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Toyota Awards $150,000 in Grants to Mothers of Invention at Newsweek & The Daily Beast's Third Annual Women in the World Summit in New York

March 10, 2012
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 10, 2012) – Toyota has issued three $50,000 grants to women selected as the “Mothers of Invention” at the annual Women in the World summit to reward them for their use of innovation and courage in tackling some of the most pressing problems facing women. Grants were given to Aseneth Andrews, founder of The Catherine Ferguson Academy for Young Women; Talia Leman, founder of Randomkid.org; and Jessica O. Matthews and Julia Silverman, inventors of the sOccket and co-founders of Uncharted Play.

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Toyota Donates $100,000 to Tornado Relief Efforts

March 09, 2012
March 9, 2012 - New York, NY – Toyota today announced a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross and other nonprofit organizations to support relief efforts for victims of the recent outbreak of tornados in the Southern and Midwestern regions of the United States. Toyota will also match employee contributions made to the American Red Cross and other non-profits doing relief and recovery work in affected communities.... more

Toyota Production Techniques Boost Home Reconstruction in New Orleans

March 02, 2012
NEW ORLEANS -- (March 2, 2012) – Two days before Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Courtenay LaRoche fled to Texas with her two children. Thinking it may be “just another storm that would blow over,” she packed only two sets of clothes for each family member. It wasn’t enough; her home was destroyed. Now, over six years later, her life is about to change again – only, this time, for the better.
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New Discovery Documentary Examines Safe Driving For All Ages

February 24, 2012
Silver Spring, Md. - February 24, 2012 - Discovery Channel and Discovery Education, in partnership with Toyota, present LIFE BEHIND THE WHEEL, airing Saturday, March 3 at 8am e/p, a comprehensive look at safe driving habits from generation to generation.... more

Toyota 100 Cars for Good Frequently Asked Questions

February 09, 2012
1. What is Toyota 100 Cars for Good?
Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program is a Facebook-enabled philanthropy initiative whereby Toyota will give 100 cars in 100 days to 100 deserving charitable organizations. The 100 Cars for Good program is the first Toyota initiative that engages the public to determine how corporate philanthropic donations will be awarded. 100 Cars for Good was introduced in 2011, and Toyota has brought the program back in 2012 due to the success and popularity in its inaugural year.
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Toyota Announces Return of '100 Cars for Good' Program in 2012

February 09, 2012
CHICAGO (February 9, 2012) – At the Chicago Auto Show today, Toyota announced the return of its “100 Cars for Good” program. For the second straight year, Toyota will award 100 vehicles over the course of 100 days to 100 U.S. nonprofits, with winners selected through public voting on the Toyota Facebook page.

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Applications Open for Toyota-Funded 2012 TogetherGreen Fellowships and Innovation Grants

January 31, 2012
TogetherGreen, a conservation alliance between the National Audubon Society and Toyota, is now accepting applications for its 2012 class of Fellows and Innovation Grantees. ... more

Seventeen Boys & Girls Clubs to Share $302,620 Contribution This Holiday Season from Toyota Financial Services, ADESA and Norwalk Auto Auctions

December 21, 2011
December 21, 2011 - Torrance, Calif. – Toyota Financial Services (TFS), as part of its Making Life Easier for YOUth initiative, has partnered with two auto remarketing firms, ADESA (www.adesa.com) and Norwalk Auto Auctions (www.norwalkautoauction.com), to provide a surprise holiday donation of $302,620 to be shared among 17 Boys & Girls Clubs in cities where the three companies operate. In addition to celebrations at the various Clubs, representatives of Toyota Financial Services and The Boys & Girls Clubs of America will hold a special check presentation this afternoon at the Whittier Boys & Girls Clubs at 7905 Greenleaf Ave, in Whittier, Calif., to recognize the combined $302,620 contribution.
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Lexus and Scholastic Announce First Round of Winners in the 2011 - 2012 Lexus Eco Challenge

December 06, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif., December 6, 2011 – Sixteen student teams from 11 states have been named winners in the first round of the fifth annual Lexus Eco Challenge, an educational program and contest that inspires and empowers young people to learn about the environment and take action to improve it. Lexus will award a total of $500,000 in grants and scholarships throughout this year’s program.
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Lexus Raises Funds for Toys for Tots as Part of December to Remember Big Red Bow Social Media Campaign

December 05, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif. (Dec. 2, 2011) As part of its popular annual December to Remember sales event, Lexus announced today that it will donate $5 to Toys for Tots for every big red bow shared via Facebook and Twitter. The campaign ends Jan. 3, 2012, with Lexus providing a maximum donation of $100,000 for the social media fundraiser.
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Forty Environmentalists Receive TogetherGreen Fellowships

