Burke Subaru in the Community


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  • Burke Subaru Creates State-of-the-art Playground

    Just in time for little league season, Middle Township Public Works has installed a brand new sign at the play area at the Davies Sports Complex! Back in 2002, as Francey Burke picked her son Ryan up from summer camp, it was brought to her attention that there were too many kids and too few swings at the Goshen Road play area. "Mom, I think you can do something about this!" Ryan said. Thus began operation new playground, in which 9-year-old Ryan and Burke Motor Group spearheaded the funding, design and installation of the project. Through Burke Motor Group's efforts, a brand new state-of-the-art playground was built in just 6 months, and open to children soon after. Since then, thousands of children in our community have enjoyed the playground, which is still in excellent shape today! 

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  • Local Little League holds Car Wash at Burke Subaru

    On a warm spring Saturday morning, Burke Subaru welcomed Lower Cape May Little League for a car wash fundraiser. The boys and girls of the league were busy all morning long waving down and washing cars. The children were treated to pizza for lunch, compliments of Burke Subaru. The league raised over $900 through the car wash to support their efforts this season. Burke Subaru is proud to support our community and help our local little league!

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  • Burke Subaru Attends Game of Life at Cape May Tech

    Burke Subaru recently participated in the Game of Life event at the Cape May County Technical High School. During this educational and interactive event, students from the junior class were given different life scenarios which prompted them to visit the agencies in attendance. The event helped enhance decision-making skills and increase awareness of community resources. Burke Subaru was happy to educate students on the importance of safe driving as well as answer any questions on the car buying process. Students were given Subaru-themed gifts to take home.

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  • Stone Harbor Elementary Visits Burke Subaru

    Kindergarten students from Stone Harbor Elementary School recently took a class trip to Burke Subaru. The students had a very eventful day; they explored the insides of some new Subaru vehicles, filmed a "commercial," visited the Subaru service center, colored in a Subaru coloring book, enjoyed a special lunch catered by a local food truck, and took home Subaru-themed gifts. The students had a blast visiting Burke Subaru. Burke Subaru looks forward to hosting other local schools in the future!

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  • Family Welcomes Baby to World in a Burke Subaru

    Brett and Stephanie Matthews of Cape May welcomed their new baby to the world in the front seat of their Burke Subaru on February 9, 2019. Stephanie's contractions started around midnight the night before, so the couple began their 30-minute ride to the hospital in Somers Point. By the time they arrived, Stephanie couldn't wait another minute. Brett ran inside to grab a doctor, and when he came back out, the baby had already started making her entrance into the world in the front seat of the Subaru. A doctor helped finish the delivery of the healthy baby girl, Saige. Burke Subaru is glad the family Subaru helped deliver baby Saige to the world safely and efficiently. Welcome to the Burke Subaru Family, Saige!

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  • Burke Subaru Welcomes Local Girl Scout Troops

    Burke Subaru recently welcomed local Girl Scout Troops #42358 and #46436 of Cape May County for a cookie sale! Burke Subaru hosts the Girl Scouts every year for a cookie sale, and both the staff and customers always look forward to purchasing delicious Girl Scout cookies. The girls had a great turnout this year and were able to raise funds to support their community endeavors. Keeping true to the Burke Promise, Burke Subaru is proud to support our local Girl Scouts year after year!

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  • Burke Subaru Collects Donations for Coast Guard

    Burke Subaru was proud to assist our Coast Guard neighbors at Training Center Cape May, NJ during the recent Government Shutdown by collecting donations from the community. We asked our customers and followers to bring in non-perishable foods, personal care items and household supplies, and they delivered by filling up the entire trunk of a Subaru Forester Sport. Once the Forester was full to capacity, Burke Subaru team members drove it down to the Coast Guard base to drop off all donations. Training Center Cape May is the only accession point and recruit training center for the entire Coast Guard enlisted corps, which is why Cape May is considered the birthplace of the enlisted corps and the "Coast Guard's Hometown." Keeping true to the Burke Promise, Burke Subaru is proud to support our Coast Guard community!

