Housing Hope in Everett is a finalist in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good Campaign. t’s a chance for the Everett based non-profit to win a truck which will give them the ability to expand their low-income employment campaign and train more people for family-wage jobs. Kelsey Dosen sent My Everett News this explanation of how the program works…
Toyota is awarding vehicles to 100 nonprofits over the course of 100 days based on votes from the public. Through Facebook, each day the public votes for one of five nonprofits that they think can do the most good with a new vehicle.
Why do we need a new truck? In addition to the housing and services provided, Housing Hope also has an Employment Training program through which our residents can gain the experience and training they need to help them earn a living wage. GroundWorks Landscaping, the first employment program, was created in January 2011 and already provides landscaping services at 19 locations.
Currently, the number of low-income adults we can hire is limited by the number of seats in the company truck. A second truck would more than double the number of employees that could be assisted by this program. More new crew members means more families who no longer struggle to pay rent, no longer have to choose between feeding themselves or their children, are no longer living on government subsidies and who are on their way to permanent Living Wage employment. This means achieving the mission of our agency: Ending Homelessness.
Voting is simple – just visit www.100carsforgood.com on July 14, click on Housing Hope’s profile box, click vote and follow the rest of the instructions.
You can visit our Web site, which has much more detailed information about the event, including instructions on how to vote at: http://www.housinghope.org/Toyota.html