The 2020 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 2020 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 2020 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

What is the Subaru Love Promise?

The Subaru Love Promise is just that. A promise. It is a promise to do right by our community by partnering with nonprofit education, health, community, environment, and animal organizations - to set Subaru apart through our deeds and the deeds of our partners. To be unlike any other car company by doing what is right and good, just for the sake of doing it.

Subaru Loves Pets

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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 Tindol Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

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

Animal League of Gaston County
Catawba Lands Conservancy
Education Foundation
Community Foundation
Gaston County Family YMCA
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Love Promise Stories from Tindol Subaru

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

Catherine's House  –  Boyce O

We are thankful to our friends at Tindol Subaru who visited us last week with a donation of blankets through their "Subaru Loves to Help" initiative. When our friends at Tindol Subaru came to visit, they invited one of their customers to come with them. Their customer, Megan, also happens to be a previous resident at Catherine’s House. It was a beautiful reunion having Megan come back and visit her Catherine's House family. She even saw her thank you note, which is still on display in our prayer/meditation room after all these years. We are grateful to our friends at Tindol Subaru for their donation and for spending time with us last week. Thank you to Robin Anderson and her team for "Sharing the Love" with us!

Lunches for the Boys & Girls Club  –  Chad M

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Gaston has four sites in Gaston County. We provide character development, academic enrichment programs, homework help, tutoring, mentoring, individual attention and other assistance that prepares kids for school every day. We have approximately 1100 club members that we provide a safe and fun place to come to after school and during the summer months. This presents a challenge to feed this many kids every day, and some of them would not have a meal if it were not for school and our club. We are thankful for businesses and churches in the community that partner with us to provide lunch for these children daily. Tindol Subaru is one of the businesses we are thankful for, as they provided lunch for our kids and took it a step further by writing words of encouragement on the paper sacks that held their lunches. We could not provide services like this to our children without businesses like Subaru "Sharing the Love" with us. Tindol also sponsors a grant from the Greater Charlotte Automobile Dealers that provides funding for some of our 1400+ programs we offer every year to our wonderful kids. Thank you to the entire team at Tindol Subaru for helping us provide these children with academic and emotional support for their future success, character development like respect and kindness, and food for their physical needs. We appreciate Robin Anderson and her team delivering the lunches to us. We love our friends at Tindol!

37 Forever Homes  –  Terry A

Tindol Subaru partnered with Tri-County Animal Rescue Shelter and the Animal League of Gaston County for our annual pet adoption event, and 2020 was our most successful year to date with 37 homeless pets finding a loving forever home. "The overwhelming response of the people wanting to adopt was amazing! Everyone at Tindol Subaru was supportive and wonderful to work with." Joann Hager, Tri-County Animal Rescue "I heard about the great turnout and was really happy that so many people were taking an interest in our homeless pets. Tri County does so much good for animals in our area and I can always turn to JoAnn and her volunteers for help, which I do often. Thanks to Tindol Subaru for hosting the event and providing so much support." Nancy Foltz, Shelter Pets To Go. "Animal League of Gaston County was very excited to participate in the ASPCA/Subaru Loves Pets adoption event at Tindol Subaru. This event is a testament to groups working together for a great cause. Thanks to the generosity of Subaru, Animal League received a grant that covered the costs for spay/neuter and vaccinations for dogs and cats offered for adoption. Animal League teamed up with Tri-County Animal Rescue for the event. Tri-County is a premier animal rescue that adopted out over 1,000 animals last year alone. Together with Tindol Subaru, Animal League and Tri-County promoted the event via a newspaper article and social media. The event was a huge success. Thanks to all involved, especially Tindol Subaru for giving us a wonderful location to showcase the pets." Terry Albright Kenny, Gaston Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic

