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.

The 2020 Subaru Love Promise 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.

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Subaru Loves Pets

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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. 


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.


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 we supported teachers and students with donations of S400,000 in gift cards and school supplies. 


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. 


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 Belknap 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. We are a sponsor of the Easter Seals Land and Lake Poker Run. This annual event raises money to help Easter Seals fund it's numerous programs for Children with special needs, veterans, and others who might need help! This event raises money in a part of the state that really needs help. We are also proud to participate in the Cash for Cans program. This program helps raise money to help feed people in the Lake's Region during the holiday season. We work with Jeffrey Levitan and Jeff Fisher, of the Northeast Radio Group...they are the heart and soul of this effort. We Support Barbara Blinn and her program at Winnisquam Regional High School, the Tilton Dare program and many other smaller groups. Our customers love their pets, and so do we, supporting local shelters, like the NH Humane Society, and offering a pet friendly environment at our dealership. We love the arts and are sponsors of the Winnipesauke Playhouse, and the Interlake's Theater company. This year we have selected Every Child id Ours, a local charity the seeks to make sure no child goes to bed hungry! Their work is inspiring...and we are very excited to partner with them in this exciting program!

The New Hampshire Humane Society
The Winnipausaukee River Trail
Winnisquam Regional High School, Tilton Dare, Union Sanborn School
Every Child Is Ours (Tilton), Cash N Cans, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Interlakes Theater Company, Easter Seals
Lake's Region General Hospital
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Love Promise Stories from Belknap Subaru

Subaru and Belknap 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

Greater Tilton Family Resource Center  –  Michelle L

This evening I was reading numerous write-ups of many of our local community partners to Belknap Subaru who were grateful… and I sit here also thankful for their many contributions to community needs, programs and goals. I think it is no wonder that they have been recognized nationally for the great contributions and outstanding commitment they have shown to our local community. The Greater Tilton Area Family Resource Center and Franklin Area Family Resource Center are the latest beneficiary of their generosity. Our mission is to empower individuals, families and the greater community to wellness and self-sufficiency through community collaborations, education and support. Our programs vary, but our view that everyone needs a little help sometimes is often realized and supported by our being a connector of resources to individuals who could use the help the resource represents. This holiday season, we are excited to say that Belknap Subaru stepped up after a conversation our director had with their ‘director’ (or GM as the position is referred to in the Automotive Dealership world), and cases of blankets were delivered by the Belknap Subaru team for distribution through the community just in time for the cold season to hit our neighborhoods. In the age of COVID-19, it has been difficult to collect needed items to beat the cold because of the concern of community spread. We have not been able to collect and deliver the donated gently used items of the past because of the precautions necessary to protect our community. Having these new blankets meets a great need in our community, and we are very grateful to the team of Belknap Subaru for making this happen. Thank you… while these will provide physical warmth to many, they have also warmed the hearts of staff here as they pass on these blankets to those who will use them. From the Director Michelle Lennon, and our staff of the Greater Tilton and Greater Franklin Area Family Resource Centers

Bread and Roses Kitchen  –  Claire W

Dear Friends, Thank you so very much for your very generous donation to the Bread and Roses Kitchen. The Board and all its volunteers are looking forward to being able to serve meals again soon, to the needy of our community. These are such trying times and we want everyone to be safe, when resuming operations. When we do, your donation will be used to purchase items needed for those meals. Thank you for your thoughtfulness! Regards, Claire Wallace Treasurer

Huot Center Technical School  –  Lisa D

It feels great to see students learning about the Subaru product. It is exceptional to partner with the local dealership, and Subaru of New England! They have proven to be an excellent resource! Our students agree... "Thank you for donating parts to the Huot Automotive Center, I am looking forward to working with them!" "Thank you to Belknap Subaru and Subaru of New England, for donating 3 engines, and a transmission, it will help us learn how to take them apart and put them together. It will greatly expand our knowledge." Said Bill Stanyan, Belknap Subaru's Service Manager " These young people are thirsty for knowledge...and Subaru is a fun car to learn about! We are happy to help Lisa, and her Dad with this effort!

Tilton Senior Center  –  Pat C

Dear Ladies, and Gentlemen, Thank you for your generous check for $500.00 to be used for the Senior Center Bus needs. Your gift will allow us to continue to work toward the transportation needs of our senior citizens. Our community has done so much to show support for the senior center and companies such as yours, have helped to make the senior center the success that it is. Again, thank you for your very generous donation. Your caring support will enable us to continue to bus our seniors to the places they need or desire to go. Sincerely, Tilton Senior Executive Committee

Every Child Is Ours - Winnisquam School District  –  Lisa D

Thank you Belknap Subaru for supporting Every Child Is Ours. With your donation, we are able to feed many more families. We are also able to give more items in each bag that goes to our kiddos. During this Covid Crisis, we are also able to supply more families in need due to your overwhelming generosity. Thank you so very much from all of us at ECIO.

