EASTSIDE BRANCH GETS BIG GIFT FROM TOYOTA
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio Receives over $24,000 from
Toyota Financial Services, ADESA, Manheim, and Norwalk Auto Auctions
Donation to Support College Readiness Program for Teens
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 – San Antonio, TX – 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 $24,443 to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio (BGCSA). This is part of a larger contribution of $464,425 from Toyota 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 partnership with Toyota, d2D provides tools, resources, and support to Club teens to help prepare them to move from high school to college graduation.
“Our partnership with Toyota allows us to continue combatting the high school dropout crisis locally and prepare our teens for successful futures in college,” said Angie Mock, BGCSA CEO. “But the support doesn’t stop there. From Toyota associates volunteering to serve as mentors, we appreciate Toyota’s commitment to impacting the lives of our nation’s youth.”
The funding provided will support Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio continued commitment to supporting academic success for all Club members. This includes keeping education as a focus during the summer, offering the opportunity to take Club members on college campus tours, updating the Club’s technology center, and providing expanded learning experiences such as job-shadowing, career fairs, and targeted d2D sessions on test-prep and college transition.
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.
In an effort to maximize donations, Toyota Motor Manufacturing also stepped up with a donation of $2,000 and 10 laptops. The laptops will be used by the teens to do research for d2D, homework and school projects.
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 San Antonio: Founded in 1939, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio serves close to 7,400 members annually at five branch locations and 42 on-site school locations. The Clubs provide after school and summer programs that develop and enhance academic success, good character & citizenship, and healthy lifestyles in youth ages six-to-18 years old, paying particular attention to those who need these programs most. As a result of the Clubs’ programs, young people are inspired and enabled to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. For more information, visit the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio website at: www.BeGreatSA.org.
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