Jun 152018

Toyota donated $150,000

Focusing on local education efforts, Toyota donated $150,000 to Project Lead The Way. These funds will go to support STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum in 11 schools in Kentucky.

These grants will help schools provide classes on computer science and biomedical science, as well as improving classroom quality to be more engaging and hands-on for students.

The president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc., Susan Elkington, said that there is an “urgent and critical need to get more young people interested in STEM,” which is why she considers it so important to invest in programs like Project Lead The Way.

This isn’t the first time the Toyota USA Foundation, which is responsible for the grant given this May, has worked with Project Lead The Way. Last year, the Foundation donated $2 million to support 115 schools across the country.

Project Lead The Way institutes programs in schools like PLTW Launch for kindergarten through fifth grade, PLTW gateway for up to eighth grade, and more specific programs for high schools in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science.

One district in Kentucky, Harrison County, received grants for five of its schools, has been working with Project Lead The Way for 17 years, thanks in no small part to repeated donations by the Toyota USA Foundation.

At Hurlbert Toyota, we are proud to be part of a brand that gives back to its community. For more information on the newest Toyota models, visit us at Hurlbert Toyota.

Jul 132015

As the official partner to the Special Olympics World Games, Toyota has dedicated three murals to the Special Olympics which portray Special Olympics athletes and related historic events. The murals were dedicated last Tuesday, July 7, and were part of Toyota’s Share the Journey Campaign.

Each mural was painted by a different artist: one by David Flores, which can be seen at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum; one by Cryptik located on South Figueroa Street; and one Kent Twitchell found on South Hope Street. These gorgeous murals are now part of the LA landscape and will showcase the journeys of Special Olympics athletes for years to come.

These murals are a throwback to the original Los Angeles murals painted for the 1984 Olympic Games. This year’s Special Olympics World Games will be held from July 25 through August 2. Toyota says that the murals are both a dedication to the Special Olympics athletes and a tribute to LA’s storied history of outdoor art.

Nov 032014

A new cargo van is helping feed the hungry in Exeter, New Hampshire. The van, worth over $35,000, was donated to The Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry by the Exeter Area New Cars Dealers Association, which includes Hurlbert Toyota, a non-profit collaboration between car dealers in the area. The Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry is using the new van in order to deliver meals to members of the city who are in need.

“The new van will be used transport tons of supplies and food – about 135 tons” says Cleo Castonguay, Exeter’s Society of Saint Vincet de Paul’s president.

In 2012-2013, the nonprofit had donated over 269,700 pounds of food, with a value of $730,000. These food items went into making over 190,000 meals. For the 2014 year, $1 million dollars worth of food has already been distributed.

The van includes trunk doors that open all the way so they touch the sides of the vehicle, which eliminates excess space when trying to back the vehicle right up to a loading dock, a rear-view camera that allows the driver to maneuver in reverse safely, and a sunken floor that adds on an additional foot of space for cargo.

Oct 152013

Hurlbert Toyota shows support for military veterans through Hiring Our Heroes campaign

Hiring Our Heroes program

Hurlbert Toyota is proud to help military veterans find employment through the Hiring Our Heros program.

It can be difficult for veterans to find employment when they leave the military. In fact, around 800,000 military veterans are currently jobless, and with more than one million members expected to leave the military over the next five years, the options become fewer and fewer.

This is why Hurlbert Toyota, along with the National Autobmobile Dealers Association, is a proud participant of the Hiring Our Heroes program. Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide effort to help military veterans and their spouses find meaningful employment. Continue reading »

Aug 022013

Third annual Cars for Good Program to award100 vehicles to nonprofit organizations

100 Cars for Good Logo - ToyotaToyota and charity lovers across the United States will once again have the opportunity to choose which 100 nonprofits will receive a vehicle through the third annual 100 Cars for Good Program. Registration is now open for organizations in need of a new car.

“The 100 Cars for Good program elevates the positive impact nonprofits have on their communities,” said Michael Rouse, vice president of diversity, philanthropy and community affairs for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. “The program creates awareness by involving the public in the voting process, and the extra vehicle mobility helps to advance the goals of the selected organizations. This is a wonderful opportunity for Toyota to give back and demonstrate our commitment to communities across America.”

The program has benefitted organizations since 2011 with 200 cars going to nonprofits that use them for everything from transporting disabled adults to restoring homes that were flooded by Hurricane Sandy.

There are three key dates to remember for the 2013 Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program. From now until August 5, 2013, Toyota will select up to 2,500 charities. On August 19, 2013, Toyota will announce 250 finalists. Voting begins on October 1, 2013 on the company’s Facebook page and will continue for 50 consecutive days.

Nonprofits in the Epping, NH area can apply online at www.100carsforgood.com. Good luck!