The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2021 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 2021 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.


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.

How is Capitol Subaru of Salem dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

At Capitol Subaru, our Love Promise to the Salem area can be in seen in various partnerships with local charities and nonprofits. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of the Salem community, but to serve it as well.

Willamette Humane Society

Eco-friendly technology, Straub Enviornmental Center

SMART, Salem-Keizer Education, Salem New Car Dealership Assoc, Soroptimists

United Way of Marion/Polk Co

American Heart Association, Marion/Polk Medical Society, Med Assist, Salem Health Organization, West Valley Hospital

Did Capitol Subaru of Salem go above and beyond, provide exceptional service, or support causes that are important to you? We'd love to hear about it.

Love Promise Stories from Capitol Subaru of Salem

Subaru and Capitol Subaru of Salem 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

Capitol Subaru helps Doris get her beautiful smile - Shelley W

Doris feels SO much better after her dental care – including the removal of 22 teeth! Dental cleaning and surgery is the single most expensive routine service needed by adult animals to improve their quality of life. Free of mouth pain and other systemic health effects of tooth decay, the pets are more able to be a comforting presence to their special person for the remaining time they have together in hospice care. Because of the lab tests and anesthesia necessary to perform dental care safely, the cost for dogs and cats ranges anywhere from $300 to more than $1,000 per animal. Patients and families dealing with serious human illness find it difficult to afford costly veterinary care like this, so it has often been deferred, or has never been done. In cases where no family member or friend can adopt the pet, when it comes time say goodbye, having expensive dental care already completed will help ensure timely placement for these animals in the loving arms of a new forever family. Capitol Subaru generously designated their $1500 Philanthropy award from Automotive News to care for the dental needs of pets like Doris through Willamette Valley Hospice’s Pet Peace of Mind program. The dogs and their beloved people are grinning from ear to ear!

Willamette Valley Hospice

Starting 2021 With Love - Brian S

Capitol Subaru and it's employees raised over 400 pounds of food and health care Items for a local homeless shelter and also for a Battered Women/s shelter. Dealer Alex Casebeer said "we have to kick off 2021 with a show of love to our community and those in need" We couldn't be more proud of our staff and our customers for their support.

Capitol Subaru/ Union Women Of Grace House

Capitol Subaru helps again - Shelley W

During the Oregon wildfires in September, this sweet little guy needed a temporary foster home while his person evacuated the area due to the hazardous air quality. One of Willamette Valley Hospice’s volunteers, Diane Young, operates the local rescue Salem Dogs. She picked the dog up at a moment's notice and kept him with her until it was safe for his person to come back and get him. That's the kind of thing Pet Peace of Mind does for hospice patients and their fur babies. Thanks to Capitol Subaru’s support, PPOM is a robust and community-supported resource. Thanks again, and best wishes - Shelley R. Wagener Volunteer Coordinator 503-588-3600

Capitol Subaru helps again

Capitol Subaru Surprises and Feeds Fire Fighters - Jordan T

As an area of the northwest that is rarely affected by natural disasters, the community of Salem came together in a way of indescribable cohesiveness. People from all walks of life gave their time, donated their belongings and contributed their finances for those who lost everything. Business owners and their associates stepped up when called upon to help with overwhelming support. Chief among them was the amazing team from Capitol Subaru. Owners, employees, friends and family gave their own time and resources to help feed and clothe evacuees including a group of fire fighters themselves. Capitol Auto Group’s devotion to this community has long been on display, but their recent commitment in a time of need raised the bar and helped set the tone for how we should love one another. This fighting spirit of compassion runs deep in our small corner of the world, but without their decisive call to action, much of this would have been impossible. I want to personally thank the Casebeer family, the team members of Capitol Auto Group and the fine brands they represent for setting the example for all businesses, big and small by doing what was right and never settling for less in a time of need! Many thanks!

Capitol Subaru

Capitol Subaru Steps up to help during wildfires - CAPITOL TOYOTA C

September 7th, 2020, wildfires broke out in the Santiam River Canyon just 30 miles from Capitol Subaru in Salem Oregon. Within 24 hours the fire had engulfed communities up and down the canyon. Capitol Subaru sprang into action to help our community and neighbors. We immediately called the United Way and asked what the biggest need was for the people that were evacuated and it was water. Within 2 hours of the evacuation notice, Capitol Subaru had employees volunteer that delivered 40 cases of bottled water and $1000 for the purchase of emergency supplies for the evacuees. Capitol Subaru also brought pet toys, pet food, and waste bags for pets that were also evacuated due to the wildfires. Stephanie Bobb from the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley was so impressed "I couldn't believe that within 2-3 hours of our initial call for help the Capitol Subaru employees were here delivering water and supplies and then continued to stick around and helped us move boxes and assist others that were bringing donations, it was AWESOME"! In the days following the initial outbreak of wildfires Capitol Subaru continues to provide assistance to the local United Way thru volunteer hours and donations.

Capitol Subaru/Mid Willamette Valley United Way
Capitol Subaru Steps up to help during wildfires

Bringing joy to a local boy - Fletcher J

In Early August, Capitol Subaru was informed of a young boy and his family who needed a little joy in their lives. Wish Kid Frankie and his family have been hit hard by the effects the pandemic has had Frankie's treatments as well as the economy. Frankie has a critical illness that causes seizures of all different kinds and the family was looking to bring 3-year old Frankie some happiness and his family some peace of mind. That is where Capitol Subaru steps in. Hearing this news, they pull together the resources to give Frankie some of his favorite toys and the opportunity to check out some cool Subaru's in his favorite colors, red, blue, and black! On the day of what become known as Frankie's Car Party, Capitol Subaru brought out the cars, toys, and a final big surprise for Frankie's mother. Due to the concern over seizures, she expressed that she had not slept for more than 3 hours at once any night in the last three years and the family was looking to purchase a seizure monitor but could not afford it. Capitol Subaru made the choice to purchase that monitor for the family and delivered it to the mother who broke down in joy. She expressed that, "They could never know how much this means to her and that she is truly grateful for this gift that will bring her some peace of mind and hopefully some more sleep!" There is not a doubt in my mind that Capitol Subaru is as connected to the Salem community as anyone and makes it their business to impact that community in a positive way!

