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New wheels for Youthline thanks to Toyota

9 April, 2013


Young people are set to benefit from Youthline Auckland winning a brand new Toyota Corolla for three years in the ‘Toyota 25 ways to say thanks’ Facebook competition.

The competition was tough with hundreds of worthy charities vying for votes, with the aim of placing in the top 25.

With 639 votes Youthline came in at 23rd place, thanks to the votes of many individuals taking the time to support Youthline.

Youthline Auckland CEO, Stephen Bell says it’s about much more than just ‘winning a car’

“This competition was a great example of what a community can do when they all pull together and work towards a common goal, we’re so grateful to everyone who took the time vote for us and promote the competition to friends, family and even complete strangers!”

Youthline’s Youth Workers will be using the car to reach young people providing mobile service delivery, directly engaging young people in mentoring, skill development and support services.

“It’s really important for us to be alongside youth in their journeys and to give them greater accessibility to the wider world. Our Youth Workers often pick young people up to take them to job interviews, doctors appointments and driver licensing tests.

Having an extra set of wheels to do all this is going to be a huge help.”

Toyota says “We’re only too happy to be able to give back to our country’s most-loved charities. We hope the new 2013 Corolla comes in handy with all the good work Youthline are doing.”

Youthline will receive the car by the end of April, and have been informed that it is a white automatic.

“We’re really looking forward to receiving it and we’ll be sure to keep everyone up-to-date on the many adventures the car will go on”, says Bell

“Thanks to Toyota for giving us this opportunity, and greater means to create communities where young people do well.”