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.
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.
Whether they live in our homes or in the wild, Subaru is committed to keeping all animals safe and healthy.
A partner since 2008, Subaru has donated over $28 million to the ASPCA and through Subaru Loves Pets has helped support the rescue, transport, adoption, and well-being of over 230,000 animals across the country.
Subaru and our retailers are committed to protecting and preserving the Earth, not just by our words, but also by our actions.
Since 2018, as part of the Subaru Loves the Earth initiative, Subaru and retailers across the country have partnered with TerraCycle® and have collected over 7 million pieces of hard-to-recycle trash from their communities. Items such as snack bag wrappers, coffee cups, or used cabin air filters from service areas have been diverted from landfills and given a second life by TerraCycle when it is converted into durable furniture and other usable items.
It's our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.
Since 2015 Subaru, in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement Science, donated over 369,000 award-winning science books. In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and Adoptaclassroom.org we supported teachers and students with donations of $400,000 in gift cards and school supplies.
In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.
In 2020, Subaru and its retailers made a donation to Feeding America to provide 50 million meals to help feed people in need during the COVID-19 crisis,* making meals available at 199 local food banks across the country.
*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.
We should all have a chance to lead a healthy life. We’re aiming to give as many people that chance as we can.
Since 2016, Subaru and its retailers have partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate over 167,000 blankets and 21,500 arts & crafts kits and reached nearly 150,000 patients in more than 780 hospitals nationwide.
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.
Subaru and Subaru of Baton Rouge 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.
I hate buying cars. The salespeople are usually pushy and often dishonest. I usually talk my honey in doing all the leg work and all I have to do is go in and sign the paper work. On this occasion I decided it was time I put my big girl panties on and find the car of my dreams that would fit my budget. I did my homework and I decided on a Subaru. Before I went to the dealership I prayed for peace and a pleasant experience. Well, I live in Houston, Texas and I found my way to the perfect experience in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I called all the Subaru dealers in the Houston area and no one had a Crosstrek. I then started calling dealers in Louisiana. Thank the Lord, I was led to Katie Rivera. Katie was my salesperson and she was pleasant, kind, a good listener, respectful, and honest. If she did not know the answer to my questions she would tell me she did not know and then would go and find the answer. It was such a pleasant experience. My puppy was with me the day I bought the car. Katie and the other employees at the dealership were friendly and kind to my puppy. In fact Katie helped me get all the car friendly stuff I needed so Storm could ride safely. He loves riding in the car. When I need another car I will find Katie and buy a car from her. I hope she stays with Subaru because I love my car, but the customer service Katie gave to me that day was so outstanding I might have to consider another make. Let's hope not. I want to thank Katie for the excellent care I received and thank Subaru for having the foresight and good sense to hire Katie. Katie thank you for the awesome experience, your kindness has made me re-evaluate my opinions of car salespeople. .
For a full week leading up to Christmas, dedicated space within the halls of Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is completely transformed into a shopping experience for patients and their families who must spend the holidays at the hospital. Named the "Sugar Plum Shoppe," this makeshift "Santa's Workshop" is made possible by community partners and volunteers that make it possible for parents of currently hospitalized patients to "shop"—free of charge—for gifts for their patient child and their siblings. Subaru of Baton Rouge and Fabre Automotive played a large role in this year's successful event by hosting a toy drive and gifting donations to the shop. Simply put, without their efforts and those of other community partners we would not be able to provide this experience for our patient families, adding yet another burden to an already stressful time for parents with hospitalized children. Our Lady of the Lake values the longstanding partnership with Subaru of Baton Rouge, Fabre Automotive and the truly giving Fabre family. We celebrate with them their investment and recognize our co-commitment to the mission of reaching and touching the lives of our patients and their families.
Gina was my saleswoman! She was in constant contact to keep me informed about everything. She was kind and sweet, almost like a daughter. I couldn't have asked for a better person to help me purchase my new Forester. She was happy for me when it came in. She wasn't just a saleswoman; she was real. So if you get Gina to help you, you will get a jewel! She is one of those precious people that I have added to my life. May God bless her for her kindness to me.
