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Toyota gives nonprofits more free cars, trucks in contest

Toyota has chosen a second set of 25 winners to get to the halfway mark of the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program, which awards 100 vehicles over the course of 100 days to 100 deserving non-profits. Winners are determined based on voting from the public.

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 second set of 25 winners and wish the remaining finalists the best of luck."

The second set of 25 winners spans several categories that include animal welfare, health and safety, human services and support for veterans. All are worthy causes shared with the public on their Facebook profiles. The second 25 winners in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program are:

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

Earlier winners in the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program were:

• Indiana SADD; Terre Haute, Ind.; May 9, 2011
• Owensboro Area Shelter & Information Services; Owensboro, Ky.; May 10, 2011
• North Mecklenburg Animal Services; Old Fort, N.C.; May 11, 2011
• Lighthouse; Lincoln, Neb.; May 12, 2011
• St. Louis Area Foodbank; Bridgeton, Mo.; May 13, 2011
• Farmworker Association of Florida; Apopka, Fla.; May 14, 2011
• Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; Grove City, Ohio; May 15, 2011
• Project Avary; Novato, Calif.; May 16, 2011
• Freedom Bound Center; Sacramento, Calif.; May 17, 2011
• Mission St. Louis; St. Louis, Mo.; May 18, 2011
• City Gospel Mission; Cincinnati, Ohio; May 19, 2011
• Alaska Christian College; Soldotna, AK; May 20, 2011
• PAWS: Placing Animals Within Society; Bryson City, N.C.; May 21, 2011
• Disabled Sports USA Far West; Citrus Heights, Calif.; May 22, 2011
• Cindys Hope Chest; Indian Trail, N.C.; May 23, 2011
• The Gentle Barn; Santa Clarita, Calif.; May 24, 2011
• New Hampshire Food Bank; Manchester, N.H.; May 25, 2011
• Children’s Specialized Hospital; Mountainside, N.J.; May 26, 2011
• House of Bread and Peace; Evansville, Ind.; May 27, 2011
• Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center; Morristown, N.J.; May 28, 2011
• Camp Casey, Royal Oak, Mich.; 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, Texas; June 2, 2011

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, Tacoma, Tundra (pictured), Highlander Hybrid, Sienna or Sienna Mobility.

You can reach's Hawke Fracassa at [email protected].

Image source: Toyota Tundra picture courtesy Toyota

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