The 2019 Subaru Love Promise Customer Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our customers and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2019 Subaru Love Promise Customer Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes Subaru retailers who demonstrate excellence in all areas of customer-focused performance. It highlights exceptional customer service that builds lifelong relationships with Subaru owners.

The 2019 Subaru Love Promise Customer Commitment Award

What is the Subaru Love Promise?

The Subaru Love Promise is just that. A promise from Evanston Subaru in Skokie to the community. To do right by our community by partnering with nonprofit education, health, community, environment, and animal organizations - to set Subaru apart through our deeds and the deeds of our partners. To be unlike any other car company by doing what is right and good, just for the sake of doing it.

The Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment

We at Subaru of America stay true to the Love Promise by partnering with a wide variety of nonprofits and charities. In addition to these partnerships, every year Subaru, our owners, and our retailers join hands in the "Share the Love" event, giving back to charities across the country. Over the past 20 years, Subaru of America has donated over 50 million dollars to causes we care about, and logged over 28,000 volunteer hours.   Evanston Subaru's hand picked hometown charities are Project HERO Chicago and C.A.R.E. Community Animal Rescue Effort.

All of organizations we support have one thing in common: the unwavering dedication to improve the world and the lives of its people.

Evanston Subaru in Skokie supports: Veterans organizations like the USO of Illinois, BBQ 4 the Troops, Honor Ride Chicago and Ride 2 Recovery.  Pet adoption efforts with C.A.R.E. Community Animal Rescue Effort, Sports at Northwestern University, community business leaders with the Skokie Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Skokie Valley.   On our Love Promise page, you'll find numerous local organizations and efforts we support everyday.

Subaru Loves Pets

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Subaru Loves the Earth

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Subaru Loves Learning

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Subaru Loves to Help

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Subaru Loves to Care

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Pets

Whether they live in our homes or in the wild, Subaru is committed to keeping all animals safe and healthy.

A partner since 2008, Subaru has donated close to $14 million to the ASPCA and helped support nearly 1,000 pet adoption events, resulting in more than 11,500 adoptions to date.

Environment

Loving the environment means more than loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it.

Over a decade ago, Subaru became the first U.S. auto manufacturer to become zero-landfill, and now, in collaboration with the National Park Service and the National Parks Conservation Association, Subaru is leveraging that same environmental expertise to help the National Parks reach zero-landfill too.

Education

It’s our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.

Total donations to teachers: $92,233
Over 200 teachers adopted
More than 15,000 students impacts

Community

In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.

Subaru and Meals on Wheels America worked together to make volunteering easier, by launching a tool called the Meals on Wheels Online Volunteer Drive.

Health

We should all have a chance to lead a healthy life. We’re aiming to give as many people that chance as we can.

Subaru has donated more than $4.5 million dollars to
Make A Wish, helping to grant 610 wishes in the U.S.

How is Evanston Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

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.

C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue, ASPCA, Rescue Tails Animal Welfare
Spring Greening Recycling, Evanston Green Ball, Beyond the Waters Beach Party, Alliance Rowing Club, The Evanston Bicycle Club
Northwestern Sports, Skokie Public Library, Niles North High School, Niles West High School, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesdays on the Green, Evanston Space Concerts, Skokie Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Skokie Valley, Niles Township Food Pantry
Project Hero's Honor Ride Chicago, USO of Illinois, CJE Seniorlife, Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind

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Love Promise Stories from Evanston Subaru

Subaru and Evanston 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

October is "Evanston Subaru Loves Pets Month"  –  Kent B

A special C.A.R.E. thank you to Rob Paddor and Bill Snowden for their October event; "Subaru Loves Pets" and all supplies donated by the generous customers of Subaru to C.A.R.E. In addition, Evanston Subaru donated three large boxes of adoption center shelter boxes full of Subaru chew toys, dog waste bags, balls, collapsible water bowls, and wipes to keep the animals fresh between bathes. Pictured left to right: Rob Paddor, Janice Cha C.A.R.E's Executive Committee, Jennifer Guth - C.A.R.E. President, Bill Snowden and C.A.R.E's first-ever Operations Director, Kent Bartram.


A Free Concert by the Air Force Band  –  Dipti P

The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America performed a free concert at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie presented by Evanston Subaru in Skokie. The free concert was open to the public and Evanston Subaru customers. The Air Force Band of Mid-America has a long history of entertaining the public and promoting the military. The unit strives to inspire the hearts and minds of our men and women serving around the world and to tell the Air Force story through the universal language of music. Each year, the Band of Mid-America performs for millions of people throughout a ten-state region from the upper peninsula of Michigan to Oklahoma.The USAF Band is stationed at Scott Air Force Base east of St. Louis, Illinois. Scott Air Force Base is a global mobility and transportation hub for the Department of Defense. (pictured left to right: Rob Paddor, with Conductor Lieutenant Colonel Michael J. Willen and Michael Pauken General Manager of the North Shore Center)


Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Evanston Subaru  –  Joe R

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Evanston Subaru in Skokie. Bill Snowden and Ray Eichenlaub help decorate new 2020 Subarus to promote Breast Cancer Awareness month. The dealership's annual campaign is aimed to increase awareness of the disease and help raise money for mammograms and treatment. Donations can be made to https://fundraise.nbcf.org/give/251086/#!/donation/checkout


Evanston Subaru Loves Our Schools  –  Tori G

Year after year, Evanston Subaru in Skokie gives back to our schools by donating boxes of science books to Oliver McCracken Middle School, Meyer Middle School and John Middleton Elementary School in School District 73.5-Skokie. Rob Paddor delivered the books to Head Librarian Tori Gammeri and some students in McCraken's Library. Over the years, the books have been used in the classroom for lessons and also used as prizes for students that excel in contests or science projects.


Northwestern University Loves Evanston Subaru  –  Sean W

The fun is non-stop at the Evanston Subaru in Skokie display in Wildcat Alley at Northwestern University football games. Thanks to Rob Paddor for his generosity to `Cat fans for all the highly sought-after co-branded merchandise that fans win at the Subaru display. It was amazing, the number of fans who lined-up to spin-the-wheel and check-out the all-new 2020 Subaru Outback on display. Whether the `Cats win or lose, Evanston Subaru in Skokie donates $100 for every quarterback sack by the Wildcats to Project Hero to support Veterans and First Responders with PTSD. It's called "Sacks for Soldiers".


Another Truckload from Evanston Subaru  –  Mark C

A big Skokie Valley thank you to Ray Eichenlaub and Rob Paddor of Evanston Subaru for the donation to the Niles Township Food Pantry. (pictured left to right Ray and Curly from Evanston Subaru's Service Department)


Evanston Subaru+NS Evanston Cancer Center 07-15-19  –  Michelle M

On Monday, July 15, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Illinois Chapter had the pleasure of accompanying Evanston Subaru to North Shore Health System’s Kellogg Cancer Center in Evanston to deliver 80 blankets to patients as a part of part of the Subaru Loves To Care program. This incredible act of generosity was warmly received by the North Shore staff who were thrilled to distribute these comforting gifts to their patients. Rob Paddor and Ray Eichenlaub of Evanston Subaru also had the pleasure of delivering a blanket directly to a patient, who was thrilled with the gift. She even recognized Rob (and his dog) from the dealership’s commercials that air in the area. Everyone in attendance was touched to have been a part of the day. All hoped the blankets would bring smiles to the faces of all of the patients coming through the facility in the coming days. Many thanks to everyone at Evanston Subaru and North Shore Health System’s Kellogg Cancer Center in Evanston not only for a memorable day, but for supporting LLS’s mission to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.


Randy Walker Memorial 5K / Northwestern University  –  Sean W

The Randy Walker Memorial 5K runners and walker were led by Evanston Subaru's new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. About 800 participants followed the Crosstrek Pace Car through the tree-lined streets of Evanston, the Northwestern campus and along the shores of Lake Michigan. The event is to honor the memory of former Northwestern University Head Football Coach, Randy Walker. The run/walk is now in its 8th year Sponsored in-part by Evanston Subaru, the new 5K route passes through the tree-lined streets of Evanston, the NU campus and along the shores of Lake Michigan. Inside Ryan Field, a brand new 2020 Subaru Ascent was on display.


