The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

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

We're honored to receive the 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes Subaru retailers who are making the world a better place while demonstrating an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in local communities. These efforts are focused in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

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What is the Subaru Love Promise?

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

How is Jenkins Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well.

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

Love Promise Stories from Jenkins Subaru

Subaru and Jenkins 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

United 4 All - Bradley R

As you already know, our local communities are still dealing with the ramifications of the pandemic and a long list of other social crises, but thanks to incredible supporters like Jenkins Subaru, we can continue to fight for our friends and neighbors no matter what obstacles we face. Jenkins Subaru has been a longtime partner with our United Way and for this we are forever grateful. As we reflect on all that has transpired this past year, we hope we can use our 2021 experiences to reimagine who we are, how we operate, and how we, as a positive guiding force in Harrison and Doddridge Counties, move forward. Now is the time for us to fight harder than ever -- just as our citizens, businesses, and communities must do. Thankfully, we have that ability. Since 1957 United Way and community leaders like Jenkins Subaru have fought some of the toughest battles and faced the most difficult challenges. We are encouraging everyone to look at this apocalyptic time as an opportunity to identify new and creative ways to serve those in the greatest need within our community, and United Way is a great place to start. Every penny (100%) of Jenkins Subaru's and your donation is reinvested in our community, supporting our friends, families, and neighbors. So thank you for buying Subaru! As you can imagine, our 18 United Way funded partners and the services they provide have been heavily utilized do to the increase in various human resource needs. Sadly, many agencies are reporting record breaking numbers when it comes to serving abused children, increased health care needs, and hungry seniors to name a few. Thousands of children, seniors, and low-income families need our help. Jenkins Subaru's support gives us the ability to drive positive community impact results. During our last campaign, over 17,000 meals were delivered to seniors unable to leave their homes, hundreds (500+) of abused and neglected children received the care they deserved, dozens of children benefited from equine therapy, local residents were able to obtain their GED at no cost, victims of domestic violence received the legal representation they deserved, and nearly 4,000 Harrison County residents had access to lifesaving primary healthcare; all because of the love and generosity of donors like Jenkins Subaru. While it sometimes can be difficult to stay optimistic, we can do so because I know our organization is surrounded by amazing, beautiful hearts like the Jenkins Subaru family who long to see our communities succeed. We wish you (and yours) wellness and hope the future brings you health, happiness, and prosperity.

United Way of Harrison and Doddridge Counties

Jenkins Subaru and Nutter Fort Intermediate - Hannah D

With the help of Jenkins Subaru, 6 Nutter Fort Intermediate teachers received $600. This money directly helps these teachers in the classroom to better educate students. The past 18 months have been difficult and this money really helps where it is needed!

Nutter Fort Intermediate School
Jenkins Subaru and Nutter Fort Intermediate

Boxing it up for 5 years! - Hannah P

The year of celebration clearly includes Jenkins Subaru and Boxing It Up is about to celebrate 5 years of delivering on service and our promises. Our celebration sign is on the property of Jenkins Subaru in Bridgeport, WV. Delivering on service and promises are resonating themes as to how this dealership operate. Every business has a tall sign proudly displayed out front. However, the sign does not necessarily resonate the heart inside the doors! I am resonating the heart of Matt Jenkins for being one of the “first” to welcome student leaders in 2017 and every year thereafter! Yes a donation came today from Mr. Matt Jenkins. Clearly a family that cares and cares deeply for their communities! The rising food prices and struggles were not justification to ask an annual donor going through much change. I mistook their commitment to student leadership! The donations to support NVWV came! There are many businesses in NCWV, these two are part of the history of Boxing It Up! For your belief, I extend to you the heartfelt gratitude of a team trying our best to be servant leaders! Jenkins Subaru remain an anchor to Boxing It Up!

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Boxing it up for 5 years!

Still Lots of Love to Give-Magnus - Jonna S

Magnus showed up as a stray and was picked up by our local Animal Control. He spent 10 days there and was not claimed, no one was looking for him. On August 5th he was brought to the Humane Society and went through our intake program where it was found that he had Lyme disease. The next day he was taken to see one of our local veterinarians. He was a very good boy for his exam, even though the doctor felt that he was very painful. The veterinarian felt that he had probably had the Lyme disease for some time and that it had started to affect his joints. From the exam the doctor felt that he was possibly only about 8 years old, but the Lyme disease was making him painful and caused him to not want to be very active at all. He was started on a pain reliever and anti inflammatory also a antibiotic to treat his Lyme. He also had a large mass on his hip that needed to be removed. Magnus went up for adoption and no one was interested, he spent every day in his kennel waiting for someone to notice him. Because of his sore joints, he laid in his bed most of the day. We feel that because of the Subaru event and that it makes more people actually look for an "underdog" this may be why he was adopted. His new mama called and specifically named him as the one for her. Magnus left our shelter on October 13th, after 2 1/2 months.

