(720) 446-6277 SantasElves@DenverDC.org

Toyota partners with KIDSGIVING365 to provide gifts for kids in need
Your Hometown Toyota Stores have partnered with the nonprofit KidsGiving365 and the community to provide some 2,600 underserved children with gifts, clothing and shoes during Santa’s Elves on Saturday, December 9.

“We’re thrilled that our Hometown Toyota Stores are joining us this year. Their involvement means more children than ever will have a gift for Christmas. It’s also a huge relief for parents who live below the poverty line and struggle to pay their bills every month,” Jennifer Ramirez, co-founder of KidsGiving365 said. “We also hope Toyota’s involvement inspires others in our community to get involved.”

Santa’s Elves is Colorado’s largest face-to-face giving event. When you register, you’ll give a present to a disadvantaged child in person on Dec.9. The nonprofit will email you the child’s wish list, clothing and shoe sizes. You’ll serve children who live in the Denver Housing Authority (DHA). Many of the kids will have nothing else this holiday. That’s where Your Hometown Toyota Stores are driving change.

Toyota will ensure every child signed up to get a gift will receive one this
year. The dealerships will personally deliver their gifts to the families from the DHA during the event. They’ll also stuff a Toyota vehicle full of footballs, basketballs and soccer balls – and donate the entire carload to the Rudy Recreation Center.

“Denver is our hometown, with six Toyota stores in the metro area, we are engrained in the community. We know what a huge impact Santa’s Elves has on the children living in the DHA’s housing projects,” said Deck Hughes, President of the Denver Toyota Dealers Association. “This is why Your Hometown Toyota Stores will ensure every child’s wish is met.”

Santa’s Elves will also feature special guests like Denver Broncos Offensive Lineman Billy Turner, former Denver Nuggets Mark Randall and Ervin Johnson, music by the Colorado Children’s Chorale, and more. Registration for Santa’s Elves closes Dec. 1. Sign up at www.KidsGiving365.org/giver.

About the Denver Toyota Dealers Association The Denver Toyota Dealers Association is a group of 6 Toyota dealerships that work collectively on mutually beneficial business endeavors and community sponsorships. Your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores are: AutoNation Toyota Arapahoe in Centennial, Groove Toyota in Englewood, Larry H. Miller Toyota in Boulder, Mountain States Toyota in Denver, Stevinson Toyota East in Aurora and Stevinson Toyota West in Lakewood. At Toyota, we believe an auto company can make exciting, inspiring and innovative vehicles while also being a vehicle for change in our local community.
Toyota Media Contact Cortney Read, 623.201.5572, Cortney.Read@AllisonPR.com

About KidsGiving365 KidsGiving365 is creating the next generation of givers by providing people, especially children, with opportunities to volunteer and perform community service in Colorado. We’re unique because our programs involve face-to-face giving and allow children of all ages to get involved. We also strive to help the most disadvantaged children in our community. Learn more at KidsGiving365.org.
KidsGiving365 Media Contact Deborah Sherman, 720.515.5692, Contact@KidsGiving365.org.