Clean Wisconsin Named a Finalist in Toyota's 2012 100 Cars for Good Program
Toyota Donating 100 Cars to 100 Nonprofits in 100 Days – Public to Choose the Winners on Facebook
Clean Wisconsin Would Use New Toyota Vehicle to Help Protect Wisconsin’s Clean Air and Water
May 14, 2012
Jenny Lynes, Membership Coordinator, 608.251.7020 ext. 18
MADISON — Clean Wisconsin 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. Clean Wisconsin 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.
Clean Wisconsin will be up for consideration on Wednesday, May 16.
“Everyone at Clean Wisconsin is thrilled to have been selected as a finalist for the 2012 100 Cars for Good program,” said Mark Redsten, executive director of Clean Wisconsin. “We’re grateful for this incredible opportunity to showcase our work fighting for clean air and clean water and hopefully win a car to help us increase our impact in Wisconsin. We hope everyone will help us spread the word now and, of course, will make time to visit www.100carsforgood.com
on May 16th
to vote for us. A new vehicle would really be a game changer for our ability to protect clean air and clean water across the state.”
“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 Clean Wisconsin and its efforts to win one of Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good
, please visit www.cleanwisconsin.org
. You can ‘like’ us on Facebook at Facebook.com/cleanwisconsin or follow us on Twitter (@CleanWisconsin). 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 Clean Wisconsin and their quest for a new Toyota Prius. If Clean Wisconsin receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used to transport staff to meetings across the state to advocate for clean air and clean water.
A six-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty will also be provided for each vehicle, compliments of Toyota Financial Services.
About Clean Wisconsin
Clean Wisconsin, an environmental advocacy organization, protects Wisconsin’s clean water and air and advocates for clean energy by being an effective voice in the state legislature and by holding elected officials and polluters accountable. Founded in 1970 as Wisconsin’s Environmental Decade, Clean Wisconsin exposes corporate polluters, makes sure existing environmental laws are enforced, and educates citizens and businesses. On behalf of its 10,000 members and its coalition partners, Clean Wisconsin protects the special places that make Wisconsin such a wonderful place to live, work and play.
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.
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.