The 2018 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

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

We're honored to receive the 2018 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes elite Subaru retailers who provide an exceptional customer experience at every interaction with Subaru. These retailers have also demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in their local communities in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

The 2018 Subaru Love Promise Customer and 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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Pets

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

A partner since 2008, Subaru has donated 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.

Environment

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.

Education

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

Community

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.

Health

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

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

How is Faulkner Subaru - Bethlehem 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.

The Center For Animal Health & Welfare
Meals on Wheels
The American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valle

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Love Promise Stories from Faulkner Subaru - Bethlehem

Trunk or Treat, Ascent Launch, and Pet Adoptions  –  Morgan M

Trunk or Treat, Ascent Launch, and Pet Adoptions

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem recently hosted their first Trunk or Treat! Faulkner Subaru invited their Love Promise Partners for an evening of fun and games and of course candy! Outcast Rescue attended the event with adoptable dogs. The Red Cross brought an emergency response vehicle and allowed kids to tour the interior. Meals on Wheels decorated their Outback like the cookie monster and handed out candy to the children. We had games inside like pin the bow tie on the pumpkin, guess the number of candy corn, and mystery boxes. In each box were different spooky items for you to guess. We had spaghetti as brains, beans as fingernails, etc. Our first Trunk or Treat was a great experience and gained a lot of exposure for our Subaru Love Promise Partners.


Miracle League  –  Miracle League o

Miracle League

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem partners with Miracle League of Northampton. It is without a doubt the most talked about Love Promise event we participate in. Last nights game between the Yankee's and Ray's was no different. Each team member brings their own joy to the game. We had one gentleman that could rattle off any and every sports statistic you could imagine. One player "stole" home base for the first time. There were other players that were just so excited to play catch with us in the field and run the bases. It is always so refreshing to get out of the dealership for a game of baseball with some of our favorite players.


Legacy for Learning  –  ASA Packer E

Legacy for Learning

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem partnered with Subaru of America for our Subaru Loves Learning Event. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem customers collected school supplies for ASA Packer Elementary School. We were planning to fill a Subaru Legacy with all the donations but ended up filling up the back of an Outback! Faulkner Subaru took the school supplies and books to the Elementary School this morning. While dropping the supplies off Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem team members were able to talk to the children about science, the books, our jobs, and more! Faulkner Subaru looks forward to working with ASA Packer in the future!


Together for more than a Meal..  –  Meals on Wheels o

Together for more than a Meal..

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem has tried to play an active role in assisting Meals on Wheels Northampton County. Our staff members enjoy delivering meals and visiting with clients. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem staff was invited to hear a big announcement at the Meals on Wheels headquarters in Northampton. It was at this announcement party that we learned Meals on Wheels Northampton will be merging and joining forces with Meals on Wheels Lehigh County to create Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley. This merger will be beneficial to the clients and allow the staff and volunteers to better serve our local communities. Meals on Wheels team members asked clients to write a message of appreciation to the volunteers. There were messages all over and each message just reassured the direction of Meals on Wheels and their core values. People needing the food to control their diabetes, people home bound only eating the food Meals on Wheels Delivers, and so much more. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem is looking forward to continuing their partnership with Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley delivering more than just a meal. Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley is thrilled to have wonderful community partners like Faulkner Subaru. As our newly merged organization strives to help even more home bound seniors and adults with disabilities in need throughout the Lehigh Valley, our great partnerships with Faulkner Subaru and others will have a major impact on our ability to do just that


Sustainability Month  –  Lafayette C

Sustainability Month

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem partnered with Lafayette College for Sustainability Month. Faulkner Subaru provided Lafayette College with TerraCycle Recycling boxes. Lafayette can collect coffee cups, Keurig cups, straws, and more. These items will be recycled and made into something else, such as a park bench, planter, etc. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem looks forward to continuing our partnership with Lafayette and encourages everyone to do their part in recycling and protecting Mother Earth.


Perspective  –  Meals on Wheels o

Perspective

It was a cold and rainy day in the beginning of September. Just a few days ago it was over 90 degrees. As the alarm beeped this morning I hit snooze a few too many times as leaving my warm bed was one of the last things I wanted to do. I woke up made a warm breakfast and headed to work. I knew it was our day to volunteer with Meals on Wheels. To be honest I wasn't looking forward to going in and out of the rain to clients houses but was hopeful something good would come of it. When we arrived at Meals on Wheels I grabbed our route book that was 2 pages and over 10 clients as opposed to our shorter route that I am use to. We headed off and was surprised how positive the clients were. They would tell us a little joke or allow us to love on their dog. The interaction with the clients made us smile and brought a little bit of sunshine to a rather cloudy day. We arrived at our last clients house. The house was nestled in the back of a gorgeous neighborhood. We rang the doorbell but didn't hear anyone inside. We knocked and waited. The waited turned into worry and we headed back to the car to call the office. As I was walking down the slippery sidewalk I heard the door open. I turned around to see our client. This greeting was a little different than the rest. The client informed us he was unable to go out for groceries so he was very thankful for our visit. The meal we delivered would be the first he would eat in 3 days. My heart broke. We returned to the office and notified the staff who would send assistance over right away. Amazing how one small conversation with a complete stranger sets your whole day back into perspective. Suddenly your own problems become so trivial that you are ashamed to have ever complained about something as trivial as the bad weather. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem is very thankful to work with organizations like Meals on Wheels to offer assistance to our local community and we look forward to continuing these relationships. (**Story written from the perspective of a Faulkner Employee and Volunteer**)


