The 2020 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 2020 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.

The 2020 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

What is the Subaru Love Promise?

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

Subaru Loves Pets

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Subaru Loves the Earth

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Subaru Loves Learning

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Subaru Loves to Help

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Subaru Loves to Care

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Pets

Whether they live in our homes or in the wild, Subaru is committed to keeping all animals safe and healthy.

A partner since 2008, Subaru has donated over $28 million to the ASPCA and through Subaru Loves Pets has helped support the rescue, transport, adoption and well-being of over 230,000 animals across the country. 

Environment

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

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

Education

It’s our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.

Since 2015 Subaru, in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement Science, donated over 277,600 award-winning science books.  In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and Adoptaclassroom.org we supported teachers and students with donations of S400,000 in gift cards and school supplies. 

Community

In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.

In 2020, Subaru and its retailers made a donation to Feeding America to provide 50 million meals to help feed people in need during the COVID-19 crisis,* making meals available at 199 local food banks across the country.
*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks. 

Health

We should all have a chance to lead a healthy life. We’re aiming to give as many people that chance as we can.

Since 2016, Subaru and its retailers have partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate over 167,000 blankets and 21,500 arts & crafts kits and reached nearly 150,000 patients in more than 780 hospitals nationwide. 

How is Brandon Tomes Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our dealership is committed to serving and continuing to share the love by sponsoring and participating in local charities such as Meals on Wheels, pet adoptions, and other charitable events that we have the opportunity to be a part of.

ASPCA, Collin County Animal Shelter
Heard Museum
MISD-Earth Day
Samaritan Inn, Meals On Wheels
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Love Promise Stories from Brandon Tomes Subaru

Subaru and Brandon Tomes 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

Solving our transportation needs!  –  Tressie J

The staff and residents of The Samaritan Inn in McKinney, Texas, are eternally grateful to Brandon Tomes Subaru for the amazing gift of a 2021 Subaru Crosstrek. The Samaritan Inn is a residential homeless program that houses men, women and children and provides supportive services through their journey back to self-sufficiency. What a blessing it was to receive this gift from Brandon Tomes Subaru. It came at a time when our residents needed it most. We lost one of our transportation vehicles due to a car accident and it greatly hampered our ability to transport residents to doctor’s appointments, the Social Security office, job interviews and take kids to school. Now, due to our community partner’s generosity we are able to resume this service and safely transport our residents in style. Brandon Tomes Subaru has been a Great supporter of the Samaritan Inn for the last 7 years. Over the years Brandon Tomes Subaru has presented The Inn with checks totaling over $200,000.00. This is yet another wonderful donation. Thank you, Brandon Tomes Subaru for helping The Samaritan Inn carry the load of supporting our vulnerable neighbors during a time of need.


Brandon Tomes Subaru supplies the homeless!  –  Hannah C

The Streetside Showers team is thrilled that Brandon Tomes Subaru donated hygiene supplies so we can continue helping the homeless of our city! In September, the General Manager of Brandon Tomes Subaru, W.E. Fowler, reached out to us asking how they could get involved in our organization. They asked if there were any products we needed for our shower service that they could gather on our behalf. Little did we know that less than two months later they would have boxes and boxes of products to donate! We almost had to take two trips to fit all of the donations that Brandon Tomes Subaru so graciously donated. Every product that was donated will go to promote cleanliness and dignity for our homeless population in North Texas. Our operation was founded on the principle of helping those in need and we are blessed that Brandon Tomes Subaru came along side of us to help spread hope to the most vulnerable in our community. Streetside Showers is a mobile-shower service based in McKinney, TX which provides hot showers, clean undergarments, and hygiene kits to individuals experiencing homelessness in North Texas. Our mission is “to offer hope and help restore human dignity to the homeless community in the form of a hot shower and personal hygiene care.” We are dedicated to providing basic human needs, restoring human dignity, and improving the quality of life for our unhoused neighbors. Streetside Showers has been operating for over three years and we have provided over 10,000 showers to the homeless of our community. Currently, we service nearly 175 people every week across 8 different cities. In addition to providing a space for people to get clean, we also hand out hygiene kits, socks, underwear and other essentials that our guests might need. Brandon Tomes Subaru so generously stocked us with hygiene supplies such as: soap, foot powder, feminine products, razors, socks, and much more. Brandon Tomes Subaru did not just stop at hygiene supplies, they also donated blankets! Winters in Texas are not friendly to our unhoused neighbors, so winter apparel and protection is vital to the safety and health of all members of our community. Brandon Tomes Subaru, the Streetside Showers team along with all the unhoused of North Texas want to thank you for your company’s dedication to help provide supplies that will contribute to the health and wellness of all members of our community.


