The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our community and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2021 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes Subaru retailers who are making the world a better place while demonstrating an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in local communities. These efforts are focused in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

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What is the Subaru Love Promise?

Subaru and our retailers believe in making the world a better place and the Subaru Love Promise is our vision of respecting all people. This is our commitment to show love and respect to our customers and to work to make a positive impact in the world.

How is Burke Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Burke Subaru has been committed to supporting our local community for over 100 years. Our fourth generation, family owned and operated dealership works year-round to give back to charitable causes, creating and participating in projects and events throughout the year. From raising funds for veterans through our annual Car, Truck & Cycle Show, to sponsoring our local sports clubs, to presenting a graduating senior in Cape May County with our Burke Promise Scholarship, Burke is always looking for the next opportunity to support our neighbors. Additionally, Burke Subaru continues the mission of supporting our community through the Burke Promise, and makes a donation for every vehicle purchased to one of four hometown charitable organizations selected by our customers.

Humane Society of Ocean City, NJ, Beacon Animal Rescue

The Wetlands Institute, Get In Gear for D&L Trail

Get In Gear for Scholarships, Middle Township High School Baseball Team, Historic Cold Spring Village Living History Museum, The Museum of Cape May County

Cape May County Chamber, Disabled American Veterans Chapter #44, Avalon Lions Club, AMVETS Post #21, Lazarus House, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Lower Cape May Little League, Cape Express Soccer Club, Habitat of Humanity of Cape May County, American Legion Post 331, The Lunch with Lynch Foundation

Volunteers in Medicine, Holy Redeemer Home Care & Hospice, American Cancer Society , Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, Cape Regional Health System, The Arc of Cape May County

Did Burke 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 Burke Subaru

Subaru and Burke 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

Burke Subaru Supports Bishop McHugh School - Gia G

Burke Subaru recently sponsored Bishop McHugh's 17th Annual Golf Tournament held at the prestigious Union League National Golf Club, and provided a vehicle as a hole-in-one prize. Held annually, all proceeds go directly to supporting the school and its mission. The school offers a comprehensive educational experience in a safe and supportive environment for students in preschool through eighth grade. The school's mission is to foster intellectual growth by maintaining an atmosphere where all students are encouraged to develop a love of learning and strive for excellence in all they do. In total, the Golf Tournament raised $32,423 for the school. Keeping our mission through the Burke Promise and our dedication to the community, Burke Subaru was proud to both sponsor and participate in this event!

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Burke Subaru Supports Bishop McHugh School

Burke Subaru Supports Volunteers in Medicine - Gia G

In addition to supporting Habitat for Humanity Cape May County through the 2020 Share The Love campaign, Burke Subaru was excited to be able to support a second hometown charity this past year. Burke presented Volunteers in Medicine of South Jersey (VIM) with a $2,538 donation as a result of the campaign, during which customers who purchased a Subaru vehicle were able to choose from 6 charities for Burke Subaru and Subaru of America, Inc. to make a donation to. VIM works to provide quality health care and preventative medical services to the uninsured and underserved. Keeping our mission through the Burke Promise and our dedication to the community, Burke Subaru is committed to assisting VIM in keeping our community healthy.

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Burke Subaru Supports Volunteers in Medicine

Burke Subaru Participates in Dune Grass Planting - Gia G

In honor of Subaru Loves the Earth month, Burke Subaru team members and representatives from Subaru of America's Eastern Region – PHL Zone headed to the beaches of Avalon early one April Saturday morning to participate in Avalon's yearly dune grass planting. Each year, the borough of Avalon holds this event in which volunteers span the beaches and plant dune grass for coastal sustainability. The dune grass serves as a line of defense against storm surges and limits coastal flooding, as well as holds the sand in place to avoid beach erosion. Keeping true to the Subaru Love Promise and the Burke Promise, the Burke team was proud to do our part and assist with preserving the beautiful, natural spaces that we live and work near.

