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 Quirk Subaru of Bangor 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.

Bangor Humane Society

Bangor Land Trust

Maine Discovery Museum, University of Maine

Cross Insurance Center

The Red Cross

Did Quirk Subaru of Bangor 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 Quirk Subaru of Bangor

Subaru and Quirk Subaru of Bangor 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

Quirk Subaru of Bangor Adopts the James F. Doughty School - Catherine H

Once again, Quirk Subaru of Bangor has stepped up to support a local middle school, the James F. Doughty School. At the start of the school year, members of the Quirk Subaru family personally delivered boxes filled with school supplies, including much needed ear buds students use when working independently on their laptops. Recently, team leaders for grades 6, 7, and 8 were able to use generous cash donations provided by Quirk through to purchase other materials to support our students' learning and enrich their school life experience. Magnetic math manipulatives will allow students to work through challenging math problems with a more hands on approach. New science goggles will keep kids safe while they investigate during a lab, and lyres to hold music books will get our student musicians out performing as a marching band for the first time in several years. Bluetooth wireless keyboards will add flexibility to instruction options for teachers, and long power strips will keep laptops charged and ready for student use. All of us at JFDS are incredibly grateful for Quirk Subaru's support! It is heartwarming to know that a business in our community values what we do and wants to make a tangible difference in the lives of our students. We thank you for your generosity and your commitment to enhancing the education of the children of Bangor!

James F. Doughty School
Quirk Subaru of Bangor Adopts the James F. Doughty School

Quirk Subaru A Consistent Supporter of Bangor Humane Society - Kathryn R

Bangor Humane Society has had the very good fortune to partner with our friends at Quirk Subaru for many years. Their enthusiasm for our mission of helping animals find homes, not to mention all the care they require before that can happen, has helped us to keep our live release rate at nearly 99% for more than three years. Through their consistency in supporting our efforts, they have helped to raise awareness about the importance of adoption for homeless and unwanted pets in our region. They have helped us collect much-needed supplies, provided free pet tags, new pet parent kits, and other pet-friendly items for those in our community, and thanks to their multi-faceted partnership, have helped raise more than $120,000 for the pets in our care over just the last five years. This is a phenomenal show of loyalty and support. During October, which finds us celebrating Subaru Loves Pets, more than 100 animals found new homes, including Delilah. Those of you that have followed our stories for the last several years know Delilah well. A 4-year old Parson Russell Terrier with a severe case of stranger danger who was rescued from the streets of Miami in 2019. Transported here, it quickly became apparent that while Delilah definitely had a sweet side, it took time for her to warm up to people. After three years in our shelter, at a cost of more than $15,000 for just expenses associated with daily care, Delilah finally went home with her chosen person. She is pictured here with our staff and her new owner. You can tell what a happy day it was. Without support from Quirk Subaru, we might not have had such a positive outcome. Though dogs like Delilah are somewhat rare, it is not rare for us to do whatever needs to be done to treat, intervene, or rehabilitate animals that we KNOW are adoptable if they are simply given a chance. A second chance. It's what we're here for and it's why we're so grateful for the support we receive, in SO many ways, from Quirk.

Bangor Humane Society
Quirk Subaru A Consistent Supporter of Bangor Humane Society