Light The Night is the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) largest community-wide fundraising campaign to raise awareness and critical funds for blood cancer research and patient assistance programs. The COVID-19 pandemic affected LLS as it did every other industry in the world, from staff and budget cuts to reorganization and more. Bringing our Light The Night walk back in person after a 3-year hiatus was no small feat, and we could not have accomplished this without our community partners like Subaru of Baton Rouge. Kaci and the crew at Subaru of Baton Rouge were eager to partner with us in every way. From supporting Our Lady Of The Lake Hospital’s cancer center through the Subaru Loves To Care program, to joining on as a new corporate sponsor for Light The Night 2022, we are truly grateful for their enthusiasm and incredible generosity. The engagement and excitement from our Light The Night participants were palpable this year knowing that we'd be celebrating in person again. We cannot thank Subaru of Baton Rouge enough for providing our patients, survivors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals with the opportunity to honor and remember loved ones amongst a supportive network and to participate in fun activities that “bring light to the darkness of cancer”. You are helping to improve the quality of life for our patients and their families!
You can say it was love at first sight. When I walked into the Subaru of Baton Rouge showroom a week ago and saw my new 2022 Subaru Forester Touring in Horizon Blue Pearl waiting for me, beautifully detailed with a red bow on the hood, I knew this was finally the Subaru for me. Before the Forester, I had driven an Outback Limited and an Ascent Touring - both purchased at Subaru of Baton Rouge. To make a long story short, both vehicles were supposed to be blue but became gray due to a blinker glitch, a pre-delivery recall and supply chain issues. Regardless of color, both the Outback and the Ascent were wonderful vehicles. They just weren't blue. That's where Subaru's Love Promise comes in. Having driven vehicles by other Japanese automakers, I never felt a personal connection to a brand like I do with Subaru. Owning a Subaru is a lifestyle choice, and the company treats its customers like family. The Love Promise is all about "building lifelong relationships ... by providing customer service with integrity and compassion," in addition to loving the Earth, pets, learning, health and caring for others. I live this mission with Subaru every day when I walk out my front door and unlock my vehicle. Being a Subaru owner makes me an ambassador of the brand, and I am overjoyed when others ask me about my vehicle because that gives me a reason to share the Love Promise with them. Since joining the Subaru family two years ago, the entire staff at Subaru of Baton Rouge has become like family to me. The team there embodies the Love Promise and puts it on full display every day. Whether out in the community sponsoring local schools and pet adoption events ... or at the dealership making my dream of owning a blue Subaru come true, Subaru of Baton Rouge is spreading love to others. Perhaps most special about the team at Subaru of Baton Rouge is that all departments share in the Love Promise mission. From the friendly faces in service to Kerry, Brie, Clark and all product specialists to AJ in financing and Yvette, the dealership's re-delivery specialist, everyone there treats you like family the moment you walk through the door. This is a special camaraderie and the reason why I no longer consider any other options when purchasing a vehicle. I feel the love. Consider me a customer for life
From the moment I decided it was time for a new vehicle, I knew my next ride had to be Subaru. I reached out to Subaru of Baton Rouge and Heather was glad to take my call! She booked me an appointment and had two vehicles ready to be test-driven within the same week! Heather set me up with Brie and she was AMAZING! From her sunny disposition and cheerful personality, I knew I was in the right place! She was very patient and talked me through my options. She answered every question (and there was a laundry list). She even helped me set up my first tune-up appointment and programmed my phone to my new car! Matt gave me the best estimate on my trade-in and Clark helped me out after having just replaced my alternator on my trade-in the week before. AJ made the signing process a breeze and hooked me up with an incredible extended warranty package! After purchasing the new 2023 Crosstrek Limited, Brie called to check in and make sure everything was running smoothly. Boy was it! She drives like a dream and is very user friendly. The leather seats and Harmon Kardon speakers makes this utility vehicle feel luxurious and top-notch. Sport mode is my favorite and I love utilizing all of the features. Overall, I love my new Subaru and I couldn't ask for better people to put me in this vehicle! The customer service went above and beyond and made car buying an enjoyable process, instead of a stressful one. Shoutout to Subaru of Baton Rouge for their incredible customer service and putting me in the freshest car on the Block! I'm glad to be part of the Subaru family!
