The H-Team at Heritage Toyota loves to support the greater Burlington community through helping local causes and charities. Over the past 25 years, Heritage Toyota has helped a wide range of causes from animal welfare through our annual More Love Pet Adoption Event, to helping the youth of Burlington through our support of the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington. Take a look below at our most recent community involvement projects and if you want to contact the H-Team about donations or how we can support your cause, head here.
More Love Pet Event
For the past three years we have partnered with the good folks working to find homes for all the homeless pets in our community. As always, our goal with this annual event is to help create awareness for the pet rescues and animal shelters of Chittenden County and beyond.
This year, we were honored to work with several local agencies: Passion for Paws, All Breed Rescue, North Country Animal League, and Franklin County Animal Rescue. On February 10th - the Sunday before Valentine’s Day - each agency brought their dogs who were available for adoption to our More Love Pet Event. Our Toyota Service Lane is the perfect venue for lots of furry companions to frolic, and for the greater community to stop on by, and meet some of these great dogs for adoption.
Vermont State Parks
Now through September 2, 2019 when you purchase a vehicle with us you'll receive a pass that's good for 10 visits to any of Vermont's 57 State Parks! So bring your friends along for an amazing day or use the pass for yourself. Whether you choose to explore on the water or in the woods, we want to help you get out in the great Green Mountain State. Great for a day with your family or a weekend with your friends it's up to you!
No matter how you choose to visit, you'll enjoy your day. From hiking, biking and kayaking to swimming and more - the adventure awaits in Vermont State Parks!
Outright VT Fire Truck Pull
Members of the H‐Team—employees of Heritage Automotive Group—were in attendance to "pull together" for LGBTQ youths in Vermont. Outright Vermont was founded in 1989 and have provided support, advocacy, and celebration of young queer people in Vermont for over 20 years. Outright Vermont's goal with the Fire Truck Pull was to raise $60,000 - they ended up smashing the goal and raised a whopping $73,360!
H-Team Food Drive
It started in 2015 with Heritage Toyota stepping up and donating 16 turkeys to the Queen City Saints so they could reach their goal of 200 turkeys donated to local food shelves and it has only grown from there. Each year, the H-Team at Heritage Toyota collects non-perishable goods with the goal of filling the back of a pickup truck. We then take the weight of all of those canned goods and match the weight in donation on pounds of turkey to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. Due to the commitment from our employees and customers, our donation has grown from the 16 turkeys donated in 2015 to 72 turkeys donated by the H-Team by 2016. More recently in 2017, the H-Team collected 1,000 lbs of non-perishables and matched it with a 1,000 lbs turkey donation, bringing our total donation to local food shelves to over 4,000 lbs in a few short years.
Vermont Lake Monsters and the H-Team
What does it mean to be a part of the H-Team?
On Sunday, August 11th 2019, Heritage Automotive Group hosted 'Heritage Night' at the Vermont Lake Monsters. Members of the H‐Team attended the game at Centennial Field and handed out Lake Monsters hats to 750 people. The H-Team also hosts 'Kids Eat Free' nights throughout the season and is proud to support the longstanding tradition of minor league baseball in Burlington. It's a great way for families to relax and connect and enjoy a beautiful summer evening.
At each Thursday home game at Centennial Field, the first 400 kids through the gate receive a voucher for a free hot dog, free bag of chips, and a free soda! Gather up the kids and head to watch the Lake Monsters at one of the 5 Thursday home games in Summer 2019!
Thursday 2019 Home Games:
June 20th / June 27th / August 15th /
August 22nd / August 29th
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On Sunday, July 29th 2018, Heritage Automotive Group hosted a Heritage Night at the Vermont Lake Monsters. Members of the H‐Team—employees of Heritage Automotive Group—attended the game at Centennial Field and handed out 25th anniversary edition hats to 750 people, celebrating the 25 years the Vermont Lake Monsters have been a part of our community.
Boys & Girls Club of Burlington
What does it mean to build a strong community? The H-Team knows it starts with healthy opportunities for kids. That’s why we are so proud to partner with The Boys and Girls Club of Burlington. Since 2008, we’ve supported the club and its educational initiatives for the kids at the Boys and Girls Club.
75th Anniversary for the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington
The H-Team at Heritage Toyota is proud to support the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington through the filming and production of this video created for their annual luncheon.
Boys & Girls Club Car Wash 2018
On Friday, May 18th 2018, Heritage Automotive Group hosted a fundraising car wash to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington. Members of the H‐Team worked side‐by‐side with the kids and staff of the Club to raise funds for the many programs that the Club offers.
Encouraging a Safe Community
In 2017, Heritage Toyota was asked to film a safety fair at Mt. Abe High School and the filming sparked a true interest in safety from the H-Team. We have moved forward with this idea and now offer a safety grant to local schools wishing to hold their own safety fair, as well as develop a line of commercials focusing on the safety features unique to Toyota.
Mt. Abe Safety Fair
In May of 2017, Mount Abraham Union High School invited Heritage Toyota to be a part of their full-day safety fair. In meeting parents, school administrators, first responder personnel, and state safety experts, we began to realize we could help foster a conversation about safety in our communities.
$250 Safety Grant
For the 2017-2018 school year, Heritage Toyota offered a $250 safety grant for hosting a safety fair at any Vermont school and it could be used however the host school chooses to execute their safety fair. The school could use the grant to pay for speaker fees, cover lunch costs, create volunteer t-shirts, or any other use - as long as the grant went toward hosting a safety fair and educating Vermont students.
Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist is just one part of the Toyota Safety Sense program, which comes standard on all trim levels—even base models—of any 2018 Toyota Camry. We believe you shouldn't have to pay more for safety features; everyone in your family should have the same access to the newest safety technology available, regardless of what your monthly car budget might allow