Valley Toyota Dealers donated a second employee transport van to Phoenix Children’s – giving the Hospital the ability to shuttle staff to and from various satellite locations around metropolitan Phoenix.

To celebrate, the hospital hosted a Load-a-Toyota event outside the main patient tower to see how many doctors, nurses, and other staff members could be stuffed inside the vehicle. Patients were hand to guess how many they believe will fit inside – with the one coming closest winning a prize.

The staff was able to stuff 25 employees into the Toyota Sienna that was given to Phoenix Children’s Hospital to use as a transport van, courtesy of Valley Toyota Dealers. This van will give the hospital the means to shuttle staff to and from satellite locations across metropolitan Phoenix. None of the patients guessed the exact number of people, but two of the patients guessed 20, so they each won a prize for being closest to the exact number.

Valley Toyota Dealers have been valuable partners of Phoenix Children’s since 2004, contributing more than $700,000 in support of the Hospital’s water safety and drowning impact awareness program. In addition, the donations of both Toyota Sienna vans totaled more than $40,000 each.

“We are honored to support this Hospital that touches so many lives, including those of our own employees,” said John O’Malley, Board President of the Valley Toyota Dealers. “The importance of what they do not just inside the hospital walls, but outside of them too – reaching out to the community with programs like Water Watchers – is critical and something we’re proud to have been a part of for nearly a decade now.”