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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

Toyota and Discovery Education Are Calling All Teen Filmmakers

October 21, 2013
Silver Spring, MD (Oct. 21, 2013) – Do you think you know a teen who could be the next Spielberg, Scorsese, or Soderbergh? Then steer them to the 2014 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge, which invites burgeoning filmmakers and YouTubers to create original videos to inspire their peers to be safer drivers for the chance to win $15,000. In conjunction with the fourth year of this annual competition, partners Toyota and Discovery Education also launched an all-new sweepstakes for high schools and a new web site at In total, the companies are offering more than $100,000 in prizes for students and schools.... more

Toyota and Lexus Go Hollywood

October 17, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 17, 2013 – What do Matt Damon, Portlandia, Toyota and Lexus have in common?  More than you’d think. On Saturday, October 19, they’ll come together to celebrate the entertainment industry’s environmental efforts at the 23rd annual Environmental Media Awards at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. ... more

50 Days of Voting Enables Countless Charitable Impacts

October 01, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2013) – Before Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, staff members at the Chino, Calif. nonprofit Together We Rise overheated their van multiple times when trying to deliver bicycles to foster kids. Thanks to a new Tundra pick-up truck, received through the 100 Cars for Good program, the organization can now deliver as many as 400 bikes per trip, towing them behind the truck in a 26-foot trailer.... more

Toyota Pitches in for Public Lands

September 25, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 25, 2013) – What is your favorite outdoor spot?  Most of us have a favorite trail, beach, garden or park.  These public spaces allow us opportunities for exercise, recreation, education or a simple connection with nature. Toyota wants to keep it that way.  ... more

Toyota Celebrates Top Latinos in Social Media

September 19, 2013
New York, N.Y., (Sept. 19, 2013) — Toyota will again reinforce its commitment to the Latino community by sponsoring the Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media (LATISM) 2013 Annual Conference, kicking off today in New York City. ... more

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Toyota Kick-Off Nationwide Pledge to Encourage Americans to Buckle Up For Life

September 17, 2013
NEW YORK, NY– September 17, 2013 – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, a national leader in pediatric medicine, and Toyota announced today the first annual National Buckle Up for Life Day - a nationwide movement dedicated to improving child passenger safety. In recognition of Child Passenger Safety Week (September 15-21, 2013), the partnership will launch “National Buckle Up for Life Day” revealing new research findings on child car seat safety, increased funding from Toyota for three newBuckle Up for Life partner cities, and a nationwide pledge encouraging the nation to Buckle Up for Life.... more

Toyota's 100 Cars For Good Program Names New Finalists

September 05, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 5, 2013) – When a homeless family receives low-income housing, they often need basic furniture and help carrying the few items they collected while in shelters. Last year, Family Promise of Grand Rapids helped move 30 families’ belongings and donated home goods using a new Tundra the organization won in 2012 through Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good philanthropic program. The Michigan-based organization helps homeless and at-risk families with children get back on their feet.... more

Toyota Financial Services Expands Student Scholarship Program to $1 Million

August 13, 2013
Torrance, Calif., August 13, 2013 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) recognized today 100 high school students who overcame considerable hardships on their paths to college, presenting them with $1 million in scholarships. This is the first year in which TFS has expanded its Making Life Easier scholarship program to $1 million. The program provides scholarships to underserved students through Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as well as other TFS nonprofit partners.... more

Third Annual Toyota 100 Cars For Good Program Continues to Impact Nonprofits’ Work

July 15, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (July 15, 2013) – For the third year in a row, Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good philanthropic program will invite the public to select another 100 worthy organizations nationwide that will receive a Toyota vehicle. Beginning July 22, registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations can apply online at explaining how a new vehicle would support their work. Based on individuals’ votes, Toyota will give away two cars per day for 50 days to selected organizations.
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Toyota Donates $50,000 to Help Victims and Families Affected by Arizona Fire

July 10, 2013
NEW YORK (July 10, 2013) Toyota today announced a $50,000 donation, to be divided between the 100 Club of Arizona and the Yarnell (Ariz.) Community Center, to aid and support families of the 19 firefighters who lost their lives and the families who lost their homes in the recent Arizona fire.... more

Toyota Partners with Tree of Life Clinic to Improve the Process of Providing Quality Free Health Care

July 09, 2013
TUPELO, Miss., July 9, 2013 – Mary Ware arrives at the Tree of Life Clinic in Tupelo at 6:40 a.m. to ensure she will have a place in line for treatment when the free medical clinic opens at 4:30 that afternoon.  Now, with the efficiencies instituted in the clinic – thanks to the partnership with Toyota – she can arrive later with assurance she will be seen that day.... more

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

July 01, 2013
July 1, 2013 - Torrance, Calif.– In support of its Making Life Easier for YOUthinitiative, Toyota Financial Services (TFS) recently awarded a new Corolla to the 2011-12 Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) National Youth of the Year Winner Nick Foley.  The vehicle presentation took place at Sarah Heinz House Boys & Girls Club of Pittsburgh on June 11.  Foley, the first national winner to come from the Club, was joined by representatives from Toyota, the Pittsburgh community and Club teens at the event.  Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl sent a proclamation in recognition of Foley’s community efforts, which include logging more than 1,500 service hours.
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Toyota Increases Pledge to Food Bank For New York City to 1.25 Million Meals

June 21, 2013
New York, NY – June 21, 2013 – Toyota this afternoon announced a substantial increase in its pledge to Food Bank For New York City. Originally, Toyota planned to donate one meal for each video view of the short documentary about its work with Food Bank, up to 250,000 meals.  Toyota has increased the amount up to 1 million meals, due to the overwhelming response to the documentary.  This is in addition to the 250,000 meals Toyota has already donated to Food Bank.
The film, which can be viewed here, was produced by Supermarché, led by Rel Schulman and Henry Joost, creators of the feature films Catfish and Paranormal Activity 3 and 4. 

The short film chronicles how a team from Toyota collaborated with staff at Metro World Child, a mobile food distribution unit that distributes emergency food boxes to community members in the Far Rockaways, many of whom are still struggling to get back on their feet more than six months after Superstorm Sandy. Their shared goal was simple, but critical – enhance Metro World Child’s operations to help it deliver more food, more quickly, to more New Yorkers in need.  For more details, please click here.
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Toyota Donates Meals To New Yorkers in Need for Each Viewing of Online Film, Up to Half A Million Meals

June 21, 2013
New York, New York, June 21, 2013 – Today, Toyota announced it would donate up to half a million meals to Food Bank For New York City based on viewings of a short, online documentary about Meals Per Hour, a partnership to help residents in the Far Rockaways who were severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy.  Toyota already has donated 250,000 meals to the organization and for every view the documentary receives until July 19, it will donate another meal, up to an additional 250,000, to total 500,000 meals.  The documentary is available at
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Toyota Donates $250,000 to Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts

May 23, 2013
NEW YORK, May 23, 2013 – Toyota today announced a $250,000 donation to support relief and rebuilding efforts for victims of the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma and the greater Oklahoma City area on May 20. ... more

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