SOURCE: Ontario Toyota Dealers

Ontario Toyota Dealers

December 18, 2015 15:44 ET

The Ontario Toyota Dealers Reward the Most Giving Ontarians With New Cars This Holiday Season

PICKERING, ON--(Marketwired - December 18, 2015) - The Ontario Toyota Dealers, in partnership with Breakfast Television, are giving back to Ontarians this holiday season. Through a contest that began in November called the Toyota Wish Giver, the Ontario Toyota Dealers asked people across Ontario to become "Wish Givers" -- by nominating a member of their community who does good in their community, goes above and beyond for others and asks for nothing in return. The Top 10 stories with the most deserving individuals would see the nominee awarded with an amazing prize -- a new 2016 Toyota Corolla.

After over 1000 submissions, a panel of judges determined the top 30 most giving and selfless individuals, whose stories were then shared with the public for voting to help determine the final 10 winners. After over 26,000 votes were cast by Ontarians, the Top 10 were selected. The best part -- the winners would each be surprised with their 2016 Toyota Corolla live on Breakfast Television from December 14-24.

Yesterday morning marked Day 4 of the Toyota Wish Giver. Cheryl Holmes, from Pickering, ON, was nominated by her friend Ruth, for the extensive volunteer work she has been doing with Youth Unlimited for the past 12 years. Youth Unlimited is a charitable organization that supports youth from all walks of life across the GTA, specifically young women who have become pregnant and need support for both themselves and their children during and after their pregnancies. Cheryl has spent countless hours supporting these young women. After the live reveal, in a shocking turn of events with the cameras still rolling, Cheryl actually gave the Corolla she had just been awarded to her friend and the Wish Giver (nominator), Ruth. Ruth is also a long-time volunteer of Youth Unlimited, equally devoted to the organization and its youth, and in much greater need of a new vehicle. What an amazing way to pay it forward in the spirit of giving. The live footage can be watched here:, as well as by using the direct YouTube links (it is 2 parts): 

Today is Day 5 of the Toyota Wish Giver -- there are still 6 Toyota Corollas waiting to be revealed to unsuspecting and highly deserving individuals. Details will continue to be made available about the Toyota Wish Giver giveaway, with live content airing up to and on December 24th, 2015.

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