The 2022 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 2022 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.

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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.

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Did Sendell Subaru go above and beyond, provide exceptional service, or support causes that are important to you? We'd love to hear about it.

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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 over $28 million to the ASPCA and through Subaru Loves Pets has helped support the rescue, transport, adoption, and well-being of over 230,000 animals across the country.

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Environment

Subaru and our retailers are committed to protecting and preserving the Earth, not just by our words, but also by our actions.

Since 2018, as part of the Subaru Loves the Earth initiative, Subaru and retailers across the country have partnered with TerraCycle® and have collected over 7 million pieces of hard-to-recycle trash from their communities. Items such as snack bag wrappers, coffee cups, or used cabin air filters from service areas have been diverted from landfills and given a second life by TerraCycle when it is converted into durable furniture and other usable items.

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Education

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

Since 2015 Subaru, in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement Science, donated over 369,000 award-winning science books. In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and Adoptaclassroom.org we supported teachers and students with donations of $400,000 in gift cards and school supplies.

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Community

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

In 2020, Subaru and its retailers made a donation to Feeding America to provide 50 million meals to help feed people in need during the COVID-19 crisis,* making meals available at 199 local food banks across the country.

*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.

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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.

Since 2016, Subaru and its retailers have partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate over 167,000 blankets and 21,500 arts & crafts kits and reached nearly 150,000 patients in more than 780 hospitals nationwide.

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How is Sendell 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.

  • Animal Friends of Westmoreland|Wayward Whiskers
  • CASA of Westmoreland|The United Way of Southwestern PA|Adelphoi Village|The Blackburn Center
  • Mountain View Elementary School|Hempfield Middle School
  • Westmoreland Parks and Recreation
  • UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at Arnold Palmer Pavilion|Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Love Promise Stories from Sendell Subaru

Subaru and Sendell 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.

Sendell Subaru Loves Pet

Sendell Subaru hosted “Subaru Loves Pet” event this October. The event proceeds were donated to two hard-working local animal rescues, one being Helping Hearts and Healing Tails Animal Rescue, a foster-based program. Rescue is a much-needed social service that helps protect animals from dangerous situations that often involve cruelty and abuse. Many animals are surrendered due to evictions, health concerns, or other unavoidable circumstances. Sendell’s hosting this event was a great way to get the rescue animals out to meet potential adopters and additional contributions helped to raise proceeds for Little Sloane’s FHO surgery after being hit by a car and she was left along the road. Her surgery went well and her recovery is going progressing smoothly. Sloane is under a year old and still very playful, she has Sendell to thank for the second chance. Sendell Subaru Loves Pets Event had adoptables such as Max, Nomei, Diezel, Lolli and Andy join in at Subaru. Diezel, Lolli and Andy have all found their furever homes since the support of the event. Thank you to the Sendell family, volunteers, and community who donated their time, and others for your help in making this event successful. Sendell's support helps animals in need and with their support, it resulted in 13 adoptions from Helping Hearts and Healing Tails Animal Rescue in the month of October thanks to Sendell. We appreciate all the people who made this possible and an extra special shout out to Heather Beck from Sendell who made this event such a sensation!

Andy

Our newest arrival Andy a one-year-old chocolate lab didn’t even make it back to us from his transport, before he found his forever home. The wonderful couple that transported him to Sendell Subaru fell in love with him immediately. They were already approved fosters, so they were able to take Andy home that night and two days later it was official, Andy was there to stay!!! If it was not for Sendell Subaru hosting Subaru Loves Pets event, this encounter may not have happened and Andy would still be in Helping Hearts and Healing Tails Animal Rescue. He came from a shelter with most of his hair (see the first pic.) After being there for months he has lost most of it. Andy had untreated allergies exacerbated by kennel stress, but we have him completely vetted and on the mend. Thank you Sendell Subaru for being the purrrfect match maker.

Binx and Althea

Through our partnership with Sendell Subaru, Binx and Althea became foster fails. Their foster mom couldn’t think about bringing them to the Subaru Loves Pets to be adopted, she wanted them to join their family furever. Althea, an 8-month-old stray cat came into the Helping Hearts and Healing Tails Animal Rescue. Her foster mom noticed her belly getting bigger. Althea was expecting! She gave birth to Binx. Unfortunately, the other kitten became stuck in the birth canal and they were rushed to the vet. Althea needed an emergency c-section. Binx was the only surviving kitten from Althea. Since Althea needed surgery, she was unable to feed Binx and he needed to be bottle fed by his foster. Because of the Subaru Loves Pets, it made Binx and Althea’s foster realize that they were already home. Thanks to Heather from Sendell Subaru, we were able to bring to light the love and bond that occurred with these kitties.

Bentley

Sweet Bentley was shot in both rear legs and left in a ditch. Dr. Joel saved his leg and added a plate and screws to his new bionic leg! The other leg needed to be amputated. Bentley’s body started rejecting the metal plate in his bionic leg. It is causing his leg to swell and have small festering sores. He underwent surgery again to remove the plate and remove some more shrapnel. This time, his bones were healed enough that no further surgeries were needed. This has not slowed him down. He is now a thriving tripod. But that doesn't slow him down, he is active and playful. We’ve come to the conclusion that he gains his strength from the souls he sucks out of every stuffie he destroys. He’s left quite the path of death and destruction of stuffies. It’s so substantial that the legend of Bentley the Eviscerator has been heard far and wide and stuffies across all the lands now fear him. If it wasn't for Sendell Subaru, Helping Hearts and Healing Tails would not have found Bentley his furever home. Bentley is now living with a family who adores him. He takes command of the couch and does zoomies, yes zoomies! Just like he would be in a Subaru WRX! Thank you Sendell Subaru.

