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 Paul Moak Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

As Paul Moak celebrates 70 years as a third-generation, family-owned and operated business right here in the heart of Mississippi, we are grateful to our community who has supported us and trusted us through the years. 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.

Community Animal Rescue & Adoption (CARA)

Boy Scouts of America

The Little Lighthouse, JPS Summer Camp, Mississippi Children's Museum, Jackson Academy

Junior League of Jackson, Stray at Home Festival, Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership

Friends of Children's Hospital, Mississippi Children's Museum, Brilla Soccer Ministries, Hospice Ministries, MS Nurses Foundation

Did Paul Moak 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 Paul Moak Subaru

Subaru and Paul Moak 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

A Win-Win for Kids! - Rebecca M

Paul Moak Subaru was delighted to spread some rainbow-themed fun to two of our favorite charities supporting children in Mississippi. Throughout the month of May, local business Buff City Soap created a special scent of rainbow bath bombs and soaps for Friends of Children's Hospital, Paul Moak Subaru's hometown charity partner for the annual Subaru Share the Love Event. The dealership enjoyed a shopping spree of sorts, not only supporting a local business but also helping Friends of Children's Hospital raise additional funds. There was no question where to share the fun rainbow items--we knew the students at Mission First, an inner city after-school and summer camp ministry for youth would love them! Paul Moak has been a longtime supporter of Mission First and our staff had a rewarding afternoon visiting the campus and sharing individually gift-wrapped bath bombs and soaps with the campers. We call this a true "win-win," supporting two of our favorite charities supporting children in our state!

A Win-Win for Kids!

Over the Edge with Friends of Children's Hospital - Erica B

Thank you Paul Moak Subaru for Sharing The Love! Since 2013, Paul Moak Subaru has donated more than $71,000 to Friends of Children's Hospital to help bring smiles, joy and hope to sick and injured children in Mississippi. Through volunteerism, committee and board leadership, community engagement and financial support, the staff at Paul Moak Subaru sets the bar high! Thank you for your friendship, professionalism and commitment to enhance the health care experience for patients and families in Mississippi.


Inspiring Children to Let Their Imagination Roll! - Rebecca M

What happens when our children are free to imagine they can be anything? When a child attends Touch A Truck ® Jackson, they’re inspired to be everything they can be. Celebrating its 8th year, Touch A Truck ® Jackson, is a fun and educational experience intended to spark creativity and inspire our young learners to walk confidently in the pursuit of their dreams. Paul Moak Subaru has been a corporate sponsor of Touch A Truck ® Jackson since its first year in 2014! Thank you for your continued partnership in investing in our children and making a positive impact in our communities. For 2021 the virtual format of the event allowed children to see and experience the exhibits like never before! Not to mention free access to reach thousands more than in years past. Children were able to spend the morning exploring vehicles of all kinds – from dump trucks to fire trucks and even storm chasers – enjoying the best Mississippi has to offer. The fun didn't stop there! For the first year STEM kits were available for purchase so that students could interact with the video in real-time, teaching them to think critically, constructively, and creatively. Touch A Truck® Jackson continued to offer Field Trip Friday, an opportunity for school groups to attend the event virtually with a learning resource guide provided. Every school in Mississippi was invited to participate in Field Trip Friday, but don’t let state borders stop you—this resource is a free tool can be made available in English to educators world-wide! Second grade students will have a memorable field trip experience filled with opportunities to learn, explore, and celebrate reading. The video allows students to get up close and personal with the vehicles they love to see on the road or in the field, including construction and utility trucks, ambulances, diggers, commercial farm equipment, and many more! They will also get to meet foresters, emergency personnel, linemen, construction workers, truck drivers, and other community helpers that keep our world turning behind the wheel. Though the event looked different this year, the spirit and purpose remain the same, and the footprint of lives touched was larger than ever before! If we can inspire a child to broaden their imagination and encourage their dreams, then we have been successful! The Subaru Love Promise commitment is on full display with Paul Moak Subaru's 8 years of supporting Touch A Truck ® Jackson. Thank you for the impact on countless students throughout the Jackson Metro and beyond!

