When it comes to young people being apathetic, we at San Francisco Toyota don’t believe the rumors. That’s because we’ve seen nearly 99,000 young people make a difference this summer with DoSomething.org and Toyota’s The Hunt.
During the period of August 4-10, DoSomething.org members received a daily challenge supporting one of seven causes. The campaigns were created by DoSomething.org members aged 13-25. Members who participated all seven days were eligible for some outstanding prizes, including one of two $10,000 scholarships and a fully chauffeured concert experience from Toyota.
The first winner is Christopher Norvilus, a 20-year-old student at Wisconsin Lutheran College who did not think he’d be able to return to school before receiving the scholarship. Lauren Fitzgibbon, a 20-year-old student at UCLA who is interested in pursuing video production.
Christopher and Lauren aren’t the only ones who won big. Local communities across the country also benefitted. Here are the results of the campaigns:
- 8,942 de-stress tips for back-to-school shared with #SuperStressFace
- 114,974 pieces of trash picked up with Trash Scavenger Hunt
- 2,569 activity books created for children in hospitals with Patient Playbooks
- 10,071 young people highlighted ability over disability on social media with We Are Able
- 68,107 Band-Aids donated to homeless shelters with Band-Aid Brigade
- 13,544 pet safety flyers distributed with Hot Dogs
- 5,129 cards made for deployed soldiers with Smiles for Soldiers
San Francisco Toyota thanks all the young people across the country who are helping make the world a better place. Thanks to you, the future looks bright indeed.