The 2019 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

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

We're honored to receive the 2019 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes elite Subaru retailers who provide an exceptional customer experience at every interaction with Subaru. These retailers have also demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in their local communities in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

The 2019 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

What is the Subaru Love Promise?

Subaru and our retailers believe in making the world a better place and the Subaru Love Promise is our vision of respecting all people. This is our commitment to show love and respect to our customers and to work to make a positive impact in the world.

The Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment

We believe in being a positive force in something bigger. And it all starts right here in our community. Not just by our donations, but by our actions.

That's why we stay true to our Love Promise Community Commitment by partnering with a wide variety of community nonprofits and charities.

Every year, we join hands with our owners in the "Share the Love" event, giving back to our community-a community that's given so much to us.

So, every day, we strive to ensure our love is felt not just by our customers, but by all in our community. We do this because we feel it is the right thing to do.

We are proud to participate in the Love Promise Community Commitment. We're grateful, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve and support the causes and passions that are closest to our hearts, right here in our neighborhood.

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

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 Vic Bailey Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

The Vic Bailey Subaru Love Promise can be seen in our various partnerships with local charities and non-profits, such as, Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, the Spartanburg Humane Society, Partners for Active Living, the Spartanburg Area of Conservancy, Healthy Smiles, iRecylce, the American Cancer Society, and more! We are passionate about serving the Spartanburg community because we love where we live and appreciate Spartanburg keeping us in business!

Spartanburg Humane Society
Spartanburg Area of Conservancy, iRecycle
Mary H. Wright Elementary
Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Spartanburg Regional Foundation, Partners for Active Living, Healthy Smiles, Relay for Life (American Cancer Society)

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Love Promise Stories from Vic Bailey Subaru

Subaru and Vic Bailey 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

Vic Bailey Subaru Counts Down to Kindgergarten  –  Emily S

Thank you so much to Vic Bailey Subaru of Spartanburg for sponsoring Countdown to Kindergarten at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate-Spartanburg! Thanks to their generous donation, we were able to host a free, community-wide event that celebrated rising kindergarten students and their families. These four and five year old future students joined us a few weeks before the start of the school year to visit a mock classroom, practice carrying a lunch tray, and to check out the inside of a school bus. Families were also able to meet local vendors and service providers that offer critical resources to young children. From healthcare and wellness providers to social activity groups, parents made connections to help their children succeed in their first year of school. Vic Bailey Subaru was onsite handing out books to kindergarteners and working with advocates to show car seat safety demonstrations to parents. Most importantly, all of these resources were available free of cost to attendees thanks to Vic Bailey Subaru, allowing us to serve over 300 individuals. At The Children’s Museum we know how critical kindergarten readiness is to the success of students throughout their school careers. Thank you so much to Vic Bailey Subaru for leading the way in our community of Spartanburg to ensure all children are given a great start to kick off kindergarten!

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society blanket delivery  –  Allison R

For 50 years, Vic Bailey Automotive has been helping the Spartanburg community move and grow. With 6 franchises and a collision center, they consistently provide trustworthy and reliable service. Vic Bailey is family owned, family operated, and family first, with three generations working together. Several Vic Bailey employees have family members affected by blood cancer, and nearly everyone knows someone who has been impacted, so this initiative holds a special place for the company. “We want to give back to the community, and we love that Subaru encourages dealers to give back;” says Leslie Bailey, “our staff is proud to sell Subarus.” On the morning of the delivery, an excited crew of salesmen gathers to load boxes of blankets into cars. Vic Bailey Subaru customers have been writing messages of hope throughout June, with cards ranging from inspiring messages of strength and hope to hilarious jokes and encouragement, and we bring these for the patients as well. There are barely enough seats in the two SUVs for everyone to make the short drive to our delivery location, and we pile in. The Gibbs Cancer Center in Spartanburg provides an unprecedented level of care for their patients. We walk into the bright lobby, arms full of blankets and coloring books, to be greeted by the soothing sounds of a string quartet playing Haydn. Sharon Bartelt, MDC manager at Gibbs, is part of the welcoming party of nurses and community engagement staff who will be distributing the blankets on our behalf. “Patients in treatment are under immense stress, and these beautiful blankets are a great reminder that there are people who will support them through their cancer journey,” she explains. “Chemotherapy treatments are often cold, so the blankets are practical as well.” While we are unable to personally distribute the blankets and cards, we know that they are in good hands.