Make-A-Wish Oregon
Bringing joy to a local boy

Capitol Subaru makes wishes come true! - Fletcher J

2020 has been an interesting year for all. Early on, Capitol Subaru agreed to become the Presenting Sponsor of Make-A-Wish Oregon's Trailblaze Challenge, an outdoor endurance hike covering 26.3 miles in a single day. Flip the calendar to March and Covid-19 had shut down the entire country. Despite the challenges they faced in their business when Make-A-Wish went back to Capitol wondering whether or not they would want to continue their sponsorship, Capitol not only expressed the desire to continue, but asked what more they could do to help. Their outstanding team led by Carrie Casebeer and Brian Schindler not only sponsored, but also sent out swag boxes to every hiker featuring Subaru and Make-A-Wish gear! On hike weekend, Carrie tackled the challenge completing 26.3 miles in under 10 hours and Brian was on the course at an aid station greeting, helping, and providing support for every single hiker! I learned that when the Capitol team commits to something, they go all in. Their support of Trailblaze Challenge helped raise over $146,000 during a pandemic and will grant the wishes of 20 local children!! Thank you Capitol Subaru for your outstanding community service and drive to make the places we live, work, and play better!

Make-A-Wish Oregon
Capitol Subaru makes wishes come true!

My beloved Cat - Shelley W

When her owner came into care with Willamette Valley Hospice, one of his chief worries was finding the right home for his beloved cat. She was definitely an affectionate one-person kitty, and very shy with strangers. She was young and active, and too rambunctious for someone as ill as her person was coming to be. The Pet Peace of Mind program, supported by Capitol Subaru, stepped in to provide needed veterinary care, and a volunteer got to work seeking a new home. Fast forward six months. The couple who adopted her absolutely adore this kitty. She is a 100% inside cat but she has windows she can look out of to see what's going on in the world and to watch birds and she gets to sit on her new dad’s lap for "outside" sessions on their deck. She is very active at times, loves to snoop in drawers and runs through the house leaping on furniture as she goes. Thanks to a Pet Peace of Mind, the original owner could let go knowing she’d found a wonderful home, and her new owners have had the warmth and delight of a new companion. Thank you Capitol Subaru

My beloved Cat

Capitol Subaru helps Stella and Celie live healthy - Shelley W

Update on Stella & Celie. These older gals are still together and loving life, in a new home thanks to Pet Peace of Mind and OSCAR (Operation Safe Canine Animal Rescue). They had each been adopted as abandoned puppies 15 years ago, and their owner came into care with Willamette Valley Hospice in 2019. PPOM had funds available through Capitol Subaru’s generous sponsorship to meet the significant veterinary needs of the four older dogs and two cats in his care, to ready them for a new life once their beloved person was gone. It is wonderful to see them doing so well! Best wishes --Shelley R. Wagener

Capitol Subaru helps Stella and Celie live healthy

Capitol Subaru Shared the Love - BJ A

I am so thankful to Subaru of America and especially my local Dealer (where i bought my awesome new Outback) Capitol Subaru. They donated over $52,000 to my organization Willamette Humane Society this year and over $150,000 the last 3 years, that money has saved so many animals lives it is just amazing!! Capitol Subaru goes above and beyond for the Willamette Humane Society in so many ways all year long as out title sponsor for our President's Circle Awards Banquet and our largest fundraising event Bowser's Boo Bash which we hold every October. I can't thank Capitol Subaru enough for all they do to support the animals that need so much help in Oregon and how they represent the Love brand like no other. BJ Anderson President Willamette Humane Society

Capitol Subaru Shares the Love with Archie - Shelley W

Capitol Subaru loves pets, and it shows! As Title Sponsor for the annual Walk-n-Wag, Capitol Subaru provides a solid foundation for a fun community pet event and is the lead donor for Willamette Valley Hospice’s Pet Peace of Mind® program. Funds raised by the event support the beloved pets of hospice patients. Archie is a 6 year old dachshund whose person was cared for by Willamette Valley Hospice for several months. When she met the hospice team, her dear Archie was having such terrible skin issues that he had chewed his belly nearly raw. He had lost a lot of his coat, and was distressed and anxious. Pet Peace of Mind® funds provided veterinary care and medications to help resolve Archie’s skin discomfort, brought his vaccinations up to date, and paid for a further urgent veterinary visit when he hurt his back (which is a tendency for long-body dogs like Dachshunds). After the patient died, her family caregiver needed to return to work full-time. Archie had always been with his person 24/7, so the family decided it would be better for him to live in a home with companionship during the day. The earlier veterinary exams had noted the need for dental cleaning and possible extractions. Because of a special grant from the Karen M. Schroth Charitable Foundation for Animals, Pet Peace of Mind was able to get him in for evaluation and surgery as part of his preparation for a new home and family. The dental film series revealed two abscessed teeth. The dentist extracted one, and was able to cleanse, treat and pack the other, so he could keep the tooth. Archie got the veterinary care that he needed, and through the help of local rescue group Salem Dogs, he was quickly adopted by a loving human mom, and a friendly Labrador “sister”. Thanks, Capitol Subaru!!

Willamette Valley Hospice
Capitol Subaru Shares the Love with Archie

Share the Love Toy Drive for Make-A-Wish - Mallory T

Each year, the Make-A-Wish Oregon chapter hosts an event called "Holiday Magic" at our two local children's hospitals. At these events, children staying at the hospital during the holiday season have the opportunity to shop for gifts to give their family members (and even pets)! Each child also receives gifts and a stocking. This year, we partnered with Capitol Subaru to collect toys and gifts to stock the shelves at Holiday Magic. The outpouring support provided by Capitol Subaru and their customers was overwhelming! Capitol Subaru collected a car-full of items in which we are so excited to share with our hospital families this week. Thank you, Carrie, Brian and everyone at Capitol Subaru for supporting Make-A-Wish Oregon and the families we serve. Happy holidays!

