TEMECULA: S.A.F.E. Will Be Celebrating Independence Day On July 6th
ORGANIZATION IS NAMED A FINALIST IN TOYOTA’S 2012 100 CARS FOR GOOD PROGRAM
Temecula, CA, – Temecula-based S.A.F.E. 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. S.A.F.E. was selected as a finalist from more than 4,000 applications nationwide. And to celebrate its goal of providing independence to families in crisis, S.A.F.E is celebrating the blessing of true freedom on July 6th!
S.A.F.E is asking for all residents of the Temecula Valley to continue celebrating Independence Day by going to www.100carsforgood.com starting at 7:00am until 8:59pm on July 6th and voting for S.A.F.E. as the nonprofit organization that deserves one of the 100 Toyota’s for Good!
Toyota is donating 100 Cars to 100 Nonprofits in 100 Days. S.A.F.E would use the new Toyota vehicle to help provide life-saving services to families in the Temecula Valley. 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.
“Everyone at S.A.F.E. is thrilled to have been selected as a finalist for the 2012 100 Cars for Good program,” said Melissa Donaldson, Executive Director of S.A.F.E. “We’re grateful for this incredible opportunity to showcase our commitment to providing living saving interventions and prevention services and programs to children, and families to keep them free from violence and abuse in our community. We hope everyone will help us spread the word now and, of course, will make time to visit www.100carsforgood.com on July 6th to vote for us. A new vehicle would really be a game changer for our ability to provide much needed transportation services to the children and families we serve.”
“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.”
For more information on S.A.F.E and its efforts to win one of Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good, please visit www.safefamiliesca.org You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter. For complete information on 100 Cars for Good and profiles of all 500 finalists, please visit www.100carsforgood.com.
S.A.F.E. is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization that provides programs and services for children, youth and families who have experienced or are at risk of abuse and violence.The organization believes that safe and healthy families where children can thrive is a universal vision. In some homes, however, there are problems of abuse and violence, and in some cases the problems are severe. S.A.F.E’s vision is of parents, schools, businesses and agencies working together to make a difference in the lives of children, youth and their families.
For more information please visit www.safefamiliesca.org.
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.
For more information on Toyota, please visit www.toyota.com.
About Toyota Financial Services (TFS)
TFS is the finance and insurance brand for Toyota and Lexus in the U.S., offering retail auto financing and leasing through Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) and Toyota Lease Trust and extended service contracts and other payment protection products through Toyota Motor Insurance Services (TMIS). TFS employs 3,300 associates nationwide, and has managed assets totaling more than $91 billion. It is part of a worldwide network of comprehensive financial services offered by Toyota Financial Services Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation.