AIDS Services for the Monadnock Region
NAMED FINALIST IN NATIONAL TOYOTA 100 CARS FOR GOOD PROGRAM
Toyota to Donate Vehicle to Local Nonprofit Organizations Based on Public Votes
(Keene, NH) AIDS Services for the Monadnock Region, the AIDS service organization located in Gilsum, NH that covers the southwestern corner of the state, is one of 500 finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, which will award vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public beginning May 9, 2011.
Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program will showcase five non-profit organizations each day for 100 days on Toyota’s Facebook page, facebook.com/toyota. AIDS Services will be one of the five organizations highlighted for voting on Thursday, June 2, 2011. Visitors to the page can vote once for the organization they feel is most deserving of a new Toyota vehicle.
Agency supporters are encouraged to vote for AIDS Services and their quest for a new Toyota. If AIDS Services receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used to help clients with medical and dental appointments in NH and MA, food pantry visits, and as a loaner vehicle for clients who are experiencing difficulty with transportation.
According to Arne Grandell, agency Board Chair, “In rural New Hampshire, transportation is always an issue. Unlike more urban centers, public transport doesn’t exist in outlying villages and towns. For people living on a limited fixed income, owning a car can be cost-prohibitive, not to mention the rising cost of gas. We’ll put this vehicle to very good use in many different ways. I’m proud that we’re the only AIDS service organization to make the NH finalist pool and the only agency outside of central NH. The four other NH nonprofits in the finalist round are the NH Food Bank, Girls Inc. of NH and Families in Transition in Manchester, and Granite State Independent Living in Concord.”
Each applicant was asked to make a 2-minute video about their need for a new Toyota. The link to AIDS Services’ video is:
About AIDS Services for the Monadnock Region
The mission of AIDS Services for the Monadnock Region is to provide ASSISTANCE and HOUSING to individuals and their families living with HIV/AIDS/HCV; provide EDUCATION & PREVENTION PROGRAMMING to reduce transmission of infectious disease; provide GLBTQ outreach, education and activism; and foster INFORMED, COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITY RESPONSE throughout the Monadnock Region. The agency is supported in part by the Monadnock United Way, City of Keene, Broadway Cares and many individuals.