Share the Love Toy Drive for Make-A-Wish

Rini's Wish Reveal Tailgate at Capitol Subaru! - Mallory T

The team at Capitol Subaru has the biggest hearts and truly cares about the local community! On July 30, the staff held an incredible wish reveal tailgater party for a very special 7 year-old Salem girl who is a current Make-A-Wish Oregon participant. Rini has a heart condition and has already had one heart transplant. She still has a long road ahead of her, but this special day brought so much joy to her and her family. They will never forget it! Rini LOVES football and especially Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks. Her Make-A-Wish experience was revealed to her at Capitol Subaru and it will be coming true in August 2019. The Capitol Subaru team wanted to help send her off in style, so they created an amazing party and showered her with gifts such as a Seahawks custom jersey, a Seahawks-themed tutu, an iPad, a Polaroid camera, a custom embroidered tailgating chair, a ton of candy, and all the tailgating gear she could ever want. Not only did the Capitol Subaru team host a party, they also raised a TON of money to support Rini's wish. With every car sale in the months of June and July, a portion was donated to Make-A-Wish Oregon. This was a game-changer for the non-profit! Staff members, Carrie and Brian organized the tailgater party complete with grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, beautiful decorations, games for the kids and lots and lots of candy. The Capitol Subaru mascot, Cappy, joined the party and the families loved him! To the Capitol Subaru Team: You have made a difference for Rini, her family and her special wish friends whom you all greeted and cared for with love. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support of local families!

Rini's Wish Reveal Tailgate at Capitol Subaru!

Subaru Loves to Care - Tori H

On May 16th, the OSWI Chapter and Capitol Subaru had the pleasure of delivering blankets and arts & craft kits to Salem Hospital as part of the Subaru Loves To Care program. This incredible act of generosity was warmly received by the Salem Hospital staff who were thrilled to distribute these comforting gifts to their patients. LLS is proud to partner with Subaru to spread hope, love and warmth to those fighting cancer, across the country and right here in the Oregon community.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Subaru Loves to Care

Capitol Subaru Garden Days! - Jeff G

Capitol Subaru's 11th annual Garden Days event was a Huge Success, they had over 16 vendors and 400 people at the dealership on June 8th. They had a Llama, rescue dog, a big stuffed bear and all kinds of food and refreshments. Garden Time TV hosts William and Judy were on site for photos and Capitol Subaru had a booth giving away free plants and Subaru swag like backpacks, pet toys, and all things Subaru. We really appreciate the Love that Capitol Subaru has for the community, the earth, and each other. You can care that they truly care and are there to do the right things!

Capitol Subaru

Capitol Subaru Loves Kids and Supports SMART - Brian S

The SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) reading program for underprivileged kids is one that Capitol Subaru has been a Major sponsor of for the last 8 years. In that time they have helped over 400 students at Independence Elementary School learn to love reading and have given away over 1500 books to those kids. "Brian Schindler Director of Business Development and Carrie Casebeer the Marketing Director for Capitol Subaru have been instrumental in this program since day one," says Michael Finlay the area manager for SMART. "We couldn't do it without the Support from Capitol Subaru and it's employees"! We love when they come and read to the kids and bring their mascot Cappy the bear out to the school that is a HUGE day for the students.

Capitol Auto Group
Capitol Subaru Loves Kids and Supports SMART

Capitol Subaru Shared the Love with the WHS - Sherri P

We were so shocked and excited our only words to describe it was WOW!! Capitol Subaru along with a few members of SOA presented us with a check totaling $55,000 and it was amazing. It helps us adopt out over 95% of all of the pets we rescue to forever homes. We even brought one of those pets "Larry" in a tie because he was so proud of Capitol Subaru. We really want to thank Capitol Subaru for all they do for us not only today but all year long, they really understand the word LOVE

Willamette Humane Society
Capitol Subaru Shared the Love with the WHS

Fido's Survival Guifde - Brian S

We got crafty and made pet-themed ornaments (supplies were provided) to take home. We also took photos of the family and their furry friends, compliments of Capitol Subaru. This was a free event hosted from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., we had two 30 minute presentations of Fido’s Holiday Survival Guide — the first session started at 11:15 a.m. and the second session started at 12:15 p.m. Each pet safety session covered great material for our pet owners and we were hands-on using dogs from the audience as examples. Ornament making and photos were going on the entire time. Thanks Capitol Subaru for all you did for us hosting this great event, the mini donuts there were awesome. Don’t forget: Between November 16, 2018, and January 2, 2019, Subaru of America will donate $250 for each new Subaru sold or leased. As the buyer, you get to choose where that money goes—one of four national charities or a hometown organization. For the fifth year in a row, Capitol Subaru chose Willamette Humane Society as its local nonprofit to support. Find out more on our website: Less

Capitol Subaru
Fido's Survival Guifde

LV JADE in Jasper Green - Debi D

I have a beautiful Husky, named Jade, that loves to walk, or maybe pull is more appropriate. I adore her. I needed an appropriate car for transporting her. I knew that Subarus hold their value and I had seen the 2018 models. I decided that the Forester would give my dog the room I wanted and needed for her. I was attempting to sell my car and wanted to obtain the 2018 Forester while the 0% financing was happening. I went through a horrific experience of being scammed, while attempting to sell my car, and I had a few people that were less than ethical with me when contacting me about my car. I was tired and began to think I would never sell it, even though it was a lovely car. I knew what I wanted in a Subaru but once I had secured a buyer, all of the 2018 models were basically gone. I had been told that the new 2019 models had changes to the body style so I called around and Salem Capitol Subaru could get the color I wanted in 2019. Riley spent time with me, sent me what information I wanted and needed. I then went to the credit union and was pre-approved for the car and amount needed to purchase it. I had contact with a young man that wanted to buy my car, and within the week, I had sold my car and bought my new car with Capitol Subaru. After all that I had gone through I did not want any further kinks, so I told them when I would be there, asked that they have it ready and I arrived. Chris Dupont was very organized, professional and kind. He had my paperwork done and I was able to drive my Subaru home that night. Justine Hernandez had explained the car to me, showed me what I needed to know to drive safely. They had been awesome to work with. My car license plates will be LV JADE, the color is Jasper green for the forests that I will be walking my Husky in. Our first trip out was a most beautiful park near the Willamette River. I thought I loved my last car but this car is perfect for me. As a Realtor, I have taken four people out at one time to look at homes. They love the car! I have brought home a Christmas tree in the cargo area and used my leaf blower to clean out the tree needles afterward. And, the best thing is that I save about $8.00 per fill up because my last car took Premium gas only, I save miles per gallon that will save me about $1500 a year and I save on my insurance by about $144 a year. I am a very happy person and love my new Subaru! And so does my fur friend, my clients and my friends! I bought the car for my dog and am so glad I did! I love it. Thank you Capitol Subaru for being truly wonderful to work with!

