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What is the Subaru Love Promise?

Subaru and our retailers believe in making the world a better place and the Subaru Love Promise is our vision of respecting all people. This is our commitment to show love and respect to our customers and to work to make a positive impact in the world.

The Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment

We believe in being a positive force in something bigger. And it all starts right here in our community. Not just by our donations, but by our actions.

That's why we stay true to our Love Promise Community Commitment by partnering with a wide variety of community nonprofits and charities.

Every year, we join hands with our owners in the "Share the Love" event, giving back to our community-a community that's given so much to us.

So, every day, we strive to ensure our love is felt not just by our customers, but by all in our community. We do this because we feel it is the right thing to do.

We are proud to participate in the Love Promise Community Commitment. We're grateful, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve and support the causes and passions that are closest to our hearts, right here in our neighborhood.

All of the organizations we support have one thing in common: the unwavering dedication to improve the world and the lives of ­its people.

Subaru Loves Pets

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Subaru Loves the Earth

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Subaru Loves Learning

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Subaru Loves to Help

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Subaru Loves to Care

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Pets

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

A partner since 2008, Subaru has donated close to $14 million to the ASPCA and helped support nearly 1,000 pet adoption events, resulting in more than 11,500 adoptions to date.

Environment

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

Over a decade ago, Subaru became the first U.S. auto manufacturer to become zero-landfill, and now, in collaboration with the National Park Service and the National Parks Conservation Association, Subaru is leveraging that same environmental expertise to help the National Parks reach zero-landfill too.

Education

It’s our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.

Total donations to teachers: $92,233
Over 200 teachers adopted
More than 15,000 students impacts

Community

In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.

Subaru and Meals on Wheels America worked together to make volunteering easier, by launching a tool called the Meals on Wheels Online Volunteer Drive.

Health

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

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

How is Parker Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well. Parker Auto Family is a company committed to continuously improving its service to our customers, our employees and our community!

Pet Adoption Day/5 shelters, Canines vs Cancer
P.A.S.S./Perfect attendance spells success., Car Raffle/High schools, Learning with Lucky/Reading
Pack the Outback/Make-a-Wish Foundation, Coeur D Alene Food Bank
Coeur D Fondo/Local Bike Event, Casting for Recovery/Cancer Benefit

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Love Promise Stories from Parker Subaru

6TH ANNUAL PET ADOPTION DAY  –  K H

6TH ANNUAL PET ADOPTION DAY

Another successful pet adoption day under our belt. On Sunday April 30th Parker Subaru held our 6th annual Pet Adoption Day. Each year it just keeps getting bigger and better than the last. A huge thank you to the Humane Society, Double J dog Ranch, Shoshone Pet Rescue, Washington Bassett Rescue and Power of the Paw for bringing such a great selection of fur babies. With the exception of 2 sweet bassett hounds, every animal brought to Parker Subaru for Pet Adoption Day was adopted, including 2 guinnea pigs. Parker Subaru would also like to thank our community for coming in record numbers to our annual event. A free BBQ was offered to all and Parker Subaru paid 1/2 of all adoption fees. "The value of life is not based on how long we live, but how much we contribute to others in our society."


Sweetheart's Ball  –  K H

Sweetheart's Ball

Dealing with childhood cancer can sometimes make "just being a kid" seem out of reach and out of scope for the whole family. At Camp Journey, their goal is to change that perception and that reality. At their nurturing, medically supervised home-away-from-home, young cancer survivors can leave their worries behind for one magical week and immerse themselves in a fun-filled outdoor camp experience tailored especially to their needs. In the meantime, their families and caregivers can rest easy, knowing that trained pediatric oncology staff are on site 24/7. What started in 2013 as a project to give back to the community has now grown into the leading fundraiser for Camp Journey. The founding vision was to bring together the community to raise awareness and funding for the local children's oncology camp in a compassionate, real way. Parker Subaru feels truly blessed to have sponsored and being a part of this wonderful event for the 2nd year in a row. This year, the Sweetheart's Ball raised $60k and will be able to send more children to camp.


