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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

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 ToyotaTeenDriver.com. 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 www.100carsforgood.com 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

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