Toyota 100 cars for Good Program: First 25 winners announced

Toyota 100 cars for Good Program: First 25 winners announced

First 25 winners of the Toyota 100 cars for Good Program have been announced by Toyota. The campaign is a national philanthropic program that over a course of 100 consecutive days offers 100 non-profit organizations, 100 cars.

Public voting is taken into consideration to select a winner on each day. Individuals can cast their votes on the 100 Cars for Good Facebook page (www.100carsforgood.com) each day till August 21. Each day 5 non-profit organizations will be profiled. Registered users can vote once a day, daily for the non-profit organization they believe deserves the vehicle.

Based on the most number of public votes received, an organization will receive a brand new Toyota vehicle at the end of the day. Each of the four runners-up receives $1000 cash grant from Toyota. The first 25 winners of 100 cars for Good Program are involved in social causes that include providing meals for children, helping communities affected by natural disaster, helping the abandoned or suffering, and care towards injured or abused.

News release: First 25 Winners Announced for Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program

Public Voting to Determine 75 Remaining Nonprofit Organizations to Receive Toyota Vehicles

First 25 nonprofit organizations have been selected by the public to receive a new Toyota vehicle
Five non-profit organizations will continue to be profiled on the 100 Cars for Good Facebook page (www.100carsforgood.com) each day through August 21

TORRANCE, CALIF. (June 11, 2012) – Toyota today announced the first 25 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 are selected each day through public voting on Facebook at www.100carsforgood.com.

Each day through August 21, five nonprofit organizations will be 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 wins a new Toyota vehicle. The four runners-up each receive a $1,000 cash grant from Toyota.

“We are delighted to announce the first 25 winners of the 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 because we appreciate what a big difference a new car or truck can make for organizations working to improve lives and strengthen communities across America. It’s been very gratifying to put the public in the ‘driver’s seat’ to select the winning organizations. 100 Cars for Good has also allowed Toyota to build on more than half a billion dollars of support the company has provided to nonprofits throughout the United States. We wish all of this year’s finalists the best of luck.”

The first 25 100 Cars for Good winners represent a cross-section of important local causes, including providing nutritious meals to kids, helping communities struck by natural disaster and alleviating the suffering of abandoned, abused or injured animals.

The first 25 winners 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, Mississippi
June 7, 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 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.

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