30 Random Acts of LOVE!  –  Wilson F

As the general manager of Brandon Tomes Subaru, I have been fortunate enough to be a part of several initiatives that help bring Subaru’s Love Promise into our community. Each drive we did, we found a specific group that had a very specific need. This time, we wanted to find a way to reach a wider range of people in our community. These are incredibly challenging times, and so many people have been affected by this pandemic. After much thought, the BTS team decided to focus September 2020’s Love Promise Initiative on the essential workers of McKinney with “30 Random Acts of Kindness and Love.” Each day, a BTS team member delivered a random act of kindness and love. Lunches were delivered to the ER staff at Baylor Hospital, the 3rd grade teachers at Caldwell Elementary, the kindergarten teachers at McClure Elementary, a group of 20 “911” operators at the McKinney Police Department, as well as many others. Breakfast was served to day-laborers while they waited for a job. We delivered a month’s worth of after school snacks to the Boys and Girls Club, Starbucks workers received gift cards, dessert trays and pies were delivered to the Northbrook Retirement Home. These are just a few examples of the 30 random acts our team delivered throughout the month. With each delivery, I saw the genuine look of disbelief and gratitude in their eyes that they were thought of and appreciated. The “30 Random Acts of Love” was a humbling experience and genuinely heartwarming. We may have left with more love received than given. I am proud of each member of the Brandon Tomes Subaru Team for their continued dedication to giving back to our community


50,000 Diapers Collected - 1,100 Families Helped  –  Helen H

I am the Executive Director and Founder of Baby Booties Diaper Bank a local non-profit serving under-resourced women and children in and around McKinney, Texas with diapers, infant formula, and hygiene products. In early June, W.E. Fowler, the G.M. of Brandon Tomes Subaru approached me about supporting our organization and mission with a month-long diaper drive in July. He mentioned his team at Brandon Tomes Subaru wanted to give back to our community and would love to focus their efforts on helping families and children in need. Well, of course, we would LOVE that! What a perfect partnership.1 in 3 families in McKinney struggled to provide diapers for their children before the pandemic. That meant our work to provide diapers, a basic need for families, not covered by any government assistance programs, during the pandemic was that much more critical. W.E. Fowler and Brandon Tomes Subaru understood that need and urgency and knew they could help. Prior to the pandemic, we were hosting 1 monthly event, passing out on average,10,000 diapers. As soon as the pandemic hit we began weekly distribution events and recently moved to bi-weekly. Since March 13th, in immediate emergency response, we have passed out 251,749 diapers to over 4,000 families. In our July events alone, we passed out 65,000 diapers (a 550% increase from pre-COVID months) to under-resourced families in our community. The Brandon Tomes Subaru team acknowledged how exponential the diaper need was and decided to step into action by launching a month-long diaper drive called “Operation Baby Bottoms”. Their goal was to collect 50,000 diapers in the month of July. The plan was to donate diapers for every car sold, every oil change performed, and to match, one-for-one every in-kind diaper donation from customers, employees, or generous members of our community. Word quickly spread! By the 10th of July, their drive was in full swing and they had already collected over 13,000 diapers. The Brandon Tomes Subaru team was stacking diaper boxes right there on the showroom floor! We stopped by mid-month and couldn’t believe what we saw! The showroom looked like a diaper warehouse, and all the amazing marketing and signage they had posted throughout the dealership, promoting the event to customers and employees, warmed our hearts beyond words. Our second July distribution was the largest turnout of any event we have held in our 7-year history. 500 families received assistance that day, and the 41,000 diapers that were distributed left us completely depleted of ALL SIZES, with no diapers for our next event. That’s when we received the call from Mr. Fowler. He told us his diaper drive had been a huge success and he wanted to deliver the diapers to Baby Booties ASAP. The timing could not have been better! It was as if God had answered our prayers. The Brandon Tomes Subaru diaper drive had collected “ 56,160 ” diapers! When we arrived to the dealership for the presentation the entire BTS team pitched in to load and deliver the diapers to us. It was an amazing and heartwarming moment to experience. Our clients receive 50 diapers at each event, so this donation from Brandon Tomes Subaru will provide diapers for 1,123 North Texas families in need! We are beyond grateful to Mr. Fowler and the team at Brandon Tomes Subaru for sharing their love, and resources to better the lives of so many in our community. Families that right now are facing hardships, uncertainty, financial crisis and feel scared and alone. Families being forced to choose between food and diapers; paying bills or buying diapers. But for today, these diapers donated by Brandon Tomes will provide these families with hope and let them know they are seen and loved by their community. Thank you. Helen Hutton Executive Director Baby Booties Diaper Bank