November 16, 2011
New York, November 16, 2011 – Restoring acres of cornfield to native prairie in Iowa. Creating a greenhouse program at a prison in Portland. Providing green jobs training...... more

Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program Helps Fill Need for Mobility Vehicles

November 09, 2011
TORRANCE, CALIF. (November 9, 2011) – Providence TrinityKids Care, the only children’s hospice program serving Los Angeles and Orange counties, will today receive a Toyota Sienna minivan...... more

Toyota Partners with LATISM to Honor Latinos Involved In the Social Media Sphere

November 09, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2011) — Toyota is headed to Chicago to join Latinos in Social Media (LATISM,) as the official sponsor of the awards gala taking place during the LATISM ’11 Annual Conference.
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Toyota and Discovery Education Invite Students to Celebrate Safe Driving With All-New Video Challenge

November 02, 2011

Silver Spring, Md. (November 2, 2011) – Toyota and Discovery Education today announced the launch of the all-new Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge – a competition that asks high school students across the country to create a unique two-minute video describing how they would encourage safe driving among their peers.

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44 Environmental Projects Receive TogetherGreen Innovation Grants

October 19, 2011
New York, October 19, 2011Energy and dollar savings for churches in Phoenix, gardens for people and wildlife in rural Colorado, and restored habitat for the threatened American eel in the Hudson River are just three expected results of the 44 projects receiving a total of $1.1 million in the latest round of TogetherGreen Innovation Grants.... more

Toyota Provides Environmental Learning Experience in Costa Rica for 26 U.S. Educators

October 12, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 12, 2011 –Twenty-six U.S. teachers have been selected to travel to Costa Rica through the Toyota International Teacher Program...
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Southern California to Benefit From Toyota Volunteer Work on National Public Lands Day

September 23, 2011
Torrance, Calif. – September 23, 2011 – Dozens of Toyota team members in Southern California will celebrate National Public Lands Day (NPLD) this year on September 24...
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AARP Foundation Announces $12.6 Million Grant from Toyota

September 22, 2011
LOS ANGELES, September 22, 2011 – Today at AARP’s Life@50+ National Event & Expo, the AARP Foundation announced a three-year, $12.6 million grant from Toyota to support ...... more

Toyota Helps to Speed Post-Katrina Homebuilding, Reports Major New Orleans Nonprofit

September 21, 2011
September 21, 2011 – New Orleans – The St. Bernard Project (SBP), one of the primary housing recovery organizations in New Orleans, today announced preliminary results of the work it has been doing with Toyota to improve the efficiency of its operations and speed up the pace of post-Katrina rebuilding efforts.
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Toyota Halftime Hand Off Rallies Support for Sports-Related Causes

September 21, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif. (September 21, 2011) – Toyota today announced its “Halftime Hand Off: A Rally for Causes” program airing on the NBC Sunday Night Football halftime show, which will award a total of $150,000 to deserving sports-related nonprofit organizations based on public vote.
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Toyota's Free Safe Driving Program Helps Teens Improve Their Driving Skills and Teaches Parents to be Strong Driving Role Models

September 14, 2011
TORRANCE, CALIF. (September 14, 2011) – Committed to road safety in hopes of reducing the rate of teen driving fatalities, Toyota is continuing its national FREE advanced teen driving skills program, Toyota Driving Expectations, and expanding to new locations for the fall tour.
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Lexus Eco Challenge Urges Students to Improve the Environment

August 30, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif., August 30, 2011 – Over the past four years, the Lexus Eco Challenge, an educational program and contest, has inspired and empowered more than 20,000 middle and high school students to learn about the environment and take action to improve it. For their efforts, more than $3 million has been awarded to students, teachers and schools across the nation. This fall, students are invited to participate in the fifth annual Lexus Eco Challenge for a chance to win part of $500,000 in grants and scholarships. Lexus, the luxury automaker, has once again joined with Scholastic Inc., the global children’s publishing, education and media company, to create the eco-friendly educational school program.... more

Final 25 Winners Announced For Toyota 100 Cars For Good Program

August 30, 2011
TORRANCE, CALIF. (August 30, 2011) – Toyota today announced the fourth and final set of 25 winners of the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program, which awarded 100 vehicles over the course of 100 days to 100 deserving non-profits...

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Toyota 100 Cars For Good Program Delivers First Cars to Winning Organizations

August 15, 2011
TORRANCE, CALIF. (August 15, 2011) – Starting today, Toyota will deliver the first three vehicles to winners of its “100 Cars for Good” program...
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Los Angeles African American Community Paves the Road for National Expansion of ‘Buckle Up for Life’ Safety Program

August 06, 2011
August 6, 2011 - LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), today co-hosted a “Celebration of Safety” in conjunction with the Buckle Up for Life program, at an event held at True Gospel Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California.
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