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Subaru Loves Pets
Subaru Loves the Earth
Subaru Loves Learning
Subaru Loves to Help
Subaru Loves to Care
Whether they live in our homes or in the wild, Subaru is committed to keeping all animals safe and healthy.
Loving the environment means more than loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it.
It’s our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.
In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.
We should all have a chance to lead a healthy life. We’re aiming to give as many people that chance as we can.
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. This is not just the area in which we work in, but where our families we live and play. That is why we are so happy to be able to give back.
During the Holiday season of 2016, North Country Subaru partnered with a local/privately owned grocery store called “Lewis Super Market.” The promotional concept was that any customer who purchased or leased a new or pre-owned vehicle would be given a voucher to be redeemed at the grocery store for a 20 lbs. turkey. Lewis Super is a locally owned and operated store and really liked the idea of us sending our customers to their store to redeem the turkeys to help promote awareness. North Country and Lewis Super collaborated on ordering, based on our expected volume; the irony was that a large percentage of customers elected not to redeem their turkey saying, “have the grocery-store donate it for me.” When the promotional period was over, Lewis Super had 20 extra turkeys in-stock. Unlike a large chain, they were unable to justify the expense of these turkeys and literally ran out of space in their freezers for other products. This is when North Country stepped in. We purchased all 400 lbs. of turkey and brought it to one of our local food kitchens, “Glens Falls Open Door Mission.” This is a charity we have worked with in the past and love what they do for the community. At the same time we were able to help another local business get community recognition. This is just another way that North Country Subaru “Loves to Help.”
During the Holiday Season of 2016, North Country Subaru held a "Turkey Give-Away" to our customers who purchased or leased a new Subaru. All of the turkeys were purchased from a family-owned grocery store nearby. When the event was over, only half of the turkeys were redeemed by our customers. Rather than leave the burden of these 20 extra turkeys on the local grocery store, North Country Subaru decided to "BUY THEM ALL" and we drove them right down to the Glens Falls Open Door Mission; a growing community support center in our area that serves meals to those in-need. At over 20lbs. each, that was 400+lbs. of turkey! Of course, we made sure that there was space in their freezer before we arrived. We know they will make great use of this extra food and look forward to seeing how much the Glens Falls Open Door Mission grows in upcoming years.
September was Subaru Loves Learning month at North Country Subaru. During the entire month, customers were invited to fill out self-adhesive name badges, which were applied to the inside cover of several hundred science books. On September 21, co-owners Jared and Eric Lendrum visited Abraham Wing Elementary School in Glens Falls to deliver the books and meet with school Principal John Godfrey, school Librarian Brianna Williams, and several students representing each grade in the school. Eric and Jared are both fathers, and so events with children are especially exciting to them. The children were enthusiastic about their school’s new books (and getting to miss a little class time; their eyes lit up when they saw the hundreds of different science books being gifted to the school. Both Jared and Eric had an opportunity to speak with the children about history and science; with Jared even revealing during a talk about frogs that he has a degree in environmental science! At times, the children were so absorbed the new science books that it was difficult to hold their attention, which made the Lendrum's chuckle as they knew this was a wonderful problem to have. North Country Subaru does as much in their hometown community as they can, but the opportunities to help children always have been, and always will be, their favorite.
North Country Subaru believes that involvement with the arts play a crucial role in early childhood development. During August 2016, they partnered with the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council in their hometown community of Glens Falls to sponsor a summer camp for children to create different kinds of art. The events featured fun projects such as “trash art”, “silly hair”, and “art in nature” which allowed youth to work with local artists as instructors in various mediums. The children were also encouraged to work on various side art projects in their own chosen medium. The final camp was tie dye, where North Country Subaru co-owners Jared and Eric Lendrum were afforded the opportunity to participate in the craft, bring gifts to the children, and were surprised with an awesome custom Subaru cut out hand painted by the kids! Eric and Jared had a wonderful time chatting and hanging out with the children. After seeing what a great time the kids were having, all agreed that a similar program will have to happen again next summer!