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  • Burke Subaru Welcomes Middle Township Police Dept.

    Burke Subaru welcomed the Middle Township Police Department and members of the community for our first ever Coffee with Cops event. This gave local citizens a chance to chat with members of the police department and get to know one another or express concerns. Some topics discussed included traffic flow issues, Middle Township's Police Youth Camp and the desire for more police community programs. Officers shared that Burke's Coffee with Cops event had the largest attendance they've ever seen. Along with coffee, event attendees enjoyed a gourmet breakfast complete with a waffle station and received complimentary Burke Subaru coffee mugs. The event was covered by our South Jersey news network and featured on the evening news. Burke is excited to host more Coffee with Cops events in the future!

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  • Burke Motor Group holds awesome Car Show

    Burke Motor Group held our annual Car and Cycle Show, to benefit local Veterans. 210 beautiful Cars and Cycles were on display, and over 1200 people attended. We also held a month long campaign to raise additional funds throughout the month of July. A check presentation was made at the event, and another check will be presented to Veterans at the Grand Opening of our new Subaru Showroom on August 23.

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  • Women's Only Network at Burke Subaru

    We hosted our annual seminar for a local group of ladies known as the Women's Only Network. We had a very informative session conducted by a female Police Officer who led a lively discussion about safe driving. The ladies were treated to a gourmet dinner and gifts following the seminar. Burke Subaru is pleased to continue to host seminars for community groups.

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  • Burke Subaru hosts Alex's Lemonade Stand

    Burke Subaru hosted Alex's Lemonade Stand at a special event that took place in the showroom. Alex's Lemonade is a nationwide organization that raises funds for children with cancer. In addition to a BBQ, we had a live radio broadcast with ESPN radio. An area child battling cancer took part in the event and was featured on the radio show. His sister was reading him a story in this photograph from the storybook that tells the story of Alex and her grassroots quest to fight cancer. In all, we raised over $1200 for Alex's Lemonade stand, and we hope it will make a difference for continued research in the fight against childhood cancer.

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  • Burke Motor Group supports Love of Linda

    Burke Motor Group held a special drive that lasted the entire fall season to benefit folks in our community in need. Love of Linda is an organization that provides funds to people battling cancer. They provide much needed help with basic necessities such as toll and gas money for traveling to treatments, and other crucial support that is not supported by their health coverage. Love of Linda has provided this care for many years, and we are proud to support their efforts! We ran a campaign that for every tire sold at Burke Motor Group from October and for the remainder of 2017, we made a donation to their charitable organization.

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  • Share The Love Partner with Habitat For Humanity!

    Burke Subaru selected Habitat For Humanity as our 2018 Subaru Share The Love partner. We had a team from Burke Subaru take an active part in constructing this home in our community. The photo is of the move-in day ceremony for a well deserving family. We wish them all the best in their new home and will continue to stay in touch with the family.

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  • Commitment and Love Builds Homes

    Our local Subaru Dealer- Burke Subaru and the owners, Francey and Dave Burke have committed to hosting three "Share The Love" events to help Habitat for Humanity Cape May build homes in Cape May County. Team Burke came together early Saturday morning, November 4 for the first of these events which was a Share the Love - Home Build Day. One team jumped right into the task of installing sheet rock to the ceilings and walls, and the other team started the foundation and the building of the steps that would lead not just into the house of the future homeowners but into a much brighter future for the entire family. Thankful is just one of the words expressed by the family as Team Burke helped them to envision the place they will soon call home. With the support of Burke Subaru, Habitat for Humanity Cape May will continue to create opportunities for all people to live in decent, affordable and structurally sound shelter which breaks the cycle of poverty.

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  • New Gazebo for the new recreation complex!

