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 Berman Subaru of Chicago 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.

Did Berman Subaru of Chicago 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 Berman Subaru of Chicago

Subaru and Berman Subaru of Chicago 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

1,842 Trees Planted! - Ashley L

We are grateful to be the recipient of a generous donation from Berman Subaru of Chicago. Through their contributions we will be able to plant 1,842 trees in North America. Reforestation work is important because it helps to rebuild forests after fires and floods, provide jobs for social impact, and restore biodiversity. At One Tree Planted we are dedicated to global reforestation, and it is because of donors and partners like Berman Subaru that we can continue doing great work!

One Tree Planted
1,842 Trees Planted!

A Foster Care Blessing -Thank you from Lydia Home! - Lydia H

Berman Subaru of Chicago has went above and beyond for Lydia Home Association! Donating over $60,000 from the Subaru Share the Love Event plus sharing our mission throughout their social media sites and truly treating Lydia Home like family. Because of Berman Subaru, we will be able to use these funds to care for our 39 residential foster children, find foster families, and ultimately make sure our kids are loved and safe. The foster care crisis is an ongoing battle and Lydia Home won't stop until every child in Chicagoland has a place to call HOME, just like we have done for over 100 years. Thank you Berman Subaru of Chicago for helping us stand up for our children and standing WITH us to keep furthering our mission!

Lydia Home Association
A Foster Care Blessing -Thank you from Lydia Home!

Block Party Fun - Adrienne C

Berman Subaru has gone above and beyond to be a great neighbor for the 4000 and 4100 blocks of North Kilbourn in Chicago. They have been a major sponsor of our annual block party for years. They are always willing to sponsor a fun activity for the neighborhood children - such as an inflatable waterside or, most recently, a hands-on reptile show. Our block parties would not be as robust and fun without their support. Thanks Berman Subaru of Chicago!

Block Party Fun

Warm blankets just in time for Winter. - Andrew M

Thank you Berman Subaru of Chicago for donating these amazing warm blankets for our YMCA Irving Park residents just in time for winter. Our residents and staff would like to extend our sincere gratitude for assisting our residents in staying warm on these upcoming cold winter nights. The residents are already enjoying them and appreciate your generosity! Thanks again - YMCA Irving Park Housing

YMCA Irving Park
Warm blankets just in time for Winter.

Dancing While Cancering - Berman Brings Smiles - Scott and Pammy K

A little under three years ago, my wife and I founded Dancing While Cancering. Created in memory of our daughter Maddie, Dancing While Cancering has one sole mission - to bring joy to the inpatient hospital experience for children with cancer. On the strength of community, family, and friends, our Chicago-based nonprofit now brings joy to children battling cancer at over 20 hospitals across the country. And because of Berman Subaru, we are now able to continue to fulfill our special mission for years to come. This past year, Berman Subaru selected Dancing While Cancering as their local charity for their annual Share the Love event. And because of their amazing team (and generous customers), they raised over $50,000 to bring smiles to the kiddos we support. Together, we are literally sharing the love where it is so desperately needed. Beyond fundraising, Berman Subaru literally brought us into the Berman Subaru family. On multiple occasions, we had the privilege of meeting with the sales and leadership team to share the story behind our special mission. To share the inspiration of our daughter, Maddie. And to share the love that she blessed us with. Equally special, the Berman family shared that love right back with us. We were blown away by their caring, thoughtful, and inspired nature...and their genuine wish to give back to the community as part of their work at Subaru. Thank you, Berman Subaru, for this charitable dance together. You are a blessing to the community. And we are proud to be honorary members of your team. With love,Scott & Pammy Kramer Co-Founders, Dancing While Cancering

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Dancing While Cancering - Berman Brings Smiles

Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation - Anthony R

Berman Subaru has been an incredible partner of the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation. Donating $75,000 plus over the last few years their support has helped us provide direct monetary grants to families during their battle with cancer. Because of Berman Subaru we have been able to pay every day household expenses for families who has a child currently undergoing cancer treatment, including mortgages, groceries, car payments and childcare costs so parents can focus on being by their child side during their battle. When a child is diagnosed with cancer, a parent has to stop working to take them to dr. appts, hospital stays etc, and on top of hte reduced income the additional costs of staying at the hospital (food, parking, extra childcare for other children at home) adds up. We truly appreciate Berman's support, with their support we have been able to knock cancer out of the park. THANK YOU Berman Subaru for being a part of #TEAMRIZZO!

Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation

Senior Pup Finally Finds a Family - Matt L

Brody’s a ten-year old southern gentleman turned PAWS Chicago alumni. We’ll never fully know the life he led before making the journey to PAWS, but we hear he grew up on a farm, away from the hustle and bustle of a city and with room to stretch those long legs of his. For a senior pup who’d only lived in the country, the Windy City was loud and scary. Like so many of the animals in our care these days Brody’s always been independent and set in his ways, prefers a calm, quiet family without children, and needed to be the only pet but despite it all, we were dedicated to finding him a home where he could feel safe. Throughout his time with us, we worked hard to learn what made Brody tick. Our Medical Center provided all the TLC many senior pets need to feel happy and healthy, our foster team found him foster homes tucked away from the busy streets of Chicago, and our adoption team continued searching for his home. And just last month, we found it - Brody’s home for good with his foster fail mom, Karen. Every day, more animals like Brody come to PAWS. They need special homes to meet their specific needs. To everyone else, they might seem like underdogs. But not to us. We’ll never stop fighting for the pets who need an extra hand to find a home. Brody’s proof that with some patience and the right people, they can be wonderdogs. If you’d like to make a difference in the life of an animal like Brody, sign up to foster at www.pawschicago.org/foster.

PAWS Chicago
Senior Pup Finally Finds a Family

Berman + GiGi's Playhouse Chicago Dance-A-Thon! - Anna M

On November 14th, 2020, GiGi's Playhouse Chicago put on their 6th annual Dance-A-Thon virtually! This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for this non-profit organization, which serves individuals with Down syndrome in the Chicago community by providing free therapeutic and educational programming. Berman Subaru played a huge role in this event, being a top level sponsor and helping to produce the video, which was the main piece of the event! We are so thankful to Berman Subaru for all of their support and for helping us to make this Dance-A-Thon a huge success. We were able to raise over $61,000, and because of this we are able to continue to provide our programming virtually and hope that we can open our physical doors to the Playhouse once again soon in the future. Check out the video full of performances, dancing, and more! Thanks Berman Subaru of Chicago, we appreciate you!!

GiGi's Playhouse Chicago

Warm Blankets for a New Home - Alessandra D

In November 2020, a family of 5 (comprised of two adults and three children) transitioned out of Casa Central's La Posada Transitional Housing program and into permanent and stable housing. They had been selected from the City of Chicago Coordinated Entry System (CES) for permanent housing for a full year. This couldn't have come at a better time as things for the family were finally falling into place. The husband had been initially employed as an Uber driver for a few months but then stopped due to the risks from covid; he then got a call from a pizza restaurant to work in the kitchen and has been employed there ever since. Other unexpected challenges made their transition to permanent housing a bit rocky, such as getting their utilities successfully turned on, but they were delighted to receive warm blankets through Subaru. Received just in time for the cold weather to hit, the blankets are helping the family furnish and settle into their new home and make it theirs. Thank you, Subaru for your generous donation!

Warm Blankets for a New Home

Berman Subaru + Swedish Covenant 07-11-19 - Michelle M

On July 11, 2019,the Illinois chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) andBerman Subaru of Chicago partnered together to make a difference in the lives of people fighting cancer at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago. We had the pleasure of delivering 80 cozy blankets, 7 arts & craft kits, cheerful flowers and soothing stuffed animals to patients in the Cancer Treatment Center through a program called Subaru Loves to Care.These comforting gifts were accompanied by personalized messages of hope and inspiration written by the customers and staff of Berman Subaru of Chicago. We had the opportunity to deliver, a few of these items to Caroline,a patient receiving treatment at the facility. Being able to deliver a small gesture of comfort that day and seeing her smile, perfectly captured why the program exists.Caroline’s face lit up when Joe D’Andrea, General Manager of Berman Subaru of Chicago, brought a small bouquet of bright flowers for her to enjoy as she sat, wrapped up her brand new blanket. Just as she reached her hand out to accept the flowers, Joe saw a tattoo on Caroline’s forearm and asked what it symbolized. Once again, her eyes lit up at the opportunity to talk about her Irish family heritage that the tattoo represents. Joe couldn’t contain his excitement, he immediately showed off a similar tattoo of his own and said, “I’m Irish too!” as they high-fived. Caroline explained how she had always wanted to take a genealogy test to know more about her family heritage but, with everything going on,it’s just too expensive to do right now. Inspired by her story, her strength,and her contagious smile, Joe said that he and his friends at Berman Subaru of Chicago would pay for her to get the test kit. Shocked by, and yet so thankful for,his generosity, Caroline hugged Joe with tears in her eyes. Many thanks to everyone at Berman Subaru of Chicago and Swedish Covenant Hospital,not only for an unforgettable day, but for your passion to connect with and serve your community and for supporting the LLS mission to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society/IL
 Berman Subaru + Swedish Covenant 07-11-19