If you stay up to date with the latest Toyota news like that found on the Toyota of Wallingford blog, you likely know how much Toyota gives back to the community. For instance, there is the "Hiring our Heroes" initiative, where the automaker has paired with a medal of honor recipient to assist veterans who are home from war with finding a job.
And now, with the Toyota Technical Center celebrating its 35th year of operation in the U.S., Toyota is giving back even more.
Specifically, the generous automaker has donated a total of $35,000 to nine different non-profit organizations and an additional $12,500 to six fire departments who serve the region in which the Technical Center is located.
The selected non-profit group include: 186th Street School, The Hope Clinic, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 826 Michigan, Ele's Place, the Lymphoma Research Foundation, Growing Hope and Packages from Home
"This is our 4th year partnering with Toyota to send packages to our Troops," says Judy Hayes of Packages from Home. "It has been a great experience!"1
And while it's not terribly typical for R&D groups to donate such substantial amounts to charities, the Toyota Technical Center is anything but typical. In fact, its employees are encouraged to volunteer leading to an astounding 553 volunteers who have lent their time to over 40 community service activities.
If you're interested in seeing the fruits of the technical center's labor, Toyota of Wallingford located at 859 North Colony Rd. Wallingford, CT 06492 invites you to our Toyota dealership to check out our currently available new Toyota and gently used car models.