Evanston Subaru Loves to Care  –  Michelle M

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Illinois, would like to thank Subaru of America and Evanton Subaru in Skokie for their recent donation of blankets to the Kellogg Cancer Center at Evanston Hospital. Since 2015, Subaru's "Love Promise Commitment" from dealerships like Evanston Subaru has donate over 105,000 blankets to hospitals and cancer treatment centers. (Pictured left to right, Daphanie Silenxieu oncology nurse, Ray Eichenlaub, Rob Paddor, Dana Gudel, Leukemia Society, Nisha Wadhwa, RN Manager, Jessica Bravlavshy oncology nurse)


Free Community Dog Wash and BBQ For The Troops  –  Kari K

Evanston Subaru proved the space and the C.A.R.E. volunteers cleaned 84 dogs at the 10th annual Free Community Dog Wash to support pet adoption in Chicagoland. The dog wash party at Evanston Subaru is proudly shared with the USO of Illinois and their BBQ for the Troops event. #BBQ4Troops. Together both charities raised over $3,000 in donations.


It's a Dog's World at Evanston Subaru  –  Gayle W

When we picked-up our new 2020 Subaru Ascent, our dog Bella was the happiest.


"Out of Space" Presented by Evanston Subaru  –  Jake S

The "Out of Space" Concert Series is pleased to have Evanston Subaru return for a 2nd season. Presenting 8 amazing concerts in Evanston this summer. Here is a line-up of the 2019 concerts: June 20 - Digable Planets June 21 - Toots & The Maytals June 22 - Liz Phair June - 23 - Yo La Tengo August 8 – Cake August 9 – Mandolin Orange August 10 – Jeff Tweedy August 11 – Bruce Hornsby The June concerts are held outside the Temperance Beer Company, while the August shows are at Canal Shores Golf Course. More information on each performance can be found at https://www.spacepresents.com


Wednesdays on the Green  –  Howard M

Evanston Subaru in Skokie's Wednesdays on the Green event series in partnership with the Skokie Chamber of Commerce is back for a 9th year. A blockbuster line-up of free concerts all summer. Every Wednesday evening on the Village Green in Downtown Skokie.


Northwestern University Loves Evanston Subaru  –  Scotty G

Thank you to Bill Snowden and Rob Paddor of Evanston Subaru for the years of support of Northwestern Athletics. Nobody won the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek during the hole-in-one contest, but all the golfers sure tried hard to win it!


Honor Ride Chicago A Local Tradition  –  Jack S

The 6th Annual Honor Ride Chicago was the biggest and best to date. Hundreds of riders and supporters, alongside America’s healing heroes raising funds for Project Hero. Honor Ride Chicago gives the public the opportunity to ride with Veterans, First Responders and enlisted military on a non-competitive ride along Chicagoland's North Shore. Developed by Project HERO and sponsored by Evanston Subaru in Skokie, Honor Ride Chicago helps provide life changing experiences to our healing American heroes. Founded in 2008, Project HERO is a groundbreaking non-profit dedicated to helping our heroes affected by PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). Honor Ride Chicago 2019 raised about $40,000 to provide rehabilitation, recovery, and resilience in their daily lives and mental health challenges. The local news media gave good coverage to the event, including a live on-air interview with organizer Rob Paddor of Evanston Subaru and Veteran Ken Richardson on ABC Channel 7.


Skokie Indians Little League  –  Alicia N

The Evanston Subaru Little League Team is making news with big hits! Thank you to Evanston Subaru in Skokie for your longtime support of little league baseball in Skokie. Rob is pictured with the team and Coach Carl.


CJE Senior Life Delivers for Meals on Wheels  –  Leon G

Thanks to Rob Paddor and Bill Snowden for helping CJE Senior Life in Skokie earn a check for $3,466.75. Leon Greenberg of CJE SeniorLife personally thanked the Subaru partners for their help delivering meals during the Share the Love Event and for the dealership's pledge of giving back to the community. The money raised was donated by Subaru of America, Inc., from the sales of new Subarus at Evanston Subaru in Skokie during the Share the Love Yearend Sales Event. CJE Senior life is a local Meals on Wheels America affiliate. CJE Senior Life offers additional services, besides meals, to seniors from transportation, specially-trained nurses, dedicated social workers to inspirational creative arts therapists. To learn how to volunteer and Share the Love with CJE Senior Life, visit https://www.cje.net.


24th Annual Strut for Strays nets over $20,000  –  Janice C

Over $20,000 was raised at Evanston Subaru in Skokie at the 24th Annual Strut for Strays to support pet adoption. It was a bit cool with a light drizzle, but even with the weather, about 200 dog owners participated in the 2.5-mile walk along the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park to support C.A.R.E. Rob Paddor extended a warm welcome to everyone, including the Grand Marshal, Christian Stolte star of Chicago Fire on NBC. (pictured with Christian's family)


Thank you to Evanston Subaru for Sharing the Love  –  Jennifer S

We are grateful at Meals at Home to Rob Paddor and Evanston Subaru in Skokie for presenting a check for $4,466.75 at our Gala at the Evanston Arts Center. The check presented by Ray Eichenlaub was from donations by Subaru of America from the "Share the Love" event along with a partial match from Rob Paddor's Skokie dealership. Meals at Home is a local chapter of Meals on Wheels America.


Food Pantry Delivery Comes to Help Others  –  Tony A

Ray Eichenlaub of Evanston Subaru always delivers exactly what we need at the Niles Township Food Pantry. A special thank you to Subaru Ambassador, Catherine Costello for helping arrange the pick-up. This is by far the biggest truckload ever received from Evanston Subaru and we are grateful for their continued support of our Pantry. I was happy but exhausted to help Ray unload the Subaru Parts Truck. (pictured left to right Ray Eichenlaub and Tony Araque Manager of the Food Pantry)


Over $35,000 Donated to Charity  –  Maria P

A total of $35,828 was donated to help pet adoption throughout Chicagoland, and, to support Veterans and First Responders suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). Checks were presented to both the Community Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) and Project HERO. The money donated was raised during Subaru of America's Share the Love Event, which ran from before Thanksgiving 2018 through January 2, 2019. For every new Subaru purchased or leased during the event, Subaru of America donated $250 to one of six charities.


Chicago Flower Show Donates Sunshine in Subarus  –  Elizabeth M

The flowers and plants from the Chicago Flower and Garden Show were donated with the assistance Subaru Ambassador Catherine Costello to the Northside Learning Center in Chicago. A team of volunteers from Subaru of America and Evanston Subaru in Skokie loaded-up a 2019 Forester, a 2019 Ascent and the giant parts truck from Evanston Subaru with flowers and delivered them to the school. At the Northside Learning Center, the students greeted the caravan of sunshine with welcome signs. The students unloaded the vehicles, then arranged and sorted the flowers and plants with the intent to deliver them to local nursing homes. The Northside Learning Center is part of the Chicago Public Schools. Its mission is educating students with intellectual disabilities and impaired functioning. The students' ages range from 14 1/2 to 22 years of age. The Center provides repeated instruction of important life skills for home life and for working as a productive member of society.


Meals on Wheels Gives Thanks to Evanston Subaru  –  Jennifer S

Thank you to Rob Paddor and Evanston Subaru for helping us deliver meals in Evanston to our Meals on Wheels recipients in your new 2019 Subaru Forester. Meals at Home delivers in Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Kenilworth, North Chicago, Northbrook, Northfield, Skokie, Waukegan, Wilmette, Winnetka, Winthrop Harbor, and Zion. Our mission is to foster health, well-being, and independence to individuals by delivering nutritious meals and medically prescribed diets, to home-bound, elderly, disabled and others temporarily unable to care for their nutritional needs. Pictured left to right: volunteers Emily Sharpe and Kate Compernolle with Lettie at her home.


