Toyota of Rockwall Partners with RISD and Local High Schools to Set Record for Pack the Pantry Food Drive

Toyota of Rockwall is over joyed with the efforts by these young men and women to lend support to Rockwall Helping Hands. With the help of the community, RISD, and both local high schools, more than 38,000 lbs of donations were collected for Rockwall County Helping Hands in an effort to help families in need! 

Both schools absolutely showed up strong like winners and should be commended! 


Toyota of Rockwall Receives Lakeside Living Magazine's Reader's Choice Award

Toyota of Rockwall has received the Lakeside Living Magazine's Reader's Choice Award every year that Automobile Dealerships has been a category! Also,the Rockwall Chamber of Commerce named Toyota of Rockwall with the 2015 Best Practices in Community Involvement Award. The Rockwall area community appreciates our commitment the community - supporting the efforts of area school districts and many other local non-profit organizations and churches.

Just a few highlights are:

Rockwall Independent School District

  • Teacher of the Year- Toyota of Rockwall provides the six teachers named Teachers of the Year for Rockwall ISD, Royse City ISD,and Forney ISD with a wrapped Toyota to drive for six months. The teachers also receive free gasoline, maintenance, and car washes while they drive their vehicles. 

  • Toyota Matching Grant - In 2013, Toyota of Rockwall gave $5,000 in grants to provide classroom supplies and allow teachers to attend seminars,workshops, and conferences.

  • School Mentor Programs -Toyota of Rockwall employees are encouraged to join the mentorship programs of the local school district.

  • Field Trips - Toyota of Rockwall hosts school field trips so students can experience how a "green" organization runs, works to reduce waste,and uses recycled materials. The dealership is proud to be the first LEED GOLD Certified Automobile Dealership in the world as awarded by the US Green Building Council.

Toyota of Rockwall/Toyota Corporation Matching Grant Program
In 2015, Toyota of Rockwall reached our goal of $100,000 in community giving through a partnership with Toyota Motor Sales. Each year, this partnership provides $5,000 each to four local organizations.The 2015 recipients were:

  • Rockwall ISD- $5,000 was awarded to schools for Innovative Teaching Grants. Teachers who complete the application process were eligible to be among those selected to receive funds for classroom instruction.

  • Lone Star CASA- (Court Appointed Special Advocates) -This organization identifies and trains special advocates for children in Rockwall and Kaufman County court cases. CASA volunteers commit to serving a child until the case is closed and the child is in a safe, permanent home.

  • One Man's Treasure-This faith based ministry provides clothing to men being released from prison, clothing that can give them a head start on the long road to self-sufficiency. The goal is to increase the chance for a changed life for each client and to help reduce recidivism (return to prison) and create safer communities.

  • Rockwall County Meals on Wheels -The mission is to keep the elderly and disabled citizens of Rockwall County living in their homes as long as safely possible through supportive services,nutritious meals and daily human contact.

Toyota of Rockwall employees volunteer to transport Seniors to their doctor appointments when transportation is not available. Our employees that volunteer have developed special friendships with these men and women.

The dealership is proud to be the first LEED GOLD Certified Automobile Dealership in the world as awarded by the US Green Building Council. Because of that, we welcome visits from schools and organizations to tour our facility and learn more about preserving the environment. The youth experience how a "green" organization runs, works to reduce waste, and uses recycled materials.

Toyota of Rockwall initiated a request to all Facebook friends to nominate a family who might be in need of a Thanksgiving Dinner. Two families were identified and we provided a home-cooked meal to their doors.

Toyota of Rockwall had a friendly Facebook competition between the three school districts we support with our Teacher of the Year program. We asked fans of each District to share good news about the great things that were happening in their schools. Royse City ISD Education Foundation, Inc. won $5,000 for gaining the most shares on Facebook.

Please visit the links below to learn more about other deserving organizations and projects supported by Toyota of Rockwall:

AmandaRochell Elementary SchoolRockwall County HelpingHands
Boys and Girls Club of Northeast TexasBrookdale Summer Ridge Assisted Living
Christian Care MesquiteRockwall RHHS Heath Hawk Booster Club
Pack the PantryGod Loves Kids
Heritage Christian AcademyJER Chilton YMCA of Rockwall
Patriot PawsRockwall Art League
Rockwall County Helping HandsRockwall County Library
Rockwall Friendship Baptist ChurchRockwall Rotary Hot Rocks Bike Ride
Royse City I SD Education Foundation, Inc.Soroptimist International of Rockwall
The Genesis CenterThis is Your Season Ministries
Women in Need, Inc.Rotary International Paul Harris Society
Boys and Girls Club of Northeast TXThe City of Rockwall, Texas
Heritage Christian AcademyRockwall Inferno Basketball
Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall CountyRockwall ISD Robotics Teams
One by One MinistriesOne Man's Treasure Clothes Closet

Toyota of Rockwall is a proud member of the Rockwall Chamber of Commerce, Royse City Chamber of Commerce, and Rowlett Chamber of Commerce.

A serving heart runs throughout the Toyota of Rockwall family.

"I absolutely believe in the power of tithing and giving back. My own experience about all the blessings I've had in my life is that the more I give away, the more that comes back. That is the way life works, and that is the way energy works." 

-Kenneth H. Blanchard

Rockwall ISD
Secondary Teacher of the Year
Justin Newberry
Elementary Teacher of the Year
Brenda Sandoval-Jones
Royse City ISD
Secondary Teacher of the Year
Jill Fay
Elementary Teacher of the Year
Hope Gaffney
Forney ISD
Secondary Teacher of the Year
Kayla Childress

Forney ISD
Elementary Teacher of the Year
Karla Maldonado