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Toyota USA Foundation to Address Digital Divide


PLANO, Texas, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As virtual learning continues, many students across the country are still in need of internet access and computers to complete school work. To help meet this need, the Toyota USA Foundation approved grants totaling $3,357,000 to support students in 13 states where the company has operations.

The grants will fund WiFi access points, mobile WiFi devices, laptop computers and software licenses, helping more than 350,000 students access virtual learning.

"All students deserve equal access to education," said Mike Goss, president, Toyota USA Foundation. "The foundation typically supports STEM, but the pandemic has exposed deeper issues that are a barrier to good education."

The grants build upon Toyota's ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts, prior foundation grants focused on e-learning programs and hunger, and the recent launch of an education hub that includes virtual field trips of the company's operations.  

Approved grants will benefit:

Alabama

Arizona

California

Indiana

Iowa

Kentucky

Maryland

Michigan

Missouri

Mississippi

Tennessee

Texas

West Virginia

About Toyota:

Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. and North America for more than 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands. During that time, Toyota has created a tremendous value chain as our teams have contributed to world-class design, engineering, and assembly of more than 40 million cars and trucks in North America, where we have 14 manufacturing plants, 15 including our joint venture in Alabama (10 in the U.S.), and directly employ more than 47,000 people (over 36,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (nearly 1,500 in the U.S.) sold nearly 2.8 million cars and trucks (nearly 2.4 million in the U.S.) in 2019.

Through the Start Your Impossible campaign, Toyota highlights the way it partners with community, civic, academic and governmental organizations to address our society's most pressing mobility challenges. We believe that when people are free to move, anything is possible. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.

Media Contact:

Victor Vanov
469-292-1318
victor.vanov@toyota.com

SOURCE Toyota Motor North America


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