HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – If you’ve ever worked for or volunteered for a nonprofit organization, you know how hard it is to raise the funds necessary that will allow you to focus on doing the work that serves individuals and communities. That’s why it’s so important for nonprofits to take advantage of every opportunity available.
And, it’s precisely the reason the Huntsville Community Drumline is beating the drum trying to round up support on social media to win a van.
Huntsville Community Drumline is one of 250 finalists for Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good Program.
The nonprofit Drumline was founded by retired elementary school teacher, Angela Wilson Walker. She said she recognized the need for non-academic and non-sports related, affordable after-school youth programs. The organization’s website proclaims “rhythms and beats… keeping kids off the streets.”
The Drumline is competing against four other non-profits across the nation for the chance to win a Toyota Sienna mini-van. Walker said she would use the van to transport children to the many free performances they do throughout the year.
The Cars for Good program will award 100 vehicles over the course of 50 days to 100 deserving nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public.
Voting ends Friday, November 1, at 10:59 p.m. central time.
Sci-Quest, hands-on science center, another north Alabama nonprofit won a vehicle from this Toyota program in 2011.
The Drumline teaches percussion and leadership skills to youth in grades 1 through 9. The Drumline facility is located on Jordan Lane in Huntsville.
Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program will award 100 vehicles over the course of 50 days to 100 deserving nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public.