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Congratulations, WAVES!

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Congratulations, WAVES!

Franklin-based organization, Waves, 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 Facebook.com/Toyota. 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. Waves will be one of the five organizations highlighted for voting on Tuesday, October 29.

Local residents are encouraged to support Waves in the quest for a new Toyota Sienna Mobility. If Waves receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used to transport individuals with disabilities to doctor visits, the grocery store, the Waves day program, and other trips throughout the community.

For forty years, Waves has provided a broad range of support services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The programs are designed with the strong vision that all clients enjoy an enhanced quality of life, have a sense of personal value, and are successfully included in community activities.

About Waves

Waves’ mission is enabling individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to progress toward their full potential. We provide early intervention for children with disabilities by visiting them in their homes or in the community. We provide day programs, residential services and job training for adults with disabilities. We believe in the importance of community and quality of life for our service recipients. www.wavesinc.com

About Toyota

Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plans. 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 http://www.toyota.com/philanthropy