The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

The 2021 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 2021 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.

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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 Anchor Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits. From larger cause like the RISPCA, Crossroads RI and the local Boys & Girls club to smaller local organizations like baseball and soccer teams. We are home grown, so we not only work here, we live here. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to be able to support it in everything that we do.

RISPCA, Blackstone Valley Animal Shelter-RI

Terra Cycle, Eco-Friendly Retailer, RI Shark Institute

Davies Vocational High School, No Smithfield Elementary School

Crossroads Rhode Island , Northern Rhode Island Food Bank, Children's Wishes, Boys and Girls club of Northern Rhode Island , Joan DeCotis Foundation

Gloria Gemma Foundation, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of RI

Did Anchor 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 Anchor Subaru

Subaru and Anchor 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

Anchor Subaru Donates $50,000 to CrossroadsRI - Laura C

On April 26, 2021, Anchor Subaru presented Crossroads Rhode Island, the leading provider of housing and services to the homeless in Rhode Island, with a check for $50,000 to help combat homelessness in the Ocean State as part of Subaru’s annual ‘Share the Love’ event. As part of its 13th annual fundraising event, Subaru donated $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased in between Nov. 19, 2020 and Jan. 4, 2021 to its customers' choice of four participating national charities and two retailer-specific hometown charities. Anchor Subaru and its customers selected Crossroads as their local charitable partner in 2020. “People love Subaru because they want to know they and their loved ones are safe and secure on the road. At Anchor Subaru, we believe that everyone deserves to feel safe and secure at home too,” said Brian Benoit, owner of Anchor Auto Group. “This year our loyal community of customers are thrilled to ‘Share the Love’ with Crossroads Rhode Island and the people they serve.” “This has been a challenging year for too many people in Rhode Island. Anchor Subaru is a family business that cares about the wellbeing of all Rhode Islanders,” said Karen A. Santilli, President & CEO of Crossroads Rhode Island. “On behalf of the entire Crossroads family, I want to thank Anchor Subaru and its customers for their generous support.” For 13 years, Subaru’s Share the Love event has donated to local and national charities for each new vehicle that is purchased or leased during the promotion. To date, the Subaru Share the Love event has donated more than $200 million for charitable partners. # # # About Crossroads Rhode Island Crossroads Rhode Island is the leading provider of housing and services to those experiencing homelessness in the state. Crossroads strives to help homeless or at-risk individuals and families secure stable housing. Its services include housing in more than 370 residences statewide, 24-hour/7-day-a-week emergency services, education, employment services and case management.

Crossroads Rhode Island
Anchor Subaru Donates $50,000 to CrossroadsRI

Anchor Auto Group donates car for hand-on learning - Jax Adele V

When Davies, the 2020 PBN winner for Business Excellence in Education and Learning, needed a newer car for automotive students to work on in the Automotive Careers program, it was only natural that the program would reach out to Chris Benoit at Anchor Auto Group (Subaru/Nissan). In 2018, Anchor Auto Group won Davies’ Partner of the Year award and has remained a constant industry partner. Davies’ Automotive Careers Instructor, John Adamo called Benoit with the school’s anticipated budget for the “new to Davies” vehicle. Benoit was happy to help by finding Davies a 2012 Subaru Outback with 152k miles, at a price within their budget and well below its Kelley Blue Book value. Adamo remarked that the need for the vehicle was great as most of the current practice cars were older and domestic. To ensure Davies had no issues in the future, Anchor Auto Group found a second vehicle to donate. This 2010 Subaru Forester with 162k miles along with its Outback sibling, was brought to Davies on Thursday, December 3rd in a celebration of partnership and community. Members of Davies and Anchor Auto Group were present including Chris Hong, an 1998 alum of Davies who is now an employee of Anchor Subaru & Nissan.

William M. Davies, Jr. Career and Technical High S

Anchor Auto Group donates car for hand-on learning - Jax Adele V

When Davies, the 2020 PBN winner for Business Excellence in Education and Learning, needed a newer car for automotive students to work on in the Automotive Careers program, it was only natural that the program would reach out to Chris Benoit at Anchor Auto Group (Subaru/Nissan). In 2018, Anchor Auto Group won Davies’ Partner of the Year award and has remained a constant industry partner. Davies’ Automotive Careers Instructor, John Adamo called Benoit with the school’s anticipated budget for the “new to Davies” vehicle. Benoit was happy to help by finding Davies a 2012 Subaru Outback with 152k miles, at a price within their budget and well below its Kelley Blue Book value. Adamo remarked that the need for the vehicle was great as most of the current practice cars were older and domestic. To ensure Davies had no issues in the future, Anchor Auto Group found a second vehicle to donate. This 2010 Subaru Forester with 162k miles along with its Outback sibling, was brought to Davies on Thursday, December 3rd in a celebration of partnership and community. Members of Davies and Anchor Auto Group were present including Chris Hong, an 1998 alum of Davies who is now an employee of Anchor Subaru & Nissan.

