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.

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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.

How is Doug Smith 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.

Humane Society of Utah

Brigham Young University, Alpine School District, American Fork High School Marching Band, Bingham, Highland & Cottonwood High Schools

Autism Council of Utah, Forever Young Foundation, Wasatch Adaptive Sports

American Fork Hospital Cancer Center, Community Action, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Utah Chapter

Did Doug Smith Subaru 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 Doug Smith Subaru

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

$400,000 Raised for Adaptive Sports Programs - Stephanie M

Doug Smith Subaru was proud to support Wasatch Adaptive Sports in their annual HGGC Steve Young Ski Classic in March 2021. This annual event raises funds to support Wasatch Adaptive Sports and the organization’s mission to provide recreational activities and resources for children, adults, and veterans with adaptive needs. Thanks to the amazing Wasatch Adaptive Sports community and support by Doug Smith Subaru, Subaru of America, and other sponsors, the event raised over $400,000! These generous funds have already helped Wasatch Adaptive Sports purchase a second truck and trailer to expand their geographical footprint and reach new students and families in underserved areas. They will also help Wasatch Adaptive Sports provide over 74% of programs on scholarship, introduce new programs such as adaptive mountain biking, and expand partnerships with other community groups that serve the adaptive population. Doug Smith Subaru is proud to support Wasatch Adaptive Sports. “We came to know [Wasatch Adaptive Sports] many, many years ago when my son was diagnosed with autism,” said Frank Smith, general manager of Doug Smith Subaru in American Fork, Utah. “I didn’t think there was a way in the world that that kid could be taught how to ski, but they had him skiing even before we taught him how to be potty trained. The reason we love to support them is because of the people. They have such good people, and we’re just very thankful to be part of the organization.” Doug Smith Subaru is proud to support Wasatch Adaptive Sports and their commitment to helping advance recreational activities for children, adults, and veterans with adaptive needs.

Wasatch Adaptive Sports

Skate for Cancer with Millie's Princess Foundation - Doug S

On Saturday, July 10th 2021, Doug Smith Subaru was honorer to be a part of the Skate for Cancer event at the Peaks Ice Arena in Provo Utah. This event is hugely benefited by the involvement of Millie's Princess Foundation. The namesake for this foundation is Millie Flamm, a young girl who was diagnosed with cancer at the age of four. She had her life-long dream of being a fashion designer fulfilled by Persnickety only weeks before her passing on June 18, 2013. Wonderful women, who lived in Millie Flamm’s neighborhood, wanted to do something to help her and her family. What started initially as the Princess Run, eventually became the successful foundation that is now Millie's Princess Foundation, an organization that is constantly seeking ways to partner with communities to help families in need. For all of us at Doug Smith Subaru, this has hit particularly close to home as one of our own, Nelson Mousques, a member of our Subaru Team, has been affected. His daughter, Sophia, just recently had her cancer relapse, after nearly 7 1/2 years and having been declared cancer-free. We feel for him and his family as they all deal with this devastating news. Despite all of this, Nelson is still one of the happiest people you will ever meet and is just an incredible example of persevering with a positive attitude. We are truly grateful to have been able to join Millie's Princess Foundation in offering our own $5,000 donation match to compliment their very generous contribution. Together we've been able to add $10,000 in donations for this sweet family. With incredible support from the local community, we were able to raise funds in excess of $17,000. We know how beneficial this will be for Sophia and her family at such a critical time in her treatment. We love you Sophia! We are all rooting for you.

Skate for Cancer with Millie's Princess Foundation

Love Blooms at the VBHA Adult Autism Center - Heather D

This spring Doug Smith Subaru volunteers gathered at the Valley Behavioral Health Adult Autism gathered to plant flowers and shrubs to brighten the grounds of the center. The center is the first of its kind, addressing the gap of services that individuals with autism experience after age 21. The program provides meaningful activities and employment opportunities to help continue to support its members and their families through adulthood. The new center will have a library, fitness center, arts and crafts room, commercial kitchen, and more to provide activities and opportunities to its members. The center will also have a medical, dental, and hair cutting station to provide those essential services in a more comfortable environment. “Volunteers really play an incredible role in both the design and development of the adult autism program as well as even our planting event today. We are so grateful for Doug Smith Subaru who has helped bring many volunteers forward to help with us with our landscaping project,” says Rebecca Brown, Interim President and CEO of the Adult Autism Council. Doug Smith Subaru is proud to be a community partner of the Valley Behavioral Health and the Autism Council of Utah, providing not only volunteer support, but also events and financial donations. Learn more about the Valley Behavioral Health Adult Autism Center at adultautismcenter.org