You can say it was love at first sight. When I walked into the Subaru of Baton Rouge showroom a week ago and saw my new 2022 Subaru Forester Touring in Horizon Blue Pearl waiting for me, beautifully detailed with a red bow on the hood, I knew this was finally the Subaru for me. Before the Forester, I had driven an Outback Limited and an Ascent Touring - both purchased at Subaru of Baton Rouge. To make a long story short, both vehicles were supposed to be blue but became gray due to a blinker glitch, a pre-delivery recall and supply chain issues. Regardless of color, both the Outback and the Ascent were wonderful vehicles. They just weren't blue. That's where Subaru's Love Promise comes in. Having driven vehicles by other Japanese automakers, I never felt a personal connection to a brand like I do with Subaru. Owning a Subaru is a lifestyle choice, and the company treats its customers like family. The Love Promise is all about "building lifelong relationships... by providing customer service with integrity and compassion," in addition to loving the Earth, pets, learning, health and caring for others. I live this mission with Subaru every day when I walk out my front door and unlock my vehicle. Being a Subaru owner makes me an ambassador of the brand, and I am overjoyed when others ask me about my vehicle because that gives me a reason to share the Love Promise with them. Since joining the Subaru family two years ago, the entire staff at Subaru of Baton Rouge has become like family to me. The team there embodies the Love Promise and puts it on full display every day. Whether out in the community sponsoring local schools and pet adoption events... or at the dealership making my dream of owning a blue Subaru come true, Subaru of Baton Rouge is spreading love to others. Perhaps most special about the team at Subaru of Baton Rouge is that all departments share in the Love Promise mission. From the friendly faces in service to Kerry, Brie, Clark and all product specialists to AJ in financing and Yvette, the dealership's re-delivery specialist, everyone there treats you like family the moment you walk through the door. This is a special camaraderie and the reason why I no longer consider any other options when purchasing a vehicle. I feel the love. Consider me a customer for life.
Subaru of Baton Rouge has been near and dear to my heart for years. First and foremost, the marketing efforts of Subaru locally make a difference here in the Baton Rouge community. I've known Kaci Melancon since 2018 and met her because of a community event called Clear the Shelters. Subaru, to date is a super supporter for this event and their involvement undoubtedly makes a difference in helping our furry friends find their FURR-EVER homes. That being said, I had an unexpected, out of the blue need for a new vehicle a few weeks ago. A few Fridays ago, I was on the way home from chaperoning a dance for son, my car died four times. It was 2017, I had not had any trouble and of course, almost paid off. As luck would have it, a few days later I was advised that my current car was just not safe to drive. Anything that would be done to it, would have just been a band aid; therefore, not reliable and dependable. I was panicked and emotional as I am a working single mom of three kiddos and my vehicle is my lifeline. In addition, I am in outside sales and my car is my office. I immediately reached out to Kaci at Subaru and explained my situation and urgency. KJ called me back within ten minutes and was sweet, calming and reassuring in a moment when it was desperately needed. I arrived at the dealership within an hour and literally they all just took me under their wings. Corey and Mr. Clark were also reassuring and comforting. Corey immediately had the car I was interested in (White Subaru Outback) ready for me to test drive. Mr. Clark was right there, too, every step of the way. I bought a 2020 White Outback and every single day I just can not wait to ride in my car! :) Subaru of Baton Rouge has amazing people that work there. Thank you Kaci, KJ, Corey, and Mr. Clark. You all were true angels to me! I'm a Subaru lover for life!
My husband and I drove 110 miles to Subaru of Baton Rouge because we had been very pleased with our experience there in 2015 (Forester) and again in July for our 2022 Outback. The added bonus this time was getting to meet and deal with Kaitie Rivera, our sales consultant. She is a ray of sunshine as well as very knowledgeable, professional and super helpful. And just so very nice! Although we had never before custom ordered a car, Kaitie made the process quite easy with no pressure whatsoever. When we were deliberating about exterior and interior colors and lamenting that we couldn’t see our first choice colors in person, Kaitie knew that a dealership employee owned an Outback in the exact combination we were considering and took us out to the parking lot to see what it actually looked like. We loved it and ordered the new car that day. We have been very pleased with every aspect of buying our 2015 Forester and now 2022 Outback from Subaru of Baton Rouge. Repeat business goes to dealerships whose employees treat customers fairly, honestly and nicely. Subaru of Baton Rouge checks all the boxes. The trip to Baton Rouge is well worth it for us.