Brandon Tomes Subaru's Scholarship Program  –  Tonia E

Dear Brandon Tomes, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you for choosing our son Logan as one of the many recipients to receive a generous $1,000.00 scholarship. Donors like you and Brandon Tomes Subaru make it possible for students to take the next step in their education and to pursue their dreams. Logan is definitely excited to begin his next chapter at The University of North Texas this fall. Your scholarship program of giving the high school senior sons and daughters of all Brandon Tomes Subaru employees a scholarship goes hand in hand with the many other community outreach projects that you promote. I am so proud to say that my husband works for such a Great company. Many Thanks, Tonia Elder


Plant a Tree for Me!  –  Arlene F

A couple of weeks ago I went to my local Subaru dealer, Brandon Tomes Subaru.The sales rep that greeted me told me “We are celebrating Earth Week and if you buy a car this week we will plant a tree in a national forest in your honor”. Next he handed me a flyer about Earth Day a package of vegetable seeds and a package of flower seeds. The buying experience was great and I got the new Subaru of my dreams. Yesterday I received a wonderful card in the mail. The card said “In Celebration of EARTH DAY, and as a Living Tribute Brandon Tomes Subaru Planted a Tree in our National Forest in your Honor”. What a wonderful way to show their customers and their community that they want to help preserve our Earth. Thank you Brandon Tomes Team, I planted my flower seeds today.


In Uncertain Times  –  Jason and Stacey H

My husband and I were in the market for a new car. It was Spring Break in our area. We walked into a competing dealer and walked away very disappointed. We decided to try Subaru, who works with the local school district to give teachers a discount on purchasing new cars. This is a huge plus considering I do teach for the local district. We were not disappointed! My husband and I both walked away with a new car. Two new cars in our family!! Then COVID-19 hit in the next couple of days. The school district closed, and we were all asked to stay home. My husband was anxious about his job and where that would leave him. He and his coworkers were told to work from home until June 1st. What about the new cars?! What about the payments now that we aren’t sure about his job?? After losing a few nights of sleep, he called the dealership and explained our situation. They took the car back and returned his car we had used for a trade in!! They were very understanding! We will be going back once this whole ordeal is over to purchase him a new car!


"Warm Hearts, Warm Feet Sock Drive Challenge"  –  Tressie J

Last year, after learning the Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center was in a dire need of shoes, Brandon Tomes Subaru made a goal to collect more than 1,000 pairs of new shoes. With help from the community, 1,016 pairs of shoes were donated. This year, Brandon Tomes Subaru decided to keep the tradition going and find a new organization in need. After some research, they were surprised to discover that the number one need of homeless shelters is socks. The “Warm Hearts, Warm Feet Sock Drive Challenge” was quickly set into place. The Subaru team set a goal to collect 10,000 pairs of new socks during the month of February to be donated to multiple homeless shelters across North Texas. In order to reach the goal, Brandon Tomes Subaru would donate 25 pairs of socks for every car sold, 10 pairs for every oil change, and would also match all individual donations brought in throughout the month of February. Word of the sock drive quickly spread, and within 10 days, 4,000 pairs of socks were already stacked in the showroom. The support from the community was overwhelming! Socks continued to pour in throughout the month. By February 29th, the total count was 10,784 pairs of new socks! The Samaritan Inn, Collin County’s only homeless shelter, was the lucky recipient of several thousand pairs of these socks. Brandon Tomes Subaru has been involved with the Samaritan Inn for several years. They have donated well over $150,000.00 to the Inn and countless community service hours helping our residents, so when they ask if we needed socks it was no surprise that BTS wanted to share more “Love” to our community. These socks will be greatly appreciated by all our residents. We are lucky to have such a wonderful organization with such a giving spirit in our city!


