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Dust Off Your Gloves – It’s National Public Lands Day

Dust Off Your Gloves – It’s National Public Lands Day

September 25, 2017
Nationwide – Sept. 25, 2017 – From national parks to urban trails, to local playgrounds and wildlife refuges, hundreds of thousands of volunteers will descend on public lands across the nation on Saturday, September 30 to participate in National Public Lands Day (NPLD) – the country’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Volunteer sites and information about the day can be found at NEEFusa.org/NPLD.... more

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s National Music Education Program Culminates with Grant Presentation featuring a Performance by Imagine Dragons

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s National Music Education Program Culminates with Grant Presentation featuring a Performance by Imagine Dragons

September 22, 2017
LAS VEGAS (September 22, 2017) ­ – Toyota, VH1 Save The Music Foundation and Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival, joined by GRAMMY Award-winning rock band and Las Vegas natives Imagine Dragons, presented three Las Vegas area schools with a $40,000 music education grant that will provide music instruments to enhance each school’s music programs and expand student participation.... more

Toyota Indiana Celebrates 5 Million Success Stories

Toyota Indiana Celebrates 5 Million Success Stories

September 21, 2017
PRINCETON, Ind., Sept. 20, 2017 – When long-time team members Sandra and Andres Chaparro saw the first vehicle roll off the line in 1998, they felt a sense of pride and accomplishment knowing they’d had a hand building it. Little did they know; their hands would be busy building 4,999,999 more vehicles over the next 20 years.
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A great read: Toyota Teacher of Year volunteers countless hours with vulnerable families through unique literacy programs

A great read: Toyota Teacher of Year volunteers countless hours with vulnerable families through unique literacy programs

September 18, 2017
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (September 18, 2017) — Mary Andrews isn’t sitting still in retirement. On the contrary, she’s building on her 40-year teaching career by expanding family literacy programs throughout the Chapel Hill, North Carolina, community to serve more vulnerable parents and children. Today, Toyota and the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) surprised Andrews during a reading event with local families with the news that she is the 2017 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year.... more

Toyota Marks 25 Years of Knowledge Sharing with North American Small Business and Non-Profits by Engaging New Sectors

Toyota Marks 25 Years of Knowledge Sharing with North American Small Business and Non-Profits by Engaging New Sectors

September 06, 2017
PLANO, Texas – Sept. 6, 2017 –  Ace Metal Crafts in Bensenville, Illinois, needed to find a way to reduce its production lead time.  Harbor-UCLA Medical Center’s eye clinic wanted to serve more patients. SBP sought to reduce the amount of time it takes to rebuild homes after natural disasters. These are some of the more than 300 organizations throughout North America that have collaborated with Toyota to find better ways of doing their day-to-day work.... more

Buckle Up for Life and The Bump Team Up to Give the Gift of Safety to Help Protect Babies on Board

Buckle Up for Life and The Bump Team Up to Give the Gift of Safety to Help Protect Babies on Board

September 05, 2017
NEW YORK, September 5, 2017 – This month, in honor of National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 17-23, 2017), The Bump, the definitive voice for millennial parents, and Buckle Up for Life, the national car seat safety program from Cincinnati Children’s and Toyota, are teaming up to help keep the littlest passengers safe on the road. For each baby registry created on The Bump website or on its 5-star rated mobile app in September, Buckle Up for Life will provide a new car seat to a family in need as well as educate recipients on the correct way to install it.[1]
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National STEM Competition Scholarships and Prizes Await –  Who Will Be the Next Winning School Team?

National STEM Competition Scholarships and Prizes Await – Who Will Be the Next Winning School Team?

August 30, 2017
PLANO, Texas, August 24, 2017 – Students across the nation can earn more than good grades by participating in the Lexus Eco Challenge competition. They can help clean the air, land and water in their neighborhoods while being rewarded in the process. With a passion for engineering, math, science and technology, middle and high school students can vie for a chance to win part of $500,000 in prizes and scholarships.... more

UPDATED: Toyota Provides $3 million in Relief for Hurricane Harvey

UPDATED: Toyota Provides $3 million in Relief for Hurricane Harvey

August 30, 2017
PLANO, Texas (August 30, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) is partnering with Toyota Financial Services (TFS), The Friedkin Group, Gulf States Toyota (GST) and Toyota and Lexus dealers nationwide, to provide a combined relief effort of over $3 million to serve the people impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The group’s relief efforts include funds to organizations such as the St. Bernard Project and American Red Cross, matching contributions, in-kind donations, volunteerism, and the donation of pre-owned vehicles... more

