The 2023 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2023 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 2023 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.


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 Hanson Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Hanson Subaru has a 44 year history of supporting the South Sound community through multiple avenues. We have supported Saint Martin’s University Athletics Program for thirty years, as well as supporting their Scholarship Program for the past twelve. In addition, Hanson Subaru has been a primary supporter of Senior Services of South Sound with, Senior Outreach, Senior Meals on Wheels and Senior Food Bank Programs. Annually, we have increased our donation base and collection efforts to the point of over 9000 pounds of food were donated and delivered in 2018. Hanson Subaru loves working with our local partners to make the community better as a whole.

St Martins University, St Martins Alumni Association

Senior Services of South Sound, Senior Action Network, Meals on Wheels, Senior Outreach, Senior Food Bank

Puget Sound Blood Center

Did Hanson Subaru go above and beyond, provide exceptional service, or support causes that are important to you? We'd love to hear about it.

Love Promise Stories from Hanson Subaru

Subaru and Hanson Subaru believe in making a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work. We uphold that belief through our Love Promise Community Commitment. Every month, we select inspiring stories from customers and partners from around our area who strive to support our collective commitment and feature them here

Hanson Subaru Loves to Help - Tanya S

Hanson Subaru is a dealership that values community involvement and giving back. One of the ways they show their support is by partnering with organizations like Crossroads Housing. Crossroads Housing provides support and housing for people experiencing homelessness in their local community. Hanson Subaru recognized that one of the most requested items at Crossroads Housing was socks. With the support of Subaru this simple act of kindness went a long way in making a difference for those in need. Hanson Subaru's commitment to helping their community shows that they are more than just a dealership, but a caring member of their community.

Crossroads Housing

Hanson Subaru Olympia Loves Learning - Katy B

Garfield Elementary is so incredibly appreciative of Hansen Motors adopting our school. Through the generosity of the Subaru Loves Learning program, we are able to provide resources for our students that we would not otherwise. In fact, our annual Battle of the Books program for fourth or fifth graders would not be possible without their help. We used the money to buy book sets for kids to read and battle with! This means our kids get new popular texts to read each year! We also used these funds for STEM products in many grades - including preschool where they purchased Tegu blocks (magnetic wooden blocks) that can be used to build and create alongside picture books we read in the library and in class. These funds have also helped our classroom teachers by providing them with resources to help our English Language Learners. We have several new students from other countries this year and teachers were able to purchase portable translators to help the students understand the teachers better! Besides these great tools teachers have also purchased everyday items from tape to pencils and erasers to black construction paper. Normally, if the school didn't have them in stock, we would go without these items or possibly buy them with our own funds. Thank you so much to Hanson Subaru for making our school a better community for our students! Katy Beattie She/Her Teacher-Librarian Garfield Elementary

Garfield Elementary

Hanson Subaru partner with Providence Southwest Washington Foundation and The Leukemia and Lymphoma - rob L

Hanson Subaru is proud to partner with Providence Southwest Washington Foundation and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For over five years Hanson Subaru has provided words of encouragement and warm blankets in support of patients with blood cancer and their families. “Knowing that a local business uses their resources to help those in need is more comforting than the blanket. We appreciate the time the Hanson Subaru staff took out of their day to greet and support patients fighting such a terrible disease”. Said Sarah, mom of Mikala, in heartfelt gratitude. Rob Little, General Manager and staff were on hand to help distribute blankets, hugs and encouragement. Rob Little, “Being able to give back to our community and help in anyway is the most fulfilling reward. We are very thankful for the Love Promise support we receive from Subaru. Together we have the power to make a change.” This partnership grew out of a practical need. One of the many side effects of chemotherapy and radiation is that it makes it difficult for patients to stay warm. These blankets symbolize comfort, and hopefully reminds patients that there are people out there thinking about them. Hanson Subaru is helping to improve the health, wellness, and the lives in our local community, because in times of need we are stronger together. Thank you, Hanson Subaru, we appreciate your support.