Paul Moak Subaru / Junior League of Jackson
Inspiring Children to Let Their Imagination Roll!

Subaru donates meals for Mississippians - Stacey C

Subaru donated 34,833 meals for Mississippians. Mississippi Food Network would not be able to do what we do without the community support that Subaru showed through this donation.

Mississippi Food Network
Subaru donates meals for Mississippians

Mississippi Children's Museum Discovery Night 2020 - Mary Frances P

Discovery Night celebrated the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). MCM is committed to helping children develop critical thinking and communication skills, creativity and collaborative, real-world problem solving by engaging them with innovative science and math-based exhibits, programs, and special events. We believe that developing these skills is vital to the creation of lifelong learners and it is our goal to promote positive futures for Mississippi’s children. In partnership with Paul Moak Subaru, volunteers were able to provide 250 science experiment kits to the children at Batson Children's Hospital who were unable to visit the museum. The proceeds from this event help support MCM’s Literacy and STEM Initiatives as well as provide critical operating revenue that will enable the museum to remain accessible to all children. Thank you for supporting the children of Mississippi!

Mississippi Children's Museum Discovery Night 2020

Adoptions for CARA!!! - Denise C

One of the many ways Paul Moak Subaru supports CARA has been as Stage Sponsor for CARA’s Largest Fundraiser—Dog Days of Summer, unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the event was cancelled this year. Paul Moak Subaru prevailed by choosing CARA as the recipient of the 2020 SUBARU LOVES PETS CAMPAIGN for the $100 donated toward every adoption in the month of October. We had a total of 40 adoptions in October which was a record number of adoptions done in one month for CARA and we were ECSTATIC!!! The monies from this campaign will help us continue to take care of the precious animals we have at the shelter. Each of our adopters receive an adoption box that Paul Moak Subaru also generously donated also with tons of swag and are a bit hit with our new adopters! We wanted to share one of the October adoption stories: Bandit is 15 1/2 years old and this sweet boy waited for 10 years for his home. He was chosen on October 7th to join a precious family. Bandit is being held by his new mom and flanked by his new siblings! Thank you Subaru and Paul Moak for everything you do for CARA and all the other homeless animals!!!

Community Animal Rescue & Adoption (CARA)
Adoptions for CARA!!!

Giving Tuesday Now - Erica B

Thank you Paul Moak Subaru for leading the #GivingTuesdayNow generosity movement on May 5, 2020! Your support provides comfort and care to 175,000 children treated at Children's of Mississippi each year. Friends of Children's Hospital was selected as Paul Moak's hometown charity and Subaru donated $18,439 through Subaru's 2019 Share the Love Event.

Friends of Children's Hospital

9th Annual Laps for Little Ones 5K and Fun Run - Tammy T

While 2020 has been a circus in and of itself, it seemed appropriate for the 9th Annual Laps for Little Ones 5K and Fun Run theme to be “The Greatest Show on Earth for the Greatest Kids on Earth”. You see, difficult times are nothing new for the students and families of The Little Light House. Difficult times teach us to reach out, adapt and help each other, so that success is obtainable. When we do, things thought to be impossible ¬become possible. That’s why we are so thankful for our friends at Paul Moak Subaru and their continued support over the years, which makes a huge difference for some of “the greatest kids on earth”, like Sawyer. He was the final student to “Strut His Stuff” at our event, starting out in his wheelchair, then pausing just before the finish line to take his daddy’s hands, get up out of his wheelchair and WALK ACROSS IT! We were all in tears watching this happen, as his family was told at his birth, he would never even hold his head up. What can we say; except when our community cares, what seems to be “impossible” can become “I’m possible”. Thank you, Paul Moak Subaru for making our community better!

