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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.
The staff at Project Hero and Ride 2 Recovery would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to Rob Paddor, Subaru of America, and all of the customers at Evanston Subaru in Skokie for donating over $36,000 (including an $18,000 match from Evanston Subaru) to our cycling programs dedicated to helping Veterans and First Responders. Our programs improve the physical and mental wellness of our nation’s injured heroes by using cycling as a means of rehabilitation. These brave men and women are provided bikes (often customized to fit their specific needs), mechanical support, food, lodging and extracurricular activities as part of the overall rehabilitation program through Ride2Recovery and Project Hero.
Thanks to Rob Paddor and Evanston Subaru in Skokie for sponsoring our annual "Skokie Greening" event at Niles North High School. Thousands of local residents dropped-off household items at 20 recycling stations set-up in the high school's parking lot. Because of this event, we estimate that 20 tons of trash was recycled and kept from being discarded into local landfills. We were amazed at the number of Subaru owners who pitched-in due to the efforts of Evanston Subaru to notify their customers as part of their Earth Day promotion.
We are so grateful that Evanston Subaru in Skokie chose Community Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) to be part of their annual Share the Love campaign. CARE began in 1987 to promote pet adoption and today, it is a thriving group of volunteers that places dogs and cats into foster homes in the communities of Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glenview, Northbrook, Northfield, Highland Park, Deerfield and parts of Chicago. Because of the donations by Evanston Subaru, like this check for $18,607, CARE was able to purchase a brand new building, in Skokie, to house our growing pet adoption center.
Subaru Ambassador, Catherine Costello is the hero of this year’s Chicago Flower and Garden Show. With the help of many volunteers from Subaru she fills Subaru Outbacks, Foresters, Crosstreks and Imprezas with flowers from the show to bring to local nursing homes. Catherine is the founder of Bloom and Toss, Her organization repurposes flowers from local Jewel-Osco Stores, Whole Foods Markets, Heinen's Grocery Stores, Mariano Stores and events like the Chicago Flower and Garden show for nursing homes and schools for people with learning disabilities.
The Northwestern University Men's Basketball team made history by reaching the NCAA March Madness Tournament for the first time in their history. Evanston Subaru sponsored the "Watch Party" at Welsh-Ryan Arena as the NCAA Selection Committee named the Wildcats an 8th seed in the West Region facing off against Vanderbilt University in Round One. Pictured at the Watch Party is Evanston Subaru in Skokie owner Rob Paddor (left) and Northwestern University President, Morton Schapiro.
Evanston Subaru in Skokie, co-owner, Bill Snowden makes our fans so happy by living the Subaru Love Promise. Kids, adults and senior citizens are all welcomed at the Evanston Subaru display in the lobby of Welsh-Ryan Arena by Bill and the other Subaru team members. Giving away Teddy Bears (Su BEAR u), seat cushions or foam fingers the Evanston Subaru area is always the happiest place at Northwestern University.
A group of students and teachers from The Cove School, in Northbrook, IL, spent the morning at Evanston Subaru in Skokie with Ray Eichenlaub, Service Director. Ray gave us a guided tour of all the departments working within a car dealership. A few of our students love cars, and hope to become mechanics, the day was extra special for them. Thanks to Rob, Ray and all the staff who welcomed our school. The Cove School is for children with learning disabilities from kindergarten to 12th grade.
Evanston Subaru's Stay-cation giveaway with Northwestern University provided a fantastic evening for two Wildcat fans from Morton Grove at the Northwestern vs. Illinois Men's Basketball game in Evanston, IL. Picked through social media, these `Cat fans were provided a limo ride to the big game, court-side tickets, NU gear, N-Club tickets, dinner and an evening's stay in a luxury hotel. Pictured with Bill Snowden on court prior to the #B1G game.
A very heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Rob Paddor and Evanston Subaru for helping the 219 Foundation raise money for our high school students in need. Approximately 30% of District 219 students qualify for the free or reduced-price lunch program, the District 219 Foundation programs help bridge the gap by providing healthy & nutritious food to students. Since 2007, the Foundation has awarded more than $200,000 in grants in the form of graphing calculators, refurbished computers, AP testing, college entrance exams, community college scholarships and college campus bus tours for students who may not have considered higher education until their visit. More recently, the Foundation has also been providing school supplies and breakfast bars to students in need.
Thank you to Evanston Subaru in Skokie for helping the USO of Illinois to provide 20 family holiday ham meals to our active military members in Chicagoland. Also thanks to the Jewel-Osco Store on Pulaski and Foster in Chicago for organizing and preparing the family Christmas meals for our servicemen & servicewomen.
PUPPY UPDATE! Thanks to Evanston Subaru in Skokie's recent event, two of our puppy litter-mates have found adoptive homes. Little Patch (left) found a wonderful couple to live with, and Pinto (now Rizzo) got himself a big extended family. So far, everything is going well. They sure look happy! Congratulations on your new pets and happy holidays!
The Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club is grateful to Evanston Subaru for donating part of their service department last Saturday for Rotary's biggest fundraiser of the year. Members and friends of Rotary came to Evanston Subaru to pick-up their holiday orders of grapefruit, oranges, ham and nuts. About 150 people visited our temporary holiday distribution center in Subaru's newly remodeled Service Center.
