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Giving to the Giving

Giving to the Giving

July 23, 2014
Los Angeles (July 23, 2014) – Little did Audrey Moscosa-Rodriguez know that her answer to the question, “where would you go in a new Toyota Prius and why?” would earn her a new hybrid to help her efforts. ... more

Young People Transform Their Ideas Into Action by Taking On 'The Hunt' with DoSomething.org and Toyota

Young People Transform Their Ideas Into Action by Taking On 'The Hunt' with DoSomething.org and Toyota

July 17, 2014
NEW YORK (July 17, 2014) – For the first time ever, DoSomething.org, the largest not-for-profit for young people and social change, turned to its members, aged 13-25, for their ideas on how to tackle different social issues. From August 4 to August 10, the DoSomething.org community in partnership with Toyota will take on these campaigns in “The Hunt.”... more

Toyota Patrocinador Automovilístico Oficial de Los Juegos Mundiales de Las Olimpíadas Especiales del 2015

Toyota Patrocinador Automovilístico Oficial de Los Juegos Mundiales de Las Olimpíadas Especiales del 2015

July 16, 2014
TORRANCE, California (16 de julio de 2014) – Toyota anunció hoy su patrocinio de los Juegos Mundiales de las Olimpíadas Especiales de Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) en un evento que estrenó la primera reunión de los Mensajeros Globales de los Juegos Mundiales. Funcionarios de los Juegos Mundiales, asociados de Toyota y ESPN el medio global auspiciador de los Juegos Mundiales se reunieron para celebrar el objetivo de Toyota de proveer el asiento de primera fila a través de su patrocinio y sus actividades de apoyo a la comunicación, Toyota apunta a transmitir el espíritu y el poder transformador de los juegos al público antes y durante las competencias. Los Juegos Mundiales se llevarán a cabo en Los Ángeles comenzando el 25 de Julio, 2015.... more

Toyota Named Official Automotive Partner of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Toyota Named Official Automotive Partner of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games

July 16, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (July 16, 2014) – Toyota today announced its partnership with the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) at an event that also debuted the first gathering of the World Games Global Messengers. World Games officials, Toyota associates and World Games global media partner ESPN gathered to celebrate Toyota’s goal of delivering a front-seat view of the spirit and transformative power of the World Games to the public leading up to and during the competition. The World Games will take place in Los Angeles beginning July 25, 2015.... more

GI Bill of Rights Among Historic Documents Being Preserved with Help from Toyota

GI Bill of Rights Among Historic Documents Being Preserved with Help from Toyota

July 14, 2014
Washington, DC, July 14, 2014 – For Toyota Senior Adviser Don Esmond, who spent 6 years serving our country as a decorated Marine, the education and home ownership benefits provided under the GI Bill meant something special: A path to a brighter future.
 
“The GI Bill helped us afford our first house with a backyard,” said Esmond. “Today, with unemployment so high among our veterans, it’s more important than ever.”
 
Toyota is helping preserve documents like the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 – more commonly known as the GI Bill – and others that mark milestones in our nation’s history through a $100,000 gift to the Foundation for the National Archives.... more

Toyota Appoints Michael Rouse to Toyota U.S.A. Foundation President

Toyota Appoints Michael Rouse to Toyota U.S.A. Foundation President

July 14, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (July 14, 2014) – The Toyota U.S.A. Foundation has a new leader. Longtime Toyota veteran and community activist Michael Rouse, who currently serves as vice president of diversity, philanthropy and community affairs is now president of the Foundation.  Rouse assumes this new role in addition to his current responsibilities.... more

Toyota Technology Lays Foundation for Future Corollas

Toyota Technology Lays Foundation for Future Corollas

July 08, 2014
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (July 8, 2014) – Four local organizations benefitted from the donation of vehicles from Toyota Mississippi today. The cars, valued at nearly $103,000 are one way Toyota Mississippi supports organizations in the community.... more

Audubon and Toyota Invite Applicants for 2014 Fellowship and Innovation Grants

Audubon and Toyota Invite Applicants for 2014 Fellowship and Innovation Grants

July 08, 2014
NEW YORK (July 8, 2014) –Toyota TogetherGreen, a conservation initiative of the National Audubon Society and Toyota, is pleased to invite applicants for its 2014 fellowship and innovation grants program. The program supports and fosters diverse, community-driven conservation projects that result in sustainable and innovative solutions.... more

How is Toyota Mississippi Turning Blue Springs Green?

