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Final 25 Winners Announced in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good Program

- Public Voting Determined Which Nonprofit Organizations Received New Toyota Vehicles

- 100 Winning Organizations Begin Receiving Vehicles in September 2012

- More than $7 Million in Vehicles and Cash Grants Awarded Over the Last Two Years of the Program

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TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tuesday, August 21 marked the last day of voting in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good program, a national philanthropic program that awards 100 cars to 100 U.S. nonprofits over the course of 100 consecutive days. Winners were selected each day through public voting on Facebook at www.100carsforgood.com.

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Each day five nonprofit organizations were profiled on the 100 Cars for Good Facebook page where the public could vote for their favorite organization. The organization with the most votes at the end of the day won a new Toyota vehicle while the four runners-up each day received a $1,000 cash grant from Toyota. In total, 100 new Toyota vehicles and $400,000 in cash grants are being awarded to non-profit organizations across the country.

"It is rewarding and inspiring to see the response Toyota's 100 Cars for Good program has received from the public," said Jim Lentz, president and chief executive officer of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. "Over the course of two years, this program has awarded more than $7 million in vehicles and cash grants to local nonprofit organizations across the country, as well as helping to raise awareness to hundreds more. We are very pleased to have the opportunity to help these worthwhile organizations broaden their impact in communities all across the nation, and we thank the public for their support in determining the winners."

Winning organizations offer services in a variety of areas, including: education, safety, animal welfare food banks, and human services for children and adults.

Final 100 winners in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good program are:  

Organization

Location

Voting Date

SPCA Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

August 21, 2012

Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter

Chambersburg, PA

August 20, 2012

Nikkei Concerns

Seattle, WA

August 19, 2012

McDowell County Commission on Aging

Welch, WV

August 18, 2012

Grahamtastic Connection

Springvale, ME

August 17, 2012

Golden Ears Hearing Dogs

University Place, WA

August 16, 2012

C.U.R.E. Foundation

Rensselaer, NY

August 15, 2012

Teach for America - Delta

Oxford, MS

August 14, 2012

Keystone Paralyzed Veterans

Pittsburgh, PA

August 13, 2012

Wolf Conservation Center

South Salem, NY

August 12, 2012

Putnam County SPCA

Brewster, NY

August 11, 2012

PTSD Foundation of America

Houston, TX

August 10, 2012

Intervention Services - Village

Maitland, FL

August 9, 2012

Scott County Humane Society

Georgetown, KY

August 8, 2012

Northwoods Habitat for Humanity

Bemidji, MN

August 7, 2012

Animal Rescue Foundation

Terryville, CT

August 6, 2012

Emergency Shelter Program

Hayward, CA

August 5, 2012

Abused Women's Aid In Crisis

Anchorage, AK

August 4, 2012

The Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc.

Mansfield, OH

August 3, 2012

Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA

Ocean Springs, MS

August 2, 2012

Victory Reins

Peotone, IL

August 1, 2012

Marinette County Elderly Services

Crivitz, WI

July 31, 2012

American Children's Society, Inc.

Marlboro, NJ

July 30, 2012

Edwards Center, Inc.

Aloha, OR

July 29, 2012

Family Promise of Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, MI

July 28, 2012

The Fix Is In, Inc.

Rhinelander, WI

July 27, 2012

Wish Upon A Star, Inc.

Evansville, IN

July 26, 2012

Family Crisis Center of East Texas

Lufkin, TX

July 25, 2012

Heritage Hospice, Inc.

Danville, KY

July 24, 2012

K9 Specialty Services of Alabama

Columbiana, AL

July 23, 2012

Adelante Mujeres

Forest Grove, OR

July 22, 2012

Freedom Work Opportunities, Inc. (FWO)

Highland, MI

July 21, 2012

Creek Connections

Meadville, PA

July 20, 2012

Web of Life Foundation

Albuquerque, NM

July 19, 2012

Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care

Matthews, NC

July 18, 2012

Guardian Angel Service Dogs, Inc.

Orange, VA

July 17, 2012

West Alabama Food Bank

Northport, AL

July 16, 2012

Good Shepard Shelter

Los Angeles, CA

July 15, 2012

Stepping Stones Center

Cincinnati, OH

July 14, 2012

Mystic Farm Wildlife Rescue

Sagle, ID

July 13, 2012

Craighead Beringia South

Kelly, WY

July 12, 2012

Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Lexington, KY

July 11, 2012

Mentors 4 Kids, Inc.