Diezel loves Sendell Subaru

Through our partnership with Sendell Subaru we hosted Sendell Subaru Loves Pets Event, Saturday October 22nd. Sendell advertised and collected donations throughout the month of October. We brought six of our pets to Sendell Subaru Loves Pets Event, and by the end of the event, Helping Hearts and Healing Tails Animal Rescue and Sendell Subaru helped ten find their perfect, loving home. Thanks to Heather Beck from Sendell Subaru we were able to Collect donations, network and meet with Doolittles Pet Services, Happy Dog Running Company, Westmoreland Bloodhound Team, and B&D Creekside Activity Center. Helping Hearts and Healing Tails Animal Rescue helps all breeds of animals, focusing on those who have medical needs or are homeless, abandoned, and abused. Our goal is to place animals in loving adoptive homes and provide seniors and terminally ill animals with a comfortable and loving home to spend their remaining time. We are completely foster-based rescue, meaning the majority of our animals are placed in homes preparing them for adoption. For those who cannot be placed, we do have board and train facilities that work with us to help the needs of those animals. We are fully run by volunteers and run fully on donations. Rescuing animals will not be possible without the support of our donors like Sendell Subaru. The event at Sendell helped tremendously with veterinary bills, transportation and meeting the day-to-day needs of our rescues. This was an PAWsome opportunity to socialize the dogs. That directly impacts the current 20 available dogs, seven sanctuary dogs, three bunnies, and a bearded dragon. You can bet that the animals that come into Helping Hearts and Healing Tails do help truly see an impact on their lives along with the homes they go to and families they become a part of. Thank you so much for the generosity and support from Sendell Subaru as well as all of those who have helped organize this amazing event. Diezel man came to Sendell Subaru for the day. He enjoyed getting the bloodhounds all worked up and as he ate the dog treats from the K-9 café and looked out the window dreaming of his furever family. Diezel is a handsome man but he has allergies, so he needs a special family to take care of him and his medication. Otherwise, this sweet guy is in great shape. Diezel is about 7 years old, neutered, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm and lymes negative, wormed, and microchipped, all the basic needs that the rescue makes sure that all of the animals receive. He’s mostly a couch potato but does enjoy his toys. This hunk of dog was ready when his pictures hit social media from Sendell Subaru Loves Pets Event. Before the event was over, we had an application for this lug. He joined a family with kids to watch Saturday morning cartoons and the treats that he will sneak under the table. Thank you to Diezel's new family and Sendell Subaru Loves Pets Event for making this match.

Sendell Subaru helps to feed neighbors across Westmoreland County

With the support of generous community members like Sendell Subaru, the Food Bank is able to provide nutritious food for children, families, veterans, and senior citizens to ensure that all of our neighbors have the meals they need to thrive.Thousands of families in Westmoreland County face food insecurity and the Food Bank's programs work to address hunger. The Westmoreland Food Bank greatly appreciates Sendell Subaru’s continued support of our mission and compassion for the community.

Subaru Loves the Earth- Mt. View Elementary

Sendell Motors and the Subaru Loves the Earth program provided funds to our 4th grade classes for an Earth Day Celebration. Our 4th graders were able to experience an afternoon learning about the history of Earth Day, learning of ways to help protect the Earth, and making projects that impact the Earth in a positive way. The students had such a good time and really felt like they were able to make a difference. Some have continued to apply what they learned that day and continued to make a positive impact with projects they have done. Thank you, Sendell Motors and Subaru!

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Sendell Subaru supports The Blackburn Center and the annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. This community event brings people together in support of ending domestic, sexual and gender based violence and abuse. The walk is for people of all genders and men are encouraged to wear red, high-heeled shoes. The idea is that when men wear high- heeled shoes and walk a mile in those shoes, they have the opportunity to reflect and get some perspective on what women experience. This community-centric event is important to bring awareness to abuse and violence in our society.

Sendell Motors Cares

The United Way's Women's Leadership Council (WLC) is comprised of a group of powerful women leaders, who are committed to making a lasting difference in our community. Chris Mohler King, Owner/Manager at Sendell is a long standing supporter of the WLC through her role on our local Leadership Team as well as a corporate contribution. The WLC funds programs that impact the lives of women and families in crisis, children, seniors and people with disabilities. The Team at Sendell understands the importance of helping to improve the lives of thousands of local people not only through contributions but through volunteerism. The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania appreciates Sendell's commitment to the community and our long-standing partnership with them.

Sendell Subaru- Parks and Trails Supporter

Mother Nature was in charge the morning of March 26th, the 20th annual March for Parks and she played an early April Fool's Day trick on all of the participants. They were met with snow, rain, hail, wind, blizzard conditions and an occasional ray of sunshine to keep their hopes up! But despite the weather (and the power outage throughout the park!) Sendell Subaru was there cheerfully supporting Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation's fundraiser. Sendell has been a sponsor of March for Parks for the last 10 years realizing the importance that recreation and outdoor spaces play in the welfare of our community. We appreciate the effort that Sendell has made to encourage our neighbors to use the resources in our parks, Sendell has also sponsored the Twin Lakes Summer Concert series. Thank you for your support!

Giving Back to the Community

The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania has a long-standing partnership with Sendell Subaru. Not only do they run an annual United Way employee campaign, giving their employees an opportunity to support the community, but they also provide a corporate donation to support the work of the Women's Leadership Council (WLC). The WLC is a powerful network of women committed to making a lasting difference in our local community. Contributions made to the WLC fund programs that impact the lives of women and families in crisis, children, seniors and people with disabilities. Chris Mohler King, Owner/Manager of Sendell Subaru is an active member of the Women's leadership Council and serves on our local Leadership Team. We are grateful for our relationship with Sendell Subaru and appreciate their generosity and corporate culture of giving back to the community and helping to make lasting changes.

