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 Lithia Subaru of Oregon City dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities, non-profits, schools and law enforcement. We're grateful for the opportunity to support such great causes, and we will continue to do our best to do right by the community in which we all live and work.

Oregon Humane Society

Oregon City Parks

Oregon City High School Snowboarding Team, Oregon City High School Football Team, Gladstone High Football Team, Clackamas Community College Volley Ball Team, Tumwata Middle School

Hearts With a Mission - Oregon City, Oregon State Troopers Association, Girl Scouts of America, Oregon City DHS, Oregon City Police Department, Oregon Food Bank


Did Lithia Subaru of Oregon City 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 Lithia Subaru of Oregon City

Subaru and Lithia Subaru of Oregon City 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

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow...for a good cause - Jeffrey P

Lithia Subaru Sales Consultant James Dean Hassel recently donated his long hair to Wigs For Kids. Here is his story, in his own words. "I donated my hair to Wigs For Kids because they make wigs for children undergoing cancer treatments and give them the wigs at no cost. I liked that! I started growing out my hair a few years ago after my Aunt passed away due to cancer. I donated it in loving memory of her. This was the first time that I have ever done anything like this but it felt amazing. It was easy to donate. I started the process online. I was matched to the Aura Barber Shop in Portland where not only did I get to donate my hair, I received the best haircut I have ever had done.

Wigs For Kids
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow...for a good cause

Wish Teen Tyler Meets the Crew - Mallory T

Wish teen Tyler from Oregon City was in and out of the hospital during high school due to his blood condition. One of the things he did to pass the time while sitting in the Emergency room, was to dream about building a custom Subaru WRX or WRX STI. He loved thinking about the mechanical engineering that goes into these cars and the parts. The Make-A-Wish Oregon team knew that Lithia Subaru of Oregon City needed to meet this incredible teen and hear his story and how his wish to go fishing in Florida completely turned around his outlook on life and really gave him the energy needed to graduate from high school. Lithia Subaru of Oregon City staff gave him a behind-the-scenes tour of the service department, gave him a bunch of Subaru rally gear and help him make some pretty awesome connections for the future! This team is AMAZING and we are so grateful!

Wish Teen Tyler Meets the Crew

Lithia Subaru Loves Pets - Sarah Y

Oregon Humane Society partnered with Lithia Subaru this past October for the Subaru Loves Pets campaign and Make a Dog's Day event on October 22. During the campaign, Lithia Subaru, under the direction of Sales Manager Cory Fay, displayed materials at their dealership prompting customers to scan a QR code to view shelter pets at the Oregon Humane Society. Since we are still only scheduling adoptions by appointment, this was the most efficient way to share available animals and specifically highlight the "underdogs" who require a special home. Thanks to our partnership with Lithia Subaru and the dealership's dedication to promoting our shelter pets during the month of October, OHS found homes for 190 cats and dogs (not counting puppies or kittens!) Animals adopted during the campaign included Winter, a nine-month-old deaf Australian Shepherd. Winter's condition meant that she needed a patient owner who could train her to learn hand signals and also consistently socialize her with other animals so she could learn to read dog body language. Fortunately, Winter found a home with an experienced pet owner who can provide the specialized care that she needs. In addition to Winter, more than a dozen other "underdogs" found homes during our partnership with Lithia Subaru and the Subaru Loves Pets campaign. We are incredibly grateful for their support and dedication to pets in need!

Lithia Subaru Loves Pets

Santa Paws - Sarah Y

You might say it was a Dog Day Afternoon on Saturday and Sunday at Lithia Subaru as we hosted the Oregon Humane Society's annual Santa Paws fundraiser. OHS has long been our community partner and this year was no exception. The public was invited to bring their pets in and have professional portraits taken for a nominal fee which went to OHS. ALL APPOINTMENT SLOTS FOR BOTH DAYS WERE SOLD OUT! While our team was excited to watch the parade of dogs on both day, nothing prepared us for the couple with their out-of-the-ordinary pets as shown here! We certainly know that the pics taken will make for memorable holiday moments for all of those who came in.