Mattie's Adoption Day & First Ride  –  Joann H

Mattie came from a broken home. When mom and sister left, they couldn't take her. She stayed with dad. All was fine until new step mom came to live with there. Step mom decided Mattie was too big to be an indoor dog so outside Mattie went. Step mom only wanted her little dog to be inside. Mattie was chained to a tree and left outside for three years! She didn't get love, any attention or vet care. One day mom and sister came back to town and found Mattie in horrible conditions. Mom was so upset…she convinced dad and step mom to give Mattie up. Mom contacted Tri-County Animal Rescue and asked us to come get Mattie. TCAR accepted Mattie into our adoption program and found a foster home for her. The first thing for Mattie was vet care. Wow! Mattie was heartworm positive, had horrible skin and no hair over most of her body due to flea allergies. Mattie apparently had had numerous ear infections, that were never treated and her ears were severely scarred. Mattie was in terrible shape. She was given vaccines, micro-chipped, placed on medications and shown love. Mattie has the sweetest soul and continues to smile even with all that she has endured. Mattie was adopted by a wonderful family at the Subaru Loves Pets adoption event at Tindol Subaru. Update from Mattie's new mom: We love Mattie! She is so loving and always smiling. Mattie has a new fur brother and they are best buds! Mattie loves going on car rides, going for walks and hanging out at out cabin.

Woodhill Elementary - Playground Project  –  Loretta R

Our playground area at Woodhill Elementary looks a bit more playful thanks to Tindol Subaru's commitments to community, wellness, and education. Our students at Woodhill Elementary School in Gastonia, NC needed outdoor activities for play during this pandemic. Outdoor activities must meet requirements of social distancing and students cannot use balls, jump ropes, bean bags or anything that can be touched or passed around. I am Woodhill's Art teacher, Jamea Bryson-Phillips, and along with our PE teacher, Wavy Williams, we had some ideas to create opportunities for our kids, but with all the extra responsibilities we have with virtual school, split groups, and social restrictions, we didn’t have the time to craft these ideas into reality. So we reached out to some of our community partners for help. Natalie Tindol and her Tindol Subaru team answered the call by painting games and activities on the asphalt at the school, including an obstacle course, hopscotch, mirror me, and long jump. Mrs. Loretta Reed, our Principal at Woodhill Elementary, was thrilled to learn her teachers reached out to our community resources and came up with such an innovative plan to keep the children active and moving during this challenging time! We are thankful for the team at Tindol Subaru for sharing their “Subaru Love” and assisting us in making this project a reality for our kids. Tindol Subaru provides ongoing support to the Gaston County Education Foundation, CaroMont WOW wellness group, and our county school system and we are proud to call them partners.

We Love Keeping Our Customers Safe  –  Julie P

We love our customers! Keeping our customers and employees safe during these challenging times is our top priority. Tindol Subaru utilizes Pure Spaces electrolyzed water (HOCl) to sanitize our dealership. This is an all-natural sanitizing agent that is safe for people and the environment. Even though it is 100x stronger than bleach. It is non-corrosive, nontoxic, and nonirritant.

Tindol Subaru Supports Local Pet Adoptions  –  Brandi W

LOVE is what makes a Subaru a Subaru, and we all know how much our pets LOVE going along for the ride! Sadly, many pets don’t have a Subaru or a home and family of their own. Tindol Subaru hosts pet adoption events throughout the year, sponsors a Week Of Caring in partnership with Gaston Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic which supports local pets in need to ensure affordable access to services, and collects dry pet food to help our fur friends in need. The best part about Tindol Subaru’s initiative to show love for pets is the number of fur babies that the dealership has been able to help find a forever home! The dealership urges everyone to “Adopt, Don’t Shop” and helps spread awareness of local shelter animals in need of a place to call home by working with the “Shelter Pets to Go” program. By providing additional exposure to the program which was created by Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement, in partnership with The Animal League of Gaston County, and the Gaston County Low Cost Animal Clinic, Tindol Subaru has helped local cats and dogs find a forever home.

Tindol Subaru LovesThe Class of 2020  –  Julie P

As a proud supporter of The Gaston County Education Foundation, Tindol Subaru was honored to help create a special Graduation Ceremony for the graduating seniors at our local high schools. With traditional graduation ceremonies not viable during the pandemic, we wanted to do our part to help make sure the Class of 2020 was celebrated for their efforts and achievements. We also enjoyed thanking the other sponsors with some delicious apple pie! "We are so thankful that Dr. Booker reached out to the business community with his needs to make graduation special for all the high schools in Gaston County. Because of the graciousness of so many business partnerships, every school was able to have a graduation and every senior was able to feel special and have the attention they deserve. We are grateful to be in a community that cares and steps up for the greater good of all." - Natalie Tindol

