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Waterkeeper Alliance Announces 4th Annual SPLASH Series, Presented by Toyota

Waterkeeper Alliance Announces 4th Annual SPLASH Series, Presented by Toyota

April 11, 2014
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Waterkeeper Alliance, the global environmental organization dedicated to defending every person’s right to clean water, announced today the locations of its 4th Annual SPLASH Event Series, presented nationally by Toyota.  SPLASH events will take place in waterways across the United States to raise funds to support Waterkeeper Alliance and local Waterkeeper member organizations by engaging community members and clean-water enthusiasts in water-based recreational activities like swimming, paddling, boating, as well as on-water clean up events. ... more

Toyota Helps Preserve Historic Documents Through $100,000 Gift to National Archives

Toyota Helps Preserve Historic Documents Through $100,000 Gift to National Archives

April 09, 2014
Washington, D.C. (April 9, 2014) -- Millions of people who visit Washington each year go to see its famous monuments or view the historic records, which chronicle significant events in the nation’s history.  Toyota is helping preserve a portion of that history through a $100,000 gift to the Foundation for the National Archives.... more

Class of 2014 Toyota Mothers of Invention Honored for Transforming Social Solutions at Fifth Annual Women in the World Summit

Class of 2014 Toyota Mothers of Invention Honored for Transforming Social Solutions at Fifth Annual Women in the World Summit

April 05, 2014
NEW YORK (April 5, 2014) – Creativity, courage and determination in fostering social good reigns supreme among those gathered at the fifth annual Women in the World Summit, and the Toyota Mothers of Invention are no exception. This year, the Toyota Mothers of Invention transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of people by collectively making clean water, healthy food and solar-powered light more accessible to those in need. ... more

Toyota and VMI Announce 2nd Annual Star Spangled Salute Contest for Disabled U.S. Veterans

Toyota and VMI Announce 2nd Annual Star Spangled Salute Contest for Disabled U.S. Veterans

April 02, 2014
PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 02, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales USA and Vantage Mobility International (VMI) announced today the 2nd Annual Operation Independence Star Spangled Salute contest.  The online contest gives America’s disabled military veterans the chance to win a new Toyota Sienna with VMI’s Access 360 In-floor Ramp Conversion system.  The online contest will run Wed., April 2 to Sun., Nov. 9, 2014, and is open to all disabled U.S. veterans. The winner will be randomly drawn on Sun., Nov. 9 and announced on Veterans Day Tues., Nov. 11, 2014.  The Star Spangled Salute contest is a part of VMI’s Operation Independence program.... more

Mayors Challenge Their Residents in Water Conservation Movement

Mayors Challenge Their Residents in Water Conservation Movement

April 01, 2014
IRVINE, Calif. (April 1, 2014) -- With at least 36 states facing water shortages this year – including the most severe drought California has faced in decades – water conservation has evolved into a national imperative.  That is just one reason the Wyland Foundation and Toyota launched the third annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation today.... more

Celebration Concludes Third Year of Toyota's 100 Cars for Good

Celebration Concludes Third Year of Toyota's 100 Cars for Good

March 27, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 27, 2014) – Nine nonprofits ready to serve their communities will gather today to celebrate the 2013 100 Cars for Good philanthropy program. The charities will use their nine vehicles (seven Siennas and two Tundras) won through the program’s public voting to transport people, food and even musical instruments. Those same instruments will help veterans and at-risk youth find confidence and friendship through music education and performances, thanks to The Rock Club and Rock for Vets.... more

Toyota Financial Services Reaffirms Its On-Going Commitment to Addressing Nationwide High School Dropout Rates with a $500,000 Donation to 35 Boys & Girls Clubs

Toyota Financial Services Reaffirms Its On-Going Commitment to Addressing Nationwide High School Dropout Rates with a $500,000 Donation to 35 Boys & Girls Clubs

March 25, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (March 25, 2014) – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) pledges $500,000 to 35 Boys & Girls Clubs as part of its on-going commitment to addressing the national high school dropout rate. Boys & Girls Clubs encourage high school graduation and college readiness by helping youth develop the academic, behavioral and social skills needed to be successful. According to a recent survey conducted at local Clubs, 97% of Club teens expect to graduate from high school, and 28% of Club Alumni said they would have dropped out without the Club’s influence.... more

