June 11, 2012

First 25 nonprofit organizations have been selected by the public to receive a new Toyota vehicle

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

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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