The 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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.

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 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. 


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

Since 2018, Subaru has partnered with TerraCycle.  Participating Subaru retailers collect hard-to-recycle trash that was headed to local landfills. We collect approximately 2 tons of this hard-to-recycle trash monthly, which will be converted to furnishings and other usable items and donated locally.


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 277,600 award-winning science books.  In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and we supported teachers and students with donations of S400,000 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. 

How is Ertle 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.

Animal Welfare Society of Monroe (AWSOM , Camp Papillon Pet Adoption & Rescue, AWSOM Animal Shelter
Joseph DeVivo Memorial Scholar, Developmental Education Svcs, Tobyhanna Little League, Monroe County Arts Council, Stroudsburg Wrestling Boosters
United Way of Monroe County, Meals on Wheels of Monroe Cty, Salvation Army, Knights of Columbus, St Paul's Lutheran Church
Hughes Cancer Center, Pocono Medical Center, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Friends of Hospice
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Love Promise Stories from Ertle Subaru

Subaru and Ertle 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

Thanksgiving for Families in Need  –  Karena T

Ertle Subaru stepped forward in a big way to help our local community on Nov. 16th in Kunkletown PA. Teaming with the West End Food Pantry, the Ertle crew provided turkeys and all the fixings which included canned sweet potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, vegetables, dessert and even real potatoes to 335+ families in need. The Ertle crew not only arranged the purchase of the amazing donation, they stood out in the cold for 3+ hours personally handing turkeys and 5 lb bags of potatoes from the back of our box truck. When we knew we were going to run out of supplies, Jim hopped in the Subaru and went to pick up more at the local grocery store. The best feeling in the world came when a mom gave me a big hug and said her kids would have a Thanksgiving meal this year. Thank you Ertle crew for your generosity, commitment to community and being the best possible neighbor. From the West End Pantry volunteers and clients: thank you and we love you!

Ertle Subaru & LLS spread love!  –  Gracie G

On Tuesday, June 11 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Eastern PA Chapter and Ertle Subaru had the pleasure of delivering 80 blankets and several arts & craft kits to the Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center as part of the Subaru Loves To Care program. These comforting gifts were accompanied by personalized messages of hope written by the customers and staff of Ertle Subaru. This incredible act of generosity was warmly received by the Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center staff who were thrilled to distribute these comforting gifts to their patients. Many thanks to everyone at Ertle Subaru and the Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center not only for a memorable day, but for supporting LLS’s mission to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Ertle Subaru Shares the Love  –  Jessica K

Ertle Subaru has become a wonderful community partner for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Eastern Pennsylvania. The staff at Ertle Subaru have dedicated their time and energy and raised critical funds to support the mission of LLS. Their enthusiasm and passion for creating a world without cancer is evident and their donation of $9,588 benefits cutting edge research, as well as local patients and families. We are truly grateful for all they do to support LLS and our patients within the greater Lehigh Valley.

Autism Awareness Walk  –  Jason H

My son Braxton Hines was diagnosed with being non-verbal autistic when he was 3 years old. Having to deal with a non-verbal child is very challenging, to say the least. Whether its stopping him from hurting himself, or not being able to go do everyday things like normal families can do. Communication is very hard with Braxton. If something hurts or he doesn't like something, or even if he wants something he can't tell you. I never heard my son tell me he loves me. But with his huge smile, I know he does. Our family has been dealing with this for three years now. Braxton is making huge strides in communication with extra therapy and speech classes. Last year was our first attempt in doing an autism walk. We did ok raising money for his walk but this year was going to be much different for us. I now work for Ertle Subaru in Stroudsburg P.A. This is a fantastic family-owned business. This Staff is amazing with all the support they gave us. They donated for every car we sold, they shot videos, we even had customers donate to this great cause. Then our owner and fearless leader Jim Ertle declared that he would match any amount his staff could raise for the Autism Awareness walk in the Lehigh Valley. Let's just say we were in the top ten in money raised for the walk and got to hear my sons name called at the event. I must say there was a lot of pride that day. I would like to thank everybody who helped make this proud day happen for us. For my Family, my friends, my neighborhood and My Ertle family, I can not begin to thank you for all you have done for my son.

Providing holiday cheer to Meals on Wheels clients  –  Stacey K

In December 2018, Ertle Subaru held the 2nd Annual “Stuff the Trunk” event for Monroe County Meals on Wheels clients. During the month, customers and staff donated a variety of items including mugs, puzzle books, blankets, and toiletries. The total collected this year far surpassed the previous years. Enough items were collected to provide holiday gifts for over 150 Meals on Wheels clients, many of whom are homebound and live alone. They were so happy to receive these gifts. One client in a thank you note exclaimed, “I can only thank God for all they gave me. I must have been a very good girl”. Monroe County Meals on Wheels provide nutritional support and a human connection to older adults and the homebound. In 2018 we served over 100,000 meals to 399 individuals. We continue to strive to provide more than just a nutritious meal and events like this enable us to achieve that goal. A huge thank you to Ertle Subaru, their employees, and customers for once again helping us bring some holiday cheer to our clients.