Alton Centennial Rotary sharing the Love  –  Duane H

Dear Subaru, my name is Duane Hammond and I’m the 2019-2020 President of the Alton, Barnstead, New Durham,Centennial Rotary Club here in New Hampshire. Late last fall I brought my Subaru (love it) to BelknapSubaru for its regularly scheduled service. At this time, our club was engaged in organizing an event to be held during Alton’s Annual Winter Carnival , Feb. 16, 2020, on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee, in Alton Bay. The event planned was a contest for both kids and adults titled: ‘A Buck a Puck’. For $1.00 per puck, contestants would shoot a puck using a hockey stick toward a backboard with an eight in. hole cut at its base, 30 ft. away, (closer for kids up to 12 yrs.) through which you’d try to score a “goal” and win a prize. The one thing we lacked was a sponsor so we could raise money for Rotary’s charitable giving. While in the waiting room, enjoying my cup of complimentary coffee, I decided to go ask if General Manger of Belknap Subaru, Scott Ives, would be willing to sponsor our fund-raiser. Without hesitation, he said “YES”.Long story short, the ‘A Buck a Puck’ contest was a huge success, over 100, both adults and kids took their chances to ‘score’ for charity. Rotary raised a substantial amount of money, all of which is was pledged to improve and save lives. Without Belknap Subaru’s financial contribution this whole event would never have happened… and for that, Rotary can’t thank Subaru enough. If this isn’t “Sharing the Love”, then what is? Yours in Service Above Self Duane Hammond President Alton, Barnstead, New Durham Centennial Rotary

Belknap Subaru Loves the Arts!  –  Pat E

February 2020 Dear Scott, Just a quick note to thank you for your generous support of the arts, and the Lake's Region Art Association Gallery. The reception was perfect. The food, and drink...delicious. We enjoyed meeting your staff, as well as your loyal customers. We look forward to continuing our relationship as part of this community, and members of the LRAA. All the best, Pat Edsall

American Cancer Society  –  Kathy M

Dear Belknap Subaru, On Behalf of the American Cancer Society and many Volunteers and participants involved with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of the Greater Lake's Region, I would like to Belknap Subaru for your donation.The 2019 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, which took place on Sunday, Oct. 6th, was a tremendous success. Almost 400 Striders in Laconia raised almost $54,000 to help fight breast cancer and provide services to patients. We could not have done it without your support. Because of your passion and generosity throughout the year, the American Cancer Society is able to help more people facing breast cancer-not only in our community but in communities everywhere. You make it possible for us to invest in groundbreaking research, provide free rides to chemo and places to stay near hospitals, and 24/7 answers and support for those facing the disease. Thank you for your generosity; it was a pleasure working with you on such a worthwhile event. We look forward to your support next year and throughout the year in the fight against cancer. If we can be of any assistance to you, feel free to contact us at 512-490-8787. On Behalf of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Committee sincerely, Kathy Metz Community Development Manager Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of the Greater Lake's Region

Belknap Subaru Supports NH Humane Society!  –  Brooke P

Belknap Subaru has been a great friend to the NH Humane Society. They donated to help sponsor our first Ruff & Radical 80's-themed, dog-friendly, 5K this fall, and then used the entire month of October to collect donations of much-needed supplies for our shelter. They ended up filling our van with donations for the dogs and cats here, and added to the cash donations made by some of their customers, too. We thanked them by bringing two adorable puppies with us when we went to pick up the supplies. I am proud to be a long-time Belknap Subaru customer! They take good care of their customers and their community.

Barbara Blinn's Classroom  –  Barbara B

Dear Belknap Subaru employees, management, and Customers, That was so nice of you to bring us supplies, and snacks! We appreciate the fact that you care for all of us in Ms. Blinn's class at the WRHS-SAS program. Sincerely, Barbara Blinn B. Johnson and the students You are the "Best" Dealership...Thanks Again.

Anderson Ganong Cancer Center @ LRGHealthcare  –  Karen R

Anderson Ganong Cancer Center recenlty received blankets and art kits from Belknap Subaru and their partner The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to be given to our patients. Heartfelt notes of hope and encouragement written by local students and community members were also included with the blankets. This is a difficult journey for our patients and the blankets and the thoughtful notes will offer a bit of warmth and brighten the day of so many patients receiving treatment. Thank you to Belknap Subaru and Leukemia/Lymphoma Society for their thoughtful gifts and their continued support of out patients.