Appreciation for First Responders  –  Brandi W

Drive By Feeding - On May 7th, 2020, Tindol Subaru took on the look of a drive thru restaurant, feeding Chick-fil-A lunch to 400 first responders in Gaston County. Fire trucks, police cruisers and EMS lined up outside the dealership for a free chicken sandwich, chips and dessert provided by the restaurant, Tindol Subaru and Harris Teeter and Food Lion. Natalie Tindol and others kept a quick pace in getting the emergency vehicles in and out of the parking lot. The event was held to thank those essential workers on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19. We are thankful for all our local hometown heroes and appreciate their dedication and commitment to our community.

We Love our Healthcare Workers & First Responders  –  Brandi W

During this unprecedented time, we are thankful for our healthcare workers and first responders. Although we always appreciate their dedication and commitment to our community, at times like this we are reminded that they truly are the heroes on the front lines protecting us all. As a small token of our gratitude, Tindol Subaru is offering special service discounts to healthcare workers and first responders, but more importantly we are offering free contactless pickup and delivery to those who still need their Subaru serviced during this time. We understand that transportation is essential and we are here to meet the needs of our customers.

Tindol Subaru Supports Local Community YMCA  –  Brandi W

The Warlick Family YMCA has a huge impact on the Gaston County community. The annual Pledge 2 Plunge event raises money and awareness for YMCA programs. As one of 17 teams that participated in the event in March, 2020, Team Tindol raised over $2,000 to support the YMCA. The money is used to provide a safe place for kids to come after school, to provide a summer camp experience for kids in the community, to help fund the Safety Around Water program that teaches life-saving water skills, and to support the LiveStrong at the Y cancer wellness program that helps cancer survivors find support and wellness free of charge. Tindol Subaru is fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful community and appreciates the impact the YMCA has on our local youth and community members.

Tindol Subaru Supports Education  –  Brandi W

Tindol Subaru competed in the “Are You Smarter Than a Gaston County Fifth Grader?” competition on Feb 13th, 2020. Sponsored by the Gaston County Education Foundation, this popular annual event pairs businesses and organizations with elementary schools in a fun game show format. Proceeds go toward the Ron L. Ensley grants for teachers to fund innovative classroom lessons and projects. This year, Tindol Subaru teamed up with fifth grade students from Gardner Park Elementary School to answer a series of questions related to science, math, history, and other subjects. Tindol Subaru also donated $15,000 to the Gaston County Education Foundation in support of local educators and students.

Tindol Subaru Loves Helping Local Pets  –  Brandi W

During Tindol Subaru's annual Week of Caring, the dealership teamed up once again with the Gaston Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic to make sure our local pets have access to the care they need by donating $5,000 toward vaccinations, microchipping, spaying and neutering. Tindol Subaru's commitment to our fur friends and family has helped many pets throughout Gaston County and the local community has supported the dealership's efforts by volunteering and donating food and supplies to help pets in need.

Make a Dog’s Day  –  Andy A

Subaru is proud to establish the first-ever National Make A Dog’s Day October 22nd. As part of Subaru Loves Pets month, we’re inviting all dog lovers to do something extra special for their furry best friends. Plus, Subaru will be focusing our efforts on helping the hardest-to-adopt shelter Dogs –those with special needs-find homes. Get ready to fall in love withThe Underdogs. #MakeADogsDay Meet Gabi! Gabi has been at the Humane Society of NWGA (Northwest Georgia) for seven years. If you asked the volunteers to pick their favorite animal at the shelter, Gabi would win hands down. She does not do well with dogs or cats so must be the only animal in an adult only family. She loves people and will bond very quickly to you. Gabi would make someone a great companion. She is waiting patiently for her forever home. If you have room in your heart and your home for this sweet girl then please fill out an adoption application, highlight and right click this link: #MakeADogsDay #SubaruLovesPets #TheUnderdogs

Tindol Subaru Supports Local Public Radio  –  Brandi W

NPR and Member Stations are only able to continue their shared mission to create a more informed public with the help of donors. Tindol Subaru’s support of WFAE, a non-commercial public radio station in Charlotte, North Carolina, helps the local station meet its funding needs. WFAE is the flagship NPR news/talk station in the Charlotte region, and Tindol Subaru donated a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek to be raffled as part of the station's Fall Fundraising Campaign which had a RECORD 4200+ listener donations.

