The 2020 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 2020 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.

The 2020 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

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.

Subaru Loves Pets

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Subaru Loves the Earth

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Subaru Loves Learning

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Subaru Loves to Help

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Subaru Loves to Care

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Pets

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. 

Environment

Loving the environment means more than loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it.

Since 2018, Subaru has partnered with TerraCycle.  Participating Subaru retailers collect hard-to-recycle trash that was headed to local landfills. We collect approximately 2 tons of this hard-to-recycle trash monthly, which will be converted to furnishings and other usable items and donated locally.

Education

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 277,600 award-winning science books.  In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and Adoptaclassroom.org we supported teachers and students with donations of S400,000 in gift cards and school supplies. 

Community

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. 

Health

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. 

How is Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities, non-profits, and community events. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well. We are proud to show by our actions that we are not only a great organization to work for, but also to do business with. It is the goal of the Larry H. Miller company that we enrich the lives of those around us and make the communities that we do business in a better place because we are here.

Idaho Humane Society, The World Center for Birds of Prey
Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation, Boise Urban Garden School
Boise Bicycle Project, Sage International School
Rake Up Boise, Boise Rescue Mission, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Wellright
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Love Promise Stories from Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise

Subaru and Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise 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

Employees Volunteer at the Local Foodbank  –  Tara C

Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise is passionate about helping and giving back to the community whenever possible and was eager to accept the opportunity to volunteer at The Idaho Foodbank. Employees donated their hours at the foodbank warehouse by packing and sorting food. Those hours resulted in the completion of nearly one hundred boxes containing staple food supplies to be shipped out to remote Idaho families. It was a ‘hands-on’ experience (literally), that was both humbling and rewarding to be able to help fight hunger here in Idaho.


Donating Meals to Families in Need  –  Tara C

Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise has always felt that giving back to the community has been, and will continue to be, an integral part of fulfilling its’ values and representing what the “Subaru way” means. Now more than ever is when it becomes apparent that communities need to work together toward preserving and growing the resources that protect the livelihood of its’ citizens. Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise was proud to be a small part of this by donating meals to the families currently staying at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho. The Ronald McDonald House supports families of ill or injured children and are able to keep those families together, giving them a place to rest and refresh. They work diligently ‘to enrich lives’ which is exactly what Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise’s mission is.


Employees That Go Above and Beyond  –  Tara C

Many of Subaru’s stories shed light on how the organization is making a positive difference in the community on a grand-scale level which makes it easy to overlook the small acts of kindness that occur on a small, personal level that can sometimes appear insignificant but are actually the drop, in which ripples out through the community and makes the biggest impact of all. In the last couple of months Larry H. Miller Subaru of Boise has seen some of its employees manifest this concept by going above and beyond all expectations. The following letter was sent in from a member of the community who was touched by the kindness extended from a Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise employee while on his way home from work: “My wife and I were having vehicle problems after stopping for gas in Fruitland, Idaho. I was sure our VW Rialta was vapor-locked due to the heat. After waiting a couple of hours and starting to lose hope, Mike happened by on his way home from work. He was the first person to ask if we needed help. After phoning his friend who is more familiar with VW motors, he quickly diagnosed the problem and found a faulty connection wire to the starter. As hard as my wife tried to give him money for his time, Mike would not accept any money. It's great to know there are quality young people willing to lend a hand. Thanks again Mike!" Another example includes a woman whose car broke down in the middle of a busy street near the dealership. Three employees spotted the distressed woman and quickly rushed to her aid and pushed her vehicle out of the road where she was able to safely get it towed to a repair shop. She was so grateful to the employees of Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise that she later came in and bought breakfast for the whole Sales department! Lastly, because Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise has many life-long customers, the empathy for these customers tends to run deeper than a “customer” basis. One of these such customers recently found herself falling on hard times and her mode of transportation was too. Amid the hot summer months, her car’s AC went out and the windows would no longer roll down among a long list of several other issues. She needed a reliable car but due to her current circumstances could not quite afford the cost of another car. When the employee’s caught wind of her dilemma they pitched in out of their own pockets and raised the additional money needed to get her into a reliable vehicle. It’s these simple acts of kindness that start with a single individual that make the most profound changes and it’s these scenarios which directly emanate Larry H. Miller’s values of integrity, hard work, stewardship, and service.


