What does it mean to be a Buddy? For Toyota of Santa Fe, being a buddy means looking out for other people. That’s why we’ve participated in so many different community events over the years. Pet Safety and donations. Recycling. Food Drives. Helping the Homeless. Supporting the Cancer Foundation. Sponsoring St Vincent’s 150th Anniversary. This is also the reason behind our “Buddy Plans”
How Much can a Tundra carry? Toyota of Santa Fe plans to find out by filling it with non-perishable food and cases of bottled water donated to New Mexico’s Food Depot.
FILL A TUNDRA FUND & FOOD DRIVE
WHEN: Wednesday July 19th thru Sunday July 23rd.
With school out, many families depend on food donations to make it through the summer. To ensure no one goes hungry, Toyota of Santa Fe is encouraging its staff, customers and friends to donate non-perishable food and bottled water to the Food Depot. Donations should be dropped off starting Wednesday July 19th through Sunday, July 23rd. Toyota of Santa Fe will make a cash donation depending on the number of Tundra Truckloads we collect. 1
BE COOL DAY!
WHEN: Saturday, July 22nd
Meet your favorite on-air personalities from Outlaw Country. First to arrive will receive free gifts2 from Toyota of Santa Fe and Outlaw country. Anyone that donates a case of bottled water on Saturday July 22nd from 11am-1pm will receive a family 4 pack to Cliffs Amusement Park3. For those that cannot make it during that period, a Toyota of Santa Fe Representative will be available from 10am-3pm with family 4 packs of tickets to Cliffs from 10am-3pm.
Most Needed Items!
- Most Needed Items
- Canned Fruits & Vegetables
- Soups, Canned & Dried
- Peanut Butter
- Canned Tuna, Salmon & Meats
- Canned or Bottled Juices
- Beans, Canned & Dried
- Rice, Dried
- Pasta, Dried
- Milk, died or Evaporated
- Infant Formula
- Baby Food
- Apple Sauce
- Flour & Cornmeal
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Canned Pasta
- Raisins & Other Dried Fruits
- Pasta Sauce, Tomato Sauce
- Nuts & Seeds
- Macaroni & Cheese
Canned Fruits & Vegetables
- Personal Care Items
- Bar Soap
- Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
- Toilet Paper
- Dish Soap
- Disposable Diapers
- Rice, Dried
Personal Care & Household Products
1The back of each tundra must be filled with Food donations and/or bottled water. Toyota of
Santa Fe will donate $250 for each truckload of book collect with a maximum of up to $1000.
2While supplies last. One gift item per person.
3While supplies last. You must bring a case of bottled water to the community tent adjacent to the big white tent on Saturday, July 22nd between 10am – 3pm to receive the family four pack of Cliffs Amusement Park Tickets. One “Family Four Pack” per person.
Did you miss the Recycle Event? We were able to raise over $2000 for New Mexico Therapeutic Riding. It was so successful, we are planning to do it again in August.
Click the button to learn about Previous Events.
Thank you for all your donations to Espanola Valley Animal Shelter. AND Yes, we are still taking votes on facebook for our first Pets Capades. All you have to do is like the video. For this event, we put a Rav4 on display and shared with visitors some important traveling with pets tips. Learn more on our pets page.
|It was actually Briana's fiance that got her to come to Toyota of Santa Fe under false pretenses. But she knew something was up when she saw KOB-TV.|
|She was greeted at the door by
Attorney General Hector Balderas,
|and Joe Dees of Sandia Credit Union.|
|A special gift|
|That included the keys to new beginning.|
|class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-4894" />||AND now to see her new car.|
|and to know its all hers.|
|just a few signatures.|
|A nicer Newer Vehicle|
|plus some new friends.|
|this is what we call having a buddy in the business.|
Toyota of Santa Fe would like to honor these friends who have or are currently battling cancer:
Michael Turney, Sean McClarey, Chuck Sauliner, Connie Jurado.
Please click on the video to see a special meeting between General Manager Buddy Espinosa of Toyota of Santa Fe and CFFNM Development Director Bob Ansheles. A transcript of the video is below
BOB: I’m Bob Ansheles. I’m the development director for the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico here in Santa Fe.
BUDDY: I’m Buddy Espinosa, the general manager of Toyota of Santa Fe. And we support the cancer foundation in New Mexico.
BOB: We appreciate the support of Toyota of Santa Fe, this year and many years in the past. It makes a huge difference to count on on Buddy and his organization to support the cancer foundation sweetheart auction. By going out and soliciting sponsors for our event, we are able to cover all our expenses for the event. So all the money raised during the event goes to the Cancer Foundation.
