Feb 24 at 3:33 PM
Every year for the last 12 years, Courtesy Toyota has raised funds through their team members for a children's home, the Family Ministries of Florida. This year, the dealership raised its biggest amount ever over $15,000 for children! The majority of the funds were raised by Courtesy Toyota Team Members. They also spread the word to vendors the dealership works with and others within Asbury. Over $3,000 was donated by people outside of Courtesy Toyota. The money raised was used to buy personalized gifts for each of the children from wish lists that the home provided. Some of the funds will also be set aside to buy birthday gifts for the children throughout the year. General Manager Chris Seminaro said, "Being generous often consists of simply extending a hand and this year, the employees of Courtesy Toyota and our vendor partners really embodied the spirit of giving. The monetary donations far exceeded expectations by all, but it was the generosity of time by the employees that truly impacts these children each year. It's humbling to see so many folks give their all, yet walk away feeling as if it cost them nothing." Two new Toyota Tundra trucks were used to haul the gifts into the front entrance of the dealership, where lunch was served. The children each introduced themselves, their age, and what they want to be when they grow up. By the professions that were given, most children want to be civic minded and service oriented adults and Batman, of course.