LV JADE in Jasper Green

Capitol Subaru blankets Oregon - Bob D

Sackcloth & Ashes is a one-for-one blanket company: For every blanket someone purchases, a second blanket is given to their local homeless shelter. On June 1st, 2018 Sackcloth & Ashes launched is first major campaign: Blanket The United States. The goal of the campaign is to donate ONE MILLION blankets to homeless shelters by 2024 by partnering with companies that give gifts to their customers or employees. Sackcloth & Ashes is honored to partner with Capitol Subaru to Blanket Oregon. Each customer that purchases a new Subaru will be given a Sackcloth blanket as a "thank you" - and because of the partnership with Capitol Subaru, 2500 blankets will be donated to homeless shelters across Oregon. We knew Capitol Subaru was the perfect fit for us because of all of the work they do locally for our community said Bob Dalton President of Sackcloth& Ashes

Sackcloth& Ashes

Capitol Subaru Supports Willamette Valley Hospice - Shelly W

Capitol Subaru’s sponsorship of the Walk-n-Wag in September helped raise funds and community support for the pets of Willamette Valley Hospice patients. Sometimes what’s needed is dog walkers or help with transportation. Often the need is more expensive, to cover deferred veterinary care and grooming, or help with finding a new home when patients can no longer care for their beloved animal companions. Thanks to Capitol Subaru, the hospice is able to say “yes” to requests like this one, for re-homing two adult cats in Salem. Toby and Foxy had gone through a lot. Foxy’s human mom died several years ago and she became an outdoor cat – very skittish and reluctant to interact with people, though she would come to the door to be fed. Toby’s human dad died this spring, and he sat on the bed, waiting for him to come back. Willamette Valley Hospice staff and Pet Peace of Mind (PPOM) volunteers worked with extended family members to get them both the care they needed and find new homes, especially difficult for adult cats during ‘kitten season’! Thanks to a note on the W.V.Hospice outreach booth at the WillaMutt Strut (also supported by Capitol Subaru!), PPOM found a new home for Toby, where he spends his days snuggling with his new ‘grandma’– and hiding from everybody else!. It took the PPOM volunteer and the family member multiple attempts to bring Foxy into care. They finally caught her in a Havahart trap and took her to Dr. Kathi Hellwig at Neighborhood Animal Hospital, the veterinarian who had treated her has a kitten many years ago. They coaxed her out and gave her an exam and updated her vaccines. Then a volunteer from OSCAR (Operation Safe Canine Animal Rescue) came and picked her up in Salem, and took her to a new home in a barn in Molalla. So nice to have ‘dog people’ helping a cat, too! Capitol Subaru’s commitment to pets and people is a Love Promise kept through Willamette Valley Hospice’s Walk-n-Wag!

Willamette Valley Hospice
Capitol Subaru Supports Willamette Valley Hospice

Yoga-Bark and Beer - Sherri P

Yoga, Bark, and Beer: This is a special event that combines Yoga, Dogs, and fundraising for the Humane Society. We open the Service Drive to Internationally known Yoga Instructor Mikki Trowbridge who says " I love the fact that Capitol Subaru is open to this very unique but awesome way to heal body and mind" she conducts an hour-long yoga class for guests and their dogs. We had over 75 participants at the event in August along with a big grouping over 20 dogs. After an hour of yoga on the Service, Drive participants can have food, drink and look at information on how to help the Shelter and donate. Everyone leaves with Subaru gift items. This event really inspires and resonates with our Subaru clientele. We have a 2019 Subaru Ascent as our snack wagon with treats in the back for humans and their pets, this allows us to show the great new Subaru product in a fun way. This is the 2nd annual and we look forward to many more years of a very Subaru event!!

Willamette Humane Society

Capitol Subaru Supports Marion County Youth Garden - Robin K

We just wanted to thank Capitol Subaru and it's staff for supporting the Marion Polk Food Share and especially our Youth Garden. Their donation of $7500 helps us support over 50 families with free fresh produce and also allows us to sell the remainder and make money to sustain our gardens. We reached out to many local businesses and Capitol Subaru was the only one who stepped up to the plate, they told us they are doing it because it was the right thing to do!! Capitol Subaru truly demonstrates the "Love" culture of Subaru and we cannot thank them enough!!!

Marion Polk Food Share

Capitol Subaru Supports SMART- children's literacy - Michael F

We want to thank Capitol Subaru for being a great sponsor of the SMART organizations and helping our children grow. SMART stands for start making a reader today and we help provide children in Kindergarten learn to love reading. Statistics show that kids without the ability to read above an 8th grade level have a 80% higher chance of not graduation from high school, Capitol Subaru understands this and even has employees that donate their time to come and read to the kids at Independence Elementary School weekly. "Without the support from Capitol Subaru we would not be able to provide this level of support to our kids" says SMART Senior Program Manager Michael Finlay, "they always go above and beyond and share their Love for reading with the children"! Capitol Subaru has helped us to grow over the last 5 years and has enabled us to take care of more than 500 kids in that time frame, they also always donate cool Subaru backpacks and books to every child in the program at Independence Elementary School.


Capitol Subaru Gives $175,000 to local United Way - Brian S

Capitol Subaru Raises $175,000 for the Mid-Willamette Valley United Way Local car dealership shows support for Salem with their annual 28 Days of Love event. Salem, OR, (March 8, 2018) - Capitol Subaru has presented an incredible $175,000 donation to the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley. The amount was raised from contributions and charitable activities during their annual 28 Days of Love campaign in February. “Over 92% of our employees participated by pledging parts of their paychecks to the United Way, in comparison to 85% last year. The total contribution raised last year was $152,000 with $130,00 of that from employee pledges. That means our employees donated more from their paychecks in 2018 than we, as a company, raised total in 2017,” said Marketing Director Carrie Casebeer. The annual 28 Days of Love campaign is comprised of various fundraising events. This year they included activities such as Jeans Fridays, a Silent Auction, an Olympic Curling Contest, and a Chili Contest, all of which helped to raise $13,000. Mid-Willamette Valley United Way CEO Ron Hays said, “This is huge. It’s going to help tons of people in our community - our friends, our families, and our neighbors.”“It is a major tenet of Capitol Auto Group that our employees give back to a community that has given so much to them.” Casebeer added, “We are humbled by the efforts of our employees and their dedication to the community.”

