Hello Subaru Dealership. This is the second pet adoption event hosted at Hello Subaru and the team has already helped over 45 animals get adopted! Hello Subaru of Valencia also welcomed special guests to the Santa Clarita area, the Barkley dogs! It was such a joy for the team to have over 100 people attend, fall in love with pets and adopt, and take their photo with the Barkley dogs! Seeing all the sweet faces of the animals made it very hard not to fall in love with each one of them. In fact, Sarah, the caretaker of the Barkley dogs even added a new member to their dog family that day! The team at Hello Subaru of Valencia donated their time to work the event and help 22 loving pets get adopted and placed in loving homes! Even a few of the staff adopted a few pets themselves. Hello Subaru of Valencia loves to support and give back to their community in every way they can.

DACC and Subaru Adoption Event

On October 8, 2022, the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) partnered with Subaru Valencia to host a special adoption event. During the event, a total of 11 animals were adopted. This included Sox, a 13-week old Catahoula, and his five siblings.

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Giving Animals a Loving Home

In celebration of the month of Subaru Loves Pets, the staff at Hello Subaru of Valencia was able to give back to many of their local animal shelters in the County area by hosting a pet adoption at their dealership location on October 8th. The Castaic Animal Care Center as well as the Palmdale Animal Care Center have almost 200 animals that are in need of a great home. Hello Subaru of Valencia was able to host a pet adoption event in which they were able to get over 20 animals adopted. Within the event they had over 100 people attend, browse, love and adopt the animals. Through the coordination with the Volunteer Programs Coordinator, Marissa Chaves, this was successfully completed. These animal care centers are completely volunteer run and many work full time volunteering. It was a wonderful experience for the staff of Hello Subaru of Valencia to volunteer and help give back by getting these animals adopted. Many of the staff even adopted some of these animals and gave them a great home. The team at Hello Subaru of Valencia was also able to match the donation for each pet that was adopted, giving almost $1,000 to the Animal Care Centers. Supporting these local Animal Shelters and helping these animals go to a loving home is truly what Subaru Loves Pets is about. Hello Subaru of Valencia is hopes to continue to strive to give back to their community and help local charities and partnerships.

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This Dealership care for a customer is beyond any other's.

I purchased a 2023 Crosstrek Limited Edition from Hello Subaru of Valencia. I want to reach out to your CEO and let you know that their team there passionately cares for their customers. The sales Manager Chad is by far the most caring human being that I have ever come across and I would like him to be recognized for being an outstanding person. So far, throughout my new relationship with this dealership, he has been a truly caring gentleman. I had some after market work done on my new 2023 Crosstrek. He has paid very close attention to our needs. His follow through is impeccable. Excellent communication skills. He goes out of his way without recognizing it. That tells me how much he cares for his clients. He went out of his way to deliver our car to us by coming in on a Sunday when the dealership was closed, so I could pick up our car. He understood we had a very difficult work schedule and we were not able able to pick up during the week. He reached out and said we could swing by the dealership and pick our car up at 8 AM. I think that Subaru should be aware that they have an excellent sales manager working for them. I will share my experience of buying my second new Subaru that I have purchased from your company. Please reach out and acknowledge that what he does won't go unrecognized. Thank him for us, please. I am a customer service ambassador to a very large grocery company that deals only with high end customers, Gelson's. We are #1 in customer satisfaction. I have 42 years with that company and I teach the class for them to keep us #1, so I know how customer service works. It starts by listening to what the needs are. He is a front runner in your company. Thank you Richard LAllier 805-703-8065 [email protected]

Teaching Local Students Financial Responsibility

This last month, two members of Hello Subaru Valencia were able to partner with a local charity called JCI to give students a chance to learn about financial responsibility. Within the event entitled "Get Real", students were given an identity including a career, salary and credit score, in which they must learn how to navigate real life budgeting and financial situations. There were various booths representing items such as shopping, entertainment, food, housing and transportation. The team at Hello Subaru of Valencia, was able to provide the simulation of purchasing a car and teaching students valuable lessons about their credit score. Students learned about interest rates, down payments, and the value of having a good credit score when applying for a car loan. Today's high school curriculum does include a financial literacy course. This event was a great way to bridge the gap between what isn't taught in schools but is required in real life. Over 150 students were taught about budgeting and financial literacy. Before this event, many students didn't understand what a credit score was, or what the true cost of living is. Helping young people prepare for their future is a vital part of their educational process. The team at Hello Subaru of Valencia was proud to be able to prepare these students for their future and better prepare them for the reality of being independent.

Purchasing a 2023 Crosstrek.

I've only been a Toyota car person for the last 35 years, but now I'm in the Subaru Family. I just wanted to let you know the great experience I had with HELLO SUBARU VALENCIA with Christian Montoya and Devon. The whole staff was helpful, friendly and awesome. I havn't bought a new car since 2013. I've been looking for a new car the last six months. Test driving Ford, Chevy, VW, Mini Cooper, Jeep, Mazda, Honda, etc. I needed a car for work but also a reliable and sturdy car for my mountain home with enough room in the backseat for a comfortable passenger ride, enough storage space, and a very safe car for my two grandchildren. After having compared safety, durability, MPG, pricing, leasing, and financing, doing all my homework on Google on how to purchase a car- some dealers had unbelievable added fees such as white paint $400, extra $5000 above MSRP etc. I'm very frugal, I'm a 60 year old widow. I don't want to be taken advantage of financially. I came to the conclusion that a 2023 SUBARU CROSSTREK was perfect for my LIFESTYLE. I went on one of those apps for Subaru specials sept 3 am. Devon the sales rep called me within 30 minutes and explained everything to me. I wasn't planning on buying a car that day. I had no insurance or monies with me, I just wanted to look. I found a beautiful black 2023 Crosstrek-- elegant and durable. I can go to Beverly Hills or I can go to MAMMOTH Mountain and fit right in. Thank you Again HELLO SUBARU of VALENCIA this is my SUBARU LOVE STORY . Rebecca Rosenbauer

Giving Back to our Community by Helping Kids Learn!

Within a month of opening, the staff at Hello Subaru of Valencia was able to give back to their local students at Sulpher Springs School District in Valencia by hosting a backpack drive at their dealership location. The nine local elementary schools within the Sulpher Springs School District are home to over 5,500 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. Within the school district, there are also over 300 homeless families and has a population of over 45% of students with lower income families. Hello Subaru of Valencia was able to help donate and prepare over 300 backpacks full of school supplies that will be distributed to students in August for the 2022/2023 school year. This was successfully done by coordinating with Ashley Swanson, the District Wellness Coordinator of Sulpher Springs. Each school in the district has a Family Resource Center dedicated to the lower income families. Once a month, families are given the opportunity to "shop" at the Family Resource Center, allowing them to take home school supplies, canned food, or donated clothing and shoes. All 300 backpacks were donated directly from the staff and all school supplies were funded from Hello Subaru of Valencia. Over 20 staff members volunteered to help stuff these backpacks with the necessary school supplies and deliver them to the Family Resource Center. These backpacks were able to be distributed through the Family Resource Center to make sure every child has the supplies needed to have a successful school year. Supporting our community and students is what Subaru Loves Learning is all about. Hello Subaru of Valencia strives to give back in every way possible and can't wait to continue to give back to our community for many years to come.

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