Sendell Subaru donates to Toys for Tots

The basic mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Program is to collect new unwrapped toys and distribute those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas. The Sendell Subaru team and the family of the Sales Manager, Henry Bachorski bought toys to support the Toys for Tots program in our area.

Sharing the love of the Laurel Highlands!

When GO Laurel Highlands wanted to upgrade their vehicle it was a no brainer! It HAD to be a Subaru, a Sendell Subaru! Subarus are THE outdoor recreational vehicle for hitting the slopes, riding the bike trails or navigating the waterways of the region. PERFECT to represent GO Laurel Highlands! The Sendell Team was outstanding, from beginning to end with our purchase, and continue to be an awesome sponsor of GO Laurel Highlands. We are immensely proud and thrilled to drive a Sendell Subaru Ascent around the 3,000 square miles of the beautiful Laurel Highlands. Look out for our ride and stop and say Hi if you see us out and about!

Sendell Subaru help to keep County Parks "green!"

Sendell Subaru is committed to keeping Westmoreland County “green” by supporting the annual March for Parks event since 2012! The March for Parks is a fun event hosted by the nonprofit Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Board (CAB) that raises money for park and trail improvements, including the Twin Lakes Peach Skate Park area, the Westmoreland Heritage Trail system, and other recreation projects in Westmoreland County. Sendell Subaru and their team have been active participants at the March for Parks and also generously sponsor the Twin Lakes Park Summer Concert Series. The Citizens Advisory Board appreciates Sendell Subaru’s support of the March for Parks and their help in achieving our goal of providing quality recreation facilities for Westmoreland County residents and visitors. Thank you Sendell Subaru!

Subaru Loves Pets – ANIMAL FRIENDS OF WESTMORELAND

This year, Sendell Subaru invited us to be their partner for the Subaru Loves Pets Campaign for the month of October. Thanks to their help, we were able to find loving homes for 16 dogs that month! One of those lucky dogs was Kermit, a chihuahua mix who was abandoned by his former owners.When Kermit arrived at our shelter in September he was extremely shy and unsure around new people. Whatever trauma he had endured earlier in his life had left it’s scars, and it took time for us to gain trust with little Kermit. Over the several weeks he spent at our adoption center Kermit’s personality began to blossom, and he gradually gained more confidence. On October 23rd, Sendell invited us to bring some of our adoptable pets to their location for an adoption event. It was here that Kermit met the woman who would become his new mom! She actually works at the dealership, and had a senior dog who she was looking for a companion for. She fell in love with Kermit that day, started the adoption paperwork, and welcomed him home soon after. Thanks to Subaru Loves Pets and Sendell Subaru, Kermit is now loving life in his new forever home where he will be loved and spoiled for the rest of his life.

Sharing the Warmth in SWPA

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania would like to thank Sendell Subaru for spreading the warmth this holiday season! The blankets, socks and financial donation given to our partners at the Welcome Home in Greensburg for their Cold Weather Shelter will make a significant impact on our neighbors experiencing homelessness during the harsh winter months. With more than 500,000 Americans finding themselves homeless each night, we must all do our part to help community members in need. Thank you for this meaningful donation.

Greensburg Holiday Market

We are excited to partner with the Downtown Greensburg project to bring the Greensburg Holiday Market to the community. It's a great community event to support small local vendors and the Greensburg community. The partnership with Sendell Subaru made this event possible.

Customers Supporting Animal Friends

During the Subaru Loves Pets month, we raised money for Animal Friends of Westmoreland. We stuffed a 1968 Subaru 360 with pet toys and asked customers to guess how many toys were in the Subaru 360. They made a donation to the shelter for a chance to win three oil changes by guessing the correct number of toys. Our customers donated over $350 to the shelter. We love the kindness and generosity of our customers!

Greater Latrobe Parks & Recreation

We are INCREDIBLY thankful for the support we receive from Sendell Subaru! Their commitment to our community is endless. Not only do the folks at Sendell support us through our Race Sponsorship program, they participate in the races as well. They are a part of our Greater Latrobe Parks & Recreation family. As a non profit in these trying times it is a comfort to know we can depend on the fine folks at Sendell. Our annual Turkey Trot 5K is a cherished tradition in Latrobe, and our biggest fundraiser of the year. Families and friends from all over the country converge on our town to run or walk in the event, and eat turkey with their families after the race. Nearly 1200 people register- with a wide range of ages and abilities participating. It is always a super fun event! Again, we are so thankful for the support we receive from the Sendell team!

Sendell Motors Helps Kids Attend Summer Camp

The Greensburg YMCA would like to convey our sincere gratitude to Sendell Motors for making it possible for local children to attend summer day camp at the Y. During the summer months, child care is an essential need for many families, but for children living in disadvantaged households, it can be a struggle to afford. Our child care programs seek to nurture the potential of all children and youth, regardless of income or background, but we must rely on community support to make this possible. When we reached out to Chris Mohler-King, she graciously agreed to help. With generous sponsors like Sendell Motors, we were able to provide financial assistance for Summer Camp to local families, allowing these children the opportunity to learn new skills, develop new interests and build lasting friendships. This year, we were thrilled to welcome back 151 campers. Sendell Motors helped make this possible, and we appreciate their commitment to improving the lives of children. Thank you for making summer great for all!

