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 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.

Outcast Rescue
Terracycle , Terracycle at Lafayette University
ASA Packer Elementary School
Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Miracle League of Northampton County
The American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter/Lehigh Valley Branch
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Love Promise Stories from Faulkner Subaru - Bethlehem

Subaru and Faulkner Subaru - Bethlehem 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

Meals on Wheels time!  –  Keri Y

The first monday of every month, Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem volunteers someone to deliver for Meals On Wheels. This time it was our new delivery specialist, Jared!

Blood drive at one of our volunteer partners!  –  Jared N

Earlier this week, our local Meals on Wheels held a blood drive at their headquarters. The first Monday of each month, Faulkner Subaru volunteers with Meals on Wheels, so we were very happy to go and donate blood for them, too!

National CleanUp Day!  –  Jared N

We took a nice Saturday morning at Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem to partake in National CleanUp Day! What better way to participate than starting within!

Sharing the Love with our Local Charity  –  Peter B

For over 5 years now, Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem has chosen the American Red Cross of Pennsylvania Rivers for our local charity for Subaru's Share the Love event that runs from November to January. For the 2019 event, $19,381 was raised by our dealership for the Red Cross, and we just recently celebrated that by having our general manager, David Kopew, meet with Peter Brown , Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Pennsylvania Rivers to officially complete the donation!

One Wrapper at a Time  –  Lafayette C

Lafayette College has been partnering with Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem to collect snack wrappers. These snack wrappers are collected in our donation bin and mailed to a company called Terracycle. Terracyle turns the wrappers into tiny pellets that are then recycled into wood. That wood is used to make things such as a park bench, picnic table, trash can, etc!

Sharing the Love  –  Dave K

COVID-19 has affected everyone differently. One thing that remains the same is the need for people to have access to healthy nutritious food. Our General Manager, Dave Kopew, volunteered with a local food bank to sort and organize the donations. He prepared meal kits for local residents to come and pick up the food at a time they need it most. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem is dedicated to helping the local community and looks forward to future volunteer opportunities.

Trunk-Or-Treat  –  Cori R

Thank you Faulkner Subaru for doing Trunk-Or-Treat! We loved handing out candy from our Meals on Wheels Subaru and loved seeing all the kids in their costumes!

Thanks for Volunteering  –  Corissa R

Our friends from Faulkner Subaru of Bethlehem are ready to share the love by bringing smiles and warm meals to our clients! A big thank you to the whole team for coming out each month! ¿¿We love having corporate volunteers deliver meals! If your business is interested in volunteering with us, contact Dawn at 610-691-1030 or

Meals on Wheels  –  Meals on Wheels o

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem partnered with Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley to deliver food to homebound clients in the Bethlehem area. Out of all the Meals on Wheels locations, there were 29,000 miles logged for the month of February. We are proud to work alongside this awesome organization to deliver necessities to these local seniors and make up for even just a small part of those volunteer miles.

Bonding over Bingo  –  Gracedale N

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem staff members joined a local Senior Center to play bingo with their residents. The bingo game was different than most because it was with pictures of food. The caller had cards with pictures of food on them and at the end of the game all the residents were able to win! It was such a rewarding experience to spend time with the residents and brighten their day.

Freezing for a Reason  –  Special Olympics o

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem staff members participated in the Lehigh Valley Polar Plunge benefiting the Special Olympics. Funds raised from the plunge support nearly 20,000 athletes that participate in Special Olympics activities across Pennsylvania. Participants raised $100.5k. Well over their $95k goal!

We're CPR Certified, Are you?  –  Faulkner Subaru B

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem staff members took the American Red Cross's Adult, Pediatric, First Aid, and AED training! Our staff members find it is important for us to be able to properly respond to various emergency scenarios that we may be presented with. Our course was split between 31 online scenarios and a two hour hands on demonstration. We believe everyone can learn from this training and recommend contacting your local Red Cross to sign up for a class near you!

Meals on Wheels  –  Keri Y

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem partnered with Meals on Wheels of the Lehigh Valley to deliver warm prepared meals to local Bethlehem clients. We were able to check on the clients to be sure they had an adequate heat source as well as assure them they would have a warm meal to enjoy after the weekend snow storm. It is always a rewarding experience when the clients thank you for your hard work and express their appreciation.

