Toyota of Santa Fe Charity Work in New Mexico

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 , United Way and more.   This is also the reason behind our “Buddy Plans

We're Your Buddies in the Business

Spooktacular Events

Cars for Kids

Carlos Medina Childrens Miracle C-Hr
Toyota of Santa Fe is proud to support the Cars for Kids Event!  Please join us Saturday October 20 from 10am -3pm to raise money for  Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals.   Enjoy entertainment by comedian Carlos Medina.  Trunk or Treating for Kids.   Kids activities including a Pumpkin Patch.  Classic Car Show.  Food Trucks.  Plus Toyota of Santa Fe will be there giving away free gifts and helping you to register to win valuable prizes.  Toyota will also have on display its newest model,   Toyota® C-HR.  With this new model, Next-Level Tech Comes Standard. Hidden rear door handles. Dynamic handling. Sport-tuned suspension. Sporty roof spoiler. Standard active safety. Distinctive styling. Modern interior. Available heated seats. 7-in touch screen display. 60/40 split rear seats.

For more information on the Cars for Kids event please call State Employees Credit Union at 800-983-7328.  Or visit their information page.

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Be A Buddy TO Girls Inc

Help us to raise money for Girls Inc.

The original buddy invites you to help him in a great causeThe event happens Saturday August 4th.   Visit our facebook page

The reason for this email is to ask for a huge favor. You may or may not know about my involvement with an amazing organization called Girls Inc. of Santa Fe. Their mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. They accomplish this through researched, age-specific, hands-on projects that include, but are not limited to Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Self-protection, Health, Media and Financial Literacy. I won’t horrify you with the statistics that girls in Santa Fe face, but I urge you to visit their website at girlsincofsantafe.org.

One of the many great things about Girls Inc. is that they refuse to turn any girl away due to lack of finances. 98% of the girls in the program are on some form of financial aid and 82% of funds raised goes to programming. Last year, they served 650 girls with impact and the goal is to reach 1500 girls by 2021. Every girl reached has a positive ripple effect on her community.

I am demonstrating the strong, smart, and bold mission by rappelling off the roof of La Fonda Hotel (a building over 5 stories tall) on August 4th. This is where the huge favor applies. Please consider sponsoring me by donating $25, $40, or $61 ($1/foot of descent), or literally any amount your heart and wallet are comfortable donating.

Please donate today by visiting https://register.girlsincofsantafe.org/buddy-espinosa/

If you prefer to write a check, please indicate “Buddy Espinosa” on the memo line and mail it to:
Girls Inc of Santa Fe
C/O Event Mgr.
202 E. Marcy St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Your help will help me help her!

Your generosity is hugely appreciated and also tax deductible..

From Buddy Espinosa, General Manager, Toyota of Santa Fe

Girls Inc Event August 4

Join us at the Conquer Heights Empower Girls Event on August 4th to watch Buddy rappel La Fonda.

Buddy is no stranger to rappelling.  Here he is a few years back as he rappels. up a cliff.



About the Event

A few other sources about this upcoming event.

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Toyota of Santa Fe at 2018 Business Expo

Toyota of Santa Fe was at the Santa Fe Business Expo and Job Fair.   On display is the all new 2018 Prius Prime.   Product specialist Richard Herrera was on hand to answer your questions about the Prime and other Prius models. 

Richard was able to answer questions and advise visitors about their next truck, car or suv.   He has a video about the new Tacoma, Camry and other new models.   While there, visitors registered to win the Santa Claran Prize that includes a night in the Santa Claran Hotel,  dinner for two at the grill and a session at the Black Mesa Golf Course.  Also register to win tickets to see Keith Urban and more.


New 2018 Prius Prime on display at the Santa Fe Business Expo April  5 at the Santa Fe Convention Center.

Product Specialist brought all the tools to show you what you need to know about New Toyotas.   On display is the the New Prius Prime.   