Easton Fire Co. Lends a Hand  –  Tom H

Easton Fire Co. Lends a Hand

Through our Compassionate Care Fund at Meals On Wheels of Northampton County, we collect and provide fans for home-bound seniors during the spring and summer months. Because many seniors simply don't have proper air conditioning and/or ventilation where they live, they are at risk for heat stroke and other serious health ailments. We are blessed to have individuals and groups who provide all types of fans for our home-bound clients. And recently, the Easton Fire Co. held its own fan drive for us and collected 10 box fans. Our staff came with the Subaru to pick up all the donations and to thank the staff for its kindness and support of our mission. They also invited staff to spend time on one of their fire trucks!


"All drains lead to the ocean" -Gill(Finding Nemo)  –  Faulkner Subaru B

The movie Finding Nemo was a great way to bring attention to the issue all cities face. Litter washing down the drains. "To a small clownfish, this meant an escape from a glass prison. To an environmentalist, it is a significant part of the reason that our coral reefs are dying." -(earthday.org) After the recent storms Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem team members noticed our storm drains were clogged with dirt, debris, and litter. We spent the afternoon cleaning out the drains surrounding our dealership. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem encourages everyone else to stop and take just 10 minutes out of your day to clean up any debris you see and be sure the storm drains are clear of litter.


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia  –  Children's Hospitals o

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is the nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to the care of children. Since our start in 1855, CHOP has been the birthplace for countless breakthroughs and dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine. Built on a foundation of delivering safe, high-quality, family-centered care, the Hospital has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children’s lives. Today, families facing complex conditions come to CHOP from all over the world, and our compassionate care and innovation has repeatedly earned CHOP a spot on the U.S. News & World Report's Honor Roll of the nation's best children's hospitals. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem has a strong bond with CHOP. One of our staff members has a 2 year old that has been going to CHOP since she was born. CHOP has provided their family with a diagnosis of a rare genetic condition called XP. There are only 350 people diagnosed with XP. XP is a genetic disorder that affects the DNA's ability to repair itself. Damage can be caused by ultraviolet light, among other things. Because of this diagnosis CHOP worked with their family to come up with a treatment plan as there is no known cure to XP. Not only does Faulkner Subaru work exclusively with the affected family we also joined with our other stores on for a fundraiser to benefit CHOP directly. Faulkner had t-shirts made with the CHOP logo on them. The money collected from the shirts was donated to the hospital. It is our hope that with this money the hospital will be able to provide the care and compassion they have provided to our team member and his family.


"Helping others is the way we help ourselves"  –  Keri Y

Oprah Winfrey stated "Helping others is the way we help ourselves." Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem volunteers couldn't agree more. Faulkner Subaru staff members volunteer once a month with Meals on Wheels. Meals on Wheels is a nationally recognized organization that helps prepare, deliver, and shop for citizens that are home bound or struggle to do these tasks on their own. One of our volunteers stated, "It doesn't matter how your personal life is going or what your day to day is like; once you get out and interact with these clients it completely changes your mindset. You are grateful for all the little things and forget why you were even in a bad mood. People take for granted the ability to grocery shop and prepare their dinner. It is nice to help those who can't and be surrounded by their positive attitudes." Faulkner Subaru looks forward to continuing to bring awareness to organizations like this. We are excited our partnership with Meals on Wheels and look forward to continuing to help in the future.


A great friendship starts with a paw shake.  –  Beth H

A great friendship starts with a paw shake.

Outcast Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to Advocating, Informing and Rescuing America's Most Misjudged Dog Breeds - The Pit Bull and The Rottweiler. Outcast Rescue is 100% foster based with no main location. In 2017 Outcast Rescue took in 139 dogs and had 114 adoptions! Faulkner Subaru discovered Outcast Rescue when some of their team members came in to buy their new cars. We even had a chance to meet some of the dogs for adoption! Throughout the month of July staff members and customers participated in Christmas in July by collecting donations for Outcast. We were able to collect dog food, cleaning products, bandannas, leashes, and toys! Faulkner Subaru also regularly advertises dogs for adoption in their showroom and service drive. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Outcast Rescue!


Faulkner Subaru Loves to Care St. Lukes!  –  Jenn P

Faulkner Subaru Loves to Care St. Lukes!

Thank you so very much for organizing this effort with Faulkner Subaru! It is so heartwarming to see how our community comes together in support of those who are struggling with cancer. Acts of kindness and caring provided to our cancer patients help to make an extraordinary difference in their lives and their recovery. We truly appreciate your thoughtful and caring support! From the staff and team of St. Lukes.


Blanketing Patients with Care & Compassion  –  Saint Luke's C

Blanketing Patients with Care & Compassion

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem partnered with Subaru of America and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to donate blankets and craft kits to our local cancer patients at St. Luke's Cancer Center.Through the month of June our customers filled out messages of Hope that were attached to each blanket. On July 2 our General Manager was able to visit with the cancer patients and deliver each of them a warm blanket to snuggle up with during their treatment. We are always thankful to work with our local charities and look forward to assisting in the future.