Blood Drive  –  Red C

As part of our Subaru Share the Love initiative Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem partnered with the Red Cross to host a Blood Drive. We had 19 donors give 16 units of blood saving 48 lives. Thank you to everyone who donated and shared our event. Together we can change lives.

Trunk or TREAT'S  –  Faulkner S

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem hosted our second annual Trunk or Treat. We decorated the dealership with pumpkins and corn stalks. After the event we contacted a local farm and took the "decorations" to them as treats for their pigs!

Race for a Cause  –  Delaware and Lehigh Heritage H

The historic Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage pathway carried coal and iron from Wilkes-Barre to Philadelphia. Today, the D&L Trail connects people to our industrial heritage, health & wellness, economic development and nature & the environment.The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor held a half marathon raising more than $25,000 to support D&L’s important programs and preserve the beauty and history of the trail for generations to come. Not only did Faulkner Subaru in Bethlehem sponsor a mile marker, our manager also participated in the race! Through small efforts it is our goal to assist with preserving the D&L heritage for generations to come. D&L History is still in the making.

Outcast Rescue Donation Drive  –  Outcast R

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem held a pet supply donation drive to benefit Outcast Rescue. Through the month of September and October we were able to collect 3 big boxes of food, vitamins, supplements, toys, leashes, dog bowls, dog toys, and blankets. These items will be distributed to the fosters that care for the dogs in between the high kill shelter and their new home. It is always a pleasure helping Outcast Rescue.

Loving the Outcast's  –  Outcast R

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem partners with Outcast Rescue as part of their Subaru Loves Pets initiative. Through this partnership Faulkner Subaru is able to #MakeADogsDay and promote the dogs that need the most help.. the true Outcasts! Outcast Rescue is dedicated to Advocating, Informing and Rescuing America's Most Misjudged Dog Breeds - The Pit Bull and The Rottweiler. Many dogs are relinquished to shelters every day for reasons that have nothing to do with the dog. Most of the dogs Outcast Rescue take in are saved from high kill shelters. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem is proud to announce Outcast Rescue as the recipient of the ASPCA's $5,000 Grant! Currently Outcast Rescue has over 80 dogs in their care at various levels of availability. This grant will allow for 50 of those dogs to be spayed/neutered. Once the dogs are spayed/neutered the dogs are fully vetted and have started basic manners to get them ready for life outside of the shelter. Outcast Rescue is 100% foster based. By doing things slowly and working on training our dogs become highly adoptable. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem is proud to partner with Outcast Rescue in hopes of changing the astigmatism surround the misjudged breeds. Should you wish to adopt visit

TRUNK OR TREAT  –  Faulkner Subaru B

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem hosted their second annual Trunk or Treat! This is one of our biggest events throughout the year! Guests were greeted and welcomed to tour through our dealership and parking lot participating in various activities and stations. Children could paint their own pumpkin, get their photo taken at our Faulkner Photo Booth, participate in a ring toss and guessing game, compete in a coloring contest, and enjoy some delicious Pumpkin Punch. The DJ was playing all kinds of festive tunes including The Monster Mash and Ghost Busters! Meals on Wheels decorated their Subaru Outback and handed out candy. Not only was this a Trunk or Treat for the community but also a chance for us to host an adoption event. Outcast Rescue was here with two adoptable dogs. Both of which were a crowd favorite. Everyone in attendance left with a full belly and candy bucket! We look forward to hosting this event next year!

