Seattle based Making A Difference Foundation announced that Eloise Cooking Pot Food Bank 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. Making A Difference Foundation 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.
Making A Difference Foundation will be up for consideration on August 5 from 8am to 9pm.
“Everyone at Making A Difference is thrilled to have been selected as a finalist for the 2012 100 Cars for Good program,” said Ahndrea Blue, President and CEO. “We’re grateful for this incredible opportunity to showcase out food bank, Eloise Cooking Pot and hopefully win a car to help us increase our impact in Tacoma. We hope everyone will help us spread the word now and, of course, will make time to visit www.100carsforgood.com on August 5 to vote for us. A new vehicle would really be a game changer for our ability to be extend our deliveries to seniors and disable clients.”
“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 Making A Difference Foundation and its efforts to win one of Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good, please visit our website at www.themadf.org. You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter at [insert]. 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 Making A Difference Foundation and their quest for a new Toyota Thunder. If Making A Difference Foundation receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used to deliver food to senior and disable clients of our food bank, Eloise Cooking Pot Food Bank.
A six-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty will also be provided for each vehicle, compliments of Toyota Financial Services.
Ahndrea Blue of Eloise Cooking Pot Food Bank said their delivery truck, which is used for deliveries to seniors and disabled folks was totaled in a accient last month and since the accident has not been able to make any deliveries.