August will be here in just under two weeks, which means school is just around the corner! At Toyota of Orlando, we’re getting ready… as we’re sure you know, we work with a local foster youth organization in Central Florida. In preparation for the upcoming school year, we’re collecting school supplies for these kids to help make sure they have all the tools they need to achieve major academic success this year! IMPOWER, the organization behind it all, is a local non-profit that provides a housing facility for fifteen local foster youth, as well as support services for foster kids all over Central Florida.
IMPOWER supports local foster youth
IMPOWER gives these youth a variety of tools – counseling and mentoring, various life skills, emotional support, and more. They provide a safe haven where the youth can live, and work with children and families all over the county to help them live happy, successful lives. How can you help this amazing organization continue to do their job? By contributing back to school supplies for the 2013 school year! Both Toyota of Orlando and Toyota of Clermont are joining IMPOWER to collect as many supplies as we can, and we would hugely appreciate your support!
Here’s a list of the school supplies we’re looking for:
- #2 pencils and pencil boxes
- Spiral and composition notebooks
- Black, blue and red pens
- Adult and youth scissors
- Wide and college rules notebook paper
- Pocket and 3 prong folders
- Computer and graph paper
- Glue sticks and Elmer’s glue
- 16 and 24 count boxes of crayons
- Combination locks
- Compasses and calculators
- Rulers and Protractors
- Highlighters and colored pencils
- 1′ and 3′ 3-ring binders
Drop your contributions at Toyota of Orlando OR Toyota of Clermont!
You can drop all of your contributions for the Back to School Supplies Drive off at either Toyota of Orlando OR the new Toyota of Clermont. Just decide which member of our family of dealerships is the most convenient to you! Toyota of Orlando is centrally located just off I-4 near the Millenia Mall, while our new sister store Toyota of Clermont is convenient to those over on the west side of town. It’s just west of the Florida Turnpike on State Road 50! There will be barrels placed at the front of each store where you can place your contributions, or you can give them to the receptionists at the front desk. We can’t tell you how much we appreciate your support – every little bit helps!
Toyota of Orlando is proud to partner with IMPOWER and work towards such an incredible cause. Last year, we were the lucky dealership to present them with a new Toyota Sienna as part of Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good. We also held a holiday gift drive so that local foster youth would get the holiday they deserved, and it was thanks to the generosity of our employees and customers in the community that it was a great success!
Help us ensure that these foster youth have the supplies they need this year so they can reach academic success. We – and IMPOWER – thank you for your support, and we hope to see you soon!