Sharing Subaru's Commitment to the Community  –  Tom H

Sharing Subaru's Commitment to the Community

We were humbled when we were asked by Morgan McGinniss from the Faulkner Subaru team to be a part of a commercial to air this spring and summer. Instead of showcasing new deals in its new TV spot, Faulkner wanted to promote its philanthropic efforts by featuring local organizations that it supports. Meals On Wheels of Northampton County was one of several nonprofits who had the chance to speak about Faulkner's commitment to serving people and animals in need in our community. For our specific segment, we were able to feature the 2018 Outback in the ad while our Director of Development spoke about how Subaru has helped to feed seniors and adults with disabilities. We are so grateful for the exposure and for the opportunity to promote our partnership with Faulkner Subaru.


Trash Super Heroes.  –  Lehigh Valley C

Trash Super Heroes.

On Monday May 21 Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem assisted at the Lehigh Valley Children's Center cleaning up trash and weeding. The Lehigh Valley Children's Centers provide child care for students as young as 6 weeks old up until 12 years old. Lehigh Valley Children's Centers offer a program called Pre-K counts as well as provides different scholarships for families on a set budget. Pre-K Counts is an early education pre-kindergarten program that is provided at no costs to the families. While cleaning up and weeding on the playground many of the students were curious of us and worked alongside to help pick up trash and weeds. When we were leaving a little boy ran up to us and said "thanks for being trash superheros and helping us clean up." It was such a rewarding moment for all of us.


Every Child Deserves to Play Baseball  –  Miracle League o

Every Child Deserves to Play Baseball

Tuesday May 8 our Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem staff joined the Miracle League of Northampton for a thrilling game of baseball. The Miracle League of Northampton is an organization founded on the philosophy of every child should have the opportunity to play baseball. Baseball games at the Miracle League are a little different than the ones you see on TV. At the Miracle League every batter gets to hit the ball and everyone gets to run home. There are no outs, strikes, or foul balls. As soon as a player hits the ball their buddy will run around the bases with them. While fielding the ball players have the option to play catch, run around and play tag, or watch a movie on the big screen. Our job as buddies were not only to play and interact with the kids, but also protect them if there was a heavy hitter up to bat. Faulkner Subaru appreciates the Miracle League's ability to see an opportunity in every child no matter their physical limitations. We look forward to working with the Miracle League throughout the year.


Meals on Wheels  –  Keri Y

Meals on Wheels

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem delivered Meals on Wheels this morning as part of our Love Subaru Promise. We delivered to 11 clients and were able to check in on them as well as provide a warm meal. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem loves working with Meals on Wheels and appreciates every opportunity we have to work with this organization.


Jump Street Derby Day  –  Jump S

Jump Street Derby Day

On the 5th of May our Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem manager attended Jump Street Derby Day. "On February 14, 1978, The People Place was born. It later became known as Metro Arts/Metro Arts of the Capital Region, and continued to use that name for over twenty years until 2000 when the name changed to Jump Street. Jump Street continued the inherited core mission of enriching our regional community by developing artists, audiences, and arts organizations. Jump Street added to that an exciting grassroots component of workforce development, entrepreneurial skill building, and personal development using the arts. The mission of Jump Street is to use the arts to develop educational and economic opportunities for all ages. This is accomplished in three ways:v Infrastructure Support, Workforce Development, and Community Service. Since 1999 Jump Street has provided over 120 arts based programs; directly serving over 20,000 people. The products created in our programs are distributed to over 1,000,000 citizens across Pennsylvania. Additionally, we have provided over 300 work contracts for artists and interns during this period. Jump Street has generated over $2,000,000 in work and vendor contracts in this period. (jumpstreet.org)" Our very own Matt Smith, of Faulkner Subaru Mechanicsburg, held a fundraiser to benefit Jump Street. Dave Kopew of Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem attended the event with other Faulkner members. The event was themed around the Kentucky Derby and featured Mint Julips, horse racing, silent auction items, and more. We look forward to being a part of more events to support the arts.