CHECK PRESENTATION  –  K H

CHECK PRESENTATION

We certainly felt loved yesterday when Parker Subaru stopped by to present us with a check for $44,668.00! These funds were raised through their amazing annual, "Share the Love" event. The total was 2x the amount from last year! #forthekids #bestcommunity


CAMP JOURNEY/THE SWEETHEARTS BALL  –  K H

CAMP JOURNEY/THE SWEETHEARTS BALL

The SweetHearts' Ball March 5 at 9:00am · Thank you Parker Subaru for being our Diamond Sponsors for the 2nd year in a row. It means so much to have this amazing family and organization on our side. If you don't know much about the Parker Family they do nothing but give back to our community in so many ways, they truly set the bar for community involvement and philanthropy. If you haven't had the chance to stop by their facility and meet their amazing staff of had workers we really recommend it. Thank you again for helping to make this event happen and making a difference in the lives of children who need it the most. Thank you Jim Parker, Diane Bowman Parker, Chris Leonard, Kathleen Hine.


EXCEL FOUNDATION-CDA  –  K H

EXCEL FOUNDATION-CDA

A huge shout out to the Parker Auto Family for your support of the Excel Foundation and for being our first ever Diamond sponsor. Thank you!! The EXCEL Foundation funds grants to teachers for innovative classroom projects in Coeur d'Alene School District 271. These projects would not be funded with ongoing school maintenance dollars. Funding is meant to improve the learning experience of students and encourage teachers with creative approaches to education. Grants are not awarded based on particular area of emphasis or rigid criteria. Instead, the EXCEL Board seeks unique and inventive ideas which will increase a students motivation to learn while developing higher level thinking skills and depth of knowledge.


5th Annual Christmas Kindness  –  K H

5th Annual Christmas Kindness

It just keeps getting bigger and bigger. This year Parker Subaru helped 7 families that otherwise would not have had a Christmas. Our employees love this time of year and it wasn't long before teams were formed, families picked and the shopping and wrapping began. Even our DPSM Phil Saraceno got in on the action with a donation to help. Thank you Phil.


Parker's Million boosts NIC  –  K H

Parker's Million boosts NIC

The Parkers have made a $1 million donation to the Building the Future Campaign, which will help to ensure the Career and Technical Education Facility has the necessary equipment and scholarship support for students who enroll in one of nine career and technical programs offered at the facility. The NIC (North Idaho College) facility will be named the Parker Career and Technical Education Facility in honor of their vision and generous investment that benefits the entire region. Jim pointed to the high job placement rate and good wages available for students pursuing careers in the skilled trades. He emphasized this facility will not only benefit his company's needs for qualified employees, it will enhance the overall economic stability and prosperity for the region now and for future generations. "We're proud to support this project and the future generations that deserve opportunities this facility will provide," Jim said. We sincerely thank the Parker family for their commitment, said NIC President Rick MacLennan. We invite the community to come tour this incredible facility and learn about the programs and careers our graduates will qualify for as they enter the regional workforce.


5th Annual Car Give-A-Way  –  K H

5th Annual Car Give-A-Way

Congratulations to Rick and Denise they each won a new 2016 Subaru Crosstrek. Every year Parker Subaru gives back to the community by donating a new vehicle to the Post Falls High school. Students sell tickets to win a new car. 100% of the proceeds go back to the school. Well this year Parker Subaru decided to include Sandpoint High school and donated another 2016 Subaru Crosstrek. This is the 1st year of selling tickets for Sandpoint but they raised an incredible $51,000. But lets not forget Post Falls they sold $68,000. In our eyes this is a win-win situation. We are all winners.


SHARING THE LOVE  –  K H

SHARING THE LOVE

Parker Subaru's amazing Share the Love event has come to an end, but that didn't stop Jim Parker with Chris Leonard and Kathy Hine from dropping by our office last week in a car overflowing with supplies from our monthly needs list. #communitycares #drivenbywhatsinside. Thank you, The Children's Village


Thank You  –  Kathy H

Thank You

On behalf of the Board of Directors, our staff and myself, I would like to take this opportunity to say "Thank You" for your recent pledge to St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho in the amount of $1000.00. Thank you for continuing to support us in our mission. It is with your help and support that St. Vincent De Paul is able to continue with our mission of "empowering others to help themselves". Sincerely, Jeff Conroy, Executive Director


LONG BRIDGE SWIM  –  Kathy H

LONG BRIDGE SWIM

Dear Jim, Thank you for your support of the Long Bridge Swim in 2016! Your sponsorship will contribute greatly toward our efforts to provide swim lessons for young people and adults who would otherwise not be able to afford them. We especially appreciate you being a lead sponsor two years in a row! Since 2011, the Long Bridge Swim has funded swim lessons and water safety classes for over 3600 children, working with teachers in the Lake Pend Oreille School District and instructors at Sandpoint West Athletic Club. Thanks again for your support of the Long Bridge Swim and our swim lessons initiatives! Best regards, Jim Zuberbuhler