Evanston Subaru Thanks for the Jersey  –  Kathy R

Thank you to Rob, Bill, and Ray for supporting C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue. I bid on your Project Hero Jersey and won it in the silent auction. I plan to wear it proudly at the next Honor Ride Chicago.


Potential Olympic Skaters get Subaru support  –  Jeremy K

Thank you to Evan Paddor and Evanston Subaru in Skokie for sponsoring the Northbrook Speed Skating Club. The Northbrook Skating Club has produced a few Olympic skaters since our founding in 1952. With the help of community-minded people like Evan and Rob Paddor, We hope to be rooting-on more Olympic skaters in the years to come!


Project Hero Wins Big at Northwestern University  –  Sean W

Bill Snowden (center) and Ray Eichenlaub (right) of Evanston Subaru made an on-court check presentation to Jim Phillips, Athletic Director at Northwestern University during halftime of the University of Wisconsin Men's Basketball game. Evanston Subaru in Skokie donated $100 to the Project Hero every time the Northwestern Football team sacked the opposing team’s quarterback during the 2018-2019 season (Sacks for Soldiers) and $10 for every free-throw made by the basketball team (Charity Stripe for Soldiers). Project Hero is a groundbreaking national non-profit dedicated to Veterans and First Responders affected by PTSD. By using cycling as an alternative therapy in rehabilitation, Project Hero is producing positive outcomes at lower costs and reducing drug-based therapies. Every 65 minutes, a military veteran commits suicide; according to a new investigation by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This means that the suicide rate among Vets and Active Duty Military has jumped to 22 per day. Project Hero is helping Veterans beat these odds.


Frigid Day Food Donations to Niles Food Pantry  –  Mark C

Thank you to Subaru Ambassador, Catherine Costello on behalf of the Niles Township Food Pantry. And thanks again to Evanston Subaru in Skokie who delivered two Outbacks full of donated hams and turkeys from Jewel Osco. It was one of the coldest days of the year, but tonight our pantry has meals for dozens of local families. Much gratitude! Pictured left to right is Niles Township Trustee, Mark Collins, Ray Eichenlaub of Evanston Subaru and Food Pantry Manager, Tony Araque.


Trivia Night Fundraiser for Local School at Subaru  –  Kate D

Thank you to Rob Paddor and Ray Eichenlab of Evanston Subaru for generously turning-over their new Subaru showroom to about 200 trivia players to benefit the bands of Skokie School District 73.5. Each table supplied their own food and drink from various Skokie restaurants or some brought homemade dishes to pass and share. There was be a live auction, gift card pull, Blinko, and lots of fun!


Donation of Ham Dinners to Niles Food Pantry  –  Mark C

Subaru Ambassador, Catherine Costello of Bloom 'n Toss arranged a donation of holiday ham dinners, a few days before Christmas from the Jewel-Osco to the Niles Township Food Pantry. Ray Eichenlaub of Evanston Subaru in Skokie Shares the Love by loading-up his Subaru Outback and delivering the hams to Mark Collins, Trustee for Niles Township Government. Bloom 'n Toss donates and repurposes flowers. Catherine delivers them, in her Subaru, to local nursing homes, foundations, and charitable organizations. (pictured left to right: Mark, Catherine, and Ray)


25 Dogs & Cats Find Loving Homes Thanks to Subaru  –  Kari K

Rob Paddor and his dog Sunny made a $1,000 check presentation today at Community Animal Rescue Effort - C.A.R.E. As part of Evanston Subaru's Share The Love Adoption Event, Rob Paddor had promised to offer free microchipping to all the pets adopted from C.A.R.E. following the adoption event at his dealership last Saturday. The event was a huge success with 25 dogs and cats finding loving homes this week! The photo was taken in the "Evanston Subaru in Skokie Community Room", named for all the support and dedication that Rob Paddor and Evanston Subaru have given to our organization. The brand new C.A.R.E. Adoption Center in Skokie is located at 4927 Main Street, Skokie, IL


Share the Love / Adopt-A-Pet Event  –  Kari K

Four lucky dogs left Evanston Subaru in Skokie's Adopt-A-Pet Event on Saturday in the arms of new owners. Our 10th Annual Share the Love Party in Evanston Subaru's showroom was our best ever. All afternoon the showroom was packed with families, puppies, kittens, and a few new Subarus too. The pizza and hot dogs from Village Inn was a major bonus, too! Thanks to Rob Paddor and Bill Snowden for offering free microchipping of all adopted pets. The extra bonus helped us make a few more adoptions possible. (Pictured are CARE'S foster kitten helpers. These valuable volunteers help raise kittens until they reach about six-month-old. It's vital for the kitten's development, to then live a successful life as a pet in someone's home)


Men's Basketball at Northwestern University  –  Sean W

The Northwestern University "Wildcat" Marching Band trombone section uses Evanston Subaru in Skokie foam fingers to show their school pride during the Big Ten home opener versus the University of Michigan.


Evaston Subaru Flying 5K Turkey Trot  –  Jeremy S

Thank you to Rob Paddor and Evanston Subaru in Skokie, our repeat Title Sponsor of the Evanston Flying Turkey 5k. Nearly 3,000 runners and walkers braved the cold wind to participate on Thanksgiving morning. The heated seats inside the 2019 Subaru Ascent and 2019 Subaru Crosstrek on display were very popular as was Rob Paddor's awarding of "Su Bear U's" to the top finishers.


Benefit Concert in Skokie with David Crosby  –  Dipti P

The Annual Benefit Concert, featuring the music of David Crosby and Friends at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, presented by Evanston Subaru in Skokie. Evanston Subaru's owner, Rob Paddor is a Board Member of The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts Foundation. The Foundation's goal is to support the Center's production, capital requirements and programming for youth and underserved audiences. The money raised through benefit concerts, like David Crosby and Friends enables the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie to present a variety of cultural arts programs to new and expanding North Shore audiences. (pictured left to right: Rob Paddor, David Crosby and Carol Paddor)


Delivering Meal on Wheels During Share the Love  –  Nicole B

On the first day of Subaru's Share the Love Event Evanston Subaru in Skoke helped deliver for meals CJE SeniorLife in Evanston, Illinois. Our day started early at the Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation as we loaded up the back of a 2019 Subaru Outback with finely prepared meals earmarked for numerous local residents. The joy it brings those who receive the meals is immeasurable. Evanston Subaru in Skokie was honored to make the deliveries in our All-Wheel-Drive Subarus on this snowy day. And starting today through year-end Subaru of America, Inc. will donate $250 to Meals on Wheels or five other charities when you purchase a new Subaru from Evanston Subaru in Skokie.


Mascots Converge at Evanston Subaru's Display.  –  Sean W

Prior to the Northwestern vs. Notre Dame football game at Ryan Field in Evanston, IL, a gaggle of mascots visited the Evanston Subaru in Skokie tent and new Subaru display to get a photo with their favorite car dealer, Rob Paddor. The sold-out crowd saw a great game. The #4-ranked Irish narrowly defeated the Wildcats in a lite rain.


Evanston Subaru Love Pets in October  –  Janice C

Thanks to Bill Snowden at Evanston Subaru for helping rescue dogs and cats. We love all the toys you have for pets. You're very generous. Plus, we'll donate some pet supplies to CARE at your dealership soon.


McCracken School Thanks Evanston Subaru  –  Kate D

What can we say, but thank you! We truly feel the "Subaru Love" at Oliver McCracken Middle School Library in Skokie. Every fall around the start of our school year, Rob Paddor and his team deliver boxes of brand new the books to our Head Librarian, Tori Gammeri. These books are used by all our students and teachers and bridge a gigantic hole in our annual school budget. We have come to depend on donations like this one, from Evanston Subaru to help maintain our high level of excellence among our students.


