Boys & Girls Clubs of America Receives $464,425 Contribution from Toyota Financial Services, ADESA, Manheim and Norwalk Auto Auctions

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:

 

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About Toyota Financial Services
TFS is the finance and insurance brand for Toyota in the United States, offering retail auto financing and leasing through Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) and Toyota Lease Trust and extended service contracts through Toyota Motor Insurance Services (TMIS).  Lexus Financial Services is the brand for financial products for Lexus dealers and customers. TFS currently employs over 3,300 associates nationwide, and has managed assets totaling $93.1 billion.  It is part of a worldwide network of comprehensive financial services offered by Toyota Financial Services Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation.  For more information, please visit www.toyotafinancial.com.
 
 
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, nearly 4,000 Clubs serve some 4 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.
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