The Little Light House Central MS
9th Annual Laps for Little Ones 5K and Fun Run

Mississippi College Dance Marathon - Shem M

Paul Moak Automotive was the official automotive sponsor of Mississippi Colleges Dance Marathon. By providing financial help towards the event, they helped Mississippi College set a new national record for a school our size. Dance Marathon is the largest student run charity event in the country and the Mississippi College chapter puts on their annual event to raise money for Children's of Mississippi. The only children's hospital in the state of Mississippi.

Mississippi College Dance Marathon

Wellsfest 2019: Paul Moak Subaru Pet Parade - Peggy H

Thank you Paul Moak Subaru for sponsoring the Pet Parade that was a part of the 2019 WellsFest. This year's pet parade had more participants than ever before, and there were many, many visitors to the Paul Moak Subaru Tent and Booth throughout the festival. Thanks to your support and that of many other sponsors and volunteers from throughout the community, WellsFest raised $63,000 for this year's non-profit beneficiary -- Extra Table. Founded 10 years ago by well-known chef and restauranteur Robert St. John, Extra Table buys nutritious food in bulk for distribution to soup kitchens and food pantries in Mississippi. The WellsFest donation will provide approximately 150,000 meals to hungry families in our state. Known as Jackson's Original Music Festival, WellsFest since 1984 has raised over $1.5 million for a wide range of non-profits in the metro Jackson area. The festival is sponsored by Wells United Methodist Church and has expanded to include a golf tournament and art auction during the week of WellsFest. Paul Moak Subaru has been partnering with WellsFest for a number of years. For more info, visit www.wellsfest.org or call Wells Church at 601-353-0658.

Wellsfest 2019: Paul Moak Subaru Pet Parade

Children's of Mississippi's Little Free Library - Laurie H

After receiving multiple Little Free Library containers for Children's of Mississippi, John Scarborough asked if we had enough books to maintain them. From that conversation, he proceeded to obtain a wonderful book donation for us from Paul Moak Subaru. These books do more than just fill up a LFL. Walking through the hospital and seeing parents reading to their child from a book, is remarkable. Seeing a child try to choose which book to read, climbing up in the chair with the book, giggling at the pictures or reading it, is priceless. Through Paul Moak Subaru's donation of the boxes of fabulous books, countless number of families and children are able to spend quality time doing something that lasts forever, reading. This brings joy to those that see it, as well as, to those experiencing it!

Children's of Mississippi's Little Free Library

8th Annual Laps for Little Ones 5K and Fun Run - Tammy T

Thanks to continued support from Paul Moak Subaru, The 8th Annual Laps for Little Ones 5K and Fun Run benefiting The Little Light House Central MS is in the books. This year's race themed "Blast From the Past" will go down in history as one of the most memorable and WET races...ever! Heavy rain did not deter the spirit of the day as many participants set their best time to date. Best of all through the continued sponsorships from Paul Moak Subaru and others, students attending The Little Light House will continue to receive educational and therapeutic services, tuition free. With early intensive intervention, preschool aged children with special needs will reach milestones many think are impossible. Thank you Paul Moak Subaru for turning rain into sunshine for all of our families.

The Little Light House
8th Annual Laps for Little Ones 5K and Fun Run

8th Annual Laps for Little Ones 5K and Fun Run - Tammy T

Thanks to continued support from Paul Moak Subaru, The 8th Annual Laps for Little Ones 5K and Fun Run benefiting The Little Light House Central MS is in the books. This years race themed "Blast From the Past" will go down in history as one of the most memorable and wet races...ever! Heavy rain did not deter the spirit of the day as many participants set their best time ever. Best of all through the sponsorships of Paul Moak Subaru and others, students at The Little Light House will continue to receive educational and therapeutic services they need, tuition-free. With early intensive intervention children with special needs will reach milestones many thought to be impossible. Thanks Paul Moak Subaru for turning rain into sunshine for all our families.

