The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our customers, our community, and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes elite Subaru retailers who provide an exceptional customer experience at every interaction with Subaru. These retailers have also demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in their local communities in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

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What is the Subaru Love Promise?

Subaru and our retailers believe in making the world a better place and the Subaru Love Promise is our vision of respecting all people. This is our commitment to show love and respect to our customers and to work to make a positive impact in the world.

How is Landers McLarty Subaru - Huntsville dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

How is Landers McLarty Subaru - Huntsville dedicated locally to the Love Promise? At Landers McLarty Subaru, we’re dedicated to fulfilling a promise to love our community through a special program referred to as the Landers McLarty Subaru's Love Promise. Our various partnerships with local charities and nonprofit organizations reflect our commitment to keeping this promise. We are so very grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community but to serve in it as well. Our support takes the form of standing with local charities to facilitate donations, events, drives, all of which help shine a light on their organizations. We believe in being a positive force in the communities where we live and work, not just with donations, but with actions that set an example for others to follow. It is our goal to make our friends and neighbors aware that we are not just another car dealership but that we are a company that wants to establish a long-lasting partnership with the community.

Greater Huntsville Humane Society

Land Trust of North Alabama

Boys and Girls Club

Downtown Rescue Mission, Huntsville Police Department, National Children's Advocacy Center

Heals Inc. , CASA, YMCA

Did Landers McLarty Subaru - Huntsville 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 Landers McLarty Subaru - Huntsville

Subaru and Landers McLarty Subaru - Huntsville 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

Subaru creates partnerships for a lifetime - AL H

My name is Al Hampton and I've been working at Landers McClarty Subaru for 10 years. Here we sponsor CASA of Madison County. I am writing this to express my sincerest gratitude for the hand rails that you have provided us. Recently my wife and I adopted our granddaughter who was diagnosed with brain cancer in October 2019. Since her diagnosis, she has had a stroke which has affected her body in many ways causing disability and restricted mobility due to loss of muscle function. I knew she needed hand rails for our steps to prevent falls and to make her more comfortable going up and down our steps. I reached out to Carmelita Iglesias who is the Director of Marketing here at Subaru to see if that was something that CASA can assist with. Within an hour we received a response from a representative of CASA stating that they would love to help. Now my granddaughter is able to safely walk up and down the stairs. I can’t help but reflect on how grateful my wife and I are to be a part of a company that creates such lasting and impactful relationships within our community. I have participated in many of the charitable acts taken by Landers Mclarty but this time I was on the receiving end of such a partnership. Thank you Casa of Madison County for providing accessibility for my granddaughter and Landers Mclarty Subaru for creating an environment both within their company and their community that brings access to services for those that need them. I am extremely proud to work for Landers Mclarty Subaru and to be able to represent Subaru, the brand and their commitment to the community, every day!

Subaru creates partnerships for a lifetime

Subaru #fightshunger alongside local Soup Kitchen - Megan L

The Rose of Sharon Soup Kitchen can not express how thankful and blessed we are to be apart of the Landers McLarty Subaru family! We are tremendously grateful for the food drive hosted in our honor at the dealership! We prepare and serve nearly 180 hot meals each day to the homeless and under-served within our community. A hot meal is not just about meeting that basic need of nourishment. For us, a hot meal signifies that warm “home” feeling. Landers Mclarty Subaru along with their local Subaru ambassadors were able to collect and donate hundreds of needed items. Serving meals to our homeless community creates a continuous need, the donation drive was able to donate plastic flatware, napkins, canned foods, bulk quantity foods such as mashed potatoes/mac and cheese/pasta sauce/etc, personal hygiene products, plates, and various other food items. The love Landers Mclarty Subaru and the Subaru Ambassadors pour into this community is felt every day! Thank you Landers McLarty Subaru for your commitment to our mission!

Rose of Sharon
Subaru #fightshunger alongside local Soup Kitchen

A camper wish for Anna Reece comes true! - Lacey F

This past year has been a year of uncertainty for so many people, and it was no different for Make-A-Wish Alabama's wish kid, Anna Reece Reeves. Back in 2020 just a few days before Landers McLarty Subaru was set to throw an out of this world send-off celebration for Anna Reece as she was off to meet the mouse at Disney World, everything came to a screeching halt with Covid-19 as travel shut down completely. This meant a little girl who was set to leave on a trip was suddenly heartbroken. Landers McLarty Subaru immediately said they would stay by Anna Reece's side as she waited for her wish to become reality. As the year went on we saw that travel wishes were going to be put on hold for much longer than expected so Anna Reece decided she wanted to change her wish to something that she could make a lifetime of memories with, a camper. With the help of Bankston Motor Homes and Landers McLarty Subaru, Make-A-Wish Alabama went to work to try and make this wish come true! On June 21, 2021 Frank Williams along with her family members and others in the community surprised Anna Reece with her very own camper! It was a day of celebration and giggles as she bounced from one exciting part of the camper to the next claiming the top bunk bed as her very own sleeping spot! None of this would have been possible without the unwavering support of Frank Williams and Landers McLarty Subaru! Make-A-Wish Alabama is so thankful for this community partner and all they do to help the organization grant wishes.

