First 25 Winners Announced For Toyota 100 Cars For Good Program

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First 25 Winners Announced For Toyota 100 Cars For Good Program

Public Voting to Determine 75 Remaining Nonprofit Organizations to Receive Toyota Vehicles
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- 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  each day through August 21

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 1:05pm

CAMPAIGN: 100 Cars for Good

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TORRANCE, Calif., June 11, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- 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

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
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Cincinnati Zoo             Cincinnati, Ohio              May 15, 2012
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Lehmi County Humane
 Society                   Salmon, Idaho                 May 16, 2012
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Pibbles & More Animal
 Rescue                    Ridgewood, New York           May 17, 2012
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Recycled Doggies, Inc.     Cincinnati, Ohio              May 18, 2012
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Hope for Paws Animal
 Rescue                    Los Angeles, California       May 19, 2012
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The Dream Center           Los Angeles, California       May 20, 2012
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SPCA International's
 Operation Baghdad Pups    New York, New York            May 21, 2012
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Petfinder Foundation       Tucson, Arizona               May 22, 2012
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Together We Rise           Chino, California             May 23, 2012
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The Children's Lunchbox    Anchorage, Alaska             May 24, 2012
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All Hands Volunteers       Carlisle, Massachusetts       May 25, 2012
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Detroit Dog Rescue         Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan May 26, 2012
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Fences for Fido            Portland, Oregon              May 27, 2012
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Central Vermont Humane
 Society                   East Montpelier, Vermont      May 28, 2012
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Operation Blankets of Love Granada Hills, California     May 29, 2012
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Kristie's Foundation       Anaheim, California           May 30, 2012
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K9 Services German
 Shepherd Rescue, Inc.     Middleburg, Florida           May 31, 2012
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Animal Aid, Inc.           Oakland Park, Florida         June 1, 2012
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Clark County Community
 Services                  Winchester, Kentucky          June 2, 2012
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Shore Hearts Golden
 Retriever                 Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey     June 3, 2012
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Special Olympics Illinois  Normal, Illinois              June 4, 2012
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Last Chance Ranch          Quakertown, Pennsylvania      June 5, 2012
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Rikki's Refuge             Rapidan, Virginia             June 6, 2012
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Feed My Sheep              Gulfport, Mississippi         June 7, 2012
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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.

Follow 100 Cars for Good on Facebook at 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      

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.

Media Contact:                                             
Luis Rosero, Toyota

Tracy Segal                                                   
GolinHarris for Toyota                                               

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Keywords: 100 Cars for Good | Social Impact & Volunteering | Toyota | csr | nonprofit | philanthropy

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