The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

The 2021 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 2021 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.


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.

How is Schulte Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

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

Sioux Falls Humane Society, B-Squad dog Rescue

Children's Home Society/Loving School

Meals On Wheels/Active Generations

Great Life, Sanford Health, Avera Hospital

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

Love Promise Stories from Schulte Subaru

Subaru and Schulte 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

Giving a human voice to all animals in need - Kori B

As the recipient of Share the Love, the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society has been able to fulfill its mission for the over 10,000 animals per year that we take in. Schulte Subaru works and gives with heart. Their staff is excellent, their compassion is huge. We would not be able to do what we do without them. We are able to help animals that have been abandoned, abused, and neglected, and find them loving forever homes. As humans, we are their voice. We are able to spay and neuter all animals before leaving and give all vaccinations before they go to their forever homes to help the pet overpopulation and breeding problem. They deserve more... and we can help give that to them with the generosity of Schulte Subaru. Meet Wrinkles, left to die with mange, and after care and treatment (and LOTS OF LOVE) from the staff at the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society! Kori B

Giving a human voice to all animals in need

Beautiful Birthday Blessings - JULIE M

For several years now, more than I can even remember, our daughter has been dealing with chronic and life altering health complications that have changed every part of her daily life. Each day is filled with more medications a person can comprehend, and pain that is unceasing and debilitating each and every single day without respite. When covid entered the picture for everyone in the world, this further complicated our daughter and our families life. Her illness combined with the covid epidemic created an atmosphere of isolation and utter loneliness. As spring turned to summer, and summer to fall, life begin to return to a "new normal" for many. Kids went back to classrooms, and people to offices. Our daughter however, remained separated, isolated and often times forgotten. Due to her multiple diagnoses, contracting something like covid puts the risk too high to take a chance at getting. So, home she stays, with the occasional trips to doctors’ appointments and picking up items at drive ups only. It's been heartbreaking to watch her feel so isolated and alone. Most days she doesn't have the energy to do more than a few tasks (part of the side effects of her condition). In October, we had to add a wheelchair to the mix for the days her body just couldn't support her. It's been devastating to watch the progression take over her. I have a few friends that work at Schulte Subaru. They've always been huge supporters of our daughter and her journey. When they heard her Sweet 16 was coming up, and she was going to have to forgo normal teenage parties and activities, the amazing crew there sprang into action to make it a special day for her....and that they did. We went for a "drive", and started to pull into the dealership. Our daughter seemed genuinely confused as to what we were doing and thought maybe it was a quick bathroom pitstop?! (we've deemed the dealership a SAFE spot as they do SO much to ensure the staff is all healthy and covid free!). As we pulled up, suddenly ALL the staff there, SO many people starting flooding out of the building...still a bit confused (she thought maybe they had a fire alarm go off??) we got out of our car...and then it hit her. They were carrying balloons and gifts and were SINGING Happy Birthday to her! I'll never forget how that felt as a mother. I'll never forget the look on her face during. The tears of gratitude were flowing. I will certainly never forget the kindness and generosity of the staff, and Mike himself who wanted her day to be a special day. I will never forget the conversations after where she just couldn't believe that all those people who had never met her, cared enough to come out (in the snow and cold!) to wish her a Happy Birthday. When you speak about an organization that truly embraces and loves there community fully, truly and without hesitation, Schulte Subaru is the first one to come to mind. We are forever grateful because of what they provided us with that day...some happy moments in a very bleak and overwhelming several years. She got to be nothing but an excited and giddy teenage for a short while, with no thoughts of illness, doctors, hospitals or pain. Just a HAPPY 16 year old. There will never be enough times I can say THANK YOU. From the bottom of our hearts...a million THANK YOU's.

