Saturday, April 30, 2011


Toyota to Donate Vehicle to Local Nonprofit Organizations Based on Public Votes
Wilmington, NC – April 25, 2011 – Wilmington based organization Carolina Canines for Service is one of 500 finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, which will award vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public beginning May 9, 2011. 

Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program will showcase five non-profit organizations each day for 100 days on Toyota’s Facebook page, Visitors to the page can vote once a day for the organization that they feel is most deserving of a new Toyota vehicle.  Carolina Canines for Service will be one of the five organizations highlighted for voting on AUGUST 15, 2011. 

Local residents are encouraged to support Carolina Canines for Service and their quest for a new Toyota Sienna Mobility van. If Carolina Canines for Service receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used to assist our clients when they train to receive their service dog.

 About Carolina Canines for Service.
Carolina Canines for Service, with the corporate office located in Wilmington, North Carolina, is a non-profit corporation dedicated to empowering people with disabilities to achieve greater independence. The group trains and places certified service dogs with the help of volunteer foster families and military prisoners training service dogs for veterans, provides pet therapy certification classes and helps children in our community improve their reading skills. Since its inception in 1996, the value of all the programs is nearing $5.0 million in services to our communities. For more information call (866) 910-3647 or visit

About Toyota.
Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants, including one under construction.  Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 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. 

Toyota is committed to being a good corporate citizen in the communities where it does business and believes in supporting programs with long-term sustainable results. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the country, focusing on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed more than $500 million to philanthropic programs in the U.S.  

For more information on Toyota's commitment to improving communities nationwide, visit

Media Contact:                                                                              
Pat Hairston
Carolina Canines for Service