Giving back: Subaru to provide school supplies for all K-5 classrooms in Camden

Subaru of America announced Thursday it will provide school supplies for all kindergarten to fifth-grade classrooms in the Camden City School District, an effort that will impact more than 3,280 students and 150 classrooms across eight different schools within the district.

The effort was announced as part of the company’s partnership with, and is part of Subaru Loves Learning, the automaker’s education-focused initiative dedicated to helping to provide students and classrooms in high-need school districts nationwide with essential learning materials.

Subaru CEO Thomas Doll said being able to make a difference in the city where it is located is huge.

“As Subaru and our retailers continue to make a nationwide impact with our Subaru Loves Learning initiative, we are especially proud to supply the students right here in our hometown of Camden with the resources they deserve to succeed in school,” Doll said.

“Subaru is committed to making learning more accessible for all students, giving them every opportunity to reach their highest potential.”

Over the last 10 years, Subaru has partnered with the Camden City School District, offering support to students and educators. As a result, 203 scholarships have been granted to graduating seniors since 2016, funds have been allocated to ensure laptops are available for all students and e-learning continues to progress.

This year, Subaru continues its longstanding partnership not only with the adoption of all K-5 classrooms in the Camden School District, but with a new volunteer program. On Aug. 24, nearly 100 Subaru employees will head to the eight Camden schools in the district to help with key projects to enhance learning at the schools, representing the automaker’s devotion to encouraging educational advancement and achievement in its local community.

Camden Superintendent Katrina McCombs said the company’s effort have great impact.

“Having hands-on learning materials is crucial to helping our students succeed, and we know it’s difficult when many students do not have access to these supplies,” she said. “The support from Subaru of America will give our students new opportunities to thrive in our classrooms, so that we can all continue to focus on their educational fulfillment.”