Irene Wortham Center may win new car from Toyota

Here’s the press release from the Irene Wortham Center:


Toyota to Donate Vehicles to Local Nonprofit Organizations Based on Public Votes

ASHEVILLE, NC – OCTOBER 14, 2013 – Asheville based organization, Irene Wortham Center (IWC) is one of 250 finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, which will award vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public beginning Oct. 1, 2013.

Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program will showcase five nonprofit organizations each day for 50 days at Visitors to the page will receive two votes each day to select two separate winning organizations they feel are most deserving of new Toyota vehicles. Irene Wortham Center (IWC) will be one of the five organizations highlighted for voting on November 6, 2013.

Local residents are encouraged to support Irene Wortham Center (IWC) in the quest for a new Toyota Sienna Mobility (equipped for wheelchair access). If the Irene Wortham Center receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used to transport disabled clients to jobs, medical appointments and community events.

About Irene Wortham Center

For 50 years and counting, Irene Wortham Center has helped children and adults with developmental and/or socioeconomic challenges lead healthy, happy and more independent lives. From our CARF-accredited Adult Day Activity and Supported Employment programs to our two 5-star-rated child care centers and comprehensive, around-the-clock residential care homes, Irene Wortham Center and its exceptional staff inspire and empower individuals to reach their full potential from birth to end of life. For more information, visit

About Toyota

Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants. Toyota directly employs over 31,000 in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $23 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 nearly $700 million to philanthropic programs in the U.S.

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

About Jake Frankel
Jake Frankel is an award-winning journalist who enjoys covering a wide range of topics, from politics and government to business, education and entertainment.

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