The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our customers, our community, and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2022 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes elite Subaru retailers who provide an exceptional customer experience at every interaction with Subaru. These retailers have also demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in their local communities in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

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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 Gerald Jones 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.

Columbia County Animal Shelter, ASPCA, Columbia County Humane Society

Savannah Riverkeeper, Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

Columbia County Library, Baker Place Elementary, Columbia Middle School

Augusta Bridge Ministry, Columbia County Community Connections , Golden Harvest Food Bank, Knitting Our Hearts Together

Shepeard Community Blood Center, Georgia Cancer Center

Did Gerald Jones 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 Gerald Jones Subaru

Subaru and Gerald Jones 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

Successteam Impacts 1,500+ Youth via Mentorship, Leadership Development, and Outreach - Timothy B

Since 2015, Successteam has created a safe space for youth to become leaders with principles, direction, and an optimistic outlook on life overcoming hurdles such as depression, financial inadequacy, first-generation confusion, and lack of exposure. We partner with parents, community, and educational institutions to make a difference in the lives of our youth; ages 13-18. Owned and operated by credentialed educators, professional counselors, and esteemed youth advocates; Successteam offers non-traditional educational programs and events with the purpose of enhancing and exposing community youth to the endless possibilities of life, resulting in increased awareness of personal strengths, professional aspirations, and the importance of effective goal setting. Students engaged in our programs learn to value education and personal development. We serve a diverse collection of youth from all backgrounds in the CSRA focusing on creating dynamic relationships and family atmospheres. We believe that it takes a village to raise, groom, and fulfill the needs of every aspiring leader of the next generation. Counties served include Aiken, Richmond, Columbia, Burke, Edgefield, and McDuffie. With 8 years of active existence, Successteam has established partnerships amongst service providers and institutions that assist in bringing forth a holistic experience for benefactors while having an engaging team of 30+ board members, volunteers, and program coordinators. Gerald Jones Subaru Partners with Successteam to Make a Difference in the Lives of Our Youth by supporting the organization throughout the provision of Academic Scholarships, Program Scholarships, and Sponsorships while volunteering at the Annual Back to School Bookbag Drive. Since 2020, Gerald Jones Subaru has made it possible for Successteam to maximize its impact in the community as the partnership allowed the organization to increase the amount of engaged youth by 50% throughout the CSRA. "Our partnership with Gerald Jones Subaru makes it possible for us to change lives and mentor our youth toward the accomplishment of their dreams and goals. Every youth deserves an opportunity, we're just here to provide one." - Successteam Founder & Executive Director; Tim Behling Successteam Program Information: Successteam Youth Council provides biweekly engagements geared toward Career Readiness, College Prep, Soft Skill Development, Community Service, and Leadership Development for youth ages 13 – 18. Current capacity allows 40 to 50 area students, grades 9th – 12th to enroll into the ongoing program. Membership benefits include access to Academic Scholarships, Educational Tours & College Visits, Onsite Job Shadowing & Internships, Training for Professional Certifications including CPR/AED and Public Speaking. Successteam Leadership Academy for Young Women is a youth mentoring program held on a college campus targeting residents throughout SC, GA, and NC. The program empowers and equips 100+ young ladies between the ages of 14 – 18 in grades 9th – 12th. SLAY focuses on feminine maturation, the importance of education, and leadership development teaching Financial Literacy, Women's Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Etiquette, College Readiness and more! Successteam Leadership Academy for Young Men is a youth mentoring program held on a college campus targeting residents throughout SC, GA, and NC. The program empowers and equips 100+ young men between the ages of 14 – 18 in grades 9th – 12th. SLAM focuses on male maturation, the importance of education, and leadership development teaching Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship, How to Secure Employment, Basic Mechanics, How to Succeed in Athletics, and more! The annual Successteam Back to School Bookbag Drive provides over 1,000+ backpacks and school supplies to students, grades K-12 with the sole purpose of allowing our young leaders to "worry less about school supplies and more about their grades! Students receive supplies including backpacks, pencils, notebooks, binders, paper, book covers, calculators, rulers, crayons, colored pencils, dividers, and more! Supporting Successteam is a direct investment in the lives of the our future leaders! #SuccessteamLovesSubaru

Successteam Foundation for Youth Development
Successteam Impacts 1,500+ Youth via Mentorship, Leadership Development, and Outreach

