Toyota is conducting its 100 Cars For Good program again this year, giving away 100 vehicles to nonprofit groups in need of support vehicles. Winners will be selected through public voting on Facebook. Application materials and complete program info are available at www.100carsforgood.com.
"At Toyota, we appreciate what a big difference a new car or truck can make for organizations that are doing so much to improve lives and strengthen communities across America," said Jim Lentz, newly appointed president and chief operating officer of Toyota Motor Sales. "Over the past 20 years, Toyota has contributed more than half a billion dollars to nonprofits throughout the U.S. 100 Cars for Good allows us to build on that commitment in new ways, putting the public in the 'driver's seat' as we work to help community organizations broaden their impact in neighborhoods nationwide."
Applications will be accepted for two weeks or until the website reaches its 5,000-form limit. A panel of experts will select the finalists, who will be notified in April. Finalists will then submit a short video explaining how a new vehicle would help further their work; all will be featured on the program's website.
Voting for the finalists will begin May 14 at www.100carsforgood.com with five organizations up for consideration each day for 100 straight days. The four runners-up each day will each get a $1,000 grant from Toyota.
Finalists will be eligible for one of six Toyota models: Camry Hybrid, Highlander, Prius v, Sienna, Sienna Mobility or Tundra. Our guess is that many groups will apply for the Tundra, as it's most likely capable of being the strongest worker for their hard-working needs.
For more information and to view Toyota's video, click here.