Make a Wish North Alabama
A camper wish for Anna Reece comes true!

Subaru's love knows no bounds! - Regina M

It is with great joy we say “Thank you” to Landers McLarty Subaru for the Share to Love- Hometown Charity Campaign. We were elated to be presented with a check for $10,903.28. Then, to make sure both charities involved received the same amount, our campaign was increased by Mr. Frank Williams generosity when he wrote a personal check for another $12,026.00 for a total of $22,929.28. Together, with your donation we can continue to meet our mission to address the needs of our scholars and families in distressed, high poverty neighborhoods. Lastly, as you can see, your contribution is very important to our most important people, the scholars and families we serve. Your support to our families means the world, and we really couldn’t do it without you!

Village of Promise
Subaru's love knows no bounds!

Hometown Love - Reginald M

Harris Home for Children Inc. is celebrating 67 years of caring for Foster Children throughout the state of Alabama. This year, Harris Home will have impacted over 1 million lives. Last year, Harris Home started a new program which allowed us to house more teenage males. The “Share the Love” donation provided the funds needed to purchase a new passenger vehicle for the program. The vehicle will help transport our residence to school, appointments and outreach events. We are thankful for our partnership with Subaru who is one organization that our community can always depend on to fill the gaps. Being chosen as the Hometown Charity has blessed us with not only a donation that will open countless doors for us, but it has also pointed a spotlight on us. Gaining much needed awareness from our community will allow us to serve our kids in more ways. Thank you Landers McLarty Subaru!

Harris Home for Children
Hometown Love

Subaru recognizes front line workers - Mark H

Landers McLarty Subaru partnered with a local TV Station, WAFF, to shine a light on those who sacrificed so much throughout the pandemic. Nominations of local front line workers were submitted from January to March, each week a winner was selected to receive $250! These workers went above and beyond the call of duty during these trying times! Landers McClarty Subaru believed it was important to give back to those who gave us all so much over the past year. Shalea Riggs, a first responder who received the $250, administers anesthesia for emergency surgeries shared that " Covid-19 has impacted my life drastically and the world as we know it, I am so ready for life to get back to normal! Being recognized by my community and Landers McLarty Subaru brought so much love and happiness back into my life! Thank you!" Latoya Holmes, a nurse at a nursing home, and received one of the weekly $250 donations, said "I never imagined myself living & working through a global pandemic, especially with those who are most at risk. I work with those who are most at risk, people I love and care for daily! I was worried, scared, and nervous every day going into work! But I have to feed my family, put a roof over our head, and most importantly care for those who no longer can care for themselves, the residents. So, I go to work daily. Even with all the precautions taken at the home ( PPE, eliminating family visitors, constant testing) we still had positive cases. The positive cases meant I could no longer come home and kiss/hug my girls which broke my heart daily. This has been a truly difficult time for my family, myself, and the residents. Having been chosen as the recipient of the $250 gift gave me a glimmer of hope that I could make it through this and my community is behind me. Thank you Landers McLarty Subaru! WAFF would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Landers McLarty for this gift to our community!

WAFF
Subaru recognizes front line workers

Feeding the Community through the Love of Subaru - Bobby B

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a surge in people seeking food assistance for the first time in their life. From an older couple in Albertville who had to make the hard decision to leave work in the early days of the pandemic because of medical risk, to a grandmother in Huntsville trying to make sure her young grandchildren have enough to eat while school was out to a family in Tuscumbia trying to learn how to find food assistance for the first time. Because of the help Subaru has provided to us through the Subaru Loves to Help campaign, we've been able to distribute more food than ever and help more people in need than ever. Because of the support of corporate partners like Landers Mclarty Subaru, we were able to distribute over 13 million pounds of food last year both directly to people through our increased mobile pantry program or through our network of over 250 feeding partners, including homeless shelters, halfway homes, women's shelters, food pantries and soup kitchens.