Capitol Subaru

Keeping pets close when needed the most- Shelley - Shelley W

Willamette Valley Hospice cares for the person and their family in the final days and months of life, and we value the comfort and unconditional love pet companions give. As Main Sponsor of our Walk-n-Wag fundraiser, Capitol Subaru leads the community in raising funds for our Pet Peace of Mind® program. Because of this program, our hospice staff and volunteers are able to offer support for Vet care and grooming, vaccines, walks at the dog park, pet food and more. One of the people supported by PPOM during the past year was Jill Starbuck of Dallas, Oregon. She loved her dogs Goose and Zoe, and worried about their needs as her cancer progressed and her own care needs increased. She knew her “rock and her love” Richard would continue to cherish them, but also knew he had his hands full caring for her. When Jill came in the care of WVH, she was able to use us to get her dogs to their Vet for vaccinations and flea treatment, get their skin cared for and nails trimmed at the local groomer, and have a big bag of their favorite food delivered to the home. Our hospice volunteer, Jill Peters, became an important part of the team supporting Jill and Richard, and sat with Jill for several hours to give Richard some rest the day before she died.Due to Capitol Subaru’s love promise to local pets, Willamette Valley Hospice is able to say Yes when our patients need help keeping their beloved pets close by at the end of life, ensuring a loving future for their pets after they’re gone.

Willamette Valley Hospice
 Keeping pets close when needed the most- Shelley

Captiol Subaru Cares about Cancer Patients - Shannon G

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) is grateful to Capitol Subaru who made life a little warmer and brighter for blood cancer patients as part of their “Subaru Loves to Care” commitment to the community. The caring team of Brian, Denny, Craig, David, and Desi, a 25 year cancer survivor herself, personally delivered 80 custom Subaru/LLS blankets to Volunteer Services at Salem Hospital to be shared with cancer patients in need of a little comfort. No matter what the weather outside, it’s often chilly for cancer patients inside, and a warm blanket is always a welcome gift. Capitol Subaru customers also created “Care Cards” filled with wonderful words of encouragement and support to be given to cancer patients with their new blankets. Along with the blankets, Capitol Subaru provided a dozen cool craft kits in little metal lunch boxes for children spending long hours in the hospital to enjoy. LLS treasures our partnership with Subaru because it represents what we do best together - bring comfort and support to blood cancer patients during their cancer journey.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Captiol Subaru Cares about Cancer Patients

Sharing the love again in 2017 - Susan C

Share the Love Shared Again in 2017 The animals awaiting a new home at Willamette Humane Society wish to thank all those who made this year’s Subaru Share the Love campaign gift possible. They invited Gandolph to be their spokescat: “I was near death and only survived because of the gentle hands of kind people who helped me heal and find a perfect home. That’s what the Share the Love gift did for me. When I heard that Willamette Humane Society received a whopping $55,500 from the 3rd year of this partnership, I got excited about what this gift will do for other animals. So many animals are just like me. They need medical treatment and time to heal. What happened to me isn’t so unusual. Abandoned, I was hungry to the point of starvation, full of bugs, and injured to where I couldn’t use my hind legs. I lived only because someone stopped for me and brought me to a place that could heal me. These people made such a big deal about how I allowed them to poke and prod me. I knew I was on my 9th life. How else could I express my gratitude? I let them do whatever they had to do. Every person became my friend and because of that I got better every day.” ~Gandolph With support from the Subaru Love Promise, more promises can be made to animals like Gandolph. The ability to rehabilitate a cat near death and then find a loving home is the kind of promise these financial resources make possible. We Love Subaru of America and Capitol Subaru and are Very Grateful!

Willamette Humane Society

Bike Give-Away Promotes Reading For Students - Sara C

At Scott Elementary School, reading is fundamental to all learning! With 640 students, half of which speak another language other than English, learning to read in English is a top priority. Capitol Subaru has enabled us to motivate students to extend their reading outside of the school day with an at-home reading incentive program, Books for Bikes. All students who read at home and record their minutes on a grade level reading log, are entered into a monthly drawing for a brand new bicycle and helmet! Two students are awarded a bike once a month at an all-school assembly. This bicycle give-away inspires students to Want to read on their own and we are so thrilled that this incentive has been provided by Capitol Subaru. It gives our students a real boost in confidence and their internal motivation! The Books for Bikes program has made a tremendous difference in motivating Scott students to use reading logs and voluntarily read at home. We are excited to report that we are seeing growth in our reading scores, and in the excitement for reading! Capitol Subaru is a big part of this improvement in reading. When a community business like Capitol Subaru reaches out and directly supports our children, It sends a strong message that reading is important and valued. We Love Capitol Subaru! We are grateful for your support! Sara Casebeer Principal Scott Elementary School

Scott Elementary

Capitol Subaru Bike Give-Away Promotes Reading - Sara C

At Scott Elementary School, reading is fundamental to all learning! With 640 students, half of which speak another language other than English, learning to read in English is a top priority. Capitol Subaru has enabled us to motivate students to extend their reading outside of the school day with an at-home reading incentive program, Books for Bikes. All students who read at home and record their minutes on a grade level reading log, are entered into a monthly drawing for a brand new bicycle and helmet! Two students are awarded a bike once a month at an all-school assembly. This bicycle give-away inspires students to Want to read on their own and we are so thrilled that this incentive has been provided by Capitol Subaru. It gives our students a real boost in confidence and their internal motivation! This Books for Bikes program has made a tremendous difference in motivating Scott students to use reading logs and voluntarily read at home. We are excited to report that we are seeing growth in our reading scores, and in the excitement for reading! Capitol Subaru is a big part of this improvement in reading. When a community business like Capitol Subaru reaches out and directly supports our children, It sends a strong message that reading is important and valued. We Love Capitol Subaru! We are grateful for your support! Sara Casebeer Principal Scott Elementary School

Scott Elementary

Mutts on the Mile - Brian S

Our 2nd annual Mutts on the Mile was a huge success with nearly 80 dogs and 100 humans attending. "We are very proud to be such a big partner of the Willamette Human Society" said Carrie Casebeer Marketing Director. Susan Carey from the Willamette Humane Society said " we couldn't do all the things we are able to do without the continued support from Capitol Subaru", and Capitol Subaru definitely loves pets!!

