Two Philadelphia Area Animal Rescues Win in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good CampaignBy Shannon Collins |
Toyota is saluting do-gooders by giving away 100 cars over 100 days to organizations that could really use a new set of wheels — and two local groups are among the winners.
100 Cars for Good is the first Toyota initiative that engages the public to determine how corporate philanthropic donations will be awarded.
A total of 500 finalists were chosen for this year’s second annual contest. Each day for 100 days, online voters have the chance to select which of five nonprofits will take home a new set of wheels.
The organization with the most votes at the end of the day takes home a brand new Toyota. Winners can select from one of six Toyota vehicles: Camry Hybrid, Highlander SUV, Prius v hybrid, Sienna minivan, Sienna Mobility or Tundra full-sized pickup.
Six nonprofits in the Greater Philadelphia area moved on to become finalists in the Facebook-based campaign, but two animal-related organizations took home the win. Here’s what they plan to do with their new cars:
- Canine Partners for Life plans to use the Sienna as a transport vehicle for their “Prison Puppy Raising Program,” an initiative that raises 30 puppies by prison 60 prison inmates in six prisons in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
- Last Chance Ranch will use the Tundra to provide emergency animal rescues and stray animal services by picking up donations, hauling trailers for feed and bedding, and transporting horses.