The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2021 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 2021 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 Bergstrom Subaru of Oshkosh 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.

Oshkosh Area Humane Society

United Way, Make-A-Wish

Susan G. Komen Drive for the Cure

Did Bergstrom Subaru of Oshkosh 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 Bergstrom Subaru of Oshkosh

Subaru and Bergstrom Subaru of Oshkosh 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

Enhancing Classroom Education for Youth - Carey H

Our teachers at Valley Christian School are always looking for creative ways to make education in the classroom more interesting and interactive. Thanks to your grant, 6 of our teachers were able to acquire a wide variety of teaching tools to make learning fun. A lot of focus has been on STEM in recent years and many of the items we received will enhance education in that area. Some of the things we received included: math manipulatives and curriculum enhancers, STEM building sets, Geometric building sets, math games to help master our math facts and make the process more appealing to students so they are eager to learn and play the games, some guided reading books to help all levels of abilities, transparent reading strips to help kid's eyes focus as they read, science kits for on hands learning by creating a variety of models such as wind turbines, simple machines and electromagnets, materials to help kids learn how to be organized and how to gather materials independently to complete projects, equipment to help kids create their own games for reviewing concepts and much more. These are just a few examples of manipulatives and tools we received to enhance the learning environment in our classrooms. Our teachers love to incorporate innovative ways to make learning more interactive rather than kids always passively listening to the teachers convey the material they need to learn and this grant helps to make it possible. It is wonderful to see your organization helping so many different places with these grants. Because of this, the quality of life for the people who benefit from all of these organizations is greatly enhanced.

Enhancing Classroom Education for Youth

CARE TO SHARE - John N

Love the crew at Subaru. Received a phone call from Brad.' WE ARE ON BOARD AGAIN THIS YEAR" Then three energetic guys came to our Mother Teresa Center and delivered some warm and cozy blankets for our Family Holiday event - just like they did last year. This year they added some warm socks and also did a collection for our food pantry. They went above and beyond for us, for the families in need during the Holidays. Because of their caring nature - they reach out and share to those in need. God Bless their Efforts!

Father Carrs Place 2 B
CARE TO SHARE

Molt & Plume: Husky Brothers - Ellen P

On August 16th, 2021 a kind Samaritan noticed two handsome huskies sharing a pizza out of the trash can of a local restaurant and thought they could use some help finding their way home. The fuzzy dogs were brought to the Neenah Animal Shelter to be scanned for microchips and posted on our Facebook page. Staff thought the seniors would be reunited with their family within a few hours, but unfortunately the days ticked by with no response from their family ever came. Once the state mandatory stray hold period of 4 days was complete, the huskies were examined by a veterinarian which put their estimated age at over 10 years old. Molt, the white boy, has a large benign mass on his elbow and weak hips. Both dogs were in desperate need of a dental cleaning and some extractions too. They received the medical treatment they needed and a good grooming. Plume and Molt waited and waited for their forever family to find them. In the meantime, they taught every dog in the shelter how to howl in harmony when they weren’t in the play yard basking in the sun. Finally, an application came through during the Subaru Loves Dogs Event for them that sounded like an ideal fit! A single person with a female senior husky was looking to expand their family by 8 furry paws! October 16th, exactly two months after intake, Plume and Molt headed home! A few weeks later, we received the below update from the boys. “As you can see from the attached pictures, we are setting nicely into our forever home. Mom changed our names to Ice (Molt) and Sky (Plume). She says our names a LOT, so we are getting used to them. Mom takes each of us separately on two walks a day. We love taking walks and being outside! However, we do not like it when Mom takes one of us alone on a walk. We don't like being without each other (or our sister now), so we howl loudly at the front bay window until she returns. We imagine that it has been pretty quiet there at the shelter without us for the past two weeks. Between the barking and the howling at night, Mom is not getting much sleep. She is adjusting, though, and every day we are becoming more like a family! Thank you to all our friends at the Neenah Animal Shelter! We miss you, but do not want to come back. We are very happy where we are! Love,Ice (Molt) and Sky (Plume)”