Northwestern Football & Evanston Subaru in Skokie  –  Sean W

Thanks to Evanston Subaru in Skokie for their continuing sponsorship of Northwestern University and Northwestern Athletics. Our fans love to spin-the-wheel and win swag from the Evanston Subaru tent and vehicle display inside Wildcat Alley. Plus, with every Northwestern sack of the opposing quarterback, Evanston Subaru will donate $100 to Project Hero. It's called Sacks for Soldiers! Project Hero is a groundbreaking national non-profit dedicated to Veterans and First Responders affected by PTSD. By using cycling as an alternative therapy in rehabilitation, Project Hero is producing positive outcomes at lower costs and reducing drug-based therapies. Fans seemed to love the new 2019 Subaru Ascent and 2019 Subaru Crosstrek on display, too.


Supporting Veterans is Why We Love Evanston Subaru  –  Leon

Nearly 150 golfers in the Lynch Foundation outing at White Deer Golf Complex had the opportunity to win a brand new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek by making a hole in one. Thanks to Evanston Subaru in Skokie for supporting Medal of Honor recipient Allen Lynch and our Foundation's work for Veterans. The Lynch Foundation provides grants to Veterans who are in need of financial assistance. In general, Veterans or their dependents will receive a one-time grant to assist in overcoming financial needs.


Putts for Pets and Evanston Subaru in Skokie  –  Kari K

Thank you to team Subaru at Evanston Subaru for being the Title Sponsor of C.A.R.E.'s golfing fundraiser, "Putts for Pets" at the Skokie Park District. C.A.R.E. is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization with a mission to serve the communities of Chicago's North Shore by fostering and supporting healthy, positive relationships between people and companion animals. C.A.R.E. rehomes companion pets into safe, healthy, lifelong homes; serves as an educational and counseling resource; and works to reduce pet overpopulation.


Subaru Evanston LOVES TO CARE  –  Sue W

What a beautiful day we had with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Subaru Evanston at Swedish Covenant Hospital. The Subaru family went above and beyond with this experience. As part of Subaru of America, Inc.'s "Subaru Loves to Care" initiative, we visited Swedish Covenant Hospital to donate 8 dozen blankets to patients. Catherine Costello, Subaru Ambassador, and CEO of Bloom 'n Toss provided patients with flowers that she repurposes from numerous local grocery stores. The hospital staff and patients were truly touched by the love shown to each of them by the Subaru family. The blankets, words of encouragement, hugs, and handshakes took a difficult time for many and added smiles to their faces. It is not often that we get the owner of a dealership to join in and actually wrap patients in blankets and love. Thank you!!!


Grand Opening of CARE Animal Rescue in Skokie  –  Kari K

Rob Paddor, owner of Evanston Subaru in Skokie was speechless when we named the crowned-jewel in our new space the "Evanston Subaru in Skokie Community Room." Thank you to Evanston Subaru and Subaru of America for "sharing your love" and helping create a new pet adoption center in Skokie. Pictured is Rob Paddor and Asher Beederman a volunteer with CARE.


Evanston Subaru Gives Back to the Community  –  Jake S

Evanston Space is fortunate to have a partnership with Evanston Subaru in Skokie. The excitement that Rob Paddor, his family, and co-workers bring to our events is immeasurable.


Wednesdays on The Green are my Favorite  –  Leon M

Wednesdays are special in our house thanks to your events at Wednesdays on the Green. Lots of great acts and family fun. We never miss a single one. Thank you Subaru!


BBQ-4-the-Troops to Benefit the USO of Illinois  –  Jennifer L

A tasty BBQ lunch is prepared and donations to the USO of Illinois come pouring-in from Evanston Subaru's customers. Evanston Subaru was an official BBQ for the Troops location. The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) helped organize dealerships around Chicagoland to raise nearly 1-million-dollars since the idea was originated by Evanston Subaru's owner Rob Paddor, six years ago. Subaru's menu featured classic American hamburgers, hot dogs and brats with all the fixings. All made to order. Evanston Subaru also held a free dog wash during the BBQ. Volunteers from CARE Animal Rescue in Skokie washed the dogs while people enjoyed their lunch.


Free Community Dog Wash at Evanston Subaru  –  Kari K

Evanston Subaru and our C.A.R.E. volunteers cleaned 88 dogs at the 9th annual Free Dog Wash at Evanston Subaru to support pet adoption. Thank you to Rob Paddor and everyone at Subaru for helping so many dogs and cats in Chicagoland. Pictured is our group of volunteers who helped wash the 88 pets and a few of the very cute dogs!


2018 Subaru Love Promise Customer Commitment Award  –  Chris M

Rob Paddor and Bill Snowden were honored by Subaru of America with the 2018 Subaru Love Promise Customer Commitment Award.This award nationally recognizes Subaru retailers who demonstrate excellence in all areas of customer-focused performance. It highlights exceptional customer service that builds lifelong relationships with Subaru owners.


Wednesdays on The Green Concert Series  –  Howard M

Twelve concerts in Downtown Skokie every Wednesday night in the Village Green draw audiences of all ages. With a wide variety of acts from Pop to Soul and kid specific shows, Evanston Subaru in Skokie gives Skokie an outdoor community event that everybody loves!


Pride Chicago and Evanston Subaru in Skokie  –  Richard P

Thank you to Evanston Subaru in Skokie for being the longest running sponsor of the Pride Chicago Parade. Every year your Subarus are more and more appealing.The 2019 Subaru Ascent was a huge hit at this year's Pride Parade


"Out of Space" Concert Series from Evanston Subaru  –  Jake S

Evanston Space is very excited to have Evanston Subaru's new partnership to bring 10 amazing concerts to Evanston this summer. The name of the series is "Out of Space", and thanks to our Title Sponsor, Evanston Subaru in Skokie the first night of the summer was a sell-out. The crowd was amazing and we avoided the rain! Thanks again to Evanston Subaru for their sponsorship. About 1,000 people enjoyed the 2 bands, food trucks, craft vendors and the brand new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek on display.


Honor Ride Chicago 2018  –  John W

It was a rainy day but still inspiring for the hundreds of participants in Honor Ride Chicago 2018. For the 5th year in-a-row, Evanston Subaru in Skokie was the Title Sponsor of the cycling event to benefit Project Hero. Project Hero is a national charity that helps Veterans through cycling by offering friendship and specially equipped bicycles or recumbents to provide life changing experiences for injured Veterans.


Evanston Subaru Delivers Love to Seniors  –  Felicia B

Thank you to Evanston Subaru in Skokie for helping our Home-Delivered Meals team deliver meals to #seniors during Subaru of America, Inc.'s #SharetheLove Event. We received $7,137 from Meals on Wheels America thanks to your participation! #Chicago #Skokie #Evanston #nutrition #noseniorhungry


Evanston Subaru Recycles to Improve our Parks  –  Brian B

Co-Owner Bill Snowden leads my example and encourages customers and employees to recycle at Evanston Subaru in Skokie. People from all over Skokie and the North Shore were asked to bring and deposit hard-to-recycle items, including snack wrappers/bags, disposable cups/ lids, and coffee & tea capsules at the dealership. The collected waste will be turned into useful, high-quality recycled products, like park benches, picnic tables, and playground materials by TerraCycle.


Share the Love Check Presentations for $43,500  –  Kari K

During the past holiday season, Evanston Subaru in Skokie picked two local charities as beneficiaries of their annual year-end sales promotion called, "The Subaru Share the Love Sales Event". Evanston Subaru in Skokie chose the local charities of Project Hero and the Community Animal Rescue Effort (CARE). Each charity was eligible to receive a $250 donation, for every new Subaru sold, during the year-end event that ran between Thanksgiving 2017 and January 2, 2018. Customers who purchased a Subaru during the campaign were asked to choose between the two local charities and four national charities; Make a Wish, Meals on Wheels, National Park Foundation, and ASPCA. Project Hero is an organization that helps injured heroes overcome obstacles through cycling. Project Hero Chicago is the local extension of the national organization which provides training and rehabilitation to injured Veterans and First Responders. 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. Rob Paddor, owner of Evanston Subaru in Skokie said he was honored that his customers supported these handpicked hometown charities. He added, "it’s wonderful whenever we can help these local organizations. They both add great value to our community." Project Hero received a total of $26,600, $13,300 from Subaru of America and another $13,300 matching-donation from Rob Paddor’s Evanston Subaru. CARE was presented with a check for $16,900. John Wordin, President and CEO of Project Hero and about a dozen volunteers from CARE came to Evanston Subaru in Skokie to celebrate the donation and receive their checks.


