The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2022 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 2022 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 Dean Team 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.

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Did Dean Team 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 Dean Team Subaru

Subaru and Dean Team 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

The Dean Team Subaru's Support of Our Mission - Katelyn K

BackStoppers provides ongoing needed financial assistance and support to the spouses and dependent children of all police officers, firefighters and volunteer firefighters, and publicly-funded paramedics and EMTs in our coverage area who have lost their lives in the line of duty. We support families of fallen heroes by paying off all debt, providing health and dental insurance, reimbursing for out-of-pocket medical expenses, covering tuition and educational costs from day care through university, and assisting with miscellaneous extraordinary expenses. We currently assist 95 families with 75 dependent children and have assisted over 180 families since 1959. Our friends at The Dean Team Subaru are committed to honoring our fallen heroes and helping the loved ones left behind. The Dean Team presented $5,700 this October from their tremendous fundraising efforts. We are grateful for The Dean Team's commitment to our mission and the first responder community.

The BackStoppers
The Dean Team Subaru's Support of Our Mission

Helping Angels’ Arms Foster Parents and Children Thrive - Mary M

Helping Angels’ Arms Foster Parents and Children Thrive For the past eight years, Dean Team Subaru has embraced the vision of Angels’ Arms by helping provide a community-supported foster care system where parents and children thrive. The Dean Team’s far-reaching support has touched foster families living in Angels’ Arms homes as well as many additional foster children. They have worked with several Angels’ Arms teens as they were aging out of foster care. Dean Team supplied critically needed vehicles for these teens who required transportation to jobs, college and/or job training, assisting them in moving toward adulthood and independence. They also assisted Angels’ Arms when our utility vehicle needed work. Going above and beyond, Dean Team held numerous drives at the dealership, collecting much needed laundry detergent, paper products, personal care items and food, providing critical supplies for Angels’ Arms foster families and hungry foster youth. But their support doesn’t stop there. Dean Team is a major sponsor for many Angels’ Arms events, helping assure that funds are raised to support the mission of providing homes, resources and experiences for the foster youth. They also continue each year to “adopt” numerous children through the holiday giving program, assuring that each foster child enjoys personal gifts and a very special holiday celebration, often for the first time in their lives. Angels’ Arms vision of a community-supported foster care system truly comes to life through Dean Team Subaru, and we are beyond grateful for their generosity and support.

Angels' Arms
Helping Angels’ Arms Foster Parents and Children Thrive

The Dean Team, Subaru Loves Pets -Make A Dogs Day - Bogey - Lynese C

The Dean Team has always supported Open Door Animal Sanctuary (ODAS). If we have a need, they are there to make it happen! From sponsoring our Paws To Party Annual Gala, to sponsoring our First Responders Calendar, to Truck or Treat, we can count on The Dean Team to provide financial support for our dogs and cats. During the difficult two years of the pandemic, The Dean Team helped ODAS feature our animals which in turn helped them to find their forever homes. We are grateful for all their support throughout the years! This year, for Subaru Loves Pets, we featured one of our most energetic dogs named Bogey. Bogey is a year old and found his forever home shortly after arriving at Open Door, thanks to The Dean Team and Subaru and their promise to donate $100 for every dog adopted during October. The Trunk Or Treat event at The Dean Team Subaru was a hit with the kids, dogs and families. We brought a handful of our puppies to the event, which all were adopted the following day (adoptions have to be done at our shelter). The exposure Open Door received because of the Subaru Loves Pets assisted in helping us reach our goals. During the month of October 40 dogs were adopted and 57 cats found their forever homes. The Dean Team always exceeds our expectations and is willing to donate whatever resources that are at their disposal. We are grateful for their support! Open Door Animal Sanctuary, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 1975, is the largest no-kill shelter in the greater St. Louis area and State of Missouri. Open Door’s Mission is to provide homeless cats and dogs with the highest quality of life and a second chance to find a forever family. We serve the community by taking in stray, abused, neglected and otherwise unwanted cats and dogs and placing them up for adoption. Each day we provide shelter, food, medical care and LOVE to more than 350 animals. Every animal that comes to us has a home and a second chance at life. We are grateful to The Dean Team Subaru for being one of our corporate sponsors for the last decade.