Gibbs Cancer Center donation  –  Baker M

The Vic Bailey Subaru team paid a visit to Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute last week to donate blankets, books, and notes of encouragement for patients. We are so grateful. These high-quality blankets help patients undergoing to feel more comfortable. Perhaps more important is the message community members care. As one of the cancer center managers put it "Patients are typically stressed when they start chemotherapy. This is a reminder that there are people who will support them through their journey."

The Pace Car on the #fastestnight  –  Laura R

In late April downtown Spartanburg is the scene of Nascar on two wheels - a professional bicycling race known as a criterium on a half mile course. Throughout the event, there are six races with the final one circling for 70 laps by a cyclist from around the globe. And along the course, there were 95 tailgating tents in 2019 with more expected in 2020. Vic Bailey Subaru generously provides a pace car that leads the pelotons for almost 6 hours. This long standing partnership has become a staple of the event and is critical for the safety of the riders. This event is part of a larger effort to promote health, wellness, and environmental stewardship throughout the Spartanburg community by incorporating it into Spartanburg's largest festival called Spring Fling. Thank you, Vic Bailey Subaru.

Sharing the Love with local charities  –  Jayne M

During the Subaru Share the Love Event, Vic Bailey Subaru was kind enough to add our charity as the local charity option. Through this event, they raised $12,375 for Mobile Meals of Spartanburg. This donation is absolutely amazing and it warms our hearts knowing that our fellow Spartanburg citizens chose to support a local organization. We just wanted to take a moment to thank not only the Bailey family, who aside from this donation also delivers food to homebound seniors every week but also Subaru of America without whom this event would not exist. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, this donation means so much to us and we will be happy to use it to continue to provide nutritious meals and fellowship for homebound seniors in the Spartanburg area.

Vic Bailey Subaru Sharing Love to Feed Seniors  –  Susan S

Share the Love reflects the loving generosity of Vic Bailey Subaru in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The Vic Bailey Subaru dealership is an exceptional partner with Mobile Meals of Spartanburg in helping us to feed thousands of homebound and frail seniors. Mr. Vic Bailey III, his daughter Leslie Bailey Calicutt, son Vic Bailey IV, in addition the dealership staff volunteer by delivering meals to the home of meal recipients once a week. They understand the mission of Mobile Meal because they personally deliver meals into the hands of seniors who are sick, lonely and hungry. Beyond their work delivering meals they help us raise funds and provide generous support by sponsoring events. The Hub City Hog Fest, a barbeque cook-off on April 5 & 6, 2019 welcomed thousands into the area, had 45 competing teams from several states, vendors, playground activities, live bands and raised approximately$80,000 this year to feed Mobile Meals seniors. Vic Bailey Subaru was the “Lead Sponsor” of the Hub City Hog Fest, they worked at the event, brought cars to display and also brought the Subaru Rally Team which became a highlight of the event. Service comes in many forms with Vic Bailey III, who serves on our Council of Friends Board and his daughter Leslie Bailey Calicutt, who serves on the Mobile Meals Board. Vic Bailey Subaru is known for their generosity throughout our community. Mobile Meals greatly appreciates their partnership with us! In addition to their support, the Share the Love gift we received from Subaru of America will help us feed many seniors in need of a hot meal and we are most grateful for the support.

