Public Voting to Determine 75 Remaining Nonprofit Organizations to Receive Toyota Vehicles
TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA, (June 11, 2012) — Toyota today announced the first 25 winners of the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program, a national philanthropic program that is awarding 100 cars to 100 nonprofits over the course of 100 consecutive days. Winners are selected each day through public voting on Facebook at www.100carsforgood.com.
Each day through August 21, five nonprofit organizations will be profiled on the 100 Cars for Good Facebook page. Registered Facebook users are able to vote once daily for the nonprofit they think can do the most good with a new vehicle. The organization with the most votes at the end of the day wins a new Toyota vehicle. The four runners-up each receive a $1,000 cash grant from Toyota.
“We are delighted to announce the first 25 winners of the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program,” said Jim Lentz, president and chief executive officer of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. “Toyota created the 100 Cars for Good program because we appreciate what a big difference a new car or truck can make for organizations working to improve lives and strengthen communities across America. It’s been very gratifying to put the public in the ‘driver’s seat’ to select the winning organizations. 100 Cars for Good has also allowed Toyota to build on more than half a billion dollars of support the company has provided to nonprofits throughout the United States. We wish all of this year’s finalists the best of luck.”
The first 25 100 Cars for Good winners represent a cross-section of important local causes, including providing nutritious meals to kids, helping communities struck by natural disaster and alleviating the suffering of abandoned, abused or injured animals.
The first 25 winners in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program are:
|DC Scores||Washington, DC||May 14, 2012|
|Cincinnati Zoo||Cincinnati, Ohio||May 15, 2012|
|Lehmi County Humane Society||Salmon, Idaho||May 16, 2012|
|Pibbles & More Animal Rescue||Ridgewood, New York||May 17, 2012|
|Recycled Doggies, Inc.||Cincinnati, Ohio||May 18, 2012|
|Hope for Paws Animal Rescue||Los Angeles, California||May 19, 2012|
|The Dream Center||Los Angeles, California||May 20, 2012|
|SPCA International's Operation Baghdad Pups||New York, New York||May 21, 2012|
|Petfinder Foundation||Tucson, Arizona||May 22, 2012|
|Together We Rise||Chino, California||May 23, 2012|
|The Children’s Lunchbox||Anchorage, Alaska||May 24, 2012|
|All Hands Volunteers||Carlisle, Massachusetts||May 25, 2012|
|Detroit Dog Rescue||Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan||May 26, 2012|
|Fences for Fido||Portland, Oregon||May 27, 2012|
|Central Vermont Humane Society||East Montpelier, Vermont||May 28, 2012|
|Operation Blankets of Love||Granada Hills, California||May 29, 2012|
|Kristie’s Foundation||Anaheim, California||May 30, 2012|
|K9 Services German Shepherd Rescue, Inc.||Middleburg, Florida||May 31, 2012|
|Animal Aid, Inc.||Oakland Park, Florida||June 1, 2012|
|Clark County Community Services||Winchester, Kentucky||June 2, 2012|
|Shore Hearts Golden Retriever||Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey||June 3, 2012|
|Special Olympics Illinois||Normal, Illinois||June 4, 2012|
|Last Chance Ranch||Quakertown, Pennsylvania||June 5, 2012|
|Rikki’s Refuge||Rapidan, Virginia||June 6, 2012|
|Feed My Sheep||Gulfport, Mississippi||June 7, 2012|
Winning organizations can choose from the following vehicles: Camry Hybrid, Highlander SUV, Prius v Hybrid, Sienna minivan, Sienna Mobility or Tundra full-sized pickup. A six-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty will also be provided for each vehicle, compliments of Toyota Financial Services.
The 500 finalists, from which the 100 winners are ultimately selected, were certified by an independent panel of judges who are experts in the fields of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.
Follow 100 Cars for Good on Facebook at www.100carsforgood.com and on Twitter at #100cars.
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