Following on the heels of the successful Prius Toys for Tots holiday giving campaign, Toyota again is exemplifying corporate community involvement in America. Since my family and I have made personal commitments to community service and giving back to society, it's with great pleasure that I share more good news with you. For the second year in a row, Toyota will again be running their 100 Cars for Good charitable outreach program. Ultimately, 100 U.S. nonprofit organizations will be recipients of Toyota vehicles, one per day for 100 days, with 400 more worthy groups each receiving a $1,000 grant.
|Toyota 2012 Camry Reinvented Event at Paramount Studios, Hollywood|
Here's more on how this year's Toyota 100 Cars for Good works
- Since organizations have a myriad of needs, finalists will be eligible to win one of six Toyota models: the Camry Hybrid, Highlander, Prius v, Sienna minivan, Sienna Mobility or Tundra full-sized pickup truck.
- Applications for the nonprofit competition open March 12, 2012 with winners chosen by public vote via the Toyota Facebook page. The application process will run for two weeks or until 5000 applications come in so nonprofits are encouraged to initiate their entries quickly.
- To participate registered 501(c)(3) organizations are invited to apply online with details on how a new car would help them achieve more for their local communities.
- From this applicant pool 500 finalists will be selected and certified by an independent panel of philanthropic and social responsibility experts.
- Each qualified finalist will then be invited to submit a video to be featured on the Toyota 100 Cars site telling how a new vehicle would further their group's work. Toyota will also provide each finalist with communications and social media tools as well as training to assist each organization with raising public awareness.
- Public voting on Facebook begins May 14, 2012 and continues for 100 consecutive days. Each day five nonprofits will be profiled and voters may select from these which one is most deserving of a new vehicle. The four daily runners up will each receive a $1000 Toyota grant.
Additional information available at 100CarsforGood.com
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