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.
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 Quantrell 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.
The Mission of HOPE has been serving the people of Southeastern Kentucky since 1996. This 501C-3 non-profit works with over 53 different ministry centers as well as 29 elementary schools throughout the areas of rural Appalachia. Over the past few months, the Mission of HOPE Christmas program has been delivering the HOPE of Christmas to 29 elementary school partners. This year, the program was able to deliver: new toys, warm clothing, food and hygiene products to over 13,000 students. 2022 donations exceeded previous years which was especially important due to the recent Eastern Kentucky flooding. It would be impossible to serve all of the students without the support of donors who believe in helping those who cannot help themselves. Quantrell Subaru in Lexington, Kentucky, teamed up with WKYT, the local CBS News affiliate to support the Mission of HOPE. Quantrell Subaru partnered in the Pack the Lobby event on November 29th, 2022 by donating monetarily toward buying new toys, clothing and hygiene items as well as collected new toys at their dealership to bring to the Pack the Lobby event. Sponsorships like these, allow for the continuation of bringing the HOPE of Christmas to those in rural Appalachia. Note: The picture in the school gymnasium was one of 29 deliveries this season.
October is always a special month at Woodford Humane Society, thanks to Quantrell Subaru! The Subaru Loves Pets Month festivities don't just support our organization, they also help pets find homes. That's more important than ever right now, when shelters everywhere - ourselves included - are struggling with severe overcrowding and slow adoptions. Two of our lucky adoptees during this Subaru Loves Pets Month are Snow and Cammie. Snow, a beautiful long-haired cat, had been with us since July. She lost her home when her family moved - an all too common occurrence. But Snow was also 10 years old when her life got turned upside down. As a senior in a shelter, she didn't get the same attention from adopters that her younger counterparts did. It looked like she was in for a long wait. But thanks to the extra attention Subaru Loves Pets Month places on Underdogs - including seniors - she found her forever family and is now happily settled in at home. Cammie, a 6 year old pit bull mix, didn't technically qualify as an official Underdog; but this girl can tell you, it can be tough to find a home regardless. Cammie was one of our longest-term residents, spending almost 300 days in our care. She had already been adopted and returned twice before, an experience that must have been so disheartening for her each time. But thanks to Subaru Loves Pets Month and Quantrell Subaru, the third time was the charm for Cammie: she finally found a home that's a great fit, her adoption is final, and she's off living her best life! Thank you Quantrell Subaru for making October a special month for these two pets and dozens of others. Your support changes the world one pet at a time!
On November 7th, 2022, Quantrell Subaru and the American Red Cross joined together to bring awareness for the need of blood and blood products by hosting a blood drive. As holidays are nearing, the blood supply will decrease as people are traveling and spending time with family, which could lead to a blood shortage. This means there are patients who are not being treated because the donations are not there. This is why we are so appreciative of Quantrell and the support they provide, by hosting blood drives at their location! Through all the efforts of everyone who participated, we were able to collect 18 lifesaving units! Huge thank you to all the donors who came out, and a huge thank you to Quantrell for truly caring! Another thank you to Diana for being a great Blood Program Leader and assisting us in making the blood drives a huge success!
Rock climbing in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge has been consistently growing in popularity for the past 30 years — growing from a handful of sport climbing routes in the 1990s to several thousand established routes that climbers from across the globe enjoy today. While subjective, many now refer to the Red River Gorge as the sport climbing mecca of the world. The Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition is a group of passionate individuals who advocate for the responsible growth of climbing within this special and fragile ecosystem. This 501c3 nonprofit is responsible for securing new land, building and maintaining trails, educating the climbing community, and organizing its single largest fundraising event of the year — Rocktoberfest. Rocktoberfest brings people from all over the world to celebrate the local climbing community, support the Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition, and enjoy the sandstone cliffs and perfect fall weather. This event brings in thousands of dollars each year that ensures climbing continues to grow in Southeast Kentucky. Without the support from sponsors and attendees alike, this event would not be possible. Since 2019, the title sponsor and largest supporter of this event has been Quantrell Subaru. Because while most climbers dream of living in the mountains, The Gorge is simply a place to play on the weekends. The city is still predominantly where most climbers work and live. From morning commutes to weekend getaways, climbers across the Southeast have been relying on Subaru to get them out of the city and into the woods for years. And now, the Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition relies on Quantrell Subaru to help them ensure that one of Kentucky’s newest and most exciting sports continues to grow across Eastern Kentucky.
Chrysalis House wishes to express sincere gratitude to Quantrell Subaru for sponsoring the Back-to-School event for the 40 families living at its Serenity Apartments. Quantrell Subaru organized the event to provide school aged children living at Serenity Apartments with school supplies. Families were treated to Chick-fil-a and Kona Ice in a fun block-party style atmosphere complete with music and back-to-school pictures. The children were all given gift cards for new shoes, new backpacks, a water bottle and lunch box, and most of the supplies requested by their schools to help them be prepared for a successful school year. For these mostly single mothers, the event was a blessing and helped ease the stress of back-to-school planning and buying. The children had a wonderful time and will be starting school looking sharp while wearing new shoes and having the school supplies they need to shine in the classroom! The support of Subaru and their patrons has shown these families that the community has embraced them and is willing to generously support their paths to bright futures.
Quantrell Subaru recently expressed their ongoing support of Lexington Habitat for Humanity by sponsoring one of our most important fundraisers, our annual golf tournament! As the presenting sponsor, they were vital to the event's success. Support from generous partners like Quantrell Subaru makes it possible for us to build and rehabilitate homes with local, low-income families- families like Stephany and her four children. Previously, they shared a tiny two bedroom apartment in substandard conditions. Now, with support from Lexington Habitat and partners like Quantrell Subaru, they have a safe, stable, affordable home of their own for the first time. While recently moving in, the children said what they looked forward to most is celebrating birthdays in their new home. They have never been able to host a birthday party before due to limited space. Thank you for changing lives with us, Quantrell Subaru!