Donating Masks to Local Healthcare Facilities  –  Tara C

Amid the pandemic crisis, Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise wanted to be true to its mission “to enrich lives” and seized the opportunity to aid the local healthcare system who are selflessly fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 virus. Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise was able to donate over 4,000 N95 masks to local hospitals within the Treasure Valley along with around 300 ear-relief extension bands. Many healthcare facilities have been in high demand for face masks and other personal protective equipment and Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise is honored to have contributed to the people who are caring for and enriching the lives of our community during these trying times.


Larry H Miller Subaru Boise Charities 2019  –  Bridget R

Thank you so very much for your donation to our Equine-Assisted Therapy program at our Hands of Promise campus. Thanks for your faith in the Idaho Youth Ranch - Stacey Moody Working with horses has been a proven method of emotional recovery and one of the most unique services offered by Idaho Youth Ranch. Kids who act out are often reacting from deep pain or anger they don’t understand and can’t explain. Dark memories can be frightening to deal with. And for abused or neglected kids, trusting anyone—especially an adult—is too great of a risk. They’ve learned to protect themselves by shutting out people who try to reach them. It can be tough for a clinician to help a child who can’t or won’t talk about what they’re feeling. That’s where horses come in. There is an intuitive connection between animals and children. The experience of interacting with a horse—a sympathetic, gentle giant who doesn’t lie, doesn’t judge, sees through pretense, and communicates without words—can be powerfully trans-formative. At Idaho Youth Ranch, we’ve seen how time spent with horses has helped hundreds of at-risk kids through a special treatment model called Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP).


Subaru Loves Learning 2019  –  Bridget R

In an effort to make a positive impact on education of our local community, Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise supported The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) by donating award-winning science books to Jefferson Elementary School and South Junior High School as part of a larger Subaru of America, Inc. At Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise we are dedicated to making a positive impact in the world in which we live and work."Jefferson students and staff would like to Thank Subaru for their generosity and acknowledging the importance of reading and science. The students are very excited about the new books and can't wait to check them out. The teachers have also come by and are really excited about the titles. So again we thank you Larry H. Miller Subaru!" Tracy Rhoades Elementary Librarian


Subaru Delivers Subway in Boise  –  Grant J

When Subway selected Metro Meals on Wheels as their local Subway Cares partner for the month of September, we wanted to somehow include our new Subaru in the month-long promotion. When the Subway Cares promotion was announced to the local media, the Subaru was used front and center. On the day of delivery of Subway sandwiches to our home bound seniors, we utilized the Subaru. Our veteran volunteer, Paul, was proud to deliver the generously-donated Subway sandwiches in the generously-donated Subaru. For the day, the Subaru was affectionately known as Subway Subaru! The incredible partnership between Subaru of America, Larry H. Miller Subaru of Boise and Subway restaurants in the Boise metro area meant a great deal to our nearly 1,000 recipients of meals. Thank you, Subaru.


Helping Local Animals for Subaru Loves Pets Month  –  Amanda S

In celebration of Subaru Loves Pets, we have been collecting supplies needed to keep animals healthy, happy and ready to find homes. We also provided Subaru Loves Pets shelter supply kits, created in partnership with BARK for the second consecutive year. The curated kits include various items aimed at improving the well-being of shelter animals awaiting adoption, such as chew toys, reusable water bowls, bath wipes, and tennis balls. Also this month, with the help from a grant from Subaru of America and the ASPCA, we were honored to host a fee-waived adoptions event in partnership with the Idaho Humane Society and found forever homes for seven dogs and one cat. Not only did we grant several fee-waived adoptions during this event, but for the fourth year in a row, we also placed free microchips in 100 local pets. Losing a pet is a devastating thought to most pet owners so we are always excited to offer this service to our community to provide some peace of mind.