Southwest Washington Foundation

Hanson Subaru Largest Local Supporter of Senior Services for South Sound - Brian W

Taking a moment to thank our single largest non-federal supporter Hanson Subaru for their generous support over the years. Since 2014 Hanson Motors has donated over $240,000 to Senior Services for South Sound supporting Meals on Wheels and other programs within our center. Founded in 1973, Senior Services for South Sound has been dedicated to supporting seniors in our community for almost 50 years. Our mission is simple: Improving the quality of life for people as they age. Our progressive and comprehensive services programs include Brighter Days Adult Day Program, Meals on Wheels, Senior Community Dining, Senior Transportation, Care Connection Caregiver Registry, Supportive Services, Health, and Wellness Programs, Adult Learning, and Independent Living Programs. With the help of Hanson Subaru, we have been able to provide more than 130,000 meals each year to 3,000 individual seniors. For many, these deliveries are a welcome visit during the week and provide a human connection in what can be a world of isolation. Our elderly are often forgotten, because of you, we can keep helping seniors in distress. Donations from caring people like you help us make up for cuts in our state and local government funding. Thank you, Hanson Subaru, for being a partner with Senior Services for South Sound and your continued support of your community.

Senior Services for South Sound

Hanson Subaru Helps Feed Seniors - Katie R

On behalf of Senior Services for South Sound, we want to give a big thank you to our single largest, non-federal support of our Meals on Wheels program, Hanson Subaru. Their generous contributions have made it possible for us to continue meeting the increased demand and high need for Meals on Wheels in Thurston and Mason Counties. “With Hanson Subaru’s most recent donation, we will be able to make over 4,000 meals in our kitchens, which will provide over 632 seniors with tasty and nutritious meals for a week. That is a lot of hungry seniors, getting fed!” - Food Service Manager, Rob Spinks. We remain abundantly grateful for Hanson Subaru’s consistent dedication to our mission to improve the quality of life for people as they age. Thank you for helping us make a meaningful difference in the lives of our seniors.

Senior Services for South Sound
Hanson Subaru Helps Feed Seniors

Helping local homeless - Tanya F

The amazing team at Hanson Subaru in Olympia, Washington went above and beyond supporting our team in the fight against homelessness. Rob and his team graciously donated waterproof blankets in the middle of the winter to help support those living on the streets. Along with this amazing donation they also returned with some lovely Christmas gifts for the children living in the family homeless shelter. Often we have over 15 children under the age of 18 living in our homeless shelter, being able to have them feel like normal children during the holiday season is amazing. We are truly thankful to the team of Hanson Subaru for sharing the love.

Crossroads Housing
Helping local homeless

Hanson Subaru Shares the Love with Seniors - Katie R

As we approach the one year mark of battling the challenges COVID-19 has placed on our community, we take a moment to reflect on the people, places, and moments we are most grateful for. Our valued partners and local Subaru Retailer, Hanson Subaru, are some of the people we have been most appreciative to be connected to during this challenging time. Through 2020 and into 2021, Hanson Subaru has continued to champion their philanthropic efforts by demonstrating a great amount of loyalty, compassion, and commitment to Senior Services for South Sound and our Senior Nutrition Program. For 45 years, Hanson Subaru has dedicated themselves to helping our local community through food drives to create Blizzard Bags for homebound seniors, donations of blankets and crafts for cancer patients at Providence St. Peters Hospital, collection of school supplies, E-waste recycling events and more. Due to the necessary precautions that we have adopted to keep our community safe, our annual Blizzard Bags event with Hanson Subaru did not take place, however, our impactful partnership with them continues in new and safe ways. At the end of last year, Vince, Rob, and Frank, of Hanson Subaru, stopped by the Olympia Senior Center to give a generous donation to Senior Services. This impactful gift from Hanson Subaru allowed us to provide 1,024 meals to seniors struggling to provide food for themselves. We are filled with gratitude for this tremendous gift, and extremely honored to continue our philanthropic partnership with Hanson Subaru. Due to the ongoing pandemic, our meal production, and the need for home delivered meals has rapidly increased, with the number of clients we serve, more than doubling. At the closing of 2020, our nutrition program had prepared, packaged and delivered over 130,000 total meals to seniors in our community. The ongoing need for support for our Meals on Wheels program is immense, and we are deeply appreciative for the significant role Hanson Subaru has played in allowing us to continue serving a vulnerable population. “Hungry and isolated seniors are at a higher risk for mental illness and malnourishment. One of our newest clients is no longer able to safely cook meals for herself due to her failing eyesight. Without family in the area to check in on her, she's at high risk to go without proper nutrition and suffer the detrimental effects of isolation. We have every hope that with a weekly visit and meal delivery from our friendly volunteer drivers, our new client will have someone to check in on her, and combat the isolation that so many of our seniors are facing. It's because of generous folks like the team at Hanson Subaru, that we're able to continue providing a high level of care to our most vulnerable population.” says Stephanie Penland, Assistant Director of Senior Nutrition Program. Hanson Subaru’s ongoing support, year round through monetary donations, awareness of our programs and services, and volunteered hours is invaluable. Each year, their team demonstrates their commitment to our mission and community. Thank you, Hanson Subaru, for all that you do to vitalize a healthy and safe community.