Santa Paws

Share the Love - Sarah Y

Lithia Subaru “shares the love” with Oregon Humane Society – donates more than $51,000 to help homeless pets. Oregon Humane Society received more than $51,000 from Lithia Subaru as part of the Share the Love event Lithia Subaru of Oregon City is “sharing the love” with the pets at the Oregon Humane Society with a $51,080 donation. The gift marks the largest donation from Subaru’s Share the Love event in the five years since OHS was first selected as one of the local participating charities. During the Share the Love event, which ran Nov. 15, 2018, to Jan. 2, 2019, $250 was donated for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased. This was the 11th year for the campaign which is expected to bring $140 million to local and national charities. Since 2013, Lithia Subaru of Oregon City has selected the Oregon Humane Society as the local beneficiary of the Share the Love event. “This year’s total was an absolute record - a testament to our staff and customer commitment to OHS,” says Ryan Vaughan, General Sales Manager, Lithia Subaru of Oregon City. “We are so grateful to Lithia Subaru of Oregon City for this generous donation,” says Sharon Harmon, OHS president, and CEO. “These funds will provide medical care, behavior support, and other services to pets in need. ”Pictured left to right: Jason Hirata, District Sales Manager - Subaru of America; Ryan Vaughan, General Sales Manager - Lithia Subaru of Oregon City; Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO; Sarah Yusavitz, OHS Corporate Relations Officer; Diego Montoya, Zone Retailer Development Manager - Subaru of America; Peter Holt, District Parts and Service Manager - Subaru of America. ##The Oregon Humane Society is the Northwest's oldest and largest humane society, with one of the highest adoption rates in the nation. OHS receives no government funds for its adoption, education, medical and behavior programs. Visit for more information.

Oregon Humane Society
Share the Love

Lithia Oregon City Subaru Loves Pets!!! - Jane M

All of us at the Oregon Humane Society would like to thank all the Portland Subaru retailers for raising and donating $56,900 to us during the Subaru Loves Pets Event! This tremendous donation will help hundreds of pets and families right here in Oregon! The Oregon Humane Society celebrated its 150 year anniversary this year and we could not do it without the strong support of Subaru and the local Subaru retailers. We would especially like to thank our long time supporter and partner, Lithia Oregon City Subaru! The team at Lithia Oregon City Subaru has been a generous donor to the Oregon Humane Society sponsoring our Annual Telethon, The Snuggle Express and several other of our key events year after year.Thank you very much to Lithia Oregon City Subaru for their generous donation of $7,375. Thank you from all the Pets!!!

Oregon Humane Society

Subaru and NWF Love the Earth! - Lisa N

Our habitat project involved over 25 students weeding, planting and cleaning up the space. It is now a beautiful space with plants, flowers, a bird bath, a little path and is a wonderful space outside our building. This project has inspired others to create a raised bed project. So we also have added six raised beds to our ongoing efforts! We are very excited about our habitat and garden spaces.

National Wildlife Federation
Subaru and NWF Love the Earth!

Lithia Animal Lovers Power OHS Snuggle Express - Jane M

Oregon Humane Society (OHS) just finished its 4th year of Snuggle Express, a program where OHS brings kittens and puppies to local businesses to bring joy to all and reduce stress for employees during the holiday season. Some businesses choose to donate so that the Snuggle Express can go to local schools. We are able to raise money for a great cause and provide awareness for animal adoptions and all of the things we at OHS do. Lithia Subaru was instrumental by providing a fleet of Subarus to transport these furry little buddies to local businesses. Oregon City Subaru has been our partner in this endeavor since the inception. This year Mother Nature made Snuggle Express much more challenging. If had just been the storms alone, our friends at Lithia Subaru and their intrepid Outbacks and Foresters would not have let a little thing like snow get in the way of OHS transporting puppies and kitties. But the weather in Portland was so severe all schools and businesses were closed; roads were impassable. In the following weeks, storms caused us to reschedule the Snuggle Express Days over and over, til we could visit all of the companies and schools who were signed up for the Snuggle Express. In their generous spirit, our friends at Lithia Subaru, allowed us to continue to borrow their vehicles for the Snuggle Express. If it were not for the compassionate animal-lovers at Lithia, Snuggle Express would not have become a reality.

Oregon Humane Society

Christmas 911 - Oregon City Police Department - Chris W

Thank you Ryan Vaughan for supporting our Christmas 911 Project at Oregon City Police Department.

Christmas 911 - Oregon City Police Department

Oregon City Police Department Christmas 911 - Chris W

Christmas 911 started with Tom Gaumer, a retired deputy chief for the Stockton Police Department in California who investigates cold cases for the Oregon City Police Department. The first toy drive was small and unnamed. Gaumer collected donations from local churches and Oregon City residents. Police staff wrapped the gifts and the officers delivered them. In 2012 the program was named Christmas 911. Police Officers and Detectives have the opportunity to recommend children they have worked with during the past year for the Christmas 911 project. Oregon City residents and businesses adopt these children for the Christmas season. Gifts are purchased and delivered to the police department for distribution the week of Christmas. This year OC Police was fortunate to have Oregon City Subaru partner with OCPD and held a toy drive. These toys were delivered to the police department and then wrapped for the Police Officers to hand out to children through the holiday season. Oregon City Police Department is fortunate to have such a great partnership with Ryan Vaughan and Oregon City Subaru! "OCPD really does have Santa's in Squad Cars"