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Burke Subaru Participates in Dune Grass Planting

Burke Supports Habitat During Share the Love - Gia G

Burke Subaru is proud to present Habitat for Humanity Cape May County with a $3,912 donation as a result of Subaru’s 2020 Share The Love campaign. During the campaign, customers who purchased a Subaru vehicle were able to choose from 6 charities for Burke Subaru and Subaru of America to make a donation to – one of which was Habitat for Humanity Cape May County, one of Burke Subaru’s hometown charity choices. Habitat works to create safe, sustainable and affordable housing for low-income families. Keeping our mission through the Burke Promise and our dedication to the community, Burke Subaru is committed to helping Habitat build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter in our local community.

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Burke Supports Habitat During Share the Love

Burke Subaru Provides Breakfast for Cape Regional - Gia G

In honor of Subaru's Random Acts of Kindness Day (and Burke Subaru’s General Manager Doug Burke's birthday!), and in the spirit of the Subaru Love Promise, Burke Subaru surprised the Cape Regional hospital staff with a delicious breakfast this morning. 195 hospital staffers enjoyed hot breakfast sandwiches from George's Place Court House as a thank you for their hard work in our community. Keeping our mission through the Burke Promise and our dedication to the community, Burke Subaru is happy to show this small token of appreciation to our Healthcare Heroes!

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Burke Subaru Provides Breakfast for Cape Regional

2020 Burke Promise Initiative Donates Over $20,000 - Gia G

Burke Subaru was proud to recently present four checks to the local charitable organizations who received donations from our 2020 Burke Promise initiative - Heroes on the Water - South Jersey, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic & Cape May Counties, Cape Hope and the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation. In our second year of our Burke Promise initiative, we raised over $20,000 to donate on our customers' behalves back to our community, totaling over $50,000 in donations through this initiative. Our next round of donation recipients. Although it was a challenging year, we were so pleased to be able to continue with our Burke Promise pledge and donations to the community. The next round of donation recipients will be the Lunch with Lynch Foundation, the Arc of Cape May County, the Museum of Cape May County and American Legion Post 331. As part of the Burke Promise, for every vehicle purchased, we will make a donation to one of these four charitable organizations, chosen by our customers. Keeping our mission through the Burke Promise and our dedication to the community, Burke Subaru is happy to assist with these organizations' amazing work in our community!

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2020 Burke Promise Initiative Donates Over $20,000

A dream is a wish..... - Phillip B

The tail of Adrianne Never underestimate the power of a kind deed. Adrianne "the cat" came to the Humane Society of Ocean City NJ shelter under unfortunate circumstances. With a whole lot of love, patience and the help of our friends @ Burke Subaru, together, we made this wish come true. She was featured during a Subaru Loves Pets giving event and not only did the shelter receive a much needed and appreciated donation ADRIANNE FOUND A HOME.... ....and they all lived happily ever after Here is the featured post that help Adrianne find her home: Meet Adrianne! Adrianne came to the Humane Society of Ocean City after her owner passed away and the family was not able to care for her. The HSOCNJ picked her up to try and get her into an appropriate home. She is very shy, but loves to be pet and brushed. The stress of the shelter keeps her hiding under her blanket throughout the day. She needs a home without other cats or with a single cat that isn’t going to bother her (her previous family said the cats picked on her), and without dogs or kids. She is a very sweet cat and is sure to be a great companion to the right home.

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Burke Donates to SOCs for Breast Cancer Awareness - Gia G

For the month of October, being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Burke Subaru decided to take a slightly different approach to our usual Burke Promise donations. For every vehicle purchased within the month, Burke made a donation to Survivors of Cancer (SOCs), which resulted in a total donation of $2,175. We are more than happy to help this organization help others and thank them for their continued work in the Cape May County Community. Pictured are SOCs Treasurer Dolly McGee, Burke Motor Group General Manager Doug Burke, SOCs President Judy Conway, and SOCs Vice President Cyndy Rodgers.

