The 2023 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

The 2023 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 2023 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.


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 O'Steen Subaru of Valdosta 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.

B.A.R.C Humane Society

Lowndes Education Improvement Foundation , Annettee Howell Turner Center for the Arts , Boy Scouts of America

Miracle League of Valdosta, The Community Foundation of South Georgia, Special Olympics Georgia, Boys and Girl Club Valdosta, Second Harvest

EasterSeals, Horizons Community Solutions

Did O'Steen Subaru of Valdosta 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 O'Steen Subaru of Valdosta

Subaru and O'Steen Subaru of Valdosta 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

Greater Valdosta United Way: Share the Love 2023 - Susan N

The Greater Valdosta United Way (GVUW) is thrilled to have been chosen as one of O’Steen Subaru of Valdosta's “Community’s Choice” recipients of the 2022-2023 Subaru Share the Love® Event. As a nonprofit organization with a mission of improving people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community, we are continuously awed at how O’Steen Subaru steps up to the plate, not only for our organization but for so many others who are making an impact in the community. GVUW partners with 22 nonprofit organizations by funding 44 of its programs and services that focus on Housing and Sheltering, Afterschool and Childcare Programs, Mental Health Training and Awareness, and Basic Needs. The funds received from the Share the Love event will benefit the vital services these organizations provide. The importance of receiving these funds means that respite care gets to be offered to one more struggling family member, a disabled child can afford to play in a sports league, a student runner receives a new pair of shoes, and a victim of assault will be provided a safe haven. The programs GVUW supports are critical to the health and well-being of our community and its members. Our efforts as an organization would not be possible without the support of businesses like O’Steen Subaru and individuals like you who are dedicated to making an impact in the South Georgia region. Thank you to O’Steen Subaru and its dedicated customers for Living United!

Greater Valdosta United Way
Greater Valdosta United Way: Share the Love 2023

Greater Valdosta United Way 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament - Susan N

Greater Valdosta United Way is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has been in operation for over 65 years and now serves over 10 counties in South Georgia. Our mission at Greater Valdosta United Way is to improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community, with a vision of making the lives of all our community members better. We depend on the support of businesses, donors, corporations, and individuals to assist us in achieving our mission. We build relationships and partnerships to bring resources together to make an impact where it is most needed. We were honored to have O’Steen Subaru of Valdosta as the Title Sponsor for our 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. This sponsorship helped ensure that we can continue to provide funding for our 20 partner agencies’ programs and services. In 2022, GVUW funded 39 programs through local non-profit agencies and countless other local community initiatives. The programs supported through GVUW provide critical services to meet our community’s needs in the focus areas of mental health, financial stability, afterschool care, and other essential basic needs such as food and shelter. Agencies such as the Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta, Children’s Advocacy Center, Girls on the Run, the Haven, LAMP, LARC, Living Bridges, and Valdosta/Lowndes Habitat for Humanity are among the 20 non-profit organizations that are recipients of the funds raised through our efforts; efforts that are made easier by businesses like O’Steen Subaru of Valdosta. In addition to their sponsorship, we are extremely grateful to be one of the recipients of O’Steen Subaru of Valdosta’s Share the Love Event. Partnerships like these are invaluable to our organization and the agencies we partner with. While no one can do everything, everyone can do something, and it takes the whole community to step up to help address the needs of our community. We are so appreciative of O’Steen Subaru of Valdosta for stepping up and becoming an essential community partner. There is no doubt that O’Steen Subaru of Valdosta Lives United.

Greater Valdosta United Way
Greater Valdosta United Way 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

O'Steen Subaru of Valdosta / The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Blanket Delivery - Katherine W

On July 6th, the LLS Savannah/Southeast Georgia Chapter and O’Steen Subaru of Valdosta partnered together to deliver 80 blankets to The Pearlman Cancer Center at South Georgia Medical Center. The staff of O’Steen Subaru of Valdosta graciously passed out blankets and personalized messages of hope to cancer patients that were in the waiting room, and patients that were actively getting treatment in clinic. The staff introduced themselves and were so personable with all the patients. They had the pleasure of spending some time with Dale Braswell, a patient who was there receiving his 65th treatment! Seeing the staff interact with Dale and witnessing the smile they brought to his face is a prime example of why this program is so important. Dale is just one patient that day that received a personalized message of hope and a blanket for comfort – so many more lives were touched as they continued to lift patient’s spirits! Many thanks to the kind, genuine, driven, and caring staff of O’Steen Subaru of Valdosta. It was such a memorable day for everyone! Special thanks to The Pearlman Cancer Center at South Georgia Medical Center and everyone at O’Steen Subaru of Valdosta for supporting LLS’ mission to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