Marion County Humane Society
Still Lots of Love to Give-Magnus

JENKINS SUBARU SHARES THE LOVE & GIVES UNITEDHC! - Aimee C

The year 2020 will go down in infamy; however, thanks to the wonderful people who purchased a vehicle from Jenkins Subaru during their 'Share the Love' event, the burden was lightened a little on our most vulnerable neighbors in Harrison County. During the event, Jenkins Subaru not only provided their customers with quality vehicles, they also helped Health Access provide quality healthcare for over 3300 people through United Way. Through their partnership with United Way of Harrison County, Jenkins Subaru has assisted with furnishing over 284 children in foster care representation and lessening the trauma of 200 plus children who have suffered maltreatment. With the help of Jenkins Subaru, 481 families suffering from abuse and domestic violence received mental health as well as legal support. And, because of generous contributors like Jenkins Subaru, over 17,000 meals were served to our local homebound seniors through Bi-County Nutrition. We at United Way of Harrison County would like to thank those who invested in a vehicle during this years 'Share the Love' event you not only invested in a vehicle, you invested in your community. Many thanks to Jenkins Subaru for their support and kindness to our organization and our partners. We are blessed to have them as part of our United Way Family...

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What goes around ... - Emily P

I have had nothing but great care from Jenkins Subaru. I purchased my vehicle in 2017 and have never had a negative thought about the service or customer care that they give. They really do go above and beyond. What I did not realize is the support they give to our local animal shelter. I have adopted both of my dogs from the Harrison County Humane Society. Little did I know that we were all helping each other out in this community without actually knowing it. I will continue to support this business knowing what they also do for our local shelter. My daughter is 9 and has volunteered a few times and loves her pets. Great Job Jenkins Subaru!

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Subaru supports small Shelter - frankie d

Jenkins Subaru has been a partner with the Humane Society of Harrison County for several years now. They have sponsored events, handled donation drives, donated toys, Keith McKenzie has gone above and beyond to not only promote our page, but also help supporters and staff to buy great vehicles from Jenkins Subaru. Matt Jenkins (as well as Andrew when he was there) have been wonderful to reach out to in order to help our shelter. They even donated a sign at our road to help better identify our shelter. I myself have a Subaru Impreza Wagon, and when I bought it there, it was set up to help me with transporting (with the plastic weather tech liners). I have saved NUMEROUS lives by having a dependable safe care to carry these furbabies to happy and healthy homes.

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Subaru supports small Shelter

Boxing It Up to Give Thanks and Jenkins Subaru! - Hannah P

Chronic hunger is not a single story. Rather, it plagues families, schools, and communities. Sometimes poverty fights a silent battle with people nearest to the heart. In 2017, Boxing It Up to Give Thanks was founded, a charity that fights food insecurity by delivering boxed Thanksgiving meals to the communities in need. Since our beginning, West Virginia student leaders have worked to change the face of food insecurity for families and united a community in service. Our presence in North Central West Virginia has provided for 18,000 individuals a meal and the opportunity to do what families do best around the holidays: make memories! Throughout the WV scenic landscapes and among its communities, food insecurity exists. To raise awareness of hunger on the community level, Boxing It Up was initiated to provide a complete Thanksgiving meal for families in need and to support the pantry of volunteers. The vision was to eliminate food insecurity for one day, leaving more time for families to simply make memories. It was equally founded to serve as an outlet to mentor students on their service journeys as they explore their passion and purpose within the realms of leadership and service. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Boxing It Up continues to make a difference! During 2020, the committee of dedicated student leaders accomplished the following: - Delivered 1,000 complete Thanksgiving meals (inclusive of a turkey), feeding a family of 6 for $24 per box. (Nearly $32,000 raised!) - United numerous WV high schools and college campuses to advocate for food security. - Distributed 20,000 pounds of Thanksgiving food to 16 pantries across 6 WV counties. - Led guest speaker panels on Boxing It Up at Key Club's International Leadership Conference and District Conventions. - The Newest Excitement: Published a children's book titled "Mella's Box" to mentor youth about food insecurity and community service. Boxing It Up has a goal to disperse copies of Mella's Box throughout each public library and elementary school across the state. The next vision propelling the mission forward is the development of a high school reading program in conjunction with Key Clubbers who will mentor elementary school students about hunger. With a vision, a voice, and four years of determination, overall, Boxing It Up has raised approximately $90,000, distributed 61,000 pounds of food, and provided nearly 18,000 individuals within 34 food pantries across 7 counties a meal after this Thanksgiving year. Equally important, it instilled leadership into the minds of students and changed the face of food insecurity in my wild and wonderful state of West Virginia. Along the journey, there were hundreds of businesses and devoted community leaders that made this a reality. One integral and consistent donor was Jenkins Subaru in Bridgeport, WV. Their team has been a reminder of the power of community, the importance of a devotion to service, and a supporter of student leadership since day 1. I remember walking in the first time and being met by the owner Mr. Matt Jenkins. It is with great pleasure that I submit this story and celebrate one of the many branches of Subaru leading the community in making a difference! To learn more about the campaign, please visit our Facebook page (@boxingitup). Here to view the 2019 campaign video highlighting the students and all they helped to achieve! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4Kv8069Ceo. The 2020 campaign video can be viewed through this link as well: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=Oq2IWq695hs&feature=youtu.be Thank you to you and your company for being a part of the change in NCWV food insecurity!