Beautiful Birthday Blessings

Stuck in Kalispell, MT - Sandy and Denis L

We were on a road trip in our 2018 Subaru Impreza, which we purchased from Schulte Subaru in Sioux Falls, SD, to Kalispell, MT. On Sept 11th, my husband fell at our motel. His injuries caused him to be in the hospital for 15 days. As his stay progressed, the doctors told us he would not be able to ride in a car for the 1700 miles to get us home. We would need to fly. Our children looked into options to get our car home. Our daughter, who also owned a Subaru from Schulte, called her dealer, Brett Richie and shared our story. He said he would get back to us once he checked with the owner, Mike Schulte. Not hesitating, Mike told Brett that they would take care of us. They sent two of their workers to Kalispell, so that one of them could drive our car home!!! They did this at no cost to us!!! Unbelievable!!!We were so appreciative and have now traded in our Impreza for an 2020 Outback and many of our friends and relatives are so impressed with their kindness that they hope to be customers at Schulte Subaru in the future!!! Thank you so much Mike and Brett and the two fellows that picked up our car... Sandy and Denis Lepkowski

Stuck in Kalispell, MT

Meals on Wheels Loves their CARS - Rebecca B - Rebecca B

Yes, that is right - CARS!! Who gives not one, not two, but THREE brand new cars to the local Meals on Wheels program? Mike Schulte and Schulte Subaru that is who! Active Generations’ Rod Carlson, Director of Marketing, and I met with Mike and Lisa (Schulte’s Marketing Manager) to discuss our need for a new vehicle for the meals program, as one of our Hot Shot vehicles needed replacement. We wanted to see if they would work with us on getting a different vehicle; we told them what we were looking for, and they were going to look to see what they could find. Shortly after our discussion, the COVID-19 outbreak occurred, so we anticipated a “pause” in the conversation on vehicles. Instead, Lisa and Mike called AG wanting to know if we needed any extra cars to deliver meals, as our deliveries had increased. They were willing to let us use a couple of their cars to help get hot, nutritious meals out to seniors. We thought “Fantastic, how generous!” Within the hour, Lisa called back asking if I could come out to the dealership to look at a couple different options they had in mind for us. One of the salespeople showed me two different models; after looking them over, I went inside and told Mike that either one of them would work. Imagine my surprise when I was asked, “Do you think it would work to GIVE you 3 new cars?” I argued that we could not possibly accept that kind of generosity, but Mike was insistent. Within days, all three cars were delivered and labeled with our logo on them. Even further, Schulte Subaru provided us free car washes and two years of paid routine maintenance. We were blown away!! The giving did not end there; 10 members of their Subaru team have come to AG every Friday to help pack 500 + meals for people in the Sioux Falls community. They also donated over100 masks for seniors. Our mission is to serve hot, nutritious meals to seniors throughout the Sioux Empire. With the help of Mike and his team they have made our mission much easier. We cannot put into words how grateful we are for all they have done for Active Generations.

Active Generations
Meals on Wheels Loves their CARS - Rebecca B

Always making a positive community impact - Kori B

The Schulte Subaru team is amazing. The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society was low on food for the Community Food Bank. The food bank is available to assist those who cannot afford food for their animals when they experience tough times. Many people would have to give up their family pets if we did not have this food bank. One ask...that's all it took. The Schulte Subaru team started collecting food at the dealership and within a short period, the shelves were full. They even hand delivered all of it!! This food bank is so important to our community as a whole.. not only do they help with special needs, but all the time.. Animal lovers at heart, and its genuine. Thank you Schulte Subaru!! We Love you!