Showcasing our Commitment to Education  –  Amanda S

In an effort to make a positive impact on education of our local community, Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise supported The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) by donating award-winning science books to Jefferson Elementary School and South Junior High School as part of a larger Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) initiative this month called Subaru Loves Learning. Throughout the month of August, Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise collected school supplies and asked customers to personalize custom labels for books to be donated to Jefferson Elementary School and South Junior High School. Over 150 science books were delivered. The Subaru Loves Learning initiative reflects SOA’s desire to improve the education and the lives of those in the local communities where we live and work. Throughout the month, both SOA and local retailers across the country have shown their commitment to education in a variety of ways – all part of the larger Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment effort dedicated to making a positive impact in the world in which we live and work.


Harriet Turns 100  –  Grant J

Our new Subaru Outback was "front and center" when we recently celebrated Harriet's 100th birthday. She receives hot, nutritious meals each weekday through Metro Meals on Wheels. On the occasion of her special birthday, volunteer Kevin delivered her meal as he often does. To mark the day, Metro Meals on Wheels also delivered a birthday cake, card, and flowers. When I told Harriet that we had brought everything in the car that she has seen in the Larry H. Miller Subaru television commercial, she asked for her walker, and made her way to toward the front door. Harriet loved the Subaru, and when she posed for a photo with Kevin, she remarked that she would like to drive the car. Her daughter quickly jumped in and said, "I don't think that would be a good idea, mom!"


Spreading Messages of Love and Hope  –  Amanda S

With the help of the local chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, we were able to donate eighty blankets, several craft kits for kids and “messages of hope” written by our customers and employees to cancer patients at St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute. The messages of hope were collected at the dealership throughout the month of June as part of the Subaru Loves to Care initiative. We also gave away reusable shopping bags to help raise awareness for blood cancers. It was such a pleasure to visit with the patients and hospital staff.Thank-you to everyone that stopped in to share their messages of hope and helped us to make this a very successful and inspiring event again this year.


Subaru Boise Supports Canine Companions  –  Michelle W

Canine Companions for Independence, a national non-profit organization that provides expertly-trained assistance dogs to children, adults and veterans with disabilities free of charge, was thrilled to receive the support of Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise as a part of their Subaru Loves to Care campaign. On the evening of Thursday, June 21, local Canine Companions graduates with their assistance dogs and volunteers with their Canine Companions puppies in tow came to the dealership for an open house. Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise invited the community to learn more about the organization, and mingle with Canine Companions supporters, volunteers, graduates, assistance dogs and puppies. It was a wonderful event and everyone had a great time! Dogs enjoyed Smart Biscuit treats from local company Zamzows, and people enjoyed delicious ice cream courtesy of Ben & Jerry's Downtown Boise. A wonderful time was had by all! The cost of a Canine Companions assistance dog is estimated at $50,000, and events like these that allow us to raise awareness of and funds for the organization, are integral to our success. Canine Companions assistance dogs are given to people with disabilities free of charge, and we couldn't do it without wonderful supporters like Subaru! Canine Companions for Independence is thrilled to receive the support of Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise. Thank you, Subaru Boise!!!!


Women's & Children's Alliance Children's Services  –  Jennifer S

The Women's and Children's Alliance (WCA) is incredibly honored and grateful to have been chosen as one of the nonprofit partners for the Share the Love campaign. At the WCA, we provide safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault for clients and their children. We do this through counseling, shelter, case management, support groups, financial literacy, and court services.We will use the generous funding from Subaru to support our children's programming. Our young clients have access to our Child Care program in both of our shelters and downtown location. We also help heal children through play therapy, a form of counselling or psychotherapy in which play is used as means of helping children express or communicate their feelings. In 2017, our clinicians provided counseling for 102 new child clients. In May and June of 2018 alone, we provided 1,148 safe bed nights for children and 87 counselling sessions for 23 children.It is because of our generous community, such as Subaru and their incredible customers, that the WCA is to provide all our services at no cost to clients. Thank you to all who supported us during the Share the Love campaign! You have helped give hope and healing to our young clients throughout the Treasure Valley.“Thank you for all the amazing things you have done. You turned all the bad things into good things for us.” – Devin, age 8


Working to Preserve the Environment we Love  –  Amanda S

Loving the earth means more than loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it. That is why we have partnered with Terracycle for our Subaru Loves the Earth initiative for 2018. Terracycle offers recycling programs for hard-to-recycle waste such as coffee/tea capsules, disposable coffee cups and lids and snack wrappers. Beginning in April through the end of 2018, we will have several designated boxes to collect these specific waste items. The full boxes will be sent to Teracycle to recycle into permanent products such as park benches, playground equipment and everyday household items. In the fall we will purchase and donate items produced from the recycled products to a local community organization. Stop in to learn more about the program or to bring in your own hard-to-recycle items for recycling!


