Chrysler Foundation Donates $25,000 to Support Flood Disaster Relief
The philanthropic division of Chrysler Group LLC, The Chrysler Foundation, has donated $25,000 to AGAPE Love from Above to Our Community, in support of flood disaster relief and recovery efforts in Bloomsburg, PA.
AGAPE, a Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania based volunteer organization, has led efforts to assist residents affected by record flooding as a result of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.
The Chrysler Foundation also provided disaster relief efforts in some of the hardest-hit regions the United States. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the residents of Bloomsburg and Columbia County,” said Jody Trapasso, President of The Chrysler Foundation.
Ford Teams up with General Mills in Box Tops for Education Program
Both Ford and General Mills have made supporting education a key element of their businesses and they are working together to provide additional funding to schools across the country with the Box Tops for Education program.
The start of this month kicked off a two-month program, which aims to generate $1 million in support for schools throughout the U.S. “We are delighted to be the first automotive company to partner with General Mills on Box Tops for Education because it provides us a unique way to reach and help students across the whole country,” said Jim Farly, group vice president, Ford Global Marketing.
By purchasing a Ford vehicle, ordering a brochure (from FordDrivesBoxTops.com) or watching a product video, consumers will be able to raise money for schools of their choice. During the two-month “Ford Drives Box Tops” Sweepstakes, Ford will provide sweepstakes winners with eBoxTops, which will automatically be credited to the school of their choice. Since 1996, Ford has donated over $100 million to education.
Toyota Provides Learning Experience in Costa Rica for U.S. Educators
Twenty-six U.S. teachers have been selected to travel to Costa Rica by the Toyota International Teach Program. This trip will provide educators with unique learning experiences to help them encourage and inspire their own students to become more involved in environmental, cultural, and world studies.
The International Teach Program is in its 13th year and has sent more than 650 teachers from across the country to Costa Rica, Galapagos, Japan, and South Africa to complete a two-week study tour. They learn about the environmental challenges each country faces. The program is aimed at providing an enriching experience for teachers and equips them with learning that will help them develop interdisciplinary, hands-on and solution-oriented education approaches in their classrooms.
Ultimately, the Toyota International Teacher Program advances environmental stewardship and global connectedness in U.S. schools and communities.