The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2022 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 2022 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 Zeigler Subaru of Merrillville dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

At Zeigler Subaru of Merrillville, we believe in being a positive force in something bigger. And it all starts right here in our community. Not just by our donations, but by our actions. That’s why we stay true to our Love Promise Community Commitment by partnering with a wide variety of community nonprofits and charities. Every year, we join hands with our owners in the “Share the Love” event, giving back to our community-a community that’s given so much to us. So, every day, we strive to ensure our love is felt not just by our customers, but by all in our community. We do this because we feel it is the right thing to do. We are proud to participate in the Love Promise Community Commitment. We’re grateful, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve and support the causes and passions that are closest to our hearts, right here in our neighborhood. All of the organizations we support have one thing in common: the unwavering dedication to improve the world and the lives of ­its people.

Michiana Humane Society & SPCA


Adopt a Class

Chasing Dreams

Salvation Army of Michigan City

Did Zeigler Subaru of Merrillville 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 Zeigler Subaru of Merrillville

Subaru and Zeigler Subaru of Merrillville 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

Subaru of Merrillville donates to Salk Elementary School - Donna S

Zeigler Subaru of Merrillville once again supported Merrillville Community School Corporation's Salk Elementary School with generous gift of $3,000 through its partnership with Six teachers were chosen by building administration to share the donation, $500/each: * Christine Zylstra, Art * Lori Williams, 4th grade * Helaine Basile, 1st grade * Jan Andrews, Kindergarten * Christine Kerr, 3rd grade * Anna Bobbitt, 2nd grade Some of the teachers already spent or had plans for their new funding: Ms. Bobbitt said the donation helped to purchase new books for her classroom library; Ms. Williams purchased a set of dry erase boards, multiplication games to continually reinforce mastery of facts, place value manipulatives, and rewards for her hard-working students; Ms. Zylstra said she will use the funds for air dry clay and acrylic paints and paint brushes; and Ms. Andrews said she would purchase supplies for activity stations for managed independent learning. Pictured from left: Nick Petralia, Principal; Christine Zylstra, Art; Lori Williams, 4th grade; Helaine Basile, 1st grade; Jan Andrews, Kindergarten; Christine Kerr, 3rd grade; Tammy Rassbach, Asst. Principal; Naomi Foth, Subaru Share the Love Director; Mark Artibey, New Car Director; Kyle Faiman, General Manager. Anna Bobbitt, 2nd grade (not pictured).

Merrillville Community School Corporation
Subaru of Merrillville donates to Salk Elementary School

Zeigler Subaru of Merrillville Provides Love and Hope to Cancer Patients - Shelby W

On June 23rd, UChicago Medicine's Comer Children's Hospital in Merrillville received 80 blankets and 25 arts & craft kits for their patients provided by Zeigler Subaru of Merrillville and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Illinois Region Chapter. These comforting gifts were also accompanied by personalized message of hope cards written by customers and staff of Zeigler Subaru of Merrillville. Items like these show support and love to the children at Comer's as they navigate their diagnosis and treatment journey. The blankets not only warm their bodies, but their hearts and souls. Many thanks to Kyle Faiman, Mark Artibey, and the rest of the Zeigler Subaru of Merrillville team for your continued support of LLS's mission to cure blood cancer and improve the quality of life to patients and their families, and to the cancer team at Comer Children's for all that you do for your patients in their fight.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Zeigler Subaru of Merrillville Provides Love and Hope to Cancer Patients

Creating a Brighter Future - Denise B

Zeigler Subaru of Merrillville shared so much LOVE with Chasing Dreams Learning Center by generously donating $25,000.00. The donation will help us to continue to provide FREE programs that benefit individuals with a disability of all ages independently excel. Program supplies will be purchased to help participants improve independent living skills, integrate into the community, and enhance their social skills to live a more fulfilled and meaningful life. The commitment Zeigler Subaru in Merrillville has for the community means the world to us! Thank you for sharing the LOVE with hundreds of families in the community and creating a brighter future for everyone!

Chasing Dreams Learning Center
Creating a Brighter Future

Donation to Salk Elementary School. - Donna S

Zeigler Subaru of Merrillville supported Merrillville Community School Corporation's Salk Elementary School with a generous gift of $3,000 through its partnership with teachers were chosen by building administration to share the donation. A few of the teachers shared their stories and gratitude:"I used the donation to purchase math manipulatives, flexible seating, and headphones. I am so appreciative of the donation! Subaru gave me a wonderful opportunity to provide resources to my students that I wouldn’t be able to afford with my own money. My students have been able to use the math manipulatives in small groups. My kids are loving the wobble seats and it helps them stay focused.” Ms. Schultz."There will be a variety of items that can benefit kindergarten through fourth grade students. The students will use these items to become more physically literate. With some equipment being 40 years old, I am extremely thankful to receive this wonderful gift to help upgrade equipment and benefit my students." Mr. Downham“I used the donation to purchase items for my classroom such as math manipulatives, computer mice for student Chromebooks, and items for guided reading groups. This donation was much appreciated. There are many businesses that are going through rough times, and for Subaru to choose to give back to the students in our community during this time is such an amazing thing for them to do. My students and I can't thank them enough!” Ms. Harrell

Salk Elementary School
Donation to Salk Elementary School.

4 Paw Sake Rescue - Holly G

Kash and Kibble came into our rescue as an owner surrender. At just a year old, these bonded litter mates were left searching for a fur-ever family after their original owner fell horribly ill. With the help of Subaru, 4PawSake Rescue was able to find an amazing family willing to adopt them together! Subaru provides a much larger platform for small rescues like ours. We are so grateful to be a part of this fundraiser!

4 Paw Sake Rescue
4 Paw Sake Rescue

Zeigler Subaru Loves MHS Pets - Johanna H

Zeigler Subaru of Merrillville chose to partner with Michiana Humane Society for "Subaru Loves Pets" month, and in addition to the Subaru donation, Zeigler has "rounded up" to match adoption fees in a donation to the shelter. It could not have come at a better time. It's kind of hard to believe that 2021 has presented more challenges than 2020, but for the Michiana Humane Society it's true. Many of the pets being surrendered to our care have required extraordinary veterinary care, care that's beyond our in-house abilities. Dogs with blown knees, cats with serious eye injuries, diseases like parvovirus and panleukopenia are stretching our budget. (Photo is Autumn, a two-year old pit mix with suspected cancer.) Having Zeigler Subaru's commitment for October has helped us to shape adoption events to help get all of these animals wonderful new homes. Because as we all know, it's not only Subaru who loves pets! Thank you to Mark and his team.

Michiana Humane Society
Zeigler Subaru Loves MHS Pets

Chasing Dreams - Denise B

Providing educational programs to individuals of all ages with a disability that promote self growth to live a more fulfilled life and become more independent. Zeigler Subaru is outstanding! They made a positive impact in the community by helping over 400 children and youth.

Chasing Dreams
Chasing Dreams