Over the years, C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue has raised thousands of dollars because of our partnership with Evanston Subaru in Skokie. Because of our numerous events including adopt-a-pet, Strut for Strays, the dog washes and Subaru's fabulous year-end Share the Love Event, we're proud to announce we have found a new home in Skokie to re-open our animal shelter. A millions thanks to Rob Paddor, Bil Snowden and Team Evanston Subaru. Without the help of Evanston Subaru this new shelter would never have happened. (pictured left to right) Kari Kennedy Public Relations for CARE holding an adoptable puppy, Rob Paddor, owner of Evanston Subaru and Linda Gelb, President of CARE.
Our fan loves to see the Evanston Subaru display inside Welsh-Ryan arena. Whenever the Subaru display is not there, people are always asking "where's Subaru?" The crew at Evanston Subaru treat our fans great and always go the extra mile to bring smiles to the faces of our fans, whether we win or lose. We love Evanston Subaru.
Evanston Subaru in Skokie helped the USO of Illinois secure 20 family Thanksgiving turkey meals at the Jewel-Osco on Pulaski and Foster in Chicago for our troops. Special thanks to Subaru of America, Inc. Ambassador, Catherine Costello, of Bloom-n-Toss, for notifying Rob Paddor and the USO of Illinois of this great opportunity for our military heroes. (pictured) Chris Miller (left), Director, USO of Illinois, Center Operations and Volunteer Services at Naval Station Great Lakes and Jewel store manager, Steve Colello.
Thanks to Rob Paddor and Team Evanston Subaru in Skokie for participating again this year in Ride 2 Recovery's Las Vegas Honor Ride. Because of your team's generous donations our fundraising goals were exceeded in 2016. We are also so pleased that Evanston Subaru has agreed to sponsor their 4th Annual Honor Ride Chicago on Sunday, June 11, 2017.
Subaru of America named Evanston Subaru in Skokie the "2016 Love Promise Retailer of the Year, " chosen as the exclusive dealership, out of 625 retailers in the USA, to receive this distinction. This honor is given to the dealership that goes above and beyond in the community where they live and give-back.
A big Sauganash Community thank you to Rob Paddor and Evanston Subaru in Skokie for helping sponsor our fundraising event. It's amazing how many Subarus we see with the Evanston Subaru license plate frame in our small neighborhood. Since its beginning over 90 years ago, Sauganash has been a special place of welcoming homes, with engaged and active neighbors. Many have lived their entire lives here, others have returned to raise their families, and those new to the community quickly fall in love with our small-town community in the big city of Chicago on the edge of the LaBagh Woods Forest Preserves.
The Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra was honored to have Rob Paddor as our Guest Conductor for the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra's performance of the “The Star Spangled Banner" at our season's opening night. Rob and Evanston Subaru have been valuable partners in bringing Classical Music to our community. The donations provided helped the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra build an acoustically perfect concert shell which will bring years of enjoyment to the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts.
One of our favorite photos. We love our Subaru and Evanston Subaru in Skokie. Thanks for the bear, it was a huge hit!
Thanks to Rob Paddor and Evanston Subaru in Skokie for their generous donation of books to our library. Our school will use the books to support our after-school reading programs and due to the sizable donation, many students will be allowed to permanently keep their books. Tori Gammeri, Head Librarian at McCracken School, (left) and Rob Paddor
Abbie Weisberg, CEO and Executive Director of Keshet, an organization that helps special needs people from ages 3 to 50 in Chicagoland was recently at a Rotary Club of Skokie Valley meeting to thank Rotarian Rob Paddor, owner of Evanston Subaru in Skokie for hiring Keshet students to work at his dealership. She asked other Rotarians to consider hiring a Keshet student at their businesses and stressed it would change their culture in a positive way with both employees and customers. Weisberg said "if there were more Rob Paddors, this world would be a better place." (pictured left to right) Assistant Skokie Village Manager Jason Wicha, Abbie Weisberg and Rob Paddor.
Evanston Subaru in Skokie for the 4th year in a row, has sponsored Northwestern University sports programs. Starting with the major sports of football and basketball, but also including numerous other sports like golf, lacrosse, baseball, soccer, tennis and swimming for both men and women. Evanston Subaru's vehicles are displayed on campus at numerous events throughout the year and their interactive display, including the spin-wheel-game, has been a favorite stop pregame with all Cat fans. The administrators, coaches and staff are honored to help promote this outstanding dealership which does so much to give back to our community.
The Ruderman Family Foundation was honored to present Rob Paddor, owner of Evanston Subaru in Skokie with the Best in Business Award for 2016. This national award highlights businesses in the US and Canada who have shown exemplary practices in training and employing people with disabilities. (pictured is Rob Paddor, left, with his long-time employee Shmuel Emanuel) Copy and paste the link below to read an article about the dealership's work with Keshet, an organization that helps special need children and adults. Congratulations to all the dealership's management and employees. http://www.thejewishweek.com/special-sections/ruderman-best-business-awards/engine-opportunity
A wrapped 2017 Subaru Outback was unveiled at Evanston Subaru in Skokie to promote Camp Ojibwa's 90th Anniversary. The management team of Camp Directors and the Camp Historian took delivery of the 2017 Subaru Outback at Evanston Subaru to help promote their May 6, 2017 reunion party at the Westin Chicago North, Wheeling, IL. Thanks to Evanston Subaru in Skokie and owner Rob Paddor for helping us promote and celebrate this iconic boys' camp in Eagle River, Wisconsin where generations of North Shore boys spent their summers. Rob Paddor attended Camp Ojibwa as both a camper and a camp counselor from 1965-70,72,74. #OJ90 (Pictured) In driver's seat Rob Paddor, passenger seat, Camp Historian, Christopher Thomasson. In rear seat, left to right, Camp Directors Joel Losoff,Stuart Nitzkin and Denny Rosen.
