Freedom Work Opportunities


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Toyota to Donate 100 Cars to 100 Nonprofits in 100 Days
Public Chose
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Freedom Work Opportunities Will Use New Toyota Vehicle to Help Empower Adults With Disabilities

Waterford, Michigan - October 19, 2012 - Szott M-59 Toyota today presented a Toyota Sienna to Freedom Work Opportunities, 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 100 days, based on votes from the public.  100 Cars for Good is the first Toyota initiative that engages the public to determine how corporate philanthropic donations will be awarded.

During the voting phase, which began May 14, 2012, the 100 Cars for Good program profiles five finalists at Individual members of the public are able to vote for which nonprofit they believe can do the most good with a new vehicle.  The nonprofit with the most votes at the end of each day wins one of six Toyota models.  Runners-up will each receive a $1,000 cash grant from Toyota.

"Szott M-59 Toyota and the Szott Family have been proud to be a part of this community since 2000," said Todd Szott, from Szott M-59 Toyota.  "Throughout that time, we've supported the community in many ways, and we are delighted to be a part of the 100 Cars for Good program, and applaud the incredible work that Freedom Work Opportunities provides to our community."

Freedom Work Opportunities empowers adults with disabilities, through compassionate care and vocational training, while providing freedom to obtain work skills and opportunities to feel safe and be valued.  The Toyota Sienna will help Freedom Work Opportunities transport these adults with disabilities to their opportunities.  "This has truly been an amazing experience." Said Marie Tino, Marketing Director at Freedom Work Opportunities. "Toyota's generosity will make an incredible difference in Freedoms ability to help our community. Thank you to everyone at Szott M-59 Toyota for making us feel so welcome and to all of the wonderful people who voted for us."

"At Toyota, we appreciate what a significant impact a new car can have for nonprofits in their work," noted Michael Rouse, vice president of diversity, philanthropy and community affairs for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.  "All 100 of the winners of the 100 Cars for Good program are providing extraordinary and much-needed services, and we thank Szott M-59 Toyota for their role in delivering Freedom Work Opportunities' car to them to help them with their important work."

A six-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty will also be provided for each vehicle, compliments of Toyota Financial Services.  To learn more about the 100 Cars for Good program, please visit

About Freedom Work Opportunities

Freedom Work Opportunities empowers adults with disabilities, through compassionate care and vocational training, while providing freedom to obtain work skills and opportunities to feel safe and be valued.

About Szott M-59 Toyota

Szott M-59 Toyota is one of four Szott Automotive dealerships in northern Oakland County.  Szott Automotive is family owned and includes Szott Ford in Holly, Szott M-59 Chrysler Jeep in White Lake, and Szott M-59 Dodge Ram in Highland.

About Toyota

Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates   10 manufacturing plants.  Toyota directly employs over 30,000 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.

Toyota is committed to being a good corporate citizen in the communities where it does business and believes in supporting programs with long-term sustainable results. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the country, focusing on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed over half a billion dollars to philanthropic programs in the U.S.

For more information on Toyota's commitment to improving communities nationwide, visit //

About Toyota Financial Services

Toyota Financial Services (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:

Todd Szott
Szott M-59 Toyota
(248) 292-0670