Delta teaching program to receive Toyota hybrid donation in Oxford | Business
Oxford Toyota is presenting a 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid to Teach for America – Delta Monday morning as part of the Toyota 2012 100 Cars for Good program.
Toyota's 100 Cars for Good is a major, national philanthropy program in which the automaker is giving away 100 cars to 100 nonprofits over the course of 100 days. Winners are selected each day through public voting on Facebook. 100 Cars for Good is the first initiative that directly engages the public to determine how Toyota’s philanthropic donations are awarded. Complete information is available at www.100carsforgood.com.
Ron Nurnberg, executive director for Teach For America - Delta will be on hand to accept the keys from Oxford Toyota general manager Terry Gramling.
Teach For America (TFA) is growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education. In 1991, the Delta became one of TFA’s first placement sites, with nine corps members teaching in Arkansas. Two years later, the region expanded to 20 teachers in both Arkansas and Mississippi, and over the last two decades, its grown to more than 500 teachers reaching over 43,000 students in 56 districts.
The Belk family has been in the automobile business in Oxford, Mississippi since the 1920s. The Belks opened Oxford Toyota in 1990, and Frank and Richard Belk continue to operate the dealership today. Service to their community has always been important to the Belk family. You can learn more at http://oxfordtoyota.com/.
Information provided by Oxford Toyota