Visitor's Day  –  K H

Visitor's Day

As an employee of Parker Subaru (sponsors of the Sweetheart's Ball) I had the honor of attending visitor's day at Camp Journey. It was such an amazing and humbling experience to see children from just being diagnosed with cancer to terminally ill. I didn't know what to expect and I certainly didn't think it would impact me as it did. The Sweetheart's Ball raised 50k for Camp Journey and Parker Subaru is so blessed to have been a part of that. It's about helping but you also have to care and believe. I can honestly say the Parker Family makes you want to be a better person and serve your community. It's not just about selling cars to them, It's about giving back. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this extraordinary team.


Sweethearts' Ball & Camp Journey  –  K H

Sweethearts' Ball & Camp Journey

Dear Parker Subaru, We cannot thank you enough for being a sponsor at the Sweethearts' Ball and for all of your support of our pediatric oncology camp, Camp Journey. With your unprecedented support for community auction donations, and your cash contributions, you have helped make it possible to send 120 children who have or have had cancer, along with 75 volunteers from across the Pacific Northwest to attend Camp Journey free of charge. Your community support and outreach is unparalleled and you truly set the standards for community involvement. Thank you again for the support and we look forward to working with you in the future. Sincerely, Sweethearts Ball & Camp Journey


AT IT AGAIN  –  Kathy H

AT IT AGAIN

When the Children's Village is in need, Parker Subaru is there. Feeding 22 kids is a huge task and having to rely on the community for donations is a feat in itself. So any way we can help, that's just what we do. With a loaded truck full of groceries and 2 new bikes with helmets, we were off to deliver much needed supplies.


Pet Adoption Success Story  –  k H

Pet Adoption Success Story

Double J Dog Ranch had a great day, thank you for having us at the event. We adopted two dogs Skip, a blind Toy Aussie and Vern a deaf Pit/Aussie. Vern's story: Vern was picked up working the Vegas strip. He went to the slammer and no one came to get him out. After his time was up and no hope for an adopter, the shelter contacted us and we brought him to Idaho and he joined our program for special needs dogs. Vern's luck changed the day he came to our ranch and it got even better at the Parker Subaru Pet Adoption Event where he finally met his new family.


SHARE THE LOVE  –  Christina H

Dear Jim & Friends at Parker Subaru, On behalf of our board of directors, our staff, and all the children, we thank you for your most generous donation of $22,793.93. We know you have many giving options, and we are honored you support Children's Village. Currently in our care is a young boy has never spoken, he is completely non-verbal. Our staff started teaching him sign language, and after running some tests with a local pediatrician, we found he had hearing damage. He has since had surgery to have tubes placed in his ears and with our direct care staff providing all of his recovery needs, he is doing well. We have some great new volunteers spending time with our kids, helping them with homework, reading, and playing board games. The laughter we hear from the children playing outside is priceless. knowing they enjoy their time with us while struggling with their family difficulties is a blessing. We appreciate your support of the important work we do and thank you for your generosity. Warmly, Janet Davis, Exec Director and Christina Hull, Development Director


My One Day Pay  –  Kathy H

My One Day Pay

Giving back spreads from one end of our dealership to the other here at Parker Subaru. On Nov 21st 2015 Brent Petley, service advisor, donated one full days pay to his church, Lake City Community Church here in Coeur d'Alene Idaho. Brent says he does this every year and is always looking for ways to pay it forward. He says this money is used to help people less fortunate in the hope that it will change someones life. In the "My One Day Pay" all the members of Brent's church raised $112k. Wow, now that really is something! You make us proud Brent.


CHRISTMAS KINDNESS  –  Kathy H

CHRISTMAS KINDNESS

For 4 years and counting Parker Subaru has had the greatest joy of giving back at Christmas time. Names of families are given to us through school counselors through out Kootenai County.The employees at Parker Subaru are truly amazing and have done everything from paying a family's rent for the month, buying tires for their vehicle to just making sure they have plenty of presents under the tree for their children. Here is just one "thank you" card we received...To all that have helped bless us, and so many this Christmas! Thank you all so much for your time, consideration and care this holiday. I cant express my gratitude enough, your kindness and generosity has truly blessed us this Christmas, it takes a very kind heart to do what you guys do and you all are truly appreciated. I hope you have a well deserved, very Merry Christmas. I look forward to the day when I can pay it forward and help people in need someday. I plan to do good in this life and bless as many people as I can, similar to how you have helped so many people yourselves.Your good deeds and blessings wont go unrecognized, Thank you so much for being so kind! Merry Christmas, from Sherri


4th Annual Car Give Away.  –  Kathy H

4th Annual Car Give Away.

