VENICE, Calif., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Inside Out Community Arts
recently accepted the donation of a new Toyota Sienna minivan from Toyota
Financial Services (TFS) to help shuttle kids around the community to
Inside Out events and transport art materials and costumes.
Already the vehicle -- colorfully wrapped in the participating
students' artwork -- has benefited multiple children, including two
wheelchair-bound students, who without the van would not have been able to
attend a 3-day camping trip in the Santa Monica Mountains where more than
100 inner-city middle school students wrote original plays and enjoyed
"Sometimes we really are dependent on the kindness of strangers," said
Camille Ameen, co-founder of Inside Out. "I'm so glad that we were linked
up with Toyota. Their generous donation will help many of our students get
to and from our programs safely so that they can truly enjoy and learn
about the benefits of art and the rich experiences it brings to all of our
L.A. locals can witness an aspect of the organization's work first-hand
this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at their annual Youth & Family Court to
be held at the Abbot Kinney Street Festival in Venice at the Abbot
Kinney/Westminster Elementary School. The Court will feature rides, games,
staged entertainment, art and recreational activities.
Additionally, interested donors can learn more about the Inside Out
Community Arts organization and how to make a contribution by visiting
www.insideoutca.org or calling 310-397-8820.
About Inside Out
Inside Out is a non-profit organization based in Venice, Calif. that
provides after-school programs free of charge to economically disadvantaged
middle school students, and community arts events throughout Los Angeles.
Founded in 1996, their programs have directly served more than 3,000 youth
and 30,000 audience members. Additionally, their efforts have earned them
numerous accolades ranging from the Los Angeles Unified School District's
President's Volunteer Service Award to national honors from the President's
Committee on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowments for the
Arts and Humanities.
About Toyota Financial Services
TFS is the finance and insurance brand for Toyota in the United States,
offering retail auto financing and leasing through Toyota Motor Credit
Corporation (TMCC) and extended service contracts through Toyota Motor
Insurance Services (TMIS). With more than 3,000 associates working around
the country, TFS aims to support the communities in which their people work
and live through corporate contributions and volunteer work.
SOURCE Toyota Financial Services