Seattle Children’s Receives $55,000 from Donation of the One-Millionth Toyota Tacoma Produced

September 15th, 2021 by

Pictured: Eve Kopp, Director of Development, Corporate Events at Seattle Children’s Foundation and Al Monjazeb, owner of Toyota of Bellingham. Photo courtesy of William Walker for Toyota of Bellingham.

 

Toyota of Bellingham owner, Al Monjazeb, raised $55,000 for Seattle Children’s thanks to his donation of proceeds from the sale of the one-millionth Toyota Tacoma produced.

 

Monjazeb auctioned off the top-of-the-line Army Green 2020 Toyota Tacoma the weekend of August 12-14, 2021, via the auction site Mecum.com, the world leader of classic cars.

 

“When we learned that our dealership randomly secured the one-millionth Toyota Tacoma produced, we knew our good fortune had to be shared with people in need,” said Monjazeb, who also owns Mercedes-Benz Bellingham, Jaguar Land Rover Seattle, and Jaguar Land Rover Bellevue. “As a father of two beautiful daughters, Seattle Children’s is near and dear to my heart. My dealerships have donated to Seattle Children’s for more than a decade. To be able to further our giving with the proceeds of this beloved vehicle model is a gift I am both humbled and honored to give.”

 

DONATION RECIPIENT ~ SEATTLE CHILDREN’S 

 

“Seattle Children’s is grateful to Al and his dealership for donating $55,000 in auction proceeds from the sale of the special edition Toyota Tacoma to the hospital,” said Eve Kopp, Director of Development, Corporate Events at Seattle Children’s Foundation. “The proceeds will be split between our Uncompensated Care fund as well as mental and behavioral health initiatives – both of which help provide world-class hope, care, and cures to Pacific Northwest patients regardless of ability to pay. If you are in the market for a new truck, this one comes with the extra knowledge that you said YES to helping kids live their healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.”

 

The 2020 Toyota of Bellingham One-Millionth Produced Toyota Tacoma 

(Info below is from the Mecum Auction Website https://www.mecum.com/lots/CA0821-465340/2020-toyota-tacoma-trd-pro-pickup.)

 

The Toyota Tacoma was introduced in 1995 as a compact pickup and brought about several improvements over the outgoing Toyota Pickup. Designed and engineered to deliver a quieter cabin, improved ride quality, and a higher degree of safety, the Tacoma has proven an immensely popular vehicle around the world, but especially in the United States, so much so that it claimed Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year in 2005, the first model year for the new second-generation Toyota Tacoma, which was now classified as a midsize pickup.

 

Currently, in its third generation, this particular Tacoma happens to be the 1-millionth Tacoma Pickup produced. A top-of-the-line TRD Pro, this Tacoma is powered by the 3.5L/278 HP DOHC V-6 engine with a factory-installed TRD cat-back exhaust system and 6-speed automatic transmission with the 4wDemand part-time 4-wheel drive system. With the body finished in Army Green, the appearance package includes contrasting black features such as the unique grille, wheel arch fender flares, hood scoop insert, 16-inch TRD Pro alloy wheels, and a number of other exterior details. Various unique styling elements mark the TRD Pro over others, most obviously the heritage-styled grille lettering spelling out “TOYOTA” rather than the oval Toyota logo.

 

The interior is upholstered in black leather with red contrast stitching. It is packed with technology and power accessories such as Apple CarPlay, Android Audio, dual climate control, a power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade, steering wheel controls, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and more. Having covered a mere 158 miles from new, it was built at Toyota’s San Antonio complex and was completed October 4, 2019. Accompanied by a letter of congratulations from Toyota, this 2020 Toyota Tacoma might be one of roughly 40,000 Tacomas per year. Still, it will forever be the only one to claim the title as the 1-millionth Tacoma built. 

 

 

Notable Charitable Partners of Toyota of Bellingham

 

Seattle Children’s Hospital

 

Mona Foundation

 

Shriner’s Hospital, St. Jude’s, and Tacoma’s Children’s Hospital.

 

Lenny Wilkens Foundation & Golf Tournament at Newcastle 

 

IACA, Iranian American Community Alliance

 

The Lion Whisperer Conservation

 

About Toyota Bellingham

1100 Iowa Street

Bellingham, WA 98229

 

Website:              https://www.toyotaofbellingham.com/

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About Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s mission is to provide hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Together, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Research Institute, and Foundation deliver superior patient care, identify new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients. Ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. As one of the nation’s top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is internationally recognized for its work in neurosciences, immunology, cancer, infectious disease, injury prevention and much more. Seattle Children’s Foundation works with the Seattle Children’s Guild Association, the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care and research. For more information about Seattle Children’s, visit seattlechildrens.org.

Here’s a story about Charlotte whose family received Uncompensated Care.

Here’s a story about Alyssa, who struggled with mental health issues and help destigmatize the topic in society.

 

About Mecum Auctions

Mecum Auctions is headquartered in Walworth, Wisconsin, and since 2011 has been ranked No. 1 in the world with a number of collector cars offered at auction, No. 1 in the world with number of collector cars sold at auction, No. 1 in the U.S. with number of auction venues, No. 1 in the U.S. in total dollar volume of sales, and is host to the world’s largest collector car auction held annually in Kissimmee, Florida, as well as the world’s largest motorcycle auction held annually in Las Vegas.

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