I took my Subaru in to get serviced and was informed my AC condenser needed to be replaced. I was initially distraught because, as a graduate student, I did not have enough money to purchase the part and pay for the repair. But being in Louisiana just as summer was starting, I needed working AC. David Gaspard at Subaru Baton Rouge overheard my problem and offered to help me out. He agreed to purchase the replacement part which allowed me to only pay for the repair work. Thanks to him and the great krewe at Subaru Baton Rouge I now have super cold AC, just in time for the Louisiana summer heat!
In a world where buying a new car is a challenge, Subaru of Baton Rouge made it much easier. My sales person, Kaitie, was knowledgeable, responsive and friendly. She kept me updated on expected delivery and answered my questions every step of the way. When I took delivery, she spent a lot of time showing me how everything (and I mean everything!) worked. In the back office, the financial person, AJ, was fast and efficient at doing the paperwork. He explained the details very clearly. I especially appreciate the following things that are all too common elsewhere. There were no hidden fees/services added later. There was no high pressure upsell for options or extras. If I said “no thanks”, we moved on. There was no premium above MSRP (the only dealership I went to without one). I will recommend both the dealership and Kaitie to anyone looking to purchase a new vehicle.
Dear Subaru of Baton Rouge, There is an old adage that "the third time is the charm," but in my case, this is my third Subaru, and all three have been a charm! This is however, the first time I have had a computerized digital dash board that tells me everything I need to know about my Crosstrek, it's mechanical workings, the weather the temperature travel information, and even if I have left something on my backseat! It even tells me how many miles I can go before I need to refill. Katie was so personable, friendly, and helpful, Matthew was so patient with all my questions, and Yvette Blanchard came to my house not once, but twice to teach me what all the icons on the dashboard meant and how to use them! She was so patient and more than willing to explain multiple times the various functions to make driving more pleasurable as well as safe! She even brought her drill and put in my new license plate! Now THAT is service with a smile! I don't expect to outlive my third Subaru but if I do, and wayyyy in the distant future need another I so hope Katie, Matthew, and Yvette haven't retired!
Bryan and I can’t exclaim enough about how very friendly, helpful and easy this process was over the weekend. We had lunch at Mason’s… the friendliest staff we can remember in a restaurant. Amazing people, great food. I haven’t seen Bryan happily leave a 25-30% tip in forever because of the service, and not just from the waitress we encountered but everyone. And I think a lot of this attitude was due to the genuinely friendly and helpful staff at Subaru. From Frank picking us up at the airport, you Clark, KJ and the gentleman repairing the cut on the steering wheel, all just an amazing experience. Thank you again!! We did make it home before midnight on Saturday, but We got a little off route on the way home. The following pictures show the adventures we had on our drive back to Dallas and how much the pups enjoy their bandanas and new car!
Subaru of Baton Rouge has been a huge help to the Capital Area Animal Welfare Society in not only promoting our adoptable dogs each week, but attending our events and helping promote those as well. It was so great to have them come out to the CAAWS Mystic Krewe of Mutts parade this year after having a year off due to COVID. Subaru shows up, hands out swag to attendees, and does anything they can to help our organization. Subaru of Baton Rouge has been a delight to work with over the past few years!
Footprints Forever is an annual event held in Greater Baton Rouge, benefitting Maddie's Footprints. Maddie's Footprints is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides emotional and financial support to families coping with the loss of a child to miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss. Our two annual events per year allow us to raise the funds necessary to continue deferring funeral costs for these families, but they also serve as a celebration for the children's lives. Footprints Forever, specifically, is nicknamed "a birthday party for the children who never got one" and is an extremely meaningful day for our families during their journey through grief. While sponsors are always appreciated, Subaru stood out to us as a sponsor due to the fact that their entire team showed up with bells and whistles on the day of. Every time we had to enter the Subaru Dealership, we were welcomed with smiles and reassurance of their employees for our event. It truly means the world to both us and our families to see large corporations, and the people who work for them, excited to help out with our mission. Thank you, Subaru, for allowing the opportunities for your employees to participate in events such as ours!