Day of Service with Boise Urban Garden School  –  Amanda S

Our employees had the awesome privilege to volunteer for one of our Love Promise partners, Boise Urban Garden School ("BUGS"). We have partnered with BUGS because we wholeheartedly support their vision of helping students make connections between environmental sustainability, healthy eating and science in the garden environment. We worked in several of BUGS's community gardens, getting them cleaned up and ready for this year's gardening season. We look forward to our continued partnership with BUGS and watching the gardens and their educational programs bloom this year!


Idaho's Most Vulnerable Kids  –  Whitney S

It has been said that to do well in business, you must do good in the community. Larry H. Miller is a powerful example of this idea. Today, 2 out of 3 Idaho kids is struggling with adversity that will leave them with lifelong emotional and physical scars. Our kids are coping with stresses that include abuse, assault, neglect, separation, homelessness, and mental illness on a scale never before seen in our country. Since 1953, Idaho Youth Ranch has been focused on helping such children develop the strength and resiliency to transform trouble into triumph and promises futures through therapeutic interventions designed to help young people transform childhood trauma into hope. We never turn a family away based on their ability to pay for services. This is only possible through the generous support of people and organizations like Larry H. Miller. The money they raised through the Subaru Share the Love event is enough to provide 63 days of safety and shelter for a homeless child; provide 11 young people with 16 sessions of behavioral therapy needed to teach them mindfulness, strength, and resiliency; provide 8 families with 13 sessions of family therapy that will help open communication and bring them back together; or provide more than 8 young people the life-changing benefits of 12 sessions of equine therapy. We are so grateful to Larry H. Miller and hope for their continued support for years to come.


Meals on Wheels Delivered in New Subaru  –  Grant J

Larry H. Miller Subaru "puts their money where their mouth is when it comes to supporting local causes in the Boise community, including Metro Meals on Wheels. As part of the "50 Cars for 50 Years" campaign, Metro Meals on Wheels was a lucky recipient of a 2018 Subaru Outback. Larry H. Miller Subaru went all out on the official "unveiling" of the new vehicle. But, their support for Metro Meals on Wheels didn't stop there. The new Metro Meals on Wheels Subaru and meal delivery to home bound seniors are featured in an advertisement on local television and radio stations. Thanks to Larry H. Miller Subaru and their support and awareness efforts, the vehicle has become somewhat of "a celebrity" on local streets. The drivers often get a "thumbs up" from nearby motorists while stopped at a traffic light, or are on the receiving end of an excited "There's the Meals on Wheels Subaru!" from pedestrians on a street corner or in a parking lot.


Fill the New Subaru  –  Grant J

Our new Subaru literally overflowed with food for Metro Meals on Wheels during the “Fill the Subaru” event at Cash & Carry! Shoppers donated over $1,500 worth of #10 cans and bulk dry goods. The Subaru was parked in a prominent and visible location near the front entrance of the store. Representatives from the Junior League of Boise provided shoppers with a list of desired food items as they entered the store and then filled the Subaru with the donated food items. Shoppers responded positively to the appeal for food for Metro Meals on Wheels. Many were unaware of the need and how important their help was to our growing program. Several positive comments were also made about the new Subaru, and many had seen the media coverage of the “official unveiling” event at Larry H. Miller Subaru.“We more than filled our new Subaru Outback with important food,” said Grant Jones, director of Metro Meals on Wheels. “This food is incredibly helpful to us and will contribute to hundreds of nutritious meals for homebound seniors in our community. With our count up by 100 meals a day, the food is extremely critical.” Junior League’s Tina Turpin commented “As younger people, we want to help our seniors, and this is a great way to do just that.” “Helping to fill the new Subaru was a great experience, and we look forward to partnering with Metro Meals on Wheels on another ‘Fill the Subaru’ event.The event was promoted through Larry H. Miller Subaru’s Facebook page, Junior League of Boise and Metro Meals on Wheels social media channels, emails to Metro volunteers, announcements at our Congregate sites, media alerts, and word-of-mouth.The Subaru provided the ideal reason to hold the event and the perfect “prop” for collecting food. The new vehicle and event were both hits with shoppers and the media.