Neenah Animal Shelter
Molt & Plume: Husky Brothers

Subaru Loves to Care - Jennifer S

Subaru of America, Inc. continued its longtime partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for the sixth consecutive year to send love, hope and warmth to patients battling cancer during Subaru Loves to Care month in June. As part of the partnership, Bergstrom Subaru and a record 606 participating Subaru retailers nationwide supported more than 40,000 blood cancer patients by mailing blankets and messages of hope, handwritten with love and care by Subaru retailers and customers, directly to patients’ homes. Visitors to Bergstrom Subaru retailers were given the opportunity to write personalized messages of support to cancer patients in their local communities. Our local LLS Upper Plains Region couldn’t be more thankful for Bergstrom Subaru coming alongside our patients in such a tangible and comforting way during cancer treatment! Survivor Kaleb and his family says it best below: Subaru Partners— Thank you all for the support you have given to our son, Kaleb, who was diagnosed with AML in January of 2020. Our family has received help through the LLS Travel Assistance program and the Urgent Need program. These two have helped out our family tremendously. Not only for travel cost, but not having the burden to worry about other costs associated with having a child in the hospital for six months and ongoing appointments after that for follow-up. Your support and generosity is appreciated more than you will ever know. We are so blessed to have organizations like yours to help families like us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Dave, Cassandra, Kaleb, and Alayna

Subaru Loves to Care

Dorian - The Dog That Went Viral! - Cindy F

Dorian, an 8-month old pup, arrived at the Neenah Animal Shelter in early February, 2021 with a “hitch in his giddy-up.” It was quickly discovered he had not one, but two fractured tibias on his rear legs. No one knows what kind of pup antics caused the fractures, but it was clear he needed surgery to ensure proper healing. A call was put out to the community to fund Dorian’s $5,000+ surgery. NBC26 and a local radio station picked up his story. Dorian captured hearts and in less than three days generous donors raised over $7,000 to ensure Dorian’s future as an energetic, playful pup. (Funds raised in excess of the needed $5,000 have been designated to Help Me Heal for other animals with extraordinary, second chance needs.) We can never anticipate what level of care any particular animal will need when they come to our shelter, but our LifeFirst Philosophy is a commitment to never euthanize any animal because of lack of space or funding. That means we depend on the generosity of our community to help fund extraordinary medical care costs. Bergstrom Subaru of Oshkosh is a valued member of our community. Recently their Love Promise provided a $15,700+ award to the Neenah Animal Shelter to ensure we can care for other animals like Dorian that come through our door regardless of their special needs. Dorian has been a champ throughout his ordeal and soon he’ll be looking forward to running at full speed into the arms of his forever family. Submitted by: Cindy Flauger, NAS Executive Director

Dorian - The Dog That Went Viral!

Subaru Loves to Care - John N

Do you know what a great feeling it is to have a company reach out to you with a great donation? Brad and some team representatives from Bergstrom Subaru Oshkosh did just that and their donation of care blankets really made a difference here at Father Carr's Place 2 B. It was not only their generous donation of blankets to our shelter but the personal touch they brought along with it. A great crew came to deliver them and they stopped and spoke to our volunteers and thanked them for the work they do in our community. Even John Begrstrom came and thanked us for all the good that is done by Father Carr's. We rely on volunteers and donors to do our mission and Bergstrom Subaru reinforced that Spirit of Teamwork = THANK YOU

