Final 25 Winners Announced for Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program
Public Voting Determined Final 25 Nonprofit Organizations to Receive Toyota Vehicle
-- A total of 100 nonprofit organizations have been selected by the public to receive a new Toyota vehicle
-- Five non-profit organizations were profiled on Toyota's Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/toyota) each day
-- Winners were selected by the public
TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota today announced the fourth and final set of 25 winners of the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program, which awarded 100 vehicles over the course of 100 days to 100 deserving non-profits. Winners of the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program were determined based on voting from the public. Each day, five organizations were profiled on Toyota's Facebook page where the public was invited to show their support by voting to determine the winning non-profit organization.
Each daily winner will be awarded a new Toyota vehicle to help the organizations continue to do "good" in their local communities. The remaining finalists will each receive a $1000 grant from Toyota.
The fourth set of 25 winners spanned several categories including child services, animal welfare and education. From tutoring children facing homelessness to providing care and comfort to those with a terminal illness to distributing food to families in need, a variety of worthy causes were selected by the public to receive a new vehicle to further support their missions.
The fourth set of 25 winners in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good program are:
July 23, 2011
St. Louis, MO
July 24, 2011
July 25, 2011
July 26, 2011
July 27, 2011
July 28, 2011
July 29, 2011
July 30, 2011
St. Louis, MO
July 31, 2011
August 1, 2011
August 2, 2011
August 3, 2011
Grand Rapids, MI
August 4, 2011
August 5, 2011
Ann Arbor, MI
August 6, 2011
Nebraska City, NE
August 7, 2011
August 8, 2011
August 9, 2011
August 10, 2011
August 11, 2011
August 12, 2011
August 13, 2011
August 14, 2011
August 15, 2011
August 16, 2011
Public voting for the 100 Cars for Good program opened May 9 and continued through August 16. Voters were allowed to place one vote per day, each day, over the course of the program. Each day, the previous day's winner was announced and five new nonprofit organizations were featured for voting. Winning organizations can choose from the following vehicles: Prius, Tacoma, Tundra, Highlander Hybrid, Sienna or Sienna Mobility. Toyota will provide a six-year, 100,000-mile Toyota Vehicle Service Agreement to provide extended protection beyond the vehicle warranty.
The 500 finalists, from which the 100 winners were ultimately selected, were chosen by an independent panel of judges who are experts in the fields of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. To learn more about all the finalists, including winning organizations, visit facebook.com/toyota and click on the 100 Cars for Good tab.
"The final 25 winners of the Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program are excellent examples of human compassion put into effective action," said Jim Lentz, president of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. "It has been an honor to be a part of this program, and to highlight the good work done by non-profit organizations, and to help them expand their services. We congratulate all of the 100 Cars for Good winners, and thank them for leading the way in caring for their communities."
Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants, including one under construction. Toyota directly employs nearly 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 more than $500 million to philanthropic programs in the U.S.
For more information on Toyota's commitment to improving communities nationwide, visit http://www.toyota.com/community.
GolinHarris for Toyota
SOURCE Toyota Motor Sales
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