Larry H. Miller Liberty Toyota Funds Customized Car Program for Colorado Springs Youth With Development Disabilities

May 29th, 2018 by

Representatives from Larry H. Miller Liberty Toyota, with support from Toyota USA, presented a check for $10,000 to The Resource Exchange (TRE) on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. TRE provides support and services to children and adults, who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (e.g. autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, etc.) to help build independence and focus on exeptional health and welfare to grow quality of life.

The grant will support the organization’s “Go Baby Go” program, which was launched last year. The “Go Baby Go” program provides customized ride-on, powered vehicles to young children with severe mobility challenges to allow them to explore their world to learn and grow. Each car is built by trained therapists and volunteers to meet the needs of each child.  The vehicle is an important learning, development and therapeutic tool that provides these children with the opportunity to explore the world in a more active way, and facilitates their inclusion in typical childhood experiences.

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.