The 2019 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

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

We're honored to receive the 2019 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes Subaru retailers who are making the world a better place while demonstrating an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in local communities. These efforts are focused in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

The 2019 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

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.

The Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment

We believe in being a positive force in something bigger. And it all starts right here in our community. Not just by our donations, but by our actions.

That's why we stay true to our Love Promise Community Commitment by partnering with a wide variety of community nonprofits and charities.

Every year, we join hands with our owners in the "Share the Love" event, giving back to our community-a community that's given so much to us.

So, every day, we strive to ensure our love is felt not just by our customers, but by all in our community. We do this because we feel it is the right thing to do.

We are proud to participate in the Love Promise Community Commitment. We're grateful, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve and support the causes and passions that are closest to our hearts, right here in our neighborhood.

All of the organizations we support have one thing in common: the unwavering dedication to improve the world and the lives of ­its people.

Subaru Loves Pets

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Subaru Loves the Earth

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Subaru Loves Learning

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Subaru Loves to Help

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Subaru Loves to Care

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

A partner since 2008, Subaru has donated close to $14 million to the ASPCA and helped support nearly 1,000 pet adoption events, resulting in more than 11,500 adoptions to date.


Loving the environment means more than loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it.

Over a decade ago, Subaru became the first U.S. auto manufacturer to become zero-landfill, and now, in collaboration with the National Park Service and the National Parks Conservation Association, Subaru is leveraging that same environmental expertise to help the National Parks reach zero-landfill too.


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

Total donations to teachers: $92,233
Over 200 teachers adopted
More than 15,000 students impacts


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

Subaru and Meals on Wheels America worked together to make volunteering easier, by launching a tool called the Meals on Wheels Online Volunteer Drive.


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

Subaru has donated more than $4.5 million dollars to
Make A Wish, helping to grant 610 wishes in the U.S.

How is Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well.

Good Karma MN
National Forest Service
Morries Back Pack Drive
Teen Driving School
Lukemia Lymphoma Society

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Love Promise Stories from Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru

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

Blankets & Craft Kits for MN Oncology patients  –  Shannon B

For the fourth year in a row, Morrie’s Minnetonka Subaru and LLS spread love, hope and warmth to both blood cancer patients and families currently being treated at Minnesota Oncology on July 8. Care cards written by Subaru customers and employees were then handed out alongside donated blankets to provide words of comfort to patients during their cancer journey. Long-time volunteer and leukemia survivor Heidi Gusenius, accompanied by her two adorable children Rylan and Mari, accepted a blanket on behalf cancer patients at MN Oncology. At the young age of 24, Heidi was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2005 and relapsed again in 2017. She is currently in remission and being monitored monthly by her amazing care team at MN Oncology. Heidi believes the research funded by LLS is one of the reasons she is alive today: “Because of their Beat AML initiative and all the blood cancer research funded by LLS, I am filled with hope for not only my future, but for so many other patients facing cancer.” The other reason she attests her life to: Dr. Steven Rousey, her MN Oncology doctor. “Dr. Rousey has literally saved my life twice and I could not be more grateful. Thanks to him and the staff at Minnesota Oncology, I have been given more precious time with my two young children. And in our house, Dr. Rousey is talked about as the coolest Super Hero ever!” Dr. Rousey joined the group for the special event alongside Heidi's family. Heidi’s daughter was excited to help hand out blankets to patients in the waiting room that day alongside General Sales Manager, Scott Thomas. Heidi says, “We are so thankful for the generosity of Morrie’s Minnetonka Subaru and grateful to Minnesota Oncology as they provide care and treatment to so many pediatric blood cancer patients.”

2019 Pints for Preemies Fund Raising Event  –  Lisa O

Thanks to financial support from Morrie’s Minnetonka Subaru, Minnesota Neonatal Foundation hosted our annual “friend-raising” event, Pints for Preemies, at Urban Growler Brewery in April, 2019. In an evening of fun and magic, the funds raised at the Pints for Preemies event were specifically identified to purchase crib cameras for the NICU. These crib cameras allow parents and families to check in on their premature and medically fragile babies using wireless technology connected to a smart phone application. Parents who need to go back to work can check in, as can siblings and extended family around the world. Thanks to this event and a generous corporate sponsorship from Morrie’s Minnetonka Subaru we were able to raise enough to purchase eight of these life-changing cameras. Thank you for helping to make a difference!