William M. Davies, Jr. Career and Technical High S

Making A Difference For Pets In Need - Shameem A

The Cumberland-Lincoln Rotary, Brian Benoit and Anchor Subaru joined forces to support the Blackstone Valley Municipal Animal Shelter. Due to Covid-19 our Rotary Club moved from an in person Pet Walk to a Virtual Pet Walk which began October 24th and runs through the end of the year. With the generosity of many of our community partners and especially with our new relationship with Anchor Subaru we were able to raise $6000, $1000 of that amount generously donated by Anchor Subaru. In addition, Anchor held a "Fill a Forester" in-kind donation drop off for items needed for the shelter. Anchor Subaru's overwhelming generosity and kindness with our event shows that Anchor is making a difference in the community and also to those pets who need our help the most. Anchor embodies the rotary moto of "Service Above Self". From the Cumberland-Lincoln Rotary members, "Thank you Brian and Anchor"!!

Making A Difference For Pets In Need

Community Hero - Joseph W

The Rhode Island SPCA celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, making us the oldest humane organization in the State of Rhode Island and the third oldest in the country. We would not be here today without the continued support of our donors and community partners like Anchor Subaru. The Rhode Island SPCA operates an open admission animal shelter in Riverside, RI, that is home to about 900 animals every year. In addition to our shelter operation, we also provide a variety of critical programs and services in animal welfare. We are the only humane organization in the State, with a Law Enforcement Division, tasked with investigating acts of animal cruelty. We also offer programs and services in Humane Education, Volunteer and Foster Care, low cost veterinary services, free hardship boarding and a pet food pantry. Because we are a 501(c)3, we rely solely on the generosity and support from the community. Anchor Subaru has been a committed community partner of the Rhode Island SPCA for several years, and thanks to their continued support, we are able to continue our mission in "speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves". Joe Warzycha President Rhode Island SPCA

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The best Subaru dealer in New England - William O

I have purchased 2 new Subaru’s an 04 Legacy wagon and a ‘15 Legacy sedan from 2 other dealers. I have 3 Subaru’s ( a 1995 Legacy outback wagon that I keep and still use at another property 135k runs like a top) just traded my ‘04 for a ‘20 Legacy sedan. This new car makes the 12th Subaru in my extended family. Now for the back story. I first met and got to know the Benoit brothers while prepping their new showroom/ service facility. What impressed me most about all 3 is their attention to the tiniest details and how those small things affect their customers, employees, managers, and vendors. The way they take a full 360-degree look at where the wastebaskets are, seating, sales & service experience, communication and tactful honest approach to every point in the organization that affects each stakeholder mentioned above. They and each one of their employees make you feel like you are visiting an old friend in their home rather than buying or servicing a car. I started having my Subaru’s serviced at Anchor. My ‘04 needed a lot of work, more than most people would have considered undertaking given the year and mileage. Anchor repaired it flawlessly and fixed errors that were made at other service facilities at a very reasonable price. I could not have been happier because 1 I loved the car and 2 financially wanted a few more years out of it before buying another one. Fast forward 3 years, I brought the ‘04 in expecting a large repair bill (I used this like most people use a heavy-duty pickup truck) but was shown some items which at this point didn’t make sense to repair given the age and mileage. Time to buy a new one. Vincent was great throughout the whole process taking care that we chose a car that matched our current and future wants and needs. I can’t say enough about how easy, efficient, and thorough everybody was throughout the whole process. This is the first time I can say buying a new car was an enjoyable experience without having to immediately step into the confessional. Could we have shaved a few hundred off of the final price at another dealer? Maybe? Would we have received the same value? Definitely NOT!

