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Community Involvement

at Lake Charles Toyota

(337) 426-1691

Now Closed

Welcome to Lake Charles Toyota

Located in Lake Charles, LA

At Lake Charles Toyota, we do much more than sell cars. We foster relationships within our Lake Charles community. Our owners, the Tarvers, are passionate long-time Louisiana residents who are on a mission to get to know you and your family. We do more than supply you with reliable Toyota transportation; we encourage you to become a Lakes Charles Toyota customer for life by connecting with you, your family, and your community in many more ways than just serving your vehicle needs.


After 20 years of operating in Southwest Louisiana, we've learned that spending a dollar to meet a need can often have much more impact than spending the same dollar on an advertisement.  Of course we have to spend money advertising, but before we do we ask ourselves if that dollar could instead be used to meet a need in someone's life or recognize a person or organization that deserves our appreciation.  We love our hometown and love finding new ways to give back to our friends and family in southwest Louisiana. From attending sports game to sponsoring events and volunteering to opening up our facility for charity events, our team is always looking for ways to make a positive impact.

Community Events & Organizations We Work With


Click the links below to discover more about the deep relationships we have with these great community organizations.

For a car dealership we have quite an impressive mobile kitchen operation, not to mention a cook and some secret recipes we're quite proud of.  We regularly host barbecues and cooking events for groups in the our community, often including first responders and educators.

DeWanna's Closet and Food For Thought

Operated by DeWanna Tarver, DeWanna's Closet helps to provide uniforms, school supplies and nutrition for the students and teachers of Calcasieu Parish. Food for Thought provides groceries and meals to students who are food insufficient. 

Lake Charles Toyota is the parent company and presenting sponsor of all Scion Esports events.  We sponsor an LHSSA sanctioned high school esports league for Calcasieu Parish schools and hosts gaming tournaments in the Lake Charles area through the Scion Esports program.

In 2021, Athletic Director Heath Schroyer named Lake Charles Toyota the Official Dealership of McNeese Men's and Women's Basketball. We also support the Pride of McNeese Cowboy Marching Band, the college of business, the McNeese Foundation and we are the title sponsor of the Lake Charles Toyota Gulf Coast Marching Championship at McNeese State University. Most recently, the Tarver family has partnered with the McNeese Athletic Foundation to present the Toyota Tailgate at Cowboy Country Fest as well as the Friday night Block Parties prior to home football games. 

Each year we pledge support to the Lake Charles Children's Museum, whether that means sponsoring an exhibit or helping offset the costs of their annual Imagination Celebration fundraiser.

SOWELA Technical Community College

Lake Charles Toyota contributes annually to provide and Automotive Maintenance Technology scholarship to students attending the SOWELA program. We employee several graduates of this program in our Service Center.

We helped create and continue to maintain the Bob Rodgers Memorial Disc Golf Course at Sam Houston Jones State Park, which is named in memory of one of our beloved long-time customer service employees who happened to be a huge fan of disc golf.

We have a great partnership with the Christus/Ochsners SWLA Foundation and support many of their programs.

Lake Charles Toyota pledges thousands of dollars of support to individual school programs, as well as sponsoring district-wide programs like Buster the School Bus.

We are passionate about supporting the arts in our community and being a corporate patron of ACTS Theater each year is one way we give back to our fellow thespians.

Interested in partnering with Lake Charles Toyota? Contact us at swaldrop@lakecharlestoyota.com or by filling out the form below to learn more.

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Hours & Location


Monday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Monday8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Monday8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday8:00 AM - 4:00 PM