As a foster-based dog rescue, Second Chance Dog Rescue La relies heavily on the hospitality of local businesses like Subaru Baton Rouge to allow us the opportunity to present our adoptable pups to potential adopters at their locations. This is especially true since COVID restrictions have kept us from attending public gatherings for the past couple of years. Recently, we enjoyed the most exciting day at Subaru’s Grand Re-Opening event which was a very well-attended, fun and festive occasion for all. That kind of energy brought a lot of positive attention to the dogs in our program and for the attendees as well. The entire staff at Subaru Baton Rouge was friendly, helpful, and made us feel like a welcomed part of the celebration. When potential adopters have the ability to meet our dogs in person---to hold them, to walk them, to play with them, a bonding experience begins so this was an invaluable experience. We had two of our sweet pups adopted at the Grand Re-Opening Event. One pup, Rhett, had been in our program for a full year but had not been seen at a public event until then. The other, Suzie, a sweet little Maltipoo, was adopted by a repeat adopter who, as a faithful Second Chance Dog Rescue follower, attended because she knew we were there. We are so grateful to Subaru for their community outreach and support of animal rescue. We look forward to working with them again and again! Let’s just say we love Suba-roooooo!!!
Kay Kay arrived at Companion Animal Alliance (CAA) in October 2021 severely matted and unable to see. After a much needed haircut and lots of love, Kay Kay found her forever home and is living happily ever after! CAA is grateful to Subaru for generously supporting our shelter's adoption efforts during the month of October, and throughout the year as they continue to find helpful ways to back our mission of saving more animal lives!
Subaru has financially supported BREC's Trick n Treat, Art Unleashed for three years running and we are so thankful! With their help, this community event remains free to public and adds immense value to our four-legged community members. This event promotes and facilitates dog adoptions and nonprofit dog organizations and Baton Rouge just loves the dog costume contest. All this would not be possible without Subaru's support - they truly do love pets!
Subaru of Baton Rouge donated $500 to our fifth graders at Park Elementary. With your donation, students will receive the necessary supplies needed to be successful. Students also created a class library wishlist. They are so excited to receive these books. Thank you Subaru!
CAAWS has enjoyed its community partnership with Subaru over the past five years, and realized just how much they care about us during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each year, CAAWS has its Mystic Krewe of Mutts parade in downtown Baton Rouge that thousands of people attend. It is our biggest fundraiser, and we were unable to have it in February 2021. Instead, we opted to have a virtual parade to give the community a chance to celebrate Mardi Gras with their pups and each other. We created a parade video showing a collage of video and photo submissions, which didn't have as many participants as we had hoped. However, Subaru stepped it up big time and had their own car parade at their dealership where employees made signs and threw beads, all in the name of supporting CAAWS. We are so thankful to have Subaru as a community partner because they truly care about our organization and the volunteers and animals in our shelter. Thank you, Subaru!
We started The Patriot Shootout at The University Club 11 years ago. Our Title Sponsor has been David & John Fabre with Subaru of Baton Rouge. We hold a pre-event party at The L’auberge Casino the night before the event and host both a Silent and Live Auction. To date in the 11 years of the event, we have raised over 1.8 million dollars for The Folds of Honor. We have now funded 360 scholarships in Louisiana for critically wounded veterans, spouses, and their children. Over the past several years, Subaru through the Share the Love Christmas promotion has helped me raise significant dollars for Folds of Honor! We look forward to many great years in our partnership with Subaru of Baton Rouge!
Prairieville, La. – The Prairie Dogs, an Ascension Chamber Leadership Ascension team, are “working like dogs” to bring the Prairieville area its first ever dog park at Prairieville Park (38430 Highway 929, Prairieville, La. 70769). The development will be the first of its kind in the area and is slated for completion by Summer 2021. Ascension Chamber 2021 Leadership Ascension team, “The Prairie Dogs,” have partnered with Ascension Parish to build Prairieville’s first dog park at Prairieville Park. This two-acre lot would only be a dream if not for the generous donations from the community and surrounding businesses. All funds for the park were raised through a variety of resources, but it was the amazing community that ultimately stepped up to make this happen. Subaru of Baton Rouge reached out directly to sponsor the dog park through the business, making a donation of $1000 and offering to help in anyway possible. Opening day may still be undetermined, but we know that we can count on Subaru of Baton Rouge to be on site the day it does! They have made the commitment to be involved, had out dog toys, bring a car out to display, etc. Opening day of the park will be a day that will be remembered and we have Subaru to thank. Now if only they could bring those cute golden retrievers too! :)
Subaru of Baton Rouge is one of BREC's Community Events supporters, always willing to contribute and help make a difference within our community. As 2020 hit everyone by surprise, learning to navigate through many challenges, changes and adapting to the "new normal" Subaru of Baton Rouge remained willing to assist. We were faced with the challenge of how to serve and engage with our community safely. With the support from community partners, organization, vendors we were fortunate to be able to spread joy, love, and family entertainment. BREC could always count on Subaru of Baton Rouge time after time again, Trick & Treat Art Unleashed Revamped, Full Moon Fete, Let it Sneaux, Gift Giveaway Park Hop. The power of joining together as ONE, BREC and Subaru. The overarching goal to spread love, by providing experiences and opportunities for the community during a time when it's needed most. Subaru of Baton Rouge is the true definition of "community" partner coming together as one. ONE COMMUNITY. ONE GOAL. ONE LOVE.