Capitol Subaru

Mutts on the Capitol Subaru Mile - Meredith K

Dogs, dogs, everywhere! Capitol Subaru opened its doors so the community could take their dogs to a party! Set up with music, give-aways, and refreshments, 75 people and nearly as many pups walked Mutts on the Mile. Everyone enjoyed the atmosphere and seeing all the dogs. It's yet another way Capitol Subaru engages the supporters of WHS while raising money for the dogs and cats in the community. Thank you, Capitol Subaru!

Willamette Humane Society
Mutts on the Capitol Subaru Mile

Capitol Subaru Walks the Walk - Meredith K

Each year hundreds of dogs and their people pound the pavement to raise money for Willamette Humane Society. And each year Capitol Subaru is right alongside them sponsoring WillaMutt Strut, our 5K and 1K Dog Walk. Watching so many people in one place enjoy their dogs can really make a heart sing. Pet parents pick up bandannas for their dogs, run and walk with them, hold them, and play silly games. All the while, the dogs are having the best time making tons of new friends. Capitol Subaru's commitment to Salem's pets means events, like the Strut, continue to bring a community together; to allow people to support a cause near and dear to their heart with their furry friends. And the support rolls back to the pets in the shelter who need food, shelter, and care until their own pet parent comes along. Thank you, Capitol Subaru, for walking the walk….Dog tested. Dog approved.

Willamette Humane Society
Capitol Subaru Walks the Walk

Share the Love Saves Pet Lives - Susan C. - Susan C

For the past eight years, Subaru of America’s Share the Love Campaign has donated $250 to one of four national charities for every new car purchased or leased during the holidays. More recently, they allowed individual dealers to designate a hometown charity. Willamette Humane Society was proud to be chosen by Capitol Subaru as the home town charity for 2014 and 2015. We were doubly delighted when the majority of local new car buyers chose to support their animal shelter by designating Willamette Humane Society as their charity of choice. Their support - $33,056 in 2014 and $40,000 in 2015 – made it possible for hundreds of animals to receive high quality care and find a new home. One of them was a dog named Jax. An eight month old puppy, Jax was so overcome with fear he had to learn the world wasn’t dangerous and threatening. Jax was with us for six months while a dedicated team of volunteers (Team Jax) carried out a training plan designed to help him overcome his disabling fear and relax. Thanks to Capitol Subaru, Subaru of America, and our community of supporters for making the story of Jax possible.

Willamette Humane Society
Share the Love Saves Pet Lives - Susan C.

Gardeners come together at Capitol Subaru - Jeff G

Subaru loves gardening! Capitol Subaru has partnered with Garden Time TV to sponsor the 3rd annual Subaru Garden Dayz event. Hundreds of gardeners braved the cool wet weather to enjoy a day filled with spring gardening excitement. They were greeted by 8 different garden vendors with booths full of plants, tools and garden art. Capitol Subaru greeted everyone with free plants, sunflower seeds and complimentary smoothies and hotdogs. The Willamette Humane Society was also on hand to educate everyone on responsible pet ownership. Hosts of the local Garden Time TV show, William McClenathan and Judy Alleruzzo, were on hand to greet visitors and answer gardening questions. They gave away $25 Portland Nursery gift cards every half hour to lucky guests while Capitol had drawings for a $50 Drake's 7 Dees gift card and a $100 Al's Garden Center gift card. Capitol Subaru has been a long time supporter of gardening groups and the Capitol Subaru Garden Dayz event is just another example of that commitment.

Garden Time
Gardeners come together at Capitol Subaru

Capitol Subaru is Earth-Friendly! - Catherine A

My name is Catherine and I work for the Straub Environmental Center. Each year, we help thousands of people connect with nature through classes, field trips and presentations. At Capitol Subaru's recent Eco de Mayo event I was reminded why I love Subaru: This company understands that buying a car is one way we vote with our dollars and buying a Subaru is a vote for the environment. Eco de Mayo brought together wonderful nonprofit organizations, eco-friendly businesses and environmental educators for a laid-back yet enriching afternoon of camaraderie, networking and information about how each of us can experience the natural world while caring for our planet. Kudos to Capitol Subaru for taking the lead in inspiring all of us to be kind to nature!

Straub Environmental Center
Capitol Subaru is Earth-Friendly!

WillaMutt Strut - Brian S

Capitol Subaru was proud to once again sponsor the WillaMutt Strut 5 k walk event for the Willamette Humane Society. This event is a fundraiser for the Humane Society and gets people and their pets out for a nice walk/jog in downtown Salem. We are very proud of our relationship with the Willamette Humane Society and love these type of events!

Willamette Humane Society
WillaMutt Strut

April 21, 2016: Subaru promoting butterfly habitat - Michael B

Salem Audubon promoting Willamette Valley habitats. Joining forces was only natural. Once more Capitol Subaru's hospitality was enjoyed by local conservationists. A splendid time. Capitol Subaru's beautiful Butterfly Heroes garden showed what can be done in small lots, and conservationists gave options for larger areas. These folks were Joel Geier, hydrogeologist and grassland bird conservationist; Linda Boyer, restoration botanist with local farm Heritage Seedlings; Rebecca McCoun, coordinator for N Santiam Watershed Council; and Jenny Meisel, invasive species & native plant specialist with Marion Soil & Water Conservation District. These experts explained why riparian, grassland, Oregon white oak savanna and woodland habitats are important and the threats they face. Most usefully, they showed how to enhance them. Joel described birds of woodlands, savannas and prairies. Lynda discussed restoration of habitats: grasslands, savannas & woodlands. Rebecca described riparian habitat zones, what makes a functional riparian area, and restoration techniques. Jenny explained how best to use the various invasive weed control measures. Our goal: improve habitat enough to help plants and animals survive and thrive, while working with owners and knowing that the valley has been managed for 10,000 years, since the Kalapuyas. Subaru's dedication to people and environment was the perfect support for this wonderful learning experience.