Toyota Celebrates 10-year Partnership with Michigan Habitat for Humanity

Toyota Celebrates 10-year Partnership with Michigan Habitat for Humanity

August 25, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 25, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America Research & Development (TMNA R&D) is doubling its impact with Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley (Habitat Huron Valley) by providing full house renovation funding for two houses, totaling $80,000, for two Ypsilanti single moms. More than 300 volunteers this year will help renovate the two homes in honor of the 10-year partnership between the two.... more

Toyota to Collaborate with the American Center for Mobility

Toyota to Collaborate with the American Center for Mobility

July 31, 2017
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., July 31, 2017 – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced today their intent to support the American Center for Mobility (ACM) as a Founder-level sponsor with a $5 million contribution.... more

Toyota Presents Sienna Mobility Vehicle to Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition Alongside National Volunteer Transportation Center

Toyota Presents Sienna Mobility Vehicle to Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition Alongside National Volunteer Transportation Center

July 25, 2017
SEDONA, Ariz. (July 25, 2017) – Today, Toyota presented a Toyota Sienna Mobility Vehicle to the 2016 STAR Awards Grand STAR winner, the Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition, for excellence in volunteer transportation service. As part of the awards program, an additional $50,000 in cash was presented to 20 winning volunteer transportation programs across America.... more

Toyota Drives Students Forward with STEM-Related Scholarships

Toyota Drives Students Forward with STEM-Related Scholarships

July 11, 2017
For 17-year-old David Thang, growing up an illiterate boy in a small town in Myanmar could have thwarted his dream of becoming a doctor. He had thought escaping a country ruled by the Burmese military – often accused of ruthless and inhumane military tactics – was the hardest obstacle he’d have to overcome.... more

Toyota Presents Highlander Hybrid to NCLR Community Leader

Toyota Presents Highlander Hybrid to NCLR Community Leader

July 10, 2017
PHOENIX, Ariz. (July 10, 2017) – For decades, El Concilio, a non-profit community-based social service organization, has worked to improve the quality of life of Latinos and other underserved communities in California’s Central Valley. Now, El Concilio’s efforts will be enhanced through the help of Toyota.... more

Toyota Impact Grant Provides Mobility for Homeless Women and Children in Collin County

Toyota Impact Grant Provides Mobility for Homeless Women and Children in Collin County

July 06, 2017
PLANO, Texas – July 6, 2017 – Toyota, in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, along with its formal grand opening today, announced the winner of its $1 million Impact Grant. In Collin County, there are approximately 3,000 women, many with young children, who are homeless. This is in stark contrast to an area where many large companies are locating and thousands of new homes are being built. The grant is intended to implement a program aimed at creating self-sustaining independence for these homeless women and their children. The grant-winners are a part of the newly formed Collin County Mobility Collaborative.
The winners group currently includes Agape Resource and Assistance Center, Family Promise of Collin County, Hope’s Door New Beginning Center, and Shiloh Place of McKinney.... more

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Announce 2017-2018 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Announce 2017-2018 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

June 26, 2017
Pennington, N.J. (June 26, 2017) – The ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship Selection Committee has chosen three winners who will receive $50,000 fellowship awards each for projects in green energy technology. The awardees are Dr. Ahmet Kusoglu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Professor Julie Renner, Case Western Reserve University; and Professor Shuhui Sun, Institut National de la Rechersche Scientifique (INRS).... more

Toyota Celebrates The Sand, Surf & Safety of San Diego's Beaches

Toyota Celebrates The Sand, Surf & Safety of San Diego's Beaches

May 26, 2017
San Diego, Calif., May 26, 2017 – Summer beach season in sunny San Diego kicks off this Memorial Day Weekend. Toyota and the City of San Diego celebrated accordingly with the announcement of its continued partnership and unveiling of 35 2017 Toyota vehicles for lifeguard rescue and operations.... more

Toyota Helps Give Military Kids Their First Sets of Wheels During Fleet Week New York Bike Assembly

Toyota Helps Give Military Kids Their First Sets of Wheels During Fleet Week New York Bike Assembly

May 26, 2017
NEW YORK, May 26, 2017 – As Toyota expands its role from a traditional car company to a mobility company, it looks beyond the automotive space to address the needs of all people, including the brave members of the Armed Forces and their families.... more

