Toyota 100 Cars for Good

HIV Quiz Giveaway

Congratulations to Elizabeth, the winner of an exclusive ‘Send Me’ tee in the HIV Quiz from our post on Friday! Your name was drawn from the list of entries giving the correct answers to the questions.

Here again is the quiz, along with the correct answers:

1.) What are the three main ways HIV is transmitted?

Through unprotected sexual contact, through injection drug use or the sharing of needles, or through mother to child transmission during birth or breastfeeding.

2.) What does HIV stand for?

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

3.) What does AIDS stand for?

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

4.) Are children with HIV/AIDS who are receiving proper medical care expected to die early?

No. Individuals with HIV/AIDS who are receiving proper medical care are expected to live a normal lifespan.

5.) Has HIV ever been transmitted among family members under normal living circumstances?

No.  It has NEVER been transmitted among family members under normal living circumstances.


Our thanks to everyone who participated!

11 Tees on the 11th giveaway WINNERS….

Thanks to everyone for helping spread the word about Project HOPEFUL. It was a tight race. YOU made all the difference.
Here is the list of our winners. You’ll be contacted via email about your prize. Congratulations!


14 – Annie
8 – Carrie
9 – Amiee  Ogden
6 – Kristin Thomson
22 – Joe
16 – Delisa Wegner
4 – Jody Britton
7 – Nicole Bittermann 
2 – Love
13 – Charles Brown
19 – Matthew Neff


We need you!

Today we’d like to ask a very special favor of you all.  As you know, today is the big day; the voting day for Project HOPEFUL in the Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program!  We need your help in spreading the word one last time and it’s a very simple thing to do.

Today from 6 a.m. to midnight EST, we would like every friend of Project HOPEFUL to donate their Facebook status.  Simply tell your friends that you are voting for Project HOPEFUL and that you are asking them to do the same and then keep that as your status for the whole day.  Be sure to give them this link so that they know where they need to go.  Remind them that a few simple clicks can make a huge impact on the lives of hundreds of children living with HIV.

This one last challenge has an extra special incentive. We are giving away 11 t-shirts for June 11th!  When you post your voting day status, come back here to this post and tell us in the comments that you did.  We will then enter you in the contest for one of eleven Send Me tees, which we will be giving away Sunday afternoon, June 12th.

Thank you again for your partnership with Project HOPEFUL! You are making a difference!

Send Me T-Shirt Giveaway: Challenge #3

Since the founding of Project HOPEFUL, we have known many children with HIV and AIDS.  Some of them have died before a family has found them.  However, we have never known a child, no matter how ill, to die in their birth country once they know that a family is coming.  The HOPE that they have is such a powerful force in their hearts that they will beat incredible odds waiting for their family to come for them. Project HOPEFUL has had the wonderful privilege of seeing 20 children matched with families just since this past April!

Project HOPEFUL’s Waiting Kids page currently includes almost 200 children who need the HOPE of knowing that a family is coming for them.  If we could reach just four families in each state with our message of HOPE and TRUTH  imagine the impact on this list alone!

Today, we’d like to challenge you to pick just one of those waiting children and advocate for them using your blog, Facebook and Twitter.  Scroll through the Waiting Kids pages and find a story that you want to share.  When you click on the child/ren’s name, choose the option along the top of the page for sharing it.  Then come back here and tell us who you advocated for.  We will choose an entry (via at 11am Central Time Friday morning (June 10th).

You can be a part of bringing HOPE to a child with this simple act of love!

Vote for Project HOPEFUL on June11th in the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program and help us educate more families and individuals so they can advocate for and adopt these wonderful waiting children.

We have our first winner in the Send Me T-shirt Giveaway!

Thank you to everyone who shared the video for Challenge #2!  The winner for that challenge is Amber!  Congratulations, Amber! We will be contacting you today to get your shipping information so we can get your t-shirt right out to you.

Do you want one of our exclusive ‘Send Me’ t-shirts?  Be sure to enter our first challenge! We’re almost ready to give that one away, too.

Challenge # 2 in the ‘Send Me’ T-shirt Giveaway

We are over halfway to the goal for Challenge #1 of getting 500 confirmed guests to the Vote for Project HOPEFUL June 11th in the Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program Event Page!  Keep sharing that link and entering the giveaway HERE !

Today, we are introducing our second challenge for another ‘Send Me’ t-shirt.  Today’s challenge is to post the Project HOPEFUL Toyota 100 Cars for Good video on your blog or Facebook and then come back and tell us in the comments how many people  have ‘liked’ and/or commented on your post as of 8am EST Monday, June 6th.  Each post that you make a comment about will count as one entry.  The link to the video is:

Project HOPEFUL Fact of the Day: Today we get a report from the FIG Program Director and Ukraine contact, Traci Heim ~

Three of our FIG children have identified families. One family is currently in Eastern Europe for the first trip. Traci Heim, the director of the FIG program is currently in Ukraine seeking to create relatiopnships with orphanages in order to better identify and advocate for the waiting children. Mercy Projects/Eastern European Outreach has hosted their stay in Kiev and took her to visit a church-run orphanage outside of Kiev. It doesn’t house HIV+ orphans, but she met a sibling group of 4, ages 16-4 who desperately need a family. The oldest girl will be allowed to remain at the orphanage until she is 18 and can be adopted up until that time. We need to identify their family!  Traci has pictures and video of the children and can be contacted at

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    10 Days until the Toyota 100 Cars For Good Voting Day for Project HOPEFUL…And a GIVEAWAY!

10 Days until the Toyota 100 Cars For Good Voting Day for Project HOPEFUL…And a GIVEAWAY!

As most of you already know, Project HOPEFUL  has a chance to win a new Toyota to help us bring our educational workshops to EVERY state. These inspiring workshops enable people to advocate for and adopt orphans with HIV/AIDS.

We have just 10 more days to get the word out about this event and we have a great way for YOU to help!

Announcing the Project HOPEFUL EXCLUSIVE “Send Me” T-shirt Giveaway.  We will be issuing challenges over the next 10 days for your chance to win one of these amazing shirts.

We are also going to be offering a Daily Fun Fact so that you can learn more about Project HOPEFUL…they might even be clues for a future challenge! (hint, hint!)

Your first challenge is this:

Spread the word to everyone you know about our Vote for Project HOPEFUL June 11th in the Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program Event  page on Facebook.

You can receive entries in a couple of ways:

You can post a link to the event page on  Facebook, Twitter, or your blog.  For every mention of our Facebook Event page on one of those venues, you can receive one entry for our Send Me t-shirt giveaway.  All you need to do is link us to your post in your comments below.
You can leave a comment below telling us how many people have RSVP’d to the event due to you sharing the event with them. (this gives you one additional entry)

Then when the Facebook Event page has reached 500 attendees, we will choose one of the entries at random to win the t-shirt!

Most of all, don’t forget to go to: Toyota’s Facebook Page and ‘like’ Toyota USA.  Then go to the 100 Cars for Good June […]