When torrential rains brought catastrophic flooding to Appalachian Eastern Kentucky, the community had nobody to turn to. Unrelenting, heavy downpours moved across Eastern Kentucky, leading to a climbing death toll, more than 1,600 homes destroyed, and countless people missing. The region still faces destroyed roads, power outages, and a lack of clean drinking water. Quantrell Subaru, dedicated to its relationship with Appalachia, held a two-week Kentucky Flood Relief donation drive to meet the urgent needs of these struggling communities. The effort saw employees and customers donating cases of bottled water, boxes of apple sauce, baby food, toiletries, diapers, cleaning supplies, fans, tents, sleeping bags, and more to help those in need. When it was time to distribute the repellent, tents, sleeping bags, cleaning supplies and much more totaling over $14,000 in donations, Quantrell Subaru partnered with Little Guys Movers to deliver these generous donations to the First Church of God in Jackson, Kentucky. After most goods were given to the church, Quantrell employees loaded their Subarus and donated their time, driving door-to-door to provide direct relief to residents. During their time in Eastern Kentucky, the Quantrell Subaru team realized one trip would not be enough. More work was needed to make a meaningful impact. On August 26th, 2022, the team used their personal vehicles and rented trailers to bring additional support and supplies to the hardest-hit areas of Eastern Kentucky. When they returned to what locals call "The Happy Church" in Jackson, Kentucky, the conditions were worse than their last visit. They found the area to be, as locals described, with the “roads completely washed away…downed power lines…mud covering trees, homes, anything in its path." A member of The Happy Church recounted, "One family lost everything they had except their car, so they are using it to distribute items to people who don't have transportation. They said the pantry was 'the spot of light cutting through all this darkness.'" Subaru was generous enough to donate 500 blankets to Eastern Kentucky, but the work isn't done. The region requires all hands on deck for the foreseeable future, and the touching stories we’ve heard have inspired Quantrell Subaru team members to commit to delivering supplies, help, and hope to those who are struggling through this tough time.
Over 250 children and parents attended this year’s Back to School Bash on July 31st, which was moved into the Carnegie Center building due to rainy weather. We gave away 150 backpacks filled with supplies to the kids at the event, and also had about 110 backpacks that we donated to a community center serving low income kids. In addition, we gave out 200 free books, more school supplies, and lots of fun raffle items so that families left feeling prepared and excited about the new school year. All of this was provided in our festive, interactive carnival atmosphere--complete with fresh popcorn, cotton candy, balloon animals, carnival games, stilt walking and face painting. Children enjoyed the fun educational activities along with the craft table hosted by On the Move Art Studio. We also served a catered meal for all in attendance, rounding out a memorable afternoon. Videos from the event are posted on Carnegie’s Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/carnegiecenterlex/.
Quantrell Subaru teamed up with us at the American Red Cross to donate the life-saving gift of blood. We have been working with them for two years and have received 86 units of blood! We are so thankful for their partnership and the willingness of the donors to give, help save lives, and re-establish our blood supply that had faltered during the pandemic. Diana has been an amazing Blood Program Leader and we are so thankful for our partnership and hard work!
The 40th Taste of the Bluegrass, Lexington’s longest-running food tasting event, was held at Keeneland on May 13, 2022. With Quantrell Subaru as the Presenting Sponsor, the largest annual in-person fundraiser for God’s Pantry Food Bank took place for the first time since 2019. COVID-19 pandemic restrictions canceled this popular event in 2020 and 2021. Raising $141,250 to help the Food Bank provide 1.13 million meals, Taste of the Bluegrass would not be possible without the help of longtime supporter Quantrell Subaru. Attended by 825 guests, this special evening highlighted delicious food and beverages from 51 premier restaurants, caterers, breweries, and wineries. Enjoying the dance-inspiring music of the Mercy Men, attendees also participated in a silent auction, a Kendra Scott jewelry pull, and a Kentucky Bourbon Pull. Emcee for the evening was spirits writer and bourbon authority Fred Minnick, who brought much energy and enthusiasm to the fun activities. Fundraising events like Taste of the Bluegrass increase awareness of the ongoing need for emergency food resources. “Quantrell Subaru’s commitment to serving those experiencing hunger in Central and Eastern Kentucky has been evident in their 24-year history supporting God’s Pantry Food Bank,” said Michael Halligan, CEO. “Their gifts have helped the Food Bank host Taste of the Bluegrass for many years, in turn helping ensure nutritious food reaches the tables of those who are uncertain about their next meal. They bring hope to those facing hunger.” Since 1998, the owners and staff at Quantrell have partnered with the Food Bank to help thousands of the more than 250,000 neighbors facing food insecurity across Central and Eastern Kentucky have access to food so they can work, learn and thrive during difficult times. Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of the Quantrell Auto Group and the Subaru Love Promise Program, these crucial financial resources help sustain critical hunger relief efforts. Throughout the Commonwealth, 1 in 7 people – kids, teens, and adults – simply don’t know how they will put enough food on their tables to feed everyone in their households. In Central and Eastern Kentucky, the food insecurity rate increases to 1 in 6! For 67 years, the Food Bank has worked with local and regional nonprofit organizations to support those experiencing hunger across its 50-county service area. Today, through this network of more than 450 food pantries and meal programs, neighbors who need emergency food assistance have access to fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, and bakery goods, along with a wide array of shelf-stable food products. The mission of God’s Pantry Food Bank, reducing hunger by working together to feed Kentucky communities, was highlighted at Taste of the Bluegrass, enabling full use of all food prepared by the participating vendors. At the evening’s end, our Food Rescue Team accepted more than 350 pounds of gourmet food, such as beef short ribs, premium Bundt cakes, and tasty macaroni and cheese. These scrumptious entrees and desserts were donated to Moveable Feast Lexington, which used the food in nourishing meals prepared and delivered to patients and their families in Fayette County. Combining the Subaru Love Promise to make the world a better place and Quantrell’s vision of respecting all people through its dedication to customers and community, this special partnership with the Food Bank goes above and beyond to nourish the lives of every Kentuckian. Thank you Quantrell Subaru for making the 40th Taste of the Bluegrass an incredible success!
Diana Keating and another Subaru employee visited us at Booker T. Washington Elementary on Earth Day. Diana had contacted me about coming over to do an Earth Day activity with our students. When they arrived they had the most beautiful flowers for our students to plant and take home. They talked with our students extensively about how Subaru works to be Green and help our Earth. The students really enjoyed the activity and were so excited to take home such beautiful flowers to their families. It was a wonderful event and one our students will remember! Thank you for visiting our school!
Quantrell Subaru absolutely went above and beyond for Pony Up for The Nest. This event, held annually in the Phoenix Room at Keeneland, was our first gathering of 2022. The funds raised from this occasion are very important, as first quarter is typically lean in donations following the holiday season. Quantrell Subaru's sponsorship helped us meet the fundraising goal for cleaning supplies in our Family Assistance Program. The Spring Meet helped our families obtain Spring cleaning supplies. Cleaning item donations are often overlooked and scarce but crucial for our families' health. We cannot thank Quantrell Subaru enough for their continuous support and generosity. The Nest is grateful for this incredible partnership!
For more than 50 years now, the Quantrell Auto Group has been deeply rooted in Lexington and has repeatedly demonstrated its commitment to making our community a better place. In 2022, as it has for the previous three years, Quantrell Subaru stepped up and financially supported the Reforest the Bluegrass program, Lexington’s annual tree planting event. More than 250 dedicated volunteers and city employees braved the cold, rain, sleet and snow to plant 4,500 trees in Belleau Woods Park on April 9. One of those volunteers was five-year-old Elsie. “This was my daughter’s first time at Reforest the Bluegrass and she loved it,” says her mother, Amy. “The staff was so friendly and one even helped her plant a tree. She is excited to go back and visit it, and now she’s asking about planting trees at home. Thank you for a wonderful event.” Another was 10-time participant Karen who says she takes part because she likes helping the environment. “The sponsors donate the trees, but they need people to put them in the ground.” Karen, 71, planted 10 trees at the event. Subaru says its retailers believe in making the world a better place. Through its support of the Reforest the Bluegrass and other community programs, Quantrell Subaru shows Lexington that they are rooted in making our lives better.
