SYLACAUGA, Ala. – It was a ‘pay day’ of sorts for the Sylacauga City Schools Foundation on Monday as Toyota of Sylacauga presented the organization with more than $6,300 to help further educational efforts in the system.
The Foundation and Toyota of Sylacauga has had a partnership since new ownership took over in December. Since that time, the $6,340 has been contributed, $30 for every new car purchased; a $5 increase per vehicle from prior ownership. Due to changes in managemnent, Monday’s check presentation was all about a photo opportunity.
“The biggest thing it does is it helps the schools…it helps giving back,” said Brian Mayfield, General Sales Manager. “It allows advertising for us and it allows us to get into the community and help in a grassroots format.”
“It’s wonderful and we are so appreciative of Chris Cain and his staff here at Toyota of Sylacauga and their partnership,” said Carol Sprayberry, Executive Director of the Sylacauga City Schools Foundation. “It goes directly into the classroom. We are branching out our offering to all curricula areas. Debbie Barnett and Jennifer Rosato are helping communicate with the teachers of whatever needs they have. Then we subsidize the classroom with equipment, [and] supplies.
Sprayberry said since Aug. 2018, the money raised from the dealership has gone toward the math department.
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About the Sylacauga City Schools Foundation:
The Sylacauga City Schools Foundation was created in 1988 by Dr. Joseph B. Morton and was one of the first educational foundations of its type in Alabama and the nation. The foundation’s role is to support Sylacauga City Schools in the system’s quest for excellence and is dedicated to enhancing the educational needs of students. The Foundation holds several events each year to support teachers and students including purchase a new car from Toyota of Sylacauga, donate for memorials and honorariums, purchase a paver/marble through the Aggie Walk Brick Campaign, be a corporate sponsor for our annual 5K/10K Run, and support a pending or new Chair.