Subaru Loves Learning- Dunbar Elementary School

We partnered with a local school, Dunbar Elementary School to provide funding and school supplies. The kids were so appreciative and wrote thank you notes.

SummerSounds returns ... thanks to Sendell Subaru!

After a year of hiding from COVID, the SummerSounds crew decided to produce a later and shortened season of concerts. We weren't sure we could pull it off when we reached our to our friends at Sendell Subaru, but they immediately said "Of course we'll be a part of SummerSounds '21!" So, on behalf of the 8,125 folks that have come to just our first 5 shows, we say "Thank you Sendell." Subaru means it when they say they want to make the world a better place and we can feel the love!

Sendell Motors Help to Change A Child’s Story.

CASA of Westmoreland wishes to extend our profound appreciation to Sendell Motors for their long-term and continued support of our mission. Their commitment as a CASA Multi-Event Sponsor has made a real difference in our efforts to provide a voice for abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County This past month Sendell Suburu presented CASA of Westmoreland with an amazing donation of $10,000 - a truly remarkable and generous gift that will positively impact the lives and futures of so many deserving children in our community. We wish to express our deepest gratitude to Chris Mohler-King and her wonderful team at Sendell Motors for their dedication and heartfelt efforts to help Change A Child's Story. And thank you for making CASA of Westmoreland your hometown charity. ​​

Sendell Sponsors Summer Meal Program

The $10,000 donation made to the Westmoreland County Food Bank is instrumental to the success of the organization’s summer meal program for children. While summer is a fun and exciting time for families, the summer months can be a challenge for families whose children receive free meals at school during the school year. Many families are still recovering from the economic effects of the pandemic and worrying about how they will feed their children when school meals are not readily available can add additional stress and hardship. The Westmoreland County Food Bank hosts a Summer Meal program at sites across the county for 8 weeks during the summer to ensure that all children have enough to eat. Thanks to the generous donation from Sendell Subaru, less children will go to bed hungry this summer. Sendell Subaru will sponsor the expenses of two meals a day for 40 children, 5 days a week, at a Greensburg summer program location. Sendell Subaru’s donation demonstrates their commitment to the community, to the Westmoreland County Food Bank’s mission, and to the health and development of our youngest community members. The Westmoreland County Food Bank greatly appreciates this support and partnership. Together we can ensure that all children have enough to eat, grow, and thrive.

Sendell Changes Local Children's Stories!

From all of us at CASA of Westmoreland, we wish to express our gratitude to our wonderful friends at Sendell Motors for their long-term support of our mission and commitment to helping give a voice to abused and neglected children here in Westmoreland County. Sendell Motors has been an amazing partner, and their generosity and giving spirit have consistently made a difference in the lives of deserving children who need our help. This past year in association with their Share The Love event, Sendell Subaru raised and presented CASA of Westmoreland with an incredible donation of $19,000! Considering the challenges we are facing during this pandemic year, the magnitude of their contribution is truly remarkable. This gift will now go to positively impacting the lives of over a dozen children currently in foster care in our community. CASA wishes to express its deep and profound appreciation to Chris Mohler-King and all the charitable efforts of her thoughtful, dedicated staff at Sendell Motors. Thank you for making CASA of Westmoreland your hometown charity.

Sendell Subaru Walks the Walk!

Blackburn Center’s signature event, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, takes place each April in Greensburg. Over a thousand participants from Westmoreland County and beyond come together to support Blackburn Center's mission to end domestic and sexual violence, and to raise awareness about these issues. Some wear high heels, while others prefer sneakers. Some carry signs, and others walk without signs. One thing they all have in common is a desire to speak out against gender-based violence. Since 2015, Sendell Subaru has teamed up with Blackburn Center to make this unique event a success by becoming a major sponsor. The Walk provides Blackburn Center with much-needed funding to continue the services victims of violence count on, and to expand our community engagement in strategies to end gender-based violence. Blackburn Center provides a hotline that answers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, supportive counseling and therapy, a shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children, support during legal and medical proceedings, and more. Having the endorsement of Sendell Subaru – through financial support and hands- on work the day of the event – showcases their commitment to Westmoreland County and the efforts of Blackburn Center. The Sendell team understands the importance of our services in the community, and they are dedicated to work with us to end violence and abuse.

Sendell Subaru supports the March for Parks

Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Board appreciates the support of Sendell Subaru during the annual March for Parks. They have been a long-time sponsor of this fun event which raises funds for park improvements and completion of the trail system throughout the county. March for Parks was organized in 2003 by the Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Board. The march has raised over $1,200,000 for these special projects. Sendell Subaru and their team have been active participants in helping to achieve our goal of making our parks and trails a great, safe destination for our residents and visitors. Sendell Subaru was recognized in our 2019 Green Luncheon and our 2020 “virtual luncheon” for their generous contributions to March for Parks.

SENDELL SUBARU PARTNERS FOR COVID-19 FOOD DRIVE

At Sendell Subaru in Greensburg, “It All Starts with the Heart.” Nowhere was the dealership’s spirit of generosity and caring more evident than this spring when employees and ownership supported a monumentally successful COVID-19 food drive for local families in need.In partnership with the media company Entercom-Pittsburgh and regional grocery store chain Giant Eagle, Sendell Subaru served as a major sponsor for the “Feed the Need Radiothon,” that raised funds to provide more than 1.65 million meals for people suffering economic hardships.. The “Feed the Need” fundraiser, which benefitted the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, was broadcast live on several Entercom stations on Tuesday, April 14 when listeners were encouraged to donate online and via phone call or text message. “It’s days like today that make you so proud to be a Pittsburgher,” said Michael Spacciapolli, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Pittsburgh. According to reports from the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, the need for help has never been greater with so many families and workers being displaced from employment by the pandemic. In fact, the Food Bank experienced a five and half fold increase in the number of people coming to the warehouse for support earlier this spring. “Supporting community members in times of great need through initiatives like this is very much aligned with the Subaru brand and totally consistent with the culture and mindset of the employees, ownership, and customers here at Sendell Subaru,” says Christine Mohler-King, Owner/General Manager of Sendell Subaru in Greensburg. “It was our pleasure to be able to do what we could to help make a difference.”