How is Toyota Mississippi Turning Blue Springs Green?

July 07, 2014
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (July 7, 2014) – A pavilion, a play structure and a community garden are just some of the features that are included in the plans for the Toyota-Blue Springs Water Garden and Education Park. Sean Suggs, vice president of administration for Toyota Mississippi, and Rita Gentry, mayor of Blue Springs, unveiled the park design today at a ceremony in downtown Blue Springs.... more

New York State of Mind: Toyota Welcomes LULAC 2014 National Convention to Big Apple

New York State of Mind: Toyota Welcomes LULAC 2014 National Convention to Big Apple

July 02, 2014
NEW YORK (July 2, 2014) – There’s something special about experiencing New York City for the first time, which is why Toyota is excited to welcome the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) 2014 National Convention to the Big Apple. This year’s 85th National Convention, which will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown (1335 Avenue of the Americas) from July 8-12, 2014, marks the first time that any national Hispanic organization will be holding its annual conference in New York City. Toyota is a 2014 Presenting Sponsor.... more

Toyota Increases Scholarship Support for Children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen

Toyota Increases Scholarship Support for Children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen

June 26, 2014
San Diego, CA (June 26, 2014) – As many as 300 new higher education scholarships will be created for children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen over the next five years as a result of an additional $1.35 million contribution from Toyota to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships for military children. Toyota has supported the Scholarship Foundation since 2004, and today’s gift brings Toyota’s total investment in the Foundation to more than $3 million. ... more

Pro Golfer Tees Off to Increase Toyota Gift to Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Pro Golfer Tees Off to Increase Toyota Gift to Hispanic Scholarship Fund

June 26, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 26, 2014) – Lizette Salas doesn’t crack under pressure. The recipients of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s (HSF) scholarships will soon be thankful for that.

That’s because every shot the rising LPGA star takes through the remainder of the 2014 season could generate more than $1 million for scholarships and related services provided by the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education.... more

NALEO Educational Fund Welcomes Toyota as Presenting Sponsor of the NALEO 31st  Annual Conference in San Diego

NALEO Educational Fund Welcomes Toyota as Presenting Sponsor of the NALEO 31st Annual Conference in San Diego

June 23, 2014
Los Angeles, Calif. (June 23, 2014) – The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund will welcome Toyota as presenting sponsor of the NALEO 31st Annual Conference in San Diego.  The nation’s largest gathering of Latino elected officials, the NALEO 31st Annual Conference runs from Thursday, June 26 to Saturday, June 28.  The 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid will also serve as the conference’s official vehicle. ... more

El Fondo Educativo de NALEO le da la Bienvenida a Toyota Como Auspiciador Presentador de la Conferencia #31 de NALEO en San Diego

El Fondo Educativo de NALEO le da la Bienvenida a Toyota Como Auspiciador Presentador de la Conferencia #31 de NALEO en San Diego

June 23, 2014
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (23 de junio de 2014) – El Fondo Educativo de la Asociación Nacional de Funcionarios Latinos Electos y Designados (NALEO) le dará la bienvenida a Toyota como auspiciador presentador de la conferencia anual #31 de NALEO, que se llevará a cabo entre el jueves 26 y el sábado 28 de junio en San Diego. El Toyota Highlander híbrido 2014 será el vehículo oficial de la Conferencia.... more

Toyota, Suppliers Disaster Relief Giving Nears $86,000

Toyota, Suppliers Disaster Relief Giving Nears $86,000

June 19, 2014
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (June 19, 2014) – In the aftermath of the April 28 tornado that struck Northeast Mississippi, Toyota asked how they could help those in need. The answer shaped itself in the form of almost $86,000 donated by Toyota, near site suppliers and team members.... more

Giving a Buzz ‘bout Bees

Giving a Buzz ‘bout Bees

June 18, 2014
Weather warms and bees buzz, a sure sign they’re getting down to business … pollinating the plant populace. And as the top population handling this serious undertaking, they’re getting a hand from Toyota.... more

Toyota and Discovery Education Announce Students from Irvine Named Winners of the 2014 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge

Toyota and Discovery Education Announce Students from Irvine Named Winners of the 2014 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge

June 17, 2014
Silver Spring, MD (June 17, 2014) – Toyota and Discovery Education today announced that four teens from Crean Lutheran High School in Irvine, CA - Jenny Kim, Tyler Koski, Kevin Kim and Chase Masters – have been named the grand prize winners of the 2014 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge.... more

Uncharted Play 'Teams Up' With Toyota to Bring Social Invention Curriculum to Brazilian Children During the World’s Largest Soccer Celebration

Uncharted Play 'Teams Up' With Toyota to Bring Social Invention Curriculum to Brazilian Children During the World’s Largest Soccer Celebration

June 16, 2014
NEW YORK and TORRANCE, Calif. (June 16, 2014) — Uncharted Play, a social invention company best known for the SOCCKET, a soccer ball that harnesses kinetic energy from play for practical, everyday use, has joined forces with Toyota, the world's top automaker, to introduce UP’s Think Out of Bounds curriculum, aimed at encouraging social invention across the globe. ... more

Toyota and National Center for Families Learning Announce Second Round of Toyota Family Learning Grants

Toyota and National Center for Families Learning Announce Second Round of Toyota Family Learning Grants

June 06, 2014
Louisville, Ky. (June 6, 2014) – Toyota and the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) today announced that community programs across the nation can submit initial applications for the prestigious Toyota Family Learning grants, which recognize innovation in engaging families in learning. ... more

Yellowstone...Where the Deer and the Antelope and the Prius Play

Yellowstone...Where the Deer and the Antelope and the Prius Play

June 04, 2014
Don’t get stuck in a “bear jam” is advice to live by for the 3 million annual visitors to Yellowstone National Park. But if you do become entangled in traffic caused by an elusive yet exciting bear sighting, take the time to chat up the ranger perched nearby in a Toyota Prius.... more

Buffalo and Bears and Batteries – Oh My!

Buffalo and Bears and Batteries – Oh My!

June 04, 2014
Torrance, Calif. (June 4, 2014) – The nation’s oldest National Park is ready for some new power.  Toyota Camry hybrid batteries will soon power the Lamar Buffalo Ranch field campus in Yellowstone National Park.  It’s a new lease on life for the batteries and new, zero emission, energy option for the Park.  Now that’s a “bear-able” solution! ... more

Toyota Education Initiatives in STEAM Innovation and AAPS  Prepare 2nd Round of Educational Visit to Singapore

Toyota Education Initiatives in STEAM Innovation and AAPS Prepare 2nd Round of Educational Visit to Singapore

May 30, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (May 30, 2014) – For the second year, Ann Arbor Public Schools staff members have been invited to join the Toyota Education Initiatives in STEAM Innovation (Toyota STEAM) program. This year, Superintendent Dr. Jeanice K. Swift will make the trip along with 20 other AAPS staff representing many from the district’s instructional and administrative levels. ... more

Beach Rescues and Toyota 4x4s: This Really Is Life and Death

Beach Rescues and Toyota 4x4s: This Really Is Life and Death

May 23, 2014
When Eric Care, a City of San Diego lifeguard sergeant, got the call that a man four miles north of his location along Torrey Pines State Beach was in cardiac arrest, there wasn’t time to think. All he could do was react.... more

Toyota Hits the Beach to Help San Diego Lifeguards Promote Beach Safety

Toyota Hits the Beach to Help San Diego Lifeguards Promote Beach Safety

May 23, 2014
SAN DIEGO (May 23, 2014) – While locals and tourists focus on miles of coast lined with gorgeous sands, San Diego lifeguards focus on safe practices in the water and on the beach.
 
Toyota is focused on helping them.... more

Paralympian Snowboarder Amy Purdy's Adaptive Action Sports Receives the Ultimate ‘Lift’ from Toyota

Paralympian Snowboarder Amy Purdy's Adaptive Action Sports Receives the Ultimate ‘Lift’ from Toyota

May 22, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 22, 2014) – Paralympian snowboarder Amy Purdy’s Adaptive Action Sports (AAS) will get a jump-start from Toyota, beginning today.  Toyota and AAS are expanding their partnership, which will allow AAS to host 10 competitive para-snowboard events for wounded veterans by the end of 2015.... more

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