I would like to start off with this quote by John Wooden."Great people aren't great because of their talent; they are great because of their passion". Parker Subaru donated for the 4th year in a row a brand new Subaru, to help raise money for the Lakeland, Timberlake and Post Falls High Schools. Tickets are sold throughout the year and 100% of the ticket sales goes right back to the schools.The Subaru Crosstrek was also loaned out for various fundraising events. During the halftime of Post Falls High vs Lakeland High the winning ticket was drawn and announced.Ticket sales this year came to a whopping $84,750.00. Parker Subaru has always had a passion for giving back and will continue to do so. We can't wait for 2016!


Thank you  –  Kathy H

Thank you

Dear Friends at Parker Subaru, On behalf of our board of directors, our staff, and all the children, we thank you for your generous donation of groceries, hygiene products and cleaning products. We cannot thank you enough for supporting at-risk youth who come into our care. With so many options for giving, we are grateful and honored that you chose the Children's Village. Again a very warm thank you for your generosity and support. Happy Fall. With warm regard, Janet Davis Executive Director & Christina Hull Development Director


HOME TWEET HOME Afternoon Tea and Auction.  –  Kathy H

HOME TWEET HOME Afternoon Tea and Auction.

Parker Subaru, We are so thrilled to have had your support for the "Home Tweet Home" tea. Your generous donation helped us raise over $25,000!!! That will be used to purchase additional medical equipment that we need and also launch our Advocacy Program. With warm regards, We Thank You!! The On Site For Seniors Fundraising Team.


5TH ANNUAL OPEN YOUR PURSE  –  Kathy H

5TH ANNUAL OPEN YOUR PURSE

All you have to do is ask and employees at Parker Subaru will step up to the plate and help. At the 5th Annual "Open your purse drive" Parker Subaru employees gathered and donated over 70 purses, wallets and handbags to the Event, held every November. 100% of all money from the sale of the purses go to the Childrens Village.


FAR BEYOND NORMAL!  –  Martin B

FAR BEYOND NORMAL!

Can I share an experience that was so far beyond normal that I still talk about it, months later. Last summer I was on a road trip with my brand new non Subaru car. As it happened I needed to stop by Parker Subaru. As I drove into the customer parking area a few of the sales guys were outside. Before I could even get out, on of them, Steve Novak immediately came over to me and asked what happened to my car? I had no idea what he was talking about. "The paint", he said. Sure enough I had crossed over fresh yellow paint and it had covered the inside of my wheel wells and splattered the side of my new car with yellow paint. Steve noticed that it was still fairly fresh and immediately asked if he could take it to his detail bay. 20 min later, after 3 guys jumped all over the car with pressure washers, cleansers, brushes, scrubbers and a ton of effort they put my car back in the customer slot i had parked in completely clean. It was a stellar example of the value of servanthood. I was not a customer. Was not driving a Subaru. Do not even live in the area. But for 30 minutes I felt like the most important person at their dealership. Thank you Parker Subaru. Thank you Steve Novak. Martin Barrett


Parker Subaru loves to help  –  Kathy H

Parker Subaru loves to help

Here at Parker Subaru, charity work is embraced and encouraged. Thank you Parker employees for helping gather and load a truck full of essentials/supplies to the Children's Village.To quote Ronald Reagan, "Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion".


