FAMILIES IN TRANSITION NAMED FINALIST IN TOYOTA 100 CARS FOR GOOD PROGRAM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 28, 2011

For more information, contact: Michele Talwani – 603.254.7841

Toyota to donate vehicle to local nonprofit organizations based on public votes

MANCHESTER, NH – Families in Transition (FIT), a Manchester- and Concord-based homeless housing & services provider, is one of 500 finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program. Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program showcases five non-profit organizations each day for 100 days on Toyota’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/toyota. Families in Transition will be one of the five organizations highlighted for voting on Wednesday, July 13 and they need your vote on Facebook on July 13.

Everyone is encouraged to support Families in Transition and their quest for a new Toyota Siena. If FIT receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used to transport homeless children to and from FIT’s innovative, homeless-informed preschool and childcare center, as well as offering transportation assistant to counseling sessions, educational workshops, and other services for FIT adult participants.

Families in Transition is a nonprofit organization that provides safe, affordable housing and comprehensive social services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect. FIT also owns and operates two thrift stores in Manchester and Concord, NH which serve as an economic engine to help pay for services they provide. For more information about FIT, OutFITters Thrift Stores, and FIT’s participation in 100 Cars for Good, visit www.fitnh.org or call 603-641-9441.

About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants, including one under construction. Toyota directly employs nearly 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 more than $500 million to philanthropic programs in the U.S.

For more information on Toyota’s commitment to improving communities nationwide, visit http://www.toyota.com/community.

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