Sendell Subaru is Top Banana

Even though the banana split was invented over a century ago, the Great American Banana Split Celebration began scooping up fun less than 10 years ago. Nevertheless, Sendell Subaru is one of the event's longest running partnerships, helping to attract some of the best entertainment in the region to Latrobe to perform. We've been fortunate to have talent like the party rock cover band Vertigo Red, country music singer Kellie Pickler, and Pittsburgh bands such as The Commonheart, and Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers each headlining the Sendell Entertainment Stage. It's because of the partnership with Sendell that we've filled the timeslots on their stage with demand for additional time from other performers. In response, the celebration has added two additional stages filled with free entertainment over the years to compliment the growing list of other activities happening during the weekend. We want to especially recognize Chris Mohler-King and Henry Bachorski -- Henry has secured some of the bands to perform during the weekend and even played at the event himself! A huge thanks to the entire team at Sendell Subaru for supporting the City of Latrobe's Banana Split Celebration and making it One Sweet Weekend!

Sendell Subaru and the Leukemia and Lymphoma

Sendell Subaru joined with other Subaru retailers in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Light the Night Walk on October 17th. The Subaru retailers in Pittsburgh signed a new 2020 Subaru Outback at their individual stores, offering words of encouragement to all those fighting cancer. We had a team from our store walking in support.

Sendell Subaru - our community sparkplug

A few folks started a free concert series in our local park years ago. It grew like crazy and is now nationally recognized for excellence. As it grew, so did our budget and so we sought local business support to fund the project and keep it free to the public. Even with 30,000 visitors a year we still run it with less than 50 volunteers and only 10 of us set up and tear down the stage each week. Brainstorming one day after setup, I noticed 6 Subaru Outbacks among our 10 cars. Aha! So we visited Chris Mohler at Sendell Subaru, where all but one of our Subies came from, and asked if they'd help out. Oh yeah! And they helped out a lot. The dealership manager, Henry Bachorski, is a musician himself and, pairing with local singers, has opened for four of our major touring acts. This year, Sendell Subaru helped us fund Leonid and Friends, a killer Chicago tribute band from Moscow. Over 8,000 people came to that show! There was a LOT of love for and from Subaru that day. We couldn't have pulled it off without Sendell Subaru! What great neighbors they are. They support several other well-run LOCAL charities as well and are just the nicest folks to buy cars from. SummerSounds feels the love! Oh, did I mention that at least 8 of us now own and LOVE our Subies?

Mountain View Elem. Sch. receives 150 books!

Thank you to Sendell Subaru for donating 150 books to Mountain View Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year! The books are a part of the Subaru Loves Learning Book Donation Program where award winning books are given to schools to engage young learners in the world of science and inspire them to want to learn more. These books are designed to supplement existing curriculum by supporting K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, while also helping to build reading and literacy skills. Mountain View Elementary students and Principal Becki Pellis accepted the books that were personally delivered by Sendell Subaru staff. Mountain View Elementary school would also like to offer another big thank you to Sendell Subaru for providing lunch for all teachers and support staff.

Sendell Subaru Supports Cancer Center for 4th Year

For the fourth year in a row, Sendell Subaru partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) on their month-long “Subaru Loves to Care” campaign. On July 23, a team from Sendell Subaru including owners Chris King and Bill Mohler, Henry Bachorski, Heather Beck, John Bistline, and Jayson Miller, personally delivered a donation of 80 brand-new blankets to Arnold Palmer Cancer Center in Greensburg. Jim Beck, Senior Vice President of Hefren-Tillotson and an LLS Board member, was on hand to thank Sendell for their generosity. The blankets will be distributed to patients receiving chemotherapy or other oncology treatments. The cancer center staff was greatly appreciative of Sendell’s contribution, saying that they were honored to be chosen as a partner to receive the blankets again. Their patients always mention how they not only love the blankets, but that they’re also touched that Sendell Subaru takes the time to give back to the community. LLS owes a debt of gratitude to everyone at Sendell Subaru for making this program possible. Thank you for continuing to join us in our mission to cure blood cancers and to improve the lives of patients and their families throughout our local communities.

Best Purchase Ever

Sendell is the greatest place to purchase a Subaru. My salesperson, Jim, has sold my family all of their Subaru's (7 in total within the past years), and has been nothing but helpful and reassuring. Whenever I had gone back to learn more about my Forester's technology, Jay made sure I understood absolutely everything about the car. He was extremely helpful and a super fun guy to talk to! They went above and beyond to make sure I got everything I had wanted and needed. Thanks for everything! :)

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2019 CASA of Westmoreland Leadership Breakfast