Open Door Animal Sanctuary
The Dean Team, Subaru Loves Pets -Make A Dogs Day - Bogey

Dean Team Automotive's Commitment to our Mission - Katelyn K

BackStoppers provides ongoing needed financial assistance and support to the spouses and dependent children of all police officers, firefighters and volunteer firefighters, and publicly-funded paramedics and EMTs in our coverage area who have lost their lives in the line of duty. We support families of fallen heroes by paying off all debt, providing health and dental insurance, reimbursing for out-of-pocket medical expenses, covering tuition and educational costs from day care through university, and assisting with miscellaneous extraordinary expenses. We currently assist 95 families with 75 dependent children and have assisted over 180 families since 1959. Our friends at The Dean Team Automotive Group are committed to honoring our fallen heroes and helping the loved ones left behind. The Dean Team presented $5,700 this October from their tremendous fundraising efforts. We are grateful for The Dean Team's commitment to our mission and the first responder community.

The BackStoppers
Dean Team Automotive's Commitment to our Mission

Subaru and St. Louis LDA Growing a Strong Community - Chris K

The relationship that the St. Louis LDA is lucky enough to have with Dean Team Subaru and Subaru of America has been instrumental in the growth of the services we have been able to provide the St. Louis Community the past 9 years. We have received over $165,500 during this time period. This has helped us continue to provide services that are helping our children Learn, Develop, Achieve. In 2021, St. Louis LDA was able to provide over 44,000 interactions to 8400 children, parents, and educators. This continued commitment from Dean Team Subaru has been magical for the growth in not only St. Louis LDA but in the St. Louis Community. I cannot thank Dean Team Subaru and Subaru of America enough for their longstanding relationship and support of this great community. Organizations like this is what helps make dreams come true for our children and the future of this community.

St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association
Subaru and St. Louis LDA Growing a Strong Community

Subaru & LLS Bring Warmth to Local Patients - David W

John Ostlund and Sam Goevert, Dean Team Subaru, met Josh Bollam, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), at Cardinal Glennon Hospital to deliver blankets for young cancer patients on Friday, July 8th. Ryan Jennings, of the Cardinal Glennon Foundation, greeted everyone and graciously accepted the delivery on behalf of the hospital. While the group was not able to deliver the blankets directly to the patients, they had an informative and meaningful conversation about the value of the Subaru Loves to Care Program and its alignment with the mission of LLS. Thank you, Dean Team Subaru, for sharing the love and providing warm blankets to the children of Cardinal Glennon!

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Subaru & LLS Bring Warmth to Local Patients

Finding Love - Despite the Pandemic! - Carrie Ann P

Dean Team Subaru has been instrumental in helping Open Door Animal Sanctuary keep their dog and cat adoption numbers high despite most of their other adoption site partners being shut down to customer traffic during most of 2020 and into 2021. Open Door is the largest no-kill shelter in Missouri with an average of 350 adoptable cats and dogs on site each day. Although they remained open for adoptions, customer traffic decreased at their shelter because of the pandemic. This decrease in adopters was made worse because all of their usual off-site evening and weekend adoption events that were typically held throughout the year were cancelled due to local health orders. With fewer animals going home - fewer could be rescued and saved. Dean Team was their first partner site to "re-open" for adoption events as they did have customer traffic and they also helped the shelter pets in the mean time by using their social media outreach to promote their adoptable cats and dogs the the virtual and socially distanced adoption format the shelter offered. This has continued throughout 2021. This dedicated group of animal loving staff at Dean Team Subaru has certainly done their part to ensure rescued pets found loving, lasting homes despite the pandemic! Thank you!

