Superior Toyota donates to local grant program

Few contribute to the vitality of a community more than locally owned businesses. From sustaining the local economy, to creating jobs for local residents and supporting the community’s overall wellbeing, our locally owned businesses genuinely value and appreciate their customers, neighbors, and friends.

Superior Toyota and the Hathaway Family are prime examples of such generosity, championing our region’s nonprofit organizations and charitable endeavors. “We are so grateful to work with businesses like Superior Toyota-Hyundai,” said Heather Allender, president and CEO of the Marietta Community Foundation (MCF). “Their generosity continues to bring our community closer together by connecting individuals, nonprofits and local businesses.”

For the past four years, Superior Toyota located on Seventh Street in Parkersburg, has served as the lead sponsor for MCF’s annual “Grant Your Grant” challenge. The challenge, held each November during National Community Foundation week, offers nonprofit organizations in Washington County the opportunity to win grant awards to meet the needs of the community.

The challenge provides an opportunity for community members to learn more about our nonprofit community in the Mid-Ohio Valley and to obtain a better understanding of all that they do.

Each of the participating organizations found that the “Grant Your Grant” Challenge was a fun and innovative way to engage the community and raise awareness about the many active and deserving nonprofits within the area.

“Our local Foundation is such a cornerstone of nonprofit support in Marietta,” said Cristie Thomas, Executive Director of Marietta Main Street. “We are thankful to the Foundation and donors like Superior Toyota for the opportunity to share our mission with our community and increase support for our work.”

This year’s challenge winners included the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, EVE, Inc., the Marietta Band Boosters and Marietta Main Street, with winners receiving grants totaling $6,000, $5,500, $5,000, and $4,000, respectively.

“The grant we received will be used to help survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault when all other resources have been exhausted, to help them become or stay independent,” said Janet Wells, Executive Director of Eve, Inc. “The contest using social media was really a lot of fun and gave our agency publicity within and outside of our community.”

Just this past week, Superior Toyota announced their support for the “Grant Your Grant” challenge again for 2018’s National Community Foundation Week.

“I’m eager to see what their continued generosity is able to accomplish throughout our community,” said Allender. “We are blessed to be able to partner with community members who truly care.”