Toyota Donating 100 Cars to 100 Nonprofits in 100 Days –
Public to Choose the Winners on Facebook
The Jonnycake Center Would Use New Toyota Vehicle to Help Deliver Food and Do Mobile Outreach to Local Residents in the Westerly-Chariho Area
WESTERLY, RI – May 31, 2012 – The Jonnycake Center of Westerly announced today that it has been selected as one of 500 nonprofit finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, a major philanthropic initiative in which the automaker is giving 100 cars to 100 vehicles over the course of 100 days. The Jonnycake Center was selected as a finalist from more than 4,000 applications nationwide.
Each day, beginning May 14, 2012, 100 Cars for Good will profile five finalists at www.100carsforgood.com. Individual members of the public will be able to vote for which ever nonprofit they think can do the most good with a new vehicle. The nonprofit with the most votes at the end of each day will win one of six Toyota models. Runners-up will each receive a $1,000 cash grant from Toyota.
The Jonnycake Center will be up for consideration on June 6th from 10 am to Midnight.
“A new vehicle would really make the difference in our ability to get out to those in need. So many in South County struggle just to get around- the elderly and disabled have an especially hard time. We have this amazing opportunity from Toyota- now we just need everyone’s vote to make sure this car comes to Rhode Island!” –Jonnycake Executive Director, Elizabeth Pasqualini
“At Toyota, we appreciate what a significant impact a new car can have for nonprofits nationwide,” noted Michael Rouse, vice president of philanthropy for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. “Toyota has donated more than half a billion dollars to nonprofits across the U.S. over the past 20 years, and 100 Cars for Good allows us to expand that commitment to local communities in important new ways. The 500 finalists are an extraordinary group, and we look forward to the public learning more about them.”
100 Cars for Good is the first initiative to directly engage the public to determine how Toyota’s philanthropic donations are awarded.
For more information on The Jonnycake Center of Westerly, and its efforts to win one of Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good, please visit Jonnycake’s website at www.jonnycake.org . You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter at www.facebook.com/pages/The-Jonnycake-Center-of-Westerly/374323998784?ref=tn_tnmn and https://twitter.com/#!/JonnycakeCenter. For complete information on 100 Cars for Good and profiles of all 500 finalists, please visit www.100carsforgood.com.
Local residents are encouraged to support The Jonnycake Center of Westerly and their quest for a new Toyota. If The Jonnycake Center receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used to deliver food and provide outreach to the outlying communities we serve- Charlestown, Hopkinton, and Richmond.