Tilton Senior Center Receives $500  –  Cindy C

On behalf of all the participants at the Tilton Senior Center, these lovely ladies say "Thank You!" to Belknap Subaru for their donation of $500 to the TSC Activity Fund. Through Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. the Tilton Senior Center is open Monday-Thursday to provide wellness classes, educational sessions, health clinics, nutritious meals, entertainment, socialization, and fun! Belknap Subaru's generous donation will help keep many programs free for participants! Thank you! Linnia (seated) and her Subaru are still going strong! After 31 years and 143,921+ miles her Subaru is still getting her to where she wants to go, which of course includes going to the Tilton Senior Center!

Belknap Subaru Plays a Roll in Raising $118k!  –  Christine P

For 19 years, the Lakes Region has played host to the HK Powersports Land & Lake Poker Run for Easterseals, of which Belknap Subaru has been one of the sponsors since 2010. This year's event raised over $118,000 for the clients and families of Easterseals NH and we are truly grateful to all of our generous friends and sponsors! Belknap Subaru not only serves as a sponsor, but the dealership also promotes the event throughout the summer to their friends, family and customers. They also serve as a checkpoint for the participants to enjoy, and play a role in the big celebration at the Naswa at the end of the day. We are honored to have the support and friendship of Mark, Scott and their entire team at Belknap Subaru! Share The Love is their biggest give-back initiative, but they truly WALK THE WALK and TALK THE TALK...and really do SHARE THE LOVE! With Heartfelt Gratitude, Your friends at Easterseals NH

Newport NH Little Free Pantry  –  Genara C

I've been working to set up Little Free Pantries in our gorgeous state of NH, for about two years now. Little Free Pantries are similar to little free library's, except they hold health and food items, to help fight food-insecurity. About a month ago, I was at Belknap Subaru for an oil change, and decided to share my idea with Scott Ives, about setting up a second LFP in Newport. He loved the idea. Without hesitation, he pledged $100 to help me reach my goal of $500. After a few days, I checked my go fund me account, and saw that Scott had donated $200.00, to get me to my $500 goal. I was overwhelmed by the generosity, and compassion for this cause. I have since ordered the pantry, and am anxiously awaiting it's arrival. I can't thank Belknap Subaru enough for their kindness and generosity. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Timmons Team 5K Walk/Run for Alzheimer’s Research  –  Colleen T

Ginny Timmons was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2012. To assist in the search for a cure, she entered into a research trial at Boston University’s Alzheimer’s Research Center. Ever a person of action, she then organized the first annual Timmons Team 5K to raise money for BU’s Alzheimer’s Research Center less than a year after her diagnosis. The Timmons Team consists of her 9 children and their families. The race, held in Tilton, NH, just held their 7th annual event. Belknap Subaru has been a generous supporter over the last several years. Most recently, they presented Ginny with a check for $550 to donate to BU in 2019. Many thanks to Belknap Subaru for donating to a cause affecting so many, both nationally and closer to home. Your support over the years has been so very appreciated by The Timmons Team!

Belknap Subaru creates Reading Nook  –  Carolyn M

April 2019 New Hampton Community School would like to officially THANK Belknap Subaru for once again stepping up to support our local community school. They are always thinking outside the box when it comes to giving back, from helping raise funds for teachers battling cancer to donating comfy leather chairs to create a “reading nook” for students. Their most recent donation is fully appreciated and actively being used by our students on a daily basis to nurture their love of reading. Kids are choosing to read more and loving every minute of it! Sincerely, New Hampton Community School Staff and Students

Share the Love - Every Child Is Ours - Lisa D.  –  Lisa D

Thank you Belknap Subaru for selecting Every Child Is Ours (Local Chapter-Our Community Cares) as part of the Share the Love Program. Because of your generosity, we were handed a check of over $20,000 to help children and families in need within the Winnisquam School District. Belknap Subaru and employees went above and beyond to get as much support from buyers as possible. Belknap Subaru is truly a great place and always there for its community. Thank you so very much.

BS Provides Turkeys for Local Families in Need  –  RACHEL S

Belknap Subaru generously donated 25 turkeys for every holiday meal that the Tilton Northfield Rotary provided. While this act in itself was very generous, the story is more about the kind of person that Scott Ives is and his reputation locally as a concerned and humble member of our community. He represents Subaru very well. Scott did not request credit or recognition for Belknap Subaru, but rather the assurance that every family was able to have a turkey dinner for the holidays. There are many more stories about Scott's involvement with the community and his kind-hearted way to use his creative expertise and leadership skills to support the people and organizations around him to make the world a better place for all of us. If you don't know him already, I highly recommend you make a visit and get to know him better. He embodies Subaru's Love Promise.