Rob Paddor helps Re-Home Pets from Kill Shelters  –  Scott H

Evanston Subaru in Skokie loves animals and few people show the dedication of Evanston Subaru's Finance Manager, Maria Therese who runs a remarkable organization called, Rescue Tails Animal Welfare. The Rescue Tails Animal Welfare organization re-homes animals from high kill shelters into loving permanent homes. Evanston Subaru in Skokie had agreed to match donations raised by the Children's Gift Shop of Northfield, Illinois. In the photo, Rob Paddor presents Maria a check to help her continue rescuing pets throughout the Chicago area.


Cebrating Birthdays a Tradition at Evanston Subaru  –  Catherine C

New Subaru Sales Manager, Evan Paddor at Evanston Subaru in Skokie delivers a slice of his birthday cake to the folks in the service department. Specials days like birthdays are always celebrated with cake at Evanston Subaru in Skokie.


Supporting Classical Music for School Children  –  Dipti P

Evanston Subaru in Skokie, as the tile sponsor of Gershwin's Magic Key, provided hundreds of free tickets to customers and friends for the performance at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. The story, written for children, tells of a meeting on the streets of New York City between a newspaper boy and the great American composer, George Gershwin. The orchestra of mostly school-aged musicians magically weaves Gershwin’s greatest hits into a drama about his life and musical passion. The show was a sell-out and featured Gershwin’s most popular compositions including Porgy & Bess, American in Paris, Cuban Overture, Concerto in F and Rhapsody in Blue to popular hits from the American Songbook including “I Got Rhythm,” “Swanee,” “Stairway to Paradise,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” and “Fascinating Rhythm.” (pictured left to right Gershwin's Magic Key creator & director, Paul Pement, Michael Pauken, General Manager of the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie and Rob Paddor, owner of Evanston Subaru in Skokie)


A Standand Ovation to the USO of Illinois  –  Sean W

A standing ovation to United States Air Force Veteran Chris Miller and the USO of Illinois at The Northwestern University vs. Wisconsin Badgers Men's Basketball Game. Rob Paddor's Evanston Subaru in Skokie presented a check for $6,950 to the USO of Illinois. The amount donated was a running total of football's Sacks for Soldiers and basketball's Charity Stripe for Soldiers campaigns. The amount donated will continue to raise through the tournaments. Pictured left to right: Bruce Nathanson; USO volunteer, Chris Miller; Director of Center Operations and Volunteer Services for the USO of Illinois and Air Force Vet, Ray Eichenlaub; Evanston Subaru, Jennifer Long; USO of Illinois Development Director, Lindsy Wadas; O’Hare Airport USO of Illinois Center Director and Jim Phillips; Northwestern University Athletic Director.


Spaghetti Fest for Student's Health and Nutrition  –  Jeff B

Since 2007, the 219 Education Foundation raises money to bridge the financial gap of local families by providing healthy & nutritious food to students within School District 219. The Foundation also helps students by providing additional resources, outside the scope of the regular district budget. including school supplies. Niles Township Government has a population of approximately 106,000 people. Niles Township High School District 219 serves students in the communities of Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Illinois, Niles, and Skokie. Niles Township High School District 219 includes nine elementary school districts, each with its own superintendents, principals, and boards. These nine school districts send their students to Niles West or Niles North High Schools. (pictured at the fundraiser: Rob Paddor of Evanston Subaru, sponsor of Spaghetti Fest and Village of Niles Mayor Andrew Przybylo on right)


Niles Township Food Pantry - Shares the Love  –  Tony A

A delivery of 24 ham dinners to the Niles Township Food Pantry in brand new Subaru Outback just-in-time Christmas. Thanks to Subaru of America, Inc. Ambassador, Catherine Costello for helping Rob Paddor organize the donation. Catherine through her relationship with the Jewel-Osco at Foster and Pulaski in Chicago was able to procure these holiday meals. Pictured is Ray Eichenlaub (left) of Evanston Subaru in Skokie and Tony Araque, Food Pantry Manager at the Niles Township Government Food Pantry.


Rotarians Deliver Holiday Cheer at Evanston Subaru  –  Steve G

Thank you to Rob Paddor and Evanston Subaru in Skokie for Sharing the Love with the Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club. For the second year-in-a-row Evanston Subaru give us space to help our Club complete our biggest fundraiser of the year! Rotarians, friends and supporters from the community visited Evanston Subaru in Skokie to collect their holiday orders of citrus, hams, and nuts. Thank you to the all who purchased and special thanks to Rob Paddor, who purchased all our surplus. Rob bought over a dozen boxes of oranges and nuts to help make it a record year for Rotary charities on the North Shore of Chicago.


Rotary Coat Drive A Great Success  –  Jason W

Thank you to Evanston Subaru's employees and customers for donating a large percentage of coats and jackets to The Rotary Club of Skokie Valley's Annual Coat Drive. We estimate that 500 winter coats and jackets were collected and cleaned by Kenny the Kleener in Skokie, Chicago, WIlmette and Evanston. The cleaned coats were then donated to the Niles Township Community Clothing Closet at St Paul Lutheran Church in Skokie for distribution to needy families. A special thanks to Rob Paddor, Rotarian & owner of Evanston Subaru for arranging the entire Coat Drive with Kenny Davis, owner of Kenny the Kleener. Pictured is Kenny the Kleener's delivery driver, Robert Katz who delivered all the clean coats to the Niles Township Community Clothing Closet and Vicki from St. Paul's Church. The collection box was inside Evanston Subaru's showroom.


Adopt a Pet Event at Evanston Subaru in Skokie  –  Karey U

Our 9th Annual Share the Love Adopt-a-Pet Event at Evanston Subaru found homes for 2 dogs and one kitten. C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue is proud to be named a Hometown Charity again for 2017-2018 by Evanston Subaru. The dealership is by far our biggest and most important donor. Through the years our events at the store including Strut for Strays, the dog wash and Share the Love Event has raised over $100,000 which is why we are getting ready to open a brand new shelter in Skokie this Spring.


Sharing the Love at Northwestern Basketball  –  Sean W

Evanston Subaru co-owner, Bill Snowden greets fans in the lobby at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL with warmth, a smile and a Su Bear U stuffed teddy bear. The ritual of our Northwestern fans visiting the Evanston Subaru in Skokie display before tip-off is often the highlight of the night. Fans also enjoy the Evanston Subaru branded foam finger and purple "Go `Cats" lollipops. Plus the USO of Illinois and our Troops win too, because with every free throw made by the Northwestern Men's Basketball Team, Evanston Subaru donates $10 to the USO of Illinois.


Thanksgiving Meals to our Navy Sailors  –  Catherine C

Servicemen stationed at Naval Station Great Lakes receiving their Thanksgiving meals.Thank you to the USO of Illinois for picking-up the meals from the Jewel-Osco and delivering them. Thanks to Evanston Subaru in Skokie for arranging everything!


Love Promise in the Parts Department  –  Dave W

The Subaru Love Promise is meeting and exceeding customer's expectations in all aspects of Evanston Subaru's day-to-day business. In Sales; having a large inventory of new Subarus with a variety of options and colors. In Service; having highly trained Subaru certified technicians, offering Express Service and a process to save customers time and money. In Parts; stocking all the necessary high-quality OEM Subaru parts for repairs, in-house, so vehicles are quickly back on the road. Also in Parts, it's important to provide the Subaru enthusiast with the newest high-performance options and Subaru branded gear. Plus a wide assortment of bike racks, ski racks, cargo carriers and swag. Recently the management at Evanston Subaru spent hours, inside their Parts Department, with the Subaru National Parts Director and the Regional Subaru Aftermarket Manager to make sure their Part Department was fully stocked with everything the Subaru customer needs. And to learn about changes and trends in Subaru Parts to assure they exceed the Love Promise expectations. Pictured left to right: Mac Donoe-Assistant Parts Manager, Rob Paddor-Store Owner, Kurt Pauli-Parts Manager, Dave Zastrow- Subaru of America, Inc. National Parts Director, John Boone-Subaru Regional Aftermarket Manager and Gary Palmgren-Assistant Parts Manager.