Faulkner Subaru Loves the Earth  –  Kristen W

Faulkner Subaru Loves the Earth

Today our Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem team volunteered at the Goundie House. Our team members weeded, raked leaves, and planted spring flowers. The Goundie House is one of the many historic sites that gives Bethlehem it's charm. "Johann Sebastian Goundie, originally from Germany, moved to Bethlehem in 1802 when he was asked by the Moravians to become their master brewer of the Single Brethren’s Brewery. In 1804, he received permission from the Moravian elders to marry Cornelia Elisabeth Wagner Andreas, a 24-year old widow from Montgomery County. Together they had six children, four of which survived to adulthood. In 1810, Goundie successfully petitioned the community to build his family home on Lot 22 on Main Street. His house was the first brick residence in town and one of the first structures built in the Federal Style in Bethlehem. It was from this home that Goundie would run his Brewery business (rumour has it that he moved the brewery operations to the back yard to keep an eye on his employees as beer would go missing) and his other civic duties. A month before his death, Goundie sold his home to Louis Beckel for $5,070. Cornelia died a year later. Their estate was worth $18,000 at the time. Since that time, the Goundie House has served as a doctor’s office, a boarding house, a shoe repair shop, a jewelry maker’s shop, a sewing machine shop, a dressmaker’s shop, a real estate office, a professional office for an accountant, a lawyer, an optician, a photographer, a beauty shop and a travel agency. In 1968, the house was destined for demolition, but thanks to the last minute intervention of Christine Sims and her friend Mrs. Edmund Martin, the house was spared. In an interview at the time, Mrs. Sims states “I was walking down Main Street, I saw these two great big trucks with those booms attached. I ran across the street, up the steps, and put my arms out. I said ‘What are you going to do?’ They said ‘We are going to bring it down.’ I said ‘I won’t move.’ ” According to reports, a crowd gathered and she asked them to call her friend Frances Martin, who was the wife of the chairman of the board of Bethlehem Steel. The two ladies sat on the steps, the police came, the owner was contacted, and the building was saved. Historic Bethlehem purchased the home that same year for $22,000 and through many years of fundraising and work, have restored the building to how it would have looked in Goundie’s time. Today, the Goundie House is open to visitors on weekends for tours and is used for special events. During the Christmas season, the building serves as the Ticketing Center for the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center. Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites interprets three centuries of Bethlehem’s history and culture from its founding as a Moravian community in 1741 to the 21st century. By vividly telling the stories of Bethlehem’s people through well-maintained buildings and sites, rare collections that are available through exhibits and research, and electrifying educational programs, we show the zeal and commitment of Bethlehem’s community in forging our American nation. To learn more about the Goundie House and Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, visit our website at www.historicbethlehem.org ." (Kristen Walsh, Historic Bethlehem)


The Red Cross  –  Peter B

The Red Cross

When you think of the Red Cross you may think of their blood drives, you may also think of CPR and first aid classes, but the Red Cross is more than that.The American Red Cross of Lehigh Valley-Bucks chapter serves residents of Bucks, Lehigh and Northampton counties. With a population of approximately 1.3 million people, their chapter provides food and shelter in emergencies, assists members of our armed forces and their families, teaches lifesaving skills, and so much more. All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem, along with Subaru of America, chose The Red Cross as their charity for the Subaru Share the Love Event. During Share the Love a customer chooses a charity to donate to. This happens with every new car sold in the month of December. Faulkner Subaru generously double the amount Subaru of America donated to help local people in need.


Helping the Outcasts  –  Outcast R

Helping the Outcasts

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem partnered with Outcast Rescue for our Love Promise Commitment. To gain exposure for the rescue Faulkner Subaru invited Outcast Rescue to be a part of our new commercials. Outcast Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to Advocating, Informing and Rescuing America's Most Misjudged Dog Breeds - The Pit Bull and The Rottweiler. In 2017 Outcast Rescue saved 139 dogs and was able to find forever homes for 114 of them! Not only did our commercial bring exposure to Outcast Rescue but we were also able to donate homemade treats and bandanna's. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem looks forward to partnering with Outcast Rescue throughout the year with some exciting events already planned.


Laps for Leukemia  –  Morgan M

Laps for Leukemia

Sunday April 22 Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem battled it out for the championship title in the annual Laps for Leukemia. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem has been competing in this event for many years. Laps for Leukemia is a thrilling go-kart race between local businesses to raise money for Leukemia research. The race consists of a 2hr endurance competition to see who crosses the finish line first, with each team making 7 driver changes throughout the contest. Our team consisted of employees from multiple departments within our dealership, including parts, service, and body shop.At the end of the contest Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem claimed the first place trophy for the first time in Faulkner History. Not only were our employees excited about their winning position but also celebrated the money raised for Leukemia and Cancer Research. We look forward to taking home the first place title again next year.


XP Awareness  –  Johnnie U

XP Awareness

Meet Norah; a sweet blue eyed, curly haired 2 year old girl with a silly attitude. Norah was recently diagnosed with Xeroderma Pigmentosum(XP). XP is an extremely rare genetic skin disorder; Norah being 1 of only 350 cases in the entire United States. Norah has a genetic defect in her DNA repair system; affecting her ability to repair skin damage from Ultraviolet Radiation(UV rays). Most UV damage comes from sunlight, but can also come from toxins such as cigarette smoke. Due to Xp, Norah is prone to developing skin cancers; and has already had her first skin cancer removed.To protect her body; Norah wears a UV safe hood/face shield, UV safe clothing, and gloves. This diagnosis is extremely life changing for our family; as we always spent a lot of time outside. Norah loves the beach, and we pray one day she will see the ocean again! Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem held a fundraiser this weekend to raise awareness for Xeroderma Pigmentosum, as well as to help the Uleka Family provide Norah with the safest gear possible.


Focus for the Future  –  ASA Packer E

Focus for the Future

Today Faulkner Subaru of Bethlehem celebrated Earth Day with the 4th Grade students at ASA Packer Elementary School. Part of the Earth Day Celebration was picking up leaves and litter, working in the flower beds weeding, and refilling the bird feeders. Some of the students also assisted with installing a new birdhouse. While we were helping the students we were also telling them the importance of not littering and taking care of the earth. The students were very receptive and provided examples of how they will be helping to take care of Mother Earth going forward.