ManeGait welcomes Brandon Tomes Subaru Volunteers  –  Will E

ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship Center is a program where children and adults with disabilities move beyond their boundaries through the healing power of the horse and the direction of a professional, caring community. Riding a horse provides a multi-dimensional movement pattern similar to the human gait. This motion influences the rider’s body leading to increased flexibility, core strength, motor skills and intellectual functioning. Horseback riding is an exciting and rewarding sport, and ManeGait provides a fun, enriching, and supportive environment for the riders to reach their potential. These lessons are taught by certified riding instructors with the assistance of volunteer aids. Team members of Brandon Tomes Subaru have volunteered many hours as riding aids to help these members of our community that so desperately need our help. The ManeGait program requires hundreds of volunteer hours each month and we are very grateful to the BTS team for helping ManeGait make a difference in the lives of these children.


Finch Elementary Loves Brandon Tomes Subaru  –  Kelly W

On August 29th Finch Elementary received a special surprise for all of our students! Brandon Tomes Subaru delivered school supplies and books to help all of our students. We are a Title 1 school here in McKinney and can make use of every item that was donated. We were told the outreach came from customers and employees of Brandon Tomes Subaru. Thank you to all that donated, Finch Elementary is grateful for the outpour of support from our community.


Brandon Tomes Subaru Blanket Delivery 2019  –  Renita S

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of North Texas had the amazing pleasure to partner together with Brandon Tomes Subaru on June 19 for their Subaru Loves to Care Program. As one of 8 neighborhood retailers, Brandon Tomes delivered 80 blankets and 30 arts and crafts kits to Cancer Center Associates of McKinney, while also conveying hope, warmth, and uplifting words of encouragement to those currently being treated and battling for their lives. Each blanket came along with a personal note of hope written by the customers and staff of Brandon Tomes that the patients absolutely loved reading. The Subaru staff personally handed out these blankets and chatted for a few minutes getting to know each patient. A new connection was made as this was LLS and Brandon Tomes first time delivering to Cancer Center Associates of McKinney. We hope to work together to donate to the center again next year! The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of North Texas is beyond appreciative for the kindness and commitment of Brandon Tomes Subaru not only for our mission but also to those in our local community. Seeing the joy on patients’ faces as the blankets were personally delivered was extremely rewarding and heartwarming. We are honored to collaborate with an organization that offers back to the absolute most meriting individuals and carries light to the darkness of a cancer diagnosis.


Brandon Tomes Subaru, Loves to Care!  –  Wilson F

Since 2015, Subaru Of America and Brandon Tomes Subaru have partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate over 105,000 blankets and 12,000 arts & crafts kits to hospitals and cancer treatment centers across the country. This year the Brandon Tomes Subaru team delivered blankets and craft kits to the "Cancer Center Associates of McKinney" where hundreds of patients from McKinney and the surrounding area are treated every month. These blankets are a messages of hope from Subaru, Brandon Tomes Subaru and our customers to cancer patients in our local community.


"Share A Pair" Shoes For Kids!  –  Lori G

Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County (CACCC) provides safety, healing and justice for children victimized by abuse and neglect in Collin County. Achieving this requires a multi-disciplinary team approach; under one roof we house law enforcement, Child Protective Services, forensic interviewers, therapists, and family advocates. With more than 225 professionals under one roof, CACCC offers therapy and support services, free of charge, for children and non-offending family members, for as long as they are needed. No child is ever turned away. Children removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect often leave with nothing but the clothes on their back. Caregivers may struggle to meet the unexpected needs of a child in crisis. CACCC and Brandon Tomes Subaru of McKinney partnered in May 2019, to provide hope and a new start, one step at a time, to children victimized by abuse. Through their “Share A Pair” Shoe Drive, the Brandon Tomes Subaru team in McKinney and its customers donated “1,016” pairs of new shoes for CACCC’s Rainbow Room. The Rainbow Room meets the emergency needs of children and families by providing immediate access to brand new clothing, shoes and hygiene products all completely free of charge. When life is dramatically upside down, something as small as a new pair of shoes can communicate to a child “You Matter.” Thanks to the caring Brandon Tomes Subaru community, over 1,000 children will benefit this summer from their generosity. For many of these children, this pair of shoes may be the only pair of shoes they own, and on behalf of these deserving children, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


TV news station does story on Food Pantry...  –  Will F

Brandon Tomes Subaru was excited to host the Channel 8 News Team. Sean Giggy, WFAA’s top community reporter, visited with the team at Brandon Tomes Subaru to learn more about how the Free Food Pantry works. Sean was impressed to learn about the local partnerships Brandon Tomes had in the community. Brandon Tomes Subaru sales associates spend time volunteering at McKinney’s homeless shelter, “The Samaritan Inn,” and they serve food at “Meals on Wheels.” This really impressed Sean and negated active stereotypes of car dealers and car salesmen that he adopted over the years. Mr. Giggy decided to return with a TV Crew to film a news story on our Food Pantry, and our challenge to the other 600 Subaru retailers to create their own. The entire Brandon Tomes Subaru organization takes pride in supporting and promoting our Love Promise Free Food pantry. This is not a seasonal act of giving, but a commitment to give back all year long.