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Burke Donates to SOCs for Breast Cancer Awareness

Burke Subaru Donates Bike Rack to Jim Thorpe, PA - Gia G

While Burke Subaru's annual Get In Gear event typically raises funds to give back to our local Cape May County community, we recently decided to expand the scope of our donations beyond South Jersey and benefit our Pennsylvania bikers who participate in Get In Gear every year. Nov. 16, 2020 marked the installation of a custom-made bike rack in the shape of a guitar at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, PA. When music returns to the town, this bronze beauty stands proud and ready!

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Burke Subaru Donates Bike Rack to Jim Thorpe, PA

Burke Hosts MTHS Baseball Team Car Wash Fundraiser - Gia G

On Saturday, Nov. 14, Burke Subaru was happy to host the Middle Township High School Baseball Team for a car wash fundraiser. The Panthers worked hard cleaning cars for four hours straight, and ended up raising a record total of $1,200 for their team!

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Burke Hosts MTHS Baseball Team Car Wash Fundraiser

Burke Subaru Donates Blankets to Family Promise - Gia G

Recently, Burke Subaru was pleased to donate 80 blankets featuring soft fleece on one side and waterproof material on the other to Family Promise of Cape May County through the Subaru Loves to Help initiative. In recognition of National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, Subaru and its retailers will be donating a total of 50,000 blankets to nearly 600 local homeless shelters across the country to help the youth and all those that are homeless. As we enter the season of giving and as nights get colder, Burke is proud to stay true to our Burke Promise and do our part in making a difference to those who need our help.

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Burke Subaru Donates Blankets to Family Promise

Burke Supports Bishop McHugh's Virtual Fun Run - Gia G

Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School (BMRCS) had to get creative this year to still hold their annual Fun Run/Walk fundraiser; so, they decided to go virtual! The Virtual Fun Run/Walk took place from Sept. 27 through Oct. 23. Each week the students shared pictures of themselves running and walking for their school. There was even a parent deployed in Iraq who joined the virtual event. To keep the momentum going, each week the top fundraiser was allowed to throw a pie in the principal’s face while the students cheered and let their school spirit be heard. The Fun Run/Walk had 6 top fundraisers and overall raised a total of $17,338 for BMRCS. The top fundraiser was Ivy in fourth grade. Ivy's goal was to be one of the highest fundraisers so she could throw a pie in the principal's face. Through her persistence, she was able to raise $955.48 for her school while enjoying being outside and exercising with her family. Burke Subaru was proud to sponsor this event and donate custom BMRCS lunchboxes to each participant, as well as the entire school staff, designed with the school’s colors and logo. The lunchbox was greatly appreciated by all, as due to COVID-19 the students must pack their lunch daily.

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Burke Supports Bishop McHugh's Virtual Fun Run

Burke Sponsors FORE Education Golf Tournament - Francey B

On September 15, Burke Subaru was proud to sponsor and participate in the 6th Annual FORE Education Golf Tournament at Stone Harbor Golf Club. Event proceeds went to the Cape May County Chamber Education Foundation, benefiting numerous educational programs and providing scholarships to college-bound and post-secondary adult education students. Francey Burke was excited to be this year's 2020 Honoree for her work in our local community. The event included a beautiful day of golf, premier welcome gifts provided by Burke Subaru, refreshments, a wine sampling, gourmet takeaway fare, and hole contests including a hole-in-one prize of a Subaru Impreza.