Food Bank of North Alabama
Feeding the Community through the Love of Subaru

Subaru Activity Boxes for the Kids! - Regina M

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to Landers McClarty Subaru for the activity lunchboxes! Our Toddler scholars used them for a fun afternoon activity. They were so excited to open the boxes and explore the contents! Their faces lit up and they were thrilled to find new crayons, markers, and the activity/coloring books! We even added some additional activities for math learning as well! Our scholars will be able to take these home and enjoy them with their families. Thank you, Subaru for the dual-use lunchboxes and education activities!

Village of Promise
Subaru Activity Boxes for the Kids!

Subaru makes a child’s dream come true - Tracy G

I’m a single mother with two children serving in the military. I have a passion for adventure and I realized it was my turn to give back to the community. I got involved with the Alabama Make-A-Wish foundation. I will be representing Madison County as I train, raise money and walk in the 2021 Trailblazer challenge, a one-day 26.3 mile hike. I’m fundraising so more deserving kids and their families can know the happiness, relief and renewal a wish can bring. Thanks to Landers McLarty Subaru for partnering with me to help give back to our local community. There are currently over 275 individuals, with critical illnesses on the wait list. The wishes range from a deep-sea fishing excursion, being a super hero, meeting a famous athlete, a hike, or as small as building a snowman. My passion is to dream big and always have something to look forward to. Frank Williams and his team at Landers McLarty Subaru has helped this dream come true and has put smiles on faces across our local community. I encourage everyone to get involved with Alabama Make-A-Wish. It will absolutely change your life by showing you how much your time and energy can help the community’s most deserving children. The staff at Landers McLardy Subaru has been truly amazing for supporting my weekly hikes at Monte Sano, Rainbow Mountain, Green Mountain, and Blevins Gap in support of my upcoming 26.3 mile hike. The goal is to grant more than 95 wishes this year. These life-changing wishes are only possible because of supporters like Frank Williams and his Subaru team. A wish experience can truly change a child’s life, and so can we. PS, Dream Big!!

Subaru makes a child’s dream come true

Christmas Love from Subaru - Hollie B

The Harris Home for Children is more than just a foster home; it is a private, non-profit agency providing full-time foster care services and crisis support for neglected adolescent children in and around our community. As the only emergency crisis agency in the state of Alabama, when children unexpectedly find themselves without a safe space to sleep, or wondering where their next meal will come from, the Harris Home for Children is often the only place to turn. The Harris Home for Children has served hundreds of children throughout its numerous decades serving the Huntsville community and the state of Alabama as a whole. Many of the children are with us a short time, while others spend months or even years living with us. Due to this many of our youths spend their holidays in our care. In 2020, as the Covid-19 Pandemic spread throughout the country, and around the world, the Harris Home for Children faced budgetary challenges. This could not have come at a worse time as the Board of Directors had recently made the decision to purchase a new home located on more than 6 sprawling acres in order to provide a home for more children. To date, the Harris Home has seen a loss of approximately half a million dollars. This budgetary shortfall was becoming even more clear to us as the holidays approached and we were deeply concerned about how we would provide a Christmas for these children. It is tremendously important to us that these children have a Christmas, just as any other child would. These children have found themselves living with us due to no fault of their own. Oftentimes they are required to leave their homes with little notice and come with very few possessions. They are confused, angry, and hurt. Here at the Harris Home for Children we believe in providing a living situation that is as close to “home” as possible. This includes celebrating holidays, birthdays, and other major events in these children’s’ lives. So as the holiday season approached, we were of course, genuinely concerned, but that is when Landers McLarty Subaru presented us a wonderful opportunity to be a Hometown Charity partner! Through this partnership we were able to receive not only $250 for every new Subaru sold, but they also hosted a Christmas stocking drive for our children! We usually house anywhere from 30 to 40 children in our various programs and Landers McLarty Subaru took on the challenge to make sure they all had a wonderful Christmas morning. We were able to ask the children what they would like to receive in their stockings and their wish lists were attached to their empty Christmas stockings and placed around the Landers McLarty Christmas tree in the showroom. Throughout the months of November and December Subaru’s amazing customers and employees took their empty stockings and filled them with love! While we needed, at most, 40 stockings, by the end of the drive Landers McLarty Subaru had collected almost 200 stockings filled to the brim with everything a pre-teen or teenager could want. From the highly sought-after headphones and gift cards, to the simplest luxuries like new socks and underwear, the employees and community members truly made a difference for our children this year. On Christmas morning the children excitedly met in their living room and looked for the stocking with their names. Inside they found not only the wonderful gifts, but also hand-written notes reminding the children of how much their community loved and supported them. This small act of kindness makes all the difference for children who are truly looking for love and comfort in what has become a confusing world for them. Things like, “This is the best day I have had this year!” and “I really can’t believe I got these!” were heard throughout the morning. Hearing things like this really mean the world to us as we always strive to bring not only food and shelter to these children, but joy as well. Frank Williams and the team at Landers McLarty Subaru helped to make that happen this year. The Harris Home for Children provides room and board, educational support services, life-skills training, and transportation. The Harris Home for Children could not be more appreciative of the generosity and support that we have received from Frank Williams and Landers McLarty Subaru. Happy Holidays!