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) hosted the 11th Annual Leadership Breakfast on Friday, April 26, 2019. The Leadership Breakfast brings businesses, local government and philanthropic leaders of the area together with all of the friends and volunteers of CASA over one common goal: providing advocacy for abused and neglected children of Westmoreland County. CASA utilizes this event as an outreach and information program to raise awareness in the community, increase volunteer interest and fundraise for the program. This event supports the program's mission of providing advocacy to abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County. CASA also recognized outstanding volunteers during the breakfast. Dave Kindl from Murrysville, PA received the Chip Funari Volunteer of the Year Award. This award was named in memory of Fred "Chip" Funari who was a member of the first graduating class of CASA. The Judge Christopher Feliciani Youth Leadership Award was presented to Adam Hoffman a senior at Greater Latrobe Senior High School for his outstanding commitment to community and volunteerism. The United Spartans received the award for a group who initiated and continue to grow a program encouraging students to "Be kind". Sendell Subaru presented a gift to CASA from Sendell Subaru's Share the Love Event. CASA of Westmoreland is a volunteer-based organization providing a voice in the courts on behalf of abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County. CASA assists the courts to ensure the child's placement in a safe, permanent and nurturing home. These volunteers work to ensure the safety and stability of children, through collaboration with a variety of service providers, as they progress through the court system. A loving, secure, and permanent family is always the goal of every child.SenSen

Sendell Subaru Supports Learning at MVES

SENDELL SUBARU DONATES AWARD-WINNING SCIENCE BOOKS TO MT. VIEW ELEMENTARY In an effort to make a positive impact on education in their local community, Sendell Subaru supported The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) by donating award-winning science books to Mt. View Elementary School as part of Subaru Loves Learning. Throughout the month of August, team members from Sendell Subaru supported teachers and students at Mt. View School by partnering with AAAS. Over 50 science books were delivered to Mt. View Elementary School. The Subaru Loves Learning initiative reflects Subaru and Sendell Motors’ desire to improve the education and the lives of those in the local communities where we live and work.

Subaru Loves Pets

We collected and donated pet food during October for the Subaru Loves Pets event. The Animal Friends of Westmoreland received the donation of supplies and a check from us in support of their work. Since 2015, Subaru retailers have partnered with local animal welfare organizations through the Subaru Loves Pets initiative to impact over 109,000 animals in need across the country.

Sendell Subaru donates to Merakey AVS

Sendell Subaru in conjunction with the Pittsburgh area Subaru retailers and Subaru of America gave a $1,000 donation to the Merakey Allegheny Valley School in Coraopolis, PA. The donation was presented to Dorothy Hunter Gordon, Executive Director for the School during the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association’s sponsorship night. Dorothy said she is pleased to have Sendell Subaru, the Pittsburgh area retailers, and Subaru of America partner with the school. Merakey Allegheny Valley School (Merakey AVS) is a non-profit organization which provides homes and a full range of services to individuals with all levels of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The majority of the more than 800 individuals in our care are diagnosed with severe or profound IDD. In addition, most of the people we serve have multiple physical disabilities, extensive medical complications and may require supports for challenging behaviors. Merakey AVS operates facilities in nine Pennsylvania counties: Allegheny, Beaver, Bucks, Butler, Dauphin, Lebanon, Mercer, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

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Sendell Donation Helps Local Cancer Patients

Sendell Subaru, in partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), recently provided a much-needed donation to the Arnold Palmer Pavilion. On July 10, representatives from the dealership delivered “care cards” hand-written by customers and 80 blankets to the Greensburg-based cancer center. The cards and blankets will be distributed to patients receiving chemotherapy, who often get cold during treatment, making the blankets a source of comfort even in the middle of a warm summer. The dynamic brother-sister duo of Bill Mohler and Chris King, Sendell Subaru’s owners, were on hand with three members of their staff to personally deliver the donation. LLS Board member and Senior Vice President of Hefren-Tillotson Jim Beck also made time to stop by and help with the blanket delivery. The nurses at the Arnold Palmer Pavilion enthusiastically thanked the Sendell team, telling Bill and Chris how much the patients love the blankets, and how this gesture brightens the day for so many people. The Arnold Palmer Pavilion medical staff are testing so many patients in the community that they estimated that the blankets would probably all be given away in only a day or two.Thank you, Sendell Subaru and Subaru of America, for partnering with LLS on this program for three wonderful years! We appreciate that you continue to join us in our mission to cure blood cancers and improve the lives of patients and their families right here in Western PA. Pictured, from left, are Jim Beck, Kevin Winwood, Tom Pyo, Bill Mohler, Henry Bochorski, John Bistline, and Chris King.

2018 CASA LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST

CASA(Court Appointed Special Advocates) hosted the 10th Annual Leadership Breakfast on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 8:00-9:00 AM at Word of Life Ministries on Route 136 in Greensburg. The Leadership Breakfast brings businesses, local governmentand philanthropic leaders of the area together with all of the friends and volunteers of CASA over one common goal: providing advocacy for the abused andneglected children of Westmoreland County. CASA utilizes this event as an outreach and information program to raise awareness in the community, increase volunteer interest and fundraise for theprogram. This event supports theprogram’s mission of providing advocacy to abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County.CASA also recognized outstanding volunteers during the breakfast. Nancy Gibson, from Acme, received the Chip Funari Volunteer of the Year Award. This award was named in memory of Fred “Chip”Funari who was a member of the first volunteer graduating class of CASA. Ten year service awards will be presented to volunteers who have made an amazing contribution to the children in our community.Receiving 10 Year Volunteer Awards were: Dale Show, Jeanne Cerce, MaryLou Hugus, Donna Cheswick and Christine Bennett. Seton Hill University Junior Victorious Callymore-Bay performed “Wind beneath my Wings” as a tribute to his caseworker and the impact of a CASA in a child’s life. The Christopher Feliciani Youth Leadership Award will be presented to Melissa Paravate, a Greensburg Salem High School senior for her outstanding youth leadership. Sendell Motors presented a gift to CASA from Sendell Subaru’s Share the Love Event. CASA of Westmoreland, Inc. is a volunteer-based organization providing a voice in the courts on behalf of abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County.CASA assists the courts to ensure the child’s placement in a safe, permanent and nurturing home. These volunteers work to ensure the safety and stability of children, through collaboration with a variety of service providers, as theyprogress through the court system. A loving, secure, and permanent family is always the goal for every child.