The world of owning a Subaru is like no other. Our family owns 3 Subaru vehicles all purchased from Rob Paddor's Evanston Subaru. If you want to know what it's all about, visit the Evanston Subaru Showroom and meet the staff. Everyone at Rob Paddor's Subaru loves what they do. They are forever spreading the love by doing great things for their customers. From offering delicious coffee and warm bagels with cream cheese or nutritional snack bars, Evanston Subaru has it all. And then there is a special place in the heart of Rob Padder. Whenever an event is happening whether it be a beach party for children and adults with physical disabilities or a 5K to benefit the loss of a neighborhood kid. Rob Padder steps up to the plate and offers water bottles, key chains and whatever else the benefit can use. Rob Padder is forever spreading the love. He goes beyond what the average person does in his or her lifetime. It is his energy and Evanston Subaru's great spirit that keeps you going back. It is what life is all about. It is what Subaru is all about. It is what Rob Padder has nailed. He has your back and you know it. I applaud him for living out the Subaru dream.
An evening with the leaders of business in Chicago at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library to honor Veterans and the charity work of Ride2Recovery. (pictured left to right) John Wordin, President and CEO of Ride 2 Recovery; Rob Paddor, owner of Evanston Subaru in Skokie; Oscar Munoz, President and CEO of United Airlines; Dennis Muilenberg, President and CEO of Boeing Company; William Spurgeon Jr., President and CEO of Dover Fluids and Kenneth Clarke; President and CEO of Pritzker Military Museum & Library. — with Kenneth Clarke.
Evanston Subaru in Skokie owners Rob Paddor and Bill Snowden generously participated in the The Chicago Lighthouse golf outing at the North Shore Country Club in Glenview. Evanston Subaru sponsored the event and participants in the charity outing had the chance to win a brand new Subaru Crosstrek by sinking a hole-in-one on the 13th hole. The Chicago Lighthouse provides quality educational, clinical, vocational and rehabilitation services to those who are blind or visually impaired.
Special thanks to Evanston Subaru in Skokie for sponsoring the music on the main stage at Lincolnwood Festival in Lincolnwood, IL. Four nights of great entertainment and something for everyone from small children to seniors.
Evanston Subaru in Skokie sponsored and provided the lead vehicle in Northwestern University's annual "Run for Walk". Honoring the late Northwestern Head Football Coach Randy Walker. Run for Walk is a 4.1 mile run/walk through Evanston's tree-lined streets and along the lakefront on Northwestern's campus. This year's run/walk benefited Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago. The Subaru Crosstrek in Hyper Blue was easy for our runners to follow! Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and children ages 7 through 14, in our local communities, in hopes of creating a lasting-positive effect on the lives of young people.
Chicago area car dealerships raised $152,000 at the 4th Annual BBQ for the Troops. Arranged and organized by the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), about 75 new car dealerships, including Evanston Subaru in Skokie, participated in hosting a BBQ to raise money for the USO of Illinois. The (CATA) President, Dave Sloan visited Evanston Subaru during the event to personally thank owner Rob Paddor for spearheading the idea of Chicagoland dealers getting involved and told Rob that the USO was taking his idea to dealerships around the United States, due to the success in Illinois. So far over $400,000 has been raised by the Chicago Automobile Trade Association. (pictured left to right: Dave Sloan and Rob Paddor at #BBQ4Troops)
The 7th annual Community Dog Wash at Evanston Subaru in Skokie was a huge success. Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.) was pleased to provide about 25 volunteers to help wash dogs and we raised over $1,000 in donations to help pet adoption. Thank you to Evanston Subaru for welcoming us to your dealership and providing a day of fun with Subarus and dogs!
I'm proud to have purchased my Subaru from Evanston Subaru because they give so much back to Skokie. The weekly Wedesdays on the Green series in Downtown Skokie, made possible by Subaru, is a perfect example of the store's ongoing community outreach. Thanks for everything to Rob, Bill, Ray and Team Evanston Subaru.
Thanks to Evanston Subaru for sponsorship of the Skokie Indians Little League. Little League has been part of our community for over 50 years. The Evanston Subaru in Skokie team and our league is a community-based non-profit organization, comprising of more than 300 children from approximately 275 Skokie-area families.
The annual Taste of Skokie Valley brings leaders from local government and business together for a night of sampling all the great eating establishments in the Skokie Valley. Organized and managed by the Skokie Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Skokie Valley, the evening raises thousands of dollars for local charities like; A Just Harvest Soup Kitchen, Niles Township Food Pantry, USO of Illinois, Metropolitan Family Service, End Polio Now, Orchard Village, Golf Marine Park District, Summer Foundation, Honor Ride Chicago, Building Together, DECA, Skokie NorthShore Hospital, VITA and more. Evanston Subaru added to the festive night by providing/sponsoring the live music, The Michael Lerich Orchestra.
For the third year in-a-row, Evanston Subaru in Skokie has been home to Honor Ride Chicago, benefiting Ride 2 Recovery. R2R is a national charity that helps Veterans through cycling by offering friendship and specially equipped bicycles or recumbents to provide life changing experience for our healing heroes. Over 300 participant riders and 50 volunteers helped raise over $60,000 in donations. Evanston Subaru was the title Sponsor and United Airlines was the presenting sponsor of this annual spring cycling event beginning at ending at Evanston Subaru. The US Army Color Guard and the Patriot Brass Ensemble played the National Anthem as the riders cycled away on their 18, 36 or 50 mile course through Chicago's suburban North Shore communities.
