2:36pm

Tue May 17, 2011
Business and the Economy

Toyota Gives 100 Vehicles to Nonprofits

Polls are open for Facebook users to select nonprofit organizations, including some with Scott County ties, to be awarded new Toyota vehicles. Toyota Motor Corp.’s 100 Cars For Good Program appears on the Toyota USA Facebook page. Each day, the company will feature five nonprofit organizations and the highest vote-getter will receive the vehicle of its choice. The company will give 100 vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations over 100 days.

Scott County’s Quest Farm, a working farm community for adults with developmental disabilities, was chosen to be one of five groups to be featured on day 71, July 18. Quest Farm administrators would select the Toyota Sienna Mobility van if they were chosen by Facebook voters. On the Toyota USA Facebook page, Quest Farm said the van would be used to take Quest Farm residents to volunteer work around Georgetown.

Three other central Kentucky-based organizations are among the 500 finalists: Bluegrass Pride, Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program and Kentucky Blood Bank. All three serve Scott County.

Bluegrass Pride, an environmental awareness group, will appear on the site on day 22, May 30. The group is seeking a hybrid Toyota to be used as a teaching tool and to take volunteers to community events to spread conservation awareness.

Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program will be featured on day 100, Aug. 16. The advocacy agency committed to ending partner abuse would use a vehicle to drive victims to appointments with lawyers, doctors, work and court dates.

The Kentucky Blood Bank, which distributes blood products to numerous hospitals in the state, has been selected for day 61, July 8. A vehicle would be used by volunteers to make hospital runs.