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Boxing It Up to Give Thanks and Jenkins Subaru!

Jenkins Subaru Takes Part In TerraCycle - Trina R

In roughly two months, the world will be celebrating Earth Day with messages of reduce, reuse, recycle. One local company, however, lives that slogan year-round. Jenkins Subaru, located on Lodgeville Road in Bridgeport, is part of the Subaru TerraCycle partnership program. The initiative was launched last year with a goal of recycling one million pieces of waste through the automaker’s ongoing Subaru Loves the Earth recycling program. Known for being environmentally conscious and geared toward those who love the great outdoors, Subaru now has nearly 600 participating Subaru retailers participating, including Jenkins. As a drop-off location, Jenkins accepts items such as plastic cups, straws, lids and creamer capsules. Even the collection bins are recycled. Collections are then used to build park benches, playground equipment and more. “We look forward to the new green initiatives Subaru will offer in the coming years and we love how this program creates products that improve communities around the nation,” said Marketing Director Aaron Kittle. “Subaru is a leader in green auto factories and we are happy to promote these initiatives.” Community members are encouraged to start recycling drives in their homes and offices and contribute to the bins at Jenkins Subaru. The products made from the recycled waste is then donated to local communities such as Bridgeport. Collection points also include REI stores and other partners of Subaru that promote conservation and environmental causes. April is Subaru Loves the Earth Month at Jenkins Subaru, where additional promotions encouraging recycling and reducing waste will be introduced. For additional information about the recycling program, visit Jenkins Subaru.

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Jenkins Subaru Takes Part In TerraCycle

Jenkins Donates $25,000 to Stockert Youth Center - Callie C

Jenkins Automotive Gives $25,000 to Stockert Youth & Community Center for Facility Expansion July 30, 2019 BUCKHANNON, WV Another member of the Buckhannon community has stepped up to bat for Stockert Youth & Community Center! Today, Jenkins Ford and Jenkins Subaru-Hyundai, collectively Jenkins Automotive, donated $25,000 toward the facility's expansion so that it may better serve area youth through access to healthy recreation, educational and arts opportunities, and nutritional services. Regarding their contribution, Jenkins Automotive president John Jenkins remarked, "The city of Buckhannon has been near and dear to my family and me for decades. Our family and business were built here. I have high hopes for our children in Upshur County–they are our future. The kids in our community are at the heart of our gift to the Stockert Youth & Community Center, which is such a valuable asset for improving children's lives in our area." Mayor McCauley shared that, "John Jenkins and I have been friends since he arrived in Buckhannon more than 30 years ago. His great success in business was just as predictable as his gracious spirit of giving back to his community. This Jenkins family gift is the largest, private gift ever received by our City, and everyone associated with Stockert and our many youth programs are thrilled to add the Jenkins name to our growing list of substantial donors who are invested in realizing our new multi-use building at SYCC." The City of Buckhannon and Stockert Youth & Community Center remain grateful for all donations toward the new complex, including substantial gifts from the Minsker Family, Mike Ross, and Tim Critchfield and pledges from Buckhannon Rotary and the Thomas family. Located on East Main Street in downtown Buckhannon, Stockert Youth & Community Center is conveniently located on the Elizabeth J. "Binky" Poundstone Trail System and is just a block away from the Colonial Theatre, which serves as the performing arts venue for Stockert. The center is also adjacent to Jawbone Park and the Public Safety Complex. Stockert Youth & Community Center provides homework help and tutoring services for children in the afterschool program. The center also hosts Camp Buccaneer, a fun and educational summer camp serving approximately 100 Upshur County youth each year from June until school starts again in August. Both the afterschool and summer camp programs provide a snack and/or meal for participating youth, filling a critical need in an area where food insecurity is a real concern for some families. On average, 13,000 youth hours are realized every month at Stockert. The expansion will allow Stockert Youth & Community Center to serve more area youth in the afterschool and summer programs, as they currently are limited by the building capacity limit. In addition, the new space will allow for an indoor walking track, additional gym space for the highly successful basketball program and other sports, as well as an area for additional events and fitness classes.

City of Buckhannon
Jenkins Donates $25,000 to Stockert Youth Center