Thanks to Evanston Subaru in Skokie for six years of sponsorship. The weekly event series of concerts, movies, car shows, animal acts and more run for 12 Wednesdays in-a-row from early June through mid-August. Held at the Village Green Park in Downtown Skokie. The evenings bring out both young and old to dance, sing and people watch.
In conjunction with the USO of Illinois volunteers from Evanston Subaru in Skokie served dinner to about 300 servicemen, servicewomen and their families stationed at Great Lakes Naval Station. On this night, Chicago-style deep dish pizza was served. The name "No Dough" refers to the end of the month, when their paycheck is gone.
A community campaign to honor Skokie's first responders, the Skokie Police and the Skokie Fire Departments. Evanston Subaru was a corporate sponsor and participant of tying ribbons to trees and serving as a distribution center for local residents to pick-up ribbons. Throughout the Village of Skokie, at businesses, houses of worship, schools and private homes the town is decorated in red and blue ribbons to honor our police and fire. The celebration/honor concludes with a Memorial Day ceremony in a Downtown Skokie park.
Evanston Subaru in Skokie loves our pets and they are always welcome at their dealership. This year, CARE Animal Rescue started and finished its 21st Annual Strut for Strays in the parking lot of Evanston Subaru. This year we had a special Grand Marshall, Christian Stolte of the NBC hit series Chicago Fire, lead the walkers from the dealership to the path. A day of fun-loving people, with their four-footed canine companion. Hundreds participants and their four-legged friends walked or jogged the 2.5-miles scenic path, just east of the dealership, along the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park. Thanks to the hard work of Rob Paddor and the team at Subaru we were able to raise thousands of dollars to promote pet adoption in our area.
Boy Scouts from Troop 11 in Evanston spent a Saturday afternoon in the Service Department with Service Manager, Ray Eichenlaub of Evanston Subaru in Skokie. The Troop and our parents want to thank Ray and the technicians for helping us earn our Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge. Ray showed the boys the correct tools to use, the right clothing to wear and how to safely repair a vehicle in our own garages or on a busy road.
On a recent Ride2Recovery fundraising trip, to help Veterans, John Wordin, President and Founder of Ride2Recovery, invited our owner, Rob Paddor to meet President Bush 41, at the George H.W. Bush Library in College Station, TX at Texas A & M University. Rob said he was absolutely thrilled to receive the invitation during his participation in the Texas Challenge. He added, President Bush and Barbara Bush met privately with his Ride2Recovery group.
I own a Subaru Outback and I love it! I bought it from Evanston Subaru. Subaru and Mariano's sponsor the fabulous Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier. On the showroom floor, you have gorgeous Subaru vehicles and amazing flowers and plants from Mariano's. You know what happens when Subaru fuses with Mariano's, Bloom n Toss gets involved! Bloom n Toss is a flower donation program which was started over 15 years ago by a mother and daughter team. They deliver flowers which are no longer saleable to nursing homes, terminally ill patients, and a high school with students with special needs. Well, last year, the founder of Bloom n Toss connected with Aaron Wisel, Zone Marketing Manager for Subaru and what a fabulous team they make. At the end of the show, Aaron and his staff load up the Subaru's with flowers and plants and then, Bloom n Toss coordinates drop off sites. Once loaded, they parade down Lake Shore drive and head to Northside Learning Center, a high school that has students with special needs. Here, we are greeted by hundreds of students and faculty. Their smiles say it all. Then we proceed to Head Start in Albany Park where a group of 3 to 5 year olds greet us. Some have never touched a flower before and lastly, we head to Harmony Healthcare and Rehab Center, where tons of seniors wait in their wheelchairs to greet us. It is a day of love, a day of giving, a day of joy. It is Bloom n Toss' annual Love Promise. Thank you Subaru!
A day of recycling sponsored in-part by Evanston Subaru in Skokie at Niles North High School. Thousands of local residents drop-off household items for recycling at 20+ recycling stations set-up in the high school's parking lot. The event is a collaborative effort of the Skokie Park District, Niles Township High School District 219, Skokie Chamber of Commerce, Village of Skokie, Skokie Public Library and over 80 volunteers! A brand new Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, built in a zero-landfill plant, was on display.
Thanks to Robert Paddor and his team at Evanston Subaru for helping us become aware of the need for butterfly habitat in our area. Rob said his wife Carol has studied and known about the value of these insects for years and it was really Carol's suggestion that helped his store become so involved. Thanks for all you do in the community, Evanston Subaru.
Project HERO Chicago gets nearly $14,000 from Subaru's Share the Love Sales Event, which included $7,000 from Rob Paddor of Evanston Subaru. For the 2nd year-in-a-row, Evanston Subaru chose Ride2Recovery's Project HERO Chicago as a "hometown" charity eligible to receive $250 for every new Subaru sold or leased during the year-end sales event. Project HERO Chicago is an organization that helps injured veterans overcome obstacles through cycling. Project HERO Chicago is the local extension of the national organization, Ride2Recovery, whose goal is to provide training and rehabilitation to healing heroes, returning from war. Project HERO, started in 2010 at Walter Reed National Military Hospital with a proven and effective method to help Veterans overcome physical obstacles through group cycling.
Community Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) gets a check for $13,891 from Subaru of America. The money was raised by the sales of new Subarus at Evanston Subaru in Skokie during Subaru's Share the Love Sales Event. For the 2nd year in a row, Rob Paddor, owner of Evanston Subaru chose CARE as a "hometown" charity eligible to receive $250 for each Subaru sold or leased during the year-end sales event. CARE has served the local area since 1987 with a team of loyal volunteers who help promote pet adoption in the communities of Evanston, Skokie, Niles, Morton Grove, Park Ridge, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Glenview, Northbrook, Northfield, Highland Park and parts of Chicago.