Long Bridge Swim  –  K H

 Long Bridge Swim

Thank you Parker Subaru for becoming a key sponsor for the Long Bridge Swim 2015! The Parker Subaru sponsorship will contribute greatly toward our efforts to provide swim lessons for young people and adults who would otherwise not be able to afford them. This year's swim is the 21st year for the event and we had over 700 swimmers. Working closely with the Lake Pend Oreille School District, Sandpoint West Athletic Club and city Parks and Rec Dept. our goals are to help non-swimmers learn to swim, teach water safety, eliminate needless drowning's and promote swimming as a life sport. We have also provided financial aid for students on local swim teams and assisted students with the Red Cross lifesaving course. Thanks again for your support. Best regards, Jim Zuberbuhler, Race Director


Avondale Ladies Fall Tournament  –  G F

Avondale Ladies Fall Tournament

I cannot thank you enough for your generous donation to our fun tournament. We had 116 ladies play in the tournament and after all payouts, expenses and misc. we were able to make a very generous donation to Hospice. You and the Parker Subaru family were directly responsible for this. The picture of the ladies were taken during our lunch on the final day. Thank you again, Gayle


Bike CDA  –  K H

Bike CDA

On July 14th 2015 we had the amazing opportunity of pairing up with BikeCDA, to donate the leftover bicycles and helmets back to our wonderful community. What a great cause & thanks for letting us be apart of something so special. BikeCDA provides a central hub to unify the many diverse groups, team and organizations that are involved in our cycling community. BikeCDA is a collective voice promoting and fostering a safe and active cycling culture.


ADOPTED A CLASSROOM  –  FONDA S

ADOPTED A CLASSROOM

Your donation is appreciated! This will help us put supplies in our closet for needy students this year. Our Cougar Closet has clothes, coats, shoes and supplies. We would like to make sure that all of our students are taken care of. All a student or parent has to do is contact a staff member. The staff member takes them to the closet so that they can pick out what they need. We have been able to help many families in the past. Now we can put more supplies in the closet. Thank you so much! Sincerely, Fonda Stewart, John Brown Elementary School.


Chafe150 GranFondo  –  K H

Chafe150 GranFondo

Autism typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person's ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism currently impacts 1 in 88 children, and studies show that autism is four to five times more common in boys than girls. By way of comparison, more children are diagnosed with autism each year than with juvenile diabetes, AIDS or cancer combined. This is why Parker Subaru chose to be a Gold Sponsor in the Chafe150 GranFondo. Bike enthusiasts come from all over to participate in this bike ride. Chafe 150 is contributing the proceeds of the ride to the Lake Pend Oreille School district. This will help staff better meet the needs of students with Autism. Giving back....isn't that what its about? Parker Subaru hopes with this love promise letter, more people will join the cause and be more aware of the Autism Spectrum.


P.A.S.S.  –  Kathy H

P.A.S.S.

Here's to another successful year of the P.A.S.S. Program (Perfect Attendance Spells Success). This is Parker Subaru's 4th year of giving away a bicycle and helmet to each 5th & 6th grader with perfect attendance. Each year it just amazes us how truly devoted these young people are. The excitement on their faces when they come to our dealership to pick up their bikes is awesome. Most of the students bring along their siblings and to hear the younger brothers and sisters say, "I am going to go to school everyday so I can get one to" is heartwarming. It reminds each and every one of us at Parker Subaru that giving is the reward! These 5th and 6th graders don't realize it yet, but attending school everyday is helping them learn more, along with teaching them to strive for something and reap the rewards. "WHATEVER YOUR MIND CAN CONCEIVE AND BELIEVE, YOU CAN ACHIEVE"


CONGRATULATIONS SANDPOINT HIGH SCHOOL!  –  Kathy H

CONGRATULATIONS SANDPOINT HIGH SCHOOL!

Parker Subaru was the main sponsor for "SOBER GRAD NIGHT" In Sandpoint, Idaho June 5th, 2015. You are the future and we couldn't be more proud of each and everyone of you. Many of you will go on to college, some will go straight to work, but always remember where you came from. Be humble and kind to others, serve your community and most of all be happy. We wish you the best of luck 2015 Graduates! Sincerely, Your friends at Parker Subaru


4th Annual Pet Adoption  –  Kathy H

4th Annual Pet Adoption

Fun was had by all who attended Parker Subaru's 4th Annual Pet Adoption. Everyone loved the free BBQ and our very own Eric Sherman (BDC Dept) and his family adopted a furry friend. Thank you to Kootenai Humane Society, Scraps, Spokane Humane Society, Shoshone Humane Society, R4A Rescue and Double J Dog Ranch for coming. As always Parker Subaru paid 1/2 of all adoption fees and we look forward to an even bigger event next year.