2018 Subaru Outback for Metro Meals on Wheels  –  Amanda S

On Friday, November 10, Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise presented Metro Meals on Wheels with a 2018 Subaru Outback on behalf of Subaru of America, Inc. Subaru is celebrating it’s 50th year in America by donating 50 vehicles to select Meals on Wheels programs across the country, and we’re proud to say that our local program was one of them! On average, Metro Meals on Wheels drives 5200 miles per month to deliver meals to home-bound seniors in our community. Because of the new Subaru Outback, Metro Meals on Wheels staff and volunteers will be able to visit with at least 20 additional seniors and serve more than 600 additional meals each month! This gracious donation will address Meals on Wheels’ growing demand for fuel-efficient, versatile and safe delivery vehicles to help enable our nation's most vulnerable seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. “The new Subaru will have a significant impact on Metro Meals on Wheels and one area of service in particular,” said Grant Jones, Director of Metro Meals on Wheels. “This vehicle will allow us to not only expand our area of reach, but also increase current service in that area from one day a week to three days a week.” Subaru has supported Meals on Wheels America for the last nine years through its annual Share the Love Event. Donations made to Meals on Wheels America since 2008 have surpassed $12 million, with the funds going toward providing more than 1.7 million nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to seniors across America. Nationally, the donated Outback SUVs will be used to deliver an estimated 53,000 meals to an additional 3700 seniors across 39 states.


Spreading Christmas Cheer through Random Acts  –  Amanda S

Three years ago, we began a tradition of fulfilling random acts of kindness during the weeks leading up to Christmas. From leaving reusable shopping bags on Subaru vehicles parked in the local mall parking lot to handing out free movie rentals at Redbox locations, these random acts of kindness have quickly become one of our favorite community outreach opportunities. Last year, Subie the Elf joined us to help spread the Christmas cheer. He has quickly become a fan favorite, and he loves bringing smiles to everyone he meets, both young and old. For the 2017 holiday season, Subie visited several gas stations and surprised people by filling up their gas tanks! He also handed out free hot cocoa to those waiting in line to see Santa at The Village at Meridian. Subie even paid for drinks at Black Rock Coffee! While Subie the Elf has said goodbye for now, he knows the holiday season will once again be here before we know it. Who knows where he’ll show up during the 2018 holiday season, but his mission is clear: to share the love with Boise!


Helping Pets Find Their Forever Homes  –  Amanda S

The ASPCA, through a donation from Subaru, granted $285,000 to 110 animal welfare organizations to support fee-waived adoption events around the country in October 2017 during Subaru Loves Pets month. We were honored to host one of these fee-waived adoptions events in partnership with the Idaho Humane Society and found forever homes for seven dogs and two cats. Not only did we grant several fee-waived adoptions during this event, but for the third year in a row, we also placed free microchips in 100 local pets. Losing a pet is a devastating thought to most pet owners so we are always excited to offer this service to our community to provide some peace of mind.


Working together to share the love of gardening  –  Lisa D

Larry H. Miller Subaru and Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS) put in an amazing vegetable and pollinator garden this year that adds a huge element for the public to enjoy while visiting Boise Subaru. This garden helps educate about the importance of eating healthy local food; which is at the core of BUGS mission. Patrons are able to pick a vegetable, a bunch of herbs, or just wander through the garden. Through generous support, Larry H. Miller Subaru helped BUGS reach even more students in their classrooms and at their garden facility. Thanks for helping us continue to grow healthy communities and inquiring minds.


