Toyota gives away 75 free cars; 25 still to go

Toyota has chosen a third set of 25 winners to get to the three-quarters mark of its 100 Cars for Good giveway program, which awards 100 vehicles over the course of 100 days to 100 deserving non-profits. Winners are pick from voting by Facebook fans.

Each daily winner will be awarded a new Toyota vehicle to help the organizations continue to do “good” in their communities. The remaining finalists will each receive $1,000 grants from the Japanese carmaker. Toyota Financial Services adds a six-year, 100,000 mile Toyota Vehicle Service Agreement to give winners extended protection beyond the vehicle warranty.

"The selected winners not only provide significant services, but also inspire by showing what is possible when we put others’ needs before our own," said Jim Lentz, president of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. "We congratulate our ... winners and wish the remaining finalists the best of luck."

The third set of 25 winners spans several categories that include animal welfare, human services and protecting people from abuse. All are worthy causes shared with the public on their Facebook profiles.

Public voting for the 100 Cars for Good program opened May 9 and continues through Aug. 16. Winning organizations can choose to receive a Prius (pictured), Tacoma, Tundra, Highlander Hybrid, Sienna or Sienna Mobility.

THE FIRST 75 WINNERS

Indiana SADD; Terre Haute, IN; May 9, 2011
Owensboro Area Shelter & Information Services; Owensboro, KY; May 10, 2011
North Mecklenburg Animal Services; Old Fort, NC; May 11, 2011
Lighthouse; Lincoln, NE; May 12, 2011
St. Louis Area Foodbank; Bridgeton, MO; May 13, 2011
Farmworker Association of Florida; Apopka, FL.; May 14, 2011
Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; Grove City, OH; May 15, 2011
Project Avary; Novato, CA; May 16, 2011
Freedom Bound Center; Sacramento, CA; May 17, 2011
Mission St. Louis; St. Louis, MO; May 18, 2011
City Gospel Mission; Cincinnati, OH; May 19, 2011
Alaska Christian College; Soldotna, AK; May 20, 2011
PAWS: Placing Animals Within Society; Bryson City, NC; May 21, 2011
Disabled Sports USA Far West; Citrus Heights, CA; May 22, 2011
Cindy's Hope Chest; Indian Trail, NC; May 23, 2011
The Gentle Barn; Santa Clarita, CA; May 24, 2011
New Hampshire Food Bank; Manchester, NH; May 25, 2011
Children’s Specialized Hospital; Mountainside, NJ; May 26, 2011
House of Bread and Peace; Evansville, IN; May 27, 2011
Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center; Morristown, NJ; May 28, 2011
Camp Casey, Royal Oak, MI; May 29, 2011
Housing for All; Hyannis, MASS.; May 30, 2011
The Healing Place; Louisville, KY; May 31, 2011
Comfort Zone Camp; Richmond, VA; June 1, 2011
Laura Recovery Center for Missing Children; Friendswood, TX; June 2, 2011
Big Cat Rescue; Tampa, FL; June 3, 2011
Anderson Humane Society; Lawrenceburg, KY; June 4, 2011
Summit Assistance Dogs; Anacortes, WA; June 5, 2011
Senior Citizen Services of Metropolitan Atlanta; Atlanta, GA; June 6, 2011
City Rescue Mission of Saginaw; Saginaw, MI; June 7, 2011
Humane Society of Concord & Greater Cabarrus County; Concord, NC; June 8, 2011
Vets4Vets; Greensburg, PA; June 9, 2011
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative; Golden, CO; June 10, 2011
Project HOPEFUL; Joliet, IL; June 11, 2011
Alaska Assistance Dogs; Wasilla, AK; June 12, 2011
SPCA Tampa Bay; Largo, FL; June 13, 2011
For the Love of Dogs; Sale Creek, TN; June 14, 2011
Aleethia Foundation; Washington, D.C.; June 15, 2011
Cascades Humane Society; Jackson, MI; June 16, 2011
My Angel With Paws; Deland, FL; June 17, 2011
Lincoln County Council on Aging; Troy, MO; June 18, 2011
Jewish Family Service; West Bloomfield Township, MI; June 19, 2011
Redwood; Fort Mitchell, KY; June 20, 2011
Hope House; Kingsport, TN; June 21, 2011
Anderson Animal Shelter; South Elgin, IL; June 22, 2011
PC Pound Puppies; Mt. Vernon, IN; June 23, 2011
SPCA of Winchester, Frederick and Clarke Counties; Winchester VA; June 24, 2011
Golden Harvest Food Bank; August, GA; June 25, 2011
Operation UNITE; Somerset, KY; June 26, 2011
Arcadia Humane Society; Sunset, LA; June 27, 2011
Feeding South Dakota, Sioux Falls, SD; June 28, 2011
Blind Dog Rescue Alliance, Philadelphia, PA; June 29, 2011
CHS – Hutton House, Modesto, CA; June 30, 2011
Childhelp, Scottsdale, AZ; July 1, 2011
The Hope Institute for Children and Families, Springfield, IL; July 2, 2011
Ahimsa House, Atlanta, GA; July 3, 2011
Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, Jackson, TN; July 4, 2011
Angels Rest Animal Sanctuary, New Richmond, OH; July 5, 2011
Dream Power Animal Rescue Foundation, Colorado Springs, CO; July 6, 2011
ACDS - Association for Children with Down Syndrome, Plainview, NY; July 7, 2011
Kentucky Blood Center, Lexington, KY; July 8, 2011
Paws'itive Teams, San Diego, CA; July 9, 2011
Food Bank of Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; July 10, 2011
Santa's Hide-A-Way Hollow, Middlefield, OH; July 11, 2011
Pennypack Farm & Education Center, Horsham, PA; July 12, 2011
Families in Transition, Manchester, NH; July 13, 2011
Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's Foundation, Louisville, KY; July 14, 2011
Friends of Chabad of Lake Success, Lake Success, NY; July 15, 2011
Meals On Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties, Massillon, OH; July 16, 2011
Feed'em Soup Community Project, Sycamore, IL; July 17, 2011
Quest Farm, Georgetown, KY; July 18, 2011
SafePlace, Austin, TX; July 19, 2011
The Louisville Zoo Foundation, Louisville, KY; July 20, 2011
Cascades Raptor Center, Eugene, OR; July 21, 2011
SafeHouse of Shelby County, Pelham, AL; July 22, 2011

