Dewey Griffin Subaru

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Directions Bellingham, WA 98229

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We are community driven!


What is the Subaru Love Promise?

The Subaru Love Promise is just that. A promise. It is a promise 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 Love Promise starts with Subaru of America

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.

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

The charities' varying focuses and passions include:

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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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.


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.


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


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.


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 Dewey Griffin Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

At Dewey Griffin Subaru, we have a long-standing commitment to our co-workers, our customers and our community. We believe that when a community works together, great things happen. We're proud to support many charitable organizations throughout Whatcom county and are dedicated to making our company, our community and the world around us a better place.

Whatcom Humane Society
Boys and Girls Clubs of Whatcom County
Bellingham Senior Activity Center, Bellingham Food Bank, Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce, Whatcom & San Juan Meals on Wheels
Whatcom Council on Aging

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Love Promise Stories from Dewey Griffin Subaru

Sharing the Love All Year Round  –  Julie M

Sharing the Love All Year Round

Five. That’s the number of years Dewey Griffin Subaru has partnered with Meals on Wheels and More during Subaru’s annual Share the Love Event. Five is also the number of Subaru Outbacks Dewey Griffin employees volunteered their time to help pack with shelf-stable food during Meals on Wheels and More's 3rd annual “Stuff the Trunk” event on Saturday December 3rd, 2016 at Whatcom County Haggen Food and Pharmacy Stores. The event raised enough food and funds to provide 250 homebound seniors with a 3-day supply of emergency meals! After their first Share the Love partnership in 2012, Dewey Griffin Manager, Allen Meyer, pledged to maintain a relationship with Meals on Wheels and More throughout the year. He has definitely made good on his word. From serving lunch to seniors at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, to sponsoring and volunteering at March for Meals (on Wheels) events, to promoting the cause through radio announcements, Dewey Griffin Subaru has proven to be a year-round friend to the Program and to local seniors. Their support couldn’t have come at a more vital time. In 2016, Meals on Wheels and More will provide 80,000 nutritious meals to 600+ homebound seniors, a more than 40% increase in service from five years ago.

22nd Annual Feed the Need Community Food Drive  –  Amanda A

22nd Annual Feed the Need Community Food Drive

In Whatcom County, 1 in 5 households use a food bank regularly and 35% of the recipients are children. These statistics are truly heartbreaking and they are the reason that Industrial Credit Union started the Feed the Need Community Food Drive over 22 years ago. Each year the Credit Union relies on the support of local businesses and individuals, collecting cash and food donations during a week in October which benefit all Whatcom County food banks. Dewey Griffin Subaru saw an opportunity to help. They advertised a challenge to other businesses - offering to MATCH another donation up to $5,000! This challenge was not only generous, but inspiring. And at the end of the week this challenge was met with a donation from another local business, bringing the Feed the Need total over the goal for the week. This combined $10,000 equates to $80,000 of buying power for our local food banks, allowing them to purchase perishable foods and other necessities throughout the year. Though the 2016 Feed the Need mission was the same, the support that Industrial Credit Union received from local businesses like Dewey Griffin Subaru contributed to record-breaking results. In total, $215,000 was raised for Whatcom County food banks - more than any previous year by a long shot. Thank you for making an impact on our community, Dewey Griffin Subaru. Thank you for believing that hunger is unacceptable and helping us Feed the Need!

A Smarter Future  –  Tanya M

A Smarter Future

It is estimated that more than 15 million children do not have access to the resources they need to succeed in school. Nearly 92% of teachers purchase basic school supplies for students who are unable to afford them. Students who have access to the tools they need to learn tend to have better opportunities in the future. At Dewey Griffin Subaru, we believe the children of today will shape our world tomorrow. That's why we're excited to join Subaru of America in their efforts to make knowledge attainable and accessible for all children. With the help of our customers, we are proud to donate 125 science books to Custer Elementary School. These award-winning books have been made possible by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and are sure to help the students at Custer Elementary get a jump on learning and help them prepare to be our future mathematicians, scientists and engineers. Tanya M. Dewey Griffin Subaru

We Are Butterfly Heroes!  –  Tanya M

We Are Butterfly Heroes!