Sioux Falls Area Humane Society

Schulte Subaru--Made a Believer Out of Me! - Tony W

As someone new to the ‘Subaru Experience’, I have been overwhelmed with the compassion, generosity and respect of all those we’ve dealt with at Schulte Subaru in Sioux Falls. In June, I started helping my nephew look for a used vehicle to replace his 2001 Subaru Forester that had close to 230,000 miles and was nearing the end of its road life. I reached out to Lisa Mannes at Schulte Subaru who graciously offered to help in any way she could. Lisa said she was also going to request Jeremy Griffith’s expertise and assistance in finding an affordable, safe and reliable vehicle for Tony. I explained my nephew’s situation: parents were both deceased by the time Tony was 13 years old, he then lived with his Grandma through high school, after graduation he attended SDSU from which he graduated with a B.S. degree (first in his family to graduate college) and he is now working in sales in Sioux Falls. Tony had received a sum of money from a relative which originally had been intended to assist with his college loan debt, but you can’t make loan payments if your car breaks down and you can’t get to work. Lisa and I touched base throughout the summer and into the fall, but no vehicles seemed to meet both our price and reliability criteria. The search continued. In early November, I found a car on the Schulte website that warranted consideration. I really don’t believe in ‘coincidence’ and the way things fell into place proved just that. The vehicle I saw on the website was not yet even at the dealership, but when it arrived Tony and I went out after work for a look. Salesman Mike Miller explained more about what makes the Schulte dealership different from others, showed us the car and let Tony take it for a drive. Things just got more unbelievable from there—Jeremy helped him with the price of the vehicle and offered an incredible warranty, they did an inspection on an ‘AS IS´vehicle and completed additional maintenance and replacement work (filters, oil change, tire rotation, wiper blades, etc.) On Thursday, we signed the paperwork and Tony was the proud owner of a 2014 Subaru Legacy. The Subaru Love Promise states the goal of making a positive impact in the world. Schulte Subaru has certainly done that in ours! A heartfelt thank you to Lisa, Jeremy and Mike!! Jolee Thurn Sioux Falls

Schulte Subaru--Made a Believer Out of Me!

Gus's Road to Recovery - Lisa M

On February 27th, 2019, our sales consultant Vince Byers received and email that struck close to home for him. Emily, a customer of Schulte Subaru reached out to him and asked if she could trade in her recently purchased vehicle for a more used, less expensive SUV. After Vince and her spoke in more detail, he found out that her Golden Retriever “Gus” had developed cancer and would need to endure leg amputation as well as some chemo treatments every other week. As a fellow Golden Retriever owner himself, Vince felt the need to try and help in any way he could. He met with the owner of Subaru, Mike Schulte with the details of Emily & Gus’s situation. A customer willing to give up a vehicle they love in order to make ends meet with a greater love for their animal spoke volumes to both Vince and Mike. As a very pet friendly organization, the Schulte family stepped in to help and donated the remaining fund needed to complete Gus’s chemo treatments which allowed Emily to keep her vehicle that she loves, while at the same time getting Gus the treatment he needed to start his road to recovery!

Gus's Road to Recovery

Providing Comfort & Hope to Blood Cancer Patients - Shannon B

On June 20, 2019 Schulte Subaru and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) spread love, hope and warmth to blood cancer currently being treated at Sanford Children’s Hospital. Subaru customers and employees wrote messages of hope on care cards that were then handed out alongside donated blankets to provide comfort to pediatric patients receiving cancer treatment this summer. Local Sioux Falls three-year-old Henry accepted a blanket on behalf of other kiddos just like himself being treated at Sanford. Last year, after his mom Rebecca noticed abnormal bruising and a rash on his scalp, she took Henry straight to the hospital and heard the worst words: high risk leukemia. Henry quickly began treatment at Sanford and has been a trooper through all the pokes, prods, and chemo ever since. During the Loves to Care event, Henry was accompanied by his biggest cheerleaders of all – Mom, Dad, and big siblings William, Evelyn and Vivian. Also surrounded by some of his very own Sanford Children’s nurses, local LLS staff, and Schulte Subaru he was thrilled to receive a blanket, craft kit, and another very special gift. Schulte Subaru owners, Mike and Julie Schulte, gifted Henry his very own iPad to provide entertainment during his long waits at the doctor’s office. Henry’s mom Rebecca says, “We have been incredibly overwhelmed at the outpouring of support our family has experienced from members of the community. The very thought of it often brings me to tears. The support we have received has helped us get through this time of trials and tribulations. We are especially grateful to LLS and to Schulte Subaru for their donation of blankets, art kits and tablets to not only our little Henry but also to the Sanford Children’s Hospital Oncology Unit and the families they serve. Those items really help comfort and occupy the children and their families as they endure their chemo treatments.”

