Las Vegas based Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas 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. Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas 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.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas will be up for consideration on Sunday, June 24 from 7 a.m. PST to 8:59 p.m. PST.
“Everyone at Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas is thrilled to have been selected as a finalist for the 2012 100 Cars for Good program,” said Dulcinea Almazan, Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas president. “We’re grateful for this incredible opportunity to hopefully win Sienna van. We hope everyone will help us spread the word now and, of course, will make time to visit www.100carsforgood.com on June 24 to vote for us.”
“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 Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas and its efforts to win one of Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good, please visit Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas’ website at www.bgclv.org. 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 Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas and their quest for a Sienna van. If Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will use the vehicle to transport teens from school to the Club and to educational field trips, competitions and sporting events.
A six-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty will also be provided for each vehicle, compliments of Toyota Financial Services.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas
Started in 1961, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas currently serves more than 17,000 youth ages 5 –18 in Eight facilities throughout the Valley. With the belief that every child has the potential to “be great”, the Clubs’ full-time professional staff emphasizes character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation. For more information, please contact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas at 702.367.2582 or visit www.bgclv.org.