Harris Home for Children
Christmas Love from Subaru

Subaru - The Gold Standard in Giving! - Regina M

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to Landers McClarty Subaru for the Share the Love- Hometown Charity Campaign. During this time, Village of Promise was able to set up an angel tree to request items for the children and families we serve. When we arrived to pick everything up, we could not believe it! We received thousands of items including: diapers, wipes, classroom & office supplies, lunch boxes, snacks, and clothes for the kids! As the coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic continues everyone is trying to stretch a dollar. These donations will help us continue to serve our families. We have many families that take advantage of our daycare programs, and many of these families are unable to provide diaper bags or changes of clothes. These donations will allow us to keep the children in our care dry, clean, and healthy! This amazing act of generosity would not be possible without Landers McLarty Subaru. The thousands of items will allow us to serve families attempting to break the poverty cycle while keeping much needed funds to be applied elsewhere. We would like to thank Mr. Frank Williams, and his team for giving us the opportunity to share our organization with their amazing customers. They have become the gold standard in how to run a successful campaign, and we graciously thank them for their partnership.

Village of Promise
Subaru - The Gold Standard in Giving!

Dear Subaru, a letter of love - Jessica L

I would like for you to know the impact that the YMCA has had on not only my children’s lives, but on my life as well. I am a single mother with two children, and I relocated to Alabama seeking to start my life over, including removing myself and my children from an abusive relationship, I had with their father. The YMCA is located within minutes from my parents’ house, and I decided to look into the childcare options there so that I could seek employment. The YMCA Director gave me multiple options for financial assistance and was able to enroll my children in the daycare at very little cost to myself. It was such a blessing. My kids learned a lot and were able to interact with other children on a daily basis, and this majorly helped their development. If I had any issues with payment, the staff worked with me, including providing scholarships that I now understand are funded by donors in our community, like Landers Mclarty Subaru. We have come a long way since moving to Alabama, and I feel that none of this would have been possible without the assistance, kindness and compassion we found at the YMCA! Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for my children and myself.- - a YMCA Early Childhood Education Scholarship Recipient from Frank Williams and Landers McLarty Subaru

Valley YMCA
Dear Subaru, a letter of love

Sharing the love through Stockings for Foster Kids - Hollie B

The Harris Home for Children is more than just a foster home; it is a private, non-profit agency providing full-time foster care services and crisis support for neglected adolescent children in and around our community. As the only emergency crisis agency in the state of Alabama, when children unexpectedly find themselves without a safe space to sleep, or wondering where their next meal will come from, the Harris Home for Children is often the only place to turn. As the Covid-19 Pandemic spread throughout the country, and around the world, the Harris Home for Children faced budgetary challenges. This could not have come at a worse time as the Board of Directors had recently made the decision to purchase a new home located on more than 6 sprawling acres in order to provide a home for more children. To date, the Harris Home has seen a loss of approximately half a million dollars. But that is when Landers McLarty stepped up to offer assistance! Being selected as a Hometown Charity Partner for the Subaru Share the Love event has been a huge opportunity for the Harris Home for Children as the organization can receive a $250 donation for every car sold. We know that can add up quickly! We are grateful for this amazing program that we know is going to make a significant impact on the challenges the organization is facing. In addition to the financial donation, Landers McLarty Subaru has also facilitated a donation drive which will provide Christmas stockings for all of the children who live at the Harris Home. Their generosity of Frank Williams and his team means that not only are they helping to ensure these children continue to have a place to call home, but that they also have something under the tree on Christmas morning. These children, who have ended up in foster facilities at no fault of their own, deserve a Christmas just like any other child, and Landers McLarty Subaru is making that happen. Currently the Harris Home for Children provides room and board, educational support services, life-skills training, and transportation. The support of Landers McLarty Subaru means that the children will have what they need including furniture, toiletries, bedding, linens, cleaning supplies, food, and of course, the Christmas that they deserve. The Harris Home for Children could not be more appreciative of the generosity and support that we have received from Frank Williams and Landers McLarty Subaru. Happy Holidays!

