SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Toyota of Sylacauga and the Sylacauga City Schools (SCS) Foundation have helped the students of Sylacauga throughout 2021, and now at Christmas time the dealership has presented the foundation with a generous donation.
Toyota of Sylacauga, the Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Month for November, entered a partnership with the SCS Foundation at the beginning of the year. Toyota pledged to donate $30 for every vehicle purchased from the lot. Through October, the year’s total had reached $12,430.
On Tuesday, Dec. 14, the SCS Foundation received confirmation that Toyota of Sylacauga would present them with a $5,000 Dealer Match.
For an example of how this partnership benefits the schools, the most recent donations went towards improving equipment and materials in the biology and physical science classes.
For biology the instructors asked for sheep brains to be used for dissection purposes, and in regards to the physical science courses the teaches requested hands-on kits that would cover topics such as “light and optics, electricity, magnetism, density, heat and temperature, sound, electromagnetism, force and motion, gravity, pendulums, waves, and momentum.”
Furthermore, starting in the new year after the holiday break, science teachers will work with the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) on professional development dealing with the new resources.