See Spot Walk 2017  –  Amanda S

Larry H. Miller Subaru is proud to be the "Best in Show" sponsor for this year's See Spot Walk event benefiting the Idaho Humane Society. See Spot Walk draws more than 3,000 dogs and their people each year. It is Idaho’s largest dog walk and one of the Idaho Humane Society’s biggest fundraisers of the year. The Idaho Humane Society (IHS) is Idaho’s largest and oldest animal welfare organization and veterinary medical charity. The IHS is a private 501(c)3 organization that relies on donations to provide programs and services that benefit animals in Idaho. Each year, IHS cares for and shelters over 13,000 lost, abandoned, abused and neglected companion animals of all types. IHS continues to grow and meet the demands to shelter, feed, provide medical attention to, and find adoptive homes for abandoned and abused animals; to educate Idahoans about the proper care of their own pets; to prevent animal overpopulation and to promote kindness to animals.


Subaru Loves Learning Local Book Donations  –  Amanda S

Through the Subaru Loves Learning initiative this August, we were excited to partner with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to provide award winning science books to local schools, South Junior High School and Jefferson Elementary School. AAAS is a nonprofit organization that helps gives children greater access to science books and is an industry leader for information on innovation and the latest developments in science. "The books were such an amazing gift and our Librarian has already started setting up a "New in the Library" display for our families. We really appreciate your gift and your consideration of some of our families and schools. You rock!" - Ted Totorica, Principal, Jefferson Elementary


Little Brother of the Year Tours the Shop  –  Amanda S

Larry H. Miller Subaru was the presenting sponsor of Magical Moments 2017, the annual gala of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho. During the gala, we had the chance to meet Jordan, the Little Brother of the Year. Jordan and his Big Brother, Chris, enjoyed fixing up an antique car together which inspired us to invite Jordan on a tour of our shop this summer. Jordan was thrilled that he recognized some of the tools and parts used in the shop and is excited to keep working on cars to see if he would like to pursue a career in the automotive industry. We had a great time hosting Jordan and the BBBS crew and we hope to see Jordan again in the future pursuing his dreams!


Working Together to Help Hurricane Victims  –  Amanda S

When we heard about all of the devastation in Houston after Hurricane Harvey, we knew there had to be some way we could help. We reached out to several Subaru retailers in the area and got in touch with North Park Subaru Dominion in San Antonio, TX. They were just far enough away to be spared from the devastation but close enough to help. They agreed to accept any supplies we could provide and were committed to getting them into the hands of the people that needed them the most. Our community came together and we shipped several boxes of supplies including socks, underwear, hygiene products, toothbrushes and diapers. Thank-you to everyone who donated and to the North Park Subaru Dominion crew for your generosity and commitment to helping those affected by this horrible disaster. We are so proud to be part of our local and Subaru communities!


Subaru Loves to Care  –  Susie W

In their second year of participating with LLS in the Subaru Loves to Care program, Eric and Amanda with Larry Miller Subaru really came to embrace the program. Having missed the blanket delivery last year, they were excited to be involved with this aspect of the program this year. Listening to local cancer survivor Derek's story, they learned more about the needs and challenges of cancer patients in our community. Larry Miller Subaru is proud to offer comfort and encouragement to patients by providing blankets and care cards. They understand the importance of what LLS is doing and became a sponsor of our local Light The Night event this year!


Subaru and NWF Loves the Earth  –  Kristin G

Middle school students working in the Sage garden to weed the area around our new plants. Thanks Subaru!


Sage International School Garden  –  Kristin G

It is not often that one hears the sentiments, “nothing smells quite as good as fresh dirt on your hands” or “pulling weeds is so satisfying” from middle school students, yet these were a few of the thoughts that middle school students at Sage International School have expressed this spring working in the Sage native plant and learning garden supported by Larry Miller Subaru through the Subaru Loves the Earth program. Larry Miller’s generous donation provided a wide range of garden necessities and funded the purchase of native plants, garden tools and habitat components to enhance our educational garden. Each time students venture out to the garden space they discover something fascinating ranging from colorful caterpillars, to agile dragonflies, baby quail and even a flower that smells like chocolate. We are so grateful for the commitment that Larry Miller Subaru has demonstrated to enhancing the educational experiences of our students through supporting Sage's school garden. Thank you Larry H. Miller Subaru!