    I was pleased to represent my Rotary Club, Mid Jersey Cape, as we donated this beautiful gazebo to a brand new recreation area in our local community. It is situated in an area where parents can view their children on the playground and on the soccer field. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by many local dignitaries. Hats off to all that made this new family-friendly area an instant success! Story submitted by Francey Burke, Director of Community Relations, Burke Subaru, and long time Rotarian. Rotary is an international organization dedicated to making the world a better place,

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  • Burke Subaru Assists Hurricane Impacted Pets

    Burke Subaru is very proud of three of our fine service management staff who took the initiative to purchase and deliver needed supplies to help families who were impacted by the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida. Pets also have needs during times of crisis, and Doug Biello, Mike Gavenda, and Steve Storino spent their own personal funds and time to get together pet supplies when it was needed most. Burke Subaru is grateful to our wonderful service management staff for such a commendable project!

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  • Burke Subaru Presents: Get In Gear!

    On Saturday September 9th, 2017, on a perfect late summer day, Burke Subaru hosted our annual Get In Gear Exceptional Bike 'N Stroll event that benefits local high school students. We had over 130 Bikers and Walkers from all over NJ, PA and NY participate in this unique event that runs from 9 am until 10 pm. Participants chose their own start time and routes. We had 65 Merchant Partners from Cape May to Avalon that each contributed a perk to all participants. It was another very successful benefit event hosted by Burke Subaru!

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  • Trout Stocking in Central PA!

    We were on a camping trip and had the opportunity to assist a local Ranger and a group of concerned citizens and fishing enthusiasts by helping stock trout in local rivers and streams in Central PA. It was a great experience, and a unique Share the Love story! Fish stockers are Dave Burke, Dealer Operator at Burke Subaru, and Francey Burke, Director of Community Relations.

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  • Burke Subaru hosts South Jersey Girl Scouts

    Burke Subaru was very pleased to host a comprehensive seminar for our local Girl Scout Troops from Southern New Jersey. The seminar included an excellent presentation from a female Middle Township, NJ Police Sergeant, who also represented an outstanding role model for the young girls. The Sgt. spoke to the girls at length about the responsibilities of driving and also presented an interactive demo using "drunk goggles" to focus their attention on the dangers of impaired driving. The message came across! After the demo, the girls toured the service department of Burke Subaru and were instructed about car service and safety during an in-depth session which included being under the hood and also under the car on a lift. Finally, the troop received a quiz to see what they learned about safe driving, automotive care and the history of the Girl Scouts. Here is a sample of what they were quizzed on: -What year were the Girls Scouts founded? ( 1865 * 1939 * 1912 ) -Teens between the ages of 16-19 surveyed, what is the % that talk on cell while driving ( 25% * 55% * 60% ) After the demos, they had a dinner buffet and were presented with special gifts.Parents and Troop Leaders were invited to attend along with the girls. A unique feature of this seminar is that the girls earned an official Girl Scout Badge in Automotive! We were very pleased to bring all the girls and their parents together at Burke Subaru, along with the support of our local police department.

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  • Holiday Contest provides cheer and scholarships

    A community contest was organized by Francey Burke, of Burke Subaru, and board member of the local Rotary Club of Mid Jersey Cape. Area businesses participated in a holiday decorating contest which inspired the town to decorate for the holidays in a fun contest. A plaque was presented to this year's winner, Gaiss' Market of Lower Township, NJ. Funds raised will be used for local student scholarships.

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  • Third Grader Dictionary Day!

    s Director of Community Relations, my job at Burke Subaru takes me to a lot of different places and roles in our surrounding neighborhoods. I have been a long-time Rotarian and spearhead a literacy project that puts a brand new dictionary in the hands of every area third grader each year. I deliver hundreds of them personally each year, and always look forward to it. This year was extra special: A few days ago, I was out on deliveries to area schools. One little boy ran up to me upon receiving his book and exclaimed "I've always dreamed of owning my own dictionary and thank you so much for bringing it to me!" He reached in his pocket and gave me a plastic diamond that had been on his desk and was obviously a treasure to him. That diamond now has a place of honor and was one of life's great moments for me. I wanted to share this story with Subaru and reflect on how such simple gestures can mean so much.

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  • Burke Subaru hosts Women's Only Network!