Southwest ISD Receives $1.7 Million Grant from Toyota USA Foundation

Southwest ISD Receives $1.7 Million Grant from Toyota USA Foundation

May 22, 2017
San Antonio, Texas – May 22, 2017 – Toyota USA Foundation awarded Southwest Independent School District (SWISD) a $1.7 million grant to help prepare students for high-demand, high-growth occupations in the region by expanding education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. ... more

Georgia Tech Students Win Toyota and Net Impact’s National Competition with App Concept for People Who Use Wheelchairs

Georgia Tech Students Win Toyota and Net Impact’s National Competition with App Concept for People Who Use Wheelchairs

May 22, 2017
Plano, TX (May 22, 2017) – Earlier this year, a team of students at Georgia Tech realized that there was a critical gap in transportation services for people who use wheelchairs – and they wondered if the solution could be in the palm of their hands.... more

Toyota USA Foundation Expands Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing with $2.35 Million Award

Toyota USA Foundation Expands Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing with $2.35 Million Award

May 16, 2017
Plano, Texas and Florence, Ky. (May 16, 2017) – Continuing its commitment to preparing teachers and students for the next-generation of jobs, Toyota USA Foundation awarded two grants totaling $2.35 million to Project Lead The Way (PLTW) and the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE).... more

Toyota Partners with Dallas-based ‘On the Road Lending’  to Extend Mobility to Underserved Communities

Toyota Partners with Dallas-based ‘On the Road Lending’ to Extend Mobility to Underserved Communities

May 10, 2017
PLANO, Texas, May. 10, 2017 —  In an effort to extend mobility to underserved populations, Toyota is pleased to announce a partnership with Dallas-based On the Road Lending, an organization that provides vehicle selection assistance, low-interest auto loans and long-term financial mentoring to low-income individuals. ... more

Toyota Partners with Tarrant County College to Launch Industry-Leading T-TEN Training Program

Toyota Partners with Tarrant County College to Launch Industry-Leading T-TEN Training Program

May 08, 2017
FORT WORTH, Texas (May, 8, 2017) – With total new vehicle sales in the U.S. topping $995 billion, dealerships with more than 300 million repair orders, and with service and parts sales of nearly $110 billion, the demand for talented and qualified automotive technicians continues to increase. To address this growing need, Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and Gulf States Toyota (GST) announced today at an event that they are partnering with Tarrant County College (TCC) to bring state-of-the-art automotive training through the Toyota Technician Training and Education Network (T-TEN) to Fort Worth. The program will start with a cohort of 22 students and is scheduled to start in the fall of 2018.... more

Driv’n and “Stayin’ Alive”: High School Students from  Memphis, TN-Area Win Grand Prize in Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

Driv’n and “Stayin’ Alive”: High School Students from Memphis, TN-Area Win Grand Prize in Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

May 01, 2017
Silver Spring, MD (May 1, 2017) – Just got your driver’s license? Can’t wait to floor it? Wait — two Memphis-area teens have a grand-prize winning video message about how to “Stay Alive While You Drive.”  High school sophomores Emi Otsuki (age 15) and Summer Knowles (age 14) sung all the right safety notes with a PSA tune to warn their driving-age peers about the dangers of distracted driving. Today Toyota and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced that the Faith Heritage Christian Academy students in Millington, Tennessee won the grand prize in the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge for their video “Stay Alive While You Drive.”  View their video here.... more

Toyota and Net Impact Announce Finalists of Next Generation Mobility Challenge

Toyota and Net Impact Announce Finalists of Next Generation Mobility Challenge

April 24, 2017
PLANO, Texas [April 24, 2017] — When many people think about students focused on “going places,” they may think of exciting jobs, prestigious fellowships or adventurous travel. But the nearly 600 students who took part in the second Next Generation Mobility Challenge had a different idea. ... more

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Partner On Six-Festival Activation To Benefit Music Education Programs

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Partner On Six-Festival Activation To Benefit Music Education Programs

April 18, 2017
Torrance, Calif., April 18, 2017 – For the third consecutive year, Toyota, in partnership with VH1 Save The Music Foundation, will donate instruments and valuable resources to assist music education programs in public schools, as they’ve previously done in Chicago and New Orleans. Toyota is committed to continuing its support in 2017 to once again bring music education to deserving schools.... more

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