Harris Home for Children
Sharing the love through Stockings for Foster Kids

Thank you Subaru, for lighting up our Community - Regina M

The Village of Promise is a Family Advancement Center founded to address the needs of children and families in distressed, high poverty neighborhoods. Together, with our community partners and investors, we provide educational programs, sustainable tools, and opportunities that empower children and their families to advance out of poverty. We provide a continuum of educational programs and services, birth to career, with the goal of leveling the playing field between socioeconomic backgrounds. How do we help families move forward? Each Village of Promise family develops an “Individualized Family Advancement Plan” that addresses four key areas of their lives: Education, Social and Emotional Growth, Physical Health & Wellness, and Professional Development. We provide programs and a support system that empowers each family as they strive to reach their goals. Like many organizations, the impact of COVID-19 has required adjustment. The Village has restructured our educational offerings and implemented new safety measures to better serve our community. This transition would not be possible without the support of partners like Landers McLarty Subaru. We are honored to have been selected as a recipient of Subaru’s Share the Love Event. Frank Williams and his team make resilience possible and have helped The Village be a resource for our community when they need us the most. Thank you Landers McLarty Subaru, for being a light to our community!

Village of Promise
Thank you Subaru, for lighting up our Community

Subaru makes sure students still get field trips. - Bart W

Like most educational systems throughout our nation, north Alabama’s educational systems have been forced to make operational policy adjustments in order to provide safe and healthy environments for their students and faculty. While all the new policies are important and must be in place, they have caused the school experience to be vastly different than in past years. During this unprecedented time, schools in the north Alabama community have been restricted from taking school/class field trips. We can all remember the excitement that we had, as students, when it was “field trip day”. As a class we got to go to a museum, a zoo or maybe a theater performance – it was by far one of the best days of the school year and we never forgot the experience. Realizing the educational and social importance of field trips, Frank Williams and his Landers McLarty Subaru team set out to make a difference. In partnership with the EarlyWorks Family of Museums, Subaru created a field trip scholarship fund that provided “family field trips” to local students and their families. Since schools are currently prohibited from taking field trips, Frank Williams and his team made it possible for more than 600 families to experience a “Family Field Trip,” at no charge, during the first two weeks of November. “This was a very special time for so many kids, and their families. Thanks to Landers McLarty Subaru, not only did students still get to go on an educational field trip, but they got to experience the EarlyWorks museum with their family members,” stated Bart Williams, Executive Director of EarlyWorks. Frank and the team at Landers McLarty Subaru are true community partners, they are always stepping up to help. Whether the issue is big or small, Landers McLarty Subaru is always there to help.

The EarlyWorks Family of Museums
Subaru makes sure students still get field trips.

Subaru’s #PayItForward Saves Pets During Pandemic - Lane C

Like many nonprofit organizations, the Greater Huntsville Humane Society has struggled to adapt to the challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic. We strive to provide the best care to all the animals that enter our shelter but with funds dwindling, we desperately needed assistance. Once again, Landers McLarty Subaru stepped in to help raise money through the #PayItForward campaign where with every Greater Huntsville Humane Society adoption through the end of October Landers McLarty donated back $100 to care for the pets still at the shelter. They also helped by taking donations at their dealership, delivering food and toys on Make a Dog’s Day and Make a Cat’s Day, and sponsoring weekly Pet of the Week segments on WAFF 48 News so that our adoptable animals could be seen by the community. As a result of slowed adoptions, likely due to coronavirus as many are quarantining and not coming in to view adoptable pets regularly, we are not only faced with limited funding but also limited space. Homeless animals do not have the luxury of staying home with their families like we do during this time because they simply do not have one. This is just one of the stories of the underdogs that Subaru helped us save this month. In early October, we were approached about a cruelty case that included a senior dog who had found herself homeless and pregnant at a very old age. She gave birth to nine puppies who all, unfortunately, became ill with parvovirus. Just like coronavirus requires us to quarantine, so does parvovirus. As such, this mom and puppies had to be quarantined from the rest of the population at GHHS. They were in isolation in our thrift store, our biggest fundraiser, which has been closed since the beginning of the pandemic. The quarantine period is followed to ensure that parvovirus isn’t spread to other puppies in our care--after all, puppies can’t wear masks! On top of treating her puppies for parvovirus, GHHS also performed a heartworm test on the mother dog and it came back positive. Heartworms are extremely costly to treat and fatal if left untreated. These types of special medical cases simply would not be in our budget at this time if Subaru had not stepped in to help but also to make their day!