Quantrell Subaru is a returning sponsor for the 16th Annual Shamrock Shuffle 3K for the third year in a row! Because of supporters like Quantrell Subaru, hundreds of folks throughout our community are sleeping in a safe, warm, stable home of their own tonight. Warren, who is blind, is now able to safely navigate his home with accessibility modifications. Neema has the vegetable garden she’s always dreamed of. Gerald and Martha can’t stop saying how happy they are to have a washer and dryer for the first time. Quantrell Subaru continues to help bring quality, affordable housing within reach of more of our neighbors like Warren, Neema, Gerald and Martha. It makes our community a better place to live for us all. They are changing lives.
On March 26th, 2022, Quantrell Subaru, was the Presenting Sponsor of “PROM: All Grown Up!” This amazing, annual fundraiser benefited Early Bird Foundation, Inc., a local non-profit with focus on encouraging and empowering Kentucky families with babies in neonatal intensive care units (NICU).The event was held at the Embassy of Lexington Green and was of great success. 135+ attendees from all across the commonwealth gathered together to raise over $17,000.00 for KY NICU families! Early Bird Foundation, Inc. couldn’t have had this success without Quantrell Subaru’s involvement; the organization appreciates the company’s leadership in the community, philanthropy goals, and especially the generous support and advocacy for KY NICU families! *Pictured above (left to right) is Lyndsey Lewis, Co-Executive Director of Early Bird Foundation, Inc. our Prom Queen and King, Diana Keating, Marketing Director for Quantrell Auto Group, and Ashton Tackett, Co-Executive Director of Early Bird Foundation, Inc.
The Nest's Family Assistance Program provides approximately 450 people each month with basic necessity items. One of the most requested and expensive of these items is diapers. Therefore, we had a diaper drive event in the hopes of securing quantity needed for the rest of the year. The Nest's goal was 30,000 diapers. Unbelievably, we received over 60,000 diapers! A significant amount of the diaper donation came from Quantrell Subaru. They absolutely went above and beyond! The Nest is so grateful for Quantrell Subaru's support. We are very fortunate to have them as an unwavering partner and appreciate the many ways in which they assist our four programs. Thank you, Quantrell Subaru, for demonstrating your dedication to helping families in need and for your never-failing commitment to our community!
2021 was the 10th straight year that Quantrell Subaru has sponsored Woodford Humane Society's Adoption Drive and helped us send animals to their forever homes in time for the holidays! This December added 145 more lucky cats and dogs to the tally of adoptees that Quantrell Subaru has sponsored - a list that numbers well over 1000. The Adoption Drive also makes it possible for Woodford Humane to help out other overcrowded shelters around Central Kentucky: this year, dozens of dogs and cats from other counties were able to transfer to Woodford Humane and find their forever homes. Thank you so much, Quantrell Subaru! What an amazing gift to give not just Woodford Humane Society and each of the adopted animals, but their families, too!
Once again, Quantrell Subaru has gone above and beyond for The Nest! They not only sponsored our Reindeer Express event but participated through making donations and volunteering. Beside us every step of the way, Quantrell Subaru facilitated our ability to provide the children of approximately 400 families with coats, gloves, toys, books, art supplies, wrapping paper and food boxes. Struggling families were able to have a more enjoyable holiday season as a result. We rely on community support and are most grateful for Quantrell Subaru's steadfast partnership. The past several years have been challenging for so many people. It's extraordinary to witness and receive the support and generosity of Quantrell Subaru is times of tremendous need. Thank you, Quantrell Subaru!
Chrysalis House is so grateful to Quantrell Subaru for sharing the love with the brave women who have made the choice to commit to living in recovery from a substance use disorder. Quantrell Subaru’s Love Promise to Chrysalis House means mothers will be given items to meet their basic needs and the basic needs of their infants and toddlers. Through Quantrell Subaru’s Share the Love Program, Chrysalis House received 125 backpack diaper bags filled with baby essentials and 125 totes filled with personal hygiene items for mom, sheet sets, and pillows. Just as a backpack - this program will carry some of the burden to provide essentials for pregnant or parenting women when they arrive for admission at Chrysalis House. This simple act of kindness and the Love Promise demonstrates to each woman served at Chrysalis House that the community cares about them and their families. The Share the Love Program is paying it forward, and allows Chrysalis House to provide much needed items that help alleviate a source of stress for the moms who are working so hard to change the trajectory of their lives. Thank you Quantrell Subaru and the consumers who made Chrysalis House their charity of choice, for investing in the community and believing in resiliency, second chances, and the possibility of recovery.
We are so thankful that Subaru chooses to donate to the Hope Center during the winter months. Subaru marketing director, Diana dropped off 5 boxes of blankets and 1 box of socks to our Emergency Shelter in November and we could not be more appreciative. These blankets and socks will keep our clients so warm this winter season!
Woodford Humane Society is always excited to partner with Quantrell Subaru, so when Subaru Loves Pets Month rolled around in October, we were all in. Thanks to Quantrell Subaru sharing our adoptable pets each day and a fun "Make A Dog's Day" event at the dealership, 48 pets found their forever homes. That number includes 4 certified "Underdog" seniors, and one of those - Leah, a 15+ year old beagle - is very likely the oldest dog we have ever adopted out! We are so grateful to Quantrell Subaru for shining a much-needed light on homeless pets, and especially the ones that are so often overlooked. From pet with chronic conditions and disabilities, to long-term residents, to seniors, to hoarding survivors, to pets who simply found themselves caught up in the messy lives of humans, each and every pet that Quantrell helped us place in October says a big THANK YOU! Pictured are Dylan (9 year old English setter), Leah (15 year old beagle), and Pearl (10 year old border collie) - Three of our adopted seniors!
We love ❤️ Quantrell Subaru and their commitment to serving with Meals on Wheels of Lexington! The second Tuesday of each month a Quantrell staff member arrives at the kitchen of Trinity Church, where they pick up a hot nutritious meal and deliver them to the home of shut-ins in North East Lexington! We serve an at risk population, with the bulk of our recipients being elderly, who are no longer able to shop for and prepare their own meals. We also serve those with physical and mental disabilities, those who are terminally ill, as well as our veterans who are often forgotten. Our volunteers not only deliver a meal but they provide a well check, a kind word, a smile, and human interaction that shut ins are so hungry for! Many times our volunteers are the only persons these shut-ins see! During the on-going pandemic the number of people we serve has doubled , and volunteers like Quantrell make feeding Meals on Wheels people possible! We have served over 130,000 meals so far this year. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Quantrell! Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others, you are certainly living up to your “Love Promise” Well done Quantrell Subaru!
