DUBUQUE, Iowa, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The staff at Anderson-Weber Toyota will be hosting a celebratory event at its dealership on Wednesday, September 28, when Hills & Dales Child Development Center receives a new Toyota Sienna courtesy of Toyota's "100 Cars For Good" national program.
Jim Colon, Vice President of Product Communications at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. will be on hand to present the executives at this Dubuque-based non-profit organization with their new vehicle that day. The ceremony begins at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and the public is welcome to attend.
"It's organizations like this one why we began this national campaign in the first place," said Colon. "The work that the Hills & Dales Child Development Center does for families in the Dubuque area is immeasurable. They give people help and hope."
Hills & Dales was founded in 1973 by Elaine Barwick to care for her son who had significant disabilities. The organization currently serves and supports individuals from 17 counties throughout Eastern Iowa. Services occur at its Residential Center, in an individual's home, or at the Hills & Dales Community Center. The mission of Hills & Dales is to build meaningful lives for individuals with disabilities by offering services that support the whole person and enhance community inclusion.
Hills & Dales is now recognized in Northeast Iowa as a leader and advocate for people with disabilities. The organization values a quality of life that enhances dignity, upholds rights and encourages choices. Hills & Dales maintains a focus and emphasis in serving people who have significant disabilities and who are medically fragile. Hills & Dales has recently initiated a pilot project to dedicate a home for children with autism, and who have behavioral challenges as well. The organization continues to receive over 120 referrals a year for disability service needs. Due to a limited number of providers for service and a cap on residential services, each of its community service programs has grown exponentially in the past three years.
The much-publicized "100 Cars For Good" program is responsible for awarding 100 vehicles over the course of 100 days to 100 deserving nonprofit organizations, from across America, based on votes from the public. Since the "100 Cars for Good" program launched in May, five organizations per day were profiled on Toyota's Facebook page where the public was invited to show their support by voting daily to help determine the winning nonprofit organization. Winning organizations could choose from an array of Toyota vehicles, while the four runners-up each received $1,000.
Anderson-Weber Toyota is located at 3450 Center Grove Drive, Dubuque. For more information on the dealership, visit www.andersonweber.com or call (563) 556-3281.
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.
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