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Toyota Donating Engineers Instead Of Money, Reducing Wait Times By 80%

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In the United States major corporations give large amounts of money to nonprofit organizations each year. In a recent year Walmart gave $342 million in cash and $616 million in products, Goldman Sachs Group, $337 million in cash, Exxon Mobil Corporation, $232 million cash and $2 million in products, Wells Fargo $213 million in cash and Chevron Corporation, $209 million in cash. These are large amounts of money and represent anywhere from 0.4% to 4.1% of profits. One question: how efficiently is this money spent?

Toyota Financial Services Expands Student Scholarship Program to $1 Million

Life Easier Scholarship Program Serves Youth from Boys & Girls Clubs Across the Country and Other Nonprofit Partners
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Torrance, Calif., August 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) recognized today 100 high school students who overcame considerable hardships on their paths to college, presenting them with $1 million in scholarships. This is the first year in which TFS has expanded its Making Life Easier scholarship program to $1 million. The program provides scholarships to underserved students through Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as well as other TFS nonprofit partners.

Toyota Changes the Philanthropy Game - CSR Minute for August 5, 2013

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Toyota is changing the idea of corporate philanthropy with an innovative approach to giving. The company is sharing its core business strategy, not just funds, with nonprofits. In a recent initiative to help the Food Bank of New York City, the country’s largest anti-hunger charity, the company applied its main concept, “kaizen,” a Japanese word that means “continuous improvement,” to help the nonprofit deliver more food more efficiently to its 1.5 million customers.

Public Sidewalk Trials of Toyota Personal Mobility Robot to Start in Japan

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It won’t beam you up, but Toyota Motor Corporation’s personal transport unit will get you from point A to B. And now the Winglet is headed to the “streets” – actually public sidewalks – in a real-world test of functionality, convenience and safety. Overall, the trials should help determine how the Winglet supports public mobility, improves the environment and invigorates local communities…in other words how it helps us live long and prosper.

Watch the video of the Winglet in use in the Tsukuba Mobility Robot Experimental Zone

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It won’t beam you up, but Toyota Motor Corporation’s personal transport unit will get you from point A to B. And now the Winglet is headed to the “streets” – actually public sidewalks – in a real-world test of functionality, convenience and safety. Overall, the trials should help determine how the Winglet supports public mobility, improves the environment and invigorates local communities…in other words how it helps us live long and prosper.

Watch the video of the Winglet in use in the Tsukuba Mobility Robot Experimental Zone

More Than A Quarter of Houston Teens Read a Text or Email Every Time They Drive, According to Study by University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and Toyota

Teens in Houston Regularly Drive with Multiple Teen Passengers and No Adults, Despite Significant Risks
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TORRANCE, Calif., July 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS), today announced Houston findings from a major, national study of teen drivers (ages 16 to 18) and parents of teen drivers conducted jointly with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).      

Toyota Celebrates Latino Business Success at 2013 National Council of La Raza Annual Conference

No. 1 Brand Among Hispanic Consumers Gives Away RAV4 to Deserving Contest Winner
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NEW ORLEANS, July 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ –Toyota built on its long-term commitment to the U.S. Hispanic community at the 2013 National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Annual Conference in New Orleans this past weekend by celebrating Latina entrepreneurs and giving away a 2014 RAV4 to a deserving attendee.

As the No. 1 car brand among Hispanics, Toyota sponsored the gathering for the 14th year, reinforcing its commitment to education, empowerment and giving back to the communities in which it operates.

Toyota Prius Plug-In MPG Challenge’s First Winner Averages 356 MPGe

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The first wave of the Prius Plug-In MPG Challenge has been completed, and the winner is The Helping Hands Food Pantry. While competing against some stiff competition from other non-profits, the Helping Hands group managed to achieve the highest overall MPG with an astounding 356 MPGe over the 30-day period.

Third Annual Toyota 100 Cars For Good Program Continues to Impact Nonprofits’ Work

Registered Charities Can Apply Online Beginning July 22
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TORRANCE, Calif., July 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ – For the third year in a row, Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good philanthropic program will invite the public to select another 100 worthy organizations nationwide that will receive a Toyota vehicle.

Toyota Saves Trees…by the Billions

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How do you save a few billion trees and a billion bucks?  Boot the box. Kick the carton. Punt the packaging.

More than a decade ago, Toyota began using returnable containers for shipping parts and accessories. The environmental impact so far: saving 220 million pounds of wood and 145 million pounds of cardboard, the equivalent of 2.7 billion trees.

Toyota Partners with Eco-Savvy Influencers on 2013 Prius MPG Challenge

Wave One Winner Helping Hands Food Pantry Hits 356 MPGe, Setting High Bar for New Challengers
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WEST CALDWELL, N.J., July 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Building on the success of wave one of the Prius Plug-In MPG Challenge, Toyota today launched wave two of the competition, which brings together seven prolific environmental influencers from N.Y., N.J. and Conn. These ecologically-conscious influencers will borrow Prius Plug-In vehicles and compete against one another to see who can garner the highest overall MPG over the course of a 30-day period.

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