On June 14, Kids Wish Network (www.kidswishnetwork.org), a charity committed to helping children, will have the chance to win a new Tundra pickup truck as a finalist in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good competition. Sun Toyota near Tampa is using their resources to help this Holiday, Florida charity realize its vision.
Founded in 1997, Kids Wish Network is an international charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children who have experienced life-altering situations. Kids Wish Network grants wished by taking deliveries of donated toys, clothes and other necessities to over 100 local charities and facilities, such as police departments, homeless shelters, advocacy centers and abuse shelters. They operate out of a single office located down the road from Sun Toyota in Holiday, Florida.
Many of these facilities have recently seen a severe decrease in funding and do not have the financial resources to afford their own trucks to pick up donations. When Kids Wish Network offers them “Gift Banks” of toys and necessities, they have to scramble to find a loaner truck, make several trips with a smaller vehicle – something that is becoming more difficult with rising gas prices – or even turn down the donation all together.
Winning the Tundra from the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program on June 14th would enable Kids Wish Network to deliver their “Gift Banks” directly to the doorsteps of over 100 local charities and facilities, stress-free. With Toyota’s assistance and the help of enthusiastic voters, Kids Wish Network will be able to bring even more “miles of smiles” to the children of the Sunshine State.
During the last fiscal year alone, Kids Wish Network’s programs and services helped roughly 103,672 kids who experienced some sort of hardship.
To learn more about the Kids Wish Network, visit http://www.suntoyota.com/100_cars_for_good_kids_wish_network_Holiday_Florida.html. Sun Toyota can also be found on Facebook (facebook.com/SunToyota) and Twitter (@Sun_Toyota).
About Sun Toyota
Sun Toyota in New Port Richey, Florida is a family owned and operated dealership that proudly serves the cities of Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Holiday. Since they started almost 40 years ago, they have received the President’s Award 15 times, most recently in 2011. They were also honored with the prestigious Board of Governors Award, given to the top 60 Toyota dealerships in the country. Their new location is dedicated to saving green both environmentally, with our LEED certification, and financially, courtesy of no dealer fees.
Whether drivers visit online or at the dealership, the Sun Toyota team will gladly provide customers with new Toyotas, used vehicles and quality service.