Donations to-Collin County Animal Services-Shelter  –  Edgar W

The team at Brandon Tomes Subaru collected "2" carloads of pet supplies during Subaru's "Subaru Loves Pets" campaign. The BTS associates and the generous BTS customers donated dog and cat food, blankets, pet treats, pet plays toys, feeding and water bowls, and many other items that our county shelter never has enough of. Brandon and Bob Tomes along with W.E. Fowler presented the supplies to very grateful shelter staff. This is the 7th year that Brandon Tomes Subaru has collected items to support the pets of Mckinney and Collin County.


B.T.S. Supports WOUNDED WARRIORS FAMILY SUPPORT!  –  Wilson F

The team at Brandon Tomes Subaru supports the "Wounded Warriors Family Support" team as they cross the country raising money that will support families of wounded U.S. veterans. One of BTS's customers is driving this new pickup cross country and he will present that new vehicle to a well deserving Vet. The BTS teammates autographed the truck as well as donated to this great cause!


Brandon Tomes Subaru Gives Back Again.....  –  Will F

Brandon Tomes Subaru teamed up with Subaru of America and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of North Texas to share some love to the patients at Baylor Medical Center in McKinney, Texas. Brandon Tomes Subaru delivered “80” Warm blankets, arts and craft kits and cargo bags to help the McKinney patients and their families that are battling cancer.This is the fourth year Brandon Tomes has donated these blankets. Baylor Medical Center and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of North Texas are beyond grateful for the generosity and commitment of Brandon Tomes Subaru. It is wonderful to have local businesses that give back to their community. Many THANKS to the entire team at Brandon Tomes Subaru! Will


Free Food Pantry At A Car Dealership??  –  Janie L

Last month I was shopping for a new car. I am a single woman and I was looking for a new car that made me feel safe. I did my homework online and decided that I wanted to look at a new Subaru Forester. I went to my hometown Subaru dealer, Brandon Tomes Subaru in McKinney Texas. Everyone at the dealership from the Sales Associate to the Finance Manager were great to work with! I found the Forester that I liked, test drove it and purchased it the same day. This is probably not an unusual story for Brandon Tomes and his team. The reason for my letter is, when I was coming back to the dealership from my test drive I spotted a cabinet with a sign on it next to the street. The standalone cabinet was full of food. The sign said "Brandon Tomes Subaru Love Promise FREE Food Pantry. Take what you need." I asked my salesman what it was and he told me that the Brandon Tomes Team built the food pantry about 8 or 9 months ago. I asked him who could take the food and his answer was, ANYONE! This warmed my heart. I have been a social worker for 30 years and this sold me on Brandon Tomes Subaru and on Subaru of America. Our community has a significant number of homeless people and I have spread the word about this free food pantry. When I was doing research on which car to buy I was very impressed with Subaru's commitment to the earth, community and to giving back. I read Subaru's Love Promise on their website and I saw that same Promise displayed at the dealership. It is clear to me that Brandon Tomes and his team are committed to giving back to our community. I have included a picture of my Sales Associate displaying the food pantry. He was a great sport. Thank you, Janie L.


Brandon Tomes Subaru Inspired Us  –  Gene D

A few months back I received a letter from Brandon Tomes Subaru challenging us to do better. Brandon Tomes set up a 24/7 Food Pantry and asked other Subaru dealers across the country to do the same. It Worked! Thank you for being an inspiration. The Subaru Love Promise is real and Brandon Tomes Subaru shows that every day. Gene Davis Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne


Subaru ensures NO SENIOR GOES HUNGRY  –  Meredith C

Every year, Meals on Wheels Collin County brings together local businesses and leaders in our community to enjoy friendly competition on the greens. Brandon Tomes Subaru was a proud sponsor of the 13th annual golf tournament. Proceeds from the tournament help Meals on Wheels Collin County ensure over 1400 senior citizens will continue to receive the help they need to live happier, healthier, and independent lives.