Delivering Compassion, Care, and Help  –  Meals on Wheels o

Delivering Compassion, Care, and Help

The more we volunteer the more we realize Meals on Wheels is so much more than delivering a meal. We navigated through detours, downed trees, and hanging power lines as a result of a recent snow storm. Some of the clients have been without power for days with no way to get to the grocery store. For some this was the first hot meal since the power went out days ago. Not only were we able to deliver a hot meal but also briefly visit with the clients. Moments like this make us thankful that we are able to partner with Meals on Wheels to provide the care and compassion the clients need.


More than just a Meal..  –  Keri Y

More than just a Meal..

Subaru of America generously donated a Subaru Outback to the Northampton County Meals on Wheels. Faulkner Subaru of Bethlehem had the honor of presenting that Outback to the organization; but we wanted to do more. Faulkner Subaru of Bethlehem decided to start volunteering with the Meals on Wheels of Northampton County delivering meals to those in need. Our first experience delivering meals was very humbling. The driver who accompanied us always tried to make the clients laugh. The clients were all so appreciative and you could tell they look forward to visiting with us even just for a brief moment. It was evident this service was more than just a meal.


Faulkner Subaru Experiences Meals On Wheels  –  Dave K

Faulkner Subaru Experiences Meals On Wheels

Moved by the experience of awarding a 2018 Subaru Outback to Meals On Wheels of Northampton County, Faulkner Subaru General Manager Dave Kopew decided to engage himself and his team deeper into the Meals On Wheels mission. Dave had kindly worked with the Bethlehem-based organization since 2013 for the annual Share the Love campaign. But after learning much more about all the things Meals On Wheels does to support people in its community, and after seeing the response from the Meals On Wheels staff upon their receiving the Outback, he decided that it was important to do more. Starting in December 2017, Dave and various staff members began delivering meals each month for Meals On Wheels. Dave and two employees came for their inaugural meal delivery before the Christmas holiday. We invited Dave to address the volunteers who were on hand to deliver that day, asking him to share some details about the new Outback and Subaru's commitment to Meals On Wheels. Dave also thanked all the volunteers for what they do for clients throughout the year before venturing out himself with Dale, one of our long-time volunteers, to deliver meals with help from the new Outback!


Small acts of kindness..  –  Lehigh Valley C

Small acts of kindness..

Faulkner Subaru of Bethlehem's staff volunteered at the Lehigh Valley Children's Center in Bethlehem PA. Our staff assisted in the Younger Toddler Room by cleaning, sanitizing, and organizing their toys and supplies. The Lehigh Valley Children's Centers are scattered across the Lehigh Valley providing care for infants, toddlers, and local school children. Teachers align their curriculum with the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standard with the same goal in mind; to be sure every child succeeds. By cleaning, sanitizing, and organizing the classroom we were able to cut down on the teachers time spent away from assuring each student receives the same educational experience.


Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem Blood Drive  –  Faulkner Subaru o

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem Blood Drive

Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem and the American Red Cross hosted a Blood Drive as part of our Subaru Share the Love Event to help combat this. The average adult has about 10 pints of blood in their body. Roughly 1 pint is given during a donation. A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood. Eighty percent of blood donations given to the American Red Cross are collected at mobile blood drives like ours. Members of our team as well as customers volunteered as donors. There were 16 pints of blood collected during the Share the Love Event. One pint of blood has the potential to assist up to 3 patients. After the donation the blood is transferred to be processed and tested. After the donation passes all the tests it is moved to storage. Plasma and cryo are frozen for up to a year while the red cells are stored in refrigerators for up to 42 days. When a need for blood arises delivery is available 24hrs a day 7 days a week. The Red Cross makes blood available to any patient that needs it. Patients are not required to find donors to replace the blood they use (a practive common in Europe and some US blood banks) allowing the patient and family to focus on recovery.


CPR Training at Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem  –  Faulkner Subaru o

CPR Training at Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem

American Red Cross CPR training classes give you the information and skills you need to help adults, children, and infants during breathing and cardiac emergencies. Our team recently completed online and hands on training to obtain our CPR certification. Not only did we learn how to perform CPR on both infants and adults the Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem team also learned how to properly use a defibrillator. Along with our CPR training we reviewed basic First Aid skills and the needed steps to participate as a first responder in an emergency situation.


Delivering Hope one Meal at a Time  –  Meals on Wheels o

Delivering Hope one Meal at a Time

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, and in keeping with its philosophy of supporting local communities, Subaru of America Inc. is donated 50 new 2018 Subaru Outback vehicles to Meals on Wheels of America. Meals on Wheels of Northampton County was selected to receive one of the new vehicles because of the significant impact it will have on the county including the delivery of countless additional meals to 40+ seniors per year. Not only did Faulkner Subaru of Bethlehem facilitate the delivery of the new Outback we also donated $250 worth of gas gift cards to get started. Faulkner Subaru of Bethlehem team members will also be delivering meals to the local community next month.