Greater Huntsville Humane Society
Subaru’s #PayItForward Saves Pets During Pandemic

Subaru provides meals and care for the Elderly - Cathie M

Many Tennessee Valley businesses and nonprofits have been hit hard by the effects of the pandemic and the Senior Center is no exception. Our services are provided to Seniors age 60+ at no cost, so fundraising is critical. In 2020, the Senior Center replaced two fundraising events that normally raise $50,000 each with virtual fundraising in order to keep the Senior Center fully functioning so we will be here for our members when we re-open. We reached out to the community for help. Landers McLarty Subaru is known in the Tennessee Valley as having a servant leader heart. Frank Williams and his Landers McLarty Subaru staff answered our call for help and generously donated over $10,000! These funds will not only bring food to those who are among the most vulnerable via our Meals on Wheels program, but will also help us provide Center for Adult Day Care, homemaker services, Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson’s patients, and a wide variety of physical fitness and recreational activities to keep our members functioning as fully as possible. For over 46 years Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center has been a community jewel, providing a unique combination of care services and enrichment programs for those 60 and older. We seek to improve our clients overall health by providing exercise and creative classes, recreation opportunities, and wellness education. Subaru autos are known for being among the safest cars on the road. Just as their cars help save lives, it is partnerships with caring community friends such as Frank and his team that often makes the critical positive difference and adds so much to our quality of life in North Alabama. Thank you for caring!

Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center
Subaru provides meals and care for the Elderly

Part of the Solution - Heather M

HEALS, Inc. non-profit organization in Huntsville, Alabama dedicated to providing accessible, quality, school-based, primary health care for children through collaborative efforts with the Huntsville City/Madison County school systems and the medical community. During these times of uncertainty, it is more crucial than ever that our services are available to the children of Huntsville City/Madison County to mitigate Emergency Room visits, treat chronic illness, and provide a safe and reliable place for their medical, dental, and optometry needs. Without partners like Landers McLarty Subaru, we would not have the ability to continue that mission. Landers McLarty Subaru is not only a champion for the community, they are part of the solution. Due to COVID-19, we had to suspend operations at two of our four medical clinics from March through September. All of our dental services were suspended entirely for the first two months. We were able to continue operations at our two busiest clinics Martin Luther King, Jr and Madison Cross Road Elementary. This allowed us to provide continuity of care for children in the City of Huntsville and Madison County. Despite the impact from COVID-19, we have seen 358 dental visits and 444 medical visits from April through September. However, this was a significant decrease from the same time last year when we saw 641 dental visits and 519 medical visits. Because of this decrease in operating revenue, we now rely heavily on our community donors like Landers McLarty Subaru to help fill that gap. Due to their donations, we are able to sustain operations and also open all of our medical clinics. We have also had to increase the amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) in order to keep our staff and patients safe. You can see one of our dentists and hygienist pictured here with multiple layers of PPE now required to care for a child. This also increases our cost of operating the clinics. We have had to rely on donations to be able to sustain the amount of PPE required. We are very grateful for the continued support from Landers McLarty Subaru. It is this great partnership that allows us to continue to provide medical, dental and optometry care to children living in poverty within our community.

Heals Inc.
Part of the Solution

COVID-19 threatens childcare, Subaru saves it! - Jessica L

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our Huntsville area experienced another crisis as well: a lack of affordable, quality childcare for families who had to return to or continue to work. The Heart of the Valley YMCA reopened our Early Childhood Education Centers with hygiene, mask and social distancing policies in place to protect our children and teachers, and we continued providing scholarships for families in need. Though we will never turn a family away for the inability to pay for our programs, we needed help fundraising for our scholarship program this year. That is when Landers McLarty Subuaru stepped in. They committed to matching every dollar we raised (up to $10,000), and all of these funds will go directly to our families who need financial assistance in our Early Childhood Education Centers across north Alabama. To date, we have raised $27,000 and provided scholarships for over 50 families! This would not be possible without the support of Landers McLarty Subaru and their willingness to ALWAYS give back to our children, to our families, and to our community. The Y is so grateful that parents do not have to choose between providing for their families and keeping them safe while they continue to learn and grow.

Heart of the Valley YMCA
COVID-19 threatens childcare, Subaru saves it!

