Toyota to partner with Seymour group to help community

Toyota Material Handling is partnering with Anchor House in Seymour to provide for those in need in the community.

According to an announcement Monday from the company, Toyota Material Handling will be providing more than $100,000 to the Jackson County agency. That will come from direct contributions, donations and volunteer time to help the group.

Anchor House focuses on housing, employment resources and nutritional assistance in Jackson County. It is the only homeless assistance program serving the local community, offering two emergency shelters and the largest food pantry in the area.

Toyota will be providing $100,000 in financial support to Anchor House to be paid over the next four years. The company is planning in-kind donations to help community needs such as non-perishable food or business and interview attire. Toyota employees will be able volunteer to help Anchor House shelter maintenance and food pantry donations.

Toyota will also be helping the agency’s self-sufficiency program by providing employment skills training to residents involved in the program. The training includes interview skills, resumé writing and application completion assistance.

In 2022, Anchor House provided more than 10,500 nights of shelter to citizens in need and served over 14,000 people through its food pantry.