Father Carr’s Place 2B
Subaru Loves to Care

Clear the Shelter in Time for the Holidays! - Cindy F

Bernie and Rusty Roy, 15-year old senior cats were surrendered to Neenah Animal Shelter (NAS) after their owner passed away. They are a bonded pair. We were concerned they would have an extended stay at the shelter due to their age, Rusty’s timid personality, and the preference to be adopted together. Around the same time as their arrival, a previous (NAS) adopter with an older cat with a vision impairment offered to open up her home as a foster. When she learned about the bonded pair she agreed to foster them together. When she came to the shelter to pick them up she immediately changed her mind about fostering. Instead, she moved straight to ADOPTION, guaranteeing Bernie and Rusty the permanency they so deserve. In her words: “NAS has come through in the past for us, matching us with exactly what we need and the animal needs.” In response to the request to consider fostering the bonded pair, “I have decided after much thought that God is teaching me that I do not think large enough; that if two brothers need a foster home after such a traumatic event as a death, we can at least try to make it work.” Post adoption follow-up: “Once I met them I could not do anything other than adopt Bernie and Rusty. They are lovely cats who are surprising me every moment of every day. Thank you for trusting me with their care.” Jan F., Adopter A happy ending like this just isn't possible without the grant from the ASPCA, the partnership with our local retailer - Bergstrom Subaru of Oshkosh, and caring community members with huge hearts! Cindy F., NAS Executive Director

Neenah Animal Shelter
Clear the Shelter in Time for the Holidays!

Spaying and Neutering Saves Lives - Jennifer O

The Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS) received a very generous award to support the spaying/neutering of animals. Spaying and neutering not only prevents unwanted litters and reduces the homeless animal population but it also has health benefits. Sometimes "fixing" an animal actually saves their life. Like Applesauce. Applesauce was a young female cat that was brought to OAHS as a stray. A day after she arrived, she was lethargic with a fever and it was apparent something was very wrong internally. Staff suspected pyometra, an infection of the uterus that, if not treated with surgery, is often fatal. Applesauce made it through surgery and is now in a loving home with a new family!

Oshkosh Area Humane Society
Spaying and Neutering Saves Lives

Subaru Loves Learning - Brad M

On October 19, 2019 the students at Traeger Elementary and Middle school were presented with a book donation from Subaru and its partner the American Association of the Advancement of Science. There were 150 books, chosen by the teaching staff to help enrich their current programs. Bergstrom Subaru also donated essential school supplies for students needing them throughout the school year. There were many smiles by all!

Subaru Loves Learning

Subaru Loves Pets! - Kay P

Almost five years ago we were invited to attend the Subaru Loves Dogs event sponsored by the Bergstrom Subaru of Oshkosh dealership. Little did we know but this was the beginning of a great friendship and partnership for the Neenah Animal Shelter. Each year Bergstrom Subaru provides us with opportunities to showcase some of our adoptable dogs and make people aware of the Neenah Animal Shelter and our "Life First Mission" for the animals. This "Life First Mission states that we will never euthanize any adoptable animal due to lack of space or funding, but that we will save, restore and rehome all adoptable animals." When we were picked as the local charity for the Subaru "Share the Love" event last year, we were presented with a check for over $21,000 to help us carry out this mission for our animals and community. Two of the animals we were able to help were Primrose, a one year old female dog, and Timothy, a young male cat. Primrose came to the shelter with some very angry, raw looking skin. She constantly scratched, resulting in severe hair loss and very painful skin. After a trip to the vet she was diagnosed with demodex mange and scabies. Scabies are very contagious to both humans and other animals, so Primrose needed to be separated from other animals during her treatment. The treatment involved medications and special baths, taking over two months to complete. Since she was separated from other animals, it also meant a lot of one on one staff interaction to give her the attention she required to remain happy and socialized. Timothy the cat came to the shelter in very bad condition. He was immediately seen by a local vet, where they found he had a severely fractured hind leg with a protruding bone, a crushed tail, metal fragments in his body (possible gun shot) and a bad upper respiratory infection. Doctors provided immediate care to stabilize his condition. Unfortunately Timothy needed both his leg and tail amputated to save his life. After great medical care from the vets and time in a loving foster home, Timothy recovered and was ready for adoption. Because of the support we received from Bergstrom Subaru of Oshkosh and the Subaru company, these two animals and many more were given a chance at a happy life. Subaru truly loves Pets!

Neenah Animal Shelter
Subaru Loves Pets!