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:

The Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center

Paducah, KY

July 23, 2011

Friends of Kids with Cancer

St. Louis, MO

July 24, 2011

Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

Chicago, IL

July 25, 2011

Any Baby Can

Austin, TX

July 26, 2011

ARF of MS

Pelahatchie, MS

July 27, 2011

Partners in Prime

Hamilton, OH

July 28, 2011

Boys and Girls Clubs of Utah County

Provo, UT

July 29, 2011

Teranga Ranch

Sunland, CA

July 30, 2011

Operation Food Search

St. Louis, MO

July 31, 2011

Sandhills Children's Center

Rockingham, NC

August 1, 2011

Providence TrinityCare Hospice Foundation – TrinityKids Care

Torrance, CA

August 2, 2011

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue

Glenville, PA

August 3, 2011

Kids' Food Basket

Grand Rapids, MI

August 4, 2011

Kids Against Hunger Northwest OK

Cherokee, OK

August 5, 2011

Humane Society of Huron Valley

Ann Arbor, MI

August 6, 2011

Arbor Day Farm / Lied Lodge and Conference Center

Nebraska City, NE

August 7, 2011

Chicago Zoological Society

Brookfield, IL

August 8, 2011

School on Wheels

Indianapolis, IN

August 9, 2011

Lexington Children's Theatre

Lexington, KY

August 10, 2011

Petey's Promise

Concord, NC

August 11, 2011

Audubon Society of Portland

Portland, OR

August 12, 2011

Hospice of South Texas

Victoria, TX

August 13, 2011

Hills & Dales Child Development Center

Dubuque, IA

August 14, 2011

Carolina Canines for Service

Wilmington, NC

August 15, 2011

Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center

Huntsville, AL

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.

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"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."

About Toyota

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.

Media Contact:
Kirsten Clausen
GolinHarris for Toyota
(213) 438-8726
kclausen@golinharris.com

SOURCE Toyota Motor Sales



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