When it comes to its philanthropic endeavors, management at Beaverton Toyota has an all-inclusive approach.
“We spend about $100,000 a year in community development,” owner Russ Humberston told Mega Dealer News. “We don’t have one particular organization we donate to. We have more of a shotgun approach. We sponsor every high school, grade school and little league.”
The Oregon dealership also proudly partners with a long list of charities, among them several youth organizations including Children’s Cancer Association, Easter Seals of Oregon, St. Mary’s Home for Boys, Oregon Humane Society and Providence Child Center.
The Providence Child Center specifically caters to the area’s most vulnerable children, offering the “opportunity to experience the highest quality of life and care possible in an atmosphere of acceptance and love," while the Children's Cancer Association serves more than 20,000 young children suffering from the disease.
“Everybody gets something,” Humberston added.
Given the changing face of the industry, Humberston is convinced having a personable relationship with the people of Beaverton over the last half-century has made all the difference.
“As a family-owned business, we are proud to play an active role in our community,” the company said on its website. “From community event sponsorships to worthy causes to taking stewardship of our immediate environment, we see a necessity as an organization to play a positive role in the community beyond the core functions of our business.”
Presently, the Beaverton Toyota staff of 245 sells roughly 6,000 new and used vehicles per year, priding themselves on a promise of being “committed to a long-term partnership with our guests and community.”
Over the last five decades, the dealership has serviced over 1 million Toyotas. Customers visiting the dealership can take advantage of such amenities as a full café; kids play area filled with movies, toys and coloring books; a putt-putt golf range; and a pet station offering a full range of activities.