Giving Back To You
2021 Feeding The Valley’s Mobile Pantry Program
On March 20, 2021, Chuck Easters, the General Manager at Rivertown Toyota, spent the morning volunteering for Feeding the Valley’s Mobile Pantry Program, packing boxes of food and loading them into trunks for Columbus residents facing food insecurity.
2021 MercyMed 5K – Continuing To Be A Platinum Sponsor
In February 2021, Rivertown Toyota donated $2,500 to the MercyMed clinic and applied for the Toyota matching grant for another $2,500, contributing $5,000 as a Platinum sponsor of the MercyMed 5K. 10 Rivertown Toyota employees and their spouses showed up to participate in the event and support the cause!
2021 WRBL In Support of Cause For PAWS
In January 2021, Rivertown Toyota participated for the second consecutive year in the annual Cause for PAWS event. The purpose was to raise awareness of animal adoptions and to collect food and supplies for the shelter. Rivertown Toyota employees donated over 600 pounds of dog food for the PAWS Humane Society.
2020 Alzheimer’s Association Dancing Stars Of Columbus Check Presentation
Mirroring the popular TV dance competition, this fundraising event features local leaders and businesses paired with local celebrities to see who has the best moves. Rivertown Toyota was a “Purple” sponsor and contributed $2,500 for the dance floor to help do our part to raise money for the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
2020 Back To School Supply Drive
Rivertown Toyota joined forces with the community to help stock local students with all their school supplies for the school year. We served as a drop off location for this important drive.
2020 Cause For PAWS
Rivertown Toyota is all about supporting our community. That includes our furry friends, too! Cause For PAWS is a charity dedicated to helping our four-legged friends by providing supplies like dog/cat food, toys and other supplies to PAWS Humane (Columbus’ primary animal rescue, adoption and veterinary service provider).
2020 Empty Bowl
In Georgia, one in five children are considered food insecure. Empty Bowl creates hand-painted and hand-crafted bowls to take home as an effort to raise awareness. Rivertown Toyota showed up to volunteer their time for the event and fill bowls with soup for those in need.
2020 MercyMed 5K
Rivertown Toyota is an active participate in this 5K race benefiting MercyMed of Columbus. We were one of the Platinum Sponsors, and utilizing the Toyota Match Program, we were able to donate $5,000.
2020 Safe House Ministries Men’s Clothing Drive
Rivertown Toyota helped drive donations of men’s clothing to benefit Safe House Ministries, Inc., a short-term shelter for victims of domestic abuse and homelessness for the local community.
2020 Stamp Out Hunger Event
Local food bank, Feeding The Valley, was presented a check by Rivertown Toyota to aid in their efforts in stamping out hunger in the Columbus community.
2019 Bags For Fosters
Rivertown Toyota accepted donations of backpacks and suitcases as well as basic hygiene products from the community to benefit Bags For Fosters. Their mission is to provide foster children with their own bag full of supplies.
2019 Big Brothers Big Sisters
Everyone needs a mentor. Big Brothers, Big Sisters takes this to heart by helping promote mental health and well-being among children across the country. Rivertown Toyota’s General Manager, Charles Easters, volunteered for this event as a member of his Rotary Club.
2019 Big Gobble Thanksgiving Day Volunteering At Feeding The Valley
Rivertown Toyota manned the line this Thanksgiving! Volunteers aided in distributing food for the less fortunate at Feeding The Valley, a local food bank.
2019 Christmas Angel
Be an angel to a child in need. That was the impetus behind the Christmas Angel program and Rivertown Toyota jumped right in by collecting donations from the community. These were gathered up and distributed to at-risk children throughout the Columbus area.
2019 Feeding The Valley Food Drive
The community went above and beyond this year! The food drive benefiting Feeding The Valley was a huge success and overflowed the truck bed Rivertown Toyota was using as a donation drop off point.
2019 Help The Hooch
Rivertown Toyota jumped in with the community to help clean up the Chattahoochee River. Volunteers from all over got nets, bags and more to Help the Hooch.
2019 Literacy Alliance Book Drive
Creating the desire to learn is important for children of all ages. Rivertown Toyota helped do its part to facilitate that by putting on a book drive for Literacy Alliance, a local non-profit focused on improving literacy in Columbus.
2019 Mobility Worldwide
Rivertown Toyota took to the green for the community! We hit the links with others in a charity golf tournament to help raise funds for Mobility Worldwide of East Alabama and West Georgia. This organization builds and gives away mobility carts free of charge to individuals with reduced mobility or the inability to walk.
2019 No Shave November
You might have noticed a change in some of the staff at Rivertown Toyota. That scruff served a purpose though – to help grow awareness of and funding for cancer prevention and education. Not only did this help raise awareness, but also, a donation was made to the John B. Amos Cancer Center in Columbus for every day our GM didn’t shave!
2019 Open Door Community House Toy Drive
The holidays are here again and Rivertown Toyota is once again looking to help the less fortunate. We’re running a Holiday Toy Drive benefiting the Village Toy Store. Their store is for less fortunate families and provides them heavily discounted toys so families can make choices instead of taking what is given to them, helping to restore their dignity.
2019 Relay For Life Of Muscogee County GA
We’re celebrating life and raising awareness at Rivertown Toyota by partnering with Relay For Life to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
2019 Rose Hill Feeding The Homeless
The community is coming together once again to give back to the less fortunate and Rivertown Toyota is proud to be a part of it. We helped volunteer at Columbus’ Rose Hill United Methodist Church to feed the homeless.
You only get two feet so having shoes is very important. Soles4Souls is a nonprofit designed to turn unwanted or gently used shoes and put them to good use for the less fortunate. Rivertown Toyota was proud to help donate our gently used shoes to this worth cause.
2019 Stuff The Bus
School is coming back so Rivertown Toyota decided to do its part to make it easier this year. Stuff The Bus is a school supply drive benefiting local schools by providing backpacks full of school supplies donated by the community.
2019 Teachers Supply Drive
Students aren’t the only ones who need supplies. Rivertown Toyota accepted donations for our Teachers Supply Drive to take some of the burden off teachers by providing them common classroom items.