O'Steen Subaru of Valdosta / The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Blanket Delivery

O'Steen Subaru Supports in Multiple Ways - Jackie S

Through our partnership with O’Steen Subaru of Valdosta, GA, we hosted weekend adoption events during the month of October. We brought our adoptable animals to the Valdosta PetSmart store, and by the end of the event(s), we helped a calico cat named Subaru find her perfect, loving home. Thanks to Megan O’Steen and O’Steen Subaru of Valdosta, GA for including B.A.R.C. Humane Society in this program. We greatly appreciate their assistance! They have always been supportive of our animal rescue efforts by including us in the billboard advertising campaign and their Cars, Coffee, and Canine events, by sponsoring our annual fundraising events, and by donating Subaru toys for our adopted animals.

B.A.R.C. Humane Society
O'Steen Subaru Supports in Multiple Ways

Making Futures Possible - Kristin H

Since opening as the Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta in 1945, we have seen our community wrap its arms around the mission we strive for and the children we serve through it decade after decade. One crucial partner in this endeavor in our community has been O’Steen Subaru, and over the past several years their passion and commitment to our organization have been influential in the lives of children and teens across Valdosta and the surrounding counties. By supporting the Boys & Girls Club as a title sponsor of the Valdosta Open golf tournament and our Great American Cook-off for first responders, inviting the Club to be a part of their Share the Love event, and even spearheading the start of our Outdoor Adventure Program, O’Steen has helped the over 1,000 children and teens who step through our doors find a place where they are safe, loved, and continue learning as they reach their full potentials as responsible, caring, and productive citizens in our communities! Even in 2020 and 2021, when special events were canceled and nonprofits faced intimidating economic circumstances, O’Steen Subaru put the children and families of this community first by continuing their support of the Club despite canceled events. Each school day, thousands of our community’s youth get off the bus to a home that may be empty or lacking supervision. Many of these children and teens are from low-income, single-parent homes and have a great need for a safe place to learn and grow. The Boys & Girls Club opens its doors to thousands of these young people each day. Our youth are provided a safe environment with caring staff and mentors to assist them with homework and provide engaging, enriching, and fun activities. Our Club members also find food security at the Club through a well-balanced meal each evening and three meals a day during the summer! O’Steen Subaru is an irreplaceable source of support and part of this story at the Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta and we are grateful for their generosity and excitement to serve our young people.

Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta
Making Futures Possible

Special Olympics Georgia's 2021 State Fall Games - MeredithElizabeth C

Special Olympics Georgia had its 2021 State Fall Games for the second time in Valdosta, Georgia on October 8-9. During our second year in Valdosta, this year was much different than most because of COVID. However, we had over 350 athletes, coaches, and volunteers were able to take part in individual competitions throughout the weekend and participate in Bocce Singles, Golf Individual Stroke Play, Softball Skills, Soccer Individual Skills, Flag Football Individual Skills, Athletics & Long Distance Running & Walking Skills. This was also the first year we had the Law Enforcement Torch Run on Friday to start our games off. Through competitions like the State Fall Games, the athletes are able to show off their abilities rather than their disabilities. The feelings of joy and acceptance stemming from this experience become memories that each athlete can take with them and cherish for a lifetime. As such, we are appreciative for your belief in our mission and investment in the athletes. Special Olympics Georgia is a non-profit sports organization that serves individuals with intellectual disabilities so they can show their skills in abilities in 26 different sports in competitions year-round. Special Olympics Georgia was proud to partner again with O'Steen Subaru of Valdosta as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2021 State Fall Games. As part of this wonderful event athlete enjoyed being able to associate with many members of the O’Steen Subaru Valdosta team as they volunteered throughout the weekend. The O’Steen Subaru Valdosta team helped by keeping score and handing out metals at many events and all the athletes truly enjoyed it. O’Steen Subaru also participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run as the pace car in the race escort the officers that ran in the race. We truly appreciate their continued support for our organization and athletes. We look forward to this partnership in the future. Thank you so much!