Ray Eichenlaub, Service Director at Evanston Subaru at The Cove School on Career Day. Ray talked to the students about all the jobs and opportunities working within a car dealership, like Evanston Subaru in Skokie. The Cove School serves children with learning disabilities from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Approximately 150 students from over 50 different districts throughout the Chicagoland area attend the school. Career Day offers students insights into 20 different professionals, representing a variety of careers.
Bill Snowden, co-owner of Evanston Subaru in Skokie was honored at Northwestern University before a game verses Michigan State University for the dealership's support of Northwestern Athletics programs for men and women.Bill and his wife Candy attend almost every basketball game and have shared their love for the Wildcats with many of their family and friends. During the game, a video tribute was shown on the screen with Bill and mascot Wildcat Willie.
The Skokie Caucus Party invited Rob Paddor to their annual outing to thank him and Evanston Subaru in Skokie for the continual and ongoing support of community projects and events.The non partisan Skokie Caucus Party is committed to assuring progressive, good government in the Village of Skokie. The Party encourages individuals to participate in the local affairs and works through elected officials and community organizations to obtain their goals of honest, accountable and efficient government for all people of the Village. Pictured is Rob Paddor with Howard Swibel (right), Trustee at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie.
Evanston Subaru was proud to sponsor "Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till at the Center for Performing Arts in Skokie. This original historical drama was written by Mike Wiley, who also performed all 25 roles with historical accuracy." In 2005, 50 years after the lynching, beating and death of the 14-year-old black Chicago youth named Emmett Till, Wiley was inspired by Chicago rapper Kanye West's lyrics from his song "Through the Wire". West's song was about a disfiguring car accident, in which West implied that his face looked like Emmett Till's. After Wiley discovered that many did not know about the Emmett Till story, he set out with an aim to educate youth and adults about this important history and create a conversation where everyone could learn from each others' cultural diversity. Our dealership had 100 tickets which we provided our customers and friends.
Evanston Subaru in Skokie customers Lisa and Collette first met Rob Paddor and Evanston Subaru at last year's Travel and Adventure Show. After purchasing their new Subaru, they decided to donate their lightly used road bikes to the dealership who then delivers them to Ride 2 Recovery. Eventually, the bikes will be adapted and customized for a cycling rehabilitation program for Veterans.
Proud sponsor of Pizza Wars 6 at Niles North High School to support the District 219 Foundation. The foundation provides additional resources, outside the scope of the regular district budget, to students. About 1,200 people from Skokie, Lincolnwood, Niles and Morton Grove attended. (pictured) left to right - Rob Paddor, owner of Evanston Subaru, Skokie Mayor, George Van Dusen and Skokie Village Trustee, Randy Roberts at Pizza Wars 6.
The "Su Bear U" teddy is a big hit this season at Northwestern Wildcat basketball games. Recently at the Wisconsin game, fans visited our display vehicle outside Welsh-Ryan Arena. Inside fans enjoyed some great giveaways at our table in the lobby. Pens, seat cushions, key chains, koozies and even a "Su Bear U" or two. Yes the `Cats won, too!
Co-owner of Evanston Subaru, Bill Snowden loves our dog. Our pet seems to know when we need an oil change and begs to ride along. The treats help too!
At our Share the Love Party, Ride 2 Recovery's Project HERO Chicago displayed merchandise and talked to our customers about their work helping Veterans around the Chicago area. Honor Ride Chicago jerseys were offered for sale and information was provided about the Sunday, June 12, 2016 Honor Ride scheduled at Evanston Subaru. As one of the eligible charities for the Share the Love $250 donation, Project HERO Chicago's Program Manager, Chris Erickson thanked Rob Paddor for choosing his charity.
A special holiday gathering to meet our Share the Love charities. Community Animal Rescue Effort C.A.R.E. showcased their pet adoption of dogs and cats, and accepted donations of pet supplies contributed by the friends and customers of Evanston Subaru in Skokie.
The Way of Holiness Cogic Church, on South Western Avenue, in Chicago is thrilled to receive this generous donation from Evanston Subaru in Skokie. Bill Snowden, the co-owner, was so gracious to us and I was in tears when he offered my Church this wonderful gift. We'll be customers for life and plan to send many more people to drive your Subarus.
Rob Paddor and his family spent Thanksgving serving those who serve us. Working from the USO of Illinois headquarters at the Naval Station Great Lakes, hundreds of America's premier Navy recruits were served a traditional Thanksgiving dinner by volunteers like the Paddor family. The USO provides a home away from home for service members stationed in and around the Chicago and Milwaukee area. The USO center features a cyber canteen with computers, printers, fax and free WI-FI.
Evanston Subaru in Skokie was the title sponsor of the Evanston Flying Turkey 5k. 2,300 runners participated along the lakefront for this annual holiday event. This year, two local charities were promoted; the Harvest Food Pantry and Clothes Closet collected food items, and Changing Footprints asked runners to donate old shoes for distribution to needy families around the world.