We are so thankul that Subaru chose to invest in Russell Cave! This opportunity has allowed us to rebrand our entire library! Libraries often serve as the heart of the school and we wanted our library to reflect our love for learning. We are updating seating to be more flexible and provide for a more collaborative environment. Also, we are adding book nooks for reading spaces. Most importantly, we are adding a Maker Space area that will allow our students to design, engineer and problem solve creatively! We are so excited that we are able to give our students the chance to think outside the box and to continue learning at even higher levels than before!
The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning is an educational and literary arts nonprofit located in the heart of Lexington, KY. For over 10 years, Carnegie Center has been supporting families by providing free themed family events. One of our most well-attended events is Back to School Bash which is typically held in late July. Quantrell Subaru went above and beyond by not only electing to be the event's Presenting Sponsor, but also by coordinating a school supply drive to better equip children for the upcoming school year. With their gracious support, we were able to purchase over 100 new backpacks filled with school supplies and organize a free, family-friendly bash in Gratz Park. Families enjoyed backpacks, new books, BBQ, live music, crafts, and an inflatable slide. ABC36 news was there to report on the successful event that draws hundreds each year. Thanks to Subaru's generous sponsorship, we were able to expand the event and the number of families served. Thank you so much for supporting education! -Erica Cook, Carnegie Center Outreach & Volunteer Director
Quantrell Subaru returned as the Lunch Rest Stop Sponsor for 2021 Bike MS: Bluegrass Bourbon Ride. With their support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Bike MS raised over $100,000 with 90 cyclists and many dedicated sponsors, like Quantrell Subaru. Because of Subaru’s love, the Society continues to connect and inform people affected by MS across the country by enhancing the virtual programming and in-person opportunities that respond to timely and relevant topics of interest. The Society connects people with each other to foster strength and resilience as they handle the challenges of MS. Bike MS always enjoy partnering with Subaru and sharing their love and passion for helping find a cure and ending MS forever.
On June 7th, Quantrell Subaru and the Red Cross joined together to bring awareness to the need for blood and blood products to treat cancer patients, and combat a severe blood shortage, by hosting a blood drive. "Right now, the Red Cross has only a 1/2 day supply of blood to meet local need! This means their are patients who are not being treated because the donations are not there" states Ryan Brown, Area Account Manager for the Red Cross Blood Services. "This is why we are so appreciative of Quantrell and the support they provide, by hosting sites at their location!" Through all the efforts of everyone who participated, we were able to collect 14 lifesaving units! This will potentially impact 42 lives! Huge thank you to all the donors who came out, and a huge thank you to Quantrell for truly caring!
Quantrell Subaru once again showed love for Lexington and the environment through its partnership with Lexington’s Division of Environmental Services in support of Reforest the Bluegrass. Though Reforest had to look different in 2021, the importance of planting trees was not overlooked by community partners like Quantrell. Thanks to the support of Quantrell Subaru and other tree advocates, we were able to adapt Reforest the Bluegrass for pandemic conditions by hosting a series of nine small planting events in neighborhood green spaces over a series of three weekends; these were smaller-scaler versions of our traditional, one-day, one-location planting event. Over 400 volunteers registered to help! We were also able to carry out Reforest at Home, a program providing trees to the community to be planted in back yards. In total, over 6,000 tree seedlings were planted throughout the city. That’s quite an accomplishment! Thank you Quantrell Subaru for recognizing the importance of trees in our community and for supporting Reforest the Bluegrass!
Quantrell Subaru returned as sponsor for our annual Shamrock Shuffle 3K to benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity for the second year in a row! The Subaru Love Promise is a commitment to supporting passions and causes in the local community and has helped us create more affordable housing right here in Lexington. Because of race sponsors like Quantrell Subaru, Antoine and Cendrielle made their dreams of homeownership a reality! Their children now have their own rooms and space to play. With Quantrell Subaru’s support, families can build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. On behalf of these families and everyone at Lexington Habitat, thank you!
Quantrell Subaru's Love Promise was profoundly felt by The Nest-Center for Women, Children & Families! Due to the coronavirus, the past year was very challenging for our organization and the individuals and families we serve. Since 1977, The Nest has been a safe and healing place for individuals and families in crisis, facing adversity, or who have unexpected needs. We provide education, counseling, advocacy, and support in English and Spanish to over 5,000 clients each year. Many of our clients, already facing hardship before COVID, experienced even more difficulties. Unable to rely on our traditional, in-person fundraisers for an entire year, we were tasked with adapting to virtual events and trying to raise the funds needed. The Nest depends on community support to operate our four free programs: Early Childhood Education, Family Assistance for Basic Human Needs, Counseling and Advocacy for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence, and Education and Support for Parents. We were overjoyed and overwhelmed to receive over $40,000 as the recipient of the Share the Love program! It's been a true blessing, allowing us to make up for last year's losses. The Nest strives to embrace, encourage, and empower individuals, parents, survivors and children while they move toward stability and self-sufficiency. With compassionate, generous partners like Quantrell Subaru, we are able to transform lives and create a safe, equitable, and thriving community!
On a cold and sunny MLK day, donors came to Quantrell to help the Red Cross collect much needed blood donations! Since Covid hit, the Red Cross has had to cancel over a 1,000 drives in our region, resulting in the loss of 100,000's of potentially life saving blood products. According to Ryan Brown, Account Manager for the Red Cross, "This time of year is always a struggle for us, as donations tend to slip off due to holiday travel, and just the normal getting back into the swing of things. Throw in Covid, and you can see why collections are down! Thankfully we have great partners, like Quantrell who allow us to use their facility to collect these very precious and needed donations." With Quantrell's help the Red Cross was able to collect 21 units of blood that can potentially impact 63 lives! Thank you Quantrell for being such a great supporter, and most importantly, helping the Red Cross to save lives!
The students and staff at The Academy for Leadership at Millcreek Elementary were overwhelmed with the supplies we received. This generous donation will allow our children to have the supplies needed to be successful in the classroom. The books we received for the library brought diversity and new adventures for our students to dive in with each new read. The staff bags allowed teachers to have new supplies to use during online and in person learning. Our school family would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the kindness we have been shown, and would like to let you know that you helped so many in such a trying time for all. Thank you again for this tremendous act of kindness and all the help it provided to our school.
For forty-four years, The Nest has held our Reindeer Express holiday event. This event assists families with children five years-of-age and younger who have received services from The Nest within the year. These families are provided with new toys, coats, hats, scarves, gloves, art supplies, and books which will be given to their children as gifts for the holiday season. Every family receives a food box, as well. This year, we had approximately 950 children in need of new gifts and winter wear. We were so fortunate to have Quantrell Subaru as our title sponsor. The coronavirus has made this year more challenging for people already experiencing hardship. We had to make adjustments in carrying out Reindeer Express to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved. The families participated in a “drive-thru” pick-up, where they received their gift bags while remaining in their car to maintain social distancing. The Nest is thankful for our partnership with Quantrell Subaru and grateful for their unwavering commitment to our community. Their generosity and support of Reindeer Express made a tremendous difference in so many lives. Quantrell Subaru put smiles on children's faces and helped families in need have a joyous, holiday season.
