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First 25 Winners Announced For Toyota 100 Cars For Good Program

Monday, June 11, 2012

First 25 Winners Announced For Toyota 100 Cars For Good Program09:00 EDT Monday, June 11, 2012Public Voting to Determine 75 Remaining Nonprofit Organizations to Receive Toyota Vehicles - 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 21TORRANCE, Calif., June 11, 2012 /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 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:DC  ScoresWashington, DCMay 14, 2012Cincinnati ZooCincinnati, OhioMay 15, 2012Lehmi County Humane SocietySalmon, IdahoMay 16, 2012Pibbles & More Animal RescueRidgewood, New YorkMay 17, 2012Recycled Doggies, Inc.Cincinnati, OhioMay 18, 2012Hope for Paws Animal RescueLos Angeles, CaliforniaMay 19, 2012The Dream CenterLos Angeles, CaliforniaMay 20, 2012SPCA International's Operation Baghdad PupsNew York, New YorkMay 21, 2012Petfinder FoundationTucson, ArizonaMay 22, 2012Together We RiseChino, CaliforniaMay 23, 2012The Children's LunchboxAnchorage, AlaskaMay 24, 2012All Hands VolunteersCarlisle, MassachusettsMay 25, 2012Detroit Dog RescueGrosse Pointe Woods, MichiganMay 26, 2012Fences for FidoPortland, OregonMay 27, 2012Central Vermont Humane SocietyEast Montpelier, VermontMay 28, 2012Operation Blankets of LoveGranada Hills, CaliforniaMay 29, 2012Kristie's FoundationAnaheim, CaliforniaMay 30, 2012K9 Services German Shepherd Rescue, Inc.Middleburg, FloridaMay 31, 2012Animal Aid, Inc.Oakland Park, FloridaJune 1, 2012Clark County Community ServicesWinchester, KentuckyJune 2, 2012Shore Hearts Golden RetrieverLanoka Harbor, New JerseyJune 3, 2012Special Olympics IllinoisNormal, Illinois June 4, 2012Last Chance RanchQuakertown, PennsylvaniaJune 5, 2012Rikki's RefugeRapidan, VirginiaJune 6, 2012Feed My SheepGulfport, MississippiJune 7, 2012Winning 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 ToyotaToyota (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:                                              Luis Rosero, Toyota212-715-7493 Luis_rosero@tma.toyota.com Tracy Segal                                                    GolinHarris for Toyota                                                626-665-9141tsegal@golinharris.com                                  SOURCE Toyota