Sincerest Thanks  –  MAKE-A-WISH I

Sincerest Thanks

To our friends at Parker Subaru, We wanted to take this opportunity to send our sincerest thanks to everyone at Parker Subaru for supporting the 2014 "Share the Love" event. As you know, Make-A-Wish was one of the four national charities that benefitted from "Share the Love", but what you might not realize is that Make-A-Wish Idaho, that is right here in your neighborhood, received the funds raised locally. These funds are used to help grant wishes for kids like Bryce, age 14, who wished to have an Action Track Wheelchair. Every 37 minutes a wish is granted somewhere in the U.S. Each wish serves as a new beginning for the wish child and family, to reclaim and resume life on their own terms. Life gets better for everyone involved when a wish comes true. Thanks to the support from Subaru of America and Subaru dealerships across the country just like yours, more than 860 wishes have been granted in the past four years. Thank you for all that you do to help makes wishes come true. Sincerely, Brenda, Megan, Nikki, Savannah, Rever


THANK YOU  –  KOOTENAI H

Thank you Parker Subaru for another successful adoption event! We truly appreciate the use of your gorgeous facility to showcase our community's animals. Your support of our mission means a great deal to us all. Kootenai Humane Society, volunteers and our four-legged residents!


Exceptional care and service  –  CAROL L

Exceptional care and service

Dear Mr. Parker, The purpose of this letter is to let you know about the exceptional care and service we got recently from the Parker Subaru team in Coeur D'Alene. This is the 2nd Subaru I have purchased and I feel extremely safe driving my grandchildren and mother around. My son Paul was graciously directed to Chris Leonard and Chris went above and beyond the call of duty to put us into the perfect vehicle. He spoke to my brother over the phone to discuss the deal, and one day listened to me become quite emotional on the phone about my brother's attitude of how car sales are done in Texas. Salesman Brady has a wonderful warm, caring personality and right away put me at ease while we drove different models. Jared, in charge of used cars also made the vehicle exchange go smoothly. He was professional, compassionate and was happy to help me shuffle and empty cars. These 3 gentlemen were exceptional in every aspect of making this deal happen and then some. They were respectful, compassionate, extremely well versed on any issues we had questions about, and made us feel like "family" you are probably already aware of the outstanding caliber of people who work for you, but I wanted to praise them for being"real people" who care and want to make the customer extremely satisfied. We love our new Forester and couldn't be happier! Thank You Sincerely, Carol Landon


SUBARU LOVES THE EARTH  –  KATHY H

SUBARU LOVES THE EARTH

We would like to thank our customers and employees for their participation in the "SUBARU LOVES THE EARTH" event. We collected numerous items and knowing they wont go into a landfill does our hearts good. Parker Subaru believes in recycling and we do it all year long. Again, Thank you everyone! Sincerely, Parker Subaru


Safety System's Work!  –  DEAN O

Safety System's Work!

My name is Dean Opsal, I just bought my 4th Subaru Outback a 2015. I am sending you this letter because of the Subaru sales rep at Parker Subaru, Mr. Jeff Yates. When I told him what I did for work he recommended the Subaru crash avoidance system he was very concerned about all the miles I drive, over 35000 a year on bad Idaho roads. Now the strange part is, I had less than 500 miles on my new car driving down US95 listing to Joel Olsten on XM radio doing 43mph with the system on and "BAM" just like that without warning a large black GMC envoy cut right in front of me and slammed on its breaks. I had no time to react, and before I could hit the break with my foot the car safety system did it for me saving me a horrible rear-end crash. I was so stunned it took my breath away. Jeff saved me from a huge crash buy recommending the safety system. I am forever grateful. With Love & Respect, Dean Opsal


THANK YOU  –  Carolyn S

THANK YOU

Dear Chris and Subaru Staff, On behalf of Community Action Partnership Food Bank, I would like to thank you for your cash donation from the proceeds of the Subaru Share the love event. Your labor of love is amazing. I am continually in awe of our community and how creative people are in support of our friends and neighbors who have fallen on less than favorable times. Please thank each sales associate for their time and support of our food bank. I am excited to share that we should have enough cash donations to purchase a refrigerated van which will retrieve an average of 80-100 thousand pounds of donated food per year for several years in the future. You can only imagine the accumulative value of this wonderful gift to our community members who utilize our food bank. I consider it an honor and great responsibility to be sure that every dollar donated is used to its highest potential.Thank you for encouraging us in our work. We would not be able to serve without our community support. Your wonderful gift is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Carolyn Shewfelt Community Action Partnership Food Bank Manager