BSO Fanfare for Quirk Subaru Share the Love Event - Sarah M

The Bangor Symphony Orchestra (BSO) was honored to be selected as one of the recipients of the Quirk Subaru / Share the Love Event throughout November and December 2021. The BSO tied promotion of the partnership to the BSO’s Winter Holiday Pops Concert on Saturday, December 18, 2021. The marketing campaign for the event included video spots on News Center Maine, a targeted OTT program, ads in the Bangor Daily News print edition, Facebook and Instagram posts, direct mail postcards, e-blasts, a mention from stage during the Winter Holiday Pops Concert at the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono, ME, and tags in streaming concert promotions that followed the live performance. The check presentation ceremony on Monday, April 11, 2022, was livestreamed on the BSO Facebook account and covered by WABI5 and WVII Fox Bangor with guests Jim Quirk, other members of the Quirk family, Quirk Subaru and Quirk Auto Group staff, Subaru of New England District Sales Manager Andrea Lizio, conductor Lucas Richman, 65-year BSO percussionist Bill Miller, BSO principal trumpet players Curt Brossmer and Bill Whitener, and BSO staff. Pictured above from left to right are Andrea Lizio, Lucas Richman, and Jim Quirk. Founded in 1896, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra has performed for 126 consecutive seasons. Throughout its history, the BSO has continually enhanced its artistic practice and today is considered a leading professional, regional orchestra. One constant has been a strong focus on community and education, with the BSO’s first Young People’s Concerts dating back to 1909. The organization’s mission is to provide powerful, enriching and diverse musical experiences through live concert performances and education programs of the highest quality. That manifests itself in on-stage programs highlighting new and underappreciated works alongside audience favorites, and in off-stage programs such as the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras, Music & Wellness at local hospitals, the Maine High School Concerto Competition, the Bangor Arts Exchange, and more. Led by Grammy Award-winning Music Director and Conductor Lucas Richman, the BSO is comprised of 65 core musicians hailing from the Bangor region (20%), Central and Southern Maine (60%), and greater New England (20%). Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the organization has committed itself to safety and creativity in order to best serve its musicians and audiences alike, and now offers a regular streaming option. The BSO greatly appreciates the support of Quirk Subaru of Bangor and Subaru of New England.

Bangor Symphony Orchestra
BSO Fanfare for Quirk Subaru Share the Love Event

Share the Love - Maine Discovery Museum - Kate D

The Maine Discovery Museum has been an integral part of Downtown Bangor and has served children and families from all over Maine since 2001. For the last ten years, we've expanded to include extensive outreach programs all over Maine, especially in Central, Northern, and Downeast, with an ever increasing focus on science, technology, engineering, and math. The COVID pandemic in 2020, while causing us to close our doors to the public until this past January, also gave us the opportunity to deliver ways to help bring MDM out to the public with the launch of our Discovery Kits and the Maine Science Podcast. Now that we've been able to open again, Quirk's generous donation from their Share the Love campaign will help us get back to doing what we do best: help people of all ages to discover the world around them through creative exploration and science.

Maine Discovery Museum
Share the Love - Maine Discovery Museum

Quirk Subaru Employees Donate To Food Security - Clifton Community F

A special thank you to the employees at Quirk Subaru for their donation to support food security in the communities of Clifton, Eddington, Holden and Bradley communities. From the volunteers of the Clifton Community Food Bank, we greatly appreciate your support earlier in 2021 and we hope to have your support in the months to come.

Clifton Community Food Bank
Quirk Subaru Employees Donate To Food Security

Quirk Subaru Auto Tech Training Scholarship - Erica H

November 9, 2021 Dear Colleagues, Quirk Subaru has long been a strong and active supporter of Eastern Maine Community College (EMCC) in Bangor, Maine. EMCC is deeply appreciative of their steadfast partnership. Quirk Subaru and Quirk Auto Group consistently engage in campus events, fundraising campaigns, and co-branding within our community. A perfect example of how they really support students was during the initial stages of the pandemic, they allowed our students to use their Wi-Fi in their parking lots. A simple gesture, but huge impact!Not only do they support the college as a whole, Quirk Auto Group provides support in a variety of ways to our Automotive Technology Program and students: Consistently providing annual funds for scholarships to help students Provides internship opportunities Regularly hires program graduates Provides teaching demos for students from professional technicians and other automotive professionals in their employ We look forward to an ongoing partnership with Quirk Auto Group; they are a vital part of our community. Special thank you for our 2 donations to support student scholarships one for automotive technical training and a second for police officer candidate training! Best,Erica A. Hutchinson Dean of Advancement, Eastern Maine Community College

Eastern Maine Community College
Quirk Subaru Auto Tech Training Scholarship

James Doughty School Leverages Donations - Edward H

Quirk Subaru and Subaru's "Share the Love" provided valuable resources in the Special Education Department to support the Social-Emotional needs of students and to assist teachers in developing positive classroom communities. The grade 6 team's materials will help build a classroom community by utilizing games within specific subject matters. In addition, these materials provide an opportunity for hands-on learning, and students build upon their communication, cooperation, and other social skills. For grade 7, the donation helped purchase materials that will help teachers engage all students in daily lessons (like individual whiteboards and clipboards). I also ordered materials (like markers and colored pencils) that will allow all students to complete various assignments, regardless of their ability to provide these supplies independently.The information above was provided by the teachers associated with those classrooms that utilized these donated materials. On behalf of the school, the teachers and students, the community, we thank you for this generous donation. Sincerely, Edward M. Hackett Principal, James F. Doughty School (207) 941-6220