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Image source: Toyota Prius picture courtesy Toyota

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My first car was a toyota and i was always with that car but samething happen and now my car is standing.I would love to apply to win a new car.
Am a dental technologist who has a passion in restore smiles and ability to eat for the poor, elderly by making dentures for them. Its a challenge getting to the village as most of the rural transport is not reliable and sometime the little public transport matatus available, people have to squeez so time affecting the impresions hence affecting the end product. I hope one day I wil hav my own car with some space for my dental technology kit and hence serve this comunities well. Toyota filder has been my dream. I may not get it now but some day, that day wil come. I love my kenyan people and forevr I wil serve them with the little I get.
Hi I first car was a toyota tazz. And I love my car. My dad drove a toyota and I learn on that car to drove when I got married and starting to work I always said I wanted a toyota.we look for one and I bought my first car toyota Tazz.that car took me to hosipital to give birth And went on hoilday with us and took my kids to school and my husband to work. We gave people left. Myself and hubby pass our drives licence with her. BUT then I lost her :( I just got my drivers licence And I was so happy a week after that a truck drove into us from the side and she got damage BAD. Myself and my baby did not have a mark on us. But my car did have all the marks.My hubby said it is better to sell her then to fix because we did not have the money to fix her. The day the guy came to buy her I was crying because to think of all the things we did and went through I did not even wanted to see then tow her away. My olderst son told me that mum my first car I want a toyota.
Despite Kenya being one of the largest buyers of your cars in Africa, you did not give any car for Africa. the charity i work for does one of the greatest jobs on earth with no car. Helping malnourished pregnant and lactating mothers rush to hospitals to help address birth complications that may lead to death. Pleae consider HELPHEAL KEYNA in Kisumu.