Miracle League  –  Miracle League o

In 1997 Rockdale Youth Baseball Association’s coach Eddie Bagwell invited the first child with a disability to play baseball on his team; Michael a 7 year old child in a wheelchair attended every game and practice, while cheering on his 5 year old brother play America’s favorite pass-time. And in 1998, other children with disabilities were invited to play baseball on a typical baseball field within the baseball complex of the Rockdale Youth Baseball Association (RYBA). The players had expressed the desire to dress in uniforms, make plays in the field, and round the bases just like their main stream peers. The league began with 35 players on four teams that first year.There were no programs to copy. It was decided that:• Every player bats once each inning• All players are safe on the bases• Every player scores a run before the inning is over (last one up gets a home run)• Community children and volunteers serve as ‘buddies’ to assist the players• Each team and each player wins every game• The main concern was the playing surface,presenting potential safety hazards for players in wheelchairs or walkers.By the spring 1999 season, the league gained support and became a source of pride for all involved as participation grew to over 50 players. During that season, the magnitude of the need for such a program was recognized.It was learned that there are over 75,000 plus children in Metro Atlanta with disabilities,most not being able to participate in team sports. That is when the dream of building a unique baseball complex for these special children was conceived. The Miracle League was formed and became a reality that all children should have the chance to play baseball.Under the leadership of Dean Alford, the Rotary Clubs of Rockdale County and Conyers stepped forward to form the Rotary Miracle League Fund, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 organization. The new organization had two objectives: (1) raise the funds necessary to build a special complex with facilities that meet the unique needs of the Miracle League players,and (2) assist in the outreach efforts for Miracle Leagues across the country.With the help of community volunteers and corporations, the design and construction of the first Miracle League complex was underway. The complex would include a custom-designed field with a cushioned rubberized surface to help prevent injuries, wheelchair accessible dugouts, and a completely flat surface to eliminate any barriers to wheelchair-bound or visually impaired players. The design also included three grass fields, which could be converted to the synthetic rubber surface as the league grew. In addition, accessible restrooms, a concession stand, and picnic pavilion were included in the design. The first of its kind Miracle League Field broke ground on December 31, 1999 and The Miracle League complex was completed in April 2000. On opening day, the Miracle League rosters had grown to over 120 players.The players raced around the bases and chatted with their teammates in the dugouts as they celebrated. Nicholas Slade, a player who had been in a coma just a week before, threw out the first ball.The players’ enthusiasm has continued to grow. By spring, 2002, over 250 players filled the Miracle League rosters. The parents tell stories of their children insisting on playing despite bouts with kidney stones, broken bones, and recent hospitalizations. The thrill of playing, the cheers from the stands, and the friendships they develop make the Miracle League Field an oasis away from their everyday battles. Our umpire describes this as the only league where no one ever gets mad at him or her.“Buddies” assist Miracle League player.These buddies are mainstream children who play baseball, youth church groups, boys and girls scouts to mention a few. Faulkner Subaru staff members act as Buddies to assist the children on the field. As a result the parents, children and volunteers are all brought together – special needs and mainstream alike-in a program, which serves the mall through service to children with special needs. The program is opened to children from any community and, until April 2002 was one of a kind.

MOW Delivery  –  Meals on Wheels o

Faulkner Subaru staff partnered with Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley today to deliver hot meals to over 10 of their local clients. It is always an honor working with Meals on Wheels as part of our Subaru Love Promise.

Jersey's for Dogs  –  Outcast R

One of our favorite traditions at Faulkner Subaru in Bethlehem is pairing with a local animal shelter every year. This year we are hosting a donation drive and adoption day with Outcast Rescue. To jump start donations our Faulkner Subaru Staff got to wear sports jerseys in exchange for bringing in a donation.

Subaru Loves Learning  –  ASA Packer E

Subaru Loves Learning! Throughout the month of August Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem asked our customers to bring in school supply donations! Today we were able to deliver these school supplies to ASA Packer Elementary school. Our customers helped us collect over 12 backpacks filled with notebooks, pencils, tissues, glue sticks, and other various school supplies! We also donated an assortment of math and science books to the library! Before we left we were able to share one of the stories with the 4th grade classrooms. To top it off we surprised the ASA Packer with a Staples gift card worth $1,000! We look forward to partnering with ASA Packer in the upcoming months.

Terracycle  –  Terracycle a

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem works with the local community to collect used coffee k-cups, snack wrappers, and coffee cups. Once collected, the waste is broken down and separated by material. Plastics are cleaned and pelletized, paper based waste and organic waste (such as coffee grounds) are composted and metals are melted down. Click here to learn more about TerraCycle's recycling process.As a part of the Subaru Loves the Earth initiative, the collected waste streams will be turned into useful, high-quality recycled products, like park benches, picnic tables, and playground materials.