Providing Comfort & Hope to Blood Cancer Patients

Safe Place Family - Caitlin O

On May, 3rd 2019 I have experienced a huge unexpected life change. I went from having no children to watching after three children in less than 24 hours... a 4 year old, a 5 year old, and a 10 year old. With this change came unexpected expenses and emotional challenges. These children had no clothes other than the clothes on their backs and the shoes on their feet. They also did not have proper car seats to ride safely in a vehicle. As a 19-year-old, working two jobs, and now have the responsibility of looking after 3 children in an unfortunate circumstance, I was stuck. My vehicle was just not big enough to fit two car seats and still have room for a third child and my checkbook was not full enough to provide these 3 children with new clothes, from shirts down to their shoes. With the love and support of Mike Schulte and the Schulte Subaru employees, a weight was lifted off my shoulders in a time of need. Not only was I lent a vehicle large enough to fit all of us comfortably and was also given financial support in order to put clothing on these children's back but I was given something much more than the financial help. I was given the emotional and mental support by the Schulte Subaru team. I am blessed to be apart of an organization that takes care of their own far beyond just a paycheck.“Love is what makes a Subaru a Subaru!”

Safe Place Family

Giving Back in the Arctic Blast - Lisa M

On the morning of January 30th, with only 2 days left in the month, the Schulte Subaru team was in their morning strategy meeting. One of the managers (Paul Schroeder) came up with the idea to offer free jump starts to anyone in need within city limits. The whole sales team discussed the idea for a few minutes, and it didn’t take us long to unanimously decide it was an AMAZING idea. The weather conditions were so bad that Sioux Falls schools, colleges, businesses, and even the post office were closed due to the -40+ degree temperatures. A few social media posts later, we were up and running and soon were deluged with requests for jump starts. We had nearly the entire sales team out for most of the day helping individuals across the city. Around noon, the local newspaper and local tv station had gotten wind of the social media posts and decided to run stories about the generosity of giving back to the community on such a cold, blustery day. Those stories, in turn, brought even more customers in need to reach out and ask for our help. It didn’t take us long to get a fluid system down. The receptionist (Ashlyann Saathoff) would take the request, pass it on to our finance director (Jeremy Griffith) who coordinated all the salespeople and a few of our delivery drivers throughout the day. You would think our sales staff would have been upset having to spend the 2nd to last day of the month out in the community providing a free service instead of being able to focus on putting car deals together to make their month, but in actuality, the sales people all embraced the situation and never complained once. They received compliments, thank you’s and even several hugs which made it all worth it. I am blessed to have such an amazing staff that shares my culture, my enthusiasm, and my community spirit. I couldn’t be prouder of them all. Someone wise once taught me, we do these things not because it is good for business but because it is the right thing to do. Michael Schulte Owner of Schulte Subaru

Chaos in Colorado - Mike H

On June 27th, 2018 we were on our way to Denver Colorado from Sioux Falls. We experienced some mechanical issues with the Subaru Outback that I purchased from Schulte Subaru in 2016. The local Subaru dealer in Steamboat Springs said that it would be a week or more until they would be able to help us. I then called Jeremy Griffith at Schulte Subaru just to let him know about our situation and to ask him if he could call the dealership in Steamboat Springs on our behalf. He and Travis Johnson called back within minutes and told us that they had booked a hotel for us in Steamboat Springs and that Mike Schulte had arranged to have a new 2018 Outback loaner delivered to us in Steamboat Springs which is just over 750 miles away! This went way above and beyond our expectations. Schulte Subaru had the car delivered within 24 hours with a full tank of gas! They loaded up our 2016 Outback and had it repaired within days after we arrived back in Sioux Falls. I also need to mention the fact that our roadside assistance through Subaru had expired. Schulte covered the ENTIRE expense! I more than highly recommend that anyone looking for a quality car/SUV/crossover go to Schulte Subaru. Thank You for everything Mike H.