Subaru brings love and nourishment to the hungry! - Megan L

A determined mother with a family of six receives a lifeline through encouraging words and food from the Rose of Sharon Soup Kitchen. Every month Mrs. Perkins comes and receives a food boxed filled with non-perishable food items, produce, milk and meat. She knows that in her life filled with children, a husband always on the road for work and struggling financially, she can always depend on the smiling faces at the Rose of Sharon. In Mrs. Perkins testimony she calls The Rose of Sharon “a major blessing” and the staff “truly God sent people”. Landers Mclarty Subaru became the answer when they graciously offered a vehicle to the Rose of Sharon after our van broke down after many years in service. This van is the soup kitchen's means of picking up food to distribute these food boxes to those like Debbie in our community. In fact, the Rose of Sharon provided 358 food boxes to families in June of 2020. These families are not the typical families we usually see. Since the Covid-19 pandemic our number of people served has increased by 30%. Including families from a different social-economic status that would have never reached out for assistance. Furloughed engineers, nurses, and food service personnel have flocked to the Rose of Sharon to get the needed food to sustain their households. Since the pandemic ravaged our community in March of this year, 11,762 meals were served through our ministry. In July alone, 4,140 were served onsite at the soup kitchen to those struggling to feed their families. The Rose of Sharon Soup Kitchen strives to be a ‘Haven of Hope’ during these uncertain times. Without an operating vehicle, it would be impossible to pick up the food needed to distribute. Thanks to Landers McLarty Subaru and Frank Williams, The Rose of Sharon Soup Kitchen can bring love and nourishment to those who most need it in our community.

Rose of Sharon Soup Kitchen
Subaru brings love and nourishment to the hungry!

Subaru stands against Child Abuse! - Cynthia P

Pinwheels are symbols of childhood, summer light, breezes, that sense of abandonment of a child; they are also the symbol for Child Abuse Prevention month and of the National Children’s Advocacy Center(NCAC). Each spring, pinwheel “gardens” are planted to recognize and honor supporters of the children served at the NCAC, and as a reminder to all that our children are our most precious gift. Landers McLarty Subaru was the site of a pinwheel garden in late Spring of 2020, in thanks for the support for the children of our community who have suffered sexual or physical abuse. When a child discloses abuse, they come to the NCAC for care, healing and support. At the NCAC, a multidisciplinary team works collaboratively to investigate the case, provide medical care, therapy services, family support, and prosecution of the abuser – all at no cost to the child and their family/caregiver. It is a tough day indeed when a child comes to the NCAC for the first time, but over the course of time and treatment, each child is able to recover from their abuse and move on to lead happy, whole lives, unblemished by the abuse. This care is made possible, this healing is reality, because of the support of the team at Landers McLarty Subaru! The NCAC and the children of our community thank you for your selfless generosity and care!

National Childrens Advocacy Center
Subaru stands against Child Abuse!

Puppy Emergency Solved by Subaru - Anne C

The Greater Huntsville Humane Society is an organization dedicated to saving as many animals from abandonment, displacement, cruelty, and neglect as we can. This spring and summer have been among the toughest we’ve experienced. For example, in June we received a litter of eight puppies that were approximately 6 months old. They were covered in sores and cuts and many were missing the majority of their hair. Turns out, they were diagnosed with demodectic mange. This diagnosis came along with being positive for parvovirus and many other ailments. Treating just one puppy for these illnesses, in addition to providing our standard vaccines and intake vetting, is incredibly expensive. Multiplying that cost by eight makes it nearly impossible for us. We are completely funded by donations, sponsorships, grants, and fundraisers. The cost to bring these puppies back to full health was nearly impossible for us to cover, especially after suffering the economic impact of Covid. We began a fundraising campaign in an attempt to collect the money needed. And just when we were running out of time, Landers McLarty Subaru stepped up to cover the medical care needed! Without the emergency support from Landers McLarty Subaru, these puppies would not have been given a fighting chance and we are unspeakably grateful. Landers McLarty has been a longtime supporter of our mission and them granting us this money during a time of crisis speaks volumes to their commitment.

