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Help Family Service of Morris County Win a Car

Morristown-based organization participating in Toyota's '100 Cars for Good' contest.

Help Family Service of Morris County Win a Car

If the can win a car, why can't Family Service of Morris County?

FSMC, , is hoping enough people will vote for the nearly-200-year-old organization on Sunday, Aug. 19 as part of Toyota's " 100 Cars for Good" program.

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"We spoke with them and decided we would apply, which we did," said Janet Horowitz, director of development with FSMC. "It's almost like submitting for a grant."

"FSMC strengthens the community by empowering individuals and families to overcome life's challenges," reads FSMC's profile on the contest's information page. "FSMC offers 20 programs that provide counseling, education advocacy and support to over 7,000 individuals and families."

The vehicle, if won, would be used to transport senior clients to one of three adult day program centers, in Madison, Morris Plains and Succasunna.

FSMC is one of 500 finalists vying for a vehicle, which means they have a one-in-five shot at winning on Aug. 19, the only day voting is open for the organization.

Should they not win the car, the remaining 400 finalists will still receive $1,000, "so everyone walks away with something," Horowitz said.

She said the contest is not just about the possibility of winning a vehicle but about visibility for FSMC.

"I'm extremelty optimistic," Horowitz said.

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