The Samaritan Inn  –  Melissa B

The Samaritan Inn, a Mckinney based organization, is more than just a place to spend the night. We offer a holistic approach to those experiencing homelessness in North Texas. We serve the whole person - addressing physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Every situation is different, and The Samaritan Inn is the only place in North Texas with a comprehensive program built to serve individuals, families, and their pets. Our community partners like Brandon Tomes Subaru affords us the opportunity to implement our program which focuses on four pillars - Case Management, Counseling, Financial Literacy, and Career Development. We are incredibly grateful for Brandon and his entire team! With the support of the community, we help our residents gain dignity and independence. Brandon Tomes Subaru was a proud contributor of $61,495 this year. Well done!


Subaru feeds community with Tomes Pantry  –  Brandon T

Brandon Tomes Subaru is excited to provide a food pantry for our local community, right outside our showroom doors! Food pantries help a variety of people in our community, all of which have one thing in common—they are in need of help/assistance. Our pantry is here to help serve that need and does so by providing complimentary nonperishables and a place for community members to donate their goods to others. Free standing and in a convenient location, not to mention always open, access to nonperishable items can be found with ease and are always anonymous. Select the items you need from the items available and don’t worry about replacing them unless you’d like to! Our goal? To provide for our community!


Subaru Brings Warmth to Cancer Patients  –  Alyssa W

On July 11, Brandon Tomes Subaru partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) of North Texas to deliver warmth to patients battling cancer at Medical City- Dallas. Brandon Tomes Subaru generously donated 80 blankets along with a number of arts & craft kits to patients at the hospital. While we were there, nurses from the oncology and children's floors came to deliver the blankets to patients. Before we left, the nurses came back for a second round of blankets and told us how excited the patients were to receive such a kind gift of love. Subaru supports the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in their mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS and patients across the country thank Brandon Tomes Subaru for their generosity towards our community! Because of you, our patients feel supported through their treatment and in survivorship. Thank you, Brandon Tomes Subaru!


Subaru and NWF Love the Earth!  –  Newly G

We honored and grateful to have the opportunity host a beautiful native wildlife garden at Nell Burks Elementary! Like a team sport or mascot, providing our students with this amazing and hands-on gardening opportunity has offered a symbolic locus of school pride and spirit. Gardening offers schools a way of helping children to identify with their school and to feel proud of their own individual contribution. Students had the opportunity to discuss and learn about which plants they helped to plant, and they are extremely proud of their finished product and hard work. This experience has provided us with the ability to foster school spirit and each student's attitudes toward the positive school culture and ownership.


The Samaritan Inn - Share The Love  –  Jillian F

Brandon Tomes Subaru took the Share The Love program to another level this year. Sales, service, management, and office employees took time out of their day to tour the only homeless shelter in Collin County and physically gave back to their hometown charity by volunteering. Brandon Tomes Subaru had an unbelievable time learning first-hand what exactly The Samaritan Inn does for their community and were able to be apart of serving lunches, stocking the pantry, unloading donations, and mingling with the residents. These experiences were shared with their customers during Share The Love which assisted them in raising over DOUBLE the amount they were able to raise last year for The Samaritan Inn! Congratulations!


Krewe of Barkus 2017  –  Amy R

Brandon Tomes Subaru continues to support the community though its involvement with our annual Krewe of Barkus, costume dog parade and dog awareness event. 2017 marked the 15th anniversary of the event with 250 dogs and 4,500 parade spectators. This event is a McKinney favorite and receives high visibility from local media. At this year’s Krewe of Barkus, there were seven dog rescue non-profits featured and the event resulted in several dog adoptions that day. We are very grateful for Brandon Tomes Subaru’s participation and support.


Burks Elementary and Communities In Schools  –  Eva M

Communities In Schools at Burks Elementary surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve. Thanks to Brandon Tomes Subaru/Ford who provided assistance to Burks Elementary with school supplies, sport bags and pocket planners, our students participating on the CISDR academic support program, run by Manager Eva Madera, are able to complete school assignments without any limitations.The people in charge of the "Subaru Love promise" is amazing! Your donation is greatly appreciated!


Meat Fight 1K - Alice Laussade  –  Alice L

We were so thankful to have Brandon Tomes Subaru in McKinney, Texas, as a supporter of the first ever Meat Fight 1K! Our charity event was a smash hit, and it's definitely in part thanks to the generous donation we received from Brandon Tomes Subaru. Our attendees ran a 1K course through 23 different stations of beer, whiskey, meat and more-- all to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and people in the DFW area living with MS. The event raised over $24,000 for the cause, and was a blast. Many thanks to Brandon Tomes Subaru for being a part of our fight to end MS. We can't wait for next year! Go meat! - Alice Laussade CEO Meat Fight, Inc.


