The Dearborn dealership LaFontaine Automotive Group, in partnership with Toyota’s 100 Cars For Good Campaign, donated a 2012 Toyota Tundra 4x4 truck to C.H.A.I.N.E.D., Inc. this month.
C.H.A.I.N.E.D., Inc.—which stands for Continuing Helping Animals In Need and Educating Dog owners—is a 501c3 that strives to enrich the lives of chained dogs by providing life-enhancing supplies such as food, shelter, toys and fences. They also supply services like getting dogs spayed or neutered, and owner education.
LaFontaine chose C.H.A.I.N.E.D. as its recipient of the brand new truck, and held a "stuff the truck" event on Saturday at their Telegraph Road dealership, asking community members to bring in supplies, dog food, toys and other necessities to donate to the nonprofit.
"Our hope with this event is ... that we can not only give C.H.A.I.N.E.D., Inc. a beautiful new Toyota truck," the LaFontaine family said in a statement, "but also a great head start on their mission to free dogs from the chain—one dog at a time."