Did you know that 1 of 3 bites on our dinner plate is made possible by pollinators, such as the monarch butterfly? Join us for our Subaru Loves Earth initiative during the month of April. Dewey Griffin Subaru has partnered with the National Wildlife Foundation for the Butterfly Heroes Program to raise awareness and promote education on the declining population of monarch butterflies. We will have a butterfly habitat planter at the store to help monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Stop in to learn how YOU can be a Butterfly Hero and pick up some complimentary milkweed seeds to do your part at home!

Two Paws Up For Dewey Griffin Subaru!  –  Laura C

Two Paws Up For Dewey Griffin Subaru!

I can't say enough great things about the wonderful folks at Dewey Griffin Subaru. They are tireless advocates for so many non-profit organizations in our community. For several years, the Whatcom Humane Society has been lucky to partner with Dewey Griffin on a number of events and programs. Our annual Dog Days of Summer Run/Walk Festival would not be possible without the ongoing sponsorship and support from Dewey Griffin. The event is attended by thousands of folks and their dogs and the Dewey Griffin Barked Slalom Dog Agility Area is a favorite for both two and four legged attendees. In addition, these fine folks support our organization in a number of other ways including: * Donation of radio advertising time, which allows us to promote programs, services and fundraise; * Donation of tickets to sporting events including Seattle Seahawks tickets, which are auctioned off, with proceeds benefiting our operations; * Hosting pet food drives inside their dealership which benefits our pet food bank program * Much, much more. Dewey Griffin employees really do "walk the walk" and "talk the talk. Their efforts to support our organization and others make our community a better place. Their ongoing generosity and support means so much to all of us and the animals in our care and community. We love Dewey Griffin! Laura Clark, Executive Director Whatcom Humane Society

The Gift of Christmas  –  Tony L

The Gift of Christmas

The Whatcom Business Alliance understands that with business success comes community prosperity. Businesses who give back should be recognized for there positive contributions. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the generosity of the folks at Dewey Griffin. They responded to our newsletter where we invited our members to support the Community Toy Store for Christmas. The CTS is a program that allows families of lower income, many of them single mothers, the opportunity to shop for their children for Christmas at discounts from 75-90% off retail prices. Many children receive gifts they wouldn't otherwise receive because the families could not afford to buy them at regular prices. However, the families get to pick out the gifts themselves with dignity knowing that it isn't a handout, but a discount. All of the toys are gift cards are donated. The money raised goes to three local non-profits. The CTS is run by volunteers, so there are no administration costs and your contributions go directly to families in need. We invited our members to contribute a toy or gift card in the regular process of their own Christmas shopping. Little did we know that the folks at Dewey Griffin had something else in mind. They came by our office and literally unloaded four car loads of toys, gifts and gift cards as a contribution to the Community Toy Store. It is businesses like yours that truly makes Whatcom County a special place to live, work and raise a family. Thank you again.

Thank you Subaru!  –  robin r

Thank you Subaru!

My principal informed me when school started that Subaru donated money to my adopt-a-classroom account. I am so appreciative of that gesture since it allows me to provide for the unique needs of my students. My classroom is a high impact place, made up of boys and girls with diverse challenges. We can't always provide them with all they need so I thank Subaru for recognizing this and stepping up. Thank you Subaru! We will use the funds to support their social/emotional and learning goals.