2014 Toyota Financial Services - 35 Boys & Girls Clubs to Benefit from Donation

March 25, 2014

Toyota to Fund Film with Kentucky Commission on Women

Toyota to Fund Film with Kentucky Commission on Women

March 18, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. – (March 18, 2014) – Kentucky’s place in the history books is often held by men: Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Boone, Henry Clay and Muhammad Ali, to name a few.  A new partnership between Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. and the Kentucky Commission on Women will take aim at this oversight and tell the stories of women who have made great contributions to society and whose impacts continue to affect us today.... more

Toyota Plant Partners with Kentucky State University to Develop Top-Notch Mechanical-Engineering Students

Toyota Plant Partners with Kentucky State University to Develop Top-Notch Mechanical-Engineering Students

March 18, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. – (March 18, 2014) – A unique scholarship program was unveiled today that matches Toyota’s need for mechanical engineers with that of top incoming students at Kentucky State University in Frankfort. 
 
The Toyota Engineering Scholarship program – made possible via a five-year, $375,000 grant from the automaker – will tie in directly with its manufacturing operations in Georgetown, Ky., 21 miles from Frankfort.  Through this program, Toyota will develop a deeper and richer pipeline to employ students with engineering degrees.... more

First Robotics of Michigan Powered by Toyota

First Robotics of Michigan Powered by Toyota

March 17, 2014
Ann Arbor, Mich. (March 17, 2014) -- Toyota Technical Center (TTC) announces $20,000 in grants to FIRST Robotics of Michigan. For over 35 years TTC, headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan has been the driving force behind Toyota's engineering, advance research & development activities for North America and employs over 1,100 team members. ... more

Toyota Financial Services Awards New Toyota to Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth of the Year Winner

Toyota Financial Services Awards New Toyota to Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth of the Year Winner

March 13, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (March 13, 2014) – Toyota Financial Services (TFS), as part of its Making Life Easier for YOUth initiative, recently awarded a new Corolla to the 2013-14 Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) National Youth of the Year Winner Kiana Knolland.  The vehicle presentation took place at Eddy’s Toyota in Wichita, Kansas, on March 12.  Representatives from TFS, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), and BGCA were in attendance, as well as teens from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City and Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas, where Knolland was a longstanding member.... more

Toyota Will Engage with Latino Trendsetters as Official Automotive Sponsor of Hispanicize 2014

Toyota Will Engage with Latino Trendsetters as Official Automotive Sponsor of Hispanicize 2014

March 11, 2014
MIAMI (March 11, 2014) — Toyota, the world’s leading automotive manufacturer, is the official automotive and transportation sponsor of Hispanicize 2014, the largest annual event for Latino trendsetters, newsmakers and influencers, it was announced today. The conference will be held April 1-4, at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami.... more

Phoenix Children's Hospital Joins Forces with Cincinnati Children's and Toyota to Bring the Buckle Up For Life Program to Phoenix

Phoenix Children's Hospital Joins Forces with Cincinnati Children's and Toyota to Bring the Buckle Up For Life Program to Phoenix

March 03, 2014
Phoenix, Ariz. – March 3, 2014 – Phoenix Children’s Hospital announced it partnered with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Toyota to bring the Buckle Up for Life program, a national injury prevention program, to Phoenix.... more

Toyota Helps Alabama Residents Switch On Energy Savings

Toyota Helps Alabama Residents Switch On Energy Savings

February 20, 2014
Feb. 20, 2014 – Alabama residents may end up with more cash in their pockets, thanks to support from Toyota. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama recently donated $25,000 to Nexus Energy's AlabamaWISE, a community energy program that empowers families to take control of their energy costs.  Through resources such as home improvement advice, contractor referrals and affordable loans, AlabamaWISE helps residents lower monthly utility bills while raising energy savings. The average homeowner sees a 20-30% savings in energy costs after participating in AlabamaWISE.... more

National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) Tackles Education Challenges at Annual Summit

