Third Group of 25 Winners Announced in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good Program

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 11:45pm

CAMPAIGN: 100 Cars for Good

CONTENT: Press Release

- Public Encouraged to Show Their Support in the Final Days of Voting

- Public Voting Determines Which Nonprofit Organizations Receive New Toyota Vehicles

- Five Nonprofit Organizations Will Continue to be Profiled on Toyota's Facebook Page (www.100carsforgood.com) Each Day through August 21

 

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 2, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- Toyota today announced the third group of winners of Toyota's

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 for the community 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.

"As we approach the close of 100 Cars for Good, it is exciting and humbling to see how many communities and organizations Toyota touches through this program," said Jim Lentz, president and chief executive officer of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. "With hundreds of thousands of votes through the program thus far, it's clear that the public is engaged and invested in seeing Toyota vehicles make their way into the community. We look forward to seeing what the last leg of the 2012 program will bring."

The majority of the third group of 25 winners (the first 25 winners were announced in June and the second group in early July) provide services in a variety of areas, including: animal welfare, education, food banks, and human services for children and adults.

Winners 1- 75 in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good program are:

The Fix Is In, Inc.             Rhinelander, WI         July 27, 2012
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 Wish Upon A Star, Inc.          Evansville, IN          July 26, 2012
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 Family Crisis Center of East
  Texas                          Lufkin, TX              July 25, 2012
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 Heritage Hospice, Inc.          Danville, KY            July 24, 2012
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 K9 Specialty Services of
  Alabama                        Columbiana, AL          July 23, 2012
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 Adelante Mujeres                Forest Grove, OR        July 22, 2012
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 Freedom Work Opportunities,
  Inc. (FWO)                     Highland, MI            July 21, 2012
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 Creek Connections               Meadville, PA           July 20, 2012
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 Web of Life Foundation          Albuquerque, NM         July 19, 2012
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 Blessed Assurance Adult Day
  Care                           Matthews, NC            July 18, 2012
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 Guardian Angel Service Dogs,
  Inc.                           Orange, VA              July 17, 2012
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 West Alabama Food Bank          Northport, AL           July 16, 2012
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 Good Shepard Shelter            Los Angeles, CA         July 15, 2012
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 Stepping Stones Center          Cincinnati, OH          July 14, 2012
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 Mystic Farm Wildlife Rescue     Sagle, ID               July 13, 2012
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 Craighead Beringia South        Kelly, WY               July 12, 2012
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 Appalachian Regional Healthcare Lexington, KY           July 11, 2012
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 Mentors 4 Kids, Inc.            Benton, IL              July 10, 2012
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 Freedom Fences                  Anderson, SC            July 9, 2012
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 American Red Cross              Minot, ND               July 8, 2012
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 Desert Arc                      Palm Desert, CA         July 7, 2012
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 Paws to the Rescue              Mullins, SC             July 6, 2012
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 Bitter Root Humane Association  Hamilton, MT            July 5, 2012
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 Gould Farm (William J. Gould
  and Associates)                Monterey, MA            July 4, 2012
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 All Pet Rescue, Inc.            Fort Pierce, FL         July 3, 2012
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 Pets Without Parents Columbus   Columbus, OH            July 2, 2012
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 Humane Society of South Coastal
  Georgia                        Brunswick, GA           July 1, 2012
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 Pelican Harbor Seabird Station  Miami, FL               June 30, 2012
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 Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Camp   Amery, WI               June 29, 2012
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 One More Generation             Fayetteville, GA        June 28, 2012
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 Franklin County Humane Society  Frankfort, KY           June 27, 2012
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 Canine Partners for Life        Cochranville, PA        June 26, 2012
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 Ozark Family Resource Agency
  (Ripley County)                Doniphan, MO            June 25, 2012
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 The Food Bank for Central &
  Northeast Missouri             Columbia, MO            June 24, 2012
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 Animal Aid Vermillion Area      Abbeville, LA           June 23, 2012
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 Muttville Senior Dog Rescue     San Francisco, CA       June 22, 2012
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 Ronald McDonald House of SNJ    Camden, NJ              June 21, 2012
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 Central Aroostook Humane
  Society                        Presque, ME             June 20, 2012
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 STAR Center, Inc.               Jackson, TN             June 19, 2012
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 C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc.             Riverview, MI           June 18, 2012
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 4K for Cancer                   Baltimore, MD           June 17, 2012
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 Young at Heart Pet Rescue       Lake Zurich, IL         June 16, 2012
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 Haven House St. Louis           St. Louis, MO           June 15, 2012
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 Girl Scouts of Kentucky's WRC   Lexington, KY           June 14, 2012
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 1st Priority & Search Recovery  Plantersville, TX       June 13, 2012
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 Motley Zoo Animal Rescue        Redmond, WA             June 12, 2012
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 A Child's Place                 Charlotte, NC           June 11, 2012
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 Humane Society of Marion County Ocala, FL               June 10, 2012
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 Humane Society of Fargo-
  Moorhead                       Fargo, ND               June 9, 2012
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 Life 4 Paws Animal Rescue       Winnetka, CA            June 8, 2012
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 Feed My Sheep                   Gulfport, MS            June 7, 2012
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 Rikki's Refuge                  Rapidan, VA             June 6, 2012
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 Last Chance Ranch               Quakertown, PA          June 5, 2012
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 Special Olympics Illinois       Normal, IL              June 4, 2012
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 Shore Hearts Golden Retriever   Lanoka Harbor, NJ       June 3, 2012
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 Clark County Community Services Winchester, KY          June 2, 2012
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 Animal Aid, Inc.                Oakland Park, FL        June 1, 2012
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 K9 Services German Shepherd
  Rescue, Inc.                   Middleburg, FL          May 31, 2012
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 Kristie's Foundation            Anaheim, CA             May 30, 2012
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 Operation Blankets of Love      Granada Hills, CA       May 29, 2012
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 Central Vermont Humane Society  East Montpelier, VT     May 28, 2012
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 Fences for Fido                 Portland, OR            May 27, 2012
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 Detroit Dog Rescue              Grosse Pointe Woods, MI May 26, 2012
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 All Hands Volunteers            Carlisle, MA            May 25, 2012
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 The Children's Lunchbox         Anchorage, AK           May 24, 2012
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 Together We Rise                Chino, CA               May 23, 2012
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 Petfinder Foundation            Tucson, AZ              May 22, 2012
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 SPCA International's Operation
  Baghdad Pups                   New York, NY            May 21, 2012
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 The Dream Center                Los Angeles, CA         May 20, 2012
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 Hope for Paws Animal Rescue     Los Angeles, CA         May 19, 2012
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 Recycled Doggies, Inc.          Cincinnati, OH          May 18, 2012
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 Pibbles & More Animal Rescue    Ridgewood, NY           May 17, 2012
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 Lehmi County Humane Society     Salmon, ID              May 16, 2012
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 Cincinnati Zoo                  Cincinnati, OH          May 15, 2012
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 DC Scores                       Washington, DC          May 14, 2012
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Public voting for the 100 Cars for Good program began on May 14 and will continue through August 21. Voters may place one vote per day, each day, over the course of the program. Each day, the previous day's winner will be announced and five new nonprofit organizations will be featured for voting. 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.

Follow 100 Cars for Good on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/carsforgood/ and on Twitter at #100cars.

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.

Copyright 2012 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.

Keywords: 100 Cars for Good | Social Impact & Volunteering | Automotive | Corporate Social Responsibility | Toyota | awards | csr | non profit | transportation

CAMPAIGN: 100 Cars for Good

CONTENT: Press Release

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