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Teens and Parents Get A 'Tune-Up' On Safety with Free Driver Safety Clinics at Northeast Toyota Dealerships

Teens and Parents Get A 'Tune-Up' On Safety with Free Driver Safety Clinics at Northeast Toyota Dealerships

September 12, 2014
NEW YORK (Sept. 12, 2014) – What’s the greatest influence on how teens drive?  According to research, it’s mom and dad. That’s why Toyota is committed to offering free teen driver safety clinics that bring the whole family together to learn about safety behind the wheel.  ... more

Buckle Up for Life: Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Increase Child Passenger Safety across the Country and Expand Program

Buckle Up for Life: Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Increase Child Passenger Safety across the Country and Expand Program

September 10, 2014
New York, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2014 - What if there were a way to prevent a leading cause of childhood death, but three out of four of us were doing it wrong?  The startling truth is that a car seat can dramatically reduce childhood death and injury from motor vehicle crashes, but 75 percent are installed incorrectly.... more

Big Brothers Big Sisters and Toyota Indiana Address Needs of Children and Families

Big Brothers Big Sisters and Toyota Indiana Address Needs of Children and Families

September 09, 2014
PRINCETON, Ind. -  Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley has partnered with Toyota Indiana to give children in Gibson County the opportunity to have a long-lasting relationship with a mentor. The mentoring program will offer North Gibson School Corporation students a chance to have one-on-one mentoring sessions during the school day.... more

2014 AARP Ideas@50+ National Event & Expo - Bob Carter

2014 AARP Ideas@50+ National Event & Expo - Bob Carter

September 08, 2014
TMS Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter talks about safety technology and announces the winner of a 2015 Camry at the 2014 AARP Ideas@50+ National Event & Expo in San Diego, Sept. 6, 2014.... more

Toyota Offers AARP Event-Goers A Chance to Win an All-New 2015 Camry

Toyota Offers AARP Event-Goers A Chance to Win an All-New 2015 Camry

September 04, 2014
SAN DIEGO (Sept. 4, 2014) – Today Toyota joins renowned innovators, experts and influencers for AARP’s first-ever Ideas@50+ National Event & Expo at the San Diego Convention Center on Sept.  4-6, 2014.  This new event format provides a platform for 10,000 50-plus Americans to discuss focused program themes, including Health & Wellness, Technology & Innovation, Money & Work and Lifestyle & Travel.  ... more

Buckle Up, Teens and Parents, Three Hands-On Toyota TeenDrive365 Events Coming to Town

Buckle Up, Teens and Parents, Three Hands-On Toyota TeenDrive365 Events Coming to Town

September 03, 2014
TORRANCE, CALIF. (Sept. 3, 2014) – Parents can help steer their teenage drivers to safety by joining them during Toyota’s 11th year of offering free, driving skills programs. Toyota’s comprehensive TeenDrive365 platform gives families tips and resources for the critical first year of teen driving. The TeenDrive365 teen driver experience will go on the road to Pearl, Mississippi; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Honolulu, Hawaii to teach defensive driving skills, crash avoidance techniques and the dangers of distracted driving.... more

A Commitment to the Future Workforce

A Commitment to the Future Workforce

August 19, 2014
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. (August 19, 2014) – Last spring, Dr. Jo Harris had a hunch.
 
As president of the newly formed BridgeValley Community and Technical College, she oversaw the merger of Bridgemont and Kanawha Valley Colleges, building on the strengths of both institutions.  Dr. Harris’ hunch: that when good ideas are shared among the two colleges, that great things can happen.
 
Today, her hunch became a reality.... more

Preserving Freedom of Speech, Press…and the Story of How We Got There

Preserving Freedom of Speech, Press…and the Story of How We Got There

August 18, 2014
Washington, D.C. Aug. 18, 2014 -- The Bill of Rights embodies liberties many Americans take for granted, but our Founders were not always in agreement about what those liberties should be. And now National Archives visitors can view evidence of those heated debates.... more

Toyota Provides Free Public Wi-Fi at Six City Parks in Los Angeles, Four State Parks in New York, and One State Park in New Jersey

Toyota Provides Free Public Wi-Fi at Six City Parks in Los Angeles, Four State Parks in New York, and One State Park in New Jersey

August 14, 2014
LOS ANGELES (August 14, 2014) – The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks today announced that, thanks to Toyota and American Park Network, free public Wi-Fi is now available at six popular Los Angeles parks and beaches. This comes on the heels of a similar announcement last week by authorities in New York State of a program in four highly-visited parks there, as well as one in New Jersey.... more

Let the Games Begin! Toyota Again Named Sustaining Host Sponsor of 2014 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Let the Games Begin! Toyota Again Named Sustaining Host Sponsor of 2014 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

August 13, 2014
Washington, DC (August 13, 2014) —The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Paralyzed Veterans of America are proud to announce that Toyota will again serve as a Sustaining Host Sponsor for the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, which begin today in Philadelphia, and run through Sunday, August 17. Toyota will also be providing vehicles for National Veterans Wheelchair Games officials to drive throughout the week.... more

Helping a Friend in NEEF

Helping a Friend in NEEF

August 06, 2014
Washington, DC (August 6, 2014) – Thirty five nonprofit organizations nationwide will share in more than $150,000 in capacity building grants to help support public lands. The Public Lands Program of the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) provided the grants thanks to a partnership with Toyota.... more

Toyota Commits $1 Million to Help the City of Detroit and Secure the Future of the Detroit Institute of Arts

Toyota Commits $1 Million to Help the City of Detroit and Secure the Future of the Detroit Institute of Arts

August 06, 2014
DETROIT (August 6, 2014) — The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced today that Toyota Motor North America pledged $1 million toward the DIA’s commitment to raise $100 million as part of a “grand bargain” that will help the City of Detroit emerge from bankruptcy, support city pensioners and protect the museum’s art collection for the public.... more

Toyota Welcomes National Association of Hispanic Journalists Convention to San Antonio, Home of Toyota Tacoma and Tundra Vehicles

Toyota Welcomes National Association of Hispanic Journalists Convention to San Antonio, Home of Toyota Tacoma and Tundra Vehicles

August 04, 2014
SAN ANTONIO (August 4, 2014) – Toyota is pleased to welcome the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) to San Antonio, where the Toyota Tacoma and Tundra vehicles are manufactured. Toyota is the title sponsor of the NAHJ 2014 Convention, which runs August 7 through August 9, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. This year marks the 30th anniversary of NAHJ, an organization dedicated to increasing the visibility of Latinos in the news industry.... more

Toyota's $10,000 Donation May Give the Ultimate Beauty Maven a Stylish Updo

Toyota's $10,000 Donation May Give the Ultimate Beauty Maven a Stylish Updo

August 03, 2014
BOSTON, Aug. 3, 2014 – Imagine it’s the early 1900s; ladies are headed to the salon to get coiffed and primped. Thanks to Madame C. J. Walker, America’s first self-made female millionaire, plenty of hair and cosmetic products are available. Yet today, the estate of this legendary businesswoman, Villa Lewaro, needs legal protection to avoid demolition.
 
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has sounded the alarm at more than 250 threatened historic sites through its annual 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list, and currently identifies 47 historic sites in its portfolio of National Treasures where the Trust is taking direct action to protect these places across the country that stand at risk. Many of these significant places represent rich African American history, including Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn District, the Malcolm X-Ella Little Collins House in Boston and Philadelphia’s Joe Frazier’s Gym.  Recognizing how essential these sites are to America and the education of future generations, Toyota Motor Sales’ (TMS) Jim Colon decided to join the preservation party.... more

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

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