Belknap Subaru Partners with Alton Rotary  –  Duane H

Thank you for your generous support of the Alton Winter Carnival. This fundraiser supports many important local organizations...we greatly appreciate your help!

Holiday Baskets  –  Chuck D

Thank you to Belknap Subaru for your generous donation of Turkeys for the Community holiday food baskets! Sincerely, Tilton-Northfield Rotary!

Belknap Subaru helps Mix Cash & Cans Program  –  Fred C

For years, our friends at Belknap Subaru have gone above and beyond in supporting our radio station's 'Cash & Cans' program. Now in its 32nd year, Cash & Cans help raise food and money through monetary and non-perishable food donations, which, in turn, are donated to ten local non-profit agencies in central NH. Belknap Subaru has hosted a live broadcast at their facility for many years to raise 'cash and cans'. This year, their donation included filling our broadcast vehicle with non-perishable food items; a monetary donation and Belknap Subaru also donated a $200.00 gift certificate to our Cash & Cans prize calendar for the month of December, which helped raise thousands of dollars for our program. We can't say enough about Scott Ives and his crew, always willing to help so many causes in our area throughout the year.

Belknap Subaru Loves the Arts!  –  Emi H

Dear Belknap Subaru, Thank you for advertising in the “Harvey’ program. The play was a big success and we had large crowds at each performance! We appreciate your support of the Rivendell Academy Players! Sincerely, Emi Hebb

Veterans Count Loves Belknap Subaru  –  Christine P

On behalf of Easter Seals and Veterans Count, our most sincere thanks for all that you do for our organization! Your Share the Love program has done a tremendous amount of good in this community! We have truly felt blessed by your kindness over the years, and we are eternally grateful for your passion and generosity! We can’t thank you enough... With much gratitude ... Chrissyp

Keeping the Love Promise...  –  Rebecca D

Dear Subaru, To us…this is keeping the Love Promise…our team was buzzing, and excited, as people from Belknap Subaru, entered the building with a special lunch for our staff at the Anderson Ganong Cancer Center! The team at Belknap Subaru tasked us, to tell them what we would like, and the restaurant that our staff would enjoy…and then magically they appeared with appetizers, salad, and pizzas. This is the second year that Belknap Subaru has thrown this special meal. Several weeks after delivering warm blankets, for our patients, they make a separate trip, just for our people! We truly appreciate the nice gesture. Our nurses and staff work diligently to offer the best care to our patients. They are true professionals…and this treat touches our hearts! Thank you to Belknap Subaru for an awesome day!

Belknap Subaru Supports Local Teacher  –  Ann H

Belknap Subaru generously donated t-shirts to the New Hampton Community School to raise awareness about breast cancer and also benefit a teacher battling breast cancer. Money raised from the t-shirts will help offset the cost of cancer treatments and other out of pocket expenses. This kind gesture exemplifies the New Hampton Community School motto: NHCS CARES. Character, Achievement, Responsibility, Excellence & Spirit Thank You!

Barbara Blinn  –  Barbara B

Four years ago, my students and this program were adopted by an amazing group, from Belknap Subaru in Tilton, NH; these folks and their customers have faithfully, and creatively supported us ever since. Making a difference is what Subaru is all about, and whether it is their vehicles, which now I and two of my good friends drive, or your employees' and managers' smiles as they load up a Subaru with gifted donations they collected at the dealership and then unload at the Tilton Northfield Methodist Church where we meet. They are always cheerful, and they bring their enthusiasm for learning with them! Never a year goes by where my students, fifth-year seniors, and a few struggling seniors, don't enthusiastically comment on the generosity of the people at Belknap Subaru, and their customers. They not only donate school supplies but bottled water, snacks, paper towels, Kleenex, as well as a slush fund for the unexpected throughout the school year. I am a believer in the discussions I have had with them about giving back and making a difference. Belknap Subaru lives the Love Promise! Fond Regards, Barbara Blinn!

Sanbornton Old Home Day  –  Sheila K

In ways big and small, Belknap Subaru keeps the Love Promise!

