Charlotte, NC – Scott Clark’s Toyota City on Sept. 16 presented a Highlander HV Limited hybrid to Cindy’s Hope Chest (CHC) as part of the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program. The non-profit organization, which provides services and resources to women battling breast cancer, will use the new vehicle to transport these women to doctors’ appointments, pick up prescriptions and deliver resources to those they are helping quicker and more efficiently.
The impact this vehicle will have for clients of CHC is tremendous, according to Cindy Summers, the organization’s founder and breast cancer survivor. While overcoming the disease, Summers made a vow to establish a nonprofit ensuring other women would not have to endure their battle alone.
“Toyota is doing more than giving us a car, they are giving us the opportunity to make the lives of these women a little bit easier, to lessen the everyday stresses they have to juggle,” Summers said. “I’ve been where they are, I didn’t want anyone to have to go through this journey alone. Seeing the votes of the community come together to support our mission and get our organization this Toyota has been amazing.”
The Toyota 100 Cars for Good program has awarded 100 vehicles over the course of 100 days to 100 deserving non-profit organizations nationwide based on votes from the public. 100 Cars for Good was launched as a Facebook-enabled philanthropy initiative which engaged supporters of these charities through its Facebook application. Each day for 100 days, five organizations were profiled on the Facebook page and the one with the most votes at the end of the day was awarded a car. The 400 runners-up each received $1,000.
Chris Cady, general manager of Scott Clark’s Toyota, said the dealership is a strong community supporter of CHC and encouraged its 10,000 Facebook fans to vote for the nonprofit during the 100 Cars for Good program. Additionally, the dealership has sponsored several CHC fundraisers and plans to continue its support.
“Cindy’s Hope Chest does such a great job supporting the women who are fighting and surviving their battles with breast cancer,” Cady said. “We are so happy to see them receive this vehicle, and we look forward to working with them more to help them carry out their mission.”
For more information on Toyota’s 100 Car’s For Good program, visit http://www.toyota.com/community.