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 nature. "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 lives." 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.
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