Community Service 2013 Company of the Week: Toyota Financial ServicesWeek of May 8, 2013
This “Company of the Week” is just one example that shows what all our companies do every day. The financial services industry provides extraordinary services to communities throughout America. Employees of Roundtable companies volunteer throughout the year for financial literacy, neighborhood improvement, fundraising, health care, child services, and much more. Every company in the Roundtable dedicates some of their time to community service for the communities they serve.
Toyota Financial Services Celebrates National Boys & Girls Club Week with Club Tours
This year’s National Boys & Girls Club Week (April 7-13) theme was “Open the Door. Take the Tour.” Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) encouraged people to take a virtual Club tour. Toyota Financial Services (TFS) took it one step further.
There is a Toyota principle called “genchi genbutsu,” which means “go and see.” The idea is that to learn about something and truly understand it, you must “go and see” it. With that idea in mind, more than 260 TFS from its Torrance, California headquarters toured one of six area Clubs where they learned about club activities, how the staff engages kids, what impact clubs have on kids, and the many volunteer options available.
The TFS associate feedback was that it was an eye-opening experience:“The visit to the Boys & Girls Club further strengthens my understanding as to why TFS helps and supports this organization.” “Now that I have been to a Club, I feel like there are ways that I can get involved that can utilize my skills and interests in a valuable way.”
BGCA also acknowledged the significance of the Club tours program developed by TFS. “We are so impressed with the work Toyota did to leverage the 2013 National Boys & Girls Club Week and incorporate it into your Making Life Easier promotion,” said Marey Wagner, account director of BGCA. “In fact, I believe it’s one of the largest corporate activations we have seen!” Visit www.tfsinthecommunity.com for more info on TFS community relations programs.
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