Toyota Motor North America understands the importance of creating a highly-educated future, which is why it has donated $1 million to the Society of Automotive Engineers’ science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) initiatives, particularly its LearnTwice program.
“SAE International is honored and humbled by Toyota’s generosity and its confidence in our STEM programs,” said David L. Schutt, PhD, SAE International chief executive officer, in a statement. “As a leader and long-time partner in the STEM community, Toyota’s gift to the SAE International Foundation will allow us to further invest in our entire K-16 STEM portfolio that supports the next generation of engineers through their educational journey.”
Through SAE’s LearnTwice program, college students work with younger children in grades K-12 to teach and demonstrate STEM concepts. This program is based on the idea that when you help teach someone else something, you reinforce that knowledge in yourself, which is like learning something twice.
Here at Capital Toyota, we are proud to be part of a company that wants to invest in the future of our country by helping to educate the next generation, which we feel is one of the best investments anyone can make.
Mother’s Day comes early this year. It’s right around the corner on Sunday, May 8th. When you think about it, moms probably spend as much, if not more time in their cars than the rest of us. Just imagine how many hours a week she spends playing chauffeur. So, whether you’re shopping for your own mom, your wife, or another mother in your life, here are some Mother’s Day car gifts to make her time in the car more enjoyable.
- Detailing. Any mom, especially those with young kids, would LOVE the gift of a car detailing. The stashes of old goldfish crackers, sticky lollipops, and more won’t clean themselves and Mom definitely doesn’t have time to clean it. Whether you choose to clean it up personally or pay a professional, Mom will thank you.
- Music. Many of us like to listen to our favorite tunes while we drive. Give her the chance to do the same. You can give her the gift of a satellite radio subscription, or create a playlist with a range of music that will keep the whole family happy—and a happy family equals a happy mom.
- Comfort. Give the mom in your life the gift of a more comfortable drive. Things like seat warming cushions, lumbar support cushions, or a neck cushion and lap blanket for when she isn’t driving.
- Love. Telling your mom or wife that you love her will always warm her heart, but surprise words of appreciation and affection have an extra nice touch. Hide sticky notes with words of love throughout her car for her to find and it might just have the magical touch of turning a bad day into a great one.
Are you planning any Mother’s Day car gifts this year?