BUDDY: The reason that Toyota of Santa Fe originally got involved is that we were touched here in our Toyota family. A member of our team, Mike Turney, died of leukemia. His wife Abby also worked here. It didn’t stop there. We next had another member of our family Chuck Sauliner, who was our maintenance man and a great friend of mine until the day he died. He is Also a former marine. And it affected his family. We even had another person, that was in the service, in the gulf war, Sean McClarey. He’s a technician that is still battling cancer to this day.
Cancer has touched everybody, no matter where you are at. I just mentioned people in my immediate family here at work. I also have other people in my family. We just want to do what we can to help. I think it’s a worthy organization. I would ask anyone to come support Cancer Foundation of New Mexico.
Bob: We can use as much support as possible. There are many different ways to help support our mission. Our mission is to help save lives by making sure that every Northern New Mexican that has a cancer diagnosis has access to treatment here in Santa Fe. Santa Fe has the only comprehensive cancer center in Northern New Mexico so it covers 10 counties. There are many patients that have to drive 60 to 400 miles round trip to come for chemotherapy or radiation treatment. We help these people with travel reimbursement, lodging if they need to stay overnight and grocery cards to make sure they get the nutrition they need during treatment. But also to make sure the family has groceries for food on the table.
Buddy: Along the line of what Bob just mentioned, life is tough enough without the disruption of cancer. When cancer comes into your life, it completely puts into perspective what’s important. And of course, that’s the family. I love that’s what you do to help to support these people.
Bob: Thank You. It doesn’t happen without good partners like Toyota of Santa Fe.
Many people can help.
They can help by donate by going to the website at www.cffnm.org. Or if they’d like to volunteer to work with the patients or they can work at one of our events that information is on our website as well.
Buddy: How can they get tickets to the sweetheart auction?
Bob: Again by going to our website at cffnm.org or Calling 505-955-7931 ext 1
Buddy: I’ve attended the event multiple years. It’s a wonderful thing. My wife and I always have a wonderful time. There’s always very interesting donations from all over the community. It’s just wonderful to see.
Bob: This year, you’ll be even more impressed. We have some terrific items. Did you see that two week safari to Zambia?
Buddy: Yes I did!
Bob: We also have a celebrity dinner with Ed Begley, Jr.
Buddy: Toyota of Santa Fe is one of the primary sponsors this year. And we are proud to be there with you.
Bob: you are one of our major sponsors as you have been for several years.
Buddy: Thanks for Everything Bob! Appreciate It!
Bob: Thank you Buddy; I appreciate what you and all your employees do for us and our patients.
United Way Days
United Way of Santa Fe County is here to help your entire family get off to a Great Start Supporting United Way of Santa Fe County has become a tradition at the Toyota dealership in Santa Fe that goes back to 2002 when it was Beaver Toyota. And in 2016, we sponsored them during a very special event at Santa Fe Place Mall.
How United Way of Santa Fe is Different
Raising a child is the most important job out there. Not to mention one of the most challenging. At United Way of Santa Fe County (UWSFC) we offer programs that are based upon research and driven by family need. Our programs are created on the premise that when families with young children find hope, support and opportunities for early learning, the benefits stretch well beyond childhood. Available to all, UWSFC’s forward-thinking, two-generation programs start before your child is born and continue through age five.
With the support of our programs you can realize your potential not only as caregiver, but also as your child’s first and best teacher. Taking on school as a confident kindergartener, your child gains ground to take on life as a motivated learner and dynamic participant. UWSFC’s programs are FREE, available to all and offered in both English and Spanish. To learn more call 505-819-5483 or go to www.uwsfc.org
Pictured: Buddy with Super Girl and Flash
OVERNIGHT TRIP FROM UNITED WAY AND TOYOTA OF SANTA FE
United Way gave away an overnight stay in the Picuris Suite of Hotel Santa Fe and $100 towards Dinner at Amaya Restaurant. TOTAL VALUE $300!!! 1
Participants registered in prson at Toyota of Santa Fe or at the Best of Santa Fe Event
How They Won
The prize was one night at Hotel Santa Fe Picuris Jr Suite and $100 towards dinner for two at Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe. $300 value. The The Hotel Santa Fe Getaway Contest began May 1, 2016 and ended August 14, 2016. They were able to register in person at Toyota of Santa Fe, May 1, 2016 – August 14, 2016 or at the Best Of Santa Fe Event July 29th at the Railyards or at Santa Fe Place Mall May 18-22, June 8-12 or August 10-14.
Creating the Event
TSF Supports United Way of Santa Fe
United Way of Santa Fe County is here to help your entire family get off to a Great Start Supporting United Way of Santa Fe County has become a tradition at the Toyota dealership in Santa Fe that goes back to 2002 when it was Beaver Toyota. And we sponsored them during a very special event at Santa Fe Place Mall May-August.