Every Child Deserves to Play Baseball  –  Miracle League o

Every Child Deserves to Play Baseball

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem partnered with Northampton County's Miracle League to show their community appreciation. Miracle League provides children and young adults with intellectual and physical disabilities an opportunity to play baseball at a beautiful venue which is specifically designed to meet their unique needs. The facility is custom designed with 100% latex free, flat, rubber field with no barriers to accommodate those who are visually impaired, in wheelchairs, walkers, and other assisted devices with the idea in mind that everyone deserves a chance to play baseball. Northampton County's Miracle League has over 250 players and the organization focuses on each athlete's abilities to create positive life experiences. Every athlete has a chance to bat, score, and the last player hits a grand slam so that every athlete left on base has a chance to run to home base. Each Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem employee, or family member, who participated paired with an individual athlete to play catch to warm up, assist with running the bases, and kept athletes entertained during down time. Both the athletes and participants had a GREAT time! Faulkner plans to continue this partnership with Miracle League for future events.


Grow, Raise, Catch  –  Faulkner Subaru B

Grow, Raise, Catch

Nelson Mandela once noted "Education is the most powerful weapon in which you can change the world." Faulkner Subaru of Bethlehem couldn't agree more. Upon learning that most teachers pay for their own school supplies we asked our sales and service customers to donate school supplies to the local ASA Packer Elementary School. We had a collection of pens, pencils, notebooks, hand sanitizer, and more that we were able to donate for the classrooms to share. Subaru of America generously donate over 100 books of all different reading levels so each grade level would have something to read and enjoy. Not only did we drop off the donations but members of our team spent time interacting in the classrooms and reading the 4th and 5th graders one of the books called Grow, Raise, Catch. The book taught the students about farming and where we get our food. Faulkner Subaru of Bethlehem looks forward to working alongside our future leaders and scholars and investing time where it matters most.


Faulkner Subaru in Bethlehem Loves to Care  –  Faulkner S

Faulkner Subaru in Bethlehem Loves to Care

Faulkner Subaru in Bethlehem Loves to Care. Faulkner Subaru partnered with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to donate blankets to the Cancer patients at the St. Luke's Cancer Center. We asked our service, parts, and sales customers to fill out a Messages of Hope to be placed with each blanket donation. Not only did we donate blankets we also donated lunchboxes with craft supplies in for the children. Members of our team put the messages of hope with the blankets and lunchboxes and took the donations to the hospital. We were able to meet a cancer patient and personally give her the blanket donation. The patients at the center were very thankful for the donation as they get very cold during their treatment. Faulkner Subaru looks forward to partnering with the Lukemia and Lymphoma Society for future events.


Subaru Loves To Care Blanket Delivery  –  Monique R

Subaru Loves To Care Blanket Delivery

On June 29th,2017 Faulkner Subaru of Bethlehem, PA and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) of Eastern, PA delivered blankets to St Luke’s Cancer Center at the Anderson Campus in Easton, PA. Over 80 blankets, care cards were delivered to cancer patients at St. Luke’s to help bring hope, love and warmth to those patients battling cancer. In addition to the blankets and messages, arts & crafts were also shared for children to use. During the deliver Ellen Rubesin, Executive Director of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Eastern PA and David Kopew, General Manager of Faulkner Subaru of Bethlehem were pleased to hand deliver a blanket to a patient undergoing reatment. During their conversation Ellen and David learned that the patient has been a long time Subaru owner and worked for Faulkner Subaru as an intern one summer many years ago. During her internship at Faulkner Subaru this woman had received an award! What a small world that this patient was the recipient of one the Subaru Loves To Care Blankets. The hospital personnel will be distributing the remainder of the blankets and care cards to cancer patients to help brighten their day! Thank you to Faulkner Subaru and St. Luke’s Cancer Center for helping bring warmth and light to these patients!


Subaru and NWF Love the Earth!  –  Jonathan H

Subaru and NWF Love the Earth!

Thank you Faulkner Subaru of Bethlehem! The students at Asa Packer enjoyed getting the garden ready for your visit and learned so much in the process. The students were so excited about planting the beautiful plants for the bird garden with you. We have already enjoyed watching the birds visit the garden. It gives them so much pride knowing that they helped to create this habitat but none of this could have been done with out your generous donation to the school. We look forward to working with you again soon!


Growth Happens on the Inside  –  Asa Packer E

Growth Happens on the Inside

It is Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem's belief to always find ways to invest in our local community. As an extension of the Subaru Loves the Earth initiative Faulkner Subaru of Bethlehem partnered with Asa Packer Elementary School assisting students in their school garden. Students prepped the garden by pulling the weeds, tilling the garden, and laying out the plan. Our team members helped the students plant flowers Subaru of America generously donated. While working alongside the students our team members were able to explain the importance of preserving the ecosystem for future generations and positively impact the students learning experience. When our team left the school the students even asked for our autographs. Faulkner Subaru of Bethlehem is looking forward to partnering with Asa Packer for future events.