Thank You for Investing in Children  –  Tom G

Thank You for Investing in Children

Thank you Dewey Griffin for your generous donation to support the beginning of Roosevelt Elementary Makerspace Recess! We know that children learn a great deal through experimentation and play. Consequently we are going to expand our recess play options to include a Makerspace area this year where kids can learn and experiment through creating and deconstructing things. The theme/materials will rotate roughly every month. Some of those themes/materials include: reassembling small appliances, constructing things with cardboard, designing and creating items out of wood using simple tools, to name a few. Dewey Griffin's donation to Roosevelt will help us with purchasing tools and materials. Thank you Dewey Griffin for investing in children!

Great Service!  –  Heidi H

Great Service!

I've got a brand new Subaru Impreza that I love, except I somehow ran over TWO nails that promptly gave me two flats. I panicked. My heart was racing - what to next? I called my local Subaru dealer- Dewey Griffin for help. They got me a tow truck that arrived within minutes and never mentioned that I had the 1-800 number on my window sticker the whole time and could have done this myself. I'm sure they could have made all kinds of jokes, but instead they were kind and caring. That's the kind of service that'll keep my coming back!

Thank you, Dewey Griffin!  –  Gordon J

Thank you, Dewey Griffin!

I love the Dewey Griffin Service department! It's nice to know that there's a place where I can take my car and have complete confidence that the guys are looking after me. While in for my regular oil change a few months ago, I got the very bad news that my car needed a very major repair. My advisor, Mark, knew how upset I was by the news. I was facing an either very costly repair or replacing my car. He went out of his way to make sure I knew what my options were. He spoke with the Service Manager, Brian, on my behalf to see what arrangements could be made until I decided to repair my car or replace it. Brian gave me a brand new 2015 Subaru Forester to drive until I made my decision. He took the time to explain all the options and go over the financial aspects of each choice. I wound up purchasing a new vehicle rather than repairing my old one. I really appreciated the service department and they way genuinely cared about my needs and what would be best for me. I won't take my new car to anyone but Dewey Griffin because they really, truly care about their customers. They have more than earned my loyalty.

The Dewey Griffin Subaru Love Promise  –  Tanya M

At Dewey Griffin Subaru, we have a long-standing commitment to our co-workers, our customers and our community. We believe that when a community works together, great things happen. We're proud to support many charitable organizations throughout Whatcom county and are dedicated to making our company, our community and the world around us a better place. Visit to learn more about our Subaru Love Promise.

E-Waste Recycling Event  –  Tanya M

E-Waste Recycling Event

We're very lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world and it's great to see that our community really cares about our environment and leaving the world a better place for future generations. Our Subaru E-Waste Recycling Event was just another example of the way our community works together. During the month of April, members of our community gathered their old and broken electronics and brought them in to be recycled. Not only were people happy to have an opportunity to get these un-used, bulky items out of their homes and offices, they were happy knowing that they would be responsibly recycled! Whatcom county residents brought in everything from cellphones to printers and monitors during the month-long event. We even did a little Spring cleaning in our own building!

Tour de Whatcom  –  Brian W

Tour de Whatcom

Every year, Dewey Griffin Subaru sponsors the Tour De Whatcom, an annual charity bike ride that supports the Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition. The funds raised during this event help the WMBC protect bike trails in Whatcom county. Last year's event raised nearly $20,000! I am proud to be a member of Team Dewey Griffin and to join them in support of this organization. The people at Dewey Griffin truly care about our community and that's why I am excited to be a part of Team Dewey Griffin again this year. Thanks to Tanya and the rest of the crew for your hard work! Dewey Griffin is present at a lot of events and charity work around Whatcom County and I am excited to see them at those events even when I am not participating. My dog had a lot of fun at the Dog days of Summer obstacle course as well. Whether I'm hauling my family around town,going up skiing or taking an adventure on a one lane gravel Mt. pass in the North Cascades I can always count on my Subaru to get me there and back. So thanks to Dewey for everything you do in our community and keeping my Subaru running great!