Vic Bailey Subaru Showcases Science Projects  –  Mary M

For 64 years Spartanburg Rotary has sponsored the Piedmont Region III Science Fair and students in grades 1st through 12th from six South Carolina counties have the opportunity to participate. This year over 800 students participated. Each year, winning students are recognized at an awards ceremony, and their projects are displayed. Locating a venue for the public to see these winning projects has always been a challenge. For the past two years, Vic Bailey Subaru has generously supported the Science Fair by displaying all winning projects in their Subaru showroom. Both families and customers enjoyed the display of over 50 science projects. A big thank you to Vic Bailey Subaru for providing the public with an opportunity to view these winning projects. We’re hopeful the past two years is just the beginning of a long-lasting partnership.

Miles of Smiles  –  Kathleen C

The Spartanburg, South Carolina community is incredibly fortunate to have such a dedicated family leading us all on the road of The Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment! In this fast-paced world, we live in, the Bailey family and the Vic Bailey Subaru team reflect their commitment by leading by example. They truly immerse themselves into giving back to their community by volunteering their time and energy to ALL their many projects. The Bailey family and Vic Bailey Subaru team enrich the lives of many deserving individuals in our area. I have had the fortunate experience of being present when, out of nowhere, an individual has extended a heartfelt “thank you” on how the Bailey’s have made an impact on their lives. This year, Vic Bailey Subaru supported through financial means and volunteer hours to help Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg raise over $133,000. These funds will directly impact over 672 children with direct dental services and educate over 53,000 children and their families on the importance of oral health and what their oral health means to their overall health. The gift of commitment by the entire Vic Bailey Subaru team to our community is impactful and invaluable. It takes heart, miles, and miles of heart, and Healthy Smiles is forever grateful to Vic Bailey Subaru for all they do in making a difference in our community.

Subaru Ascent Meets Young Family's Needs  –  Katie L

The Subaru Ascent has been a great car for us... especially with all the stuff we have having a newborn. Everything's accessible. We have plenty of room for all of our newborn's things. We're able to get him in and out of the car easily and that's a big help. The safety features, size, price, and customer service at Vic Bailey are spot on. The Subaru Ascent fits all of our needs.

Vic Bailey Subaru Loves to Care  –  Gina T

The Spartanburg Regional Foundation is grateful for the Vic Bailey Subaru Love Promise and the Subaru Loves to Care Program. Recently the Subaru Loves to Care program, in partnership with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Carolina, provided hundreds of blankets and bags to patients battling cancer at the Spartanburg Regional Gibbs Cancer Center, something they have been doing for the last three years. But that is not it. Vic Bailey Subaru and the Bailey Family has been actively involved in the Upstate for decades serving in multiple capacities, not just at the foundation but many other organizations. The family’s commitment to community reinforces a positive impact on creating a culture of giving back. Their example multiplies exponentially as it encourages other family members, friends and others in the community to be service minded and also give of their time, talents and support. We are grateful for all that Vic Bailey Subaru and the Bailey family do for the Upstate.

Vic Bailey Subaru Supports Conservation  –  Andrew W

Spartanburg Area Conservancy (SPACE) is a small environmental nonprofit in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Vic Bailey Subaru has been one of our strongest and most loyal corporate supporters for the last several years. As a land and natural resource conservation organization, SPACE's members and donors are typically outdoor lovers; Subaru's reputation for being the car for outdoor lovers is really just a perfect corporate match for our organization. And the reputation is true! Out of the four people that work at SPACE right now, three of us are Subaru drivers! With support from Vic Bailey Subaru, we've elevated our special event program over the last five years. We've become known as the Spartanburg nonprofit that hosts great outdoor events, and we always have some of Subaru's newest models parked at the entrance, highlighting our partnership with Vic Bailey Subaru. These pictures are from our "Shucking Good Time" oyster shuck and food festival at SPACE's Glendale Shoals Preserve. It was a fantastic night of food, music, and fun, and Vic Bailey Subaru's support helped make the night a huge success, raising over $30,000 for SPACE and its mission. This support has helped us conserve over 5,000 precious acres in the rapidly growing Spartanburg area and run three popular nature preserves that receive about 80,000 visitors per year. We are proud to have a great community partner like Vic Bailey Subaru helping us in this important work!