The Little Light House
8th Annual Laps for Little Ones 5K and Fun Run

Bright Lights Belhaven Nights - Casey C

Paul Moak Surbaru helped Bright Lights Belhaven Nights for the past two years by sponsoring our Children's Area. This event celebrated its 15th year this year and Paul Moak Subaru helped to make that happen. Each year families from the all over the Jackson Metro come to the Belhaven Neighborhood for an evening filled with music, art and endless entertainment for all ages. The Children's Area has always been a family favorite and Paul Moak Subaru has helped to make this area become the best that it can be by offering a wide variety of children's activities.

The Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation
Bright Lights Belhaven Nights

Friends of Children's Hospital goes Over the Edge - Tena M

Over the Edge with Friends raised more than $100 thousand for the fourth year in a row to support Batson Children's Hospital, the flagship of the statewide health system, Children's of Mississippi.Through the generosity of participants, donors and sponsors like Paul Moak Subaru, fundraising goals were exceeded. In addition to their sponsorship, Paul Moak Subaru staff filled key leadership roles and provided volunteers for the two-day rappelling event.

Friends of Children's Hospital
Friends of Children's Hospital goes Over the Edge

CARA Dog Days of Summer/Children's Carnival - Matthew H

CARA (www.carams.org) is much appreciative of the work Paul Moak Subaru does on behalf of the community, including the pups & cats of CARA. Paul Moak Subaru has sponsored the CARA Dog Days of Summer's Children's Carnival several years running. Dog Days of Summer is our largest event, which provides much needed funds for CARA to continue to support the pups and cats in its care (like the one pictured below), as well as the largest day in the park in the metro area for local dogs (and their families) to enjoy doggie agility, pet parade, police K-9 demos, pet care stations as well as bbq, crafts, and children's activities. Paul Moak Subaru also supports CARA, through the Subaru Loves Pets initiative, with dog toys, adoption packets, and shelter supplies.

Community Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA)
CARA Dog Days of Summer/Children's Carnival

Friends of Children's Hospital - Elisha B

Paul Moak Subaru donates $13,325 to Friends of Children’s Hospital's annual event, Over the Edge with Friends. These funds were raised from the 2018 Subaru Share the Love event. This is their 4th consecutive year as a sponsor of Over the Edge! This year was extra-special because the dealership was involved at many levels--not only as a financial corporate sponsor, but employees participated as Edgers, volunteers, donors, and steering committee members. Friends is grateful for Paul Moak Subaru's ongoing support and for their part in raising $140,000 for Friends of Children's Hospital!

Friends of Children's Hospital
Friends of Children's Hospital

Omega Psi Phi/Uplift, Inc. Golf Tournament - Jerry W

Paul Moak Subaru generously sponsored the Uplift, Inc. charity golf tournament on March 17, 2016. The golft tournament raised money for Uplift, Inc., the philanthrophic foundation for Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Funds raised will aid with educational programs, tutoring, and scholarships awarded by the fraternity throughout Mississippi.

Uplift, Inc.
Omega Psi Phi/Uplift, Inc. Golf Tournament

Dr. Seuss Silly Birthday Celebration - Emily H

On March 5, 2016, Paul Moak Subaru continued its sponsorship of the Dr. Seuss Silly Birthday Celebration at the Mississippi Children's Museum for the fourth consecutive year. Literacy is one of the Mississippi Children's Museums key initiatives and the exhibits, programming and outreach efforts correlate to support and promote early language skills development. MCM's Dr. Seuss Silly Birthday celebrates Read Across America Day and has become the largest single attendance day for the museum.