Belknap Subaru Donates Blankets to LRGH Patients  –  Becky D

For a third year in a row Belknap Subaru, in partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), has donated eighty brand new blankets to staff in the Anderson Ganong Cancer Center at LRGHealthcare, to be distributed to patients undergoing a cancer diagnosis.“Through this donation, employees and customers at Belknap Subaru are able to show their support to local patients in their time of need,” explains Subaru Owner Mark Johnstone. “Everyone has a connection to cancer, and in partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society we are honored to make this donation once again this year." Local elementary school students, along with Subaru customers and staff, wrote heartfelt notes of hope to patients, which will accompany the blankets.“On behalf of our staff and patients at LRGHealthcare I’d like to thank everyone at Belknap Subaru and LLS for this very thoughtful donation of blankets,” states Chief Nursing Officer Theresa Champagne. “These gifts will most certainly bring a smile to patients receiving treatment here at LRGH.”

Lake's Region Easter Seals  –  Wanda H

Hi Scott, Please extend our heartfelt thanks to Belknap Subaru for sponsoring our night last night at the Muskrat game. The Muskrats went out to camp sno-mo in the morning and had a great time with the campers. In the evening our folks enjoyed a wonderful night of baseball including our friend Mike who threw out the first pitch and never let go of the ball the whole game except to let me have the guys sign it!!!!! I enclosed some pictures of the day.Thanks again for your continuing support! Wanda Horton Easter Seals

Veterans Count  –  Kathy F

Good Afternoon,Sincerest thanks for supporting Veterans Count in your 2017 Subaru Share the Love event!Veterans Count is a program of Easterseals NH. Our mission is to provide critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to veterans, service members and their families, to ensure their dignity, health and overall well-being. We offer a hand-up, not just a hand-out, to those who have served our nation and deserve our respect. We are proud to share that since our program began in 2007 over 5100 service members and veterans representing all branches of the military have been assisted, when you include family members, that number jumps to over 10,000 individuals.Your continued generosity is truly appreciated, the impact of your gift will be felt by many, and we are so grateful, thank you.Kathy Kathy Flynn Director of DevelopmentVeterans Count555 Auburn StreetManchester, NH 03103603-621-3413603-361-3939

Thank You from Alton Centennial Rotary  –  Mark M

THE ALTON ROTARY CLUB TEAMS UP WITH BELKNAP SUBARU!! Every year Alton Rotary holds its annual Winter Carnival. The event supports charitable giving by the Rotary club and is a highlight of the winter season, in the Lake’s Region! Planes performing touch and goes, helicopter rides, tasty food, and the annual “A Buck for a Puck Event” are crowd favorites. Club President, Rich Leonard, thanked the Johnstone family, and Belknap Subaru, for sponsoring the popular “Buck a Puck” event! Said Rich Leonard…this event is fun for all ages…you get a chance to shoot a puck into a hole in the ice…and win a prize! It is great fun, and all the money raised, supports local charities!” Mark Mallahan, general sales manager of Belknap Subaru, attended the event with a number of the salespeople, and a broad selection of Subaru vehicles, said “the weather was great, and we had a ball watching, and participating, in the fun, we can’t wait until next year. Scott Ives, General Manager of Belknap Subaru, said “we appreciate the chance to spend time with our customers, and the Alton Rotary…we share a commitment to doing good things in the community!”

Pictures of our NH Humane Society Event  –  NH H

Our staff handing over a check and all the collected donations!

Belknap Subaru shares the love  –  Marylee G

Belknap Subaru located in the Granite State where the oft quipped phrase "you can't get there from here" can be uttered on a regular basis, hosted an incredibly successful Supply Drive for New Hampshire Humane Society. Scott Ives and staff were able to collect a van load full of food, treats and canned pet food for our shelter. The collaboration ran in October and added additional support for our winter Adopt A Thon with branded care packages that were gifted to 40 families who picked a new four legged canine family member at the adoption event!This growing collaboration, now in year two, allows our animal shelter to promote the mission, spread the word of our services for pets and their people in the community, with the help and support of our friends at Belknap Subaru.

Belknap Subaru Goes Beyond  –  Christine P

Belknap Subaru has been a very generous and supportive partner to the Easteseals NH family. The dealership, led by the kindest man you could meet, Scott Ives, not only helps our organization as a whole but also with a very specific focus on our Military & Veterans Services program. Easterseals NH has twelve core programs, all of which benefit from the generous support of Belknap Subaru's sponsorship of the poker run. The poker run is an exciting summer event in the Lakes Region, and this dealership has been involved for many years. Additionally, Mr. Ives volunteers his expertise on the event committee, helping to ensure a successful day. One of our most popular, and growing, programs is our Military & Veterans Services program, which is funded in large part by Veterans Count. Veterans Count is the fundraising arm of this important program and has had the honor of being the beneficiary of the Share the Love campaign. The gift Belknap Subaru provides to Veterans Count through this initiative helps to provide critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to veterans, service members and their families, to ensure their dignity, health and overall well-being. By choosing to support Easterseals NH and Veterans Count, Belknap Subaru has made a positive and meaningful impact on thousands of lives throughout the state, and we are honored to call this dealership and their staff friends.