Chaos in Colorado

Schulte Subaru-Friend of Children's Home Society - Rick W

It was great to see Lisa and MacKenzie representing Schulte Subaru as they brought out five boxes of brand new books. The kids were excited to look through them, pick one and share why it was their favorite. We are so fortunate to have Schulte Subaru as a special friend of our mission and children and a partner in our work. We recently had our Orion Classic golf event and they were one of our major sponsors. Their commitment to helping kids and families and having a strong healthy community is something very special. They are great people, and while running a successful business, also giving of their time and resources to improve the lives of others. We appreciate all they do!

Children's Home Society of South Dakota
Schulte Subaru-Friend of Children's Home Society

Decisions and Appreciation - Arthur F

In 2017 we decided to go look at vehicles as we had a car which was not good in snow and I had been watching vehicle commercials and decided we needed to check out the Subaru Outback's at Schulte Subaru in Sioux Falls. We went to Schulte and from the moment we arrived were treated wonderful and made us feel comfortable and like family. I told Andrew that we needed to trade and that we had a teenager starting college, and a teenager in high school. I said we needed to see what we could do about trading multiple vehicles for 3 safe vehicles, and I told him what I could fit in my budget. Andrew stated here at Schulte we can make it happen. My wife thought I was nuts getting 3 vehicles but I needed to get my family vehicles that were safe and would get them where they needed to go. It turns out that she will never want to go anywhere else or any other types of vehicles. Mike the owner, Jeremy our finance person, and Andrew our salesman are like family to us and we have never been treated so well at a dealership. We are now 100% friends with all the people at Schulte and we love our Subaru's! Our 17 year old son was going to an event on May 1st 2018 when a vehicle traveling at a higher rate of speed did not see our son and T-boned him in an intersecting pushing the Subaru in to the ditch and because of the safety of the vehicle and my son's good driving skills he did not roll and was able to walk away from a crash that could have been devastating for our family. Looking at the picture you are thinking yes he got hit and in an accident which deployed the airbags. However, being hit on the side by a vehicle traveling at the speed the other vehicle was traveling,and being pushed through the intersection and down in to a ditch without rolling is amazing and shows they are built for safety. The car was totalled but our son walked away due to the safety of the Subaru. Our family is everything to us and now the folks at Schulte and Subaru are part of our family. Our Subaru was totalled but our friends at Schute made sure we are once again driving a new Subaru. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! The French family

Decisions and Appreciation


On a freezing cold day in December, 2017, with temperatures 20 below and colder, one of our employees found a 9-11 month old kitten in the dumpster behind our dealership. He was cold, scared and starving. We brought him into the dealership, gave him some food and proceeded to call Animal Control to find out if anyone had lost their cat. Days went by and no one had claimed him. He had worms, mites, a respiratory infection, frozen paws and frost bite on his tail. Our owner, Michael Schulte, being the animal lover he is decided that he would be a perfect addition to the dealership as our “store cat”. We took him to the vet to get the proper medical attention he needed. He was held for a 10 day quarantine and was also neutered in that time. We brought him back to our dealership to get acquainted to his new home and he was given the name “Suby”. Suby is an incredibly loveable kitten who is surrounded by love and affection from all of our employees and guests here at Schulte Subaru. He loves to cuddle and has been a wonderful addition to the dealership. He provides comfort for both our employees and customers. He will snuggle up to anyone and our employees have been taking advantage of that during their breaks. He is more than just a “store cat, he is part of our Schulte Subaru family. Suby is one lucky kitty and we are lucky to have him!