Ertle Subaru & LLS Love to Care  –  Jenn P

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) of Eastern PA and Ertle Subaru joined together on June 26th, 2018 to share love, comfort and warmth through blankets for cancer treatment patients at Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center. While delivering the blankets, we were invited in to meditation room and visit two patients who were doing yoga. Nick from Subaru had the opportunity to share why Subaru is so invested in patients through their "Love to Care" initiative. It was wonderful getting to hear everyone's stories and to have the opportunity to personally deliver their blankets. We also had the chance to deliver blankets to patients who came through the waiting room and hear their stories. On behalf of all the patients and families served, thank you Ertle Subaru!

Stuff the Trunk  –  Monroe County M

Ertle Subaru holds "Stuff the Trunk" Event for Meals on Wheels In December 2017, Ertle Subaru held a “Stuff the Trunk” event for Monroe County Meals on Wheels clients. During the month, customers and staff donated a variety of items including blankets, puzzles, and toiletries. These items were used to provide holiday gifts for over 150 Meals on Wheels clients, many of who are shut-ins and live alone. These gifts were a bright spot for them during the holiday season. Some told us that it was the only gift they received this year! Monroe County Meals on Wheels provides nutritional support and a human connection to older adults and the homebound. In 2017 we served nearly 100,000 meals to over 400 individuals. We strive to provide more than just a nutritious meal and events like this enable us to achieve that goal. A huge thank you to Ertle Subaru, their employees, and customers for helping us bring some holiday cheer to our clients!

Subaru & LLS Team Up For Loves To Care Campaign  –  Monique R

On July 6, 2017, Ertle Subaru of East Stroudsburg and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) of Eastern PA delivered 80 blankets and care cards for cancer patients at the Dale and Francis Hughes Hughes Cancer Center in East Stroudsburg, PA. LLS and hospital personnel met Ertle Subaru to help unload the boxes of blankets to be given to the cancer patients as part of the nationwide Loves To Care campaign to help comfort patients receiving treatment. Each blanket has a note of HOPE personally written by customers who visited Ertle Subaru during the month of June. Some of the blankets were distributed at the time of the visit to patients. Although none of the patients wanted to come out to be photographed they sent their thanks to everyone. Carol Messinger a volunteer for LLS and a blood cancer survivor also shared the LLS Here to Help Pamphlets with the center. It warmed Carol’s heart to know that she was part of this wonderful partnership between Subaru and LLS. Together with Ertle Subaru, LLS and Dale and Francis Hughes Cancer Center we were able to brighten a patient’s day!

LLS Donation  –  Nicole S

Ertle Subaru is excited to give back to their community with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Stop in during the month of June to join them in sending messages of hope to those fighting cancer at the Hughes Cancer Center. They are proud to be one of the many retailers showing their commitment to supporting health and wellness causes. Help them collect as many messages of hope as possible for those fighting cancer in our community. Stop in today to also learn more about how you can help The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Pleasant Valley High Loves Their Wildlife Habitat  –  Ann P

We are thankful to Ertle Subaru, in conjuction with the National Wildlife Federation, for making our indigenous garden possible here at Pleasant Valley High School. The opportunity to get rid of invasive species, provide shelter for birds and toads, while beautifying the campus with native plants has been a wonderful process for students, teachers, and administrators. We look forward to maintaining and expanding on what we've started this year. An environmentally conscious learning experience, graciously sponsored by Ertle Subaru, is the type of activity that we value. The impact of what we do here will reach beyond our campus and inform our stewardship of the Earth as we move forward.

Ertle Subaru's Community Commitment to United Way  –  Michael A

Ertle Subaru and United Way of Monroe County have something in common: an unwavering dedication to improving the lives of people in our community. Through their annual Share the Love campaign and their partnership with United Way of Monroe County, the Ertle family is demonstrating their commitment to supporting individuals in need. This year the Share the Love campaign totaled $7,778. In addition, Ertle made a local contribution of $2,500, bringing the total contribution over $10,000. With a mission of building partnerships to improve lives, United Way of Monroe County is using funds from this campaign to bring community leaders and local agencies together to connect people in need with services in our community. Our recently conducted community needs assessment showed that many low-income families in need in our community are eligible for existing federal, state, or locals services, but they are either not aware of the services, enable to access them because of issues like transportation, or they simply do not know how to navigate the paperwork to enroll in available programs. Share the Love funds are being used to improve our community’s information and referral system that will better guide thousands of families in need towards a better life. United Way of Monroe County deeply appreciates the strong support and continuing partnership of Ertle Subaru in Monroe County, as we continue to work together to create meaningful change in our community.

Subaru Loves Learning Book Drive - August 1-31  –  Molly M

Join us in our Subaru Loves Learning initiative during the month of August! We are partnering with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in donating science books to the Stroudsburg Area Elementary Schools. All of the books that will be donated have been recognized by AAAS as some of the best science books in their field. Contact us to learn more information.

April 1-30, 2015 E-Waste Recycling Event  –  Molly M

Throughout the month of April, we are hosting an E-Waste Recycling Event in our store to collect unwanted electronics. We've arranged to work with a company who will responsibly collect, re-purpose, and recycle your electronic waste. Help us protect our environment. Just show up with your E-Waste and we'll do the rest! The first 50 customers who contribute will receive a complimentary environmental badge of ownership. We will accept: LCD Monitors, Cell Phones, Laptops, Tablets, CRTs up to 40", Video Games/Consoles, Fax Machines, DVD/VCR Players, Printers, Computer Peripherals, Switches/Routers, Cords and Wires.