Did you know that Toyota is in the middle of giving away 100 cars to worthy non-profit organizations across the country? Through August 21, Toyota will be giving away cars to non-profits in a Facebook voting contest. If you're on Facebook, you can use your clicks to help a wonderful, community-based organization win a car to help them in their mission of helping others. The organizations come from all over the US and are competing to win a brand-new Toyota of their choosing that will help them in their daily work of helping others.
Some are helping abandoned and abused pets find permanent and loving homes. Some are helping disadvantaged people in the inner city move out of poverty. Some are working to help victims of domestic violence. Some are promoting recycling in their community. Some are helping veterans or former prisoners or people with disabilities. These groups work day and and day out to help people and animals in all of our communities to lead better lives. Most of them don't do it for glory, they do it out of love. You can show a little bit of love yourself by using an otherwise wasted click and voting for a non-profit that is near and dear to you.
Throughout my life, I've been fortunate to volunteer for a number of non-profits, from a domestic violence shelter to a food pantry and homeless shelter to a national NGO promoting evidence-based sex education for young people. In each of these organizations, I saw first-hand how much they struggled with doing the most good with limited resources and funding. Receiving a reliable car or van would be a huge blessing to any of them and redouble their efforts in their communities. You might not have time or inclination to volunteer, but you have the power to help by just clicking through and voting for your favorite type of charity.
What are you waiting for? Get clicking!
Disclosure: I was selected for participation in the TWIN community through a program with Clever Girls Collective. I did not receive any compensation for writing this post, or payment in exchange for participating. The opinions expressed herein are mine, and do not reflect the views of Toyota.
Photo Credits: All photos are © Glennia Campbell 2012.