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BPG TCF and Spectrum LGBTQ+ logosToyota Christian Fellowship (TCF) joined forces with Spectrum to brighten the days of LGBTQ+ seniors in the Los Angeles area with friendly check-in phone calls.

The initiative, organized by the Hello Club, provides a social touchpoint for older members of the LGBTQ+ community facing isolation and loneliness due to pandemic restrictions.

For TCF and Spectrum, it was the perfect opportunity to team up and demonstrate their shared values of service and inclusivity.


TCF is always looking for potential collaboration opportunities with other BPGs that align with our values, such as serving others. When I heard about the chance to partner with Spectrum on the Hello Club initiative, it immediately piqued my interest because, simply put, it is people helping people out of love through a phone call to check on them and make sure they are doing okay.
Ross Uminger, TCF Co-Chair and Manager, Project Planning & Management, Toyota North America Ross Uminger Headshot resize 3
I was raised by my grandparents. They worked hard as allies and advocates for me, as a biracial kid trying to find my way in a black-and-white world, and for my friends, who had lost their homes, friends, families, and churches as they came to know their authentic selves. I was taught by my grandparents and my faith that if someone is down, you offer a hand to help. For me, as a member of Spectrum and TCF, Hello Club is the perfect opportunity to learn more about each other, without the noise of politics, society and stereotypes. This collaboration represents humanity at its finest, and the recognition that we are all more than our labels. Respect for people, all people, all ways, always!
Sybil Sheppard, TCF Member, Spectrum Member, & Information and Digital Systems Agile Coach, Toyota Financial Services SybilinColor