Modesto, CA – July 1, 2011 – Stanislaus County based organization, Center for Human Services’ Hutton House beat out the competition in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program on June 30th, 2011. Competing against 4 other non profits located throughout the country, CHS’ Hutton House secured enough votes to win a new Toyota Prius!!
Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program showcasing five non-profit organizations each day for 100 days on Toyota’s Facebook page, facebook.com/toyota. Center for Human Services’ Hutton House won on day 53!
People all over were encouraged to support Center for Human Services’ Hutton House and their quest for a new Toyota Prius by voting via their Facebook accounts. Center for Human Services staff and young people are thrilled at the response from our community. “It was such a touching and emotional experience to watch people all over the country and world support our mission on this day”, said CHS’ Marketing and PR Manager Kate Trompetter. “Having this vehicle will allow CHS’ Hutton House to provide even more community services and help more youth and families in need.” Adriana Olmeda, a member of the CYC, a youth run leadership group at Hutton House said, “That’s so awesome. We will be able to help keep the air clean and save money on gas. We can use that money to go places we’ve never been!” Melissa Crisp, also of the youth leadership group added, “We can take kids more places and get to know them better.”
About Hutton House
The mission of CHS-Hutton House is to change lives and build futures through programs that strengthen and support youth and families. Hutton House provides shelter and intervention services to meet the basic needs of youth in crisis, runaway and homeless teens through the collaboration of trained staff, community partners, volunteers and donors. Hutton House is the only state licensed temporary shelter for runaway, homeless and youth in crisis ages 13-17. Located in Modesto, CA. the program offers 24-hr crisis intervention, temporary shelter, counseling, information and referrals, aftercare and case management for teens and their families. The goal is to reunite youth with their families.
Each year Hutton House provides services to 750-1000 youth. With the new car, youth will benefit in the following ways: Continue going to school, counseling, doctor/clinic appointments, meetings with their Probation Officer, attend court dates and any other types of appointments they may have. Participate in positive recreational activities (go to the beach for the 1st time, go to the park or library) while remaining clean and sober. Hutton House will be able to increase street outreach and provide basic needs (food, clothing) to teens and their families.
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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 more than $500 million to philanthropic programs in the U.S.
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