We started The Patriot Shootout at The University Club 9 years ago. Our Title Sponsor has been David & John Fabre with Subaru of Baton Rouge. We hold a pre-event party at The L’auberge Casino the night before the event and host both a Silent and Live Auction. To date in the 9 years of the event, we have raised over 1.7 million dollars for The Folds of Honor. Over the past several years, Subaru through the Share the Love Christmas promotion has helped me raise significant dollars for Folds of Honor! We look forward to many great years in our partnership with Subaru of Baton Rouge!
Subaru of Baton Rouge has been so generous to our animal shelter, CAA. From event sponsorships to adoption promotions and valentine's day celebrations, their team has helped keep our mission alive over the years. Their marketing team has always been such a pleasure to work with and we always look forward to their next great idea around promoting our animal welfare efforts. They truly represent a community-minded company and Baton Rouge is lucky to have them!
With the help of Subaru of Baton Rouge's owners, David & John Fabre, 9 years ago, we started The Patriot Shootout to benefit Folds of Honor Foundation. We have raised over 1 1/2 million dollars for Louisiana military, spouses, and their children for educational scholarships. We have had tremendous support from the Baton Rouge community during this time. We host a pre-tournament party at L'auberge Casino on Sunday night and have well over 300 people attend. We have both a Silent and Live auction, Wine Pull, and Custom Golf Club raffle. The golf event takes place on Monday morning, and we have 15 of Baton Rouge's top restaurants on the course. We look forward to many more years of hosting this event! Frank Gumpert - Tournament Chair
I think we can all agree what a great partner Subaru is to have in our corner! As a long time sponsor of BREC's Outdoor Adventure, they always provide us with plenty of swag for giveaways and raffles and attend and promote many of our events! At our most recent Great Family Campout event, they provided families with these awesome insect repellent bracelets. Plus, they supplied us with raffles giveways--a constellation blanket, yoga mat, and thermos.To be entered in the raffle, kids had to visit each activity station. The parents loved it because not only did it keep the kids active it encouraged them to try new things! Subaru doesn't forget about our furry, four-legged family members either. At our Pets and Paddle event in partnership with CAAWS, they donated the cutest bandannas and Frisbees for the pups. For our Sidewalks to Single Tracks program, they provided reusuable water bottles and drawstring backpacks for the kids. The list goes on! and From our team to yours, we appreciate it all and look forward to working future events together!
Ben Ledet and Kaci Melancon of Subaru of Baton Rouge always go above and beyond in supporting the Capital Area Animal Welfare Society, the first no-kill animal shelter in East Baton Rouge Parish (est. 1979). For the past few years, Subaru of BR has come to all of our major fundraisers (even the smaller ones), set up a tent, handed out swag, and brought a car to have on display. They also help us promote our fundraisers by promoting them on their own social media pages. Each Tuesday, they also post an adoptable CAAWS dog on their Facebook page, which we are so grateful for. We even had a dog adoption event at their dealership one year. Whenever we need swag to hand out, Kaci is sure to provide us with amazing Subaru giveaways, such as the Pet Adoption Kit, which comes with plenty of toys and items for people who have adopted their first pet from us. At our Krewe of Mutts Parade each year, they set up a photo booth and collect donations for us. Did we mention that they also bring TerraCycle boxes to our shelter, which we love, because we should all be about helping the environment! CAAWS loves Subaru and is so proud to have them as a community partner! Thank you, Subaru of Baton Rouge!!