To commemorate Veterans' Day a team of cyclists from Evanston Subaru in Skokie flew to Las Vegas to join 800 other bicyclists in a fundraiser aimed at improving the lives America's injured soldiers. The Las Vegas Honor Ride, a 20 to 70 mile bike ride presented by Ride 2 Recovery is an event that supports healing Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan by providing a life changing experience through cycling. At the Las Vegas Honor Ride, Rob Paddor presented a check for $25,000 to Ride 2 Recovery's President and Founder, John Wordin from the dealership. (Team Evanston Subaru pictured in group photo, left to right Chris Erickson, Ray Eichenlaub, Kurt Pauli, Rob Paddor, Evan Paddor Mark Killian and Kurt Grubisic)
Occupying a prominent place in our showroom, is the Rotary Club of Skokie Valley's annual Coat Drive Collection Box. We invite our friends and customers to bring their lightly used winter coats and jackets to Evanston Subaru and we have them cleaned and distributed to local families in need.
Dedication of the new orchestra shell at the North Shore Center for Performing Arts in Skokie, made possible in part from the Support of Evanston Subaru in Skokie. The new orchestra shell improves the sound at all non-amplified concerts at the venue. The North Shore Center for Performing Arts, first imagagined in 1977, then built 20 years later. Now 38 years from the its conception, the orchestra shell is complete and state-of-the-art. (Pictured left to right) Rob Paddor, owner of Evanston Subaru in Skokie, Michael Pauken, General Manager of the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, Former State Senator Howard W. Carroll, George Van Dusen, Skokie Mayor and Al Rigoni retired Skokie Village Manager and Chair of the Foundation Board.
On our block in Evanston, Illinois we love our Subarus and Evanston Subaru, our dealer of choice. Of 12 families living on our block, 5 families own 7 Subarus. Before our block party this summer, we lined them all up for a Subaru family photo.
Promoting wellness and physical activity on the lakefront in Evanston, IL. The Evanston Subaru in Skokie Trick or Treat Trot is a 6K run to support optimal physical health. The day's event also included a kids dash for children as young as one-year-old.
Evanston Subaru is the official car dealership of Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center. Each fall Evanston Subaru in Skokie sponsors Harvest Festival and provide numerous free gifts including coloring books and puzzles for kids. The event also includes carriage rides, face painting, free pumpkins and a costume contest.
Subaru customer, Arnold Mandell (pictured on right) donated a recumbent bicycle to Project HERO Chicago. Evanston Subaru accepts bike donations anytime, then, delivers them to Veterans involved locally with Ride 2 Recovery. Gently used road bikes and recumbents are needed to help our Veterans. Ride 2 Recovery offers groundbreaking Veterans' programs since 2008 that save lives by restoring hope and purpose through cycling.
Evanston Subaru loves pets 365 days a year. Over the years we have held numerous Adopt-a-pet events with C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue Effort at our store. The volunteers from C.A.R.E. bring dogs and cats, to our showroom, ready for adoption and we invite our customers to meet the pets and help arrange a new loving home for our furry friends. We always provide a free lunch prepared by the Village Inn of Skokie and offer our pet-loving patrons many great Subaru branded give-aways for their pets. Truly an event for the entire family that has become a favorite.
Willie's Wild Ride making its debut on the Ryan Field big-screen at Northwestern Football games. Three Subaru vehicles, an Outback, Forester and XV Crosstrek run wild on the video board and fans can win prizes like gift cards to local restaurants and fashionable purple NU Gear. At numerous home games, you'll find our new Subaru vehicle display, Subaru tent and a spin-the-wheel game where everybody wins!
A fundraiser to help the Boy Scouts of America. Contributing to the Boy Scouts creates opportunities for youth to gain memorable experiences and become instilled with values, principles and skills that will help them develop into the future leaders of our nation. We were proud to offer a table to the Skokie Boy Scouts, Troop 72, on a busy Saturday afternoon, at our dealership.
Rob Paddor, owner of Evanston Subaru in Skokie presents the results of the 2015 Chicago Honor Ride to the Evanston Bicycle Club's Grant Committee. A $1,000 donation, by EBC, to Ride 2 Recovery's Project HERO Chicago was used to build adaptive bikes for Veterans locally with a goal of saving lives by restoring hope & purpose to many Vets suffering with PTSD and other injuries.
A day of recycling sponsored by Evanston Subaru in Skokie at Niles North High School. Residents are invited to drop off household items for recycling. The event is a collaborative effort of the Skokie Park District, Niles Township High School District 219, Skokie Chamber of Commerce, Village of Skokie, Skokie Public Library, and over 80 helpful volunteers! Our Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, built in a zero-landfill plant, was on display.
Evanston Subaru sponsored the Mike Ditka Golf Outing to benefit The Chicago Lighthouse. The Chicago Lighthouse was founded in 1906. Today they provide comprehensive private rehabilitation and educational services to children, youth and adults who are blind or visually impaired. The annual event was held at North Shore Country Club in Glenview, Illinois. Participants had the opportunity to win a brand new Subaru XV Crosstrek by sinking a hole-in-hole.
The Northlight Theatre aspires to encourage both children and adults to explore the depth of our humanity across a bold spectrum of theatrical experiences. Helping to bring the world to Skokie and reflecting our community back into the world for over 40 years.
Evanston Subaru is helping teachers and students nationwide and locally by providing the necessary school supplies teachers need to teach, and students need to learn. In partnership with Subaru of America and AdoptAClassroom.org
Evanston Subaru was proud to supply a vehicle for the hole-in-contest at The Libenu Foundation golf outing in Deerfield. A new Subaru XV Crosstrek was on display and participants in the charity golf event could win the XV Crosstrek by sinking a hole-in-one. Libenu, from the Hebrew word meaning "Our Hearts", reflects the foundation's commitment to enabling Jewish adults with developmental disabilities to maximize their level of independence and self-determination. The Libenu Foundation seeks to provide supervised group homes that adhere to Torah values and principles, which will enable adults with disabilities to live with dignity and respect.