National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) Tackles Education Challenges at Annual Summit

February 18, 2014
Washington, D.C. (Feb. 18, 2014) – Recognizing that families play such a crucial role in a child’s learning process, the annual Families Learning Summit and National Conference on Family Literacy, from NCFL, today convened national education leaders to consider the special challenges and opportunities that exist surrounding family learning.... more

World-Class Designers and Sculptors Show Students How to Turn Their Passion for Art into Prosperity

World-Class Designers and Sculptors Show Students How to Turn Their Passion for Art into Prosperity

February 03, 2014
Ann Arbor, Mich., February 3, 2014 – Twenty five artistic teens will learn how to bring imagination to life when Calty Design Research, Inc. opens the doors to its design process for The Neutral Zone’s Art4Life Program on February 27. Calty, the North American arm of Toyota's global design network, will host design and sculpting workshops as part of an intensive professional development opportunity intended to give teens a winning advantage in pursuing an art career after high school.... more

Call for Nominations: Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award

Call for Nominations: Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award

December 11, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky.  (Dec. 11, 2013) – Know a teacher that deserves an “A+” for engaging parents, children and educators in the learning process? Nominate them for the Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award and the chance to win $20,000 for their school or non-profit program.... more

Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels Helps Deliver First Vehicle As 100 Cars For Good Concludes Third Powerful Year

Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels Helps Deliver First Vehicle As 100 Cars For Good Concludes Third Powerful Year

November 26, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (Nov. 26, 2013) – On a night dedicated to recognizing the hard work of its supporters and volunteers, Trenton, N.J.,-based nonprofit One Simple Wish got a little recognition of its own. ... more

Toyota’s Earth-Friendly Campaign Raises Lots of ‘Green’ for Boys & Girls Clubs of America

November 18, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif.,November 18, 2013 - Toyota Financial Services (TFS) / Lexus Financial Services (LFS) is kicking off its third annual “GoGreen” campaign, encouraging customers to sign up for paperless billing statements; allowing them to receive monthly emails when their bill is due, rather than traditional paper statements sent through the mail. ... more

Toyota Pledges $500,000 to Support Relief Efforts in the Philippines

November 14, 2013
NEW YORK (Nov. 14, 2013) – Toyota today announced a $250,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Today’s announcement – along with a previously announced pledge of 10 million Philippine pesos – brings Toyota’s total contributions to nearly $500,000 USD. In addition, Toyota will match employee contributions to the American Red Cross and other non-profits doing relief and recovery work in the region.... more

Cohen Children's Medical Center Joins Forces with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Toyota to Bring the Buckle Up For Life Program to New York

November 13, 2013
NEW YORK (Nov. 13, 2013) – Cohen Children’s Medical Center announced it has partnered with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Toyota to bring the Buckle Up for Life program, a national, community-based injury prevention program, to New York.... more

Thanks to Your Votes, New Winners Are on the Road Doing Good For Their Communities

November 07, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., (Nov. 7, 2013) – Sometimes just a simple wish can make a big difference in a child’s life. The Trenton, N.J. based organization, One Simple Wish, which collects wish requests from foster kids and at-risk children, has been named a winner in the third year of Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good philanthropic program.... more

Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota Celebrate  Fifth Anniversary of Tree Campus USA

Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota Celebrate Fifth Anniversary of Tree Campus USA

October 30, 2013
Nebraska City, Neb. (Oct. 30, 2013) – Today, Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota celebrate five years of the Tree Campus USA® program. Nearly 200 distinguished leading universities have been honored with the Tree Campus USA designation, and the number of schools applying to be included continues to expand. ... more

Twenty-Two Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Receive Toyota Hybrid Vehicles

October 28, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2013) – Twenty-two select Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) schools will continue their commitment to sustainability with a one-year lease of a Toyota Prius liftback or Prius Plug-in vehicle. Each school will receive a vehicle in conjunction with the 2013-14 Toyota Green Initiative (TGI) tour, an environmental stewardship program designed to empower the African American community. The tour travels to participating HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) each fall to educate students and alumni on the benefits of adopting a sustainable lifestyle.... more

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