Scarborough Toyota gives $100,000 and time to local charities

Community Aug 04, 2017 Scarborough Mirror

A Scarborough car dealership is donating $100,000 to local charities and encouraging their customers to give even more.

The organizations Scarborough Toyota chose to support are well-known in the community — Homes First Foundation, Bluffs Food Bank, Scarborough Women’s Centre, the Canadian Centre for Refugee and Immigrant Health Care, Kennedy House Youth Services, Wayne Simmonds Road Hockey Warriors and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto.

Different amounts for each charity were announced in the dealership’s showroom on Thursday, Aug. 3, but in a release, Scarborough Toyota president Paul Walters said its new outreach program involves more than just handing out cheques.

“We wanted to get out there and physically provide a helping hand in as many ways as we could,” he said.

Homes First, which runs two Scarborough shelters, received 100 meals and 100 care packages for their homeless clients from the dealership.

Employees also handed out meals and care packages downtown.

They volunteered at the food bank in Birch Cliff to assemble packages for families — an action which Gail Barkic, the organization’s president, said helps ensure everyone in the area “has access to three squares a day.”

Scarborough Toyota also gave customers buying a new car in July a $150 voucher to donate to a charity of their choice during a 150 Campaign.

Scarborough Toyota gives $100,000 and time to local charities

Scarborough Toyota outreach program provides more than cheques

Community Aug 04, 2017 Scarborough Mirror

A Scarborough car dealership is donating $100,000 to local charities and encouraging their customers to give even more.

The organizations Scarborough Toyota chose to support are well-known in the community — Homes First Foundation, Bluffs Food Bank, Scarborough Women’s Centre, the Canadian Centre for Refugee and Immigrant Health Care, Kennedy House Youth Services, Wayne Simmonds Road Hockey Warriors and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto.

Different amounts for each charity were announced in the dealership’s showroom on Thursday, Aug. 3, but in a release, Scarborough Toyota president Paul Walters said its new outreach program involves more than just handing out cheques.

“We wanted to get out there and physically provide a helping hand in as many ways as we could,” he said.

Homes First, which runs two Scarborough shelters, received 100 meals and 100 care packages for their homeless clients from the dealership.

Employees also handed out meals and care packages downtown.

They volunteered at the food bank in Birch Cliff to assemble packages for families — an action which Gail Barkic, the organization’s president, said helps ensure everyone in the area “has access to three squares a day.”

Scarborough Toyota also gave customers buying a new car in July a $150 voucher to donate to a charity of their choice during a 150 Campaign.

Scarborough Toyota gives $100,000 and time to local charities

Scarborough Toyota outreach program provides more than cheques

Community Aug 04, 2017 Scarborough Mirror

A Scarborough car dealership is donating $100,000 to local charities and encouraging their customers to give even more.

The organizations Scarborough Toyota chose to support are well-known in the community — Homes First Foundation, Bluffs Food Bank, Scarborough Women’s Centre, the Canadian Centre for Refugee and Immigrant Health Care, Kennedy House Youth Services, Wayne Simmonds Road Hockey Warriors and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto.

Different amounts for each charity were announced in the dealership’s showroom on Thursday, Aug. 3, but in a release, Scarborough Toyota president Paul Walters said its new outreach program involves more than just handing out cheques.

“We wanted to get out there and physically provide a helping hand in as many ways as we could,” he said.

Homes First, which runs two Scarborough shelters, received 100 meals and 100 care packages for their homeless clients from the dealership.

Employees also handed out meals and care packages downtown.

They volunteered at the food bank in Birch Cliff to assemble packages for families — an action which Gail Barkic, the organization’s president, said helps ensure everyone in the area “has access to three squares a day.”

Scarborough Toyota also gave customers buying a new car in July a $150 voucher to donate to a charity of their choice during a 150 Campaign.