Saving Planet Earth One Step at a Time  –  Morgan M

Saving Planet Earth One Step at a Time

This Earth Day, April 22, Members of the Faulkner Subaru Staff gave up their Saturday morning meeting to give back to the Community and Planet Earth. Everyone met at the Local Hanover Township Community Park where we cleaned up trash, swept off the side walks, and cleaned out the drains. We found a lot of bottle caps and small plastic pieces that animals or children could've choked on while playing on the playground equipment. We are thankful for the community we live in and glad we were able to give back this way.


Faulkner Subaru Partners with the Red Cross  –  Morgan M

Faulkner Subaru Partners with the Red Cross

During the months of November and December, for every new vehicle Faulkner Subaru sold, customers were able to choose a charity to donate $250 to. Faulkner Subaru chose the American Red Cross as our local charity. Our General Manager, Dave Kopew, was able to attend a luncheon today and present them with their check. Aside from the donation today Faulkner Subaru also hosts a blood drive, for the community as well as our employees, and is looking forward to hosting our first CPR class.


Laps for Leukemia & Lymphoma  –  Morgan M

Laps for Leukemia & Lymphoma

On April 2nd, 9 employees of Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem took part in "Laps for Leukemia & Lymphoma", a thrilling, 2 hour go-kart endurance race at Lehigh Valley Grand Prix in Allentown, PA. For 4 consecutive years, the Lehigh Valley Branch of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has held this benefit race, raising over $40,000 to date! Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem has participated in this fundraiser every year since its inception! This year was the most exciting for Faulkner, as we placed our best results thus far, taking 2nd place out of 10 teams, only 25 seconds behind the 1st place team. Good fun, for a good cause!


Share the Love  –  Nancy M

18 people donated blood to the local Red Cross at Faulkner Subaru on Dec. 9, 2016. Red Cross is also one of the charities that can be chosen for the Subaru Share the Love campaign in which up to $250 can be donated with the purchase of a new Subaru.


Faulkner Loves Learning  –  Nancy M

Faulkner Loves Learning

Faulkner donated 250 books to the local Bethlehem Area School District again this year. Thank you everyone for coming out and purchasing a vehicle. The personalized book labels were placed into books before they were donated.


LLS Team Captain/Subaru Owner Gives Back  –  Sandy M

LLS Team Captain/Subaru Owner Gives Back

Sandy Moran, long-time Light the Night team captain and Subaru driver, jumped at the opportunity to join the Eastern PA Chapter in delivering blankets to her local hospital's cancer center. Sandy, created and has led her walk team, Twin Angels, for the past several years in honor of her identical twin daughters, Jessica and Christa, who were diagnosed with a rare blood disorder as infants. The girls fought this battle among several others into their twenties. Jessica passed of anorexia days after her 21st birthday. Christa's blood disorder developed into leukemia, and weeks after receiving a bone marrow transplant, she also passed. Doctors confirmed Jessica would have also developed leukemia, had she lived. Sandy is grateful for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and knows that research gave her more years with her children than the doctors thought possible. They called them ….. "The Miracle Twins". It was with gratitude, Sandy was able to participate in the blanket delivery and thank Subaru for their very generous contributions to LLS and local cancer patients. Sandy was able to hand deliver blankets to patients and give back to those going through the challenges her daughters had.


3rd Annual Laps for Leukemia participant  –  Erik R

3rd Annual Laps for Leukemia participant

We are very thankful to Faulkner Subaru of Bethlehem for their 3rd year of participating in the Laps for Leukemia. This 2 hour endurance race raised much needed funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society- Lehigh Valley Branch organized by Adams Outdoor Advertising. We appreciate Faulkner Subaru's participation and value the partnership that we have with these great group of individuals. Ride on Faulkner Subaru!


Faulkner Subaru supports Red Cross!  –  Peter B

Faulkner Subaru supports Red Cross!

The team at Faulkner Subaru are great supporters of the American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley. This year was the third year in a row that Faulkner chose our Chapter as their local donation option for the Subaru Share the Love program. Through this program, Subaru has donated over $25,000 to the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter in the past three years. This year Faulkner Business Manager Dave Kopew and Subaru District Sales Manager Adam Woodhull extended their support by providing lunch for our staff and volunteers at the Chapter, and then capped off the day by presenting donations totaling $10,000. These funds will be used to provide assistance to families affected by home fires and other disasters, help keep families safe through our Home Fire Preparedness Campaign, support first aid and preparedness training, and help provide support to our military members and their families. Faulkner Subaru also hosts a Red Cross Blood Drive each year, encouraging their team members, customers, and the community to provide the gift of life-saving blood. The American Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on the generosity of donors such as Faulkner Subaru and Subaru of America to be able to provide services to our community. We value their ongoing support and look forward to continuing a great relationship for many years to come!


Butterfly Heroes  –  Jill W

Butterfly Heroes

My mother Janet Martin was going to my son's 4th grade class on Monday 4.25 to visit and deliver a lesson for the kids. She wanted it to be educational and fun and timely since it is finally spring. She had read an article in the local paper about "Butterfly Heroes" and the relationship with Subaru, in particular Faulkner Subaru. Dave Kopew was quoted in the article and she figured she would give him a call to see if she could get more information on the program. She called the morning she was supposed to go into the classroom, and asked for Dave. She explained that she waited until the last minute and she needed the information for her lesson at 12:30 that day. Dave was kind enough to meet her at the front door of the dealership, give her enough packets of seeds and information for all kids in the class. She made it in time to the school and the kids loved it. Dave and Faulkner Subaru went above and beyond anything he had to do for my mother and my son's class. My mom is not a past customer of the dealership and he did not have to help at all, but he did. I truly appreciate that we have businesses in the Lehigh Valley like Faulkner Subaru, makes it a better place to live and work. Thank you Dave and the Faulkner Subaru team!