Zach, On Our Minds & In Our Hearts  –  Cathy B

The little boy and his family were not there today. They had been there the last three years, and everyone involved loved having them be a part of Subaru Loves to Care event with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). But they were not able to be there that day because the little boy’s cancer had returned and he was too ill. 7 year-old Zach Yudin has had a very trying 2019. His Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) returned after being off treatment for 18 months. Following the second diagnosis, Zach endured a month in the hospital while receiving chemotherapy to try to put his cancer back into remission. Unfortunately that didn't happen after the first month, and Zach would have to undergo a bone marrow transplant in the hopes of finally ridding him of his cancer for good. Bone marrow transplant preparation for Zach began on May 7th with four days of total body irradiation followed by two days of very high dose chemotherapy. Zach got through it all, and on May 15th received his brand new, healthy bone marrow. He has a long recovery ahead of him but Zach is a warrior and will beat his foe once and for all. When the LLS team arrived at Tindol Subaru to help their staff make a delivery of warm blankets, kids' craft kits and cards filled out by Subaru customers with messages of hope and inspiration to cancer patients at CaroMont Cancer Center, the Yudin family was on everyone’s mind. It was just three years ago when The Yudins; Dad, Steve, Mom, Nicole, older brother, Josh and then 4 year-old Zach took part in the first 'Subaru Loves to Care’ event with their new national partner, LLS. Steve had bought his first Subaru at Tindol a couple of years earlier while Zach was being treated for his cancer, and the family was so happy to have been asked to take part and give back to other cancer patients on this special day. Robin Anderson, GM of Tindol, had matched the price of the exact car Steve really wanted, just so Steve would not have to travel all the way to Chicago to pick it up and spend even one extra minute away from his son and family during this very frightening time. Her kindness and that of the entire Tindol staff was very meaningful to the Yudins, and they will forever be Subaru customers because of it. As they had done three years ago with the Yudin’s help, the LLS and Tindol teams packed up the Subarus with the gifts and caravanned over to CaroMont Cancer Center just minutes from the retailer to set up shop in the waiting area. As patients arrived or left, they were gifted a blanket or craft kit accompanied by a Subaru Customer Care Card with a message of strength and inspiration. Time and again, the patients expressed surprise and gratitude for the kindness shown them by strangers, and there wasn’t a heart unaffected by the day’s events. In speaking with Nicole after the event, she had this to say about Tindol and LLS and the significance of this special relationship. “I feel it is so important for both my boys to learn what it feels like to do something nice for others, and joining Tindol and LLS on these special delivery days provides exactly that. We will be there next summer and look forward to putting smiles on the faces of cancer patients once again.”

Caring for the Patients at CaroMont Cancer Center  –  Julie P

Since 2015, Tindol Subaru has partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate blankets and arts & crafts kits to those fighting cancer at the CaroMont Cancer Center. The doctors and nurses at CaroMont offer compassionate care and the facility has the region's most advanced cancer-fighting technology and medical specialists.

Sharing The Love for Education  –  Brandi W

The Tindol Subaru Team supports a lot of great local causes, and their support for the local school system, students and teachers is such a great way to give back to the community. Education is often significantly underfunded, so additional support is needed for teachers to do their amazing work. Tindol Subaru's recent $14,250 Share The Love donation to the Gaston County Education Foundation is an example of a local business giving back in an effort to fill in the gap between overall need and funding. The Gaston County Education Foundation supports underfunded programs and projects that enhance the educational opportunities for Gaston County public schools. A small amount of monetary support can go a long way and create lifelong benefits for local students.

