Mike Calvert Toyota is Taking a Stand for Survivors of Human Trafficking

HOUSTON (APRIL 2022) – Vaughan Automotive and Mike Calvert Toyota are pleased to announce their partnership with United For Human Dignity (UFHD), pledging $8,000 to support survivors of human trafficking from the Greater Houston Area.

“As an organization, we could not be more honored to partner with United For Human Dignity,” said Shawn Vaughan, Dealer Principal, Executive Manager & CEO at Vaughan Automotive. “We have made a dedicated effort to seek out organizations that are making an influential impact in our communities and supporting them in any way that we can.”

United For Human Dignity aims to help survivors of sex trafficking in overcoming their lived experience through education, employment, and emotional support. UFHD provides career coaching for survivors who would like to pursue a college degree or vocational training and connects them with resources and programs that assist with tuition and basic living needs. For ongoing support, survivors have access to mentors, study groups, support groups, interview preparation, and financial management classes.

With economic empowerment at the heart of helping survivors, the donation from Vaughan Automotive and Mike Calvert Toyota will be used to support the organization’s scholarships, the costs associated with basic living needs, and their ‘Healing through the Arts’ program, designed to give survivors a chance to benefit from the use of art, dance, yoga, and other trauma-sensitive therapeutic activities that can help them move toward a place of healing.

“Our organization was founded on the premise of contributing to the fight against sex trafficking by empowering survivors and helping them to reach their full potential,” said Sharon Windham, Founder of United For Human Dignity. “We would not be able to have the impact that we have achieved without our partnerships with companies who believe in the work we are doing, and we are honored to have Mike Calvert Toyota and Vaughan Automotive’s support and look forward to creating a long-lasting partnership.”

About Mike Calvert Toyota
Mike Calvert Toyota is a family-owned dealership located at 2333 South Loop West in Houston, Texas. Proudly serving the greater Houston area with an unmatched selection of new and certified pre-owned Toyotas, Mike Calvert Toyota offers state-of-the-art service. From oil changes to collision repair, Mike Calvert is a one-stop-shop for your automotive needs. When shopping at Mike Calvert Toyota, guests get the Mike Calvert Commitment —exclusive benefits for a better car-buying experience. For more information, visit mikecalverttoyota.com or call 713-558-8100.

About Vaughan Automotive
Vaughan Automotive has a proven track record and is a Texas staple. With dealerships in both Boerne and Houston, Texas, Vaughan Automotive has overseen the development of some of the finest employees in the state. Over 71% of all Vaughan Automotive managers are grown from within the company. They are committed training, creating an exceptional work environment, ensuring a customer centric experience, and cultivating a family atmosphere. For more information visit goteamva.com.

About United For Human Dignity
UFHD’s core value is founded on treating others with kindness, respect, and human dignity. Their mission is to give survivors of sex trafficking the resources they need to complete their education and create new opportunities for their future. For more information, please visit https://ufhd.org.

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