The 2023 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2023 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 2023 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.


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 Elk Grove Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

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

Front Street Animal shelter, Canine Companions for Independence , Sacramento SPCA

Did Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove Subaru

Subaru and Elk Grove 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

Elk Grove Subaru Honors the Teacher of the Month of December-Vicki A. - Vicki A

Elk Grove Subaru, in partnership with Entravision Sacramento, sponsored a Subaru Loves Learning campaign titled “Thank a Teacher-Gracias Maestro.” In an exclusive outreach campaign aimed at fostering community goodwill, Elk Grove Subaru and Entravision utilized radio, streaming audio along with social media, to encourage students and their parents to nominate an outstanding dedicated teacher in the Sacramento area who has greatly influenced their learning and growth. One teacher is selected each month from the nominees and is featured on social media as the Teacher of the Month. In December, Elk Grove Subaru honored Richard Carrazana from Las Palmas School in the Twin Rivers School District as the “Teacher of the month”. Richard received a $200 gift card as a small “thank you” for their commitment to their students and the community. At the end of the year, Richard and each month’s winning teacher will have a chance to win the “Teacher of the Year” honor and either $1000 cash or a $2000 credit towards a new vehicle! We’d like to thank Elk Grove Subaru for partnering with Entravision to support this amazing “Thank a Teacher” campaign.

Entravision - Sacramento

Supporting Diverse Cooks in Every Kitchen - Fred P

Elk Grove Subaru is a proud supporter and member of the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit dedicated to supporting and empowering LGBTQ+ businesses and the Greater Sacramento community. One particular area of interest for both the Rainbow Chamber and Lasher’s Elk Grove Subaru is sustainable agriculture and eating practices which is why this year they were proud to help support and launch the Rainbow Chamber’s culinary scholarship program. Capped off with a beautiful dining experience at American River College where students and recipients of the scholarship prepared locally sourced ingredients to create a stunning menu and show off their skills while learning how to cater from the ground up. Lasher’s Elk Grove Subaru continues to be a proud supporter of the Rainbow Chamber and all their continuing education efforts. To find out more, visit

Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce

Helping Furry Friends Find Their "Fur-ever" Home - Sarah H

Elk Grove Subaru is a proud supporter of the Sacramento SPCA. A longtime friend, Elk Grove Subaru has sponsored many SSPCA events over the years from their Doggy Dash charity 5K to their annual gala events, they’ve even hosted adoption events right on the showroom floor! Kenn Altine, the SSPCA’s CEO believes “a dog can change the whole world” and it’s no secret that Subaru and Elk Grove Subaru believe in that ethos as well. Through partnership with Elk Grove Subaru, SSPCA is better able to serve the public trust by treating, rehabilitating, and placing found and surrendered animals with their “fur-ever families,” just like how adoptive parents Pam and Jan found Justice through SSPCA’s foster program. Justice came to SSPCA with many serious untreated medical issues leading to blindness and deafness. The team of Vets at the SSPCA were able to identify and treat Justice and start him on the road to recovery, but it was the love and affection of Pam and Jan and their other dog Karma (also an SSPCA adoptee) that helped Justice fetch a new lease on life. To find out more visit

Sacramento SPCA

Finding Independence with Canine Companions - Mary C

Since 1975, Canine Companions has helped thousands of folks in need get matched with trained and certified service animals. Lasher’s Elk Grove Subaru is a proud supporter of Canine Companions, with over ten years of partnership, helping directly sponsor the breeding and training of countless service dogs. In fact, Elk Grove Subaru loves Canine Companions so much they feature a dog-in-training in every one of their commercials! While many service dogs go to those with physical disabilities, helping folks with routine, difficult daily tasks like opening and closing doors, picking up dropped items that may be out of reach or turning lights on and off; Canine Companions also has programs for wounded veterans and those suffering from PTSD as well as programs to train dogs to assist the deaf and hard of hearing. One team that Lasher’s Elk Grove Subaru is proud to showcase is Lillian Scarberry and her service dog October. Lillian suffers from brittle bone disease and the simple act of leaning over to pick up a dropped pen could send her to the hospital with broken legs, spine, or worse. Plus, with October by her side she isn’t as reliant on others to get through her day-to-day life and as a new college freshman her independence has never been more important. October knows over 40 commands to help Lillian navigate our modern world and with him by her side, Lillian feels like she can do just about anything. Lasher’s Elk Grove Subaru is proud to support Lillian and October, and all the other fantastic service animal teams across the country. You can find out more about Canine Companions at

Canine Companions

Friends of the American River Parkway - April P

Lasher’s Elk Grove Subaru is a proud supporter of the American River Parkway. One of Sacramento’s crown jewels, the Parkway has been a free resource for the residents of the Sacramento Area for over 60 years. With over 4,800 acres of park and river access, it is a haven for folks who love to ride bikes, jog, fish and explore the great outdoors. But recently there has been an uptick in the number of unhoused people camping on the parkway. Current estimates have between 2,500 and 3,000 unhoused people living on the Parkway. In 2021, 18% of the Parkway burned due to unhoused campers, among other ecological distress caused to the natural landscape. Which is why Lasher’s Elk Grove Subaru has committed to partnering with the American River Parkway foundation through their “Voice of the Parkway” program to help create and implement sustainable programs to move unhoused people off the parkway and onto long-term pathways for success as well to help mitigate and reverse the ecological damage that has been caused. You can find out more at