Anderson Ganong Cancer Center  –  Scott I

Belknap Subaru put on a lunch date for the staff at Anderson Ganong Cancer Center, at Lake's Region General Hospital in Laconia, New Hampshire!

Belknap Subaru Treats LRGH Oncology Staff to Lunch  –  Philanthropy O

On Friday, Sept. 15 Belknap Subaru treated the entire staff of the Oncology Department at Lakes Region General Hospital to a delicious pizza lunch. This nice gesture came just weeks after Belknap Subaru made a donation of beautiful blankets and art kits, which are gifted to patients receiving care in that department.

Belknap Subaru...A Good Friend  –  Barbara B

September 12, 2017 Dear Subaru, Belknap Subaru gets what this classroom does…at risk students, short of the required credits, get the help they need to graduate! Prior to the program, some of these kids fell through the cracks. At Winnisquam Regional High School., we work hard to make sure these students have the help, and opportunity to graduate. It is a great relief to have an organization, like Belknap Subaru, support this effort…not worrying about supplies, having resources outside of the system, helps more than I can say! Scott Ives, General Manager of Belknap Subaru, heard about what we do at our local Rotary club…he has been running this effort for the past three years! The people at Belknap Subaru all participate in the purchasing, and collection of the supplies. They always include a check, for incidentals we might need throughout the school year! We greatly appreciate the donations and supplies. Our kids will put them to effective use! Thank you to Belknap Subaru! Sincerely,Barbara Blinn Teacher at The School Down the Road Winnisquam Regional High School Tilton, New Hampshire

Spreading Warmth and Love to Cancer Patients  –  Amy H

On 7/13/2017, the team at Belknap Subaru delivered blankets and craft kits to Lakes Region General Hospital as a part of the Subaru Love Promise initiative in partnership with the the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. These items, along with cards of hope from Belknap Subaru clients really do help to spread warmth and love to cancer patients. Thank you Belknap Subaru for your generous donation!

Belknap Subaru Donates Messages of Hope!  –  Rebecca D

Belknap Subaru Donates Blankets and Messages of Hope to LRGHealthcare Oncology Patients LACONIA, NH- Belknap Subaru, in partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, recently donated fifty brand new blankets and ten arts & craft kits to staff in the Anderson Ganong Cancer Center at LRGHealthcare, to be distributed to patients undergoing a cancer diagnosis. “The employees at Belknap Subaru wanted to support local patients in a way that would let them know we’re standing by them in their time of need,” explains Belknap Subaru General Manager Scott Ives. “Everyone has a connection to cancer, and in partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society we are honored to make this donation once again this year.” Local students wrote heartfelt notes of hope to patients, which will accompany the blankets. “On behalf of our staff and patients at LRGHealthcare I’d like to thank everyone at Belknap Subaru and LLS for the great donation of blankets and art kits,” states LRGHealthcare Director of Pharmacy, Hematology/Oncology & Infusion Tx Paul Barrett. “These gifts will most definitely brighten the day for patients receiving treatment here at LRGH.”

Belknap Subaru & NHHS host Bark at the Ball Park  –  Lissa M

Belknap Subaru sponsored the first ever Bark at the Ball Park on Wednesday, June 28th - a canine-friendly night at Robbie Mills Field, with the Winnipesaukee Muskrats to benefit the local animal shelter, NH Humane Society. A percentage of the ticket sale proceeds is being donated to the shelter. We welcomed 276 people and dozens of dogs to enjoy a beautiful night at the ball park. Belknap Subaru donated fantastic giveaways to help the NH Humane Society raise additional money through a raffle, to support its mission of finding responsible and caring forever homes; providing shelter for the lost, abandoned and unwanted animals; and advocating for the voiceless. The Humane Society works hard to prevent cruelty to animals and offers education and outreach programs, pet therapy, and many community initiatives to help people and their pets in the 17 communities in the NHHS area, and beyond. Belknap Subaru is committed to supporting local charities like the NH Humane Society in the Lakes Region - a great friend to all!