We kicked-off our 2015 and 2016 sponsorship of Northwestern Athletics with the 4th annual Run for Walk. A 5k run to honor the late Northwestern Head Football Coach Randy Walker. Current Head Football Coach, Pat Fitzgerald welcomed over 1,000 runners. A brand new Subaru XV Crosstrek from Evanston Subaru was the pace car for the run through Evanston's tree-lined streets and along the lakefront on Northwestern's campus.
On July 19th, at Osterman Beach in Chicago, Illinois, a fabulous event occured along the lakefront. It was an event for people with disabilities. We were fortunate enough to have Evanston Subaru donate water bottles for the event. Evanston Subaru has an amazing team of people working for them. They are always willing to go the extra mile to help their customers. I applaud them for doing such extraordinary work. The event can be seen on Bloom n Toss Facebook and also Adaptive Adventures Facebook page.
Every Saturday in July, Evanston Subaru hosted a USO of Illinois fundraiser, Barbecue for the TroopsÂ. #BBQ4Troops Lunch was provided and donations to the USO of Illinois were encouraged. Car washes were offered to those enjoying their BBQ lunch for an additional donation to the USO. One weekend, a community dog wash was added to the fun-raising! At month end, everybody celebrated the USO Month with cake. Pictured are, Rob Paddor and Jessica Dolan, Vice President of Development, USO of Illinois
Bicycle safety day with Skokie / Morton Grove School District 69, sponsored by Evanston Subaru in Skokie. Students were taught the rules of the roads and the importance to having proper equipment. Free helmets were offered to any student who needed one.
An event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther Kings rally and speech on the Village Green in Winnetka, Illinois in 1965. Evanston Subaru sponsored the special event, hosted by The Justice Project in the exact same park fifty-years after the historic 1965 event. The Justice Project is a grassroots social justice movement to inspire the communities in the northern suburbs of Chicago and beyond. The social organization has a goal of being welcoming, inclusive and diverse. To treat all equally, regardless of income, race, sex, religion, national origin, presence of children, disability, age, sexual orientation.
The USO of Illinois' Heartland Classic at Sunset Ridge Country Club in Northfield, Illinois and sponsored in part by Evanston Subaru in Skokie. All participants had the opportunity to win a brand new Subaru XV Crosstrek by making a hole-in-hole. The USO of Illinois serves more than 300,000 military and military families, annually, at five USO center locations--USO O Hare (Terminal 2 and Terminal 3), USO Midway, USO Great Lakes and USO Rock Island, with over 300 programs and services. The USO enhances the quality of life of the U.S. Armed Forces, lifting morale and providing unique recreational and cultural opportunities.
Career day at the The Cove School, our service manager, Ray Eichenlaub helps educate the students on jobs and careers inside a new car dealership. The Cove School, Northbrook, provides a highly individualized education for children with complex learning disabilities.
In cooperation with Niles Township High School District 219 Education Foundation, Evanston Subaru is able to help enrich our students' education at Niles West and Niles North High Schools, by providing additional resources, outside the scope of the district's budget.
C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue's Annual Free Dog Wash at Evanston Subaru. Dozens of C.A.R.E. volunteers pitch-in and wash hundreds of dogs and offer to clip nails too! Our Subaru customers love the extra pampering of their pets! As is tradition, Evanston Subaru pays C.A.R.E. $10 for every dog washed and the Subaru house dog, Sunny gets her bath last!
Every Saturday in July, Evanston Subaru in Skokie hosts a USO fundraiser; Barbecue for the Troops. In combination with the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA). All money raised goes to benefit the USO of Illinois and our Troops. #BBQ4Troops
Evanston Subaru in Skokie is proud to become the title sponsor of the Skokie Valley Orchestra at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts. The North Shore Center Foundation was created to support programming at the Center for the benefit of children. The North Shore Center's Youtheatre Series and the education programs of Northlight Theatre and the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra have benefited from the endowment over the years. The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization.
The Skokie Indians sponsored by Evanston Subaru in Skokie. Thanks to all the coaches and kids for wearing our jersey and making us proud!
Evanston Subaru in Skokie is the title sponsor of Wednesdays on the Green in Downtown Skokie. The weekly free event is held June through August.
We were honored to have Senator Mark Kirk attend our 2015 Chicago Honor Ride held at Evanston Subaru. Senator Kirk addressed the crowd and give his approval of the work that Ride 2 Recovery is doing on behalf of Veterans. Evanston Subaru and United Airlines hosted the cycling fundraising event on June 7th to help injured Veterans. The ride started and ended at Evanston Subaru in Skokie. The Honor Ride is an inspiring event where riders cycle alongside America's healing heroes while raising funds and awareness for Ride 2 Recovery. Opening ceremonies with the Color Guard and Medal of Honor recipient, Allen Lynch. Registration included: a goodie bag, tee shirt, fully stocked rest stops with SAG support, drawings for ten $100 Old Orchard gift cards, two iPads, Skokie's Doubletree hotel gift cards, Chicago Hyatt Hotel gift cards, restaurant gift cards and more. Following the ride participants received a finishing medal and a free lunch catered by Village Inn Skokie.
A team from Evanston Subaru in Skokie were live on-air answering telephones for a WTTW Channel 11's fundraiser. The show featured the new Geoffrey Baer Tour of the Chicago River. Channel 11 also helped promote Honor Ride Chicago and Evanston Subaru's work with Veterans issues.
