Vermont Boys & Girls Clubs one of three to win new Toyota vehicle

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Vermont Boys & Girls Clubs one of three to win new Toyota vehicle

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 6:11am -- tim
Clubs in Florida, Colorado and Vermont win Back2School 'Stuff the Bus' Challenge from Boys & Girls Clubs of America, receiving Toyota Sienna minivans, cash and supplies worth more than $75,000

Vermont Business Magazine Boys & Girls Clubs of America presented three Boys & Girls Clubs across the country, incluidng in Brattleboro, with brand new 2019 Toyota Sienna vehicles as a culmination to the nonprofit's Back2School Stuff the Bus Tour – powered by Toyota. The minivans were generously donated by national partner Toyota. In addition, each Club will receive a $25,000 cash prize.

The winning Clubs for 2019 are Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast in Florida, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro in Vermont. These Boys & Girls Clubs will use their new vehicles to increase program participation, offering kids and teens an easier way to join after-school activities. Now, the local youth have more opportunities to take advantage of critical learning opportunities, like STEM learning classes, coding, homework help and more.

"While the back-to-school season typically focuses on in-school activities, out-of-school time is extremely important for the healthy development of our youth," said Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "Access to adequate, safe and reliable transportation is a significant barrier for many. We're grateful that we're able to help more Boys & Girls Clubs take a big step forward in reaching more local kids and teens throughout the school year."

The Stuff the Bus Tour – powered by Toyota, is part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America's national Back2School campaign, which includes a variety of fundraisers and programs.

"Toyota doesn't just build great vehicles. We're also committed to building strong communities by partnering with outstanding organizations like Boys & Girls Clubs of America that focus on building the next generation of leaders," said Karen Ideno, group vice president of product and marketing at Toyota Financial Services, and a Boys & Girls Clubs of America national trustee. "We're thrilled to support the Stuff the Bus Tour knowing that these vehicles will make all the difference for some of the kids in these communities."

The following organizations are also proud supporters of Boys & Girls Clubs of America by helping ensure all kids have the right school tools for a successful educational experience.

• Gap

• Comcast NBCUniversal

• Old Navy

• Mead

• Finish Line Youth Foundation

• Lenovo

• Michaels

• Buffalo Wild Wings

• Toyota

• Family Dollar

• Ross Dress for Less

• Chuck E. Cheese's

• The Coca-Cola Company USA

• Fiskars

• Kids Foot Locker Foundation

• DC

• Wayback Burgers

 

To learn more about how Boys & Girls Clubs help prepare kids and teens to succeed throughout the school year and during summer, visit www.bgca.org.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,600 Clubs serve over 4.7 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at Facebook and Twitter.

SOURCE ATLANTA, Sept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Boys & Girls Clubs of America www.bgca.org