Festival of Lights Contest Winner  –  Mariam B

Thanks to Evanston Subaru in Skokie for the 4 tickets to the Chicago Shedd Aquarium.


Evanston Subaru Matches Donations to Help Pets  –  Karen N

Thanks to Evanston Subaru in Skokie for matching donations at the Children's Gift Shop of Northfield Illinois for Rescue Tails Animal Welfare. This one-of-a-kind organization, founded by Evanston Subaru's Finance Manager, Maria Therese is doing amazing work with disabled pets.


Thanksgiving Meals Donated to The USO of Illinois  –  Jim W

Evanston Subaru in Skokie in partnership with the USO of Illinois provided 30 Thanksgiving meals from the Jewel-Osco in Palatine, Illinois. Jim Walsh (right), from the USO of Illinois, at Naval Station Great Lakes picked-up the meals earmarked for our active military and their families from Jewel-Osco store manager, Steve Colello. Special thanks to Subaru Ambassador, Catherine Costello, of Bloom n Toss, for working with Rob Paddor in arranging this holiday meal for our military heroes.


Sacks for Soliders at Northwestern Univeristy  –  Sean W

Evanston Subaru was honored, on-field, during in the 2nd quarter of the Northwestern vs. Purdue football game on Veteran's Day 2017 for their ongoing dedication to the USO of Illinois, Veterans and our Troops. A check was presented to the USO of Illinois by Evanston Subaru as part of the Sacks for Soldiers campaign during the Wildcat's football season. Evanston Subaru donates $100 to the USO of Illinois every time the Northwestern defense sacks the opposing quarterback. Rob Paddor is joined by volunteers and staff for the USO of Illinois on-field at Northwestern University on Veterans' Day.


Thanksgiving Meals Donated to Niles Food Pantry  –  Marilyn G

Days before Thanksgiving, Rob Paddor, owner of Evanston Subaru in Skokie delivers 20 turkey dinners with all the fixings to the Niles Township Food Pantry for distribution to families in need of a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The Niles Township Food Pantry's motto is “Served Food with Dignity.” ¿ The meals were donated by the Jewel-Osco Store at Foster and Pulaski in Chicago, secured by Subaru Ambassador, Catherine Costello in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Skokie Valley. A brand new white 2018 Subaru Outback, from Evanston Subaru on Oakton Street, delivered the meals just in time to make 20 local families very happy. ¿Pictured from left to right: Food Pantry Director; Tony Araque, Niles Trustee; Donald Gelfund, Rob Paddor; owner of Evanston Subaru in Skokie, Niles Township Supervisor; Marilyn Glazer and Niles Trustee; Bonnie Kahn Ognisanti.


Quality Matters at Evanston Subaru in Skokie  –  Gill K

Just because Evanston Subaru is a Subaru Stellar Care Dealer and the 2016 Subaru Love Promise Retailer of the Year is no reason for them to stop improving! That's why Evanston Subaru hired J.D. Power, the preeminent name in quality to review their service and sales process to improve the experience for their customers! With the help of Subaru of America's customer retention experts, executives from J.D. Power and input from actual customers, Evanston Subaru in Skokie is making the servicing and sale process faster and easier.


High School Students Learn How to Buy a Car  –  Beth N

Math students from the Roycemore School in Evanston, Illinois visited Evanston Subaru in Skokie to learn about buying, leasing, financing and negotiating for a new or used vehicle at a car dealership. Salesman, Benny Payne, gave the students a tour of their dealership and provided tips on how to "do the math" when considering a vehicle purchase.


Subaru Crosstrek, Perfect for Halloween in Skokie  –  Scott H

The Downtown Skokie Merchants Trick or Treat day sponsored by Evanston Subaru in Skokie was a roaring success! The Halloween orange 2018 Subaru Crosstrek was the perfect backdrop for photos and selfies.


Evanston Subaru Makes Northwestern Games Fun.  –  Will M

Thanks to Evanston Subaru for making the Northwestern Football games so much fun at Ryan Field. Our whole family loves to visit the Evanston Subaru display in Wildcat Alley and spin-the-wheel.


Evanston Subaru Loves Pets 365 Days a Year  –  Karey U

Thanks to Evanston Subaru for sharing the love with Community Animal Rescue Effort - CARE during Subaru Loves Pets Month at Evanston Subaru in Skokie. CARE President, Linda Gelb, received chew toys, bandanas and boxes of shelter kits from Rob Paddor, owner of Evanston Subaru in Skokie. CARE Shelter is honored to be named the hometown charity for Subaru of America's upcoming Share the Love Event.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month  –  Joe R

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Evanston Subaru in Skokie. The dealership's annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease and help raise money for mammograms and treatment.


Evanston Subaru Donates Books to McCracken School  –  Tori G

Year after year, we count on Evanston Subaru in Skokie's donation of books to our library. This year, owner Rob Paddor and his staff brought over 4 boxes of science books that were perfect for our middle school readers. The Subaru Love Promise is alive and well at this dealership and I fully understand why they were named the Love Promise Dealer of the Year. (pictured left to right: Tori Gammeri, Head Librarian at McCracken School and Rob Paddor, owner of Evanston Subaru)


Northwestern Fans Love the Evanston Subaru Display  –  Sean W

Our football fans have come to love the fun they have at the Evanston Subaru in Skokie display pre-game in Wildcat Alley. Store owners Rob Paddor and Bill Snowden provide so much energy interacting with fans and displaying their "Purple Pride," it's contagious. Evanston Subaru's committment to our Troops and Veterans is second to none. All football season, Evanston Subaru is donating $100 to the USO of Illinois every time a Northwestern player sacks the opposing quarterback. Fans are also encouraged to donate to the USO of Illinois at http://www.nusports.com/usocats


Subaru Crosstrek Highlights Skokie's Backlot Bash  –  Daine H

The Sunshine Orange 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Limited from Evanston Subaru in Skokie was a perfect fit for this year's Skokie's Backlot Bash. A big Village of Skokie thank you to Team Subaru for sponsoring our event again in 2017.


Evanston Subaru Drives to Support the USO  –  Danielle M

The USO of Illinois' Heartland Classic at Sunset Ridge Country Club in Northfield, Illinois was sponsored and supported by Evanston Subaru in Skokie. The participants in the golf tournament had the chance to win a brand new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek by making a hole-in-hole. Team Subaru, pictured left to right; Tim, Jory, Billy, Rob, Bili, Mike, Nate and Rory. The USO of Illinois serves more than 330,000 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.


Project Hero:Great Lakes Challenge ends at Subaru  –  Peter B

Evanston Subaru was the final destination of the 2017 Great Lakes Challenge, a 440 mile cycling event to aid in the rehabilitation and recovery of America's "healing heroes," our Veterans. Starting in Minneapolis, Minnesota about 150 Veterans, support help and volunteers pedaled into a great celebration at the conclusion of their 440 mile ride at Evanston Subaru in Skokie, IL. Project Hero has built more than 200 adaptive bikes for injured Veterans, donated more than 2,500 bikes to Veterans and logged more than 30,000 bicycling miles in 30 states and 6 countries to bring hope, recovery and resilience in support of America’s Healing Heroes. Evanston Subaru's Honor Ride Chicago and Subaru of America's year-end "Share the Love" events have helped Project Hero fund these Challenge events that support our Veterans.