Miracle League  –  Miracle League o

“Miracle League is dedicated to promoting the health and well being of individuals with disabilities while educating the public and promoting a greater understanding of matters concerning individuals with disabilities.” Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem staff members attend the Miracle League games as "Buddies." The Buddy program has great impact on all participants. Buddies and players alike learn valuable skills like patience, understanding and compassion. By providing players with a Buddy, parents can enjoy watching their son or daughter play the game and also allows them time to socialize with other parents. Buddies partner with a player’s parents to ensure the specific needs of their son or daughter are met on the field. We always look forward to volunteering with the Miracle League!

Meals on Wheels  –  Meals on Wheels o

At Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley, we care for and support some of the most important people in our community. We provide homebound senior citizens and adults with disabilities with home-delivered meals, grocery shopping and other services. Most importantly, we provide them with the kindness and respect that they deserve. Last year, Meals on Wheels volunteers in the Lehigh Valley gave more than 75,000 hours of their time and our meal delivery volunteers drove more than 375,000 miles providing meals, groceries, and warm smiles to homebound seniors and adults with disabilities. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem is honored to be one of the meal delivery volunteer teams. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Meals on Wheels and providing as many smiles as we can.

Wounded Warrior  –  The Wounded Warrior F

The Faulkner organization sponsors a yearly t-shirt fundraiser to support The Wounded Warrior Foundation. This year's fundraiser was another HUGE success! As a group, we sold more than 1,450 t-shirts and have raised more than $25,000!!!

Meals on Wheels  –  Meals on Wheels o

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem delivered Meals with our local Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter. Not only were we able to provide a warm meal but we also were able to check in on the clients to be sure they are receiving the nutrition and care they need.

HOPE  –  Pamela F

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem partnered with The Leukemia and Lymphoma society for our Subaru Loves to Care campaign. Our mission for the Subaru Loves to Care campaign is to deliver comfort and hope to patients undergoing cancer treatments at St. Luke’s Anderson Campus. The blue and white knit blankets bring warmth and comfort while the messages of hope encourage the patients to keep fighting and never give up. Not only were we able to deliver blankets for the patients we also delivered a metal tin lunchbox full of arts and crafts for any children that may be undergoing treatment. It is always a humbling experience to hear how much comfort the blankets offer the patients. We look forward to our continued partnership with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as well as St. Luke’s.

Meals on Wheels  –  Meals on Wheels o

As part of our Subaru Love Promise Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem team members delivered hot meals to seniors in the Lehigh Valley. Not only are we able to bring the client a hot meal we are also able to check on their well being and chat with them. It is always our goal to share something positive with them and make them smile or laugh before we leave. Always remember to "Be the change you wish to see in the world."

Miracle League Buddies  –  Miracle League o

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem partnered with the Miracle League of Northampton County for another game of baseball! The Miracle League is an organization dedicated to providing every child the opportunity to play baseball. It is so rewarding to buddy up with their players and push them around the bases or help them hit! We can't wait until we are buddies with the Miracle League again!

On Board for a Cure  –  Leukemia and Lymphoma S

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem partnered with Darren Betters at the Lehigh Valley Airport for their Hole in One Golf Event! Their hole in one event assisted in raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Money raised for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society are not only help blood cancer patients, but are also now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers and are in clinical trials for patients with lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. Together we can work to eliminate all cancers and achieve a goal of a cancer free world!

Miracle League  –  Miracle League o

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem partnered with The Miracle League of Northampton County for a night of baseball! Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem staff members partnered with one of their players to assist with running the bases, batting, and playing catch in the field. We always look forward to participating in these events and look forward to our next game!

Meals on Wheels  –  Meals on Wheels o

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem partnered with Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley to deliver a hot meal with a smile! Being a driver with Meals on Wheels is such a rewarding experience and great opportunity to check in on elderly clients and assure their needs are being met! We look forward to our continued partnership with Meals on Wheels!

Sound the Alarm  –  The Red Cross o

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem partnered with the American Red Cross of Lehigh Valley - Bucks. Over 130 volunteers installed 676 free lifesaving smoke alarms and provided in-home fire safety training to 226 families.

