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Toro Giving Program donates mowers to Habitat for Humanity

Sales of the Toro and Lawn-Boy mowers at Habitat ReStore resale outlets across 18 states will help fund local housing projects

ATLANTA (February 16, 2012) – Habitat for Humanity today announced the Toro Giving Program has donated more than 500 walk-power mowers to help raise funds for Habitat’s affordable housing work. The Toro and Lawn-Boy mowers will be sold at Habitat ReStore resale outlets in 22 cities across 18 states. Habitat ReStore resale outlets sell donated goods to the general public to help local Habitat affiliates fund the construction of homes within their communities.

“We proudly support our communities through various efforts,” said Judson McNeil of the Toro Giving Program. “Habitat is one of those organizations we have long supported through employee volunteerism and product donations – to help assist their efforts in providing affordable housing.”

“Habitat ReStore resale outlets help Habitat affiliates across the United States fund build projects in partnership with low-income families,” said Drew Meyer, senior director, ReStore and Gifts-in-Kind Support for Habitat for Humanity International. “We are grateful to Toro for supporting the work of local Habitat affiliates with this donation.”

Habitat ReStore resale outlets in the following cities are among those receiving the donated mowers:

Phoenix, Arizona
Los Angeles, California
Denver, Colorado}
New Haven, Connecticut
Tampa, Florida
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Boston, Massachusetts
Detroit, Michigan
Minneapolis, Minnesota

St Louis, Missouri
Charlotte, North Carolina
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cincinnati, Ohio
Youngstown, Ohio
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Dallas, Texas
Houston, Texas
Seattle, Washington
Jasper, Wyoming

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitat.org, or follow us at www.facebook.com/habitat or at www.twitter.com/habitat_org or join Habitat’s blog community at www.habitat.org/blog.

About The Toro Company
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of turf and landscape maintenance equipment, and precision irrigation systems. With sales of nearly $1.9 billion in fiscal 2011, Toro’s global presence extends to more than 90 countries through its reputation of world-class service, innovation and turf expertise. Since 1914, the company has built a tradition of excellence around a number of strong brands to help customers care for golf courses, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural fields. More information is available at www.toro.com.