Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Second Group Of 25 Winners Announced In Toyota 100 Cars For Good Program

Toyota today announced the second group of 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 will be selected each day through public voting on Facebook at 100carsforgood.com.

Starting May 14 and running through August 21, each day five nonprofit organizations are 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 will win a new Toyota vehicle. The four runners-up will each receive a $1,000 cash grant from Toyota.

"With this announcement of the next 25 winners, we mark the half-way point of the 2012 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 as a way to give to a variety of organizations across the country and to do so with the help and support of the American public. It's the public vote that decides which organizations will receive a new Toyota vehicle and we are thrilled to see the outpouring of support for the program with thousands of votes."

The majority of the second group of 25 winners (the first 25 winners were announced in June) provide services in a variety of areas including animal welfare, education, health & safety, and human services to children, adults and the disabled.

Winners 1- 50 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, MS                  June 7, 2012 Life 4 Paws Animal Rescue                      Winnekta, CA                  June 8, 2012 Humane Society of Fargo-Moorhead               Fargo, ND                     June 9, 2012 Humane Society of Marion County                Ocala, FL                     June 10, 2012 A Child's Place                                Charlotte, NC                 June 11, 2012 Motley Zoo Animal Rescue                       Redmond, WA                   June 12, 2012 1st Priority & Search Recovery                 Plantersville, TX             June 13, 2012 Girl Scouts of Kentucky's WRC                  Lexington, KY                 June 14, 2012 Haven House St. Louis                          St. Louis, MO                 June 15, 2012 Young at Heart Pet Rescue                      Lake Zurich, IL               June 16, 2012 4K Cancer                                      Baltimore, MD                 June 17, 2012 C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc.                            Riverview, MI                 June 18, 2012 STAR Center, Inc.                              Jackson, TN                   June 19, 2012 Central Aroostook Humane Society               Presque, ME                   June 20, 2012 Ronald McDonald House of SNJ                   Camden, NJ                    June 21, 2012 Muttville Senior Dog Rescue                    San Francisco, CA             June 22, 2012 Animal Aid Vermillion Area                     Abbeville, LA                 June 23, 2012 The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri Columbia, MO                  June 24, 2012 Ozark Family Resource Agency (Ripley County)   Doniphan, MO                  June 25, 2012 Canine Partners for Life                       Cochranville, PA              June 26, 2012 Franklin County Humane Society                 Frankfort, KY                 June 27, 2012 One More Generation                            Fayetteville, GA              June 28, 2012 Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Camp                  Amery, WI                     June 29, 2012 Pelican Harbor Seabird Station                 Miami, FL                     June 30, 2012 Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia        Brunswick, GA                 July 1, 2012 Pets Without Parents Columbus                  Columbus, OH                  July 2, 2012

Public voting for the 100 Cars for Good program will continue through August 21. Voters may place one vote per day, each day, over the course of the program. Each day, the previous day's winner will be announced and five new nonprofit organizations will be featured for voting. 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 https://apps.facebook.com/carsforgood/ and on Twitter at #100cars.

About ToyotaToyota TM -2.21% established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants. Toyota directly employs over 30,000 in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design.

Toyota is committed to being a good corporate citizen in the communities where it does business and believes in supporting programs with long-term sustainable results. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the country, focusing on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed over half a billion dollars to philanthropic programs in the U.S.

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