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Toyota 100 Cars for Good will deliver two cars to Alaska Charities

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, October 10, 2011 – On Mar. 7, 2011, Toyota Motor Corporation launched their 100 Cars for Good program, an initiative to allow any registered 501c(3) non-profit organization in the nation to enter to win a new Toyota Prius, Tacoma, Tundra, Highlander Hybrid, Sienna or Sienna Mobility van. Public voting began on May 9, 2011 via Facebook by logging on to the 100 Cars for Good application allowing people to vote for one of the day’s non-profit organizations. Each day, the previous day’s winner was announced and a new group of non-profits competed for votes.

Thousands of non-profits from around the country applied, explaining why their organization deserved the opportunity for the new Toyota. As soon as the organization was informed they were selected as a finalist, they all rallied to get votes from anyone for their chance to win.

Kendall Toyota in Anchorage is proud to announce that two non-profit organizations from Alaska were chosen to receive new Toyotas.

The first winner of a 2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Edition was Alaska Assistance Dogs, located in Wasilla. Their organization trains service dogs to help Alaskans with special needs such as diabetic alert dogs, dogs to assist with Autism, cancer alert dogs and dogs who work with veterans, especially with PTSD.

The second winner was Alaskan Christian College in Soldotna. Alaskan Christian College will be the proud owner of a 2011 Toyota Sienna Mobility van, which includes a factory installed auto access seat as well as a loading ramp for those wheelchair bound or who are severely disabled.

Both organizations will receive their vehicles at a special ceremony to take place at Kendall Toyota in Anchorage.  Expected attendees include representatives from each charity, Toyota Motor Sales and Kendall Toyota of Anchorage.  This ceremony will take place on October 13th at 11 AM.

“Toyota’s generosity in the aftermath of the difficult times they faced speaks volumes for the continued focus on giving back to communities across the country,” says Mike Morris, General Manager of Kendall Toyota in Anchorage.  “Kendall is honored to be a part of the Toyota family in both the Anchorage and Fairbanks communities.”

Kendall Auto Group is a family-owned business with headquarters in Boise, Idaho.  The company represents 14 automotive manufacturers in 16 locations and is one of the largest privately held auto dealership groups in the Pacific Northwest.  Kendall owns and operates automotive dealerships in Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Montana.  With over 70 years of doing business in the Pacific Northwest, the family-owned operation prides itself on the Kendall Way—a customer-centric philosophy that makes the car-buying experience simple, fun and easy.  The Kendall philosophy of doing business also calls for a significant investment in the communities it serves by supporting a variety of charitable causes including youth-oriented programs, healthcare for the under-served and other deserving organizations.  For more information, visit www.kendallauto.com.

 

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