Grand Rapids, Mich. (WOODTV) - Grand Rapids is in the running for Toyota's "100 Cars for Good". The major car manufacture's philanthropic initiative is to give 100 cars to 100 nonprofits over the course of 100 days. Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 21, wraps up Toyota's "100 Cars for Good" program with the final opportunity to support Grand Rapids' Gerontology Network. The Gerontology Network strives to enhance the quality of life and promote the independence of older adults, their families and care providers.
The Grand Rapids network has been nominated by Toyota to win a new Sienna Mobility Van and today is the day to vote for them. It's a one-day voting extravaganza and you can help Gerontology Network by voting for them at www.100carsforgood.com. Gerontology Network is the only Michigan organization to be nominated for this event on August 21, 2012.
"It (the program) gives us the ability to offer a layer of service to our elderly adults, and provides access to transportation," says Jennifer Feuerstein, the Director of Marketing Communications and Development. "It's important to keep them connected to the community. We have a lot of community support, and we want everyone to vote."
Kid's Food Basket won last year, with Family Promise winning in July. A new van will allow the Gerontology Network to provide transportation to senior citizens in the community, and provide rides to medical appointments, volunteer opportunities and community outings.
Toyota's philanthropy efforts have contributed more than half a billion dollars to U.S. nonprofits since 1991. "100 Cars for Good" is the first initiative that directly involves the public to determine how Toyota's philanthropic donations are awarded. For complete information on "100 Cars for Good" and to see all 500 finalists, visit www.100carsforgood.com.
Help support Grand Rapids in enhancing the quality of life for older adults by voting. Visit 100carsforgood.com and cast your vote for Gerontology Network. "Tomorrow is game day" said Feuerstein, "and we're pushing it hard until the end".
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