#DealershipsGivingBack: After helping raise more than $10,000 to help children forced into home learning because of the COVID-19 shutdown, Toyota South Atlanta was named Clayton County business of the year.
The dealership won the honor based on its generosity to the Clayton County School System.
The $10,000 went toward school lunches for students at their homes. The funds also helped provide Wi-Fi access points to homes did not have Wi-Fi for virtual learning.
“We wanted to make a difference during an extremely challenging time,” Toyota South Atlanta vice president and general manager Rich Mahon said in a news release.
Clayton County Public Schools Foundation Inc. said it seeks to provide financial resources to boost the educational experience of students, families, teachers, and graduates.
“We are grateful for this generous donation,” said Clayton County Public Schools superintendent, Morcease Beasley. “Funds will go toward feeding families and providing hotspots for students who cannot afford an internet connection.”
Mahon said the dealership understood that the COVID-19 shutdown would have a negative effect on students forced into at-home learning.
“We were proud to donate $10,000 to the Clayton County Public School Foundation in order to provide home lunches for students who rely on a healthy meal during the day normally provided at school as well as Wi-Fi access to ensure that kids would be able to access Wi-Fi for their virtual classes,” Mahon said.