Bringing Love to Babies, Families, NICU Staff!  –  Lisa O

The Minnesota Neonatal Foundation can’t thank Morrie’s Minnetonka Subaru enough for the love they brought to our NICU Family Reunion on June 24, 2018, making it a HUGE success. The event was the first one ever and was very well attended by nearly 400 NICU graduates, families and medical staff. These families and medical staff members went through trial by fire together in the NICU but rarely connect beyond their stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units. However, they remain in one another’s hearts forever. Your generous financial contribution helped bring this event to life by helping to offset the cost of the incredible venue at Richfield Veterans Park, Nate’s Hot Dog truck and, last but not least, the ice cream truck! In addition to your generous corporate sponsorship, I would like to call out a few of the many contributions Scott and the Morrie’s team members delivered at the event: • Provided lots of muscle to set up, tear down and move picnic tables! • Set up and provided security for the volunteer tent – a place to get a bottle of water, snack or to leave valuables • Set up all indoor/outdoor games and photo booth stations throughout the event shelter and surrounding green space • Supported volunteers as they drove up and dropped off marketing materials, centerpiece materials, folding tables and chairs • Literally, did everything we asked them to do!! Every one of the volunteers were a gift – smiling and willing to help. I would like to give an extra special thank you to Scott. He set the tone for the event through his example. Scott was willing to help with anything he was asked, made excellent suggestions to improve our processes and inspired our volunteers with his energy and enthusiasm. I would absolutely want Scott on my team, every time. He was a treasure. Like our babies in the NICU, the Minnesota Neonatal Foundation is small but growing. We truly appreciate your gifts of cash, on-site assistance and faith in our mission and look forward to many more opportunities to work together, raising awareness and dollars for Minnesota Neonatal Foundation.

#SubaruLovesToCare with LLS + Minnesota Oncology  –  Celeste L

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, as part of the national Subaru Loves to Care program, Morrie’s Minnetonka Subaru worked with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to deliver 80 blankets and cards of hope topatients at Minnesota Oncology: Plymouth. David Miller and Scott Thomas came on behalf of Subaru. Both men are active volunteers in the community and their enthusiasm for the project was evident as they happily carried blankets into the hospital and connected with patients. One of the patients accepting a blanket was Fred Cox, a former National Football League kicker who played for the Minnesota Vikings. Fred was grateful to accept the gift from Subaru and had nothing but positive things to say about the staff at Minnesota Oncology. Cox receives treatment from Dr. Paul Zander at Minnesota Oncology’s Plymouth Clinicand manages his Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia with daily medication. “He’s doing so well,” says Cox’s wife. “We’re very fortunate in that respect.” Cox was also able to hand out a blanket to another cancer patient, Rhonda, who accepted the gift with a huge smile and said the visit brightened her day. Other patients were touched as well when they received the blankets from Subaru and expressed how appreciative they were. Chemotherapy nurse, Jane Marostica, said that the blankets would go fast and she expected them to be gone within the next two days. Morrie’s Minnetonka Subaru will continue to collect care cards from customers throughout the month and will make one more special delivery of hope.

One sandwich at a time  –  Beth M

The Minneapolis Recreation Development was started in 1967 by Allan Law, who was a teacher in the inner city public school system for 32 years. On any given night there are an estimated 7,000 homeless people in the Twin Cities, and 2,200 of them are children under 17. The goal of MRD is to feed, and provide emergency assistance to as many of them every day as possible. In March, Minnetonka Subaru held a sandwich making event for the 2nd year in a row to prepare 200 sandwiches that would be distributed to homeless throughout the Twin Cities. Because shelters are closed at night, Allan hands out these sandwiches between 9PM and 10AM every night, regularly making more than 50 stops. It’s thanks to businesses like Morrie’s Minnetonka Subaru that Allan is able to have enough sandwiches to hand out to those in need throughout the cities!

Bearing the cold - Polar Plunge 2018  –  Anne S

The team from Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru was happy to bear the frigid waters of Lake Bde Maka Ska for the third year in a row to raise awareness and funds for The Special Olympics of Minnesota. In total the team raised over $3200 to support the wonderful cause. Through Special Olympics’ athletic, health and leadership programs, people with intellectual disabilities transform themselves, their communities and the world.

Partnering with LLS + MN Oncology for 2nd Year  –  Shannon B

In June 2017, Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) spread love, hope and warmth to cancer patients and their families in the local community together. Customers and employees were given the chance to write personalized messages of hope to patients, which were then handed out alongside donated blankets and craft kits to provide comfort and warmth to patients receiving care at Minnesota Oncology clinics. On July 18, 2017 the Morrie's team arrived at Minnesota Oncology with blankets and Dr. Dean Gesme, President of MN Oncology, honored us with his presence for this special occasion. Randall Henkemeyer, LLS Board of Trustees member and recently crowned LLS Man of the Year, was also present for the occasion. Randall was honored to accept the blankets on behalf of Minnesota Oncology patients and their caregivers. He knows the caregiver role all too well -- Randall lost his wife, Cindy, to leukemia seven years ago. “She was such a vibrant and healthy woman – and I witnessed first-hand how quickly a disease like blood cancer can attack and take even the strongest and most courageous people among us” Randall said. Cindy received great care during her cancer journey at Minnesota Oncology by Dr. Eric Weinshel. Randall was thrilled to be a part of Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru's special donation-- in memory of Cindy, and in honor of every blood cancer patient receiving treatment at the clinic today.

Subaru and NWF Loves the Earth  –  Corina S

The children love to see the garden in the front of school and we can't wait to come back in the fall to see how much has bloomed! We thank you so much for this generous donation!