I LOVE my car - Candy C

I recently moved from California to South Dakota and after going through a icy snowy winter I realized quickly I needed a AWD vehicle. My criteria was AWD, 4-doors with heated seats. I researched several different car makers and settled on the Subaru because it met my want list and had the added bonus of its high resale value. I had been talking on line with an Internet sales person and finally went to Schulte Subaru in Sioux Falls where I met my salesman Andrew Meier. I must admit I was entering this adventure with some fear as I am a single older female who has never purchased a car by myself before and I was afraid I might be taken advantage of. But my experience was exactly the opposite. I was made to feel like someone special who they wanted to make sure had the best deal possible. We discussed the options I wanted, the difference between purchasing or leasing, new or used cars. I test drove the Legacy and was hooked. Andrew asked what monthly payment I was comfortable with and he and the finance officer worked their magic and after trading in my car which I owed more on than its value, I walked out leasing a brand new 2018 Subaru Legacy. I don’t know how they did it but I appreciate it more than they know. I never felt taken advantage of and I felt pampered and well cared for. But most of all I love my Subaru Legacy. It drives securely on these icy roads and I love my heated seats on these snowy days. The added features are great too. I needed the 4 doors as I take my granddaughters everywhere and I love the door locks on the rear doors so the girls can’t get out until I am ready for them to. Andrew even securely installed my cars seats for me. There are more features I know are available and I will be learning them as the weather gets warmer and I have more time to sit in my car and learn them. I tell everyone I know about my experience at Schulte Subaru in hopes they will buy a Subaru there too when they are looking for a new car. I am now a Subaru owner forever!

I LOVE my car

Game Changing Generosity! - Mandi H

In November of 2017, after receiving very generous donations from Sammons Financial Group Member Companies and the Malone Family Foundation, as well as many private donations from individuals during our Wheels of Hope Campaign, B-Squad had raised enough money to look for a new transport vehicle. It was a Friday afternoon at around 1pm, when one of our co-founders contacted Schulte Subaru and asked to speak with Mike Schulte. After describing the Mission of B-Squad Dog Rescue and our Wheels of Hope Campaign, she let Mike know what our budget for a vehicle was and asked for their assistance in finding something that would work for our rescue. Mike stated that he had something in mind and that he would do some research and get back to us. Not even three hours later, Mike contacted our co-founder and asked if she was sitting down. Mike continued to share the following that Schulte Subaru was prepared to do: Mike stated that they had been using a cargo van for parts delivery. This van was larger, newer, and had fewer miles than anything we had previously been looking at. Schulte Subaru was willing to sell us this vehicle for our rescue’s budget. (Enter tears by our co-founder, but Mike wasn’t finished.) He quickly added that they would put in custom shelving to make stacking kennels more convenient and safer for the animals we were transporting. They would also install custom rear heat and air for the safety and comfort of the dogs, and they would have the van custom wrapped with our B-Squad Logo and information. It was an absolute dream come true and Mike still wasn’t finished, he also stated Schulte Subaru would like to sponsor another vehicle, a 2018 Subaru Outback that would also be custom wrapped with our logos and could be used for smaller transports, vet appointments, home visits, and meet and greets. We are incredibly humbled by Schulte Subaru’s extreme generosity. We can’t put into words how grateful we are and how large of an impact this will make for our rescue and mission. In the month of January alone B-Squad volunteers logged over 3,275 miles, transporting 134 dogs and 10 cats to the safety of partner rescues in neighboring states. This donation allows us to continue to make a difference for the people and dogs on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations.

B-Squad Dog Rescue
Game Changing Generosity!

Thank You, Subaru! - Carin G

New Directions Down Syndrome Association of Sioux Falls would like to thank Schulte Subaru’s support of our Buddy Walk®, which was held on September 16, 2017. Over 1,100 children and adults with Down syndrome, their families, friends and tons of buddies walked to promote understanding and acceptance of people with Down syndrome. New Directions provides information about Down syndrome, direction to resources, and networking opportunities to families in a variety of ways. Schulte Subaru’s sponsorship of this event supports our local organization’s efforts to advocate and educate throughout the year. Thank you, on behalf of all the families touched by Down syndrome, for your support!

New Directions DSA
Thank You, Subaru!

Subaru Cares about Teens - Tonya A

For the second year Schulte Subaru has co-sponsored the Safety Village of South Dakota's C.R.A.S.H. Clinic (Car Repair and Safety Help) for Teen drivers between the ages of 13-18. The clinic provides hands on stations where the teens learn skills important to car ownership. Skills include checking tire pressure, changing a tire, general car maintenance and weather driving safety. Teens also have the opportunity to review road laws regarding distracted and impaired driving with Sioux Falls Police officers. The continued support of these clinics by Subaru shows the significance they place on the safety of the teen drivers in our community!

