TOYOTA PRESENTS PETS WITH DISABILITIES WITH A NEW TOYOTA AT FITZGERALD


Toyota Program Donates 100 Cars to 100 Nonprofits in 50 Days 
 
               
GAITHERSBURG, MD – February 19, 2014 – Toyota today presented a brand new 2014 Toyota Highlander to Pets with Disabilities at Fitzgerald Lakeforest Toyota, as part of the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program, a major philanthropic initiative in which the automaker is giving away 100 cars to 100 nonprofits over the course of 50 days, based on votes from the public. 
 
“Fitzgerald Auto Malls is very proud to support and be a part of the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program,” said Dottie Fitzgerald, Vice President of Fitzgerald Auto Malls, “Pets with Disabilities is an incredible organization and we commend their efforts.”
 
100 Cars for Good is the first Toyota initiative that engages the public to determine how corporate philanthropic donations will be awarded. Individual members of the public were able to vote through Facebook for the nonprofit organizations they believed could do the most good with a new vehicle. The contest began on October 1, 2013 and continued over the course of fifty days. At the end of each day, the two nonprofits with the most number of votes would win a brand new Toyota vehicle.
 
 “We were thrilled to have been chosen again as one of the worthy organizations to participate in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program,” said Joyce Darrell, one of the founders of Pets with Disabilities, “This year was our lucky year and we were one of the winning organizations, a dream come true for our rescue.” Pets with Disabilities will use the new Highlander to provide safe and affordable transport for many homeless, disabled dogs in need and a second chance to find a loving home. 
 
 
To learn more about the 100 Cars for Good program, please visit www.100carsforgood.com.
To learn more about Fitzgerald Toyota, please visit www.FitzMall.com
 
(from l to r) Darryn Hyman, Toyota Operations Manager, Keith Barreca, Toyota Vehicle Supply Manager, Dottie Fitzgerald, VP Fitzgerald Auto Malls, Joyce Darrell, Co-Founder of Pets With Disabilities, Greg Kirby, Toyota District Sales Manager, Dana Heidebrecht, Scion District Manager, Mike Dickerson, Co-Founder of Pets With Disabilities (front row) Candi, a three-legged dog, Ernie in the wheelchair, and Megan who is blind

Dottie Fitzgerald, VP Fitzgerald Auto Malls with the Pets with Disabilities dogs, Ernie and Megan

Joyce Darrell, Co-Founder of Pets with Disabilities, Darryn Hyman, Toyota Operations Manager, Dottie Fitzgerald, VP Fitzgerald Auto Malls, Greg Kirby, Toyota District Sales Manager, Phil Formichelli, General Sales Manager Fitzgerald Toyota and Scion

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