Mississippi Children's Museum
Dr. Seuss Silly Birthday Celebration

Friends of Children's Hospital - Melanie S

Paul Moak Subaru donates $10,144 to Friends of Children’s Hospital (FOCH) benefitting Mississippi’s only hospital for children. The money was raised during the 2015 Subaru Share the Love Event held November 19, 2015 through January 2, 2016. For the third year, Paul Moak Subaru selected Friends of Children’s Hospital as its Share the Love Event hometown charity recipient. Since 2013, Paul Moak Subaru has donated $24,342 to Friends of Children’s Hospital through the annual Subaru Share the Love Event. Pictured: Rob Armour, President of the FOCH Board of Directors; Dr. Rick Barr, Batson Hospital for Children Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics; John Scarbrough, Paul Moak Automotive General Manager; Jeanne Scarbrough, Paul Moak Automotive BDC Manager; Rebecca McCarty, Paul Moak Corporate Communications Director; and Sara Ray, FOCH Chairman of the Board.

FOCH
Friends of Children's Hospital

The Little Light House School Laps for Little Ones - Angela T

The Little Light House is a tuition-free Development Center for children with special needs ages birth - 6 years. It is not funded by the government so depends on donations from groups and individuals to continue providing services for these children. We had a record number of runners this year at the Laps for Little Ones 5-K, so thank you to everyone who participated! We appreciate Paul Moak Subaru's continued sponsorship of this special event and the children who benefit.

The Little Light House School Laps for Little Ones

8th Annual Dog Days of Summer - Laura L

Paul Moak Subaru once again partnered with Community Animal Rescue & Adoption to present our biggest fundraiser of the year--Dog Days of Summer! This year we saw record attendance with 1650 people enjoying the day, many with their dogs. We appreciate Subaru's continued support for homeless animals in our community.

Community Animal Rescue & Adoption (CARA)
8th Annual Dog Days of Summer

1st Annual Subaru of Mississippi Expo - Austin F

Thanks to Paul Moak Subaru for providing the exclusive sponsorship of the 1st Annual Subaru of Mississippi Expo held June 13th at the MS State Fairgrounds. Thirty Subaru owners, hailing from states including Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and North Carolina joined in on the festivities. Attendees were thrilled with the Subaru promotional items donated by Paul Moak. Over 75 Subaru enthusiasts came together for the first event of its kind for Mississippi. The Subaru Group of MS looks forward to continuing to work with Paul Moak Subaru to grow the Subaru brand throughout our state!

Subaru Group of Mississippi
1st Annual Subaru of Mississippi Expo

Hospice Ministries 15th Annual Golf Tournament - Isabel C

The 15th annual Hospice Ministries' Golf Tournament was held June 8th at Annandale Golf Club in Madison. This successful event is recognized as one of the best tournaments in the area, and is blessed with the participation of leading businesses, business and community leaders, physicians, and corporations. One of our long time sponsors is Paul Moak who has graciously provided the golfers the opportunity to win a car or one of several more fabulous prizes. This fundraiser Helps us to further our mission of caring for terminally ill patients and their families. Through the generosity of many individuals, we can help others at one of the most vulnerable times of their lives.

Hospice Ministries, Inc.
Hospice Ministries 15th Annual Golf Tournament

Touch A Truck Jackson 2015 Sponsor - Lisa S

Thanks to Paul Moak Subaru for its continuing sponsorship of the 2nd annual Touch A Truck Jackson event April 24-25, 2015 at Trustmark Park in Pearl, MS. As a corporate sponsor, Paul Moak Subaru's support allowed the Junior League of Jackson to host a two-day community and fund development event entertaining and educating children throughout the Jackson metro area. On Friday, April 24th, hundreds of students attended Field Trip Friday. On Saturday, the venue space was filled with kids and parents having a "wheelie" good time exploring trucks of all sizes, construction equipment, emergency vehicles, a helicopter, and of course Subaru models! The proceeds of Touch A Truck Jackson are funneled back into our local community through the work of the Junior League of Jackson. Thank you, Paul Moak Subaru for sponsoring Touch A Truck Jackson for our first two years!

Junior League of Jackson
Touch A Truck Jackson 2015 Sponsor