Kaci Melanson and the rest of Subaru of Baton Rouge have went above and beyond to support Louisiana Warriors Unleashed which is a 501c3 NPO by becoming our 1st Purina Sponsors! That is our top sponsorship package that we offer! Subaru of Baton Rouge has made an effort to be at every event we had so far, to display the partnership we have and to promote Subaru’s love of animals throughout the community. We want to thank Kaci and Subaru of Baton Rouge for always being there for us when we need them! On top of the events they attended and helped promote, they also assisted us in a Flood Drive. They offered us their location as a drop off point for donations of dog supplies that was going out to the Houston Area during their last flooding! Their community outreach program is second to none! They go above and beyond for their communities and others as you seen in this post. My name is Jesse Walls and I’m just grateful to be partnering with such a wonderful organization! On behave of everyone at Louisiana Warriors Unleashed, Paws Up!!!
The Subaru of Baton Rouge team have been a huge part in making our Clear the Shelters event such a big success. Their support as a sponsor and their hard work in helping to spread the word lead to over 100 animals being adopted in just 1 day!
Subaru of Baton Rouge donated books to all of our fourth graders at Cedarcrest-Southmoor Elementary. This year our school's focus is on reading and writing. Students were so excited to each get a book and they will be able to take an AR test on the book and then write about the story. They are still talking about the books that Subaru gave to them! We are very grateful!
On Thursday, June 28, 2018, I, Kacie Francois, had the pleasure and honor of representing the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in presenting Lafayette General Hospital’s infusion center with blankets sponsored by Subaru of Baton Rouge. Representatives from Subaru of Baton Rouge supplied eight boxes of beautiful plaid blankets to be handed out to patients in the infusion center. Also included was a box asking individuals to leave a message of hope for those battling cancer. As a former patient that has spent numerous hours in an infusion center I know the value of both a warm blanket and a message of hope. While we were not able to personally hand out the blankets to patients due to restrictions we are satisfied knowing the staff of Lafayette General appreciates the gift and will hand them to patients as needed. Thank you, Subaru, for including me in this great act of generosity and for standing behind your words…”Subaru Loves to Care”.
I helped start a golf event for The Folds of Honor Foundation along with a lot of help from John and David Fabre, owners of Subaru of Baton Rouge 7 years ago and our Title Sponsors for The Patriot Shootout. The Folds of Honor is a non-profit organization that provides educational scholarships for Louisiana children and spouses of military men and women disabled or killed while serving our great nation! To date, we have raised over 1 million dollars that translates into approximately 200 scholarships. The Subaru "Share the Love" program during the Christmas holidays has helped us a great deal. I just wanted to thank both David and John for their support for The Folds of Honor!
In the fall of 2017, Subaru of Baton Rouge contacted the Capital Area Animal Welfare Society asking how they could help our homeless cats and dogs. What started as Subaru posting pictures of our adoptable dogs on their Facebook page turned into a relationship where they attend all of our major fundraisers, help promote our events, and even donate to our organization. In January 2018, Subaru of Baton Rouge donated a percentage of their car sales to the CAAWS Heartworm Treatment Fund. This fund allows us to pull heartworm positive dogs from kill shelters, treat them, and get them adopted into loving homes. CAAWS is thankful to Ben Ledet and Kaci Melancon at Subaru of Baton Rouge for their generosity and truly caring hearts.
We are thankful to Subaru of Baton Rouge for choosing the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for the Subaru Loves to Care Campaign this year. We appreciate Caitlin O'Banion for her time to deliver blankets, care cards, art kits and bracelets, as well as visit with group at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital. Hospital staff and blood cancer patients/families are grateful to Subaru of Baton Rouge for their care and support of all those impacted by blood cancer in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. Hillary Christiansen, Light The Night Campaign Specialist and Darby Berthelot, Light The Night Campaign Director expressed their thanks to Caitlin and hospital staff and shared information about LLS, patient services, patient travel assistance and upcoming fundraising events.
Thank you Subaru for sponsoring Mike Montgomery in the 4th Annual Dreams come true for terminally ill children Crawfish boil. Mike came in 18th out of 38 teams and the days competitions raised $25,009. Having Subaru support such a worthy cause shows just how caring Subaru is for its community.
