Vehicle donation helps youth homelessness

Helping young people at risk of homelessness just got a whole lot easier for YellowBridge QLD’s youth services team.

The small team who provide 24-7 residential care to young people experiencing homelessness has received a new Toyota Yaris Cross from Toowoomba Toyota.

Toowoomba Toyota provided the hybrid vehicle after re-signing as the Exclusive Vehicle Sponsor for YellowBridge QLD.

The partnership between the two Toowoomba businesses began in 2016 and also provides YellowBridge with a sedan and 8-seater van that it uses for its disability support program.

“We are extremely grateful to Toowoomba Toyota for their ongoing support as our exclusive vehicle sponsor,” YellowBridge QLD chief executive officer Adrian Bonica said.

“Our youth services team is overjoyed to receive the new Yaris Cross – they are so excited,” Mr Bonica said.

“It will be a huge help in moving young people into accommodation and driving them to appointments and work,” he said.

“Our youth services team does an amazing job helping vulnerable young people and this new car will be put to very good use.”

Dealer Principal Brett Motton said Toowoomba Toyota was pleased to re-sign its partnership with YellowBridge and provide an additional vehicle to support its important youth work.

“We take our business and social responsibilities very seriously and supporting the local community through partnerships like this one is important to us,” Mr Motton said.

“We are really grateful for organisations like YellowBridge that support people in our community who need help,” he said.

“Knowing this vehicle will be helping dedicated and passionate youth workers to support vulnerable young people makes us feel proud that we could do something to help.”

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