GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Sept. 7, 2012) — Scott County Humane Society was one of the 100 winners of the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program, a national philanthropic program that awarded 100 cars to nonprofits over the course of 100 consecutive days. Since May, winners were selected each day through public voting on Facebook at www.100carsforgood.com.
Each day, five non-profit organizations were profiled on the 100 Cars for Good Facebook page, where the public could vote for their favorite organization. The organization with the most votes at the end of the day won a new Toyota vehicle while the four runners-up each day received a $1,000 cash grant from Toyota. The program concluded in late August. In total, 100 new Toyota vehicles and $400,000 in cash grants are being awarded to non-profit organizations across the country.
“It is rewarding and inspiring to see the response Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program has received from the public,” said Jim Lentz, president and chief executive officer of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. “Over the course of two years, this program has awarded more than $7 million in vehicles and cash grants to local non-profit organizations across the country, as well as helping to raise awareness to hundreds more.”
Winning organizations offer services in a variety of areas, including: education, safety, animal welfare, food banks, and human services for children and adults.