YWCA and The Autism Society of Boulder Benefit From Dealership Donations
Larry H. Miller Toyota Boulder continued the legacy of giving back to the community on June 21 by donating $20,000 to support the work of two local charities. Jarred Black, general manager of Larry H. Miller Toyota Boulder, presented a check for $10,000 to The Autism Society of Boulder County (ASBC) and YWCA Boulder County on behalf of Larry H. Miller Charities and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A
“It’s truly an honor to support the valuable work of both The Autism Society of Boulder County and YWCA of Boulder County to empower women and educate children,” said Black. “As a company, we are committed to enriching the lives of our neighbors and the communities where we work and live, and day-to-day these organizations are dedicated to doing the same.”
The donation to the YWCA will be used towards their Children’s Alley program, which serves as Boulder County’s only drop-in childcare center with sliding scale fees.
“Colorado is ranked one of the five least affordable childcare states in the nation, and childcare in Boulder is among the costliest along the Front Range. The average cost of center-based infant care in Boulder was $17,628 a year in 2014, which is 73 percent of the income of a family of four living at the federal poverty level,” explained Amanda Piper, CEO, YWCA Boulder. “Our goal is to help women and their families reach a level beyond short-term sustainability to long-term. This is exactly what this grant will support and we are truly grateful to Larry H. Miller Toyota.”
The Autism Society will use their grant to advance their listening/storytelling program designed to educate the public on the personal stories of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. The stories produced will be archived in the Library of Congress as a part of the national StoryCorps Oral History Project.
“The grant will make a big impact in helping us to tell and share these important stories, opening the doors to greater understanding and acceptance about autism to build more community inclusivity,” said Lynn Wysolmierski, ASBC board president. “To have Larry H. Miller Toyota Boulder embrace this cause will have a profound impact in Boulder and beyond.”
Assistance from Larry H. Miller Charities, the charitable arm of the dealership group, is directed towards women and children’s programs, with an emphasis on health and education. Funds are generated, in large part, through employee contributions.