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Women's Leadership Council Annual Meeting

We are so happy to have the continued support of Sendell Subaru for our Women's Leadership Council (WLC) in Westmoreland and Fayette Counties! We recently celebrated another successful year of our work in the community at our Annual Meeting on March 14 at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. The event featured three of our members - Sheryl Nunn, Christine Mohler-King and Jean Bayuk - who shared their personal stories and inspirations behind joining WLC. The meeting also included sign-ups for annual WLC volunteer opportunities to encourage our almost 100 members to take part in activities and events offered throughout the year. For more than 10 years our WLC has been a community leader and problem solver, offering professional women in our area the opportunity to network with one another and volunteer to make a difference in our community. Sendell Subaru's sponsorship of our WLC helps make all of that happen! Thanks!

Joy for Me, Joy for Others

Meet Callie (short for Caledonia, honoring her Scots heritage), a Shetland Sheep Dog who was a purchased puppy, but who "adopted" me by curling in my lap, falling asleep the day we met. Callie's sweet personality, never having met another human she doesn't love, are the characteristics that show how well-suited she is to becoming a Therapy Pet. We will continue with her training, eventually taking that love to those in need of that rich & unconditional loving some special dogs can offer to those in need of healing & comfort.

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Sendell Brings Hope, Warmth to Cancer Patients

This was the second year in a row that Sendell Subaru partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on their month-long “Subaru Loves to Care” campaign. Owners Chris Mohler-King and Bill Mohler along with three other members of the Sendell team had the opportunity to pass out blankets to patients receiving cancer treatment at Arnold Palmer Cancer Center – Mt. View. Sendell Subaru donated a generous 80 blankets to the facility, so the center also set aside dozens of blankets to distribute over the coming days. Alexis Kolman and Jennifer Mooney of UPMC told Chris and Bill how happy their patients were after last year’s delivery and how much the facility appreciated being chosen to receive these blankets again, a comfort to patients who get cold during treatment. Along with the blankets, Sendell brought 10 arts and crafts kits for any kids receiving treatment, along with stacks of heartwarming messages written by Subaru customers to inspire cancer patients throughout their battle. Staff from both organizations and patients all had fun with the experience! Pictured (L-R): Denny Slaughter, Bill Mohler, Kevin Winwood, Chris King, Alexis Kolman, Henry Bochorski, and Jennifer Mooney.

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Subaru and NWF Loves the Earth

This is a photo from when we accepted the grant from Sendell Subaru.

CASA of Westmoreland

Sendell Subaru presented the Share the Love donation to CASA of Westmoreland during the Leadership Breakfast. This was the third year that Sendell has selected CASA as their hometown charity.

The United Way's Women's Leadership Council

We sponsor the The Women's Leadership Council (WLC) in Westmoreland, Fayette and Southern Armstrong Counties. This group unites women donors in a powerful network for change in support of the Faith in Action and The United Way Impact fund.

Sendell Subaru is Committed to Learning

Sendell Subaru partnered with The American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) during the month of August as part of our annual “Subaru Loves Learning” Initiative. We are proud to support AAAS by donating award-winning science books to Wendover Middle School.

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Adoptable Pet of the Week

We are the sponsors of the Adoptable Pet of the Week for our friends at Animal Friends of Westmoreland. Each week, a different pet is highlighted with information about the pet and how to adopt him/her. Typically, the animals showcased on WHJB (a local radio station) during the Adoptable Pet of the Week are the more difficult to place animals or the ones that have been at the no-kill shelter for an extended period of time. We are happy to report that more than 25 of these animals highlighted during the program have found their forever homes. In addition to our weekly support, we pledged $25 to the no-kill shelter for every new Subaru sold in June, as part of our Grand Opening celebration. We were happy to give a donation of $1400 last week in support of this great animal shelter.

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The Great American Banana Split

"One of the newest additions to this year's Great American Banana Split Celebration includes the Sendell Motors Entertainment Stage," said Allen Martello, Greater Latrobe Ligonier Chamber of Commerce Director of Marketing & Events. "The stage will host acts large and small, music, local talent, and more - all for FREE! Adding large scale elements to this event could not be possible without sponsors like Sendell Motors. When the community truly comes together, amazing things happen! That's how the Banana Split Celebration was able to grow to over 25,000 in attendance: committed community support."

Recognizing Women in Westmoreland County

Recognizing Women in Westmoreland County Sendell Motors supports the Westmoreland County Winner's Circle Award program. The reward program is one of Westmoreland County's most prestigious business awards program. It recognizes women, men, businesses or organizations who advocate for women, women-owned business and our community. The Winners' Circle awards include the prestigious ATHENA Award, the Seton Hill University Entrepreneurial Excellence Award, the Award for Community Service and the YWCA Rising Star Award.