EXCEPTIONAL EMPLOYEE  –  KATHY H

EXCEPTIONAL EMPLOYEE

Long before there was a "Love Promise", Parker Subaru and their employees have been giving back to the community. To work at Parker Subaru our employees must be very compassionate, giving and love what they do. We would like to share just one of many examples: Sales associate Jason White gets a call from his customer Ann, she says she needs to have her snow tires taken off and her spring tires put on, but she has no way of getting them here, they are too big with the rims. "NO PROBLEM" says Jason, I will come pick them up for you. After several missed appts due to Ann being very ill, Jason calls Ann and says, how about I just come and get your vehicle, have the swap done then return your vehicle to you, needless to say Ann was very happy, but that's not the end of the story, Jason took it one step farther and also paid for the service himself. Thank you Jason for being part of the Parker Subaru team. We are so proud of you.


SORENSEN AUCTION & SOIREE  –  KATHY H

SORENSEN AUCTION & SOIREE

Parker Subaru was a proud sponsor of the 9th annual Sorensen Auction & Soiree on March 21st 2015. It was a fun-filled gala dinner and fundraising event with live and silent auctions, all to support Sorensen's arts and humanities programs.


GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE  –  Brian K

GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE

Incredible customer service through the life of the vehicle. From purchase date to sale date all the services in between. So good that I went back to buy my first Brand new car from Parker Subaru. I got great value for my trade in, a fair price for the car and a hassle free loan experience. My sales rep, Dan Morin also went way above my expectations by sending me pictures of my car though the upgrade phase where I added an STI exhaust, front bumper lip and some protectant panel covers as well as tint. I could not wait to drive it when I got home from work and when I drove my 2015 WRX off the lot with 7 miles on it I was absolutely stoked! I couldn't recommend a better dealership than Parker Subaru to anyone in the Coeur D Alene area. They are Bad A**!


"X the TEXT"  –  Kathy H

In support of Coeur D Alene High school, Parker Subaru is currently sponsoring the "X the Text" initiative. The program ask the students to pledge with a thumbprint they will not text and drive. Announcements were made during a recent High School basketball game halftime, student assembly, and during morning announcements during the month of February about the program. Coeur D Alene High students placed their thumb print on the "X the Text" banners placed throughout the school.Parker Subaru is very proud of our High School Students!


Community Action Partnership Food Drive  –  Kathy H

Community Action Partnership Food Drive

On November 20th, Parker Subaru chose Community Action Partnership (Coeur D'Alene Food Bank) as the hometown charity for the "Share The Love" Program. Not only did we offer $5.00 - $10.00 off oil changes for bringing in donations/non-perishables, but we successfully collected 556.6 lbs of food. We feel fortunate to live in a community that is willing to help and embrace our hometown charity. We are humbled by all that donated, including our own employees. As our mission statement states: Parker Subaru is a Company committed to continuously improving its service to our customers, our employees and our community. OUR GRATITUDE SETS US APART. Thank you, Parker Subaru


2014 P.A.S.S. BIKE GIVE-A-WAY  –  Kathy H

2014 P.A.S.S. BIKE GIVE-A-WAY

P.A.S.S.-Perfect Attendance Spells Success is an incentive program for local Elementary students to attend class every day in their last year of Elementary School. For the last 4 years Parker Subaru has rewarded students with the donation of a bike & helmet to each 5th or 6th grade student who has perfect attendance for an entire school year. 200 bikes and helmets were given away in 2014. Good Job Kids!


PARKER SUBARU IS BEYOND EXCEPTIONAL  –  CATHY B

PARKER SUBARU IS BEYOND EXCEPTIONAL

My daughter is the Registrar at the Musical Instrument Museum in Arizona. Last June she was married in a ceremony here in No.Idaho. Two nights before the wedding we were driving my 2010 Forester when all kinds of lights came on. Being the mother of the bride, I fell into the depths of panic. The bride & groom were using my Forester while they were in town, and they expected to drive off in it after the wedding. A day before the wedding we called your service dept. and explained the situation. She was told to bring the car right down and promised her a loaner so she would have post-wedding transportation. She and her fiance drove right down to Parker Subaru.The wedding went off without a hitch and the bride & groom drove off in your loaner. We sincerely appreciate your outstanding service! Cathy Bierne


ANNUAL PET ADOPTION DAY!  –  Kathy H

ANNUAL PET ADOPTION DAY!

