PRN: Second Group Of 25 Winners Announced In Toyota 100 Cars For Good Program

Second Group Of 25 Winners Announced In Toyota 100 Cars For Good Program

Public Voting to Determine 50 Remaining Nonprofit Organizations to Receive Toyota Vehicle
– First 50 nonprofit organizations have been selected by the public to receive a new Toyota vehicle
– Five non-profit organizations will continue to be profiled on Toyota’s Facebook page (www.100carsforgood.com) each day through August 21

[10-July-2012]
TORRANCE, Calif., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Toyota today announced the second group of 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 will be selected each day through public voting on Facebook at 100carsforgood.com.

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Starting May 14 and running through August 21, each day five nonprofit organizations are 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 will win a new Toyota vehicle. The four runners-up will each receive a $1,000 cash grant from Toyota.

“With this announcement of the next 25 winners, we mark the half-way point of the 2012 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 as a way to give to a variety of organizations across the country and to do so with the help and support of the American public. It’s the public vote that decides which organizations will receive a new Toyota vehicle and we are thrilled to see the outpouring of support for the program with thousands of votes.”

The majority of the second group of 25 winners (the first 25 winners were announced in June) provide services in a variety of areas including animal welfare, education, health & safety, and human services to children, adults and the disabled.

Winners 1- 50 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, MS June 7, 2012
Life 4 Paws Animal Rescue Winnekta, CA June 8, 2012
Humane Society of Fargo-Moorhead Fargo, ND June 9, 2012
Humane Society of Marion County Ocala, FL June 10, 2012
A Child’s Place Charlotte, NC June 11, 2012
Motley Zoo Animal Rescue Redmond, WA June 12, 2012
1st Priority & Search Recovery Plantersville, TX June 13, 2012
Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s WRC Lexington, KY June 14, 2012
Haven House St. Louis St. Louis, MO June 15, 2012
Young at Heart Pet Rescue Lake Zurich, IL June 16, 2012
4K Cancer Baltimore, MD June 17, 2012
C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc. Riverview, MI June 18, 2012
STAR Center, Inc. Jackson, TN June 19, 2012
Central Aroostook Humane Society Presque, ME June 20, 2012
Ronald McDonald House of SNJ Camden, NJ June 21, 2012
Muttville Senior Dog Rescue San Francisco, CA June 22, 2012
Animal Aid Vermillion Area Abbeville, LA June 23, 2012
The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri Columbia, MO June 24, 2012
Ozark Family Resource Agency (Ripley County) Doniphan, MO June 25, 2012
Canine Partners for Life Cochranville, PA June 26, 2012
Franklin County Humane Society Frankfort, KY June 27, 2012
One More Generation Fayetteville, GA June 28, 2012
Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Camp Amery, WI June 29, 2012
Pelican Harbor Seabird Station Miami, FL June 30, 2012
Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia Brunswick, GA July 1, 2012
Pets Without Parents Columbus Columbus, OH July 2, 2012

Public voting for the 100 Cars for Good program 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 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 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.

Media Contact:
Tracy Segal
GolinHarris for Toyota
626-665-9141
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Denisse Montalvan
Golin Harris for Toyota
213-438-8794
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SOURCE Toyota

Company Codes: NYSE:TM
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