Evanston Subaru Supports Adaptive Sports  –  Catherine C

Thanks to Evanston Subaru in Skokie and owner Rob Paddor for their continued support of Beyond the Waters Beach Party at Osterman Beach in Chicago. The event is presented by Adaptive Adventures, Midwest Wheelchair Sports and the Chicago Park District. The event raises awareness and money for people in wheelchairs to get moving and exercise. With the support of many sponsors like Evanston Subaru, community organizations, adaptivesports groups, hospitals and a dedicated group of nearly 100 volunteers the event raised thousands of dollars! The water bottles and the sunglasses with the Subaru logo was very popular with those in attendance. Thanks to Subaru of America for your support too.


Big Band Music from Evanston Subaru  –  Scott H

Thank you to Evanston Subaru for providing our community the music at Wednesdays on the Green and specifically the Michael Lerich Band performance of Big Band music. The crowd loved the 16 piece band and the stories Michael Lerich told about famous Big Band musicians like Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman. Also, thanks for all the folding-chairs you provided. They were greatly appreciated by our Skokie super seniors!


Run for Walk at Northwestern Univeristy  –  Sean W

To honor the memory of former Northwestern University Football Coach Randy Walker. Sponsored by Evanston Subaru in Skokie. The run, held annually, has 1,000 participants. The new 2017 Subaru Crosstrek was the Lead Vehicle, while the 2017 Subaru Forester was on display inside Ryan Stadium next to the finish line, #run4walk


Dog Wash at Evanston Subaru Cleans 87 Pets  –  Karey U

The annual Dog Wash at Evanston Subaru to support pet adoption helped raised about $1,250 for the Community Animal Rescue Effort (CARE). Held every July, the Evanston Subaru Dog Wash is one of CARE's more popular events and one of the most successful fundraisers held by CARE volunteers.


Evanston Subaru Helps Bring College Scholarships  –  David L

Thanks to Evanston Subaru in Skokie for sponsoring The Sommer Foundation's 25th Memorial Golf Outing at The Glen Club in Glenview, Illinois. Also, our golfers/supporters had fun trying to win the new 2017 Subaru Crosstrek Premium by sinking a hole-in-one on the 17th hole. The Subaru foursome. (left to right) Father Ed Grace, former Pastor of St. Peter Catholic Parish in Skokie, John Haben, Rob Paddor and Al Rigoni, former Village Manager of the Village of Skokie and Board Member on The Sommer Foundation. The Sommer Foundation's mission is to provide college or university scholarships to deserving high school seniors who have experienced the death of a parent. And despite the resulting emotional trauma, have performed in an exemplary manner during his or her high school career.


"No Dough" Dinner at Navy Base  –  Danielle M

As part of Evanston Subaru in Skokie's ongoing commitment to our military men and women and their families, the USO of Illinois welcomed Evanston Subaru owners Rob Paddor and Bill Snowden and Service Director Ray Eichenlaub to Great Lakes Naval Station to help serve 300 servicemen, servicewomen and their families a chicken dinner. We ran out of chicken near the end, but had plenty of beans and rice and lots of pie, at the USO of Illinois Center on Base. Thanks to Evanston Subaru for supporting our active duty military and sponsoring another great "No Dough" Dinner.


Evanston Subaru Skokie Indians Little League  –  Pancho E

Team photo of the Evanston Subaru in Skokie Little League Team. Thanks to team owner Rob Paddor, (back row, second from right) for his sponsorship, support and the best ways to field a grounder.


Wednesdays on the Green - 7 Years of Shows  –  Marina D

Evanston Subaru in Skokie, for 7 years has been the Title Sponsor of the summer-long event series "Wednesday on Green." For 12 weeks beginning at 7pm each Wednesday the Village Green in Downtown Skokie is transformed into a family friendly entertainment extravaganza. Rock & county bands, classical music, animal acts and more. The shows run from early June through mid-August.


Honor Ride Chicago 2017  –  Jack S

For the fourth year in-a-row, Evanston Subaru in Skokie has been home to Honor Ride Chicago, benefiting Project Hero. Project Hero is a national charity that helps Veterans through cycling by offering friendship and specially equipped bicycles or recumbents to provide life changing experience for injuried Veterans. 300+ participant riders and 50 volunteers helped raise over $90,000 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 peddled on their 18, 36 or 50 mile course through Chicago's suburban North Shore communities. (pictured left to right: John Masson Lead RIder, Veteran, and, Rob Paddor, owner of Evanston Subaru in Skokie.)


Over $10,000 Raised to Promote Pet Adoption  –  Karey U

On a perfect Saturday morning, we all gathered at Evanston Subaru in Skokie for the CARE Animal Rescue 22nd Annual Strut for Strays. Over 200 dogs and their owners walked the 3 miles which began and ended at Rob Paddor's Subaru store. It was a record turnout of dogs and humans. Thanks to all who volunteered, participated and donated to our mission of helping homeless animals. Special thanks to Robert Paddor from Evanston Subaru in Skokie for hosting us. When we did the math after the event, wow! Over $10,000 was raised.


Everybody wins at Evanston Subaru  –  Joe R

I've heard owner, Rob Paddor say it many times, "Everybody wins at Evanston Subaru", and I found out first hand how true it is. Last week I was invited to their 2017 Subaru Impreza preview pizza party and I cleaned-up. For starters they served a great pizza dinner from my favorite Village Inn Pizzeria in Skokie. Then just for attending I received a $10 Starbucks gift card, (which my wife took). Then the cherry on top of the evening was winning a great Marmot backpack. Thanks to Rob and his assistant Denise who pulled my name from the drawing drum! Plus, I got a great deal on my new Subaru too!


Green Room funded by Evanston Subaru is Unveiled  –  Dipti P

The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, Foundation Board Members, which includes Rob Paddor, were given a tour of the newly remodeled Green Room, funded in part by Mr. Paddor and Evanston Subaru in Skokie. It has been over 20 years since the room was remodeled and our new Green Room truly helps provide a world class experience to the many performers who entertain in our community. We were pleased that Rob's twin brother, Rick Paddor, was also able to share in the dedication of our new Green Room.


Paddor gets Village of Skokie Humanitarian Award  –  Ann T

The Village of Skokie is proud to congratulation Rob Paddor, owner of Evanston Subaru for receiving the Village's Humanitarian of the Year Award. Recognized for being an outstanding businessman, family man and community leader. Village Mayor, George Van Dusen says Rob's involvement with countless charities including; Veterans groups, Rotary clubs, faith based organizations, the Park District, Skokie Library's reading program, various social service programs, local school fundraisers, Northwestern University and pet adoption agencies made the "decision easy" on the Village Board of Trustees. The mayor added that Rob and his Subaru dealership are responsible for many fun activities around town including; Wednesdays on the Green, the Backlot Bash, the Community Dog Wash and providing entertainment at the Taste of Skokie Valley.


Showing Appreciation to Skokie's First Responders  –  Elline E

The Village of Skokie has proclaimed May 2017 as a time to Honor Skokie's Police and Fire Departments For the second year in a row, Evanston Subaru is a corporate sponsor and participant of tying ribbons around trees and serving as a distribution center for local residents to pick-up ribbons. Pictured is Rob Paddor, the owner of Evanston Subaru tying ribbons to all the trees on his parkway for all the motorists to see.


Rob Paddor donates showroom and helps raise $10K+  –  Carla F

On Saturday evening, after Evanston Subaru in Skokie closed for the day, we transformed their showroom into Metropolitan Family Services "Spring Fever" Fundraiser. The event honored the founders and representatives of the Village of Skokie's Youth Outreach Program: Annmarie Benuzzi, The Honorable Barbara Meyer, Maureen Murphy and Mary Rose. About 200 people attend the newly enlarged showroom of the dealership. Subaru's owner Rob Paddor served as auctioneer for the evening helping to raise over 10-thousand-dollars. Metropolitan Family Services, since 1857, has been the engine of change that empowers Chicago-area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact communities.