We are excited about our new garden plants and elements. We are looking forward to staff and students from our summer program working in the garden and making observations of animals, bugs and plant growth.
What can I say? My first experience with Subaru of Baton Rouge started off with a bang. I decided to buy my mom a new car for Mother's Day/Birthday, and in her birthstone color. After finding the perfect automobile, I turned to see Missy (a saleswoman) walking up with the most welcoming smile. So,the plotting began. How do I get my mother's car without her noticing it? Missy agreed to ride with me to the house and snatch the car! As I snuck to the car port, Missy crouched down beside my car, beneath a crepe myrtle tree! Her plan was to run around to the back of the house, in case my mom came to the front door! I jumped in my mother's car and pulled up to the side of the house to retrieve Missy. Missy hopped in the car and we sped off like two gangsters! Mission accomplished! Ms. Jackson was very professional and accommodating. She was just as excited as I was to pull off the heist! Everyone was so kind. I truly enjoyed the experience. Missy was kind enough to follow me back to the "scene of the crime" and surprise my mom with her new Subaru Forester, complete with a red bow. I tricked my mom into coming outside, and the rest is history. Missy stayed and helped my mom get oriented to the car, and met my baby bird. The bird (a boy) then proceeded to flirt with Missy. After convincing him that she was married, Ms. Jackson laughed her way back to her car. It was freaking awesome! Thank you Subaru of Baton Rouge, and thank you Missy for everything! - Melet K.
BREC Dog Parks held its Howl-o-ween costume pawty on October 21st at the Raising Cane's Dog Park at Forest Park Community Park. When we found out that Subaru may be interested in participating, we immediately reached out. Unfortunately, this was about 2 weeks before the event date. Caitlin and Subaru, said "no problem" and were an AMAZING addition to the event. They were at the event participating by handing out treats for both the kids dressed in costume AND the four legged dogs competing in the contest. We look forward to growing our relationship and bringing even better events to the people of EBR. Thank you Subaru! Jason H.-BREC Extreme Sports/Dog Parks
My story begins back in SC where I bought my 2002 Outback from Prestige Subaru. I brought her home on Christmas Eve and was quite promptly told on the drive home that her name was Pearl. Yes, my girl Pearl and I went every where together and she became a wonderful geocaching companion!! As fate would have it, I wound up returning to Louisiana to live. One of my biggest concerns was where I was going to take Pearl. I finally called Subaru of BR for an oil change and had fun talking with Tracy in service. When Pearl and I got there, Aaron greeted us outside, held the door open for me to get out and to go in. I met Tab, he worked on Pearl, and Maria who is over parts. I truly felt I had found not just a great Subaru Dealer, but a new home. What I loved is that everyone always remembered Pearls name because I adore that car and had no plans of trading her in. But on Easter when we arrived home, a HUGE oak tree had fallen on top of her during a storm. I felt my heart had broken......and still do sometimes. There were power lines down and I couldn't get to my dear friend. I cried on and off all week. So, I called BR Subaru and spoke with Aaron. I went out there and we all looked at the pictures of Pearl. They were compassionate and supportive. I now drive a 2015 Outback that has more buttons than I know what to do with. If you have an older Subaru or a new one, let Subaru of BR become your new home. I'm glad I did because they have become like family :-).
I would like to thank Subaru of BR for sponsoring me in the Jambalaya Festival cooking contest in Gonzales, LA this past weekend. It shows their support in past traditions. The traditions of the Festival are being kept alive by businesses like Subaru of BR showing their support of their customers and potential customers. Thanks again for sponsoring me and for keeping traditions alive.
Subaru of Baton Rouge partnered with Friends of the Animals Baton Rouge and Santa Claus for a pet adoption on Saturday, December 6th. Santa was on hand with Mrs. Claus to take pictures with puppies and children and to make sure all our Subaru drivers were on the nice list!
Last Saturday, Subaru of Baton Rouge partnered up with its local chapter of Friends of the Animals to host our annual "Pictures with Santa Paws" Event. Santa took pictures with all of his Subaru family, and one of our dealers even got to adopt a puppy of his own! Thanks so much to everyone who came out, and we can't wait to see you all next year!