Thank you for helping us make this year’s “Car Wash For Crayons” even better than last year’s!
This year’s donations of school supplies at the dealership exceeded last year’s. We are so grateful to all of you who stopped by to help fill up our donation boxes. And thank you again to those of you who made cash donations at the dealership and online via our Fundly.com page.
The nearly 100 pounds of school supplies you brought in will directly benefit the kids at Beethoven Elementary and their teachers, who have actually been paying for school supplies for many of their students out of their own pockets! Your donations over the past two years have greatly assisted both teachers and local families in need.
According to a recent report, LA Unified teachers make less than any other teachers in California: http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20140907/lausd-teachers-are-paid-less-than-others-in-california
Like last year’s Toyota Match contributions, this year’s donations will be used to fund the physical education program that had been eliminated due to state budget cuts for Los Angeles Unified Schools. Marina del Rey Toyota’s contribution makes up over 5% of the budget that the fundraising organization for Beethoven Street Elementary needs to keep its physical education program. Arts and after school programs, are funded by parent donations through Friends of Beethoven Booster Club.