Benton, IL

July 10, 2012

Freedom Fences

Anderson, SC

July 9, 2012

American Red Cross

Minot, ND

July 8, 2012

Desert Arc

Palm Desert, CA

July 7, 2012

Paws to the Rescue

Mullins, SC

July 6, 2012

Bitter Root Humane Association

Hamilton, MT

July 5, 2012

Gould Farm (William J. Gould and Associates)

Monterey, MA

July 4, 2012

All Pet Rescue, Inc.

Fort Pierce, FL

July 3, 2012

Pets Without Parents Columbus

Columbus, OH

July 2, 2012

Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia

Brunswick, GA 

July 1, 2012

Pelican Harbor Seabird Station

Miami, FL 

June 30, 2012

Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Camp

Amery, WI

June 29, 2012

One More Generation

Fayetteville, GA

June 28, 2012

Franklin County Humane Society

Frankfort, KY

June 27, 2012

Canine Partners for Life

Cochranville, PA

June 26, 2012

Ozark Family Resource Agency (Ripley County)

Doniphan, MO 

June 25, 2012

The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri

Columbia, MO

June 24, 2012

Animal Aid Vermillion Area

Abbeville, LA

June 23, 2012

Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

San Francisco, CA

June 22, 2012

Ronald McDonald House of SNJ

Camden, NJ

June 21, 2012

Central Aroostook Humane Society

Presque, ME

June 20, 2012

STAR Center, Inc.

Jackson, TN

June 19, 2012

C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc.

Riverview, MI

June 18, 2012

4K for Cancer

Baltimore, MD

June 17, 2012

Young at Heart Pet Rescue

Lake Zurich, IL

June 16, 2012

Haven House St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

June 15, 2012

Girl Scouts of Kentucky's WRC

Lexington, KY

June 14, 2012

1st Priority & Search Recovery

Plantersville, TX

June 13, 2012

Motley Zoo Animal Rescue

Redmond, WA

June 12, 2012

A Child's Place

Charlotte, NC

June 11, 2012

Humane Society of Marion County

Ocala, FL

June 10, 2012

Humane Society of Fargo-Moorhead

Fargo, ND

June 9, 2012

Life 4 Paws Animal Rescue

Winnetka, CA

June 8, 2012

Feed My Sheep

Gulfport, MS

June 7, 2012

Rikki's Refuge

Rapidan, VA

June 6, 2012

Last Chance Ranch

Quakertown, PA

June 5, 2012

Special Olympics Illinois

Normal, IL

June 4, 2012

Shore Hearts Golden Retriever

Lanoka Harbor, NJ

June 3, 2012

Clark County Community Services

Winchester, KY

June 2, 2012

Animal Aid, Inc.

Oakland Park, FL

June 1, 2012

K9 Services German Shepherd Rescue, Inc.

Middleburg, FL

May 31, 2012

Kristie's Foundation

Anaheim, CA

May 30, 2012

Operation Blankets of Love

Granada Hills, CA

May 29, 2012

Central Vermont Humane Society

East Montpelier, VT

May 28, 2012

Fences for Fido

Portland, OR

May 27, 2012

Detroit Dog Rescue

Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

May 26, 2012

All Hands Volunteers

Carlisle, MA

May 25, 2012

The Children's Lunchbox

Anchorage, AK

May 24, 2012

Together We Rise

Chino, CA

May 23, 2012

Petfinder Foundation

Tucson, AZ

May 22, 2012

SPCA International's Operation Baghdad Pups

New York, NY

May 21, 2012

The Dream Center

Los Angeles, CA

May 20, 2012

Hope for Paws Animal Rescue

Los Angeles, CA

May 19, 2012

Recycled Doggies, Inc.

Cincinnati, OH

May 18, 2012

Pibbles & More Animal Rescue

Ridgewood, NY

May 17, 2012

Lehmi County Humane Society

Salmon, ID

May 16, 2012

Cincinnati Zoo

Cincinnati, OH

May 15, 2012

DC  Scores

Washington, DC

May 14, 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 is also provided for each vehicle, compliments of Toyota Financial Services.

The 500 finalists, from which the 100 winners were ultimately selected, were certified by an independent panel of judges who are experts in the fields of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.

Media Contacts:

Pam Edwards
GolinHarris for Toyota
pedwards@golinharris.com
213-438-8814

About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE: TM) 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. 

For more information on Toyota's commitment to improving communities nationwide, visit http://www.toyota.com/philanthropy.      

About Toyota Financial Services
TFS is the finance and insurance brand for Toyota and Lexus in the U.S., offering retail auto financing and leasing through Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) and Toyota Lease Trust and extended service contracts and other payment protection products through Toyota Motor Insurance Services (TMIS). TFS employs 3,300 associates nationwide, and has managed assets totaling more than $91 billion. It is part of a worldwide network of comprehensive financial services offered by Toyota Financial Services Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation.

SOURCE Toyota



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