Have you given back to your community lately? Toyota of Orlando loves to take part in community events - like the Toyota of Clermont Turkey Trot last month - and we're thrilled to be hosting a holiday drive for foster youth in Central Florida! Toyota of Orlando is donating a 2013 Toyota Sienna to Intervention Services for the 100 Cars For Good Giveaway, and we're additionally holding a holiday drive to provide gifts for the foster youth that Intervention Services serves!
Intervention Services is an organization in Central Florida that caters to foster children; Toyota of Orlando is presenting them with a 2013 Toyota Sienna for use at one of their facilities, The Village. The Village is a housing facility that provides a safe place to live for foster youth, and it also give them the tools they need to build a successful life once they transition out of the system. They provide residents with counseling, training for employment, mentoring, tutoring, and education and employment programs. In essence, The Village empowers its residents with life skills so they can achieve everything they've dreamed of!
Why is The Village important? According to statistics, 66% of foster children will be homeless, end up in jail, or die within one year of leaving the foster care system at age 18. Additionally, 40-50% of them will never earn a high school degree, and less than 2% of them will complete a college degree. However, The Village helps to lower these numbers by giving the foster youth that reside there a chance to build an incredible full live and achieve all of their goals, as well as give them access to legal and medical services that they need as they make the journey.
Toyota of Orlando wants to help The Villages give their foster youth an outstanding holiday, which is why we're hosting a Holiday Drive! Now through December 31, 2012, you can drop off any of the items from the below list to help make their Christmas special.
- Sports clothing and hats
- Basketballs, footballs, baseballs and baseball gloves, and other sports equipment
- iPods and docking stations
- Digital cameras
- Nail polish sets and bath and body sets
- Card games and board games
- Gift cards for the movies, Target, Walmart, and bowling
- Linens, pillows, and towels
Every little bit helps, so please support this amazing cause! You can drop your items off at Toyota of Orlando - we're located at 3575 Vineland Road in Orlando. We're the Conroy exit off of I-4, and we're just next door to the Holy Land Experience. Just come by and leave your gift with the receptionist, and you can always give us a call at (407) 298-4500 if you have any questions. Help give the foster youth at The Villages a wonderful holiday - participate in the Toyota of Orlando Holiday Drive!