HavenHouse St. Louis Named A Finalist in Toyota's 2012 100 Cars for Good Program

HavenHouse St. Louis would use a new Toyota Sienna Mobility to transport patients and families to and from up to 19 medical centers, four times a day.


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HavenHouse St. Louis would use new Toyota Sienna Mobility to transport patients and families traveling to St. Louis for medical care.

HavenHouse transports families to and from up to 19 medical centers, four times a day. They are in need of a wheelchair accessible van.

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – MAY, 21, 2012 – HavenHouse St. Louis announced today that it has been selected as one of 500 nonprofit finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program. HavenHouse St. Louis will be up for consideration on June 15 from 9 am to 11 pm. HavenHouse St. Louis is the only organization in Missouri competing on June 15.

100 Cars for Good is a major philanthropic initiative in which Toyota is giving away 100 cars over the course of 100 days. HavenHouse St. Louis was selected as a finalist from more than 4,000 applications nationwide.

Each day, beginning May 14, 2012, 100 Cars for Good began profiling five finalists at www.100carsforgood.com. Individual members of the public are 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. “Everyone at HavenHouse St. Louis is thrilled to be a part of the 2012 100 Cars for Good program,” said Kathy Sindel, Executive Director. “We’re grateful for this incredible opportunity to showcase our mission and hopefully win a car to help us aid patients visiting St. Louis for medical care.  We hope everyone will help us spread the word now and, of course, will make time to visit www.100carsforgood.com on Friday, June 15 to vote for us.  A new vehicle would really be a game changer for our ability to transport patients and families to and from St. Louis’ medical centers.

”“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 HavenHouse St. Louis and its efforts to win one of Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good, please visit HavenHouse’s website at www.havenhousestl.org. You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter at @HavenHouseSTL. 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 HavenHouse St. Louis and their quest for a new Toyota Sienna Mobility. If HavenHouse St. Louis receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used to transport over 8,000 patients and their families each year.A six-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty will also be provided for each vehicle, compliments of Toyota Financial Services.

HavenHouse has provided the comfort of home and community of support to patients and families traveling to St. Louis for medical care. We provide lodging, transportation, meals and support services for over 8,000 individuals each year. Located in West Country, our 25,000 sq. ft. building can serve up to 100 individuals each night. Families come from all 50 states and 42 countries.

Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants in eight states. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 people 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 facilities. Toyota's annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from U.S. suppliers totals more than $23 billion.Toyota is deeply committed to being a great community partner and is focused on supporting programs in ways that achieve long-term sustainable results. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the country, with a particular concentration on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed more than half a billion dollars to philanthropic programs across the U.S. For more information on Toyota, please visit www.toyota.com.

About Toyota Financial Services (TFS)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: Lindsey Gibson HavenHouse St.Louis 314.434.5858 or Lindsey@havenhousestl.org

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