The 2020 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2020 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 2020 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 Schaller 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.

Connecticut Humane Society

New Britain Parks and Rec, CT Special Olympics, Klingberg Family Centers

Did Schaller 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 Schaller Subaru

Subaru and Schaller 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

Compassionate Salesman - Karen S

My husband passed away in September 2020 and my car was leaking when I went to leave my garage Christmas Day to go to a friend's house. She was kind enough to leave her food preparation and come pick me up. I took the car to my local repairman and it was the transmission. He told me it was time to replace my 1996 Buick. I went to Schaller a nervous wreck due to the recent passing of my husband and now needing a new vehicle. Dan Walker was my salesman. He was very kind and understanding. I wanted a Cool Gray Khaki color because my husband who recently passed away was a Marine and loved the color khaki. Dan got me the car and when I went to pick it up, once again I was a nervous wreck. My friend dropped me off, and here I was walking into the dealership to pick up my 2021 Subaru all alone. He was so understanding and patient and took the time to ensure I knew how to operate the car safely and also the radio and phone. He communicated with me a couple times afterwards to ensure I was comfortable and not having problems. He told me any problems I have, I can call or stop by. How reassuring to know I can stop in there with any questions. I heard nightmares about people buying these new cars with the new technology. I also had a nightmare when I bought my brand new Plymouth Volare in 1998. I am so happy with Schaller Subaru and Dan Walker. Dan is a God send. I love my Subaru! Karen Sztaba

Compassionate Salesman

A fresh start for pets - Susan W

Stubby wasn’t a young pup, he couldn’t do many stairs, and he wasn’t up for a game of fetch. But this 7-year-old beagle still had a pep in his step and lots of love to give. This is the kind of pet Schaller Subaru supported through Subaru Loves Pets Month! Schaller donated $100 to the Connecticut Humane Society for each cat and dog adopted in October. Like Stubby! That month, he was adopted from CHS’ Newington location and found a new family who appreciated his older age. He even became best friends with his dog sister from Day 1. And now, because of his adoption and Schaller’s generosity, fresh starts are on the horizon for more pets! Visit CThumane.org for more information on the pets.

Connecticut Humane Society
A fresh start for pets

Schaller Auto helps deploy Wi-Fi for students - Matt C

From May through August, the Consolidated School District of New Britain (CSDNB), in partnership with Schaller Auto, deployed dozens of vehicles equipped with Wi-Fi hotspots throughout New Britain to provide internet access for students who were not able to regularly engage in online learning, known as Continued Educational Opportunities (CEO). CSDNB transitioned to phase two of CEO on March 30, and students had been completing assignments through Google Classroom. Since schools initially closed on March 13 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, more than 2,700 virtual classrooms were created and activated. Further, approximately 90% of students engaged with their teachers since the district moved to online learning. However, there were still more than one thousand students (about 10%) who found it challenging to connect due to the lack of internet access in their homes. But, with the help of Schaller Auto, these students - who would have otherwise remained offline through the end of the school year and through summer school – were able to engage with their teachers and classmates. Once the hotspot networks were configured and installed in the vehicles, staff from Schaller Auto drove to neighborhoods lacking internet access, which were identified through surveys and internal data. They remained there Monday through Friday during specific parts of the school day. “Our primary goal during this time was to ensure that our students were engaged with their teachers, but unfortunately, many students were unable to do so because they could not connect to a Wi-Fi network,” said Superintendent Nancy Sarra. “And while we were able to come up with a plan to acquire hotspots, we still needed a method to distribute the internet into the neighborhoods. That is where Art Schaller stepped in, graciously offering to utilize his vehicles and staff to help us ensure that all our students had access to the internet for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. We are incredibly grateful for Art’s support and the willingness of his staff to take part as well.”

Consolidated School District of New Britain

Such a nice experience - Sarah C

I unexpectedly found myself in need of a new vehicle in the middle of the pandemic and was very concerned about the process and how I would be able shop for, test drive, negotiate and purchase a car considering the current limitations. I can honestly say that Jerry at Schaller Subaru in Newington Ct. made sure my experience was not only painless, but a truly enjoyable and exciting one. He was highly communicative, transparent and readily available to answer any and all questions I had along the way. He personally drove my car to my door and spent as much time as I needed explaining its features and the financing details etc. I can’t say enough about my experience over all as well as Jerry as a person. Great job Jerry and Schaller for hiring such a stand up employee.

Such a nice experience

Schaller Subaru Loves Learning - Eric L

In October, Schaller Subaru delivered 150 award-winning science books to kids at the Catherine M. McGee Middle School in Berlin as part of the Subaru Loves learning initiative. Special thanks to principal Sal Urso and the middle school staff and students who helped make this such a great visit!

Schaller Subaru Loves Learning

Schaller Subaru Loves Learning - Eric L

On October 9th, Schaller Subaru delivered 150 award-winning science books to kids at the Catherine M. McGee Middle School in Berlin as part of the Subaru Loves Learning initiative. Special thanks to principal Sal Urso and the middle school staff and students who helped make this such a great visit!

Schaller Subaru Loves Learning

Love Promise Blanket Delivery - Brandy S

On June 25, 2018 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) staff member Brandy Sinisi met with General Manager Vince Giordano and Arthur Schaller from Schaller Subaru (Berlin, CT), to deliver blankets and messages of hope, to Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut (Plainville, CT). We were greeted by Liz Szymanoski, Denise Jones-Gagne, and Erin Stocking, who were very grateful for the donation to their patients. We took pictures outside the beautiful facility and the proceeded to move the blankets into the resource area that is available for patients who visit the facility. There was a volunteer helping at the front of the facility who was very touched by the donation.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Love Promise Blanket Delivery

Love Promise Delivery - Daniela H

On June 29, 2017 LLS staff member Daniela Hincapie met with General Manager Vince Giordano and his team from Schaller Subaru (Berlin, CT), to deliver 12 craft kits, 80 blankets and messages of hope, to Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute. We were greeted by Liz Szymanoski and a few other of the staff at the facility who were very grateful for the donation to their patients. We were able to get a tour of their facility which I was fascinated with their healing garden. The garden is a place patients are welcome to go to and also is an overview from the infusion center. As patients are going through treatments they are able to look over to the tranquility garden which is a very calming/quiet area. It was very uplifting to see how genuinely appreciative Liz was for the blankets!

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Love Promise Delivery