October is Subaru Loves Pets Month and Quantrell Subaru made a big impact at Woodford Humane Society this year! By sharing pet stories on social media and pledging a $100 donation per pet for the first 31 cats and dogs adopted in October, Quantrell helped drive interest in adoption - so much so that we more than doubled that goal, with 64 pets finding homes. Those 64 pets included plenty of puppies and kittens, but also some senior pets like Molly. Molly is a 10 1/2 year old bearded collie mix. She wasn't a new face at Woodford Humane; in fact, she had been adopted from us all the way back in 2013 after surviving a truly horrific hoarding case. Her adoptive parents loved her dearly; but when one of them passed away, the other couldn't keep up with her care alone. Thanks to Quantrell Subaru helping get the word out, Molly is now settling in with a new family who love her just as much. The adoption success during Subaru Loves Pets Month was wonderful enough, but Quantrell Subaru didn't stop there! They raised hundreds of dollars with their Subaru Loves Pets Fund, and even matched what they raised, to help Woodford Humane continue providing care for hundreds of animals in need each day. And Quantrell Subaru even hosted an adoption event at the showroom, where our kittens and puppies got tons of love - and for the luckiest few, a forever home. Thanks so much to everyone at Quantrell Subaru for making this year's Subaru Loves Pets Month one to remember! It was certainly a bright spot in a difficult year like 2020.
Quantrell Subaru's donation of blankets to The Nest is most appreciated as the season changes and temperatures drop. For the vulnerable individuals and families we serve, securing basic necessity items, such as toiletries, are at the top of their needs list. Blankets would be an additional expense not many can afford. Quantrell Subaru's generous gift provides warmth, comfort, and one less concern for our individuals and families. We and they are very grateful. Thank you, Quantrell Subaru, for going above and beyond in your generosity, loving support, and dedication to our community!
Once again Quantrell Subaru teamed up with the American Red Cross to provide lifesaving units to patients and hospitals in need! With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The American Cancer Society estimates that 276,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020. This means 1 in 8 women in the US will be diagnosed with this debilitating disease. Blood is often a critical part of ensuring that women diagnosed with this disease survive their treatments. On a cool and blustery Monday in October, sixteen donors came out to give and support those who need it most! From their generosity and the efforts of the Red Cross staff, thirteen units of lifesaving/altering blood were collected! These units will potentially impact thirty-nine lives for the better! Thank you Subaru for hosting and supporting this wonderful organization, and helping them fulfill their life saving mission!
Quantrell Subaru is keeping their love promise by partnering with Meals on Wheels of Lexington. We are a volunteer-based humanitarian program that serves a hot meal at noon along with dinner and breakfast for the next morning to homebound seniors, those with disabilities and terminal illnesses. We began our mission in Lexington in 1969 and we are still going strong today thanks to amazing volunteers like those from Quantrell that put their wheels on the road to serve Meals on wheels recipients in Fayette Co. The 2nd Tuesday of each month Quantrell staff members show up to our kitchen to pick up the hot meals ready to hit the road and deliver! During the COVID 19 pandemic Quantrell has remained dedicated to helping and have shown up with face coverings and armed with hand sanitizer. They also had a food drive to help replenish our shelves and gave a monetary gift to help with our mission. The funds were used to purchase a freezer that had just gone out. Perfect Timing! Subaru loves to help, and we want to thank you for staying committed to your love promise and to the Quantrell staff for putting their hands and feet in action by serving our community and making the world a better place!
Quantrell Subaru hosted a Red Cross blood drive in June to help address widespread blood shortages. The American Red Cross is the largest FDA-regulated blood bank in the United States. Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, and 40% of the blood that ultimately makes its way to hospitals starts at an American Red Cross blood drive. Thousands of these donations also go to Central Kentucky each year. Unfortunately, over 30,000 Red Cross blood drives have been canceled between February and June due to COVID-19. Quantrell Subaru provided an open opportunity for employees, customers and other community members to make a life-saving difference. The blood collected at the June blood drive could help up to 78 patients receive critical treatments or surgeries. Quantrell Subaru also provided an opportunity for our team to help beyond drive-day by hosting at a time when the Red Cross are testing for COVID-19 antibodies. Those confirmed to carry antibodies are eligible to donate their plasma to help those who are most ill due to COVID-19 complications. We were very grateful to form a meaningful community connection with the folks at Quantrell Subaru. In all, we can't help anyone without the help of others.
Quantrell Subaru has been a long-standing supporter of Capital City Activity Center over the past several years. Capital City Activity Center’s mission is to enhance senior living for people 50 and above by providing programs, activities and opportunities for education and good health. Quantrell Subaru has joined our community supporting seniors by providing a Crosstrek for our annual ‘Cram the Crosstrek’ Food Drive Event that helps us to restock our emergency food pantry with non-perishable food items to be donated to seniors in need through the Center’s outreach program. They even go above and beyond and help serve a Christmas lunch to our members! Their support helps our mission by providing seniors in need with food at crucial times. We love partnering with Quantrell Subaru during the Subaru Share the Love Event. They’re the wheels, we’re the meals, and senior citizens are the winners! Thank you Quantrell Subaru for your continued generosity and valued partnership in feeding our community.
Quantrell Subaru has been a dedicated supporter of the Hope Center since our inception in 1993. The Hope Center helps people in our community suffering from addiction, mental illness and homelessness. Quantrell Subaru’s support over the past 27 years has provided our clients with food, shelter, clothing, recovery resources and programs, mental health diagnosis and treatment, transitional housing, permanent housing, employment assistance, social services, support for veterans and mobile outreach. Thanks to their generosity, our programs continue to rebuild the lives of people experiencing homelessness and addiction across Lexington and beyond. Each day more than 650 people are receiving the help and treatment they need, empowering them to live happier, healthier and self-sufficient lives. This $14,382 gift from Quantrell Subaru will provide life-changing and life-rebuilding resources for our Hope Center clients. On behalf of everyone who has been impacted by the Hope Center over these 27 years, we thank Quantrell Subaru for their continued generosity.
Quantrell Subaru’s Share the Love is aptly named as this program helped raise over $19,000 for The Nest-Center for Women, Children & Families! Through our Share the Love partnership with Quantrell Subaru, The Nest continues its mission to provide a safe place for education, counseling and support for women, children and families in crisis. Our holistic approach incorporates four free programs: family assistance for basic human needs, education and support for parents, counseling and advocacy for survivors of intimate partner abuse, and a five-star-rated childcare. With Quantrell Subaru’s support, The Nest serves the community with a focus on family stabilization and the prevention of child abuse and neglect, reaching thousands of parents, survivors, and children this year. Quantrell Subaru is dedicated to making the world a better place, and The Nest is extremely grateful for their contribution toward our efforts!
