LB nonprofit a finalist in Toyota contest
September 27th, 2013 · No Comments · Community
Long Beach-based nonprofit Love in the Mirror is one of 250 finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, which will award vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public beginning Oct. 1.
Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program will showcase five nonprofit organizations each day for 50 days at Facebook.com/Toyota. Visitors to the page will receive two votes each day to select two separate winning organizations they feel are most deserving of new Toyota vehicles. Love in the Mirror will be one of the five organizations highlighted on Oct. 30.
If Love in the Mirror receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used to pick up and distribute more donations throughout the community, said Renee Corona of Love in the Mirror. It will also allow an economical way of transporting her son Jonas Corona, the organization’s young founder, to the many speaking engagements he is invited to in schools and clubs all over the Los Angeles and Orange County area. “It is at these events where Jonas feels he is making the most impact because he is reaching out to at-risk and impoverished youth and showing them anyone can follow their dreams and make the world a better place,” Corona said.
Love in the Mirror is the implementation of 6-year-old Jonas’s dream of creating a better life for people in need of food, clothing and shelter in his community. The organization serves the needs of disadvantaged youth and their families within Los Angeles and Orange counties. Its current programs provide food, clothes, toiletries and learning materials to these families. Since 2009, Love in the Mirror has helped more than 20,000 individuals with basic necessities, according to Corona.
Source: Love in the Mirror