Toyota of Naperville Donates $20 per Test-Drive to Autism Foundation | Edmunds

Toyota of Naperville Donates $20 per Test-Drive to Autism Foundation


NAPERVILLE, Illinois — Car shoppers who stop by Toyota of Naperville throughout April and test-drive any model, will help to raise money for Turning Pointe Autism Foundation.

The dealership will donate $20 for every test-drive in honor of National Autism Awareness Month, said Tom Gregg, Internet director.

"Our owners, the Wolf family, founded Turning Pointe when they were personally touched by autism," Gregg told Edmunds. "We do a fundraiser for it every year and this year it's through the test-drive."

Turning Pointe provides families support through educational initiatives, residential plans and recreation programs. Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Not only can drivers visit the showroom for the test-drive, but they can also arrange to take a spin around the Naperville Auto Test Track.

The city opened the track for area dealerships to let drivers safely experience special road conditions in a closed environment, including cobblestone surfaces, railroad crossings, asphalt roads, skid pads and hill climbs.

"For someone who's interested in the 4Runner or Tundra, they like to try it on the hills and rough roads and the test track allows it," Gregg said.

Gregg believes customers are motivated to help others, so the donation incentive encourages them to stop by.

"I'm sure it helps sell cars for us, because April is always a good month for us, but the main focus is to give back to Turning Pointe," he said.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers in this area have another good reason to take a test-drive.

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