SYLACAUGA — Toyota of Sylacauga is $3,130 away from achieving status as president of the City of Sylacauga Schools Foundation with two contributions in March, according to a news release.
Toyota of Sylacauga donates $30 to the Foundation for every new car sold since January 2021. Their contributions so far total $21,870, and a total contribution of $25,000 results in a chair. The February sales check for $1,050 represented 35 new cars sold that month. In addition to the monthly contribution, Toyota of Sylacauga presented a check for $5,000 to the Foundation through Toyota’s National Matching Grant Program. The Toyota Foundation USA is a separate charity that supports STEM education, and our local Toyota dealership submitted the Foundation for this grant.
The Sylacauga City Schools Foundation was established in 1988 by Dr. Joseph B. Morton and was one of the first such educational foundations in Alabama and the nation. The Foundation’s role is to support schools in the city of Sylacauga in the pursuit of system excellence and is dedicated to improving the educational needs of students.
Since the foundation’s inception, a total of 61 chairs have been donated, more than $1.3 million has been given to teachers through grants reaching more than 367,000 students.