Evanston Subaru in Skokie is proud to sponsor the USO of Illinois' No Dough Dinner at Great Lakes Naval Station. In conjunction with the USO of Illinois we serve dinner to about 200 servicemen and servicewomen and their families stationed at Great Lakes Naval Station. The name "No Dough" refers to the end of the month, when their paycheck is gone.
CARE Animal Rescue's 20th Annual Strut for Strays held in Harms Woods in Morton Grove for the first time. The event is held yearly to promote pet adoption. Evanston Subaru in Skokie is a proud partner with CARE Animal Rescue. The new 2015 Subaru Forester looked great in its natural setting.
Evanston Subaru in Skokie's local charity gets a check for $10,327 from the sales of new Subaru vehicles at Evanston Subaru during Subaru's Share the Love Sales Event. Community Rescue Effort (CARE) began in 1987 to promote pet adoption and today is a thriving group of volunteers that places dogs and cats into foster homes in the communities of Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glenview, Northbrook, Northfield and parts of Chicago.
Subaru's Share the Love Sales Event- benefited Ride2Recovery's: Project HERO Chicago with $20,000 in donations. $10,000 from Subaru of America and another $10,000 match from Evanston Subaru. Project HERO Chicago is an organization that helps injured veterans overcome obstacles through cycling. Project HERO Chicago is the local extension of the national organization, Ride2Recovery, whose goal is to provide training and rehabilitation to healing heroes, returning from war. Project HERO, started in 2010 at Walter Reed National Military Hospital with a proven and effective method to help Veterans overcome physical obstacles through group cycling.
Proud to support our local community rowing club, Alliance Rowing Club, located just steps from our store along the McCormick Canal. This club is available for children, teens and adults, offering a highly specialized skill. During the winter months, we're happy to store/display their boats in our service center.
Evanston Subaru in Skokie is proud to sponsor the USO of Illinois' No Dough Dinner at Great Lakes Naval Station. An evening where Evanston Subaru employees and friends provide dinner for hundreds of Navy recruits stationed at Great Lakes in North Chicago. Evanston Subaru also held drawings for Westfield Old Orchard gift cards for those service men and women in attendance. The event is held at the USO building located inside the Naval base.
Evanston Subaru in Skokie is a huge part of the Northwestern University community. We're a proud partner of Northwestern Sports. From Football in the fall, to Basketball in the winter, you'll find Evanston Subaru in Skokie is everywhere on campus displaying new Subarus. We help promote all sports teams, both men and women. Our co-owner, Bill Snowden and his wife Candy attend every Basketball home game and cheer on the `Cats.
Rob Paddor accepts the Certificate of Appreciation from Shmuel of Keshet. Keshet.org is a non-profit providing educational, recreational and vocational programs for children and young adults with developmental disabilities.
What goes around comes around especially when it comes to bicycling. That's the motto Rob Paddor was using as he prepared his Team Evanston Subaru/Ride2Recovery to ride in the North Shore Century. Back in early June, Paddor organized the inaugural Honor Ride Chicago, and with the support of The Evanston Bicycle Club, more than 325 riders attended his charitable ride to benefit Ride 2 Recovery. Ride 2 Recovery is a national organization which aids injured Veterans with specially equipped bicycles, recumbent and hand bicycles adapted to accommodate their injury or disability. Paddor and his team of 12+ cyclers rode in the North Shore Century representing injured Veterans and the rehabilitation benefits that cycling provides. In addition, Evanston Subaru in Skokie, is sponsoring the North Shore Century with vehicle displays, giveaways and a chance to win a brand new 2015 Subaru. Joining Paddor on the ride was Chris Erickson and Mary Pounder who represent Ride 2 Recovery's Project HERO Chicago (Healing Exercise Rehabilitation Opportunity) that provides training and supports cycling programs at military hospitals, Army Warrior Transition Units, Marine Wounded Warrior Units and VA locations to help Healing Heroes overcome obstacles they face. Project HERO began in 2010 at Bethesda Naval Medical Center (now Walter Reed National Military Medical Center); Project HERO has proven the effectiveness of group riding.
The annual Dog Wash benefiting the Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.) takes place at Evanston Subaru in Skokie every summer. Volunteers from C.A.R.E. wash dogs and greet guests. Rob Paddor, owner of Evanston Subaru pledges a $10 donation to C.A.R.E. for every dog washed. Last year over 100 dogs took a bath at this fun-filled day at the North Shore's most dog-friendly business. In addition, Evanston Subaru provides a free lunch of pizza and hot dogs to everyone, served and prepared by Skokie's own Village Inn Pizza.
Evanston Subaru in Skokie hosted a USO fundraiser;"Barbecue for the Troops". Evanston Subaru in Skokie joined a national USO campaign to help raise awareness for the services needed by our military and their families. Rob Paddor, owner of Evanston Subaru in Skokie said, he has supported the USO, Ride 2 Recovery and military families for many years. This is the second annual Barbecue for the Troops that his dealership has participated. Last year the Chicago-area automobile dealers raised $37,500 for the USO of Illinois by hosting a BBQs. Evanston Subaru's BBQ will feature classic American hamburgers, hot dogs and brats with all the fixings. All made to order. Donations are encouraged. Evanston Subaru is also offering car washes while guests enjoy their BBQ lunch, for an additional donation to the USO. More information about this year's BBQ and last year's event can be found at http://www.evanstonsubaru.com/barbecue-for-the-troops-at-evanston-subaru-in-skokie.htm The national "Barbecue for the Troops" campaign kicked off on Memorial Day and runs thru Labor Day Weekend. Donations to the USO can be made directly at http://www.teamuso.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1094373&supid=409018066