Engaging the Public in Conservation  –  Tate M

Our mission at The Peregrine Fund is to conserve birds of prey around the world. This past year we had conservation projects in 24 countries, including crucial efforts to recover the Endangered California Condor and Aplomado Falcon in the United States. However, one of our most important endeavors is underway right here in Boise, Idaho. At The World Center for Birds of Prey we work to make the science of conservation understood. We help people to answer the question of why it is important to save species. Since 2010 Larry Miller Subaru has been a steadfast supporter of our educational mission. They’ve provided us with wheels so we can bring our educational programming into the community, and they sponsor numerous events throughout the year. Our most popular event, Fall Flights, has been sponsored by Larry Miller Subaru since the inception of the program! We are successful because of the support from our community partners and I am proud to report that Larry Miller Subaru has been an outstanding partner.


Sharing the love of pets!  –  Lisa S

Larry Miller Subaru has been incredibly supportive of the nearly 13,000 animals who come through the Idaho Humane Society's shelter each year. Many of the animals who come through our doors require medical and sheltering care. Money that has been donated from Larry Miller Subaru helps us take care of our furry friends. We have partnered with them on micro chip clinics, mobile adoptions and promoting See Spot Walk our largest community fundraiser here in Boise Idaho. Our heartfelt thanks to all of you at Larry Miller Subaru for your genuine care for the animals.


LHM Subaru and LLS Spread Messages of Hope  –  Amanda S

With the help of the Boise chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Larry H. Miller Subaru was able to donate sixty blankets and several “messages of hope” written by customers and employees to cancer patients at St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute. The messages of hope were collected at the dealership throughout the month of June. Bracelets were also given away to help raise awareness for blood cancers. It was such a pleasure to visit with the patients and hospital staff. Thank-you to all of our customers that stopped in to share a message of hope and help us make this a very successful and enlightening event.


Larry Miller Subaru Loves the Earth & Butterflies  –  Amanda S

Join us for our Subaru Loves the Earth initiative during the month of April! We are partnering with the National Wildlife Foundation for the Butterfly Heroes Program to raise awareness and education on the declining population of the monarch butterflies. We have a butterfly habitat planter at the store to help the monarchs and other pollinators. Stop in to learn more about the program and pick up some complimentary milkweed seeds to do your part at home!


Pet Microchip Event  –  Eric S

1 in 3 pets will go missing sometime in their lives. In order to ensure that our furry friends are able to make their way back home, Larry H. Miller Subaru partnered with the Idaho Humane Society to offer a free microchipping event for Subaru Loves Pets month. The showroom was filled with pets of all kinds and we were honored to help our community keep their pets safe.


Larry H. Miller Subaru School Supply Drive  –  Jesse R

Thank-you to Larry H. Miller Subaru and the local community for their generous donation of school supplies to Shadow Valley Elementary School. The school supply drive provided hundreds of dollars worth of much needed school supplies for our students and teachers. With the proper supplies and resources, our students are better prepared for success. Thank-you Larry H. Miller Subaru for your commitment to making our community a better place!


Larry H. Miller Subaru Loves the Earth  –  Eric S

When our team at Larry H. Miller Subaru was approached by Subaru of America regarding Subaru Loves the earth event we were excited. Truth is we didn't know much about the program but we figured if it was good for the earth then it was good for us. So we put out the huge recycling bins. We put up the posters and we let the community know about the event our all of our social media channels. Things were slow at first. People didn't know the difference between E-Waste and plain old garbage. However, when our salesman spoke about the program and that we could recycle their old CRT TVs and Cell phones our customers started bring them in. First it was an old cell phone, then an old laptop followed by a monitor. Well it just kept piling up and by the end of the month we had over 700 lbs of E-Waste. It feels good to have the opportunity to see the E-Waste get recycled rather than ending up in the bottom of our landfills.


Feed the Need Event  –  Eric S

On december 15th Larry H. Miller Subaru partnered with Tamarack ski resort to host the 2nd annual feed the need event. The goal of the feed the need event was to collect food and cold weather clothing for friends in valley county about 2 hours north of boise. To ensure the event was a success we brought in Idaho's most popular morning news team from channel 7. Then we rolled into a radio remote from mix 106. With the help of our staff and all the volunteers we were able to collect 5,200 meals. 200 coats and countless cold weather clothing items. We are already looking forward to feed the need 2015.