The inaugural Toyota ‘100 Cars for Good’ giveaway was a rousing success and so Toyota brought the program back again this year. During the campaign, 100 cars will be given away to 100 nonprofit organizations over the course of 100 days. The 2012 campaign has just entered the voting stages and now is your chance to help decide which charity will receive a new vehicle every day through August 21, 2012.

 

To vote, visit 100carsforgood.com and choose your favorite charity from the five organizations that are being featured daily. A total of 500 finalists were chosen and each day five charities will be featured with the charity receiving the most votes winning their choice of one of six Toyota vehicles: Camry Hybrid, Highlander SUV, Prius v hybrid, Sienna minivan, Sienna Mobility or Tundra full-sized pickup.

 

Although only the charity receiving the most votes will win a new vehicle, the other four finalists will each receive a $1,000 cash grant from Toyota. At a time when charities are really feeling the pinch of the nation’s shaky economy, $1,000 can certainly go a long way.

 

One of my favorite things about the campaign is that so many different types of organizations have been chosen as finalists. For example, the five organizations being featured today include the Cincinnati Zoo, Soldiers’ Angels, Dogs Deserve Better, Inc., Homeboy Industries and the Captain Planet Foundation.

 

These five organizations focus on several different issues from animals to supporting our soldiers and a jobs not jails initiative to environmental education outreach programs for children and youth.

 

For more information, read the 100 Cars for Good FAQ and then vote for your favorite charity, today and every day through August 21.