Grand Opening at Camp Bow Wow McKinney, TX  –  Tracey E

Camp Bow Wow McKinney, a premier dog daycare and overnight boarding facility, was thrilled to have Brandon Tomes Subaru participate in our Grand Opening event on August 6 at our 448 N. Custer location. Event attendees were not only able to check out the latest Subaru Outback, but they also went home with some great giveaways. We especially appreciated their support of our adoption event and the many rescue groups that were part of this Grand Opening "Paw-ty." Not only did some homeless hounds find new homes, but the event also raised money for the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation, which offers grants of up to $2,500 for necessary medical treatments for certain conditions and emergency services for our canine friends in need. Thank you Brandon Tomes Subaru!!


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society  –  Jillian F

Brandon Tomes Subaru recently partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to help out and provide support to cancer patients at the Medical City Dallas. I wanted to send a note and share with all of you how grateful I am to have such amazing and thoughtful people in our community! The donation of blankets from Brandon Tomes Subaru to our Oncology Program has been a powerful testament to these patients here at Medical City Dallas. These blankets are letting them know that even though they are in a frightening and sometimes uncertain place, there are people out there who care! We have delivered almost every blanket and each time we take the box in and the patients open it they are wowed!! The cards truly have made people smile and given so many a much needed bright spot of hope in their day. Please let everyone involved know how moved everyone was by this generous project - this touched not only the patients, but also touched our staff! Thank you again for your heartfelt generosity. From: Kimberlee Hann, Director of Oncology Services


The Samaritan Inn  –  Tressie J

Since its founding in 1984, The Samaritan Inn has provided shelter, food and life-changing programs to almost 10,000 homeless members of the community. The Inn could not continue to help willing people gain dignity and independence without the support of community partners like Brandon Tomes Subaru. Brandon and his team have held numerous events to help raise funds and awareness for The Samaritan Inn, the most recent being the Share the Love Campaign, which raised an incredible $23,011. Those funds allow The Samaritan Inn to serve over 500 residents. There is no doubt that the Share the Love campaign was so successful this year because of the efforts of the team at Brandon Tomes Subaru. Well done!


Annual Krewe of Barkus  –  Amy R

For 14 years the Krewe of Barkus parade has been a tremendous source of civic pride and community involvement. It is one of the most highly publicized family-friendly events in all of north Texas. Newspapers, television, and radio stations from Dallas and Fort Worth cover the event each year and the positive publicity our city receives is priceless. Brandon Tomes Subaru was there to participate in this family event in downtown McKinney on February 6, 2016. The theme this year was "A Salute to All Things French". McKinney's Krewe of Barkus is patterned after the Mystic Krewe of Barkus in New Orleans, which was established to help abused and abandoned dogs.


Helping our Community  –  Joseph S

Brandon and Bob Tomes and their staff did an outstanding job helping out with deliveries during the holidays! On behalf of Meals on Wheels Collin County and our clients that they delivered meals to I would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for Brandon Tomes Subaru's kindness and willingness to give back and serve our community. They made a difference in our clients lives, showing them love and that they are important and are not forgotten. With utmost gratitude, Joseph Stringer Volunteer Coordinator Meals on Wheels Collin County


Adopt-A-Classroom Program  –  Danielle S

The start of school is an exciting time for students everywhere, but this year, a special classroom of Kindergartners received an unexpected surprise! Brandon Tomes Subaru in McKinney made a generous donation to my class at Finch Elementary. Through the Adopt-a-Classroom program, they donated $200 to purchase classroom materials. I was able to get some much-needed educational tools for my kindergartners. These included literacy activities, math manipulatives to help with hands-on learning, and books! These materials will help increase engagement, which translates to increased student achievement! In addition, Brandon Tomes Subaru solicited school supply donations from its customers, and FILLED a Subaru vehicle with markers, folders, pencils, index cards, glue, supply bags, crayons and paper! They also donated $95 to purchase additional supplies! The kids were over-the-moon with their excitement, as was I! They were so grateful for the help with materials and couldn't wait to get to work using their new school tools. Finch Elementary is a Title I school located in east McKinney, and has a large population of English as a Second Language and bilingual students. The kids (and teachers) were touched by the generosity of Brandon Tomes Subaru because it means that people all over McKinney and surrounding cities want them to be successful, and it shows them that their community cares!