Anchor Subaru
The best Subaru dealer in New England

Anchor Subaru Sponsors the Rhode Island Grand Prix - Stephen F

Anchor Subaru was also the host for this fundraising event. The inaugural Rhode Island Grand Prix was held at Anchor Subaru on November 9th, 2019. It was a race with Pinewood Derby cars. Each participant was given a kit and they made their cars from the kits.This was a fundraiser for Teenage Driving Safety, a Rhode Island Based 501 C3 Non-Profit Organization. Steve Fasano, Director and volunteer of the Teenage Driving Safety organization. “This was a tremendous event. Anchor Subaru was gracious enough to allow us to host this event in their showroom on a busy Saturday. We had folks from all over Rhode Island come and enjoy the day, and even had Mayor Allan Fung represent Cranston in the Cities and Towns race. Both Anchor Subaru and Navigant Credit Union were the main sponsors of the event, and Cox Cable was also a big supporter (along with many of the other local media companies). 100% of the proceeds from these events go to fund scholarships for Rhode Island teens. In early spring, we’ll be announcing an essay contest where teens will be encouraged to write about safe driving, and the writer of the best essay will be awarded the scholarship.”Brian Benoit, Vice President of Anchor Subaru: We’re always looking for ways to give back to the community, and this was a fun way to hold a statewide event that appealed to all ages, and also to support a very worthwhile cause. Although check-in was supposed to start at 9, we had a line at 8:30 waiting to register. Racing lasted till about 3 o’clock, when we took the fastest two cars from each division and raced them all against each other. In the end, Owen McFarlane of West Warwick was the fastest overall and his best run achieved a scaled top speed of 282.87 mph” He added “We’re looking forward to getting some great entries from local teens for the essay contest and presenting the scholarship check in the spring. And next year, our Grand Prix event will be even bigger!”

Teenage Driving Safety Organization
Anchor Subaru Sponsors the Rhode Island Grand Prix

Making A Difference - Pat P

I would like to thank the Anchor Subaru and the Benoit family for supporting the “Miles for Meals” 5K walk on June 9th to benefit the Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry. We had over two hundred walkers and the fundraiser was an amazing success! The Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry was established in 2012 and supports those in need in northern Rhode Island and surrounding communities. Since they opened their doors the demand for food has increased dramatically with dozens of new families each and every month. In fact, the pantry consistently serves over 225 families (over 700 people) monthly. With the increased demand, the pantry needed to move to a larger distribution facility several months ago in Cumberland. As a result, the operating costs incurred with a larger location increased which is why this year’s fundraising walk was so important. When I approached the Benoit's for support of our fundraiser, they immediately agreed to sponsor the walk and were more than generous in agreeing to be one of our major supporters. Thank you Anchor Subaru for your generosity and supporting the community!

Making A Difference

Anchor Subaru Loves Pets - RISPCA Adoption Days - Samantha N

The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) is more than just an animal shelter. We are a non-profit organization that investigates over 200 cases of animal cruelty a year while also providing help to Rhode Island’s pet owners and providing shelter services. As a non-profit, we do all of this with no government funding. The only way we are able to do what we do is with support from our donors and community partners like Anchor Subaru. For 4 years now, The Benoit Family, the staff, and patrons of Anchor Subaru have gone above and beyond to help us to continue “to Speak for those Who Cannot Speak for Themselves”. Not only have they helped us with monetary and supply donations, but they have also helped us by hosting adoption events every year. These events help us to get our name out into the community and bring awareness to our mission, as well as to find homes for some of our shelter pets (A few of the staff have adopted some animals as well!). With the money and supplies donated this year, we were able to care for the animals in our shelter as well as help to stock our “Keeble Kitchen” which helps to provide food, beds, toys, and other pet necessities for Rhode Island residents that are elderly, disabled, or on state assistance. When we think of a business that truly cares and puts community first, we think of Anchor Subaru.

RISPCA
Anchor Subaru Loves Pets - RISPCA Adoption Days

Sharing the Love with 1PVD Cycling - Edward R

2018 has been an amazing year for 1PVD Cycling, and we owe much of our success to Anchor Subaru. Several years ago we started a competitive cycling program for inner-city youth in Providence. Our goal was to provide all the equipment, training, transportation, and expertise to put public high school students in Providence, RI, into a sport they would otherwise never have the chance to experience. We have been aware of Anchor Subaru for some time and know that they are a friend to the bicycle community as well as supporters of causes that benefit young people, so this year we decided to reach out.Without hesitation, Anchor Subaru made a large donation that allowed us to purchase new uniforms. This made a significant impact on our young competitors. 1PVD races against other youth and adults, some professionally ranked, and without a uniform the group wouldn’t feel as cohesive or competition-ready. With our beautiful new 1PVD jerseys, we are definitely a team, and a powerful one. The looks on the faces of this year’s group, as they saw themselves in the new uniforms, was priceless. Our team members are drawn from schools all over the city, and the uniforms help them develop a comradery and fellowship that would not be possible otherwise. We are proud of our non-profit’s capacity to build bridges, nurture confidence, and open new worlds for young people. We simply could not do it without the Love and Promise of places like Anchor Subaru.

Sharing the Love with 1PVD Cycling

Spreading Warmth and Love to Cancer Patients - Amy H

On 7/26/2017 The team at Anchor Subaru delivered blankets and craft kits to RI 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 Anchor Subaru clients really do help to spread warmth and love to cancer patients. Thank you Anchor Subaru for your generous donation!

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Spreading Warmth and Love to Cancer Patients