I have always wanted to be a twin. Being able to share secrets, play tricks on family, friends, and teachers. Which of course, never happened. But…as I approach my 38th birthday this summer, I am thrilled to finally be a twin. As in a member of the Toyota Women’s Influencer Network aka…TWIN.
We have two cars in my garage. One is a Toyota. A Prius. Because in addition to Rocket’s engineering and academic intelligence, he was also smart enough to hop on the superb gas mileage Prius bandwagon in 2008. Not only does it beat my car’s gas mileage to a pulp, but it is roomy, comfortable, and also is technologically savvy enough to help him from getting lost each and every time he drives somewhere new with its GPS.
As a TWIN, I will have the opportunity to visit Toyota headquarters in Torrance California in a few weeks to learn about the company, its philosophy of Kaizen (continuous improvement), and drive some of the newest cars (I am super duper excited to try the Prius V).
One of the things that excited me the most about Toyota is the 100 Cars for Good campaign.
This national philanthropic campaign, in its second year, is providing 100 cars to 100 nonprofits over the course of 100 days. It is simple really:
Each day for 100 days, online voters will choose which of five nonprofits will take home a new set of wheels. The organization who receives the most votes at the end of the day takes home a brand new Toyota.
Voting takes place each day. The organization with the most votes at the end of the day will win a new vehicle. The four runners-up will each receive a $1,000 cash grant from Toyota. Which of course means that everyone wins.
Five nonprofit organizations will be profiled each day. Registered Facebook users will be able to vote once daily for the nonprofit they think can do the most good with a new vehicle.
Some of the organizations that I am excited to vote for in the coming weeks are: