The Special Olympics is a great event that lets those with special needs show off their remarkable abilities. This year, the Special Olympics World Games was held in Los Angeles from July 25 through August 2. Toyota helped the Special Olympics with a check for $110,200.
“We are proud of our local dealers throughout Southern California for fully committing to support such a worthwhile cause,” said Alec Hagey, general manager of the Los Angeles Region of Toyota Motor Sales, in a statement. “Special Olympics has such a positive impact on athletes and those who participate. The Toyota team is proud to play a supporting role in the World Games and for Special Olympics USA.”
Toyota is the Official Automotive Sponsor of the 2015 Special Olympic World Games. In addition to sponsoring the games, Toyota also supplied vehicles for the first-ever Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America, which travelled across the country this summer to spread awareness about the Special Olympics.
This year’s event was the largest sports and humanitarian event of the year. There were 6,500 athletes representing 165 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers.
Here at Krause Toyota, we are proud to be a part of a company that supports such a worthy cause.
Here at Krause Toyota, we’re proud to work for a brand that takes community service and social activism very seriously. Most recently, Toyota lent its support to the Stay in Step program, which is an injury recovery center. Toyota joins Romy Camargo, who was injured by a sniper bullet on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, in the Stay in Step effort. Camargo and his wife opened the center to help people with spinal-cord injuries make fuller recoveries.
Toyota donated $300,000 towards the facility, helping it reach its $750,000 fundraising goal. “Supporting Stay In Step is aligned with Toyota’s corporate vision to lead the way to the future of mobility and enrich lives around the world with the safest and most responsible ways of moving people,” said Simon Nagata, executive vice president of Toyota Motor North America. “Toyota is proud to support Stay In Step and the tremendous work of Romy and Gaby.”
Stay in Step will make use of special strength and conditioning workouts, add a “never quit attitude” approach, and push the boundaries of what people think possible in the world of spinal-cord injury recovery. Come see us here at Krause Toyota to learn more about this new Toyota-sponsored facility.
Early each year, many of us get excited to purchase our favorite cookies from our neighborhood Girl Scouts. The cookie program helps the girls learn money management and other skills. But, for even more financial literacy, Toyota is helping support the Girl Scouts with a new program called Driving My Financial Future.
With this program, Toyota has pledged $2.1 million to help 26,000 underserved Girl Scouts across the country. The program will help them develop skills to become self-reliant and financially literate in order to contribute to a strong economy and help make their own communities stronger.
“At Girl Scouts, we have always known that financial literacy is a crucial component of building leadership skills in girls,” said Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, in a statement. “Programs like our iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program are designed to provide girls with the tools they need to be financially savvy leaders in their own lives. Through this terrific new partnership with Toyota Financial Services, we will now be able to extend the reach of our financial literacy programming to more than 20,000 underserved girls who will use their new skills to make their communities and their world a better place.”
And, Toyota wants to let customers like you support the Girl Scouts, too. With the launch of the “Go Green Campaign” this month, Toyota Financial Services will donate $5 to Girl Scouts of the USA for every customer who chooses paperless billing statements between now and May 31, up to $200,000.
Do you help support the Girl Scouts program in your community?