Bangor Public Schools
James Doughty School Leverages Donations

We can count on Subaru - Kathryn R

There is not an individual or organization in the world right now that has not faced significant challenges over the last 18 months. The animal welfare sector has reckoned with increased populations, decreased foot traffic, and staffing shortages-creating the perfect storm for longer stays for pets and what could have been lower adoption rates. Thankfully, our partnership with Quirk Subaru has remained steadfast and has allowed us to successfully navigate to a new normal. Our live release rate is now at 99%, meaning that our commitment to never euthanize for time or space is paying off and 99 out of 100 pets are released to rightful owners or adopted. That's news to celebrate. And during Subaru Loves Pets month, we were able to find homes for over 140 animals! India, a beautiful, 2-year-old mute tabby arrived on a transport from Georgia in March 2021. We were surprised to learn she was pregnant and she gave birth to a litter of 5 beautiful kittens. We also learned that India had Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, or FIV. This is a manageable feline disease, but it does require a veterinary relationship, and other cats in the prospective home must also already have FIV, or the infected cat must be the only cat in the home. This can make quick placement a bit of a challenge, and while each of India's kittens, who were not FIV positive, were able to find homes relatively quickly, India waited patiently for her match. After almost 7 months here at our shelter, it finally happened. India went home! Betty, a 10-1/2 year old Boston Terrier was surrendered by her owner due to health issues the owner could not afford to correct. She had a corneal ulcer that needed treatment and a mass on her mammaries was removed to reveal cancer. She is now cancer-free and we expect her to live several more years, with her new owners keeping a close eye on any new growths. Betty also found her perfect match during Subaru Loves Pets month! The final week of October we held an adoption event that offered discounted adoption rates for animals that were ready to take home. At the same time, Quirk Subaru held a supplies drive for the shelter at their dealership. To cap off the week, we offered a day of fun and treats for the community, urging them to come out and get photos taken of their pets, donate supplies, and adopt a furry friend. Quirk Subaru also brought over a vehicle that we filled with donations. Our shelves were restocked thanks to their efforts, and more than 20 pets found homes during the week. We are grateful for all Subaru does to support pets-now more than ever!

The Bangor Humane Society
We can count on Subaru

Meals On Wheels - Dyan W

Early in 2020, working with Subaru New England, Quirk Subaru helped support a Large Food Donation Drive to support Good Shephard Food Bank with a statewide drive effort to keep food shortages & assistance. This effort lead to several Quirk Subaru employees suggesting LOCAL food assistance programs near and dear to our hearts here in Bangor. Each year Quirk employees donate a portion of their Christmas bonus to charitable organizations THEY select, and Quirk Auto Group matches these donations. Quirk Subaru has proudly supported Eastern Maine Agency On Aging's Meals On Wheels program for several years. In 2017, Quirk Subaru and Subaru of America generously donated a brand new Subaru Outback to support the delivery of meals to senior citizens in need throughout Eastern Maine. Quirk Subaru continues this relationship by donating food assistance to Eastern Maine Agency On Aging's Meals On Wheels program in 2020, a year in which COVID has created a food assistance need like none other. #quirkcares

Meals On Wheels

Automotive Technology Scholarship - EMCC - Terri A

Quirk Subaru and its employees have a long history of dedication to supporting automotive technical education at Eastern Maine Community College. In addition to contributing to EMCC's Subaru U Training Program, Quirk Subaru and it's employees have again donated a 2020 scholarship to support the tuition for a student in need who aspires to become an automotive technician through EMCC's Automotive Technology program. For many years, this scholarship has provided opportunities to diverse groups of people: women, displaced adults looking for new career opportunities, or young adults just starting. Quirk Subaru is proud to have provided jobs and advancement opportunities for both current and past EMCC Automotive Technology graduates with jobs that allow them to make a decent wage and contribute to the local Bangor economy. We look forward to seeing our 2020 scholarship benefactor flourish in the field of automotive technology. #quirkcares

Eastern Maine Community College
Automotive Technology Scholarship - EMCC