October 16, 2002

Toyota donates over $250,000 to Ottawa’s Saint-Vincent Hospital

Ottawa, Ontario – Toyota Canada announced that the company and its dealers in the National Capital Region have donated in excess of $250,000 to Saint-Vincent Hospital – the region’s only long-term hospitalization facility. The money – donated as part of Saint-Vincent’s $15 million “Adding Life to Years” fundraising campaign – will build a new garden to help improve the quality of life for patients, staff and visitors at the hospital.

“Saint-Vincent Hospital plays a special role in the health care system in
this region,” explained Toyota Canada chairman Mr. Yoshio Nakatani as he
announced the donation. “But Saint-Vincent now needs our care.”

For more than 70 years, Saint-Vincent has been caring for those most in
need: people who – because of illness, disability or accident – require long-
term care. But the hospital, which currently cares for some 400 patients, has
not benefited from any significant renovation in almost 50 years.

“Every dollar counts,” Mr. Nakatani today told attendees at the
campaign’s official launch at the hospital. “A raindrop may not be much water,
but add together enough of them, and the result is a flood. Let’s create a
flood of money for Saint-Vincent.”

“The Toyota Garden” will be located adjacent to the hospital, easily
accessible to patients, staff and visitors. “It is my hope that this garden
will become a favourite outdoor space – a place for thought, for fun, for
therapy and for hope – for everyone in the Saint-Vincent community,” Mr.
Nakatani concluded.

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