Subaru Loves Learning  –  Leslie C

In an effort to make a positive impact on the education of our local community, Vic Bailey Subaru supported The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) by donating award-winning science books to Mary H. Wright Elementary as part of a larger Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) initiative called Subaru Loves Learning. Throughout the month of August, team members from Vic Bailey Subaru supported teachers and students at Mary H. Wright Elementary by partnering with AAAS. Vic Bailey Subaru collected school supplies and asked customers to personalize custom labels for books to be donated to Mary H. Wright Elementary. Over 150 science books were delivered to Mary H. Wright Elementary on Tuesday, September 18 at 9:00 am. Vic Bailey IV read Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle to a first-grade class.

Byron Chafin Loves the Subaru Brand  –  Byron C

"I can't say enough good things about Vic Bailey's integrity, honesty... the deal that they offered is the deal I got... the absolute best experience I have ever had in purchasing a car. Subaru is an awesome car... It's feature-rich and drives like a dream. My wife loves it so much, I never drive it." - Byron Chafin

Dave & Diana's Subaru Story  –  Dave C

"I purchased my first Subaru in 2015. I had been looking for a couple years for a vehicle that I could be totally happy with. Diana ended up liking it... " - Dave "I rode in his Subaru for about a year and then I decided I had to have one too. I went to Vic Bailey and couldn't be more happy with the way things turned out." - Diana

Subaru Goes Over the Edge  –  Glaydeane L

On Friday, April 13, 2018, over 90 participants went Over the Edge for the Cancer Association of Spartanburg & Cherokee Counties, Inc. With an original goal of $150,000, the Cancer Association brought a new and exciting fundraiser to Spartanburg. Participants who raised a minimum of $1,000 rappelled over 100 feet from the AC Hotel and Level 10. With generous supporters and wonderful sponsors, like Vic Bailey Subaru, this event helped raise over $206,000 for LOCAL cancer patients in our communities. Thank you VIC BAILEY SUBARU!!

The Love Promise Covers Our City  –  Susan S

The Vic Bailey Subaru business is far more than a dealership, it is people who sincerely care about their community and love where they live by example and their actions. They assist numerous non profits throughout Spartanburg, South Carolina. Leslie Bailey Callicutt and her father, Vic Bailey, III serves along side their staff, it is an outstanding company giving back to the community throughout the year. Mobile Meals serves the frail and homebound of Spartanburg and does not receive government funding. It is people and businesses like Vic Bailey Subaru whos dedication to helping us with raising funds to feed seniors that truly makes a difference. For the past 5 years the Hub City Hog Fest fundraisers lead sponsor has been Vic Bailey Subaru pivoting the others to become involved to raise $250,000 to feed seniors. Leslie Bailey Calicutt serves on the Board of Directors for Mobile Meals and Vic Bailey, III the owner of the dealership serves on the Council of Friends in an advisory position. Their dedication goes beyond board service, they include their employees in delivering meals each week to 1200 seniors. Their support to this community is amazing and we could not be more grateful for their involvement with Mobile Meals of Spartanburg and being a part of their Love Promise.

Elizabeth & Tabouli Love their Subaru Crosstrek  –  Elizabeth G

"The Subaru Crosstrek is a really neat, sleek-looking car. It has a great design. Tabouli loves it! It's easy for Tabouli to get in and out of the car. I feel that since it is so safe, if there was an accident, he would be safe. The price they gave me was great on the first shot. There was no haggling. It was a no brainer. I felt like I had joined a family... and not just bought a car from the dealership."

Vic Bailey Subaru Sets the Pace  –  Mary Ann C

Saturday, March 10 marked the Fifth anniversary of Pine Street Elementary School’s 5K and Fun Run. It was a fantastic day. A big thanks to Vic Bailey Subaru for sponsoring the event and for leading runners through the racecourse in a Subaru Crosstrek pace car! This event has become one of the school’s most treasured traditions and hundreds of students, parents, and community members turned out for the event. Thank you Vic Bailey Subaru for your generous support of Pine Street School!

