Local Easter Seals’ Building Ability Program Named a Finalist in TOYOTA’S 2012 100 Cars for Good Program
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CINCINNATI – May 21, 2012 – Easter Seals Work Resource Center’s Building Ability program 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 nonprofits over the course of 100 days. Easter Seals’ Building Ability was selected as a finalist from more than 4,000 applications nationwide.
A Toyota Tundra Truck would (literally) drive Easter Seals’ Building Ability program to the next level of success. Building Ability trains and employs adults with disabilities in the creation of new products using salvaged and recycled materials. Building Ability relies on staff vehicles to pick up donated materials, deliver finished product and transport product and participants for community events showcasing Building Ability. The Toyota Tundra truck would provide a reliable transportation source for all the needs of the program increasing sales and product visibility
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 voting day for Easter Seals’ Building Ability is July 12. 10 a.m.-midnight.
“Everyone at Easter Seals is thrilled to have been selected as a finalist for the 2012 100 Cars for Good program,” says Pam Green, Easter Seals WRC president and CEO. “We’re grateful for this incredible opportunity to showcase the power of work to transform lives, and hopefully win a car to help us increase our impact in Cincinnati. We hope everyone will help us spread the word now and, of course, will make time to visit
www.100carsforgood.com on Thursday, July 12 to vote for us. The folks in Building Ability deserve a car that works as hard as they do.”
Local residents are encouraged to support Easter Seals WRC, Building Ability its program and its quest for a new Toyota Tundra. If Easter Seals Building Ability receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used as the reliable transportation source this organization definitely needs. For more information on Building Ability and its efforts to win one of Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good, please visit Easter Seals WRC’s website at www.eastersealswrc.org. You can also follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/EasterSeals.WRC. For complete information on 100 Cars for Good and profiles of all 500 finalists, please visit www.100carsforgood.com.
Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants in eight states. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design facilities. Toyota's annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from U.S. suppliers totals more than $23 billion.
Toyota is deeply committed to being a great community partner and is focused on supporting programs in ways that achieve long-term sustainable results. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the country, with a particular concentration on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed more than half a billion dollars to philanthropic programs across the U.S.