Stuff The Subaru  –  Sylvia M

Brandon Tomes Subaru collected canned food products from our staff and customers in the "Stuff the Subaru" Event. Meals on Wheels was delighted to hear of the donations we had collected for them and stated it would be a tremendous help to their clients. We, at Brandon Tomes Subaru, are happy to assist in providing for our community.


Charity Golf Tournament  –  Peggy C

Meals on Wheels is an organization that provides meal delivery programs for the elderly and handicapped in our community. Brandon Tomes Subaru recently sponsored their 10th annual Meals on Wheels golf tournament. $60,000 was raised, which will be used to directly fund the Meals on Wheels programs. This year they will be able to provide more than 250,000 meals.


Sharing Our Love With The Local Shelter  –  Tressie J

The "Share the Love" Event entered its 7th year for Subaru of America, Inc. in November, 2014. During the "Share the Love" event, for every new vehicle purchased or leased, Subaru donates $250 to the owner's choice of participating charities. Over the first six years of the event, Subaru and our retailers have made a real impact, donating a total of $35 million to a wide range of national charities. The charities chosen by Subaru were Meals on Wheels, ASPCA, National Parks, and the Make a Wish Foundation. Last year was the first year in which retailers were able to select a "Hometown Charity" to receive donations in addition to the national charities. We are proud to have chosen The Samaritan Inn for our hometown charity this year. With the efforts of a great team and our Subaru customers, The Samaritan Inn was presented a check in the total amount of $6,694.00! Kudos to the Brandon Tomes Subaru and a HUGE thank you to all of our Subaru customers who participated in this program! We could not have given back to our community like this without our fabulous customers.


Krewe de Barkus Dog parade  –  Michelle H

Brandon Tomes Subaru was the exclusive Automobile Dealer for the Krewe of Barkus parade on February 15, 2015 in Historic Downtown McKinney. From Baquettes to beignets, from the fun and food of the French Quarter in New Orleans to pooches in Paris, the 2015 Krewe of Barkus saluted all things French! The McKinney Artistic Krewe of Barkus 2015 called on all four-legged canine friends and their best buddies to share in the excitement for this year's event. The theme this year was A Salute to All Things French, berets and bon bons, the fashion, the food, and the fun. Embarking on its 13th annual successful year, Krewe of Barkus was a howling hoot. In past years, more than 200 dogs participated in the parade alongside more than 4,500 spectators in awe of costumes, creatures and creativity. Patterned after the Mystic Krewe of Barkus in New Orleans, which was established to help abused and abandoned canines, Krewe of Barkus featured a parade, vendor booths, interactive activities and prizes for costumes. The costume parade was limited to 250 dogs and the event was free and open to the public. This is one of the most popular family friendly community events in Texas and produced by The City of McKinney and the Art Institute of McKinney.


Brandon Tomes Subaru Sponsors ASPCA  –  Brandon T

On December 13, 2014 Brandon Tomes Subaru sponsored a pet adoption and was held at our dealership. The ASPCA brought 10 dogs, 3 cats, and a litter trained rabbit. We advertised previously on our social media and via email blasts! The ASPCA also advertised the event on their social media and other sources as well. Five of the ten dogs found furever homes at this event! Thank you ASPCA for helping the helpless!


Brandon Tomes Subaru Hosts an ASPCA Pet Adoption  –  Danielle J

Brandon Tomes Subaru had the privilege of hosting a pet adoption at our dealership. We had ten dogs, three cats, and a bunny. Five of the ten dogs found forever homes! All Heart Veterinary from Farmersville, Tx was also there giving low cost vaccinations. Customers and others who came to adopt a pet also had the opportunity to spin our Brandon Tomes Subaru spinning wheel to receive a prize. Altogher, it was a fun and successful day!


Brandon Tomes Subaru supports Meals on Wheels  –  Janet D

Recently, Bob and Brandon Tomes and a group of Brandon Tomes Subaru associates volunteered at Meals on Wheels of Collin County as part of the Subaru Share the Love Event. In an effort to keep the promise, no senior goes hungry, shelf meals are delivered to clients in advance of holidays and possible inclement weather days when hot meals may not be delivered. Brandon Tomes Subaru associates assisted in preparing 150 of those shelf meals! The associates also decorated the Meals on Wheels Christmas tree for the volunteers and the staff to enjoy throughout the holiday as well as created festive bags of ornaments that were made and donated by local scout troops which will be included in the holiday meals that will be delivered to the seniors.