Subaru Loves a Healthy Smile  –  Kathleen C

What a true testament to the character of Vic Bailey Subaru’s family and staff as they live up to The Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment. Vic Bailey Subaru helped to kick off National Children’s Dental month through their sponsorship to Healthy Smiles signature event, Laugh for a Child.Their commitment helped to raise over $120,000 to help eradicate the silent epidemic that so many of our children face, tooth decay. Because of Vic Bailey’s dedication to a healthy community, over 54,000 children and their families in Spartanburg County will learn the importance of their oral health and what it means to their overall health. Healthy Smiles provides dental services to qualifying low-income, uninsured Spartanburg County children at no cost to their families in the state-of-the-art dental facility located at the central campus of the Spartanburg Community College. Vic Bailey Subaru’s partnership with Healthy Smiles is impacting the lives of so many deserving children in our community by giving them the fighting chance to succeed academically in addition to improving self –esteem to become productive citizens in our community. Thank you Vic Bailey Subaru for having miles and miles of heart for your community.

Regional Science Fair  –  Stephen B

As part of the Subaru Loves Learning initiative, Vic Bailey Subaru displayed the projects of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Regional Science Fair winners from the elementary, middle, and high school levels in the dealership showroom for a week. The Piedmont Region III Science Fair is hosted annually on the USC Upstate campus. The fair involves students in grades 1-12 who represent public, private and home schools located in the Cherokee, Chester, Lancaster, Spartanburg, Union and York Counties. Projects are divided by grades into the following academic categories during the competition: elementary level (grades 1-4), middle level (grades 5-8) and secondary level (grades 9-12). Competition occurs in the following discipline categories: Behavioral and social science, biology, chemistry, general science, math and computer science and physics. On average, the Piedmont Region III Science Fair will display approximately 800 projects each year. We are grateful Vic Bailey Subaru has provided a wonderful space to showcase the winning projects so members of the community can come checkout the amazing work done by our local students!

Subaru Loves Pets  –  Leslie C

Vic Bailey Subaru hosted its 6th Annual Pet Adoption Event at the dealership during Subaru Loves Pets Month. The Spartanburg Humane Society brought cats and dogs in need of a good home. This was the first year every single pet was adopted!! The dealership sent the Spartanburg Humane Society back with pet supply donations brought it by employees and customers. Vic Bailey Subaru not only hosts the pet adoption every year, but the dealership also sponsors the Spartanburg Humane Society's Tour de Paws. Tour de Paws is a cycling event. 100% of the registration fees go directly to the Spartanburg Humane Society.

Vic Bailey Subaru helps MHW students  –  Marc Z

Vic Bailey Subaru has always been a great partner to Mary H. Wright Elementary School. On Friday, September 29th, representatives from Vic Bailey delivered boxes of books for our school. These books were especially helpful because many were nonfiction books pertaining to Science. In addition, Mr. Bailey read to Ms. Smith's 2nd grade class. We are so appreciative of Vic Bailey's generosity and willingness to help our school! Thank you! Marc Zachary, MHW Principal

Vic Bailey Subaru Never Misses a Beat  –  Nicole P

Each year Vic Bailey Subaru enhances patient care and community advocacy for our heart patients through their support of Hangar B. Thank you Vic Bailey Subaru for connecting patients to care and keeping our community healthy!

Subaru & LLS Partner for Cancer Patients  –  Nicole R

What an absolutely amazing day delivering these blankets and craft kits from Vic Bailey Subaru to Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute for patients to have during treatment. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was honored to be part of this process and Joe, our Boy of the Year, even got to personally deliver one to a patient. A Major thank you to all people involved who made this happen. #somedayistoday

Subaru and NWF Love the Earth!  –  Michelle W

Here is the beginnings of our Butterfly Garden at Boiling Springs High School. We received our plants the last week of school, so our garden is just in the beginnings of design. As the next school year progresses, our Biology and Environmental Studies students will continue to nurture this habitat. We are so excited to release the monarchs we raise and tag out in our new wildlife habitat!

