I-95 Toyota & Scion Presents A Toyota Sienna To The Humane Society Of South Coastal Georgia To Help Transport Adoptable Pets

 I-95 Toyota & Scion Presents A Toyota Sienna To The Humane Society Of South
               Coastal Georgia To Help Transport Adoptable Pets

Toyota Donating 100 Cars to 100 Nonprofits in 100 Days - Public Chose the
Winners on Facebook

PR Newswire

BRUNSWICK, Ga., Nov. 8, 2012

BRUNSWICK, Ga., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --I-95 Toyota & Scion presented a
Toyota Sienna to Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia (HSSCG) at the
dealership today as part of the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program, a major
philanthropic initiative in which the automaker is giving away 100 cars to 100
nonprofits over the course of 100 days. The program is the first Toyota
initiative that engages the public to determine how corporate philanthropic
donations are awarded.

To celebrate winning the donated vehicle, the HSSCG staff, supporters and
adoptable dogs will attend the key presentation located at 1000 Millennium
Boulevard in Brunswick, Ga.

The HSSCG plans to use the Sienna primarily to take dogs and cats to
neighboring schools to educate children in pet responsibility as well as to
collect pet food from local food banks. The van will also be used to transport
animals to community events that encourage adoption and to families that
foster homeless pets with special needs.

"We are so excited to be receiving a new vehicle from Toyota," said Virginia
Schlegel, executive director, HSSCG."The outpour of support we received from
our community and visitors that voted for us on Facebook really helped spread
our message. Now that we have reliable transportation, plans are already
underway to bring our education program to the children in our area and
beyond.We simply can't thank Toyota enough!"

The HSSCG is no-kill adoption center that provides adoption services for
animals in South Coastal Georgia and reduces the overpopulation of unwanted
pets by spaying and neutering. The nonprofit has had a great impact on the
community with the support of its participatory opportunities to include
private donations, planned giving, corporate sponsors and philanthropic
foundation.

"100 Cars for Good is an excellent program, and we are delighted to be a part
of the initiative," said Travis Ostrom, owner, I-95 Toyota & Scion of
Brunswick. "We have proudly been a member of the Brunswick area for nearly a
decade, so we support and applaud the Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia
for the incredible work they do in our community."

I-95 Toyota & Scion has been actively involved in charitable causes since
opening its doors in 2004. As corporate sponsors of the Humane Society's
annual golf tournament, the dealership promoted the nonprofit during the 100
Cars for Good campaign, encouraging the community to vote for the Humane
Society. To further help the organization, I-95 Toyota also plans to fill the
Sienna with pet food and essential supplies. 

"At Toyota, we appreciate what a significant impact a new car can have for
nonprofits in their work," noted Michael Rouse, vice president of diversity,
philanthropy and community affairs for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. "All 100 of
the winners of the 100 Cars for Good program are providing extraordinary and
much-needed services, and we thank I-95 Toyota & Scion for their role in
delivering Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia's car to them to help with
their important work."

The selection process began May 14, 2012 by profiling five finalists at
www.100carsforgood.com. Individual members of the public were able to vote for
the nonprofit they believe can do the most good with a new vehicle. The
charity with the most votes at the end of each day became the winner of one of
six Toyota models. Additionally, each runner-up will receive a $1,000 cash
grant from Toyota.

A six-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty will also be provided for each
vehicle, compliments of Toyota Financial Services. To learn more about the 100
Cars for Good program, please visit www.100carsforgood.com.

About Toyota

Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and
currently operates 10 manufacturing plants. Toyota directly employs over
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 over half a billion dollars to philanthropic programs in the
U.S.

For more information on Toyota's commitment to improving communities
nationwide, visit http://www.toyota.com/philanthropy.

About Toyota Financial Services

Toyota Financial Services (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.

Media Contact:
Sheba Munn
Southeast Toyota Distributors
(954) 420-3279
Sheba.munn@jmfamily.com

SOURCE I-95 Toyota & Scion

Website: http://www.100carsforgood.com
Website: http://www.toyota.com/philanthropy
 
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