Inside Out Community Arts Receives Vehicle From Toyota to Transport L.A. Youth to Performances, Festivals and Workshops

Check Out Inside Out Community Arts This Sunday at the Abbot Kinney Street

Festival in Venice, Calif.

Sep 19, 2006, 01:00 ET from Toyota Financial Services

    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 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