    Burke Subaru was pleased to host the Women's Only Network to an informative seminar. WON is a group of ladies from all walks of life: business owners, retirees, young mothers, executives. We took the ladies on a guided tour of our service department and discussed car safety and maintenance. We brought in local meteorologist Dan Skeldon who led a spirited conversation about "everything weather" and how it relates to driving in different conditions. We provided special gifts and a buffet dinner to over 60 ladies in attendance. We were very pleased to host WON at Burke Subaru!

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  • Burke Subaru Welcomes Middle School girls!

    We recently hosted the Middle Township Middle School young ladies and their parents at an informative seminar that featured an "under the vehicle" tour of our service department. We were contacted by the faculty adviser of the Pink Panthers, asking if we could provide the young girls a session at the dealership where they could learn about car safety and technology. The session included how to change a tire, tire balance, and basic service and maintenance. The Pink Panthers are a group that encourages and fosters empowerment for the young ladies. They were very excited to take part, along with their parents, and school administration in this seminar. We provided gifts for the girls, and a buffet dinner for everyone. Burke Subaru was proud to be a sponsor of the Pink Panthers!

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  • Burke Motor Group is Driven To Action!

    Burke Motor Group is the Proud Founder of Driven To Action (#DTA), a comprehensive program designed at keeping our teen drivers safe on the road. We have a presentation we have taken to area high schools, complete with videos, that engage students in the dangers of distracted driving, texting being the number one concern. We have successfully encouraged over 900 area students to take the Burke Motor Group Student Safe Driver Pledge. In doing so, students are presented with a Rewards ID Card that enables them to receive discounts from area businesses all over town that have generously partnered with us to provide this unique program. We also engage the students who have registered with safe driver tips and video clips, and any time we add a new merchant partner to the over two dozen we currently have. Another important component of this program is the support we have from local Police Departments. They have endorsed our efforts. We presented the program again today, Oct 4, 2016. One student writes about the presentation: "I really respect what you guys are doing here. We need more safe drivers on the road so we can guarantee the safety of our family and friends behind the wheel." We are proud of this program and will continue to promote it to local schools. The #DTA Student Safe Driver Pledge and complete program are also available online for those students who wish to share with others.

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  • Burke Motor Group Helped Protect the Terrapins!

    The employees of Burke Subaru and their families were up early with their gloves on and sleeves rolled up to help protect the beloved Terrapin turtles at their Subaru Share the Love event on Sunday, May 3rd. Ray Burke, President of Burke Motor Group and Chairman of the Board of The Wetlands Institute said, "We wanted to give back to this community we love so we enlisted the help of The Wetlands Institute knowing that they could lead a volunteer project that would have real impact." The Wetlands Institute has been working to protect and conserve diamondback terrapins for more than 20 years. A key component is the installation and maintenance of barrier fencing throughout local salt marsh roads. From mid-May through July, female terrapins leave the marsh in search of higher ground to nest and lay eggs. This puts them in harm's way as they cross roadways. Burke Subaru and Subaru America donated more than $4,000 to The Wetlands Institute as part of the Subaru Share the Love program. The program also included a volunteer event to help The Wetlands Institute repair barrier fencing to prepare for the upcoming nesting season. For several hours, volunteers worked hard repairing the barrier fencing along Stone Harbor Boulevard. Volunteers from both Burke Motor Group and the Rotary Club of Mid Jersey Cape repaired fencing and did a trash cleanup. Bike Patrol and Event coordination was provided by Francey Burke, Director of Community Relations for Burke Subaru.

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  • Burke Motor Group supports our Veterans!

    Burke Motor Group is a proud supporter of our local Veterans! Two years ago, we were able to raise enough funds through various benefit events to purchase them a fully equipped van to be used for medical transportation. Countless Veterans have used this transportation service since the van was donated. Since then, we have held annual Car, Truck & Motorcycle Shows at the dealership to further support them. We also provide special ongoing discounts to all Active and Retired Military in our service department. We are honored and privileged to be able to be of service to those who serve our country. We were recently recognized by the New Jersey State Senate for our dedication to local Veterans.

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