Recognizing Toyota for its commitment to the preservation of black history, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation gave the automaker the Distinguished Corporation Avoice Heritage Award. This award recognizes corporations that are dedicated to ensuring African American history is always protected.
In particular, Toyota recently donated $10,000 to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, according to Toyota. The National Trust is dedicated to preserving historic sites, and Toyota’s contribution specifically went towards sites such as Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn District, the Malcolm X-Ella Little Collins House in Boston, and Philadelphia’s Joe Frazier’s Gym.
“Toyota’s legacy of leadership is demonstrated through its philanthropic endeavors, environmental initiatives and focus on education,” said A. Shuanise Washington, president and CEO of the CBCF. “We appreciate Toyota’s commitment to civic engagement and look forward to continuing our partnership.”
The Toyota Black History Award was given to recognize its other efforts to preserve history. This includes a recent donation to the National Archives to preserve significant documents, such as the GI Bill of Rights and the House Passage of the Bill of Rights. These donations are just one more way Toyota is showing its dedication towards a better tomorrow.