Local nonprofit has chance to win a car from Toyota
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Local kids show off vegetables gathered during a Youth Garden Project class. The nonprofit organization is one of 250 finalists competing to win a free vehicle from Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program. Voting for the group that includes YGP will take place on Oct. 20. Courtesy photo
Local kids show off vegetables gathered during a Youth Garden Project class. The nonprofit organization is one of 250 finalists competing to win a free vehicle from Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program. Voting for the group that includes YGP will take place on Oct. 20. Courtesy photo
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Moab’s Youth Garden Project is one of 250 finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program. Over a period of 50 days, Toyota will award vehicles to the 100 nonprofit organizations that receive the most votes from the public. Voting for the group that includes the Youth Garden Project (YGP) will take place Oct. 20.

Voting for the car giveaways began Oct. 1 and will continue through Nov. 19. Five different nonprofit groups compete each day and the top two vote-getters that day will receive vehicles, according to the Toyota 100 Cars for Good Facebook page. Visitors to the Facebook page can cast two votes for the organizations they feel are most deserving of new Toyota vehicles. The Youth Garden Project is one of the five organizations highlighted in the Oct. 20 voting. A Facebook account is required in order to vote.

YGP is hoping to win a new Toyota Sienna, YGP Director Delite Primus said in a news release.

“If the Youth Garden Project receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used to transport produce and youth program participants as well as transport supplies for events and community programs throughout the year,” Primus said in the news release.

YGP uses a 1.5-acre garden to accomplish its mission of cultivating healthy children, families, and individuals through educational programs and the profound act of connecting people with food from seed to table. YGP offers youth programs including a summer day camp, after-school programs and garden classroom field trips. Additionally, YGP manages the Moab Farmers’ Market, hosts Weed n’ Feed events for individuals of all ages and conducts a Sustainable Agriculture Workshop series.

Toyota established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants employing more than 31,000 people in the U.S. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the country, focusing on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed nearly $700 million to philanthropic programs in the U.S., according to the news release.

For more information about the Youth Garden Project visit www.youthgardenproject.org.

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