Coastal Georgia Humane Society wins new car

Toyota is donating 100 cars to 100 nonprofits in 100 days

Published On: Jul 03 2012 12:40:55 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 04 2012 02:00:00 PM EDT

The Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia announced Tuesday it has won a brand-new vehicle given away in Toyota's 'Cars for Good' program.

The car was one of 100 vehicles the auto manufacturer is giving away to 100 nonprofit groups in 100 days.

The Brunswick-based group was selected as a winner based on votes received July 1 on Toyota's 100 Cars For Good Facebook page.  The vehicle will be used to take dogs and cats to local schools to educate children in pet responsibility, to collect food for the pet food bank, and to transport animals to community events that encourage adoption, as well as to families that foster animals with special needs.

The animal transport vehicle will also enable the center to evacuate animals during hurricanes.

In addition to receiving one of six models of Toyota, the vehicle comes with a six-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

"Everyone at the Humane Society is thrilled to have been selected as a winner for the 2012 100 Cars for Good program," said Development Director Leigh Anne Estrada. "We’re grateful for this incredible opportunity to showcase our local organization and the animals at our center. This van will be an enormous help to increase our impact in the Golden Isles and we appreciate the support of so many people!"

The Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia as operated since 1967 as a 100 percent donor funded no-kill adoption center.  For more information, visit