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Third Group of 25 Winners Announced in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good Program

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Third Group of 25 Winners Announced in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good Program11:00 EDT Thursday, August 02, 2012- Public Encouraged to Show Their Support in the Final Days of Voting - Public Voting Determines Which Nonprofit Organizations Receive New Toyota Vehicles - Five Nonprofit Organizations Will Continue to be Profiled on Toyota's Facebook Page (www.100carsforgood.com) Each Day through August 21TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota today announced the third group of winners of Toyota's 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 for the community 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."As we approach the close of 100 Cars for Good, it is exciting and humbling to see how many communities and organizations Toyota touches through this program," said Jim Lentz, president and chief executive officer of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. "With hundreds of thousands of votes through the program thus far, it's clear that the public is engaged and invested in seeing Toyota vehicles make their way into the community. We look forward to seeing what the last leg of the 2012 program will bring."The majority of the third group of 25 winners (the first 25 winners were announced in June and the second group in early July) provide services in a variety of areas, including: animal welfare, education, food banks, and human services for children and adults.Winners 1- 75 in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good program are:The Fix Is In, Inc.Rhinelander, WIJuly 27, 2012Wish Upon A Star, Inc. Evansville, INJuly 26, 2012Family Crisis Center of East TexasLufkin, TXJuly 25, 2012Heritage Hospice, Inc.Danville, KYJuly 24, 2012K9 Specialty Services of AlabamaColumbiana, ALJuly 23, 2012Adelante MujeresForest Grove, ORJuly 22, 2012Freedom Work Opportunities, Inc. (FWO)Highland, MIJuly 21, 2012Creek ConnectionsMeadville, PAJuly 20, 2012Web of Life FoundationAlbuquerque, NMJuly 19, 2012Blessed Assurance Adult Day CareMatthews, NCJuly 18, 2012Guardian Angel Service Dogs, Inc.Orange, VAJuly 17, 2012West Alabama Food BankNorthport, ALJuly 16, 2012Good Shepard ShelterLos Angeles, CAJuly 15, 2012Stepping Stones CenterCincinnati, OHJuly 14, 2012Mystic Farm Wildlife RescueSagle, IDJuly 13, 2012Craighead Beringia SouthKelly, WYJuly 12, 2012Appalachian Regional HealthcareLexington, KYJuly 11, 2012Mentors 4 Kids, Inc.Benton, ILJuly 10, 2012Freedom FencesAnderson, SCJuly 9, 2012American Red CrossMinot, NDJuly 8, 2012Desert ArcPalm Desert, CAJuly 7, 2012Paws to the RescueMullins, SCJuly 6, 2012Bitter Root Humane AssociationHamilton, MTJuly 5, 2012Gould Farm (William J. Gould and Associates)Monterey, MAJuly 4, 2012All Pet Rescue, Inc.Fort Pierce, FLJuly 3, 2012Pets Without Parents ColumbusColumbus, OHJuly 2, 2012Humane Society of South Coastal GeorgiaBrunswick, GA July 1, 2012Pelican Harbor Seabird StationMiami, FL June 30, 2012Lake Wapogasset Lutheran CampAmery, WIJune 29, 2012One More GenerationFayetteville, GAJune 28, 2012Franklin County Humane SocietyFrankfort, KYJune 27, 2012Canine Partners for LifeCochranville, PAJune 26, 2012Ozark Family Resource Agency (Ripley County)Doniphan, MO June 25, 2012The Food Bank for Central & Northeast MissouriColumbia, MOJune 24, 2012Animal Aid Vermillion AreaAbbeville, LAJune 23, 2012Muttville Senior Dog RescueSan Francisco, CAJune 22, 2012Ronald McDonald House of SNJCamden, NJJune 21, 2012Central Aroostook Humane SocietyPresque, MEJune 20, 2012STAR Center, Inc.Jackson, TNJune 19, 2012C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc.Riverview, MIJune 18, 20124K for CancerBaltimore, MDJune 17, 2012Young at Heart Pet RescueLake Zurich, ILJune 16, 2012Haven House St. LouisSt. Louis, MOJune 15, 2012Girl Scouts of Kentucky's WRCLexington, KYJune 14, 20121st Priority & Search RecoveryPlantersville, TXJune 13, 2012Motley Zoo Animal RescueRedmond, WAJune 12, 2012A Child's PlaceCharlotte, NCJune 11, 2012Humane Society of Marion CountyOcala, FLJune 10, 2012Humane Society of Fargo-MoorheadFargo, NDJune 9, 2012Life 4 Paws Animal RescueWinnetka, CAJune 8, 2012Feed My SheepGulfport, MSJune 7, 2012Rikki's RefugeRapidan, VAJune 6, 2012Last Chance RanchQuakertown, PAJune 5, 2012Special Olympics IllinoisNormal, ILJune 4, 2012Shore Hearts Golden RetrieverLanoka Harbor, NJJune 3, 2012Clark County Community ServicesWinchester, KYJune 2, 2012Animal Aid, Inc.Oakland Park, FLJune 1, 2012K9 Services German Shepherd Rescue, Inc.Middleburg, FLMay 31, 2012Kristie's FoundationAnaheim, CAMay 30, 2012Operation Blankets of LoveGranada Hills, CAMay 29, 2012Central Vermont Humane SocietyEast Montpelier, VTMay 28, 2012Fences for FidoPortland, ORMay 27, 2012Detroit Dog RescueGrosse Pointe Woods, MIMay 26, 2012All Hands VolunteersCarlisle, MAMay 25, 2012The Children's LunchboxAnchorage, AKMay 24, 2012Together We RiseChino, CAMay 23, 2012Petfinder FoundationTucson, AZMay 22, 2012SPCA International's Operation Baghdad PupsNew York, NYMay 21, 2012The Dream CenterLos Angeles, CAMay 20, 2012Hope for Paws Animal RescueLos Angeles, CAMay 19, 2012Recycled Doggies, Inc.Cincinnati, OHMay 18, 2012Pibbles & More Animal RescueRidgewood, NYMay 17, 2012Lehmi County Humane SocietySalmon, IDMay 16, 2012Cincinnati ZooCincinnati, OHMay 15, 2012DC ScoresWashington, DCMay 14, 2012Public voting for the 100 Cars for Good program began on May 14 and 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 is also provided for each vehicle, compliments of Toyota Financial Services.The 500 finalists, from which the 100 winners were 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 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 ServicesTFS 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.SOURCE ToyotaFor further information: Tracy Segal, GolinHarris for Toyota, +1-626-665-9141, tsegal@golinharris.com