Safety Village of South Dakota
Subaru Cares about Teens

Subaru Loves Learning - S J

Thank you Schulte Subaru for the great donation of books for the kids at Children’s Home Society! Reading is so fundamental to child development and having a vast collection of books on various topics that interest and engage young readers greatly helps to encourage our kids to persist in their reading goals and build vocabulary. Active reading is a core activity throughout the day for our kids – both in the classroom and on the residential units. As the kids’ reading skills grow and improve, you can see the joy and pride in their faces. Thank you for thinking of us and supporting our kids’ education!

Children's Home Society of South Dakota
Subaru Loves Learning

Subaru Loves the Earth - S J

This spring, Schulte Subaru brought a donation of bird houses and feeders, plants, gardening tools, and other items for the kids at Children’s Home Society! The donation provided a great opportunity for our kids to experience the joys of gardening and wildlife interaction – and making fun memories while doing so. The kids eagerly put the new supplies to use. The bird house had some visitors rights away and the kids used the gardening tools in the big vegetable garden. The kids also had fun taking turns watering the new plants. The plants started growing quite nicely and soon caught the attention of the resident Canadian Geese and their 8 new goslings! The kids thoroughly enjoyed being on “active duty” to monitor the plants and shoo the geese away. However, when the kids are away, the geese will play, and admittedly, the geese won some battles during the school day. Now that the geese have left, some plants are still pulling through! But judging by the deer prints left overnight, it appears we may need to be put back on alert as the fawn that’s been hanging around must like these plants in his diet, too. Needless to say, this project has certainly increased the activity off our patio! Even though the wildlife have won some battles, the kids felt empowered by helping to monitor the plants and alert staff of any furry or feathered would-be bandits, who have enjoyed Schulte Subaru’s generosity as well! Best of all, the kids have had so much fun and made some fantastic memories!

Children's Home Society of South Dakota
Subaru Loves the Earth

Subaru spreads love & warmth to cancer patients - Teri C

Schulte Subaru and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society spread love, hope and warmth to blood cancer patients at Avera Cancer Institute this June/July during Subaru Loves to Care month. The idea was for customers to sign cards that Subaru would deliver along with a blanket for people to use during their cancer treatments. What made the promotion even more special, was when John & Lisa Hunstad walked into Schulte to upgrade their lease and the staff realized John was in treatment for MDS - a blood cancer. The incredible staff at Schulte - who treat all their customers like family - outfitted John & Lisa in Subaru shirts and hats and invited them to be part of the delivery. They were able to receive a blanket AND represent LLS in an interview that ran on KSFY:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Subaru spreads love & warmth to cancer patients

Helping The Youth Stay Active - Jimmie L

I can't thank Subaru of Sioux Falls enough! My name is Jim Ledbetter and I am the head coach of the SD Rise basketball team. We have been a team for 4 years. Gaining sponsorship for these boys hasn't been the easiest thing to do. Most of the families on my team are a one parent household and are supporting their child alone. This makes it extremely difficult for the cost of the tournaments and other expenses to be paid. I want to thank Subaru for their giving hearts in helping to sponsor the SD Rise Boys Basketball team in this upcoming season. We will proudly wear the Subaru logo on our uniforms as they made it possible for these boys to do what they have a passion for! This is truly a blessing! Subaru, continue to brighten lives.

Helping The Youth Stay Active

Blessed beyond words.. - Kori B

Schulte Subaru of Sioux Falls is our partner for the Share the Love event. We could not be more blessed to have their support and friendship. We have been able to help and save more animals due to this generosity. Not only do they help with Share the Love, but are ongoing supporters and community ambassadors for Subaru and its mission. We will be forever grateful to them for the help to many that cannot speak for themselves. Our mission is to provide safe haven and a human voice for all animals in need. We are able to do that and then some with the support from the Schulte family and Schulte Subaru of Sioux Falls. They are truly a community gem.

Sioux Falls Area Humane Society
Blessed beyond words..