April 21, 2016: Subaru promoting butterfly habitat

Capitol Subaru and the Butterfly Heroes Program - Brian S

Over the winter months, monarch butterflies in Mexico begin to make the journey north to the United States in early spring. Soon after they leave Mexico, pairs of monarch's mate. As they reach the southern United States, females will look for available milkweed plants to lay eggs. Monarchs are truly spectacular migrants, because the butterflies know the correct direction to migrate even though they have never made the journey before. They follow an internal "compass" that points them in the right direction each spring and fall. The monarch migration is one of the greatest natural phenomena in the insect world. Here's where Capitol Subaru is here to help. We have partnered with the National Wildlife to help these majestic creatures combat rapidly declining populations in recent years. For the month of April as part of the Subaru Loves the Earth initiative, Capitol Subaru has a butterfly habitat planter on-site. The planter will be full of milkweed to help these beautiful monarchs lay their eggs. Come by and check it out. We will also be giving out milkweed packets to create your own butterfly garden at home!

Capitol Subaru and the Butterfly Heroes Program

Student Worker as part of this Family! - Cristian F

My name is Cristian Flores. I am a student worker from the Adult Transition Program (ATP) at Oregon School for the Deaf (OSD). Capitol is our next door neighbor! Charley Engelfried contacted ATP inquiring for a student worker. I volunteered! I am so happy I did because I feel like I am part of this family! I have been working here since December 2015. Everyday I look forward to doing my custodial duties and to high five everyone. They are super friendly! I want to thank Charley, Stevie, Andrea, and Steve H. for being willing to learn American Sign Language (ASL) and sign with me for communication. When school is out in June for the summer- I am hoping to come back in the fall and work year-round. I am also hoping that other students can experience the same work experience in the near future. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do my work experience here. I LOVE this place!

Student Worker as part of this Family!

Captiol Subaru Supports Capitol Pride - Pamela T

Capitol Subaru has been a proud sponsor of Salem's Capitol Pride for many, many years. This annual event would not be possible if not for companies like this. Their commitment to the LGBT community should be recognized because it shows that they value and support everyone in the community and they value diversity in general. Thanks again for your LOVE and support to our event.We look forward to your continued support.

Captiol Subaru Supports Capitol Pride

Keeping Pets and Hospice Patients Together - Jennifer V

The Capitol Auto Group helps hospice patients and their pets, like Jodie Hedspeth and her Chihuahua Drake and tuxedo cat. After talking to Jodie and her family, the hospice team learned that they had been struggling to cover the cost of veterinary care and specialized food for their beloved pets while she was going through cancer treatments. Through the Pet Peace of Mind Program, Willamette Valley Hospice was able to take both Drake and her tuxedo cat to the veterinarian to be checked out, provide ongoing pet food and even take Drake to the groomer to be cleaned up. Thanks to the support of Capitol Auto Group, the Pet Peace of Mind Program is able to help alleviate the burden of pet ownership for hospice patients like Jodie and their families so they can focus on the companionship that pets provide, not the responsibility they require. Thank you, Capitol Auto Group, for your continual commitment to our organization allowing us to provide the best end of life care possible to the people in our community. For more information about Willamette Valley Hospice's Pet Peace of Mind Program, please call 503.588.3600.

Willamette Valley Hospice
Keeping Pets and Hospice Patients Together

Opening Our Doors To Art - Mary Lou Z

Capitol Auto Group literally opened its doors - showroom and cars - to the Oregon Artists Series Foundation (OASF) and Mary Lou Zeek Gallery to highlight the work of local artists in Salem this month. The "Open Our Doors To Art" exhibit featured 10 original pieces of art - and 10 beautiful Capitol cars with stunning reproductions of the art on their doors. This combined effort is intended to build support for OASF's ongoing work to place art in public spaces, and the installation of works at Capitol Subaru is their most innovative in terms of placing works of art on real cars. Capitol Auto is generous in supporting non-profit endeavors that improve the Salem Community. Capitol Subaru location along Salem Parkway presents an opportunity for future placement of sculpture beyond the downtown area. The event spurred conversation about how public art brings identity to Salem, from its edges to its center. OASF and Capitol Subaru believe that public art draws curiosity, adds community pride, and builds interest in Salem for a wide variety of people. Oregon Artists Series Foundation.

Opening Our Doors To Art

E-Recycle Helps Many - Brian S

By Subaru of America offering the E-recycle disposal at Capitol Subaru we were able to help a lot of local customers dispose of their E-recycling. It is such a great idea and helpful to our enviornment and our future.

Capitol Auto Group
E-Recycle Helps Many

The Birds and the Trees Capitol Subaru, April 22, 2015 - Nicole R

In a unique and beautiful location, Straub Environmental Center and Capitol Subaru hosted an Earth Day lecture about the local Willamette Valley birds and trees. Dr. David Craig spoke about the importance of the Oregon White Oak Tree and its inhabitants. This native tree is precious to the Willamette Valley and he gave an eloquent and ecological understanding to the community about why the remaining trees need to be preserved. He connected us, as people, to the interconnectedness of Nature. He connected us all, to all that is before us, our environment and the struggle we face as development increases. Our beautiful Willamette Valley and its inhabitants, all of them, have great need to be preserved and respected for the greater good of Nature. He gave an honorable call to action and responsibility to the attendees of the lecture to preserve the White Oak in the valley they love so much because it is our home as well. The attendees of this lecture were most of Straub Environmental Center's loyal friends and donors of the Sustainer's Circle; true environmental stewards. The venue of this lecture, Capitol Subaru, was a perfect setting as it is nestled on a unique and fragile ecosystem where the Western Pond Turtle is making a recovery in numbers there due to preservation acts on behalf of the Capitol Auto Group. Capitol Subaru strives to bring environmental awareness and respect as they preserve their community.