Month of the Military Child 2017  –  David A

The owners and employees of Evanston Subaru in Skokie visited Red Oak Elementary School in Highland Park to celebrate military families and their contributions to the North Shore School District 112. The annual event called Month of the Military Child was held at Red Oak School because nearly one-hundred students at the school have a parent serving with the Army or Marines stationed at Ft. Sheridan, US Army Reserve in Highwood, IL. Inside the school, the ceremony featured talks by Red Oak Principal, Shawn Tiani, a flag salute by the US Marine Corps Color Guard, the Pledge of Allegiance and introductions of all the students at the school who have a parent on active duty military. Outside, following the ceremony, the kids were able to interact with Humvees, including the one owned by Evanston Subaru and meet other service members/parents from Ft. Sheridan.


$36,000 to Help Veterans by Sharing the Love  –  Jack S

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.


Earth Day and Recycling in the Village of Skokie  –  Elaine K

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.


Share the Love Nets $18K to Local Animal Shelter  –  Karey U

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.


Subarus Deliver Flowers of Happiness to Seniors  –  Scott H

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.


Sponsoring Northwestern University's 1st NCAA Bid  –  Maddie D

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.


Meeting Fans at the Northwestern vs. Michigan Game  –  Sean W

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.


Career Day at Evanston Subaru with the Cove School  –  Mark W

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.


Social Media yields a Northwestern Fan's Dream  –  Sean W

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.


Niles North High School Pizza Wars  –  Jeff B

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.


Helping Provide Christmas Dinners to our Troops  –  Chris M

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.


Share the Love Party & Two Pet Adoptions  –  Karey U

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!


Rotary Day at Evanston Subaru  –  Brad W

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.


CARE Animal Shelter and Evanston Subaru  –  Linda G

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.


Sharing the Love at Northwestern Basketball  –  Ryan C

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.


Thanksgiving Meals for the Troops  –  Chris M

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.


Evanston Subaru supports Honor Ride Las Veges  –  John W

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.


Evanston Subaru, Love Promise Retailer of the Year  –  Dave W

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.


Bob Perkaus 5k Walk & Run  –  Dave S

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.


Honorary Guest Conductor at Skokie Symphony  –  Steve B

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.


Su Bear U and a smile  –  Pat H

One of our favorite photos. We love our Subaru and Evanston Subaru in Skokie. Thanks for the bear, it was a huge hit!


Book Donation to Oliver McCracken Middle School  –  Tori G

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


Keshet honors Rob Paddor at Rotary Event  –  Abbie W

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 Supports Northwestern University  –  Ryan C

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.


Mr Paddor & Evanston Subaru Best in Business Award  –  Gabrielle K

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


Wrapped Subaru Outback promotes Boys' Summer Camp  –  Chris T

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 Ultimate in Giving  –  Catherine C

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.


Pritzker Military Museum & Library  –  Kenneth C

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.


Lighthouse for the Blind Fundraiser  –  Melissa

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.


Evanston Subaru brings music to Lincolnwood  –  Linda B

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.


"Run for Walk" to Benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters  –  Ryan C

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.


BBQ for the Troops w/USO at Evanston Subaru  –  Jessica D

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)


Dog Wash at Evanston Subaru with C.A.R.E.  –  Karey U

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!


Thanks to Evanston Subaru for Community Support  –  Scott H

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.


Evanston Subaru Little League Team  –  Pancho

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.


Good Taste for a Good Cause  –  Al A

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.


Honor Ride Chicago 2016  –  Emily G

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.


6th Season of Wednesday on Green Sponsorship  –  David R

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.


"No Dough" Dinner at Navy Base  –  Rachel F

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.


Honoring Skokie's Police and Fire  –  Elline E

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.


Strut for Strays to Promote Pet Adoption  –  Karey U

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 Earn Their Automotive Merit Badges  –  Tom O

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.


Rob Paddor honored by George Bush Foundation  –  Emily G

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.


It's Bloom n Toss' annual Love Promise!  –  Catherine C

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!


April is Earth Day Month at Evanston Subaru  –  Howard M

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.


We became Butterfly Heros at Evanston Subaru  –  Linda B

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.


Veterans Benefit With Major Donation  –  John W

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.


C.A.R.E. Shelter Gets Check for $13,891  –  Linda G

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.


Career Day at Cove School in Northbrook  –  Marla A

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.


Evanston Subaru Honored at Northwestern University  –  Maddie D

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.


Skokie Caucus Party for a Better Community  –  Michael L

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.


Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till  –  Michael P

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.


Customers Donation Road Bikes to Ride 2 Recovery  –  Jim F

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.


Pizza Wars at Niles North High School  –  Jeff B

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.


Subaru Bear giveaway at Northwestern Basketball  –  Matt B

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!


Evanston Subaru Loves Dogs  –  Felicia H

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!


Share the Love Party at with Ride 2 Recovery  –  Chris E

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.


Share the Love Party at with C.A.R.E.  –  Linda G

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.


Evanston Subaru Donates Organ to Church  –  Emma H

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.


Serving Sailors Thanksgiving Dinner at Great Lakes  –  Katie L

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.


Title Sponsor of Thanksgiving Turkey Trot  –  Jonathan C

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.


Evanston Subaru cycles in Las Vegas Honor Ride  –  John W

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)


Rotary Coat Drive at Evanston Subaru  –  Michelle T

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.


Evanston Subaru Helps Fund New Orchestra Shell  –  Michael P

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.


Our Entire Block has gone Subaru  –  Laura W

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.


Title Sponsor of Local Running Events  –  Jeremy S

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.


Harvest Festival Highlights Kids and Family Fun  –  Tim G

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.


Accepting Bike Donations for our Healing Veterans  –  Christopher E

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.


Adopt a Pet at Evanston Subaru in Skokie  –  Linda G

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 at Northwestern Football Games  –  Maddie D

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!


Boy Scouts Popcorn Sale at Evanston Subaru  –  Scott Holtz S

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.


Evanston Bicycle Club Grants Help Veterans  –  Shel O

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.


Annual Recyling Day in Skokie  –  Kate D

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.


Mike Ditka Charity Event to Benefit Lighthouse  –  Melissa W

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.


Supporting Local Theatre and Education Programs  –  Kimberly H

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.


Adopting a Classroom at Niles North High School  –  Jessica S

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 sponsors The Libenu Foundation  –  Max D

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.


2015 Run for Walk at Northwestern University  –  Matt B

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.


Beyond the Waters  –  Catherine C

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.


Evanston Subaru celebrates USO of Illinois month.  –  Jessica D

Every Saturday in July, Evanston Subaru hosted a USO of Illinois fundraiser, Barbecue for the Troops. #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


Bike Safety with School District 69  –  Quintin S

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.


50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King in Winnetka  –  Nancy B

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.


Evanston Subaru & The USO of Illinois  –  Caitlin F

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.


Evanston Subaru supports the Cove School  –  Marla A

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.


Evanston Subaru supports local schools & students  –  Jeff B

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.


6th Annual Dog Wash with C.A.R.E.  –  Kari K

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!


3rd Annual BBQ for the Troops at Evanston Subaru  –  Caitlin F

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


Skokie Valley Orchestra sponsorship  –  Michael P

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 Evanston Subaru Little League Team  –  Pancho E

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 sponsors, Wednesdays on the Green  –  Howard M

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.


Chicago Honor Ride 2015  –  Emily G

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.


Evanston Subaru volunteers at WTTW  –  Tim M

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.


USO of Illinois "No Dough" Dinner May 2015  –  Caitlin F

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  –  Kari K

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.


Over $10,000 get donated to CARE from Subaru  –  Kari K

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.


Project HERO Chicago gets $20,000 from Subaru  –  Christopher E

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.


Community and Competitive Rowing Support  –  Brian E

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.


USO of Illinois "No Dough" Dinner  –  Caitlin F

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 and Northwestern University  –  Matt B

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.


Evanston Subaru Recieves Certificate of Appreciation from Keshet  –  Abbie W

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.


Evanston Subaru Participates in Ride2Recovery  –  Evanston Bicycle Club P

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.


Evanston Subaru Hosts "Dog Wash" Event With C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue  –  C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue K

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 Hosts USO of Illinois "Barbecue for the Troops" Fundraiser  –  Caitlin F

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


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