Open Door Animal Sanctuary
Finding Love - Despite the Pandemic!

Above and Beyond for Foster Families - Maria R

The Dean Team has been partnering with Angels' Arms for years now. This partnership has lead to countless moments of gratitude. Throughout the years The Dean Team has assisted Angels' Arms foster families in collections of laundry detergent, groceries, and more! From providing gifts to our foster children for the holidays to helping our teens aging out of the foster care system feel true independence and get their first vehicle, the Dean Team has been there for all of these special moments. Sponsoring events, attending fundraisers and supporting our foster families year after year as truly made the Dean Team one of our biggest allies in furthering our mission and we are beyond grateful for everything they have done and continue to do. Thank you Dean Team!

Angels' Arms
Above and Beyond for Foster Families

Subaru Share the Love event - Chris K

Making quality educational opportunities accessible for all children is a goal shared by Subaru of America, Dean Team Subaru, and St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association (LDA). We believe all children should be given the hope, understanding, and compassion needed to grow and reach their full potential. In an unprecedented time of virtual learning and non-traditional classroom experiences for students, parents, and educators, our mission to help all children learn, develop, and achieve has never been more clear. Despite the disruption of in-person learning for much of 2020 and 2021, St. Louis LDA was still able to provide more than 30,000 interactions to 6,847 children, parents, and educators last year due to the pivotal addition of virtual services. Contributions from dedicated partners like Subaru made it possible to put the staff and technology in place to keep children learning, connected, and engaged. Dean Team Subaru has partnered with St. Louis LDA for the last 9 years raising over $130,000 through the Share the Love Program. This continued commitment to our community’s children has made a significant impact on not only their academic needs, but their social-emotional growth as well. When students are empowered to learn and succeed in the classroom, a world of possibility opens up. Just listen to what one of our tutoring students recently had to say, “Before tutoring with St. Louis LDA, I had a hard time comprehending things in school. My tutor is an amazing person and the only one that I feel fully confident to teach me my lesson that I didn’t understand in class. She is very caring and cheers me up when I’m having a bad day. By tutoring with St. Louis LDA I have become a better student. Thank you!”Throughout the past 9 years of deep-rooted partnership, we cannot thank Subaru of America and Dean Team Subaru enough for giving struggling learners in the St. Louis area the gift of education, support, and understanding.

St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association
Subaru Share the Love event

Subaru Helps Children Learn, Develop and Achieve! - Chris K

Subaru of America and Dean Team Subaru believe in making education accessible for all children. St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) shares this mission and believes all children should be given the hope, understanding, and compassion to learn and reach their full potential. St. Louis LDA provides the children we serve with the support and education necessary to succeed, both in the classroom and in life. Dean Team Subaru has partnered with St. Louis LDA for the last 8 years and with Subaru’s continued generosity, we have steadily increased our interactions with St. Louis area children, parents and educators through our comprehensive programs. A parent in our tutoring program recently shared, “Our son has improved tremendously with his reading comprehension. The enthusiasm he expresses and displays while reading now is insurmountable! We are grateful for the dedication of his tutor at LDA for working diligently with him. May every child who has a learning hiccup become an academic warrior. Thank you for all that you have done on behalf of our son!” In 2019, we provided 53,142 interactions to 8,351 individuals—helping children discover their strengths, overcome obstacles to learning, and reach their full potential both personally and academically. St. Louis LDA also provided $332,153 in services to the community through need-based financial aid and reduced rates. Dean Team Subaru’s financial support has made it possible for hundreds of students to get the help they need through programs such as Personalized Tutoring, Cognitive Educational Evaluations, and Early Childhood Outreach. We are so grateful to have strong community partners like Dean Team and Subaru of America that allow us to continue helping St. Louis area children learn, develop, and achieve!

St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association
Subaru Helps Children Learn, Develop and Achieve!