First 25 Winners Announced for Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program

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


 
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:

 
Washington, DC
May 14, 2012
 
Cincinnati, Ohio
May 15, 2012
 
Salmon, Idaho
May 16, 2012
 
Ridgewood, New York
May 17, 2012
 
Cincinnati, Ohio
May 18, 2012
 
Los Angeles, California
May 19, 2012
 
Los Angeles, California
May 20, 2012
 
New York, New York
May 21, 2012
 
Tucson, Arizona
May 22, 2012
 
Chino, California
May 23, 2012
 
Anchorage, Alaska
May 24, 2012
 
Carlisle, Massachusetts
May 25, 2012
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
May 26, 2012
 
Portland, Oregon
May 27, 2012
 
East Montpelier, Vermont
May 28, 2012
 
Granada Hills, California
May 29, 2012
 
Anaheim, California
May 30, 2012
 
Middleburg, Florida
May 31, 2012
 
Oakland Park, Florida
June 1, 2012
 
Winchester, Kentucky
June 2, 2012
 
Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
June 3, 2012
 
Normal, Illinois
June 4, 2012
 
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
June 5, 2012
 
Rapidan, Virginia
June 6, 2012
 
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.

Follow 100 Cars for Good on Facebook at www.100carsforgood.com 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.

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