Meals on Wheels  –  Nancy M

Meals on Wheels

Faulkner once again supported meals on wheels in Northampton County, PA. Several employees joined in delivering meals to the local community. It was a heart warming experience to visit with these people and help those who couldn't get out. Faulkner will continue to support Meals on Wheels.


Subaru Loves Pets  –  Deb D

Subaru Loves Pets

In the month of October Faulkner supported the local Pocono Greyhound rescue.


Subaru Loves Learning  –  Jon H

Subaru Loves Learning

Faulkner Subaru pledged to donate a book for every new and used car sold in the month of August to the local elementary school. Faulkner donated 200 new books with an emphasis on Science to Asa Packer Elementary school in Bethlehem, Pa.


Subaru Loves Learning Book Drive August 1 - 31  –  Danielle S

Subaru Loves Learning Book Drive August 1 - 31

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 Asa Packer Elementary School in the Bethlehem Area School District. 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.


Subaru Loves the Earth - E-Waste Event  –  Danielle S

Subaru Loves the Earth - E-Waste Event

We would like to thank our customers for participating in our E Waste Recycling event during the month of April. With your help, we were able to prevent 8,694 lbs of carbon emissions from polluting the atmosphere. This is equivalent to saving 333 trees, 1,479 gallons of gasoline, 12,603 plastic bottles, and 57,971 aluminum cans. Thank you for helping strengthen the Subaru Love Promise!


Share the Love Donation  –  Peter B

Share the Love Donation

Faulkner Subaru is always proud to be a part of the annual "Share the Love" event with Subaru of America. During the 2014 campaign and with our Subaru partnership we were able to raise $10,227 for the American Red Cross. So how do we celebrate during the check presentation?? We hold a successful blood drive. The Red Cross is an amazing organization and we urge our customers to take a moment to visit the Red Cross website in order to learn all of the important aspects of their work.


Laps for Leukemia  –  Erik R

Laps for Leukemia

Our partner Adams Outdoor advertising held their second annual laps for Leukemia race at the Lehigh Grand Prix in Allentown Pa. Faulkner Subaru was one of eight dealerships that raced to help donate funds to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. This fundraising event is one of the most popular events for our employees as they get to compete on the track vs seven other dealerships. During the qualifying laps we were feeling great with our number two pole position. We were in the middle of the pack most of the race, but with a few unfortunate penalties and some pit stop mishaps we fell to seventh place in the end. No worries! We had a great time for a great cause.


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

April 1-30, 2015 E-Waste Recycling Event

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.


March for Meals  –  Janet S

March for Meals

Meals on Wheels of Northampton County participates in the national "March for Meals" campaign. I was fortunate to be invited to help out in this years campaign, which is an annual month-long event, sponsored by the Meals on Wheels Association of America. It is designed to generate awareness about senior hunger and isolation and to celebrate the invaluable services provided by the more than 5,000 Meals on Wheels programs across the country. This annual campaign is also intended to help recruit new volunteers from our community and to increase fundraising from local businesses and supporters. For more information visit www.marchformeals.com. I helped deliver meals to 12 people in the Lehigh Valley and I can truly say this was a humbling experience. Hunger is out there, whether it is a financial hardship or the inability to shop and/or prepare a meal on your own, but Meals on Wheels is certainly doing its part to help our community.


"Stuff a Subaru"  –  David K

Meals On Wheels of Northampton County partnered up for a second year in a row with Dave and his team at Faulkner Subaru for the Share the Love event. Due to last year's success, again we "Stuffed a Subaru" with white paper bags (depicting our cold bag dinners) and visitors to the dealership had the opportunity to guess how many stuffed white bags were in the car. Guests entered their guess in a box at the Faulkner Subaru dealership at the Meals On Wheels display table. The persons guessing the closest to the number correctly each won a $100 Visa gift card. Our relationship with Faulkner has flourished over the past two years and Dave is coming back for a second year to deliver meals for our upcoming March for Meals Campaign as a Community Champion.


Our "Share the Love" blood drive  –  David K

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Faulkner Subaru of Bethlehem was pleased to partner with the American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley for a second consecutive year during Subaru's "Share the Love" campaign. In our first year of partnership we were able to create a better awareness of the important functions of the Red Cross in our community. At the same time we were able to raise $4,000 for this worthy cause that supports our military families, is the first line in disaster relief, collects life saving blood donations, and among other things is involved in health and safety services. This year we decided that we would do a little more and hold our first blood drive. Along with the Red Cross we set out for a modest goal of 15 pints of blood with the potential to help 45 people. In the end we collected 20 pints of blood with the potential to help 60 people. Thank you to everyone who donated. The results for the financial contributions are still coming in, but we do know that we significantly surpassed last years donation.


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