announced today that it has been selected as one of 500 nonprofit finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, a major philanthropic initiative in which the automaker is giving 100 cars to 100 vehicles over the course of 100 days. Happy Hour Service Center Community Employment was selected as a finalist from more than 4,000 applications nationwide.
Each day, beginning May 14, 2012, 100 Cars for Good will profile five finalists at www.100carsforgood.com.
Individual members of the public will be able to vote for which ever nonprofit they think can do the most good
with a new vehicle. The nonprofit with the most votes at the end of each day will win one of six Toyota models.
Runners-up will each receive a $1,000 cash grant from Toyota.
Happy Hour Service Center Community Employment will be up for consideration on August 12, 2012
from 10:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
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locations out in the community and return them home safely. Having an opportunity to obtain a new vehicle through this program will help us provide more work opportunities for our individuals served. We as non-
disabled individuals take for granted the fulfillment and satisfaction that we get from having employment. Our developmentally disabled individuals want to have the same sense of purpose and accomplishment and we in Community Employment want to provide them the same opportunity. ”
“At Toyota, we appreciate what a significant impact a new car can have for nonprofits nationwide,”
expand that commitment to local communities in important new ways. The 500 finalists are an extraordinary group, and we look forward to the public learning more about them.”
100 Cars for Good is the first initiative to directly engage the public to determine how Toyota’s philanthropicdonations are awarded.
For more information on Happy Hour Service Center Community Employment and its efforts to win one of Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good, please visit Happy Hour Service Center Community Employment’s website at www.hcaec.com. You can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/
Local residents are encouraged to support Happy Hour Service Center Community Employment and their quest for a new Toyota Camry. If Happy Hour Service Center Community Employment receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used transport the individuals at Happy Hour to work safely and back
home safely and it will give them an opportunity to better serve their individuals in the community. A six-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty will also be provided for each vehicle, compliments of Toyota Financial Services.
About Happy Hour Service Center Community Employment
The mission of HCAEC, Inc. is to provide services based on individual served preferences and needs. We will provide, within a safe, caring and considerate environment, developmentally disabled persons training in life,
social and work skills that will enable them to function in the community.
The philosophy of HCAEC, Inc. is based on the concept that the developmentally disabled are individuals with the same basic rights and privileges accorded to the non-disable. The center will provide services on a continuum from the very basic self-care needs to total independence for those developmentally disabled
individuals whose needs cannot be met elsewhere. This service will be provided in the facility, in the home and community as the needs of the individual person served dictate.
Community Employment is a division of Happy Hour Service Center and we help the developmentally disables individuals at Happy Hour obtain employment in the community. Community Employment offers a class to our individuals which teaches job skills, good work habits and appropriate work behavior among other vital job related skills necessary to be a well rounded employee. The individuals also go on Job Club Field Trips to local business in the middle Georgia area where the individuals learn about different jobs that maybe someday they will be able to do. We strive to help the individuals learn the proper job skills to help them get a job in the community. When an individual does well in the class and they qualify to work in the community.
The Job Developers in Community Employment go out and talk with employers to find the right match for the
individual’s ability. When an individual obtains a job in the community we have Job Coaches that will transport the individual to and from work and they will also visit the individual at their job to check on their progress while working. The individuals that obtain employment in the community have a sense of pride and are happy
that they have a new purpose and work routine. We have several individuals who work out in the community and really enjoy what they do. Some of the job sites that we currently have individuals placed at are fast food chains, fitness centers, Robins Air Force Base, supermarkets, Houston County school system and we also
have individuals working on our Janitorial Crew. Community Employments goal is to change the quality of life for our individuals served.