Letter to a GREAT Tilton Subaru Dealership  –  Ginny T

This was not just another year in my journey with Alzheimer's disease. And, although I- like many- have been trying to fight against the insidious and negative symptoms of the disease, it's an uphill battle. Each of the past five years, my family, friends, other people impacted by Alzheimer's (and other dementias) and local businesses have rallied in support of the fund and conscious-raising event in Northfield and Franklin. Every year a number of businesses and individuals are approached for a monetary contribution toward the walk/run for Boston University's Alzheimer's Disease Center and the research done there by Dr. Robert Stern and others. I have been one of their research subjects during these years. ...And glad for being so... Imagine my surprise and delight in upon going to the Tilton Subaru dealership having Manager Scott appear with their largest donation check ever!! I cannot adequately express the affirmation felt on receiving this check. I felt affirmed beyond words. I wasn't "talking to myself". They "GOT" it! The seriousness of the disease cannot be wished away. Those of us who are sick with it need all the help we may get. So, yes, we are grateful for Belknap Subaru’s amazing help. We will plug along another year and hope to do even better next year. And that's as far as I can think... To you at Belknap Subaru, my fond, fond regards.

Sharing the Love with Veterans Count  –  Joesph E

BELKNAP SUBARU SHARES THE LOVE WITH VETERANS COUNT! Mark Johnstone, President of Belknap Subaru, with his staff, along with John Hayes, and Bill Bergeon, representing Subaru of New England, presented a check to Joe Emmons, Executive Director of Veterans Count, joining him was Jane Love, Veterans Count Board Member. The organization was presented a check for $20,000. The money was raised by Belknap Subaru’s customers, selecting the local charity to receive donations under Subaru’s National Share the Love Program. Mark Johnstone, President of Belknap Subaru, thanked their customers for participating, and the sales staff, at the dealership for creating the awareness of the critical work done by Veterans Count, and Easter Seals, in the Lake’s Region. Johnstone said, “This is an amazing partnership, customers, local business, and Subaru, coming together to do the right thing for our veterans!” John Hayes, executive at Subaru of New England, expressed his excitement for the annual program and acknowledged the company’s delight in being able to help fund local organizations and be a part of the community. Belknap Subaru selected Veterans Count as its local partner. Love, Board Member for Veterans Count said, “We are grateful that local businesses like Belknap Subaru are willing to go the extra mile for our veterans! Their efforts will help us continue our mission, helping Veterans and their families!”

Cash N Cans  –  Fred C

Fred Caruso, and Amy Bates, of Lake’s Region’s Mix 94.1, have a simple belief…no one should be hungry this, and every, Holiday season. They have collaborated with area businesses, to make this simple belief, a reality. Fred and Amy work for Northeast Radio, who drives the program. Working with area businesses, the stations of Northeast Radio, invite their listeners, to raise as much money, and food, as possible. The needs of area food pantries, and relief agencies, is pushed to the max now. Fred Caruso, and Amy Bates, use the power of their medium, to drive listeners to drop off donations at local businesses. Belknap Subaru loves this effort. Mark Johnstone, company president of Belknap Subaru, said “Five years ago, Fred brought this opportunity to us, we immediately knew we could help. Since the very first day, our staff has been excited to donate, and help raise money, and food, for those in need! We are especially proud of our generous customers.” Scott Ives, General Manager of Belknap Subaru, said “It warms your heart to see the boxes over flow, as the donations, pour in. It seems like a perfect fit with our Share the Love effort.” Fred Caruso said, “The entire Lake’s Region, can be proud of this effort’ So many businesses and private individuals, working together to do good!"

Belknap Subaru Selects Veterans Count for 2016  –  Cynthia M

Belknap Subaru names Local Charity, For Subaru’s Share the Love! Mark Johnstone, President of Belknap Subaru, announced today, for the second year, its selection of Veteran’s Count, as its local charity, for Subaru of America’s Share the Love program. The program donates millions of dollars to both local, and national charities, in an effort to help give back to causes important to their customers. From Nov. 17, 2015 to Jan.2, 2017, Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold, or leased, to the customer's choice of the following charities: ASPCA®, Make-A-Wish®, Meals On Wheels Association of America®, and the National Park Foundation. In addition to the four national organizations, Belknap Subaru selected Easter Seals of New Hampshire, Veteran’s Count, as its local partner. Mark Johnstone, president of Belknap Subaru, said “We are excited to have the opportunity to give back, to our Vets, we hope our customers will stop by, and learn about this outstanding organization, and select Veteran’s Count to receive these valuable funds.” Veteran’s Count’s mission is to provide critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to veterans, service members and their families, to ensure their dignity, health and overall well-being. The money is used locally, the need is great, and you have the power to help!

