Vote July 22 to help Four A’s win a new Toyota!
Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association (Four A’s) is proud to announce we’ve been selected as a finalist in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program. Now we need your support! Vote for Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association at www.facebook.com/toyota on July 22, 2011.
A new Toyota would enable Four A’s to expand HIV/AIDS outreach and education beyond the urban center of Anchorage to rural communities. HIV stigma has a strong hold on rural Alaska, preventing most from knowing their HIV status or seeking services to reduce their risk. Most communities do not have free services, further limiting access. A mobile outreach vehicle would allow us to offer: 1) HIV education to schools, youth groups and anyone who wants it, 2) free HIV tests with results in 20 minutes, 3) risk reduction counseling, and 4) safer sex and harm reduction kit distribution. A new Toyota would be a critical asset in working towards reducing new HIV infections and eliminating stigma.
Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program will award 100 vehicles over the course of 100 days to 100 deserving nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public. A total of 500 finalists were selected based on their application as reviewed by an independent panel of judges who are experts in the fields of philanthropy and social responsibility. They are vying for the opportunity to win a new Toyota vehicle. Winning organizations will use the vehicles to help expand their reach and mission within the community.
Please support Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association (Four A’s) on July 22, 2011. Voting will take place at www.facebook.com/toyota.
Update: “Well, the bad news is we didn’t win a new Toyota, but the good news is SafeHouse of Shelby County (Alabama) will have a new vehicle to transport women and children survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Congratulations to SafeHouse! Thank YOU for voting and showing your support for the Four A’s!
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Here are some ways you can help Four A’s spread the word:
1. Encourage your friends to “like” Four A’s on Facebook.
2. Become a Four A’s Ambassador! Ambassadors will help us promote the contest within their circle of friends, recruit other ambassadors, get folks to sign up for vote reminders, etc… Contact Four A’s and we’ll let you know what to do.
3. Sign up for a vote reminder. Here’s how:
Go to http://apps.facebook.com/carsforgood/
Go to “view contestants”,
Select “Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association”
Then, click “remind me to vote this day”.
THEN VOTE on JULY 22!
4. When we post an update about 100 Cars for Good, please “like” or “share” to spread the word.
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