in the Charlotte area that provides emotional and financial support to
women battling breast cancer, has been selected as a winner of
Toyota's 100 Cars for Good program. 100 Cars for Good is a major new
philanthropic initiative from the automaker that is awarding 100 cars
to 100 U.S. nonprofits over the course of 100 days.
Cindy's Hope Chest (located in Indian Trail, NC) will receive a new
Toyota Highlander, which will be used to transport women to doctor's
appointments and treatments and help them with their errands. The
organization was selected as one of 500 finalists from thousands of
applications nationwide and picked as a winner through a public vote
on Facebook. Runners-up in the program each receive $1,000.
Additional details on 100 Cars for Good as well as information on all
of the program's finalists are available at www.carsforgood.com.
"The outpouring of support and interest in the Toyota 100 Cars for
Good program has been tremendous," said Jim Wiseman, Group Vice
President of Toyota Motor North America, Inc. "It is amazing to see
how this program has brought individuals, organizations and
communities together. We are equally excited to see Cindy's Hope
Chest utilize their new vehicle to make an even greater impact in the
Public voting began on May 9 and continues for 100 consecutive days.
Each day, five organizations are profiled on the 100 Cars for Good
Facebook page and voters may vote for the nonprofit they feel is most
deserving of the vehicle. A vehicle will be awarded each day through
August 16. Voters may place one vote per day, each day, over the
course of the program.
Toyota's 100 Cars for Good program is a key part of the company's
philanthropy efforts, which have contributed more than half a billion
dollars to U.S. nonprofits since 1991. For more information on these
commitments, please visit http://www.toyota.com/about/philanthropy/.