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Students’ Concept for Mobility App for the Blind Wins National Challenge from Toyota and Net Impact

Students’ Concept for Mobility App for the Blind Wins National Challenge from Toyota and Net Impact

May 25, 2016
Plano, Texas (May 25, 2016) -- Imagine an average commute. Perhaps you wait for a bus, walk through crowded streets and ride an elevator up to your office. Now, imagine doing it without being able to see clearly or even at all.  

A team of students did just that and came up with an idea for a solution that won first prize in the Next Generation Mobility Challenge, a new competition to inspire millennials to address critical mobility needs from Net Impact, Toyota and the Toyota Mobility Foundation.... more

Toyota Presents Community Stars

Toyota Presents Community Stars

May 24, 2016
PORTLAND, ORE. (May 24, 2016) - Through the passenger-side window, 83-year-old Ferne Fabis points with excitement at the new bakery set to open soon near her home in Rockville, Maryland. New people and places have always been Ferne’s passion – even after a leg injury forced her to give up her driver’s license.... more

Driving to Make a Difference

Driving to Make a Difference

May 24, 2016
PLANO, TEXAS (May 24, 2016) - On a rainy day in Rockville, Md., Larry Korb parks his Toyota Camry and hurries to open the passenger door and hold an umbrella over 77-year-old Sondra Wasserman.
 
As a driver at the Senior Connection in nearby Silver Spring, this is the sort of trip Korb made more than 200 times the last year - volunteering his time and vehicle to pick up senior citizens and take them to doctor’s appointments, shopping trips and community events. The National Volunteer Transportation Center (NVTC) supports thousands of drivers like Korb, and organizations like the Senior Connection, that enable the freedom of mobility.  And now NVTC has a new supporter, Toyota.... more

iBOT Poised for Comeback

iBOT Poised for Comeback

May 21, 2016
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 21, 2016) – Toyota Motor North America is joining forces with DEKA Research and Development, the company founded by legendary inventor Dean Kamen, to support mobility solutions for the disabled community. This agreement will help DEKA to proceed with plans to complete the development and launch the next generation iBOT motorized wheelchair.
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Toyota Named New Official Special Olympics Texas Partner, Opportunity Drawing for 2017 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Named New Official Special Olympics Texas Partner, Opportunity Drawing for 2017 Toyota Tundra

May 17, 2016
AUSTIN, Texas, May 17, 2016 -- Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) officially announced Toyota as its newest Official Partner today, making the automaker a year-round statewide $250,000-level co-sponsor of the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. SOTX provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for more than 55,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the state of Texas.... more

Toyota Mobility Foundation Joins New Cities Foundation as Global Strategic Member

Toyota Mobility Foundation Joins New Cities Foundation as Global Strategic Member

May 16, 2016
Montréal, Canada, May 16, 2016 – The New Cities Foundation today welcomed the Toyota Mobility Foundation as its latest Global Strategic Member. The partnership between the two organizations aims to activate the next generation of urban mobility solutions.... more

Toyota Rewards Academic Excellence in STEM-Related Fields

Toyota Rewards Academic Excellence in STEM-Related Fields

May 11, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 11, 2016) –  In celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, Toyota is pleased to announce that it awarded scholarships to 22 Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) students for post-secondary education in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).... more

Pedal to the Medal: Students Chart Course for New Mobility Solutions

Pedal to the Medal: Students Chart Course for New Mobility Solutions

May 06, 2016
Plano, Texas (May 6, 2016) – Meeting neighborhoods’ needs through Mobile Community Centers. Turning car trunks into moving mailboxes. Customizing navigation systems for the blind. These are the innovative concepts from the three finalists in the Next Generation Mobility Challenge, a new competition from Toyota and Net Impact to inspire millennials to develop solutions for critical mobility needs in local communities and around the world.
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What makes nuns go 'Whoopi?' Give ‘em a Toyota Sienna

What makes nuns go 'Whoopi?' Give ‘em a Toyota Sienna

May 05, 2016
NEW YORK, May 5, 2016 – Celebrating the 100th anniversary of an order of black nuns, Whoopi Goldberg and ABC’s “The View” teamed up with Toyota today to present a new 2016 Toyota Sienna minivan to the 14 sisters from Harlem. Now that’s a reason to say “Whoopi!”... more