When Quantrell Subaru says “Subaru Loves to Help”, they mean it! Quantrell recently sponsored Lexington Habitat for Humanity’s largest fundraising event of the year, the Shamrock Shuffle 3K. Since the race began 13 years ago, it has helped build or rehabilitate 299 homes in Lexington. Quality, affordable housing changes lives and it would not be possible without support from generous community partners. With Quantrell Subaru’s support, families can build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. On behalf of these families and everyone at Lexington Habitat, thank you!
The Lexington Legends are a Minor League Baseball team in Lexington, KY. For years, the Legends and Quantrell Subaru have been partners. This year, we decided to include a different element, the presenting sponsorship of Hit the Books. Hit the Books is the Lexington Legends' reading program. It has two parts. The first part is a bookmark design contest. With the winner being featured on 45,000 bookmarks. Over 5,000 kids from the Bluegrass area submitted their baseball and Legends themed bookmark designs. The second part of the program is where the kids actually "Hit the Books". The 45,000 bookmarks are (normally) distributed to about 100 schools in the Bluegrass. Once each child reads 4 books at their reading level, they can take the bookmark to a Legends game and receive 2 free tickets. We had all the bookmarks out for production and ready to go when COVID-19 hit. With kids being homeschooled and the timeline for school to come back, continually moving, we knew we had to figure out a way to do this program in a new and unique way. We came up with the idea to relaunch the entire program with a bit of a different spin. Before relaunching the new program, we wanted to make sure we acknowledged the kids who were the winners of the original program. We informed them via video through their schools. Then, on Wednesday we officially relaunched the new program. Instead of kids designing a bookmark, they're designing a program ad for our souvenir program. This will be part of a larger Quantell Subaru ad. Kids can also keep their design sheets and use it for 2 free tickets to a Legends game, once the season begins. The design sheet was sent out to our 100k+ e-mail database, as well as posted on the Legends' social media outlets. The benefit of relaunching this program is two-fold. First, it allows the partnership and the program to continue. But secondly, it gives parents and kids something to do while they're stuck at home. The bookmarks that had already been printed will still be distributed once it is safe to do so. If schools go back, we will deliver the bookmarks to the schools. If the schools do not go back into session, we will deliver the bookmarks to libraries, summer camps and stores with matching demographics.
The Adoption Drive, presented by Quantrell Subaru, took Woodford Humane Society by storm in December! Quantrell Subaru sponsored all adoptions during the 2-week event, and the response from the community was huge. Lines of adopters waited at the doors almost every day, and once the dust had settled, hundreds of dogs, cats, and guinea pigs had found their homes. The Adoption Drive's success stories include senior pets, long-term residents, and pets with special needs in addition to plenty of puppies and kittens. Two dogs, a shepherd/pitbull mix named Jax and a boxer named Shelley, had been patiently waiting to be adopted for over a year. A sweet epileptic cat named Flicka found her perfect home. And an 11-year-old gray tabby named Jack got swept off his feet. These are just a few of so many amazing "happily ever afters" made possible by Quantrell Subaru during this winter's Adoption Drive! From all of us, and all of our furry friends: Thank you, Quantrell Subaru, for giving them a ride home.
Quantrell Subaru doesn't just say "Subaru Loves Pets," they act on it! Woodford Humane Society received a fantastic donation of toys, food, treats, and other pet supplies this fall, some specially provided by Subaru and some brought in by Quantrell's generous staff. The squeaky Subaru toys are always a favorite! Thank you, Quantrell Subaru; our staff, volunteers, and especially our dogs and cats are so grateful to have you as part of our pet-loving family!
The Lexington Rescue Mission is a ministry that meets the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of hurting people in the greater Lexington area. We serve the most vulnerable in our community, those who are homeless or living in poverty. The help we provide takes many forms, but we often say it starts with a meal. In 2018, we served 45,631 meals. For the past few years we have been serving lunch four days a week. Due to the need expressed by our guests, we decided to expand our meal service to six days a week beginning in September. A couple of months before this expanded meal service was to begin, Quantrell Subaru contacted us and told us they wanted to support the clients served at the Mission. They told us they wanted to gift us with $200 from each Subaru sold in September. They even took the initiative to come to the Lexington Rescue Mission to take a tour to learn more about our services, and film a video to showcase our program. We couldn't believe such generosity was being offered to us, and at just the time we needed it most. Because of Quantrell Subaru's kindness, many in our community are receiving hot, nutritious meals which in many cases provides us the opportunity to assist with other critical needs such as clothing, housing, or job assistance. Quantrell Subaru significantly impacted the lives of many people in their community with this $22,600 gift. We wish they could see the smiles we see as people come in for a warm meal. On the behalf of everyone who has received help and assistance through this generous gift, we thank Quantrell Subaru from the bottom of our heart.
At the Well of Lexington, we believe in love, and miracles. Much like Subaru and its retailers, we strive to make the world a better place. As a non-profit with the mission of providing a holistic program of safe housing, recovery support, education and healing for women exploited by sex trafficking, we work every day to empower them to reach economic independence and live productive lives throughout our intensive rehabilitation program. While regaining their strength, women of The Well are provided professional support through a life skills coach, medical professionals, social workers and counselors. During this two-year tenure, these incredible survivors-turned-thrivers live a clean, drug free life while advancing their education, finding employment and learning how to trust themselves and others while taking control of their lives. Most importantly, however, our residents learn to have hope again; something every survivor, and every human is entitled to. But because of personal safety reasons, each woman must be escorted and guaranteed transportation at all times in addition to receiving safe transportation to and from all medical and social work appointments, fun community outings, professional growth classes and enterprise opportunities; something that is integral for us to offer our residents on their healing journey, but something that we were struggling with due to a lack of safe transport. This is where Quantrell Subaru stepped in for us in a huge way: by gifting us a 2014 minivan as a donation in 2018. Without this vehicle, we would literally not be able to do what we do for our residents, and this means the world to us! They helped us help others in an incredible, life-changing way when we were at a loss and a crossroads for what to do or where to go to further our mission, and our life’s work. To each person who helped us along the way who provided us exceptional service discreetly and free of judgement, you are amazing and we appreciate you. Because of you, our residents are given the chance to regain their identities, lead a full, impactful life, learn to thrive and take pride in their accomplishments and make the transition from a life of trafficking to one of freedom. And we are so grateful. Thank you, Quantrell Subaru, for sharing the love with us so we can share it with countless others, making the world a brighter place and proving that even in the darkest of times, light and love will conquer all.
