Helping Abused Women: Esperanza! A Woman's Hope Named Finalist in Toyota 100 Cars For Good Program

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Toyota to Donate Vehicles to Local Nonprofit Organizations Based on Public Votes

Esperanza! A Woman's Hope seeks to economically empower survivors of domestic violence moving forward in life.

Esperanza! A Woman's Hope seeks to serve women who have experienced battering and abuse.

"Esperanza! means Hope! This word conveys the very heart, the soul, and the inner voice of Hope that every abused woman carries within her spirit! At Esperanza! A Woman's Hope, our goal is to celebrate the journey toward success!"

Metro Atlanta based nonprofit organization, Esperanza! A Woman’s Hope, which provides scholarships to survivors of domestic violence, is one of 250 finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program. Toyota will award vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public. With over 412,000 miles on the present vehicle, Esperanza! A Woman's Hope is in desperate need of a new car!

Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program will showcase five nonprofit organizations each day for 50 days at 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. Esperanza! A Woman’s Hope will be one of the five organizations highlighted for voting during its designated voting date on October 18th at

How You Can Help: If you are an advocate for domestic violence awareness and prevention, and want to help survivors moving forward with their lives, you are encouraged to support Esperanza! A Woman’s Hope in the quest for a new Toyota Prius. "The present car being used now has over 412,000 miles and a new car would definitely come in handy!" If Esperanza! A Woman’s Hope receives the most votes on October 18th and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used in connection with activities to provide hope to abused women through building the Esperanza! A Woman’s Hope Scholarship Fund, in addition to building community partnerships, increasing public awareness, and expanding outreach programs to survivors moving forward with their lives.

About Esperanza! A Woman’s Hope
A 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization, Esperanza! A Woman’s Hope was created by its founder in response to the impact of domestic violence on her life while married and attending college. This organization seeks to serve and give back to women who have experienced battering and abuse.

Esperanza! A Woman’s Hope helps survivors of domestic violence by providing scholarships for job skills upgrade. “Better paying jobs in healthy career tracks demonstrating a positive economic outlook not only financially empower survivors but enrich the lives of their children. This contributes to safer, stabile neighborhoods for all concerned,” comments Phyllis Walker, the organization’s founder, whose life was impacted by domestic violence during her marriage while attending college during the 1970s. “Many women return to their abusive environments as a result of anxiety generated by financial stress and economic need. When they have to rely on minimum-waged jobs for support, they can’t pay for quality child-care services or meet many basic needs that most of us take for granted. They make a decision to chance it, but once a battered woman returns to her abuser, the violence begins in a vicious new cycle. Women can become disabled and handicapped, or even lose their lives as a result. At Esperanza! A Woman’s Hope, we want to build our scholarship fund so that we can help more survivors while offering additional programs to empower women to step forward, lead and thrive!”

“The word, Esperanza! means Hope! This word conveys the very heart, the soul, and the inner voice of Hope that every abused woman carries within her spirit! At Esperanza! A Woman’s Hope, our goal is to celebrate the journey toward success! When survivors move forward, they sparkle and soar!”

For more information on Esperanza! A Woman's Hope visit

To Vote for Esperanza! A Woman's Hope on Friday, October 18th visit

About Toyota.
Toyota established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants. Toyota directly employs over 31,000 in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $23 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design.

Toyota is committed to being a good corporate citizen in the communities where it does business and believes in supporting programs with long-term sustainable results. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the country, focusing on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed nearly $700 million to philanthropic programs in the U.S.

For more information on Toyota's commitment to improving communities nationwide, visit

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