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The Survivor Meets the Patient

Brother-and-sister team Bill Mohler and Chris Mohler-King, owners of Sendell Subaru, joined our 2016 Girl of the Year Olivia at The Arnold Palmer Cancer Pavilion in Greensburg, PA, to pass out #SubaruLovesToCare blankets delivered via a Subaru Outback! Olivia is not only a special needs child, but is also currently in remission from acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Olivia was diagnosed in June 2006, shortly after she turned two years old. However, Olivia’s journey began the day she was born. Her blood work revealed blast cells, so the next two years brought countless lab visits which involved tracking and monitoring her blood work. After her formal Leukemia diagnosis, what was thought to be her final round of chemo in December 2006, a relapse in October 2007, and her first bone marrow transplant in February 2008, Olivia just celebrated her 12th birthday and is ready to tackle the world. Karen, pictured, was receiving chemo during our visit. She told her nurse that she would be happy to join us for a photo to thank Sendell for thinking of her and all cancer patients by donating these blankets which will keep them all warm during treatment. Without hesitation, Karen grabbed her blanket and chemo pole and headed outside to get in the picture with her nurse following quickly behind. If you look closely, you can see Karen’s pole and IV bag in the photo!

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United Way Campaign Incentive Program

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania was thrilled to again have Sendell Subaru as a generous sponsor of our 2015 Campaign Incentive Program. This program offers donors who give $156 dollars or more to our annual campaign a chance at winning great prizes – including a new car! The program – especially the chance to win a car – drives awareness and excitement around our campaign that we couldn’t otherwise achieve. Plus, it enables us to thank those who support our community in a tremendous way. Thank you, Sendell, for making all of this possible!

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Share the Love

Throughout this two year partnership not only have the owners and staff helped to raise awareness and needed funds for this Hometown Charity, but also, two of the Sendell employees have also gone through the CASA training to become volunteer child advocates. CASA of Westmoreland, Inc. is grateful for the continued partnership with this family-owned and community-focused business who invests in better lives for the children we serve and in a brighter for our community. During the national Subaru “Share the Love” event, Sendell Subaru chose CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Westmoreland as their local hometown charity for the second year in a row. Customers could designate a $250 donation to CASA or a national charity when they purchased or leased a new Subaru. The "Share the Love" event kicked off with a Morning Mixer, a partnership between Sendell and CASA of Westmoreland, Inc. in the new Subaru show room, which was free for community members to attend to learn about not only, "Share the Love event," but also to learn about CASA of Westmoreland, Inc., and the needed work done in the community to provide advocacy to abused and neglected children. The “Share the Love” event ran for a little over a month and through the generosity of the community and dedication of the Sendell staff, Sendell Subaru raised over $6,800 for CASA. Sendell Subaru local and corporate executives held a check presentation at CASA’s annual Leadership Breakfast, attended by 340.

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Pittsburgh Marathon- Run for a Reason Program

Joshua Tomson, a Subaru Sales Consultant trained and ran the half marathon for the first time this year. He participated in the Run for a Reason program, and raised money for the Susan B. Komen Pittsburgh. Congratulations to Joshua! Christine, one of the owners of Sendell Subaru also signed up for the Run for a Reason program of the Pittsburgh Half Marathon. Her donations were in support of Children's Hospital. Unfortunately she was unable to run due to a last minute injury but was able to earn her donations for Children's Hospital. Fingers crossed for injury free training next year.

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Subaru Loves Learning Book Drive August 1 - 31

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 Mountain View Elementary School in the Greater Latrobe School District. 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

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 4,117 lbs of carbon emissions from polluting the atmosphere. This is equivalent to saving 158 trees, 700 gallons of gasoline, 5,969 plastic bottles, and 27,453 aluminum cans. Thank you for helping strengthen the Subaru Love Promise!

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Rewarding Community Champions with Sendell

Sendell Subaru is an annual sponsor of United Way of Westmoreland County's Campaign Incentive Program, which rewards one lucky United Way donor with a brand new car. This program adds so much to our campaign and our community -- it adds an element of excitement to our fundraising efforts and really helps drive the success of our campaign. However, beyond just raising money, this program also helps make an amazing difference in one donor's life. It's wonderful to see the joy we bring to the winner. And, none of this would be possible without Sendell: By being a part of our incentive program, they support community change and they directly impact one community member's life forever. Thank you, Sendell!

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Sendell Subaru Helps Find Homes for Adoptable Pets

Sendell Subaru has teamed up with Classic Hits 107.1 FM in sponsoring adoptable pets from Animal Friends of Westmoreland in Youngwood. Every Friday,a new Sendell Subaru Adoptable Pet of the week from Animal Friends of Westmoreland is featured in the WHJB morning show and appears throughout the week on the station website.

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Sendell Subaru "Shares the Love" with CASA of Westmoreland

Greensburg, PA (April 7, 2015) During the national Subaru "Share the Love" event, Sendell Subaru chose CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Westmoreland as their local hometown charity. Customers could designate a $250 donation to CASA or a national charity when they purchased or leased a new Subaru. The "Share the Love" event ran for a little over a month and through the generosity of the community, Sendell Subaru raised over $7,800 for CASA. "We are blown away that so many people designated CASA as their charity of choice," said Mandy Zalich, Executive Director of CASA. "This donation will help us train and supervise new advocates for abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County. We are so grateful to Sendell Subaru for all of the support they have given us," she added. Sendell Subaru held a check presentation on April 7, 2015 to coincide with Child Abuse Prevention Month. During the month of April, CASA invites the community to learn more about the work they do and consider becoming a CASA volunteer. To find out more about CASA of Westmoreland, visit their website at www.westmorelandcasa.org.

April 1-30, 2015 E-Waste Recycling Event

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 complimentary 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.

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Sendell Subaru Proudly Supports CASA

Our hometown charity was CASA of Westmoreland County. CASA stands for Court Appointed Support Advocates and are volunteers that represent children in the judicial system. The children are in the foster care system are either waiting to be adopted or returned to their home . The CASA volunteers visit the children and talk with them to see how they are doing, and report to court on their well-being.

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