Toronto, Ontario – Aug 26, 2021 – A pinkish automobile army is operative tough to keep York Region’s seniors safe.
When Canada’s medical village speedy Canadians to hurl adult their sleeves for COVID-19 vaccinations this summer, organizations like York Region’s ‘Pink Cars’ – along with corporate adults like Toyota and hundreds of volunteers – came together behind a scenes to support a vaccine efforts in their communities.
When vaccination eligibility and administration skeleton began to hurl out in February, Pink Cars founder, Shanta Sundarason and her colleagues motionless to take movement to assistance make certain York Region seniors could get theirs.
“We schooled that York Region seniors are unknown with online engagement platforms and were not gentle holding open travel or ride-sharing services to their vaccine appointments,” pronounced Sundarason. “Within days, a group combined a write line to support seniors with engagement their appointments and also offering giveaway convey services.”
And, when Stouffville Toyota listened about a Pink Cars initiative, they reached out to assistance offer some-more giveaway rides to internal residents. As partial of Toyota Canada’s inhabitant Cars For Good program, Stouffville Toyota loaned a 2019 RAV4 Hybrid to assistance Pink Cars offer some-more seniors giveaway convey use to and from their vaccination appointments.
“The people we’re assisting feel gentle and protected usurpation rides from us meaningful that a Toyota car is new and arguable and being chauffeured by proffer drivers who are double vaccinated,” pronounced Sundarason. “The RAV4 Hybrid has authorised a proffer drivers to revoke mileage on their personal vehicles as they assistance others in their community.”
Pink Cars primarily approaching to assistance about 30 seniors from a York Region community. To contend they’ve exceeded that idea is an understatement. So far, a classification has supposing giveaway convey rides to vaccination appointments for roughly 400 York Region residents.
“We’re beholden to have a Pink Cars group ancillary York Region seniors with safe, arguable and giveaway convey rides to and from vaccine appointments,” pronounced Kevin Baxter, General Managerat Stouffville Toyota. “Hopefully, a car has helped even some-more internal seniors stay healthy and safe.”
Since a COVID-19 pestilence began, Toyota Canada has taken movement to support communities opposite a country. In a past year alone, Toyota Canada and a dealers have contributed over $1 million to food banks and other food confidence initiatives by a module that matched internal play donations dollar-for-dollar. Toyota Canada also stretched a existent partnership with Canadian Blood Services by donating some-more than $1 million value of in-kind promotion time to promulgate a ongoing need for donations of blood and blood products during a pandemic. Now, the Cars for Good program is serve fluctuating Toyota’s support during a internal turn with giveaway short-term car loans and associated services.