Special Olympics Georgia
Special Olympics Georgia's 2021 State Fall Games

O'steen Subaru of Valdosta - Andy G

The Miracle League of Valdosta is honored to be picked by O'steen Subaru of Valdosta as their Love Promise. A few years ago Megan reached out to us and asked if they could partner with us. I immediately said yes because I had already heard the awesome stories that Subaru was doing through this wonderful event. O'steen Subaru of Valdosta does a lot of great things for our community. The support that we have gotten allows us to keep our gates open to our Miracle Field Complex. The Miracle Field is a 200 foot two-dimensional rubberized field with fully accessible dugouts that feature full bathrooms. We are able to offer multiple sports such as baseball, soccer, track, kickball, softball and basketball all on one field. There's also a fully accessible concession stand and restroom building, a fully accessible pavilion, and a boundless playground where children of all abilities can play together. We are proud to say that our complex is the crown jewel of VLPRA's parks & facilities. Our athletes are children and adults with disabilities. We have over 125 athletes that participate in our sports throughout the year. We play baseball in the fall and kickball in the spring. We are home to our local special Olympics. During this time we will have over 500 athletes and 100 volunteers from several local counties. We have hosted the Special Olympics of Georgia and look forward to hosting them again in October of 2021. On behalf of The Miracle League of Valdosta athletes, parents, fans, board members and community. We want to say Thank you Subaru and Thank you to O'steen Subaru of Valdosta for your support.

The Miracle League of Valdosta
O'steen Subaru of Valdosta

BARC Humane Society - Subaru Loves Pets Program - Jackie S

BARC Humane Society is extremely grateful to O'Steen Subaru for including us in their Subaru Loves Pets Program for October 2020. They donated $100 for each rescue animal that was adopted from us. During this time, BARC found great homes for fifteen animals, a few with special needs like super sweet Apollo Creed, a blind kitten; Bogart, a loving dog with hip dysplasia, and Jigsaw, a cat that requires medicine for seizures. Over the years, O'Steen Subaru has also included BARC in their Cars, Coffee and Canine events where we were able to offer a microchip service to the public as a fundraiser and gain exposure of of our rescue animals at the dealership. In addition, O'Steen has generously sponsored BARC events like our annual BARC Ball and Music to the Rescue.

BARC Humane Society, Inc.
BARC Humane Society - Subaru Loves Pets Program

1st Annual Buddy Walk - Amanda M

The Down Syndrome Association of South Georgia recently sponsored the 1st Annual Buddy Walk to raise awareness of Down Syndrome. Due to the unfortunate circumstances of COVID19, the Buddy Walk had to be a Virtual Buddy Walk. O'Steen Subaru of Valdosta became a top Gold Sponsor for this event and joined the team of a local 8-year-old girl with Down Syndrome. All proceeds raised in this event go to support our local Down Syndrome Association. It was an honor to partner with O'Steen's to make this event a success! The week prior to the event, they offered a portion of their parking lot so Committee Members could disperse the TShirts to other sponsors. O'Steen's Subaru of Valdosta went above and beyond to support this event and the organization. O'Steen's, you are truly a blessing to our community and we thank you very much! From, Lana's Bananas Team The Mason Family Buddy Walk Committee Members & Down Syndrome Association of South Georgia

1st Annual Buddy Walk

Boy Scout Council Raises Funds To Build Leaders - Sam M

On Thursday, January 30, 2020, The South Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America held their annual "Building Leaders Dinner" to raise the necessary funds to continue programs and services for their youth and leaders. The main attraction was the reality star and author, Terry L. Fossum. Terry spoke about his experience on the survival reality show, Kicking and Screaming. Terry's team won and he owed it to the skills he learned while being a Boy Scout. Terry also spoke about his brother who failed 6 times to become an astronaut. He told the crowd of over 300 that his brother never gave up because that is what he was taught as a Boy Scout. On his brother's 7th attempt, he made it. Never give up on your dreams is what Terry expounded on throughout the evening. Without the dedication from O'Steen Subaru of Valdosta to their community, this event would have not been successful. For the 3rd consecutive year, O'Steen Subaru served as our corporate sponsor for the Building Leaders Dinner. They have proven to have a desire to develop our future leaders by their commitment to this event and the many other youth organizations they support.

South Georgia Council, Bpy Scouts of America
 Boy Scout Council Raises Funds To Build Leaders