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Burke Sponsors FORE Education Golf Tournament

Burke Subaru Hosts Successful VIRTUAL Car Show - Francey B

For this year’s beloved Car, Truck & Cycle Show, Burke Subaru decided to present a virtual one given the current challenges. This year’s show benefitted Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955, raising a total of $5,460 for the organization. Sturdy Savings Bank continued their role as our presenting sponsor. The event included a virtual view of 135 cool cars, trucks and cycles, a virtual concert by Keith Hickman, virtual vendors and a virtual auction. Participants were able to vote for Best In Show, Best Motorcycle, Best Truck and Top 10. Our innovative concept received national attention from the car show listing company Car Show Safari, headquartered in California. The virtual nature of our event allowed participants from all over the country, including California, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Colorado, Nevada, South Carolina, North Carolina, Connecticut, Kansas, Michigan, Louisiana, Illinois, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. Keeping our mission through the Burke Promise and our dedication to the community, Burke Subaru was pleased to present this virtual event to continue our tradition and support our local veterans.

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Burke Subaru Hosts Successful VIRTUAL Car Show

Burke Donates Weekly Meal to USPS Cape May - Francey B

Burke Subaru is proud to donate meals to a local frontline organization once a week as these workers serve and protect us during the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 14, we donated breakfast to 35 postal employees at the Cape May Post Office! We were so pleased to donate this meal as they provide this essential service to our community during these challenging times.

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Burke Donates Weekly Meal to USPS Cape May

Burke Donates Weekly Meal to Ocean City Police - Francey B

Burke Subaru is proud to donate meals to a local frontline organization once a week as these workers serve and protect us during the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 7, Burke Subaru ventured up the road to donate breakfast to the Ocean City, NJ Police Department and thank them for their hard work during this challenging time. Shoutout to Arlenes on Asbury for providing the delicious breakfast!

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Burke Donates Weekly Meal to Ocean City Police

Burke Donates Weekly Meal to Arlington Fire Dept. - Francey B

Burke Subaru is proud to donate meals to a local frontline organization once a week as these workers serve and protect us during the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 30, Burke Subaru sent breakfast to hometown hero Lieutenant Mike Sheeran (who grew up in Middle Township) and his coworkers at the Arlington County Fire Department in Virginia. We thank them for taking care of the community during this challenging time.

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Burke Donates Weekly Meal to Arlington Fire Dept.

Burke Donates Weekly Meal to Lower Township Police - Francey B

Burke Subaru is proud to donate meals to a local frontline organization once a week as these workers serve and protect us during the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 23, Burke Subaru donated breakfast to the Lower Township Police Department. Burke thanks them for putting their own health at risk to protect our community during this challenging time. Another thank you to George's Place Court House for providing the catered breakfast!

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Burke Donates Weekly Meal to Lower Township Police

Burke Donates Weekly Meal to USPS Court House - Francey B

Burke Subaru is proud to donate meals to a local frontline organization once a week as these workers serve and protect us during the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 16, Burke Subaru donated breakfast to the hard-working US Postal Service staff at our local Cape May Court House Post Office. Thank you to all postal workers for providing this essential service to our community during these challenging times. Another thank you to George's Place Court House for providing the catered breakfast!

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Burke Donates Weekly Meal to USPS Court House

Burke Donates Weekly Meal to Cape Regional ICU - Francey B

Burke Subaru is proud to donate meals to a local frontline organization once a week as these workers serve and protect us during the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 10, Burke Subaru presented lunch to the Cape Regional Health System Intensive Care Unit. Burke appreciates the dedication and hard work of the staff during this challenging time. The catered lunch was delivered by the Bellevue Tavern - thanks to them for their part!

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Burke Donates Weekly Meal to Cape Regional ICU

Burke Subaru Supports Habitat for Humanity - Francey B

Burke Subaru is proud to present Habitat for Humanity Cape May County with a $7,396 donation as a result of Subaru’s 2019 Share The Love campaign. During the campaign, customers who purchased a Subaru vehicle were able to choose from 5 charities for Burke Subaru and Subaru of America to make a donation to – one of which was Habitat for Humanity Cape May County, Burke Subaru’s hometown charity choice. Habitat works to create safe, sustainable and affordable housing for low-income families. Keeping our mission through the Burke Promise and our dedication to the community, Burke Subaru is committed to helping Habitat build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter in our local community.