Toyota Says Thanks a Million to Future STEM Scholars

Toyota Says Thanks a Million to Future STEM Scholars

April 29, 2016
Georgetown, Ky. (April 29, 2016) -- As Yogi Berra put it, “the future ain’t what it used to be.” The same could be said for manufacturing, which is why Toyota continues to invest in the people and institutions at the center of the industry’s future.... more

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Help Music Education Get a Second Spin

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Help Music Education Get a Second Spin

April 27, 2016
Torrance, Calif. (April 27, 2016) – Last fall Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Foundation brought music education to LaPlace Elementary, a New Orleans area school. This year they will do the same for another deserving school.... more

Turning Young Car Tinkerers into Advanced Automobile Technicians, Toyota Donates 45 Engines to Area Tech Schools in North Alabama

Turning Young Car Tinkerers into Advanced Automobile Technicians, Toyota Donates 45 Engines to Area Tech Schools in North Alabama

April 15, 2016
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., (April 15, 2016) --  High school technical schools in six counties recently got a lot of “educational horsepower”  delivered as Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama donated 45 engines manufactured at its Huntsville plant.  The donated V6 engines were built on Toyota Alabama’s newest production line.    ... more

Toyota Motor N.A. Inspires K-College Students with a $1 Million Gift to SAE International’s AWIM 'LearnTwice' STEM Initiatives

Toyota Motor N.A. Inspires K-College Students with a $1 Million Gift to SAE International’s AWIM 'LearnTwice' STEM Initiatives

April 14, 2016
WARRENDALE, Pa. (April 14, 2016) -- Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) announced a gift of $1 million to strengthen and expand access to “A World in Motion,” (AWIM), the Society of Automotive Engineers’ high-quality science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education program.... more

Behind the Camera, Behind the Wheel: Teen Filmmakers Address Driving Safety

Behind the Camera, Behind the Wheel: Teen Filmmakers Address Driving Safety

April 12, 2016
Silver Spring, MD (April 12, 2016) – Teen filmmakers across the country are using their position behind the camera to encourage safer behavior behind the wheel. Today, Toyota and Discovery Education announced the ten finalists of the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge. Now in its fifth year, the Challenge invites teens to create short videos to inspire their peers to drive more safely and avoid risky behavior. This year, more than 1,500 students entered the competition – the highest number of submissions ever received.... more

Toyota DARTs Forward in Texas

Toyota DARTs Forward in Texas

April 05, 2016
RICHARDSON, Texas (April 5, 2016) – Residents of Collin County searching for secure, reliable transportation for their elderly or disabled family members can rest easy, thanks to Toyota. ... more

Getting Back Up: Toyota Donates RAV4 Hybrid to Veteran Who Stands Tall

Getting Back Up: Toyota Donates RAV4 Hybrid to Veteran Who Stands Tall

March 29, 2016
NEW YORK – Army Sergeant First Class Jeffrey Hackett knew the house he and his fellow soldiers were trying to clear on Aug. 15, 2011, in Afghanistan could be occupied by the Taliban and armed with improvised explosive devices. He knew exactly what the wire sticking out of the ground meant and immediately turned around, but it was too late.
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The City of Plano, in Partnership with Toyota, American Park Network and Time Warner Cable, Announces Free Public Wi-Fi at City Parks

The City of Plano, in Partnership with Toyota, American Park Network and Time Warner Cable, Announces Free Public Wi-Fi at City Parks

March 17, 2016
PLANO, Texas (March 17, 2016) – The City of Plano is pleased to announce a creative public/private partnership to bring Wi-Fi to all major City of Plano parks and recreation facilities. The program is made possible through the generous support of Toyota, Time Warner Cable and American Park Network. Time Warner Cable is extending its Wi-Fi network to the City’s recreations centers and High Point Park, while Toyota is working with American Park Network to provide additional hotspots in areas outside of the Time Warner Cable coverage area.... more

Passion in Plano: Learning Program Changes Families, Education, and the Community