Everyone wants to know about the new Prius Prime.


RoadsClick the button to learn about Previous Events.

Buckman MX Ride Day Fund Raiser. $20 per rider. March 17 2018
Buckman MXHey Motorcross, 4 wheeling and dirt track fans, we all know we love having a place to ride here in beautiful Santa Fe. Join Free Ride Nation and Toyota of Santa Fe’s Buddy for the Buckman Motorcross BBQ Saturday March 17 from 11am to 3pm. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Friends, Family and of course motorcross! Everyone welcome!  Help us continue to make this track an awesome place for all of us to ride. at the Buckman Motorcross track right off 599. We can’t wait to see you thereIts rare to find a city owned no fee place to ride. And that’s all due to supporters like you. The Buckman MX Dirt bike track goes back to 1968. Since then, its been rebuilt by the city and maintained by volunteers. We need your help. Whether you are a spectator or participant, your donation will help with track maintenance and upkeep of the grounds.  For more information, please contact  danielcorizrides@hotmail.com  or call 505-827-5673.

– Buckman MX Ride Day  Fundraiser
– Free Refreshments
– Music!
– Register to win Prizes
– Music!
-Saturday, March 17
– 11am-3pm
– Chili Line Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87507
– Directions from Santa Fe:
1) Take US 84-285 north to exit 599 2) Merge onto SR-599, continue about 2 miles 3) Turn right (north) onto La Tierra ATV/MX Park driveway,
$20 per Rider Donation
– Watered Track all day
– All Proceeds go towards Track Maintenance, Fuel, Insurance Costs for 2018

More from NMOHVA.

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Buddy #69 takes a jump.



Santi #20 keeps up with Dad.


After the Ride

Relaxing after the Ride.


Recycle Event

Did you miss the Recycle Event?  We were able to raise over $3000 for  Non-Profits in the Santa Fe area last year.  Stay Tuned for More Events This year.


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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 Food Drive July 19-22 at Parking Lots of Santa Fe Place Mall


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

See the new Tundras  on display. Register to win valuable prizes. Free Refreshments!


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
  • Food
      • Canned Fruits & Vegetables
      • Soups, Canned & Dried
      • Peanut Butter
      • Canned Tuna, Salmon & Meats
      • Canned or Bottled Juices
      • Cereal
      • Oatmeal
      • 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
      • Deodorant
      • Shampoo
      • Conditioner
      • 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.

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Traveling with Pets and Pets CapadesThank 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.


KOB Surprises Briana at Toyota of Santa FeIt 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.
NM Attorney GeneralShe was greeted at the door by
Attorney General Hector Balderas,
Briana's Family that helped make it happen

her family,
Joe Dees with Sandia Area Credit Union and Toyota of Santa Fe Comptroller Sandiand Joe Dees of Sandia Credit Union.
A special gift box from Toyota of Santa Fe's Accounting DepartmentA special gift
in the box are Briana's KeysThat included the keys to new beginning.
Briana reacts to her new carclass="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-4894" />AND now to see her new car.
Briana enters her carand to know its all hers.
Just a Few Signaturesjust a few signatures.
Briana with Buddy and Her New CarA nicer Newer Vehicle
Maria, Briana, Buddyplus some new friends.
More of Brianas New Car with Buddythis is what we call having a buddy in the business.

Buddy Gets Ready

 Thursday, May 18th at 1:30pm we had a very special event at Toyota of Santa Fe.  In this event we showed you  what being a Buddy means to us.


The 12th Annual SweetHeart Auction  was Saturday, Feb 11, 2017. It is never too late to donate or volunteer.
Proxy Bidding is allowed on the Auction Items.

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.

Buddy & Bob from Cancer Foundation at Toyota of Santa Fe
Cancer Foundation Sweetheart Auction Crowds
Cancer Foundation Sweetheart Auction Food

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

Who Benefits

Pictured: Buddy with Super Girl and Flash



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.