Decided to test drive a Subaru - Genny S

It was New Years Eve Day about 3:30 in the afternoon, I had a little time to kill before the evening fun was to begin. I currently have a Ford Fusion that I love 8 months out of the year-but I do not like it in the winter in SD. So I decided to stop in at Subaru and test drive an SUV. I had no idea by 5:30 that night I would be buying a Subaru Legacy!! :-) I told Andrew (the amazing sales guy) my story and what I was looking for (I thought) he had me sit in a Legacy that was in the showroom - asked me what color I liked, the next thing I new we were out for a test drive and needless to say I was SOLD!! I LOVE the way the Legacy AWD handles on the snow and ice - I now have a new confidence in driving in SD weather. The different programs that Subaru offers are amazing. I truly feel that my children and I are protected and loved by our new Subaru family! Thank you Andrew for EVERYTHING!! It was the best test drive-car buying experience!

Decided to test drive a Subaru

Schulte Subaru is an AMAZING place to work! - MacKenzie S

On Monday, October 31st, 2016, I came to work devastated. My dog (Axel) had run away the night before and I didn’t have any luck finding him after walking my neighborhood for hours. I wasn’t sure how I was going to make it through the work day. My owner (Michael Schulte) came up to me after I had arrived to work to wish me a Happy Halloween. He noticed immediately that something was wrong and asked me what had happened. I explained to him with tears running down my face that my dog had run away the night before. He immediately, with no hesitation decided to take matters into his own hands. He put together a crew of 10 employees, including myself, to leave work and walk my neighborhood with lost posters for hours to help rescue Axel! He not only went door to door in my neighborhood, but called the director of the Humane Society to see if Axel had been picked up by animal control. We searched for Axel a good portion of the morning with no luck. Mike told me to stay home, with pay, in case Axel wondered home. Luckily, at 12pm, I got a call saying Axel was in fact picked up by animal control and was waiting for me to come get him. Mike, along with the other employees who helped went above and beyond that day to help me. I am so incredibly lucky and grateful to work for such and amazing company, and owner. I will never forget how much everyone rallied together to help me. We are one big family here and it’s an amazing place to work!

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Schulte Subaru is an AMAZING place to work!

Schulte Subaru is by far the BEST - Kori B

Schulte Subaru of Sioux Falls is by far, one of the most benevolent members of the community of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. For our animal shelter, The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society, there is nothing more exciting than to work with the owners and staff of the dealership. They CARE, they SHOW it, and we (and all of our animals) are the luckiest people and fur kids because of their help. We consider them our FRIENDS.. not only do the personally adopt pets, and help them, they go above and beyond to help area pets with medical care, adoption fees, finding new homes, and being a part of many of our special events. We are truly blessed to have Mike and Julie Schulte, and their staff (who are also community driven) as our friends. We appreciate their class and professionalism, and cannot think of a group more worthy of company recognition. Thank you Subaru of Sioux Falls, South Dakota!!! WE LOVE YOU!

Schulte Subaru is by far the BEST

Subaru of Sioux Falls redefines Tough Love - Lisa M

Two young vandals were caught on surveillance camera taking video of themselves as they jumped from car to car at Subaru of Sioux Falls. When Mike Schulte found out that this impulsive stunt added up to $40,000 in damage, he decided instead of filing charges, to take a different approach. Schulte, the parent of a teenage son himself, felt the right thing to do was to try to help the boys, ages 10 and 14."What was going through my mind, is what if this is the moment in the life, especially the older one, if we press charges and he goes into the system and has a record--what if he decides to do some other bad things and it just spirals," Schulte said. So instead of filing charges, the 10 year old was turned over to his parents and Schulte met with the older boy and his mother. He hadn't been in trouble before, but he and his disabled mother were struggling, living in poor conditions. He also walked more than three miles to school and back each day. "The first thing we did was we bought a bus pass for him and we actually went and got a bike for him, so he wouldn't have to walk to school anymore," Schulte said. Schulte and his staff also helped him and his mother move to a better rental home and offered the boy a job on Saturdays washing cars. A portion of the boy's hourly wage is going toward the damage. Highlight and right click the following link to see the interview:

Subaru of Sioux Falls redefines Tough Love