Above & beyond for #SubaruLovesToCare month!  –  Shannon B

For the second year in a row, Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru, Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) will spread love, hope and warmth to cancer patients and their families in communities across the country. LLS and Subaru aim to reach even patients with small gestures of comfort and care in their time of need by donating blankets and care cards to blood cancer patients currently receiving treatment. But the staff at Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru wanted to do MORE than just their blanket drop. Their leadership team wanted to create a tangible give-back opportunity for their employees in June. They partnered with Memorial Blood Centers and LLS Minnesota to hold a blood drive in the dealership parking lot on June 19, and successfully signed up 22 donors, saving an estimated 58 lives in our community with their donations. Thank you, Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru, for going above and beyond the call for #SubaruLovesToCare for blood cancer patients in the Twin Cities area!

Polar Plunge 2017  –  Ryan F

This year the team from Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru was able to participate in the 2017 Polar Plunge. This year's event was held at Thomas Beach at the south end of Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis. The team raised over $4,000 to benefit The Special Olympics Minnesota. Its thanks to great partners like them that provide these athletes with the necessary resources to have a great event and create a lifetime of memories.

Sandwich Project  –  Lauren K

The Minneapolis Recreation Development was started in 1967 by Allan Law, who was a teacher in the inner city public school system for 32 years. On any given night there are an estimated 7,000 homeless people in the Twin Cities, and 2,200 of them are children under 17. The goal of MRD is to feed, and provide emergency assistance to as many of them every day as possible. In January, Minnetonka Subaru held a sandwich making event to prepare 150 sandwiches that would be distributed to homeless throughout the Twin Cities. Because shelters are closed at night, Allan hands out these sandwiches between 9PM and 10AM every night, regularly making more than 50 stops. It’s thanks to businesses like Morrie’s Minnetonka Subaru that Allan is able to have enough sandwiches to hand out to those in need throughout the cities!

Stuff the Subaru  –  Amber L

Prism is a nonprofit dedicated to providing connections that empower people in our community to build healthy, stable lives. Our goal is to help bring basic necessities such as food, clothing and housing to low-income children, adults and seniors. Prism’s has a marketplace food shelf which is free and open to residents of Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, Robbinsdale, and eastern Plymouth. Throughout the month of November, Minnetonka Subaru hosted a “Stuff the Subaru” event, completely filling an Outback. They wound up collecting over 600 pounds of food! This incredible donation allows us to keep the shelves of our free marketplace food shelf full. We want to extend our greatest thanks for the kindness shown to us by the staff at Morrie’s Minnetonka Subaru!

Flood the Love  –  Lisa B

We are a small foster-based animal rescue in Minnesota. When the severe flooding took place in Louisiana in August, we knew we had to help. We loaded up our very old Suburban (with almost 250K miles), borrowed a volunteer's car, and made the 2500-mile road trip to Louisiana to rescue 26 animals and bring them home to safety. That trip showed us the immense need for rescue in Louisiana. We decided to make a second trip. When Dave and Scott at Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru learned of our efforts, they gave us a free loaner car to use as a chase vehicle AND a donation to pay for our travel costs. With a trip this long, the chaser car is crucial for the safety of our team and to ensure we can rescue as many animals as possible! And as a non-profit organization, the donation check meant the world to us, covering the fuel and travel costs for the entire trip. We ended up with a Subaru Forester, and that vehicle transported TWELVE dogs from the euthanasia list to safety. Our second trip brought home 25 dogs in total, thanks to Morrie's! Pictured is Sales Manager Scott Thomas, holding Forest! Forest and his brother Morrie were transported in that Forester, and are now getting ready to start brand new lives with their new families. Thank you Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru and thank you Dave and Scott!

Morrie's Minnetonka delivers hope to MN Oncology  –  Shannon B

On July 7, 2016, LLS ambassador Ken Bailey accepted 60 blankets donated by Morrie’s Minnetonka Subaru on behalf of cancer patients currently being treated at MN Oncology. Ken knows firsthand the importance of spreading hope to patients fighting cancer. In 2005, Ken was diagnosed as having Diffuse Large B-Cell Follicular Lymphoma. After a year of various treatments that included chemotherapy, radiation and an autologous transplant, Ken’s cancer finally went into remission in September of '06. Ken shares that the first thing he did when his cancer went into remission was sign up as a volunteer with LLS. “That [being in remission] prompted me to want to help LLS and seek any opportunity I can to help others going through the same thing as me,” said Ken. “When I started my treatment, my doctor told me there was no cure for what I had,” said Ken, “now, ten years later, with the support of my family and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, we finally made it.” Ken gratefully accepted the blankets from Morrie’s Minnetonka Subaru Sales Manager, Scott Thomas, on behalf of the many patients Minnesota Oncology will see in the upcoming weeks. “We are grateful for this generous donation from Morrie’s Subaru,” said Alicia Wojchik, AOCNP, advanced practice provider at the Chaska Clinic. “These beautiful blankets will be given as gifts to patients at our clinics to keep them comfortable as they undergo chemotherapy treatments.”

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