Southeast Toyota Finance Volunteers Prepare Thanksgiving Meals for Ransom Café

By: World Omni Financial Corp.
SETF associates helps Ransom Cafe's prepare Thanksgiving meals for the community
SETF associates helps Ransom Cafe's prepare Thanksgiving meals for the community
MOBILE, Ala. - Dec. 20, 2013 - PRLog -- Southeast Toyota Finance associates recently volunteered at Ransom Café’s Thanksgiving Day Community Meals event at Christ United Methodist Church, preparing food and performing light cleaning. Ransom Café is a nonprofit dedicated to meeting the needs of those who face hunger, educating individuals on food preparation and service, helping with job readiness skills, and providing other resource assistance.

“Giving back to our community is an integral part of who we are as a company,” said Michael Hollis, Vice President of Service Center Operations for Southeast Toyota Finance. “Our associates are committed to helping those in need, especially during the holiday season.”

Since forming a relationship with Ransom Café in 2011, Southeast Toyota Finance and its associates have contributed $5,000 and volunteered nearly 170 hours. Associates continued supporting the organization’s mission through the holidays by donating their time at the Candy Cane Christmas breakfast on December 14.

In the company’s second year participating at the annual event, Southeast Toyota Finance associates made 105 pounds of cornbread dressing, 25 pounds of cranberry sauce and sorted 75 pounds of sugar that was distributed among six of Ransom Café’s serving sites in the area. Volunteers also arranged and decorated tables for guests of the Thanksgiving dinner at the church.

Ransom Café is a division of Ransom Ministries, Inc. that combats physical and spiritual hunger by using quality fresh ingredients in a variety of foods served daily. With multiple locations throughout Mobile and Baldwin counties, the nonprofit also offers cooking classes for all ages, organizes home improvement projects and has mentoring programs for those seeking a career in the hospitality industry.

Download photos of Southeast Toyota Finance volunteers at Ransom Café’s 2013 Thanksgiving Day Community Meal event.

Southeast Toyota Finance
Southeast Toyota Finance is an operating division of World Omni Financial Corp., which was established in 1981 as the first import automotive captive finance company in the United States. The company offers financing to Toyota dealers and consumers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Southeast Toyota Finance is the leading provider of retail and lease financing for new Toyota purchases within its operating footprint, consistently ranking at the top of its class in market share and dealer satisfaction. The company owes its success to its innovative finance programs (including retail and lease programs), loyalty programs, college graduate and military rebate programs, and its commitment to strong dealer relationships and customer service. The company's portfolio of dealer loans includes inventory financing, as well as working capital, real estate and construction loans. World Omni is a subsidiary of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a diversified automotive corporation ranked No. 27 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Largest Private Companies.” JM Family is also ranked No. 32 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, its 15th consecutive year on the list.

Christie Caliendo

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