Love Promise- An Educational Love Story  –  Amy S

The Gaston County Education Foundation would like to extend a huge thank you to Tindol Subaru for “Sharing the Love” and supporting us for yet another spectacular year! The Gaston County Education Foundation is honored to have generously received over $26,000 for use in our Ron L. Ensley Grant Program. This funding has helped us continue to fulfill a mission that is close to our hearts by supporting underfunded programs, as well as projects that enrich and enhance educational opportunities for Gaston County public schools. Our teachers and students want to send a special “Thank You” to Tindol Subaru and here is why: Over 20,000 student scholars have benefitted from the grant program, and are well on their way to building a brighter future! In efforts to increase reading proficiencies early on, individual classroom libraries have been established, as well as alternative seating in some classrooms to increase attention rates. A beautiful sensory garden has also been created to allow students to overcome classroom challenges. Tindol Subaru always displays love, kindness and great sportsmanship with our Gaston County students, including sponsoring the “Are you Smarter than a Gaston County 5th Grader” fundraiser. They proved that they were indeed “Smarter” at least once! Each year, Natalie Tindol and “Tindol’s Fit Force” Team dress up in their workout suits, headbands, muscle shirts, leg warmers….(well you get the picture) and join Gardner Park Elementary in the game to win against the other schools in Gaston County. The students, teachers and parents appreciate and enjoy Tindol’s staff and their dedication to making a difference to the children within our local community. Natalie and her team are role models for our community in every way. Subaru should be so proud! Thank you again to Tindol Subaru for “Sharing the Love” with the Gaston County Education Foundation and all of the wonderful teachers, as well as the exceptional students of Gaston County Schools!

Providing Warmth Right In Tindol's Backyard  –  Cathy B

For the third year in a row, Tindol Subaru has taken part in the Subaru Loves to Care partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), providing warm blankets and messages of hope and inspiration to local cancer patients. This year, patients were part of CaroMont's cancer program, just a few miles from the retailer in Gastonia, NC. And also for the third year in a row, The Yudin family, including Nicole, Josh and Zach; (dad Steve couldn't be there this year) accompanied Tindol and LLS staff in an effort to give back to others fighting cancer, as young Zach has for the past 3 years. The Yudins are especially connected to Tindol as customers as well as friends of the retailer. At the time Zach was diagnosed 4 years ago with ALL, Steve was in the market for a new car and test drove Subarus at Tindol. He was absolutely positive that the safety record of the Subaru made it the perfect car for his family. When the exact car he wanted turned out to be far away in Chicago, Tindol matched the price so Steve wouldn't have to drive all the way there, taking time away from his family while they dealt with the overwhelming nature of Zach's diagnosis. Steve and Nicole will never forget the kindness shown them by owner, Natalie Tindol and GM, Robin Anderson.

Picking up the old Subaru  –  NANCY F

Tindol Subaru has been a sponsor and advocate for Gaston County Animal League and Shelter Pets to Go for several years now. One of our volunteers just purchased a new Forester and was kind enough to share her story of what she did with her trade... I wanted to let you know that my husband Rick Kleinmann and I had a pleasant experience buying our new Subaru Forester from your dealership last week. So far all of our pets have been adopted or rescued but you know I will be asking for help in publicizing the pets if the need arises in the future. I appreciate everything you do to support Animal League and other charitable causes in Gaston County, and that is one of the reasons we bought our new car from your company I thought you would appreciate the story behind the donation of the old Subaru. In 2005, I nearly died of liver failure brought on by a reaction to an antibiotic I took for a head cold. My life was saved on June 2, 2005 by a liver transplant. My donor was a young man of 30, who left behind a wife and 3 children, ages 9, 7 and 4 at the time. The 2005 Subaru, which we bought while I was in the hospital awaiting a transplant, is being donated to my donor's son, who was 7 in 2005 and is 20 now. Isn't it amazing how many blessings we receive in this life, and how sometimes we are able to give back to others? Your friend,Nancy

Tindol Subaru Is All About Giving Back  –  Cathy B

For the second year in a row, Tindol Subaru spread the warmth by donating blankets, kid's craft kits and Subaru customer care cards filled with messages of love and encouragement for patients at Levine Children's Hospital (LCH) in Charlotte. The day might have been a typical hot and sticky Charlotte summer day, but we know that cancer patients receiving chemotherapy are sometimes cold during their infusion and so blankets are the perfect, practical gift. The day started off with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, NC Chapter staff and volunteers arriving at Tindol Subaru to take photos with the team, and then loading up 2 Subarus with 80 blankets, 10 kid's craft kits and customer care cards-too many to count- and caravanning over to LCH. The hospital was excited for the deliveries, and so grateful to Tindol and LLS for the thoughful gifts. We look forward to many more years of making a positive impact on the lives of local patients TOGETHER with Tindol Subaru.

