Two of the biggest companies in Bartholomew County will collaborate to donate $20,000 today to make the holiday brighter for local residents.
Representatives from Cummins and Toyota Material Handling will be presenting $5,000 checks to each of four agencies to help cover the costs of their holiday assistance programs.
Tom Linebarger, CEO and president of Cummins, Inc., and Brett Wood, president, and CEO of Toyota Material Handling North America, will speak about their partnership and philanthropy in Bartholomew County.
The leader of each of the four agencies will speak on how the gift will impact people in the Columbus area. Every agency is a certified United Way partner agency.
The agencies include:
- Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center for their Angels of Love Christmas Assistance Program.
- Sans Souci
- Su Casa
- Thrive Alliance
Toyota and Cummins’ giving at this event is in addition to their strong support for United Way’s campaign, said Mark Stewart, president of United Way of Bartholomew County.
“Cummins and Toyota are some of our community’s biggest supporters,” Stewart said. “We couldn’t do what we do without their advocacy.”