Baskets After Dark  –  Outcast R

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem partnered with Outcast Rescue for their Baskets After Dark Event. Baskets after dark is a raffle supporting Outcast Rescue and their mission to save some of the most neglected breeds, the Pitbull and Rottweiler. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem donated a basket full of all things Subaru to try and raise money for this great organization.

Sharing the Love with Lunch!  –  The Red Cross o

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem partnered with The Red Cross of Northampton County for their annual Share the Love Campaign. Share the Love is a donation drive giving new Subaru owners the option to pick where Subaru of America, and their retailers, donate their money. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem selected The Red Cross of Northampton County as our local charity. For every new car sold November-January if our customers picked the Red Cross, Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem added $50 extra to their donation. This year Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem was able to raise $14,653 for this great cause! Our Management team delivered the check to the Red Cross and provided them with lunch to discuss how your donation will impact the local community. Be on the lookout this coming week to see one of the ways your donations are helping make our communities a safer place!

Earth Day 2019  –  Morgan M

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem loves helping the Earth and local community! We joined forces with a local Nursing Home to spruce up their garden area! Faulkner Subaru Staff assisted residents with picking up sticks, pulling weeds, and planting new colorful spring flowers! The residents were quite the experts at gardening and taught us a lot about their garden! It was a joy spending time getting to know the residents and enjoying our time outdoors.

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem LOVES to HELP  –  Meals on Wheels o

Faulkner Subaru in Bethlehem spent Monday morning assisting Meals on Wheels with their daily food delivery. Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley prides themselves on being the leading Lehigh Valley provider for healthy, medically-tailored meals. Beyond simply providing a meal, Meals on Wheels is dedicated to providing customized meals that are designed by a licensed nutritionist to meet 1/3 of the Recommended Daily Allowance and accommodate special diets such as diabetic, renal, pureed, and some food allergies. Nearly 2,000 seniors and people with disabilities depend on us every day to deliver meals directly to their homes and senior centers. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem enjoys working with Meals on Wheels on their delivery route and values our continued partnership.

Race for a Cure  –  Pamela F

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem participated with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for their annual Laps for Leukemia Go-Kart Race. Laps for Leukemia is a time for local business to gather in a friendly competitive race to raise money for Leukemia research. Although Faulkner Subaru in Bethlehem placed 2nd among the other competitors we took great pride in participating in raising money for such a great cause.

All the Single Ladies  –  Outcast R

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem hosted a singles event for shelter dogs from Outcast Rescue. Dyna and Pepper came to the event to meet potential adopters. Both Dyna and Pepper have to be the only dog in the household so going to adoption events and fairs sometimes can prove a challenge for them. This event was perfect to give one on one attention to the dogs in a relaxed environment. Having a singles event the day after Valentine's Day also provided a great backdrop to introduce the all-new redesigned 2019 Forester. Attendees were able to enjoy light refreshments and test drive our in-stock Foresters. We also closed off the service drive having both a Forester and Outback inside for customers to compare. We are hopeful this event created interest in both of the single ladies. ;)

Backpack Buddies  –  Second Harvest F

The mission of the Backpack Buddies Program is to meet the needs of hungry children by providing them with nutritious and easy-to-prepare food to take home on weekends and school vacations when other resources are not available. Each food pack contains a variety of food items Special attention is paid to include fruit, lean protein, and items low in sodium, sugar, saturated fat, and trans fat. Participating students are selected by school counselors, teachers, and other administrators. To avoid the issues of social stigma related to poverty and food insecurity Second Harvest does not distribute identifiable with the program. Children receive their food pack in their backpack. As a volunteer for Second Harvest Food Bank, Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem staff members worked in an assembly line filling the packs with nutritious foods from different categories. Second Harvest Food Bank serves over 800 children in 25 different sites across Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Monroe, Pike, and Wayne counties.

Freezing for a Reason  –  Special Olympics o

The Lehigh Valley Polar Plunge is a Super COOL event that raises money and builds awareness of the Special Olympics Programs that enrich the lives of nearly 20,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities across the state. Our General Manager Dave Kopew, sales representative Joe Ervin, and delivery specialist Morgan McGinnis raised money and took the plunge into the Delaware River! Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem staff members are already preparing to take the plunge next year!