Community involvement is very important to Parker Subaru, who loves to give back to the community that has taken such great care of them over the years. Last years event was extremely successful. We adopted close to 80 dogs and cats. This year we will have 5 different shelters participate and have over 125 animals in our service drive. This is a great event, helping our four-legged friends find a loving family and new home. Parker Subaru also pays 1/2 of all adoption fees. Our hope for this years event is to double the adoptions!


Parker Subaru Raffles Vehicle to Help Local High Schools  –  Kathy H

Parker Subaru Raffles Vehicle to Help Local High Schools

CONGRATULATIONS to Tricia Dean of Post Falls she won a brand new Subaru Crosstrek from Parker Subaru at the raffle drawing during a recent basketball game at Post Falls High. The raffle raised just over $92,000 to help support clubs and projects at Timberlake, Post Falls and Lakeland High Schools. For the past 4 years Parker Subaru has donated a new Subaru to be raffled.


Parker Subaru Supports "Casting For Recover Through N.Idaho & E.Washington Fly Fishing Assoc."  –  SANDY E

Parker Subaru Supports

Dear Mr.Parker, On Sat. night I was a guest at the banquet of the "Casting for Recovery group through N.Idaho & E.Washington fly Fishing Assoc. We had a chance to see many wonderful items that your company donated to the silent, live and bucket auctions. As a graduate of the June Casting for Recovery program on the North Fork of CDA River, I want to thank you for your generous donations to this program. I am a survivor of Stage IV Breast Cancer. This outing was one of the most rewarding support programs I have encountered. This is my first year of recovery and to be able to have a weekend of pampering by this fine group was overwhelming for me and the other 13 women survivors. Thank you again for supporting this great organization. I know you must have many requests for donations but we survivors are grateful that you have given us your support. Sincerely, Sandy Eberle


Parker Subaru Sponsors "Canines vs Cancer" Event  –  JOCELYN P

 Parker Subaru Sponsors

Thank you Parker Subaru for being the Titled sponsor for "Canines vs Cancer". Your support for our community is absolutely amazing. We reached our goal of raising $10k after expenses. Thanks for helping us help kids fighting cancer. 50% of the proceeds from "Canines vs Cancer" will go to the American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest and the other half of the proceeds will be divided among animal shelters and WSU Veterinary Clinic. THANK YOU PARKER SUBARU!!!!!!


Fundraising Event For the "Casting for Recovery Committee"  –  DAVE L

Fundraising Event For the

Dear Jim Parker, On behalf of the Casting for Recovery Committee we would like to thank you for your generous support of the fund raising event held in Post Falls on April 27th. From the auction items and ticket sales and other donations we generated a net income of excess of $12k. It is indeed gratifying to see so many people like you helping to make this program viable.Next June, 14 women from No Idaho who are living with the effects of breat cancer will travel to CDA River for 2 1/2 days of fly fishing and counseling retreat. We hope you will feel the gratitude of these women as they take another step closer to recovery made possible by you and so many others. Thank you. Sincerely, Dave Londeree President, No Idaho Fly Casters


Jim Parker Proudly Supports Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation  –  MIKE G

Jim Parker Proudly Supports Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation

In Jan of 2012 an idea was born in Coeur d Alene Idaho.With the rise in popularity of the bicycle riding event called"Grand Fondo".As we realized this was really going to happen we also knew that we had an opportunity to identify a local beneficiary-The No Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation. I can honestly say, without a doubt, that if it werent for Jim Parker and his wonderful team he has assembled there, our event would have struggled to make a difference in our town. The fact that funds were granted and unrestricted use of a brand-new Outback to help us create awareness wherever we went helped us realize a net outcome of over $35k the very first year. On behalf of all of us that have seen our dream come true, please know we truly appreciate the continued support and dedication to our community that Jim Parker provides. Thank you for your consideration for this Love Promise rockstar! Sincerely, Micahel Ward.


"Learning with Lucky" Reading Program  –  Camy P

If I had to describe Jim Parker from Parker Subaru in one word, it would be "giver." While Jim may be a local business owner, he is a giver first, giving back to the community. I've worked with Jim on the "Learning with Lucky" reading program since 2007. Together, we've supplied well over 10,000 first graders with a "reading buddy" as part of the Learning with Lucky program. This reading program is designed to encourage reading achievement with first graders. The program allows teachers to motivate students through the difficult process of learning to read. The possibilities are endless when you have people like Jim Parker in your community. Sincerely, Camy Popiel