NH Humane Society and Belknap Subaru  –  Lissa M

The NH Humane Society was pleased to be the beneficiary of Belknap Subaru’s October Loves Pets event. Donations of much needed pet food, cat litter and paper products poured in from guests and employees of Belknap Subaru throughout the month of October. The dealership generously donated their time, space and money to the animals in need at the shelter.The NH Humane Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to find responsible and caring forever homes; provide shelter for the lost, abandoned and unwanted animals; advocate and be the voice for the voiceless. The Society works hard to prevent cruelty to animals and offers education and outreach programs, pet therapy, and many community initiatives to help people and their pets. To view adoptable pets visit .The NH Humane Society accepts monetary donations online at, or specific items, which can be found online at our “Wish List,” can also be dropped off during shelter hours or by special arrangement. Picture: Dale Rollins BDC Manager for Belknap Subaru presnting a check to Lissa Mascio Development Director of NH Humane Society. Surrounded by Belknap Subaru employees.

Belknap Subaru Sponsors Vetrans Count Event  –  Jane L

Belknap Subaru was the primary sponsor for the first annual Red, White, and Brew event. The event benefits Veterans Count, and Easter Seals of New Hampshire organization. The mission of Veterans Count is to provide critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to veterans, service members and their families, to ensure their dignity, health and overall well-being. The event raised over $48,000 in its first year. Said Jane Love, Board Member for Veterans Count, “We are humbled by the efforts of Belknap Subaru, and will use this money to continue our mission, helping Veterans and their families. Picture: Belknap Subaru President, Mark Johnstone center, Janet Johnstone right, Cheri O'Neil left

Belknap Subaru Donates Blankets and Hope!  –  Rebecca D

LACONIA, NH- Belknap Subaru, in partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, recently donated sixty brand new blankets to staff in the Anderson Ganong Cancer Center at LRGHealthcare, to be distributed to patients undergoing a cancer diagnosis. "The team at Belknap Subaru and many in our community wanted to support local patients in a way that would let them know we're standing by them in their time of need," explains Belknap Subaru General Manager Scott Ives. "Everyone has a connection to cancer, and in partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society we are honored to make this donation." Staff and customers at Belknap Subaru in Tilton, along with several community members showed their support by writing heartfelt notes of hope to patients, which will accompany the blankets. "These beautiful blankets and the thoughtful notes will offer a bit of warmth and brighten the day of so many patients receiving treatment here at LRGH," states LRGHealthcare Hematology/Oncology Clinical Nurse Judy Fisher. "On behalf of our staff and patients I'd like to thank everyone at Belknap Subaru and LLS for this thoughtful gift." LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare's mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.

Belknap Subaru Adopts Barbara Blinn's Classroom!  –  Barbara B

Barbara Blinn continues her important work at Winnisquam Regional High School. Her classroom in Tilton has one purpose…making sure students graduate. Her reward is seeing her students receive their diploma, with their classmates! The classroom is located in the Methodist Church, not far from the high school. Mark Johnstone, President of Belknap Subaru said, “Barbara is doing great work! Tilton needs qualified, and well educated people, to help power the local economy. To that end, we are proud to be a part of her work in that classroom!” Scott Ives, General Manager of Belknap Subaru, was introduced to Barbara at a meeting of the Tilton, Northfield Rotary Club. Said Ives, “From the first time I met Barbara, and heard her speaking about her work as a teacher, I could hear the passion and commitment…instantly, we knew, we had to be a part of this!” Customers, employees, and vendors, like Sanel Auto Parts, and dealership friends, and family, filled boxes with much needed school supplies, and other necessary items. Salesperson, Kyle Boynton, and GM, Scott Ives, delivered the donated items, along with a check to help Barbara accomplish her mission. Said Barbara Blinn, “We greatly appreciate the donations and supplies. “Our kids will put them to good use!.” Photo, from left to right, Barbara Blinn, Chris Noack, Chad Couture, and Kyle Boynton

Poker Run With Easter Seals of New Hampshire  –  Christine P

Every Year in July Easter Seals of New Hampshire and its sponsors hold an annual Poker Run. This event is held at the famous Naswa resort in Laconia. The event raises money to help fund the numerous programs and projects supporting families with children, and adults, with special needs. Belknap Subaru's Scott Ives sits on the board for this event. Over the last 13 years the event has raised over $800,000 and funded programs for children, veterans, and a large community of people that just need some help. Said Ives "This organization reaches out a helping hand where ever it is needed. They look to fill the holes, when no other help can be found. The Johnstone Family,the owners of Belknap Subaru are honored to be a part of this amazing organization, and event." This year the Poker Run raised over $70,000.