Tindol Subaru Loves to Care  –  Robin A

I made my own love promise the day I married Nicole and that promise happily extends to our boys, Josh and Zach. Zach was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014 and the feeling of not living up to my promise was nearly unbearable. Everything about a Subaru spoke to me, especially its safety record. If I couldn’t protect my youngest son from leukemia, I sure was going to take him to his life-saving treatments in a safe, dependable vehicle. I had my heart set on a blue Forester, standard with a sunroof and finally found it in Chicago, of all places. I was making plans to drive there to pick it up when Robin Anderson at Tindol Subaru called. She was very aware of what our family was going through and did not want me to take one moment away from my son to drive to Chicago. Fast forward to today. Zach is thankfully in remission and a very active 5 year-old with one more year of maintenance therapy. On June 26th, my family joined hands with LLS NC and Tindol Subaru to deliver blankets and messages of hope to Levine Children’s Hospital. Zach continues to receive treatment there and we all wanted to give back in some small way. Nicole might have been adamant about having a sunroof, but I know choosing Subaru was the decision that helps me every day to fulfill my love promise.

My Love Promise- LLS volunteer, Steve Yudin  –  Cathy B

I made my own love promise the day I married Nicole and that promise happily extends to our boys, Josh and Zach. Zach was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014 and the feeling of not living up to my promise was nearly unbearable. We had been driving Hondas for years and it became time to replace my Accord. Everything about a Subaru spoke to me, especially its safety record. If I couldn’t protect my youngest son from leukemia, I sure as hell was going to take him to his life-saving treatments in a safe, dependable vehicle. I had my heart set on a blue Forester, standard with a sunroof and finally found it in Chicago, of all places. I was making plans to drive there to pick it up when Robin Anderson at Tindol Subaru called. I had test driven the car there and when Robin realized I was serious about Chicago, she matched their price. She was very aware of what our family was going through and did not want me to take one moment away from my son to drive to Chicago. Fast forward to today. Zach is thankfully in remission and a very active 5 year-old with one more year of maintenance therapy. On June 26th, my family joined hands with LLS NC and Tindol Subaru to deliver blankets and messages of hope to Levine Children’s Hospital. Zach continues to receive treatment there and we all wanted to give back in some small way. Nicole might have been adamant about having a sunroof, but I know choosing Subaru was the decision that helps me every day to fulfill my love promise.

Take Them With You  –  Dottie S

In 2014, Dottie Scher, the executive director of Prevent Child Abuse Gaston, bought her second Subaru in 14 years, a 2015 Subaru Outback. She chose this one because it was an Outback and it is Prevent Child Abuse blue!Part of their program focuses on teaching parents and caretakers never to leave their children alone in a hot car. Now they demonstrate the dangers of leaving children alone in a hot car by cooking s'more on the dashboad of a hot car. Prevent Child Abuse Gaston uses Mrs. Scher's blue Outback for that demonstration. On Thursday, June 16, 2016, Prevent Child Abuse Gaston, Safe Kids Gaston and the Gastonia Police Department demonstrated cooking s'mores in front of the Walmart on West Franklin Blvd in Gastonia, NC. Using a thermometer from the NC DMV which displays the temperature inside and outside a car. The outside temperature that day was 94 degrees F, the temperature under the tent was 104 degrees F, and the highest measured temperature inside the car was 165 degrees F. The car was parked near the front of the Walmart, in direct sunlight, for over 2 hours. It would have been an oven for anyone of any age. We hope you choose to use our story and to help Prevent Child Abuse Gaston. Dottie absolutely LOVES her Outback! Highlight and right click this link to view our demonstration:

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 2,090 lbs of carbon emissions from polluting the atmosphere. This is equivalent to saving 81 trees, 356 gallons of gasoline, 3,030 plastic bottles, and 13,936 aluminum cans. Thank you for helping strengthen the Subaru Love Promise!

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 complementary 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.