Since the founding of the Catholic Action Center in 1999 Quantrell has been an invaluable supporter of the ministry. As an all- volunteer, non-government funded ministry we depend on monetary donations, in kind donations and volunteers from individuals ,faith communities and businesses to support the work of providing food, shelter, and basic human needs to those who are the most disenfranchised in our community. Over 5.9 million meals and 875,00 nights of shelter have been provided thanks to this generosity. Quantrell has stood out as a supporter and the Share the Love partnership has been an amazing blessing. Because of the unbelievable donation of $ 64.960.71 from the Subaru Share the Love we have been able to upgrade our HVAC system that keeps the men and women occupying the 134 beds nightly at the Catholic Action Center cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The costs of operating the Compassionate Caravan that reaches out to those on the streets in the heat of the summer and cold of the winter with life saving supplies are covered for the next year with this donation. We also have been able to provide apartments for families with children who are experiencing homelessness and give them a chance to get on their feet and become independent. The Share the Love funds will cover the support needed for this program to continue for 2 years impacting over 250 women, men and children! It is difficult to put into words the spirit, generosity and support that Quantrell has shared not only with the Catholic Action Center but the effect they have on the entire community of Lexington, KY and beyond. They share the love in so many ways. As Coretta Scott King noted "The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.." Quantrell exemplifies that compassion and raises the bar of greatness for all of us! With peace and love,Ginny Ramsey, Director and Co-Founder Catholic Action Center
All the staff at Woodford Humane Society and 78 very lucky pets are sending a big thank you to Quantrell Subaru! During the two-week Adoption Drive in December Quantrell Subaru sponsored every single one of Woodford Humane’s adoptions, giving 38 cats and 40 dogs a ride home for the holidays and for good. This was the sixth year that Woodford Humane and Quantrell Subaru have teamed up to find a flurry of year-end forever homes, for a grand total of almost 600 happily-ever-afters for homeless pets. If that doesn’t make your tail wag we don’t know what will!
Quantrell Subaru really lent a helping hand this holiday season during The Subaru Share the Love event in 2018. They provided a Crosstrek for our annual ‘Cram the Crosstrek’ Food Drive Event that helped to restock our emergency food pantry from donations made by our members and guests. They are so willing to help us out to feed the hungry in our community and we are looking forward to working with them again. Our staff, members, Board of Directors and homebound seniors truly appreciate the kindness of Beth, Derek and Quantrell Subaru!
Woodford Humane's pets can't thank Quantrell Subaru enough! Through a running "Pet of the Month" feature, they're helping our dogs find their forever homes. And while the animals wait for those homes to come along, Quantrell is kind enough to collect and donate pet items and cleaning supplies to help make sure their stay at WHS is as happy and healthy as it can be. Thank you so much, from all of us and our furry friends!
We will use these books to ensure that our students have new and exciting books of their own to keep at home and enhance their personal library! We know how important it is to encourage a love of reading and we appreciate our community partners who share our passion for reading! Thank you to Quantrell Subaru!
Quantrell Subaru really stepped up to the “plate” during The Share the Love event 2017. They not only came to help serve to congregate lunches during our Thanksgiving and Christmas Celebrations, but they provided a new 50th edition Outback to help deliver meals to homebound seniors and also for a food drive event we had at our Center that helped to restock our emergency food pantry. They are so willing to help us out and we are looking forward to working with them again to help collect food for our emergency food pantry and to help deliver meals again. Our members and homebound seniors love Derek and Beth!
Quantrell Subaru gave the gift of warmth to cancer patients at the Hope Lodge in Lexington.
Quantrell Subaru has been a strong supporter of the Hope Center since our doors opened to serve Lexington’s homeless in 1993. Their nearly $1 million in donations over the last 25 years has enabled us to address the underlying causes of homelessness and help thousands of individuals turn their lives around. In 2002 the Quantrell Subaru family provided funds to build the Ball-Quantrell Jones Recovery Center for Women, Lexington’s first long-term residential recovery facility for women. In 2006, Quantrell Subaru once again answered the call as the need for comprehensive recovery programs grew, and pledged funds to help build the George Privett Recovery Center for Men. Quantrell Subaru has donated five new vehicles for auction, generating nearly $400,000 in revenue for the Hope Center. Reverend Bonnie Quantrell Jones has literally blessed the Hope Center by giving invocations and benedictions at the openings of our new facilities. The financial and spiritual support the Quantrell Subaru family has given continues to save lives every day. With Quantrell Subaru’s assistance, over 800 people each day are overcoming addiction, mental illness and employment barriers, empowering them to live happier, healthier and self-sufficient lives.
You have saved lives. Your "Share the Love" support for the free clinics of Mission Lexington has provided life-saving care to patients who could afford it no other way. One patient came to Mission Lexington’s free medical clinic for help obtaining much-needed asthma medications. Even though he’d lost his job two years ago in sales (in part because of the poor condition of his teeth), he’d had insurance until July, (he’d had Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act), but upon recertification he did not qualify any longer because his wife’s income put him over the limit-- it had increased slightly due to her employer’s addition of one hour per day to her schedule. One of Mission Lexington’s volunteer physicians determined that the patient had gone without medical care for so long that the patient was experiencing a near-fatal ketoacidosis. After his very first visit to our medical clinic, his wife wrote us a note that said, “Words cannot express how deeply I was touched by your kindness. As I left your clinic today, tears just poured down my face. I have never seen anything like Mission Lexington in my entire life. Every one of you made us feel like ‘somebody’ again. Thank you for my husband’s medicine. There is no way we could have afforded this expensive insulin. Thank you for sharing your kindness, your knowledge, your time and most importantly-- your love. Thank you for saving my husband’s life.” This patient received care from the Mission Lexington's free Medical Clinic, free Dental Clinic, and free Pharmacy. The patient continued to receive asthma and diabetes medications while he was also completing a treatment plan at Mission Lexington’s free Dental Clinic. At the conclusion of his course of dental treatment, the patient was pain-free and had a restored smile. Today, he credits Mission Lexington with both saving his life, and giving him a smile with which he could greet potential employers. He now has a job at a car dealership and an income level that makes him no longer need the services we provide.
For the past five years, Quantrell Subaru has given the animals at Woodford Humane and hundreds of Central Kentucky families the most wonderful gift at the holidays by sponsoring our pet adoptions. The 2017 Adoption Drive was a bigger success than we could have ever imagined! 170 dogs, cats, and rabbits found their forever homes over the course of an extremely busy two weeks in December. Among those lucky animals was Princess Buttercup, a sweet senior dog who you'll also see in a Love Promise story below, playing with a Pawstrek squeaky toy donated by Quantrell Subaru. Buttercup got to take her Pawstrek with her when she went home, and she's never been happier! Thank you, Quantrell Subaru, for giving so many pets a ride home!
Quantrell Subaru was honored to be a part of the Meals on Wheels "Share the Love" event at Capital City Activity Center in Frankfort, KY. At-home meal delivery is such an important mission for seniors who wish to stay in their homes.
Quantrell Subaru collected donations for the pets at Woodford Humane this fall, and sent some special gifts of their own, too. Princess Buttercup especially loves the 2017 Pawstrek squeaky toys! Thank you so much for providing toys and treats that bring a little extra joy to these pets as they wait for their forever homes, and starter packs to help them settle in once they do.
