We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our community and the Subaru Love Promise.
We're honored to receive the 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes Subaru retailers who are making the world a better place while demonstrating an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in local communities. These efforts are focused in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.
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.
Whether they live in our homes or in the wild, Subaru is committed to keeping all animals safe and healthy.
A partner since 2008, Subaru has donated over $28 million to the ASPCA and through Subaru Loves Pets has helped support the rescue, transport, adoption, and well-being of over 230,000 animals across the country.
Subaru and our retailers are committed to protecting and preserving the Earth, not just by our words, but also by our actions.
Since 2018, as part of the Subaru Loves the Earth initiative, Subaru and retailers across the country have partnered with TerraCycle® and have collected over 7 million pieces of hard-to-recycle trash from their communities. Items such as snack bag wrappers, coffee cups, or used cabin air filters from service areas have been diverted from landfills and given a second life by TerraCycle when it is converted into durable furniture and other usable items.
It's our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.
Since 2015 Subaru, in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement Science, donated over 369,000 award-winning science books. In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and Adoptaclassroom.org we supported teachers and students with donations of $400,000 in gift cards and school supplies.
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.
We should all have a chance to lead a healthy life. We’re aiming to give as many people that chance as we can.
Since 2016, Subaru and its retailers have partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate over 167,000 blankets and 21,500 arts & crafts kits and reached nearly 150,000 patients in more than 780 hospitals nationwide.
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.
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.
For the last five years, Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru has partnered with Hopkins Center for the Arts in an effort to support their cause and increase exposure to local artists. Hopkins Center for the Arts aims to be the place of choice for artists of all ages to foster creative expression and have educational opportunities relating to art and performance. Since the relationship started, Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru has had art from local artists on display year-round for guests to enjoy and purchase. Thank you for sharing the love with us!
Secondhand Hounds is a nonprofit animal rescue that's been providing safe shelter, proper veterinary care, and daily necessities for animals in need since 2009. Our organization works diligently to save both dogs and cats from being euthanized at shelters in the greater Midwest, as well as helping rehome them when their owners are no longer able to provide care. We are so appreciative of Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru for hosting an adoption event on their show floor, as well as for their generous donation of supplies for new dog owners. Thank you so much!
This year, Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru partnered with the Minnesota Vikings to help raise money for The Salvation Army and their annual event, Down for the Challenge. Everything that was raised at the event will support The Salvation Army’s housing and homeless prevention programs in the Twin Cities. These services are a lifeline for those experiencing homelessness, helping people and families to secure safe housing and a brighter future. Members of Morrie's leadership team, along with Vikings players, scaled the side of the Omni Viking Lakes Hotel to raise awareness and money for the cause, helping with rent/mortgage assistance, safe shelters, and meals for those in need. Thank you for helping us share the love with those in our community!
Hopkins public schools, specifically Eisenhower Elementary, offers students a unique opportunity to develop language and cultural proficiency through two language immersion programs: XinXing Academy Chinese Immersion & Juntos Spanish Immersion. Both programs offer an innovative and rigorous curriculum that opens doors to language and global competency while also creating a community for students and families. Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru partnered with Eisenhower Elementary to donate backpacks, school supplies, crafts, and enrichment activities to every student and classroom. We are so appreciative of not only Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru, but also to Kort Iserman and Scott Thomas from their leadership team. Their generosity and efforts were above and beyond! From the students and teachers of Eisenhower Elementary, thank you for sharing the love with us!
Both Minnesota Oncology and Morrie's Minnetonka have been longtime partners of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Upper Plains Region and we were so proud to be back in person again this year to deliver hope and warmth to cancer patients. Through the Subaru Loves to Care partnership, Morrie’s Minnetonka Subaru donated 80 fleece blankets and handwritten notes of encouragement along with 30 craft kits. These gifts will be distributed to patients as they come in for treatment in the coming weeks and are meant to show patients that their community supports them in their journey. We were joined at the Edina Clinic by two top volunteers for LLS -- current Woman of the Year Kathy Leslie and former Man of the Year Marc Thompson -- both of whom have been cared for by Minnesota Oncology throughout their blood cancer journeys. They were able to accept Morrie's Minnetonka blankets on behalf of all other cancer patients alongside their nurse care team who popped down to celebrate the occasion! The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is proud to play a role in connecting generous community partners with healthcare facilities to improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families, and we are so grateful to Morrie’s Minnetonka Subaru for once again serving the community in which they live and work!