Mealin and Wheelin  –  Meals on Wheels o

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem partners with Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem staff members assisted with delivering hot meals to those in need. Meals on Wheels not only provides the client with a hot meal but also distributes various other foods that the client can keep for future needs. Delivering meals gives us a wonderful opportunity to check in on the clients and share a laugh or funny story. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem looks forward to our next delivery route!

Outcast Rescue Pet Expo  –  Outcast R

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem sponsored Outcast Rescue’s booth at the Lehigh Valley Pet Expo. The Lehigh Valley Pet Expo has always been dedicated to making the shows educational, fun, and displaying the importance of responsible pet ownership. The Lehigh Valley Pet Expo gives Outcast Rescue great exposure to the thousands of guests and visitors from the Lehigh Valley.

Hunger Hero's  –  Second Harvest F

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem collected food and household items for the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley. We were able to collect 31 cans of soup. 8 cans of fruit. 28 cans of vegetables. 6 cans of sauce. 14 cans of meat. 4 cans of beans. 2 boxes of stuffing. 4 boxes of potatoes. 12 boxes of rice. 2 boxes of cereal. 2 containers of peanut butter. 16 boxes of pasta. 4 household items. and 6 other miscellaneous items. All the donations totaled 145lbs and will be distributed to pantries across the Valley.

Second Harvest Food Bank  –  Ida B

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem joined forces with the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast PA. Second Harvest Food Bank distributed over 9 million pounds of food last year. They serve over 60,000 people each month. Second Harvest Food Bank also provides 2,475 meals to senior citizens as well as supplies over 800 children with a backpack of food every Friday. Today our team members spent time in the warehouse sorting, organizing, and packing food that will be distributed. We look forward to assisting the Second Harvest Food Bank in the future!

Subaru Loves to Help and Care  –  Keri Y

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem works with Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley! This morning we were able to deliver meals to local families in need. Volunteering on the delivery route gives us the opportunity to not only provide a warm meal but also a chance to check in on the clients and see if they need any further assistance. All the clients were extremely grateful and we look forward to our future partnership with Meals on Wheels of the Lehigh Valley.

Poinsettias's for a Perfect Cause  –  Kelly M

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem loves supporting the local community! Freedom High School has an enrollment of nearly 2,000 students grades 9 through 12 and is one of two high schools in the Bethlehem Area School District. It is located in the northeastern section of Bethlehem. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem purchased poinsettia's from the Freedom High School Baseball Booster Club! The money raised during the poinsettia fundraiser helped offset costs associated with their baseball team. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem looks forward to their upcoming season and wishes their team the best of luck!

Be a Hero- It's in your Blood  –  Red Cross o

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem partners with the Red Cross of Northampton County as part of our Share the Love Initiative. Each year we hold a blood drive for our local community. Typically the Red Cross has a shortage of donors around the Holiday's. This year Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem had a total of 26 donations. With the 26 donors we had we are able to assist up to 78 lives saved! This was a new record for us! Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem is already looking at dates for our 2019 Blood Drive and are very thankful to all the donors we had.

The Green Bean Dream Team  –  Meals on Wheels o

Our Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem staff spent this morning assisting Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley package meals. The meals packaged today will be distributed and saved in case an emergency, weather, or other circumstance delays the delivery of the usually scheduled meals. This was a great learning opportunity for the Faulkner Subaru Staff as we are usually on the other end delivering the meals. We appreciated the opportunity to see behind the scenes and assist where we are able.

Playing Santa  –  Meals on Wheels o

Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem participates in the Subaru Share the Love Event. During this event, Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem partnered with Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley. It was our pleasure to spread some Holiday Cheer to our community with delivery the standard meals and a present for each client. Some clients opened their gifts right away and others chose to keep their present under the tree until Christmas day. Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem appreciates the partnership we have with Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley and looks forward to assisting our local community throughout the upcoming year.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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." -( 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 (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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. (" 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

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 ." (Kristen Walsh, Historic Bethlehem)

The Red Cross  –  Peter B

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Subaru Loves Learning  –  Jon H

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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.