Donation to Support College Readiness Program at 19 Boys & Girls Clubs
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2013 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) has partnered with three auto remarketing firms, ADESA (www.adesa.com), Manheim (www.manheim.com) and Norwalk Auto Auctions (www.norwalkautoauction.com) to provide a donation of $464,425 to Boys & Girls Clubs of America that will be divided equally among 19 local Boys & Girls Clubs currently running Diplomas to Degrees (d2D), the organization’s college readiness program.
Launched in 2012, d2D is a partnership between Toyota and Boys & Girls Clubs of America that provides tools, resources, and support to Club teens to help prepare them to move from high school to college graduation.
In addition to celebrations at the various Clubs, representatives from TFS and Boys & Girls Clubs of America held a special check presentation yesterday at the Boys & Girls Club of Fullerton in Fullerton, Calif., to recognize the combined $464,425 contribution.
“We are pleased to join with our auction partners in support of our Diplomas to Degrees partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America,” said Mike Groff, senior vice president, Sales, Product & Marketing, Toyota Financial Services. “Boys & Girls Clubs of America has been an important partner to Toyota for many years, and we are proud to join with them to make a difference in the lives of youth in communities where we live and work.”
For every vehicle purchased from Nov. 1-30, 2012, TFS pledged a $50 donation and the auction houses pledged an additional $15 to $25 per vehicle. This marks the second consecutive year TFS and its auction partners have joined together to raise funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Last year, 17 Clubs shared donations totaling $302,620.
“The generous funding from Toyota and its auction partners enable local Boys & Girls Clubs across the country to continue combatting the high school dropout crisis and prepare the millions of teens we serve for college,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Toyota’s support goes far beyond the dollar. From Toyota associates volunteering to serve as mentors, to the abundant efforts led by the auction houses, we have been afforded the means to make a positive and lasting change for today’s young people who hold the future of America in their hands.”
The 19 Clubs receiving a donation of $24,443 each include:
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue, Wash.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Fullerton, Calif.
- San Leandro Boys & Girls Clubsof San Leandro, Calif.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, Mo.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lowell, Mass.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Portland, Ore.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities, Minn.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Paterson & Passic, N.J.
- Boys & Girls Clubsof St. Charles, Mo.
- Boys & Girls Clubsof Cincinnati, Ohio
- Boys & Girls Clubsof East Valley, Ariz.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, Washington, D.C.
- Boys & Girls Clubsof Las Vegas, Nev.
- Boys & Girls Clubsof Metro Atlanta, Ga.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Baltimore, Md.
- Boys & Girls Clubsof San Antonio, Texas
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, Mich.
- Wakeman Memorial Association, Southport, Conn.
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