Cummins and Toyota donate $20k to help local charities

Cummins and Toyota Material Handling are teaming up to help local not for profit groups.

According to the United Way of Bartholomew County, the two companies presented $5,000 checks to four local charities this week.

The affected agencies are Just Friends. Community Center of Hope, Advocates for Children and Columbus Firemen’s Cheer Fund.

Just Friends plans to use the funds to help at their Christmas Bazaar and on initiatives that support caregivers. The Community Center of Hope will use the gift to help address increased need in their food pantry. Advocates for Children is using the funds to help support the CASA program. And the Cheer Fund will use the money to buy gifts for children whose families need holiday assistance.

Mark Stewart, President of the United Way of Bartholomew County said Toyota and Cummins’ donation is in addition to their strong support for United Way’s campaign, agencies, and community. Stewart said. “We couldn’t do what we do without the generosity, advocacy, and care they have for people in our community.”