Straub Enviornmental Center
The Birds and the Trees Capitol Subaru, April 22, 2015

Harvest to Table Dinner - Krina L

Capitol Subaru of Salem, Oregon hosted the second annual Harvest to Table dinner in October, 2014 to benefit the learning gardens of the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation. October is National Farm to School Month and October 24th is National Food Day and we wanted to celebrate the bounty of Oregon's agriculture and the link to the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation's award winning learning garden program, said Carrie Casebeer of Capitol Auto Group. The Harvest to Table dinner featured ingredients grown and harvested from the Willamette Valley including Roasted Corn Soup, braised short ribs, cheese from Willamette Valley Cheese Company and dessert of pumpkin cheese cake. Chef Daryl Gossack of Loustic Catering created the menu and commented on each course as it was served. Service was provided by South Salem High School culinary arts students. Earlier that day, over 1,200 students participated that morning in the Urban AgFest, held at SKEF's aquaponics greenhouse. There children extracted DNA from strawberries, peddled bicycle blenders to make kale smoothies, and learned how to grow and sustain their own gardens for their own food security. SKEF's learning gardens help students and their families to GROW plants and knowledge, TASTE healthy fruits and vegetables and LEARN about agriculture and healthy living. Capitol Subaru and their commitment to every child, every day helps us feed brains and bellies in Oregon's capitol city.

Salem-Keizer Education Foundation
Harvest to Table Dinner

Youth Sports Camp - Scott C

Youth Sports Camp Thanks to the contributions from Capitol Subaru, we were able to provide a youth sports camp in Salem, OR, this past summer. Our camp's focus is not only on sport training, but also nutrition education and life skills. The contributions also allowed us to offer scholarships to kids who otherwise wouldn't have been able to afford camp. One example was a young man who'd been living in a foster home. The first few days at camp were somewhat rough for him, but by the last day, he was one of the most enthusiastic and helpful campers we had. He was so grateful for the opportunity and said that the camp was his highlight of the summer! We couldn't do what we do without the support of companies like Capitol Subaru, so we thank them for their help and efforts in our mission to provide the best youth sports camp possible.

Youth Sports Camp
Youth Sports Camp

Partnership helps inspire local children - Michelle C

Straub Environmental Center To our dear friends and supporters at Capitol Subaru, With the financial support you provided Straub Environmental Center (SEC) over this past year, we were able to offer environmental education programs to thousands. One of those programs is the Youth Naturalist Summer Day Camp, which gives children the opportunity to engage with nature. In 2013, Raven, a camper with dreams of becoming a scientist one day, experienced her first summer camp with SEC. A year before that, her family fell on hard times. Summer camp gave Raven a chance to discover Oregon with her campmates. She learned first-hand why the beaver dam on the North Santiam River is so important - because it creates a natural filter for the drinking water that goes to her very own faucet! She saw how hard-working bees pollinate flowers in a forest - and learned they do the same with our local crops to make her food! Raven's family couldn't afford to send her to summer camp. Thanks to Capitol Subaru's donations, Raven attended camp on a full scholarship. Children like Raven would never have these opportunities without support from Capitol Subaru. It makes these kids' dreams come true! Michelle Cordova Executive Director, SEC

Straub Environmental Center
Partnership helps inspire local children

Capitol Subaru race car drivers educate and give back - Rich B

I couldn't race my 200-mph dragster without Capitol Subaru's generous financial support. But the real winners are the community. We've been able to bring the joy and excitement of racing to them and even conduct fundraisers. When we're not scheduled to race, we display the dragster at local area fairs, benefits, car shows, schools, hospitals, parades, youth events, and even the local pumpkin patch. It's fun and interesting to people of all ages and backgrounds who've seen these exotic race cars on TV but not in real life. We invite them to sit inside the cockpit and have their photo taken, and I also sign autographs and answer any questions they have. But where we really make a difference is in cancer awareness. Each year, the Capitol Racing team is a big part of two car shows that benefit the Children's Cancer Association. This year, our winter show generated enough for us to donate $4,300. We also invite kids with cancer to spend the day with us at the races. Around the same time we acquired the Capitol sponsorship, a boy named Caleb who was only eight years old and had an aggressive form of cancer came to one of our races with his family and had the time of his young life. He got to ride with the crew to pick up the car after a run and got to meet many of the competitors racing that day. Everyone was there for him. The Capitol Subaru team has made a lot of people happy both on and off the track and there's no better way to share the love than through the sport you

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Capitol Subaru race car drivers educate and give back

Pet Peace of Mind helps all involved - Scott C

The Pet Peace of Mind program provides pet care to those who are no longer able to provide it themselves. Capitol Subaru's support has helped us continue to provide both practical and financial help for hospice patients and their beloved pets, allowing families to focus their time and energy on their loved ones receiving hospice care. Without the support of Capitol Subaru, hospice patients would be left with little recourse to address their pets' needs, leaving them and their pets in very difficult circumstances - some without adequate food, veterinary care, or grooming. Capitol Subaru has truly made an unforgettable mark on our community by supporting hospice patients and their pets. Thank you for your incredible generosity! Pet Peace of Mind Program To volunteer, donate pet items, or provide financial help for veterinary bills, call 503.588.3600.

Pet Peace of Mind
Pet Peace of Mind helps all involved

Happy People, Happy Pets - Scott C

Capitol Subaru supported our nonprofit for more than a decade. Our tight relationship elevates the perception of our events and has even helped us recruit other local businesses for sponsorship. Whether it's love at first sight, or love that grows on you, Willamette Humane wants people to fall in love with their new pet. We call it Happy People, Happy Pets. Of course, the tie in with the Subaru product line is a natural, reinforcing the image we wish to portray -- pets as a joyful member of the family. Take Moose, adopted last December. His family just wrote, "Thank you so much for our wonderful boy! He has definitely made life more fun and interesting, and we know he is the perfect dog for us!" Capitol Subaru's financial support goes a long way to making Happy People, Happy Pets successful. We feel great having Subaru and Capitol Subaru as partners. P.S. I love my Forester. So does my dog, Lizzie. Susan Carey WHS Development Director

Willamette Humane Society
Happy People, Happy Pets