American River Parkway Foundation

Going the Distance for Love - Laura K

Through our partnership with Lasher’s Elk Grove Subaru, we hosted a sponsored adoption event at the Sacramento SPCA on Saturday, October 15, 2022. In preparation for the event, we transferred in 28 cats and dogs from overburdened shelters in our region to the Sacramento SPCA and placed 51 animals into new loving homes during the one-day adoption event. Thanks to Lasher’s Elk Grove Subaru, adopting families were also sent home with a Bark Box that contained treats and toys for their new pets to enjoy. One family in particular was really excited about the opportunity to add a new puppy to their pack - so excited that they drove from where they were vacationing in Oregon that morning to the event in Sacramento. After the family lost their senior pit bull to cancer in March of 2022, they had many conversations about whether it was the right time to add another pup to the family. Once they met Ghost, a two-month-old pit bull puppy who was transferred in from an overwhelmed shelter two weeks earlier, they immediately fell in love. Ghost was so comfortable with her new family that she fell asleep in their arms during the adoption process and later enjoyed a relaxing car ride to her new home in Lake Tahoe.

Sacramento SPCA
Going the Distance for Love

1 Thing - Elk Grove Subau Loves the Earth - Lauran B

Lasher' Elk Grove Subaru, in partnership with Audacy Sacramento, sponsored the “Love the Earth” campaign which featured an on-air and streaming campaign with audio messages that aired over the air and streaming messages to educate Sacramento listeners on how they can do “1-Thing” to make the earth a better place for all of us. The campaign culminated with a clean-up day, in partnership with volunteers from Audacy Sacramento, benefitting the American River Parkway Foundation. Numerous bags of trash were removed. The American River Parkway is Sacramento’s urban gem. It spans 23 miles and covers 4,800 acres. The parkway has become a Mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. It features areas to fish, swim, kayak, or run, as well as paint, relax, or watch a sunset.

1 Thing - Elk Grove Subau Loves the Earth

SSPCA Doggy Dash - Returns to William Land Park! - Kristi M

The 29th Annual Doggy Dash raises more than $223,000 for the animals – A record breaking year! The Doggy Dash was BACK in-person and BIGGER than ever before on Saturday, April 23rd in Sacramento at William Land Park! Thanks to record levels of participation this year and the generous support of our team and individual fundraisers, sponsors, donors, vendors, registrants, and festival attendees, the 2022 Doggy Dash raised more than $223,000 to help the Sacramento SPCA provide direct care to the animals in our community. Lasher's Elk Grove Subaru has been a longstanding partner for the Doggy Dash, with this year sponsoring the Bark in the Park Festival water stations and pup pools! The Lasher's Elk Grove Subaru team was out with a Subaru to highlight at the festival and to connect with over 5,000 attendees (and their dogs). It was a fun day had by all and thanks to the local Subaru dealership, it was a remarkable day for the animals.

Sacramento SPCA
SSPCA Doggy Dash - Returns to William Land Park!

Elk Grove Subaru Recognizes Teacher of the Month - Entravision-Sacramento T

Entravision Sacramento partnered with Elk Grove Subaru in the month of January to award the Teacher of the month as part of the Thank a Teacher program. In an exclusive outreach campaign aimed at fostering community goodwill, Entravision and Elk Grove Subaru utilized the power of radio and digital/social media, to promote the Thank a Teacher/"Gracias Maestro" program, encouraging students and their parents of students to nominate an outstanding teacher in the community and offer thanks for their dedication and positive influence in their lives and community. One teacher was selected from the nominees to receive the "Thank a Teacher" recognition for the month of January and a $200 gift card as a small “thank you” for their dedication. The January winning teacher will also have a chance to win the Teacher of the Year and a $1000 award at the end of the year. We'd like to thank Lasher Elk Grove Subaru for partnering with Entravision and supporting this amazing program.


Elk Grove Subaru Loves Teachers who inspire - Victoria A

Entravision’s Sacramento media properties partnered with Elk Grove Subaru on the Thank a Teacher program in 2021. The goal was to promote the rewards of teaching and their critical community contribution, by highlighting exceptional and inspiring teachers each month who work tirelessly to develop every student to be the best version of themselves. In an exclusive outreach campaign aimed at fostering community goodwill, the Thank a Teacher/"Gracias Maestro" program featured selected teachers nominated by their students' or parents' monthly submissions across Entravision’s integrated media platforms of Radio and Digital. Each month a teacher was selected from the nominees and received a $200 gift card as a small “thank you” for their dedication. They were also recognized on Entravision radio and social media as part of the Thank a Teacher Program. The 12 monthly winners for 2021 were acknowledged at the “Share the Love" Breakfast at Lasher Elk Grove Subaru in January. One of the 12 winners was awarded the Teacher of the Year and received a grand prize of $1000 cash or $2,000 towards a down payment on a vehicle purchase/lease at Lasher Elk Grove Subaru. A Huge Thank you to Elk Grove Subaru for your Love of Learning and the Teachers who inspire! We're grateful for your sponsorship of the Thank a Teacher/Gracias Maestro program and look forward to your continued support in 2022.

Entravision- Sacramento