Project Delta is a nonprofit organization founded in 2016, supporting veterans and first responders suffering the effects of PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, MST and physical disabilities as it relates to serving. We pair these men and women with rescue, shelter and/or donated dogs with a desire to work 1:1 with a handler as their service dog. What sets us apart from many organizations is our willingness and dedication to travel to where our handlers live for public access training. After driving endless miles, it became clear that a vehicle specifically designed to assist our teams would be needed. Morrie’s Minnetonka Subaru was the only dealership that even returned an informational email. Not only did we meet, but they blessed Project Delta with a brand new, wrapped, Subaru Accent! This vehicle has been an organizational game changer for Project Delta. We have traveled the state training teams, evaluating prospect dogs and meeting with partnering organizations. The vehicle is literally a training facility on wheels. I cannot tell you how many people have waved, saluted and given a thumbs up as we pass by.Our gratitude is endless but not only for this amazing vehicle, but for the friendships created between like-minded individuals. A huge thank you to David, Scott and the Morrie’s Minnetonka family! ~ Patti Robinson ~Founder and CEO of Project Delta Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. continued its longtime partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for the sixth consecutive year to send love, hope and warmth to patients battling cancer during Subaru Loves to Care month in June. As part of the partnership, Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru and a record 606 participating Subaru retailers nationwide supported more than 40,000 blood cancer patients by mailing blankets and messages of hope, handwritten with love and care by Subaru retailers and customers, directly to patients’ homes. Visitors to Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru retailers were given the opportunity to write personalized messages of support to cancer patients in their local communities. Our local LLS Upper Plains Region couldn’t be more thankful for Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru coming alongside our patients in such a tangible and comforting way during cancer treatment! Survivor Kaleb and his family says it best below: Subaru Partners— Thank you all for the support you have given to our son, Kaleb, who was diagnosed with AML in January of 2020. Our family has received help through the LLS Travel Assistance program and the Urgent Need program. These two have helped out our family tremendously. Not only for travel cost, but not having the burden to worry about other costs associated with having a child in the hospital for six months and ongoing appointments after that for follow-up. Your support and generosity is appreciated more than you will ever know. We are so blessed to have organizations like yours to help families like us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Dave, Cassandra, Kaleb, and Alayna
Whether it's car trouble or trash, less is better. For better or worse, and the answer is definitely worse, waste management and recycling falls on the consumer. It's up to everyday people to know exactly what can and can't be recycled, find a facility that can handle that material, and transport it. However, even the most thorough and resilient recycler simply runs out of options for a lot of packaged goods. Specifically, aluminum lined wrappers that contain products like granola bars. As an aspirational weekend outdoorsmen, the choice of giving up granola bars, and I'll be honest, Snickers bars, and creating unnecessary waste is a pretty awful catch-22. Very few consumer packaged goods companies have stepped up to find a solution to waste that they contribute to creating. This is where I find it delightful and surprising that a car manufacturer stepped up to provide a solution for problems that arose from other industries. Since finding this out, I've created a Terracycle jar in my apartment, even created a cool label for it, and have meticulously cleaned up and stored all waste that couldn't be recycled in curbside pick up. Now, every time I come into Morrie’s, a soon to be park bench or fleece sweater comes along for the ride in the form of my Terracycle jar. For awhile, when an issue came up with my car like a recall or oil consumption problem, it had a silver lining. I was able to empty our Terracycle jar. An interesting phenomenon even started to take place where my roommate would ask when I’m going back to Subaru. Not being constantly at an auto service facility should be a good thing right? I think he was actively rooting for car trouble. Bad roommate. It’s clear that the next challenge for me is to find ways to not fill the jar so fast. The hope is that when I find myself only coming back to Morrie’s for scheduled maintenance, it's exclusively a positive thing and I’ll no longer have to hunt for silver linings if my Forester needs some TLC.
The team at Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru chose The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, MN/ND/SD Chapter as a Share the Love hometown charity this past winter. Throughout November and December, YOU - their amazing customers - were able to choose a charity to receive $250 of your purchase. This resulted in a donation of over $50,000 to our local chapter to assist blood cancer patients and their families. Our cancer patients need us now more than ever, as they navigate everything from financial struggles, how to receive cancer treatment during a shutdown, and extreme anxiety as compromised individuals themselves. LLS can be here for THEM because YOU are here for us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru!
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.”
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.”