Vic Bailey Subaru Loves a Healthy Community!  –  Laura R

Partners for Active Living hosts a professional criterium (bicycle race) in downtown Spartanburg. Vic Bailey Subaru generously provides the lead pace car as part of their support . This event is important to Spartanburg because it highlights bicycling and kicks off National Bicycle Month celebrations, celebrates being healthy and active, whether done at the professional or recreational level, and strengthens a vibrant and thriving downtown. The event would not be as successful without the support of Vic Bailey Subaru!!

The More 2 Love Launch Event  –  Leslie C

Vic Bailey Subaru hosted the More 2 Love Launch Event for the 2017 Subaru Impreza at the dealership Saturday, March 18. Guests enjoyed donuts, fruit, and coffee while getting a detailed overview of the new Impreza by a couple members of the Vic Bailey Subaru sales team. Event attendees got to leave with amazing giveaway items provided by Subaru's partner companies.

Vic Bailey Subaru Raises $13,835 for Mobile Meals  –  Susan S

Vic Bailey Subaru goes far above and beyond throughout the year! This dealership partners with Mobile Meals of Spartanburg by delivering meals weekly, offering guidance and raising funds. Vic Bailey III serves on the organization’s Council of Friends and his daughter, Leslie Bailey Calicutt, has served on the Board of Directors since 2012. Vic Bailey Subaru is the presenting sponsor of the Hub City Hog Fest, a barbecue festival in downtown Spartanburg benefiting Mobile Meals of Spartanburg. This event has raised over $100,000 for Mobile Meals since it began five years ago. Leslie Bailey also chaired the Land Cruise event in March raising nearly $175,000 for Mobile Meals. The dealership is clearly passionate about supporting Mobile Meals of Spartanburg. Our organization delivers 1,500 warm, nutritious meals to home-bound Spartanburg County citizens each week day. Mobile Meals of Spartanburg is not government funded, so the support of its donors and success of its fundraising events are crucial. We are grateful to Vic Bailey Subaru for publicly supporting Mobile Meals mission to feed local frail and home-bound seniors. Mobile Meals' meal service continues to be the only not-for-profit home meal delivery service in Spartanburg County. Because of companies like Vic Bailey Subaru with fundraisers and service by leadership, we meet the needs of seniors. We are sincerely grateful for Vic Bailey Subaru's partnership with Mobile Meals.

Four Legged Flowers  –  Allyson M

Animal Allies hosted its first Four Legged Flowers fundraiser on Thursday, April 6 at Indigo Hall in downtown Spartanburg! We are appreciative to Vic Bailey Subaru for sponsoring our plant and garden market event. The event tied well into Vic Bailey Subaru's passions since the dealership has been so involved with the Spartanburg Humane Society and April is Subaru Loves Earth month! Animal Allies offers high-quality, low-cost spay and neuter services to Upstate, SC and surrounding areas. Our mission is to reduce the number of unwanted, unclaimed dogs and cats in our community.

Subaru Forester Leads Way for Pine St 5K  –  Mary Ann C

It was a great morning at Pine Street Elementary School on Saturday March 11, 2017. Many thanks to Vic Bailey Subaru! Over 400 students, parents, and friends in the community turned out to support the fourth annual Pine Street 5K and Fun Run. The race was marshaled by Pine Street School’s Principal Ann Jeter in a Vic Bailey Subaru Forester. The 5K route took participants through Converse Heights where neighbors and friends cheered on student and community runners. After runners crossed the finish line they were greeted by Vic Bailey staff members with water and healthy snacks. The Pine Street School 5K raised funds to support the growth of the Elementary School’s playgrounds, encouraging students and the greater community alike to keep playing. Pine Street School is extremely grateful to Vic Bailey Subaru for participating in this year’s event – you made this fourth year its best yet and the Pine Street Elementary School students benefit tremendously from your generosity!

Subaru Loves Pets Adoption Event  –  Leslie C

Vic Bailey Subaru hosted a Pet Adoption and Pet Supply Collection Event at the dealership in October to benefit the Spartanburg Humane Society. Six pets were adopted at the event!