Greater Huntsville Humane Society
Puppy Emergency Solved by Subaru

Subaru provides a Home - Reginald M

The Harris Home for Children, located at 1210 Church St. in Huntsville, is more than just a foster home; it is a private, non-profit agency providing full-time foster care services and crisis support for neglected adolescent children in and around our community. As the only emergency crisis agency in the state of Alabama, when children unexpectedly find themselves without a safe space to sleep, or wondering where their next meal will come from, the Harris Home for Children is the only place to turn. Since its founding, the Harris Home for Children has provided a home and support services for more than 3,000 neglected children and those in crisis situations. We strive to be more than a foster home by providing these children with more than a bed to sleep in. Currently the Harris Home for Children provides room and board, educational support services, life-skills training, and transportation. The Harris Home has recently purchased a new home in order to provide a safe space for more of our area’s children! Located at 9906 Memorial Parkway, this new home will house 9 boys between the ages of 13 and 18 and will free up space for more children at the organization’s current location on Church Street.The support of Landers McLarty Subaru means that the children will have what they need including furniture, toiletries, bedding, linens, cleaning supplies, food, and more. It will also ensure that we can continue our work of providing a safe, comfortable space for our community’s at-risk youth. For more information about the organization and the services they offer please visit www.harrishomeforchildren.org/.

Harris Home for Children
Subaru provides a Home

Fighting Food Insecurity while Sharing the Love - Jessica B

Monday, April 20, 2020 - The timing could not have been better for CASA of Madison County to receive some good news from Subaru of America and Landers McLarty Subaru. Last year CASA of Madison County was selected as Landers McLarty Subaru’s “Hometown Charity” for Subaru of America’s Share the Love Event. During the months of November and January, customers who purchased or leased a new Subaru vehicle selected from a list of charities to receive a $250 donation from Subaru of America, CASA of Madison County was one of those options. Landers McLarty Subaru also hosted a community wide wheelchair ramp build and coordinated a needs drive that focused on food insecurity among seniors. During the needs drive customers were encouraged to bring in items like food storage containers, paper products, and cleaning supplies. Those collected items were able to help dozens of clients in the month of March as CASA prepared isolation kits for their most vulnerable clients. This past Friday, CASA received a special delivery from Landers McLarty Subaru. Ann Anderson, CASA’s Executive Director, was excited to receive a check in the amount of $34,889.33 presented by Frank Williams of Landers McLarty Subaru. “Typically we like to present these checks with a little more celebration and community involvement, but in the current climate and in respecting the guidelines of social distancing, we knew it might be a while before that could happen. It wasn’t something that could wait; CASA needed these funds to keep delivering their mission. We all could use some good news right now!” At the culmination of this year Subaru of America and its retailers hope to exceed a grand total of $170 million donated since the creation of the Share the Love event to celebrate the twelfth anniversary of the event. The success of this event is the result of a hard working dealership with great sales people and great staff making sure the customers know about the opportunity to help support worthy causes, like CASA of Madison County. CASA of Madison County’s mission is to enable aging and home bound to live at home safely, independently, and with dignity. Their mission is made possible through their Aging in Place program that provides services such as installing wheelchair ramps, grab bars, handrails, transportation to medical appointments, and durable medical equipment. Ms. Anderson explained that CASA is open and working to provide services to their clients. “Currently our staff is working hard to reach our clients checking in with them and determining needs at this time. Our volunteers are continuing to make deliveries of basic items to keep our clients at home and safe. A year ago, when this process started, we never could have imagined how much these funds would mean to our organization!” ####About CASACASA (Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound) of Madison County is a nonprofit agency that enables the aging and home bound to live at home independently, safely, and with dignity. CASA relies on community support to provide services at no cost to our clients; CASA receives no reimbursement from insurance agencies or government entitlement programs. CASA can continue to keep our elderly clients safe and independent in their own homes through the generosity of donors and volunteers. For more information visit www.casamadisoncty.org.

Casa of Madison County
Fighting Food Insecurity while Sharing the Love

Subaru aiding final mile of recovery for Graduate - Jennifer G

Brenda's quality of life is dramatically improved due to the purchase of a hearing aid, thanks to the generous donation from Frank Williams. Brenda completed a year-long recovery program at the Downtown Rescue Mission in Huntsville, Alabama but struggled with successful employment after graduation due to a significant hearing impairment. As a recipient of the Frank Williams' Graduate Scholarship, Brenda can hear her colleagues at work and no longer suffers from dizziness. The Frank Williams' Graduate Scholarship Fund is an assistance opportunity for graduates of the 12-month Life Transformation Program of the Downtown Rescue Mission. This scholarship program helps graduates overcome significant financial obstacles that might otherwise prevent them from moving to the next, independent chapter in life. Examples of scholarship funding include, but are not limited to: furniture and/or other household items, utility/security/rent deposits, work attire, dental expenses and tuition assistance.

Downtown Rescue Mission
Subaru aiding final mile of recovery for Graduate