"The Journey"

Success is Not Reaching the Destination, The Reward Comes From the Journey

At Grand Subaru we believe in making our community a better place for everyone. When you buy a Subaru at Grand Subaru you become part of a community of giving and love.

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Operation Christmas: Grand Subaru Donates $4,000 in spirit of the holidays.

Dear Ryan,

We would like to thank you and the kind folks at Grand Subaru for the generous donation of $4000 to Operation Christmas!

With your donation, Operation Christmas was able to purchase gifts for 50 Bensenville children, whose names were provided to us through the United Community Concerns Association (UCCA). The gifts that were purchased included needed items such as coats, winter boots, hats, gloves, shoes, and warm clothing, as well as toys, crafts, and sports items.

We are honored by your choice to support our mission again this year. Your donation helped 50 children receive wrapped presents with their name on them - an endeavor that we feel is so important in helping these children feel worthy, not only of sharing in the spirit of the holidays but also worthy of the kindness of strangers during a time of need.

Thank you for partnering with us to help bring hope and inspiration to these local families. We at Operation Christmas would like to wish all of you at Grand Subaru all the best in 2017!


DeAnna M. Krejci


Jason K. Smith

Vice President

Grand Subaru and Jefferson Middle School Love the Earth!

On May 26, 2017, as part of the Subaru Loves the Earth initiative, team members of Grand Subaru in Bensenville volunteered to partner with Jefferson Middle School in Villa Park to help fight the decline of wildlife in the local community. Together with Jefferson Middle School science teachers and students, the volunteers provided and planted a certified wildlife habitat near the school. The program is designed to engage students in the environment and to point out problems and solutions to our local ecosystem.                                                                                               

Make A Wish Newspaper Article


Make-A-Wish® Illinois extends a heartfelt thanks to Grand Subaru

"Three-year-old Lillian's favorite place in the world is the playground. She often has trouble walking on her own, but when she flies high on the swings, those challenges disappear.

At birth, Lillian was diagnosed with a life threatening respiratory condition. The sweet little girl has had some setbacks, but has not lost her joy or her love for the outdoors. She can often be found swinging and racing down the slide of a playground. So, when volunteer wish granters met with Lillian, it was clear that having her own backyard play-set would be the perfect wish!

The day that her play-set arrived, the happy little girl could not contain her excitement. She was all smiles at her wish celebration with her family and friends. As she spent the day playing with her siblings on her new play-set, Lillian's dreams came to life. Lillian's wish brought her hope, strength, and joy not only on that day, but over and over again in the lifetime of memories she will create on her backyard playground." --- Make-A-Wish® ---

April 2017 - You Decide, We Provide Charity Contest Winner - Midwest Rescue of Illinois, Inc.

Grand Subaru is delighted to announce the winner of the "You Decide, We Provide" charity contest poll for the month of April, 2017. A well deserved congratulations goes to the Midwest Rescue of Illinois! Midwest Rescue of Illinois, Inc is a small group of caring individuals who are determined to make a positive impact in the lives of pit bulls. With a mission to facilitate the rescue and adoption of homeless dogs, and to place adoptable dogs into solid, stable homes, Midwest Rescue of Illinois, Inc is doing great things for the community and the team at Grand Subaru could not be more excited to give back to such a great cause.


BENSENVILLE, IL - As Part of their commitment to the local community, Grand Subaru has agreed to donate $100,000 and a new delivery van to the Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry located at 1083 S. York Road in Elmhurst. The Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry is one of the largest all-volunteer food pantries in the area with over 100 people and no salaried employees. Serving over 800 families in Elmhurst and surrounding towns, the food pantry relies on charitable donations of food and money to help with its outreach. Started in 1983 out of a closet of the Yorkfield Presbyterian Church, EYFP, has grown through the hard work of volunteers like Katherine Watts, the managing director.

In DuPage County alone nearly 100,000 people are at risk of hunger and food insecurity. EYFP, provides a store setting in which people can pick up what they need.

"We're a little different than other food pantries, we let people choose what they want rather than providing them with a box of food, " said Watts.

This year, EYFP moved into a brand new facility thanks to the generous donations of over 500 individuals and companies like Grand Subaru. On Wednesday, March 22nd, Grand Subaru of Bensenville will donate $100,000 and a new delivery van to the food pantry as part of the dealership's Love Promise to the community. The Love Promise is a corporate philosophy to make a positive impact on the community and making the community a better place to live for everyone.

Ryan Drouin , General Manager at Grand Subaru, sought out Elmhurst Yorkfield Food Pantry because of the positive work they do in the community.

"EYFP represents everything we as a business are looking to support, their unselfish volunteerism has created such a huge impact in the community for people struggling to make ends meet," said Drouin.

In addition, to the $100,000 donation, Grand Subaru is also donating a delivery van, which according to Watts couldn't have come at a better time.

"Our delivery van was truly on it's last leg, you could hear it coming a mile away and because it serves such a necessary purpose for us, we had to keep it going. When Ryan told us of his commitment, it was a real miracle, because we did not have the funds available to get a new van," said Watts.

The donation will be given as part of an event on Wednesday March 22nd at 6pm at Grand Subaru 125 W. Grand Avenue in Bensenville. In addition to members of Grand Subaru and volunteers from EYFP, members of the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce, regional management from Subaru of America, and representatives from Northern Illinois Food Bank will also be present.

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Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks Love Grand Subaru!

The folks over at Grand Subaru in Bensenville have been tremendous partners for our Chicagoland Chapter. During the winter of 2015, they partnered with us to raise $50,000 for our chapter! It truly was a testament to their hard work and to their clientele. 1 in 68 children are affected by autism. The mission of Autism Speaks is to change the lives of all those affected by autism and we do so in four ways: Science, Advocacy, Awareness, and Family Services. The great people at Grand Subaru are furthering the mission of Autism Speaks and we couldn't thank them enough! We are so excited to have them as Corporate Visionary Sponsors for the 2015 Walk Now for Autism Speaks- Chicago event on May 16th! Sign up to see them there, today! www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/chicago

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