Valley Behavioral Health Adult Autism Center

Bringing Utah's First Adult Autism Center to Life - Cheryl S

This month, the Autism Council of Utah and Valley Behavioral Health were excited to receive an extremely generous $40,000 donation from Doug Smith Subaru and Subaru of America to support the construction of a new adult autism center in Murray, Utah. With this donation, the Autism Council of Utah and Valley Behavioral Health have been able to make significant progress in the construction of a large teaching and experiential lifetime learning center specifically for adults with autism. We were so excited to be able to use this donation toward the Adult Autism Center of Lifetime Learning. This adult autism center is state of the art and the first of its kind in the United States. This center will give adults severely affected by autism a place to thrive and to help develop the best quality of life possible. The level of quality services in this program will raise the bar for services provided to adults with autism, helping empower them to become more independent, learn new skills, and not least of all have a happy, meaningful place to spend their day. Having these opportunities means everything to the adults in our program and their families. The Autism Council of Utah is proud to be a community partner with Doug Smith Subaru. Without the support of Subaru, we wouldn’t be able to fund these life-changing programs for this vulnerable population. Doug Smith Subaru has been a generous yearly supporter of the Autism Council of Utah for 30 years, helping the autism community through financial donations, events, and service projects. The Doug Smith Subaru “Share the Love” donation is one of the main ways for us to support individuals with autism in the State of Utah. We are all volunteers at the Autism Council of Utah, so 100% of those funds go to help individuals and families affected by autism. The Autism Council of Utah, Valley Behavioral Health and the Pingree Center for Autism Learning join together in expressing a sincere “Thank you” to Doug Smith Subaru and Subaru of America for always being there for the Autism Council of Utah and our partners to help provide support and services to the families that need us the most. Together, we have been able to help make things better for thousands of families and for our community as a whole. Thank you, Doug Smith Subaru!

Autism Council of Utah

Doug Smith Subaru Helps Donate 620,000 Meals - Kendall F

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Subaru America has donated 50 million meals to Feeding America to feed communities around the country. Doug Smith Subaru along with the Wasatch Front Subaru Retailers have teamed up to donate 620,000 of these meals to the Utah Food Bank. Thank you to the amazing teams who help coordinate these important efforts and to the amazing customers who help make these projects possible.

Feeding America
Doug Smith Subaru Helps Donate 620,000 Meals

April is Autism Awareness Month - Autism C

Doug Smith is proud to sponsor the Autism Council of Utah. Every month of April is considered Autism Awareness Month to help promote autism awareness and help ensure all those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder are able to achieve the highest quality of life possible. This month is meant to spread awareness, promote acceptance, and ignite change. Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, many of the Autism Awareness Month events planned by the Autism Council of Utah have been postponing, but efforts still continue to ensure awareness is spread and that those individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder can receive the resources and healthcare they need during this time.

Autism Council of Utah
April is Autism Awareness Month

Doug Smith Subaru Supports Autism Council of Utah - Mikelle D

Doug Smith Subaru is proud to support the Autism Council of Utah. The Autism Council of Utah supports individuals of all ages who have or are affected by autism, or related conditions by providing support, resources, and programs. Some of the help they provide the community include autism conferences, trainings and workshops, representing the Autism Council of Utah in arenas such as the Utah Autism Initiative, the Governor’s Commission for Early Childhood Development, Special Care Advisory Board, and more. They’ve also initiated several statewide projects such as the Autism specialty license plate, law enforcement training, and legislative education. Learn more about the Autism Council of Utah and how to show your support at autismcouncilofutah.org.

Autism Council of Utah

Free Microchip Event & Costume Contest - Mikelle D

Doug Smith Subaru loves pets and knows how important they are to you and your family. That’s why Doug Smith Subaru partnered with the Humane Society of Utah to offer a free pet microchipping event and Halloween costume contest at Doug Smith Subaru on Saturday, October 19. At the free pet microchipping event, families across the state were welcomed to come and have a pet microchipped by licensed Banfield veterinarians and technicians who graciously donated their time to this event. These microchips are tiny implantable medical devices inserted below the pet’s skin. In the case that a pet is misplaced, these chips can be scanned by shelters and vets around the country to gain contact information for the owner. During the event, dozens of pets were microchipped. In addition to free microchipping, Doug Smith Subaru also held a pet costume contest and awarded prizes to 3 lucky Halloween pet costumes winners. These prizes included a 6-month subscription to Bark Box for monthly toys and treats, a Reddy orthopedic dog bed, a dog backpack, and all-weather dog boots. Congratulations to the Halloween pet costume contest winners: 1st Place: Brooke Blackwelder with Holly 2nd Place: Destinee Lancaster with Shilo & Winston 3rd Place: Christina Quinn with Bagheera

Humane Society of Utah
Free Microchip Event & Costume Contest

Bark at the Moon - Doug Smith Subaru Loves Pets - Mikelle D

Doug Smith Subaru is a proud sponsor of the Humane Society in Utah. This September, Doug Smith helped support the Humane Society of Utah’s second annual Bark at the Moon fundraiser. This fun event brought the community together for food, drinks, live entertainment, and a dog zone with puppy-approved activities. The event culminated in a nighttime glow-in-the-dark group stroll. Doug Smith Subaru was excited to help bring the event to life as a sponsor as well as bringing over 1200 handmade dog biscuits to share with the community.

Humane Society of Utah
Bark at the Moon - Doug Smith Subaru Loves Pets

Doug Smith Spreads Love to Cancer Patients - Stacie K

On July 16th, the amazing people at Doug Smith Subaru partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to deliver 80 blankets, 30 craft kits and messages of hope once again to the cancer patients at Intermountain American Fork Hospital. This is the fourth year Doug Smith Subaru has provided this generous gift to the hospital. Many of the staff and employees from American Fork Hospital came out for a photo with the Doug Smith Subaru Outback as a thank you to the dealership for their support year after year. The hospital staff expressed how much this annual delivery means to them and their patients. Blankets may seem like a small gesture to people who are not dealing with cancer treatment, but to the patients at the hospital the blankets mean so much more than warmth. Because of how involved Doug Smith Subaru is into their local community, the blankets they delivered seem to represent the care and thought of the entire American Fork community. LLS staff look forward to partnering with Doug Smith every year and are so grateful for their support!

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Doug Smith Spreads Love to Cancer Patients