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Burke Subaru Supports Habitat for Humanity

Burke Promise Supports Avalon Lions Club - Sue W

The Avalon Lions Club donates to 15 Cape May County charities during the July-July fiscal year. We fundraise to meet the needs of these 15 charities, however, having outside donations helps us to add additional charities. The Avalon Lions Club was one of four charities chosen for round 2 of the Burke Promise donations. We have placed a check we received from Burke Motor Group into our charity account to continue to serve the needs of local 501(c)(3) organizations. Thank you for the donation!

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Burke Promise Supports Avalon Lions Club

Burke Promise Supports Humane Society of OC - Jim W

The Humane Society of Ocean City (HSOC) is a 501(c)3 corporation, consisting of a "no kill" animal shelter, and a full-service veterinary clinic. HSOC also provides animal control services for the city of Ocean City. Along with several other local nonprofit organizations, HSOC was part of the first Burke Promise charity group of 2019. Customers purchasing a vehicle from Burke could designate one of these organizations to receive a portion of the proceeds of the sale as a donation. The generous donation we received from Burke, based on customers' choices, allowed us to purchase a much-needed van to replace the old and deteriorating van we owned at that time. The reliability and safety of a new vehicle provided HSOC with increased travel range, which allowed us to rescue dozens of dogs from kill shelters all over the state of NJ. We were also able to partner with a rescue agency in Puerto Rico which flew several dogs that had been displaced by Hurricane Maria to Philadelphia International Airport, where we picked them up. In addition, the van has become an integral part of our community outreach program and our emergency evacuation plans. We would like to thank Burke Motor Group and their amazing customers for supporting the HSOC.

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Burke Promise Supports Humane Society of OC

Coffee with Cops at Burke Subaru - Francey B

Burke Subaru welcomed the Middle Township Police Department and members of the community for our second annual 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. Officers shared that this event by far had the largest attendance they've ever seen for a Coffee with Cops event, even surpassing the amount of attendees at last year's event at Burke. Along with coffee, event attendees enjoyed a gourmet breakfast complete with a waffle station, and received complimentary Burke Subaru coffee tumblers. Keeping our mission through the Burke Promise and our dedication to the community, Burke Subaru was happy to host our community members and support our local law enforcement.

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Coffee with Cops at Burke Subaru

Burke Subaru Supports Community Charities - David C

On behalf of the A.O.H., I wish to thank and Burke Subaru for allowing us to participate in the Burke Promise Initiative. We are very excited to be one of the four inaugural charities to be selected. Through your generous support we can continue to assist groups like Caring for Kids and the Atlantic City Rescue Mission (ACRM) among others. I have a great story to share with you. Soon after our luncheon at Burke, I spoke to a woman named Lyn. She is one of those served by ACRM. I had met her a few times previously. She's in her mid-20's and a survivor of extreme lifelong sexual and physical abuse. As we spoke, she was very enthusiastic and told me she had already received her Christmas present. When I asked what it was, she told me that through the assistance of the ACRM she was able to be placed in a motel room. She broke down as she told me she would now be able to cook her own meals as she now had a kitchen in her room and her own bathroom and shower. Arrangements were made for transportation to doctor and counseling visits to help her get her life back together. But best of all, since she was no longer homeless, she could now regain custody of her daughter from foster care! Agencies like Caring for Kids also help families with programs like Parents as Teachers where certified counselors provider in-home assistance for parents, parenting classes and special programs aimed at helping parents enhance their ability to care for children. Clients come through referrals from other organizations, hospitals, social service agencies and word of mouth. We support them through diaper drives, with food and formula, and financial assistance So, we are indeed very grateful to Burke and Subaru for your generosity and support. The donations we receive through the Burke Promise Initiative will provide much needed help and assistance to a good number of local individuals and families in our community. It is with your help that we are able to achieve this goal. Thank you once again and may you have a happy, safe and prosperous New Year!

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Burke Subaru Supports Community Charities