Senior Services for South Sound
Hanson Subaru Shares the Love with Seniors

Hanson Subaru and the Subaru loves pets event - Heather L

Located in Washington State, Joint Animal Services (JAS) is Thurston County’s primary regional animal shelter and animal control agency. Established in 1977, the cities of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater and unincorporated Thurston County fund Joint Animal Services (JAS). JAS serves 286,419residents in 774 square miles of urban and rural terrain. Thanks to Hanson Subaru and the #subarulovespets event, Joint Animal Services adopted out 138 pets in October. This was our second highest adoption month of the year, and the BEST adoption month since the beginning of COVID back in March. A HUGE thank you needs to go out to Hanson Subaru, who sent a photographer over to take photos of all of our adoptable pets. Every single pet with their professional photo posted on the website was adopted the first week! Again, thank you to Hanson Subaru, your contribution to Joint Animal Services will help the lives of homeless pets in Thurston County!

Joint Animal Services
Hanson Subaru and the Subaru loves pets event

A couple in need of Meals on Wheels - Eileen M

I was so thankful to Hanson Subaru and Subaru Share the Love when I read a report from our Meals on Wheel Assessor of a recent husband and wife in desperate need of Meals on Wheels: When Stephanie arrived, the couple were sitting in a darkened room. The wife had been doing most of the cooking in spite of her memory loss. Meals were getting simpler and simpler as her confusion increased. Her husband who is wheelchair bound due to MS, tried to coach her and remind her of what was on the stove but he had never been a cook. They have been married for 64 years and want to stay in their home together for as long as possible. The husband's doctor was very concerned over his nutrition and his failing health so he had his nurse make the referral. They were both amazed that they could get home delivered meals and that they were so delicious. Thank you Hanson Subaru for helping to make it possible for us to continue serving home bound seniors in need. You make a huge difference in our community. Since we have been receiving help from Share the Love, we have not had to have a waiting list for meals on wheels. Bless you all! When this couple needed meals on wheels we were able to start bringing them warm nutritious meals the next day! Eileen McKenzieSullivan Executive Director, Senior Services for South Sound

A couple in need of Meals on Wheels

Hanson Subaru Brings Comfort to Cancer Patients - Katie J

Hanson Subaru is a very philanthropic dealership and they are champions of giving back to their community. On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, Hanson Subaru partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to give 80 blankets and arts and crafts kits to cancer patients at Providence St. Peters Hospital. LLS exists to find cures for cancer and improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families and Subaru helps LLS by donating critical research dollars to save more lives. This is the fourth year of this partnership and each year Providence St. Peters looks forward to receiving and handing out these beautiful, warm blankets to their patients. The arts and crafts kits are wonderful for their pediatric patients and the caregivers and family members visiting loved ones going through cancer treatment. These gifts are treasured by the patients as they are a welcome reprieve from the tolls cancer treatment takes on the body. Jessica Wolcott and Stacey Genzlinger from the Providence St. Peters Foundation greeted Rob Little, Sales Manager and Hubert Jeter, Service Director of Hanson Subaru and shared stories about how these blankets help cancer patients in many ways. Providence St. Peters is so thankful to be the recipients of these items again this year. Thank you for helping the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fund local life-saving research to beat cancer and provide programs and services for patients in Olympia and beyond. Picture in photo (left to right): Hubert Jeter, Rob Little, Stacey Genzlinger, Jessica Wolcott

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: WA/AK Chapter
Hanson Subaru Brings Comfort to Cancer Patients