Toyota Reveals Finalists for 3rd Year of ‘100 Cars for Good Program’
Toyota is gearing up for the third year of its 100 Cars for Good Program, naming its new finalists late last week.
The campaign awards 100 vehicles during the course of 100 days to 100 nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public.
This year, 250 new nonprofit organizations have been named finalists in the third year of the program.
Registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations from across the country submitted their stories and how new vehicles would support their work.
A complete list of finalists is available at www.100carsforgood.com.
The finalists come from diverse backgrounds, with this years nonprofits in the running representing all 50 states with causes ranging from disaster relief to animal welfare and education.
Running Oct. 1-Nov. 19, five finalists per day will be eligible to win a new vehicle.
Each day for 50 consecutive days, Toyota will announce the two winning organizations that received the highest number of votes from the public at www.100carsforgood.com, the company explained.
Since the programs inaugural year in 2011, the program has given away 200 vehicles. This year, winners will be able to choose from five vehicle models, including Toyota Highlander, Prius, Sienna, Sienna Mobility or Tundra, which will also come with a six-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty from Toyota Financial Services.
And there are other perks, as well.
Each day during voting, three runners-up organizations will each receive a $1,000 grant to support their work.
"The vehicles won through Toyota's 100 Cars for Good help move real people, supplies and animals in ways that make our communities stronger and brighter," said Michael Rouse, vice president of diversity, philanthropy and community affairs for Toyota Motor Sales USA. "This year's finalists represent a wide range of geographies, missions and populations, and Toyota is pleased to involve the public in selecting which of these projects resonate and inspire the most to win a vehicle."