Toyota Drive Center “Drive for a Cause” Events Support Red Cross

Drive for a Cause
Toyota’s partnership and support of our programs and services through ‘Drive for a Cause’ makes a difference for those who rely on the Red Cross in disasters and other emergencies

The American Red Cross is partnering with Toyota Drive Center to receive financial donations through “Drive for a Cause” events in communities all around the country.

The campaign provides a firsthand opportunity for consumers to learn about Toyota’s quality, safety and reliability, while supporting the work of select charities including the American Red Cross, AMVETS and National Park Foundation.

At events, participants test-drive Toyota vehicles on public streets or specially-built courses, accompanied by a professional driver. In this no-pressure environment, consumers are given an exclusive opportunity to pose questions to onsite Toyota experts, and learn about new Toyota products and the latest technology.

DONATIONS MADE TO CHARITIES Each participant who completes the program will have the opportunity to select a charity they wish to support. Toyota will make a $1 contribution to the charity on the customer’s behalf.

“Toyota’s partnership and support of our programs and services through ‘Drive for a Cause’ makes a difference for those who rely on the Red Cross in disasters and other emergencies,” said Neal Litvack, Chief Development Officer for the American Red Cross.

EVENT DATES AND LOCATIONS “Drive for a Cause” launched in late July of this year and events are scheduled through March 2013 in locations where consumers live and play—retail locations, auto shows, festivals, sporting competitions and more. Dates and locations are posted on the Toyota Drive Center Facebook page.

To date, Toyota has donated $595 million to philanthropic organizations and is a loyal partner with the Red Cross.

About Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) is the heart of sales, marketing, distribution and customer service for Toyota, Lexus and Scion in the continental U.S. Established in 1957, TMS markets products and services through a network of more than 1,500 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealers. Toyota directly employs more than 34,000 people in the U.S., where it also has a total investment of $18 billion. For more information about Toyota, visit toyota.com, lexus.com, scion.com and toyotanewsroom.com.

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About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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