The Open Door Mission is committed to meeting the hunger needs of folks in our area, but we can't do it alone! We are so grateful to everyone at NORTH COUNTRY SUBARU for hosting the "DRIVE FOR HUNGER" campaign which ran the entire month of July, 2016. They asked their customers to donate non-perishable food items to our weekend Backpack Food Program, which provides breakfasts and lunches on the weekends for over 300 area children in need during the school year. In return for their donations, their customers received a 10% (up to a maximum $25) discount off of their next vehicle service! Through this project, North Country Subaru payed us a visit with a Subaru Crosstrek FULL of food donations that helped fill our shelves before school starts again in a few weeks. This kind of investment in our community is what makes us proud to partner with North Country Subaru and we are so grateful for their role in helping us address the hunger needs of people in the greater Glens Falls, NY region. Thank you Jared, Eric, and Jenny and the rest for making this awesome food drive a success...you guys rock! North Country Subaru cares!
On August 9, Sales Associate Ed White attended the 14th annual RACE THE TRAIN, to benefit the Johnsburg Dollars for Scholars Association, on behalf of North Country Subaru. The event begins at the Reparius Train Station, where participants board the train and ride it to North Creek. Once at North Creek, runners race the train 8.5 miles back to Reparius. Runners range in ages from 3 to 70 years old and there are several other smaller races to accommodate them. Interestingly enough, in the 12 years that North Country Subaru has been sponsoring this event, it has never once rained! The race is competitive, but also a lot of fun.
During the month of July, North Country Subaru offered 10% off service bills to their customers who brought in 10 or more non-perishable food items. The focal point of this campaign was to collect as much food as possible for The Open Door Mission, a food pantry in the hometown community of Glens Falls that has been serving the homeless and under privileged for over 30 years. Specifically, North Country Subaru asked for breakfast and lunch items to benefit The Open Door's Backpack Program, which feeds over 300 local children each week during the school year. The response to this drive was overwhelming, and North Country Subaru in conjunction with it's staff and customers were able to fill up an entire Crosstrek with items for the food pantry. On Tuesday, August 2, Jared and Eric Lendrum dropped off the contents of the Crosstrek at the food pantry and were generously offered a tour which proved to be both interesting and rewarding, as the shelves for the Backpack Program were in dire need of replenishment so they were able to see how their contribution would help.
On Tuesday July 19, co-owners of North Country Subaru Jared and Eric Lendrum brought sales associate Patrick Hallahan and marketing specialist Jenny Latzko to the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls to partner up with the Adirondack Theatre Festival and volunteer for their children's dinner theatre performance of "Stuart Little." Jared and Eric had the privilege of greeting the children and their families at the door, while Jenny and Patrick showed the patrons to their seats. The staff at North Country Subaru were able to meet the cast of "Stuart Little" and watch as the cast interacted with the children to make crafts and take their lunch orders. North Country Subaru has been a proud supporter of Adirondack Theatre Festival for years, and is grateful for the large amount of people that ATF draws into their hometown community to support the arts and local small businesses, a cause very close to the Lendrum's hearts.
Camp Under the Woods Foundation is an incredible nonprofit organization that North Country Subaru has been supporting for years, but in 2016 they wanted to do something more. Camp Under the Woods is a summer camp designed to offer unique adventures to children on the autism spectrum and with developmental disabilities. For every new vehicle sold under the Share the Love program, Subaru contributed a large sum to the charity(s) of the purchasers choosing. North Country Subaru elected to have the Under the Woods Foundation to be their local charity option for their March 2016 event. North Country Subaru raised $7,907.00 via the Subaru Share the Love Campaign and in March of 2016 they hosted a very special check passing ceremony on the sales floor of their Queensbury, New York dealership. Representatives from Camp Under the Woods in attendance were Bob and Heidi Underwood, and were met by Jared, Eric, and Ken Lendrum as well as Subaru DSM Annie Esposito.
Even more important than selling cars is being a part of the community; and North Country Subaru Loves to Care. When brothers Jared (VP of Operations) and Eric (VP of Sales & Marketing) Lendrum first heard of the partnership with the Albany Chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, they jumped at the opportunity to help. Cancer research is a cause very dear to their hearts. The Lendrums set up a table in their lobby and collected notes of hope from staff and patrons alike. On 6/22/16, they delivered 63 blankets, together with baskets including warm Subaru hats, books, and movies for adults and kids alike to the C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital. Eric and Jared were met with warm smiles and handshakes by several hospital staff that collected the items on behalf of the patients. They were also afforded the incredible opportunity to emphasize how important it is to have a heart in business, and how the Subaru Corporation and its partners, especially North Country Subaru, will always be there to give back in any way they can.