Successteam Impacts 1,000+ with Annual Back to School Event - Timothy B

Every year, Successteam has the mission to ensure "students worry less about school supplies and more about their grades!" Hosted at Aiken Technical College, Successteam gifted 1,000+ backpacks in partnership with Gerald Jones Subaru! Students served ranged between grades; K - 12 throughout SC & GA

Successteam
Successteam Impacts 1,000+ with Annual Back to School Event

Gerald Jones Subaru Delivers Blankets, Art Kits and Notes of Hope to Georgia Cancer Center Patients - Allison R

On July 7th, Gerald Jones Subaru delivered 80 blankets and children’s art kits to patients at Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University. Along with these generous gifts, staff and customers at Gerald Jones Subaru wrote messages of hope to patients and their families facing a cancer diagnosis. Susan Doughtie, Cancer Center Ancillary Manager, shared stories with the team at Gerald Jones Subaru of just how important and appreciated these gifts are to their patients. A mother coming in for treatment who had to bring her young daughter with her was able to keep her entertained with an art kit, patients receiving chemotherapy snuggled in their new warm blanket and reading a message of hope, families who knew that someone out there was thinking of them and wishing them well. Gerald Jones Subaru believes in making a positive impact on the communities in which they live and work. This annual event and the Subaru Love Promise are truly making a difference in the CSRA.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Gerald Jones Subaru Delivers Blankets, Art Kits and Notes of Hope to Georgia Cancer Center Patients

Thank you for your support! - Angela M. - Ieshia B

Thank you for your support of Amanda the Rabbit!

Thank you for your support! - Angela M.

Food Donations - Augusta Dream Center - Ieshia B

We are so grateful for community partners like Gerald Jones Subaru ✨ Their team stopped by the Augusta Dream Center to deliver donations the other day and even stayed to help us unload the bin! Thank you for your generosity <3

Food Donations - Augusta Dream Center

Subaru Loves to Help - Augusta Dream Center - Ieshia B

Thank you to our good friends at Gerald Jones Subaru for the blankets and socks to help keep the members of our community warm this winter!

Subaru Loves to Help - Augusta Dream Center

Night of Champions - Ieshia B - Ieshia B

The SUCCESSTEAM hosted their 2nd Night of Champions "A Gala Celebrating Community Efforts & Achievement" which is presented as an evening of excellence to highlight community leaders through award recognition. Thank you for inviting Gerald Jones Subaru to participate in your event!

SUCCESSTEAM
Night of Champions - Ieshia B

The 6th Annual Back-to-School Bookbag Drive-Tim B. - Ieshia B

Thank you for Gerald Jones Subaru for volunteering your time to assist us in SUCCESSTEAM's 6th Annual Prospering Young Dreamers Back-to-School Bookbag Drive. We are looking forward to our future partnership! Keep up the great work!

The SUCCESSTEAM
The 6th Annual Back-to-School Bookbag Drive-Tim B.

Juicy Reads - Lamar-Milledge Principle - Shetina R

The LMES family would like to thank Subaru for adopting six classrooms at our school. This adoption gives teachers the ability to innovatively teach while sparking a curiosity for learning; all of which we believe will increase student achievement. Gerald Jones Subaru donated bookbags and school supplies for our students while they sipped on juice drinks and listened to their General Manager, Charles Beasley, read "Amanda, A Rabbit Rescue Tale" by Angela Maskey. Also, a huge THANK YOU to Tim Behling, the founder of the SUCCESSTEAM, for engaging our students!

Lamar-Milledge Elementary School
Juicy Reads - Lamar-Milledge Principle

17 Days Later - Lynn P

My husband wanted me to have a safer car and one afternoon suggested we go to the Subaru dealership. My smaller Ford Escape had been a good car and was still in great shape, so I was lukewarm about investing in a new car. (Although, I fondly recall the first car I bought for myself in 1985 or so was a Subaru which I loved!) Our sales rep, Joe Pretzello, and Ieshia Bell, Love Encore, provided excellent customer service, and I hope to buy another Subaru soon as my story is about 17 days after driving my beautiful and SAFE new Ascent off the lot! I was driving carefully in my lane, all the way to the right to avoid hitting some rubbish that was a few cars lengths ahead of me when I was hit head-on as a driver came across the turn lane for reasons unknown. My first thought was "What. Just. Happened?" Upon impact, the explosion I saw was the airbags -- all of them -- saving my life. (God has also given me a very faithful guardian angel, and I am so grateful to be alive, but the outcome could have been much, much different if we had not purchased the Subaru when we did.) Thank you, Subaru, and Gerald Jones staff!

17 Days Later