Passion in Plano: Learning Program Changes Families, Education, and the Community

February 26, 2016
PLANO, TEXAS, Feb. 26, 2016 – It’s not every day you find parents and children excited to work together on homework. But, take a look at families participating in Toyota Family Learning in Plano, Texas, and you’ll find a refreshing enthusiasm for learning.... more

Toyota Financial Services Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy with  2nd Annual Donations to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Toyota Financial Services Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy with 2nd Annual Donations to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

January 15, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 15, 2016  In honor of the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is continuing its support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and their communities, by providing $60,000 to five HBCUs as well as the Tom Joyner Foundation.
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Toyota Turns Detroit Auto Show Focus to Detroit’s Eastside by Donating Winter Boots and Socks to Local Residents and Homeless Women and Children

Toyota Turns Detroit Auto Show Focus to Detroit’s Eastside by Donating Winter Boots and Socks to Local Residents and Homeless Women and Children

January 11, 2016
Detroit -- As temperatures fluctuate this winter in Michigan, one thing for sure is snowy, icy and even cold rainy days are here through March and warm winter boots and socks are still  a “must have” in Michigan.  To protect families from the cold, on Saturday, January 9, 2016, Toyota Motor North America through its “Toyota Walk In My Boots” community outreach project and the North American International Auto Show activities, for the fifth year, stepped in to help area low-income and homeless families by providing new insulated winter boots and socks to more than 200 participants of The Salvation Army Conner Creek Corps Community Center located on Detroit’s Eastside and The Salvation Army Booth Services of Detroit, a homeless shelter for primarily women and single mothers and their children.... more

Toyota Supports Critical Red Cross Assistance as Natural Disasters Push Thousands from Their Homes

Toyota Supports Critical Red Cross Assistance as Natural Disasters Push Thousands from Their Homes

January 07, 2016
Plano, Texas, Jan. 7, 2016 -- As communities across the South and the Great Plains face a barrage of natural disasters, Toyota is supporting the American Red Cross’s critical relief efforts in affected regions, such as North Texas and the Dallas area, including Plano, which is the site of the company’s new North American headquarters. Toyota’s support is also advancing relief efforts in other hard-hit regions where it operates, such as Alabama, Mississippi and Missouri. As a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program since 2014, Toyota has been making annual contributions of $250,000 so that the nonprofit organization is poised to provide immediate assistance to those affected by disasters, including food, shelter and emotional support, as well as help during the recovery process.... more

Across the Nation, Toyota Gives Back

Across the Nation, Toyota Gives Back

December 24, 2015
Seventy-five Toyota Tundras haul 250,000 pounds of food – funded by donations from dozens of local dealers and their business partners – to Philabundance, the largest hunger relief organization in the Philadelphia region.... more

Toyota Family Learning Programs Lead Communities in National Family Literacy Month® celebrations

Toyota Family Learning Programs Lead Communities in National Family Literacy Month® celebrations

November 24, 2015
The research is clear – a strong support system helps children excel in the classroom and beyond.

This month the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and 10 Toyota Family Learning programs are celebrating National Family Literacy Month® by focusing on the immense influence families have on a child’s education, future success and well-being.... more

Millennials Make Moves to Advance Mobility for More People Everywhere

Millennials Make Moves to Advance Mobility for More People Everywhere

November 05, 2015
Seattle, Wash. (Nov. 5, 2015) – Today, we have more options for getting from one place to another than ever before. Innovations abound, but are we making the most of this progress to build a future where all people can move more freely? Now is the time for fresh thinking on the mobility challenges that continue to exist in our modern society.... more

espnW and Toyota Announce 'Everyday Heroes' at 2015 The espnW: Women + Sports Summit

espnW and Toyota Announce 'Everyday Heroes' at 2015 The espnW: Women + Sports Summit

October 16, 2015
DANA POINT, Calif. (October 16, 2015) Last night at the sixth annual The espnW: Women + Sports Summit presented by Toyota, espnW and Toyota announced the third class of “Everyday Heroes,” an award that celebrates individuals making a difference for women and girls in their local communities through sports. Grants in the amount of $10,000 are provided to the organizations honored.... more

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