Subaru youth community support  –  Laura V

Subaru youth community support

Thank you for your support Dewey Griffin! Our preschool Trike-a-thon was a huge success. The kids had big grins and took pride in their trike accomplishments, then settled in to enjoy the family entertainment. The dinner auction event helped support kids in our community through the coming year, and was also able to provide a gift to an alumni child battling cancer to help support his family in the coming months. Thank you for jumping in to support our community! PS My kids always love coming in to Dewey Griffin for an oil change or service - they lead the way to the popcorn and then to the kid area where they like to color. Any setup for success like that with the kids is a success for me - thanks! We appreciate knowing folks by name in service as we have worked with them for years now and enjoy the familiar voices on the phone. Thank you! Laura from Lakeside Preschool

Share the Love Check Presentation - March 13, 2015  –  Julie M

Share the Love Check Presentation - March 13, 2015

Thank you for Sharing the Love, Whatcom county! For a second year in a row, Dewey Griffin Subaru has chosen our local Meals on Wheels and More program as our local charity selection for the Subaru Share the Love Event. Between November 21, 2014 and January 2, 2015, Subaru of America donated $250.00 for every new Subaru sold. The choice of where that donation went was up to the customer. Customers who purchased a new Subaru had a choice of 4 national charities and 1 local charity. A large percentage of our customers chose our local charity, Meals on Wheels and More! We were so excited to have the honor of presenting our friends at Meals on Wheels and More a check in the amount of $19,335.00! This check is a result of the Subaru Share the Love Event and all of our wonderful customers that selected our local Meals on Wheels program as their charity selection during the event. Thank you all for making this year's Share the Love Event the best one yet!

Dewey Griffin Subaru is proud to support Whatcom Humane Society  –  Dana B

Dewey Griffin Subaru is proud to support Whatcom Humane Society

Dewey Griffin Subaru partners with Whatcom Humane Society (WHS) to promote domestic and native animal welfare throughout Whatcom County. Dewey Griffin supports WHS by sponsoring events throughout the year, including the Dog Days of Summer Festival each August. Dewey Griffin also promotes awareness through its own events and fundraisers that benefit WHS. Through its financial and educational support, Dewey Griffin greatly benefits the Whatcom Humane Society every year, all year long!

Dewey Griffin Staff Serves Bellingham Families Thanksgiving Dinner!  –  Mike C

Dewey Griffin Staff Serves Bellingham Families Thanksgiving Dinner!

Dear Staff at Dewey Griffin: Thank you so much for your incredible donation of 100 turkeys. Nearly 2000 Bellingham families will visit us Thanksgiving week and your donation helps ensure that all of them will receive turkeys for their holiday meals. Thank you also for your ongoing support. Each month we distribute over a quarter million pounds of food in response to more than 11,000 requests for assistance. We wouldn't be able to do this without the generous support of community members like you. Thank you for helping feed our community! -Mike Cohen Executive Director

Whatcom Council on Aging's Senior Nutrition Program  –  Julie M

Whatcom Council on Aging's Senior Nutrition Program

Starting with the 2012-2013 Share the Love Campaign, Allen, Tanya and all of the Dewey Griffin Subaru staff have gone, and continue to go, above and beyond to help the Whatcom Council on Aging's Senior Nutrition Program. This program ensures that no senior in our community goes hungry! A few of the ways Dewey Griffin employees have contributed to the Senior Nutrition Program include: delivering Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors, stuffing the trunk of a Subaru with emergency food items for Meals on Wheels participants, donating the cost of a meal for every test drive, marching proudly with us to end senior hunger in the Bellingham St. Patty's Day Parade, and adding us as the only local charity in the 2013-2014 Share the Love Event. Dewey Griffin's efforts have raised both much needed funds and local awareness about senior hunger and our program. Since January, Dewey Griffin employees have also contributed their time to the Senior Nutrition Program on a weekly basis, serving up lunch at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center. They even have their own aprons! We are proud to not only call the folks at Dewey Griffin Subaru our Community Partners, but also our friends!