Shucking Good Time  –  Leslie C

Vic Bailey Subaru sponsored the Spartanburg Area of Conservancy's a “Shucking Good Time”—an oyster cook-off and competition with craft beer on the Cottonwood Trail. All proceeds went toward restoration and improvements at Cottonwood Trail! Guests enjoyed live local music, lights, great food, craft beer, and good times at Spartanburg’s favorite nature preserve! Each team prepared unique oyster presentations for voting as well as a side dish.

Subaru Loves Learning  –  Leslie C

Vic Bailey Subaru donated 100 award-winning science books to Mary H. Wright Elementary through the Subaru Loves Learning initiative!

Upstate Preservation Ride  –  Angela V

Upstate Forever’s Preservation Ride is a great way for cyclists of all ability levels to get together and ride some of the most scenic and spectacular routes in the Upstate of South Carolina. Upstate Forever’s vision for the Upstate is to be an environmentally and economically prosperous region, with a high quality of life for all. Their mission is to promote sensible growth and protect special places in the Upstate region of South Carolina.

Tour de Paws 2016  –  Angel C

Vic Bailey Subaru is an annual sponsor of Tour de Paws. For 14 years, the Freewheelers have offered Upstate Cyclists a Great Fall event with a great course, delicious food, and an important cause. The reason for the event remains the same…to raise funds for all the homeless puppies, kittens, dogs, and cats at the Spartanburg Humane Society.

Subaru Loves to Care Blood Drive  –  Leslie B

The American Red Cross Blood Mobile parked at Vic Bailey Subaru on Friday, July 15. It was a hot, busy day but we had 17 donors show up to give! Each blood donation saves three lives! What a great way to start the weekend!

Globalbike's Brew for Beers  –  Leslie C

Vic Bailey Subaru was a proud sponsor of globalbike's Brews for Beers at RJ Rockers in downtown Spartanburg. The funds raised at the event will go toward bicycles and supplies for women and girls in the Mt. Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. Globalbike is a not-for-profit organization that uses the transformative power of bicycles to connect women and girls in rural Tanzania with the life-saving resources they need to prosper sustainably.

Supper on the Schoals  –  Leslie B

Vic Bailey Subaru was a sponsor of the Spartanburg Area of Conservancy's Supper on the Schoals. This spectular event includes a farm-to-table four-course dinner with wine pairings. Typically the event takes place on the historic Glendale bridge, but this year the event occurred at Drayton Mill since the bridge is under restoration. The Spartanburg Area Conservancy (SPACE) conserves land for Spartanburg area citizens and visitors by building strong relationships within the community through positive outreach.

Hub City Hog Fest  –  Leslie C

The Hub City Hog Fest is a two-day barbecue festival in downtown Spartanburg that raises money for Mobile Meals. Vic Bailey Subaru is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor! During the festival, Vic Bailey Subaru passed out water to event attendees and showed off new Subaru vehicles! The event is a fun way to bring the community together. There is live music and activities for children. Mobile Meals of Spartanburg delivers over 1,700 warm, nutritious meals to the homebound in Spartanburg County each week day. The organization does not receive any government funding so the success of its fundraisers is crucial. Vic Bailey Subaru delivers a Mobile Meals route every Thursday morning. We setup a tent and used the ⿿Subaru Loves to Help⿝ table cloth. Unfortunately the site is not letting me upload pictures.

iRecycle 5K and Half Marathon  –  Leslie B

Vic Bailey Subaru was a proud sponsor of the iRecycle 5K and Half Marathon. Proceeds from the run benefit local high school students who actively participate in school and community recycling programs.

Share the Love Event  –  Leslie B

Vic Bailey Subaru raised $11,694.59 for Mobile Meals of Spartanburg during the Subaru Share the Love Event! Subaru customers were able to choose one of five charities for Subaru to donate $250 from their purchase towards. Vic Bailey Subaru chose Mobile Meals of Spartanburg as its local charity. Marketing Director, Leslie Bailey Calicutt, serves on the Mobile Meals Board of Directors. President, Vic Bailey III, serves on the Mobile Meals Advisory Committee. The dealership delivers meals every Thursday morning!

