Toyota Marks 2013 100 Cars for Good Conclusion with Celebration
Toyota’s 2013 100 Cars for Good philanthropy program marked the third year for the automaker and saw 100 Toyota vehicles donated to charity organizations that were in great need of a new ride. To date, Toyota has now given 300 vehicles to voter-selected charities and has donated almost $1 million to the 950 organizations that were runners-up in the three contests. Toyota recently celebrated the 2013 100 Cars for Good conclusion with a big party that included nine LA-area winners of the 2013 contest.
Of the nine organizations able to attend the celebration, two had selected Tundras as their winning vehicles while the other seven went with the Sienna. The 100 winners could also choose among the Highlander, Prius, and Sienna Mobility.
The nine organizations available to celebrate the 2013 100 Cars for Good conclusion included the following:
- A New Way of Life—a program that helps women recently released from prison to transition back into everyday life
- Green Vets Los Angeles—a rehabilitation program dedicated to training veterans
- Honoring Our Fallen—an organization that directly supports the families of fallen soldiers
- House of Ruth—an organization that helps families affected by domestic violence
- Mojave Desert Animal Rescue—a pet food bank and resource center for homeless pet owners
- New Directions for Veterans—an organization dedicated to veterans and their families
- Operation Gratitude—a group that prepares and sends care packages to military members and their families, as well as veterans, caregivers, and first responders
- Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging—a senior center that provides meals, transportation, and more
- The Rock Club and Rock for Vets—a group that provides at-risk kids, as well as veterans, with musical education
You can view the 91 other winning nonprofits at http://www.100carsforgood.com/www.100carsforgood.com.
“Meeting these inspiring organizations brings to life the real impact these Toyota vehicles will have in communities right in our own backyard,” commented Michael Rouse, vice president of diversity, philanthropy and community affairs for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. “We are proud that 100 Cars for Good will help these community leaders and the other 91 winning nonprofits around the country reach new heights. There’s no better way to finish off the third year of this successful philanthropy program.”
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