In October 2009, while working at Quantrell, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Receiving this news was life altering, and after eight years of strong faith, I am enjoying new life experiences with friends and family, including my son, daughter and soon to be three year old grandson. I am grateful for my work family who is supportive in the fight against breast cancer.
Quantrell Subaru delivered an Outback full of books to Breckinridge Elementary School as a part of the Subaru Loves Learning initiative. Principal, Michael Price was incredibly appreciative and excited to share these books with his staff and students.
Quantrell Subaru kindly sponsored the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Bluegrass Bourbon Ride this year to raise money for research to fight multiple sclerosis. I've been a Quantrell customer for sixteen years and felt that requesting a sponsorship made perfect sense because of what Quantrell stands for and what I stand for. This bike ride began on June 24 at Anderson County High School, Lawrenceburg and traveled to Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown. Routes took cyclists through horse country and the infamous Bourbon Trail. On Saturday evening, participants enjoyed dinner at Heaven Hill, then stayed overnight in Bardstown. Sunday morning cyclists headed back to Lawrenceburg where they enjoyed an afternoon of finish-line festivities. Thank you to Quantrell for taking part.
A Quantrell Subaru customer traveled to Houston to help with animal relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey. We set out to collect towels, leashes, harnesses, food and water bowls, and unopened bags of dog food. They will need foster families in Lexington for the dogs who lost their families due to the storm.
Quantrell Subaru provides the "Cooling Off Station" for those hot summer afternoons and evenings at the ballpark! Especially popular with the kiddos, but sometimes adults and furry friends are equally appreciative!
Cassidy Elementary's first grade students dug right into helping with the Subaru Loves the Earth Initiative! We were delighted to plant additional nectar plants and milkweed for the monarchs in our science garden as the winter months had been quite hard on our garden. Our citizen scientists were especially excited to improve the wildlife habitat with the wonderfully handcrafted bird houses, bird feeders, bird bath, and toad abode provided by our local Subaru dealer. The need for food, water, and shelter were critical elements that these same students had identified as being needed for our outdoor space when they had completed a garden inventory as kindergarteners. It brought such satisfaction to see how our community partnership with Quantrell Subaru helped our school garden achieve all the right parts for a thriving and sustainable wildlife habitat. Watch our visit with Quantrell Subaru as we received our National Wildlife Federation goodies and planted native plants: Cassidy Elementary Science Garden on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/223652699?ref=em-share
Quantrell Subaru certainly does "LOVE TO CARE." We met again this year at Baptist Health Lexington's Cancer Center in late June to deliver blankets and craft kits along with messages of hope to cancer patients.
Quantrell Subaru continues to play a vital role in helping Lexington Humane Society (LHS) continue its mission to Give Love, Teach Love and Adopt Love. They are always receptive to new ideas for helping Lexington's homeless animals and are truly a partner in supporting our life-saving efforts. Continued sponsorships and support from key staff help better our organization and allow us to provide necessary care to the nearly 5,000 animals that come through our doors each year. Their sponsorship of this year's Mutt Strut dog-friendly walk helped raise over $50,000 for homeless animals. In addition to their generous sponsorship they even distributed frisbees to attendees! We are so grateful for their support and hope others will recognize their outstanding support of LHS, the animals and our community. Thank you!
Cassidy Elementary's first grade students dug right into helping with the Subaru Loves the Earth Initiative! We were delighted to plant additional nectar plants and milkweed for the monarchs in our science garden as the winter months had been quite hard on our garden. Our citizen scientists were especially excited to improve the wildlife habitat with the wonderfully handcrafted bird houses, bird feeders, bird bath, and toad abode provided by our local Subaru dealer. The need for food, water, and shelter were critical elements that these same students had identified as being needed for our outdoor space when they had completed a garden inventory as kindergarteners. It brought such satisfaction to see how our community partnership with Quantrell Subaru helped our school garden achieve all the right parts for a thriving and sustainable wildlife habitat. Watch our visit with Quantrell Subaru as we received our National Wildlife Federation goodies and planted native plants:
WOW! Quantrell Subaru's 2016 Share the Love Campaign helped raise over $37,000 toward the LHSC mission. With the money raised from this amazing campaign, LHSC is able to continue our mission of teaching children how to listen and talk. Lexington Hearing & Speech Center annually provides services to over 1,200 families from over 65 Kentucky counties and we are honored to have Quantrell Subaru as a partner in our mission of providing sound beginnings.
Quantrell Subaru delivered bottled water and dog toys to hikers on the trails at Natural Bridge State Park.
There are almost no words for how wonderful the Adoption Drive was this year, thanks to Quantrell Subaru. 130 lucky pets found their forever homes - and now, thanks to these empty spaces, we're able to do something we're almost never able to do: help other organizations who are overflowing with animals in need. We know that won't last forever - spring will bring lots of homeless pets with it - but it sure feels good to help right now. Please join us in saying a thousand thank yous to Quantrell Subaru for making this possible, and let's keep these adoptions going so we can continue to help as many pets as possible!
Quantrell Subaru donated boxes of school supplies to our school as part of the Subaru Loves Learning event. The supplies were greatly needed and appreciated by our students and teachers!
Ever since I purchased my 2011 Subaru, I have been able to haul many things to help others. Food, clothing, personal items and household goods. Donating to homeless shelter(s) and organizations that needed furniture for someone whose home had burnt down. My Lady Baru (the name of my Outback) and I have traveled many miles to accomplish many things. Without her help I never would have been able to travel the many hills and mountains. We also took many things to our veterans at VA hospitals and veterans nursing homes. I love my Lady Baru and she gives me the confidence I need to continue helping me share with others.
Quantrell Subaru and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society recently collaborated on a project to provide support and warmth in the form of 100 blankets for cancer patients at Baptist Health Lexington Cancer Center.
Quantrell Subaru chose the Catholic Action Center as the local charity for the 2015 "Share the Love" event. While discussing this event, we determined Quantrell would be the perfect spot for a toy collection site for the annual "Community Christmas Store" sponsored by the Catholic Action Center. Many employees and clients from Quantrell donated new and gently used items for the store, making a difference for many families in the community.
Quantrell is partnering with Keep Lexington Beautiful to "Green Up for Breeders' Cup," a citywide public-private beautification initiative. The initiative supported by public and private partners, is designed to enhance long stretches of four major transportation corridors leading into town. A local landscape architecture firm will professionally design planting beds along those corridors. Once completed, the city's Division of Environmental Services will maintain the beds. "The 2015 Breeders' Cup" will put the global spotlight on Lexington, Mayor Jim Gray said. "This is a great opportunity for us to make Lexington look its best, both now and in the future."
Quantrell Subaru sponsored all adoption fees from December 19 - 31. This is the second year they took care of the adoption fees and another successful event! Last year we had over 70 adoptions in the event period. The final number isn't in yet for 2014 but we are so grateful!