Subaru Share the Love Event  –  Susan S

Vic Bailey Subaru chose Mobile Meals of Spartanburg as its local charity during the Subaru Share the Love Event. For every new Subaru sold, Subaru donated $250 to one of five charities of the customer's choice. Vic Bailey Subaru delivers a Mobile Meals route every Thursday morning. They featured Mobile Meals during their Share the Love commercial spot and hosted a food drive at the dealership.

Pet Adoption Event  –  Angel C

Vic Bailey Subaru hosted a 2 day pet adoption event at their dealership! Animal Allies provided spay/ neuter services and the Paisley Paw Boutique donated pet tags. Vic Bailey Subaru covered the adoption fees for anyone who decided to adopt at the event and test drove a Subaru while they were at the dealership!

Miracle Hill's Walk for the Homeless 5K  –  Jim H

Vic Bailey Subaru was one of the sponsors of Miracle Hill's Walk for the Homeless 5K. The event raised $75,000 for Miracle Hill. Miracle Hill Ministries provides shelter, food, utilities and hope to homeless children and adults in the Upstate of South Carolina.

Subaru Loves Learning  –  Leslie B

Vic Bailey Subaru partnered with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in donating science books to Mary H. Wright Elementary during the Subaru Loves Learning Event. We donated a book for every new Subaru sold and for every new service customer gained during the month of August. All of the books have been recognized by AAAS as some of the best science books in their field. Vic Bailey Subaru donated a total of 100 new books to Mary. H. Wright Elementary.

Subaru Loves Learning Book Drive August 1 - 31  –  Danielle S

Join us in our Subaru Loves Learning initiative during the month of August! We are partnering with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in donating science books to Mary H. Wright Elementary School in Spartanburg School District 7. All of the books that will be donated have been recognized by AAAS as some of the best science books in their field. Contact us to learn more information.

Subaru Loves the Earth - E-Waste Event  –  Danielle S

We would like to thank our customers for participating in our E Waste Recycling event during the month of April. With your help, we were able to prevent 2,090 lbs of carbon emissions from polluting the atmosphere. This is equivalent to saving 81 trees, 356 gallons of gasoline, 3,030 plastic bottles, and 13,936 aluminum cans. Thank you for helping strengthen the Subaru Love Promise!

Subaru Share the Love Results  –  Jayne M

"Mobile Meals is very grateful to Vic Bailey Subaru and the Subaru Corporation. This gift will provide meals for many hungry and lonely neighbors. You bless many." - Jayne McQueen Vic Bailey Subaru raised $10,723 for the organization!

April 1-30, 2015 E-Waste Recycling Event  –  Molly M

Throughout the month of April, we are hosting an E-Waste Recycling Event in our store to collect unwanted electronics. We've arranged to work with a company who will responsibly collect, re-purpose, and recycle your electronic waste. Help us protect our environment. Just show up with your E-Waste and we'll do the rest! The first 50 customers who contribute will receive a complementary environmental badge of ownership. We will accept: LCD Monitors, Cell Phones, Laptops, Tablets, CRTs up to 40", Video Games/Consoles, Fax Machines, DVD/VCR Players, Printers, Computer Peripherals, Switches/Routers, Cords and Wires.

We support Meals on Wheels  –  Leslie B

Vic Bailey Subaru chose Mobile Meals of Spartanburg as their local charity during the Subaru "Share the Love Event". We delivered meals every Thursday morning. While the Subaru Share the Love Event was going on, Vic Bailey Subaru conducted a food drive and encouraged customers to choose the local charity as the one Subaru would donate $250 from the purchase towards. We had a commercial airing during the event that promoted our relationship with Mobile Meals of Spartanburg. Jayne McQueen, the President and CEO of Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, was featured in the commercial.

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